The suggestion of this thread is if the Devs could see a way of giving us the option to have “prior version” installs of course, without the Btnet options, just LAN support (with people launching with the exact same version). So if someone is just playing the campaign and the patch breaks the experience for them Let them have the option to have 2 installation folders, this would have a BIG copatibility message pop out when first launched of the type: Some of the save files, maps, replays might not work and if modified in prior version might not be compatible in the future., something like that. But let people launch prior versions, install them uninstall them as they chose.
With this idea i also would like to openly SUGGEST that the Devs also launch a version called “1.17”, which woud allow people play in the old 1.16 version (prior to Remastered Release) but it would also contain SOME of the positive things from the Remastered version without the graphics and Btnet support, those positive are:
Windows mode, and moving mouse in an out in window mode as remastered currently allows.
Hotkeys customization menu
Cloud save setting service for all settings such as: volume, sound, sensitivity, APM, time on/off, game speed etc.
But in essence it would be like playing 1.16 but with with some 2020 features. This could allow old mods to be run like BWAPI and CoachAI, or just old maps, replays etc. All with old graphics of course.
Remember that this 1.17 version will have NO Btnet support, but it is encourage that it allows LAN, tho i can understand that the Devs might be paranoiac that people might “bring back” community made servers like Iccup and such, so i suggest that they RIP OFF the Online NetCode, tho that is entirely on their hands. Just allow LAN playing (with people owning the exact same version of course), so if someone wants to have a 1.17 version gameplay over emulated LAN allow them… tho for someone like me even if you release this version without ANY NetCode it would be amazing because it could be compatible with 1.16 mods such as BWAPI and Coach AI and a lot others. Even consider such a version for people playing in 32 bits computers.
I think this could be a nice “gift” for the community, a nice way so we can get our BWAPI and COACH AI in a 2020 version (with window mode and such) while still being capable of playing Remastered without using “shaddy” unofficial launchers and such. Why not even make this version accessible from the Remastered menu itself.
So that is my idea i have noticed people are complaining about the new update because it seems that apparently the new Graphical improvements has made the experience work for some and worse for others. The devs have already fixed some of this early problems with this update which i am sure where to some extend expected, i am also sure they wished more people would have jump into PTR testing so they would have more “data” to work around, nothing to blame, we have a better working 64 bit and more stable Graphical UI interface rendition on our hands, and that should make us happy.
Please consider giving us “older version installs and launching” and version “1.17”, it would be an amazing gift. Btw i completely understand that this request might be ridiculous in the sense that this functionalities like “window mode” have been build in the new code…and adapting them to 1.16 code sounds nightmarish and would entitle a lot of work, work that is not priority or even efficient considering the DEVS should be working on Team Match Making as we speak, but i think this could be a good solution to have for old mods compatibility so its inmo a good use of the DEVS time.