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  1. Okay so I run Ace2 1.5 with @JTD and @WarFX. How do I run Combined Operations (both games), with all my mods, in the most recent beta patch, through Steam? I've thought about this and got royally confused, maybe because I just woke up. Anyway any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.


    Oh and on a side note: When can us Steam users purchase the British forces pack?

    Hear is the answer for you.


    Read the last post. It is by me. This setup works 100%.

  2. I have Steam ArmA2 and Steam ArmA2:Op. Arrowhead. I have the Op Arrow head beta installed. I have the latest ACE2:Op Arrowhead updated mon/wed/friday using Yoma' AddOn Sync program tied to the Kellys Heroes update server. I use the Summer vegeatation mod to get better FPS, at least for me. I put all my islands (Duala, etc...) into one folder.

    I run ArmA2: Combined Operations by launching the Steam Client. The "Set Launch Options" for ArmA2 and Op.Arrow are blank. I play ArmA2: Combined Operations by right-clicking the ArmA2: Operation Arrowhead in the library and selecting "Launch ArmA2: Combined Operations".

    This is my folder structure (Win7 x64):


    ->Program Files (x86)




    ->arma2 operation arrowhead







    ->AddOns (subfolder under @Islands) <-all island stuff


    ->Keys <-all the keys for your islands and other mods

    ->Missions <-all your single player missions, even ones from ArmA2

    ->rest of standard BIS install

    This is my _runA2CO that is run when you launch ArmA2: Combined Operations:



    For /F "Tokens=2* skip=2" %%A In ('REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Bohemia Interactive Studio\ArmA 2" /v "MAIN"') Do (set _ARMA2PATH=%%B)

    IF NOT DEFINED _ARMA2PATH (GOTO v32_path_a2) ELSE (GOTO v64_path_a2oa)


    For /F "Tokens=2* skip=2" %%C In ('REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Bohemia Interactive Studio\ArmA 2" /v "MAIN"') Do (set _ARMA2PATH=%%D)

    IF NOT DEFINED _ARMA2PATH (GOTO uac_PATH_A2) ELSE (GOTO v64_path_a2oa)


    FOR /F "tokens=2* delims= " %%I IN ('REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Bohemia Interactive Studio\ArmA 2" /v "MAIN"') DO (SET _ARMA2PATH=%%J)

    IF NOT DEFINED _ARMA2PATH (GOTO std_PATH_A2) ELSE (GOTO v64_path_a2oa)


    FOR /F "tokens=2* delims= " %%K IN ('REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Bohemia Interactive Studio\ArmA 2" /v "MAIN"') DO (SET _ARMA2PATH=%%L)

    IF NOT DEFINED _ARMA2PATH (GOTO ENDfailA2) ELSE (GOTO v64_path_a2oa)


    For /F "Tokens=2* skip=2" %%E In ('REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Bohemia Interactive Studio\ArmA 2 OA" /v "MAIN"') Do (set _ARMA2OAPATH=%%F)



    For /F "Tokens=2* skip=2" %%G In ('REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Bohemia Interactive Studio\ArmA 2 OA" /v "MAIN"') Do set (_ARMA2OAPATH=%%H)



    FOR /F "tokens=2* delims= " %%M IN ('REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Bohemia Interactive Studio\ArmA 2 OA" /v "MAIN"') DO (SET _ARMA2OAPATH=%%N)



    FOR /F "tokens=2* delims= " %%O IN ('REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Bohemia Interactive Studio\ArmA 2 OA" /v "MAIN"') DO (SET _ARMA2OAPATH=%%P)




    For /F "Tokens=2* skip=2" %%Q In ('REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Valve\Steam" /v "InstallPath"') Do (set _STEAMPATH=%%R)

    IF NOT DEFINED _STEAMPATH (GOTO v32_path_steam) ELSE (GOTO runs)


    For /F "Tokens=2* skip=2" %%S In ('REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Valve\Steam" /v "InstallPath"') Do (set _STEAMPATH=%%T)

    IF NOT DEFINED _STEAMPATH (GOTO uac_path_steam) ELSE (GOTO runs)


    FOR /F "tokens=2* delims= " %%U IN ('REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Valve\Steam" /v "InstallPath"') DO (SET _STEAMPATH=%%V)

    IF NOT DEFINED _STEAMPATH (GOTO std_path_steam) ELSE (GOTO runs)


    FOR /F "tokens=2* delims= " %%W IN ('REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Valve\Steam" /v "InstallPath"') DO (SET _STEAMPATH=%%X)



    call "%_ARMA2OAPATH%\Expansion\beta\ARMA2OA.exe" "-mod=%_ARMA2PATH%;EXPANSION;%_ARMA2OAPATH%\@CBA;%_A RMA2OAPATH%\@Summer;%_ARMA2OAPATH%\@Islands;%_ARMA 2OAPATH%\ACE;%_ARMA2OAPATH%\ACEX;%_ARMA2OAPATH%\AC EX_SM;ca" "-mod=Expansion\beta;Expansion\beta\Expansion" -nosplash -world=empty -cpucount=2 -exthreads=7



    exit /B 0


    exit /B 1


    exit /B 2


    exit /B 3

    The logic is: call(run) Op.Arrow with beta-> add ArmA2, add CBA, add Summer mod, add Island mods, add ACE2. Then beta paramters. Then lastly my dash launch options to make sure that this is what works for me/my system.

