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Nathan Hale
I know it may seem hard to believe, but this month marks the 10th anniversary of the first release of Battle Grounds. In those days, the game was based on the Half-Life engine. Originally the game was spearheaded by NegIon, who had been inspired by the movie “The Patriot”. Ben Banfield and NegIon, among others, put great efforts into the early beta, bringing it to release in September 2001. Reloads were automatic and very short. There was melee, but it was limited. Alternate fire on the muskets produced a different sound of firing rather than a bayonet attack. I, personally, enjoyed the game even in its earliest forms. I know many players and other Development team members did as well.
Even Mel Gibson and George Washington had their own classes.

As time went on the game improved and new maps were added, like bg_snowlake.

Other maps were deleted or repaired. On Bunkerhill, for example, players could exploit a hole in the map and get underneath the American spawn, killing people invisibly. New people joined and left, but the game remained. Improvements were made steadily and league play, Battle For the Colonies and Nations Cup all provided competition and the game continued to improve with the help of numerous, skilled team members.

In 2005, Battle Grounds 2 came to fruition thanks in large part to the work of coder Tjoppen and others on the team. For awhile, BG 1 and BG 2 were played side-by-side, as Battle Grounds 1.0F came to release. Gradually, BG 2 became the flagship offering and numerous historical improvements were added, as well as gameplay fixes. BG 2 is now rapidly approaching release of version 2.1. We will be entering our final round of beta tests shortly, and the team is now considering naming a date for release. It will be much sooner than many of you may think. Stay on the look out for updates regarding that. However, for now the BG Development team wishes to thank past members for their contributions and to thank the players who have made the past 10 years a success. We will continue to improve the game and look forward to making the future a success as well.

The entire entry with screenshots can be seen at www.bgmod.com.
MacKenzie
congrats to the BattleGrounds! best hl2 mod out there!
mpc
Ye, Con Grats and keep up the work!
Black Watch
Keep up the work.
Plexi
Another 10 years ?!?
Koach
i think this is a record.. i never knew of any mod that stood alive for 10 years straight with a big population on players. (besides those that became commercial games)
BIKA
QUOTE (santi koach @ Sep 23 2011, 04:57 AM) *
i think this is a record.. i never knew of any mod that stood alive for 10 years straight with a big population on players. (besides those that became commercial games)


You should now make a movie about it.

”10 years past, 4 months aquird, houndreds of hours. No.”

Produced and directed by Santi Koach with credits to the guy who made a source mod map.
Steve
QUOTE (santi koach @ Sep 23 2011, 04:57 PM) *
i think this is a record.. i never knew of any mod that stood alive for 10 years straight with a big population on players. (besides those that became commercial games)


  • Big population of players
  • The Battlegrounds mod


2/10 - See me after class.



Dexter
Ah the days of BG1 were glorious days.

Just 10 mins ago, it was the first time for me to play BG2. I haven't been around the past 6 years (the game kinda died for me when KRR disbanded).
I was expecting some sort of nostalgia, but I didn't get it. I had loads of fun stabbing people in the face again (although, what the hell did you do to melee? There's no such thing as dancing anymore :( )

Seeing this mod surviving for 10 years have made me happy and I will probably continue to remember all the good memories, that I shared so dearly with the wonderful people I spend time with in KRR.

May this wonderful mod continue to excist the next 10 years.
Ad-Man
Dexter from [FUC]? :o
Plexi
QUOTE (Dexter @ Sep 25 2011, 10:57 AM) *
Ah the days of BG1 were glorious days.

Just 10 mins ago, it was the first time for me to play BG2. I haven't been around the past 6 years (the game kinda died for me when KRR disbanded).
I was expecting some sort of nostalgia, but I didn't get it. I had loads of fun stabbing people in the face again (although, what the hell did you do to melee? There's no such thing as dancing anymore :( )

Seeing this mod surviving for 10 years have made me happy and I will probably continue to remember all the good memories, that I shared so dearly with the wonderful people I spend time with in KRR.

May this wonderful mod continue to excist the next 10 years.


Should be more dancing for the next version, because strafe speed(and backward speed?) have been increased. Anyway, I gotta say that I miss the old times when you could recognize everyone just from their playing (or well dancing) style.
Cpl.Kieth
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backward speed


the fuck is that?
gRanTeLbArT
QUOTE (Cpl.Kieth @ Sep 25 2011, 01:22 PM) *
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backward speed


the fuck is that?


when people press S
LaBelle
QUOTE (Cpl.Kieth @ Sep 25 2011, 12:22 PM) *
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backward speed


the fuck is that?


...srsly brodawg?
Dexter
QUOTE (Ad-Man @ Sep 25 2011, 08:02 AM) *
Dexter from [FUC]? :o


The one and only :)
mpc
QUOTE (Dexter @ Sep 26 2011, 02:25 AM) *
QUOTE (Ad-Man @ Sep 25 2011, 08:02 AM) *
Dexter from [FUC]? :o


The one and only :)


If you are looking for your old KRR friends, Jackx is in the '76 clan, and the clan Arquebusier formed (TRR) is still up. If you need more info, pm me!




- MPC

Dexter
QUOTE (mpc @ Sep 26 2011, 01:52 AM) *
QUOTE (Dexter @ Sep 26 2011, 02:25 AM) *
QUOTE (Ad-Man @ Sep 25 2011, 08:02 AM) *
Dexter from [FUC]? :o


The one and only :)


If you are looking for your old KRR friends, Jackx is in the '76 clan, and the clan Arquebusier formed (TRR) is still up. If you need more info, pm me!




- MPC



I'm really just lurking around, nice to hear both jackx and Arque sis till active! I still chit-chat with a few old KRR's pver facebook and steam hwoever, and I even think I got Forlorn Hope on both too.

I'll send you a pm regarding some further information, so we can stay on topic here. Thanks! :)
Forlorn_Hope
See, everyone always forgets about me. I think it may be because I'm North American :O
mpc
SHIT! I ALSO FORGOT TO MENTIONED FORLORN ALSO FOUNDED TRR WITH ARQUE :P Dont worry Forlorn, I got your name added in the MOTD now (Edited it to add you :P)
Dubyah
10 fuckin years got DAMN

sup dexter you are the shit
Cpl.Kieth
24 was a pretty cool show bro
Desertfox
10 years, damn!
TwistedX2
*cheers*

...to 10 years, and to 10 more
3DDEATH
3D and Wan for the win 1.0 beta
NegIon
Just wanted to come and say happy 10 years guys. Glad to see what I started back in 2001 is still alive and kicking. Nathan Hale, you are doing an awesome job man! Keep it up! To another 10 years of BG!!!
NegIon
I just noticed Im member number 10. Awesome! Haha
Forlorn_Hope
Much love mate!
Nathan Hale
Good to hear from you- the game really has had some good longevity.
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