Arma 2 Catch All

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So Arma 2 is available for pre-purchase on Steam, to be released on the 26th. The German version has been out for a while now, and there's some great vids of it in action. There's still a lot of mission scripting errors in the single player campaign, but here's hoping those issues are resolved before the 505 games release. I've already got Parallax buying the game with me, we'll need 2 more to co-op the campaign. Who all is interested in this?

Videos:

Arma 2 50 player co-op

Huge battle

A few aircraft duking it out....

Town assault

I'll definitely be picking up this game. While I'd love to Co-op the campaign, I'm not sure I'd have the time to do it. But I'd love to play some multiplayer with other goodjers.

I forgot to add... Here's a walkthrough of the "Tactical" competition to Arma2: OFP 2

My favourite parts: "There's a little red barrel there, we all know what red barrels do..." and "Now you can see I've taken a hit to my head, it's nothing serious, but I am bleeding badly"

I loved Operation Flashpoint back in the day (Seven....go to...tree....Eight O'Clock). That never gets old. Anyway I hated Arma for its buggyness so I am hoping they don't make the same mistake twice.

I could see this becoming a huge GWJ game. We have a lot of SIM fans around.

From what I've seen so Far Arma2 has more in common with Operation Flashpoint than Arma. I bought Arma being such a huge fan of Opflash, but it never really felt as engrossing for some reason. Arma2, even in it's unpolished state is in a far better place than Arma ever was. I'm just really anxious to see what gets fixed in the 505 release.

I'm interested in it too. As always though from this developer, I'm worried about bugs and performance issues. This review of the singleplayer here is not encouraging on that front. Hopefully things will get ironed out in time for release (haha, riiight) or more likely sometime after.

This game may also finally push me over the edge into making my own FreeTrack thingamajig.

Bugs or not, this looks awesome:

That just screams, 'What the f*ck was I thinking when I signed up to be infantry?'

The latest PC Gamers rates it at 83%, the articles main focus is on the single player campaign. If the multiplayer is good, I'll pick it up.

Man Jakeleg and i were just talking last night about waiting to see how bad the bugs will be but now the drool factor has been raised damn you Tempest heh.

I have a feeling I will be picking this up. Probably not day 1, but pretty soon after release. I'm just waiting to see if one of my friends is going to get this or OFP2. I'm pretty mush sold on ARMA, and I think he's leaning that way, but we will see.

The German players have been used as paying beta testers the past two weeks. Not really the fault of BI, but a German retailer jumped the gun and forced them into extra crunchtime to get patches released. Word is the official North American release *should* benefit from this.

Stuff like the AI being horrible drivers should be fixed.

I'm taking a wait and see attitude on this one. I got burned on ArmA 1 at release - lots of bugs and terrible performance problems. I am hopeful that they figured things out for this game.

Stylez wrote:

I forgot to add... Here's a walkthrough of the "Tactical" competition to Arma2: OFP 2

My favourite parts: "There's a little red barrel there, we all know what red barrels do..." and "Now you can see I've taken a hit to my head, it's nothing serious, but I am bleeding badly"

Quoting myself to make sure you see the video this is making fun of!

Headshots, not as deadly as you might think!

must resist.. must RESIST

I must admit that I touched myself inappropriately while watching those Arma2 videos. If only I weren't certain that it would bring my system to its virtual knees.

If you system could run ArmA it can run ArmA 2. On my machine it actually runs better than ArmA 1, while still looking decent. My rig is no means top of the line (Q6600, 3GB Ram, 8800GT 512mb) but I can run it 30fps at medium detail. It's only going to get more optimized with time as well, knowing BI and the community.

It's definitely wait and see for me Americas Army will be out this week so that will satiate my macho army need for a bit.

Looks amazing. I always love the epic feeling of those massive battles.

The choppers never last long though :-/

WOW!

I think I've finally found my replacement for Joint Operations!

Yeah Bear. I have a feeling that is what this may turn out to be. Which is great!

Grubber788 wrote:

Looks amazing. I always love the epic feeling of those massive battles.

The choppers never last long though :-/

You have to stay low in choppers to have them survive long. As soon as you get high in the air you got sams all over your booty.

Well it looks like despite the known issues Arma 2 is one of the top sellers on Steam at the moment. Can we get a roll call for who's in on this?

I am a definite maybe.

I'm tentatively in. It's going to depend on how this new 1.02 patch works out for our friends in the UK.

I too have been keeping an eye on the UK. Current impressions seem to say it's still pretty buggy. I'm not going to just jump in on this one like I did with the first.

If I had access to my computer and internet, I'd be a day one purchaser. I'll be up and running in Oct or Nov.

Got it off of http://arma2.nexway.com/index2.html?... yesterday, its a pain in the butt to download, patched it up this morning and everything seem to be working great. So far its fantastic. By the way it was 53 us dollors, it does install in english so no problems there.

Stylez wrote:

I forgot to add... Here's a walkthrough of the "Tactical" competition to Arma2: OFP 2

My favourite parts: "There's a little red barrel there, we all know what red barrels do..." and "Now you can see I've taken a hit to my head, it's nothing serious, but I am bleeding badly"

So OPF2 is just BF2 all over again, huh?

yeah OPF2 does not look tactical at all.... he took what 10 shots from an assault rifle within 20 feet, even from the hip in real life you would be dead meat. Looks like my hopes are pinned on a non-buggy arma.

When you're demoing a game at E3, you either put it on god mode or on easy. I wouldn't write Operation Flashpoint 2 off just yet.

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