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  1. Remember, this is for Arma 3 user made screenshots only. *New rule: "private addons" should not be used in screenshots, only public addons. Anyone breaking this rule will end up with their infraction level raised and the pictures removed. Also: Please, no discussion here about the screenshots. Alright, let's see them coming :) Do not post screenshots that give away any campaign or mission spoilers, doing so risks an immediate ban from the forums. All replies without an image will now be met with warning and then infraction increases, use the Arma 3 Photography : Questions and Comments thread!
  2. Please use this thread for all Arma 3 hardware/specifications discussion. :) For general hardware discussion we have a thread here.
  3. This thread is for discussing and or commenting on photos from the Arma 3 Photography thread. No quoting of images please and no campaign or mission spoilers.
  4. Old thread (for reference) So new forums, new things to ask about I guess, no bitching, no whining, ask sensible questions, get sensible answers, assuming we haven't drunk all the gin before replying. Please Note: If you want your username changed then post here. If you have feedback/complaints/bugs to report about the new forums then post here.
  5. Please post in here so prospective members can browse this as some sort of squad directory. To keep this thread in order please use only below form for your posts: ========================================= Squad name:- Timezone/location : Gamemode preference (eg coop or pvp): Contact email: Website address: Short description: Language: ========================================= Rules: No squad logos, pictures or videos! No other information except above are allowed. For anything else use your squad advertisement thread. Only one post per squad, search before posting! If duplicate entries are found, all will be removed. Only posts in English are allowed. Please report dead/disbanded squads or squads no more playing the Arma 3 series so these entries can be removed.
  6. Please everyone use this thread if interested in joining a squad instead creating a separate thread for each search. This thread is not for squads looking for players!
  7. Before this gets out of hand: If you have an idea for a new addon, request it here (and hope the best). Please do not start new threads with addon requests. All other addon requests threads are deleted without further notification. This thread must also be used when searching for a certain addon!
  8. The old one is more than 3 years old, guess it's time we go for a new one. :)
  9. All discussion about VBS2 goes here now. Please refrain from creating any new threads about this simulation and cluttering the forums even more. The existing VBS2 threads spread all over the forums will be closed anytime soon. This thread is for general discussion about VBS2 and its features only. Questions about how to use VBS2 or asking for support is not tolerated and such posts will be removed without further comment. For support use the VBS2 forums or the known support email. Also please refrain from spamming this thread with nonsense posts like "This should be in ArmA2 for free because <whatever reason>". If and which parts of VBS2 are included in future versions of Armed Assault 2 are completely up to BI and/or the VBS2 users who funded the development.
  10. So seeing as there's hopefully going to be lots of new people with their new impressions, we need a new impressions thread. Bit early but as the game has already been put on sale by those pesky German retailers I guess it's just a matter of time until this is needed :)
  11. From now on, this thread is the only one to be used for the 'bad serial number given' problem. No matter if you have the Steam or the Retail version. All other threads created in an attempt to get more attention will be deleted without further notice! You usually can fix this problem by running the game 'as administrator' the first time to make sure the registry entries can be written. If you still have the problem, check below numerous threads for additional solutions. Sorry for the long list of threads, but this is what happens when everyone thinks he must have his very own thread for a common problem. http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?138564 <- Working solution http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?134426 http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?118027 http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?134870 http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?132892 http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?129235 http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?131583 http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?133929 http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?93515 http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?100153 http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?101277 http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?76692 http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?101448 http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?115988 http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?117997 http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?118628 http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?118979 http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?120917 http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?122969 http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?76004 If after checking above threads you still have the problem, use this thread to get further help.
  12. European Politics Thread.

    This thread is to discuss European politics only, anything related more to topics such as Iraq or war on Terror should go into those threads. The standard rules apply but you should especially take note of the no flaming/flame baiting rules, when discussing politics it's very easy to get caught up in the passion of the subject and allow passion to become outright arguing (flaming) or to antagonise other people because you don't agree with them (flame baiting), if you see someone flaming/flame baiting do not respond in kind, report the post to a moderator and the incident will be dealt with by us. Allowing this thread to develop into flaming/flame baiting through participation of such actions risks the future of political debate on these forums so everyone has a responsibility to work together to keep the debates mature, articulate, polite and courteous.
