A year ago Ares 0.2 was released, and looking back shows that we indeed increased the release frequency from once every two years to twice a year. With over nine months, Ares 0.3 took longer than expected considering the faster release cycle, but Ares 0.4 definitely will arrive on time. Here it is.
Ares 0.4 adds the versatile AttachEffect by Graion Dilach, which allows to change speed, armor and other properties for each unit it affects, for a certain amount of time or permanently. And it adds a bunch of minor additions and improvements that should have been done long ago already. PCX cameos are now supported for the production revealing spy effect. You can now add new EVA voices, aircraft that do not crash to ground when destroyed, customize the tool tip and ingame message colors, and much more.
A command line parameter to output labels that are missing in the language files and an optional ingame release note assist you in modding.
As always, several original game bugs have been fixed, like Robot Tank sounds playing when they shouldn't, infantry pips getting corrupted and the Chronosphere reporting as ready when the player aborts selecting a target.