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  F3 v3-0-3 released Editing    

Fer has informed us about F3 v3-0-3 (for A3 beta) release.

From the ReadMe.txt file:

3-0-3 | 25 JUN 2013
Quick updates to reflect key ArmA 3 Beta content and changes.
Updated all F3 Folk ARPS components to include Green faction.
Updated all F3 Folk ARPS components to reflect Blue/Red/Green faction names.
Updated F3 Folk ARPS Platoons component to include new/upgraded vehicles.
Updated ORBAT Notes component (group names are now clickable and zoom map to group marker).
Updated F3 Folk ARPS JIP Reinforcement Options component (JIP group does not follow player).
Updated F3 Folk ARPS JIP Reinforcement Options component (JIP option more visible).
Fixed F3 Common Local Variables component (prevented double-counts of vehicle crew).


Discuss at: BI Forums and Folk ARPS Forums

Special thanks to comrade scripting heroes Head and Wolfenswan.




  June 27th, 2013 - 14:19 By Old Bear   Comment (0)  

  New video SITREP for Arma 3 Videos    

Ota Vrtatko has informed us about new video SITREP for Arma 3 release.

Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday 27th June 2013

Providing a SITREP of development so far, Bohemia Interactive has published a brand new video for Arma 3. The latest Community Guide explores the game’s new features, provides a recap of the Arma 3 Alpha, and looks at some of the most popular community-created content. The video concludes by demonstrating the new faction, vehicles, weapons, scenarios and challenges from the just-released Arma 3 Beta.

Together with Andrew Gluck (better known as Dslyecxi) from ShackTactical, Bohemia Interactive is creating a series of videos to explain some of the basics of Arma 3. The first video presented Arma 3’s core principles, the second video explored infantry combat, while the third Community Guide provided tips on effective multiplayer teamwork. This new SITREP video records a major milestone in Arma 3’s development as the game transitions from Alpha to Beta.

Starting with the successful Arma: Cold War Assault (originally titled Operation Flashpoint*: Cold War Crisis) in 2001, Arma 3 is the latest installment in Bohemia Interactive’s award-winning tactical military shooter series for PC. The Arma 3 Beta, which aims to involve players into the game’s development, features 8 showcase missions (Infantry, Vehicles, SCUBA, Helicopter, Combined Arms, Supports, Night, Commanding), 20 weapons and 18 vehicles, 4 multiplayer scenarios, 4 firing drill challenges, the powerful scenario editor and modding support. The Arma 3 Beta is located on Stratis (20 km²), while the final game will also feature the 270 km² Mediterranean island of Altis,

The Arma 3 Beta (34.99 EUR/29.99 GBP/44.99 USD) and the Arma 3 Digital Deluxe Edition (44.99 EUR/39.99 GBP/59.99 USD) are available for purchase from Steam and Store.bistudio.com (both include a Steam version of the full retail game upon release). The price of each edition will increase once the full and final game becomes available.

*Operation Flashpoint™ is a registered trademark of Codemasters Software Company.




  June 27th, 2013 - 14:14 By Old Bear   Comment (0)  

  Bohemia Interactive launches Arma 3 Beta Official    

Today, Korneel van 't Land has confirmed Arma 3 Beta lauunch

Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday 25th June 2013

Supporting the development of its upcoming tactical military shooter Arma 3™, Bohemia Interactive has released the anticipated Arma 3 Beta. The Arma 3 Beta expands the game’s diversity by focusing upon heavy firepower and military logistics. Combined with the playable content from the Arma 3 Alpha, the complete package features the 20 km² island of Stratis, 20 weapons, 18 vehicles, 3 factions, 8 showcase missions, 4 multiplayer scenarios, 4 challenges, the scenario editor and modding support.

Jay Crowe, Creative Director on Arma 3, adds:
The Beta is a big opportunity for us to involve more players in Arma 3's development and is the next step along the road towards our full release. With a variety of new singleplayer and multiplayer scenarios and a whole bunch of new sandbox content, we're looking forward to introducing players to what true combined arms combat really means in Arma 3.





