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Vietnam ’65 Napalm Version 1.11

PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:17 am
by Daniele
Hi all!

Vietnam '65 has been updated to version 1.11! This napalm version is truly huge and as anticipated brings many importants improvements! A custom game mode with 10 variables to tweak, combat modifiers, fog of war, zones of control mechanics, village and unit names, weather, hex overlays on maps, and many other new features come together for a completely overhauled Vietnam experience!

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Sweeping mines


Download the patch from here

Be sure to check the changelog below:

Vietnam '65 Version 1.11
New features:
- Fog of war.
- New VO for various events.
- Custom game editor
- Save games naming and deleting
- Hex tile grid can be toggled on and off.
- Vietcong units have new animation when disbanding after combat.
- Villages play effects when H&M changes.
- Combat bonuses and penalties for terrain, spotting and weather.
- Helicopters do not get defensive bonuses.
- Ambushed units do not get defensive bonuses.
- New units are given names.
- Names for units are customisable.
- Weather.
- M113 has detection when carrying friendly infantry.
- VC cadres are more evasive and reactive.
- Options - Player can choose whether units with current orders are included in the arrow cycling of units still to move
- Units withdirect fire are out of the arrow cycling unless there are targets within their range

Fixes:
- Rocks can no longer spawn under US bases in all cases.
- [STEAM] Fixed stat tracking for a few veteran-related achievements.
- S hotkey works correctly.
- Fixed minor typos.
- Enemy units no longer sometimes move further than they should.

Changes:
- US units automatically gather intelligence if they start their turn in a village. No need to perform another action.
- Current game mode displayed on intelligence map.
- New effects.
- Movement rules for units adjusted slightly.
- Infantry are now better at moving through jungle than vehicles
- Vehicles are affected by poor weather more severely than infantry.
- Can now select all buildings.
- Emergency air resupply no longer carries fuel.
- Control and selection modifications.
- Can deselect units while they are moving.
- Can only supply drop on tiles with valid friendlies.
- Can only air strike on tiles with visible enemies.
- Audio updates.
- Tweaked camera bounds and parameters slightly.
- Damaged vehicles have wrench icon instead of red cross.
- Custom cursor?

Fixed thumbnails sometimes drawing under labels on map
- Added stroke to zero in typewriter font
- Made H&M effects slightly bigger.
- Villages have portraits too.
- Names stay around with or without hex grid on map
- Swapped hex and menu button positions.
- Removed blocks from cia map texture
- Rains more on Veteran
- US units automatically gather intelligence when starting turn in village.
- Dead units will correctly clear fog.
- Fixed Howitzer shoot animation
- Minor UI fixes for continue mode user experience
- Fixed a number of exploits involving dying US units.
- Unit action buttons arrange along the bottom of the screen.

Re: Vietnam ’65 Napalm Version 1.11

PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:31 am
by zakblood_slith
congratulations commander and well done, plays and looks very nice indeed, and thanks again for the chance to play it :wink:

Re: Vietnam ’65 Napalm Version 1.11

PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:43 pm
by Every Single Soldier
Thanks to you General, onwards !! :shock:

Re: Vietnam ’65 Napalm Version 1.11

PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:13 pm
by jack54
Thanks for the patch.... and also thanks for considering some player feedback ... :D

The Shroud is done well; (I was concerned it would be too dark but it's very subtle).

I really like the mine sweeping grid and the generated names for units and villages. (First custom name; Firebase Kate... it sounds familiar but I have to read up on historic base names!).

I haven't tried the custom game yet but there are 'plenty' of options. 8)

Thanks Again! Very Nice Work!

Re: Vietnam ’65 Napalm Version 1.11

PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:09 pm
by RussW
Thank you for the work glad to get back into this sim
I stand corrected
Vietnam 65 said ""V65 is not a traditional historical sim, it can be best described as an abstract short form wargame"
Lots of enjoyment here..Looking forward to any sequels

Re: Vietnam ’65 Napalm Version 1.11

PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:55 pm
by Every Single Soldier
Next stop Kandahar.... :shock:

Re: Vietnam ’65 Napalm Version 1.11

PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:29 pm
by zakblood_slith
Next stop Kandahar
and beyond commander

Re: Vietnam ’65 Napalm Version 1.11

PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:52 pm
by RussW
Darn!!!! If the quality and enjoyment is the same count me as enlisted,,

Re: Vietnam ’65 Napalm Version 1.11

PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:01 pm
by polob
It is amazing !

