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Changelog

Post by Snake Man » 2006-12-15, 05:34:25 PM

Czech / German v1.01 (v1.01.5094) Patch. Released Nov 30th, 2006.

Performance:

- Significantly improved general performance of the German version
- Improved performance on shading detail and texture detail very low
- Optimized grass implementation
- Fixed bug in texture management: All textures could have been thrown away under certain conditions

Stability and Security:

- Some crash opportunities in multiplayer fixed.
- Crash when out of videomemory fixed
- Removed function exportLandscapeXYZ

AI:
- Pathfinding improvements
- Combat reaction improvements

Multiplayer:

- Dedicated server related improvements

Campaign:
- Improved missions endings in various conditions
- Fixed mission duration info


ENGINE CHANGE LOG
=================

1.01 - New: Support for improved UI in dialogs during joining to dedicated server

1.01 - Changed: normal maps are not used when using "shading quality" "very low"

1.01 - Improved: AI pathfinding failing less often now

1.01 - Removed: function exportLandscapeXYZ

1.01 - Fixed: Tonemapping was not involved in the flare color calculation

1.01 - Fixed: NULL RT texture can be created now if possible as a shadow buffer resource - it will save some video RAM when using nVidia SB technique

1.01 - Fixed: 1x1 texture is created now as a shadow buffer resource, when using retail version of the DX - it will save some video RAM when using nVidia or ATI SB techniques

1.01 - Fixed: Fixed bug in texture management. All textures could have been thrown away under certain conditions

1.01 - Fixed: crash when out of videomemory

1.01 - Fixed: AI sometimes did not react to change formation command

1.01 - Fixed: AI more actively scanning visually for enemy when his position is not known.

1.01 - Fixed: AI sometimes planned path through walls

1.01 - Fixed: AI sometimes did not found path around mountains

1.01 - Fixed: Message: No entry 'bin\config.bin/CfgMarkers.'

1.01 - Fixed: Dedicated server can retranslate Voice Over Net packets

1.01 - Fixed: Possible crash when exiting multiplayer game.

1.01 - Fixed: Possible crash when hosting MP session

1.01 - Fixed: LOD selection for clutters was not working properly

1.01 - Fixed: Very low shading quality settings now invoke usage of very cheap shader for trees

1.01 - Fixed: Display for mission selecting / voting on dedicated server - mission list fixed

1.01 - Fixed: Crash in multiplayer lobby screen

1.01 - Fixed: Debriefing - mission duration info was wrong in campaign

1.01 - Fixed: Command interface, with ALT held should move cursor

1.01 - Fixed: Improved AI reaction to soldier being hit nearby.

1.01 - Fixed: Improved AI reaction to friendly units observed being killed.

1.01 - Fixed: AI reaction improved for enemies disembarking vehicles.

1.01 - Fixed: Unicode used for dedicated server console output.

1.01 - Fixed: Unicode used for debugger output (OutputDebugString)
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Post by Snake Man » 2006-12-15, 06:30:25 PM

Czech / German v1.02 (v1.02.5103) Patch. Released Dec 15th, 2006.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
====================

ORIGINAL VERSION OF ARMA:ARMED ASSAULT 1.00 or 1.01

HOW TO INSTALL THE PATCH
=========================
Run the exe to apply the setup automatically.

MULTIPLAYER NOT COMPATIBLE WITH 1.00 AND 1.01
=============================================

Due to some network bandwith optimizations 1.02 is no longer compabitle in multiplayer with 1.00 and 1.01 and
users who installs 1.02 will not be able to play on servers with 1.00 and 1.01.

Note that in order to update dedicated server to 1.02 you will also need to update all data that changed between version 1.00 and 1.02.

UPDATED OPEN AL
===============

New version of OpenAL is available from openal.org and also should be part of the archive with the ArmA Patch 1.02.
We recommend you to install it.


****************************************************************************** 1.01, 1.02

Performance:

- Significantly improved general performance of the German version
- Improved performance on shading detail and texture detail very low
- Optimized grass implementation
- Fixed bug in texture management: All textures could have been thrown away under certain conditions

Stability and Security:

- Some crash opportunities in multiplayer fixed.
- Crash when out of videomemory fixed
- Removed function exportLandscapeXYZ

AI:
- Pathfinding improvements
- Combat reaction improvements

Multiplayer:

- Dedicated server related improvements
- Netcode optimizations

Campaign:
- Improved missions endings in various conditions
- Fixed mission duration info

General:
- Helicopter controlls reworked

ENGINE CHANGE LOG
=================

1.02 - Fixed: Parameters set when creating a new profile was not saved

1.02 - Fixed: User profile ending with the period character was handled incorrectly

1.02 - Fixed: Improved helicopter controls and flight model.

1.02 - Fixed: Dedicated server crash

1.02 - Fixed: Random crashes in MP

1.02 - Fixed: Default profile cannot be deleted nor renamed now

1.02 - Fixed: Rename of profile work correctly now

1.02 - Fixed: Stealing gear from medics was possible

1.02 - New: Joystick sensitivity configurable in ArmAProfile file.
Configuration is done per positive/negative part of each axis.
Default is:
joystickSensitivity[]={

0.500000,0.500000,0.500000,0.500000,0.500000,0.500000,1.000000,1.000000,

0.500000,0.500000,0.500000,0.500000,0.500000,0.500000,1.000000,1.000000};


1.02 - Fixed: MP server crash (sometimes after JIP client disconnected)

1.02 - Fixed: Squad logo was not shown on all clients in MP

1.02 - Fixed: Normal maps need not to be thrown away in LowEnd quality settings after restarting the game

1.02 - Fixed: Dedicated server required OpenAL32.dll

1.02 - Fixed: AI are better planning the path over the bridge

1.02 - Fixed: Player with no legs gets no longer stuck in up/down limbo

1.02 - Fixed: Plane mouse control do not affect cyclic while looking around

1.02 - Fixed: "life" cheat (immortality) disabled in Retail versions

1.02 - Fixed: Boats were able to drive on shore quite fast.

1.02 - Fixed: Boats were able to sink into the terrain once destroyed.

1.02 - Fixed: (Car) Camera height angle is reset going from external to internal view or vice versa

1.02 - Fixed: AI pathfinding improved (unexpected leaving of roads will happen less frequently)

1.02 - New: Config switch to disable "Voice over Net" on dedicated servers (disableVoN=0)

1.02 - Fixed: Car-ground collision response improved.

1.02 - Fixed: Cars simulation - better speed stability when low speed wanted

1.02 - Fixed: Wake up object physics after setVector/setVectorUp.

1.02 - Fixed: Injured soldier is forced to prone only when he wants to move (done to fix RPG soldier ability to run even when injured)

1.02 - New: Headlights are now not switched when player leaves the vehicle.

1.02 - Fixed: Command line options -world, -noland and -netlog enabled.

1.02 - Fixed: Boat can now be controlled with keyboard while looking around using a mouse.

1.02 - Fixed: Peeking through walls using leaning is no longer possible.

1.02 - Changed: Helicopter autohover default binding changed to double backslash key to improve A/S/D/W precision.

1.02 - New: Added manual fire default binding to ' (apostrophe) key.

1.02 - Fixed: False conflict reported for Handgun, Salute and SitDown actions for vehicles.

==Version 1.02==

===Air.pbo===
1.02 - Fixed various model issues on several vehicles.

1.02 - AH-6 sound occlusion changed

===Anims.pbo===
1.02 - Pistol moves improved

1.02 - Evasive forward with launchers improved

1.02 - Launcher reload time increased to 4 seconds

===Buildings.pbo===
1.02 - Fixed various model issues on several buildings.

===CA.pbo===
1.02 - Fixed syntax in ColorCoef[]

===Characters.pbo===
1.02 - Fixed various model issues on several characters.

1.02 - Fixed wound definition for Fieldreporter

1.02 - Fixed wrong respawn weapons on SoldierWAT

1.02 - Soldiers have now 12 main and 8 side item pockets

1.02 - Grenadiers carry now 8 grenades

===Misc.pbo===
1.02 - Fixed various model issues.

===Roads.pbo===
1.02 - Fixed various model issues.

===Sara.pbo===
1.02 - Adjustments of object placements

===Tracked.pbo===
1.02 - Fixed amount of cargo in M113

1.02 - Fixed various model issues on several vehicles.

1.02 - Lense flare removed from M113

===UI.pbo===
1.02 - Added interface of dedicated server voting screen

1.02 - Fixed lenght of player's name field

===Water.pbo===
1.02 - Fixed amount of cargo in Zodiak and PBX

1.02 - Lense flare removed from RHIB weapons [[User:Rastavovich|Rastavovich]]

===Weapons.pbo===
1.02 - Fixed ironsights.

1.02 - modified recoil for M249 on ground

1.02 - Lense flare removed from all vehicles that should not have it

1.02 - Improved guided missiles and rocket behaviour

1.02 - KVPT shoots now from turret

1.02 - Fixed AK74 ammo is not silenced to AI anymore

===Wheeled.pbo===
1.02 - Fixed amount of cargo in vehicles.

1.02 - Updated armor settings for military wheeled vehicles.

1.02 - Lense flare removed from all vehicles that should not have it

1.02 - Fixed various model issues on several vehicles.

1.02 - Several campaign missions improved.
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Post by Snake Man » 2007-03-03, 09:17:50 AM

EU v1.04 (v1.04.5121) Full Release. Released Feb 16th, 2007.

5101 - Fixed: Plane mouse control do not affect cyclic while looking around
5101 - Fixed: "life" cheat (immortality) disabled in Retail versions
5101 - Fixed: Boats were able to drive on shore quite fast.
5101 - Fixed: Boats were able to sink into the terrain once destroyed.
5101 - Fixed: (Car) Camera height angle is reset going from external to internal view or vice versa
5101 - Fixed: AI pathfinding improved (unexpected leaving of roads will happen less frequently)
5101 - New: Config switch to disable "Voice over Net" on dedicated servers (disableVoN=0;)
5101 - Fixed: Car-ground collision response improved.
5101 - Fixed: Cars simulation - better speed stability when low speed wanted
5101 - Fixed: Wake up object physics after setVector/setVectorUp.
5101 - Fixed: Injured soldier is forced to prone only when he wants to move (done to fix RPG *soldier ability to run even when injured)
5101 - New: Headlights are now not switched when player leaves the vehicle.
5101 - Fixed: Command line options -world, -noland and -netlog enabled.
5101 - Fixed: Boat can now be controlled with keyboard while looking around using a mouse.
5101 - Fixed: Peeking through walls using leaning is no longer possible.
5104 - New: Grass flattened around soldiers, improving visibility.
5104 - Added: Support for languages switching
5104 - Fixed: UI - combo in control group did not handle mouse events well
5104 - Fixed: UI - listbox scrollbars did not handle well thumb position for mouse events
5104 - Fixed: UI fade animations (ctrlSetFade) did not work for controls in control groups
5105 - Fixed: Briefing picture lighting was incorrect.
5106 - Fixed: Mount command (from the commanding menu) now works even for units already in the target vehicle (but on the different position)
5106 - Fixed: Missions in addons - wrong mission name was sometimes shown
5106 - Fixed: Filtering was not working properly when using pushbuffers (square artefact on ground were visible under certain conditions)
5108 - Fixed: Player hosting game was not able to hear voice over net
5110 - Fixed: Dedicated server can use missions in addons now
5110 - Fixed: Voice recording did not work with some sound-cards/drivers.
5111 - Added: On-screen icons indicating bad connection quality or desync in MP
5111 - Improved: Multiplayer screens layout
5111 - Fixed: preloadCamera and preloadObject always return true on dedicated server.
5111 - Fixed: Dedicated server crash on preloadCamera (causing CTI crash in the demo).
5111 - Fixed: Tanks could fall through narrow gaps in some models.
5111 - Fixed: Command line option -netlog was still not enabled in 1.02 - fixed now.
5111 - Fixed: Targets are made known to AI once message about them is transmitted over radio. This prevents situations where AI gunner silently rejected a command because not knowing the target.
5111 - Fixed: Random DS crashes
5111 - Fixed: DS - Mission voting results show correctly localized mission name for missions in addons
5111 - Fixed: Failure opening custom files (face, squad logo) might be causing server termination.
5112 - Fixed: DS crash (for group with no waypoints) @param forced set when a suitable position (support, base) was found
5112 - New: Push to Talk actions for voice over net
5112 - Fixed: Keys 0,..,9 and F1,..,F12 are reserved even when combined with Ctrl key
5112 - Fixed: Crash caused by target handling change in 5111.
5114 - Added: functions createMarkerLocal, deleteMarkerLocal, setMarkerTextLocal, setMarkerShapeLocal, setMarkerBrushLocal, setMarkerDirLocal
5114 - Added: functions setMarkerPosLocal, setMarkerTypeLocal, setMarkerSizeLocal, setMarkerColorLocal
5114 - Added: functions markerDir, markerText
5114 - Fixed: setWPPos and setWaypointPosition now modifies waypoint position on all computers in MP
5115 - Fixed: Random crashes during reporting of targets (since 5111)
5115 - Fixed: MP session list - better sorting by the host name or the mission name
5115 - Fixed: DS crash after player disconnected and action command active for him
5115 - New: button "Play again" added to the mission interrupt dialog
5115 - Fixed: UI - Enter no longer generate OK event when OK button not present
5115 - Fixed: MP - fire effects sometimes did not transferred (especially for JIP players)
5115 - Optimized: Somewhat reduced frame rate hit caused by bushes and trees on Normal, Low and Very Low shading detail settings.
5115 - Fixed: MP - show progress during mission transfer
5115 - New: Terrain Detail now controls grass detail as well (can be used to turn off the grass)
5115 - Fixed: Reduced object LOD switching.
5115 - Fixed: Soldier movement stopped when firing in burst or auto mode or with an empty magazine.
5115 - New: MP - better progress indication during mission launching
5115 - Fixed: Terrain detail settings not working properly - could introduce holes on lower settings.
5115 - Fixed: Scene preloading could take long or never end with Shading detail Low or Very low
5117 - Fixed: Helicopters now explode when landing upside down.
5117 - Fixed: Helicopters now get destroyed very fast when attempting to dive into the water.
5117 - Fixed: Small objects (e.g. firing range targets) not visible with Object Detail = Low or Very Low.
5117 - Fixed: Cars (esp. small ones) were able to for a water too deep.
5117 - Fixed: scripting command setUnitPos did not work
5117 - Added: function setUnitPosWeak
5117 - Fixed: The game did not process mouse input when running in fullscreen on the secondary monitor
5117 - Fixed: Player could sometimes get stuck after falling onto some object or vehicle.
5117 - Fixed: Vehicle side was assumed incorrectly when player switched into a crew position from cargo.
5117 - Fixed: Burst simulation in MP (Blackhawk M134 fired even when key released)
5117 - Fixed: AI soldiers sometimes went through handrail of bridge
5117 - New: GetOut mapped to user action
5117 - New: LandGear and Flaps mapped to user actions (Default mapping is LandGear to RCtrl+G, FlapsDown to RCtrl+K, FlapsUp to RCtrl+L)
5117 - Fixed: LOD transition is now dependent on time only and therefore is very smooth
5117 - Fixed: Grenade throwing direction indication more intuitive
5117 - New: Toggle and hold actions for Compass, Watch and GPS minimap (default is now hold, not toggle)
5117 - New: In-game GPS minimap
5117 - Fixed: AI does not forget about an enemy when seeing him boarding a vehicle.
5117 - New: Extended AI fleeing - given more freedom in flee point selection.
5117 - Fixed: AI did not properly considered enemy vehicles with turret mounted weapons in its threat maps, sometimes resulting to careless behaviour.
5117 - Changed: Command Fire in vehicles works also when commanding mode is not active
5117 - Fixed: When the command menu is up, many keys/functions do not work.
5117 - Fixed: Mouse button triple click was misinterpreted as 2x double click
5117 -Changed: Right Ctrl used for key combination instead of left one. (Right Ctrl no longer mapped to any actions.)
5117 - Improved: AI now retreats when under threat and having no weapons to engage any enemy targets.
5117 - Fixed: Argument -noland is now ignored when not running as Buldozer.

Note: we want WinMain to be protected by Fade this is impossible when there are any DLL functions referenced all references to Win32 calls must be moved outside Note: this function is not exited via standard means, and local variable destructors on the function scope will not be called. Be careful when placing local variables.
5117 - Fixed: units picked up while swimming and dropped on land still swim
5117 - Fixed: swimming AI were unable to get in
5117 - New: new config option alwaysTarget forcing training targets to be lockable
5118 - Fixed: MP - after Cancel in the Briefing screen, MP session was not fully destroyed
5118 - New: Eject mapped to user action
5118 - Fixed: Crash after changing Creative XFi mode from Gaming to Entertainment or after disabling full acceleration.
5119 - Fixed: Some international characters was clipped in the chat log
5120 - New: parameter persistent in the server config to allow the mission to continue even when no players are connected
5120 - Fixed: No entry reported in server browser when server was using custom world.
5120 - Fixed: Locking target by RMB in tank does not activate optics action
5120 - Fixed: Seagull wings sometimes not animated.
5120 - Fixed: Commander can use Tab to issue target orders when sitting in the weapon station as long as his own weapons are not lockable.

Air.pbo

AH1Z fixed glass sorting
Mi17MG gunnerview
GBU*.p3d and AV8B.p3d
MH6* fixed gaudes sorting
Improved Hit-Points of small rotor for AH1Z.p3d, ah6_lb.p3d, ah6_lb_sp.p3d, mh6_lb.p3d, mh6_lb_sp.p3d.

