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This release adds a continuous sliding timeline position (for single player and high-bandwidth multiplayer), more statistics kept for players for replays, as well as numerous bug fixes.
This release features a major update to Achron's underlying Resequence engine, enabling many modding improvements. It also features some balance improvements to Achron and additional timewave and chronoenergy gameplay settings.