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BattleGroup42 Mod for Battlefield 1942



This is release 1.2 of Battlegroup42 and requires release 1.0 
to be already installed. It is intended for Battlefield 1942
version 1.6. It replaces release 1.1.

EXE install - select \Battlefield 1942\ folder
Zip install - unzip to \Battlefield 1942\Mods\ folder

If you enjoy it, please donate a BG42 screenshot to our forum:

The Battlegroup42 mod is designed for all game modes: 
Multiplayer: Conquest, Capture the Flag (CTF) and Team Deathmatch (TDM)
SinglePlayer: Coop, Campaign, and Instant Battle.

It will be activated automatically when connecting to an 
online BG42 server. To run in singleplayer or start a server, 
go into Custom Game, select BattleGroup42 and click Activate.
To run directly make a shortcut (or copy the one for standard
BF1942) and set the 'Target' as follows (changing as appropriate 
for your install folder):

"C:\Program Files\EA Games\Battlefield 1942\BF1942.exe" +game Battlegroup42

and use ChangeIcon to point it at the BG42icon in the Battlegroup42 

1.2 Change List

Release 1.2 provides new maps and a readjustments of some changes introduced in 1.1. It also addresses as many long-standing BG42 known issues as well as significant map re-balancing to several maps. There is a small amount of new content in this build as well.

16 additional maps (9 new maps, 2 modified old maps and 4 conversions from the EA Match Map Pack) thanks to the efforts of Clan MOB's mapping group:
MOB can be reached at: (German Forums)
              (English Forums)

Online (Conquest mode) play exists for the following maps:


Limited single player support exists for the following maps from the EA Match Map Pack which requires the installation of EA's Match Map Pack BF1942 maps in order to load. If you do not have the Match Map Pack maps installed, you will experience Crash-To-Desktop (CTD) errors upon map load of these maps. The Match Map Pack can be downloaded from EA at:


The following EA Map Match Pack map does NOT have Single Player support due to problems with CTD when served as a Battlegroup42 map:

the_great_pursuit which has been renamed 4312_the_great_pursuit for release in Battlegroup42.

New content:

Infantry changes:
Fixed deployable MG kit bug where MG could not be picked up and moved
Increased pip convergence speed for ALL anti-tank weapons
Adjusted #2 Pistol damage to compensate for slower ROF
Minor adjustments to PPsh 1.1
Adjusted the ROF on MP18

Vehicle Changes:
Turret speed adjusted for Tiger, now returned to BG42 1.0 values
Land speed for Tiger, IS-2 and Panther-D returned to BG42 1.0 values
Increased penetration/projectile damage of T-34 and SU-122 
Adjusted hull top and bottom armor of the Tiger to match Real Life specifications of 65mm vs 25mm
Corrected Firefly armor to match shermans. Additional mesh corrections to improve performance
DSHK now has proper icon
JU-87g can now use reverse gears
Tweaked the sights on the .50 cal on the Allied M3A1 & M5A1 to permit clear LOS to target
Corrected double reload on torpedo planes
Corrected LOD on the M10 Achilles
Fixed the top of the turret armor on the Cromwell
Adjusted Ho-Ni tank projectile
Adjusted the KV-85 collision meshes
Fixed network code in weasel
Fixed aiming offset bug in Lee and Daimler
Corrected pasenger animation in Kettenkrad
Adjusted Matilda hull armor
Adjusted M18 tracks
Adjusted IL 2M3 Bomblets for more effect

Gameplay changes:
Adjusted PAK40 LOD
Adjusted Stationery Gun LOD
Carriers now rearm planes faster
SinglePlayer bots do NOT use deployable MG kits due to crash
Updated almost all tanks and SP guns to permit bots fire the hull guns more frequently
All artillery adjusted to allow better AI use (adjustment recommendation from MasterChiefRulez)
Adjusted Greyhound, Stuart, 105 and Sherman to permit AI to use hull guns
Increased splash damage for Bison, BIshop, Brummbaer, Katyusha, M2A1 Howitzer,Nebelwerfer, 
          Nimrod, Priest, Sexton, sIG33, Wespe and Zrinyi
Added theater dependent mines (color matches theater)

Notable Map Changes
	- Added Destroyer
	- Carrier is now the Enterprise, with Corsairs instead of Wildcats
	- Adjusted balance by reducing Allied tanks
	- Added more AA guns to balance against the Corsairs

	- Adjusted bleed
	- Removed PAK AT gun at first flag

Battle of Korsun:
	- removed German spawns from outpost on Russian side (known problem: although this
	  is a grey flag, it is selectable as a spawn for Germans. Nevertheless, you can not
          spawn here unless flag has turned to Germans.