Anims.pbo

modified speed of sprint with lowered rifle - FL and FR was 10% faster than F direction
added specific cutscene moves for cts 7 and 10 - to improve look of these cutscenes as there were no specific moves recorded for these originally, only generic moves were used. Also related to - cutscene mission definitions update.
modified transition launcher kneel raised to prone unarmed: used specifically recorded MC data; this move allows a player to faster go prone.
Rifle does not move when pistol or launcher are reloading now
Small adjustments for instand grenade throw when running
transition prone ritle raised still to erected rifle lowered sprint redone to improve the look and remove problematic shake in the move
Enabling grass flattening for some transition/reload animations

Buildings.pbo

tovarna2.p3d
modified geometry
hotel_riviera1.p3d
hotel_riviera2.p3d
fixed geometry under stairs
plot_vinice.p3d
removed roadway
modified roadways to pass over small obstacle walls (lavicka_1, lavicka_2, lavicka_3, lavicka_4, podesta_1_cornL, podesta_1_cornR, podesta_1_mid, podesta_1_mid_cornL, podesta_1_mid_cornP)
stuck on roofs (dum_istan2, dum_istan2_01, dum_istan2_02, dum_istan2_03, dum_istan2_03a, dum_istan2b, dum_istan3, dum_istan3_hromada2, dum_istan3_pumpa, dum_olez_istan1, dum_olez_istan2, dum_olez_istan2_maly)
added fences (podesta_1_stairs, podesta_1_stairs2, podesta_1_stairs3)
buildings\misc\nastenka2, buildings\misc\nastenka3 - reposition
castle\helfenburk
garaz_bez_tanku.p3d, garaz_s_tankem, ammostore_2

CA.pbo

vlajka.paa (added missing texture)

Characters.pbo

SoldierGCommando respawn magazines fixed
new face53 added
SoldierWSaboteurRecon binocular removed

Misc.pbo

modified ladder in/out points (water_tank, water_tank2)
modified armored target destruction (drevtank.p3d, model.cfg, targets.hpp) added new model drevtank_ruin
modified roadways (zidka_klek, zidka_stani)

Plants.pbo

modified geometries (str_liskac, krovi_bigest, ker_deravej, krovi2, krovi3, krovi4, krovi)

Roads.pbo

extended roadways (Kamenny_most30.p3d, Kamenny_most30v2.p3d, most_bez_lamp.p3d, most_stred30.p3d) to prevent droping of tanks

Sara.pbo

sara.wrp
Changed terrain around building at Eh61
Adjusted stairs model
Updated podesta models, checked for inconsistencies
Podesta models aligned where possible
Adjusted position of ca\buildings\vez.p3d in the base S of Bagango
Repacked with new nastenka2.p3d and nastenka3.p3d

Tracked.pbo

modified hitpoints (T72, M1A1) to make damaging more realistic when hit from several angles and weekspots
modified gunnerview (T72, M1A1, M113) to make view more simillar to real position of optics
BMP-2 recieved an own AT-5 launcher
Enabled "Radar" for tankcommanders

Water.pbo

model.cfg
fixed drivewheel rotation direction
RHIB.p3d, RHIB_Gunboat.p3d instruments repair + improved hitpoints to disable engines easier

Weapons.pbo

Modified the M16
modified m16_granatomet_proxy.p3d
modified m16_proxy.p3d
modified m16_CO.tga
modified m16_ironsights_SMDI.tga
modified m16_NOHQ.tga
modified m16_SMDI.tga
M1A1 and T72 ammos overworked
M1A1 gun range reduced
Grenades can be thrown now without delay
Grenade throwing direction indication more intuitive
M4_aimpoint
M4_SD_Aimpoint
m240.p3d news
model.cfg
AT-1.p3d
ironsights
ak_74_granatomet, ak_74
M2_mg aligning gunnerview for more precision aiming
M9_beretta, M9_beretta_SD, Makarov, Makarov_Silenced - gunnerview offset
M240
PK
AT5LauncherSingle for BMP-2
m240.p3d
model.cfg
m136_launcher_loaded.p3d
m136_launcher.p3d
m136_co.tga
Added longrange sniper rifles from weapons3 into the weaponcrates
CfgAmmo.hpp
CfgVehicles.hpp
M4_SD_Aimpoint.p3d
M4_Aimpoint.p3d
DSkhM_mg fixed get in direction + Icon texture fixed gun orientation

Wheeled.pbo

changed cargo position of crew (Ural, Ural_open, Ural_civil1, Ural_civil2)
Stryker*.p3d - changed named selections in all Stryker models (wheels in Geometry LOD to *_damper because of colision on bridge
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Post by Snake Man » 2007-03-03, 09:19:41 AM

International v1.05 (v1.05.5136) Full Release. Released March 2nd, 2007.

***************************************************************************
*** 1.05 Highlights
***************************************************************************

==Version 1.05==

===Summary===

Version 1.05 makes all game versions released up to date at almost one level (with the exception of single player mission M13 Blood, Sweat and Tears that remains only in 505 Games retail DVD Edition).

It comes in three flavours:

* ArmA Euro Patch for version 1.04 only
* ArmA International Update for all versions released so far 1.0, 1.01, 1.02 and 1.04
* Buy&download ArmA English version 1.05 from sprocketidea.com


Main new features and improvements since version 1.04 are:

====Gameplay====
* grass is now simulated for AI and multiplayer (including largerd view distances)
* STOVL support
* improved 3D irong sights
* improved satchel simulation (including detection of player and AI usage)

====Campaign====
* various improvements and bug fixes across all campaign missions

====UI====
* overall polish and streamline of menus
* new modern GPS device enabled for some vehicles and situations
* satellite texture can be displayed in the main map

====Controls====
* improved stability of helicopters (jaw now does not affect bank)
* extended support for keyboard shortcuts (you can toggle by holding any key and press second key together)

====AI====
* general AI tweak and improvements
* more realistic AI target detection

====Multiplayer====
* improved MP browser
* improved voice over net (you can hear enemy talking, direct channel is enabled)

====Compatibility====
* all versions possible to upgrade to 1.05 level
* English subtitles enabled for Czech and German versions

===How to use STOVL===
Harrier (AV8B) can now perform Short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL).
It is controled with "Autohover ON/OFF" action.
When activated, there is no such autopilot for slowdown that helicopters use.
Thrust vector is just rotated downwards. Q/Z keys control only airplane speed.
There are no keys for control over vertical thrust,
so it is not possible to hover up/down like in helicopter.
Takeoff procedure:
- activate Autohover
- extend full flaps (2x crtl+K)
- gain some speed by holding Q for a short while and then release it.
- once in the air, retract gear (crtl+G)
- hold Q a little longer until you move fast enough
- retract flaps as you build more speed (2x ctrl+L)
- at aprox. 180kmph toggle autohover off and control flight as regular aircraft
Landing procedure:
- reduce speed and altitude same way as during conventional landing
- extend full flaps (2x crtl+K), drop gear (crtl+G)
- hold Z to reduce speed
- at aprox 180 kmph activate Autohover
- pitch nose up to reduce speed, check speed, height and flight path vector indicated on HUD
- hold Z for descent at aprox 2.5 m/s
- at touchdown toggle autohover off


===Engine Change Log===

*5122 - Changed: Video options Quality preference now affects terrain detail as well.
*5122 - Fixed: Setting overall settings to Very low was not properly indicated in video options.
*5122 - Fixed: AI Machine gunners are now more aggressive against near infantry unit.
*5122 - Fixed: Motorbikes right/left turning is now enabled even when looking around
*5122 - Fixed: AI could sometimes aim into the air when targeting an unknown land unit.
*5122 - Fixed: Explosion sometimes revealed the exact unit position to the AI units.
*5122 - Fixed: Texture extension can be supplied with the procedural color texture now (texture type is calculated according to it)
*5122 - Fixed: AI was planning the path over the destroyed bridge
*5122 - Fixed: Boat can now be controlled by mouse
*5123 - Fixed: Bad voice buffer unqueuing, could cause memory leak when using voice over net.
*5123 - Fixed: Silent sound cut off too early when load sound was near
*5123 - Fixed: AI was not able to uses satchels on Destroy waypoints.
*5123 - Fixed: Binocular style laser designators were using wrong models and animations.
*5123 - Improved: Increased internal cache size for computers with more than 512 MB of RAM.
*5123 - Fixed: AI usage of laser designators much improved.
*5124 - Fixed: MP session list - Server state not shown for incompatible sessions
*5124 - Fixed: MP session list - country is shown for all sessions now
*5124 - New: New trigger types "Seized by ..."
*5124 - Fixed: MP session browser - sometimes session info was hiding and showing repeatedly
*5124 - New: Access to option categories directly from the main menu
*5124 - Fixed: When the script change the player using "selectPlayer" function from the dead one, game info about the mission state is changed as well.
*5124 - New: different progress indicator during game startup
*5124 - New: playerKilledScript entry in the description.ext of the mission can override this entry in the config
*5126 - Fixed: Crash when command "hintC" was used
*5126 - Fixed: status of disableAI is now saved and loaded.
*5126 - Fixed: DS crash occurred when mission with some special name (containing '%') was selected
*5126 - Fixed: MP - manual fire rate was too high sometimes
*5126 - Fixed: Aircraft were sometimes disappearing when flying above small objects.
*5126 - Added: MP - new server scripting function lock
*5126 - Added: MP - new commands #lock, #unlock
*5126 - New: Possibility to show satellite textures in the in-game map and briefing
*5126 - New: Multiple layers of cut effects, extended version of commands [[cutText]], [[cutRsc]] and [[cutObj]]
*5126 - Added: functions [[titleFadeOut]], [[cutFadeOut]]
*5126 - Fixed: View limits in vehicle applied on TrackIR and NumPad looking around
*5126 - Fixed: MP - Cancel button in the briefing will return player to lobby, not to server browser
*5126 - New: Map legend parameters are now read from the resource
*5126 - Fixed: When using shadow detail high with some nVidia cards (Nv3x chip-set) loading screen could happen sometimes mid-game.
The problem was caused by bad usage of D3DSAMP_SRGBTEXTURE, which was wrongly handled by the driver.
*5126 - New: commands [[hint]], [[hintCadet]] now works also with the structured text
*5126 - Fixed: MP game using ships was crashing
*5126 - Fixed: Function "hintC" (versions with the title) - when dialog is closed, text is shown in HUD
*5126 - Fixed: Integer light constants as I_POINTLOOPCOUNT were not recorded and there was a problem when using compass during the day
*5126 - Fixed: MP Voice over Net on LAN sessions was not working sometimes
*5126 - Fixed: Hellfires (maverickweapon) on a helicopter were visible even when the helicopter was destroyed
*5127 - Fixed: Mouse cursor color was not handled correctly
*5127 - Added: function [[difficultyEnabled]]
*5127 - Added: functions [[ctrlMapScreenToWorld]], [[ctrlMapWorldToScreen]]
*5127 - Fixed: Threat calculation was inaccurate for weapons with multiple modes
*5127 - Fixed: Fully closed vehicle interiors were rendered with strange gray shadows with shadow detail Normal or lower.
*5127 - Fixed: Switching into the mission editor by clicking on the Task bar caused selecting mode to be active.
*5127 - Changed: Message about addons not listed in the mission is no longer displayed when playing single player missions.
*5127 - Added: New animation controller cabin for airplanes.
*5128 - Change: airplane fuel consumption dependent on thrust.
*5128 - Added: function [[addVehicle]]
*5128 - Fixed: Crash during saving game in Library mission
*5128 - Fixed: Zoom instead of optics in transport
*5128 - Fixed: Improved airplane landing autopilot.
*5128 - Fixed: STOVL ability added (use autohover action to toggle VTOL mode).
*5128 - Fixed: AI now considers grass layer in the visibility calculations.
*5128 - Fixed: Terrain detail low/very low no longer degrades quality unless viewdistance requires it.
*5128 - New: enableGPS vehicle config entry can enable GPS for given vehicle
*5128 - Fixed: When OpenAL is unable to create sound buffer for VoN, the game continues without VoN.
*5128 - Fixed: Group leader now can command subordinates to get in secondary turrets
*5128 - Fixed: command "crew" now lists all gunners in the vehicle
*5128 - Fixed: Units created dead were partially alive.
*5128 - Fixed: "fire" command works for all turrets now
*5128 - Fixed: AI cars not willing to drive under power lines.
*5128 - New: Any combinations of two keys can be used for user action mapping
*5128 - Fixed: Dedicated server radio processing was broken, resulting in AI often not doing what expected.
*5128 - Fixed: watch and compass no longer shown once mission is restarted.
*5128 - Fixed: Moving of cars in convoy - better following of road
*5128 - Fixed: Controls mapped on 3D object did not work correctly in different screen ratios than 4:3
*5128 - Fixed: AI sometimes did not takeoff when placed on the runway.
*5128 - New: Gear shifting limits can now be defined in the config for each vehicle.
*5128 - Fixed: UI - button text position calculation improved
*5128 - Fixed: UI - structured text drawing - spaces between elements
*5129 - Fixed: MP - Radio messages echo on remote clients was missing
*5129 - Fixed: MP - get out waypoint did not work as in single player (player not forced out, player commanded to get in)
*5129 - Fixed: UI - disabled default button responded to Enter
*5129 - Fixed: The game crashed when gear screen was opened and the player was vanished (using scripting functions)
*5129 - Fixed: Airplane landing light may be now off when gear is up.
*5129 - Fixed: Aircraft may miss lighting from its own lights when airborne.
*5129 - Fixed: Colored positional lights were rendered white.
*5129 - Fixed: Display all (fading) HUD elements when mission is restarted
*5129 - New: possibility to skip briefing screen using "briefing = 0" in the mission description.ext
*5129 - Improved: Delay when returning from map to game is now much shorter.
*5129 - Improved: Improved night vision goggles rendering.
*5129 - Added: functions setCurrentWaypoint, [[waypoints]]
*5129 - Added: function distributionRegion
*5129 - Fixed: Reduced water splash volume when boats are not moving.
*5129 - Fixed: Reduced distant unit warping / jumping.
*5130 - Fixed: Languages switching was disabled for some distributions
*5130 - Fixed: mission editor - condition changed when Continue button is shown
*5130 - Added: functions assignedVehicle, assignedVehicleRole
*5130 - Fixed: function "deleteWaypoint" now works for all waypoints (recent, current)
*5130 - Fixed: After save/load weapons might become invisible.
*5130 - Fixed: AI - After transport of player's group, AI was staying on the same position
*5130 - Fixed: Drawing of subtitles (all structured texts) - the offset of shadow was not always fixed
*5131 - Fixed: Prone rolling no longer activates lean toggle
*5131 - Fixed: Tracers are visible again early in the night
*5132 - Fixed: When fleeing is disabled, units never flee - even when having no weapons
*5132 - Fixed: AI did now follow player over the bridge
*5132 - Fixed: server config parameter persistent is fully working now
*5132 - Fixed: MP - situation when admin logged in during mission voting is handled correctly now
*5132 - Fixed: AI flying helicopter was changing dive wildly when flying fast.
*5133 - Fixed: Iron sight view no longer strictly tied to a weapon.
*5133 - Fixed: MP - admin is deciding when briefing is finished now
*5133 - Fixed: UI - Single missions dialog title is changing by the selected folder
*5133 - Fixed: when alternate directory for profiles given by command line options -profiles, user profiles are no longer stored to this directory, but to its Users subdirectory
*5134 - Fixed: Improved AI spotting ability in towns.
*5134 - Fixed: Look around in vehicles (faster and better limits now)
*5135 - Fixed: AI deprecated to get in heavy damaged vehicle even when repaired again
*5136 - Fixed: MP - command #exec allowed only for logged (not voted) admin
*5136 - Fixed: UI - Tooltips are kept is screen safe area, not in the UI area
*5136 - Fixed: MP - dynamically created helicopters handle "FLY" flag correctly now
*5136 - Fixed: Peripheral vision are kept is screen safe area, not in the UI area

===Air.pbo===
*Fixed mass positioning in all helicopter models - jaw naw does not afect bank
*New engine sound for AV-8
*Disabled lights on parachutes
*Mi17 added mirror material
*SU34, SU34b - added clansigns and proxy flag
*config.cpp
**GPS disabled for Camel and Parachute
**configured HUD
**fixed Harrier landing light
**changed head movement limitations
*model.cfg
**openable canopy for harriers
*modified pilot anims for crew in cocpits with HUD
*fixed hud definition for helicopters
*parachute sound occlusion fixed

===Anims.pbo===

*Fixed inbetween issue that civilians could not go prone forward
*Sprinting enabled for several stances
*Bug in the transition from handgun to launcher fixed
*Deformation when looking around with lowered rifle
*Improved middle part of animations in cutscene 7 - fingers and hands

===Buildings.pbo===
* fixed wire fences AI can now shoot through them
* panelak*.p3d - fixed collisions

===CA.pbo===
*added Library models
** Road Cone, Obstacle - Saddle, Ramp - concrete, Humps - dirt, Buoy small, Buoy, Road barrier and Road barrier small are now also available in editor as Objects

===Characters.pbo===

*Addondependency for ak74pso added
*Civilians have the same ammount of slots as regular soldiers
*Anchorman2 introduced to be used for regular missions
*GPS enabled for Special forces and squad leaders
*np_soldier_officier.p3d "osobnost" redefined

===Desert.pbo===

Grass layer information added.

===Plants.pbo===
* No fade vertex shader definition added to trunk materials, fixed polyplanes in str krovisko vysoke.p3d, added viewgeom and materials on dead trunk models.

===Misc.pbo===
* config.cpp disabled destruction on PaletaBase models

===Rocks.pbo===

* deleted ViewGeometry in Rock*.p3d models (fireGeo will be used instead)

* removed specularity for ground clutter stones (did not work well)

===Sara.pbo===

Grass layer information added.

sara.wrp
* moved two "podesta" objects at Ga66

===Signs.pbo===

*repacked from VCS data

===Tracked.pbo===

* Limited head movement on M163 and M113 ambulance drivers
* Fixed bug with interior shadows in BMP-2
* M113, M113_RACS - Fixed gunner animation in cargo LOD

===UI.pbo===
*RscScreen.hpp:
** Aspect ratio indicator added to the video options dialog
** Option to display satellite texture map
* Empty mission translations updated
* Notepad model updated

===Water.pbo===
*GPS enabled for RHIBs

===Weapons.pbo===

*Hellfire and Vikhr hitvalues slightly raised
*MP5 was very uneffective
*changed config.cpp
**laser designators to use binocular style animations
**Javelin scope to protected
**AGS30 library description fixed
**adjusted weapons dextrity values
*changed Soflam laser designator model
*aligned chamber points with scope at M4_GL_ACOG and M4_SPR
*ACOG gun sights and balistics modified, changed balistics also on M4 Aimpoint
*SVD optics modified
*changed M119 gunnerview
*changed optics zoom settings on all rifles
** add to readme:
Optics/Ironsights leveling on distance:
50m > MP5, pistols
100m > AK74UN, M4/M16 with Aimpoint, ACOG sights or suppressor
120m-400m > M4SPR
200m > SVD, KSVK, AK74PSO
300m > AK74, AK74GL, AK74U, M16A2, M16GL, M16A4, M16A4GL, all G36, machineguns
500m > M107

===Weapons3.pbo===
*M107 autofire disabled
*M16 ACOG optics leveled on 100m
*M107 and KSVK config.cpp
**modified dextrity of weapons
*new KSVK and AK74PSO optics introduced for better aiming
*M16A4, M16A4GL aiming fix

===Wheeled.pbo===

** model.cfg
* Stryker gunner is able to turn its head now
* Stryker drivers FOV changed
* Added driver optics to all Strykers
* added mirror material (Stryker*.p3d, 5t*.p3d, Landrover*.p3d, Urals*.p3d, hilux*.p3d)
* Fixed bug with interior shadows in Strykers
*config.cpp
**GPS enabled for Humer, Stryker and BRDM

===Wheeled3.pbo===
*getting rid of some hard coded strings
*Added destruction effect
*Fixed damper selection for M1030
*Improved alpha faces for Both Bikes
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Post by Snake Man » 2007-04-03, 04:09:12 PM

Public BETA patch (v1.05.5143). Released Arpil 3rd, 2007.

BETA
====

This beta contains only engine update. It doesn't contain any data releated changes (like missions fixes), which may lead into strange results in gameplay as missions don't reflect any changes made in the engine.

iT should be compatible with existing last official release 1.05 in multiplayer, however using it may also lead to some unexpected results.

CHANGELOG
=========

5136 - New: -world=empty command line option for faster game loading (no island and no menu animation loaded)

5136 - Fixed: MP - command #exec allowed only for logged (not voted) admin
5136 - Fixed: UI - Tooltips are kept is screen safe area, not in the UI area

5136 - Fixed: MP - dynamically created helicopters handle "FLY" flag correctly now

5136 - Fixed: Peripheral vision are kept is screen safe area, not in the UI area

5137 - Fixed: Increased thrust when hovering stable in VTOL mode.

