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  1. Some friends and myself have created a site in hopes of building a community of gamers that focus more on realism/harcore modes and team oriented play. Our hopes is the Realistic Shooter site (http://www.realisticshooter.com) will be a meeting place for like minded mature gamers that are looking for great games. Do you love hardcore mode? Do you tend to turn off every option in the game that you feel is unrealistic? Then this is the community for you! We are currently looking to fill a few forum moderator positions as we launch the site. I am sure that this will not interest all the members here, but if you are interested, I look forward to seeing you at http://www.realisticshooter.com If you have any comments or suggestions, we would love to hear them!
  2. nForce chipsets have been supported since since 2008 on the Windows 7 platform. What motherboard are you using? Edit: I apologize I did not see the 2 in the nForce2 in your post. These drivers will work for you. http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1271 I have them on my son's machine and they worked fine.
  3. My post was not directed at you Hoak. I did however mention a comment you made. Each person here has expectations and there are various degrees of expectations. I am sure we all share a common thread, that being the love of a true tactical shooter. It just irritates me that there is a feud between these two games, almost like if you play one you required to bad mouth the other. I guess I am one of those old farts that have become a little more wise, and little more patient with age. I like to see a fair comparison, which is not what happening on either forums. No matter which game you enjoy, whatever your gaming background, you have to admit comparing OFPDR to COD or BF2 is not realistic. The game play in those games vary tremendously. BF2 and COD are completely different. Just my opinion though....
  4. I have been following this thread for sometime now, and I have been reluctant to jump into the conversation. I understand that there are people that have loyalty to one game or another, but come on! At some point you have to think outside the box you have become comfortable. The whole BI vs. CM thing is ridiculous, that argument has been hashed too many times. As far a BI's record for support, you are correct in saying they offer long term support. If you have played any of their games you will realize they have to. I would not confuse support with saving face. Don't get me wrong I play ARMA2 and I love the game, I see all the potential the game has just as Hoak has said. But ARMA2 shouldn't have been released this early given its state, this is basically a beta in a box, and we are the bug testers you spoke of. The troubleshooting forums should be all you need to look at to know that the game was far from a release ready build. Now you take ARMA2 and put it into a comparison test with a game that the majority of us have not played. We have only seen clips and screenshots, and read post of forums and what not. There are a lot of opinions here that have been formed because of the CM BI debacle, and that is taking stupid to another level. That's how business works, there are good and bad deals like them or not. I think it is a good idea to let the demo for OFPDR come out before you make any comparisons to ARMA2. I think you are going to be surprised with what OFPDR has to offer. Will it be the bug free, I doubt it, I am a realistic I have been on the gaming seen since the inception of the internet. But, I am not going to form an opinion without having a chance to play the game. So like I said before, put the petty stuff aside, and think outside the box.
  5. Its funny to see these post from persons that have no first hand experience. Soldiers do not possess some freakish strength or endurance, they are not some super species. Are they in shape? Yes! more so than your everyday person walking the street. Like others have said, depending on the loadout you can tote around an additional 100 lbs of weight. Hence the panting and what not that you are complaining about. Here's a idea for you! :) Get your self a few tie down staps, go into your living room. Have a friend help you strap the end table to your back, be sure it is good and tight! *Safety first* :) Then run a few laps around the block. Let me know how that works out. ;)
  6. The 9800gtx is a steal for 130 bucks on Newegg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130339 Hell grab two and run them on an sli board.
  7. In my test with ArmaMark, the higher end ATI cards seem to get better fps with shadows turned up (high or very high) instead of down. There doesn't seem to be a magic setup that cures all evils for every system. You have to tinker with the settings until you find a setup that works best for you. On my 2 ATI HD4890 crossfired AA and AF seem to affect my performance the most.
  8. This could be faulty hardware, but its not. If you have bad hardware, this problem would present itself in other games, or heavy gpu activity. This game is poorly coded and/or optimized, this is why most people are having texture lag and artifacts.
  9. If that is the case,it is sad that he has to take hardware out of his machine in order for the game to work properly. I have a similar system as he does. Intel i7 920 @ 3.6 Ghz xFi SLI SE Motherboard Corsair XMS3 6 gb DDR3-1600 (2)ASUS HD480 Crossfire Resolution 1920 x 1080 I am not sure what the issue is, I have read many post as to why so many have issues with the game, but there is no one fix that works for everyone. What works for one, may make no difference for the other. With everything on very high, and with AA, AF, and PPE off I get 2800-3000 range on ArmaMark. Using all these launch parameters that have been suggested (ie. C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe -applaunch 33900 -cpuCount=4 -nosplash -world=empt -maxmem=2047) I get 3000-3200. The game is poorly optimized, and it seems to get progressively worse with newer systems. That's not to say there aren't exceptions, but given systems like ours and others, this game should run better.
  10. Tincup

