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Arma2: British Armed Forces

#1
Not sure if anybody has the new Arma2 expansion - Operation Arrowhead. They've just announced an expansion for that - a British Army add-on. Sounds like it could be pretty good.

British Armed Forces To Be Deployed In Takistan - Arma 2 Official Website

Arma 2: British Armed Forces - Arma 2 Official Website

"Arma 2: British Armed Forces key features:

New vehicles and weapons
Modern British troops in multi-terrain, desert and woodland camouflage
Personal weapons: L85A2 and L86A2 rifles, L110A1 machine gun, LRR and AW50 sniper rifles, N-LAW AT launcher
New vehicles: Jackal 2 MWMIK all-terrain vehicle, modernized FV510 Warrior
New helicopters: AH11 Wildcat (multi-role), HC3 Merlin (transport)
British versions: off-road car, Chinook HC2 transport helicopter, Apache AH1 gunship
Desert and woodland paint schemes of the ground vehicles
New single player campaign
Player will command a mobile observation team of British troops into battle with Takistani insurgents. Short campaign will focus on depicting asymmetrical warfare with a guerilla force and counterinsurgency operations.
Multiplayer modes
Cooperative scenarios featuring the British units, vehicles and equipment.
Engine Improvements
Extension of the Engineer's role
Ability for players to effectively operate and command artillery and mortar units "
 
#2
I have the British Army mod for vanilla Arma 2. TBH, I haven't dived in deep yet but the various screenies look good.
Only problem is Arma 2 chugs along compared to Arma which whizzes like a whizzy thing on a whizzy shovel.

Tam
 

BrunoNoMedals

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Kit Reviewer
#3
Tam, you mean "Project: Reality"? There are a couple of lads on their Dev team who are serving British Army (and at least one who comes on ARRSE now and then), and they've got some good dialogue going on with the people who make ArmA2. It wouldn't surprise me if there was some crossover between the "official" British models and the PR mod work. I was with a few of them the other week, getting some vehicle and weapon sounds recorded so they could go into the game and, by extension, VBS2.
 
#4
Yup, seems like the puppy. Arma and its cohorts seem to simulate the experience of actually being an infantry soldier better than any other game, even though one occasionally gets to drive tanks, gunships and planes.

I would swap a body part to fly a Hind F once in a while in real life.

Tam
 
#5
Arma 2 is just TOO MUCH hard work to be play and still riddled with bugs and the like, still haven't sorted that bug where the retarded chopper pilot will land his blackhawk into the trees, countless really, if you have the patience for crash after crash go for it...

Still looks gorgeous however, could have been a real gaming treat here but they messed it up
 
#8
I think Arma 2 and this Ad-On are great :D Would like to get some games on. There are a few bugs but I am willing to make the sacrifice. Who still plays Operation Flashpoint, I am a total op flashpoint nut :D
 
#9
Whats the opinions of the people who have it?
It's pretty good mate, as a few people have said there are still a few bugs but the OA and BAF gear run a lot better for me than the standard Arma 2 did, I also use the ACE mod and other sound/misc addons all of which improve the game for me , you can find everything you want in here BI MILITARY GAMES FORUMS - Bohemia Interactive Forums and here Armaholic.com - Armaholic.com - International fansite covering: Armed Assault - Arma: Combat Operations - ArmA 2 - ArmA 2 Operation Arrowhead .

Trial and error is the best way to find out which addons you like and improve the game for you.

I play nearly every night when I'm not working but if a few people want to organise running through a few missions I'd be up for it..

Here are a few quick "screenies" I took recently just to give you an idea of how it's looking, I had to reduce the size but if you want to see a full size copy just ask (1920 x 1200)







 

BrunoNoMedals

LE
Kit Reviewer
#10
Bit of a cross-post from the "gaming bargains" thread, but if someone could list the British kit (weapons/vehicles) that are in this new add-on I'd appreciate it! Is it only limited to those pieces mentioned in the OP, or is there more stuff?
 
