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Back to school

Author: Critic100_o/o_f@ke, romasm (3)Game: L4D2Add-On: CampaignMaps: 6/6
member9.4 critic9.2 Co-op map for co-op play Versus map for versus play
Chapter 1: Forest
6/6 Maps Available
  • - Forest
  • - Railroad station
  • - Town
  • - Cinema
  • - Church
  • - School Finale
Campaign Status: 95% Complete
Useful links:
NEW TRAILER! - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z37koM9hD-g
"Back to School" campaign Site - http://bts-l4d.com
"Back to School" campaign Steam group - http://steamcommunity.com/groups/backtoschool
"Back to School" campaign ModDB Page - http://www.moddb.com/mods/back-to-school
"Back to School" campaign YouTube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/Fake100BTS

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// 01/19/13 - Changes in v1.06:
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- Added compatibility with Workshop version of campaign.
- Bear model (replaces gnome model) is currently broken, we're working on that.

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// 11/02/12 - Сhanges in v1.05:
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- “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).
- Few 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.

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// Opening remarks
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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.

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// Installation:
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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.

Then, all you need to do is to copy the campaign (vpk file) here: ...\Steam\steamapps\common\left 4 dead 2\left4dead2\addons\

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// Turn Game Instructor ON Please!!!
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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).

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// Known issues and bugs:
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- Minor problem with bots’ navigation.
- Performance issues in some locations.
- Long loading time of campaign chapters (due to large and detail environments)

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// Knowing conflicts with other custom campaigns:
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- Conflict 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 in future.
- 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 “Warcelona” campaign. The teddy bear may use wrong collision model.

We recommend you to turn off campaigns that cause conflicts (Menu>Extra>Add-ons).

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// In case of game crash:
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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:
1) “Paged Pool Memory Available” in video options set on “High” while your graphic card has not enough memory. Set this option on “Low”.
2) “Multicore Rendering” is turn on. This can cause crashes on the old systems. Turn this option off.
3) 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.
4) Some other custom campaigns or add-ons may conflict with Back To School. Turn them off. Like conflict with "Better Blood and wound textures" add-on (improved blood textures.vpk). This conflict causes game crash.
5) Large amount of installed addons can also cause crashes. Turn them off.

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// Back To School team:
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Level design:
Kirill “100_o/o_f@ke” Tarasov and 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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// Terms of using this campaign’s content:
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You can use any content of this campaign, except original content of Left 4 Dead 2 and third-party content below.
Only condition: specify that this content originally was a part of the Back To School campaign. For more info contact us via website (bts-l4d.com), our Steamgroup (steamcommunity.com/groups/backtoschool) or email ( 100_olo_fake@mail.ru, romasm1@yandex.ru).

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// Third-party content:
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This campaign also contains the following content:
- Pistol model and new weapons animations, created by arby26 (http://www.l4dmaps.com/profile.php?id=205380&user=arby26).
- Flowing water animated texture from “Water Source Pack”, created by TopHATTwaffle (http://www.tophattwaffle.com/downloads/).
- Military vehicles models, created by illkid.
- Microscope model, created by ProgSys (http://www.gaming-models.de/index.php/product/371).
- Firewood model, created by Campeon(http://www.gaming-models.de/index.php/product/84).
01/19/2013 Version: 1.06 (complete) Size: 574.03MB File: bts_l4d2.vpk Downloads: 1,712,897 Views: 833,994

The storyline 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 back in town and not falling back this time.

This version now should be compatible with Workshop version.

Recommendations:
- Read Changelog! All links are there!
- Turn Game Instructor ON! (Menu>Options>Multiplayer>Game Instructor)
- If game crashes TURN OFF IMPROVED BLOOD TEXTURES ADD-ON! IT CAUSES CRASHES!
- If it doesn't help and game still crashes, then write us (romasm or fake100) a private message!


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491 Comments and 102 Reviews
MattGiordanoGames MattGiordanoGames Posted 4 days ago
Pros:

-Detail
-Long Length

Cons:

-Glitchy Truck

Conclusion:

It was amazing. Many people have been reporting crashes and bugs with this map, but everything worked out fine for me. :)
I personally loved this! It was a bit glitchy while riding inside of the truck, but other than that, it was amazing. 9.5/10

9.5
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MaddaCheeb101 CriticMaddaCheeb101 Posted 6 days ago

I tried replaying this, but the campaign tends to crash on level transitions and during the maps.

DarkSlayer999 DarkSlayer999 Posted 1 week ago

The campaign crashes sometimes when I enter the saferoom and the next level loads. :(

REV6Pilot REV6Pilot Posted 4 weeks ago

Game closes all of a sudden when the campaign finishes loading. I'll try re-downloading, but if it doesn't work, bye-bye addon!

Didn't work. Off to the trash with you; I'm not even gonna try again.

4 weeks ago
poopeypants117 poopeypants117 Posted 1 month ago

how u get the weapon animations?

steamcommunity(.)com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=135782335

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Back to school MattGiordanoGames MattGiordanoGames Posted 4 days ago
Pros:

-Detail
-Long Length

Cons:

-Glitchy Truck

Conclusion:

It was amazing. Many people have been reporting crashes and bugs with this map, but everything worked out fine for me. :)
I personally loved this! It was a bit glitchy while riding inside of the truck, but other than that, it was amazing. 9.5/10

9.5
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