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 1.06) for Left 4 Dead 2
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100_o/o_f@ke
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Jan 19th, 2013
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Our vacation is over and we’ve came back to work on campaign, but even during vacation we didn't sit around doing nothing. During past five weeks we’re participating in L4D2 Workshop beta test and we’re helping developers to catch a lot of nasty bugs. But now L4D2 Workshop is finally here! And along with it came out small update for our campaign, which is now available in Workshop! But you can still download v1.06 from here, it's compatible with Workshop version of campaign.


Our vacation is over and we’ve came back to work on campaign, but even during vacation we didn't sit around doing nothing. During past five weeks we’re participating in L4D2 Workshop beta test and we’re helping developers to catch a lot of nasty bugs. But now L4D2 Workshop is finally here! And along with it came out small update for our campaign, which is now available in Workshop!
But you can still download v1.06 from here, it's compatible with Workshop version of campaign.

Release notes:


Сhanges in v1.06:

  • “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 1.06) for Left 4 Dead 2
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gablab
gablab Jan 24 2013, 9:10am says:

quick question is it really necessary to have it run with steam? Can't I just put it at left 4 dead 2 addons?

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gablab
gablab Jan 24 2013, 10:43am says:

Okay, so I pasted it in the left 4 dead 2 folder (not in steam) and it appears to be running smoothly until it finishes loading the campaign where it crashes instantly. any suggestions?

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100_o/o_f@ke
100_o/o_f@ke Jan 24 2013, 9:46pm says:

@gablab
You have two options either you download this version (one 1.2gb vpk file) and put it in your addons folder or you download Workshop version (7 vpk files, about 200MB each).
If you'll download both versions, they will conflict with each other and you won't be able to play this campaign.

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gablab
gablab Jan 25 2013, 12:26am says:

Thank you very much for the fast reply I'll download one of these 2 as soon as possible.

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gablab
gablab Jan 25 2013, 12:31am says:

Also when you said to "download this version (one 1.2gb vpk file)" did you mean this back to school version? or were you actually referring to a different file? since this version is only 570 mb.

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100_o/o_f@ke
100_o/o_f@ke Jan 25 2013, 3:05am replied:

Zip archive is 570MB, but then you unzip it you'll get one 1.2GB vpk file.

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gablab
gablab Jan 25 2013, 4:28am replied:

ahh I see what you mean unfortunately that's what I already did and it crashes right after loading the campaign with no error pop ups. So I guess that leaves me with the workshop version. Call me curious but what is the workshop version anyways?

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100_o/o_f@ke
100_o/o_f@ke Jan 25 2013, 1:58pm replied:

Quote from description:
"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."
I think you have one of this add-ons installed. Turn them off and our campaign will work fine.

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gablab
gablab Jan 25 2013, 7:34pm says:

I don't have any other add-ons installed this is the first one I downloaded. Maybe it's because my left 4 dead 2 is a non steam loader version? does this mod require steam to play? Or can work offline?

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100_o/o_f@ke
100_o/o_f@ke Jan 26 2013, 1:30am replied:

I can't guarantee anything, if you have non steam version.

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Arwelcero81
Arwelcero81 Jun 1 2013, 6:03am says:

i still have to purchase l4d2 from steam

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BrokenDead
BrokenDead Jun 6 2013, 6:44am says:

I did all of the things right and i played the game through steam.But after i wanted to start the campaign,it jumped out of the game without any error.Any help?

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anniexxace
anniexxace Jul 4 2013, 8:58am says:

cannot download.says mirror not available.

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