WARNING: THIS IS AN INTERIM PUBLIC BETAVERSION. IT'S NOT A FULLY TESTED STABLE RELEASE. USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK. DO NOT CONTACT OFFICIAL SUPPORT WITH ANY PROBLEMS USING THIS PATCH BUT USE ONLY STANDARD COMMUNITY CHANNELS TO GIVE US FEEDBACK.
Now that we have that out of the way. This is the newest beta patch for ArmA it could blow up your house / children / car / ect but most likely won't. So on that note use it at your own risk.
Please read the readme below to understand how to use this patch. Enjoy.
WARNING: THIS IS AN INTERIM PUBLIC BETAVERSION. IT'S NOT A FULLY TESTED STABLE RELEASE. USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK. DO NOT CONTACT OFFICIAL SUPPORT WITH ANY PROBLEMS USING THIS PATCH BUT USE ONLY STANDARD COMMUNITY CHANNELS TO GIVE US FEEDBACK. THIS BETA VERSION IS RELEASED FOR PUBLIC BETATESTING PURPOSES ONLY. YOU STILL SHOULD BE ABLE TO RUN THE ORIGINAL VERSION OF THE GAME. THIS BETA CAN BE STARTED ONLY WHEN RUNNING THE NEW BETA EXE VIA SPECIAL SHORTCUT CREATED DURING PATCH PROCESS IN YOUR MAIN ARMA WORKING FOLDER. Copyright © 2008 Bohemia Interactive. All rights reserved. This application will update your ArmA: Armed Assault / Combat Operations installation with a Beta folder and shortcut to launch the beta version. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS * ANY ORIGINAL VERSION OF ARMA 1.14. Visit updates section at armedassault.com to update your ArmA as necessary. * October 2006 DirectX 9 runtime is required (d3dx9_31.dll) and patch installer will update your system with it automatically if you don't have it installed. * OpenAL will be updated during the patch process to version 2.0.3. HOW TO INSTALL AND RUN THE BETA PATCH Run the patch exe to apply the patch setup automatically (you may be prompted to choose your exact version in some occasions). It will install all beta content to a mod folder "Beta" and shortcut "Launch Arma Beta Patch" to your ArmA directory (default is C:Program FilesBohemia InteractiveArmA or C:Program FilesAtariArmA). If you run the game normally, it will still be version 1.14. HOW TO UNINSTALL THE BETA There's an uninstall application exe Uninstall_ARMAPatch_1_15_beta.exe included in the patch archive that allows you to remove the beta folder and associated shortcut from you game directory. HOW TO RUN THE BETA You can still run your existing ArmA normally by using the existing shortcuts and as far as we know, the beta shouldn't interfere with your game, so even after you installed the beta you should be able to install this beta patch normally. To run the beta version, you need to start "Launch Arma Beta Patch" in your ArmA game directory. If you need to run ArmA another way, and you still want to run the beta, make sure to start the ArmA.exe from the beta subfolder with working directory set to the normal ArmA directory and also with command line option -mod=beta UPDATE HIGHLIGHTS - MAIN NEW IMPROVEMENTS AND FIXES Various stability, compatibility and multiplayer related fixes and improvements. SPECIAL THANKS * Dslyecxi and Shack Tactical for their invaluable support with multiplayer testing ENGINE CHANGELOG 5257 - Fixed: Game did not run on ATI cards in fullscreenmode on Vista x64 with large memory. 5257 - Fixed: Crash at ArmA.exe:0x174b27 - caused by wrong internal weapon state. 5257 - Fixed: Crash at ArmA.exe:0x56536 - caused by wrong turret state in MP. 5257 - Fixed: MP: Player driving motorcycle could be ejected with no apparent reason, sometimes leading to death. 5257 - Fixed: MP: Sometimes falling of a parachute a few meters above the ground. 5257 - Fixed: Dedicated server: Bandwidth balancing was often wrong, showing problems esp. when new players were joining. 5257 - Fixed: Players connecting JIP with custom files do not cause server lagging. 5257 - Fixed: Players with custom files get no longer kicked when server does not run on default port. 5257 - Optimized: Reduced memory usage with large view distances. 5257 - Fixed: Scene loading when starting a mission might sometimes use excessive amounts of memory. 5257 - Optimized: Slightly reduced VRAM usage with large view distances. 5257 - New: "Absolute" mouse control bindings (no auto centering) are now possible. 5257 - Improved: Provided error message for some unexpected memory initialization failures. 5258 - Fixed: Command line parameter -maxmem=xxx was not working on LINUX dedicated server. 5258 - Fixed: Crash at offset 0xfb57. 5259 - Fixed: Voice over Side channel could be transmitted to wrong listeners after respawn. 5260 - Fixed: Dedicated server crashed when script made soldier fire with Binocular. 5260 - Fixed: Grass and foliage was not affected by helicopter down wash since 1.04 version. 5260 - Fixed: status of disableAI was reset during save 5261 - Fixed: The FOV was deflected after TrackIR +tZ input had been removed from Zoom in/out action. 5262 - Fixed: Fast forward is now disabled when using binocular. 5262 - New: Optional server.cfg entry timeStampFormat to specify time stamp for each line in *.rpt file. Possible values: "none", "short", "full". 5262 - Fixed: Manual camera left/right movement was not mapped to mouse. 5262 - Fixed: Some AI commands on dedicated server might be delayed when the server window had focus. 5263 - Improved: Texture mip management more reliable in low VRAM conditions. 5264 - Fixed: Incorrect simulation importance for some entities in MP (for players in vehicles) 5264 - Fixed: Only relative path is now supported in commands: loadFile, exec, execVM, execFSM, preprocessFile, preprocessFileLineNumbers, kbAddTopic DATA CHANGELOG * FIX (USMCD) Wound materials for all WDL soldiers. * NEW (USMC) More Woodland Army soldiers. * FIX (MI-17 (57mm rockets)) Fixed rockets count.
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