    Moveable Target Range

    I believe this is what Reaper was referring to. Click the pic to access larger image :) Or this one. I downloaded the first from www.armaholic.com I believe, the second I downloaded directly from your link.
  11. Not sure why you are busting on Steam, I have bought many games on Steam without the first issue. I use the Steam version an I have joined and hosted many games. Anyway... I read the post stating that you had opened ports and all, I am assuming this is on your router and firewall? From what I read from your post, you are computer literate, so more than likely it is a small issue that is being over looked. What firewall and router are you using? Also do you have Arma2 set in Steam to auto-update? VERSION 1.02.58134 HIGHLIGHTS Improved AI driving skills Lowered enemy AI skills for regular and recruit difficulty levels Improved Micro AI tactics, attack in pairs, path limiting to avoid passing through walls. Fixed multiplayer session NAT negotiation Improved game stability (various crash opportunities fixed) Multiple save slots supported Improved terrain shape beyond map borders Various campaign and localisation fixes and improvements Modules (F7) support added in the Mission Editor Antialiasing enabled in Video options Different logic of fillrate optimizer: separate settings for 3D Resolution and UI Resolution implemented instead
  12. Tincup


    I say you stick with ARMA for a while. The fact that you have no knowledge of the game is partly the reason you haven't found much action. The realism factor for a lot of us is what gets our heart racing, the fact that you only have this one life intensifies things don't you think? It would help if you played the game with some experienced players, maybe in coop mode to see how intense and fun some of larger battles can be. There are a lot of veterans that play this game, myself included that love this type of game. Maybe you are right in saying that this is not the game for you, but I would give it a fair shake before I ditched it if I were you. As far as another game that may fall more online with BF2 would not be OFP2. No one knows for sure what the game play will be like in this game. These comments a based on speculation and nothing more. I suggest you wait for MW2 or Bad Company 2, also BF3 is in the works as well.
  13. Tincup

    ARMA2 put you off the Army ?

    There are many recruits and/or volunteers that never see combat. Once you join there is always a chance you will be called upon. In the US men do not have serve, it is by volunteers that we man our armies. With the exception of wartime and then a draft can be called for. I would like to see a one year mandatory service implemented, but that's not likely to happen.
  14. Tincup

    ARMA2 put you off the Army ?

