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WHITELISTING First, a huge thank you to all of the modders and testers that came out last week to make sure everything was ready to roll! (Not sure what whitelisting is? Click here!) Before you head off for all the fun, we have a few things you should know first. FILE SIZE Due to the way the mod versioning check works, clients are currently required to have both the Windows and the Linux files for a given modification. (This is due to needing to be compatible to both Windows and Linux servers.) As a result, client files are effectively double the size they should be. This will be addressed in a future update and we appreciate your patience. (And your bandwidth.) We recommend monitoring your installed modifications if you run into disk space issues for the time being. VIEWING INSTALLED MODIFICATIONS To see what modifications you have installed, navigate to https://steamcommunity.com/ and log in. Then, from the top menu, navigate to Community, then to Workshop. On that page, scroll down until you see “Your Workshop Files” on the right side of the screen. Click on “My Files” and proceed to the next screen. Click on “Subscribed items” to view your installed modifications. Note: Manually deleting a modification without unsubscribing may cause your client to crash. To properly uninstall a mod, please unsubscribe through the Steam Workshop. THE MODS Without further ado, we’re proud to announce the first officially whitelisted modifications for Squad! Here’s your first graduating class, squaddies: HARJU BY WUNDA Please welcome Harju, a map for Squad by wunda, to the whitelist! Harju has the stage set by the arrival of Russian Expeditionary Forces just outside of the fictional town on the brink of war. In retaliation for the Battle of Narva, the Finnish coastline has been the target of raiding and a NATO carrier group is being deployed to bolster defensive forces aiming to repel the invasion. At 4 km, Harju provides a variety of tactically challenging locales, building around a large bay separating the urban town center from the surrounding forest and farmland. The southern peninsula is home to residential housing, farmland, and a large industrial port. wunda‘s map currently supports at least three weather variations, your favorite modes, and more is on the way! SQUAD PROMOD Forged in the fires of Squad’s competitive community (especially the Squad World Championships), Squad ProMod sets out to rebalance Squad’s meta, as well as give server owners and event organizers unprecedented control. Further, they’ve managed to enhance the Squad experience by providing better support for streamers and casters — something we can all enjoy! With over 45 custom layers, ProMod not only tweaks game modes, game mechanics, and the maps themselves, it revives some of your favorites like Operation First Light. Chora and Fool’s Road have also been optimized for competitive play, making sure there’s no shortage of classic Squad play. Even better, they’ve set out to improve lightning and terrain wherever they can, really elevating the visual appearance of the mod. This action-packed package also includes layers with CAS helicopter support implemented by the ProMod team! You can find a full list of features here. Congratulations and welcome to the whitelist, folks! SQUADOPSHC Another amazing modification born out of the milsim community of squaddies playing with squaddies, we welcome the Squad Ops Hardcore mod to the whitelist! While the maps addon isn’t quite ready yet, there’s no shortage of changes included in this package. Squad Ops Hardcore Mod aims to create a focus on tactical and intense Squad gameplay through respawning changes, weapon rebalancing, Commander mode reworks, as well as addition (and reworked) kits! The gameplay modifications aim for a more realistic and immersive "hardcore" experience through new kits and spawning options, such as a specialized recon kit with a suppressed carbine. SquadOpsHC also features its own CAS helicopter implementation, increased LAT/HAT vehicle damage, insta-death from headshots and large calibers, commander support options (such as MLRS barrage) and more! Note: The custom maps add-on did not pass initial testing, however that still leaves an astonishing 76 layers to play while the map pack is updated! Be sure to check out the complete documentation to see what else the team has achieved! OFFWORLD OUT.
Greetings Squaddies, We've had a lot of response to the whitelisting mod voting poll that was thrown out last Friday. The results are pretty clear: Out of these five mods, your clear favorite one is Squad Ops HC! We can see that there was also lots of excitement about Defend the Dome and Pischiv. Maybe they'll make it the next time! Along with the two mods already chosen by OWI for our first cycle of whitelisting, namely the map Harju and the gameplay modifications from Squad ProMod, SquadOps HC will be playtested during our first official whitelisting playtest. Since the holidays are about to start, we had to prep for Beta 18, and the modders need more time, the playtest will be scheduled in the week of January 6th. Thanks, everyone, for voting! We're very excited to see our first whitelisted mods not too long into the future and also curious to see which additional mod whitelisting applications we get for our next cycle. Have a great holiday! OFFWORLD OUT.
SQUAD BOX A private community server providing positive game play in a safe welcoming environment supported by a community of active players. SQUAD BOX | Community Gameplay (custom browser) Private community server Custom Browser 100% Whitelisted Tournament Settings Vehicle claiming disabled Team balance disabled Squad Box is a simple idea supported by some of the most experienced players in the game. It's mission statement is simple. A true community server run by its players in an unrestricted and safe environment providing the best possible levels of gameplay and enjoyment on a daily basis. A resource for its members regardless of clan status or nationality. A community to grow with the game and facilitate the all possibilities of Squad opportunity. Squad Box runs a complete server whitelist system. Players should be comfortable with the game understanding all basic mechanics and have a minimum of 150 in-game hours. Tournament settings reinforce the whitelist to ensure a safe foundation on which gameplay is established. Features like vehicle claiming and team balance disabled provide an unrestricted environment where gameplay can flourish as well as encouraging cooperation and trust between players. Custom browser listing lays the canvas to operate all these features as well the ability to run custom content by the Squad modding community as it becomes available. Squad Box also has the scope to run multiple servers as the community grows catering to the needs and trends of the game. Full server policy, rules and etiquette are published on the Squad Box discord. PLAYER REQUIREMENTS 150 ingame hours Understanding of game mechanics Working microphone Basic English language Use ingame VOIP SERVER RULES No Abusive behavior to any individual. No Hax (3rd party software) No Exploiting (use of glitches) No Tweaking (modification of .ini files) No Griefing (behavior counter to positive gameplay) No Trolling (intentional negative behavior) No TK (deliberate team kill) No VD (deliberate vehicle destruction) No Uncap Attack (main base block / attack) Squad Box invites all players looking for something a little different. Players focused on gameplay trying to reach the horizons of unrestricted meta, tactics and strategy. Players interested in being part of an active community in a constructive environment. Players that want to play on a level playing field with others of a similar standard and understanding. Squad Box is LIVE now and the community already 200+ strong. All this sounds great. How do I get whitelisted? Post your steam profile in the #whitelist_application channel on the Squad Box Discord >>> SQUAD BOX DISCORD See you on the server...