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Community Announcements - YorisYan
FROM: Project Lead
TO: Arma 3 Users
INFO: Update 1.44 Released, End Game Livestream, Texture Templates
PRECEDENCE: Flash

SITUATION
Update 1.44 has rolled off the presses and onto main branch. We thank you for your help with Release Candidate testing. Please allow a little time for all your favorite servers to update. It can take some time for the data to propagate through the entire Steam ecosystem world-wide. Until then, you may not be able to connect to all servers. If you are not seeing the game update itself, try restarting the Steam Client.

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Community Announcements - YorisYan
FROM: Project Lead
TO: Arma 3 Users
UNIT: Main Branch
ACTIVITY: Game Update: 1.44 (BattlEye Service, Open-source PhysX, Netcode Optimizations, Launcher Improvements)
SIZE: ~1.2 GB / ~623 MB

More in the full changelog and SPOTREP
Apr 29
Community Announcements - YorisYan
FROM: Project Lead
TO: Arma 3 Users
INFO: Licensed TKOH Data, Porting Experiments, Character & Gear Encoding, Netcode Optimizations
PRECEDENCE: Flash

SITUATION
The Release Candidate branch for update 1.44 will be opened very soon; keep an eye on our Twitter channel for the details. Besides the improved BattlEye anti-cheat software, there are a few more highlights. We've made several netcode optimizations that can help heavily scripted multiplayer scenarios, and we're switching to the open-source version of PhysX. The latter should let us discover the source of potential instabilities quicker in the future. Your assistance with testing the 1.44 RC is very useful to us. Please inform us about any new issues on the Feedback Tracker. And keep reading this report for some pretty significant Intel!

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Philippa Warr)

That's no ponderous camel

Last year Arma 3 [official site] was in the process of getting AT-ATs, thanks to a Star Wars-themed mod. The mod was eventually abandoned by its creator, McRuppertle, but he’s uploaded footage from the first in-game test for people to peer at:

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PC Gamer

The wait for Star Wars: Battlefront is going to be painful. Countless trailers, innumerous teases and speculations, and probably a controversy or two (this is Star Wars, after all). So wouldn't it be nice if we could boot up Arma 3 and start blowing up AT-ATs while we wait? In the video below modder McRuppertle shows off footage of an aborted mod he was working on last year, where you could do exactly that.

While it's unlikely to ever be finished, it does offer a tantalising glimpse into a world where you can fly a fighter jet straight into an AT-AT. A huge tactical sandbox shooter in the Star Wars universe would be incredible, so here's hoping McRuppertle gets some time to finish this off.

Apr 21
Community Announcements - YorisYan
FROM: Project Lead
TO: Arma 3 Users
INFO: 1.44 Plans, Content Licensing, Game Capture Artist, Array Sorting
PRECEDENCE: Flash

SITUATION
In the short-term we are looking towards the 1.44 update, which will focus on bringing the new BattlEye anti-cheat version to main branch. We've tried to implement it in an unobtrusive manner, as you can preview on Dev-Branch. Your help with testing it under all circumstances is going to be very useful. Specific feedback and suggestions can be shared on our forums. The rest of the update consists of miscellaneous fixes and tweaks. Meanwhile, we are solidifying our road map for the Expansion. The various departments are generating asset wishlists, analyses and concept art, beginning feature feasibility studies, creating prototypes, and of course, supporting production of the new terrain. After this planning stage has concluded, we'll be sharing what we can in a blog. Most details and specifics on the Expansion will not be discussed until the second half of the year however. We can tell you there is plenty to look forward to!

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Community Announcements - Nelios
Looking for something to play this weekend? Be sure to check out the official Arma 3 Steam Workshop Collections for the Make Arma Not War winners, finalists, and all other entries!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=417704363
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=418137754
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=418638679
*Not all Make Arma Not War contest entries are available on the Steam Workshop. For the full overview, please go to http://makearmanotwar.com/entries.
Community Announcements - YorisYan
FROM: Project Lead
TO: Arma 3 Users
UNIT: Main Branch
ACTIVITY: Hotfix: 1.42 (Server Passwords, Weapon Deployment Glitches, Controller Sensitivity)
SIZE: ~72 MB / ~10 MB

More in the full changelog and SPOTREP
Community Announcements - RoyaltyInExile
UNIT: Sandbox Design Dept.
TO: Arma 3 Users
OPSUM: An evaluation of Content Licensing and our DLC strategy

EVALUATION:
10 months ago, with the goal of avoiding a split in the MP player base, we released Karts DLC as a test-bed for our DLC strategy (and an opportunity to fundraise for a good cause!)

This approach has spawned numerous discussions on all channels and, after extensive feedback and iteration, it has stayed with us. Marksmen DLC is a good opportunity to take another look on the goals and underlying principles of our approach.

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Apr 14
Community Announcements - YorisYan
FROM: Project Lead
TO: Arma 3 Users
INFO: Marksmen DLC Released, Update 1.42 Highlights, Workshop Mod Documentation
PRECEDENCE: Flash

SITUATION
Marksmen DLC is out! It has been rewarding to read your reactions to the update and the package alike. Things like weapon stabilization and the combat audio enhancements make the game feel fresh again. Many of our devs spent last Friday jumping on public servers to play End Game with you. Others explored Steam Workshop for some of the first full mods and bigger addons appearing already. Considering the very many complex changes and moving parts in this update, we're quite happy with how the release went. It was modestly celebrated with Jiří Polášek's CAKEREP #000001. Also check out the official launch trailer (and unofficial B-roll), featuring one of the new music tracks recorded by our improvised Bohemia Interactive band. Owners of the Digital Deluxe Edition will find these tracks in the Bonus\Soundtrack\Marksmen folder of their game installation.

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