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  1. the_antipop

    ARMA 3 Addon Request Thread

    The EF88 - The new Australian Army Assault weapon. http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/ef88_with_grenade_launcher_open-tfb.jpg (181 kB) http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/ef88-tfb.jpg (101 kB) Reference Photos: http://scarecrow398.minus.com/m6eQtJ3ysBSWu
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    Australian Army Units

    A few references: 1.This is what our lads are using overseas as their shirts. http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/102/mtf3multicam.jpg As you can see the middle isn't textured, similar to the default ArmA 3 guys. (Note the way the flag is facing on the sleeve, same goes for the helmets) **EDIT: I see Crow has posted that image above too 2. With what Scarecrow posted, here's a more up to date flag patch that is infact in AMP: http://pimpsnmercs.com/shop/images/2099/MTF-3+MC+web.jpg/ 3. No one on operations uses the Blue Australian Flag. Here are some examples of what we wear: http://www.platatac.com/www/182/files/mc-anf-web.jpg http://www.platatac.com/www/182/files/ir-anf-50x30-tan-1.jpg http://www.platatac.com/www/182/files/ir-anf-mc-1.jpg Cheers, Anti
  3. the_antipop

    Australian Army DPCU Faction

    Looks good. But DPCU is being phased out by Australia Multicam Pattern (AMP), which is a shame really, love DPCU. But yeah, something to think about. A retextured helmet would go nicely too. :)
  4. Squad name:- Australian Armed Forces [AAF] Timezone/location : Australian Eastern Time Zone (GMT +10) Gamemode preference (eg coop or pvp): Co-op Contact email: admin@australianarmedforces.org Website address: http://www.australianarmedforces.org Short description: Tactical Co-op squad based in Australia/New Zealand that has been around since 2008, with roots extending to Operation Flashpoint Language: English
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    ArmA 3: new ARG - Things we know so far.

    http://steamdb.info/app/107410/ Reference last update. :)
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    Arma 3 Community Alpha - Announcement!

    From what has been described by Dean so far, DayZ will not be using ArmA 3's engine. Rather it will be using ArmA 2's with some improvements (Ragdoll, lighting etc). But it won't be the full-bull ArmA 3 engine (DX11 etc). AFAIK. I'm looking forward to any news on the alpha from Gamescom. Surely it's not too far off....
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    Render To Texture + Scopes = ???

    The early RTT in the vehicles did have a massive FPS hit. At the moment it's slowed FPS and doesn't give as big of a FPS hit, from what I can see it's only 1-2 FPS. To make RTT on scopes useful it would have to be high FPS which would then give a big FPS hit (You couldn't make it as slow as the vehicle ones). Therefore I believe BIS just saw the FPS hit not worth it, which I'm happy with.
  8. the_antipop

    Is Arma III gonna shape up?

    I know BIS is trying their absolute best on ArmA 3. But my only hope is that they really look into not only DX11 features, but also DX10 features. Remembering ArmA 2, thus RV3, was only DX9. DX10 brought in loads of new graphical upgrades as well. I just hope BIS aren't just doing a half hearted job at 'trying' to get these graphics features working. ArmA is really a platform rather than a game. I'd much rather see much nicer graphics engine, thus platform, then a amazing campaign that took up all the time of the developers. That's just me. But I hope that BIS get some DX10 and 11 features in there. It can be done, it takes time, but I really do hope they do it. I'm almost certain Tessellation on Vehicles, Player models and even objects wouldn't impact too much performance. Improved Shader models could also be achieved. These sort of upgrades can make the engine go from a 6 or 7/10 to a 8-9/10.
  9. 1. What is the new revised released date in 2013? Q1 or Q2? Or Later? 2. From E3 you stated you were working on DX11 features, how has that transpired so far? Of all the features available not only in DX11 but also DX10 (As ArmA 2 was DX9), which ones will most likely make the game? 3. Is there talk about changing the Server browser interface and the whole ingame MP GUI? From OFP not much has drastically changed, is there talk about modifying it? 4. How do you think the campaign is progressing? Will it be much more interactive than previous ArmA campaigns? Are there more cut-scenes to immerse the player more?
  10. the_antipop

