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Errata Forum Rules & Index - Read BEFORE Posting
« on: 28 February 2011, 12:16:24 »
In general, if there's a problem AND you know the answer, make an errata report.

 - if there's a rules problem but you don't know the answer, ask in the appropriate Rules Questions subforum.  If a non-rules question, it likely belongs in Ask The Writers.  Once you have your answer, THEN make an errata report.
 - if there's a problem that doesn't belong in Rules Questions or Ask The Writers (such as typos, record sheet errors, etc.) just go ahead and post it as errata.

In addition to the normal forum rules, there are a couple of additional rules that all errata reports should follow.  Posts that fail to follow these rules will be edited or deleted.

If you're not making a report, don't post in an errata thread (only writers, developers, and MUL Team members may ignore this rule).  This will speed up errata compiling and help ensure your report is not lost in general chatter.

If you want to discuss a piece of errata, or any other part of the errata process, please use the stickied Errata Discussion Thread.

All errata reports should be laid out in the same manner, following the template described in the next post.  If posts follow a consistent template I can work much faster, and am far less likely to miss your report.

The official, compiled Errata can be found here:

The first post of each errata thread may have a section labelled "Developer-Level Errata".  If so, errata listed there is considered official.  As new errata always overrides the old, such corrections take precedence over any previously compiled errata document or webpage.

Thanks for your help!
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« Reply #1 on: 01 July 2011, 01:24:01 »

All errata reports should contain the following info:

    * VERSION: The first post in each thread will always list a product's version history, if any; if there is no such note, skip this step.
If the product has multiple printings, note which one you're referring to.
    * LOCATION: Relevant page number(s) and section titles.
    * THE ERROR: Information on the error, preferably using direct quotes when applicable, and why you think it's an error (if not obvious).
    * THE CORRECTION: If a BV correction, please enclose or attach your entire BV calculation and how you made it (by hand, SSW, MML, Heavy Metal etc; include version number of any software used).

 - If reporting errata resulting from a post by a writer or developer, include a link to that post.
 - Don't make multiple short posts in a row in a short time period (e.g. five typo report posts in a row).  Instead, make one post, and edit any subsequent discoveries into that.
 - Lastly, do not use emoticons in your reports.

3rd Printing
Page 114, Daishi X example:

The mech carries a LRM 15 with Artemis IV and a SRM 4 without Artemis.  Per TechManual, p. 231, "all applicable launchers on the unit must be enhanced in the same fashion" - so the SRM 4 must have Artemis IV to match the LRM launcher.

Errata follows a vX.YZ format.

X: Identifies the printing the errata is for.  For example, v2.0 means that everything in that errata doc has been corrected in the second printing, v3.0 means it's all been corrected in the third printing, etc.
Y: Stuff that hasn't been corrected yet.  For example, V2.1, v2.2, etc means that anything in the New Additions section of the document is not yet corrected in a printing.
Z: For example v3.01.  Quick fixes for small mistakes on my part, or a release that adds a few pieces of errata I managed to shoehorn in just before the book was reprinted.
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« Reply #2 on: 23 September 2011, 22:07:45 »
The following links will take you to the errata thread for that particular product:

Master Unit List (MUL) Online Database - READ THE FIRST POST
Shrapnel - The Official BattleTech Magazine

BattleTech Essentials
BattleTech Beginner Box & A Game of Armoured Combat [current version]
Clan Invasion
BattleMech Manual
Total Warfare

Tactical Operations: Advanced Rules
Tactical Operations: Advanced Units & Equipment
Strategic Operations (2021 Revised)
Interstellar Operations: Alternate Eras
Interstellar Operations: BattleForce
Campaign Operations (2021 Revised)
A Time of War
A Time of War Companion
MechWarrior: Destiny

Alpha Strike box set
Alpha Strike: Commander's Edition
Alpha Strike Companion

Map Pack (all releases)

