Operation Flashpoint takes place in the 1980's. Player must fight soviet forces on 3 large 100km islands as an American NATO soldier. Man vehicles such as aircraft, cars, tanks, and boats are driveable and commandable. A mission editor and other tools are also available or already built into the game itself.

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The tenth anniversary of Operation Flashpoint has come! A free update of ARMA Cold War Assault for original owners of Operation Flashpoint, and a Steam release as ARMA Cold War Assault.

Posted by Jazzbyte123 on Sep 8th, 2011

Operation Flashpoint 1.99 Update or ARMA Cold War Assault

10th Anniversary of Operation Flashpoint : Cold War Crisis

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As Bohemia Interactive's award winning military simulation Operation Flashpoint reached an age of 10 years, Bohemia Interactive re-branded and re-released Operation Flashpoint as ARMA Cold War Assault as a celebration for their anniversary. It can be brought from Steam or a free update provided to the original owners!

Operation Flashpoint or ARMA Cold War Assault is an award winning 2001 combat military simulator for the PC that was developed by Bohemia Interactive, and published by Codemasters. Built on the Real Virtuality engine, it was a realistic simulation that featured a single player campaign, multiplayer capabilities over LAN & Internet, and even included a mission editor. Later on in 2001, Operation Flashpoint had 2 expansion packs named Red Hammer and Resistance. It later received a port under the name Operation Flashpoint Elite on the Xbox.

By 2006, Codemasters and Bohemia Interactive split to form two different games, Bohemia Interactive released ARMA: Armed Assault in 2006, and Codemasters released Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising in 2009 (Codemasters stated that it is not promoted as an 'official sequel' to OFP). Bohemia Interactive has gone on to create further games such ARMA 2 and soon to be released, ARMA 3. In 2011, Bohemia Interactive celebrated the 10th anniversary of Operation Flashpoint by re-branding it as ARMA Cold War Assault.

Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis was re-branded as ARMA: Cold War Assault due to Codemasters still retaining the rights of the name "Operation Flashpoint".

Where can I buy ARMA Cold War Assault?
You can purchase ARMA Cold War Assault in a variety of ways, you can either:
Head on over to Desura, and grab your copy straight away:
Or head straight over to Steam via this link to get yourself a copy of the game!

But I already own Operation Flashpoint?
The good news is, Bohemia Interactive offer a FREE patch/update called "1.99" for those who own the original Operation Flashpoint (must be updated to 1.96). Just make sure you own and have your original CD key of Operation Flashpoint so that you can type it in when you install the patch. Head on over via this link to the update and follow the online instructions:

Celebrate Bohemia Interactive's 10th anniversary by grabbing a copy or updating your previous game today!

News written by Jazzbyte123

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Kapukw Sep 9 2011, 6:34am says:

Too bad that original CD key of Operation Flashpoint cannot be activated on Desura.

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Jazzbyte123 Sep 9 2011, 7:20am replied:

If you have the original CD installation and CD key, then all you have todo is install OFP and then install the patch. The patch will usually automatically detect your CD key, or you type it in. It just means you will have to play without Desura support.

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xPearse Sep 9 2011, 7:31am says:

this is not a patch its a standalone game that requires the cd key

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Jazzbyte123 Sep 9 2011, 9:07am replied:

Yes but it is called the ""1.xx to 1.99 update" by Bohemia Interactive. Classed a patch even though it is a standalone game. The news update was named after the update. "Users of Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis and Operation Flashpoint: GOTY are allowed to freely update to Arma: Cold War Assault".

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