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Well what a year! Here we are, about to sit down to eat way too much food once again.
Lets recap the going-ons of the past 12 months at our local BigD Gaming Community:

Community Growth

After the Return of BigD Gaming in 2015 with Project Reality v1.3, we have gone from strength to strength with the launch of SQUAD on Steam in December 2015. We have experienced an explosion of growth bigger than the ham raffle at the local RSL the weekend before Christmas.
We have seen numerous individuals become regular members of the community, Five new community units come alive, movement to stronger, dedicated server hardware and of course a growing love of Squad and its unique teamwork-based game-play first developed in Project Reality, the place where this community originally grew from.

Its been a pleasure to watch this community go back to the future and it where it belongs, a fun, awesome place to game at with great people and great game-play.

So This Game Called SQUAD
From the moment SQUAD released on Steam, it came out with a small but solid start:
  • Kohat & Logar maps
  • 2 game modes
  • 3 factions
  • basic movement and animations
  • barebones of Project Reality gameplay
  • a...
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Squad has been on Steam for 1 year this week and BigD Gaming been there from day one supporting the growth of the Australian & New Zealand player base. To celebrate, we are going to have some good old fashioned, high teamwork gameplay on our event server.

Two regular community members will be selected as team commanders. Squad leader selection will be made from those who put there hand up by posting in the event thread at they wish to lead.

Community Units/Clans will be balanced out between the Two teams to ensure the gameplay is not one-sided.

Date:
- Sunday December 18th, 2016

Time:
- ADET 19:00
- QLD 18:00
- SA 18:30
- WA 16:00
- NZ 21:00

Map(s):
- Kokan PAAS

Server:
- BigDGaming | Squadiversary

Rules:
- Standard server rules apply.
- Fun is mandatory
- Rules against player spamming chat, banter etc will be relaxed
- You will need to be in the event Discord VOIP channel: Pre-Game at least 20...
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Sunday 11th December, 7:00PM AEDT
Please answer the Poll so we have an idea of numbers



WAR GAMES are realistic story based missions with multiple objectives and branching outcomes.
The YOLO ruleset applies but you will have the chance to respawn at certain intervals throughout the mission. ​
You will play as one faction for the entire event and how successful your team is determines what happens next and what assets you will have at your disposal. Mission briefing will be done in-game at the start of the event by the team's commander and each faction will have their own objectives and intel, meaning you wont always know what the other team is trying to achieve.​



How to register

Make sure your STEAM 64 ID is associated with your forum account. Simply click on your profile name at the top right, go down to external accounts and find Associated Steam Account: and link...
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Spread the word - This weekend is BigD PR Time!

Over the course of the coming weekend, we are going to get as many players as humanly possible to play and seed the BigD PR server.

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from 6pm Sydney time, PR Admins and community players will be jumping onto the server and enjoying the low ping goodness of having a Sydney server, which now allows our friends in Asia to play with a much lower ping than days before.

Please let us know if your in for some PR action this weekend by replying to this thread and/or voting in the poll above.

Don't forget to make sure your install of Project Reality is up to date, follow this link for info: Project Reality: BF2 v1.4.1 Manual Update Required! | http://www.bigdgaming.net/threads/project-reality-bf2-v1-4-1-manual-update-required.11220/
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Project Reality:BF2 v1.4.1 and v1.4.2
We've prepared 2 hotfix patches to address some launch-day issues players and servers have been encountering. Since some of corrected issues pertain to the PR Launcher, which can't be applied through the automatic updater, the first patch v1.4.1 must be manually downloaded and installed. We have a issue with the updater so we can't use it to apply the patch. We will also be including a full standalone installer for 1.4.1 for new and returning players; refer to the Downloads and Installation section for further instructions.

Bear in mind that the 1.4.0 Launcher will NOT directly push this update to your system, so please alert any friends and fellow PR players and direct them to this page to receive the update.

The remaining bugfixes are in another patch v1.4.2 which can be downloaded through the launcher after v1.4.1 is installed.

v1.4.1.0 Changelog
This is the manual update Patch.
  • Fixed frequent CTD regarding graphic setting verification.
  • Fixed automated updater not working.

v1.4.2.0 Changelog
  • Fixed admin command !switch not working on dead...
November 2016
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Hi Squaddies,
It's been awhile since we had one of these things! For those new Squaddies that are not aware, every month we put out a Recap on whats been happening behind the scenes in Squad development, and is a great way for us to tell YOU what we've been working on.

Veterans Day
This year we really wanted to do something special for Veterans Day, so we went all out with a huge 50% off sale, Squads very first free weekend, and the Call to Arms campaign to raise $20,000 for Stack-Up, a charity that supports veterans with video games.
On November 11th, Squad Up 4 Stack-Up raised over $19,000 to support US, NATO, and ANZAC veterans through deployments to combat zones and anything the world throws at them once they get home. Big thanks to everybody who watched, streamed, played, and contributed during the event - your support is what made the campaign a success. Our goal was to raise $20,000 by December 31st& That goal was met and surpassed...
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Sunday 4th December, 7:00PM AEDT

Please answer the Poll so we have an idea of numbers

Introducing something brand new from the BigD events team. WAR GAMES are realistic story based missions with multiple objectives and branching outcomes.
The YOLO ruleset applies but you will have the chance to respawn at certain intervals throughout the mission.
You will play as one faction for the entire event and how successful your team is determines what happens next and what assets you will have at your disposal. Mission briefing will be done in-game at the start of the event by the team's commander and each faction will have their own objectives and intel, meaning you wont always know what the other team is trying to achieve.



How to register
Make sure your STEAM 64 ID is associated with your forum account. Simply click on your profile name at the top right, go down to external accounts and find Associated Steam Account: and link it. When you have done this, you will be able to signup for our events. Those who don't will not be eligible....
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For those who haven't seen the news, Project Reality v1.4 close to release!
So I'm glad to announce that we have been preparing the server so that we can once again host Project Reality for the oceanic community! Unfortunately when 1.3 dropped, we had issues with our server host which led to weeks of downtime and terrible server ping which ultimately led to the early demise of the server. we have (hopefully) fixed these issues, and can't wait to see you on the battlefield.

Admin Application - Server rules

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After a long wait, we can finally share more of what to expect for the next major release of Project Reality: v1.4. The much anticipated Falklands theater will make its re-introduction, but what else is there? Here is a listing of some of the major features you can expect to see in the next release.

Throughout this announcement, many topics will be...