Recognition Guide: IlClan
Recognition Guide Vol. 1: Classics
Technical Readout: 3039
Technical Readout: 3039
Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade
Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade
Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade
Technical Readout: 3060
Technical Readout: 3067
Technical Readout: 3075
Technical Readout: 3085
Technical Readout: 3085 Supplemental
Technical Readout: 3145
Technical Readout: 3145 Mercenaries
Technical Readout: 3145 Capellan Confederation
Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine
Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns
Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League
Technical Readout: 3145 Lyran Commonwealth
Technical Readout: 3145 Republic of the Sphere
Technical Readout: 3145 The Clans
Technical Readout: 3150
Technical Readout: Clan Invasion
Technical Readout: Dark Age
Technical Readout: Golden Century
Technical Readout: Irregulars
Technical Readout: Jihad
Technical Readout: Prototypes
Technical Readout: Succession Wars
Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised

Record Sheets: 3039 (print edition)
Record Sheets: 3039 Unabridged
Record Sheets: 3050 Upgrade (print edition)
Record Sheets: 3050 Upgrade Unabridged
Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrade (print edition)
Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrade Unabridged
Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrade (print edition)
Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrade Unabridged
Record Sheets: 3060 (print edition)
Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged
Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged
Record Sheets: 3075 (print edition)
Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged
Record Sheets: 3085 (print edition)
Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged
Record Sheets: 3145
Record Sheets: 3150
Record Sheets: Clan Invasion
Record Sheets: Dark Age
Record Sheets: Jihad
Record Sheets: Operation Klondike
Record Sheets: Prototypes (print edition)
Record Sheets: Succession Wars
Record Sheets: Vehicle Annex, IndustrialMechs and Exoskeletons

Adventures: Empires Aflame
Adventures: Necromo Nightmare
Adventures: War of the Tripods
Alpha Strike
Battle of Tukayyid
Battle of Tukayyid Supplemental
BattleTech: Legends
Blake Ascending
Chaos Campaign: Succession Wars
Combat Manual: Kurita
Combat Manual: Mercenaries
Dark Age Turning Points: Liao
Dark Age Turning Points: Vega
Dominions Divided
Dossiers (all volumes)
Empire Alone
Era Digest: Age of War
Era Digest: Dark Age
Era Digest: Golden Century
Era Report: 2750
Era Report: 3052
Era Report: 3062
Era Report: 3145
Experimental Technical Readout: Boondocks
Experimental Technical Readout: Boondoggles
Experimental Technical Readout: Caveat Emptor
Experimental Technical Readout: ComStar
Experimental Technical Readout: Corporations
Experimental Technical Readout: Davion
Experimental Technical Readout: Gladiators
Experimental Technical Readout: Gunslingers
Experimental Technical Readout: Kurita
Experimental Technical Readout: Liao
Experimental Technical Readout: Marik
Experimental Technical Readout: Mercs
Experimental Technical Readout: Most Wanted
Experimental Technical Readout: Periphery
Experimental Technical Readout: Phantoms
Experimental Technical Readout: Pirates
Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives (all volumes)
Experimental Technical Readout: Republic (all volumes)
Experimental Technical Readout: RetroTech
Experimental Technical Readout: Steiner
Experimental Technical Readout: Succession Wars (all volumes)
Experimental Technical Readout: The Clans
Field Manual: 3085
Field Manual: 3145
Field Manual: SLDF
Field Report: AFFS
Field Report 2765: AFFS
Field Report 2765: CCAF
Field Report 2765: DCMS
Field Report 2765: FWLM
Field Report 2765: LCAF
Field Report 2765: Periphery
Field Report: CCAF
Field Report: Clans
Field Report: DCMS
Field Report: FWLM
Field Report: LAAF
Field Report: Periphery
First Succession War
Handbook: House Davion
Handbook: House Kurita
Handbook: House Liao
Handbook: House Marik
Handbook: House Steiner
Handbook: Major Periphery States
Historical: Brush Wars
Historical: Liberation of Terra, Vol I
Historical: Liberation of Terra, Vol II
Historical: Operation Klondike
Historical: Reunification War
Historical: War of 3039
Historical: Wars of the Republic Era
Historical Turning Points: Antallos
Historical Turning Points: Galtor
Historical Turning Points: Glengarry
Historical Turning Points: Luzerne
Historical Turning Points: Mallory's World
Historical Turning Points: Misery
Historical Turning Points: New Dallas
Historical Turning Points: Tortuga
House Arano: The Aurigan Coalition
Interstellar Operations (1st printing)
Interstellar Players 2: Jihad Conspiracies
Interstellar Players 3: Interstellar Expeditions
Jihad: Final Reckoning
Jihad Hot Spots: 3072
Jihad Hot Spots: 3076
Jihad Hot Spots: Terra
Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents
Jihad Turning Points: Atreus
Jihad Turning Points: Dieron
Jihad Turning Points: Hesperus
Jihad Turning Points: Luthien
Jihad Turning Points: New Avalon
Jihad Turning Points: Sian
Jihad Turning Points: Tharkad
Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers
Objectives: Capellan Confederation
Objectives: Draconis Combine
Objectives: Federated Suns
Objectives: Free Worlds League
Objectives: Lyran Alliance
Objectives: Periphery
Objectives: The Clans
Operational Turning Points: Capellan Crusades
Operational Turning Points: Death To Mercenaries
Operational Turning Points: Falcon Incursion
Operational Turning Points: Fronc Reaches
Operational Turning Points: Hanseatic Crusade
Operational Turning Points: Red Corsair
Operational Turning Points: Revival Trials
Operational Turning Points: Widowmaker Absorption
PseudoTech: Arcade Operations series
Second Succession War
Shattered Fortress
Spotlight On (all volumes)
Starter: Fist and Falcon
Starterbook: Sword and Dragon
Starterbook: Wolf and Blake
Tamar Rising
Third League Turning Points: Free Taiw...St. Ives
Total Chaos
Touring The Stars (all volumes)
Turning Points: Arcturus
Turning Points: Epsilon Eridani
Turning Points: Foster
Turning Points: Helm
Turning Points: Irian
Turning Points: Orbisonia
Turning Points: Tokasha
Turning Points: Tyrfing
Turning Points: War of 3039: Vega
Wars of Reaving
Wars of Reaving Supplemental

