For the upcoming Battle Grounds 2 patch we would like some feedback on the use of buckshot in the game. We would appreciate it if you could spare a minute and complete this quick poll:
UPDATE 10/10/2013 – It appears Valve have released a steam client update to stop this error occurring and SDK Base 2007 should update on its own when you go to run Battle Grounds 2.
With a recent update on Steam a lot of players are receiving this error when starting up Battle Grounds 2. Fortunately there is a way to solve this problem.
You need to opt into the steampipe beta for “Source SDK Base 2007″, this can be done by:
1. Enter you games library in Steam and click next to the search bar where it says “ALL GAMES”.
2. From the pop up menu click “Tools”.
3. Scroll down to “Source SDK Base 2007″ and right click on it.
4. Select the properties option from the pop up menu.
5. Select the “BETAS” tab in the properties window.
6. In the drop down box select the “steampipe -” item and press the close button.
This will convert the game engine files to Valve’s new file system (steampipe). It will take a minute or two to convert the files over and it will probably need to download some extra files. When this has finished you should be able to play Battle Grounds 2 again.
Please let all your friends who play Battle Grounds 2 know about this fix so they can get back to the action as soon as possible.
The Developers and the Atlantic Battlegrounds Club are hoping to revive the Battle For the Colonies Concept this spring. The concept is simple: construct a grand campaign using a rough map of the 13 colonies and two designated “armies” of players. Each side will have soldiers, a commander, and will take turns attacking and defending territories on the campaign map. Individual battles are decided based on the outcome of matches played in the Battle Grounds 2.
We are actively recruiting people and clans to join the battle on either the British or American sides. To join, visit this link:
We’re hoping to have a nice, full campaign this spring and summer.
[S.S.] Chicago Server220.127.116.11:27015
The 29th Regiment Server: 18.104.22.168:27015
Battle Grounds 2: Public Server EU 22.214.171.124:27105
The 24th Rifles126.96.36.199:27095
47th Lancashire 188.8.131.52:27015
[S.S.] Line Battle Server #1 184.108.40.206:27082
[S.S.] Line Battle Server #2 220.127.116.11:27081
From: Quite Churlishly
Several players have reported they cannot see BG2 servers in their steam server lists. Apparently something went haywire involving Steam, and the server lists for source mods have stopped working. However, today several players reported that when they restarted Steam or their computers, the server lists started working again. If your server list for BG2 is not working, try restarting.
If you still cannot see any, try this:
The Battlegrounds 2 Team hopes you are all having a good Independence Day.
In honor of Paul Revere’s ride on April 18, 1775, “the red coats are coming” in this Battle Grounds 2 news update. Texture artist Koach has updated the British uniforms in the next version of Battle Grounds 2. They can be seen by testing the SVN beta as listed at the www.bgmod.com forum.
The yellow-faced redcoats represent a composite of the 9th East Norfolk Regiment of Foot, including their commanders.
The yellow-faced redcoat line features a stand of the 9th East Norfolkd Regiment of Foot. It was deployed in America during the French and Indian War and later took place in the Saratoga campaign during the American Revolution. The regiment took massive losses during Gen’l Burgoyne’s campaign and were prisoners as part of the Convention Army for three years.
The blue-faced light infantry is a composite of different units and representative of many soldiers who served in skirmisher and light troop roles.
We also have developed weapons information cards that we hope to implement into graphical interface so that when a player clicks on a weapon, the information for that gun appears. Users can therefore compare weapons stats by clicking on different weapons selection boxes. A sample is below:
For the last 2 days, many people have been having: Disconnect: Invalid Steam userID or Invalid Steam ID Ticket. I tried everything, including deleting blobs, restarting steam, restarting my PC; and restarting my router. For some reason my laptop worked fine. So I was searching the steam forums, and it seems I am not the only one with this problem. For the last 48 hours HL2/OB mods have not been working for a ton of people, but someone recently posted a fix, which works:
Go to your steam folder, and delete everything except for Steam Apps and Steam.exe. Steam will be prompted to download all the steam files (not your game files) again after you try to launch it.
Topic with the fix:
A new year means a new progress update on Battlegrounds 2 v2.2. We are currently going through a list of projects that will improve the game for 2.2.
We’re also putting out a call to interested individuals to join the BG Dev Team (see below). At the moment we are looking for new team members who can make models, skins, animations and who can code. If you have experience in any of these fields please go to the BGmod.com forums and contact an active BG Dev Team member.
Right now Hawke is working on an improve Long Land Pattern musket for the game.
Hawke is working on an improved knife and swords as well, which are based on examples from the period of the American Revolution.
Mapper MPC is working on a new map inspired by a British attack on New London, Connecticut in 1781. The map includes several new 18th century props and will make a nice “town” style addition to the game. Many players have enjoyed bg_townguard over the years, and this New London-based map should prove to be a similarly good experience. Mapper Grantelbart also continues to find and fix bugs in existing maps.
Other projects are being considered for 2.2 and we are just getting started on this update. No due date for 2.2 has been set yet, but when we do set one, you may be somewhat surprised at a shorter wait than in the past.
Keep visiting our page at ModDB and BGmod.com, as well as our forums at BGmod.com for future details.
Once again ModDB is doing a “Mod of the Year” voting contest, and this year we need YOUR vote! Go to ModDB, log in and vote for Battle Grounds 2 as MOD OF THE YEAR!
We would be delighted if you would click the link on the image below and on our moddb page vote for us. Simply go to this link:
Then click “Vote for this Mod”.
Thank you for your support!
-The Battle Grounds 2 Dev Team