    Army of the Czech Republic DLC

    ACR Lite has been released; http://www.arma2.com/index.php?option=com_rokdownloads&view=file&Itemid=20&id=805%3Aa2co-compatibility-mp-patch--acr-lite-〈=en
  11. I think they have a separate team who did ACR and now all the beta patches that isn't associated with the ArmA 3 development group, i.e a dedicated ArmA 2 team. (Not 100% sure, but that's what I've heard). But I agree with you, this DLC was not overly impressive. The campaign is fairly bland, maps in editor don't have any names and are just Chernarus in the summer. It's some nice new content (weapons, vehicles, units), but it's nothing note worthy. BAF was by far the best DLC. Quality campaign and quality units. I believe they'll announce it when 1.63 is done with ACR lite etc, or I would assume so. Still very strange that actually haven't posted anything in regards to it going live. Oh, and as Sabre said, I also got the email from Sprocket.
  12. the_antipop

    Army of the Czech Republic DLC

    The campaign does feel a little bland. No cutscenes. Missions are very, "go out there and do something". Seems as if it was made as a community campaign rather than a proper BIS one. I'm only on the third or so mission, but that's my impression so far. Maps seem nice. Quality of vehicles, units and weapons are solid just like BAF. But the campaign isn't as enjoyable as I thought it would have been. Seems like it was made in like a week.
  13. Hey guys, One of my clan members is the head of IT at a big company in one of Australia's major cities. Now, he has a spare box lying around doing nothing so he has put some ArmA servers on it. Now, the servers appear fine in the server browser, however if you try and connect to them through the server browser everyone gets "Connecting failed". However, if you go into 'Remote', add the IP, it will appear and then you can connect. It's very bizarre and we aren't to sure what the problem is. Obviously as it's a big company it has a major custom firewall and router protection. Now, he's opened all the necessary ArmA ports, being 2302-2305. Are there any others that maybe are not as well known? Or ones that are maybe open by default on all routers/windows firewalls that ArmA utilises; which is subsequently switched off at this IT company due to heavier security? Just a note, once you hit remote, add the ip, and hit okay, it appears in the server browser, obviously by itself; and once it's there no one has issues connecting. It's just a problem when you maybe filter my clan's name, all our servers popup, then we try and join direct from that filter and everyone gets connecting failed. TL;DR Server appears in browser fine, but can't connect to it, get connecting failed. Only way to connect is to add the IP to remote and go from there. Has anyone else had this problem before? Any solutions or work arounds without pulling down a firewall? Edit: Could it be gamespy's ports? Are there gamespy ports that need to be open in order to connect to a server through the browser? Cheers, Anti
  14. Hey guys, Sorry to bring up an old thread, but I've been fiddling with Object compositions and I've just run into a slight problem. I'm making it so on a certain vehicle, when you click the action 'Deploy FOB', the composition "Small Base" is built around the stryker. Now, I've got it to work perfectly with the stryker and have the composition built in the direction the stryker is facing, rather than the world's direction. The stryker is called "HQStry" and in init field; this addAction ["Deploy Base", "spawnfob.sqf"]; spawnfob.sqf is; _d = getDir HQstry; _newObjs = [getPos HQstry, _d, "smallbase"] call (compile (preprocessFileLineNumbers "ca\modules\dyno\data\scripts\objectMapper.sqf")); Now the above works, there's no problems there. It's just when I make another one, say for a heli, and call it spawnheli and change HQstry to HQhawk. When I do that, follow everything exactly, it doesn't work. Does anyone know why? I'll give you the example; The blackhawk is called "HQhawk" and in init field; this addAction ["Deploy HeliBase", "spawnheli.sqf"]; spawnheli.sqf is; _d = getDir HQhawk _newObj = [getPos HQhawk, _d, "heli_park_us1"] call (compile (preprocessFileLineNumbers "ca\modules\dyno\data\scripts\objectMapper.sqf")); Any idea why that wouldn't work the same as it does for the stryker?
  15. the_antipop

    Operation E3

    I'm assuming this would be the main area it would be applicable. I hope they're easy to config/model. Therefore all the new custom community player models have variations on the uniform, chest rigs and helmets that the player can use this new gear system for. Makes for a much more dynamic MP playing environment. When overseas on operations no two soldiers look identical, and I hope this customisation provides the individuality that sometimes is lost with five or so of the same player model just with different faces.
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    Operation E3

