Beta Patching Testing Forums: Usage Guidelines. in ARMA 2 & OA - BETA PATCH TESTING Posted August 28, 2009 It should be stressed that the beta patch can be removed by simple deleting the beta folder or using bundled uninstaller and it coexists with the official release peacefully (almost - see the next point) If you are using bundled Launch Arma2 Beta Patch.lnk you are essentially playig a hybrid between beta's .exe and the official release's data (config, models, missions).By using both the .exe and the -beta mod you can try out the tweaks in the data but it can also make your savegames or edited missions unusable for other versions. You are not out of the danger even if you use only the .exe - for example BIS might change the format of saved files - so remember: You are using beta at your own risk. If there is a bug in the beta, try to reproduce it in the official version. If you can, then it has no place here and should be in the Troubleshooting forum. If you find regressions (something that worked in previous version but is now broken) please take your time to test it again in the supposedly okay version - maybe it is caused by new drivers, some automatic update or spider's nest in your PSU. Also I have a plea to BIS for more detailed changelog. This was always a minor gripe with official patches but if you want the community to do good reporting then it should be clear what we should test in the first place. Now for some Â§18 infraction: :p I think there should be new (perhaps autogenerated with changelog on top) thread for every build, it is getting awfully crowded in the sticky one. The old build's thread should be closed by the time the new one appears. Allowing individual threads about issues here would make this subforum a clumsy replacement for existing CIT. Now there would be the tracker, troubleshooting forum, the big betapatch thread and also lots of issue threads here that might not even be related to betas itself - an awfull mess for developers and the moderating team. Maybe some dev should shine a little light on how they prefer this to be organized.