Back to School is a full featured Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 campaign. The storyline is not interfere with none of this games and offer completly new setting of Borden city, struggling to survive in an epidemic apocalypse alongside with original 4 heroes. They are getting a chance to save themselves, since USA marines are coming in town and not falling back this time. But during the battle apogee something goes terribly wrong and local school - the most safe place in city - turns out to be a death trap.

Report abuse Back To School Campaign (v 1.05) for Left 4 Dead 2
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bts_v1.05_l4d2.1.zip
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100_o/o_f@ke
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Nov 2nd, 2012
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PLEASE DOWNLOAD NEW 1.06 VERSION!!! First of all, we are impressed! We got loads of comments about our campaign during this week! Thank you, we appreciate your support! It became clear that it’s necessary to fix the major bugs of the campaign as soon as possible, because they prevent players to enjoy the game. In this regard, we released update v1.05!


First of all, we are impressed! We got loads of comments about our campaign during this week! Thank you, we appreciate your support! It became clear that it’s necessary to fix the major bugs of the campaign as soon as possible, because they prevent players to enjoy the game. In this regard, we released update v1.05!

Unfortunately, we haven’t found reasons of all of the game crashes yet, but we hope, that with your help, we’ll do it in future.
 

Release notes:

Сhanges in v1.05:

  • “Non-stop hordes” issue fixed. Difficulty now is more or less the same as in official Valve campaigns. 
  • All weapon mods were removed from vpk (They conflict with other weapon modes).
  • Some crashes were fixed (But not all).
  • A conflict was detected with "Better Blood and wound textures" add-on (improved blood textures.vpk). Conflict causes game crash. We’ll try to eliminate the cause of conflict, but until then we recommend you to disable this add-on.
  • Bots behavior in the finale was fixed (They chose the wrong rescue vehicle sometimes).
  • Extra way pointer was added in chapter four in case of jet bombing event.
  • Smoke on heli landing spot is removed in case of bus finale.
  • Adrenaline was removed from the boat on the first map (It attracted survivors and they jumped down into the deadly water. We’ll delete deadly water in future updates).  
  • Pistols amount was reduced in chapters two, three and four.

Campaign is still in development, so please be forgiving. Probably there are some issues and bugs in this version, but do not despair, all of them will be fixed in the future. You can help  fix bugs faster, if you contact us and describe them in details! 
 Also you can suggest any of your ideas and improvement for campaign! We’ll implement the most useful and interesting ideas!
 Campaign is available in two modes: coop and versus. Unfortunately “Marauder” mode is unavailable for now, because of the problems we have with it. This mode will be available in future releases.

Installation:

Before you install, please make sure you have the Steam Client installed along with Left 4 Dead 2. Also make sure the game has been launched at least once through Steam. 

Extract bts_l4d2.zip. Now, all you need to do is to copy the campaign (vpk file)  here: ...\Steam\steamapps\common\left 4 dead 2\left4dead2\addons\

Turn Game Instructor ON! Please!!!

For easy navigation and useful advices during the events we recommend turning on Game Instructor feature during the first few playthroughs.

To do that, go to Menu>Options>Multiplayer>Game Instructor and turn it on. Now Game Instructor is on (but you can turn it off anytime at the options).

Known issues and bugs:

  • Minor problem with bots’ navigation.
  • Performance issues in some locations.
  • Bear model (replaces gnome model) is currently broken, we're working on that.
  • Conflict with “Silent Hill L4D2” and “Vienna Calling 2”. Both of them contain file “soundscapes_manifest.txt” in vpk archive. This file causes wrong ambient sounds errors in many campaigns, including Back To School.
  • Conflict with "Better Blood Decals" and "Improved Blood Textures" add-ons. Conflict causes game crash. We’ll try to eliminate the cause of conflict in future.
  • Long loading time of campaign chapters (due to large and detail environments)

We recommend you to turn off campaigns that cause conflicts (Menu>Extras>Add-ons).

In case of game crash:

Very rarely, during playing Back To School campaign, Left 4 Dead 2 could crash (usually because of memory problems). This can occur for the following reasons:

  •  “Paged Pool Memory Available” in video options set on “High” while your graphic card has less than 512 Mb of memory. Set this option on “Low”.
  • “Multicore Rendering” is turn on. This can cause crashes on the old systems. Turn this option off.
  • Some other custom campaigns or add-ons may conflict with Back To School. Turn them off.
  • Large amount of installed add-ons can also cause crashes. Turn them off.

Useful links:

Back To School team:

Level design:

  • Kirill “100_o/o_f@ke” Tarasov (also some of environment models, textures and sounds).
  • Roman “romasm” Smirnov (also some of environment models, textures and sounds).

Environment models:

  • Timofey “IceDev0x“ Popandopulo
  • Konstantin “KYB” Bugakov
  • Ivan “GoLDeN” Pozolotin
  • Roman “Rombikon”
  • Pavel “Tartuga” Sitnikov
  • Georg Destroy

Campaign poster, environment textures:

  • Pavel “Tartuga” Sitnikov

Environment sounds:

  • Dmitry “SoJa”

Voice actor:

  • Joseph P. Bracken

End theme and jukebox music:

  • Evgeny "Cj Unfly" Galaktionov

Original ideas:

  • Roman “Romiros“ Kosik

Translation:

  • Anton “Air” Nikiteev
  • Pavel “Tartuga” Sitnikov
  • Dmitry “SoJa”

Playtesters:

  • “Romiros“, “Tartuga”, “KYB”, “SoJa”, “Air”, “pAvi”, “LapinioZX”, “Jek”, “Hater”, “Sourrain”, “Koff33”, “Pumi”, “Feanaro”, “Wish Upon a Moon” 
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Back To School Campaign (v 1.05) for Left 4 Dead 2
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FestiveLuna
FestiveLuna Nov 3 2012, 5:20am says:

which weapon mods did you use?