    To make the Summer mod work it has to be in that order. arma/cba/summer/islands.

    Since I play mostly single player I add these lines to my ArmA2.cfg (c:\users\"my user name"\My Documents\ArmA2). This way the firefights last longer and I do not get smoked by the uber AK-47 snipe from a million miles away.





    Whenever a new ArmA2: Operation Arrowhead beta comes out I just run the installer. I do not erase the old directory since it just overwrites the files anyways. And by selecting CANCEL if Win7x64 asks if it was installed correctly nothing shows up in my Win7 Installed programs. Out-of-sight, out-of-mind. Nothing to erase. Nothing to uninstall. No worries. Just keep overwriting.

    My procedure for this is:

    Unzip beta.

    Double click beta installer

    Follow prompts

    When Win7 x64 asks if the program installed correctly you select CANCEL

    Again thanks to the others in the forum and BIS for helping me get to this configuration. It works perfect for me/my system.

  3. My file is the default with only the start line changed.

    I replaced whatever was between :runs line and the ENDLOCAL line with that call line.

    The key is to blank your Steam options line, move all your missions/keys/userconfigs/@mods to the OA directory. Launch your Combined Ops by right-clicking ARMA2:Operation Arrowhead in the Steam library and selecting Launch ARMA2: Combined Operations.

    I use the great Yoma Addonsync tool connected to the Kellys Heroes ACE OA updater server to keep my ACE updated.

  4. The great Addon Sync Yomatool with the awesome guys at Kellys Heroes keeping your ACE up to date! Do a search in the forums for it.

    But don't thank me fully, someone else helped me get to that point. The beauty of the BIS community. People helping people.

    BTW.... That @Islands addon is where I keep all the Islands the modders release (Thirsk, Duala, etc..). I also throw in things like the molation army duala thing in there too. Makes it real easy to update. Keeps the mod line count low too. Also is a tremendous help when you are in MP and the admin changes maps\missions. You don't have to restart to change your mod line. Just put all that stuff under a addons subfolder. i.e. @Islands\addons\all your islands files.

    The @Summer is the summer tree mod. It gives me greater FPS by getting rid of the red/yellow trees.

    Have fun!

  5. that works, but very stupidly, lemme explain

    i run CO via steam, it starts. it comes up with ACE as i have it in steam launch options. ace dont work, overlay dont work. AND its like the game isnt even running it through steam, my little name thing is in blue, when your in game its green ( i want my overlay lol ). but yet it picked up the ace launch option, the ACE splash comes up, but nothing works, ACE, nore the overlay

    :j: the fuck is weird

    ---------- Post added at 09:37 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:25 AM ----------


    am i changing the right one? in my default .cmd


    the one in the first post is diffrent

    the one im changing is

    Blank out your Steam options.

    Run all your mods from your Op. Arrow directory. i.e. %_ARMA2OAPATH%\ACE;%_ARMA2OAPATH%\ACE.........

    Run your -nosplash, etc... from the same file.

    Here is my setup for Steam Combined Ops with full ACE (I use yoma to keep up to date).


    call "%_ARMA2OAPATH%\Expansion\beta\ARMA2OA.exe" "-mod=%_ARMA2PATH%;EXPANSION;%_ARMA2OAPATH%\@CBA;%_ARMA2OAPATH%\@Summer;%_ARMA2OAPATH%\@Islands;%_ARMA2OAPATH%\ACE;%_ARMA2OAPATH%\ACEX;%_ARMA2OAPATH%\ACEX_SM;ca" "-mod=Expansion\beta;Expansion\beta\Expansion" -nosplash -world=empty -cpucount=2 -exthreads=7


  6. when i try and run arma2OA beta via steam as a shortcut

    i get "/NoPathEntry/"


    This line was given to me by someone else in the forum


    call "%_ARMA2OAPATH%\Expansion\beta\ARMA2OA.exe" "-mod=%_ARMA2PATH%;EXPANSION;%_ARMA2OAPATH%\@CBA;%_ARMA2OAPATH%\@Summer;%_ARMA2OAPATH%\@Islands;ca" "-mod=Expansion\beta;Expansion\beta\Expansion" -nosplash -world=empty -cpucount=2 -exthreads=7


    It works perfect. I just right-click and select the combined ops option in steam client. I never have to change it when a new beta comes out.

