Arma: Armed Assault

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Arma: Armed Assault
Release dates
November 10, 2006
Arma: Armed Assault at WineHQ
Arma: Armed Assault at SteamDB
 Arma: Armed Assault at Wikipedia
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Key points

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

General information

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


Source DRM Notes Keys
Retail DRM details are not known DRM: StarForce or SecuROM (varies by region).[2]
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg Gold edition. Base game is also sold separately.

Essential improvements[edit]


More information 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]

Fix Launch the game with -nosplash parameter[3]

Game data[edit]

Difficulty settings

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\ArmA

Save game data location[edit]

Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\ArmA\Saved\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud No native support
GameSave Manager Native support

Video settings[edit]

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

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Fix 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
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native support
Mouse acceleration No native support
Mouse input in menus Native support
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native support
Controller support Native support TrackIR supported
Full controller support No native support
Controller remapping Native support
Controller Y-axis inversion Native support

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native support Effects, radio, music
Surround sound Native support Older audio drivers could be problematic.[6]
Subtitles Native support Can be toggled under Difficulty options
Closed captions No native support
Mute on focus lost Native support
EAX support Native support EAX 2. OpenAL is used by default.[7]

DirectSound3D can be forced with -dsound parameter[3]


Multiplayer types

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

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Peer-to-peer Unknown
Dedicated Native support
Self-hosting Native support
Direct IP Native support

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.