    It happens in A2 and A1 as well. When you quickly turn and look at another solider and sometimes the textures are low poly, that's the HDD speed there. SSD's make it much more smoother.
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    Operation E3

    From that Gamespot interview. ArmA 3 scheduled now for 2013. Alpha around August. Limnos 60x bigger than Stratis.
  18. That's what I'm thinking. It seems absurd for them to release another DLC so close to another game release... Surely it has to be compatible with ArmA 3... i.e Buy it for A2, you then get it for A3 when it's ready? I just find it weird that they're releasing it now, maybe 2 months a go would have been fine, but now that it's soo close to Q4 and whole entire new game, just seems... strange to say the least. Oh well.
  19. the_antipop

    Development Blog & Reveals

    The main thing to take out of that is that you will need either vista or 7 to run the game. Prior to this, DX9 was rendering the game, but no longer! Up, up and away!
  20. the_antipop

    Media Coverage | No discussion here!

    New Interview from Australia company Games.on.net with Ivan and Jay. http://games.on.net/article/15750/We_give_a_lot_of_power_to_the_players_and_in_that_sense_invest_some_trust_in_them_BIS_on_ArmA_III_Mods_Maps_and_More http://gon.cdn.on.net/screenshots/a/0/8252/2012-06-01/Arma3_screenshot_1205_26.jpg (132 kB)
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    Operation E3

    I've got a good feeling for E3 and BIS. There's no Battlefield 3, Modern Warfare 3 and Diablo 3 to contend with this year. (Only Warfighter and Black "BF2142" Ops 2) BIS has obviously gained a lot of attention due to Dayz, including a famous British television company. So I see BIS' booth getting more attention this year, especially by the big players (Gamespot, IGN etc). And from the looks of it, I don't think they'll be disappointed! Game of Show? I think A3 has one hell of a chance!
  22. If you remember to previous interviews, the helicopters in A3 handle similarly to TOH flight dynamics, therefore, realistic. The vehicles are also seen to be much smoother due to Physx.
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    What's the point of playing Vanilla Style?

    The reason mods are so successful is that, yes, the vanilla game at times lacks some fundamental components that we all want. For me, with ArmA 2 that's sound, explosions and realism components from ACE2. Now, from what I understand, I believe ArmA 3 has catered for all of this. Brand new sound engine, built from the ground up, new explosions and particle effects, thrust in there with Ragdoll and Physx, and now with zeroing, improved first aid, fatigue system, weight etc etc. I think ArmA 3 vanilla is looking like it'll provide exactly what I want out of a game. What's the point of editting something that pretty much has everything you need? I know in twelve months time I might have a million mods, but for the time being, BIS seem to be delivering a pretty awesome vanilla game.
  24. Hey Guys, Now I know everyone here has either heard or played DayZ the mod for A2 CO. The more I play it, and the more I think about it, I think it deserves to be it's own game. Now, when I say game, I don't mean the mod as it is now, I envisage a massive Multiplayer Role playing game. I'm not too sure if RV4 can handle server loads of over 200+, but maybe even a full on FPS MMORPG? As a fan of the Walking Dead & Resident Evil, I believe there is such a massive multi-million dollar market for a game like this that hasn't been tapped into yet, and I think BIS, or a license for the engine to the DayZ team could fill that hole. I mean the new Walking Dead game came out, and it's just like Broken Sword type of thing, just walk around, click on objects, then move through. It's not the big open world, unlimited possibilities type of game I want. For it to work, it has to be done right. Not half-assed. There needs to be a massive open world, like chern with the mod atm, but preferably bigger. Obviously invested with vast numbers of zombies, all different shapes and sizes and various sounds and movements. Then comes the food, drink and first aid stuff. All of this on a grand scale spread across a massive map with loads of other players who can either help each other survive or kill you and steal your stuff, would be epic. I think BIS should jump at this opportunity, especially as Rocket actually is a BIS employee... But if they don't want to do it, I think they should atleast license the engine to Rocket and the DayZ team and make it happen. What are your thoughts? I know it would require a hell of alot of work, but I feel it'd be amazing.