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BattleGrounds2 is getting ready to release its first BETA, to mark the occasion we have put together a media release for all our fans and potential players. Many thanks to Forlorn Hope for creating a gameplay trailer featuring footage taken from some of our testing sessions, the trailer is a little

Posted by TravisJ on Jan 29th, 2007

BattleGrounds2 is getting ready to release its first BETA, to mark the occasion we have put together a media release for all our fans and potential players. Many thanks to Forlorn Hope for creating a gameplay trailer featuring footage taken from some of our testing sessions, the trailer is a little under 3minutes long and weighs in at 77mb. Download mirrors below.

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The mapping team has also been very busy of late, we have 6 new maps that will be featured in our upcoming release, foothills, maricopa, mvalley, snowlake2, kingsmountain & pillage. These new maps provide a great deal of diverse gameplay, we have focused on making the game more exciting by creating maps where the gameplay varies drastically from map to map. Screenshots of these maps can be found below.

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We have updated a couple of our player models, introducing the American Frontiersman & the British Jager.

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We are very pleased with the work what we have accomplished since 0.17, BG2 1.0b is currently in the final stages of testing, if all goes well we will be releasing this coming Saturday the 3rd of February. The team would like to thank all our fans and everyone who has been a part of BattleGrounds to date, we hope to see you on the battlefield this Saturday. Don't forget to check bgmod.com for more information on the upcoming release.

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PytoX
PytoX Jan 29 2007, 12:39pm says: Online

Awesome! So many hl news the latest times :)

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Scary155
Scary155 Jan 29 2007, 5:12pm says:

I gotta say I have been playing 1.7 and it is so much fun!!! Look forward to the release keep up the great work! The models are not the best out there, but the online game play is really good and thats make all the diffrence! nothing worst then playing a game that is a LAG Fest! Props!!

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Mogar
Mogar Jan 30 2007, 7:23am says:

Gameplay is awesome, however, the models look like direct ports from the pre-Source age of gaming.

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makkE
makkE Jan 30 2007, 8:03am says:

What caught my eye are the trees, I think they are a bit over-saturated.

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Aeneas2020
Aeneas2020 Jan 30 2007, 9:16am says:

oops i seem to have opened up a can of worms here about the visuals of this mod, again i have to agree with the others that gameplay is the most important thing and don't get me wrong i'm a big fan...if you wanted another texture artist for a little bit of help here and there im always around (although pretty swamped atm) :D... please don't take this offensively.

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Aeneas2020
Aeneas2020 Jan 29 2007, 2:23pm says:

i really liked the original battlegrounds and this looks to be coming along nicely, although (and please don't flame me) your models and textures cud still use some work, they dont make the most of the source engine

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aegir
aegir Jan 29 2007, 4:42pm says:

@Aeneas no need to flame :p your just right the modesl and textures are far from good but the gameplay is good and that matters the most but well a graphical update would be much apreciated ;)

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[CWC]SHADOW
[CWC]SHADOW Jan 29 2007, 6:09pm says:

Nice, I'm excited on 1.0 already, keep it up guys ;)

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D@rson07
D@rson07 Jan 29 2007, 6:20pm says:

Awesome mod, one of my favs

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TravisJ
TravisJ Jan 30 2007, 10:08am says:

Yeah we can take criticism guys, if people were more aware of the development circumstances to date they would understand why things are they way they are. One of the biggest problems we have had is lack of help, all of our developers are long time fans of the mod and are very passionate about its development, its been hard for us to get new help on mainly because of the mods current condition.... Its a tough spot to be in... We are always looking for help in all departments, please contact me via our site or email if youre interested

mail -at- mapmonger.com

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aldigangster
aldigangster Jan 30 2007, 2:57pm says:

direct linkt to download would be great next time!

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foxconn_subversion
foxconn_subversion Jan 30 2007, 3:32pm says:

pros:
-almost everything, i am happy to see new and fresh content

cons:
-tree leave textures oversaturated *FIX*
-left hand of the player world model seems not to be fitting *FIX*

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TravisJ
TravisJ Jan 30 2007, 9:52pm says:

yeah, we have no animator and havent had for a while... that is one of our biggest problems.. so if anyone wants to stepup

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Centy
Centy Jan 31 2007, 3:35am says:

Well done guys on not only making a fnatastic mod but for getting this far under limited resources hope to see you on a server sometime show my appreciation with a headstab ;)

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