Panthers in The Fog was released on December 6th, 2012. You can purchase the game at Matrix Games for the electronic copy for $42.99 CDN or $52.99 CDN for the boxed & electronic copy. Third party reviews have been so-so to average, when you get down to it, its still the familair Close Combat we all know. Following the release there were many problems reported about save game files crashing out with an "Internal Error" message. A hotfix has been released which you can download here. The online lobby was said to be extremely laggy and virtually unplayable for most everyone. Since then, the lobby has been fixed however there are still some players reporting of lag issues continuing. The online lobby provided is the only way to play head to head. You cannot use GameRanger, Hamachi, LAN connection or any other of the traditional methods for connecting.
A patch is in the works. It will fix the save game issue and give you an option to turn the fog off in game, rather than editing the campaign.txt file. If you want to turn the fog off now, visit this turning off the fog, be aware though, as it will change all days of your campaign to clear skies. Thank you davidss for this work around.
Wacht Am Rhein has also been updated to WaR v45015b. This is a small update addressing save game crashes, weapon calculations and other minor bugs. Refer to the Whatsnew.pdf file included for all the change details.
The latest patch for The Longest Day is now v5.50.14b. Download The Longest Day Patch v5.50.14b. New bug comments or bug reports can be reported at Matrix Games forum or right here in our The Longest Day Forum.
Tejszd's Meuse Crossing mod has been converted to work with The Longest Day. If you are unfamilair with the Meuse mod, it takes place in the early days of the German invasion into France, 1940. An entire new strategic map, with maps are added. Included are operations and GC's for playing the AI and H2H. For each side you will be able to use historic equipment which include many of the battles light tanks and vehicles. Ensure you have TLD v5.50.14b installed. Installation of Meuse is simply unzipping and running the installer. An icon will be placed on your desktop to play. Download Meuse Crossing 1940 v3.5.0
Last Stand Arnhem has also been updated to 5.60.53b. Several major issues are fixed with this update. These mainly include fixes to the grand campaign and operation supply lines and battlegroup movement. Read the Whatsnew.pdf file for the full list.
Cross of Iron has been updated to v3.60 in June of 2011. Included with this patch are improvements to the pathing of vehicles and soldiers. AI was modified to take advantage of the pathing changes also. Download the Cross of iron v3.60 patch.
A small application has been added here for editing your saved games. This is a simple save game editor for, WAR, TLD, LSA and PITF. It is a small unfinished EXE file in alpha version. You can change sides, realism settings, battle ending conditions and difficulty levels. Download the Save Game Editor
I have been catching up on some old business here at the site. Updating the trouble shooting guide for common errors and keeping the mods and patches current in the download library. You can bypass the Matrix Games support section and download all the latest Close Combat patches here now, all the old patches are there as well if you login via FTP. The downloads section continues to be streamlined with a naming format the same across all versions.