so I got the patch working last night. no real noticeable speed jump but I attribute that to the epic speed warmonger game I used as a guinea pig. around 1800 and I have MANY MANY tanks/marines/infantry rolling around. (and dammit, if saladin gets that spaceship before I wipe him off the map I'm gonna be salty, but I digress) sounds are WAY better. no cutting off anymore and I do hear some of the "battle just finished" sounds, but not anything during fighting. also, when issabella was bombarding my fortifications, I don't usually hear it during the turn but rather, once it's my turn I get a long scroll, each accompanied by the bombard sound, while I'm doing all my stuff. I assume it's related to the speed issue or possibly having "don't animate enemy moves" turned on. keep up the good work!