+ NEW: Impulse Reactor games
+ Multiplayer games now listed on the Community tab of Impulse - Join a game without having to launch TPM first!
+ Clicking on the Create button on the Community tab will launch the game in multiplayer mode so that you can start choosing game settings immediately
+ Earn achievements which will be stored on-line.
+ Multiplayer setup screen now connects to #polmachine on irc.stardock.com
+ If you have a registered nick, add the password to the prefs.ini file in My Documents\My Games\PolMachine2008 (using notepad or another text editor) under SetupOptions with the key IRCNickPassword
+ Example: IRCNickPassword = Password
+ Network code now uses threads to prevent disconnects when alt-tabbed out of the game
+ NEW: Added Print Shop screen
+ Accessible from Title screen
+ Select a candidate, select a template, and hit Print
+ Uses new printer library to get default printer and copy mwins to the page
+ Added PrintShopTemplates.xml to specifiy the templates
+ Added placeholder thumbnail images for templates
+ NEW: Vice-presidential candidates Sarah Palin and Joe Biden.
+ NEW: Candidate packages
+ A .candidate “candidate package” file is created for every custom candidate when the candidate is saved.
+ The file contains both the candidate and the config information
+ The file is saved in /my documents/my games/polmachine2008/candidates/packages
+ The file can be placed in the game’s command line, and this will cause the game to split the file and save both
The .candidatexml and .candidatecfgxml files in the appropriate places
+ The .candidate file can be associated with polmachine2.exe so that the user can just double-click a .candidate file to import it
+ When the candidate is loaded into the game, the game will generate an image file for it (if the image file for any candidate is missing it is now generated)
+ When you import a candidate package, it is saved into your /candidates/packages folder
+ NEW: Randomization options
+ NEW: Snapshot now creates a 50x50 jpg that can be used as your avatar image in your Impulse account
+ NEW: Elements to create new candidates
+ NEW: Password protected games
+ FIXED: Bug where max mip levels was not set to the correct value
+ FIXED: Multisample 1x is no longer available as an option as it really didn't do anything
+ FIXED: LoadScenarioList function to return the correct value
+ TWEAK: Better thumbnail images
+ TWEAK: Added more error messages
Note: If you have any trouble updating the retail copy of the game via Impulse, please re-download and install Impulse from http://www.impulsedriven.com to get the latest version of the client.