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Fallen Enchantress Updates Add Custom Faction Music Themes

Posted under News by Erik Johnson on Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 -

Stardock Entertainment has released new updates for fantasy strategy game Elemental: Fallen Enchantress, which game owners can download on Steam now.

Among many other improvements, these updates allow custom factions to have music themes and other enhancements.

From the update descriptions:

  • Version 1.02 Highlights:

    • Added edge scrolling in tactical
    • Reduced memory consumption
    • Player created sovereigns get random traits based on their race when played by the AI
    • Custom faction unit and building colors are now retained between games
    • AI improvements
    • Performance improvements
    • Memory optimization
  • Version 1.01:

    • Content:

      • Add the Iru Elixir (replaces the Strong Healing Potion), it heals 80 damage and removes a random injury from the champion that drinks it, it can be found as loot
      • Added ability to have spell-like effects with no casting (i dont want pariden units to do their spellcast animation at the start of every battle)
      • Custom factions get a music theme now
      • The Flesh Bound Tome faction ability unlocks the Consume spell, which allows a player to destroy a shard in his territory for 200 mana
      • Added Dragonfly Bracers as a custom sovereign item (increases init by 2)
      • Added Rebels as a faction weakness (increases unrest)
    • Fixes

      • Fixed a crash if you create a sovereign with mods enabled and then disable mods
      • Fixed an issue where if you got a new unit form a random event and your sovereign was in a city it would be lost
      • Fixed an issue where negative enchantments could stick around on a city even after it was conquered
      • Fixed an issue where you may still be paying a summons maintenance even after the summon was dead if you save and reload before the end of the turn after the summon dies
      • Fixed a crash if you go from the tutorial to the scenario without restarting
      • Improvements that level up trained units now allow units that can select their level-up traits to pick all their level-up traits
      • Changing the game pace now also modified production times
      • Fixed an issue causing Trog Pioneers to go Beserk in battle (and then run away)
      • Fixed Propaganda to update if the cities essence changes
      • The Darkling Shaman’s shrink ability now has a cooldown of 3
      • The Spellbooks tech correctly unlocks with the Decalon faction ability
      • When placing random quests during the game (like by using the Quest Map item), no longer chooses non-repeatable quests that have already been completed or are assigned to an existing quest location
      • Fixed an issue where shrunken units would play their death animations twice
      • Fixed a issue where units would play their last spell animation when shrunk
      • Fixed an issue where only the group leader would be grown/shrunk by spells with units with multiple members
      • Fixed a bug where units with shrink and growth both cast on them could get wonky
      • Fixed bug with paths where sometimes path dots would skip first tile
      • Fixed bug where path was not updated to show newly uncovered tiles when FoW was cleared
      • Fixed a memory leak that occured on each reload
      • Fixed bug where parchment background image of kingdom window would disappear after game within game
      • Fixed crashes (if anyone has had a crash with FE we have gotten the log and checked it out)
      • Fixed a crash in the custom faction color picker window (if you click a tab to leave that screen incorrectly)
      • Fixed tactical battle hang if you tamed the creature you are fighting, causing there to be no one left on the opponent’s side of the battle
      • Fixed an issue where you units would be healed if you tamed a unit in combat (the “Jesus Bear” issue)
      • Fixed Death Ward (it was working before but now it displays it particles to give an indication of what is happening and correctly removes itself)
      • Fixed floating waterfalls
      • Fixed an issue where jamming on some keys (like the ‘E’ hotkey) can open multiple redudant windows
      • Fix for deadlocks (hangs)
      • Fixed the duration on the Prismatic Potion
      • Fixed an issue where you got no score if you won by the time limit
      • Fixed an issue keeping Raise Land from being able to be cast on ocean tiles
      • Lots of performance improvements both in between turn time and in smoothness of animations while other actions are occuring
      • Fixed bug that caused the loading screen not to show when loading up saved games
      • Spell Damage modifiers now work on CurHealth spells (like Shadowbolt)
      • Fixed a bug where negative player bonuses weren’t being included in stat calculations (like the Vulnerable to Magic faction weakness)
      • Fixed the Infection spell
      • fixed Ritressa and Miredesi so they wouldn’t be offered redundant Spell Resistance traits at levelup anymore
      • Fixed bug where if you went from one scenario map to another, then loaded a save from that second map, the champions that were carried over from the previous map would duplicate
      • Fixed bug where sometimes the AI would force complete all of its construciton projects on the first turn after loading a game because it was using stale city defender power ratings (these are now recalced and cached while the game is loading)
      • Fixed an issue with some champions getting the Spell Resistance trait option twice
      • Fixed weapons that give mana from kills
      • Fixed a mod bug where random event quest mods would spawn the wrong quest when randomly chosen
    • Balance

