I recently purchased both AJE and BOR from Slitherine, receiving versions 1.00 and 1.02 respectively, which I successfully installed.
On 7 February 2014, I downloaded both AJE and BOR 1.03c update patches from ftp.matrixgames.com using the links in Franciscus’ 26 December 2013 sticky thread in the main AJE forum “AJE and BOR 1.03c official patches available !”, on the understanding these were all-inclusive patches and would be sufficient to fully patch both AJE and BOR to versions 1.03c. Following installation of these two patches, both games are now showing as version 1.03c.
However, following installation of these 1.03c update patches, I have noticed some changes in both AJE and BOR to the ledger, currency and messages that seem incorrect and inconsistent with the Roman flavour of AJE and BOR.
On the main screen, tooltips for the ledger are now showing: F1 Government (previously Forces), F2 List of Forces (previously Production), F3 War Ministry (previously Imperator), F4 Ministry of Industry and Commerce (previously SPQR), F5 Strategic Map (previously Diplomacy), F6 Regional Census (previously Map), F7 Academy of Sciences (previously Objectives) and F8 Ministry of Colonial Affairs (previously Background).
Titles on individual ledger pages are now showing: F1 List of Forces (previously Exercitus), F2 War Ministry (previously Dilectus), F3 Ministry of War (previously Imperator), F4 Laws & Decrees (previously SPQR), F5 Ministry of Foreign Affairs (previously Varius), F6 Strategic Map (previously Imperium), F7 Scores & Objectives (previously Consilium) and F8 Scenario Background (previously Scaena). Wording on tabs at the bottom of the ledger have also changed and are incorrect for the pages they are linked to.
In listings of assets, money is now referred to as thousand dollars (previously thousand denarii).
I am also now seeing some messages in the message log where the wording does not seem correct for the Roman nature of AJE and BOR, such as “The upkeep of units in the field has used 10 state money, 0 manufactured goods, x conscripts and x officers” and “Thanks to our victory, we captured 2 hundreds rifles from the enemy”. I know the Romans had an advanced military for their time, but rifles … !
It looks to me as if either one or more files for another Ageod game have been incorrectly included in the AJE and BOR 1.03c update patches or alternatively there have been changes to the overall Ageod game engine which have not then been correctly “tweaked” to match the specific Roman nature of AJE and BOR.
I have no idea if these “errors” have any impact on actual gameplay, but there certainly seems to be a loss of Roman flavour and I am a bit surprised no one else has reported these “errors”!