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.

Storyline:

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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Modders Logbook - March 2015

Hello again!

Im writing this a bit late, but I've been so busy I have not had a chance to do this earlier.

Last month was not the most progressive, but despite some spring flu and our day jobs keeping us busy we have nevertheless managed to make some headway with the mod.

BlackBird HQ vehicle texture WIP

In a spur of inspiration I did a bit of redesigning on the BlackBird HQ vehicle and also begun to work on the textures. There are already some normalmap details forming up and I've been testing the corporate colors.

Now you may think they are too bright and will be too visible, but the corporate salvage operations are normally not that violent and the salvagers tend to respect each others claim on whatever they've found. They do not usually work in secret.

Now the Dragon changes things as it is such a big price that it drives even the most decent salvager to the edge and things get messy. The colors most definately will not help, but what can you do?

There will be different color schemes though for server admin to pick from, but this will be the default.



The walkers have also received quite a bit of love as I reworked the walking animation on the WK-209 and the silly walk show here is a side product of a early test. (It is synchronized now ;D) The new animation fixes the strange bone scaling bug the previous animation had procured. I thought at first that it was some blending error, but noticed after a while that the problem indeed was in the imported animation.


Also the Blufor Anubis, the first challenger for the WK-209 has reached in game testing and we have already taken them on a spin and I faced off in a duel Duke Nathaniel. Since there were only the two of us, it was mostly goofing around as you cant very well control both the legs and the turret/torso and weapons with only one player. But whats important is that they work!

We are working on a demonstration video of the walker combat so stay tuned on that!


We are also been planning and trialing Trello as a sort of an online interactive planning/development/bugtracker board where we intent to list upcoming features, bugs and mod progress and where all you who are interested can the more easily follow whats wip and whats been done and what we plan/want to do. It seems like a handy tool for just that and we hope to open it up to public soon.


We've also been discussing about possible donation/patreon/other system like that for the future as we eventually want to put up our own servers and such, but on that front there is not yet anything solid. We will let you know when theres more to tell and if the subject brings out questions don't or opinions don't hesitate to let us know. Also if you have experience on the matter we would love to hear your advice!


As a last note and a I wanted to show off this:

WK-209 Walker 3D-Print

I've recently aquired access to 3D printers and of course wanted to print something I've modeled myself. Heres a real life version of the WK-209! The mighty walker stands about 10 centimeters tall and has poseable legs and turning turrets!

Its been awesome to see it like this and as a scale model/miniature table top hobbyist this is a real treat. It still needs a lot of work but it sure is fun to tinker with it!

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Apr 26, 2015 Breaking Point Full Version 0 comments

Download,Update, and play with the Breaking Point launcher. -IRC -Twitch.tv -Server List -Player statistics -Bug Tracker

Operation: TREBUCHET V0.10 Alpha
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Operation: TREBUCHET V0.10 Alpha

Apr 21, 2015 Operation: TREBUCHET - Total conversion for Arma 3 Full Version 1 comment

Initial release of Operation Trebuchet for ARMA 3. Operation: TREBUCHET is currently in Alpha, things will be fixed/added over time.

RHS: Armed Forces of the Russian Federation 0.37
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RHS: Armed Forces of the Russian Federation 0.37

Apr 19, 2015 RHS: Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (A3) Full Version 3 comments

Realistic representation of the Russian military for Arma 3

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RHS: United States Armed Forces 0.37

Apr 19, 2015 RHS: Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (A3) Full Version 0 comments

RHS: United States Armed Forces 0.37 realistic representation of USAF forces.

General Equipment Addon Release (ABU)
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Apr 15, 2015 General Equipment Addon Release (GEAR) Full Version 0 comments

General Equipment Addon Release is an ambitious undertaking for KetsuCorp, providing over 5000 new items to Arma 3™ online & offline. This expansion includes...

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General Equipment Addon Release (MARPAT)

Apr 15, 2015 General Equipment Addon Release (GEAR) Full Version 0 comments

General Equipment Addon Release is an ambitious undertaking for KetsuCorp, providing over 5000 new items to Arma 3™ online & offline. This expansion includes...