5137 - New: Player can use Eject to disembark the vehicle while leaving engine on.

5137 - Fixed: AI Strykers were not firing when player was not using iron sights / optics.

5137 - Fixed: Haze was too strong with large viewdistance.

5137 - Fixed: Reduced shadowing caused by the terrain.

5137 - Fixed: setTerrainGrid was not reset when a new mission was started.

5137 - Fixed: Dedicated server - after #reassign two players could control a single avatar

5137 - Fixed: In-game UI: RMB now sends target also to the units selected in the menu (when SPACE is holding)

5137 - Fixed: AI - Cars now can plan path through bushes (but tries to avoid them in Stealth mode)
5137 - Fixed: AI getting into player driven ship or helicopter was sometimes going to wrong position

5137 - Fixed: AI Ships now can reach shallow water (but very carefully)
5137 - Fixed: Ships - searching a place where to go for get in / get out improved
5137 - Fixed: MP - Type of remote objects was not sometimes recognized correctly (for example in function nearestObjects)

5137 - Fixed: head movement not visible on players in vehicle

5137 - Fixed: Freelook still forced when changing from cargo to secondary turret

5137 - Fixed: AI sometimes did not take off NVG after skipTime was used.

5137 - Changed: Less strict color coding for ping values.

5137 - Fixed: Explosions no longer cause any objects flying high.

5137 - Fixed: Some vehicles were not damaged when satchel charges exploded near them on the bridge.
5137 - Fixed: Man state was not updated frequently enough on some conditions (for instance two players in the same vehicle)

5137 - Fixed: Different selection of points where to get in / get out the ship

5138 - Fixed: Gear action, when inside vehicle, gear action use this vehicle as an items container

5138 - Fixed: Measures implemented to avoid textures being placed in AGP,
which often caused degraded performance after prolonged playing.

5138 - Optimized: Grass depth of field is now performed only with Postprocess set to Very high.

5138 - Fixed: Muzzle flash texture is preloaded now

5138 - Fixed: Wounded player is stuck in the water.

5138 - Fixed: Getting into vehicles - both player and AI now handle correctly exact cargo position

5138 - Fixed: Fixed performance issue when using Postprocess Effect High (related to grass blurring)

5138 - Fixed: Ships - faster movement in shallow water

5138 - Fixed: Separate get in point can be defined for each cargo position

5139 - Fixed: function "selectWeapon" now switches character pose when launcher is selected

5139 - Fixed: function setMousePosition is working correctly again (broken when HW cursors was introduced)

5139 - Fixed: Releasing Alt in a vehicle should center view vertically

5139 - Fixed: Zoom out and initial zoom settings for infantry 3D optics and 1st person view
5139 - Fixed: Vehicles did not rearm when no ammo was remaining

5139 - Fixed: Mission editor - objects which cannot float are placed underwater now

5139 - Fixed: All input ignored after MP session left while chat window still open.

5139 - Fixed: UI - selector active row highlighting was clipped to controls group

5139 - Fixed: UI - wrong focus switching from expanded combo box (through click on the other control)

5139 - Fixed: Improved AI path following when moving slow.

5139 - Fixed: Improved AI car path planning in combat mode near roads.

5140 - Fixed: Multiple dedicated servers on a single PC - wrong port was shown in the title and reported to GameSpy

5140 - Fixed: Exhaust particle original position and speed improved

5140 - Fixed: VoN issues with server behind firewall fixed

5140 - Fixed: AI - heavy wheeled vehicles now can drive through bushes

5140 - Fixed: AI cars avoided water even when canFloat = true was given in the config
5140 - Added: function createMissionDisplay
- Added: function joinSilent

5140 - Fixed: Vehicle commanding - after player switched to driver and then to commander, driver did not follow orders sometimes

5140 - Fixed: External camera of the soldier was placed inside objects sometimes

5142 - Fixed: Tracks were drawn under the bridge

5142 - Fixed: Salute and SitDown should work as toggle actions (also their radio protocol sentence fixed)

5142 - Fixed: MP - handling / reporting the current and maximum number of players was wrong sometimes

5142 - Fixed: UI - Gear dialog - weapon overview improved

5142 - Fixed: functions commandGetOut, doGetOut - units returns to formation when finished

5142 - Improved: Moving of external camera of the soldier is much smoother now
@param cam in/out camera position relative to camBase
@param focusPos focus point relative to camBase

5142 - Fixed: AI - path planning improved (more smooth transition between plans)

5142 - Fixed: Improved helicopters enaging targets.

5142 - New: Helicopter animation controllers cyclicForward and cyclicAside added.

5142 - New: User action ZoomOutToggle. Mapped to 2xNumpadMinus as default.

5142 - Fixed: Config entry predictSpeedCoef no longer needed - speed prediction now based on looped/nonlooped.
This should help AI predicting solider movement in transitions like when seeing someone going prone.

5142 - Fixed: Improved target scanning for fast moving units.

5142 - Fixed: In-game UI - vehicle position icons in the status bar and commanding menu

5142 - Fixed: Map info (commands, friendly and enemy units) is now saving into game save

5142 - Fixed: On "Cannot create system memory surface: 8007000e" error, some memory is flushed which may help the game continuing.

5142 - Fixed: scripting function "magazines" ignore empty (virtual) magazines

5142 - Fixed: Buldozer crash - non-streaming landscapes not supported.

5142 - Fixed: Reduced virtual address space usage on computers with 1 GB or more of RAM.

5142 - Fixed: Eye adaption was reset when getting in/out of the vehicle (most visible with NVG)

5142 - Fixed: AI boat movement precision and path finding improved.

5142 - Fixed: AI vehicle braking now smoother.

5143 - Fixed: Slighty improved AI pathfinding in a non-uniform environment.

5143 - Fixed: Tides are now considered for AI path finding.

5143 - Fixed: Possible server crash during NAT negotiation

5143 - Fixed: Assigning roles display - clipping of enable / disable AI icon in list of roles

5143 - Fixed: Better movement of convoys on roads

5143 - Fixed: NV goggles eye accomodation was reset, when returning to a paused game

5143 - Fixed: Gear screen in briefing - magazines was multiplied sometimes

5143 - Fixed: Clipping of some briefings on the right edge

5143 - Fixed: Distant grass layer follows roads more closely.

5143 - New: New config value soundBurst to allow playing sound for each bullet in a burst
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Post by Snake Man » 2007-05-10, 02:32:27 PM

US v1.06 (v1.06.5151)? Full Release. Released May 1st, 2007.

Summary

Version 1.06 is released in the US as ArmA: Combat Operations.

Main new features and improvements since version 1.05 are:
Gameplay
The Armory


Engine Change Log

5137 - Fixed: Increased thrust when hovering stable in VTOL mode.

5137 - New: Player can use Eject to disembark the vehicle while leaving engine on.

5137 - Fixed: AI Strykers were not firing when player was not using iron sights / optics.

5137 - Fixed: Haze was too strong with large viewdistance.

5137 - Fixed: Reduced shadowing caused by the terrain.

5137 - Fixed: setTerrainGrid was not reset when a new mission was started.

5137 - Fixed: Dedicated server - after #reassign two players could control a single avatar

5137 - Fixed: In-game UI: RMB now sends target also to the units selected in the menu (when SPACE is holding)

5137 - Fixed: AI - Cars now can plan path through bushes (but tries to avoid them in Stealth mode)

5137 - Fixed: AI getting into player driven ship or helicopter was sometimes going to wrong position

5137 - Fixed: AI Ships now can reach shallow water (but very carefully)

5137 - Fixed: Ships - searching a place where to go for get in / get out improved

5137 - Fixed: MP - Type of remote objects was not sometimes recognized correctly (for example in function nearestObjects)

5137 - Fixed: head movement not visible on players in vehicle

5137 - Fixed: Freelook still forced when changing from cargo to secondary turret

5137 - Fixed: AI sometimes did not take off NVG after skipTime was used.

5137 - Changed: Less strict color coding for ping values.

5137 - Fixed: Explosions no longer cause any objects flying high.

5137 - Fixed: Some vehicles were not damaged when satchel charges exploded near them on the bridge.

5137 - Fixed: Man state was not updated frequently enough on some conditions (for instance two players in the same vehicle)

5137 - Fixed: Different selection of points where to get in / get out the ship

5138 - Fixed: Gear action, when inside vehicle, gear action use this vehicle as an items container

5138 - Fixed: Measures implemented to avoid textures being placed in AGP, which often caused degraded performance after prolonged playing.

5138 - Optimized: Grass depth of field is now performed only with Postprocess set to Very high.

5138 - Fixed: Muzzle flash texture is preloaded now

5138 - Fixed: Wounded player is stuck in the water.

5138 - Fixed: Getting into vehicles - both player and AI now handle correctly exact cargo position

5138 - Fixed: Fixed performance issue when using Postprocess Effect High (related to grass blurring)

5138 - Fixed: Ships - faster movement in shallow water

5138 - Fixed: Separate get in point can be defined for each cargo position

5139 - Fixed: function "selectWeapon" now switches character pose when launcher is selected

5139 - Fixed: function setMousePosition is working correctly again (broken when HW cursors was introduced)

5139 - Fixed: Releasing Alt in a vehicle should center view vertically

5139 - Fixed: Zoom out and initial zoom settings for infantry 3D optics and 1st person view

5139 - Fixed: Vehicles did not rearm when no ammo was remaining

5139 - Fixed: Mission editor - objects which cannot float are placed underwater now

5139 - Fixed: All input ignored after MP session left while chat window still open.

5139 - Fixed: UI - selector active row highlighting was clipped to controls group

5139 - Fixed: UI - wrong focus switching from expanded combo box (through click on the other control)

5139 - Fixed: Improved AI path following when moving slow.

5139 - Fixed: Improved AI car path planning in combat mode near roads.

5140 - Fixed: Multiple dedicated servers on a single PC - wrong port was shown in the title and reported to GameSpy

5140 - Fixed: Exhaust particle original position and speed improved

5140 - Fixed: VoN issues with server behind firewall fixed

5140 - Fixed: AI - heavy wheeled vehicles now can drive through bushes

5140 - Fixed: AI cars avoided water even when canFloat = true was given in the config

5140 - Added: function createMissionDisplay

- Added: function joinSilent

5140 - Fixed: Vehicle commanding - after player switched to driver and then to commander, driver did not follow orders sometimes

5140 - Fixed: External camera of the soldier was placed inside objects sometimes

5142 - Fixed: Tracks were drawn under the bridge

5142 - Fixed: Salute and SitDown should work as toggle actions (also their radio protocol sentence fixed)

5142 - Fixed: MP - handling / reporting the current and maximum number of players was wrong sometimes

5142 - Fixed: UI - Gear dialog - weapon overview improved

5142 - Fixed: functions commandGetOut, doGetOut - units returns to formation when finished

5142 - Improved: Moving of external camera of the soldier is much smoother now

5142 - Fixed: AI - path planning improved (more smooth transition between plans)

5142 - Fixed: Improved helicopters engaging targets.

5142 - New: Helicopter animation controllers cyclicForward and cyclicAside added.

5142 - New: User action ZoomOutToggle. Mapped to 2xNumpadMinus as default.

5142 - Fixed: Config entry predictSpeedCoef no longer needed - speed prediction now based on looped/nonlooped. This should help AI predicting solider movement in transitions like when seeing someone going prone.

5142 - Fixed: Improved target scanning for fast moving units.

5142 - Fixed: In-game UI - vehicle position icons in the status bar and commanding menu

5142 - Fixed: Map info (commands, friendly and enemy units) is now saving into game save

5142 - Fixed: On "Cannot create system memory surface: 8007000e" error, some memory is flushed to allow game continuing.

5142 - Fixed: scripting function "magazines" ignore empty (virtual) magazines

5142 - Fixed: Buldozer crash - non-streaming landscapes not supported.

5142 - Fixed: Reduced virtual address space usage on computers with 1 GB or more of RAM.

5142 - Fixed: Eye adaption was reset when getting in/out of the vehicle (most visible with NVG)

5142 - Fixed: AI boat movement precision and path finding improved.

5142 - Fixed: AI vehicle braking now smoother.

5143 - Fixed: Slightly improved AI pathfinding in a non-uniform environment.

5143 - Fixed: Tides are now considered for AI path finding.

5143 - Fixed: Possible server crash during NAT negotiation

5143 - Fixed: Assigning roles display - clipping of enable / disable AI icon in list of roles

5143 - Fixed: Better movement of convoys on roads

5143 - Fixed: NV goggles eye accommodation was reset, when returning to a paused game

5143 - Fixed: Gear screen in briefing - magazines was multiplied sometimes

5143 - Fixed: Clipping of some briefings on the right edge

5143 - Fixed: Distant grass layer follows roads more closely.

5143 - New: New config value soundBurst to allow playing sound for each bullet in a burst

5145 - Fixed: Brightness limits were too benevolent - cheating was possible

5145 - Fixed: UI - during low frame rate, double click on some item in listbox was sometimes handled as double click on different item

5145 - Fixed: UI - when two controls are drawn over, mouse events are now received by the one in the front

5145 - Fixed: When running windowed, on some systems the image was slightly blurred.

5145 - Fixed: Improved text output kerning.

5145 - Fixed: HW acceleration used only when sound card offers at least 60 simultaneous sources. This fixes missing sounds while playing MP.

5147 - Fixed: Airplanes were firing rockets even when not aimed properly.

5148 - Fixed: UI - double clicks detected better during low frame rate

5148 - New: UI - control event handler ButtonClick now can return true to avoid default reaction

5148 - Fixed: AI planes not engaging targets.

5148 - Fixed: Airplane gears now fixed when aircraft is repaired.

5148 - Fixed: New animation controller noseWheelTurn.

5148 - Added: functions lbSort, lbSortByValue

5148 - Improved: UI - Chat log text border

5149 - Fixed: Improved target Tab locking prioritization for aircraft.

5149 - Fixed: Faint radar/IR contacts (distant targets) now rendered as unknown (yellow).

5149 - Fixed: The ingame progress bar showed up for a little while when the game was loading and was supposed to use the splash screens instead

5149 - Fixed: Progress bar was too bright at the end of the loading for a little while

5149 - Fixed: UI - text cursor in edit control was on wrong position

5149 - Fixed: AI planes unable to land on Sahrani airport.

5150 - Fixed: AI - car drivers sometimes ignored commands from player in cargo

5150 - New: function isServer to check if given machine is the server.

5150 - Fixed: Tanks were not jumping over the concrete ramp

5150 - Fixed: Get In waypoint - group leader sometimes did not get in when assigned to gunner position

5150 - Fixed: Improved laser target detection and engaging by AI.

5151 - Fixed: Improved AI plane reaching waypoints.

5151 - Fixed: Retail version doesn't try to compile shaders now unless being specifically asked to generate them

5151 - Fixed: Crash when trying to use HW without possibility to use shadow buffer technique (observed on Intel on board graphics card)

5151 - Fixed: Retail version doesn't try to compile shaders now unless being specifically asked to generate them

5151 - Fixed: Debriefing - in campaign, objectives was not properly marked

5151 - Added: Heading source to HUD's

Air.pbo

- Defined camel pilot for camels config.cpp (5.3.2007)
- Added clan signs and logos to Harriers and Littlebirds
- fixed pilot position in Harrier bomber , deleted unnecessary properties
- changed blink lights to still lights on harrier airplanes
- repositioned landing light on Cobra
- model.cfg
fixed compass rotation for Mi17
- config.cpp
Changed values of harrier flight envelope
HIT values and armor changed for all models
- Harrier bomber has now 6 bombs
- Removed erroneous rotor tilting from helicopter config.
- Cobra glass textures changed, also material for night instruments
- UH60 with machinegun second turret definition fixed.
- KA-50 missile and rocket firing points inversed
- Mi-17 rocket firing points inversed
- soundInsideCoef reduced to 0.2 for AV-8B
- UH60mg fire geometry and memory fix

Air3.pbo

- modeled landing lights to SU34
- config.cpp
Changed values of SU flight envelope
Added landing lights to Su34
Changed Armor setting

Anims.pbo

- Fixed Reload collision capsules
- Player can sit with pistol
- Fixed interpolations to dead in all transition animations
- Increased death bounding spheres to 1.5

Buildings.pbo

- materials update
- config.cpp
placement=vertical; added for RADAR station
tweaked markerLights values
- dum_zboreny.p3d
Collision geometry & Roadway modifications
- Tent_east.p3d - changed geometry
- Added new marker lights to runway navilight, edgelight and trafic stoplights
- fixed LOD bug in podesta_1_stairs3.p3d
- fixed collision Plot_Ohrada_zlomena

Ca.pbo

- added markerlight to small road barrier
- fixed buoys floating

characters.pbo

- Defined camel pilot config.cpp, model.cfg (5.3.2007)
- Added model of camel pilot, textures and materials (5.3.2007)
- Added clan for civilians and soldiers
- Added new Helmets for us_sodier_sabass.p3d, us_sodier_sabot.p3d, us_sodier_sabmark.p3d (8.3.2007)
- Pilots and Crewman now have smokeshells and one more magazine to avoid "ammo low" messages.
- Zombies do not use dangerFSM anymore.

Misc.pbo

- pytle_palety.p3d fixed collision
- drevtank added supply point
- BVP1T fixed alphasorting

Plants.pbo

- str_fikovnik fixed n

Sara.pbo
sara.wrp
- moved some rocks, poles, bus stop sign and shelter around Tlaloc
- adjusted terrain at El Gordo and Ic79
- several objects moved from road at Gj19

Tracked.pbo

- m113.p3d
selections in model
config.cpp and model.cfg modifications
- T72 and Abrams turret elevation and depression modified to match realistic values
- Shilka,BMP2 recieved a higher damageResistance to force tankcommanders to use maingun on it, instead of M2.
- soundInsideCoef lowered to 0.2 for M1A1

Water.pbo

- deleted unnecessary properties from both RHIB models
RHIB.p3d, RHIB_gunboat.p3d
still lights properly positioned
selections in model
- config.cpp and model.cfg modifications
changed ship class precision when following path
RHIB2Turret rear turret definition updated

Weapons.pbo

- M249 - texture modification
- DShKM - texture modification
- Increased indirectHitRange for all rockets from 0.2 to 2 meters
- Increased costs for RPG and M136 to avoid AI shooting at soldiers
- VehicleWeapons magazines maxLeadSpeed fixed
- Increased artillery ammo strength
- Increased AV-8 GBU loadout to 6 bombs
- Javelin model hotfix. Model modified to fire horizontal. Number of mags limited.
- NVG 2D optics improved
- 3 round burst ammo introduced for M134
- Burst mode introduced for MP5s
- Firing sound of the 57mm launcher changed
- Rebalancing of all bullet ammotypes
- adjusted firing rate of M134
- static weapons can zoom now
- TOW rocket center of gravity fixed, stabilising the flight
- Weapons used on aircrafts are always lockable

Weapons3.pbo

- m16 ViewPilot update -
- weapons used on aircraft are now always lockable

Wheeled.pbo

- config.cpp
fixed amount of Pick-up cargo
changed max speed settings for civil cars
Fixed 5t truck co-driver settings
Gunner of UAZ with machinegun casts shadow now.
HIT values and armor changed for all models
- model.cfg
fixed gauges to show proper speed values
- hilux*, datsun*, tractor - fixed exhaust points
- fixed steering wheel rotation in all hilux* models
- Humer, 5T truck, LandRover, Stryker, Tractor and Uaz - deleted unnecessary properties n
- Humer config - viewGunnerInExternal to prevent sound muffling for gunner
- Humer has now penetrable glass
- fix Stryker TOW kolize
- fix model center on Strykers for AI pathfinding
- fix damageHide selection on all UAZ*.p3d
- Strykers, BRDM - 2 received a higher damageResistance to force tankcommanders to use maingun on it, instead of M2.