Congratulations to the dev team !

I'm on the war path again. After 50+ games with the first release, it is quite a new experience.
Th einterface amelioration are very fine
And the difficulty level is an exiting plus. (but i think that the 435 lvl for the first time is a bit to much ;) )

Re: Vietnam ’65 Napalm Version 1.11

PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:23 pm
by Every Single Soldier
Enjoy, see you in Afghanistan... :shock:

Re: Vietnam ’65 Napalm Version 1.11

PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:38 pm
by ErissN6
That's one of the most beautiful patch I've seen for a game. Thanks for your love and passion and work.

Re: Vietnam ’65 Napalm Version 1.11

PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:10 am
by RealChuckB
Hi - after playing a full game with the patch, I just wanted to stop by and tell you how impressed I am!

This game has already been one of my biggest (positive) gaming surprises lately (I own it on PC & iPad) and I really enjoyed it very much before the patch. The patch itself is really improving an already great game and I'm especially extremely impressed how well all the new (large and small) changes have been implemented. It would have been easy to add a couple of requests (like the hex grid or the weather) in a very simple way but you can see and feel how much passion went into this. The new little animations (like the artillery animation or the dispersing VCs) is really good and the rain effect looks fantastic and significantly changes the whole feel and mood of the game. The animated mine sweeping, ambush and change of HM in the villages is really good.

Thanks for making this gem, I really enjoy it!

Re: Vietnam ’65 Napalm Version 1.11

PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:33 am
by Every Single Soldier
Thanks for the support, it is responses like these that make all the difference.... :)

Re: Vietnam ’65 Napalm Version 1.11

PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:41 am
by zakblood_slith
Vietnam65 wrote:Enjoy, see you in Afghanistan... :shock:


look forward to it :roll: :wink:

Re: Vietnam ’65 Napalm Version 1.11

PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:50 am
by Front242man
OUTSTANDING!!!

Thanks for the patch.

Tighter. Feels like a Sid Meier job. I'm old so I intimately know Sid's early style. Very well made.

LOOKING FORWARD to your future works!

Jungle rot doesn't hurt a bit when I'm in a firefight.

Re: Vietnam ’65 Napalm Version 1.11

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:46 pm
by Every Single Soldier
Thanks for the support, see you in Kandahar then .... :shock:

Re: Vietnam ’65 Napalm Version 1.11

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:30 pm
by ErissN6
Not sure I'll follow. It has nothing to do with you, but with Slitherine love for Steam (cool prices only for Gabbe fans).
It's sad all these stores going to Steam: Paradox, HumbleBundle, Slitherine, and many others I don't want to remember.
What treasons fore the pc lovers, who don't want the pc to become a console (no need of steam, ubi, and others overlay console).

Re: Vietnam ’65 Napalm Version 1.11

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:38 pm
by emoore12345
Thanks for a great game and the update is awesome!!!!
Keep up the good work and please cover Afghanistan, Iraq, South Africa and Central America for current and
past conflicts. You got a winner of a game engine here!!!

Ed Moore

Re: Vietnam ’65 Napalm Version 1.11

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:45 pm
by Every Single Soldier
Thanks for the support, Afghanistan next :)

Re: Vietnam ’65 Napalm Version 1.11

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:09 am
by kakster22
Hey, I've had a ton of fun with this update! It's great how active the devs are with the community. I also have a couple of questions.

First, in regard to the new game set in Afghanistan: Will this be an expansion of Vietnam '65 or a stand alone title? Also, will it be set in a specific region (Kunar, Helmand, or as you mentioned earlier; Kandahar.) or will we face several different types of regions/terrain? Probably a bit early for these questions, but I can't help but be curious.

Second: Will the Napalm update be the last major update for Vietnam '65?

Anyways, thanks again for a great game!