  7. Yes, BIS' default texture work is shameful and they tend to miss a lot of details on their units. I suggest you check out RKSL. Sounds, again, BIS have never ever been good with sounds - I can't play the game with default sounds because they are so bad.

    And last campaign? Don't care, played all BIS' products since the OFP days and have never, ever completed a single one of their campaigns.

    I love BIS with all my heart but their units, sounds and campaigns aren't very good. The quality comes from the community.

    I asked the question earlier about the sounds. I read that BIS went to a British base and recorded all the actual sounds for the equipment for this DLC. Is that true?

    Excellent job if you did.

  8. @Punisher5555

    ok, there is one more thing i need to know, are you playing SP, ingame host COOP or dedicated server?

    and yes, i will change the weapons loadout with the next release (but not too much, usually its better not to attract those air patrols...)

    I only play SP.

    Thanks for the ammo change. Heck, one time I got attacked right off the bat by two enemy Hueys randomly flying by. I just stood up from the ammo box and bam! With only one missle !

  9. The issue is when you die (some of your squadmates are still alive) and select restart, you are stuck in the heli. It won't land. You can eject, but your squad refuses. You have to totally get out of the mission to start over.

    This used to happen in earlier Wiper versions of regular Cipher, but he fixed it somehow.

    My reinforcement heli flies over and goes about 2 klicks away and just hovers there. He won't go away until you abort him.

    One request. Can we get more Stinger missles in the ammo box? All the helicopters come in pairs (at least in my game). I only got one Stinger shot!!

  10. Moreover, be aware wmmap is not able to report anything about the file cache we use, as it reports only what virtual addresses are taken by what memory, but the file cache is using a physical memory, but not using any virtual addresses for it at all.

    Suma, I take it you are running a Quadro card. If so what level of drivers are you running?

    Are all the devs running Quadro's?

  11. My rig:

    HP xw8200

    Dual 3.4GHz Xeon 64bit

    8Gb DDR2 ECC RAM

    EVGA 285 GTX 1Gb - 197.45 drivers

    1 Tb SATA hard drive

    Samsung SyncMaster P2350 monitor

    Zboard Merc keyboard

    TrackIR 4

    Saitek X-52 stick/throttle/pedals

    Logitech MOMO racing wheel

    Microsoft wireless mouse 5000 blue LED

    Windows 7 PRO 64bit

    Those drivers run better then the latest from nvidea?

    Yes. There are problems with the 2xx.xx series of drivers. Like your custom settings for games never save. ArmA2 performance drop, and reports of stuttering (like we see) in many other games.

    2xx.xx series was made for the 400 series of cards. Until I see good things reported I will stick with these for my 285gtx. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

  12. Played her three times up till now, Alec .

    Havent found anything except heli´s pickiness when evacuating, but as stated its more from ambient combat than ai-fail.

    Proceeding further, Rad off !

    I get this and the dreaded heli freeze if you "restart" the mission. Wiper had solved that freeze but now it is back.

    Plus the heli never lands to give me more reinforcements. He just flys over the point and goes to hover somewhere else on the map.

  13. Thank you!!!!


    Well, you should make a backup of your original _runA2CO.cmd if you are running steam and name it _runA2CO_beta.cmd

    Then you have to edit _runA2CO_beta.cmd and find the line :runs

    The line below may look like this:

    "%_STEAMPATH%\steam.exe" -applaunch 33930 "-mod=%_ARMA2PATH%;EXPANSION;ca"

    Replace it with:

    call "%_ARMA2OAPATH%\Expansion\beta\ARMA2OA.exe" "-mod=%_ARMA2PATH%;EXPANSION;ca" "-mod=Expansion\beta;Expansion\beta\Expansion" -nosplash

    If you want to add ArmA2 mods, then it may look like this(this one work for me):

    call "%_ARMA2OAPATH%\Expansion\beta\ARMA2OA.exe" "-mod=%_ARMA2PATH%;[color="Blue"]%_ARMA2PATH%\@CBA;[/color]EXPANSION;ca" "-mod=Expansion\beta;Expansion\beta\Expansion" -nosplash

    To start _runA2CO_beta.cmd, just simple double click on it or make a shortcut to your desktop.

    And also remember that the Steam Overlay are gone if you use beta patch.

    Workaround is to copy ..\arma 2 operation arrowhead\Expansion\beta\ ??????? <----- all file here over to ..\arma 2 operation arrowhead\ and overwrite the files. But you need to turnoff the auto update in Steam for OA. If not, it will start downloading all the package again, 7GB +