Wheeled3.pbo

- added clan signs on the TT650 and M1030, deleted unnecessary properties
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Post by Snake Man » 2007-05-10, 02:55:13 PM

Public BETA patch (v1.07.5154). Released May 10th, 2007.

CHANGELOG 1.06-1.07
===================

5152 - Fixed: Very long MP mission name could cause crashes or freezes

5153 - Fixed: UI - Double click on listbox scrollbar does not launch the listbox action now

5153 - Fixed: Optics were deformed when using other than 4:3 screen ratio

5153 Fixed: Tanks were having troubles driving up the stones

5153 - Fixed: Functions createGroup, createUnit now fully works in MP

5153 - Fixed: AI now gets in vehicles on the positions where dead units are

5153 - Fixed: Gear dialog is closed when player dies

5153 - New: Weapons - optics camera can have a different direction than muzzle direction now

5153 - Fixed: UI - Gear display - icons for empty slots

5153 - Fixed: Mission loading screen - missing text given in onLoadMission

5153 - Fixed: When failed to join to a locked server, the correct cause is shown now.

5153 - New: Mission editor - year control in intel dialog

5153 - Fixed: UI - Missing addons error message - show the list of missing addons

5153 - Fixed: VoN sources management to prevent some sounds not audible in multiplayer

5153 - Fixed: Tow missile weapons are guided after they are fired.

5153 - Fixed: AI - gunners was sometimes unable to fire simultaneously

5153 - Fixed: Functions getVariable, setVariable can be used for more object types now

5153 - New: Improved support for X360 controller

5153 - Fixed: MP crash sometimes happened after deleteVehicle on some person

5153 - Fixed: Actions menu - drawing of arrows when scrolling is enabled

5153 - Fixed: Tanks were thrown in the air when colliding with some destructed buildings

5153 - Fixed: Gear action did not sometimes work in buildings (high over surface)

5153 - Fixed: MP - multiplication of magazines when putting them into a full crate

5153 - Fixed: UI - listboxes with texts of different color - color of selected text

5153 - Fixed: Game running in full screen had invisible but clickable window areas (close, minimize)

5153 - Fixed: Game running in full screen had invisible but clickable window areas (close, minimize)

5153 - Fixed: Game running in full screen had invisible but clickable window areas (close, minimize)

5153 - Fixed: Helicopters - state of hovering autopilot was not saved nor transferred in MP

5153 - Fixed: Touch off action available also in vehicles now

5153 - Fixed: Watch and GPS minimap forced not to be shown in cutscenes.

5154 - Fixed: In-game UI - In wide-screen aspects, the aiming cursor disappeared outside the UI area of the screen

5154 - Fixed: Dedicated server - ban.txt was locked for edit during the game

5154 - Fixed: MP mission statistics can be written to the file given by command line argument -ranking=...

5154 - Fixed: Invisible magazine when player get in vehicle during reloading and get out again.


===A10.pbo===
* config.cpp
**fixed Maverick rocket indirect hit range (to match other rockets)
**set damageResistance

===Air.pbo===
* Ah1Z fire geometry fix
* 2D optics models enlarged for 16:9 aspect
*config.cpp
**set damageResistance

===Air3.pbo===
*config.cpp
**set damageResistance

===Buildigs.pbo===
* fixed maping in 1st LOD of castle\helfenburg.p3d
* fixed "empty or no skeleton" errors for hotel and kostel_mexico

===Ca.pbo===
*Getting rid of hardcoded strings
*Fixing turret errors on some of the library objects

===Characters.pbo===
* Fixed clan for all civilian
* deleted faulty last lod of np_soldier_pilot

===Misc.pbo===
*config.cpp
** increased armor of sanbags fence to 800 (equal to fortress)
** decreased arnmor of barrels and pallettes to 20 (equal to civil car) n
** empty skeleton error on armored target fixed
* paletaA, paletyC, paletyD fixed fire geometry

===Sara.pbo===
*sara.wrp
**Bush moved from gate.
**Terrain adjusted, pavement accessible.

===Tracked.pbo===
*2D optics models enlarged for 16:9 aspect
*T72, M1A1 changed comander_out view + improved hitpoints
*T72, ZSU, M1A1 fixed fire geometry
*config.cpp
**set damageResistance
**HUD reworked for M113 variants
**HUD removed for ambulances

===Ui.pbo===
*Introducing class RscInGameUI.RscUnitInfoNoHUD as default no hud class
*Introducing class RscInGameUI.RscUnitVehicle, that works together with compass hud

===Wheeled.pbo===
*Enabled landrover police version
*Increased magazine loads on ammo trucks
*HUDs for armed vehicles changed to work with compass

===Weapons.pbo===
*2D optics models enlarged for 16:9 aspect
*cfgAmmo.hpp redesigned indirect hit and ranges for HE ammo news:evicdg$rtq$1@new_server.localdomain and explosive hit
*AmmoBoxes.hpp + cfgVehicles.hpp
**ammocrates destruction
*VehicleWeapons.hpp - PKT 100rnd mags introduced, mag.reload times balanced for all MGuns
*MP5 magazines have names now.
*M16 GL, AK GL and M4 ACOG+GL have new grenadelauncher ironsights
add in readme: Grenadelauncher ironsights can be now used for aiming on 150m distance, in case M4 it is 200m
* GP-25 set to correct 40mm ammo
* Improved Aimpoint for M4_Aimpoint.p3d and M4_SD_Aimpoint.p3d

===Weapons3.pbo===
*2D optics models enlarged for 16:9 aspect
*M16A4 GL and M16A4 ACOG+GL have added ironsights for grenade launcher and new view axis
*Burst rate of fire for M16A4 changed, required cahnges in config.cpp of all 4 versions.

===Wheeled.pbo===
*2D optics models enlarged for 16:9 aspect
*config.cpp
**set damageResistance
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Post by Snake Man » 2007-05-16, 04:43:09 PM

Public BETA patch (v1.07.5157). Released May 16th, 2007.

CHANGELOG 5157

5155 - Fixed: Movement config - entry primaryActionMaps telling what action maps will be loaded first (and so used for initialization of movement)

5156 - Fixed: RCtrl is no longer reserved for combos, it can be used as a separate key as well. - Fixed: Keys with dik code greater than 128 (numpad, some special keys) can now serve as combos.

5156 - Fixed: AI no longer starts firing in Hold fire unless the enemy is really threatening it.

5156 - Fixed: Helicopter center of rotation is now center of mass, not rotor mast.

5156 - Fixed: Improved AI and autohover hovering stability.

5156 - Fixed: XInput handling of input devices disabled because of missing configuration options

5156 - Fixed: Position of Present call in the frame changed to improve Alt-Tab stability and work around possible driver errors.

5156 - Fixed: M1A1 was never turning out in safe or careless mode.

5156 - Added: function nearTargets

5156 - Fixed: MP - Helicopter could appear as destroyed when in fact it was unharmed.

5156 - Fixed: MP - more reliable transfer of damage status of vehicles to other clients.

5156 - Fixed: Better VRAM allocation estimations for nVidia 8800 card, resulting in less frequent missing textures.

5156 - New: Cheat Shift+Minus FLUSH to allow to manually flushing all VRAM allocations to restore performance if needed.
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Post by Snake Man » 2007-06-11, 11:50:22 AM

International / US patch (v1.08.5163). Released June 11th, 2007.

Version 1.08 is released as free patch to all existing editions of ArmA (updated to version 1.05 or US version 1.06).


===Main New Features===

* Improved clarity and reliability of Voice over net
* Increased contrast of light for all weather conditions
* Bullet impact is now visualised also on all objects and vehicles
* 2D optics now support wide screen aspect ratio correctly
* Various AI, UI, gameplay and stability improvements and tweaks
* New texture detail "Default" that autodetects the amount of VRAM. Recommended Texture Detail setting for users of cards with more than 512 VRAM.
* Reworked logic of teamswitch to make it more suitable for detailed manual squad command control
* Full support for multiple airports
* A bit faster and more fluent radio protocol


===Engine Change Log===
====Release Candidate 0====
- Fixed: Very long MP mission name could cause crashes or freezes
- Fixed: UI - Double click on listbox scrollbar does not launch the listbox action now
- Fixed: Optics were deformed when using other than 4:3 screen ratio
Fixed: Tanks were having troubles driving up the stones
- Fixed: Functions createGroup, createUnit now fully works in MP
- Fixed: AI now gets in vehicles on the positions where dead units are
- Fixed: Gear dialog is closed when player dies
- New: Weapons - optics camera can have a different direction than muzzle direction now
- Fixed: UI - Gear display - icons for empty slots
- Fixed: Mission loading screen - missing text given in onLoadMission
- Fixed: When failed to join to a locked server, the correct cause is shown now.
- New: Mission editor - year control in intel dialog
- Fixed: UI - Missing addons error message - show the list of missing addons
- Fixed: VoN sources management to prevent some sounds not audible in multiplayer
- Fixed: Tow missile weapons are guided after they are fired.
- Fixed: AI - gunners was sometimes unable to fire simultaneously
- Fixed: Functions getVariable, setVariable can be used for more object types now
- New: Improved support for X360 controller
- Fixed: MP crash sometimes happened after deleteVehicle on some person
- Fixed: Actions menu - drawing of arrows when scrolling is enabled
- Fixed: Tanks were thrown in the air when colliding with some destructed buildings
- Fixed: Gear action did not sometimes work in buildings (high over surface)
- Fixed: MP - multiplication of magazines when putting them into a full crate
- Fixed: UI - listboxes with texts of different color - color of selected text
- Fixed: Game running in full screen had invisible but clickable window areas (close, minimize)
- Fixed: Helicopters - state of hovering autopilot was not saved nor transferred in MP
- Fixed: Touch off action available also in vehicles now
- Fixed: Watch and GPS minimap forced not to be shown in cutscenes.
- Fixed: In-game UI - In wide-screen aspects, the aiming cursor disappeared outside the UI area of the screen
- Fixed: Dedicated server - ban.txt was locked for edit during the game
- Fixed: MP mission statistics can be written to the file given by command line argument -ranking=...
- Fixed: Invisible magazine when player get in vehicle during reloading and get out again.
- Added: function clearVehicleInit
- Fixed: Movement config - entry primaryActionMaps telling what action maps will be loaded first (and so used for initialization of movement)
- Fixed: RCtrl is no longer reserved for combos, it can be used as a separate key as well.
- Fixed: Keys with dik code greater than 128 (numpad, some special keys) can now serve as combos.
- Fixed: AI no longer starts firing in Hold fire unless the enemy is really threatening it.
- Fixed: Helicopter center of rotation is now center of mass, not rotor mast.
- Fixed: Improved AI and autohover hovering stability.
- Fixed: XInput handling of input devices disabled because of missing configuration options
- Fixed: Position of Present call in the frame changed to improve Alt-Tab stability and work around possible driver errors.
- Fixed: Reduced texture memory requirements for little varied parts of the terrain.
- Fixed: M1A1 was never turning out in safe or careless mode.
- Added: function nearTargets
- Fixed: MP - Helicopter could appear as destroyed when in fact it was unharmed.
- Fixed: MP - more reliable transfer of damage status of vehicles to other clients.
- Fixed: Better VRAM allocation estimations for nVidia 8800 card, resulting in less frequent missing textures.
- New: Cheat Shift+Minus FLUSH to allow to manually flushing all VRAM allocations to restore performance if needed.
- Fixed: AI no longer uses RPG/LAW for looking at unknown enemies.
- Fixed: AI target position accuracy sometimes was fluctuating a little bit for distant targets.
- Fixed: AI Commander no longer commands individual targets when using weapons which gunner can operate autonomously, like machine guns.
- Fixed: AI could be stuck on Seek and Destroyed waypoint when group consisted of one vehicle with multiple crew positions.
- Fixed: Some Joystick buttons have fixed function in UI and game.
- Fixed: Improved radio protocol fluency by binding words together.
- New: VoN 2D voice volume is now controlled by radio volume.
- New: Console output of dedicated servers can be logged to file specified in the server config entry logFile.
- Fixed: Reduced occurrences where AI characters walked through each other.
- New: MP Statistics table now indicate who is speaking over VoN by flashing given players name.
- Optimized: Text rendering optimized, should make situations where a lot of UI text is rendered faster.
- Added: functions isKindOf, sizeOf
- Optimized: Terrain rendering uses less CPU.
- Fixed: Improved VRAM managment for ATI cards with Catalyst 7.3 or newer.
- New: Support for larger texture cache with new Texture Detail level "Default", useful for cards with over 512 MB VRAM.
- Fixed: Flare disappearing is now smooth near screen edges.
- Fixed: Wall and other obstacles now provide better shielding against explosions
- Fixed: Voice over net was not working when DS and client was running on a single PC
- Fixed: VoN connection established by retranslation through server Game socket when NAT negotiation fails
- Fixed: Memory manager sometimes flushed caches too deeply, causing short intensive disk activity.
- Fixed: VoN peer to peer connections are kept alive by sending special packets
- Fixed: Voice over IP direct speak is made louder now.
- Fixed: Improved Voice codec quality, bandwidth for voice increased from 6 kbps to 8 kbps
- New: Speex1.2 beta 2 used as VoN codec
- Fixed: VoN voice clipping is reduced now.
- Fixed: Dedicated server crashes when retranslating VoN packets through Game Socket.
- Fixed: Increased rudder authority for airplanes, improved AI using rudder while engaging.
- Fixed: Briefing was sometimes cut on the right edge.
- Fixed: MP: Crash when ammo created via createVehicle killed the player.
- Fixed: Overall quality indication in the options changed for large view distances.
- Fixed: Laser target acquire distance for AI was limited by rendering distance.
- Fixed: Removed delay between target creation and its line of sight being tested. Should help laser targets and dynamically created vehicles.
- New: Config entry vonCodecQuality to set VoN codec quality on dedicated servers (default value is 3, can be value from 1..10).
- Fixed: AI subordinates now follow leader orders even when was stopped before by the Team switch
- Fixed: Team switch shortcuts (previous / next unit) accessible also when map is shown
- Fixed: Flap actions no longer present in the action menu for plane with no flaps.
- New: Event handlers LandedTouchDown and LandedStopped
- Added: functions id setAirportSide side, airportSide id, plane landAt id, plane assignToAirport id
- Fixed: Group leader left by team switch no longer orders some commands
- Optimized: Reduced amount of data transferred when JIP into a complex and long running mission.
- Fixed: Bugs in VoN OpenAL source management.
- New: Animation controllers gmeterx, gmetery, gmeterz
- Fixed: Connection to GameSpy during dedicated server reporting was sometimes lost (Windows 2000 SP2 or newer are required now)
- Fixed: Scripting function soldier moveInCargo [vehicle,position] was not implemented.
- Fixed: Tanks now slow down when destroying a tree or other big objects.
- Fixed: Scripting function person moveInTurret [vehicle,[x,y,z]] crashed when [x,y,z] was invalid.
- Fixed: External camera was sometimes forced close to the person when some tree or bush was behind it.
- Fixed: Changing audio options while playing MP could cause VoN not working or crash the game.
- Fixed: MP: setPos and setDir effects are now transferred across the network.
- Fixed: In some situations, Rearm / Repair / Refuel did not fill all


===Data Change Log===

==Version 1.07==
===A10.pbo===
* config.cpp
**fixed Maverick rocket indirect hit range (to match other rockets)
**set damageResistance
**only one Maverick per target is used now.

===Air.pbo===
* Ah1Z fire geometry fix
* 2D optics models enlarged for 16:9 aspect
*config.cpp
**set damageResistance
**balanced helicopter armor and hitzones, so they survive emergency landing but remain vulnerable to AA gunfire
* Tweeked texture of 2D optics

===Air3.pbo===
*config.cpp
**set armor and damageResistance

===Anims.pbo===
*Fixed wrong "stand" links in several action maps
*introduced primaryActionMaps
*Ladder moves reworked (rifle moves introduced)
*Transition erc rfl low to pne added
*Interpolation for AI movement erc stp ras rfl to erc spr low rfl added

===Animals.pbo===
*fixed shadow problems with small insects

===Buildigs.pbo===
* fixed maping in 1st LOD of castle\helfenburg.p3d
* fixed "empty or no skeleton" errors for hotel and kostel_mexico
* fixed Z-fight flickering on misc\zidka03
* fixed shadow volume at brana02nodoor.p3d
* fixed top roof ladder in Tovarna2
* misc\runway_papi* increased shining flare

===Ca.pbo===
*Getting rid of hardcoded strings
*Fixing turret errors on some of the library objects
*Bouys are not reported by AI anymore

===Desert.pbo===
*Map repacked to lower VRAM usage
*Updated ilsTaxiIn for Rahmadi strip,
*Added drawTaxiway value

===Characters.pbo===
* Fixed clan for all civilian
* deleted faulty last lod of np_soldier_pilot

===Misc.pbo===
*config.cpp
** increased armor of sanbags fence to 800 (equal to fortress)
** decreased arnmor of barrels and pallettes to 20 (equal to civil car)
** empty skeleton error on armored target fixed
* paletaA, paletyC, paletyD fixed fire geometry
* Bilboard_Revolucion_bez_noh.p3d changed damage settings
* drevena_bedna.p3d changed damage settings

===Sara.pbo===
Map repacked to lower texture usage
*sara.wrp
**Bush moved from gate.
**Terrain adjusted, pavement accessible.
**Rock moved, scaled, rotated.

**Terrain of Pita runwaz flattened.
*config.cpp
**Added class SecondaryAirfields, 3 more ILS definitions in it.
**Updated ilsTaxiIn for Rahmadi strip
**Added drawTaxiway value.

