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Hello pulsar110,

Great to have you back on BATTLE FORCES again.

Yes please, we definitely need to kick off a push to attract new players. The new version is working well, and it will be fun for everyone to get some more games going with more players. So anything you, or anyone on BATTLE FORCES. can do to spread the word would be greatly appreciated! Also if anyone has some recommendations on some high return promotional ideas, please let us know.

Thank you for playing,
The BATTLE FORCES team

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Hello Everyone,

A large amount of visual and usability enhancements served up in this sweet apple pie release.

The site has now been upgraded to version 3.14.0. Flush your browser cache if you do not see it already.

Changes in this release:

  • Map edit zone name and type panel moved to left side from right.
  • View game button color and text based off of turn required state.
  • Warning dialog button colors swapped.
  • Map edit now highlights selected zone all red.
  • Map edit now defaults to 'Pick Zone for Details'.
  • Map edit zoom icons location adjusted.
  • Mouse cursor updated for solo and multiplayer join game lists.
  • Map edit internal state deduped.
  • Paint brush shortcut in map edit menu.
  • Home screen current games are now colored green if turn required.
  • Tapping a zone in the forces purchase summary panel now automatically selects the zone.
  • Waiting for message now displays player names.
  • Current replay stage is better highlighted.
  • In game info widget made more opaque and reformatted.

See you on the battlefield,
The BATTLE FORCES team

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Hello Everyone,

Improved state management for first game players, replay enhancements, as well as chat display improvements. Also as requested by phantom, a flashing green button indicator for new chat messages.

The site has now been upgraded to version 3.13.1. Flush your browser cache if you do not see it already.

Changes in this release:

  • Improved internal chat state propagation to component.
  • Uneventful replay move states automatically hidden and skipped over when appropriate.
  • Chat vertical scroll buttons improved.
  • Entire Chat button now flashes solid green when there are unread messages (requested by phantom).
  • Removed legacy client link.
  • Zone details display contents centered.
  • Corrected first intro game bad state after cancel.
  • In game count down now only displayed when meaningful.
  • View Game button made green.
  • Game options moved further down game detail screen for first game plays.

See you on the battlefield,
The BATTLE FORCES team

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Thank you for the feedback phantom. We have added chat button enhancement to our todo list.

In the future, please post requests like these in the Feature Suggestions section.

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Hello Everyone,

The BATTLE FORCES team is very proud to announce that BATTLE FORCES is now fully functional on tablets. BATTLE FORCES can now be played on your desktop, laptop or tablet!

Out goal has been to focus on the most popular tablets and most common browser on those tablets. So for best results, please use Safari on iPads and Chrome on Android tablets.

As you may know, tablets come in an immense array of different configurations, so the experience on a given platform will differ. You can help us improve the breadth of our tablet support by reporting issues in the Bug Reports section of the BATTLE FORCES Forum. Please include clear details of the tablet make, OS and browser versions. We are currently aware of performance issues with Firefox on older Android tablets, as mentioned above, please use Chrome for better results.

The site has now been upgraded to version 3.13.0. Flush your browser cache if you do not see it already.

Changes in this release:

  • Button click sounds removed.
  • News list format improved and updated background.
  • Implemented compatibility workaround for Safari browser UTF management.
  • Corrected video background playback for mobile Safari browsers.
  • Added bottom padding to compensate for tablet Chrome browsers obscuring bottom.
  • Greatly optimized Finished Game list fetch and render time.
  • Manual zoom icons added to in game menu bar.

See you on the battlefield,
The BATTLE FORCES team

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Hello Everyone,

An immense load of visual enhancements in this release.

The site has now been upgraded to version 3.12.5. Flush your browser cache if you do not see it already.

Changes in this release:

  • Start New Game button made more prominent relative to other buttons on scenario screen.
  • New background for Hex Armada game details.
  • New background for Join Multiplayer Game list.
  • New background for Join Solo Game list.
  • Join Multiplayer Game list changed to a clearer to digest table list along with helpful text.
  • Join Solo Game list changed to a clearer to digest table list along with helpful text.
  • New background for Finished Games list.
  • Finished Games list reformatted and enhanced with map icons.
  • Top menu now sticky to top of window even during scrolling.
  • New background for My Maps screen and minor reformatting.
  • New background for My Scenarios screen and minor reformatting.
  • New background for Ranks screen and minor reformatting.

See you on the battlefield,
The BATTLE FORCES team

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Hello Everyone,

More subtle enhancements in this release, primarily messages that help guide new players.

The site has now been upgraded to version 3.12.4. Flush your browser cache if you do not see it already.

Changes in this release:

  • Improved in game blocking messages.
  • Transport ship description text tweak.
  • Improved in game move messages.
  • Corrected Firefox sticky pointer up on ‘What Is’ dialog.
  • Sound and Music menu items removed in scenario preview and scenario edit modes.
  • Background images for game detail screens.
  • Replay victory message clarified.
  • Expanded saw completed game check.

See you on the battlefield,
The BATTLE FORCES team

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Hello Everyone,

Plentiful visual enhancements as well as a multitude of guiding text. Hopefully resulting in making the BATTLE FORCES experience even more enticing for new and existing players.

The site has now been upgraded to version 3.12.3. Flush your browser cache if you do not see it already.

Changes in this release:

  • Image background for player details screen.
  • Login video background updated.
  • Experience leaderboard reformatted including video background addition.
  • Score leaderboard reformatted including video background addition.
  • Music is now disabled during scenario preview and editing.
  • New in game selected zone warning text when forces are potentially blocked from moving.
  • New in game selected zone warning text when forces are potentially blocked from unloading.
  • In game retreat force selection panel now displays loaded cargo as well.
  • What is BATTLE FORCES? info added to login screen.

See you on the battlefield,
The BATTLE FORCES team

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Hello Everyone,

Enhanced statistics have now been added to player detail screens. Map and scenario detail screens now have independent leaderboards for every map and scenario. Definitely some favorites out there!

The site has now been upgraded to version 3.12.2. Flush your browser cache if you do not see it already.

Changes in this release:

  • Video background for login screen.
  • Leaderboard added to map details screen.
  • Leaderboard added to scenario details screen.
  • Statistic details added to player details screen.

See you on the battlefield,
The BATTLE FORCES team

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Hello RadiantOne,

Yes, WebGL is required for rendering. Older browsers may not have sufficient support. Installing a more current version of FireFox or Chrome should ensure that WebGL is available.

Unfortunately there is a chance that a much older computer will be unable to install the most recent version of FireFox or Chrome. In this case, BATTLE FORCES may not run. This might be what you are experiencing.

Please let us know if this resolves the issue,
The BATTLE FORCES Team.

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