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Armed Assault 2

Armed Assault 2 is a tactical first-person shooter. We are running Total conversion mod http://web.archive.org/web/20130527023019/http://wiki.ace-mod.net/Installation

Polygame

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We have ArmA2: Operation Arrowhead server running, with Advanced Combat Environment, Build 595 (2013-08-15). Yep, it's a full conversion modification for Arma2.

Install OA

Install ArmA2: Operation Arrowhead from your preferred media. On Steam, you also need to install vanilla Arma 2. Set the following launch parameters for best performance on modern systems:

-nosplash -maxMem=2047 -cpuCount=4 -exThreads=7 -malloc=system -noLogs -world=empty

Mods download

Download http://dickwad.polygame.fi/arma2/ mods, deflate content to Arma2 install folder, e.g.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Arma 2 Operation Arrowhead

As a result, You will have folders like

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Arma 2 Operation Arrowhead\@ACE

ACE_*.hpp

Extract from (SteamApps case)

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Arma 2 Operation Arrowhead\@ACE\store\userconfig.tar

Browse to <OA folder>/@ACE/store Open userconfig.tar and extract userconfig folder to <OA folder> You should now have <OA folder>/userconfig/ace/ folder with ace_*.hpp files in it

Download Hulazone and STHUD

Download .rar from [1] and SThud from [2] (copy the file from /a2/ to your mod folder).

Change player name

In Main window (after starting Arma2:OA) go Profile management.

Create new profile, use it with game.

Otherwise the game won't see Your name correctly since Mods need naming to be triggered.

In-game settings

On first game run, adjust game settings as following:

  • Display (native full screen).
  • 3D size (native full screen), in this order.
  • adjust mouse speed almost zero.
  • adjust mouse acceleration zero.

Adjust Video memory setting to 'default', it is better than Very high. From Game settings adjust Head Bobbing to minimum.

Mods installed

Arma2-startmenu-with-mods.png

On this example, screen shows mod pack logos on bottom and on right list of ACE mods loaded.

Join Multiplayer

Multiplayer window, click REMOTE on lower-right, type server address arma2.polygame.fi and ask password from IRC channel.

Keyboard buttons, check that comma/dot have associated as Talk-to-Team/Talk-to-Squad.

Server setup

Server : arma2.polygame.fi (gerstein.polygame.fi)

The dedicated server hosting the game is running VAC-enabled steam version. Server is password protected. Please ask for password on irc channel.

Maplist

All maps included in the game.

Setup

Server installation is based on instructions from http://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Arma_Dedicated_Server .

  • Dedicated user was created using adduser with --disabled-login.
  • Adjust system number-of-open-file in /etc/security/limits.conf:
* soft nofile 4096
* hard nofile 4096
  • Copy ArmA2OA files to directory ~/arma2arrowhead
  • Make server configuration to ~/cfg/server.cfg[3].
    • Workaround: CONFIG path incorrectly strips the first character of path. This causes server to fail parsing configuration and just hang in there eating 100% CPU. Work around this by adding extra slash (/) to beginning of configuration pathname.
  • Unpack a2oa dedicated server pack[4].
  • lowercase all directories with "tolower". This will require some manual work since there are both "expansion" and "Expansion" directories.
  • Copy addons directory from ArmA2.
  • Start server with:
arma2oaserver start
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