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Battlegroup42 1.8 Beta: Part 1 of 5. Please removed any previous Battlegroup42 installations before installing. Install parts in order.

Battlegroup42 1.8 Client open BETA - Changelog
Map fixes/changes:
- fixed wrong path syntax in 4405-operation_diadem
- fixed wrong team settings for artillery on 4104-thermopylae
- re-worked version of 4011-kalamas_line (and added Greek bot names)
- re-worked version of 3712-fall_of_nanking
- re-worked version of 4105-operation_mercury (changes made by Yamamoto, new Coop by Sarge31FR, changed Australians to Greeks)
- re-worked version of 4307-gela_beach (changes made by Sarge Surfat)
- increased respawn time of ships on 4208-phosphate_fever to 240 seconds (carrier) and 180 seconds (other ships)
- new skin for Char B1 bis on 4005-hannut_steel (skin by Kraetzer)
- new objective mode for 4701-antarctica
- new pathmaps and reworked Coop for 4310-volturno_crossing (made by Lotte)
- changed POW on 4205-operation_ironclad to Dido
- changed Tribal on 4306-operation_corkscrew to Dido
- changed Hanomag/Opel Blitz to AS37 variants on maps with Italian forces
- fixed missing vegetation for Singleplayer mode on effected maps
- re-worked pathmaps & strategic areas for 4411-huertgen-forest (made by Lotte)
- changed Fletcher destroyer to APD on 4208-gavutu_islands
- changed Fletcher destroyer to APD on 4211-safi_port
- changed Fletcher destroyer to APD on 4307-tokyo_express
- completely re-worked Coop and pathmaps for 4408-angaur (made by Sarge31FR)
- changed Fletcher destroyer to APD on 4408-angaur (bots also use amphib vehicles now)
- changed Fletcher destroyer to APD on 4409-operation_stalemate
- re-worked pathmaps and Coop settings on several maps
Mesh/Code fixes/changes:
- fixed a lot of wrong damage/exhaust effects
- fixed missing tracks of M19 Duster
- added shadow to M24 Chaffee hull mesh
- moved gunsight view of Panzer 38(t)
- fixed "widescreen" gunsight view of BA-6
- increased negative gun elevation of the Minensuchboot to 3 degrees
- new LCM Mk3 hull mesh
- fixed Breda kit mesh
- fixed "invulnerable" gunner on stationary Solothurn and Type 97
- changed Hetzer top MG42 to 50 round drum mags (with 24 drums = 1200 rounds)
- AI: reduced the maximum range for rifles to 100 (from 200)
- AI: reduced the maximum range for sniper rifles to 150 (from 300)
- AI: changed weapon strengths to allow better use against different target types
- new track animations for many tanks
- added deck gun to Gato-class submarine

New content:

- Greek army
- 3710-shanghai_nights, made by Yamamoto (Coop/Conquest)
- 3806-after_the_flood, made by Yamamoto (Coop/Conquest)
- 4005-the_weygand_plan, based on "Brusilov Offensive" by BF1918, conversion by Sarge Surfat and Sarge31FR (Coop/Conquest)
- 4006-ligne_alpine (Coop/Conquest)
- 4010-attack_on_greece (Coop/Conquest)
- 4011-battle_of_pindus (former Capture of Ortona by zara5ustra) (Coop/Conquest)
- 4011-wannan_incident, made by Yamamoto (Coop/Conquest)
- 4103-primavera (Coop/Conquest)
- 4103-raid_on_agheila, made by Yamamoto (Coop/Conquest)
- 4104-operation_latzides, made by Yamamoto (Coop/Conquest)
- 4203-battle_of_java, made by Yamamoto (Coop/Conquest)
- 4204-valley_of_death, made by Sarge Surfat, Coop by Sarge31FR (Coop/Conquest)
- 4207-serafimovic, made by Afri Cola, Coop by Sarge31FR (Coop/Conquest)
- 4208-jiangxi, made by Yamamoto (Coop/Conquest)
- 4208-operation_herkules, made by Yamamoto (Coop/Conquest)
- 4209-wolves_at_night, made by Yamamoto (Conquest)
- 4210-wolfpack, made by Sarge Surfat (TDM/Objective)
- 4212-donets_defense, made by Sarge Surfat (Coop/Conquest)
- 4305-battle_of_attu, made by Yamamoto (Conquest)
- 4312-commandos, made by amoghektor (Conquest/Coop/Objective)
- 4402-when_the_tigers_broke_free, made by Yamamoto (Coop/Conquest)
- 4405-myitkyina, made by Sarge Surfat, Coop by Sarge31FR (Coop/Conquest)
- 4406-easy_red, made by Sarge Surfat (Conquest)
- 4406-defense_of_hengyang, made by Yamamoto (Coop/Conquest)
- 4410-monte_battaglia, original map created by zara5ustra, BG42 conversion by Sarge Surfat (Coop/Conquest)
- 4501-operation_matador, made by Yamamoto (Conquest)
- 4501-snowy_park, made by Sarge Surfat, Coop by Lotte (Coop/Conquest)
- 4503-hellendoorn (Coop/Conquest/Objective)
- 4503-the_coup, made by Yamamoto (Coop/Conquest)
- 4504-mouse_roars (Coop/Conquest)
- 4508-august_storm, made by Yamamoto (Coop/Conquest)
- ZIS-30 57mm SPG (based on Kraetzer's T-20)
- Dido-class cruiser (model by Cabrio)
- Wickes-class destroyer (model by Cabrio)
- several APD transport versions (based on Wickes-class)
- new Universal Carrier (model and basic skin made by Waxbutter)
- AS37 Autocarro Protetto (model and skins made by Kraetzer)
- Valentine III and IX (model and skins made by RuppDee)
- Type 91 Japanese torpedo (model and skin by Kraetzer)
- Mark 13 American torpedo (model and skin by Kraetzer)
- M-class blimb (model by Terrorduck and Bommel, skin by SargeSurfat)
- M4A2 Sherman (model and skin made by Waxbutter)
- Panzerkampfwagen VIII Maus (model by Geronimo, texture by RuppDee)
- Flakpanzer I (model and skin by Koricus, skin modifications by Kraetzer)
- new Boys AT rifle mesh and skin (made by RuppDee)
- new M1 carbine (model and skin by Kraetzer)
- Winchester Model 12 shotgun (model and skin by Kraetzer)
- MP. 38 SMG (made by RuppDee)
- Beretta M1934 pistol (made by RuppDee)
- Gewehr 98 rifle (model by Kraetzer, skin by RuppDee)
- Mannlicher-Schoenauer MS 1903 rifle (by BF1918)
- many new / modified skins
- some new sounds and effects

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TheSoviet7520 Jan 29 2012 says:

Wow this is the **** Man! :D

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Computica Jan 29 2012 replied:

More like Flaming Hot $hit Man! }:D

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Gnomey Jan 30 2012 replied:

That is a Maus.

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Waking Mar 31 2013 says:

Maus :)

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Guest Apr 12 2013 says:

Could anyone please help me: I've downloaded and installed the 5 parts of the beta but now nothing happens what am I doing wrong?

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Can anyone verify how active this mod is?

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