SpellForce 2 gets an Anniversary Edition, available for free to all existing owners of the Gold Edition

THQ Nordic and Phenomic have released an Anniversary Edition of SpellForce 2 on Steam. This new version of SpellForce 2 will be available for free to all existing owners of Spellforce 2 Gold Edition and comes with grass rendering and view distance improvements.

In addition, SpellForce 2 – Anniversary Edition features improved leaf rendering, improved lighting, improved shadows, and now supports only Shader Model 3.0.

Furthermore, THQ Nordic and Phenomic have re-implemented multiplayer and NAT traversal for a smooth online experience, added widescreen support, as well as support for modern operating systems.

Here is the complete changelog for SpellForce 2 – Anniversary Edition:

Anniversary Edition Features:

  • Re-implemented multiplayer and NAT traversal for a smooth online experience
  • Many Bugfixes
  • Additions and Fixes for the Free Game Mode
  • Widescreen Support
  • Full compatibility with modern operating systems

Major Engine & Technical Re-Design/Re-Work:

  • Grass rendering improved
  • View distance improvements
  • Improved trees (trunk/branch)
  • Improved leaf rendering (add leaf subsurface scattering)
  • Improved lighting (per pixel, basic Bidirectional reflectance distribution function specular, rim light, view dependent ambient, etc)
  • Improved shadows (soft shadows, percentage-closer filtering)
  • Shader Model 3.0 usage only

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