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About DropoftheGun

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  1. Thanks for the help Oldbear, I did manage to work out some settings to avg 30-40 FPS online, which is just fine with me, but the biggest helper was actually the startup MaxMem parameter. Setting that to use all 16GB (or up to it) changed it dramatically and consistently. I'm still looking to upgrade my CPU again but I think for now I can deal with what I've got. I really wish BI could just optimize the game so the End User didn't have to do things like this manually.
  2. Hey all, been playing Arma 3 for a while now but every single time I get into a multiplayer server (Wasteland only so far) my FPS plummets from what it easily handles on Singleplayer. I've tried many 'fixes' but I figured I'd come on here and just get a basic answer. What can I do to make it so my FPS doesn't drop to 5-8 when I'm online? CPU: AMD FX6300 (6 core at 3.5 GHz) GFX: GTX 770 4GB RAM: 16GB Please don't tell me that my AMD processor is the issue, I don't care if Intel has hyperthreading. A 6 core processor at 3.5 should be able to beat a quad core at 2.9. If it ACTUALLY is the issue, I would prefer a detailed explanation as to why my investment into a 6 core was a complete waste of money over "AMD sucks" Thanks guys!
  3. Wow it's been a while since I've been on here. Hi all! I know a posted AGES ago but during that time I wasn't able to respond to the many notifications I got. I'm interested in joining a group of people that does missions similar to ShackTac in style, although I don't really care about the size I just want the fun challenge. Send me a PM or message on Steam (VxSaAGe) to get a hold of me.
  4. I liked this format also, sorry if I get double posted Name: Niko Age: 19 Location: Minnesota, USA (GMT - 6) Microphone & Teamspeak: yes, also ventrillo and mumble Languages: English, German (a little bit) Ready to pay for a server?:If I have the extra cash. Games: Arma2, Arma2 OA (CO), BAF-dlc, BF2:PR User codename: DropoftheGun ACE: yes, haven't played much or updated lately Roles preferred: currently-ground with a leader giving order/air (not great but I'm practicing) Time spent with Arma2 and skill/experience: Very little, I played online for a few games but couldn't really deal with the steam/lag issues (steam bought user) I've played BF2:PR for about 6 months and thoroughly enjoy it, setting up ambushes and preventing friendly deaths are two things I seem to be good at. What I'm looking for:a friendly, mature (with little cussing), US based squad ready to teach a new player the ropes. Teamwork is a great thing to happen and it rarely does in FPSs today. A semi-hardcore squad that isn't so intense that if I miss a few games I'm gone and banned, but isn't so casual that I'd have better luck looking for players in TF2. Thanks for reading! -Niko
  5. Hi all, I'm interested in joining or gaming with a squad for ArmA II (OA and BAF also) I've always liked the game but the online aspect is a very difficult aspect to be thrown into. Although I've never played online I mess around with the SP missions and the armory (helicopters/aircraft are an obsession I follow in games) so I'm not a total newbie. So if there are any mature squads around looking for more players, hit me up! steam: [MIA] GIR(SQUIRREL)Carl
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    Saitek X52 Joystick

    ALl the deadzones are fine, trust me I've done everything. There's just some input lag in the controls. Example: Quickly more the x axis left and let go (center) once it gets back to the center the vehicle turns and then stops a little after.
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    Saitek X52 Joystick

    Yeah but the x52 has some MAJOR input lag...that's why I'm asking for profiles that work pretty well. It's also not .4 ms I just guessed. I also meant seconds I guess, it's REALLY BAD lag.
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    Saitek X52 Joystick

    Hey all, I've been flying with the x52 in ArmA 2 for a while and I find it to still be a difficult task after messing around with a bunch of stuff and making my own profiles. Currently I have my stick set to control the mouse and all flight is done by mouse movement. (Regular input is VERY laggy on the X52 and it's really annoying to wait those .4 milliseconds for response to sensitive flight. The mouse setup is very nice but I feel like it still lags quite a bit. My question is: Does anyone have a nice profile setup for the Saitek X52 joystick? I'd prefer a regular X52 profile instead of the PRO version but I can just copy it over to a regular .pr0 file. Yes I have used search and did not find what I was looking for. Perhaps I didn't look hard enough. THanks in advance! -DropoftheGun
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    ArmA2 / OA (low) performance issues

    Sorry, should've been more specific. THe low performance isn't on the Ex pack only. When I run the vanilla A2 it actually has worse performance than OA (oddly enough) And on lower settings too
  10. Hey all, figured I'd ask this here since it applies to steam I've been having some trouble with the steam version of ArmA 2 (actually the ACE mod but hear me out) I used the laser designator in the AH-1Z for the Hellfire missiles and first when I fired they went every which way, then they would finally miss the target. We tracked it down to me being the only steam user on the server (4-5 guys) I know it's a mod and that brings more into the equation but we should all have the same files anyway. So my question is: would the retail version fix this if I bought it?
  11. I'm having trouble getting anything above 20 FPS with most everything as low as it can go. I've tried a few things but nothing seems to work. System specs Intel Core 2 Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53GHz 2.53 GHz nVidia GeForce GTX 260M Windows 7 64 bit any suggestions? It's also a laptop (It's a high end gaming one, runs most other games on Very High settings pretty well, around 30FPS hover.
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    ArmA2 / OA (low) performance issues

    every couple minutes my game drops to 2-5 FPS for a bit until I go into the menu and change ANY video setting. Any thoughts? Specs: Intel® Core2 Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53GHz (can OC with Asus utility to + 15%) 6.00 GB RAM NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M 3839 MB Total available graphics memory Windows 7 64-bit
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    Combined Ops issue (Steam version)

    sorry, just haven't found a resolution in that thread. I never like posting in huge threads, it always feels like after 10 pages no one with authority reads it anymore.