===Sounds.pbo===
*Church bell sounds had wrong paths

===Tracked.pbo===
*2D optics models enlarged for 16:9 aspect
*T72, M1A1 changed comander_out view + improved hitpoints
*T72, ZSU, M1A1 fixed fire geometry
*config.cpp
**set damageResistance
**HUD reworked for M113 variants
**HUD removed for ambulances
**set real T72 and M1A1 main turret elevation
*Tank commanders have new 2D square optics, some optics models cleaned
*tweaked 2D optics of brdm

===Ui.pbo===
*Introducing class RscInGameUI.RscUnitInfoNoHUD as default no hud class
*Introducing class RscInGameUI.RscUnitVehicle, that works together with compass hud

===Water.pbo===
*config.cpp
**zoom for ironsights on turrets set equal to other weapons

===Wheeled.pbo===
*Enabled landrover police version
*Increased magazine loads on ammo trucks
*HUDs for armed vehicles changed to work with compass

===Weapons.pbo===
*2D optics models enlarged for 16:9 aspect
** G36 fixed after 1.07 beta
*cfgAmmo.hpp
**redesigned indirect hit and ranges for HE ammo and explosive hit
**small arms amo now has tracers only in arcade, reduced visible fire too
**changed ammo audible/visible settings
**defined Vickers mgun tracers
**all SD ammo defined as subsonic
**reduced GBU12 bomb indirect hit to not harm that much distant tanks
*cfgMagazines.hpp
**M24 uses traceless ammo
*AmmoBoxes.hpp + cfgVehicles.hpp
**ammocrates destruction
*VehicleWeapons.hpp - PKT 100rnd mags introduced, mag.reload times balanced for all MGuns
*MP5 magazines have names now.
*M16 GL, AK GL and M4 ACOG+GL have new grenadelauncher ironsights
add in readme: Grenadelauncher ironsights can be now used for aiming on 150m distance, in case M4 it is 200m
* GP-25 set to correct 40mm ammo
** tweeked textures of 2D optics of acog, ags and soflam

===Weapons3.pbo===
*2D optics models enlarged for 16:9 aspect
*M16A4 GL and M16A4 ACOG+GL have added ironsights for grenade launcher and new view axis
*Burst rate of fire for M16A4 changed, required cahnges in config.cpp of all 4 versions. |
*config.cpp
**changed ammo audible/visible settings
*ammo B_25mm_HE indirectHitValue fixed

===Wheeled.pbo===
*2D optics models enlarged for 16:9 aspect
*config.cpp
**set damageResistance
**zoom for ironsights on turrets set equal to other weapons
*Tweeking 2D sights
*Humers and Landrover with turret no more injures gunner while getting out.
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Post by Snake Man » 2007-12-21, 05:09:40 PM

BETA Patch (v1.09.5208). Released December 21st, 2007.

===1.09 HIGHLIGHTS - MAIN NEW IMPROVEMENTS AND FIXES===

* significantly smoother gameplay on Northern part of Sahrani (up to 100% increase in frame rate depending on scene, video settings and graphics card)

* combat AI improvements

* voice over net and multiplayer related fixes and improvements

* new anti cheating methods in multiplayer (including optional www.BattlEye.com depending on server settings: if enabled, be server and be client dlls will be used and automatically updated to your computer)

* fixed compatibility problems caused by various copy protections used

* fog is rendered correctly on DX10 generation cards

* new scripting functions (string manipulation, multiplayer synchronization)


===KNOWN ISSUES===

* occasional BSOD in multiplayer using VOIP with some SoundBlaster cards (this problem was present also in all previous version of ArmA including 1.08 but due to limited use of VOIP it wasn't real issue). Known work around is to disable hardware acceleration in ArmA audio options.


===ENGINE CHANGELOG===

5164 - Fixed: spinning in select() on Linux Dedicated Server
5164 - Fixed: Handling of invalid CD keys on dedicated servers improved
5164 - Fixed: Signature verification timeout significantly relaxed.
5164 - Fixed: System audio mixer settings no longer changed by ingame volume options.
5164 - Fixed: Vehicle channel no longer transforms to a side channel when not in the vehicle.
5164 - Fixed: assignToAirport did the same as landAt. Now it assigns for purpose of future getout commands.
5164 - Fixed: MP: Player driving motorcycle could die suddenly with no apparent reason.
5164 - Fixed: Building ruins were not visible for JIP-ed players.
5164 - Improved: UI - better detection of focused buttons
5170 - New: Scripting: Full object orientation can be set now using new function setVectorDirAndUp
5170 - Fixed: Handling of duplicate CD key improved
5170 - Added: Improved anti-cheat measures
5170 - New: Command line argument -ranking=... was removed. MP mission statistics can be written to file specified by logFile entry in the server config.
5170 - Fixed: Memory leak on dedicated server (several KB per a mission played).
5170 - Fixed: leader, AI tanks subordinate to a player sometimes did not open fire against some enemy tanks.
5170 - Fixed: AI was not able to fire over sandbags unless the enemy came very near.
5170 - Fixed: Recoil was working badly (moving in unexpected directions) when fps was low.
5170 - Fixed: AI was able to pinpoint enemy by ear after seeing him for a while.
5170 - Fixed: Fixed: Fog on DX10 cards (nVidia 8800, ATI X2900) was too dense.
5170 - Fixed: AI was sometimes unable to move when seeing enemy very near.
5170 - Fixed: Error when loading a save from a complex mission (containing a lot of variables).
5170 - Fixed: Possible crash caused by malformed resize scripting command.
5175 - Fixed: Chat message length limited to 150 characters
5175 - Added: After 3 wrong attempts to log in as an admin further attempts are ignored for some time
5175 - Fixed: Reduced loading time for large textures.
5178 - Fixed: Default handling of different data detected was stricter then intended, resulting in a kick of players.
5178 - Fixed: Dedicated server sometimes crashes after downloading Squad.xml.
5178 - Experimental: Depth only pass used to reduce pixel shader load on some GPUs.
5178 - New: Improved Voice over Net packet re-translation (voice is re-translated when no direct Peer to Peer connection is available or to spare some network bandwidth).
5179 - Fixed: VoN loudness is sometimes not matching selected voice channel (too quiet on Global channel or too loud on Direct channel).
5180 - New: BattlEye protection integration (server admin can enable it using battlEye = 1; in server config)
5180 - New: Better NAT traversal for VoN.
5180 - Optimized: Reduced GPU load of shore area rendering.
5181 - Fixed: NAT traversal for VoN makes dedicated server crashing.
5184 - Fixed: AI units in safe mode could randomly stop
5190 - Fixed: Bad object ID after loading a game - caused frequent crashes when loading Rahmadi Conflict saves.
5191 - New: publicVariable now works for all types of variables
5191 - Added: function addPublicVariableEventHandler
5191 - Fixed: Airplanes bombing laser designated targets.
5193 - Changed: aiDispersionCoef now used scaled by unit skill, high skill units always having low dispersion.
5194 - Fixed: Airplanes with tail wheel were placed with the tail in the air when mission was started.
5195 - Added: functions toUpper, toLower, toArray, toString
5196 - Fixed: Airplanes standing on the ground sometimes oscillated (observed esp. with DC3)
5196 - New: Added difficulty option VonID (VON ID), allowing to see in-game who is currently speaking over the radio.
5196 - New: Added difficulty option DeathMessages (KILL MSG), allowing disabling of XXX killed by YYY messages.
5196 - Fixed: Improved dynamic range handling for vehicle interior sounds (reduces their loudness)
5196 - New: Added difficulty option NetStats (MP SCORE), allowing disabling of scoreboard functionality.
5198 - Fixed: Dead players can no longer talk or write to in-game players unless they are admins.
5199 - Fixed: Further reduced virtual address space usage. Should reduce frequency of out of memory errors.
Use command line switch -vm108 to mimic the behaviour of 1.08 version if the new scheme does not work for you.
5201 - New: Command line option -noPause to allow the game running even when its window does not have a focus.
5203 - New: Option to mute individual players in the Players screen (key P)
5203 - Fixed: Thrust vectoring was not transferred in MP, causing warping of hovering airplanes.
5203 - Fixed: Possible crashes with VoN used with HW acceleration.
5203 - Improved: Some ingame .rpt messages removed or clarified to make them more useful
5205 - Fixed: MP "Head bug" - when two players were boarding passenger space of the vehicle simultaneously, one of them
might end outside of the vehicle with no control over direction of his character.
5207 - Problem was with mouse movement adaptive filtering, which handled badly transition from fast to slow motion, causing the fast motion to leak into the slow motion region.
A barrier was placed to rejected samples so that sample once rejected is not considered in any more computations.


===DATA CHANGELOG===

All data changes are included in HotFix.pbo, HotFix_QG.pbo, HotFix_DBE1.pbo, ui.pbo and language.pbo

(Important: Beta patch doesn't fully support Queen's Gambit, to test the specific Queen's Gambit fixes, you need to copy manually HotFix_QG.pbo and HotFix_DBE1.pbo to your addons folder. There will be no automated uninstall process supported for Queen's Gambit beta addons)

* FIX {RECOIL}: recoil for all hand weapons were reworked.
* NEW (AMMO): ballistics reworked introducing air friction specific values for each bullet class
* FIX (AMMO): AT4 and RPG7 reduced HIT strength and changed ballistics
* FIX (AMMO): Improved Javelin missile precision.
* FIX (AMMO): land mines - increased indirect hit range and reduced hit value
* FIX (AMMO): Grenades and Flares deflection reduced to half
* FIX (WEAPONS): Unloaded Javelin will not show optics attachment to avoid view blocking in most of the moves.
* FIX (AMMO): count of ammo is changed (M113).
* FIX (AMMO): Cobra cannon ammo changed from AP to HEI
* FIX (AMMO): Sabot rounds no longer produce large explosion effects
* FIX (WEAPONS): GAU-8 fixed rate of fire
* NEW (WEAPONS): Added unguided rockets salvo for AI.
* FIX (WEAPONS): Weapon ranges tweaks. Increased minimum range hit probability.
* FIX (AMMO): reduced secondary explosion range (destroyed vehicle blast range)
* FIX (AMMOBOXES): added some weapons and magazines to existing ammoboxes.
* FIX (ANIMATIONS): Improved turning around with launcher.
* FIX (WEAPONS): Improved M16A2 reload time (faster).
* FIX (VEHICLES): Increased structural armor value of several vehicles to give the crew more chances for survival.
* NEW (DATA): reworked grass clutter on Northern Sahrani, New Sahrani designed for smoother gameplay experience
* FIX (LOCALIZATION): various localization fixes
* FIX (ANIMATIONS): some problems with ladders introduced in 1.08 (stuck on ladders, problem when going from knelt or prone on a ladder, healing when knelt with rifle or launcher)
* FIX (LOCALIZATION): mission M13 is localized to all languages
* FIX (RUSSIAN): several missing translations in the Russian version, UI.pbo is modified to prevent an error message displayed in Russian version of the game when entering Single mission directory
* FIX (DC3): Eject speed is correct, improved get in and get out time, now it's possible to get out.
* FIX (HILUX, DATSUN): Game doesn't fail when using this car in ARMA without Queens Gambit mod.
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Post by Snake Man » 2008-07-30, 06:44:58 AM

Public Beta Patch (v1.11.5244). Released March 21st, 2008.

===1.11 HIGHLIGHTS - MAIN NEW IMPROVEMENTS AND FIXES===

* Fixed compatibility issues with Vista x64 platform

* Voice over net and multiplayer related fixes and improvements

* Fixed Out Of Memory problems caused by exhausting 32b virtual address space

* Significant optimizations with large view distances

* AI bridge pathfinding much improved

* Fixed some bugs in the AI target recognition both visually and aurally

* Improved airplane turn dynamics simulation (including improved rudder simulation)

* Fixed clipping issues with 16:9 or TrippleHead displays


===1.09 HIGHLIGHTS - MAIN NEW IMPROVEMENTS AND FIXES===

* Significantly smoother gameplay on Northern part of Sahrani (up to 100% increase in frame rate depending on scene, video settings and graphics card)

* Combat AI improvements

* Voice over net and multiplayer related fixes and improvements

* New anti cheating methods in multiplayer (including optional www.BattlEye.com depending on server settings: if enabled, be server and be client dlls will be used and automatically updated to your computer)

* Fixed compatibility problems caused by various copy protections used

* Fog is rendered correctly on DX10 generation cards

* New scripting functions (string manipulation, multiplayer synchronization)


===ENGINE CHANGELOG===

5164 - Fixed: spinning in select() on Linux Dedicated Server
5164 - Fixed: Handling of invalid CD keys on dedicated servers improved
5164 - Fixed: Signature verification timeout significantly relaxed.
5164 - Fixed: System audio mixer settings no longer changed by ingame volume options.
5164 - Fixed: Vehicle channel no longer transforms to a side channel when not in the vehicle.
5164 - Fixed: assignToAirport did the same as landAt. Now it assigns for purpose of future getout commands.
5164 - Fixed: MP: Player driving motorcycle could die suddenly with no apparent reason.
5164 - Fixed: Building ruins were not visible for JIP-ed players.
5164 - Improved: UI - better detection of focused buttons
5170 - New: Scripting: Full object orientation can be set now using new function setVectorDirAndUp
5170 - Fixed: Handling of duplicate CD key improved
5170 - Added: Improved anti-cheat measures
5170 - New: Command line argument -ranking=... was removed. MP mission statistics can be written to file specified by logFile entry in the server config.
5170 - Fixed: Memory leak on dedicated server (several KB per a mission played).
5170 - Fixed: leader, AI tanks subordinate to a player sometimes did not open fire against some enemy tanks.
5170 - Fixed: AI was not able to fire over sandbags unless the enemy came very near.
5170 - Fixed: Recoil was working badly (moving in unexpected directions) when fps was low.
5170 - Fixed: AI was able to pinpoint enemy by ear after seeing him for a while.
5170 - Fixed: Fixed: Fog on DX10 cards (nVidia 8800, ATI X2900) was too dense.
5170 - Fixed: AI was sometimes unable to move when seeing enemy very near.
5170 - Fixed: Error when loading a save from a complex mission (containing a lot of variables).
5170 - Fixed: Possible crash caused by malformed resize scripting command.
5175 - Fixed: Chat message length limited to 150 characters
5175 - Added: After 3 wrong attempts to log in as an admin further attempts are ignored for some time
5175 - Fixed: Reduced loading time for large textures.
5178 - Fixed: Default handling of different data detected was stricter then intended, resulting in a kick of players.
5178 - Fixed: Dedicated server sometimes crashes after downloading Squad.xml.
5178 - Experimental: Depth only pass used to reduce pixel shader load on some GPUs.
5178 - New: Improved Voice over Net packet re-translation (voice is re-translated when no direct Peer to Peer connection is available or to spare some network bandwidth).
5179 - Fixed: VoN loudness is sometimes not matching selected voice channel (too quiet on Global channel or too loud on Direct channel).
5180 - New: BattlEye protection integration (server admin can enable it using battlEye = 1; in server config)
5180 - New: Better NAT traversal for VoN.
5180 - Optimized: Reduced GPU load of shore area rendering.
5181 - Fixed: NAT traversal for VoN makes dedicated server crashing.
5184 - Fixed: AI units in safe mode could randomly stop
5190 - Fixed: Bad object ID after loading a game - caused frequent crashes when loading Rahmadi Conflict saves.
5191 - New: publicVariable now works for all types of variables
5191 - Added: function addPublicVariableEventHandler
5191 - Fixed: Airplanes bombing laser designated targets.
5193 - Changed: aiDispersionCoef now used scaled by unit skill, high skill units always having low dispersion.
5194 - Fixed: Airplanes with tail wheel were placed with the tail in the air when mission was started.
5195 - Added: functions toUpper, toLower, toArray, toString
5196 - Fixed: Airplanes standing on the ground sometimes oscillated (observed esp. with DC3)
5196 - New: Added difficulty option VonID (VON ID), allowing to see in-game who is currently speaking over the radio.
5196 - New: Added difficulty option DeathMessages (KILL MSG), allowing disabling of XXX killed by YYY messages.
5196 - Fixed: Improved dynamic range handling for vehicle interior sounds (reduces their loudness)
5196 - New: Added difficulty option NetStats (MP SCORE), allowing disabling of scoreboard functionality.
5198 - Fixed: Dead players can no longer talk or write to in-game players unless they are admins.
5199 - Fixed: Further reduced virtual address space usage. Should reduce frequency of out of memory errors.
Use command line switch -vm108 to mimic the behaviour of 1.08 version if the new scheme does not work for you.
5201 - New: Command line option -noPause to allow the game running even when its window does not have a focus.
5203 - New: Option to mute individual players in the Players screen (key P)
5203 - Fixed: Thrust vectoring was not transferred in MP, causing warping of hovering airplanes.
5203 - Fixed: Possible crashes with VoN used with HW acceleration.
5203 - Improved: Some ingame .rpt messages removed or clarified to make them more useful
5205 - Fixed: MP "Head bug" - when two players were boarding passenger space of the vehicle simultaneously, one of them
might end outside of the vehicle with no control over direction of his character.
5207 - Problem was with mouse movement adaptive filtering, which handled badly transition from fast to slow motion, causing the fast motion to leak into the slow motion region.
A barrier was placed to rejected samples so that sample once rejected is not considered in any more computations.
5207 - Fixed: When fast moving with mouse, cursor sometimes jumped once more after turning was stopped.
5207 - Fixed: Players in Seagull mode cannot hear direct speech of others properly.
5209 - Fixed: When switching VON channels quickly, the VON ID indication could still show the old channel.
5209 - Fixed: Improved handling of situations where graphical card VRAM is completely exhausted.
5209 - Fixed: In some complex MP missions the memory space for network messages could be exhausted, resulting in CTD.
5209 - Fixed: Direct speech inside vehicles was not hearable often.
5209 - Fixed: Tank which crew has ejected might sometimes continue spinning forever.
5209 - Fixed: Seized by trigger was mission a hint in the mission editor.
5209 - Fixed: nearTargets returned position more accurate than known by AI.
5209 - New: nearTargets now returns approximate assumed position accuracy as well.
5209 - Fixed: Bad weapon selection by some armored units when engaging some target types (e.g. Mi17 with FFARs)
5209 - Fixed: Sometimes AI might wrongly favor audible information over a visual one after not seeing the target for a while.
5209 - Fixed: AI was unable to destroy empty targets on Destroy WP using full auto weapons (mguns, cannons).
5211 - Fixed: AI detected IR / radar targets very late compared to human players.
5211 - Improved: AI: Better weapon selection when target is far away.
5211 - Fixed: Label on map with map info enabled sometimes revealed real target location even when it was not known.
5211 - Fixed: Improved airplane turn dynamics, including improved rudder dynamics model and fixed auto coordination.
5211 - Fixed: Improved recovery from "VB Lock failed, E_OUTOFMEMORY" error
5212 - Fixed: Further reduced virtual address space usage.
5213 - Fixed: AI tank/APC/ZSU ballistics computation when firing at distant targets.
5213 - Fixed: MP freeze opportunity fixed.
5214 - Fixed: ArmA is now compatible with Vista x64 with 4 GB RAM.
5214 - Fixed: Possible crash when moving fast with high visibility set (like in airplane).
5215 - Fixed: Possible low framerate when rendering with a large viewdistance (introduced in 5180)
5217 - Improved: Water rendering now uses LOD for finer wave animation and better performance with large viewdistances.
5218 - Fixed: VoN - VOID channel indication.
5218 - Fixed: VoN - mouth is moving but no voice is heard.
5218 - Fixed: VoN - voice crackling reduced.
5219 - Fixed: Possible crash in scene loading when mission was started.
5219 - Fixed: Improved handling of missing or old OpenAL32.dll
5219 - Optimized: Improved grass LOD selection with high terrain detail settings.
5220 - Fixed: Night sky background was too black, now slightly brighter.
5224 - Optimized: Faster texture loading when starting mission with large view distance.
5225 - Fixed: Several crash opportunities with malformed addons.
5226 - Fixed: Improved text clarity.
5226 - Fixed: VoN - Unable to hear other players issue.
5226 - Fixed: Reduced AI eye sensitivity during night time.
5227 - Fixed: MP: Head movement for players in cargo is now visible.
5229 - Fixed: Improved AI pathfinding on bridges.
5231 - Fixed: VoN - Direct channel volume is louder now.
5231 - Fixed: Parts of terrain were sometimes clipped with wide viewing angles.
5231 - Fixed: Objects were sometimes disappearing with wide viewing angles.
5232 - Fixed: Dynamically added static object might sometimes be disappearing when viewed from some angles.
5232 - Fixed: Some object shadows could be incorrectly ignored when corresponding objects were occluded.
5232 - Fixed: VoN - P2P connection was not established sometimes.
5232 - Fixed: Reduced network traffic caused by hovering seagulls.
5234 - Fixed: For players in driver and gunner position of the vehicle, obsolete network transfer was generated
5240 - Fixed: More than 64 players can use VoN now.
5241 - Optimized: Reduced CPU load of shore area rendering.
5241 - Fixed: Too large update messages (caused by unusual weapon setups) were not sent.
5241 - Fixed: Paused streaming sounds resumed from a bad position after Alt-Tab or after resuming the game from pause.
5241 - Fixed: Parameter -nopause caused some sounds not to advance when the game did not have a focus.
5242 - Fixed: AI can spell the whole alphabet now.
5243 - Fixed: Cargo is involved in chat on vehicle channel now.
5243 - Fixed: Direct communication chat enabled inside vehicles.