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100_o/o_f@ke
100_o/o_f@ke Nov 3 2012, 6:45am says:

We use a lot of weapons add-ons made by arby26.
Here is the list: L4dmaps.com L4dmaps.com L4dmaps.com L4dmaps.com L4dmaps.com L4dmaps.com L4dmaps.com L4dmaps.com L4dmaps.com L4dmaps.com L4dmaps.com L4dmaps.com
I think we'll talk with arby26 so he packed them all in one vpk later.

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Alex2the3gr8
Alex2the3gr8 Nov 3 2012, 8:16am says:

The download link seems to be disabled? Anyone else have this problem?

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100_o/o_f@ke
100_o/o_f@ke Nov 3 2012, 8:54am says:

Yea... That's strange. Gamefront disable link. I don't know that's happened.
But you can still download campaign from ModDB servers
and from here
L4dmaps.com

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patches427
patches427 Nov 3 2012, 4:53pm says:

hello umm the download it takes me to game front but it says its not available right now should i wait an hour and come back or what? im not trying to sound mean though sorry if it dose

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greasypizza
greasypizza Nov 4 2012, 2:11am says:

Same with me, it says it's unavailable at Game front. I downloaded version 1 and it kept crashing at level 2 of the campaign, then I found out about version 1.5 hopefully this fixes the crashing.

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greasypizza
greasypizza Nov 4 2012, 2:27am replied:

Well it looks likes it did not fix the problem, the game still crashes while in level 2 of the campaign after installing version 1.5 =(

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100_o/o_f@ke
100_o/o_f@ke Nov 4 2012, 4:13am replied:

Did you tried to turn off "Better Blood and wound textures" add-on (improved blood textures.vpk) or similar add-ons, that increase the size of standard textures ? ( if you have them of course, and hope you are using the new 1.05 version of our campaign).
Also try to turn Paged Pool Memory to a lower setting.
If it doesn't help try to turn off all the add-ons you have.
If it doesn't help to - add me ( Steamcommunity.com )to your friend list in Steam, and i'll try to find out what's wrong.

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greasypizza
greasypizza Nov 4 2012, 6:42am replied:

I did not have any other add ons but when I did lower Paged Pool Memory down I was able to get pass the point of where I would usually crash. I had no other problem after that. What does Paged Poop Memory do?

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greasypizza
greasypizza Nov 4 2012, 6:56am says:

Well I'm confirming that it was lowering Paged Pool Memory that stopped the crashing for me. I replayed the same level 5 times without any problem. I also Stayed in the area where I will usually crash for longer than usual as well and had no problem. I then switched back to increasing PPM and i crashed very quickly. Lowered it again and had no problem. Thank you.

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greasypizza
greasypizza Nov 4 2012, 7:01am says:

For those who are trying to find this Paged Pool Memory it's under Options>video>Advanced settings>Low (in game)

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anhikilator
anhikilator Nov 4 2012, 9:56am says:

Dude, this campaign is a lot of fun, thanks so much. I played it with my son and we had a blast! When's the versus mode coming out???

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100_o/o_f@ke
100_o/o_f@ke Nov 4 2012, 10:00am says:

Versus mode is available in version 1.05 (actually, it was available from the beginning, from v1.00)

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Dude
Dude Nov 4 2012, 12:56pm says:

Been trying to download this for the past 2 days.
It is very frustrating to be honest...

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Dude
Dude Nov 4 2012, 2:28pm replied:

A moddb mirror... finally! and THANKS A LOT.

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100_o/o_f@ke
100_o/o_f@ke Nov 4 2012, 2:37pm says:

I've uploaded this file twice and still the result is the same - File is unavailable on Game Front for some reason.
Also i wrote both to Game Front support and to ModDB support, no answer yet.

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Demonz312
Demonz312 Nov 4 2012, 3:50pm says:

upload to desura.com

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Guest
Guest Nov 9 2012, 7:19am says:

Is there a Easter Egg? Because my Team Member found a teddy Bear and we don't know where it belongs.

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Beakersful
Beakersful Nov 10 2012, 1:05pm says:

Well, this sucks. I registered here to Download the file from the community servers it promised me I could download from when I registered. This was a blatant lie by ModDB, not cool. The Gamfront server is not allowing download and the L4Dmaps site I'm only getting 35-60kb/s off so I doubt I'm going to get to play this tonight.

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Doctor_Berry
Doctor_Berry Nov 11 2012, 5:20pm says:

Why the heck did Gamefront disable the link? and L4D Maps download rate is an abysmal 4 - 5 hours to download this.. this really throttles everything, I was hoping to play with friends.. but now we all have to wait different times for downloads to finish..

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BrainDead89
BrainDead89 Nov 30 2012, 6:01am says:

really nice campaign!! even better than the origianl, thmubs up ;)

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kacak
kacak Dec 13 2012, 10:33pm says:

I can't wait to play this campaign

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Gino4331
Gino4331 Dec 29 2012, 9:45pm says:

Can somebody have a berreta 93R for l4d2

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player1jcw2
player1jcw2 Jan 16 2013, 8:41am says:

Well did you have your arby friend put all the mods that go to this map together yet? its been a year XD

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