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  1. Nashable

    [ZEUS|TVT|COOP|SP] Defiance

    Version 1.5 is now out! http://www.playdefiance.com/2014/09/27/defiance-1-5-has-been-released/
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    FPS issues since 1.20 (Kart DLC Patch)

    It was a very subtle fault that seemed to have developed over several days. What was weird was that it kicked it the exact same day as the patch which is what led me initially astray. What I would recommend anyone in the future with FPS issues is to download something like core temp and just check the CPU frequency is what you think it should be and that your cores are running below 90C (preferably below 80C)
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    How to get rid of Karts?

    Yup a blacklist (exclusion) that filters out the main list would probably be best to get the results you want.
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    FPS issues since 1.20 (Kart DLC Patch)

    How did this turn into a debate on how RV uses cores? :) So I was able to identify the root cause of my issue. My Liquid Cooling pump had soft failed resulting in my CPU underclocking itself to 1.5 ghz :( under load.
  5. Hey all, My current rig: CPU: i7 930 OC'd to 4ghz GPU: GTX 760 4gb, OC'd also (used by 337.50 and 337.88 with same effect) HDD: Arma is running on its own dedicated SSD RAM: 12gb Dual Channel OS: Win 7 64 bit Ultimate Settings: General: http://i.imgur.com/fU3NWwf.jpg Display: http://i.imgur.com/OFVoA5K.jpg AA&PP: http://i.imgur.com/m6u0zg3.jpg [*]Startup Params: -cpuCount=4 -noLogs -noPause -noSplash -showscriptErrors -malloc=system I've always gotten crappy performance out of Arma 3 but for some reason but since 1.20 its taken a nose dive. I'm capped at 15 fps during MP (Before the "its the server/gamemode", I regularly ask other players and they have 40+ frames at the same time on the same server) and can barely get 30 FPS in SP. I've just spent the entire day running every performance suggestion out there and reinstalling (such as http://day0.com.au/forum/arma/638-arma-3-performance-tweaks-and-settings-guide), also in my profiling Arma is utilizing about 20-30% of my CPU and 50% of my GPU. I even for science totally underclocked my system back to stock and I got exactly the same performance :O I was wondering if anyone has experienced anything similar since the patch or if anyone has a similar rig that could help me understand my performance here. Thanks, --- Solved! With a new cooling solution in place I'm running at even better performance than before.
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    MRB - ArmA 3 - Kartinator

    In fact a script version of this addon pretty much solves all my complaints with the Kart's DLC model so that if DLC assets were to be used then mission makers could still support non-DLC players and not fragment the community. Ultimately the fact that this exists though undermines the whole point of them moving away from "Lite" in the first place. Not sure if you could answer this directly but if BI changes the functionality of MoveInDriver/MoveInGunner to counter mods like this will you offer people refunds?
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    The new ARMA 3 DLC system - debate

    Agreed that it's good they are opening this up with Karts for us to look at. The only problem is Karts are really outside the typical sphere of ARMA content so the impact of people not having the DLC and the amount of support by content creators they'll get is negligible. The price of the Karts and the fact they are donating some of the revenue from Karts also shows that BI don't really value the content as much as the delivery and market research from selling them. TL;DR I don't expect Karts to show up and be critical part of any popular game mode but the same cannot be said about Helicopter DLC. Agreed we're talking about what if's, my job involves the daily evaluation of risks in my business and how I avoid or mitigate them. I prefer to recommend paths of action that meet the objectives of the projects I work on while reducing as much exposure to negative risks as possible. At this point BI put out a model and asked for feedback. As a member of, and as a contributor to, this community I want to provide feedback on what I consider a serious risk and brainstorm alternative solutions that are less risky. Just humor me on this as a thought exercise. Let's say Plan A is "It won't happen", what would Plan B or Plan C look like to you if there wasn't a paywall? I'd assume BI would be well within their rights (and ToS) to take action against anyone circumnavigating their business model. Depending how the DLC is licensed they may be forced to take action to retain effective copyright of their own content. I'd expect any mission or mod that allowed an easy bypass of their DLC restrictions would at least not be supported or promoted within official channels and at most be removed from places like steam workshop or receive a cease and desist.
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    The new ARMA 3 DLC system - debate

    I agree with the rest of your post but how do you know if crowd-funding was considered? To me it feels viable because its actually very low risk if you know your production costs (which hopefully they do to set their DLC prices in the first place). They get the money up front and scale their production based on funding levels/goals. BI get paid UPFRONT and we all get shared content. It's a win-win. Just so we're on the same page with regards to terminology, Arma 3 is positioned by BI as a platform (Sandbox). So I'm talking about the full feature/content set of the Arma 3 game not just the engine. If functionality (the ability to drive/shoot from certain vehicles) is locked behind a paywall then its fair to say that content can not be trusted to be available. As a designer I can't make it a core part of my mission or balance for it because I have unknown external dependencies placed on that content. Ultimately I'll keep doing what I do, its the people that buy the DLC are going to find their purchase devalued by this model. Especially as BI are not driving the multiplayer playing habits of the game that's the content creating community. Also I'm not sure why we're debating if this is or will not be an issue? Helicopter DLC hasn't dropped yet, and what I (and others in this thread) are pointing out is just a massive risk created by the model. Our energy would be better spent discussing alternatives that don't create the risk of fragmentation than debating if a risk will manifest or not (because we will never know that for sure, until it's too late to make changes if required) So A2/OA is a great example of a similar issue. OA for a long time had issues of people moving over from A2 and it created a pretty big speed bump in the creation of content as mods had to adapt to the new engine. Missions were less of an issue as they are generally tied to a specific island/map anyway and even for framework missions like mine its easy to port them to a new map. Players within the mission still have full use of the design. Also it's worth saying with an expansion you only have one major point of fragmentation "Does the user own the expansion or not?", which is way easier to handle than "Do they own XYZ DLC" of which we know about three and maybe more in the future post Expansion.
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    The new ARMA 3 DLC system - debate

