ArmA: Armed Assault: Beta Patch 1.17
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This application will update your Armed Assault / Combat Operations (dead link) to full version 1.17.
YOU CAN BUY AND DOWNLOAD ARMA: GOLD EDITION (THE ORIGINAL GAME ARMED ASSAULT / COMBAT OPERATIONS INCLUDING THE OFFICIAL EXPANSION PACK QUEEN'S GAMBIT) VERSION 1.08 NOW DIRECTLY FROM THE DEVELOPERS AT SPROCKETIDEA.COM
- ANY ORIGINAL VERSION OF ARMA 1.08.
Visit updates section at armedassault.com (dead link) to update your ArmA as necessary.
- October 2006 DirectX 9 runtime is required (d3dx9_31.dll) and patch installer will update your system with it automatically if you don't have it installed.
HOW TO INSTALL THE PATCH
First make sure that you have version 1.08. Run the patch exe to apply the patch setup automatically (you may be prompted to choose your exact version in some occasions).
It will install all content of the patch to folder with your ArmA installation (default is C:\Program Files\Bohemia Interactive\ArmA or C:\Program Files\Atari\ArmA).
Filesize: 50 MB
Armedassault.com (Czech Republic) (dead link)
Armaholic.com (UK) (dead link)
HOW TO INSTALL THE BETA
Run the patch exe to apply the patch setup automatically (you may be prompted to choose your exact version in some occasions).
It will install all beta content to a mod folder "Beta" and shortcut "Launch Arma Beta Patch" to your ArmA directory (default is C:\Program Files\Bohemia Interactive\ArmA or C:\Program Files\Atari\ArmA).
It is recommended to uninstall older beta patches before installing this new beta patch.
HOW TO UNINSTALL THE BETA
There's an uninstall application exe Uninstall_ARMAPatch_117beta.exe included in the patch archive that allows you to remove the beta folder and associated shortcut from you game directory.
HOW TO RUN THE BETA
You can still run your existing ArmA normally by using the existing shortcuts and as far as we know, the beta shouldn't interfere with your game, so even after you installed the beta you should be able to install this beta patch normally.
To run the beta version, you need to start "Launch Arma Beta Patch" in your ArmA game directory.
If you need to run ArmA another way, and you still want to run the beta, make sure to start the ArmA.exe from the beta subfolder with working directory set to the normal ArmA directory and also with command line option -mod=beta
UPDATE HIGHLIGHTS - MAIN NEW IMPROVEMENTS AND FIXES
Changes from public beta 1.16
5278 - Fixed: Game did not run on some systems with 8 GB RAM and 1 GB VRAM.
5278 - Fixed: improved alt-tab stability (fixed bug in texture loading on lost device)
5278 - Fixed: Game now recovers by resetting the D3D device from "Cannot create surface" error.
5278 - Fixed: Improved AI path planning when riding a bike.