Old World: Update 103 Adds Support for LAN Games and More

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Old World, the 4x strategy title developed by Mohawk Games, has received a new patch recently. Update 103 implemented a new network system that enables players to enjoy the game locally via LAN. This is a godsend, especially for those who constantly experience high latency when playing Old World online.

Update 103 also brought some AI improvements. For one, the AI is less likely to build a huge number of forts now. Instead, it will focus its attention on defending the forts it has already established. Moreover, players should be careful when stealing city sites from the AI because it will no longer hold back from doing the same.

While support for LAN games has been added, the company has issued a hotfix that reverts most of the underlying network code changes as they were causing issues with server-mode games. LAN is still available in Old World, however, so there’s nothing to worry about in that regard.

Update 103
Update 103 Mohawk Games

Patch Notes

  • City Discontent Level can now go negative.
  • Negative discontent level gives bonuses to growth and reduces maintenance. Positive discontent level no longer reduces growth.
  • Discontent increase rate reduced by 4 on all difficulty levels.
  • Citizens now give -5 family opinion
  • Repair project is now 1 + (10% of HP)/turn instead of (20% of HP)/turn
  • Heroes of the Aegean 1 scenario improvements
  • New tutorial event that warns against using a single family
  • Diplomats can now be the Governor of any city
  • Performance improvements
  • AI water control improvements
  • AI knows to use anchored boats as a shortcut for its units, even if the two land points being bridged are on the same land mass.
  • Added Portuguese to available languages
  • New World Map icon added
  • Added a Random Ruins button to map editor
  • Updated Modio logos
  • Changed agent selection from click to ctrl+click to be consistent with governor selection behavior
  • Include agent’s city in idle agent reminders
  • Foreign characters no longer shown in mission target lists
  • Inheritance screen now shows all branches that contain a character in the line of succession
  • Added family archetype multipliers to their tooltips
  • Steam Input improvements
  • System time in the UI now takes timezone into account, relevant when the BIOS time is in UTC
  • Miscellaneous event fixes and rebalancing
  • Fixed worker button text wrapping incorrectly in some cases
  • Fixed AI threading issue
  • Fixed nested link issue for some characters in turn summary text
  • Fixed border expansion/yield previews sometimes not clearing after starting a build
  • Fixed context buttons for some missions with own leader selected
  • Fixed modal decision undo/redo
  • Fixed trade network bug
  • Fixed issues causing replay data to be discarded unnecessarily
  • Fixed options reset not saving default hotkeys
  • Fixed turn being skipped after turn timer is turned on

Old World Update 103 is available on PC.

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