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  1. NOTE: 2.14. PROF/PERF up! you don't need a new client on the PERF/PROF server! there is a branch on steam you may use, but beware that sometimes data on Dropbox are newer due to manual build e.g. on weekend: Servers (down, up only if needed): PERF = STABLE branch compatible, no debug layer, no #captureFrame nor diag_captureFrame PROF = STABLE branch compatible, with debug layer, with #captureFrame / diag_captureFrame possible server fps increases and clients may experience higher fps too downloads
  2. New Rules are available on http://www.bistudio.com/english/community/game-content-usage-rules http://www.bistudio.com/english/community/monetization e.g. http://www.bistudio.com/english/community/monetization/youtube http://www.bistudio.com/english/community/monetization/twitch the rules are simpler, they cover wider range and are less annoyance for all involved parties (us, content creator and the service) previous rules: the PDFs are now obsolete too ...
  3. Simply rules: No editing questions here, for that there is a subforum. Questions related to bugs and issues go into the troubleshooting forum. Anyone may answer (be it developer, moderator, content maker or another community member) If the answer given is what you were looking for, then please post it and the thread will be marked as [Answered]. Please don't post unless you really know the answer, irrelevant posts and spam are removed.
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    Development Blog & Reveals

    While there is no development blog, yet :) we got some reveal(s) for You ... watch my Twitter .... :D ... soon :cool: also for easier viewing we added simple galery there http://www.arma3.com/devblog/ Part 1) Four screnshot from development version of ARMA 3 http://arma3.com/devblog/Hephaestus_Arma3_screenshots_forums_001.jpg http://arma3.com/devblog/Ares_Arma3_screenshots_forums_002.jpg http://arma3.com/devblog/Aphrodite_Arma3_screenshots_forums_003.jpg http://arma3.com/devblog/Zeus_Arma3_screenshots_forums_004.jpg Part 2) One screenshot due to weather outside :) http://arma3.com/devblog/Hermes_Arma3_screenshots_forums_005.jpg part 3) again weather as outside yet this time to compare lighting, color tones and volumetric clouds changes :) http://arma3.com/devblog/Hestia_Arma3_screenshots_forums_006.jpg (see screens below) part 4) as i was talking in interview http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?t=123372 about underwater so there is yew new shot of the submarine and diver http://www.arma3.com/devblog/Posedion_Arma3_screenshots_forums_007.jpg plus i was talking some stuff about visual improvements so that 2nd picture shows some very nice grass and soldier 'diving' into it ;) http://www.arma3.com/devblog/Athena_Arma3_screenshots_forums_008.jpg part 5) some new screens are now available on official STEAMcommunity game group: http://steamcommunity.com/games/arma3/GameArt and compare this with Eurogamer's nr.4 screens of nearly same location (different angle bit, and zoom level) rest of Eurogamer's screenshots is here http://www.eurogamer.net/gallery.php?game_id=15374&article_id=1384850#anchor no posting of the url, i will do it myself when time is up :)
  5. FIX below, new signature file available in .zip attached to this post WARNING: This is for ARMA 2 content only (ARMA 2: Free is w/o problem) Installation: 1. download the file: arma2.dta.languagecore.pbo.bi.bisign.zip 2. extract file: languagecore.pbo.bi.bisign 3. with that overwrite file: \ARMA 2\Dta\languagecore.pbo.bi.bisign 4. enjoy ARMA 2 ftp://downloads.bistudio.com/arma2.com/update/arma2.dta.languagecore.pbo.bi.bisign.zip
  6. We are happy to announce availability of AlternativA in our own http://Store.bistudio.com/ * digital download (non-physical copy) fcF39KnU7mc direct URL (subject to change when store transit is finished) http://www.sprocketidea.com/joomla/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=sprocket.tpl&product_id=34&category_id=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=2 game's website: http://www.centauriproduction.com/alternativa.php