	- Added Heavy Tanks reinforcements for both sides when forward bases are captured
          in order to assist in break-out
        - Removed Parachutes
        - Added Jeeps to middle bases when Russian base is captured by Germans

Dnieper River: 
	- Eliminated parachutes
	- Added DVSS conditional heavy tanks to aid either side in breakout
	- Added jeeps when rearmost Russian base is captured 
	- Eliminated German armor from spawning at rearmost Russian base

Liberation of Caen:
        - Added an ammo box to the bridge CP
        - Adjusted DVSS to help the allied break out
        - Adjusted DVSS for additional British firepower when Germans have all flags
        - Added AT guns or artillery placement for paratrooper defense

Market Garden:
	- Added Ostwind to Market Garden
	- Added of infantry rafts on German side
	- Added Artillery on windmill hill, overlooking bunker area on far side of main bridge
	- DVSS conditional stronger tanks for Allies
	- Removed FLAK36 gun by church

	- Balancing to even out Allied deficencies
	- Tarp eliminated over Allied M12GMC moved due to interference

Omaha Day 1:
	- Removed Anti-Tank Guns (Historical Accuracy adjustment)
	- Made midfield flags capturable by both sides
	- Adjusted midfield flag locations
	- Allied forces may not use Kubelwagons

Operation Battleaxe:
        - Adjusted DVSS so that tanks are available when entire midfield is captured 
          by opposing team 

Operation Crusader:
	- Added more tanks to forward bases via DVSS to reduce boredom of long drives 
          from rear bases
	- Added addtional Capture Point midfield
	- Additional balancing

Operation Mercury:
	- Removed APCs
	- Increased Ketterkrad spawn height to prevent damage to vehicles

	- Increased spawn time for King Tiger
        - Swapped two allied tanks for Jacksons

Pegasus Bridge:
        - Increased light levels (new nighttime settings)
        - Added new midfield flags
	- Significantly improved AI for CoOp play (thanks to beta tester, -=NC=-Larva)

Pointe Du Hoc:
	- Readjusted ticket bleed

        - DVSS conditional spawn of two tanks and APCs instead of one each for team NOT holding
          the middle flag.

The Swamp:
	- Adjusted ticket bleed

        - Updated map layout to include multiple entry points for Axis
        - Added two kubelwagons when bases closet to Axis base are captured
	- Adjusted British base AT gun to permit firing on bridge

1.1 Change List

Release 1.1 provides new maps and other content, plus there are significant changes to the 6 class system. In particular the classes have been rebalanced with changes to the anti-tank rifles, AT grenades, and deployable MGs.

5 new maps:
Omaha Day 1 (with bot support)
Paderborn (with bot support)
Pegasus Bridge (with bot support)

New content:
Landing Craft Tank (LCT) on Omaha Day 1
Smoke grenades (different colours for each country)
Type 3 hollow charge AT grenade for Japanese
New M3 Stuart tank skin
New Panther tank skin for models A and D
The 1.0 Swamp map has been revised and made larger and the 1.0 Anguar map has been retextured

Infantry changes:
Rifleman has zoom.
Rifles (scoped and unscoped) now have deviation so no more sniping on the run.
Anti-tank weapons now have large devations. Aiming is quicker when kneeling or laying prone.
AT class now has a pistol for their sidearm. 
Pistol damage increased at close range.
US engineer on Omaha Day 1 has bangalores in place of ex packs
PPSH toned down

Gameplay changes:
Flyable gliders on Pegasus Bridge in conquest mode.
Bangalore torpedoes are able to destroy the barbed wire on Omaha Day 1.
Parachutes removed in Pegasus and Battle of Britain
Tank sound volumes reduced
11kHz and 22kHz sounds improved
Nancy now works online (could only be played offline in 1.0)
Tank turret speeds have been given historically proportional speeds (i.e., Tiger is slower than Panther G and so on)
Some vehicle speeds reduced (e.g. Puma and M8 Greyhound armoured cars)
Improved Realplayer AI
TO-34 flamethrowing tank added to Berlin Streets

Standard Features

To those new to Battlegroup42, here are some tips:

