The Battle Grounds 2(BG2) is a Half-Life 2 multiplayer modification based on the revolutionary war. It is the sequel to the popular HL1 mod with even more features and possibilities. The British Army and its Native American tribal allies engage in battle against the United States Continental Army and local militia forces. Interactivity is a very important factor in this mod and team play is as important as ever before. Take aim and fire muskets, prepare bayonets and take control of the battlefield to succeed in your campaign for final victory. Combat will vary from long-range rifle marksmanship to brutal close quarters hand-to-hand melee fighting. You will need a mix of first person combat skills and quick-thinking strategy to survive. So prepare yourself to do battle for your side and to meet the enemy head-on. Only one side can be victorious.

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9 comments by Will_Hawke on Dec 25th, 2014

It's been another great year since the release of the 2.2 version of Battle Grounds 2, and the Development team has been working on a a lot of new content throughout the past year. We will soon be releasing the first part of this new content as Battle Grounds 2.3, with the most significant change being that we have ported the game from the old 2007 SDK version of source to the newest version of Valve's 2013 SDK. While the 2013 sdk does offer some graphical updates and advantages, the main benefit is that it is fully supported by Valve and will hopefully be free from the many errors and bugs that continue to plague Source SDK 2007.

With the game ported over we have been focusing on utilizing the improved SDK to update every official map with better textures, models, effects and lighting, bringing a fresh new look to the classic BG2 maps. Our mapper, Awesome has created a video showcasing the changes made to the maps, Enjoy!

(Please note that this video shows content which is still a work in progress, you can expect many more changes and improvements to come.)

With at least two new updates in the development pipe line, we thought it was a good idea to update our website and shift to a new forum, so over the past few weeks we have been working on moving over to the new home of the Battle Grounds II mod. Our new website is at Bg2mod.com so be sure to update your bookmarks! The forums and site are still being tweaked, so expect some small changes as we head on into the new year.

To help keep the community better informed of our progress, For the 2.3 update we decided to integrate a news feed from the new website directly into the main menu of the mod. Not only will this help keep everyone updated on our progress, but it can also be used to help organize and maintain community events, like our "Battle for The Colonies" event.

Continuing on with the menu changes, we have created a new loading screen with helpful hints and tips about the game.

And it wouldn't be Christmas without new clothes. This time it's the brave officers that have new clothes with two new uniform options for the British and American forces.

Finally we have a new game element that will be added to a select few maps. The Swivel Gun.

Packed with small iron balls, nails and bits of and pieces of this and that, this little gun packed a nasty punch and was certain to ruin someone's day. Deployed at key choke points players will be able to control this swivel and make it a difficult day for their opponents.

I am also pleased to announce that public testing will open soon, and any player that wishes may sign up on the forum for SVN access to the latest build of BG2. We are working on ironing out the final bugs in the port and continuing to add new content, so keep your eyes open on the new website for the announcement of open testing!

Wishing you all the best this holiday season,

Hawke and the Battle Grounds 2 Development Team

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Battle Grounds 2 2.2 Full Installer

Battle Grounds 2 2.2 Full Installer

Dec 19, 2013 Full Version 21 comments

Latest release of BattleGrounds 2 mod for Half-Life 2 (Orangebox engine). Version 2.2 - released December 19th, 2013.

Battle Grounds 2 2.2 Server Zip

Battle Grounds 2 2.2 Server Zip

Dec 19, 2013 Server 0 comments

Latest release of BattleGrounds 2 mod for Half-Life 2 (Orangebox engine). Version 2.2 - released December 19th, 2013.

Battle Grounds 2 2.1.1 Fixed Full Installer

Battle Grounds 2 2.1.1 Fixed Full Installer

Jan 16, 2012 Full Version 4 comments

This is a fix for the 2.1.1 full installer that had errors. This is 2.1.1 Battle Grounds 2 full version. Please use this and not the previous 2.1.1 full...

BattleGrounds 2 2.1 to 2.1.1 Patch Client/Server

BattleGrounds 2 2.1 to 2.1.1 Patch Client/Server

Nov 14, 2011 Patch 0 comments

This is the patch which updates 2.1 to 2.1.1 in zip format. Contains the patch files for the client and both the Windows and Linux servers. Released November...

BattleGrounds 2 2.1.1 FULL Client/Server Archive

BattleGrounds 2 2.1.1 FULL Client/Server Archive

Nov 14, 2011 Server 0 comments

This is the full 2.1.1 release in zip format. Contains all the client files and both the Windows and Linux server files. Released November 12, 2011.

BattleGrounds 2 2.1 to 2.1.1 Patch Installer

BattleGrounds 2 2.1 to 2.1.1 Patch Installer

Nov 13, 2011 Patch 0 comments

Patch installer to update to the latest version of Battlegrounds 2 from version 2.1 - released November 12, 2011

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quanhoang7
quanhoang7 Dec 12 2013, 7:53am says:

24th Rifles Forever! Long live the the Major Jelly Bear!

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Lilslendy
Lilslendy Dec 2 2013, 4:41pm says:

Hey I would love to play this game, but when I connect to a server the game crashes. I have recently played a match but when the map changed the game immediately crashed. Any help with fixing the crashing?

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Ninjah_Tigah
Ninjah_Tigah Dec 3 2013, 3:10pm replied:

Strange that your game crashes, are you sure you installed it correctly?

To be certain, you may want to re-install. The link to the download is:

www.bgmod.com/downloads/

If you use windows, click on the 'Battlegrounds 2 2.1.1 Windows' option and download.

If you have done this and it still does not work, try re-installing Source SDK Base 2007 as that is what the game uses as a base. If the problem continues, leave another message on here and we'll get your game working other ways. Also, nice to see a new player with an interest in the game. ^^

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sagitariuns1999
sagitariuns1999 Apr 28 2014, 8:14pm replied:

What are the requirements to run this game?. I have L4D2 and all the SDK installed, but when run, I get an error Failed SteamStartUp: SteamAPI_Init () failed; not appID Internal error or something. Then I will write the exact error.

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Ninjah_Tigah
Ninjah_Tigah Nov 30 2013, 2:05pm says:

To anyone that hasn't played this game/doesn't play it anymore, you should give it another go/start playing it again, it's an epic game. ;)

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Jgamer12
Jgamer12 Dec 9 2013, 6:03pm replied:

I need help I downloaded it from here then bgmod started to install it and so I went to my steam and its not there on the games lit and I have team fortress 2 so it shoulve work whats wrong?

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Ninjah_Tigah
Ninjah_Tigah Dec 10 2013, 4:52am replied:

As Awesome said, you have to restart steam. If that doesn't work, feel free to message on here again and we'll get you sorted. ^^

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awesome24712 Creator
awesome24712 Dec 9 2013, 6:45pm replied:

You have to restart Steam for it to appear in your games list.

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awesome24712 Creator
awesome24712 Nov 28 2013, 5:26pm says:

This game is still alive - and it's amazing!

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Sebestyen
Sebestyen Oct 22 2013, 4:41am says:

Do anyone still play this???

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modda
modda Oct 22 2013, 8:05pm replied:

Yes, pretty cool!

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Chris*101*
Chris*101* Oct 22 2013, 6:40am replied:

Yup, everyday.

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one of my favorit mods,it is simply awesome to have linebattles, skirmiches and meele fights

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