ARMA 3, the latest installment of the tactical military simulation game from independent developers Bohemia Interactive, creators of the award-winning mil-sim series Arma.


Survive, Adapt, Win
After years of intense warfare against Eastern armies, Europe has become the last stand for the battered NATO forces. On the verge of being driven into the sea, NATO command embarks upon a most desperate measure. In the hope of seizing what seems to be a well-guarded military secret, Operation Magnitude is launched. A small group of Special Forces and Researchers are sent to a Mediterranean island deep behind enemy lines. However, the mission is compromised and the task force destroyed, leaving Cpt. Scott Miller washed ashore upon the hostile island. In his effort to carry out the mission, he will face the dangers of modern warfare, an unforgiving environment, and the consequences of his own decisions...

  • Survive in the rich & authentic environment
  • Adapt to the unsurpassed experience of modern ground combat
  • Win the open-ended & story-driven campaign

Combining the strength of its predecessors with radical engine improvements, Arma 3 provides a unique experience of sandbox-oriented combat gameplay in the most detailed environment of the series.

Key features:

  • Single-Player Campaign - evolve from a lone prey into a military commander in the open-ended & story-driven campaign.
  • Vehicles & Weapons - control multitude of aircraft, vehicles and ships with the accurate simulation, shoot from anything from pistols to the sophisticated weapon platforms.
  • Customizable Soldier Load - choose your uniform, assemble your weapon kit, change your loadout, get encumbered.
  • Physical simulation & improved animations - take advantage of PhysX™ supporting the vehicle simulation, in-game interactions and the revamped animation system.
  • Rich & authentic environment - explore the unsurpassed modern ground combat experience set on the authentic Mediterranean island modeled from the real geographic data.
  • Multiplayer Gameplay - challenge both cooperative & competitive scenarios with full support of dedicated servers for both Windows and Linux.
  • Completely extensible & moddable - design & create countless customizable scenarios using the intuitive & easy-to-use mission editor.

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About Lost Dragons with 2 comments by HorribleGoat on Jan 29th, 2015

MANW Finalist!

Today we got extremely exiting news! Lost Dragons has made into the 10 finalists of the Make Arma Not War mod competition!

We are thrilled of the news and greatly honored by this acknowledgement. Whatever the outcome of the competition, we see this as a sign that we are on a right direction with the mod and this gives us great inspiration to continue forward.

The MANW competition has spurred some great mods and if you are not yet familiar with them, do check them out! Like NOW.. or after you've done reading the rest of my rambles.

Modders Logbook - January 2015

I thought I might try making monthly progress updates and keep you all informed what we've been up to.

First of all the first dropship has made its way into game and has proven to be a non aerodynamic airwhale.. Sure theres enough engine power to lift it up, but maneuvering it is next to impossible. Gotta get back to tweaking the configs.

Most of the moving parts are working and the interior is walkable although it still looks really crude. More details are in the works though.

Made a video of it to show it off! Hope you enjoy

On Blufor side the Old War combatants are getting reinforcements as our talented Duke_Nathaniel has been busy working on our second walker to populate the forgotten battlefields of New Eden.

Anubis Feet

I can't wait to duke it out with these on the ruined streets. Just think about it, finding one in the ruins still operable and loaded and then bringing on the pain on the competing corporation! No one steals our loot!

Lastly new year brought in new winds and blew away the "old" new map we were making as something in it began to irk me. Complete terrain geometry overhaul brought up a new more structured map base that can bear all my crazy plans for it. I Give you Necropolis 2.0:

Necropolis 2.0

Thats it for this month, there was actually more than I though. Mod developing gets quite slow sometimes as there is not always much time to work on it. Anyway, progress is steady.


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RHS: United States Armed Forces 0.36

RHS: United States Armed Forces 0.36

Feb 28, 2015 RHS: Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (A3) Full Version 0 comments

RHS: United States Armed Forces 0.36 realistic representation of USAF forces.

RHS: Armed Forces of the Russian Federation 0.36

RHS: Armed Forces of the Russian Federation 0.36

Feb 28, 2015 RHS: Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (A3) Full Version 1 comment

Realistic representation of the Russian military for Arma 3.

SP Whole Lotta Altis (1.9991)

SP Whole Lotta Altis (1.9991)

Feb 22, 2015 Whole Lotta Altis Full Version 1 comment

New Whole Lotta Altis dynamic whole map ArmA3 SP mission version with new artillery/mortar calling system, map platoons have now ammo/fuel/damage states...

Get Wrecked v0.8.0 [Alpha]

Get Wrecked v0.8.0 [Alpha]

Feb 17, 2015 Get Wrecked [Vehicle Combat Sandbox] Demo 0 comments

Get Wrecked challenges players to create, customize, drive, survive and of course, destroy. It’s a prototype vehicle combat sandbox that’s designed for...



Feb 10, 2015 LOSounds2 Full Version 0 comments

MANW Contest Edition. LOSounds2 is a soundmodification that aims to create a soundscape as realistic and authentic as possible. We asked experienced shooters...



Feb 10, 2015 ALiVE Mod Full Version 0 comments

MANW Contest Edition. ALiVE brings Arma 3 to life by simplifying the creation of dynamic, persistent and massive MP and SP campaigns. Simply place an...

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CRIMSONENFORCER Feb 27 2015, 10:20pm says:

Get your free Steam Gift Card at It really works!

