Arma: Armed Assault

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Arma: Armed Assault
Arma-boxart.png
Developers
Publishers
 
Engines
Release dates
Windows
November 10, 2006
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Arma: Armed Assault at Steam Charts
Arma: Armed Assault at SteamDB
 Arma: Armed Assault at Wikipedia
Arma
Arma: Cold War Assault 2001
Red Hammer
Arma: Armed Assault 2006
Arma: Queen's Gambit
Arma 2 2009
Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead 2010
Arma 2: British Armed Forces
Arma 2: Private Military Company
Arma 2: Army of the Czech Republic
Arma 3 2013
Arma Tactics 2013

Key points

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 GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
More information GOG.com Support Page
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums for game series
More information Armed Assault Info Fansite

Availability[edit]

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

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[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]

  Location 
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\ArmA

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Impossible
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

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

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:
    fovTop=XXXX;
    fovLeft=XXXX;
    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 x 1080 at 90 FOV 1.03 1.83
1680 x 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
Mouse acceleration Impossible
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller
Controller support Native TrackIR supported
Full controller support Impossible
Controller remapping Native
Controller Y-axis inversion Native

Audio settings[edit]

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

DirectSound3D can be forced with -dsound parameter[3]

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

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

Connection types

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

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
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

References

  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 DayZPvP.com - 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.