Battle Tanks 8.80 Beta 3

Battle Tanks 8.80 Beta 3 (1.2 MiB, 1272 downloads)
  • New Changes
    • Added a new item: Plasma Discharger
    • Rebalanced Orb of Darkness (Darkness Tank) damage
    • Emergency Repair now increases its heal with each upgrade by 7.5% (instead of only weapons by 10%)
    • Emergency Repair now grants bonus armor based on the healed allied tanks
    • Kinetic Shield now increases its block with each upgrade by 20% (instead of only weapons by 25%)
    • Aura upgrades are now available at the HQ and Aura Creeps no longer require the Troop Command Center
    • Tanks now receive half XP for tank and buildings kills when they are dead (was 100%)
    • Fixed Black Sun from sometimes not dieing (hopefully for real this time)
    • Fixed a rare bug that caused CPTPs to malfunction and caused performance problems
    • Fixed Devastator Shot (Goliath) projectiles from being misplaced, when it was shot above forests or cliffs
    • Fixed bad kill interaction between Explosives (Exploder skill) and Mines
    • Fixed Root (Guard) and Offroad Engine (Goliath) from disabling Burst Armor
    • Fixed Conversation (Darkness Tank) sometimes scoring a null kill
  • Beta Related Changes
    • Killing sprees now automatically end 3 minutes after your last kill
    • Multikills now provide a bonus to your current kill streak
    • Trader bounty now increases for his trades
    • Self and team kills no longer decreases the tank bounty
    • Spree text tags are now color coded
    • Fixed Trader not having his base Trade ability
    • Fixed the new bounty system behavior in Royal Flush mode

Battle Tanks 8.80 Beta 2

Battle Tanks 8.80 Beta 2 (1.2 MiB, 663 downloads)
  • Fixed Heavy Armor (Heavy Tank) from increasing the Heavies resistance against magic damage
  • Fixed kill suicide kill messages, when an assist was involved
  • Fixed the assist spree bonus being lower than intended
  • Fixed the APM counter being too low
  • Fixed Marines from blocking the Control Point capturing
  • Fixed some tooltip errors regarding changes made in the last beta

Battle Tanks 8.80 Beta 1

Battle Tanks 8.80 Beta 1 (1.2 MiB, 219 downloads)
  • Highlights
    • Added Killing and Assist sprees
    • Remade the bounty system, it no longer is based on your tank worth, but the kills you make
    • Tank armor now also reduces magic damage by the same percentage as physical damage
  • Tank Changes
    • Reduced the damage distribution of S.I.C. (Distributor) from 33% to 25%
    • S.I.C. and Darkness Sphere now also grant assists
    • Reworked Static Charge (Raider), it now triggers when cast a second time, it no longer triggers on damage
    • The heal of Shape Memory Alloy (Raider) now takes 1.5s intead of being instant
    • Reworked Goblin Synergy (Goblin Shredder) a bit, to make better use of the new armor system
    • Orb of Darkness (Darkness Tank) now always stuns, stun time increases with damage
    • Removed the mana costs of Missile Battery (Darkness Tank)
    • Reduced the pull of Hell Fire (Demon Tank) from 350 to 250
    • Reduced the casting time of Devastator Shot (Goliath) from 1.0 to 0.75s
    • The animation of Chaos Teleport (Infernal Robot) is no longer interuptable
    • Reduced the max stun of Chaos Teleport from 2.5s to 1.5s
  • Item Changes
    • Mass Converter now heals more, when you kill a tank
    • Negator Pack can no longer be activated, while being netted
    • Increased the cooldown of Negator Pack from 15 to 30 seconds
    • Troop Command and Advanced Troop Command are now counted as one item for the spawn delay system
    • Black Sun Project now gathers mana in a 700 aoe (from 500), but no longer has a passive regeneration
    • Black Sun Project now has an toggleable ability, which lets it pause the mana collection
    • Reduced the required mana of the Black Sun Project from 400 to 250
  • Game Changes
    • Increased the time window for assists from 5s to 7.5s
    • Tanks now start with zero armor
    • Reduced the heal of Strategic Locations from 25 to 15 HP/s again
    • All items and abilities that granted magic resistance, now grant armor instead
    • The hero info now shows the tanks DPS instead of the respawn time
    • Multikills no longer grant extra gold
    • Kicks now always need at least two votes to be successfull
    • Kicks are now executed instantly, when enough votes were given
    • -income now shows a rough estimation of the next force gold you’ll receive
    • Skills that apply forced movement no longer work on invulnerable units
    • Leavergold is now given out with your passive income over several minutes
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed Teleport Breakers triggering on disrupted teleports
    • Fixed the Camouflage Generator from breaking transparency
    • Fixed some cases in which the Black Sun was indestructable
    • Fixed Ricochet (Raider) from disabling certain damage detection related triggers (like HitnRun)
    • Fixed Orb of Darkness (Darkness Tank) from being affect by several abilities
    • Fixed some minor bugs

GProxy++ and you – recover from connection loss

TL;DR; install instructions for GProxy++.

