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  1. Hello ARMA veterans and hope you all good. This is regarding our custom dedicated server, 10 years of MSO development, after the great loss of community content, we would like to start up a Discord server, everyone is welcome to join. You require a legit... ARMA2 DVD ARMA2OA DVD or ARMA2CO DVD and ARMA2BAF DVD The fact that the Steam version of ARMA breaks 99% of all mods there's no reason to have the Steam version installed. I'm not sure how to promote the Discord server, it may not be a good idea to publically display the link so please leave a comment if you are interested or DM us on my account. Thankyou for your time and hope to speak soon.
  2. Update here. I've managed to track down the exact patch when the issue first occurs, Last working patch 1.60 89096 - WORKS - PATCH - [89086] Experimental: A different way to handle mouse steering is implemented for cars, tanks, boats and bikes. The patch in question and the reason the freelook lags out from the center look view. 1.60 89162 - BROKEN - PATCH - [89104] New: Implemented automatic looking intro turns when driving a car with a mouse. There is only one new feature in this patch - 'New: Implemented automatic looking intro turns when driving a car with a mouse.' So this feature is breaking the freelook. Problem is that the feature is baked into the exe and we have spent weeks trying to figure this out. What exactly is automatic looking intro turns? This is the link to the patch in question. https://forums.bohemia.net/forums/topic/124401-arma-2-oa-beta-build-89162-160-mp-compatible-build-post-160-release/ Users on this beta patch thread 89162 mention that 'autocenter should be optional' but unfortunately cannot find any info on this, never mind how to disable the feature. No-one on our server uses mouse to steer and I've mentioned the feature and no-one would use it either. Please help us ARMA veterans. Thankyou for your time and hope to speak soon.
  3. Hello and hope everyone is well. So we use a custom DVD patch with ARMA2 OA and REINFORCMENTS DVD, which is basically 1.60+ with no FREELOOK lag issues on that version. We have updated ARMA OA to attempt to fix some errors and every update, even the Steam version and all the beta updates suffer from this. No mods, 1 player spawn in the desert map in the Editor. Hold 'Alt' which is Freelook, move the cursor left/right/up/down it dosent matter, the movement lags away from the initial center look position. Try zooming in while using freelook, its absolutely awful, it only lags at the 'center look' position. Look at this thread from 2012, the same issue exactly. I have tried many theories, removing any TrackIR settings, resetting Deadzone, altering mouse smoothing and sensitivity with no luck? I must be making some mistake here I'm sure BIS devs wouldn't just leave this issue for 8+ years right? I found this bug within 5 seconds of testing and I simply cannot aim correctly with this lag everytime you freelook, what is going off here? Any help would be greatly appreciated as this occurs in vehicles and it looks like constant lag.
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    ARMA2 with VorpX

  5. Hello and hope everyone is good. We have tried our very best to try and fix this but we really need your help right now regarding some slight issues with Vorpx. The main issue is the cursor which vanishes so you are stuck trying to navigate the UI, I literally cannot figure this out? Tried many theories including fullscreen/windowed modes, editing the Vorpx settings etc but no luck in rendering the cursor? The other slight issue is the HUD elements in the headset, the entire HUD needs scaling down, which I have managed to rescale the HUD for VR by editing the docs profile, but the config resets when restarting Arma? Any help would be greatly appreciated right now. Thankyou for your time and hope to speak soon.
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    Need help installing mod

    Hello. Do you have the required addons for the mod? - East Weapon Pack - West weapons pack
  7. Hello, hope everyone is doing great. May I ask is it possible to prevent the shadow LOD switching resolutions on geometry objects? (High/Very High) Basically we have always used the 'normal' settings for the shadows, its not the best rendering but the map shadows don't switch resolutions, unfortunately some new maps ie, Fallujah and Sahrani, if you have 'normal' shadow settings, the shadows render through the buildings, its hard to explain but you would literally see shadows floating vertically in front of objects. So fixing this issue is to set the shadows to either 'high' or 'very high', but this creates a LOD switch which looks horrendous, you see lines on the ground as the resolution increases. This link describes the shadow rendering techniques in more detail but no luck in trying to attempt to lock the LOD. The theory is to somehow try and lock the resolution to 1 only, which would render the shadows unified across the whole scene, the problem here is I agree that tracking is difficult when you see these bloody lines rendering on the ground and also shadows are switching resolutions ( Flickering also) as you move forward. Any help would be greatly appreciated, I believe this fix would make ARMA look spectacular. Thankyou for your time and hope to speak soon.