People who participated in the Arma 3 Alpha will gain access to the Arma 3 Beta by downloading the automatic update on Steam. Those who are new to Arma 3 can purchase the Arma 3 Beta (which includes the full retail game when released) from Steam or Store.bistudio.com.

Here they can choose between the regular Arma 3 Beta (34.99 EUR/29.99 GBP/44.99 USD) or the Arma 3 Digital Deluxe Edition (44.99 EUR/39.99 GBP/59.99 USD). Those who would like to sponsor development further, also have the option to purchase the Arma 3 Supporter Edition (69.99 EUR/59.99 GBP/91.99 USD) from Store.bistudio.com. The price of each edition will increase upon launch of the full and final game.

Arma 3 is the latest installment in Bohemia Interactive’s award-winning tactical military shooter series for PC. Set in a massive Mediterranean sandbox of over 290 km², the game will have 40+ weapons, 20+ vehicles, a wide variety of single- and multiplayer gameplay, and limitless options for content creation.

More information on Arma 3 can be found on www.arma3.com

Key Features in the Arma 3 Beta

Stratis Island

Take your first steps in Arma 3 by exploring the 20 km² island of Stratis. Navigate its rugged terrain, expansive forests and man-made airbase.

Showcases & Challenges

Enjoy a taste of Arma 3’s diverse gameplay by completing a selection of 8 showcase missions. Or run through the competitive firing drills to hone your shooting and movement skills.

Multiplayer Scenarios
Form a squad and team up to fight against your enemy in 4 co-operative multiplayer scenarios.

Vehicles & Weapons
Master air, land, and sea with the 18 vehicles featured in the Beta; choose your gear, pick from a collection of weapons, customize your loadout.

Content Creation
Start creating your own experiences with the powerful scenario editor; create mods for others to play; and join our creative community.

Revamped Engine

Navigate the battlefield with fluid new animations; feel the devastating power of combat with the upgraded sound engine, new ragdoll simulation and PhysX™-supported vehicles.




  June 25th, 2013 - 16:34 By Old Bear   Comment (0)  

  Arma 3 Beta available on June 25th‏ Official    

Korneel van 't Land has informed us about Arma 3 Beta release date and contents.

Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday 20th June 2013

Today Bohemia Interactive confirmed the 25th of June as the official release date for the Arma 3 Beta. Building upon the well-received Arma 3 Alpha, the Arma 3 Beta features a varied selection of brand new content – including 10 vehicles, 7 weapons, 4 showcase missions (Combined Arms, Supports, Commanding & Night), 2 multiplayer scenarios and 4 challenges.

Set against the beautiful backdrop of Stratis (20 km²), the Arma 3 Beta turns its focus towards firepower and logistics. The Challenges game mode will also be making its first appearance, enabling players to practice their weapons handling and movement across a selection of firing drills. Plus, all of the content from the Arma 3 Alpha will be available, alongside the popular scenario editor and modding support.

Joris-Jan van ‘t Land, Project Lead on Arma 3, adds:
“Having just showed off the Beta for Arma 3 at E3 2013, we are keen to get it into gamers' hands quickly. Bringing some heavy firepower and additional transport options will allow for more diverse scenarios in both singleplayer and multiplayer. We also can't wait to open up the Steam Workshop scenario publication, which will make content-sharing with other players much more convenient.”






People who are currently participating in the Arma 3 Alpha will gain access to the Arma 3 Beta through an automatic Steam update. Those who are new to Arma 3 can join in by purchasing the Arma 3 Beta (which includes a version of the full game) from Steam or Store.bistudio.com.

