Meridian4 has announced the release of a new patch for their strategy RPG, Grotesque Tactics – Evil Heroes. The game pokes fun at traditional Western and Asian-inspired fantasy game norms. The ‘Epic Patch’ weighs in at 74megabytes and is available for download the game’s official support website.


Epic Patch (Version


New features

10 Steam achievements

New optional deferred rendering system with day night cycle, screen space ambient occlusion (SSAO), depth of field, rim lighting, unlimited dynamic lights, etc…

Combat GUI: new damage font effect

Diagonal movement and combat now possible

Roaming characters

Normal maps, specular maps and parallax maps

New GUI elements

New sound effects

Added torches

New vegetation models

New screen effect seen on critical hits



Some SSAO performance optimization

Conversation GUI: game text speed slider affects text fade-in speed

Conversation GUI: raised LMB press fade speed by factor 10

Conversation GUI: correct behavior with LMB if text has been fully faded in

Conversation GUI: correct behavior of mouse wheel when conversation dialog windows are active

Many improved camera systems with additional options in game

Improved navigation (character avoidance, ground slope affects acceleration)

Improved performance

Improved terrain textures

Increased global games peed by 20%

Removed the quick talk button

Improved grid fading

Improvements to the English text



Invisible Mandy if killed during the first fight before she entered the party

Disabled entity slider

Conversation GUI: invisible characters

A rare problem where characters have been assigned wrong grid cells

Memory leak that caused items not to be cleaned up after loading a save game

Indoor levels are now cached out

A selection particle rotation problem

A GUI problem with special attacks and right mouse button

A rare crash in the event system

An AI problem with characters being both in seduced and berserk states

On occasion the dialog system would freeze if it focused on a dead NPC

Some items overlapped in the inventory system

Added a tool in the root game directory to help bypass the config tool for those experiencing problems

Many minor fixes

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