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  1. tonygrunt

    Defragging your hard drive.

    AFAIK there is no built-in defrag in Steam. You might confuse it with the option to "Defragment Cache Files" which is used only for the games using the old content system that would defrag the files inside the .gcf container format.
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    Defragging your hard drive.

    SSSs improvement is reaching a deadpoint if not already reached. They reached SATA 3 speed limits and the only thing they can improve is IOPS and capacity vs price. As for issues the only real ones I had with SSDs was with the 1st generation ones prior 2009 which have unresolved performance problems when used with a large write activity (used as an os drive, large file copies). The standard problems SSDs have are: - Life of the SSD reducing due to writes. You shouldn't have a problem if your OS & drivers support trim, you keep your drive at maximum 80% full and you don't write terabytes and terabytes per day. I am still using my 2 Vertex 120GB (from 2009) in my pc and it seems that I will have to throw them away before they run out of life. - Performance. You might not get the full performance of the SSD due to the sata controller. Rule of thumb, newer is better and Intel is better than AMD with 3rd party controllers coming last (does not apply for dedicated raid chips). - Crashes. Most SSDs come problem free but there might be still bugs which usually are fixed (firmware updates). Sometimes a SSD might not work due to a poor sata cable or a sata backplane/tray. - SSD Price vs capacity. Not much to say but prices of SSDs keep dropping.
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    Gpu_maxframes ahead = 1000?

    I text searched arma3.exe and "tripleBuffering" can't be found like all the other config variables (using dev version if it matters). Maybe it was implemented in an earlier version but it got removed.
  4. Welcome in the forums but there is a specified thread for these questions: Will my PC run Arma3? What CPU/GPU to get? What settings? What System Specifications?
  5. Why do a new thread? There are a lot of related threads that you could post your grievances. And AFAIK welcome and goodbye threads are not allowed.
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    "ARMA3 has stopped working" game not starting.

    What windows are you running?
  7. Did a google search but can't find anything by extractPBOGUI. If you mean ExtractPbo from Kju & Mikero that wouldn't help his problem cause the dependency is with depbo.dll which both Eliteness & ExtractPbo use. If you mean another tool, a link would be appreciated. :)
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    Can i get some answers please

    Most probably someone got your key and inserted a bad one in your registry. Bigger problem is that there might be left something behind be it a trojan or a keylogger. Delete everything you downloaded (there is no free upgrade for DLCs, trying to pirate?) it could be still harmful and scan your pc with more than 1 antivirus. The only thing you can do to reclaim your key is to reinstall Arma2 & Arma2OA if you have the disk or a digital version and apply the update patches. If you have the steam version you don't need to reinstall, you just need to R-Click on game, select Properties, got to the Local Files tab and click on Verify Integrity Of Game Cache. There is a chance that whatever stole your key changed permissions in your registry which would block the installation programs from updating your key information. While you can retrieve your key it will most probably be used by someone which means you won't be able to play online while he is playing and it soon might get global banned. Lesson learned, don't download or click on links from random people you meet on the internet.
  9. They updated Visual C++ Redistributable you need is at Latest Supported Visual C++ Downloads, Visual Studio 2012 (VC++ 11.0) choose the x86 version. Just tried and it works with latest Eliteness & DePbo.dll. MSVCP110.DLL version is 11.00.51106.1.
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    Defragging your hard drive.

    The only reason that you would have to absolutely put windows on the SSD is if you have only 1 sata connector on your PC/Laptop and you can't connect a 2nd drive. There is no reason that you can't have windows on a HDD and whatever you want on a SSD, it's just that putting the OS on a SSD you will get a general performance boost on your PC and that's why it's advised to do so.
  11. Google searching for joystick disconnects with windows 8 brings a lot of results with flightsim games (FSX, xplane) but no real answer what the problem or the solution is. If you have the problem you should mention your OS, it may help the DEVs diagnosing it.
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    ARMA 3 in CANADA

    My post was about his remark not wanting to pass through steam, which can not be avoided if you want to play the game or access any of the digital extras. Unless you mean getting the dvd only for the physical extra things and not for the game itself :) .
  13. Are we not talking about the player ID in profile menu? Because that number is always the same for me and I made 3 profiles. Are you talking about battleye GUIDs?
  14. Maybe I am missing something but isn't the player ID the steam account ID (steamID64)? The only way to change it, is to use another steam account which owns the game. Reinstalling or making a new profile won't change the player ID.
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    Development Blog & Reveals

    Didn't mean selling comparable content as TF2 but the steam workshop agreement has sections for selling user content and with BI going all out STEAM they might (have to?) use it. TF2 shop sells also tickets for map servers to support the map creators.
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    Development Blog & Reveals

    I am afraid they might use the steam model for selling user generated content (see team fortress 2).
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    ARMA 3 in CANADA

    Even if you buy the retail DVD version you will still have to use STEAM to install and play.
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    Development Blog & Reveals

    Some problems with paid addons: - Might work for island, models, sound addons but what about enchanment addons (missions, ace, blastcore, AI enhachment, acre). - Paid content should be as bugfree as possible which means updates, what happens after 1 year when the author abandons his addons? - Some addons might break due to Arma 3 updates who is responsible for fixing the problem? Will the author fix it? Timetable for this fix? - I expect any bought addon will be encrypted like the Arma 2 OA DLC so no more "looking under the hood" to see how something worked. - If there are no lite addons, server owners/providers could try to monetize on this. Sell addons that give special benefits on their servers.
  19. From the latest REPORT IN! MAREK SPANEL – CEO_: If I am not mistaken this means that BI will supply the source models from A2 and OA.
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    Change the folder of save?

    Use the "-profiles= command" line parameter. From Arma2: Startup Parameters:
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    No Women=Disturbing

    This might have worked in Arma 2 but in Arma 3 with removed uniform the model would look ridiculous.
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    Anyone found the new mission PBOs?

    Main mission file is in missions_f_gamma.pbo and called MP_COOP_m03.Altis. Strings are in languagemissions_f_gamma.pbo. You will have to hunt the rest.
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    No Women=Disturbing

    In language_f.pbo there are a lot of different female names, so at least it was planned for female characters to be included.
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    Need Help, Can't start Arma 3

    Have you installed SP1 for Windows 7 because the ole32.dll version is from the unpatched windows.
  25. You were probably kicked by battleye after it recognized that you were running cheat engine. Global bans usually aren't immediate and are handed after some time has passed. Hope that you haven't been flagged for a global ban at a later date.