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Sortie et trailer pour Operation Arrowhead, et patch 1.07 pour Arma II

Publié le 29 juin 2010 par Cyberstratege

Arma II Operation Arrowhead

La première extension stand-alone du jeu de simulation militaire de Bohemia Interactive,  Arma II Operation Arrowhead, est désormais disponible ce 29 juin, un peu plus d’un an après la sortie du jeu original.

A cette occasion, les développeurs nous gratifient d’une vidéo faisant office de tutoriel nous présentant les phases de jeu se déroulant de nuit, avec usage de lampe de poche, lunettes de vision nocturne, infrarouges et dispositif thermique. Quelques subtilités de gameplay associées à ces divers instruments nous sont ainsi exposées, autant de détails qui renforcent le sentiment d’immersion.

Pour de plus amples informations sur ce titre exclusif au PC, rendez-vous sur le site officiel d’Arma II.

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Relayons au passage la sortie du patch 1.07 pour Arma II dont le détail vous est présenté ci-après :

Overview

* Free bonus campaign Eagle Wing
* Free bonus helicopter addon AH-64D
* New Warfare multiplayer mode When Diplomacy Fails, including 3-sides and support for dimplomacy between factions
* Major AI tweaking and balancing (better combat cooperation, better situational awareness, new Suppressive fire command)
* Significant performance improvements, especially in large towns
* Fixed compatibility problems under Windows Vista and Windows 7 x64 with 8 GB and more RAM
* Grass now provides concealment also in distance
* Improved hit detection and damage system
* Improved object visibility and less significant objects popping in distance
* Spatial sound improvements
* Automatic launching of user made addons (units, missions etc.) via « pbo » file association with the game
* Possibility to switch between windowed and fullscreen mode at any time in game menus using Alt + Enter or through video options
* Various crash opportunities fixed
* Linux server support added (dedicated server file available as separate download)
* New GUI to various dedicated server settings
* DRM free for users of legitimate installs
* added pbo file extension support for direct launching of the simulation
* Optional BattlEye anti-cheat protection
* Airplane Heads-Up displays reworked
* Improved multiplayer and cooperative campaign (saving games, connection issues)
* Numerous fixes and improvements in the Harvest Red campaign
* Mission editor improvements
* Many new scripting functions
* Improved AI driving skills
* Improved Micro AI tactics, attack in pairs, path limiting to avoid passing through walls.
* Fixed multiplayer session NAT negotiation
* Multiple save slots supported
* Improved terrain shape beyond map borders

Changelog:

[71721] Game is now Large Address Aware, should improve stability and allow using more RAM with 64b OS.
[71543] File cache size increased a lot on systems with 4 GB RAM or more.
[71484] Fixed: C130 was crashing on takeoff.
[71373] Fixed crash http://dev-heaven.net/issues/11097
[71143] Improved: -cpuCount=4 is now default on computers with more than four logical CPUs to prevent hyperthreading causing performance problems. If you want to use more CPUs, use -cpuCount=N to override this.
[71117] Optimized: Geometry loading in now optimized for multiple cores. Extra threading now enabled by default on computers with more that 2 CPUs. New possible -exThreads values: 5 (thread geometry loading only) and 7 (thread all)
[70817] Fixed: Crash while rendering some custom worlds, e.g Schmalfelden
[70793] Fixed: Character animation jerky after a unit disembarked a vehicle (http://dev-heaven.net/issues/3116)
[70790] Fixed: Fps stayed low after spawning and deleted many units. See http://dev-heaven.net/issues/5147
[70663] New: Weather config values « size » and « height » for better control over the cloud layer. Default values: size = 1.0; height = max(bright,0.6)
[70661] Improved: File handle management when more then 448 pbos are present is now more efficient.
[70651] Improved: Increased limits to prevent « Too many virtual memory blocks requested » error.
[70650] Fixed: Crash possible when loading map with older binarized format (pre 20, e.g. Schmalfelden).
[70646] Fixed: Some objects were shortly « flashing » while changing LODs.
[70582] Improved: Increased dynamic cloud layer visibility.
[70493] Fixed: Shadow artifacts visible on some windows while moving.
[70484] Fixed: Car horn not played in MP
[70439] Fixed: Transient z-fight-like shadows artifacts while zooming.
[70372] Fixed: AI vision was too good on moonless nights.
[70198] Fixed: Steam Overlay used during loading screen no longer disabled the keyboard.
[70192] New: Parameter exThreads=N to control extra threading. Following values of N are currently supported: 0 = no extra threads, 1 = file operations, 3 = texture loading
[69714] « enablesimulation » fixed on dedicated server
[69683] VoN volume slider
[68990] Improved: Reduced stutter when looking around, esp. with visibility 5 km or more.
[68694] Reduced parallax map artifacts on sloped terrain.
[68157] HDRPrecision 16 or 32 respected when users selects it and card supports it.
[68030] MP: Changed bandwidth estimation defaults as almost all players use broadband connection.
[67312] Fixed: AI is now able to take off with Camel airplane addon.
[67033] Improved AI airplane landing from very high altitude.
[66997] Optimized: Grass not rendered when flying high and fast, should reduce stutter.
[65703] New: Units report when reloading in combat situations.
[65703] New: Units report when throwing grenades in combat situations.
[65679] Fixed: AI Units called « covering » repeatedly while reloading.
[65656] « Cover me », « Covering » was often told repeateadly after busy radio channel periods.
[65605] Optimized: Fixed problems caused on some Vista systems by running too many threads at the same time.
[64561] New: Scripting function hideObject.
[64056] Fixed: Shining glasses on head preview in « edit player » menu.
[63164] Changed: Removed relics from dynamic building destruction development, including scripting function deleteCollection.
[63126] Improved: AI airplane now aiming at the ground targets using rudder as well.
[63126] Fixed: Some AI airplanes oscillated sideways when flying slow.
[62888] Fixed: Improved helicopter aiming with unguided rockets.
[62868] Fixed: AT/RPG soldiers often missed targets.
[62700] Fixed: Spatial weapon sounds
[62687] Fixed: 3D resolution now maintained correctly when Alt-Tabbing.
[62627] Improved: « Invalid crew » config error no longer exits to desktop.
[62533] Fixed: The voice over net speech was often delayed more than required.
[62532] Fixed: The voice over net speech was often delayed more than required.
[62492] Fixed: Window size/position was not stored after a change.

Mission changes:

Fixes and improvements in most of the campaign, SP and MP missions

Data changes:

Improved: armor on MLRS, Ikarus and armored HMMWV.
Fixed: speed indicator on M1030 motocycle.
Fixed: geometry on « Objects – Illuminant Tower ».
Fixed: get-in points in GRAD.
Fixed: graphics artifact on T72 wreck and pickup wreck.
Fixed: shadows on ammo-boxes.
Improved: iron signs on Makarov, M9 and M9 SD
Improved: penetrability on wrecks of vehicles.
Fixed: zeroing of silenced G36.

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