  8. Hello Opusfmspol good to hear from you, thankyou for the reply. Sorry I should have wrote the steps taken. Yes indeed already placed a Sahrani civilian on the map, which has the included addon in the mission.sqf, even if we load up the Sahrani map, place a civ, Blufor unit as player and load a standard 'Civilian Expansion Module' (Which should be Takistan civs) it will load up the Cherno faction? Even if I place down a Takistan civilian it will still refuse to load the faction. If we load up for example the brilliant Lingor Island and again just place a civ, player and standard 'Civilian Module' the map loads up the Lingor civilian faction. So I tried to replicate the Lingor faction name into the script instead of the Sahrani civs and still no luck? It still loads up Cherno civs? We literally cannot make the map spawn any other civilian faction apart from the Chernarus faction. How strange? Even tried this also, which is another Sahrani Civilian faction with included vehicles. http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=13900 Could it be some type of parameter set in the map itself? Could it be that the Sahrani Civilian faction needs to be Alice2 compatible? I cant see the map creators releasing such a brilliant map with included civilians and the map loads up the cherno faction? We have searched high and low for any video showing a civilian ingame, but every video we see has cherno civs? Managed to get blufor/opfor frigates to dynamically spawn which is absolutely brilliant, even got the IL76 flying around, its such a great map. Thankyou for your time and hope to speak soon.
  9. Hello. We have tried to dynamically spawn Sahrani Civilians on the brilliant SMD Sahrani map but for some strange reason, it will only spawn Chernarus Civilians? Normally you can change the civilian faction to whichever you wish by editing the module, we can successfully change the civ faction for other maps but this one seems to be locked with Cherno civs? It looks really bad seeing people wearing coats and wooly hats in a jungle. switch toLower(worldName) do { case "smd_sahrani_a2": { BIS_alice_mainscope setvariable ["trafficDistance",1200]; // default 500 BIS_alice_mainscope setvariable ["spawnDistance",800]; // default 400 BIS_alice_mainscope setvariable ["ALICE_townsize",800]; // default 266.667 BIS_alice_mainscope setVariable ["civilianCount","round (2 * (sqrt %1))"]; // default round (4 * (sqrt %1)) // Add some rare english speaking civilians to the mix BIS_alice_mainscope setVariable ["townsFaction",["KPFS_SARA_CIV","sah_civilian_faction"]]; }; }; We tried to find any video online showing Sahrani Civilians on the map but all we can find is again, Cherno civs? This is a link to the map which is absolutely brilliant. http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=22209# Any help would be greatly appreciated as this map is excellent, just needs that finishing touch with the civilians. Thankyou for your time and hope to speak soon.
  10. Hello, May I ask what is your CPU fan brand? If you have a decent CPU fan, I would suggest in overclocking the CPU to 3GHZ. You could find a cheap Socket 775 CPU fan on Ebay, a duel fan design. Arma 2 is a CPU intensive application.
  11. Hello opusfmspol hope you are good. Absolutely bloody brilliant Captain! 6 years tried to fix this issue! We Arma veterans owe you a beer sir! This is beyond World Class! Its setup perfect, if the squad leader falls unconscious the whole screen including the HUD elements vanish, all you literally see is a black screen, nothing else, you have to prey that your medic attends to you. its bloody intense, and If you survived you will wake up, with all HUD elements in place. Fantastic! The best of all, the campaign continues, the server would have broke at that point. Happy Holidays from myself and the Arma veterans! Thanks again for your time and expertise on this server breaking issue, hope to speak soon.
  12. Hello, I would suggest following this guide to optimize Arma as much as possible with the unit specs. http://www.armaholic.com/forums.php?m=posts&q=6713 I would set your graphics options all to the lowest settings with those specs, also set your resolution to the lowest possible, maybe 1024x768, FPS lag spikes will kill you in action no doubt. Hope this helps.
  13. Hello opusfmspol thankyou for the reply. This is outstanding! Brilliant stuff as always! Thankyou very much for helping us Arma 2 veterans, I salute you sir! Going to review all segments now, hopefully get a much better understanding of CBA parameters, which always defeat me In the end, going to test out the new script, its looks god damn magnificent Captain! Epic as always! I'll post back ASAP. Thanks again, hope to speak soon.
  14. Hello opusfmspol hope you are good thankyou for the reply. This is great news! Sorry for the late reply, how on earth did you find the parameters? Epic stuff as always! I'm looking at the code now and I wouldn't even know how to convert this to be called from the main init script? This is beyond my capabilities with Arma scripting, CBA is on another level. Could that be possible may I ask? So we could have this script be called from the missions init file? Somehow implement the "ace_sys_wounds_selleader" script with the (leader CurrentGroup == leader player) parameters, would that be the correct method may I ask? I honestly wish I could code this right now, CBA has defeated me. I feel that we are so close now, if this could be implanted into a working script this would be the ultimate fix for ace. Thankyou very much for your time and expertise, hope to speak soon.
  15. Hello and thankyou for the detailed reply much appreciated. I have tried to find any other information regarding these parameters before replying but no luck I'm afraid. I wouldn't know how to edit the script, this is complicated indeed. Do you know anyone with CBA and ACE experience with editing these scripts? I believe you have found the section 100%, but who actually wrote ACE wounds? Maybe we could contact the author because we are editing this work. We need those parameters. So close now!