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  1. WCG

    Sound stops working

    Sometimes, you can just alt-tab out of the game, then back in again, to fix Arma 3 sound problems. Try that if it happens again. Otherwise, all I can tell you is that the above fix - one of them, at least - worked for me. I haven't lost sound in the game since then. Good luck!
  2. You know, this was a fun mission. It would be great if you could update it for the latest version sometime. Bill
  3. I'd like to put in another plug for an update to this mission, too. Or have you developed newer missions, now that the full game has been released? Bill
  4. WCG

    COOP 8 / SP =RTY= Devgru

    I love it! This is one of my favorite missions, I think. Three of us (four, eventually) played it again on Saturday. We don't like playing with friendly AI (I always disable them), so I edited the mission to add respawn to a place along the shore (after a minute). Unfortunately (note that I've never edited anything before), we respawned without some of the equipment we started with (notably, no scopes or flash suppressors), so I need to add an equipment box there, too, I guess. But it still worked OK. One of the hostages wouldn't come with us - apparently because he didn't recognize that there was an opening in the walls. He left his building OK, but we couldn't get him to leave the area. (Eventually, we solved that by driving a vehicle into his area and telling him to get aboard.) The second hostage wouldn't follow orders, then, but just started running across the airfield until he got near the first hostage. We had a hard time even keeping up with him! Still, once we got them together, and loaded up in a transport truck, we were able to get back to the boats and finish the mission successfully. All of us enjoyed it, I think. The only negative comment I heard was that they wished it had a revive option. I must agree, because I always find revive to be fun (trying to get teammates back in the game while avoiding being shot). But I really can't complain. As I say, this has become one of my favorite missions (after absolutely hating it the first time we attempted to play). Nice job! Bill PS. Note that I can't say anything about the reinforcements, except that I really like the idea. But in this case, I was at the east side of the airport, trying to get that first hostage to follow me, so I couldn't see what was going on - just that there were reinforcements. But they didn't seem to be a big problem for the other three guys on my team, so maybe they need to be beefed up a bit? I really can't say.
  5. WCG

    Sound stops working

    That's the first thing I'd try if I had access to another set of headphones. Unfortunately, I don't. However, I seem to have fixed the problem (when it comes to Arma 3, at least) with one or both of these fixes: (1) I updated the BIOS on my ASUS P8h77-V motherboard. (This update was supposed to fix unspecified problems with "some" USB devices.) (2) I plugged the headset into a USB 2.0 connector at the back of the computer, directly off the motherboard (which I'd tried before) and I removed the device plugged in next to it (leaving that USB port empty). That solved my problems, certainly with Arma 3. For some reason, after working great for a couple of weeks, I've started losing my microphone in TeamSpeak again. But when TS doesn't completely crash, I can still hear the rest of the players, and I can always reply using the built-in Arma 3 communication system. It's certainly not ideal, but it's better than the situation I had previously. Bill
  6. WCG

    [STABLE, COOP] Operation Ricochet

    Hey, this was lots of fun! I just played it with two other guys, and we really enjoyed it. Re. your questions: (1) I can't say anything about the difficulty, because the guy running our game was testing the Zeu_ServerSkill mod, which adjusts enemy skill levels. It ended up just right for us, but we're newbies. (2) It took us about two hours, maybe two and a half, I think. I didn't mind a lack of extraction, but we were quite surprised by it. In fact, we still seemed to be in grave danger when the mission ended. (3) There was no problem with your English, either. As far as I can remember, everything was clear. I really liked the vehicles available for us (which kept us from walking, but weren't armored). And I liked the fact that out supply box differed for each character. Nice touch! Finally, there aren't enough ambush missions, and those I've seen tend to give us little time to get ready. This was just right. All in all, this was a fine mission. Thanks for creating it! Bill
  7. WCG

    Death Match 4, Players + AI

    Absolutely! Personally, I have no interest in PvP (just personal taste, you understand). But IMHO, these missions are perfect for the situations you mention. They're great for SP training, when I don't have the ambition (or the time) to play a full mission. And we use them all the time while waiting for others to show up for scheduled play. Other people can join in the fun while we're waiting, and when we're ready for a mission, we can quit the DM at any time. I have yet to try the team play, but your original DM gameplay is perfect for my needs. Thank-you! Bill
  8. WCG

    Any old farts playing Arma 3?

    What difficulty is he talking about? If it's eye-hand coordination, well, I'm terrible at 'real-time' combat, but you don't have to be good to have fun (especially if your clan isn't overly serious). If it's his eyes, I know what he's talking about, but there are always scopes. If it's the learning curve, well, that just takes time, with any game. And at our age, it's probably good to learn new things. Maybe the rest of you are just too good at this game? He needs to play with me. :p It happens, but I'd assume incompetence, rather than malice - especially when it comes to the Internet. I know I miss emails sometimes, and certainly PMs. But either way, if you're Canadian, you'll be in the same time zones as the States, so come play with us. :) Bill
  9. WCG

    Operation Swordfish - V1 - By Milan

    We didn't have that problem. However, revive would be nice, because respawning back at the airport really messes up any organization we've managed to figure out. There were only three of us, and we appreciated all of the vehicles available for us, but it would still be nice to revive a fallen comrade, if possible. Oh, and the description here doesn't seem to indicate how many players this mission is designed for. It's labeled as CO-03 at Armaholic, but there are ten player slots available. That's something which really needs to be front and center here (in the title, if possible). But we enjoyed it, and I didn't notice an FPS slowdown. Admittedly, I've got a pretty powerful computer. Bill
  10. WCG

    Any old farts playing Arma 3?

