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  1. Hey everyone, been a long time since i played ArmA. I was hoping to install it back along with QG but the thing is i am not able to make sense of the different patches floating around and dont know the sequence in which to install stuff. So can anyone help me out here?

    I have ArmA installed at 1.04 now what do i do ... install QG on it and then 1.14 or get 1.05 then 1.08 and then 1.14 and QG on top of it? Its a freaking mess...


  2. Umm yeah i agree with pong2cs this game looks more like arma then the original old pics shown before arma was made public confused_o.gif .

    Still as long as BIS deliver on what they said about the gameplay mechanics then and include a PROPER campaign this time i'll be happy. Graphics will only take you so far the rest is all dependent on the gameplay.


  3. When console devs talk about realism they usually either mean the graphics or content related realism.

    So you will prolly have real existing equipment in FC2 that looks real enough, but it won't behave realistically.

    Basically it's a shallower type of realism.

    So what gives them the right to mock 'hollywood realism' as they just did back there?

    This form of 'realism' imo is even worse then the 'hollywood' one.


  4. Check out the scans for pics and the mag article here:

    Inside Gamer

    Seems this game has gone the same way as OFP in terms of publisher vs developer. Ubi owns the rights to the Far Cry franchise so they get to make their 'own' sequel while Crytek went and built Crysis for EA, though crysis isnt strictly a sequel but it looks very similiar in locale to far cry.

    Reading through the last page of the mag i read a comment referring to OFP and how the game wont go that way in terms of realism and then i was confused as i dont understand what sort of realism they are talking about .. crazy_o.gif

    last page

    Theres a lot of talk about the game having intelligent and dynamic AI , dunno if its gonna happen they said the same things with Far Cry and it wasnt THAT far away from the normal run-gun FPS that we usually see.


  5. Hmm no multi core support sucks. I assume a patch wont help remedy the problem either? Since it would require the whole of the game programming/engine to be overhauled and rewritten in a fashion to take advantage of the many cores .. right?

    Hope BIS is taking notes for this on the Nextgen game.


  6. How do you think a 8800 GTS 230 MB, Pentium D 2.8 Ghz, 1 GB @ 400 Mhz RAM machine would run this game?

    The CPU and RAM speed will be a big bottleneck for that 8800GTS. I have a similiar setup except i got a 6600GT and 2.4 Ghz CPU and i cannot play on high settings with good frame rates at all.

    I intend to get a Q6600 when its price drops and 2 GB RAM along with a 8800GTS or GTX depending upon the price when i go out to buy in a month or so.

    Btw can anyone tell me does ARMA make ANY use of the multi cores? Will the Quad enjoy any benefits over the dual cores? Also i've heard and seen people with 8800 getting random CTD's consistently in arma , whats the deal there? Its the high end card and its having troubles? How the hell do you play this game on HIGH then? Hows the 2900XT's response to arma aswell.

    If anyone can answer these queries they will greatly help me in my buying decisions. Those who already have similiar setups please give us a peformance run down of your experience in ArmA atm.


  7. I didnt know anything about ARMAAC until i played in a MP game just now and it read 'this server is protected by ARMAAC' .... so i think ok neato , very much like PB, ArmA needs something to protect players in MP.

    And guess what in that very game on that very server, a guy from some clan called Mygot shows up and cheats left & right , tking deliberately everyone just to show off that he can do so even with Armaac on , then he put on some wierd sound file which played the sound of a man screaming bloody murder on and on and on ..... untill it forced us all playing to shutdown the volume of our radios in options. he kept on asking for an admin to ban him so he could come back and prove how worthless bans are as he was changing his game ID's on the fly according to him.

    It was a real pain playing like that.

    Now i dont know how it all works but BIS should do better with in game security. If cheats like this get out, MP is doomed. or will only be enjoyed behind closed doors locked sessions  sad_o.gif .

    P.S: It was the 22SAS server the one on which this happened iirc.


  8. Aaaah, very clever. biggrin_o.gif

    Have you played the campaign in full yet? You should have come across this there. Unless you like many other simply skipped the missions in which this was mentioned wink_o.gif .

    These new RACS are great , that recently released M60 goes with them well too. We just need a few more complimentary vehicles and units and we can have the RACS army in forest camo.


  9. Ok so i reinstalled the game and then installed the patch again crazy_o.gif . Took me about 3-4 hours just to do all that ...

    Still d/lding the 1.08 patch lets see how long it takes ... probably double the amount of time since its double the size.

    I dont understand why PATCHES are so big now? Did they forget to put in major stuff and just bundle the original release half empty confused_o.gif .


  10. I agree on all your points. I think poor mission design is a big part of the problem. Hopefully QG will be better in terms of realistic missions, since there is no hope left for the ArmA campaign if you ask me ._.

    But the question still remains. Why is this game so buggy? I thought BIS would have learnt something from the OFP era. But it seems the beta testing just didnt happen maybe they were just hurrying the product out for reasons i dont know considering the fact that we kept hearing about delays before the release and all and talks of Quality before Early release . confused_o.gif

    I was thorougly disappointed after going through ArmA. I was all hyped up but the game has disappointed on several fronts. It has the potential but this is not the way it was meant to be showcased and brought to the world. Once again sales will be lost due to a poor 1st release, even if Queens gambit comes out and is blockbuster in terms of quality and all ...


  11. Finally i've got ArmA and am dying to play it in all its glory fully patched and all.

    I have the 505 boxed DVD version and internally it reads v 1.04.5121.

    So which patch do i need to d/ld now, the update page was a bit confusing there are so many variants of the game crazy_o.gif .

    There are EURO and INTL updates and i dont know which one to get. Plus they are all BIG patches so i dont wanna mess up the d/ld. My net isnt the fastest on the planet so i cant afford to make the mistake of getting the wrong one.


  12. Finally i've got ArmA and am dying to play it in all its glory fully patched and all.

    I have the 505 boxed DVD version and internally it reads v 1.04.5121.

    So which patch do i need to d/ld now, the update page was a bit confusing there are so many variants of the game crazy_o.gif .

    There are EURO and INTL updates and i dont know which one to get. Plus they are all BIG patches so i dont wanna mess up the d/ld. My net isnt the fastest on the planet so i cant afford to make the mistake of getting the wrong one.


  13. They've misspelled CSAR whistle.gif .

    But quite a stupid thing on their part to do such a thing AND then photograph it AND then put it on the net for ALL to see. Do these guys deliberately pose and take these pics to stir shit up? I mean they know the backlash from such images is bound to come up on them and further destabilize the region. So why bother do it? If you wanna mess with bones to de-sensitize yourself or whatever from the grueling war then do it privately .... whats the problem in doing it privately? Or keeping the pics private.

    I think all soldiers should have their camera and net access ceased , judging by how much crap the media makes out of this and the endless stupid debates its gonna spawn and further incense and icnrease fundamentalistic idiots.

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