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Old 05-03-2013, 07:17 PM   #1
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Arma 3 (Alpha out now, Release Q3 2013)


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The content in the Arma 3 Alpha is limited, and includes four showcase missions (Infantry, Vehicles, SCUBA and Helicopter), a subset of weapons and vehicles, two multiplayer scenarios, the scenario editor and modding support. Whereas the final game will also feature the 270 km≤ Mediterrean island of Altis, the Alpha is positioned on Stratis – which hosts 20 km≤ of rugged terrain, expansive forests and a man-made airbase.
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Last but not least, Bohemia Interactive also plans to release a free, limited version of the Arma 3 Alpha on March 14th, 2013. This version, named Arma 3 Alpha Lite, does not include multiplayer or modding - and requires an invite from people who have purchased the regular Arma 3 Alpha.

Gamasutra - Press Releases - Sneak Preview Trailer launches the Arma 3 Alpha


Never played the previous Arma games but heard good thing if you like a more serious Battlefield-type game.

To get the alpha you have to preorder the game on Steam, decided to go for it as was planning on buying it anyway. (£20)
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@Tricky, Like you, I've never played the previous games but its meant to be much more realistic so strategy really comes into it. not like BF where you can get away with just a load of players running around shooting like crazy.

if its only £20 for the game I'll prolly pick it up when I head back to the Uk in May
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Looks good, but BF3 (with the new DLC due in a week!), Forza and possible purchase of Sim city next month will be more than enough to keep me occupied
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Got the first two, but my shitty system barely runs the Arma 2' so no hope with this.

Shame as its a good price. Might just buy it anyway and hope for the best
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Had a longer go last night, really enjoyed it. It IS an alpha, and felt extremely buggy in places so my optimism is more the prospect of how it will be.
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OK, bought this last night. Graphics so far are great, lighting is light years ahead (pardon the pun) of Arma 2 as is the radio chatter and voice commands.
There's not alot to actually do with the base game, so downloading some missions is essential... have tried two already and both fairly decent. Although one has you starting 2km+ away from your objective with no transport at hand and none spawned on the island.

Have had a couple of bugs. One where i couldn't control myself and i got up and started sprinting across the map.
The other is the game crashes on shut down.... it stops working when it tries to close.

Will be trying out the editor over the weekend and see if i can make anything half decent.
Anyone here made any missions?

Also have 2 Lite keys left if anyone is interested (@scuppy182 already sent )

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i wouldnt mind a lite key so i can see how my machine handles it...
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Same here please Marked - just to see like
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Thanking you kindly, I shall get this downloading now so that it will be ready in 2014. Stupid hamster wheel internet!! Spin faster dammit!! lol 1.5Mbit in 2013 is a joke.
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i wouldnt mind a lite key so i can see how my machine handles it...

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Same here please Marked - just to see like

No problem lads, just add me to Steam - senna_s1979 and i'll send them over (took me 20 minutes to figure out how to do it for scuppy ).


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Thanking you kindly, I shall get this downloading now so that it will be ready in 2014. Stupid hamster wheel internet!! Spin faster dammit!! lol 1.5Mbit in 2013 is a joke.

That is piss poor mate . Would mobile internet on a dongle not work any faster? I know you would have to pay for it, but 3 do some good deals.
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cheers matey, it says feature not acailable at this time for me when i search friends, my username is djfenixuk if it comes back on before i get a chance to check again.
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I used to do some scripting and mission creation on the original operation flashpoint but it's been many years.

Might have to have a looksie at this one and see if the editor is pretty much the same, don't want the steep learning curve all over again if it's drastically different.
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We have a FMUK group that someone set up, join that and you should be able to see each other easy enough.

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Originally Posted by Marked One View Post
No problem lads, just add me to Steam - senna_s1979 and i'll send them over (took me 20 minutes to figure out how to do it for scuppy ).




That is piss poor mate . Would mobile internet on a dongle not work any faster? I know you would have to pay for it, but 3 do some good deals.


Bloody steam whirring around and around, then pops up to say 'this feature not availible at this time'

Can you try from your end please? SMOKIN.WHEATLEY
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Done it by joining group in browser then using app found you that way
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Originally Posted by Marked One View Post
No problem lads, just add me to Steam - senna_s1979 and i'll send them over (took me 20 minutes to figure out how to do it for scuppy ).




That is piss poor mate . Would mobile internet on a dongle not work any faster? I know you would have to pay for it, but 3 do some good deals.

added via the fmuk group lol
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Ta m8, DL now about an hour or so, so ill leave it until tomorrow to play.
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Doesn't run Theres a solution that works for some, which is in launch options type this -nobenchmark. Didnt work for me though.
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Doesn't run Theres a solution that works for some, which is in launch options type this -nobenchmark. Didnt work for me though.

Odd.... it runs quite well on my old heap

If your system is worse than mine i will eat a floppy disk
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lol - it looks stunning, far too realistic for what I am used to. Makes BF feel like COD lol
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Odd.... it runs quite well on my old heap

If your system is worse than mine i will eat a floppy disk

Phenom II x4 965 quad core, corsair xms DDR3, 1gb GTS250 GFX card??
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Phenom II x4 965 quad core, corsair xms DDR3, 1gb GTS250 GFX card??

Core2Duo 6320 @ 2GHz - 2gb DDR Ram - 1GB GTX285.
I get 25-35 fps at 1360x768 (highest my TV will go) and a dip in towns at night to around 20 at worst on Medium settings (with objects set to high so the guns look good ).
It is noted that this game runs poorly on Quad Cores for some bizarre reason.
Probably be optimised for the Beta.
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I tried an update to gfx driver but no good. BF3 crashed with that so roll back. Can you uninstall and reinstall with steam games?

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Can you uninstall and reinstall with steam games?

As many times as you like
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As many times as you like

Without sounding too thick how? It's not obvious without looking at screen right now though
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Without sounding too thick how? It's not obvious without looking at screen right now though
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Steam>Library>Right Click Arma 3>Delete Local Content.
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Ran ok in 720p for me at medium, reckon ill need to upgrade windows to use all 8 cores to get a decent fps and I've been thinking about getting a new Sapphire 7950 for my machine. Should handle it well
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AI is doing my head in.
They can somehow track you around a whole town (while they are stood stationary and your allegedly 'out of sight'), when you run through buildings, double back and flank for 5 minutes.
Soon as you pop your head up at a window in some random house..... BOOM! Headshot...
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Oh and the last Alpha patch is out tomorrow (featuring sniper stuff like Ghillie suits) before they trickle release the Beta stuff up to and after E3.
Alpha ends on 18th of this month.
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