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post Jul 1 2011, 08:13 PM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Half-Life_2_mods

If you go there, you'll notice two things: Battlegrounds is listed as a mod, and there isn't an article for it.

Given TF2 is free to play, I think someone in the community should get on wikipedia and get to writing an article ASAP. I was looking at the article in order to link to a friend of mods they can play now that they don't require purchasing a source game. I think if there was an article, the mod will get a bit more attention from people who are just discovering source mods they suddenly have access to.

I don't post often, so just in case I log off and don't come back, I'll say in advance that there's a few reasons I'm not going to make the article myself. First, I don't have a wikipedia account. Second, perhaps more important, I haven't played the game in over a year, so my information might be dated. Third, I don't have any real ambition to write the article because I don't play the game, but since I do know people who play it, I figure I should mention this.
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post Jul 1 2011, 09:16 PM
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I was bored and made a mini one, I suggest someone edits it when they have time :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlegrounds_2


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post Jul 1 2011, 09:21 PM
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http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Battle_Grounds_2

Most of that could be copied over. If any wants to do it, I don't have much free time until Sunday.


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post Jul 2 2011, 05:01 PM
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Bah, one of the wiki admins sent me a msg and wants me to find some secondary sources, or it could be deleted. Anyone know of a gaming site that talks about BG2?


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post Jul 2 2011, 05:34 PM
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Google something. Also, strategyinformer and moddb and whatever have had posts about us.
Edit: Also link the valve wiki entry roob posted.


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post Jul 2 2011, 05:35 PM
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http://www.hlportal.de/?sec=mods&site=...&mod_id=214
http://www.moddb.com/mods/battle-grounds-2
http://www.bgunited.org/
www.forums.bgmod.com hmmmmmm?

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post Jul 2 2011, 05:43 PM
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I already linked him the moddb one and the other one from the valve wiki, and he says they do not count since it was made by you guys or something. Secondary sources has to be from somebody that is not affiliated with you guys, like a gaming newspaper or something I think. Anyone got the link for the strategyinformer?


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post Jul 2 2011, 08:13 PM
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Well as I said there should be something on google (or other search engines), and I think we were featured on moddb in something they wrote. However, I'm too lazy to check.


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post Jul 3 2011, 10:02 AM
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http://www.moddb.com/events/2005-mod-of-th...5/5#readarticle

We won an award.

and this:

http://www.gamingdaily.co.uk/2009/battlegrounds-2/


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post Jul 3 2011, 11:04 AM
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Thx Roob, I added those 2, and the wiki admin replied this:

The ModDB 2005 "editors choice" might be enough for verification in the "List of" article. Maybe. ModDB is currently not accepted by the videogames wikiproject as a reliable source (see WP:VG/RS), but that's more on the basis of the user-generated content rather than the editorials. I may have to raise the subject again for a clearer concensus. Gaming Daily is a self-published source, which are not normally usable. If we can establish that Ed Fenning is an "expert in his field", then it's a possibility


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post Jul 3 2011, 12:03 PM
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What about clan homepages?


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http://planethalflife.gamespy.com/View.php...etail&id=19

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post Jul 3 2011, 04:32 PM
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There's a lot of short mentions all around the net, but youtube seems to be the biggest and easy to find source about BG2. There is so much other shit with the name battle grounds on the net, but on youtube it's not hard to find. I remember this guy for instance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFR5oI9wdow

Lots of LB videos under related videos there.

Also:
Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/90026/
http://www.pcgames.de/Mods-und-Maps-Thema-...-Life-2-616783/


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post Jul 7 2011, 11:35 PM
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One of the wiki admins wrote this:

A request for box art or logo has been made to help better illustrate the article.


So, could any of you BG2 devs upload a box art or logo of BG2 onto that BG2 wiki page?


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post Jul 8 2011, 12:28 AM
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QUOTE (mpc @ Jul 7 2011, 07:35 PM) *
One of the wiki admins wrote this:

A request for box art or logo has been made to help better illustrate the article.


So, could any of you BG2 devs upload a box art or logo of BG2 onto that BG2 wiki page?


Why not the current startup screen?


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post Jul 8 2011, 12:56 AM
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I really do not have time going into my BG2 folder to find an image, then resize it and upload for wiki, which is why I asked someone here to do it :/


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post Jul 8 2011, 01:54 AM
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I'm not sure how to upload to wikipedia, but I quickly made up this tonight:




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post Jul 8 2011, 02:55 AM
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It's uploaded. If you guys have any other images you want uploaded, post them here and I can do it :)

Edit:

Ops, I made 3 replies :/ I could have edited the first one :(

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post Jul 8 2011, 04:26 PM
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QUOTE (mpc @ Jul 8 2011, 04:55 AM) *
It's uploaded. If you guys have any other images you want uploaded, post them here and I can do it :)

Edit:

Ops, I made 3 replies :/ I could have edited the first one :(


Fixed your posts.


Why don't we upload a normal screenshot of the main menu in a medium res instead of that? It's hard to understand what that image should stand for. Also, if you are in need of images to post, you can go to our ModDB profile and check out what we've got there. Link:

http://www.moddb.com/mods/battle-grounds-2/


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post Jul 9 2011, 12:25 AM
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I give up soon lol.

They want the owners of the above image to post one of these: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:CONSENT to permissions-enwikimedia.org or they will remove the image 15th of July. I hate wikipedia, they have to do everything the hard way :(


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post Jul 9 2011, 12:41 AM
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Don't hate on wikipedia. That's to protect them. How shitty would it be if they got sued and went down?


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post Jul 9 2011, 07:47 AM
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They would remove illegal content on notice of the owner or other authorities. Nothing would get them sued and down. That is the same thing such as google does with blogger and youtube etc.


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