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  • Re: We're back! Here's a quick recap of what just happened as well as some tips for future shutdowns.

    Thanks for the post and logistical suggestions. Always good to be prepared like Griff said. I recently activated our new credit card and failed to update the card info on vanilla. So our annual renewal came up and the old expiration date didn't work. I was out of country on a trip with my Dad when it lapsed and couldn't get things updated until I got back yesterday. I apologize for the outtage and won't let this happen again. There's a rich history here of what we've built together and we make sure there are multiple backups.
  • We're back! Here's a quick recap of what just happened as well as some tips for future shutdowns.

    Well that was something.

    For those of you who haven't checked up on this place within the past few days, Vanilla shut down this forum in response to SkyVu likely forgetting to pay for the site, as described in this error that persisted throughout the period of time:

    Every time we would try to access this site, the error would not go away; this forum was completely disabled! Thankfully, this only lasted for a few days, but the response from the community was... heavy, to say the least. At that moment, some folks realized they had regrets in regards to not preparing for this kind of situation, so in an effort to prevent that kind of crisis again, here are some tips to prepare for possible future shutdowns:
    • Keep in contact with the members you care about; have a backup communication service so that even if this place is inaccessible, you can still talk to your friends! We recommend using social apps such as Discord, Kik, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, the BBO in-game chat, and others like them to make sure you'll always be able to reach the folks you are attached to!
    • Archive anything you want to remember in the future! Take screenshots of posts that mean something to you, save any posted photos you know you'll want to later look back on, save some links, use the Wayback Machine to archive entire pages, things like that.
    • Realize that a future shutdown could happen without warning. Part of the reaction from the community regarding this shutdown involved people not expecting this to happen; almost nobody expected Vanilla to actually do something themselves, myself included, so just keep in mind that at any given point, this could happen again... possibly even permanently.

    We're just as concerned as the rest of you are. This most likely was just a simple mistake, but by chance, it also could've been a sign of things to come. We want to make sure that we as a community are prepared for any similar situation in the future, so be sure to follow these tips if you feel that this place is meaningful to your life, your memories, or anything of that nature!

    A Battle Bear never comes unprepared!
    ... except for Wil. Don't be Wil.
  • SMASH FIGHTER: The Lost Battle Bears Game [FOOTAGE, Photos, & More!]

    Remember this thread? How we found a supposed new Battle Bears game that eventually turned out to be a simple test game for the Apple TV? How we all thought it would never see the light of day?

    Both we and the folks SkyVu were (mostly) wrong.

    It exists.
    SMASH FIGHTER (Or, as I like to call it to keep with tradition, "Battle Bears: Smash Fighter") was released on the Apple TV Canadian App Store on October 29th, 2015. Today, almost two years later, @thecheeselover discovered its existence on the store (huge props, my man, you're a real hero) and we just had to try it.

    After almost an hour of figuring out I had Apple TV installed and struggling with trying to control it, switching to the Canadian store, getting the game, and setting up my laptop to record me playing it, it's finally here. Without further ado, here is SMASH FIGHTER, the lost Battle Bears game!

    Unfortunately, recording the TV screen with my laptop camera was the only way I could get footage of this game. I tried desperately to search for a method to record the Apple TV screen, but couldn't come across any advice that didn't involve something I couldn't do. As a result, the video quality isn't stellar and you'd have to turn your volume up to max to hear the audio, but you know what? This is a huge discovery for us, and I wasn't going to stop at anything to get this to you guys, so this is the best I could do. I hope you forgive the low quality for the sake of witnessing a game we thought would never come out. There are some higher-quality photos of the menus below the video.


    The Store page.

    The Main Menu.

    Pro Mode... ugh. Didn't bother buying this and never will.

    Fighter Select screen.

    You can jump and stand on your opponent for some reason.

    From the Store page:

    That's all I have for now. If you have any questions regarding the game, let me know, I'm willing to answer anything you got. I'll admit, getting this all together was really stressful.
  • Re: THANK YOU to thecheeselover for updating our wiki


  • Re: THANK YOU to thecheeselover for updating our wiki

    While fixing BBZ today, one of our team members referenced the BB Wiki to figure out an issue with the Marecraft Carrier. Yup. The Wiki is very helpful, even to the creators of the game!
  • Re: We should just duke it out and play BBG for the anniversary. (YouTube commentary and what not maybe)

    Sounds fun. Let me know the date and time! I can join the voice chat but don't expect me to talk I'll just lurk
  • Re: Happy 8th Birthday BATTLE BEARS - Important iOS 11 news

    good thing i have ios 10 and don't plan to upgrade anyway so while everyone is waiting for bbZ i'll be playing it for the 4th or 5th time
  • Battle Bears Transparent Profile Pictures

    in honor of BBZ's anniversary i would like to present to you exclusive transparent BB profile pictures not from the BB wikia for you to use!
    (images vary in size btw)

    DAY 1:

  • Since BBZ is getting updated to IOS 11, you know what that means.....

    Bug Fixes for Battle Bears Zombies
  • BB ZOMBIES re-released on Google Play after 6+ years


    It's back! TJ and Jason miraculously brought it back from the grave after 3 straight days of 64-bit hell. It ALIIIIVE! Get it here

    If you purchased it 6 years ago, it'll be a free update. Otherwise, Google Play won't let us move it to free temporarily, so we have to keep it a paid app on Google. Whereas, it's still free on iOS for the rest of the week. Thanks to all the Android players who kept requesting BBZ on Android. It's like Andy in The Shawshank Redemption persistently asking for books for the library, then it finally happens.

    We should be able to get BBZ updated in time for iOS 11 (hopefully with a little surprise). But a BB-1 and BB Zero restoration will be a while as our focus shifts back to BBG/BBO.