  13. Guys, every mission creator out there welcomes constructive feedback and bug reports so he can improve his work he spent a lot of hours on. But please understand the following: Be advised that a lot of user made missions were made in vanilla version - which means without any Addons or Mods loaded. They are meant to be played this way - if not specified otherwise. Please read the included readme file, there's a reason why these documents are created. Of course, you are free to play them with any of your favorite Addons/Mods loaded (like ACE2, ASR AT, etc...) but you need to be aware that these mods modify the game experience - and might be the reason for some problems and/or mission bugs. That said, if you encounter a problem during a mission while running one or several mods, please disable all your Addons/ Mods and retry the mission in the vanilla version of the game before reporting any problems. It will be more respectful to the mission creator and to the rest of the community - instead of waiting for them to find you the solution while the problem is not really his fault. If your problem still exists in the vanilla version, surely the mission creator and/or the community will help you to find a solution. If your problem is solved in vanilla version, you know the reason for the problem. Of course you can report then that there is a problem with certain Mods loaded but don't expect that a mission creator will make a version just for your Mod. ;)
  14. https://community.bistudio.com/wiki?title=Special%3ASearch&search=classnames&go=Go Buildings and Guns with images http://www.armatechsquad.com/ArmA2Class
  15. Seeing as finally after 8 years we can now change people's usernames without uber hacking of the DB, here's the thread where you request your username be changed. If you just want one or more letters capitalising that's also fine :) Please keep it simple, ie "Please change my name to Fred Bloggs". If I can do the change with no problems then I'll do it and delete the post, if there's some problem for example you're requesting a username that already exists and it doesn't have 0 posts then I'll reply to the thread or PM you directly. Check first to see if the username you're requesting already exists, if it does and it used to belong to you then you need to PM me the original Email address as proof of ownership, if it doesn't belong to you then you must come up with an alternative username, unless the account is old and has 0 posts in which case I can delete it and then rename you. Please note there is no guarantee your username will be changed anytime soon, could be 5 mins, 5 hours, 5 days, as it's not the most important task we have by any means, please be patient :) We do not delete existing accounts which have more than 0 posts! It is irrelevant if the account in question is inactive for years or not or if he has only 1 or 2 posts.
  16. Please everyone use this thread if interested in joining a squad instead creating a separate thread for each search. Conditions to post here: - Only players post here who are looking for a squad - no one else! - No "check us out at xxx" or "take a look at xxx" posts! - No "PM sent" or "email sent" posts! Again this thread is only for people looking for a squad, not for squads posting their "hey check us out" stuff. If you want to invite someone, send him a PM or email. All posts from squads will be removed, and in case of blatant advertising the respective person will be banned from the thread - Problem solved in the future.
  17. Ok so obviously we're getting more any more "What CPU?" "Best PC?" etc. etc. so we shall try for now putting everything in the one thread and seeing how that goes, I will endeavour to update the first post with the most pertinent official information. Hi all, I had noticed all the spam in the forum relating to this topic and I think it's at least a little because people are put off by the ~500 page thread, so they just go back and post a message. Well I suggested to placebo that the first post should at least be a FAQ that is generally useful to n00bs and he agreed--but kicked it back to me to come up with the text! So let's debate a little what it should say and then we'll get post #1 fixed up with something that will hopefully help people. Below is my stab at it, please comment/suggest and then we'll get post #1 fixed with what we all agree is best. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Minimal PC Requirements CPU: Dual Core Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz / Intel Core 2.0 GHz / AMD Athlon 3200+ or faster RAM: 1 GB Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 / ATI Radeon 1800 with Shader Model 3 and 256 MB VRAM or faster OS: Windows XP Recommended PC Requirements CPU: Intel Core 2.8 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ or faster RAM: 2 GB Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT / ATI Radeon 4850 with Shader Model 3 and 512 MB VRAM or faster OS: Windows XP or Vista But does MY computer meet the requirement? This website can help you analyze your hardware, select ArmA 2 from the drop down list and see how your rig measures up! http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri Still... what's it REALLY going to be like with my rig? Try the demo! It's free and you'll know EXACTLY what it'll be like: http://www.arma2.com/demo/ There are free demo's available there for both Arma II and for Operation Arrowhead. How can I see how well my rig stacks up against others? If you have OA you can run the two "benchmark" scenarios that you will find in single user mode. They play a scene and then report your overall performance. If you have Arma 2, or you're not satisfied with the OA bencharmk, then you can set up your own test/scenario and use the program fraps to test your frame rate: http://www.fraps.com