Community Developer, general sweetheart
- Nov 5, 2013
Hey! Here's our general FAQ for today's release! If any common issues show up we'll add them here!
Will this work with my existing saves?
Where do I find the Flashpoint content?
Once Flashpoint is installed, the new ’Mechs and maps will be available in Skirmish mode.
In Campaign mode you can experience the endgame Flashpoints right away if loading a post-story campaign save game.
For a longer a more in-depth Flashpoint experience it is recommended to start a new game in Career mode! In Career Mode, Flashpoints will begin appearing after only a few weeks however make sure that your crew and ‘Mechs are ready for the challenge before taking them on!
I am playing BATTLETECH through the Paradox Launcher and I can’t find the Flashpoint content:
After purchase of the Flashpoint expansion, you will need to be logged in within the game in order to see Flashpoint content. This is only if you are running the game through the Paradox Launcher though.
What’s new in Update 1.3?
1.3 comes loaded with a lot of goodies! You can read the full release notes here.
I heard whispers about a localization beta, tell me more!
Localization is officially in Beta on Steam and GOG for all OS versions! Select the “public_beta_localization” branch to opt-in, then select German, Russian, or French in the in-game Settings menu. This Beta includes translated Flashpoint paid expansion content for owners of Flashpoint. We will continue to work on bug fixes (including updating any missing string translations), improving the quality of the translations, and updating this beta branch. We also look forward to hearing your feedback on the PDX Forum. Habe Spaß! Повеселись! S'amuser!
Speaking of betas what about Linux? Are we still in Beta?
The Linux Beta along with fixes and updates has been integrated with the main game version and is available on Steam, GOG, and Humble! We are still in Beta and continue to bug fix, so you should expect to still encounter some issues.
I have been playing with mods, will the game still work with my mods running?
BATTLETECH does not officially support mods and as such we cannot guarantee that the game will function as intended if the game files have been altered. The community recommendation is to uninstall the game and make a clean install to assure the game working with the new content until modders have updated their mods to be compatible if you have previously been using mods.
I bought the season pass through GoG and are currently not getting the update or Flashpoint content:
There is currently an issue which requires users to launch the game through the GoG Galaxy launcher in order to activate the new content, this should hopefully fix the issue for now while GoG investigates a permanent solution.
Some users may experience up to 80 seconds of loading when launching the game, issue appeared inconsistently but is known. Please just wait even though loading seem unusually long.