BattleCorps Exclusives (Digests, Profiles, etc)
BattleTech CGL-Era Fiction
Historical Errata Thread

BattleTech Introductory Boxed Set [old version]
Strategic Operations (1st-2nd printings)
Tactical Operations (1st-2nd printings)
Campaign Operations (1st printing)
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« Reply #3 on: 18 June 2012, 21:25:16 »
    Active Technical Readouts
    * indicates Technical Readouts originally published by FASA or FanPro which have been reprinted by Catalyst Game Labs with errata corrections and new cover artwork.

    What's the Deal with TROs 3145 and 3150?
    The "3145 series" marks a break with how TROs were handled in the past.

    TRO 3145 Faction PDFs: Eight PDF-only releases, organized by faction (e.g. TRO 3145 Free Worlds League).  These PDFs have all units in the series for that faction and only that faction.  In a change from the old way, these PDFs also contain all record sheets for those units, including any variants mentioned in the text.  These were the first releases in the 3145 series.
    TRO 3145: Originally only available in print, but a year later made available as a PDF as well.  Released after all the faction PDFs.  It's mostly a reprint compilation of select units from each of the faction PDFs (with no changes made to them).  There is some new material, however.  It has a New Tech, New Upgrades section (NTNU): six pages of single-paragraph entries detailing new variants of units from older TROs that utilize new technologies (same idea as TRO 3085's ONN section).  It also has 14 new Quirks not found in StratOps (though some of them debuted in other non-StratOps works and are reprinted here; any such quirks related to mechs were later included in the BattleMech Manual).  Lastly, there's the Dark Age Technology Advancement Table, detailing which pieces of equipment changed rules level in 3145 (e.g. the Bloodhound Active Probe is Tournament Legal in 3145).  There are no record sheets included in this book.
    TRO 3150: PDF and Print.  Features all units from the 3145 Faction PDFs not already collected in TRO 3145, plus some units from XTR: RotS I & II, ED: Dark Age, and TP: Irian.  The new material consists of one all-new unit, new Notable Pilots, new variants for some entries, and another NTNU section at the back (different from the one in TRO 3145).  There are no record sheets included in this book.
    Record Sheets: If you bought all the Faction PDFs, you already have all the record sheets for everything except the NTNU units (you would also be missing the Quirks and Technology Advancement Table from TRO 3145, and the new material from TRO 3150, including the variants that debuted in that book).
         There are two PDF-only record sheet compilations, released in 2022 (RS 3145 and RS 3150).  If you buy those two PDFs, you get all the record sheets.

