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 StarForce DRM or SecuROM DRM (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
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\ArmA Other Profiles

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\ArmA\Saved\
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\ArmA Other Profiles\{profile name}\Saved

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings
Video settings
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Some menu elements are in 4:3.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use ArmA FOV Changer.
Start the game with -window parameter
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Rather ineffective due to aggressive texture LOD.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FSAA, unknown samples.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enabled by default. Can be disabled in the graphics card control panel
60 FPS
120+ FPS

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.[4]
Can be toggled under Difficulty options
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 2. OpenAL is used by default.[5]
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

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy Use the Master Server Browser to replace GameSpy.

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. 5.1 Speaker Setup in Arma. Does yours work? - Bohemia Interactive forums
  5. Verified by User:Mirh on 8 February 2014