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Thursday, 22 December 2011

New Patch for Arma 2 OA

Finally the 1.60 patch is now out for Christmas! Hopefully will offer some better multiplayer experience (fingers crossed)

I will be patching the servers tomorrow morning (Friday).

More details about the patch can be found here:

Should people have problems tomorrow connecting, I may roll back one or more of the servers, we will see how things go.

The update of the server is going to take a while... as it needs all the updated files from the client version of 1.60 to be uploaded...

Update: I'm using the steam version of Arma 2 Operation Arrowhead, with the added Arma 2, Arma PMC and Arma BAF DLCs. I had to run each of the programs to from the steam page to get it to update correctly and finally went back to the Arma 2 OA shortcut and it runs. Now to sort the server.

Looks like there is a minor problem with the steam version with BAF and there will be a hotfix released today to correct this. If you have Arma 2 OA with the DLC BAF pack either wait for steam to push a minor hotfix or you can sort it out using this patch from BIS http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?t=129101

A point of interest I'm using the Launch Options setting for Arma OA set with -winxp -nosplash so there is less of  wait when it launches and the -winxp apparently improves performance?


  1. I have Steam...It should uptade by itself, but sometimes Steam users reported a lot of delay, so I don't know if I'm going to be able to connect to a 1.60 session soon.

  2. One of the things the patch fixes, and I really felt the need of: * Fixed: Manhattan mission Cpt. Shaftoe is sometimes killed by his chair because his feet are sticking through it.(http://dev-heaven.net/issues/25560)

  3. I saw some servers running 1.60 the other day, Steam always takes its time updating games after a patch is released!

  4. Also:

    "Fixed: AI no longer using AA against ground targets or guided missiles against soft targets unless desperate"

    How long have we honestly been waiting for this? An end to RPG snipers hopefully?

  5. Steam updating for me today. I'm just updating the servers now.

  6. They disables guided missiles against vehicles and AA against ground people? But that was a great thing, so challenging! Maybe the Strelas against humvees are unrealistic, but the AA guns against ground targets totally are! :P

  7. Totally are (realistic) lol
    Updated... that was very quick ;)

  8. Getting there on the server end.. 4gb still to upload....