Arma 3

Bohemia Interactive's long-runnning Arma series stands out from the modern military shooter crowd through its dedication to authenticity. In fact, in 2013 we named Arma 3 our Simulation of the Year, quite a feat for an FPS. If that sounds like your bag, the Humble Arma Bundle offers one of the best prices ever for Arma 3 ($15), nevermind the fact that you're getting much more at that price.

For $1, you get Arma: Cold War Assault, a re-release of the 2001 shooter Operation Flashpoint, plus Arma Gold Edition and the turn-based strategy spinoff Arma Tactics. Beating the average price adds Arma 2, the British Armed Forces, Private Military Company, and Army of the Czech Republic add-ons, and the standalone expansion Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead.

Break the magic $15 mark and you'll also get the most recent additions to the series, Arma 3 and Arma 3 Karts, which was originally an April Fools' joke but was so well-received by fans that Bohemia went ahead and made it into real DLC.

The bundle also includes a link to the free prototype for Project Argo, a 5v5 competitive tactical FPS that was announced last year. You don't actually have to buy the bundle to get access, though, you can just click here and have at it.  

Arma 3 is still $40/£30/€35 on Steam (plus another two bucks if you want Karts, and why wouldn't you?), and the earlier games in the series aren't freebies either, so this is a pretty solid deal if you're at all interested in giving the series a go. The Humble Arma Bundle is live now and runs until March 14.

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Community Announcements - Nelios


Here are the nominees in the #Armachinima Awards contest (as voted by you):

https://youtu.be/qlzFe-DfC_8
To watch all of the nominated videos in full, here's a handy YouTube Playlist and/or be sure to visit the #Armachinima Awards web page at https://arma3.com/armachinima-contest.

As the next step, the Arma 3 development team will pick 3 winners from these community-selected nominees. These winners will be announced next week Tuesday (March 7th).

Congratulations to all the nominees, and thanks everyone for voting!
Feb 21, 2017
Community Announcements - Iceman
FROM: High Command
TO: Arma 3 Users
INFO: Armachinima Voting, Jets Platform Improvements, Dev-Branch Additions
PRECEDENCE: Flash

SITUATION
We are currently processing the feedback from the Release Candidate for the upcoming 1.68 Update (which includes the 64-bit executables). If these final tests come back positive, we intend to release the update to Main-Branch within the next few weeks. In addition, our development team is working on the various DLC listed on our 2016-17 Roadmap, which will bring new assets, playable content, and engine features and other platform improvements.

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Community Announcements - Nelios


Over the past month, video creators from all over the world have worked day and night to deliver you the best Arma 3 video ever made. The result: 100+ splendid entries.

Now it's our turn! Show your love by voting for your 3 favorite videos in the #Armachinima Awards contest: https://arma3.com/armachinima-contest

https://youtu.be/nm3gu6InzLw
By voting, you help select 10 nominees, from which the Arma 3 devteam will pick 3 winners. So, grab the popcorn, invite your mates (or Valentine's date), and watch all the videos on our website. Enjoy!
Feb 7, 2017
Community Announcements - Iceman
FROM: High Command
TO: Arma 3 Users
INFO: ARMAnet Podcast, Ambient Occlusion Improvements, Server Monetization Extension
PRECEDENCE: Flash

SITUATION
The development team is now preparing a Release Candidate build for public testing. If things go well, we intend to make it available to the community later this week. Internally, we're also very much in the production phase of all of this year's planned additions, which are now all starting to come together nicely.

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PC Gamer

Arma 3 and its predecessors are model citizens for moddability. Bohemia's milsim is practically a platform more than a traditional game, a vehicle for 3D modelers and mission makers. In 2014 and 2015 the company ran Make Arma Not War, a yearlong contest meant to encourage modders to put stuff on Steam Workshop, which now contains tens of thousands of missions, tweaks, and objects for Arma 3.

Add to that pile these familiar bricks from Mondkalb, who's actually an animation lead at Bohemia Interactive Simulations, a separate group that makes VBS. Yesterday Mondkalb put "Operation Blockhead" on Steam Workshop, a mod that contains a handful of unique Lego civilians as well as some simple Lego bricks that you can insert into Arma's high-fidelity world. It's a modest mod, but the contrast between blocky men and Arma's photorealism is wonderfully weird:

Mondkalb says that his intention was "mostly to demonstrate how versatile the engine is." The mod is a fully independent character setup, including "original animations, ragdoll, weapons, clothes swapping, head and face textures, lip movement and of course hats." The plastic characters don't inherit all of Arma's mechanics—crouching and prone didn't seem to work when I tried it in the Eden Editor. I love the ragdoll effect on the characters, though.

Hopefully someone will take these assets and run with them. Lego Island fans—and I know you're out there—here's your cue to get to work on a total conversion set on Arma's 100 square-kilometer Tanoa terrain.

You can subscribe to Operation Blockhead on Steam Workshop or find it on Google Drive.

Jan 24, 2017
Community Announcements - Iceman
FROM: High Command
TO: Arma 3 Users
INFO: Armachinima Awards, Sensor Improvements, SECREPs
PRECEDENCE: Flash

SITUATION
The development team is now experiencing the freezing beauty of European winter. All the more reason for us to run away to the warmer regions of Altis and Tanoa! Over the past two weeks, we've introduced several platform improvements, released three security updates, and announced a new contest for our creative community. In parallel, our teams in various physical locations are also hard at work on the various deliverables of the 2017 roadmap. Let's take a look!

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Jan 23, 2017
Community Announcements - Iceman
FROM: BattlEye
TO: Arma 3 Users
UNIT: Main Branch
ACTIVITY: Anti-Cheat Update
SIZE: ~1 MB
Jan 16, 2017
Community Announcements - Iceman
FROM: BattlEye
TO: Arma 3 Users
UNIT: Main Branch
ACTIVITY: Anti-Cheat Update
SIZE: ~2.2 MB
Jan 13, 2017
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