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sgtsev3n Jan 20 2015, 8:36am buried:


one of the worstest game ever:
- all of its features are not properly added like physx etc.
- no ponds/rivers/inland water and that for a game which was release in 2013 but in arma 2 ponds were supported ?!
- very bad performance in SP aswell as in MP.
- Low CPU usage, some parts of the engine are very outdated like the CPU usage. This Game runs mostly on one Core.
- Its a sandbox game, but its more limited than most people know, for example: this game can not run huge battles with many AI. this game is more made for small spec ops missions or zombie survival missions where you are alone as survivor fighting zombie AI. one of the reason for that is that the CPU usage of this engine is ****. so its a very limited sandbox game which does not let you make things what you want, only if you accept huge FPS problems.
- the engine itself is very limited in many terms: modeling is very limited, some modder who made buildings for arma 3 abadoned theyr project due to the limitations. same for terrain in terms of object placement and size and and and..
- NO proper multi-core / multi-threading and 64bit support and that in 2013 and for a large scale game like this, multi-core / multi-threading & 64bit is a MUST!
- Alot of problems with the AI

now to the devs why they are one of the worstest out there:
- the devs are only fixing minor bugs, and making small optimizations but giving the game a great FPS boost by adding proper multi-core / multi-threading support does not happen.
- the devs didnt fixed many AI problems and now the guy who works on VCOM AI, fixed the AI driving which was not fixed by any BI dev for 13 years! i cant believe that a modder has to fix what BI didnt fixed in such long time.
- BI dont care when people steal and selling mods and i will explain why in the community part:

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mmb7377 Feb 15 2015, 9:40am replied:

I totally agree with you these are the worst devs ever they are lazy they take some of the best stuff and dumb it down like the gfx in 2011.Then they still use an engine the was out of date back in 1997 when it came out and nothing has changed since then only this horrible ragdoll phyx the game I'm making that's going to replace this garbage.

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[AWWIIR-Dev]m0chil Feb 6 2015, 5:23am replied:

Dude ******* chill.Maybe it is bad for you but for some of us,it is good.I mean,almost all you listed in here aren't even major problems.I mean,who cares for a ******* pond?Also you can make large scale battles in the editor,just made a beach landing with 2 LCAC with 75 soldiers in each of them.And about 50 defenders.You don't expect a large scale operations like 1000 vs 1000.The world would be so laggy with those players,vehicles etc that the games sales will suffer.Very bad performance?I get 40 fps minimum on my GTX870M.And this is a laptop video card,on Very High settings!

And ARMA 3 is 64-bit btw.BI even recommends 64-bit.

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sgtsev3n Feb 9 2015, 5:26pm replied:

enough people and especially modders care about ponds, ticket on feedbacktracker + countless theards are created about ponds and the majority says = we want ponds back.

arma 3 isnt 64bit xD if it would be 64 bit, the game would use more than 4gb ram but it doesnt xD

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sgtsev3n Jan 20 2015, 8:37am buried:


why the arma community is one of the worstest:
- people start to steal mods and selling as theyr own for money. especially after arma 3 life when arma 3 life got away with it and BI took no action. now more and more people start to steal mods or models from other games and sell them. last time, a french life mod was found that they stole models from other arma 3 modders and sold them, same for a mission which can be found at the BI forum and that all after they saw BI took no action against arma 3 life.
- alot of fanboys are out there who cant accept critism against BI or arma 3. alot of community members cant deal with it when you speak about the problems of arma 3 (especially when it comes to the CPU problem). most members in the forum are buttsniffer who has theyr head in bohemias ***.

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robohunterx Jan 26 2015, 2:37am replied:

Shuuuuuuuuuut upppppp... holy ****.

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sgtsev3n Jan 26 2015, 10:24am replied:

sorry that i insult you with the truth, fanboy.

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Degman{ZS-HR} Feb 7 2015, 3:35pm replied:

Your statement about game performance and AI are correct, but game is not bad at all. It is the best military game ever made, even if there are issues to be solved. I think you really are missing some MP action.

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Swarm_Castro Jan 6 2015, 12:20am says:

Starting a new life RPG MOD in Arma 3 need I need developers on the team. Message me if interested will come with pay. (must have Arma 3 experience)

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Highest Rated (3 agree) 10/10

A great game that is like a gust of fresh air in the smog of modern shooters, this is an intelligent and very well made game that shows thing as they are, none of the shenanigans you see in battlefield, COD etc. The developers are open, honest and upfront with any issues or bugs and take player input seriously instead of just grabbing your money and running. Being Greek myself what I particularly liked was that any in game signs, box labels etc. written in Greek are correct and accurate, the architecture…

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4hours 3mins ago by arma3official

We have updated #Arma3 1.40 RC with a huge chunk of data to address potential crashes. Password is the same: Arma3Update140RC

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Unreal Engine 4 for free? What an unexpected surprise! Nice move, @EpicGames! #UE4Free

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RT @pcgamer: Unreal Engine 4 drops its subscription, is now free to use.

7hours 35mins ago by gekonn

@AltisLifeUK There's going to be at least one more RC this evening, our programmers have fixed another potential issue.

8hours 40mins ago by arma3official

@VojtechKovaric I think HDR is broken. Please retest the entire game. šup šup

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RT @VojtechKovaric: @jaycroweuk sitting on his glorious shining ball. #Arma3

10hours 34mins ago by arma3official

Another small update to the 1.40 RC Steam branch went live, use password: Arma3Update140RC (we've just fixed scripted music issues).

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RT @Opelova: WarThunder says goodbye to the Reddit community. An interesting read.

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