May 6th, 2013
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.
July 20th, 2012
As some of you know, there have been issues with Steam source mods and the Steam server list browsers. Here is a list of servers with their IPs. If you want to connect directly, open the console of your BG2 game and enter the appropriate IP.
For example in console enter:
Spirit of ’76 126.96.36.199:27015
[S.S.] Chicago Server188.8.131.52:27015
The 29th Regiment Server: 184.108.40.206:27015
Battle Grounds 2: Public Server EU 220.127.116.11:27105
The 24th Rifles18.104.22.168:27095
47th Lancashire 22.214.171.124:27015
[S.S.] Line Battle Server #1 126.96.36.199:27082
[S.S.] Line Battle Server #2 188.8.131.52:27081
From: Quite Churlishly
July 9th, 2012
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:
July 4th, 2012
The Battlegrounds 2 Team hopes you are all having a good Independence Day.
April 21st, 2012
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:
March 6th, 2012
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:
January 14th, 2012
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.
December 3rd, 2011
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
November 29th, 2011
It has been brought to our attention that the 2.1.1 Full installer is broken.
This causes no servers to show up in the server browser and make the game unplayable.
If you used the broken installer the steps to fix your installation are here.
We now have a fixed installer on the downloads page.
November 20th, 2011
Battle For the Colonies is back again! For those of you who don’t remember, Battle For The Colonies is an organized play project where individuals play as soldiers in the American or British Army. A central campaign map guides the action overall, similar to Risk or Empire Total War. Then the battles are played out in BG 2 2.1.1. Players are allowed to come and go each week, so no one needs to commit to the entire campaign. You can come for any battle, or all of them and play as many times as you want.
The tournament this time is being chaired by Dev Team Member Forlorn Hope. He had this to say about the upcoming tournament:
“OK, BFTC2 will be kicking off after BG Nations’ Cup (unless people want to do it sooner.) Anyway, I set the group to public, the rules are already laid out. If you’re interested in playing, please feel free to post up here, but also be sure to join the steam group.
BFTC II Steam Group
Be sure to invite your friends to this as well so we can get some good participation from the community. It is NOT limited to people in clans. Pubbers are also entirely welcome, and at some point I’m going to need some people playing at Generals to take charge of strategic armies.”
This new tournament should be quite good, combining a broad campaign with the updated game play of 2.1.1.