      • Procipinee gets the Weak sovereign weakness instead of Inefficient
      • Marked the random even that spawns THE Dark Sorcerer as Epic (anyone who has faced him will agree)
      • Added Call of the Titans spell unlock on Breon’s Letters tech
      • More quests made available to be placed by the Quest map
      • You have to have the Dances with Dragons tech to recruit Ashwake Dragons from the Temple of the Dragon
      • Typhoid Fever gives -1 to the army’s hit points instead of -2
      • Ice Elemental Sanctum now gives loot
      • Novice difficulty level reduces AI money starting from 75% of base to 50%
      • Beginning increases HP penalty against AI from 1.0 to 0.75 of what the player has
      • Beginner reduces AI money starting from 100% to 50%
      • Easy reduces AI money starting from 100% to 50%
      • Fixed AI bug where challenging was rated at 1.25 instead of 1.30
      • Expert AI increases HP advantage of AI from 1.0 of player to 1.1
      • Ridiculous AI reduces HP advantage from 2.0 to 1.5
      • Ridiculous AI reduces sovereign HP advantage from 3.0 to 1.5
      • Ridiculous AI reduces intelligence from 10.0 to 3.0
      • Insane AI reduces economic advantage from 5X to 2X
      • Insane AI reduces HP advantage from 3.0 to 2.0
      • Insane AI reduces Sovereign HP advantage from 5X to 2X
      • Reduced the Krax blood trait to +8 defense (from +10)
      • Reduced the HSieldwall trait to +3 defense (from +5)
      • Stealth faction ability now costs 2
      • Increased the min distance between Ashwake and Clambercoil dragons and starting locations
      • Reduced the base level of the Great Wolf to 3 (from 5)
      • Tarth starts with the Rebels faction weakness
      • Irane starts with the Dragonfly Bracers instead of the Impulsive trait
      • Reduce the amount of lairs placed in the world at the default level slightly
      • Reduced the amount of monster placed arounf the players starting location slightly
      • Obsession’s production bonus is no longer multiplied by the amount of materials in the city (I’m going to pretend like this is a balance change because it makes me feel better than admitting that I implemented it incorrectly)
      • Changed the starting positions on all tactical maps so that units arent squished together and blocking each other
      • Units that are immune to spells will be immune to spells even if they are marked as abilities
      • Tilda Herbs can be used in battle
      • Increased the duration of the Freeze and Tremor spell to 3 turns from 2
      • Fixed an issue with some champions getting the Spell Resistance trait option twice
      • Reduced Dagger init to +3 (from +4)
      • Reduced Maces to 15 attack (from 16), and increased init to -3 (from -4)
      • Increased Battle Axes to 17 attack (from 15) and decreased init to -1 (from 0)
      • Increased the Great Axe to 23 attack (from 21)
    • AI

      • Improved AI’s decision making on what unit is best for a given city based on its cost
      • Monster AI is generally slightly less aggressive about attacking
      • Monsters are harder difficulties are even tougher
      • Monsters on easy difficulty (or lower) are less aggressive
      • Fixed bug that allowed monsters to roam far away from their original lairs
      • On challenging or less difficulty the lair monsters are less inclined to attack passing units
      • Verified Monsters on challenging or less attack humans as much as AI opponents
      • Fixed bug where recruiting champions wasn’t charging them appropriate $$$
      • Made AI more aggressive about getting goodie huts when on challenging or higher difficulty levels
      • AI now determines when it is done “farming” monster lairs and eliminates them when they’ve..outlived their use
      • Increased value of the Towers of Magic to encourage AI to more aggressively pursue the spell of making victory
    • UI