    How to Get Everything: TRO 3145, TRO 3150, and the two PDF-only 2022 record sheet collections (RS 3145 and RS 3150) will get you everything possible: background text, record sheets, and new rules.
         The faction PDFs are only required if you want to save some money by getting just the units for a certain faction; if you want everything, you can skip them.

    What's the Deal with the new Mech-only Technical Readouts (TRO Succession Wars, Clan Invasion, Jihad, Dark Age)?
    These essentially are reprint compilations designed for new players who have just picked up a copy of the new box sets and the BattleMech Manual (all of which only have rules for Battlemechs) and need appropriate in-print TROs to use with them.  The old TROs are full of vehicles, aero and other unit types that newer players won't have rules for (unless they bought Total Warfare).  These new TROs also offer a more easily understood era-based approach to the setting, using the official era system.  This is easier to grasp for new players than a series of books with a slew of dates for titles.  However, none of these has all the mechs found in the earlier books they pull from and so ultimately they have very little to offer veteran players who already own the older TROs and aren't completists, other than snippets of lore at the start on the upcoming IlClan era.

    TRO Succession Wars mostly fills in for TRs 3025 and 3039.  It does add a very small amount of new variants, fluff and art (for the latter, mostly the reworked Unseen) and a dozen or so machines seen in TROs other than 3025 and 3039 (such as the Hammerhands, Galahad, Night Hawk, etc).  If you already own TROs 3039, 3050 Upgrade, 3058 Upgrade, and 3075, you don't need this.

    TRO Clan Invasion mostly fills in for TRs 3050(U), 3055(U), and 3058(U).  If you already own TROs 3050 Upgrade, 3055 Upgrade, 3058 Upgrade, 3060, and 3067, you don't need this.

    TRO Jihad mostly fills in for TRs 3060, 3067, 3075, and 3085.  If you already own TROs 3060, 3067, 3075, 3085, 3085 Supplemental, and Project Phoenix, you don't need this.

    TRO Dark Age mostly fills in for TRs 3145, 3150, Irregulars, and Prototypes.  If you already own TROs 3067, 3075, 3085, Prototypes, 3145, and 3150 you don't need this.

    Inactive Technical Readouts
    The following out of print TRs have been replaced by newer products:
    • 2750 - Replaced by TR 3050 Upgrade
    • 3025 & 3025 Revised - Replaced by TR 3039
    • 3026 - Replaced by TR 3039
    • 3026 Revised - Replaced by TR 3039 and TR 3075
    • 3050 & 3050 Revised - Replaced by TR 3050 Upgrade
    • 3055 & 3055 Revised - Replaced by TR 3055 Upgrade
    • 3057 - Replaced by TR 3057 Revised
    • 3058 - Replaced by TR 3058 Upgrade
    • DropShips and JumpShips - Replaced by TR 3057 Revised
    • Vehicle Annex - Replaced by Vehicle Annex Revised

    We are no longer collecting errata for inactive TRs.  In addition, for books such as TR 3055 Upgrade or TR 3067 that were originally made by FASA and/or FanPro but were reprinted by Catalyst, the non-Catalyst prints are also considered inactive (because we fixed a ton of errata when they were reprinted); errata reports should only be made concerning errors found in the Catalyst prints of these books.[/list][/list]
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