UC: A World Apart Patch Glitch

3000AD sends along word on a glitch with the initial release of the version 1.00.03 auto-update for Universal Combat: A World Apart. Here's word on the problem, and the updated update, which does not iterate the game's version number:
Yesterday we released the v1.00.03 patch to the public via the in-game patch Updater. We have since discovered that an incorrect character asset was included in the original game distribution. This would cause one of the Instant Action scenarios (IA0113) which uses that asset, to fail upon loading.

To this end, we have re-issued this patch today and corrected this problem.

For those who have not yet updated their version, running the in-game Updater will download the new version.

For those who have already updated their version, the steps described in the v1.00.03 section of the recently updated version control file show how to force the Updater to re-download and re-apply the patch.

We apologize for this error. Hope you are enjoying the game as much as we enjoyed developing it.
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People don't have to own the game to have a problem with it. Do you think people have to be alive during a certain historical event to have an oppinion about it? I was/am very interested in your games because A) There really is not any good space exploration games out there, and B) They sound huge. So, how am I supposed to determine if I should spend my money on it? First, I download the demo. Second, I read reviews about it. Third, I go to message boards where people have played it long hours and read what they have to say. I, me!, am your potential customer, and you dare say that nobody has a problem with it? Oh! you put the 'and' clause in there. It is great you are patching, but you must always be looking out for new customers, otherwise there is no growth.

What you need, sir, is a PR department, because here is one example of a lost sale. And remember, where there is one vocal person, there are hundreds more with the same oppinion. I agree with an earlier poster; your hack at patching is inconvience to the paying customer. What you must go through to convience the customer is moot to us, just do it.

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