In the last months I have seen very often questions about Patches. So I decided to make this thread.
The Platinum and Universe Editions, or other new editions of SpellForce (check the version number), dont need any patch because it has already the latest version
If you just own SpellForce The Order of Dawn so without the Addons I would recommend to play with Patch 1.11. It fixes all bugs and brings some new features. Higher versions are only recommendable when you own at least one Addon.
It is the newest patch and makes SpellForce compatible in Multiplayer to the Addons BoW and SotP. It also contains all fixes.
Especially with savegames from older versions there can be major crashes in some levels.
There are 2 version available of the Patch. One from 1.5x to 1.52 (you will need if you have SotP) or the full 1.52.
If you have the Gold Edition you must take Patch 1.52a
It is the last Patch for BoW and TOoD and makes TOoD compatible to BoW in Multiplayer and fixes all major problems. But with it you might have crashes in some levels (greydusk vale for example).
There are 2 version available of the Patch. One from 1.3x to 1.38 (you will need if you have BoW) or the full 1.38.
It was the latest patch before the addon and adds some new features (new bindstones, inventar sorting) and fixes all major gameplay bugs.
If you have problems with 1.38 you should use this patch.
There are 2 version of it available. One from 1.10 to 1.11 and the full 1.11.
To play in LAN or online (Hamachi, Tunggle etc.) together, you need the same version, so even for TOoD alone it might be necessary to update to 1.52. - Lornik