Balance Patch + GFX Mods. Restores the Balance from The Settlers II (1996) Beneficial for the AI and the player. Overall the game gets easier. Because of that, the AI on Easy difficulty get some features unlocked from the harder difficulties, like ..
.. rebuilding roads, higher sawmill limit, etc.
WORKS WITH "THE SETTLERS II: 10th ANNIVERSARY" AND "THE SETTLERS II: 10th ANNIVERSARY - VIKINGS"
The game-play gets smoother. Less congestion and higher efficiency of some buildings, restored from "The Settlers II" from 1996 (not every building - like the woodcutter's hut).
Greater view range by 50%, less fog when camera zoomed out, brighter nights, etc.
Original menu colors and symbols get restored from the CD Version. The official 11757 patch (GOG version also has it) changes the colors to that from The "Vikings Add-On". The Restore UI Mod restores it.
Team colors change a little bit, so the colors on the statistics chart are more distinguishable. (purple gets more pink)
16 additional maps created by myself. Symmetrical 2-, 3-, 4- and 6- player maps, and some irregular ones. One of them is specially made to play in co-op, and another one is the well known Gothic 3 map :)
They can be viewed here. (you can find maps from other map creators as well, just save them under /Documents/S2/maps/ )
If you want play multiplayer, eg. via GameRanger, all players should have the same version of K.Patch installed.
If you encounter problems with the Hungarian or Czech language versions - The game won't start, uninstall the "Color Revision Mod", and report it to me. Maybe I will find a solution.
Если возникла проблема с запуском игры в чешской или венгерской версии, удалите «Color Revision Mod». Сообщите мне о проблеме, и я постараюсь ее решить.
Sollte "Die Siedler 2 - Die Nächste Generation" nicht starten wollen, probiert als erstes "Color Revision Mod" zu deinstallieren. Das Problem könnte bei der tschechischen und ungarischen Sprachversion vorkommen. Falls ja, meldet es mir, und vielleicht finde ich eine Lösung dafür.
- K.Patch 1.0 - Release
- K.Patch 1.0a - Fixed uninstaller Clean UP after removing all mods.
- K.Patch 1.0b - Fixed finding the right GOG destination automatically.
- K.Patch 1.0c - Fixed game not starting when it was in Russian. Русская версия игры отныне работает.
- K.Patch 1.0d - Czech and Hungarian definitely supported (fixed and tested). Fixed finding game locations.
ToDo for the K.Patch 1.0e:
- remove the Mod that changes slightly the team colors - it can cause problems with Russian and Hungarian versions
- remove my map pack. Half of the maps are outdated already. The newest versions of my maps you can find on Siedler-Maps. Some of my maps caused crashes after playing for a while and I found the reason for it. I will create a seperate installer for them. For now you have to download my maps manually.
- improve the Visibility Mod, because the nights are still to dark. (You can disable the day and night cycle in the game options)
- create a fix for the lags in the game when moving the cursor. Also available as a separate mod. For now you can fix it manually by reading the instruction under the link.