    For now there is no marketplace for mods. You can download large platform style mods like AGW and TFR (as well as ACE/ACRE in the past) and all it will cost you is your time which we all have as a resource, maybe in different quantities but we all have it. Not everyone can justify the costs of the DLC (leaving aside arguments such as "well they don't deserve XYZ if they don't buy it" or "they're not a true player if they dont want to spend $25 on Arma" as they are purely emotional) therefore it splits those players away from the rest. Though there are plenty of missions/game modes that exclude mod/addon content as well for lots of reasons (or are just built on the premise of their own self contained mod). BI are in a privileged position that any content they bring to the party has a guaranteed 100% coverage of all Arma players, I feel like with this content model and DLC we're all being sold short on what should be platform investment. Also unlike the modders they are compensated for that work everytime someone buys a copy of Arma. Also before the "BI should get paid for their work!" I totally agree but this isn't the way to do it. I would be the first in line if they took a different approach such as a crowd-funding (kickstarter) style model in which the DLC they offered would be based on funding targets/goals that they would set. They could bake in profit margins and used tiered structures of funding to keep their costs down (i.e. the level of funding would always = a profit for them) and they'd get the money upfront. Then afterwards that content is released as a core part of the package for everyone. If additional incentive was required they could throw in some low cost assets (skins/cosmetic items) that would be exclusive to contributors of the DLC funding.
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    The new ARMA 3 DLC system - debate

    That's awesome your group has already 100% coverage on the DLC, for a lot of us who create TvT and/or public game modes that is a much bigger dependency to deal with. While there may be more private group mission makers out there, more people play Life, Wasteland, Invade and Annex, CTI, Battle Royale, Breaking Point etc. (that's the draw of being in a private group in the first place, the tailored and unique content) It's the author of those public/community game modes who are going to be faced with the issue of dealing with a split community and perhaps even some of the larger clans/units as well. We should be spending more time and energy discussing other viable ways that could avoid the risk of fragmentation entirely. The argument of "Well this won't even happen" just doesn't get us anything, if it does not that happen that's great but there is a huge risk that this just hurts the DLC owners.
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    The new ARMA 3 DLC system - debate

    Will you be including the new DLC items in a mission critical way to your mod?
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    The new ARMA 3 DLC system - debate

    I'll use a personal example of why this is an issue. In my game mode, which is TvT based, I have to balance the assets available to both teams when deciding what units a particular team can spawn. I'm faced with two options: Allow DLC assets to be used and accept the possibility that players of one faction may not be able to utilize them because they did not buy the DLC Remove the DLC assets to retain control over balance due to external issues (i.e. did the player buy the DLC or not) This is also not counting that any included DLC content in a game mode effectively turns that content into an advert for BI.
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    The new ARMA 3 DLC system - debate

    You do realize who you are addressing with these comments? These are people that have given hundreds, if not more, of man hours to working on community missions and scripts FOR FREE. These aren't "freeloaders" when it comes to contributing to the armaverse. BI benefits an immense amount from the work of people like this. Imagine playing ARMA if none of the community content existed. How does this DLC compare to that? You're right expansions do create a segmented/fragment within the community. I think it's fair to say though that the amount of content provided in an expansion creates enough of an incentive for people to buy it and also makes it easier to target players. Nobody is arguing against paying for content, what a lot of us are throwing down a red flag on is the locking out of usability and functionality behind a paywall. Again if BI want to monetize content they would be better off selling campaigns/missions and including new vehicles/weapons as part of the ongoing product improvement cycle to increase their user base.
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    The new ARMA 3 DLC system - debate

    Let's put this another way. If you're a player who joins a server running a specific game mode, that game mode contains the new Helicopters as the default transport options. Nobody else on the server has the DLC so those assets are now unusable. As a reaction to that potential scenario mission makers will just edge their bets and not include those assets, or include them as non-essential side options. In either situation it hurts the actual paying customers for the DLC and lowers it value.
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    The new ARMA 3 DLC system - debate

    DLC content that locks players out will effectively just mean the DLC assets will be removed/not included in most community shared created/generated content. This hurts everybody involved with ARMA. Personally with a platform style game like this I think the smarter play would be to bake this into the main game as free DLC (like Zeus) and then kept the price of the game at $60 for longer. The increased content and word of mouth is going to generate more sales than the anti-consumer approach of this business model. Thinking of the new experience for players Q1 2015. Me: "Oh so you buy the base game for $60, then another $25 and now we can play all the same content together!", Them: "$75? No thanks". With paid DLC all they are doing is competing with modded content and puts a big spot light on the quality and amount of content each DLC pack provides. To BIS' credit at least they've said this model is still being iterated on and open to feedback so let's hope we see the company acknowledge and respond to our feedback. ---------- Post added at 01:59 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:50 PM ---------- I totally agree with this. It just won't be included in any PvP/TvT mission and probably many other MP missions as well. Great that you bought it but good luck finding quality content that uses it. To be honest I think BIS have to accept that their business model doesn't support a paywall. They benefit immensely from the amount of gaps that the community fills. We host online infrastructure for them, we create game content for them. This is the result of running ARMA as a platform (sandbox) rather than as a focused game (e.g. Battlefield/COD). BIS can't have their cake and eat it on this one. They should invest in their platform with DLC and have it pay off for them with more players/users within that ecosystem.