About GProxy++

Did you ever noticed joining a player with

Player [name] is using GProxy++

and wondered what is this all about? Or did you ever saw someone causing a time out/lag screen while asking to wait for him because GProxy++ is trying to reconnect?

GProxy++ is an reconnection tool for WC3 and Ghost++ bot. It restores lost connection.
A connection is dynamically established via multiple server/routers in between you client and your target server; the route might even change from time to time. Those connections are not necessarily stable and various reason might cause an connection loss. That’s not uncommon and mostly unnoticed since new connection are immediately established by most applications.
Sadly, WC3 has no such a features and an connection loss causes a player drop. This is where Gproxy++ helps.

If you lose your connection to the bot
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GProxy++ recovers your connection and let you to continue to play the game
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The original GProxy++ software rerouted Battle.Net connection the LAN interface of WC3, it is a little bit inconvenient to use but has some other features.
A more convenient GUI version was created. It direclty injects itself into WC3 and provides the normal Battle.Net features.
We fixed a small bug with this GUI so you won’t disconnect from Battle.Net by entering an invalid game name.

Installation

In order to work the GProxy++ requires the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86). Probably the x86 version satisfies the requirements. But just in case there is also Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x64) for 64bit Windows. If you are unsure install them both (the 64bit version will fail to install if you do not have an 64bit Windows).

To install the GProxy++ GUI Version you need to download this zip file:

GProxy++ Gui Version (fixed by Velocity2k) (93.8 KiB, 517 downloads)

Simple extract those three file from the zip file to your WC3 installation (probably C:\Program Files\Warcraft III\).

That’s it. Now you have to start the gproxy.exe which will start WC3 and should change your Battle.Net gateway (magnifying glass symbol, next to the Battle.Net button) to its own.
Ensure no firewall will block GProxy++ and GProxy will relay every Battle.Net connection and restoring your connection to ghost bots (if possible).

For easy access you might want to create an shortcut and change its symbol like this (a German Windows 7)
shortcut

Battle Tanks 8.79d

BTanks879d (1.2 MiB, 2043 downloads)
  • Fixed some possible gold abuse with Tankers Little Helper
  • Fixed the cooldown group of Mass Converter
  • Fixed the shop pages of the Trade Market for the Light Force
  • Fixed the damage block of the basic version of Deflective Armor being too high
  • Fixed some rare cases of teamkills and null kills with S.I.C. and Conservation
  • Fixed some minor bugs
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Battle Tanks 8.79c

BTanks879c (1.2 MiB, 4689 downloads)
  • Added an ability to ground mines, which lets them self-destruct
  • Added a new Titan icon
  • Decreased the restock time and mana cost of Heat-Seeking Missiles (Distributor)
  • Increased the casting range of S.I.C. (Distributor) from 900 to 1050
  • Increased the mana burn of Energy Leak (Darkness Tank) and rebalanced the dealt damage
  • The runes around an enemy Obelisk (Titan) are now red, and teal around allied Obelisks
  • The Obelisk runes now actually start appearing once the Obelisk is active and not when he is built
  • Tanks are now grayed out in shops, when your team does not have the necessary upgrades
  • Fixed Black Sun Project starting with too much mana
  • Fixed Darkness Tank armor requirements
  • Fixed dropped blueprint items ownership
  • Fixed the game mode display on the engame screen
  • Fixed Negator Pack from removing tank transparency
  • Fixed Camouflage Generators from being ignored by the Control Point check
  • Fixed Camouflage Generators from being a valid target for Control Point teleports
  • Fixed the required number of kick-votes from changing during the vote
  • Fixed some minor bugs
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Battle Tanks 8.79c Beta 1

Battle Tanks 8.79c Beta 1 (1.2 MiB, 493 downloads)
  • Added an ability to ground mines, which lets them self-destruct
  • Added a new Titan icon
  • The runes around an enemy Obelisk (Titan) are now red, and teal around allied Obelisks
  • The Obelisk runes now actually start appearing once the Obelisk is active and not when he is built
  • Tanks are now grayed out in shops, when your team does not have the necessary upgrades
  • Fixed dropped blueprint items ownership
  • Fixed the game mode display on the engame screen
  • Fixed Negator Pack from removing tank transparency
  • Fixed Camouflage Generators from being ignored by the Control Point check
  • Fixed Camouflage Generators from being a valid target for Control Point teleports
  • Fixed the required number of kick-votes from changing during the vote
  • Fixed some minor bugs

Battle Tanks 8.79b

BTanks879b (1.2 MiB, 1007 downloads)
  • Fixed getting support points for trying to buy items for which you don’t have the necessary upgrades
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Battle Tanks 8.79

