Hello everyone !
Today we are pleased to announce Version 5.0 g which incorporates the Steam Matchmaking lobby into our code. For those of you who use Steam (and that's pretty much everyone now), this means you no longer have to resort to using Direct IP or a 3rd party VPN service to play multiplayer games. This is a very exciting thing for us, since this makes getting a game going is so much quicker and easier than ever before, and has long been a source of some disappointment for our players.
On the same note - if you are NOT on the Steam version of FA (1.6.xxxx) then none of this applies. We would have loved to find a way to make non-Steam games cross compatible but such a thing is beyond us. This update won't have much effect for you.
Enjoy - more coming up.