Looks like I only get 20 FPS on my rig, guess I can't play... WRONG! Anything over about 15 FPS is acceptable and anything over 30 FPS is considered really good. This may surprise you, if you come from another FPS game where everybody sulks if they don't get 100 FPS or more. ArmA is not your average FPS, it is a military simulator. As such it's calculating the trajectory of every bullet, calculating precisely what's happening kilometers away off screen, and just generally modelling things realistically and accurately in ways that other games do not. This combined with the long view distances mean you will NOT see the same level of FPS in ArmA that you would see in a lighter weight game. The game IS calculating all that stuff accurately at your FPS, your numbers are likely similar to what many others you play with are getting, and just so long as the user experience seems fluid it's going to be fine. Would the game run better if I had a faster CPU? Yes. Would the game run better if I had a faster video card? Maybe. If you adjust the video settings like anti-aliasing, anisotropic filtering, shadows, resolution, and texture quality does it make a big difference? The bigger the difference that makes, the more likely a better video card will help you. If it doesn't make much difference what you set those things to you are likely limited by your CPU. I can't afford better hardware, what else can I do? There are a lot of things that you can try to optimize if you feel that performance isn't quit up to what you need it to be. There are a couple of sticky threads for that over in the troubleshooting section, try some of these suggestions out: http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?t=101124 http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?t=73947 http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?t=85124
  18. Remember, this is for ArmA II user made screenshots only. As always, hotlinking images greater than 100kb is not allowed, and anyone breaking this rule will end up with their infraction level raised. Also: Please, no discussion here about the screenshots. Alright, let them coming :) What part of "No images over 100kb" in the title and in the forum rules is so difficult to process? From now on all images over 100kb will result in infraction +1, post 5 images >100kb and that's +5 infraction so an instant perm ban. In addition to that, all posts with images over 100kb will be removed without further comment. Do not post screenshots that give away any campaign spoilers, doing so risks an immediate ban from the forums. All replies without an image will now be met with warning and then infraction increases, use the all new "ArmA II Photography I: Questions and Comments" thread.
  19. Please note nothing is changing in terms of forum usage etc, all technical/in depth type discussions should be on the DayZ forums, however similar to the VBS thread in here let's see if we can have a single news type thread to discuss the announcement and project in an overall way. http://dayzdev.tumblr.com/
  20. We're getting bugs/suggestions posted to a number of different threads so I'll start this one and close the others. Post here all feedback you want about the new forums, what's not working like the old ones, what seems completely broken, what you'd like to see changed or whatever, if you can keep to some kind of easy to read format that'd be great but I won't force you, ideally something like: Usability: not enough characters available for signatures Usability: cannot search for 3 letter things like PBO/WGL Those two I already fixed this morning.
  21. This thread is to discuss USA politics only, anything related more to topics such as Iraq or war on Terror should go into those threads. The standard rules apply but you should especially take note of the no flaming/flame baiting rules, when discussing politics it's very easy to get caught up in the passion of the subject and allow passion to become outright arguing (flaming) or to antagonise other people because you don't agree with them (flame baiting), if you see someone flaming/flame baiting do not respond in kind, report the post to a moderator and the incident will be dealt with by us. Allowing this thread to develop into flaming/flame baiting through participation of such actions risks the future of political debate on these forums so everyone has a responsibility to work together to keep the debates mature, articulate, polite and courteous.
  22. Pinning this as it seems some are a little confused as to what is allowed. Restricting content until someone pays you money if not acceptable and runs the risk of potential legal liability which is something none of us want.
  23. Thread closed, explanation here: http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?166354-Max_Cops-and-Robbers-MOD&p=2792357&viewfull=1#post2792357
  24. Thread closed, explanation here: http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?166354-Max_Cops-and-Robbers-MOD&p=2792357&viewfull=1#post2792357
  25. Max_Cops and Robbers MOD

    Despite our efforts to make the information clearly available as to what is acceptable and not acceptable in the use of our content and the means by which people can elicit voluntary donations etc. (see this thread) It's sad to find out that someone in the community has for months been blatantly demanding donations before granting permission to use content or to distribute the bikey for online usage. Nobody wants a situation where legal action must be taken against someone so I can only see a possible outcome being the banning of Maxjoiner from these forums and the removal of his website URL as an acceptable community website on these forums. Any questions/comments are welcome via PM/Email: Placebo@idea-games.com
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