#14
Lol, not really an extensive list of new gear mate but since I use mine with the standard US stuff and the ACE mod then there are so many choices of kit to play with you could spend all your time in the ammo crates deciding what to use if you wanted to, in all honesty I tend to stick with just a few bits of kit that I use regularly and the rest of it is just eye candy.
 

BrunoNoMedals

LE
Kit Reviewer
#15
When they've got 95% of all pre-2008 UK weaponry and vehicles modelled and in their library already, I was expecting a bit more than a Jackal and a re-skinned AH-64! They'll probably want me to pay them to make all the other stuff as well.
 
#16
It's pretty good mate, as a few people have said there are still a few bugs but the OA and BAF gear run a lot better for me than the standard Arma 2 did, I also use the ACE mod and other sound/misc addons all of which improve the game for me , you can find everything you want in here BI MILITARY GAMES FORUMS - Bohemia Interactive Forums and here Armaholic.com - Armaholic.com - International fansite covering: Armed Assault - Arma: Combat Operations - ArmA 2 - ArmA 2 Operation Arrowhead .

Trial and error is the best way to find out which addons you like and improve the game for you.

I play nearly every night when I'm not working but if a few people want to organise running through a few missions I'd be up for it..

Here are a few quick "screenies" I took recently just to give you an idea of how it's looking, I had to reduce the size but if you want to see a full size copy just ask (1920 x 1200)







Those are some high quality shots there. could I ask what your system specs are and what FPS you are getting?

Cheers.
 
#17
Yes mate, specs are:

Mobo; Rampage Extreme

4Gb Ram

Cpu: Intel Quad Core 2.83 Ghz

Graphics card: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 280

Monitor: LG W2452 1920 x 1200 Res

Creative xtreme soundcard

It's a system I put together at "PC Specialist" about 2 years ago and has been pretty good.


I normally run "FRAPS" when I'm playing and get frames around the 35-60 no desync. The new maps which are obviously desert terrain make the frame rates better in my opinion so if anything I am finding it better than when I was playing in more urban environments, although there are still enough built up areas to keep things interesting..

These Screen shots came from previous games.





 
#18
When they've got 95% of all pre-2008 UK weaponry and vehicles modelled and in their library already, I was expecting a bit more than a Jackal and a re-skinned AH-64! They'll probably want me to pay them to make all the other stuff as well.
I agree mate more goodies would have been nice, luckily with Arma the community will begin to bring out it's own addons for this new package as it's done since the original game was released, so it wont be long before we start to see some of the other bits we would like to see turning up in the downloads with a bit of luck.
 
#19
Yes mate, specs are:

Mobo; Rampage Extreme

4Gb Ram

Cpu: Intel Quad Core 2.83 Ghz

Graphics card: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 280

Monitor: LG W2452 1920 x 1200 Res

Creative xtreme soundcard

It's a system I put together at "PC Specialist" about 2 years ago and has been pretty good.


I normally run "FRAPS" when I'm playing and get frames around the 35-60 no desync. The new maps which are obviously desert terrain make the frame rates better in my opinion so if anything I am finding it better than when I was playing in more urban environments, although there are still enough built up areas to keep things interesting..

Outsatnding, cheers.

I notice your running a quad core which is encouraging. I have an i7 940, but have read that quads ' can ' struggle and dual core chips seem to perform better. This game really throws all the GPU and CPU rules out the window...

Also I've literally just taken order of a GTX460 1 gb today, as my GTX260 was struggling with the original maps ( shadows and all those bloody trees ) and even OA when things were kicking off in towns and compounds.

I'm going to fit it tonight and see what happens, I'm expecting gaming nirvana and well get a major strop on if not.
 
#20
Lol, good luck mate, your best bet is to play about with the settings ingame and see what works best for your rig, I expect you already have but strange though it sounds sometimes the higher settings give me better frames than the lower ones, just to give you an idea this is what I currently use, the only reason I have the PP low is because I don't like the "shiny" look if I turn it up higher but it doesn't affect frame rates as much as "shadows" etc.

 

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