v14.4 (aka the "Station Keeping" release) has been released to the installer. This is a smaller patch but there's some fun toys in here so let's take a look:
NEW MECH: The Hammerhead, a 45 ton Diamond Shark experimental design, has swam into play. Note: the Hammerhead is a canon design from the 3140s, however all the tech involved exists in BTA's timeline so executive license was exercised to include it in BTA as a Diamond Shark exclusive experimental design. You can only get it by buying it from the Sharks.
NEW MECH: The Iron Cheetah, a 100 ton OmniMech fork of the Dire Wolf that speeds it up to a 4/6 using a 400-rated XL engine, has lept into play. The Iron Cheetah is fielded by all the Clans at relatively low rarity and comes in 5 variants.
NEW MECH: The Sidewinder, a 75 ton OmniMech "variant" of the Timber Wolf that slows it down but adds fixed MASC and Jump Jets(??) has airdropped into combat. The Sidewinder is only fielded by the Jade Falcons and comes in 6 variants.
NEW MODEL: There is a new variant of the Hazard called the Hazard II. The Hazard II comes with a Mace and has a newly updated model to go with it. It is 45 tons like the OG Hazard and is fielded exclusively by Circinus as well as being sold by them in their faction store.
NEW GEAR: To implement the Hammerhead it was necessary to create AES, the Actuator Enhancement System. AES comes in either arm or leg form and boosts actuator functionality (arm AES boosts accuracy with that arm's weapons as well as punches and physical weapon attacks; leg AES increases stability and reduces stability damage taken, note that Leg AES can only fit in the Right Leg and takes up space in the Left Leg automatically as well, this is not a bug). You can buy AES rarely from normal Inner Sphere stores (anywhere you could buy gyros or other similar upgrades).
COMMUNITY CONTENT: All CC descritions have been updated to clearly indicate the item/planet/mech/tank is from CC, so that there's no confusion about what's in base BTA and what's not; HVAC/5s got new ammo as well a new variant the Light HVAC/5, also several new HVAC using mechs were added (Enforcer, Firestarter, JagerMech); a missile-based Barghest was added; an Executioner variant called the Executioner II was added.
- FTL LRMs had their clustering modifier reduced.
- Some armors and structures were slightly updated visually (no mechanical changes).
- AC/5 piercing ammo was reduced in effectiveness.
- Several multi-fire weapons had their weapon animations sped up (X-Pulses, PAC/4).
- The Champion LAM and Flashman had their affinities updated to Ice Cold instead of Cool-Running.
- Ridgeline's unique pilot affinity now works with all LAMs.
- The Von Luckner and the Partisan were resized somewhat as they were much too small.
- Stealth armor BAs have been updated slightly (no functional changes on the player end, should be all back-end).
- BA being able to deploy while over-tonned has been fixed.
- Jump Turbines were restricted to LAMs exclusively.
- CLPS was restricted from BA.
- The Blood Asp and the Linebacker had their cDHS kit fixed in place.
- Several Banshees got better hardpoints (-3Q, -3E)
- Buncha dll updates.
IMPORTANT: v14.4 is an "update" update. In this case, clear your Mods folder manually and then run the installer, it'll do the work for you.
IMPORTANT: v14.4 is not a save breaking update, your saves are compatible and will work fine.
IMPORTANT: You can see v14.4's patch notes, as well as any BTA patch notes, on our wiki on this page: https://www.bta3062.com/index.php/Patch_Notes
REMINDER: This update, and others like it, are made possible by my Patreon supporters. Without their support, updates would come slower and be less impactful. If you feel like being a part of the support for BTA, you can find me here: https://www.patreon.com/bloodydoves
REMINDER: Custom mod commissions are still available if you're interested. If you'd like to get your own community content added to BTA DM me, bloodydoves, and we can work something out.
Older Patch Notes
2022/10/5 Patch v14.4 - The Station Keeping patch.
2022/8/31 Patch v14.3.1 - Hotfix
2022/8/30 Patch v14.3 - The Electronic Warfare patch.
2022/8/18 Patch v14.2 - The C3 patch.
2022/8/1 Patch v14.1.1 - The Albatross/Koschei/Mercury II hotfix/patch.
2022/7/22 Patch v14.1 - The X-Quads Are REALLY Cool patch.
2022/6/24 Patch v14.0 - The 3-Year Anniversary patch.
2022/5/19 Patch v13.4.1 - The Quads Are Still Cool patch.
2022/5/12 Patch v13.4 - The Mech-Pocalypse and SAD patch.
2022/4/14 Patch v13.3 - The weather, airlifting, resupplying, and damage reduction patch.