  7. note: those're just binaries, no data, that's still WIP, no ETA atm., Linux server to come later too please provide feedback multiplayer incompatible with any older version of A2OA link to Arma discord https://discord.gg/arma channel #end_of_life_arma https://discord.gg/0aWSevYPq5UwEvEP 1.64.144629 (cumulative ontop 144373) https://www.dropbox.com/s/nxvpummd1gw4gcj/arma2oa_164_144629.7z?dl=0 https://drive.google.com/open?id=1EnRk-9nHlkE161r6czFVMGNUbEnUwkB9 1.64.144373 windows https://www.dropbox.com/s/68bkm4br9z7w3dd/arma2oa_164_144373.7z?dl=0 https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sLE9Rb9C2u6AfsNmsv98MN-uhMq4h2tA linux https://www.dropbox.com/s/ocq6m3afsi7oc34/a2oa-server-1.64.144373.tar.bz2?dl=0 https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JRK-A4Ho37rbQaSFRTR8u6pH_WoiRgly 1.64.144343: https://www.dropbox.com/s/gbchk1cy2ssmcvy/arma2oa_164_144343.7z?dl=0 https://drive.google.com/open?id=1d2iOeHFNCdSRtqRjhrowBL9wHu3eo6n8 1.64.144253: https://www.dropbox.com/s/z9wow6peuhcwx0y/arma2oa_164_144253.7z?dl=0 https://drive.google.com/open?id=17M0R3RCISz0OFkxj0ToegEM5KRfKpHb5 1.64.144246: https://www.dropbox.com/s/tegisi94nv5jxqp/arma2oa_164_144246.7z?dl=0 https://drive.google.com/open?id=1mk-MRvTsQox9RTLppHaUzWCzNkIkNs8R 1.64.144198: https://www.dropbox.com/s/kjctemljlpfns8c/arma2oa_164_144198.7z?dl=0 https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ux4z8q1TmK5NG93yLSZGkqb5dwaGVU94 1.64.144191: https://www.dropbox.com/s/i88d9b8jsvi5zjp/arma2oa_164_144191.7z?dl=0 https://drive.google.com/open?id=1TVeBJ4kZlUCeY51IhvarrNVzQiLJwayH 1.64.144160: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wcxbjvw0emsasm5/arma2oa_164_144160.7z?dl=0 https://drive.google.com/open?id=1mpWO0vTGljmgamkdjcrsi2ek7e0PENiF 1.64.144152: https://www.dropbox.com/s/857t9wyhkl58l1n/arma2oa_164_144152.7z?dl=0 https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZXp_zjlmp9DF6Q9-LQ_9aE1fTp3neYTs 1.64.144120: https://www.dropbox.com/s/55gji8mck6zupsv/arma2oa_164_144120_with_corepatch.7z?dl=0 https://drive.google.com/open?id=1PeIa-4hnnJWeIN1EU0CUOmWFj98Yh1Q1 1.64.144112: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7gycfsy8orj4v23/arma2oa_164_144112.7z?dl=0 https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Li11k5vv4DHl8_rceNe7WJqxnAyYBW-U
  8. Next to already revealed an known https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Category:Arma_3:_New_Scripting_Commands_List There are more script commands now :) + fixed http://feedback.arma3.com/view.php?id=12324 + only discussion related to new or changed Arma 3 Beta/Dev Scripting allowed
  9. about performance drops caused by STEAM and how mitigate them from my own experience this is what eats most CPU from highest to lowest 1. STEM friend-list (even while online, just closing friend-list saves most CPU usage) 2. STEAM chats (the more of them active the worse the overall load) 3. STEAM updating (as uses checksums it needs some CPU and I/O, so make sure nothing is updating) 4. STEAM overlay 5. STEAM IM (switch yourself to OFFLINE for lowest CPU usage) 6. STEAM website (if you keep website open and minimize, it still keeps playing the flash animations for example, so ideally you visit e.g. your profile page as last) + then set STEAM to lower priority than arma3.exe + Avast! antivirus users (but same rules can be used for other AV) shall read : http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=116952.0 + this is what i use ``` "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe" -silent -nochatui -nofriendsui -console -no-browser ``` it allows run STEAMclient w/o new UI/chat/friends/popup/browser bloat (especially those 200+ popups i can't disable about group/friends invites) it's very effective for fast testing (as someone who is game industry it's double important) for advanced gamer it saves some CPU / GPU cycles and some RAM / VRAM space even less stressing your SSD it avoids the STEAM browser cluttering the disk space with cache growing out of control when i want buy / discuss something i use reliable web browsers and when i want to join the chats/friends i just start it w/o those switches there are some more compatibility switches like -complete_install_via_http -tcp which may help in more firewall strict networked environment
  10. Official game group on STEAM :bounce3: http://steamcommunity.com/games/PoG there is eXtended trailer and some screens and avatars for You to see or pick from :)