===DATA CHANGELOG===

All data changes are included in HotFix.pbo, HotFix_QG.pbo, HotFix_DBE1.pbo, ui.pbo and language.pbo

(Important: Beta patch doesn't fully support Queen's Gambit, to test the specific Queen's Gambit fixes, you need to copy manually HotFix_QG.pbo and HotFix_DBE1.pbo to your addons folder. There will be no automated uninstall process supported for Queen's Gambit beta addons)

* FIX {RECOIL}: recoil for all hand weapons were reworked.
* NEW (AMMO): ballistics reworked introducing air friction specific values for each bullet class
* FIX (AMMO): AT4 and RPG7 reduced HIT strength and changed ballistics
* FIX (AMMO): Improved Javelin missile precision.
* FIX (AMMO): land mines - increased indirect hit range and reduced hit value
* FIX (AMMO): Grenades and Flares deflection reduced to half
* FIX (WEAPONS): Unloaded Javelin will not show optics attachment to avoid view blocking in most of the moves.
* FIX (AMMO): count of ammo is changed (M113).
* FIX (AMMO): Cobra cannon ammo changed from AP to HEI
* FIX (AMMO): Sabot rounds no longer produce large explosion effects
* FIX (WEAPONS): GAU-8 fixed rate of fire
* NEW (WEAPONS): Added unguided rockets salvo for AI.
* FIX (WEAPONS): Weapon ranges tweaks. Increased minimum range hit probability.
* FIX (AMMO): reduced secondary explosion range (destroyed vehicle blast range)
* FIX (AMMOBOXES): added some weapons and magazines to existing ammoboxes.
* FIX (ANIMATIONS): Improved turning around with launcher.
* FIX (WEAPONS): Improved M16A2 reload time (faster).
* FIX (VEHICLES): Increased structural armor value of several vehicles to give the crew more chances for survival.
* NEW (DATA): reworked grass clutter on Northern Sahrani, New Sahrani designed for smoother gameplay experience
* FIX (LOCALIZATION): various localization fixes
* FIX (ANIMATIONS): some problems with ladders introduced in 1.08 (stuck on ladders, problem when going from knelt or prone on a ladder, healing when knelt with rifle or launcher)
* FIX (LOCALIZATION): mission M13 is localized to all languages
* FIX (RUSSIAN): several missing translations in the Russian version, UI.pbo is modified to prevent an error message displayed in Russian version of the game when entering Single mission directory
* FIX (DC3): Eject speed is correct, improved get in and get out time, now it's possible to get out.
* FIX (HILUX, DATSUN): Game doesn't fail when using this car in ARMA without Queens Gambit mod.
* FIX (OILFIELDS): Improved animation.
* NEW (GUI): BattlEye filtering in multiplayer games list.
* FIX (ANIMATIONS): Crew in cargo can move with head.
* FIX (WIND CLUTTERS): Wind clutters are now without fire and view geometry.
* FIX (WEAPONS): M4 replaced by M4A1 in ammoboxes and in crews and pilots.
* FIX (RESPAWN WEAPONS): fixed respawn weapons and magazines.
* FIX (M4A1): now use fullauto fire mode instead burst.
Last edited by Snake Man on 2008-07-30, 06:52:35 AM, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by Snake Man » 2008-07-30, 06:47:50 AM

Public Beta Patch (v1.12.5252). Released April 5th, 2008.

===1.12 HIGHLIGHTS - MAIN NEW IMPROVEMENTS AND FIXES===

* Fixed problem with connecting to server

* Fixed problem with BattlEye disconnecting users

* Further improved recoil

* Newly adjusted default field of view


===1.11 HIGHLIGHTS - MAIN NEW IMPROVEMENTS AND FIXES===

* Fixed compatibility issues with Vista x64 platform

* Voice over net and multiplayer related fixes and improvements

* Fixed Out Of Memory problems caused by exhausting 32b virtual address space

* Significant optimizations with large view distances

* AI bridge pathfinding much improved

* Fixed some bugs in the AI target recognition both visually and aurally

* Improved airplane turn dynamics simulation (including improved rudder simulation)

* Fixed clipping issues with 16:9 or TrippleHead displays


===1.09 HIGHLIGHTS - MAIN NEW IMPROVEMENTS AND FIXES===

* Significantly smoother gameplay on Northern part of Sahrani (up to 100% increase in frame rate depending on scene, video settings and graphics card)

* Combat AI improvements

* Voice over net and multiplayer related fixes and improvements

* New anti cheating methods in multiplayer (including optional www.BattlEye.com depending on server settings: if enabled, be server and be client dlls will be used and automatically updated to your computer)

* Fixed compatibility problems caused by various copy protections used

* Fog is rendered correctly on DX10 generation cards

* New scripting functions (string manipulation, multiplayer synchronization)


===ENGINE CHANGELOG===

5164 - Fixed: spinning in select() on Linux Dedicated Server
5164 - Fixed: Handling of invalid CD keys on dedicated servers improved
5164 - Fixed: Signature verification timeout significantly relaxed.
5164 - Fixed: System audio mixer settings no longer changed by ingame volume options.
5164 - Fixed: Vehicle channel no longer transforms to a side channel when not in the vehicle.
5164 - Fixed: assignToAirport did the same as landAt. Now it assigns for purpose of future getout commands.
5164 - Fixed: MP: Player driving motorcycle could die suddenly with no apparent reason.
5164 - Fixed: Building ruins were not visible for JIP-ed players.
5164 - Improved: UI - better detection of focused buttons
5170 - New: Scripting: Full object orientation can be set now using new function setVectorDirAndUp
5170 - Fixed: Handling of duplicate CD key improved
5170 - Added: Improved anti-cheat measures
5170 - New: Command line argument -ranking=... was removed. MP mission statistics can be written to file specified by logFile entry in the server config.
5170 - Fixed: Memory leak on dedicated server (several KB per a mission played).
5170 - Fixed: leader, AI tanks subordinate to a player sometimes did not open fire against some enemy tanks.
5170 - Fixed: AI was not able to fire over sandbags unless the enemy came very near.
5170 - Fixed: Recoil was working badly (moving in unexpected directions) when fps was low.
5170 - Fixed: AI was able to pinpoint enemy by ear after seeing him for a while.
5170 - Fixed: Fixed: Fog on DX10 cards (nVidia 8800, ATI X2900) was too dense.
5170 - Fixed: AI was sometimes unable to move when seeing enemy very near.
5170 - Fixed: Error when loading a save from a complex mission (containing a lot of variables).
5170 - Fixed: Possible crash caused by malformed resize scripting command.
5175 - Fixed: Chat message length limited to 150 characters
5175 - Added: After 3 wrong attempts to log in as an admin further attempts are ignored for some time
5175 - Fixed: Reduced loading time for large textures.
5178 - Fixed: Default handling of different data detected was stricter then intended, resulting in a kick of players.
5178 - Fixed: Dedicated server sometimes crashes after downloading Squad.xml.
5178 - Experimental: Depth only pass used to reduce pixel shader load on some GPUs.
5178 - New: Improved Voice over Net packet re-translation (voice is re-translated when no direct Peer to Peer connection is available or to spare some network bandwidth).
5179 - Fixed: VoN loudness is sometimes not matching selected voice channel (too quiet on Global channel or too loud on Direct channel).
5180 - New: BattlEye protection integration
5180 - New: Better NAT traversal for VoN.
5180 - Optimized: Reduced GPU load of shore area rendering.
5181 - Fixed: NAT traversal for VoN makes dedicated server crashing.
5184 - Fixed: AI units in safe mode could randomly stop
5190 - Fixed: Bad object ID after loading a game - caused frequent crashes when loading Rahmadi Conflict saves.
5191 - New: publicVariable now works for all types of variables
5191 - Added: function addPublicVariableEventHandler
5191 - Fixed: Airplanes bombing laser designated targets.
5193 - Changed: aiDispersionCoef now used scaled by unit skill, high skill units always having low dispersion.
5194 - Fixed: Airplanes with tail wheel were placed with the tail in the air when mission was started.
5195 - Added: functions toUpper, toLower, toArray, toString
5196 - Fixed: Airplanes standing on the ground sometimes oscillated (observed esp. with DC3)
5196 - New: Added difficulty option VonID (VON ID), allowing to see in-game who is currently speaking over the radio.
5196 - New: Added difficulty option DeathMessages (KILL MSG), allowing disabling of XXX killed by YYY messages.
5196 - Fixed: Improved dynamic range handling for vehicle interior sounds (reduces their loudness)
5196 - New: Added difficulty option NetStats (MP SCORE), allowing disabling of scoreboard functionality.
5198 - Fixed: Dead players can no longer talk or write to in-game players unless they are admins.
5199 - Fixed: Further reduced virtual address space usage. Should reduce frequency of out of memory errors.
Use command line switch -vm108 to mimic the behaviour of 1.08 version if the new scheme does not work for you.
5201 - New: Command line option -noPause to allow the game running even when its window does not have a focus.
5203 - New: Option to mute individual players in the Players screen (key P)
5203 - Fixed: Thrust vectoring was not transferred in MP, causing warping of hovering airplanes.
5203 - Fixed: Possible crashes with VoN used with HW acceleration.
5203 - Improved: Some ingame .rpt messages removed or clarified to make them more useful
5205 - Fixed: MP "Head bug" - when two players were boarding passenger space of the vehicle simultaneously, one of them
might end outside of the vehicle with no control over direction of his character.
5207 - Problem was with mouse movement adaptive filtering, which handled badly transition from fast to slow motion, causing the fast motion to leak into the slow motion region.
A barrier was placed to rejected samples so that sample once rejected is not considered in any more computations.
5207 - Fixed: When fast moving with mouse, cursor sometimes jumped once more after turning was stopped.
5207 - Fixed: Players in Seagull mode cannot hear direct speech of others properly.
5209 - Fixed: When switching VON channels quickly, the VON ID indication could still show the old channel.
5209 - Fixed: Improved handling of situations where graphical card VRAM is completely exhausted.
5209 - Fixed: In some complex MP missions the memory space for network messages could be exhausted, resulting in CTD.
5209 - Fixed: Direct speech inside vehicles was not hearable often.
5209 - Fixed: Tank which crew has ejected might sometimes continue spinning forever.
5209 - Fixed: Seized by trigger was mission a hint in the mission editor.
5209 - Fixed: nearTargets returned position more accurate than known by AI.
5209 - New: nearTargets now returns approximate assumed position accuracy as well.
5209 - Fixed: Bad weapon selection by some armored units when engaging some target types (e.g. Mi17 with FFARs)
5209 - Fixed: Sometimes AI might wrongly favor audible information over a visual one after not seeing the target for a while.
5209 - Fixed: AI was unable to destroy empty targets on Destroy WP using full auto weapons (mguns, cannons).
5211 - Fixed: AI detected IR / radar targets very late compared to human players.
5211 - Improved: AI: Better weapon selection when target is far away.
5211 - Fixed: Label on map with map info enabled sometimes revealed real target location even when it was not known.
5211 - Fixed: Improved airplane turn dynamics, including improved rudder dynamics model and fixed auto coordination.
5211 - Fixed: Improved recovery from "VB Lock failed, E_OUTOFMEMORY" error
5212 - Fixed: Further reduced virtual address space usage.
5213 - Fixed: AI tank/APC/ZSU ballistics computation when firing at distant targets.
5213 - Fixed: MP freeze opportunity fixed.
5214 - Fixed: ArmA is now compatible with Vista x64 with 4 GB RAM.
5214 - Fixed: Possible crash when moving fast with high visibility set (like in airplane).
5215 - Fixed: Possible low framerate when rendering with a large viewdistance (introduced in 5180)
5217 - Improved: Water rendering now uses LOD for finer wave animation and better performance with large viewdistances.
5218 - Fixed: VoN - VOID channel indication.
5218 - Fixed: VoN - mouth is moving but no voice is heard.
5218 - Fixed: VoN - voice crackling reduced.
5219 - Fixed: Possible crash in scene loading when mission was started.
5219 - Fixed: Improved handling of missing or old OpenAL32.dll
5219 - Optimized: Improved grass LOD selection with high terrain detail settings.
5220 - Fixed: Night sky background was too black, now slightly brighter.
5224 - Optimized: Faster texture loading when starting mission with large view distance.
5225 - Fixed: Several crash opportunities with malformed addons.
5226 - Fixed: Improved text clarity.
5226 - Fixed: VoN - Unable to hear other players issue.
5226 - Fixed: Reduced AI eye sensitivity during night time.
5227 - Fixed: MP: Head movement for players in cargo is now visible.
5229 - Fixed: Improved AI pathfinding on bridges.
5231 - Fixed: VoN - Direct channel volume is louder now.
5231 - Fixed: Parts of terrain were sometimes clipped with wide viewing angles.
5231 - Fixed: Objects were sometimes disappearing with wide viewing angles.
5232 - Fixed: Dynamically added static object might sometimes be disappearing when viewed from some angles.
5232 - Fixed: Some object shadows could be incorrectly ignored when corresponding objects were occluded.
5232 - Fixed: VoN - P2P connection was not established sometimes.
5232 - Fixed: Reduced network traffic caused by hovering seagulls.
5234 - Fixed: For players in driver and gunner position of the vehicle, obsolete network transfer was generated
5240 - Fixed: More than 64 players can use VoN now.
5241 - Optimized: Reduced CPU load of shore area rendering.
5241 - Fixed: Too large update messages (caused by unusual weapon setups) were not sent.
5241 - Fixed: Paused streaming sounds resumed from a bad position after Alt-Tab or after resuming the game from pause.
5241 - Fixed: Parameter -nopause caused some sounds not to advance when the game did not have a focus.
5242 - Fixed: AI can spell the whole alphabet now.
5243 - Fixed: Cargo is involved in chat on vehicle channel now.
5243 - Fixed: Direct communication chat enabled inside vehicles.
5245 - Fixed: AI unable to board boats in water(introduced in 1.11)
5246 - Improved: Mouse ballistics allowing for more precise aiming.
5248 - Fixed: NAT negotiation failed issue while connecting to server.
5248 - Fixed: Memory management not called regularly on dedicated server, could cause excessive memory allocation.
5249 - Changed: -vm108 option no longer supported.
5249 - Fixed: Reduced commit charge, esp. on dedicated server (DS now assumes -maxmem=512 by default).
5249 - Fixed: Grenade launcher did not respect soldier animation, always fired in the straight direction.
5248 - Fixed: UTF-16LE files which caused dedicated servers shutdown on Linux are readable now.
5249 - Fixed: Reduced recoil for slow ammo, like Mk19 grenades.
5252 - Fixed: Data loading when entering a mission or after Alt-Tab now does not stop the simulation + communication (could cause BattlEye timeouts).
5252 - Fixed: Force feedback + iFeel recoil effects now stronger and more reliable.
5252 - Fixed: Recoil curves are now less dependent on framerate.
5252 - Fixed: Expression stack overflow handling was not reliable. Fixed by making expression stack size unlimited.


===DATA CHANGELOG===

All data changes are included in HotFix.pbo, HotFix_QG.pbo, HotFix_DBE1.pbo, ui.pbo and language.pbo

(Important: Beta patch doesn't fully support Queen's Gambit, to test the specific Queen's Gambit fixes, you need to copy manually HotFix_QG.pbo and HotFix_DBE1.pbo to your addons folder. There will be no automated uninstall process supported for Queen's Gambit beta addons)

* FIX {RECOIL}: recoil for all hand weapons were reworked.
* NEW (AMMO): ballistics reworked introducing air friction specific values for each bullet class
* FIX (AMMO): AT4 and RPG7 reduced HIT strength and changed ballistics
* FIX (AMMO): Improved Javelin missile precision.
* FIX (AMMO): land mines - increased indirect hit range and reduced hit value
* FIX (AMMO): Grenades and Flares deflection reduced to half
* FIX (WEAPONS): Unloaded Javelin will not show optics attachment to avoid view blocking in most of the moves.
* FIX (AMMO): count of ammo is changed (M113).
* FIX (AMMO): Cobra cannon ammo changed from AP to HEI
* FIX (AMMO): Sabot rounds no longer produce large explosion effects
* FIX (WEAPONS): GAU-8 fixed rate of fire
* NEW (WEAPONS): Added unguided rockets salvo for AI.
* FIX (WEAPONS): Weapon ranges tweaks. Increased minimum range hit probability.
* FIX (AMMO): reduced secondary explosion range (destroyed vehicle blast range)
* FIX (AMMOBOXES): added some weapons and magazines to existing ammoboxes.
* FIX (ANIMATIONS): Improved turning around with launcher.
* FIX (WEAPONS): Improved M16A2 reload time (faster).
* FIX (VEHICLES): Increased structural armor value of several vehicles to give the crew more chances for survival.
* NEW (DATA): reworked grass clutter on Northern Sahrani, New Sahrani designed for smoother gameplay experience
* FIX (LOCALIZATION): various localization fixes
* FIX (ANIMATIONS): some problems with ladders introduced in 1.08 (stuck on ladders, problem when going from knelt or prone on a ladder, healing when knelt with rifle or launcher)
* FIX (LOCALIZATION): mission M13 is localized to all languages
* FIX (RUSSIAN): several missing translations in the Russian version, UI.pbo is modified to prevent an error message displayed in Russian version of the game when entering Single mission directory
* FIX (DC3): Eject speed is correct, improved get in and get out time, now it's possible to get out.
* FIX (HILUX, DATSUN): Game doesn't fail when using this car in ARMA without Queens Gambit mod.
* FIX (OILFIELDS): Improved animation.
* NEW (GUI): BattlEye filtering in multiplayer games list.
* FIX (ANIMATIONS): Crew in cargo can move with head.
* FIX (WIND CLUTTERS): Wind clutters are now without fire and view geometry.
* FIX (WEAPONS): M4 replaced by M4A1 in ammoboxes and in crews and pilots.
* FIX (RESPAWN WEAPONS): fixed respawn weapons and magazines.
* FIX (M4A1): now use fullauto fire mode instead burst.
* FIX {RECOIL}: recoil and smoke disabled for vehicle mounted grenadelaunchers, grenade shells will be no longer visible in flight
* FIX (SOUND): added sound for unguided rockets launch and flight
* FIX (AMMO): added GP25 rounds to SLA Weapons Crates
* FIX (ANIM): slower Oil fields derrick animation
* FIX {ANIM}: improved weapons swaping.
* IMPROVEMENT {GENERAL}: default infantry FOV values adjusted.
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Post by Snake Man » 2008-07-30, 06:51:30 AM

Patch (v1.14.5256). Released May 21st, 2008.

