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It really has been hoop after hoop...
Savok - take it up with Steam. Paradox can send them the patch, but if Steam don't modify it to suit the modfied version of EU III that they put out, and don't release it promptly, you're out of luck.
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I suspect it's related to the, also still present and vastly more irritating, inability to click on armies when zoomed out to counter level. You also don't get the mouseover information for armies at counter level (or for navies in ports at sprite level). Well, actually, you can get both for a brief instant, just after zooming in or out, but move around the map a little, or do something else and you lose the ability, again.
If I wasn't clear on this point, I apologize: since this patch, even 5.0 players are not able to Connect, which means achievers are restricted from playing until Paradox gets around to fixing the problems on their end.
tl;dr: Don't buy Paradox games on Steam.
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Someone had mentioned in another post (sorry for not remembering your name poster) that a possible fix to connect may be delayed till the steam update takes place since steam uses a different checksum. This makes sense to me as why would they fix the problem, just to have to fix it again whenever steam gets around to patching. Whose fault for steam not having patched yet....heh who knows but I can say after the witcher 2 1.3 patch came out, I pretty much lost any faith is steam's ability to handle anything correctly. =)
I just bought Chronicles. Is the 5.1 patch all it needs for the whole works?
Addit: I got my answer after the second install--yes, 5.1 is for the whole works.
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The Connect server gets a connection request, the request contains a checksum, the checksum is compared against a list of valid checksums. In which case there is no valid reason to wait on Steam.
If this is not how the whole system works, if adding a checksum is not just a matter of adding one line to a database table, then the system is needlessly complex and is, right now, costing Paradox quite some goodwill and mindshare. In which case they should rebuild it and do it right this time.
I agree, it makes no sense that the system is still offline. And the lack of information automatically leads to speculations. Some that I could come up with:
1. They simply wait till Steam is patched, so that they don't have to set it up twice. Laziness ftw!
2. They received the message from Johan to update the system but forgot to restart it. As Johan is in his holidays now, nobody else registers and tells them that Connect is still offline.
3. They took the system down, but hadn't been told what the new checksum is. And now they simply wait till they receive a reply.
I guess I could fill some pages with such tales.
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I'm a big fan of Paradox and their usual way of customer support. But here, they screwed up. Nothing major, but still enough that it might annoy some people and diminish loyalty and customer retention.
Even though a lot of the staff might be on vacation now, someone with a certain responsibility still has to be around the office. And while this someone is probably not capable of fixing the PC issue, he should be able to give a short statement explaining why things are taking so long and when we can expect a solution. This non-transparency is unnecessary and could turn out far more costly than the problem, whatever its nature, that brought about the necessity for clarification in the first place.
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