Battleground Europe brings vintage WWII warfare to Steam

Even an old dog can find itself a fresh young pup in the right circumstances. Battleground Europe, originally known as World War II Online, finally made the jump to Steam last week as one of the newest full-scale MMOFPS games on the platform. This, despite the title being over a decade and a half old at this point.

It looks as though the title has reverted back to the original World War II Online title for the Steam launch. As of September 22nd, the game saw an increase of 45,000 players sign up for new accounts, which is no doubt sorely needed for this aging MMO. The small indie team is using this momentum as an opportunity to push out more improvements, such as newer art models and a streamlined tutorial.

“Population levels remain substantially higher than we have seen in years, routinely around the clock,” the team posted. “We’re very happy to report this progress and these production items coming (more not listed here) are intended to help bolster that success even further.”

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Steely Bob
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[20:30] LUm

[20:30] server crashed

[20:30] I’m playing ww2 offline

[20:30] jesus this is bad

[20:30] this is derek smart bad

[20:30] need some tips?

[20:31] Gameplay isnt that bad

[20:31] how the fuck do I FIRE A GODDAM RIFLE

[20:31] ok

[20:31] Left shit to pull up my rifle

[20:31] Put your eye to the barrel…

[20:31] Mouse button 2 to AIM my rifle

[20:31] haha

[20:31] Mouse button 1 to Fire

[20:31] right mouse to aim [20:31] too

[20:31] lum, hit ctrl-alt-shift-tab-scroll lock-tilde

[20:31] WHLIE HOLDING LEFT SHIF AND MOUSE 1

[20:31] dernit

[20:31] WHAT THE FUCK

[20:31] yep

[20:31] That sounds overly complicated

[20:31] roofle

[20:31] DID ANYONE ACTUALLY PLAY THIS PIECE OF DOGSHIT

[20:31] is supposed to be hard

[20:31] fuck hard

[20:31] oh

[20:31] that’s DEREK SMART stupid

[20:31] btw

[20:31] which piece of dogshit?

[20:32] it’s JUST LIKE BATTLECRUISER 3000

[20:32] to map keys

[20:32] the keymap files are read onle

[20:32] Pres Ctrl-Alt-F9 to steer left!

[20:32] READ ONLY

[20:32] …

[20:32] This is retarded

[20:32] roofle

[20:32] you have to go in and change that

[20:32] why the fuck do I need to dance with three keys TO FIRE A FUCKING GUN

[20:32] ctl alt f9

[20:32] so you can map your own keys

[20:32] wtf?

[20:32] Whatever happened to POINT AND SHOOT

[20:33] IT IS FAIRLY BASIC CONCEPT

[20:33] haha

[20:33] it’s ghey

[20:33] but but but it’s REALISTIC

[20:33] I agree

[20:33] NO

[20:33] press space – 5 – f4 – pgup and num lock to move forward

[20:33] I HAVE FIRED RIFLES IN REAL LIFE

[20:33] I DID NOT HAVE AS MUCH PROBLEM DOING THIS

[20:33] IT WAS REALLY QUITE EASY

[20:33] there you go

[20:33] hahahah you’re slaying me

[20:33] hahaha

[20:33] eheheh

[20:33] LOL

[20:33] wait till you drive a tank

[20:33] this is fucked up

[20:33] firing is easy. aiming is HARD.

[20:33] I can’t believe they released this piece of shit

[20:33] Lum any question for me so far?

[20:34] I’m running around an empty field

[20:34] is it worse than UO on release?

[20:34] What the fuck am I doing

[20:34] WW2Online: Shoot yourself in the fucking face to continue.

[20:34] hahahahahaahah oh man this is classic Lum

[20:34] Yes Stab

[20:34] I passed a pigeon five minutes ago

[20:34] please write like that in your first look LOL

[20:34] Lum, offline is ghey

[20:34] I could not figure out how to shoot the pigeon

[20:34] Slog

[20:34] I WOULD PLAY ONLINE

[20:34] EXCEPT I CANNOT

[20:34] hehe

[20:34] I think THAT is ghey

[20:34] does the pigeon..move?

[20:34] ok go get a tank

[20:34] no

[20:34] the pigeon does not move

[20:34] ok

[20:34] how do I exit out to get a tank

[20:35] is the pigeon a sprite?

[20:35] yes the pigeon is a sprite

[20:35] sweet

[20:35] if you circle strafe it does it magically turn?

[20:35] I CANNOT ESCAPE

[20:35] I AM TRAPPED IN A FIELD

[20:35] ahahaha

[20:35] Shift escape Lum

[20:35] Did you hit the ice grass?

[20:35] ‘trapped in a field online’

[20:35] im loging all this

[20:35] lol

[20:35] that field is hiroshima, post bomb.

[20:35] Where the fuck does it say shift escape

[20:35] ERR Left-Shify Escape

[20:35] It doesn’t say shift escape anywhere

[20:35] OH

[20:35] right shift won’t work

[20:35] LEFT SHIFT escape

[20:35] hehe

[20:35] In the non-existent documentation

[20:35] hahahaha

[20:35] yep

[20:36] no

[20:36] this is great

[20:36] im choking im laughing so hard

[20:36] WW2OL has plenty of docs

[20:36] ROFL

[20:36] Ras: Naw, letting Philly whine is great

[20:36] mostly nazi porn

[20:36] me too

[20:36] BIG PICTURES OF LUGERS

[20:36] Lum did you uncheck the read only files?

