Please note that it is not possible to rollback to a previous version after the installation of this patch, only a full reinstall of the game is possible, if you want to keep your previous version you may want to backup the entire game installation folder before applying this patch.
After the conclusion of Operation Harvest Red in 2009, the civil war in South Zagoria province has escalated into a outright war between the U.S., backing the Chernarussian government, and the Russian Federation, backing the ChDKZ insurgency, sparking World War III. The U.S. launches \"Operation Echo Wave\" and dispatches a naval fleet carrying a U.S. Marine expeditionary unit off the coast of South Zagoria to aid the CDF in their retaking of the province from the Russians.
Arma 2 was announced in 2007. It is named after the Latin word \"arma\", meaning weapons, soldiers, and war. Due to the fact that the previous game in the series was named Armed Assault, Arma 2 is often referred to as Armed Assault 2, albeit in error. Although Arma 2's title is stylized as ArmA II, it is done as an homage to the previous game in the series, because the game's title is a slight contraction of Armed Assault in the first game in the series.
Shortly after the game's German release a 1.01 patch appeared, with the objective of improving the game's AI. Another patch, v1.02, was released on 20 June 2009 fixing more AI graphical issues such as the AI walking through walls during cut scenes, driving vehicles with no hands, and unrealistic war reactions by the AI and other various singleplayer campaign problems. Then, another updated patch v1.02.58134 was released on 26 June. Patch v1.03 was released on 4 August albeit without an option for stand-alone server hosts. Patch 1.04 was released on 15 September. On 22 December 2009, patch 1.05 was released, which included a new mini-campaign, Eagle Wing, and a new vehicle, the AH-64 Apache. Patch v1.07 was debuted on 28 June 2010. Changes of note include improved performance within larger cities, enhanced AI driving skills, a raise of the file cache size to 4 GB RAM or more to take advantage of 64-bit operating systems, and improving the game engine's use of processors with 4 or more cores. Currently, the latest patch for Arma 2 is v1.11 (debuted on 22 December 2011, and sharing many features with Arma 2 Operation Arrowhead patch v1.60), which brought significant optimisations in multiplayer Netcode and performance, as well as numerous single-player campaign and missions fixes. On 19 August Marek Španěl from Bohemia Interactive announced that the latest beta patches are available to everyone from the official Arma 2 website. Current development of the beta versions has added, among other things, support for more efficient anti-aliasing modes like FXAA and SMAA in the ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead engine.
Arma 2 uses different copy protections depending on publisher as well as a in-house coded copy protection solution against tampering known as DEGRADE. If the software detects that it was pirated, the DEGRADE-system degrades features of the game, rendering it unplayable. The version downloadable from Steam is not limited by number of installs, but other download services may utilize some limits. As of version 1.05 the publishers copy protection have been removed from Arma 2 although DEGRADE is still included.
Bohemia Interactive has so far released two downloadable content packs for Operation Arrowhead. The first DLC, titled British Armed Forces, adds units from the British Army, and a new mini-campaign, where players assume the role of a company from the Parachute Regiment operating in Takistan. The second DLC, titled Private Military Company, includes a new campaign, environment, vehicles, and weapons. The third DLC, titled Army of the Czech Republic, added the titular Army of the Czech Republic, a new campaign, vehicles, and weapons.
Arma 2 received generally positive reviews. The game has been praised for its realism, graphics, and the sheer scale of the game. However, as with the original Armed Assault, the game has received criticism for the number of bugs it contained on release and the quality of the AI. A reviewer at TheReticule.com ultimately felt that though at times it \"doesn't work\", the game is \"a genuinely excellent game of the same pedigree of Operation Flashpoint and has done a lot of [sic] regain my faith in BIS\". Another reviewer noted that the game managed to show the \"job of a real soldier today: contact with the population\", something that is lacking in other similar gamesThe developers have since released several patches addressing common bugs. In PC Gamer's leaderboard of top 100 greatest PC games of all time Arma received 22nd place. The game was also awarded by PC Gamer as Most PC Game of the Year for its complexity, community, technical perfection and miracle of simulation.
