A complete tools suite for the Real Virtuality game engine powering Arma 3.
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July 11

TECHREP #00031

FROM: Tools Commissar
TO: Arma 3 Modders
MATERIEL CATEGORY: Tools
CIRCUMSTANCES: Update 1.00 (Project Space, Buldozer, Maintenance)
SIZE: ~16.9 MB / ~24.7 KB

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May 30

TECHREP #00030

FROM: Tools Commissar
TO: Arma 3 Modders
MATERIEL CATEGORY: Tools
CIRCUMSTANCES: Update 0.984 (Work Drive, Project Space)
SIZE: ~4.6 MB

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About This Game

Arma 3 Tools is a complete tools suite for the Real Virtuality game engine powering Arma 3. It allows you to produce your own content for the game.

Samples of usage and work are available in the Arma 3 Samples application.

Key tools

  • Terrain Builder
    This is a terrain creation tool. It allows users to build their own virtual worlds from scratch.
  • Object Builder
    This tool is used to create, edit and configure 3D models made for Arma 3.
  • Addon Builder
    The purpose of this tool is to convert all data into formats readable by the Real Virtuality engine and pack them into a single archive.
  • Publisher
    This tool can publish whole Mods onto Steam Workshop to be used in the game.
  • Game Updater
    This application aims to improve the experience of switching between Steam branches of the game by avoiding the inconvenience of additional downloads every time you change.
  • Information about other tools is available in the public documentation.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7 SP1
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz or AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT or AMD Radeon HD 3830 or Intel HD Graphics 4000 with 512 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2300 or AMD Phenom II X4 940 or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or AMD Radeon HD 7750 with 1 GB VRAM or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
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Very Positive (50 reviews)
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Joc Luxury
3.2 hrs
Posted: August 13
csada
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masterbenas
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 3
Product received for free
why does it not open up
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Raymix
8.7 hrs
Posted: June 27
Product received for free
Terrain builder is an absolute disgrace to this fine game engine, definitely downgrade to a Visitor 3. Forget about using professional tools like World Machine or Grome, you are forced to buy the L3DT because "Edit Terrain" function doesn't work, they also took away .PBL import.
The only workaround I found was to import terrains into Visitor and then export as PEW. But forget about using 8192 heightmap and any external edits cannot be reimported this way.

Like seriously, guys, who comes up with these ideas?
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Djdood2
6.3 hrs
Posted: June 7
Great tool for developers.
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Colin Fox | Cloud8rp.com
107.0 hrs
Posted: June 5
Product received for free
This is a must for map creators and mission makers.
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valletpeter
7.6 hrs
Posted: May 31
Product received for free
I can never get it to even launch
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Syr3L
77.3 hrs
Posted: May 19
The ArmA 3 Tool!

It contains various programs to modify and create contend for ArmA 3.

This is needed if you want to make your Own Modification, Map and many many more...

Start now to extend the Content of ArmA 3 with this official Tool of Bohemia Interactive!
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Keeway
319.8 hrs
Posted: May 5
Must have position for all people in need of a little relaxation. 10/10 would download again.
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taikoo
282.4 hrs
Posted: April 17
I have found, after using these for a while and getting used to them, that they are very useful for what I need them to do. I have been able to create new new skins for vehicles and even make a model to add in to the game its self... I look forward to creating more content for ArmA 3 using these tools.
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🆅🅰🅻🆅🅴 Hadrick
1.7 hrs
Posted: April 12
Sadly, i have not been able to use the tool effectivly, i crash instantly when i load the game. I looked online and there was no help or advice on how to resolve this issue. My recommendation is that there is trouble shooting website. I must sadly not recommend using this tool because i have not been able to do the developing i need to do because of minor fault in this tool.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
23 of 23 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
215.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 17, 2015
If you are looking to make mods for Arma 3, this is a must-have collection of tools. This also allows you to upload mods to the steam workshop.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
673.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2015
very very useful, but not perfect, not at all, but it´s Arma in the end ;)

If you think about starting to mod for Arma, do it! It´s worth the effort!

And it only destroyed my HardDrive once!
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 4, 2015
Hey, it does what I need it to, converting all my work from other programs into .pbo's that ArmA can use. Good enough.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
27.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2015
Great tool, except Terrain Builder which is an absolute piece of ♥♥♥♥. Crashes on start up and freezes my computer every 30 minutes requiring a reboot. Arma 3 tools 10/10 Terrain Builder bag of ♥♥♥♥♥.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
Instructions not clear enough, set fire to my hard drive.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
Thank you for supporting content creators!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Great For Development
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
211.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
great game if you like staring at code for hours
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
53.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Great Softwere, Easy to use. But really buggy at some points. I'm having trouble adding objects from arma 2 to my map for ArmA3, If anyone knows a better fix for this please contact me. Thanks!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
182.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2015
I have created custom animations and custom res-textures with these tools.

These are one of the very tools I use to create my special made screenshot that have unique animation that don't exist in the base game of Arma 3.


Thank to the devs for creating such a useful to for us modders to be able to use.
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