The price of the Arma 3 Beta, in comparison to the Arma 3 Alpha, will be increased. The regular Arma 3 Beta will be available for 34.99 EUR/29.99 GBP/44.99 USD (current price: 24.99 EUR/19.99 GBP/32.99 USD), while the Arma 3 Digital Deluxe Edition will be sold for 44.99 EUR/39.99 GBP/59.99 USD (current price: 39.99 EUR/34.99 GBP/49.99 USD). Please note that the current (heavily discounted) Alpha deal, which includes Beta-access and the full game, will still be available until Tuesday June 25th.

Those who would like to sponsor development further have the option to purchase the Arma 3 Supporter Edition (69.99 EUR/59.99 GBP/91.99 USD) from Store.bistudio.com. The Arma 3 Alpha Lite, a free but limited variant of the Arma 3 Alpha, will be discontinued after June 25th.


  June 20th, 2013 - 14:01 By Old Bear   Comment (1)  

  SITREP #00015 Official    

Today, Joris-Jan van 't Land has released a SITREP #00015 on the offical ArmA III website:

FROM: Project Lead
TO: Alpha Users
INFO: E3 2013, video options, stream-safety
PRECEDENCE: Flash

SITUATION

The E3 team is back from Los Angeles: tired but proud. We had a good show, nice booth and many great visitors! And let's not forget the lads on the home front doing the second pre-E3 livestream while we were airborne. They showed the Combined Arms Beta Showcase twice, failing miserably both times! To top it off they included a very nice presentation of the full game's Altis terrain. Community Intelligence Officers set to purpose to piece together all shown frames of the strategic map, arriving at a rather 'unique' version of the map.

One set of content we had not revealed until E3 is the Challenges game mode. The Beta will release with four Firing Drills, which are quick, fun and addictive shooting (sports) courses. They allow for training of weapon handling and movement and can be a nice change from the regular scenarios. This and more is demoed in video coverage like here, this, and another one.

We should also clarify a statement about fully modeled vehicle interiors. Most, but not all vehicles have these rich 3D interiors. The philosophy is similar to Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead for the same reasons. Primarily heavy armor driver and gunner positions lack 3D interiors, but their passenger spaces are available!

Still recovering from some jet lags, we are now all straight back into Beta finalization. As announced at E3, it will release next Tuesday, June 25th. Staging on Development branch is still something we're trying to make happen before the weekend. Standard Development branch updates can become interrupted while we prep.

INTELLIGENCE

Unlike previously announced, the Alpha Lite program will run until Beta release on June 25th.

User Interface guru Vladimír Hynek shares with us two great new things slated for Beta. In his wise words:

"A long time anticipated feature - tweaking of post-processes separately, was added. The layout of the whole video options dialogue was redesigned, so it is easier to find which options are placed under which tab. A couple of smaller tweaks like a FPS indicator, EditBoxes connected to sliders, and permanent highlighting of tabs were added. While still Work-In-Progress, the dialogue works better already."

And another tidbit streamers have been waiting for:

"To make the life of our live streaming community a bit easier, we've introduced a Stream Friendly UI switch to the Game Options. It hides the player's name from all dialogues including map and inventory and also from the name tag displayed when cursor is pointing at another player. Player's chat and server name in the multiplayer score table are hidden too."

OPERATIONS

A forever hot topic is game performance. One of our programming leads Ondřej Martinák is in the process of writing a development blog on this topic. He will share a bit more details on how our engine operates, explore what has already been achieved in terms of optimization, and what will still be done for Arma 3. We'll of course let you know when it's published.

LOGISTICS

Beta will come with a number of class changes to Alpha content, which will break user scenarios and other content until it gets updated. We will however this time release a full conversion table to make the transition smoother. Going into Beta we will also become more strict about class changes for released content. It will be our goal to prevent it almost entirely (unlike we have said for Alpha).

The next game EXE to be released on Development branch will likely already be Beta-skinned. Its description and icon will look like it's the Beta. More importantly: it will already change profile paths, registered file extensions, etc. Be aware of this when you go looking for your settings and other content!