[20:36] They shipped with Doctors Goebbels and Mengelev?

[20:36] Reminds me of playing Falcon 3.0 years ago. Where the manual was like 400 pags

[20:36] ok

[20:36] now I am selecing a vehicle again

[20:36] Falcon 4 was like that too :)

[20:36] I will take a PzKpfw 38(t)

[20:36] that seems suitably militaristic

[20:36] Lum did it take 10 minutes to load?

[20:36] yes

[20:36] PzKpfw 38)t)?

[20:36] Light tank

[20:37] Heh the Czech tank

[20:37] that the Germans pressed into service

[20:37] amd the progress bar was ghey

[20:37] it was just a gif animation

[20:37] it did not show any actual progress

[20:37] it’s makes you wan’t to smash your Monitor

[20:37] Lum

[20:37] Oh jesus

[20:37] hit numlock for FPS

[20:37] ‘trapped in a field online’

[20:37] it’s looking like a ‘wait for shadowbane and star wars: galaxies’ moment

[20:37] ROOFLE

[20:37] I can see a TINY TINY TINY little window

[20:37] heheheh

[20:37] ahh

[20:37] FPS 23

[20:37] i hope this works

[20:37] ok

[20:37] lololol oh god

[20:38] hold down E Lum

[20:38] engine STARTED

[20:38] ao

[20:38] 23..

[20:38] I think

[20:38] oh

[20:38] that’s not TOO offensive

[20:38] I have to hold it down

[20:38] what’s your machine like, lum?

[20:38] just pressing it doesn’t work

[20:38] OK

[20:38] you have to hold it down

[20:38] I THINK I JUMP STARTED THE TANK

[20:38] ROFL

[20:38] lol

[20:38] Lum press O

[20:38] can I actually look out of my tank?

[20:38] i cant wait to read this write up

[20:38] Do the nazi’s say “Mein Lieben!” when you run over them in your tank?

[20:38] yes

[20:39] I have like a 3 inch porthole

[20:39] no lum…in a real war you coulnd’t see out of at tank

[20:39] WWII Online Error

[20:39] ——————————————————————————–

[20:39] The WWII Online game server is down!

[20:39] Whee.

[20:39] did you press o?

[20:39] yes

[20:39] o.O

[20:39] the window opened

[20:39] no close the window

[20:39] I can’t open the window?

[20:39] WHY NOT

[20:39] IT IS HOT IN MY TANK

[20:39] From the sounds of things looks like they went a bit too far with the realism aspect

[20:39] hhahahhahahahahhaahahhahahahah

[20:39] hahaha

[20:39] STFU AND CLOSE THE WINDOW

[20:39] *** Thundy|EQ is now known as Thundolfe

[20:39] What?

[20:39] haha

[20:39] ok

[20:39] I closed the window

[20:39] can you see binocolars?

[20:39] you will roast like a pig in the oven, just like the REAL soldiers.

[20:40] in front of you?

[20:40] like a periscope?

[20:40] heh

[20:40] uh no

[20:40] >_<

[20:40] why they hell would they have binoculars in a fucking tanks?

[20:40] oh shit

[20:40] I turned off my engine

[20:40] MY TANK DIED

[20:40] .. hahahah

[20:40] fpffhffphffphfpfhff

[20:40] dumbass

[20:40] ok it’s back

[20:40] lol

[20:40] Sure it wasn’t Polish Partisans Lum?

[20:40] you ran out of gas lum

[20:40] where’s the binoculars

[20:40] ok lock down the tank

[20:40] oh man im dying

[20:40] pressing O

[20:40] LOCK DOWN LOCK DOWN!

[20:40] THE WINDOW IS CLOSED

[20:40] I GOT THAT PART

[20:40] ok

[20:40] you on two computers, lum?

[20:40] lockdown the tank?

[20:40] WWII has housing?

[20:41] *i wish to lock this down*

[20:41] no one will steal my tank!

[20:41] HAHaH

[20:41] it is LOCKED baby

[20:41] press the period key on the numlock pad

[20:41] WOW

[20:41] I CAN SEE

[20:41] haha

[20:41] UNEXPLODED ARTILLERY SHELL HOUSE BREAKIN EXPLOIT

[20:41] You are in German tank right?

[20:41] I CAN SEE SHIT

[20:41] yeah

[20:41] pzk38t or some shit

[20:41] Press it again

[20:41] why do you need to see? you are in a big metal tank…just drive around and run shit over

[20:41] If some one trys to steal you tank lum ask them to teach you how to drive it

[20:41] I can’t see shit any more

[20:41] Allied tanks don’t have the periscope

[20:41] I’m back in my hot and stuffy tank

[20:41] press it again

[20:41] cool

[20:41] ok

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Steely Bob
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Steely Bob

3 words… Lum the Mad…

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Fisty

Still called WW2 Online on my STeam….

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Rhime

Good, good…now go back and read the posting, 2nd paragraph down.

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Fisty

Hell yeah, that’s using your noggin!

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CthulhuDawg

OMG! I remember riding my bike to store down the road to buy this. It was so much fun! The only reason I stopped playing it was when Planetside came out in 2003. I think I’ll download it and give it another go. At the least nostalgia will be had.

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Connor

45,000 new accounts and yet all time peak is 425 on Steam?

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costanius

Its just the steam players! There are also lots of players logged into the same game world via their original non-steam client so the numbers are not accurate but much higher!

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