1) APCs are crucial to teamwork - they repair tanks and other 
vehicles as well as giving health and ammo. The APC driver
has a mouselook ability, and can even look round to see his 
teammates in the back (good clan screenshots welcomed!). There
are extra APCs added to most of the original maps, and they
stay around for longer (so you can use them as mobile supply
2) Light tanks like the Panzer II, M3Stuart and StuartI can
spot for artillery (right-click in position 2).
3) The King Tiger can fire smoke grenades to conceal itself
(right-click in position 2).
4) The FlaK36 ('88') is dual fire - left-click against aircraft
and right-click against tanks.
5) Mobile artillery is fully operated by one player
(e.g. British Bishop and German Bison) and can be turned to 
a new direction even while in the artillery view.
6) There is a lot of fixed artillery so make use of it. Howitzers
and field guns like the US M2A1 Howitzer, German sIG33 and
Russian ZIS-3 have right-click artillery view; anti-tank guns
like the ZIS-2AT, 6pdr and M5AT do not.

Known Bugs and Issues:
The PIAT reload animation has no projectile

For further information on the Battlegroup42 mod please visit our website and/or our forum.

Please give us feedback!

	The Battlegroup42 Team

All rights in BattleGroup42 reserved.
All rights and trademarks of other parties acknowledged.


Bot support: CareyBear and the Botinator
Walking animation: Battlefield1918
Henschel, HoNi, Taiho: Operation Anubis
Jimmy, Cromwell, Pershing: WW2EC
Music: Jon 'Hoolak' Hudson
P39: =]BcBG[= Marie-Solange
P47: Snerdley
Lancaster: Amaccann
Defiant: Section8
Me262: Ages120
Some ambient sounds: Kookie



This is Release 1.0 of BattleGroup42. It is a full install, all
previous versions of BG42 should be uninstalled or deleted.
It is intended for Battlefield 1942 version 1.6.

New Features in 1.0

Artillery Spotting Positions (ground based as well as in light tanks)
Flamethrowing Tanks 
Remote Controlled Machine Guns (on Hetzer)
Dynamic Vehicle Spawn System (DVSS) 
Zooms & Hull Machine Guns Applied Universally 
Towable Artillery (deploy with W)
Vehicle Exhaust Smoke 
Anti-Tank Rifles 
Revised Navies 
Double-Articulated Tracksets (top and bottom runs articulated)
New Infantry Class System (6 classes)
Anti-Tank Grenades 
Deployable Machineguns 
M12 155mm GMC Spade works to stabilise vehicle (also has Dedicated M30 Ammunition Carrier)
Rifle Grenades 
Rotating Artillery (default A/D)
Mobile Artillery (Pak40 can be pushed in position 1 and fired in position 2)
Air-to-Ground Anti-Tank Rockets 
Improved Automated Planes (on Mercury and FallOfBerlin)
Priest / Wespe PCO Changes (single player position)
Improved APC Physics (better stability)
Majority of Maps Converted for Co-operative Gameplay 
Vastly Improved Skins 
Greatly Expanded Sound Package 
Yet More New Equipment
Zoom - all tanks have fixed 10% zoom, all tank destroyers and anti-tank guns have fixed 30% zoom

New Vehicles in 1.0

Heinkel He111
Henschel Hs129
Hurricane Mk I
Hurricane Mk IIb, IIc and IId
Hurricane Mk IV
Il2-M3, Il2-M3R and Il2-M3R2
P-38F, P-38F Lightning, P-38J and P-38J Lightning
P-39 (US version)
P-51 and P-51 Mustang
Spitfire Mk I

Flamethrower tanks:
Flammpanzer III
Sherman Ronson
Stuart Satan

Other Vehicles:
6 pounder anti-tank gun
BA-64 armoured car
BT-7-2 light tank
Cromwell tank
Daimler armoured car
Elefant and Ferdinand tank destroyers (Elefant was in BG-RTR 0.98)
Ha-Go light tank
Hanomag towing APC
Hetzer tank destroyer
Ho-Ni artillery/tank destroyer
Jimmy 2.5ton truck
Ke-Nu light tank
M12 GMC artillery
M18 Hellcat tank destroyer
M24 Chaffee light tank
M26 Pershing tank
M29c Weasel amphibious carrier
M30 Carrier
M3 Lee tank
M4A3E8 Sherman 'Easy Eight'
M4A3W76 Sherman
M5 anti-tank gun (static and mobile versions)
M8 Greyhound armoured car
Mortar and Scherenfernrohr artillery spotter
OpelBlitz (towing and MG versions)
Pak40 (towed and mobile version)
Panther G tank
Pantherturm defgun turret (was in BG-RTR 0.98)
Sherman 105
Studebaker truck
SU-76 artillery/tank destroyer
T19HMC artillery
ZIS-2 anti-tank gun (mobile version)



This is Beta Release 0.98 of BattleGroup42. It requires 0.9 to
already be installed, and can upgrade to 0.98 from 0.9, 0.95 or 0.96.
It is intended for Battlefield 1942 version 1.6, and is primarily
concerned with incorporating DICE's 1.6 content into BG42. It does,
however, include some significant gameplay changes and new content.