  11. IMPORTANT ! It's always better to uninstall previous beta! (if You fail to uninstall it erase beta subdirectory inside ARMA 2 directory) WARNING! It's recommended to restart You mission instead of using save from older version or previous betas! NOTE! Beta installer create shortcut inside ARMA 2 directory to launch beta properly. The tricky part is that the game is started with commandline: Drive:Path\ARMA 2\beta\arma2.exe -mod=beta but in start in path Drive:Path\ARMA 2\ INFO: Installer claims it updating on version 1.04, ignore it updating the \beta\ directory content Uninstaller claims it removed version 1.03 ignore it as it should remove \beta\ directory content PROBLEM: Uninstalling beta may result into removal of ARMA 2 symlink / junction directory link (hopefully not whole directory) IF anyone experience whole ARMA 2 directory erase on uninstall please report ASAP thx FIX / WORKAROUND for the beta failing to install on STEAM build: use registry editor add registry key into HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Bohemia Interactive Studio\ArmA 2 create new String value name it "MAIN" (w/o "") then place into it same content like is already in key "path" (e.g. "C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\Common\ARMA 2" w/o "" again) that's all and now the installer sees Your STEAM game ...
  12. Following steps shall help you to setup Project Argo dedicated server: 0. dedicated server data package STEAM appid = 563930 , param for steamCMD "-beta server" , size only ~3 GB 1. most of steps is like for Arma 3 dedicated server (configs, folder/file-structure, command-line parameters) https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Arma_3_Dedicated_Server 2. no BattlEye (only on official servers) 3. no callExtension (disabled altogether) 4. no control over difficulty settings 5. not yet dedicated server data package (to be decided) 6. no linux dedicated server 7. new server.cfg setting: autoSelectMission = true; // reports mission inside mission cycle even before first player join the server 8. new server.cfg setting for timeouts (details in https://forums.bistudio.com/topic/140837-development-branch-changelog/page-46#entry3115444 ) votingTimeOut = 30; roleTimeOut = 45; briefingTimeOut = 20; debriefingTimeOut = 30; 9. new server setting which allows missions from Missions class to be selected randomly (with equal probability), only rule is that two successive missions are always different (with exeption of one mission in the list). class Missions { randomOrder = true; class mission1 { template = "mission1.VR"; }; class mission2 { template = "mission2.VR"; }; }; 10. there are three mission cycle mission names (3 scenarios) {since 0.73 all locations are available in data) class Missions { class ProjectArgoMission01 { template = "MP_ARGO_Raid_Airfield.Abel"; //actual missions //template = "MP_ARGO_Raid_La_Trinite.Abel"; //previous missions //template = "MP_ARGO_Raid_MOUT.Abel"; //aprevious missions //template = "MP_ARGO_Raid_Radio_Station.Abel"; //previous missions //template = "MP_ARGO_Raid_Le_Port.Abel"; //previous missions //template = "MP_ARGO_Raid_AA_Site.Abel"; //previous missions }; class ProjectArgoMission02 { template = "MP_ARGO_Conf_Larche.Abel"; //actual missions //template = "MP_ARGO_Conf_La_Trinite.Abel"; //previous missions //template = "MP_ARGO_Conf_Cancon.Abel"; //previous missions //template = "MP_ARGO_Conf_Sainte_Marie.Abel"; //previous missions //template = "MP_ARGO_Conf_Le_Port.Abel"; //previous missions //template = "MP_ARGO_Conf_La_Riviere.Abel"; //previous missions }; class ProjectArgoMission03 { template = "MP_ARGO_Link_Le_Port.Abel"; //actual missions //template = "MP_ARGO_Link_Sainte_Marie.Abel"; //previous missions //template = "MP_ARGO_Link_Cancon.Abel"; //previous missions //template = "MP_ARGO_Link_Arudy"; //previous missions //template = "MP_ARGO_Link_Airfield.Abel"; //previous missions }; }; 11: Update 0.75 added new New server settings ARGOMissionVoteType = "MissionType"; //Either Clash or Raid depends on the gamemode you want to run ARGOMissionVote = true; // allows people to vote for next map after game ends For Raid And Clash both of these settings need to be present in server.cfg. For mixed you only need to use ARGOMissionVote = true; 12: Update 0.75 also added hardcore mode to enable it paste the following line to server.cfg forcedDifficulty = "Hardcore"; 13: Update 0.76 added new server settings for Inactivity and TeamKilling kickTeamKill = 2; kickInactive = 60;
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    How do I contact Dwarden?

