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Patch v1.1 Beta
[ Link ] Patch v1.1 Beta 8.8Mb. This is a developer beta patch. There will be no support from EA regarding this patch for Black & White. The Official EA patch is expected to be released in a few weeks time after thorough testing. When you install this patch, you will only be able to play multiplayer with those people who have the same patch installed.
[ Link ] Patch v1.1 Beta Uninstaller. As this is a beta patch, you may need to uninstall it should you encounter any problems.
  • Fixes
    1. Your Creature occasionally locked up and could not be moved via the leash. (001V1.1.BETA)
    2. On Land Five your Creature is cursed by the enemy. The problem which led to this curse being transferred with that Creature into the Multiplayer game has been fixed. (002V1.1.BETA)
    3. The few cases of Internet log-in problems, whereby an Incorrect Password message has been returned despite the password being valid has been fixed. (003V1.1.BETA)
    4. Two save game bugs which occasionally caused a crash. (004V1.1.BETA)
    5. Creature occasionally forgot learnt info when moving between lands. (005V1.1.BETA)
    6. If the game is restarted the creature now recovers correctly from the curse. If loading from an old save game, the curse will be removed once the last village belonging to Nemesis has been taken over and the game is saved and reloaded. (006V1.1.BETA)
    7. SafeDisk boot-up problems with Windows 2000 have been fixed. (007V1.1.BETA)
    8. Multiplayer game select bug sometimes prevented a player from joining. (008V1.1.BETA)
    9. All ISPs now work reliably with the Lionhead game server. (009V1.1.BETA)
    10. The word “Death” no longer said when villagers die of old age. (010V1.1.BETA)
    11. The line “Another god is about to take over your village” is now only heard when relevant. (011V1.1.BETA)
    12. Bug fixed whereby tapping a Food or Wood Miracle gives massive amount of that resource. (012V1.1.BETA)
    13. The Hermit Challenge can now be completed if a Creature eats the Hermit. (013V1.1.BETA)
    14. Bug whereby player could cast certain Miracles, and allow the hand influence to run out in mid-cast in order to replenish the Miracle now fixed. (014V1.1.BETA)
    15. Two Out-Of-Sync bugs have been fixed in Multiplayer game. (015V1.1.BETA)
    16. No longer possible to get stuck in The Gods’ Playground when quitting a game from there using Alt+F4(016V1.1.BETA)
    17. Creature can now die when under a Freeze Miracle. (017V1.1.BETA)
    18. Worship Site bug where villagers took massive amounts of food has been fixed. (018V1.1.BETA)
    19. Creature does not become more evil after being punished for fishing, eating animals or grain. (019V1.1.BETA)
    20. Creature’s natural desire to eat other villagers has been reduced. (020V1.1.BETA)
    21. Creature doesn’t become constipated if you punish him for pooing. (021V1.1.BETA)
    22. Smoothing added to rotation of villagers. (022V1.1.BETA)
    23. Now impossible to cheat by placing a new Village Centre in virtual influence, then picking it up and using its influence to move it further. (023V1.1.BETA)
    24. Advisors are now quicker to warn about imminent Village loss. (024V1.1.BETA)
    25. Animation blending bug in villagers, causing unwanted visual effects has been rectified. (025V1.1.BETA)
    26. Bug involving placing a scaffold, saving, then loading and being able to pick up or split the scaffold has been fixed. (026V1.1.BETA)
    27. Worshippers’ desire for food is now more related to their hunger. (027V1.1.BETA)
    28. Loading bug involving Creature leashes fixed. (028V1.1.BETA)
    29. 3Dfx Voodoo Banshee video card issues addressed. (029V1.1.BETA)
    30. Blind women fix on land 4. If the game is restarted the random error in the blind women script will be fixed. (030V1.1.BETA)
  • Improvements
    1. Black & White will now allow people to skip the tutorial and/or Creature development section early on Land One if they have played the game already. (031V1.1.BETA)
      If the current profile already has a Creature, or there is more than one profile on the machine when a new game is started then a requester box appears asking if you want to skip the intro. There are 4 options in this box.
      • The first is to start the game normally.
      • The second is to skip the beginning tutorial and quests and go straight to selecting your Creature.
      • The third is to skip all of the story quests on land one; this means that after selecting your Creature, he automatically gains all initial knowledge, the big Creature Guide doesn’t exist, and the vortex is open. You can of course still spend as much time as you want on this land.
      • The fourth option is to keep your original Creature. This option is the same as option three, but you don’t select a Creature, and your old Creature remains. If you select the last option and your current profile doesn’t have a Creature then option three is executed instead.
    2. Pressing “S” for villager statistics now displays the sex of the villager using shading and colour. (032V1.1.BETA)
    3. It is now possible to lock a Multiplayer channel to prevent others from entering. (033V1.1.BETA)
  • Future Features
    • 26th June 2001 3 brand new Multiplayer maps available.
    • 29th June 2001 Out-takes from the Black & White recording sessions available to download online. Hear the Advisors as never before!
    • 10th July 2001 Black & White Music Interface available. Play MP3s and control WinAmp from within the game and enable your Creature to recognise and respond to your favourite tunes or sound-files. (Subject to official patch being released)
    • 16th July 2001 Villager speech (banter) available. Hear the previously secret, innermost thoughts of your tribes’ people.
    • 27th July 2001 Black & White chat facility. This chat function will enable you to send and receive messages from within Black & White. (Subject to official patch being released)
    • 13th August 2001 Soccer. Enable your villagers to play matches against other tribes. (Subject to official patch being released)
    • The following features are in the immediate pipeline (together with more bug fixes). More details to follow with later news releases.
    • 2th July 2001 The Creature dancing to MP3 files.
    • 9th July 2001 The villagers playing football.
    • 16th July 2001 The villagers engaging in village banter.
    • 23th July 2001 BnW Chat system – have the chat system always online without having the whole game loaded.
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