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BTA3062 is a full size overhaul of the game to advance the timeline and technology level of BattleTech to the beginning of the FedCom Civil War. It also includes extensive gameplay enhancements and aims to be a comphrensive upgrade to the base game experience. Requires the CAB. Requires v1.9.1 of HBS Battletech

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The Civil War has come to BattleTech!
What Is All This Anyway?
BattleTech Advanced 3062 (BTA) is a full overhaul for the game to enhance the tactical game experience with new systems, to minorly modify the strategic game experience, and to vastly deepen and detail the tactical game experience, including modified combat systems and new mech and weapon variety, as well as other features. Featuring more than 500 mechs, dozens of new weapon systems, an entirely overhauled combat experience, a completely different mechbay system, and an amazing new mech assembly mechanic, BTA aims to be nothing less than a fundamental sea change in how you experience and play BattleTech.

BattleTech Advanced 3062 began with a dream and a madman. The dream was to provide an experience halfway between the lighter overhaul mods like BattleTech Extended 3025 and XLRP and the full-power experience that is RogueTech. The madman decided that just porting in new mech models wasn't enough work and took on the prospect of creating this overhaul. Incorporating the work of dozens of incredibly talented modders and standing on the shoulders of giants, BattleTech Advanced is the work of literally months of off-and-on effort to create an experience worth sharing. Tested and tuned on livestreams for much of that time, BTA has finally reached a point that I am happy to share with others. It is my hope that you give it a try, and hopefully enjoy it as much as I do.


What You're Really Reading for: the Feature List!
Created with the help of many brilliant and amazing people, BTA touches many aspects of the tactical game and a few aspects of the strategic game while keeping a friendly-enough learning curve that someone familiar only with the vanilla game can adapt to BTA's environment quickly and with ease. Included are the following, among many other, changes:
  • More than 1000 mech variants! More than 300 tanks! Fight something new every mission!.
  • Dozens of new weapon systems including but not limited to: working LB-X autocannons with multiple fire modes! Working Rotary autocannons! Working artillery with AoE effects! Multi-shot lasers! Deployable LRM minefields! Inferno, smoke, and thunder ammunition!
  • Improved AI that actually can pose a challenge!
  • Reduced head injuries so you can actually stay in a fight!
  • A searchable star map so you can find that one planet you can never remember where it is!
  • A totally overhauled mechbay that replicates real tabletop BattleTech rules and lets you change *anything* about your mechs!
  • A totally different movement system! Now you can sprint and shoot! Evasion doesn't go away when you're shot at! Light mechs are survivable now!
  • An improved heat system that checks for ammo explosions and can even force shutdowns!
  • New salvage system that doesn't force you assemble mechs if you don't want to.
  • Performance fixes so good you'll wonder why they're not in vanilla!
  • A dynamic shop system that puts all the new toys into shops naturally!
  • Expanded maps, up to 8 mechs on standard contracts, and randomized spawn locations!
  • NOW INCLUDING CLAN TECHNOLOGY! It's optional, don't worry, but it's there if you want it!
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Installation and Requirements
So, here are the installation instructions for BTA. They are simple and not numerous but be certain you have everything necessary and that you follow the directions precisely. If you do not, you might run into issues and no one wants that.

Full Detailed Instructions to install BTA:

1. Download all files that you need to your own download folder.
1a) Required files are:
-The BattleTech Advanced 3062 Installer. You require nothing else, just this.
 
2. Navigate to your Battletech installation folder. For Steam Users: [...]\Steam\steamapps\common\BATTLETECH
2a) Inside your installation folder, create a new folder called "Mods" without quotation marks
2b) If you already have a "Mods" folder, wipe it completely clean. Delete all Files and Folders within it.

3. Use 7zip to open the zip file from Downloads. It will contain just one file, the BTA 3062 Installer. Drag it into a storage folder (this is required as the installer creates a cache that it updates from, you'll need to keep this in a safe storage place).

4. Run the BTA installer from your storage folder. Use its target function to point towards your newly created Mods folder. It will pop up a box asking what options you'd like to install from among the DLCs and the Clan pack. Only select what you want from those options and only select DLC options for which you actually own the DLCs.

5. It will pop up some warnings saying "there's nothing here, is it ok to install?" Just say Ok to everything and let it do its work. The first time you run the installer it'll take some time, that's normal, everything is fine. The installer automatically installs the CAB, you do not need a separate CAB installer.

6. Once you start the game with BTA for the first time, open up Skirmish Mechbay, this loads some assets that the game won't load otherwise. You only have to do it once after you install BTA for the first time.

7. You're done!

You can also see a video about how to install BTA Right Here!


If you've followed the instructions, you can now start BT with BTA 3062 properly installed and working.
On the Start up screen you should see the current modtek version on the bottom left corner, and the BTA 3062 Logo in the middle of the screen. If any of that isn't true, please double-check that you've followed the instructions, and if the issue persists, either attempt to re-install, or follow the discord link down below, so we can help you.

Discord Link: https://discord.gg/g5nCYAV (go to the tech-support channel)

Post Installation Cleanup:
-Keep your BTA Installer in a safe storage location, along with the cache it creates. This is useful for when we release updates, you can update your installation quickly and easily by re-running the installer, saving yourself a lot of time and effort.

Support and Social Media!
So, you played the mod and you liked it! Great! Or you played it and something broke, not as great! You want to talk about it, you want to get tech support, or any other reason you need to contact me about the mod, here's your options, in order of effectiveness:
  1. Join the BattleTech Advanced 3062 Discord Server
  2. I stream BattleTech regularly and will be streaming BTA3062 for the coming weeks! Come check it out! 
  3. Leave a comment on the mod page. I'll try to read them and get back to everyone but my time is limited and Discord is way easier to reach me on.
  4. Send me a message here on the Nexus. Again, I'll try to read and get back to you, but Discord really is the best way to reach me.
  5. If you want to support BattleTech Advanced 3062 as well my other modding endeavors, then you can find me on Patreon here.
  6. If you'd like to support BTA and my modding work, but Patreon isn't your jam, you can find me on PayPal here

Conclusion
If you've made it this far down the page, congratulations! You're awesome! Thanks for reading, thanks for playing, hope to hear from you soon about it! Happy hunting, MechWarriors!