    OK, now this is what I wanted to hear! I'm very glad there are so many of us old farts playing Arma 3, but I was beginning to think I was the oldest and the fartiest. (Well, the word's still out on the latter, I guess.) I never played Arma 2, so I have a lot of learning to do in Arma 3. But, like you, this is the only multiplayer game I play, and I know exactly what you mean by needing a scoped weapon and a large monitor! I must say, I've been surprised by the response to this post. It was a spur-of-the-moment thing, and I didn't expect so many replies. Bill
  11. WCG

    Any old farts playing Arma 3?

    Of course. If you grew up with it, you'll likely stick with it. (Our tastes in music tend to form when we're young, too.) And maybe the kids will have new forms of entertainment by then, things the old farts still playing games won't understand. :) Obviously, I didn't grow up with video games, and my eye-hand coordination stinks. Some games I can't play at all, and I'm never going to be very good at 'real-time' games.* (I still tend to prefer turn-based games, though I didn't grow up even with them.) Still, I've been fascinated by personal computers since they were first introduced. And I've been hooked on computer games since,... well, the mid-80's, at least. But I've been shocked at how few people my age feel the same. How could you not be fascinated by this stuff? But then, maybe I just never grew up, huh? That's OK with me. (And it's OK with me that tastes vary, too. We don't all have to like the same things.) Bill * The people I play Arma 3 with don't care that I'm not very good. And really, that's been the case with everyone I've played with. As long as you're not a jerk, and you do your best to play as a team, that's fine. I suppose some groups are more serious than that, but that's another great thing about Arma 3. You can find players to suit nearly every taste.
  12. WCG

    Any old farts playing Arma 3?

    Well, young girls still look as good as they always did, but as you get older, the older women start looking pretty good, too! Or maybe it's just my eyes going bad, I don't know. Either way, it's still good. :) Heh, heh. Don't blame me; I didn't pick it. As I say, they're not very old, anyway. But for gamers, maybe they are... After all, what am I seeing here? A bunch of youngsters in their 40's. Old? Ha! OK, one guy with a friend who's 66. That's better. I've got an Internet acquaintance who's roughly my age (she hasn't volunteered the details) who plays computer games like those I play, but I haven't been able to interest her in Arma 3. Too bad. This game needs more women. Then again, I could say that about everything, couldn't I? :) Bill
  13. I don't know if it's the right forum for this, but I was just wondering if there are any old farts playing Arma 3. Any other old farts, I mean. I'm 62, myself. I've been playing with a handful of people from Not-Quite-Dead-Yet.com, but despite the name, the guy who runs it is only in his early 50's. Just a youngster, in other words. I don't think he understands what getting old is even like. (Then again, my 87-year-old mother tells me the same thing.) Anyway, I was just curious. I don't normally play multiplayer games,* but I played a few MUDs and such, years ago. Even then, I was inevitably the oldest player. But there have got to be gamers out there older than I am, don't you think? There are no age restrictions at Not-Quite-Dead-Yet, but it's aimed at players in their 40's and 50's, I think. And they seem to think that's old. Well, not from my point of view. So, purely for my own curiosity, I thought I'd ask about any other old farts playing this game (or other games, for that matter). If so, I hope you aren't as inept at it as I am. :p But the people I play with don't seem to mind, and it's still lots of fun. Bill * I've been retired for seven years, so I have lots of time to play computer games - especially in the winter - but I mostly play single-player games. Arma 3 is the exception, because you're not just playing with random strangers all the time. At my age, I don't know anyone locally who plays computer games, and it really makes a difference when you can play co-op with people you like.
  14. WCG

    Sound stops working

    Note that this is still happening. In fact, it got far, far worse with the release of the beta version of Arma 3 (whether that's coincidence or not, I don't know). It's also worse when I use TeamSpeak. But in TeamSpeak, I only lose the microphone. I can hear everyone else, but they can't hear me - not until I close and restart TeamSpeak, at least. Note that I lose all sound in Arma 3 when this happens, both the microphone and the speakers in my headset. And it's a real pain to keep needing to close Arma 3 and restart it again, especially when I'm in the middle of a mission! When I first posted this, it just happened occasionally. I could play Arma 3 all evening most times without having a problem. After the beta version was released, it started happening four or five times a night - especially if I was using TeamSpeak. One evening, it happened four times in the first 20 minutes! Turning off TeamSpeak helps, but it's still likely to happen two or three times an evening. (It's hard to tell, because I either quit playing when this happens or keep playing without sound. Yeah, that's no fun.) I've checked sound drivers. I've removed my headset driver software and reinstalled it. I've switched USB ports. I can Alt-Esc out of the game without causing this, and I'm sure it's not a loose connection causing this - certainly nothing to do with the headset connection or cable (which I can wiggle around without causing it). In fact, I can't identify anything that causes it, but it's never happened with any other game but Arma 3. (But note that I've never played Arma 2.) As I say, this has gotten much worse since Arma 3 beta was released. In fact, it's making Arma 3 pretty much impossible to play - at least, in co-op games. I can always use my speakers when playing single-player, but I need the microphone in multiplayer games. Bill
  15. WCG

    [SP] Defensive start

    I haven't had a chance to try this yet, but you might want to put version numbers here, so we can easily see when it's been updated. Just a thought.