BTanks879 (1.2 MiB, 801 downloads)
  • Highlights
    • Added two new tanks: Darkness Tank and Distributor
    • Rearranged all tanks in the tank shops!
    • Added two new blueprints: Emergency Repair and Kinetic Shields
    • Added a new late game siege item: Black Sun Project
    • Added buyable temporary creep wave buffs to the HQ
  • Tank Changes
    • Added a hero glow to the Storm Tank model
    • Increased the area of Storm Shock (Storm Tank) from 300 to 400
    • Energy Leash (Storm Tank) now only draws 250 units per second (down from 300) and costs more mana
    • Reduced the speed bonus of Jet Propulsion (Air Ship) from 30/lvl to 22/lvl
    • Healing Drones (Air Ship) now have a stackable 3% slow that lasts 2s
    • Remade Hell Fire (Demon Tank), it now draws units to the tank before dealing damage
    • The Obelisk (Titan) will no longer drag units back that left its area with a Control Point Teleport
  • Item Changes
    • Added a new base item: Area Boost
    • Reinforcements now require Weapon or Armor upgrades level 2 (instead of 1)
    • The passive heal of the Mass Converter is now an active ability
    • Reduced the magic resistance of Mass Converter and Negator Pack from 20% to 16%
    • Reduced the countdown of the Explosives from 4 to 3s again
    • Tanks that use Explosives now turn gradually red during the countdown
    • The Explosive countdown may now be stopped by stunning the charging tank
  • Game Changes
    • Vehicle Factory now has a second shop page
    • Added a new ability to Rocket Towers, which increases its attack speed for a short time
    • Added a new Tower Ruin building: Camouflage Generator
    • The tank buy message now shows, if the tank has been randomed
    • Increased the amount of support points you gain (for buying upgrades, towers, etc)
    • Buying Teleport Breakers and Detectors now also grants support points
    • Factory and Troop Command Center now grant support points when you buy them, instead of when you use them
    • When dying near a Control Point that is being contested, you will no longer get a penalty for that death
    • The endgame screen no longer adds support points and assists together in one row (like the multiboard does)
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed hotkeys for the Trade Market
    • Fixed long range weapons working on Tech Mechs
    • Fixed Freezing Missile from only slowing tanks
    • Fixed some triggered missiles from sometimes stopping when following a fast tank
    • Fixed Gravity Grenade (Hunter) from affecting invulnerable targets
    • Fixed Splash Cannon (Architect) from losing its active state after a death or Dimension Shift
    • Fixed Defuser dealing damage to yourself when disarming an Explosive
    • Fixed upgraded Emeral Rod weapon visual
    • Fixed Orbital Strike (Titan) not stunning air units
    • Fixed Orbital Strike visual effect so it actually matches the stun timing
    • Fixed constant text messages when Pacifista is carrying an Axe Launcher or AA Gun
    • Fixed the Giveup Revoke command from accepting nearly any command as a revoke
    • Fixed the Giveup Revoke command from being accepted several times from one player
    • Fixed some minor bugs
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Battle Tanks 8.79 Beta 3

Battle Tanks 8.79 Beta 3 (1.2 MiB, 2143 downloads)
  • New Changes
    • Remade Hell Fire (Demon Tank), it now draws units to the tank before dealing damage
    • Added a hero glow to the Storm Tank model
    • Reduced the speed bonus of Jet Propulsion (Air Ship) from 30/lvl to 22/lvl
    • Healing Drones (Air Ship) now have a stackable 3% slow that lasts 2s
    • Increased the area of Storm Shock (Storm Tank) from 300 to 400
    • Energy Leash (Storm Tank) now only draws 250 units per second (down from 300) and costs more mana
    • The tank buy message now shows, if the tank has been randomed
    • The passive heal of the Mass Converter is now an active ability
    • Reduced the magic resistance of Mass Converter and Negator Pack from 20% to 16%
    • Reduced the countdown of the Explosives from 4 to 3s again
    • Tanks that use Explosives now turn gradually red during the countdown
    • The Explosive countdown may now be stopped by stunning the charging tank
    • Fixed Defuser dealing damage to yourself when disarming an Explosive
  • Beta Related Changes
    • Increased the base HP of the Black Sun from 10,000 to 15,000
    • Increased the speed of the Black Sun from 60 to 75
    • Increased the range of the Black Sun from 950 to 1050
    • The Black Sun is now directly controllable through its owner
    • When the Black Sun Project gets destroyed, the Black Sun gets released with partial HP
    • Reduced the damage of Heat-Seeking Missiles (Distributor) from 120/lvl to 100/lvl
    • Instead of only one instance, Reactive Armor (Distributor) may now block more on higher levels
    • Increased the cooldown of Reactive Armor and set the casting range to a fixed value (1050)
    • Fixed summoned troop sometimes not releasing used food
    • Fixed some bugs related to buying a Light Tank