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AlMujahideenMuslim
AlMujahideenMuslim Jul 10 2011, 2:52pm buried:

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i hope this game has reload animations like in battlefield or counter-strike, realistic reload animations

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aidas2
aidas2 Aug 28 2011, 7:20am replied:

None of the 2 had anywhere near realistic anims... And there finally will be proper animations :D

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renegadekiller
renegadekiller Sep 9 2011, 7:34pm replied:

i would pay triple the price for that xD

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KEVLAR60442
KEVLAR60442 Aug 24 2011, 4:24pm replied:

The funny thing is that CS's and Battlefield's (save for BF3) reloads are unrealistic.

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Pouk Online
Pouk Sep 9 2011, 6:46pm replied:

Well just connecting a words "realistic" and "Counter-Strike" is rather funny -and even almost hilarious when used against ArmA. (Really, are we living in a same universe? Did he really just used Counter-Strike with half of its rifles mirrored so they look better and with M4 cocked by the forward assist knob instead of actual charging handle, as an example for realism?)

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sasasa
sasasa Jul 8 2011, 5:54am says:

Finally something decent that EXCLUSIVELY for PCs

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Genghis91
Genghis91 Jul 4 2011, 12:13pm buried:

(buried)

Just as I got settled down into ARMA 2 as well, looks like I'll be a slave to commercialism forever augh...

Anyway, sounds good as always.

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Lt.Dann
Lt.Dann Aug 24 2011, 8:07pm replied:

ARMA2 came out in 2009. This is coming out in 2012.

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Nominee
Nominee Jul 3 2011, 3:03pm says:

Let's see 'em turn THIS into a retarded 360 port!
PC gaming FTW

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Triarii_90
Triarii_90 May 26 2011, 8:21am says:

I like this modern-futuristic concept, looks like ghost recon in sandbox.
+1 for nvidia physic. Mediterranean is very cool place for game, i hate Chernogorski because is too depressive for me.
I dont understand what is Merkava 4 doing in game ? Will be IDF in game ?
What means "Easter army" ? New Warshaw pact ? Or mixed Chinese and Russian ?

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david3
david3 Oct 15 2011, 5:53am replied:

they said eastern army not easter
btw it'l be cool to play with the idf if they will include them

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Hitelf
Hitelf May 26 2011, 7:59am says:

Well, another game for my MUST BUY list :3
seriusly. this looks great and it looks like it improved ALOT

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emperor77
emperor77 May 26 2011, 6:09am says:

The only true modern war series.

Don't really like this one's setting though, too sci-fi with some mythical "Eastern army" that NATO could beat any time in real life. The regular USA vs Russia or USA vs some minor middle eastern country would've been better.

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Zombiestubble
Zombiestubble Jun 22 2013, 8:26pm replied:

Yes, because a rehash of every military game for the past 5 years is what we need more of.

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leathery
leathery May 27 2011, 12:34pm replied:

but the mythical army could be a sino russian army which i'm sure NATO would have a hell of a time fighting. considering they are having a rough time getting rid of the insurgents in the middle east

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Renegade2
Renegade2 May 27 2011, 4:18pm replied:

they are only having trouble getting rid of them because they like to fire at the Coalition soldiers then drop the guns and pretend to be civilians

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leathery
leathery May 27 2011, 9:52pm replied:

very true, but they are also at a disadvantage on technological level where a Sino-Russain army would have the same amount of man power if not more and they are technologically on the same level as the NATO forces so I think that they would have many troubles.

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ARMA 3
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Awesome, much better game over it's predecessors :) Edited: 14.11.2014. Wow, the BIS has becomed a gamers dream company. When you complaing about bugs, they actually fix it, plus they allow you to use MODS and LAN gaming. That's not all, then even keep updating game with new features. Hands down, the BIS and their ARMA III are the best thing that can happend to a gamer. Down side: - AI is dumb and super accurate. - Chances of memory leak. - Game still costs ~44€. But because BIS listens and works…

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