    You are young when you join up for the most part, that is one of the reasons there is an age limit. At a younger age, men especially have a feeling of invunerability, and they are still at a very impressionable state. That makes it easier to mold into soldiers, as they haven't become jaded with their limited life experiences. But these young men join for various reasons, sometimes it is there heritage that pushes them into the direction of the military. Several generations of my family served, I just always knew I would as well. There are times too when people join due to lack of options as well. Once you turn 18 it is unlikely to find yourself on a road full of job opportunities, so lack of options sometimes force a persons hand so to speak. It may their best opportunity of having a chance to get out of their little town or a bad situation. The other are the gung-ho types that just want to shoot and blow stuff up, and what better place is there to do that? With all that said, I don't think a game is likely to push you in one direction or the other when making your decision to serve or not. Granted I served my time in the late 80's into the late 90's. So it was a different time then. Maybe I would be of a different opinion had I grown up in a different generation. But in my opinion, the game is still just that a game. The game can not convey the feeling you have seeing a friend in your unit lying there with his guts hanging out after being hit with an IED. The sheer terror that is war is hard to put into words, much less portrayed in a game. I applaud any man or woman willing to don the uniform to defend their country. I did it for years, and if you were to ask me of my time served. I would tell you it was one of the best times of my life, but there are experiences within that time that will haunt my thoughts forever. It is not a decision that should be taken lightly even though that is normally the case.
  15. I know BIS is working on 1.03, and the people here that witnessed the games bugs are surely thankful of that. But outside of the AI issues, and MP issues lies that more important issues that should be resolved first. Let me say I am one of the lucky few that are able to play the game with decent framerates. But I have many friends that aren't as lucky. I am not here to post a rant or give anyone grief. It is merely a suggestion from someone that enjoys the game and want to see it succeed. I just think the issues at hand need to be prioritized. 1. The game has issues with Intel i7 Hyperthreading 2. There is an memory issue with Nvidia video cards. 3. ATI 4000 series card owners and the known graphical/texture issues 4. Issue with SLI/CF having to implement a workaround in order to uses these technologies, and the poor performance when they are used. 5 Receiving screen bug that evidently affects many people that visit our forums. There are many bugs that are to be expected with any release of a game, I am aware of that. It is impossible to test the game in a way that every type of hardware is ensured to be compatible or optimal for the game. After months of beta testing, and all of the feedback in the forums there should be a HUGE effort to fix the issues that keep people from playing the game AT ALL. Issues like fixing AI, or adjusting the visibility when flying should be issues that come in as a distant second to the issues that are keeping people who have bought and paid for a game that they are unable to play. In closing, while I am sure you are working feverishly trying to work as many fixes as you can into 1.03, maybe it would be a good idea to fix the issues mentioned above that are keeping all these people from enjoying any part of the game at all.
  16. There are plenty of threads stating what doesn't work. I thought it might help if we knew the systems that did work. This is the system I currenly have andit works well for me. I average around 45 fps with everything on very high with the exception of AA & AF & post process effects which I have disabled until the game is patched or better drivers come out for the ATI cards. I want to focus on this thread on the people that can play the game, But their frame rates are horrible given the system. CPU: Intel i7 920 @ 3.6 Ghz MB: EVGA X58 SLI SE Memory: Corsair XMS3 1600mhz 6Gb video Card: (2)Asus HD4890 Sound: OnBoard sound at the moment OS: Windows 7 RC Drivers: ATI Catalyst 9.7 Beta I have ran all of the updates for all drivers, chipset, Bios, Video, Sound. If enough people post their fps and their information maybe we can find a common thread.
  17. Tincup

    Maybe we need a HotFix?

    Well I wasn't implying that the things I posted were the only serious issues. There are many, I just wanted to say that I think the patches should be prioritized so they fix the most issues first. Gameplay features should be worried about afterwards. I think I am going to start a thread "this system worked for me" so we can find out what combination of hardware and software works well.
  18. Tincup


    Texture Detail - Very High Anisotropic Filtering - Normal Terrain Detail - Very High Objects Detail - Very High Shadow Detail - Very High Post Process Effects- Very High Fill Rate - 100% Intel Q6600 @ 3.6 Gigabyte EP45-UD3P 4gb Corsair XMS 800 Mhz Asus HD4890 Crossfire Antec 900 case Corsair 750 watt psu I ordered I7 and 6gb ddr3 from Newegg, will be delivered tomorrow, I will do a comparison once I get the new rig together!
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    co14 Hills Have Eyes 2

    The castle looks a lot like the one from the original Ghost Recon. I don't remember the mission, but it looks a lot like it. Thanks for the mission, looks pretty good.
  20. Tincup

