BIS announces that they are producing "OFP v1.5" before Game2.
May 19th, 2005.
Official name for "OFP v1.5" is Armed Assault (ArmA), announced on second day of E3. Dna made the announcement in this BIS forums topic.
Full press release here at bistudio.com site.
unknown date (please help to find it) ?
Release date is set to November 10th, 2006 for Czech and Slovakia releases.
November 7th, 2006.
Czech version goes gold.
November 10th, 2006.
ArmA Cz hits the stores.
November 29th, 2006.
German version hits the stores.
November 30th, 2006.
German version was bit bugged so BIS released german v1.01 patch. Few hours later Czech v1.01 patch comes out. This is the v1.01.5094 now.
December 8th, 2006.
Beta of Win32 dedicated server v1.01.5099 was released.
Suma announces at this BIS topic that BIS is preparing a reworked helicopter flightmodel for the next patch.
At the same token Placebo announces its coming "soon"We are preparing a significantly reworked helicopter control model for the next patch.
Next patch eta = Soon
December 12th, 2006.
Ohara said in this BIS topic
Placebo posted on this BIS topicWe have scripts for export models from maya/max, they will be released with tools .
More animals as promised in interviews should be added in patches.
December 15th, 2006.
Maruk announces that v1.02 patch release is imminent on this BIS topic. Few moments later users post the download link for Czech patch, it is out.
December 20th, 2006.
Maruk posted on this BIS topic that demo will be released soon. He updated the topic the next day with quote:
ArmA Demo will be released on Fileplanet.com today 21st December, 9 AM Pacific US time.
December 21st, 2006.
ArmA Demo has been released. But right after the release rush, Maruk posted on this BIS topic that there is confusion with the version. Quote
Please note that if by any chance you download a demo build 5108 it's not the final version which is supposed to be 5109.
December 29th, 2006.
BIS released ArmA Demo 1.03 build 5110, it allows the exe to be run with the -server command line so that dedicated servers can be set up for the demo, this should increase performance and stability.
Download ArmADemo103_5110.zip - 9.1mb.
January 9th, 2007.
Maruk posted on BIS forums that they released ArmA Demo 1.03 build 5114. Topic here and download here - 20mb.
January 11th, 2007.
Maruk posted on BIS forums that they released ArmA Demo 1.03 build 5116. Topic here and download here - 20mb.
February 8th, 2007.
Maruk posted on BIS forums about ArmA Community Update.
Check the link hereArmA: Armed Assault for the European/Worldwide release by 505 Games went Gold and 16th February is now confirmed as the release date.
February 12th, 2007.
Maruk again posted on BIS forums about ArmA US release.
More in the BIS topic.ArmA: Armed Assault will be named ArmA: Combat Operations in the US.
February 15th, 2007.
ArmA is out in UK and France at least. People reporting the 505's EU version to be 1.04.5121.
February 18th, 2007.
Maruk announced in BIS forum topic that Win32 Dedicated Server Beta 1.04.5121 has been released.
Download here - 7.4mbIMPORTANT: This is version 1.04 and please note that it needs full data update from client version 1.04 and it is not compatible with clients versions 1.00 - 1.02.
February 27th, 2007.
Maruk announced on BIS forums that the v1.05 patch has been delayed.
Unfortunately, we experience a slight delay of version 1.05.
We apologize for the delay. Our current plan is to release on Friday March 2nd. More news coming soon.
March 1st, 2007.
Maruk posted some Harrier videos into BIS forum topic.
Download Harrier Landing Video and Harrier Start Video
March 2nd, 2007.
ArmA international update 1.05 and euro 1.04 to 1.05 update has been released.
Euro 1.04 to 1.05 update size 226mb
International 1.05 update 461mb.
April 3rd, 2007.
Maruk posted public beta patch build 5143 into BIS forums.
Check topic here and download patch ArmA Patch 1.05.5143 PUBLIC BETA - 46mb.testing and feedback that may help us to improve full official patch 1.07 that will be released later.
April 13th, 2007.
"ArmA: Combat Operations" (US title) has gone gold.
Atari announced that Bohemia Interactive's military combat simulation ArmA: Combat Operations has gone gold.
April 17th, 2007.
Maruk posted on BIS forums.
Check dl links and more info at BIs wikiArmA Demo US is available now.
