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ArmA 3: Alpha Beta Echo Zeus

Alpha is out. Buy into the Alpha for a measly US$33 and you get the full game when it comes out

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Movement & shooting:
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SCUBA!
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Looks awesome. Let's play it.

http://www.arma3.com/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/107410/

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In-game chat is via the new Teamspeak server courtesy of UMGAWA. We're going with TS because (a) it's better and (iii) it integrates with the upcoming ACRE mod (directional audio, realistic radio functions, etc).

Download TeamSpeak 3 from HERE

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http://steamcommunity.com/groups/inthemixdayz

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INSTALL THESE UI MODS

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I'll be on whatever server nutsh0t joins.
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Fuck, we've dual threaded again. OPs merged.

Someone on WP said their crew would be working on some underwater mods. Spearfishing, that sort of thing. Keen to see what comes of it.

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Thread title needs more A in it.

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Shiz has a test server up if anyone's playing: http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum...1096&p=32#r624

(I'm not yet)
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so wait, theres going ot be servers on arma 3 straight up? i thought the game ran on a completely new engine?
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what you talkin bout willis?

of course there are arma3 servers. it's designed for multiplayer as much as it is for sp. In fact like all the other arma games, the sp is pretty much just multi with ai bots

shizweak has already turned his dayz server into an a3 server today
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How to run ArmA3 -server on a dedicated server
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so wait, theres going ot be servers on arma 3 straight up? i thought the game ran on a completely new engine?

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Arma 3 Wasteland stream: http://www.twitch.tv/yelotree

For those who don't know, Wasteland is a community made online mode which is basically open world shenanigans. You can team up, build bases and do objectives if you like, or you can just run around being a dbag.

[edit] And attach vehicles to each other, lol.

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from watching that scuba vid, it's good to see they have made things more intuitive.
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Now with zombies. http://forums.bistudio.com/showthrea...Sandbox-Arma-3

And custom missions. http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=18738

Easy ports from Arma 2, but damn this community is fast.
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thread titile update: Zombies in alpha
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shizweak has already turned his dayz server into an a3 server today

So no more DayZ shizweak server(s)?
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Not sure. Probably not though - it was fairly dead, and he mentioned not long ago that he wanted to wrap it up. Looks like DayZ is going to be dead to most of the WP guys until Standalone, with the exception of a few still playing Taviana servers. (I'm going to install Taviana, will post deets in DayZ thread).

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I did notice shizweak.com was giving 'page cannot be displayed today'.
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Step one. Rebind g key for gear
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and note to self, lmb does not select scroll menu option. it shoots your poor medic in the back
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wow, two sides, a slightly different shade of green.

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Can't figure the inventory.

Was on a roll, then CTD.
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inventory does my head in. nfi what's going on
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So buggy.

Scroll mouse then right click = shooting a door.
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thread title update plz gru. Arma 3: Crash.

or Arma 3 has stopped working
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I've pretty much got the inventory sussed. Figured a diagram would be the easiest way to explain.
  • General storage for ammo, meds, misc items goes into your clothing / vest / backpack (1, 2, 3).
  • In the pic, the clothing tab (1) is selected, and the contents of it listed below (4). There is also a little capacity bar directly beneath the clothing, currently showing at about 25%.
  • In the left pane (6), right click any general items and they will autofill available slots in (1) (2) and (3).
  • For weapon and tool slots (5), you need to left click and drag items across into the relevant slot.
  • Bonus function in the left pane: You can select the Ground tab and dump stuff there instead of in the crate / vehicle / whatever. Remember how painful it is to juggle gear when you've got vehicle inventory open in Arma2? Moving away to dump junk items on the ground etc. Not any more.

So it's actually pretty good, but feels a bit yucky to use. I think it'll feel better when they finesse the animations a bit. Right now it just screams red at you.

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Step one. Rebind g key for gear

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thread title update plz gru. Arma 3: Crash.

or Arma 3 has stopped working

I played for 20 minutes last night to check it out, those two sentences sum up those 20 minutes perfectly.

Alpha will be Alpha.

Anyone else reckon that pistols sound like laser guns?
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yeah the pistols certainly don't sound quite right

splosions look AWESOME

cheers gru for that relatively easy to understand gear tut
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So worth getting? Last night nearly everyone on my Steam's friends list was playing Arma 3
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It's actually hard to make the recommendation. As an Arma 2 player you'll appreciate the engine update and the potential of the game. But we spent much of last night crashing, relaunching, swearing, and dealing with terrible framerates (which were way worse online... I spent several hours running around Wasteland at 18-20fps).

Considering that you get the final release in the end, $33 is a great price. But the fun to fuck this ratio is currently 1:1.

(On performance issues, interesting bug report: http://feedback.arma3.com/view.php?id=716 ...what's the best tool to monitor CPU/GPU percentages?)

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after about 10 attempts to play online with the rest of our crew i gave up and played tomb raider instead. I'll have another crack at it & certainly run through the SP things
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Laptop struggles with ArmA twO. Chances of this working?

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quite good actually. I've read some guys getting better performance than a2 on shitty old machines
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Similar question here: http://www.reddit.com/r/arma/comment..._in_mediumlow/

Which reminds me, if some of y'all want to wait until next week, we should be able to give you free alpha keys.

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3 Alpha Lite Invites (not yet available) – Introduce your friends to Arma 3 by inviting them to the free invite-only Arma 3 Alpha Lite (available from March 14, 2013 until June 18, 2013).

Not sure what 'lite' entails.

[edit] Oh, lite means no MP. A free way to test performance anyway.
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mp just crashes anyway. SP hasn't crashed on me
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(On performance issues, interesting bug report: http://feedback.arma3.com/view.php?id=716 ...what's the best tool to monitor CPU/GPU percentages?)

Just installed this stuff: http://www.overclock.net/t/1229915/h...th-fps-in-game

CPU 0: 80-90%
CPU 1-3: 0-25%
GPU: 30-40%
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my evga card has a logitech lcd plugin for card monitoring, & my normal lcdsirreal plugin tells me the rest pulling temp data from speedfan & cpu/mem usage direct from system
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GUY MAKES STUNT TRACK IN EDITOR GRUSO POSTS ABOUT IT IN CAPS

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and actual vid of what umg posted
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_mESOTbEPs
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Am keen to give the editor a go. Tried it last night and it was ten minutes of me clicking buttons and nothing happening. Might have to find a tute online.

Unless Gruso has this shit already sussed.
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I have the basics sussed. I posted a vid semi recently in the dayz thread. Three minutes viewing that and you'll be up and running.
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i'm so dumping my camo gear as soon as i spawn now
tactical undies ftw
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i'm so dumping my camo gear as soon as i spawn now
tactical undies ftw

In my profile I set it to be a black dude with a scuba mask. It wouldn't make sense not to wear tactical undies too.
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