===UPDATE HIGHLIGHTS - MAIN NEW IMPROVEMENTS AND FIXES===
====General====

* Newly adjusted default field of view
* Improved performance (up to 100% increase in frame rate depending on scene, video settings and graphics card)
* Significant optimizations with large view distances
* New scripting functions (string manipulation, multiplayer synchronization)
* Further improved recoil
* Improved airplane turn dynamics simulation (including improved rudder simulation)
* Fixed clipping issues with 16:9 or TrippleHead displays


====Multiplayer====
* Numerous voice over net and multiplayer related fixes and improvements
* BattlEye anti-cheating system


====AI====
* AI bridge pathfinding much improved
* Many combat AI improvements and tuning
* Fixed some bugs in the AI target recognition both visually and aurally


====Stability and Compatibility====
* Fixed compatibility issues with Vista x64 platform with 4 GB RAM
* Fixed Out Of Memory problems caused by exhausting 32b virtual address space
* Fixed compatibility problems caused by various copy protections used
* Fog is rendered correctly on DX10 generation cards


====New content====

* ArmA Warfare
* Southern Sahrani
* Desert Marines
* Woodland Army soldiers


===ENGINE CHANGELOG===

5164 - Fixed: spinning in select() on Linux Dedicated Server
5164 - Fixed: Handling of invalid CD keys on dedicated servers improved
5164 - Fixed: Signature verification timeout significantly relaxed.
5164 - Fixed: System audio mixer settings no longer changed by ingame volume options.
5164 - Fixed: Vehicle channel no longer transforms to a side channel when not in the vehicle.
5164 - Fixed: assignToAirport did the same as landAt. Now it assigns for purpose of future getout commands.
5164 - Fixed: MP: Player driving motorcycle could die suddenly with no apparent reason.
5164 - Fixed: Building ruins were not visible for JIP-ed players.
5164 - Improved: UI - better detection of focused buttons
5170 - New: Scripting: Full object orientation can be set now using new function setVectorDirAndUp
5170 - Fixed: Handling of duplicate CD key improved
5170 - Added: Improved anti-cheat measures
5170 - New: Command line argument -ranking=... was removed. MP mission statistics can be written to file specified by logFile entry in the server config.
5170 - Fixed: Memory leak on dedicated server (several KB per a mission played).
5170 - Fixed: leader, AI tanks subordinate to a player sometimes did not open fire against some enemy tanks.
5170 - Fixed: AI was not able to fire over sandbags unless the enemy came very near.
5170 - Fixed: Recoil was working badly (moving in unexpected directions) when fps was low.
5170 - Fixed: AI was able to pinpoint enemy by ear after seeing him for a while.
5170 - Fixed: Fixed: Fog on DX10 cards (nVidia 8800, ATI X2900) was too dense.
5170 - Fixed: AI was sometimes unable to move when seeing enemy very near.
5170 - Fixed: Error when loading a save from a complex mission (containing a lot of variables).
5170 - Fixed: Possible crash caused by malformed resize scripting command.
5175 - Fixed: Chat message length limited to 150 characters
5175 - Added: After 3 wrong attempts to log in as an admin further attempts are ignored for some time
5175 - Fixed: Reduced loading time for large textures.
5178 - Fixed: Default handling of different data detected was stricter then intended, resulting in a kick of players.
5178 - Fixed: Dedicated server sometimes crashes after downloading Squad.xml.
5178 - Experimental: Depth only pass used to reduce pixel shader load on some GPUs.
5178 - New: Improved Voice over Net packet re-translation (voice is re-translated when no direct Peer to Peer connection is available or to spare some network bandwidth).
5179 - Fixed: VoN loudness is sometimes not matching selected voice channel (too quiet on Global channel or too loud on Direct channel).
5180 - New: BattlEye protection integration
5180 - New: Better NAT traversal for VoN.
5180 - Optimized: Reduced GPU load of shore area rendering.
5181 - Fixed: NAT traversal for VoN makes dedicated server crashing.
5184 - Fixed: AI units in safe mode could randomly stop
5190 - Fixed: Bad object ID after loading a game - caused frequent crashes when loading Rahmadi Conflict saves.
5191 - New: publicVariable now works for all types of variables
5191 - Added: function addPublicVariableEventHandler
5191 - Fixed: Airplanes bombing laser designated targets.
5193 - Changed: aiDispersionCoef now used scaled by unit skill, high skill units always having low dispersion.
5194 - Fixed: Airplanes with tail wheel were placed with the tail in the air when mission was started.
5195 - Added: functions toUpper, toLower, toArray, toString
5196 - Fixed: Airplanes standing on the ground sometimes oscillated (observed esp. with DC3)
5196 - New: Added difficulty option VonID (VON ID), allowing to see in-game who is currently speaking over the radio.
5196 - New: Added difficulty option DeathMessages (KILL MSG), allowing disabling of XXX killed by YYY messages.
5196 - Fixed: Improved dynamic range handling for vehicle interior sounds (reduces their loudness)
5196 - New: Added difficulty option NetStats (MP SCORE), allowing disabling of scoreboard functionality.
5198 - Fixed: Dead players can no longer talk or write to in-game players unless they are admins.
5199 - Fixed: Further reduced virtual address space usage. Should reduce frequency of out of memory errors.
5201 - New: Command line option -noPause to allow the game running even when its window does not have a focus.
5203 - New: Option to mute individual players in the Players screen (key P)
5203 - Fixed: Thrust vectoring was not transferred in MP, causing warping of hovering airplanes.
5203 - Fixed: Possible crashes with VoN used with HW acceleration.
5203 - Improved: Some ingame .rpt messages removed or clarified to make them more useful
5205 - Fixed: MP "Head bug" - when two players were boarding passenger space of the vehicle simultaneously, one of them
might end outside of the vehicle with no control over direction of his character.
5207 - Problem was with mouse movement adaptive filtering, which handled badly transition from fast to slow motion, causing the fast motion to leak into the slow motion region.
A barrier was placed to rejected samples so that sample once rejected is not considered in any more computations.
5207 - Fixed: When fast moving with mouse, cursor sometimes jumped once more after turning was stopped.
5207 - Fixed: Players in Seagull mode cannot hear direct speech of others properly.
5209 - Fixed: When switching VON channels quickly, the VON ID indication could still show the old channel.
5209 - Fixed: Improved handling of situations where graphical card VRAM is completely exhausted.
5209 - Fixed: In some complex MP missions the memory space for network messages could be exhausted, resulting in CTD.
5209 - Fixed: Direct speech inside vehicles was not hearable often.
5209 - Fixed: Tank which crew has ejected might sometimes continue spinning forever.
5209 - Fixed: Seized by trigger was mission a hint in the mission editor.
5209 - Fixed: nearTargets returned position more accurate than known by AI.
5209 - New: nearTargets now returns approximate assumed position accuracy as well.
5209 - Fixed: Bad weapon selection by some armored units when engaging some target types (e.g. Mi17 with FFARs)
5209 - Fixed: Sometimes AI might wrongly favor audible information over a visual one after not seeing the target for a while.
5209 - Fixed: AI was unable to destroy empty targets on Destroy WP using full auto weapons (mguns, cannons).
5211 - Fixed: AI detected IR / radar targets very late compared to human players.
5211 - Improved: AI: Better weapon selection when target is far away.
5211 - Fixed: Label on map with map info enabled sometimes revealed real target location even when it was not known.
5211 - Fixed: Improved airplane turn dynamics, including improved rudder dynamics model and fixed auto coordination.
5211 - Fixed: Improved recovery from "VB Lock failed, E_OUTOFMEMORY" error
5212 - Fixed: Further reduced virtual address space usage.
5213 - Fixed: AI tank/APC/ZSU ballistics computation when firing at distant targets.
5213 - Fixed: MP freeze opportunity fixed.
5214 - Fixed: ArmA is now compatible with Vista x64 with 4 GB RAM.
5214 - Fixed: Possible crash when moving fast with high visibility set (like in airplane).
5215 - Fixed: Possible low framerate when rendering with a large viewdistance (introduced in 5180)
5217 - Improved: Water rendering now uses LOD for finer wave animation and better performance with large viewdistances.
5218 - Fixed: VoN - VOID channel indication.
5218 - Fixed: VoN - mouth is moving but no voice is heard.
5218 - Fixed: VoN - voice crackling reduced.
5219 - Fixed: Possible crash in scene loading when mission was started.
5219 - Fixed: Improved handling of missing or old OpenAL32.dll
5219 - Optimized: Improved grass LOD selection with high terrain detail settings.
5220 - Fixed: Night sky background was too black, now slightly brighter.
5224 - Optimized: Faster texture loading when starting mission with large view distance.
5225 - Fixed: Several crash opportunities with malformed addons.
5226 - Fixed: Improved text clarity.
5226 - Fixed: VoN - Unable to hear other players issue.
5226 - Fixed: Reduced AI eye sensitivity during night time.
5227 - Fixed: MP: Head movement for players in cargo is now visible.
5229 - Fixed: Improved AI pathfinding on bridges.
5231 - Fixed: VoN - Direct channel volume is louder now.
5231 - Fixed: Parts of terrain were sometimes clipped with wide viewing angles.
5231 - Fixed: Objects were sometimes disappearing with wide viewing angles.
5232 - Fixed: Dynamically added static object might sometimes be disappearing when viewed from some angles.
5232 - Fixed: Some object shadows could be incorrectly ignored when corresponding objects were occluded.
5232 - Fixed: VoN - P2P connection was not established sometimes.
5232 - Fixed: Reduced network traffic caused by hovering seagulls.
5234 - Fixed: For players in driver and gunner position of the vehicle, obsolete network transfer was generated
5240 - Fixed: More than 64 players can use VoN now.
5241 - Optimized: Reduced CPU load of shore area rendering.
5241 - Fixed: Too large update messages (caused by unusual weapon setups) were not sent.
5241 - Fixed: Paused streaming sounds resumed from a bad position after Alt-Tab or after resuming the game from pause.
5241 - Fixed: Parameter -nopause caused some sounds not to advance when the game did not have a focus.
5242 - Fixed: AI can spell the whole alphabet now.
5243 - Fixed: Cargo is involved in chat on vehicle channel now.
5243 - Fixed: Direct communication chat enabled inside vehicles.
5245 - Fixed: AI unable to board boats in water(introduced in 1.11)
5246 - Improved: Mouse ballistics allowing for more precise aiming.
5248 - Fixed: NAT negotiation failed issue while connecting to server.
5248 - Fixed: Memory management not called regularly on dedicated server, could cause excessive memory allocation.
5249 - Changed: -vm108 option no longer supported.
5249 - Fixed: Reduced commit charge, esp. on dedicated server (DS now assumes -maxmem=512 by default).
5249 - Fixed: Grenade launcher did not respect soldier animation, always fired in the straight direction.
5248 - Fixed: UTF-16LE files which caused dedicated servers shutdown on Linux are readable now.
5249 - Fixed: Reduced recoil for slow ammo, like Mk19 grenades.
5252 - Fixed: Data loading when entering a mission or after Alt-Tab now does not stop the simulation + communication (could cause BattlEye timeouts).
5252 - Fixed: Force feedback + iFeel recoil effects now stronger and more reliable.
5252 - Fixed: Recoil curves are now less dependent on framerate.
5252 - Fixed: Expression stack overflow handling was not reliable. Fixed by making expression stack size unlimited.
5253 - Fixed: Changes of BattlEye filter in server browser were not saved.
5253 - New: BattlEye filter to show servers not running BattleEye in server browser
5253 - Fixed: Visual artfifact (strange grass spikes on some locations) when running full screen on ATI cards.
5253 - Fixed: File Server was not working properly on Linux dedicated server. (Causing script files not being executed sometimes.)
5253 - Fixed: Changes of BattlEye filter in server browser were not saved.
5253 - New: BattlEye filter to show servers not running BattleEye in server browser
5253 - Fixed: Visual artfifact (strange grass spikes on some locations) when running full screen on ATI cards.
5254 - Fixed: BattlEye issues while using server.cfg on Linux dedicated server
5254 - Fixed: Heap size detection on Linux (causing config file problems and low server FPS)
5255 - Fixed: Player could not use grenades added by Rearm


===DATA CHANGELOG===

* FIX {RECOIL}: recoil for all hand weapons were reworked.
* NEW (AMMO): ballistics reworked introducing air friction specific values for each bullet class
* FIX (AMMO): AT4 and RPG7 reduced HIT strength and changed ballistics
* FIX (AMMO): Improved Javelin missile precision.
* FIX (AMMO): land mines - increased indirect hit range and reduced hit value
* FIX (AMMO): Grenades and Flares deflection reduced to half
* FIX (WEAPONS): Unloaded Javelin will not show optics attachment to avoid view blocking in most of the moves.
* FIX (AMMO): count of ammo is changed (M113).
* FIX (AMMO): Cobra cannon ammo changed from AP to HEI
* FIX (AMMO): Sabot rounds no longer produce large explosion effects
* FIX (WEAPONS): GAU-8 fixed rate of fire
* NEW (WEAPONS): Added unguided rockets salvo for AI.
* FIX (WEAPONS): Weapon ranges tweaks. Increased minimum range hit probability.
* FIX (AMMO): reduced secondary explosion range (destroyed vehicle blast range)
* FIX (AMMOBOXES): added some weapons and magazines to existing ammoboxes.
* FIX (ANIMATIONS): Improved turning around with launcher.
* FIX (WEAPONS): Improved M16A2 reload time (faster).
* FIX (VEHICLES): Increased structural armor value of several vehicles to give the crew more chances for survival.
* NEW (DATA): reworked grass clutter on Northern Sahrani, New Sahrani designed for smoother gameplay experience
* FIX (LOCALIZATION): various localization fixes
* FIX (ANIMATIONS): some problems with ladders introduced in 1.08 (stuck on ladders, problem when going from knelt or prone on a ladder, healing when knelt with rifle or launcher)
* FIX (LOCALIZATION): mission M13 is localized to all languages
* FIX (RUSSIAN): several missing translations in the Russian version, UI.pbo is modified to prevent an error message displayed in Russian version of the game when entering Single mission directory
* FIX (DC3): Eject speed is correct, improved get in and get out time, now it's possible to get out.
* FIX (HILUX, DATSUN): Game doesn't fail when using this car in ARMA without Queens Gambit mod.
* FIX (OILFIELDS): Improved animation.
* NEW (GUI): BattlEye filtering in multiplayer games list.
* FIX (ANIMATIONS): Crew in cargo can move with head.
* FIX (WIND CLUTTERS): Wind clutters are now without fire and view geometry.
* FIX (WEAPONS): M4 replaced by M4A1 in ammoboxes and in crews and pilots.
* FIX (RESPAWN WEAPONS): fixed respawn weapons and magazines.
* FIX (M4A1): now use fullauto fire mode instead burst.
* FIX {RECOIL}: recoil and smoke reduced for vehicle mounted grenadelaunchers
* FIX (SOUND): added sound for unguided rockets launch and flight
* FIX (AMMO): added GP25 rounds to SLA Weapons Crates
* FIX (ANIM): slower Oil fields derrick animation
* FIX {ANIM}: improved weapons swaping.
* IMPROVEMENT {GENERAL}: default infantry FOV values adjusted.
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Re: Changelog

Post by Snake Man » 2008-12-23, 12:51:06 PM

Public Beta Patch (v1.15.5268). Released Dec 23rd, 2008.

Engine changelog

5257 - Fixed: Game did not run on ATI cards in fullscreenmode on Vista x64 with large memory.
5257 - Fixed: Crash at ArmA.exe:0x174b27 - caused by wrong internal weapon state.
5257 - Fixed: Crash at ArmA.exe:0x56536 - caused by wrong turret state in MP.
5257 - Fixed: MP: Player driving motorcycle could be ejected with no apparent reason, sometimes leading to death.
5257 - Fixed: MP: Sometimes falling of a parachute a few meters above the ground.
5257 - Fixed: Dedicated server: Bandwidth balancing was often wrong, showing problems esp. when new players were joining.
5257 - Fixed: Players connecting JIP with custom files do not cause server lagging.
5257 - Fixed: Players with custom files get no longer kicked when server does not run on default port.
5257 - Optimized: Reduced memory usage with large view distances.
5257 - Fixed: Scene loading when starting a mission might sometimes use excessive amounts of memory.
5257 - Optimized: Slightly reduced VRAM usage with large view distances.
5257 - New: "Absolute" mouse control bindings (no auto centering) are now possible.
5257 - Improved: Provided error message for some unexpected memory initialization failures.
5258 - Fixed: Command line parameter -maxmem=xxx was not working on LINUX dedicated server.
5258 - Fixed: Crash at offset 0xfb57.
5259 - Fixed: Voice over Side channel could be transmitted to wrong listeners after respawn.
5260 - Fixed: Dedicated server crashed when script made soldier fire with Binocular.
5260 - Fixed: Grass and foliage was not affected by helicopter down wash since 1.04 version.
5260 - Fixed: status of disableAI was reset during save
5261 - Fixed: The FOV was deflected after TrackIR +tZ input had been removed from Zoom in/out action.
5262 - Fixed: Fast forward is now disabled when using binocular.
5262 - New: Optional server.cfg entry timeStampFormat to specify time stamp for each line in *.rpt file. Possible values: "none", "short", "full".
5262 - Fixed: Manual camera left/right movement was not mapped to mouse.
5262 - Fixed: Some AI commands on dedicated server might be delayed when the server window had focus.
5263 - Improved: Texture mip management more reliable in low VRAM conditions.
5264 - Fixed: Incorrect simulation importance for some entities in MP (for players in vehicles)
5264 - Fixed: Only relative path is now supported in commands: loadFile, exec, execVM, execFSM, preprocessFile, preprocessFileLineNumbers, kbAddTopic


Data Changelog

* FIX (USMCD) Wound materials for all WDL soldiers.
* NEW (USMC) More Woodland Army soldiers.
* FIX (MI-17 (57mm rockets)) Fixed rockets count.
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Re: Changelog

Post by Snake Man » 2009-11-05, 01:09:30 AM

Public Beta Patch (v1.16.5277). Released Apr 24th, 2009.