It's version 1.06.5149 and it contains 3 single player, 3 multiplayer missions and limited mission wizard to try the editing area of ArmA.
May 1st, 2007.
ArmA: Combat Operations (US title) has been released in United States. Check out more details from Atari.com which is the ArmA distributor in US.
May 2nd, 2007.
Maruk posted on BIS forums about ArmA Patch 1.07 status update.
We're finalizing patch 1.07 that will unify all versions of ArmA available, including the US release in all areas necessary to online multiplayer compatibility.
May 10th, 2007.
Maruk posted on BIS forums that ArmA Public Beta Patch 1.07 is available.
Download size is 290mb zip, download mirrors are available from BIS wiki ArmA_Beta_Patch_1.07 page.The new beta patch 1.07.5154 for ArmA Armed Assault / Combat Operations is available to download.
May 16th, 2007.
BIS released second public beta, just a fix for previous 1.07 beta, this is now version 1.07.5157 - details from BIS wiki ArmA_Beta_Patch_1.07.5157 page.
June 1st, 2007.
Maruk announced on the BIS forums that next patch will be v1.08
Check out details from BIS topicwe decided to release the patch as version 1.08 and it's getting to last round of testing.
June 9th, 2007.
Maruk announced in BIS forums next patch release date.
FYI: Patch 1.08 should be released on Monday 11th June.
June 11th, 2007.
Maruk announced on BIS forum topic here that patch v1.08 has been released.
More details in the BI wiki page.New update 1.08 for international version of ArmA is available (564 MB).
June 18th, 2007.
Rumours tells that ArmA expansion disk is planned, called ArmA: Queens Gambit, which in essential is a mission pack. It includes two campaigns couple of missions and new island called Porto. No idea if BIS is developing this.
June 29th, 2007.
In checz web site hrej.cz it was said that IDEA games will release the modifying tools in beginning of next week. Tools to be released gradually are TexView2, Fileblank, Oxygen 2 and Visitor 3. Also price for Queens Gambit was set for $19 / 14eur.
July 2nd, 2007.
Maruk posted on BIS forums that TexView2 utility has been released and other tools will follow in next few weeks. See post here.
New generation of our editing tools (for ArmA) is being finalized for public release.
Other tools are in the testing/approval process: not exact release dates are set but we expect to be releasing tools on regular basis in the coming weeks. I will keep you updated if anything changed.
July 10th, 2007.
IDEA Games announced that the Queen's Gambit addon pack's release date is set to September 2007. Read the small press release here.
August 7th, 2007.
Maruk released v1.08 hotfix release candidate in BIS forums. This hotfix has only few fixes. Check the topic here.
August 22nd, 2007.
Maruk announced that Visitor 3 has been released in BIS forums at this topic, Oxygen 2 Personal Edition on this topic. They also released BIS sample models for O2.
August 29th, 2007.
Maruk in BIS forums released Visitor 3 sample map. Read the topic here.
September 8th, 2007.
There is news that Queen's Gambit will be released September 28th, 2007.
September 15th, 2007.
Queen's Gambit goes gold.
September 17th, 2007.
Maruk posted in BIS forums that beta version of Linux dedicated server has been released. Read more in this topic.
September 19th, 2007.
Maruk posted in BIS forums that the DSUtils has been released. Check this topic out for details. You can download the utils here directly DSUtils.zip - 56kb.
BIS also released BinPBO util, check this topic out. Download directly here BinPBOPE_ReleaseCandidate.zip - 7.6mb.
September 28th, 2007.
Armed Assault: Queen's Gambit (addon "datadisc") has been released, it can be found on (some) shops and also digital download option is available.
October 9th, 2007.
Maruk in BIS forums BI Editing Tool Suite Release Candidate 3 topic posted that all the tools have now new fixed versions available.
Note that it will overwrite previous versions of the tools.
It contains numerous fixes from the previous releases so it is highly recommended to use this full suite.
November 7th, 2007.
Suma posted about v1.09 patch on this BIS forum topic:
What is taking is so long is especially VoN fixes and anticheat measures. Both need quite large scale testing with external (voluntary) testers involved, which makes turnaround time for any changes in both areas quite long.
Still, the patch is progressing quite well and hopefully there will be at least a public beta within a few weeks.
December 21st, 2007.
Placebo posted in the BIS forums that v1.09 beta patch is out now! Check out more details here in BIS forum topic.