    I have a concern

    I am not going to go on some page long rant about the game or the issues with it. I wanted make a concern known, and if there is an official process then please let me know. While I have not been a long time member of these forums, I am a long time fan. I have also spent a certain amount of money which I think warrants my concern. There has been numerous threads concerning the performace, stability, and playability of Arma2. I would like to leave those subjects out of the conversation. We all know why everyone complains about those subjects, and a lot of us disagree with how those should be handled. Let's agree to disagree for now and keep those feelings at bay please. I would really like to get a few comments from some people that are new to the game and how they feel about the game, as well as its community. The reason I ask is because I feel this has become a very abrasive environment. When someone ask a question that has been asked months ago, it usually receives a reply that is intended to belittle the person making the post. What is more concerning is that same attitude seems to pour over into those that are here to police these forums. There are so many post deleted and threads locked, and people become so irritated. If it irritates you, don't read it. I think that is pretty straight forward. Like I said earlier, I would like to get the thoughts of some of our newer members. If this in an inappropriate request or this is a concern I should address elsewhere please inform me of where I can make my concerns known by someone higher than the moderators of this forum and close the thread.
  21. ^^^^ I must say I agree with him. There are way too many people having issues running the game, people with very good systems and experience. There is a evident issue, and I am sure BIS is steady at work dealing with the bugs of the game. But the attitude of a large portion of this community have put themselves on a pedestal and tend to speak down to the rest of the "Non-Fanboy" or whatever you would like to call it. I don't understand why people are flamed or tagged with the name of forum troll when they post a comment that doesn't applaud the game or conform to the belief that we have to wait for years for it to work correctly. The discussion forum is just that, a place to discuss the game, whether it be good or bad. The ability to take constructive criticism is what makes one better. I love the game, but it has some severe optimization issues at the moment. There was a comment in this thread that stated we should not expect a bug-free game like Crysis or COD, that is just a ignorant statement. That's exactly what I expect, and its what they should expect from themselves. As a company your reputation is built upon the quality of your product AND the SERVICE you offer. The community and the mods here should take that into consideration when comments are being made. While you are far from the top of the BIS food chain, you are a part of it. A part that can directly affect a newcomers decision to join or stay within this community. As fans of a very small genre, we should ALL take the time to be courteous and helpful to those who have issues, and BIS devs should be hard at work eliminating the issues that were overlooked or passed over upon release. I am a longtime fan of the original OFP like a lot of the population on these forums. I am well aware that OFP and ARMA was far from perfect when it was released as well. But given those experiences we all should be understanding of what SOME of the people here are going through.
  22. Over the years I have played many shooters, and the one thing I have noticed that all military shooters had in common was the inability to implement a true scout sniper system. Lets put the designated marksman aside and talk about the hidden sniper and spotter team for a moment. Due to graphical limitations, it has been nearly impossible in the past to offer a game that has the draw distance needed that would allow for a true scout sniper team. Sure there are plenty of games that have snipers in them, but they are easily spotted, and most games have a draw distance of much less that 500 meters which puts them in range of many assault rifles. The snipers shooting range and the ability to blend into his/her's environment is their greatest tools, without the use of this tools they become just another soldier. ARMA 2 is really close to having a great system. The movement of the sniper is great, the ghillie is great, the one thing that chops the legs out from under the sniper is that grass and small foilage stops being drawn at a certain distance. This leaves the sniper easily exposed to enemy that have any form of optics, whether it be scopes or binoculars. So when the enemy uses these optics the sniper looks to be laying in plain view without cover. The one thing I noticed is that when you are peering through you scope or binoculars, your frame rate rises dramatically. So why not render the grass when people are using these optics? This would allow for the sniper to use cover effectively without increasing the load to the pc. So while unscoped you have the same grass and foliage draw distance as you do now, but when you zoom or use optics, the grass would be rendered within those optics, almost like a mini display. This would make the game more realistic from a snipers point of view. The only other thing I would implement is true spotter position that could range targets and communicate that information to the shooter. Also add elevation adjustment to sniper rifles, so once you have the needed range from your spotter, you can make the adjustment. I know there are many fans that would love to see elevation, MOA, wind drift, and the whole nine yards implemented. I am fine with that too, but lets be realistic here. If that is the case a training tutorial would need to be offered in game because most gamers do not have knowledge of mildot systems and methods like it for finding a targets range, and they are unaware of what all comes into play when shooting at a ranges over 1000 meters. I am sure some of these subjects have been touched on at some point in time. If so and I missed it, I apologize for making another thread. These are just some ideas I had, maybe a few of you will agree. This may be something that will have to be addressed in a mod/addon such as ACE 2. Either way, I would love to have these features. I do have one other question, was the draw distance adjusted in one of the patches? I don't seem to be able to spot a target over 900 meters with my rifle scope, and I have the draw distance maxed out. Thanks, Tincup
  23. Tincup

    Where to download arma 2

    google is your friend. Link below should help you. If you want to purchase.. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=buy+arma+2+download&aq=f&oq=&aqi= If you are looking for the demo http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=demo+arma+2+download&aq=f&oq=&aqi=
  24. Tincup

    Direct 2 Drive

    In my experiences D2D isn't much better, they use DRM along with activation codes. So if you reinstall your OS or lose your install, you have to contact support in order to get a new activation code. This has taken several days for me in the past, and you are not legally allowed to sell a game purchased from D2D.
  25. Tincup

    Sniper Realism Suggestions....

    I guess the draw distance thing was set back until they get some of the bugs worked out. There are a lot of people with good gaming machines, getting horrible frame rates. I am looking forward to the next patch.