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  1. The experimental port, AFAIK, was a wrapper which had to be applied and adjusted everything a new build was compiled - i.a.w. when a new patch of Arma 3 came out. Now that BattlEye has a native Linux runtime, and the dynamic volumetric clouds middleware is out, BIS could add a Vulkan renderer and release a native Linux build which will always be in step with the Windows version. While they are at it, they could also add a Metal renderer for Mac - however, I don't think this will be cost effective. It will need quite some programming, however, but it opens lot of opportunities for Enfusion to also be used for other, mobile platforms.
  2. Basically, this would be the main reason for me. Pure maintenance for longevity, maybe have the OSS community replace some legacy APIs or other layers. But I can see that exposing code still in use with ArmA 3 could negatively affect the anti-cheating and cybersecurity of the latter. Maybe once all legacy code is no longer present in an active games still being sold, it could be an option?
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    Getting 2-3 FPS

    It happens to the best... But then again, your onboard IGP should be able to run the game as well, if you install the appropriate drivers.
  4. I guess that in this particular case you don't need to make it rocket science. Just the shrapnel of the ATGM casing that will splinter, before or during impact doesn't even matter here, is very likely to kill these two men here.
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    Arma CWA ported to Linux and MAC

    It is very unfortunate that it is not released as a Steamplay game. Therefore, I have requested a refund as I cannot support this step... I don't mind paying extra, but it is against my principals.
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    Tanks DLC Feedback

    I think many of these problems are caused by PhysX not simulating the tracks, but rather the wheels inside. That, and probably the geometry of the wheels and the collision detection. I haven't really taken a look in how TankX works, but I imagine that this is the result of measures taken to improve performance. Having complex geometry such as tracks, coupled with high speed collision detection would severely degrade performance. Not really sure if this is actually fixable unless we get much faster hardware.
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    Public Beta

    I was actually hoping that BI would open source Arma CWA. But this already made my day!
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    64-bit Executables Feedback

    The dev branch adds more than just the 64-bits executable.
  9. Pyronick

    Targeting improvements

    This! The Stinger-like screech and the Sidewinder-like whine would add a lot to immersion and make it more realistic at the same time!
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    Idea for official support funding!

    It is also relatively easy to win the hearts and minds of the Linux/FLOSS community. To make a statement, BIS could release the source code of the Arma: Cold War Assault engine. Even small gestures like these have a huge impact. And it would fit with the 15th anniversary of Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis.
  11. Well, isn't the landing bit one of the dodgiest things in Arma 3?
  12. Perhaps an idea to for BIS to implement (opt-out) SteamCloud for automatic backups in Arma 3?
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    Targeting improvements

    It has been there since OFP, albeit in a different shape
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    Visual Upgrade – Feedback

    It is already possible, but that means you would have to compromise on graphical fidelity. The thing is that in a few years time, customers will want to see better graphics than current-day Arma 3 and then the developers would still have to compromise.