Arma: Armed Assault

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Arma: Armed Assault
Arma: Armed Assault cover
Bohemia Interactive
505 Games
Real Virtuality 2
Release dates
Windows November 10, 2006
Arma: Cold War Assault 2001
Arma: Armed Assault 2006
Arma 2 2009
Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead 2010
Arma Tactics 2013
Arma 3 2013

Key points

Originally titled ARMA: Combat Operations in North America.
GameSpy online server browser has been shut down.[1] Use the Master Server Browser.

General information

Bohemia Interactive Wiki
Official forum Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Steam Community Discussions (Gold Edition)
Steam Users' Forums for game series
Armed Assault Info Fansite


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail DRM: StarForce or SecuROM (varies by region).[2]
Steam Gold edition. Base game is also sold separately

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Queen's Gambit

Essential improvements[edit]


Latest game version is 1.18. You must have at least version 1.08 to apply the newest patch, which in turn requires you have already installed 1.05 (International, European).

Skip intro videos[edit]

Launch the game with -nosplash parameter[3]

Game data[edit]

Difficulty settings
Difficulty settings

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\ArmA

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\ArmA\Saved\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings
Video settings
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV)
Start the game with -window parameter
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use GameCompanion or similar software.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enabled by default. Can be disabled in the graphics card control panel
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Changing FOV[4]
  1. Go to configuration file(s) location
  2. Open <user-id>.ArmAProfile in Notepad.
  3. Search for "fov". There are only 2 lines that contain fov near the bottom. They are:
    1. "fovTop" is vertical FOV, "fovLeft" is horizontal FOV
  4. Use this calculator to find your FOV values in degrees by entering your screen resolution.
  5. Convert these values from degrees to radians by entering "XX degrees in radians" in a Google search.
  6. Change fovTop to the value you have now, rounded to 2 decimal places.
  7. Divide your topFov number by the second number of your resolution's aspect ratio.
  8. Take the result of step 6 and multiply it by the first number of your resolution's aspect ratio.
  9. Change fovLeft to the value you have now, rounded to two decimal places.
  10. Save the file.

Some suggested FOV values in radians[5] for typical setups are:

Setup Type fovTop fovLeft
1920×1080 at 90 FOV 1.03 1.83
1680×1050 at 90 FOV 1.13 1.80
2560×1600 at 90 FOV 1.13 1.76

Input settings[edit]

Controls settings
Controls settings

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, radio, music
Surround sound
Older audio drivers could be problematic.[6]
Can be toggled under Difficulty options
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 2. OpenAL is used by default.[7]
DirectSound3D can be forced with -dsound parameter[3]


Language UI Audio CC Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
In-game server browser doesn't work; use the Master Server Browser.

Connection types

VR support[edit]

Devices Native Notes

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 2.5 GHz Intel P4 or AMD Athlon
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT
ATI Radeon x800
256 MB of VRAM
Shader model 2.0 support


  1. End of Gamespy
  2. ArmA: FAQ - Bohemia Interactive Community
  3. 3.0 3.1 ArmA: Startup Parameters
  4. Ultimate FOV (Field of View) Guide for ArmA 2 and DayZ from - DayZ Forums
  5. Change your FOV in DayZ | The Unofficial DayZ Mod Blog
  6. 5.1 Speaker Setup in Arma. Does yours work? - Bohemia Interactive forums
  7. Tested by Mirh.