===UPDATE HIGHLIGHTS - MAIN NEW IMPROVEMENTS AND FIXES===

====General====

* Newly adjusted default field of view
* Improved performance (up to 100% increase in frame rate depending on scene, video settings and graphics card)
* Significant optimizations with large view distances
* New scripting functions (string manipulation, multiplayer synchronization)
* Further improved recoil
* Improved airplane turn dynamics simulation (including improved rudder simulation)
* Fixed clipping issues with 16:9 or TrippleHead displays

====Multiplayer====
* Numerous voice over net and multiplayer related fixes and improvements
* BattlEye anti-cheating system

====AI====
* AI bridge pathfinding much improved
* Many combat AI improvements and tuning
* Fixed some bugs in the AI target recognition both visually and aurally

====Stability and Compatibility====
* Fixed compatibility issues with Vista x64 platform with 4 GB RAM
* Fixed Out Of Memory problems caused by exhausting 32b virtual address space
* Fixed compatibility problems caused by various copy protections used
* Fog is rendered correctly on DX10 generation cards

====New content====

* ArmA Warfare
* Southern Sahrani
* Desert Marines
* Woodland Army soldiers

===SPECIAL THANKS===

* Dslyecxi and Shack Tactical for their invaluable support with VON testing
* the entire ARMA community for testing public beta versions 1.09-1.12

===ENGINE CHANGELOG===

5164 - Fixed: spinning in select() on Linux Dedicated Server
5164 - Fixed: Handling of invalid CD keys on dedicated servers improved
5164 - Fixed: Signature verification timeout significantly relaxed.
5164 - Fixed: System audio mixer settings no longer changed by ingame volume options.
5164 - Fixed: Vehicle channel no longer transforms to a side channel when not in the vehicle.
5164 - Fixed: assignToAirport did the same as landAt. Now it assigns for purpose of future getout commands.
5164 - Fixed: MP: Player driving motorcycle could die suddenly with no apparent reason.
5164 - Fixed: Building ruins were not visible for JIP-ed players.
5164 - Improved: UI - better detection of focused buttons
5170 - New: Scripting: Full object orientation can be set now using new function setVectorDirAndUp
5170 - Fixed: Handling of duplicate CD key improved
5170 - Added: Improved anti-cheat measures
5170 - New: Command line argument -ranking=... was removed. MP mission statistics can be written to file specified by logFile entry in the server config.
5170 - Fixed: Memory leak on dedicated server (several KB per a mission played).
5170 - Fixed: leader, AI tanks subordinate to a player sometimes did not open fire against some enemy tanks.
5170 - Fixed: AI was not able to fire over sandbags unless the enemy came very near.
5170 - Fixed: Recoil was working badly (moving in unexpected directions) when fps was low.
5170 - Fixed: AI was able to pinpoint enemy by ear after seeing him for a while.
5170 - Fixed: Fixed: Fog on DX10 cards (nVidia 8800, ATI X2900) was too dense.
5170 - Fixed: AI was sometimes unable to move when seeing enemy very near.
5170 - Fixed: Error when loading a save from a complex mission (containing a lot of variables).
5170 - Fixed: Possible crash caused by malformed resize scripting command.
5175 - Fixed: Chat message length limited to 150 characters
5175 - Added: After 3 wrong attempts to log in as an admin further attempts are ignored for some time
5175 - Fixed: Reduced loading time for large textures.
5178 - Fixed: Default handling of different data detected was stricter then intended, resulting in a kick of players.
5178 - Fixed: Dedicated server sometimes crashes after downloading Squad.xml.
5178 - Experimental: Depth only pass used to reduce pixel shader load on some GPUs.
5178 - New: Improved Voice over Net packet re-translation (voice is re-translated when no direct Peer to Peer connection is available or to spare some network bandwidth).
5179 - Fixed: VoN loudness is sometimes not matching selected voice channel (too quiet on Global channel or too loud on Direct channel).
5180 - New: BattlEye protection integration
5180 - New: Better NAT traversal for VoN.
5180 - Optimized: Reduced GPU load of shore area rendering.
5181 - Fixed: NAT traversal for VoN makes dedicated server crashing.
5184 - Fixed: AI units in safe mode could randomly stop
5190 - Fixed: Bad object ID after loading a game - caused frequent crashes when loading Rahmadi Conflict saves.
5191 - New: publicVariable now works for all types of variables
5191 - Added: function addPublicVariableEventHandler
5191 - Fixed: Airplanes bombing laser designated targets.
5193 - Changed: aiDispersionCoef now used scaled by unit skill, high skill units always having low dispersion.
5194 - Fixed: Airplanes with tail wheel were placed with the tail in the air when mission was started.
5195 - Added: functions toUpper, toLower, toArray, toString
5196 - Fixed: Airplanes standing on the ground sometimes oscillated (observed esp. with DC3)
5196 - New: Added difficulty option VonID (VON ID), allowing to see in-game who is currently speaking over the radio.
5196 - New: Added difficulty option DeathMessages (KILL MSG), allowing disabling of XXX killed by YYY messages.
5196 - Fixed: Improved dynamic range handling for vehicle interior sounds (reduces their loudness)
5196 - New: Added difficulty option NetStats (MP SCORE), allowing disabling of scoreboard functionality.
5198 - Fixed: Dead players can no longer talk or write to in-game players unless they are admins.
5199 - Fixed: Further reduced virtual address space usage. Should reduce frequency of out of memory errors.
5201 - New: Command line option -noPause to allow the game running even when its window does not have a focus.
5203 - New: Option to mute individual players in the Players screen (key P)
5203 - Fixed: Thrust vectoring was not transferred in MP, causing warping of hovering airplanes.
5203 - Fixed: Possible crashes with VoN used with HW acceleration.
5203 - Improved: Some ingame .rpt messages removed or clarified to make them more useful
5205 - Fixed: MP "Head bug" - when two players were boarding passenger space of the vehicle simultaneously, one of them
might end outside of the vehicle with no control over direction of his character.
5207 - Problem was with mouse movement adaptive filtering, which handled badly transition from fast to slow motion, causing the fast motion to leak into the slow motion region.
A barrier was placed to rejected samples so that sample once rejected is not considered in any more computations.
5207 - Fixed: When fast moving with mouse, cursor sometimes jumped once more after turning was stopped.
5207 - Fixed: Players in Seagull mode cannot hear direct speech of others properly.
5209 - Fixed: When switching VON channels quickly, the VON ID indication could still show the old channel.
5209 - Fixed: Improved handling of situations where graphical card VRAM is completely exhausted.
5209 - Fixed: In some complex MP missions the memory space for network messages could be exhausted, resulting in CTD.
5209 - Fixed: Direct speech inside vehicles was not hearable often.
5209 - Fixed: Tank which crew has ejected might sometimes continue spinning forever.
5209 - Fixed: Seized by trigger was mission a hint in the mission editor.
5209 - Fixed: nearTargets returned position more accurate than known by AI.
5209 - New: nearTargets now returns approximate assumed position accuracy as well.
5209 - Fixed: Bad weapon selection by some armored units when engaging some target types (e.g. Mi17 with FFARs)
5209 - Fixed: Sometimes AI might wrongly favor audible information over a visual one after not seeing the target for a while.
5209 - Fixed: AI was unable to destroy empty targets on Destroy WP using full auto weapons (mguns, cannons).
5211 - Fixed: AI detected IR / radar targets very late compared to human players.
5211 - Improved: AI: Better weapon selection when target is far away.
5211 - Fixed: Label on map with map info enabled sometimes revealed real target location even when it was not known.
5211 - Fixed: Improved airplane turn dynamics, including improved rudder dynamics model and fixed auto coordination.
5211 - Fixed: Improved recovery from "VB Lock failed, E_OUTOFMEMORY" error
5212 - Fixed: Further reduced virtual address space usage.
5213 - Fixed: AI tank/APC/ZSU ballistics computation when firing at distant targets.
5213 - Fixed: MP freeze opportunity fixed.
5214 - Fixed: ArmA is now compatible with Vista x64 with 4 GB RAM.
5214 - Fixed: Possible crash when moving fast with high visibility set (like in airplane).
5215 - Fixed: Possible low framerate when rendering with a large viewdistance (introduced in 5180)
5217 - Improved: Water rendering now uses LOD for finer wave animation and better performance with large viewdistances.
5218 - Fixed: VoN - VOID channel indication.
5218 - Fixed: VoN - mouth is moving but no voice is heard.
5218 - Fixed: VoN - voice crackling reduced.
5219 - Fixed: Possible crash in scene loading when mission was started.
5219 - Fixed: Improved handling of missing or old OpenAL32.dll
5219 - Optimized: Improved grass LOD selection with high terrain detail settings.
5220 - Fixed: Night sky background was too black, now slightly brighter.
5224 - Optimized: Faster texture loading when starting mission with large view distance.
5225 - Fixed: Several crash opportunities with malformed addons.
5226 - Fixed: Improved text clarity.
5226 - Fixed: VoN - Unable to hear other players issue.
5226 - Fixed: Reduced AI eye sensitivity during night time.
5227 - Fixed: MP: Head movement for players in cargo is now visible.
5229 - Fixed: Improved AI pathfinding on bridges.
5231 - Fixed: VoN - Direct channel volume is louder now.
5231 - Fixed: Parts of terrain were sometimes clipped with wide viewing angles.
5231 - Fixed: Objects were sometimes disappearing with wide viewing angles.
5232 - Fixed: Dynamically added static object might sometimes be disappearing when viewed from some angles.
5232 - Fixed: Some object shadows could be incorrectly ignored when corresponding objects were occluded.
5232 - Fixed: VoN - P2P connection was not established sometimes.
5232 - Fixed: Reduced network traffic caused by hovering seagulls.
5234 - Fixed: For players in driver and gunner position of the vehicle, obsolete network transfer was generated
5240 - Fixed: More than 64 players can use VoN now.
5241 - Optimized: Reduced CPU load of shore area rendering.
5241 - Fixed: Too large update messages (caused by unusual weapon setups) were not sent.
5241 - Fixed: Paused streaming sounds resumed from a bad position after Alt-Tab or after resuming the game from pause.
5241 - Fixed: Parameter -nopause caused some sounds not to advance when the game did not have a focus.
5242 - Fixed: AI can spell the whole alphabet now.
5243 - Fixed: Cargo is involved in chat on vehicle channel now.
5243 - Fixed: Direct communication chat enabled inside vehicles.
5245 - Fixed: AI unable to board boats in water(introduced in 1.11)
5246 - Improved: Mouse ballistics allowing for more precise aiming.
5248 - Fixed: NAT negotiation failed issue while connecting to server.
5248 - Fixed: Memory management not called regularly on dedicated server, could cause excessive memory allocation.
5249 - Changed: -vm108 option no longer supported.
5249 - Fixed: Reduced commit charge, esp. on dedicated server (DS now assumes -maxmem=512 by default).
5249 - Fixed: Grenade launcher did not respect soldier animation, always fired in the straight direction.
5248 - Fixed: UTF-16LE files which caused dedicated servers shutdown on Linux are readable now.
5249 - Fixed: Reduced recoil for slow ammo, like Mk19 grenades.
5252 - Fixed: Data loading when entering a mission or after Alt-Tab now does not stop the simulation + communication (could cause BattlEye timeouts).
5252 - Fixed: Force feedback + iFeel recoil effects now stronger and more reliable.
5252 - Fixed: Recoil curves are now less dependent on framerate.
5252 - Fixed: Expression stack overflow handling was not reliable. Fixed by making expression stack size unlimited.
5253 - Fixed: Changes of BattlEye filter in server browser were not saved.
5253 - New: BattlEye filter to show servers not running BattleEye in server browser
5253 - Fixed: Visual artfifact (strange grass spikes on some locations) when running full screen on ATI cards.
5253 - Fixed: File Server was not working properly on Linux dedicated server. (Causing script files not being executed sometimes.)
5253 - Fixed: Changes of BattlEye filter in server browser were not saved.
5253 - New: BattlEye filter to show servers not running BattleEye in server browser
5253 - Fixed: Visual artfifact (strange grass spikes on some locations) when running full screen on ATI cards.
5254 - Fixed: BattlEye issues while using server.cfg on Linux dedicated server
5254 - Fixed: Heap size detection on Linux (causing config file problems and low server FPS)
5255 - Fixed: Player could not use grenades added by Rearm
5257 - Fixed: Game did not run on ATI cards in fullscreenmode on Vista x64 with large memory.
5257 - Fixed: Crash at ArmA.exe:0x174b27 - caused by wrong internal weapon state.
5257 - Fixed: Crash at ArmA.exe:0x56536 - caused by wrong turret state in MP.
5257 - Fixed: MP: Player driving motorcycle could be ejected with no apparent reason, sometimes leading to death.
5257 - Fixed: MP: Sometimes falling of a parachute a few meters above the ground.
5257 - Fixed: Dedicated server: Bandwidth balancing was often wrong, showing problems esp. when new players were joining.
5257 - Fixed: Players connecting JIP with custom files do not cause server lagging.
5257 - Fixed: Players with custom files get no longer kicked when server does not run on default port.
5257 - Optimized: Reduced memory usage with large view distances.
5257 - Fixed: Scene loading when starting a mission might sometimes use excessive amounts of memory.
5257 - Optimized: Slightly reduced VRAM usage with large view distances.
5257 - New: "Absolute" mouse control bindings (no auto centering) are now possible.
5257 - Improved: Provided error message for some unexpected memory initialization failures.
5258 - Fixed: Command line parameter -maxmem=xxx was not working on LINUX dedicated server.
5258 - Fixed: Crash at offset 0xfb57.
5259 - Fixed: Voice over Side channel could be transmitted to wrong listeners after respawn.
5260 - Fixed: Dedicated server crashed when script made soldier fire with Binocular.
5260 - Fixed: Grass and foliage was not affected by helicopter down wash since 1.04 version.
5260 - Fixed: status of disableAI was reset during save
5261 - Fixed: The FOV was deflected after TrackIR +tZ input had been removed from Zoom in/out action.
5262 - Fixed: Fast forward is now disabled when using binocular.
5262 - New: Optional server.cfg entry timeStampFormat to specify time stamp for each line in *.rpt file. Possible values: "none", "short", "full".
5262 - Fixed: Manual camera left/right movement was not mapped to mouse.
5262 - Fixed: Some AI commands on dedicated server might be delayed when the server window had focus.
5263 - Improved: Texture mip management more reliable in low VRAM conditions.
5264 - Fixed: Incorrect simulation importance for some entities in MP (for players in vehicles)
5264 - Fixed: Only relative path is now supported in commands: loadFile, exec, execVM, execFSM, preprocessFile, preprocessFileLineNumbers, kbAddTopic
5272 - New: Action inputs "Car more left" / "Car more right".
5272 - New: Action inputs "Car more left" / "Car more right".
5272 - New: Action inputs "Car more left" / "Car more right".
5272 - New: Action inputs "Car more left" / "Car more right".
5272 - Fixed: Game did not run on ATI cards in fullscreenmode on Vista x64 with more then 4 GB RAM (fixed again).
5273 - Fixed: Reduced excessive virtual memory fragmentation with ATI/AMD graphics cards.
5276 - Fixed: Changed BattlEye integration (fixing "random" player kicks)

===DATA CHANGELOG===

* FIX (RECOIL): recoil for all hand weapons were reworked.
* NEW (AMMO): ballistics reworked introducing air friction specific values for each bullet class
* FIX (AMMO): AT4 and RPG7 reduced HIT strength and changed ballistics
* FIX (AMMO): Improved Javelin missile precision.
* FIX (AMMO): land mines - increased indirect hit range and reduced hit value
* FIX (AMMO): Grenades and Flares deflection reduced to half
* FIX (WEAPONS): Unloaded Javelin will not show optics attachment to avoid view blocking in most of the moves.
* FIX (AMMO): count of ammo is changed (M113).
* FIX (AMMO): Cobra cannon ammo changed from AP to HEI
* FIX (AMMO): Sabot rounds no longer produce large explosion effects
* FIX (WEAPONS): GAU-8 fixed rate of fire
* NEW (WEAPONS): Added unguided rockets salvo for AI.
* FIX (WEAPONS): Weapon ranges tweaks. Increased minimum range hit probability.
* FIX (AMMO): reduced secondary explosion range (destroyed vehicle blast range)
* FIX (AMMOBOXES): added some weapons and magazines to existing ammoboxes.
* FIX (ANIMATIONS): Improved turning around with launcher.
* FIX (WEAPONS): Improved M16A2 reload time (faster).
* FIX (VEHICLES): Increased structural armor value of several vehicles to give the crew more chances for survival.
* NEW (DATA): reworked grass clutter on Northern Sahrani, New Sahrani designed for smoother gameplay experience
* FIX (LOCALIZATION): various localization fixes
* FIX (ANIMATIONS): some problems with ladders introduced in 1.08 (stuck on ladders, problem when going from knelt or prone on a ladder, healing when knelt with rifle or launcher)
* FIX (LOCALIZATION): mission M13 is localized to all languages
* FIX (RUSSIAN): several missing translations in the Russian version, UI.pbo is modified to prevent an error message displayed in Russian version of the game when entering Single mission directory
* FIX (DC3): Eject speed is correct, improved get in and get out time, now it's possible to get out.
* FIX (HILUX, DATSUN): Game doesn't fail when using this car in ARMA without Queens Gambit mod.
* FIX (OILFIELDS): Improved animation.
* NEW (GUI): BattlEye filtering in multiplayer games list.
* FIX (ANIMATIONS): Crew in cargo can move with head.
* FIX (WIND CLUTTERS): Wind clutters are now without fire and view geometry.
* FIX (WEAPONS): M4 replaced by M4A1 in ammoboxes and in crews and pilots.
* FIX (RESPAWN WEAPONS): fixed respawn weapons and magazines.
* FIX (M4A1): now use fullauto fire mode instead burst.
* FIX {RECOIL}: recoil and smoke reduced for vehicle mounted grenadelaunchers
* FIX (SOUND): added sound for unguided rockets launch and flight
* FIX (AMMO): added GP25 rounds to SLA Weapons Crates
* FIX (ANIM): slower Oil fields derrick animation
* FIX (ANIM): improved weapons swapping.
* IMPROVEMENT (GENERAL): default infantry FOV values adjusted.
* FIX (USMCD) Wound materials for all WDL soldiers.
* NEW (USMC) More Woodland Army soldiers.
* FIX (MI-17 (57mm rockets)) Fixed rockets count.
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Re: Changelog

Post by Snake Man » 2009-11-05, 01:10:31 AM

Public Beta Patch (v1.17.5278). Released Nov 4th, 2009.

===CHANGELOG FROM THE LATEST OFFICIAL STABLE RELEASE===
1.17:
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.

1.16:
5272 - New: Action inputs "Car more left" / "Car more right".
5272 - New: Action inputs "Car more left" / "Car more right".
5272 - New: Action inputs "Car more left" / "Car more right".
5272 - New: Action inputs "Car more left" / "Car more right".
5272 - Fixed: Game did not run on ATI cards in fullscreenmode on Vista x64 with more then 4 GB RAM (fixed again).
5273 - Fixed: Reduced excessive virtual memory fragmentation with ATI/AMD graphics cards.
5276 - Fixed: Changed BattlEye integration (fixing "random" player kicks)
5277 - Attempt to fix: Crash opportunity
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Re: Changelog

Post by Snake Man » 2009-12-15, 10:26:48 PM

Release Candidate Patch (v1.18.5281). Released Dec 15th, 2009.

CHANGELOG IN 1,18 FROM 1,14

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.
5272 - New: Action inputs "Car more left" / "Car more right".
5272 - New: Action inputs "Car more left" / "Car more right".
5272 - New: Action inputs "Car more left" / "Car more right".
5272 - New: Action inputs "Car more left" / "Car more right".
5272 - Fixed: Game did not run on ATI cards in fullscreenmode on Vista x64 with more then 4 GB RAM (fixed again).
5273 - Fixed: Reduced excessive virtual memory fragmentation with ATI/AMD graphics cards.
5276 - Fixed: Changed BattlEye integration (fixing "random" player kicks)
5277 - Attempt to fix: Crash opportunity
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