2022/3/13 Patch v13.2.1 - The fistful of c-bills patch
2022/3/10 Patch v13.2 - The salvage rebalance patch
2022/2/11 Patch v13.1 - Bug fixins
2022/2/7 Patch v13.0 - Lots of BA, lots of other stuff. Save breaking patch
2022/1/1 Patch v12.1.2 - Hotfix
2021/12/31 Patch v12.1.1 - Hotfix
2021/12/30 Patch v12.1 - The drone and tank update
2021/12/25 Patch v.12.0.1 - Hotfix
2021/12/14 Patch v12.0 - The Christmas event update
2021/11/16 - Patch v11.4.3 - Hotfix
2021/11/16 - Patch v11.4.2 - Hotfix
2021/11/16 - Patch v11.4.1 - The Solaris update update
2021/11/3 - Patch v11.4 - The Solaris/BA update
2021/10/8 - Patch v11.3 - The artillery update
2021/9/26 - Patch v11.2 - Strafing runs and heat balances
2021/9/5 - Patch v11.1.1 - Hotfix
2021/9/5 - Patch v11.1 - The vehicle crew skill tree update
2021/8/9 - Patch v11.0.3 - Hotfix
2021/8/9 - Patch v11.0.2 - Hotfix
2021/8/9 - Patch v11.0.1 - Hotfix
2021/8/8 - Patch v11.0 - The Airdrop Beacon patch
2021/7/10 - Patch v10.5.1 - Hotfix
2021/7/10 - Patch v10.5 - The Resolve rework patch
2021/6/24 - Patch v10.4 - The Hoplite/Dig King/Ostscout/Toyama + new installer patch
2021/6/2 - Patch v10.3 - The WoB patch
2021/5/18 - Patch v10.2 - The Minsk patch
2021/5/3 - Patch v10.1 - The Von Rohrs patch
2021/4/24 - Patch v10 - The playable tanks + save breaking patch
2021/4/2 - Patch v9.4.1 - Hotfix
2021/3/31 - Patch v9.4 - The House Arano invades Terra/Community Content patch
2021/3/13 - Patch v9.3 - The WarTech IIC patch
2021/3/7 - Patch v9.2 - The bug fix patch
2021/2/27 - Patch v9.1 - Hotfix
2021/2/27 - Patch v9.0 - The Quad 'Mech patch
2021/2/13 - Patch v8.5.2 - Hotfix
2021/2/13 - Patch v8.5.1 - Hotfix
2021/2/13 - Patch v8.5 - The Zeppelin patch
2021/1/30 - Patch v8.4 - The Pilot Specializations patch
2021/1/17 - Patch v8.3 - The Clan Nova Cat/Diamond Shark + LAM AirMech mode patch
2021/1/2 - Patch v8.2 - The shop fix + ExcavatorMech patch
2020/12/21 - Patch v8.1 - Hotfix
2020/12/21 - Patch v8.0 - The Battle Armor patch
2020/11/25 - Patch v7.7.1 - Hotfix
2020/11/25 - Patch v7.7 - The Brigand/Mantis/Sha Yu/Enfield/Bombardier patch
2020/11/8 - Patch v7.6 - The new variants for lots of mechs patch
2020/11/2 - Patch v7.5.1 - Hotfix
2020/10/30 - Patch v7.5 - The TisButAScratch patch
2020/10/18 - Patch v7.4.1
2020/10/17 - Patch v7.4
2020/10/6 - Patch v7.3.3
2020/10/4 - Patch v7.3.2
2020/10/3 - Patch v7.3
2020/9/23 - Patch v7.2.1
2020/9/21 - Patch v7.2
2020/9/6 - Patch v7.1
2020/8/21 - Patch v7.0
2020/8/11 - Patch v6.4.1
2020/8/9 - Patch v6.4
2020/7/26 - Patch v6.3
2020/7/19 - Patch v6.2
2020/7/6 - Patch v6.1
2020/6/25 - Patch v6.0.1
2020/6/24 - Patch v6.0
2020/6/6 - Patch v5.5.2
2020/6/2 - Patch v5.5.1
2020/6/2 - Patch v5.5
2020/5/19 - Patch v5.4
2020/5/4 - Patch v5.3
2020/4/23 - Patch v5.2
2020/4/19 - Patch v5.1
2020/4/15 - Patch v5.0
2020/4/8 - Patch v4.6
2020/4/2 - Patch v4.5.1
2020/4/3 - Patch v4.5
2020/3/11 - Patch v4.4
2020/2/20 - Patch v4.3
2020/2/9 - Patch v4.2.2
2020/2/9 - Patch v4.2.1
2020/2/9 - Patch v4.2
2020/1/25 - Patch v4.1
2020/1/18 - Patch v4.0
2020/1/8 - Patch v3.9.5
2020/1/2 - Patch v3.9.4
2020/1/1 - Patch v3.9.3
2020/1/1 - Patch v3.9
2019/12/22 - Patch v3.8
2019/12/14 - Patch v3.7.4
2019/11/17 - Patch v3.6.1
2019/11/17 - Patch v3.6
2019/11/9 - Patch v3.5.1
2019/11/9 - Patch v3.5
2019/11/1 - Patch v3.4
2019/10/27 - Patch v3.3
2019/10/23 - Patch v3.2.1
2019/10/20 - Patch v3.2
2019/10/11 - Patch v3.1.2
2019/10/6 - Patch v3.1.1
2019/10/6 - Patch v3.1
2019/9/29 - Patch v3.0.2
2019/9/20 - Patch v3.0
2019/9/9 - Patch v2.9.2
2019/8/28 - Patch v2.9
2019/8/12 - Patch v2.8
2019/8/4 - Patch v2.7
2019/8/4 - Patch v2.6.2
2019/7/29 - Patch v2.6
2019/7/20 - Patch v2.5
2019/7/14 - Patch v2.4
2019/7/10 - Patch v2.3
2019/7/3 - Patch v2.2
2019/7/3 - Patch v2.1
2019/6/29 - Patch v2.0
2019/6/29 - Patch v1.4
2019/6/26 - Patch v1.3
2019/6/25 - Patch v1.2