Battleground Europe, new Mac MMO game with FREE download and trial

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by PracticalMac, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. PracticalMac, Jan 27, 2009
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2015

    macrumors 68020

    Jan 22, 2009


    APPROVED for Steam Greenlight!
    A new updated posted as they make changes to work with STEAM.


    (I updated this thread above this line.)

    Historically based MMO game, both land, sea, and air combat that has the LARGEST CONTINUOUS game map in existence.
    Have complete freedom of where to go, unlike many games that limit you to a tiny map and a handful of players.

    Home page

    Download (You can install the and play in OFFLINE mode COMPLETELY FREE only when you got online will you need to sign up.)

    Free Trial info (Tell them "Frantishek" sent you ;) ):

    Game Wiki:


    Old comparison map image, it is now MUCH bigger then this: :D
  2. macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2008
    looks interesting. I may check it out. Thanks.
  3. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 22, 2009
  4. macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2002
    I think I have meantioned it, but that was long time ago. Don't have time to lurk here, playing WWII Online is much more fun. :p
  5. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 22, 2009
    Anyone else try this out, and what do you think?
  6. macrumors 65816

    Aug 1, 2007
    Wondering same.

    Trying to find a game my son and I can play online at the same time and is not WOW type.
  7. macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2004
    Fantastic game!!!

    WWII online aka battleground Europe is an absolutely fantastic game! Steep learning curve, but completely worth it- unmatched gameplay, community interaction and cooperation, teamwork, etc.

    Most fulfilling experience I've had with a mmo... And have kept it up on and off for 6-plus years.
  8. macrumors 65816

    Aug 1, 2007
    Is it a game you can sit down and play for 30-60 minutes or do you have to invest 3-4 hours at a time to play?
  9. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 22, 2009
    Can be as short or as long as you want to play.

    In heavily contested areas mission time will be <4 min.
    Some mission types can exceed 2 hours.
    Average about 7 to 15 min

    But you son will learn a LOT about history. Just do not tell him that. ;)

    OH, and I should add, team work is a MUST. A father/son team will shine.
    And yes, there are a few father/son and even brothers playing.

    Look for me in game, and I can help you out.
  10. macrumors 65816

    Aug 1, 2007
    Thanks for that - I think we will give it a try. We're leaving for vacation today, but when we get back in a week I think we'll sign up for the trial.

    If we both want to play, do we have to pay the monthly fee twice or is it per household?
  11. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 22, 2009
    It's per account, so it will be twice.

    You can download and check out the game OFFLINE for free now, check out the terrain and vehicles.

    All upgrades to new versions are free.
  12. macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2006
    Good to see WW2OL (Battleground Europe) getting some attention here. I have been a subscriber to the game since it came out in November 2002 for the Macintosh. The game has a steep learning curve but and can be one of the most intense adrenaline rushes around. The important thing during the trial is to hook up with a player or squad that can answer your questions.

    The community is very helpful. Look past the visuals, which have gotten much better over the years, and experience the game play. It is a tough non-forgiving game. You make a mistake you will die. However, how many games do you know where a new player can take out a veteran of several years because of a good shot or being in the right place at the right time.

    Patience rules the day with this game. Several times when we have new players in our squad they comment about their experience with first person shooters and they say - wow this game is tough!!

    Right now we are on campaign #51 - see the full map at this link and click on the map

    If you decide to play Allied check out our squad page - 7thAST squad. We use TS and usually have 15 to 20 on most of the time.
  13. macrumors 65816

    Aug 1, 2007
    Sounds a lot like America's Army - when I started playing that game I had to totally adjust my play style. Charging in anywhere was almost guaranteed death and then having to wait 10 min while everyone else finished. I loved how when you died, that was it, no respawns. Made the game a totally difference experience and teamwork was key.

    However if we both are playing, at $30/month I don't think I can justify the cost so I'll probably pass. Thanks for the info however.
  14. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 22, 2009
    You are missing out on a great experiance!
    Get one account in, check it out, and when you are ready, can get a 2ed one.

    Also, you can get 6mo and 12mo for much less. 12month is almost 1/2 of monthly.
  15. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 22, 2009
    New version, 1.30 (NOT 1.3, its 1.30), coming soon.
  16. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 22, 2009
    1.30 has gone to OPEN beta testing, all subscribers can see the cool new toys and terrain.

    It may be about 2 weeks for it to be the new client.
  17. macrumors 68020


    Oct 1, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    so this is just MMO? Are there any rewards for playing over time besides story and satisfaction lol, like leveling etc? That stuff keeps me going.
  18. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 22, 2009
    As you score points and gain in rank, you will get more "toys", the biggest, baddest vehicles.

    There are 3 sides, with 3 branches, so you have a lot to look forward to.
  19. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 22, 2009
    The company is based in Bedford, next to Dallas, TX.

    They are having a 10th anniversary party Friday, all are welcome.
  20. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 22, 2009
    1.30 is nearing release.

    Expect introduction specials!
  21. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 22, 2009
    Version 1.30 is now live and working.

    Some bugs being worked out.
  22. macrumors 601


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire
    Now that 1.3 is out, what are the specials ?
  23. macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2009
    I don't know why this game is so little known. It's a real gem. Players tend to be more mature (i.e, many active mil, vets, and history buffs) than you might expect to find on a game site. The game has many aspects that are a little difficult to describe succinctly and appeal to a variety of gaming tastes from the tactical twitch to leadership and campaign strategy.

    Look for a free trial period and give it a chance but I should caution that the game can be more addictive than crack.

    Been playing this game forever and I'm still a nub.:eek:

    If you try the game, ask for help or you might find the learning curve frustrating. Give it a chance and you will find that the community is one of the best that you will find anywhere.
  24. macrumors 6502


    Oct 5, 2008
    I'm sorry but that game sucks. No offense. The graphics are very Windows 95ish.
  25. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 22, 2009
    no, not 1.3
    1.30, as in the 30th sub-version!

    Comparing a game to the way Win95 looks. Now that tells us a lot more about you then the game.

    Play Doom 3/ Quake/ MOH / etc, every few minuets you get a message "Loading".
    Why? Because it has to load 250mb of map to continue playing.
    And so you have to wait.....

    This game is a boarder less, real time mop. It is NOT an "Arena" game like the vast majority of console types.

    Sure the graphics are not as pretty, but when the game play has no limits to how far or fast, who cares if the flowers look pretty.

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