Oct 29
Community Announcements - YorisYan
FROM: Project Lead
TO: Arma 3 Users
INFO: #MakeArma submissions closed, Launcher updates, Vortex Ring State
PRECEDENCE: Flash

SITUATION

We've entered the next big phase of the Make Arma Not War contest. The deadline for submitting entries has elapsed at midnight, and it's time to determine the finalists. You can still contribute to this by voting for your favorite Singleplayer entries! Do so by logging into the website using your Steam account, finding the relevant entry, and pressing the 'Vote' button. The recent Steam Free Weekend and huge 50% discount were at least in part organised to get more players to check out entries and vote. You managed to set a new peak of concurrent Arma 3 players during the weekend. We know not everybody is too happy about this new 'demo' approach, but now the dust has settled, we'd like to welcome all new players to the front lines. Enjoy the wealth of content, official and user-made alike!

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Community Announcements - Nelios
In support of the Make Arma Not War contest, Arma 3 will be available to play for free this weekend on Steam (October 23rd – 27th), and can be purchased with a massive 50% discount. By logging in to http://www.makearma.com/entries with their Steam account during this free weekend, people will also be able to vote for their favorite Singleplayer entries in the €500,000 Make Arma Not War contest.

In the Singleplayer category, the Make Arma Not War entries with the most votes will form the 20 finalists. In the other three categories (Multiplayer, Addon, Total Modification), the finalists will be selected by Bohemia Interactive. Afterwards, a jury composed of Bohemia Interactive representatives and other industry professionals will evaluate the finalists and select the winners. People can vote in the Make Arma Not War contest until October 31st 2014. The winners will be announced on March 5th 2015.

The Make Arma Not War contest, which was announced in December, welcomes Arma 3 content creators to compete in four different categories: Total Modification, Singleplayer Game Mode, Multiplayer Game Mode, and Addon. The winner of the Total Modification category will take home €200,000, while in the other categories the prize money is divided between 1st place (€50,000), 2nd place (€30,000), and 3rd place (€20,000) winners. In collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Bohemia Interactive is also handing out the Health Care in Danger Special Award.



More information about the Make Arma Not War contest, the rules, prizes, and categories is available on http://www.makearma.com.
Oct 21
Community Announcements - YorisYan
FROM: Project Lead
TO: Arma 3 Users
INFO: Helicopters sandbox Dev-Branch, Vortex Ring State, DLC survey results
PRECEDENCE: Flash

SITUATION

As of yesterday, Dev-Branch users have the first staged version of the Arma 3 Helicopters sandbox content (all assets without the multiplayer scenarios, VR training, showcase or challenges). We'd like to remind you that the DLC has not yet officially released, so there may be ownership issues for some users. That means that even if you own the Supporter Edition or DLC Bundle (and therefore Helicopters DLC), the game will try to convince you that you don't. Please be patient as we try to get that sorted out in the Steam configuration. At the latest, you'll have your ownership come November 4th.

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Community Announcements - Nelios


Click here to browse through the Make Arma Not War entries and vote!

To support Captain Miller’s “I Want You To Vote” campaign, we’re running a special competition, with an even more special prize. How to enter?

Create your own “… Wants You To Vote” poster or video for the Make Arma Not War contest.

The best submission will win a true Arma 3 fan package, which includes a boxed version of Arma 3, a printed Arma 3 Tactical Guide, an Arma 3 t-shirt, and an Arma 3 USB flash drive.

UPDATE: The results of the 'Want You To Vote' competition are in! Check out the submissions on www.makearma.com!
Community Announcements - YorisYan
FROM: Project Lead
TO: Arma 3 Users
UNIT: Main Branch
ACTIVITY: Hotfix: 1.32 (Campaign saves)
SIZE: ~17 MB / ~7 MB

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Oct 14
Community Announcements - YorisYan
FROM: Project Lead
TO: Arma 3 Users
INFO: 1.32 update released, Helicopters Dev-Branch plans
PRECEDENCE: Flash

SITUATION

We've just pushed the 1.32 update to main branch after over a week of dedicated testing. As you'll see from its gigantic change log, this was mostly about a huge number of smaller fixes and data corrections. The version does also introduce Weapon Inertia and includes a number of useful scripting commands and event handlers. Internally we have now applied our first 'data lock' for Helicopters DLC. That means its development is closing and we're doing testing and fixing only. In the past you may have noticed this also means Dev-Branch updates become a little smaller during that period. That is a good thing. By slowing down development, we enter a period of polishing. It also means we have more time to analyse things like multiplayer even further (based on the logs being gathered from public sessions by server admins across the world).

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Community Announcements - YorisYan
FROM: Project Lead
TO: Arma 3 Users
UNIT: Main Branch
ACTIVITY: Game Update: 1.32 (Fixathon, New script commands, New event handlers, Weapon Inertia)
SIZE: ~1.2 GB

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Community Announcements - YorisYan
FROM: Project Lead
TO: Arma 3 Users
INFO: Full update testing, Headless Clients
PRECEDENCE: Flash

SITUATION

After a string of hotfixes, it's time for a beefier 1.32 update soon. Connoisseurs of Dev-Branch will know there has been a lot of development since the last big update. We'd like to synchronize these branches ahead of Arma 3 Helicopters releasing. The three core new features will not yet be part of 1.32! Advanced Flight Modelling, Sling Loading and Firing from Vehicles are still in testing and will be part of the update released alongside the DLC. If you'd like to prepare yourself, your community or your mod for 1.32 - switch to Steam's Release Candidate branch using access code Arma3UpdateOctober132Splendid.

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Sep 30
Community Announcements - YorisYan
FROM: Project Lead
TO: Arma 3 Users
INFO: Helicopters release date, Multiplayer update
PRECEDENCE: Flash

SITUATION

The release date for Arma 3 Helicopters has been announced as November 4th of this year. Initially estimated as late September, we've determined we need an extra month of tweaking before the package is splendid. Ahead of release, we will be staging the content on Dev-Branch (more details on how that will work in an upcoming report). Besides the release date, we also unveiled the second brand-new helicopter: Mi-290 Taru. This heavy coaxial utility helicopter fits the CSAT faction well, and brings some unique logistical options to the sandbox in a different way than the CH-67 Huron does. Taru variants make use of the modular design by joining various mission pods to its frame. Alternatively it can carry heavy Sling Loads when flying without pod at all. The mission pods available are: regular closed passenger transport, special-purpose passenger benches, fuel, ammunition, repairs, medevac and cargo. Its advantage over the Huron is the ability to quickly fly supplies as part of its aerodynamic shape, rather than needing to fly more carefully with an externally slung container. On the other hand it has no defensive weapons besides countermeasures. Oh, and since we didn't specifically mention it in the press release: owners of the Supporter Edition will of course get the DLC without extra charge.

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Community Announcements - YorisYan
FROM: Project Lead
TO: Arma 3 Users
UNIT: Main Branch
ACTIVITY: Hotfix: 1.30 (Multiplayer desync improvements)
SIZE: ~23 MB / ~8 MB

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