Zip install - unzip to \Battlefield 1942\Mods\ folder
EXE install - select \Battlefield 1942\ folder

If you enjoy it, please donate a BG42 screenshot to our forum:

New content

Small-arms: Bren LMG for British and Canadian assault classes (Canadians have same equipment as British)
Johnson LMG for US Marines on GavutuIsland (the only occasion when the Johnson saw any significant combat service)

Vehicles: Sexton artillery (with Bren AAMG), Lynx (with Bren for
passenger), Dingo (British version of Lynx), Kettenkrad (without MG
as it never had one) and Pak40. All vehicles now have historically correct armour values (and projectiles, where appropriate).

Aircraft: Ilyushin Il-2

Maps: Liberation of Caen (DICE) and GavutuIslands (Truspe)

Vehicle Skins: Complete unwrap and reskin of Matilda and CrusaderIII. Also Dingo (desert and European) and British Sexton, Canadian ShermanFirefly, Kettenkrad (desert and snow), Pak40 (desert and snow), Ilyushin (snow), P-39 (snow)

Other Skins: British and Canadian soldiers, British paras (with para helmets) on MarketGarden, Johnson LMG, German para helmets

Gameplay Changes

Vehicles: all vehicles now have correct weight, tanks now have correct relative historical turret traverse times (2/3 of real-life values), CrusaderIII has twin Lewis AA MGs
Zoom: Heavy tanks increased from 10% to 15%; tank destroyers and anti-tank guns increased from 10% to 30% (e.g. Jagdpanther, SU-85, SU-100, etc.); 10% zoom given to assault guns (SU-122, StuGIII)
Small-arms: British AT now has Auto5 shotgun (Engineer reverts to No4)
Artillery spotting: added to Lynx, Dingo, StaghoundIII and Puma
General: reduced damage from aircraft to vehicles (to cut down on 'kamikaze' tactics), improved handling on vehicles and aircraft, bombloads on aircraft, moved paraspawn on OMG (to stop roof landing).

Enhancements & Bug fixes

King Tiger has real engine sounds, exhaust smoke effect, and increased duration on smoke grenades
Reduced in-aircraft sound volumes
SturmgeschutzIII has added Schuerzen (skirt) armour plates
Improved AI on IS-2
Corrected armour values on mantlets (Achilles, M10, M36, Firefly and Jumbo); shadows on Sexton, Lynx and Puma; improved 0.95 tank gunsight; AI support for PIAT; turret unwrap on T34-76; Puma MG moved from hull to coax; Lynx/Dingo increased mouselook for driving in reverse; Pak40 sounds fixed; overheating balanced on Lewis MGs; StaghoundAA reloading fixed; projectile splash reduced on Bison, KV-2 and sIG33; zoom removed from Priest; Jagdpanther returned to 1 position vehicle; improved KV-2 cockpit view; various vehicle icons
 and mini-map icons and map thumbnails fixed.


Gameplay changes:
All tanks and anti-tank guns now have a fixed (low-power) zoom
Heavy tanks have gunsights
APCs have lowered MG positions and use ironsights
Jagdpanther tank destroyer has high-powered (x2.5) zoom in second, gunner's position
Infantry small-arms, MGs and bazookas have increased damage
Aircraft power has been rebalanced
Tank projectiles have reduced damage against armour greater than they could penetrate in real life

New vehicles in 0.95:

Ground: StaghoundIII armoured car, Staghound AA, Brummbaer assault gun, 
Ostwind AA, M16_MGMC (and M17_MGMC version) AA, M21 Mortar Carrier, 
SU-85 tank destroyer, SU-122 assault gun, M5A1 APC (for Russians)

Ground Attack Aircraft: German Ju87G Kannonenvogel, Russian P-39Airacobra

New maps in 0.95:

BarkmannsCorner (with bot support)
KharkovWinter (by L3-dOg)
OperationVarsity (by Zara5ustra)
CarpathianDefense (by Demize99)
Korsun (by LtHavoc and Fritz)

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