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  1. captncaps

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    These appear randomly every now and then, they seem to be mostly translation updates. https://forums.bistudio.com/topic/184459-public-beta/?p=2919562 I hope we'll get Nexus soon :D
  2. captncaps

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    On Linux Mint I use EXT4. on openSUSE / is BTRFS and /home is XFS. (I'm not so informed about the Filesystems, openSuse picked those automatically so I thought I'd roll with it)
  3. captncaps

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    Because I have nothing better to do, I have installed OpenSUSE Tumbleweed on a new partition and tried out ArmA3 on it. System Information: OS - OpenSUSE Tumbleweed 64bit, Kernel: 4.2 DE - KDE Plasma 5 CPU - i7 3770k @4.2GHz GPU - GTX 660Ti, Drivers: Nvidia 352.55 RAM - 16GB 1600MHz HDD - 1TB WD Green 5400rpm Experience: Performance is pretty much the same as Mint, running between 40-70fps, average ~55fps I get slightly more FPS-drops/lags where the image freezes for a fraction of a second (might just imagine it's more, need to test it a bit longer) The time acceleration keys do also not work. (might just be my German keyboard layout) Keyboard layouts with dead keys make the game not notice input once after you pressed a dead key (have to test this on Mint again) Problems with freelook, fixed by unbinding alt as a window modifier key. (probs also on Mint, had that disabled before testing arma though) Game goes into Window mode after alt-tabbing (need to check this on Mint again) Audio still cuts off a bit (especially when firing full-auto ; had that on Mint too)
  4. captncaps

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    Well, it was announced that ArmA for Linux will be updated to the Nexus update (1.54), we can only hope it will be included in that update, as I didn't read anything about it being ported. @Linuxmaster9 Why should one have to install Debian Stable to 'experience the new standard for Linux gaming'? Yeah, SteamOS might be based on it, but as long as you are on a derivative of Debian (stable or not) you should still have a very similar user experience. I'm running Mint (which is afaik based on Ubuntu, which is based on Debian unstable or testing) and I don't experience any 'unstableness' But ok, you're the linux master, I'm just some linux-using guy :P And in the end, it's up to everyone themselves anyway.
  5. The Company that ported the game is Virtual Programming, as mentioned above (source: http://dev.arma3.com/post/sitrep-00121 ). And Virtual Programming utilized their eON technology to port the game (source: http://www.vpltd.com/services/).
  6. captncaps

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    Yes, that is what I thought, that previewing reloaded the script, that's how I remembered it from Windows, but I had to restart the whole game to reload it. (eON wrapper problem?) It's scripts in my mission folder that I call over init.sqf and init lines, so I guess that's external. Have some video proof, because proof https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9gvRpcpR1A
  7. captncaps

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    Hell yeah! I just wonder how they will proceed with updating afterwards... The possiblities are either: 1. we get every update after 1.54 slightly delayed 2. we get the 2 major updates (Eden and Apex) 3. we don't get updates again I don't believe 3. will happen, but I doubt possiblity 1 too... though I really hope that's the way it will turn out... Edit: I just started some scripting in ArmA again, and to reload my script in my preview mission I have to restart the game. Someone please remind me if it always was that way, because I though it was enough to reload the mission in the editor. Or is this a Port specific problem? I don't want to report it as long as I am not sure.
  8. captncaps

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    I know Vulkan is written from scratch, but it is still OpenGL's successor (replacement), never said it included OpenGL code. And what I mean is Vulkan handles graphics, like OpenGL, but DirectX includes Direct3D, XInput, XAudio etc. But anyway, let's not get into a discussion about that too much, this is still a thread for ArmA 3 Port, not for discussion about graphics APIs :P
  9. captncaps

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    Woah, really? That's good news to hear! Did he post that on his personal twitter? I think I'm not following him yet :D About Vulkan: It's still not released yet, and I don't know how they could implement something that is not released. Also, Vulkan is successor to OpenGL, so it's just a graphics API. Now don't forget DirectX is an API compilation, not just a graphics API, so maybe they are using something else than just Direct3D and thus cannot exchange it? But agreed, they should implement Vulkan!
  10. captncaps

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    I don't think that is going to happen anytime soon. It seems to me that BI is struggling a bit when it comes to upgrading their Engine, and with DX12 and Vulkan being very low level, that would probably cause a too massive re-write of the Engine as that it would happen in the near future. Also with Vulkan only releasing end of the year / beginning of next year, and ArmA 4 possibly coming in 2 years there is simply not enough time, imo. But of course would I love to see ArmA 4 running on Vulkan :P
  11. captncaps

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    Well, when SteamOS is released, I assume it will be "the best" for Linux Gaming. About Kubuntu, I had it a few months ago, and they just made the switch to KDE5 in 15.04, and that is currently a bit unstable (frequent crashes of the Desktop Environment), but maybe that's different now. I am on Linux Mint 17.2, and I cannot complain about it, all my games run fine, and as it is based on Debian, you get to install the same software packages as with Ubuntu/Kubuntu. Actually Linux Mint is even the most popular Distro, see http://distrowatch.com/ And I don't really see how any Distro is more suited for gaming than another, but I am new in the Linux World too, just made the switch earlier the year, when I heard ArmA3 ports are being worked on ^^
  12. captncaps

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    Multiplayer support is there, we're just on a different version, for which only very few servers exist. Also, SteamOS is Linux, not just "in valve's eyes" :b
  13. captncaps

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    So far I have to say, the port works awesome! My framerate feels about the same as on Windows (which I have now finally gotten rid of :D ) And in general it is just great to have this running on Linux! I really hope BI decides to put more time into it and update Linux (also ArmA4-Linux at launch please!) :) One question that remains for me though is why we don't have RotorLib Advanced Flight Model on Linux... A quick look on their website and I read: So Mac can't have it, but Linux could... or are these ports the same? The only problems I am experiencing at the time are: audio seems a bit cut off (but this may be something pulse audio is doing, as I have to use the env PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=30 hack for many of my applications to work correctly) loading some mods reports "bad version 68 in p3d ..." and closes the game (guess it could be because mods are for windows verison which is more up to date) loading workshop scenarios always instantly crashes the game (have not tried non-workshop scenarios yet, will see if it happens too) Time Acceleration and Deceleration over keypresses does not work (the script setTimeMultiplier works!) My System: OS - Linux Mint 17.2 64bit CPU - i7 3770k @ 4.2GHz GPU - Nvidia GTX 660ti Driver: 355.11 RAM - 8GB 1600MHz HDD - 1TB WD Green 5400rpm (yes yes, I know...)
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    yes, I know I won't ever get all trace removed... but it makes it harder for people... anyway... Thank you for fixing this! :)
  15. Hello, there seems to be some profile information left over from the old forum. I cannot edit this, that includes for example: Contact Information like Youtube, Steam, Twitter Location, Interests and Occupation I would like to just remove them, as I want to clean my internet presence... so, I don't care if you can fix and make them editable, just deleting them for me would be enough. Thanks
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