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    Exclamation ARMA 2 Free

    Official announcement: http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?t=120497
    Website announcement: http://www.arma2.com/latest-news/arm...ounced_en.html
    Forum: http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?t=120498
    WIKI page: http://community.bistudio.com/wiki/A...ee_Public_Beta

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    Release 23.6.2011 of ARMA 2 Free beta 1.10: http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?t=121168

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    Bohemia Interactive, the award-winning independent game development studio,
    is pleased to announce the Arma 2: Free - a free-to-play multiplayer version of critically acclaimed mil-sim, Arma 2.

    Arma 2: Free redefines the free-to-play battlefield with its truly unrivalled scale and gameplay possibilities.
    Arma 2: Free serves up almost everything offered by the original Arma 2 - the '13th best PC game of all time', according to PC Gamer
    - minus the campaign, HD graphics and support for user-made addons and mods.
    Arma 2: Free is scheduled for release in June 2011.

    Create your own custom-built scenarios or deploy a massive selection of missions and game-modes made by others.
    No micro-transactions, no hidden costs, just the same epic terrain and huge variety of equipment!
    This is Arma 2: Free - virtual war without the training wheels.
    Arma 2: Free to download, free to play, free to share, free to host, free to create... free to play redefined








    Some of the key features of Arma 2: Free include:
    • Free military simulation - An authentic battlefield simulation, including bullet ballistics, material penetration and much more.
    • Free armory - A comprehensive range of 300+ weapons, units and fully-usable armed or unarmed vehicles across air, land and water classes.
    • Free unique multiplayer - Multiplayer with large-scale maps for 50+ live players and hundreds of AI units. Supports a wide variety of MP modes from co-op and PvP modes, to total mayhem!
    • Free dedicated servers - Both Linux and Windows OS dedicated server support for users to host freely wherever and however they like even to play together on the same retail game-servers.
    • Free creativity - Quick mission templates, a powerful, built-in, easy to use SP/MP mission editor, and advanced scripting.
    To learn more about the Arma 2: Free project please visit the product´s website at www.arma2.com/free

    ARMA 2 package combinations explained: http://community.bistudio.com/wiki/A...ageCombination

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    Master Gunnery Sergeant Papanowel's Avatar
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    Good news for the players who want to try Arma II.

    What do you mean, when it says : there aren't High Definition Graphics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papanowel View Post
    What do you mean, when it says : there aren't High Definition Graphics?
    I bet it means scaled-down texture quality, probably comparable to the lite versions of the DLCs.

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    Looks like a great Demo for the REAL arma. It shows of the real long term potential the game offers to it's players.
    I mean seriously, who buys arma only to play the campaign?
    The only problem I see is the missing mod support. It will be close to impossible to find MP games without mods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atin View Post
    Looks like a great Demo for the REAL arma. It shows of the real long term potential the game offers to it's players.
    I mean seriously, who buys arma only to play the campaign?
    The only problem I see is the missing mod support. It will be close to impossible to find MP games without mods.
    I don't think that is true. I was always able to find non-mod servers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zipper5 View Post
    I bet it means scaled-down texture quality, probably comparable to the lite versions of the DLCs.
    The average gamer can't play it on high settings anyway so they wont notice the graphic difference. Main reason why I never bought the DLC's lol.

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    Nice initiative. The trailer seems awesome, very professional. Congrats BIS!

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    worked for me

    Quote Originally Posted by someBoy View Post
    Nice initiative. The trailer seems awesome, very professional. Congrats BIS!
    I downloaded the free version and I really liked it. Not soon after a few games, I bought arma 2 and OA. Well worth the money!!

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    Great move, BI! I wish you many new players (resp. customers )!

    Black Lands | Resistance Campaign for Arma 2: CO
    For The Life Of A Friend | SP scenario for Arma 2: CO

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    I see, you wanna get people accustomed (or addicted in the best case ) to ArmA before you release the pimped up ArmA 3 with new features, engine etc.

    Nonetheless, nice step forward.

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