  June 18th, 2013 - 17:13 By Old Bear   Comment (0)  

  E3 2013 Stage 2, Day 2 : Arma3 Videos    
Jay Crowe Creative Director at Bohemia Interactive interview on Gamespot during E3 2013 Stage 2, Day 2.



Edit : YouTube version.




  June 13th, 2013 - 11:13 By Old Bear   Comment (0)  

  Livestream II: Combined Arms Showcase Videos    
RickFrankenstein has released on YouTube the video of the Livestream II: Combined Arms Showcase session Pre E3 Arma3 Beta broadcast on Twitch.tv



From D@V£ : "You can watch a higher quality version on the ArmA3 twitch channel, here: http://www.twitch.tv/arma3official/videos?kind=past_broadcasts"

  June 9th, 2013 - 10:59 By Old Bear   Comment (1)  

  ArmA 3 addon - AK-74 and AK-74SU Addon release    
WeaponLover has submitted us his ArmA III AK-74(SU) addon.

We're happy to share our AK-74 addon with you. To install it just put the .pbo files in you ArmA III/addons folder or create a new mod-folder called @GunLover. This Addon and the models were created by Twinke and
Millenia.



This addon adds the AK74 And the AK74Su to ArmA 3 Alpha.
You can find it under:
MilleniaAK74SU
TwinkeAK74

Magazines
545x39_30rnds_AK74


DOWNLOAD Dropbox-Link - 2 MB




  June 9th, 2013 - 08:18 By Andi31   Comment (0)  

  12 new screenshots for Arma 3 Screenshots    

Today, Joris-Jan van 't Land has informed us about 12 new screenshots for Arma 3 release.




Prague, Czech Republic, Friday 7th June 2013

In anticipation of next week's E3 exhibition, Bohemia Interactive released a brand new set of Arma 3 screenshots. The special E3 care package includes screenshots taken from the upcoming Arma 3 Beta, as well as screenshots from the full game.

Starting with the successful Arma: Cold War Assault (originally titled Operation Flashpoint*: Cold War Crisis) in 2001, Arma 3 is the latest installment in Bohemia Interactive’s award-winning tactical military shooter series for PC. Set in a Mediterranean sandbox of over 290 km², featuring 40+ weapons and 20+ vehicles, Arma 3 provides an authentic, diverse and open combat experience. The game features a wide variety of singleplayer and multiplayer gameplay, as well as limitless options for content creation.

For those who missed Bohemia Interactive’s official E3 invitation, the studio will present an exclusive first look at some of the new Arma 3 content, focusing upon heavy fire-power and military logistics. Visitors can also go hands-on with the playable showcase missions (Combined Arms, Commanding, and more) from the upcoming Arma 3 Beta.

The Bohemia Interactive booth at E3 is located in the South Exhibition hall (booth 2523). The other games on display are DayZ and a brand new game in the Take On series.




  June 7th, 2013 - 13:57 By Old Bear   Comment (1)  

  Livestream presents showcase mission from the Arma 3 Beta Screenshots    

Today, Joris-Jan van 't Land informed us about upcoming Livestream session featuring showcase mission from the Arma 3 Beta

Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday 6th June 2013

Live from Bohemia Interactive HQ, the Arma 3 development team will host a second pre-E3 hangout on Saturday June 8 at 17:00 UTC. Offering a sneak peek at the upcoming Arma 3 Beta, this official livestream on Twitch.tv presents the Combined Arms Showcase – available in the upcoming Arma 3 Beta. Altis, the 270 km² island from the full game, will also make a brief appearance.

Following a successful first livestream on scenario editing, Mission Designer Thomas Ryan and several other Arma 3 devs will do multiple playthroughs of the new Beta mission, placing an emphasis on the dynamic gameplay in Arma 3.

The session is expected to be about one hour and viewers are welcome to join the conversation on Twitch chat and Twitter.Those who do not want to miss out can already enlist for the official event via Arma 3’s Facebook Page.





  June 6th, 2013 - 14:55 By Old Bear   Comment (0)  

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