That depends on which version of ARMA 2 you have. Thankfully you have a one-stop shop for all your ARMA 2 patching needs, which you can find HERE. Each available patch is listed there, as well as descriptions of what they do and what versions they are for.
Yes! Beta patches are released regularly on the beta patch portal, which can be found HERE. Keep in mind that these are beta patches, so don't be surprised if you run into some issues when using them, but if you want to have the newest possible publicly available version of your game, then using the beta patches is the way to go.
When using beta patches you must change your shortcut to point towards the beta exe, and you must also make it run the beta patch folder as a mod. The target line of your shortcut has to include something similar to this:
Keep an eye on these forums for all news on new patches. If you are looking for the latest beta patches, keep an eye on THIS section of the forum, as a new thread will be made for each new beta patch, and/or regularly check the beta patch portal.
This is because of the DLC Lite policy. To ensure multiplayer compatibility with the release of DLC for ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead, a Lite version of each DLC pack is included in the official patches so that you can play with people who own the full DLC. This Lite package of the DLC restricts the resolution of the textures, the quality of the sounds, and the length of any missions included, but only to content which would otherwise come with owning the DLCs.
Steam should automatically update your version of the game to the latest final patch. However, you can still install and use the latest beta patches which you can get from the beta patch portal located HERE. You will now have to launch the game by going to the folder where the Steam version of the game is installed, which you can find within ...\\Steam\\steamapps\\common, and use the new exe located in the folder ...\\Expansion\\beta. See the above beta patch section, and adjust your shortcut accordingly.
I'm sure I have the latest final patch, but many vanilla multiplayer servers show up as having a different version than me. I'm not running any unofficial mods either, so what is the problem
This is typically due to the aforementioned beta patch process. If you are running, for example, v1.57 Final of ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead and the server you are trying to join shows up as having a different version, so long as the server is not running, for example, v1.58, you should be able to join it with minimal issues. If you want to eliminate this problem all together, then visit the beta patch portal HERE and download and install the latest beta patch.
I think after installing the 1.57 patch if you're ArmA ver is up to 1.08 (if it isn't then I think you have to patch ArmA2 to 1.08 then install the 1.57 patch) you have to patch the BAF to 1.02 with the BAF 1.00 to 1.02 patch.
Only thing is I'm not too sure if you install the BAF before running the 1.57. IIRC the 1.57 patch includes the BAF lite (can't find any reference to it) so if it does , then you'd want to install the BAF before the 1.57.... :confused:
Well, despite the obvious differences... such as added missions and equipment and such - when the patches (if they do) only incorporate hotfixes - how do we check if the patches are installed. Right-clicking the executables doesn't reveal a version number - so how do we check this
Well, right now you can check to see if you have the right version of the DLCs because the latest patch, the 1.58RC patch, added .bi2.bisign files for each of the PBOs. However, the only other ways to check this are if you check the date the PBOs were last modified and see if it's after the date a patch was released, or by downloading the latest patch and seeing if it updates your DLCs.
I have got problems with patching both Arma2 and OA. After extracting the patch, a Windows message popps up \"BISPatch has encountered a problem and needs to close. ...\" I tried to download the Patch from different places evey time the same Problem. I dicided to completly reinstall Arma2 and OA and when the OA-Setup is trying to Patch Arma 2 same Problem. I think i've tried everything but for me it`s not possible to patch anymore.
I downloaded the Patch 1.59 via two different locations. Both are the same size and number of files so I am pretty sure I have a good copy. The patch runs and seems to update ArmA 2 and ArmA OA but fails on both BAF and PMC. I thought that the low rez version of these addons came with the patches I have the DLC purchased and installed on both of my machines at home but on thin install on my PC at work (where I will only edit missions in my spare time) I was going to go with the low rez version of BAF and PMC. Is this still possible 1e1e36bf2d