      • Better display on the outpost window (showing whats building, and when it will be complete)
      • Mousing over the race on the custom faction screen shows you the race information
      • Build/Train window won’t close when you auto-turn
      • Fixed the tooltip on the Enchanters faction ability to include the Scrying Pool
      • Fixed the tooltip for the Fire Adept III trait
      • Fixed tooltips on the Town Hall and Palace to reflect their ZoC bonuses
      • Fixed a typo with the Ram’s Horn Longbow
      • Equipped accessories now show up in your unit window like weapons and armor
      • Some info card tweaks to make more item type info cards throughout the game show either shop cost, labor cost, or customization cost as appropriate, since most tooltips were just defaulting to shop value even when it wasn’t really relevant
      • Fixed bug where if you opened the kingdom wnd while the build list wnd was open, it didn’t get hidden and it went back into the city construction mode in a bad state
      • Faction power window is no longer dragable (players were accidently getting it dropped places)
      • When you finish the tutorial, instead of rolling the credits, added a message box that says basically “thanks for playing the tutorial” and then takes you to the title wnd when you hit the OK button
      • In the customize faction and create sovereign screens, the race/faction spinner tooltip now updates when changing the spinner selection with the buttons
      • Fixed bug in the intro book where only 4 of the 5 available slots were used to show faction traits
      • The “Improvement Destroyed” message now includes a button to go to the site of the former improvement
      • Amarian units don’t need to pause to activate their Noble Legacy ability at the start of combat anymore
    • Scenario

      • Items don’t “transform” in the scenario anymore (most commonly the Yew Longbow into a Banishing Staff)
      • Fixed a missing icon on the Lannarg Plant Seeds
      • Fixed a missing map icon on the Umberdroth Lair
      • Fixed bad references for the Krax faction in the campaign
      • Gnarri starts with the Muscle and Strength traits so he can wield that Maul
      • Fixed Blessing of Restoration to give a viable Heal ability
      • Fixed an issue allowing K’uo Sian to get the Finesse trait twice
      • Fixed a crash loading the 2nd map of the scenario if the player didn’t have rights
      • Added functionality to the KillChampion trigger so that we can give all of the dead champ’s items/equipment to the sovereign
      • Updated custom campaign versions of the city to match the sandbox game, so they now produce Research
      • Weakened Cutting stat on the Sword of Wrath from 25 to 15
      • Fixed bug where ‘dummy’ versions of the human villages of Ammarkan and Bruka were spawning in each other’s spots instead of their own
      • The naming of the “Timber Warg Meat” is now consistent throughout “Taevish’s Quest.”
      • Fixed bug where the Crystal Shield didn’t provide defense like other shields.
      • Changed the model scale on the custom campaign version of the Lurk from 1.0 to 2.0 on the main map, and 1.5 to 2.0 in tactical combat. This makes it easier for players to spot them when trying to complete the Abbey quest chain
      • Added a few triggers that fire when a player’s champion dies, and bring up a conversation to remind the player that he can buy a potion in the minor civ city which will heal injuries
      • The chapter 5 campaign book no longer lists “found new settlements” as an objective
      • Added Optional Objective entry to “The Fugitive” campaign book screen
      • Empty Objectives panel no longer appears for the map 3 “The Crypt of the Tazzars” campaign book
      • Can no longer purchase “Quendar Wine” quest item from the map 3 minor civ city
      • Fixed bug where map 3 “Demon Lair” cloth map icon wasn’t showing
      • Fixed bug where map 1 “Traveler’s Tent” cloth map icon wasn’t showing
      • Fixed “the the” & “also and” in the map 1 “Journey’s End” campaign book
      • Changed “taken back” to “taken aback” in the map 1 “The Path” campaign book
      • Changed “fine breastplate” to “fine piece of armor” in the map 1 conversation with Garen
      • Fixed “saly” to “slay” in “The Gates of Redstone” Quest
      • Added missing word to the description for Procipinee’s Amulet
      • Fixed a shadow that appeared on the medallions of some of the scenario units
      • Fixed an issue that could cause units to get dropped if you had more than 9 going into a tactical battle
      • Reduced the level of the River Slag on map 2 and reduced the amount of Mire Skaths in that battle form 4 to 2
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