    due to size limits of dropbox and google drive i removed them ... i don't keep them even locally
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    How do I contact Dwarden?

    seriously you spam me in last 48h everywhere that you want ALL-of-profiling-binaries and now doing same in offtopic ? with bit of search you would find there is this topic https://forums.bohemia.net/forums/topic/160288-arma-3-stable-server-204-performance-binary-feedback/ which leads you to archive https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B03-H4YIbhkFMUt5RzNqZjFlNGs active https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/15p9j7C2nHUt6NoVfChX4YFuqzFXzblJh
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    Developer ban issues

    the ban is valid and that extra information only confirmed it as valid
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    Developer ban issues

    quiet? i told you 21st July in DM that i checked and confirmed the ban is valid ... also in this answer https://forums.bohemia.net/forums/topic/235331-banned-by-game-developer/?do=findComment&comment=3442933 i explained why Valve calls those bans developer bans but it's normal BattlEye Global ban
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    Banned by Game Developer

    and you got your answer via DM
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    Banned by Game Developer

    Game Bans on STEAM are any form of 3rd party bans approved by Valve in case of Arma 2: OA and 3 and DayZ those are global BattlEye bans in case of other games it can be e.g. EAC bans (the anticheat now owned by Epic Games) provide your STEAM id or BattlEye GUID so we can look up the reason of the ban anyway the OP states that global bans are never reversed, that's misleading as false positives if they happen, are corrected by BE team with unbans
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    BattleField 3

    due to problem of move == merge , here is new thread old huge multigame-thread: http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?t=111540
  21. atm. just for beta testing, data files for upcoming CorePatch update, including signatures https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/18463425/a2oa/CorePatch_20160301.7z no changelog yet, will try add it later for curious look at content or CorePatch gitHub https://github.com/Goliath86/CorePatch
  22. v02 files (1.96.146303) now available on dropbox and google drive for manual downloads plus the profiling branch for linux server on STEAM depots can be downloaded via STEAMcmd w/o issue
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    Arma Zeus Cache

    very nicely and well done
  24. We are releasing some information related to materials basics, texture maps etc. You may find them useful for Your projects. 1. RVMAT Basics (SuperShader, MultiMaterial, SkinShader, Procedural/Glass/Water/Detail/Normal/Specular/Tree etc. maps) URL: http://community.bistudio.com/wiki/RVMAT_basics Done: SuperShader for MAX and MAYA (no .fx files yet) http://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Super_shader Done: MultiMaterial for MAX (no sample .mcr script yet) http://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Multimaterial Done: SkinShader (no sample MAYA cgfx (screenshot) yet) http://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Skin_shader Done: Face wound textures http://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Face_Wound_Textures Done: Static Environmental Reflections (published mainly for compatibility reason as SuperShader (includes environmental map/fresnel) replacing this functionality) http://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Static_Environmental_Reflections * - some hints about physical properties at bottom http://community.bistudio.com/wiki/RVMAT_basics#Physical_properties (including Bullet Penetrability ) 2. Texture Map Types (includes HQ NM) URL: http://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Texture_Map_Types 3. Post Process effects URL: http://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Post_process_effects 4. Unit ergonomics (Soldier model proportions) URL: http://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Soldier_model_proportions 5. Weapons settings (some informations about weapon configs) http://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Weapons_settings 6. Damage: http://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Damage updated in BIKI: http://community.bistudio.com/wiki?title=Weapons_settings&diff=57833&oldid=56416 http://community.bistudio.com/wiki?title=Bullet_penetrability&diff=57836&oldid=52134 http://community.bistudio.com/wiki?title=RVMAT_basics&diff=57820&oldid=52837 while it's minor i hope it helps bit :) 7. other documentation per demand and as needed @TBD NOTE: Please don't edit these wiki pages w/o some prior discussion with BI staff as we will add more info into these in future ... Per demand => if it's possible i will see what can be done about such requests ... if you not post here just bug me on ARMA2 irc channel
  25. 1.94.145999 new PROFILING branch with PERFORMANCE binaries, v03, server and client, windows 32/64-bit, included linux 32-bit server + fixed the `quotation marks` issue for operations with profiles/names (aka old profiles work again correctly (no new folder made) and same applies to new profiles) manual downloads: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/582opsto4mmr8d8/3BSy9PdRGm https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B03-H4YIbhkFMUt5RzNqZjFlNGs available via STEAMclient/STEAMcmd as branch too, read https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Arma_3_Steam_Branches#Arma_3_Server BIForum feedback: https://forums.bistudio.com/topic/160288-arma-3-stable-server-184-performance-binary-feedback/?do=getLastComment Arma anything discord: https://discord.gg/arma