I just got Arma 2 today. Steam version, fully patched to the recent 1.09 patch.
I am barely into it at all since I keep failing the firing range.
When you first go up to the guy he tells you to load your weapon and fire off a few rounds. I can hit every target just fine and I rarely miss. (I've been playing Arma 1 for a while now so I'm used to Arma game play)
So then he starts the actual firing range qualifying. The targets go down, one pops up, I shoot and hit it and the instructor says something like "woo-hoo, I think you need more practice..."
And then I am offered the choice to try again or quit. I try again and the SAME thing happens every damn time - I hit the target, and he gives me that same message.
I've read that Arma 2 has a lot of bugs but I didn't think I'd be battling one 3 minutes into the game and have to spend an hour reloading and retrying over and over again just to qualify on the firing range and still fail to get past it. I've tried no less than five times already and I'm starting to get sick of it.
What's going on here? Am I doing something wrong?
---------- Post added at 01:04 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:07 PM ----------
Okay, it figures the problem would just fix itself right after I go to a forum and ask about it.
This time I started a new game and went straight to the firing range and did it and passed right away without any troubles.
I managed to get past the medic training, the MOUT and the anti-tank range too so far, so now I'm a happy camper. I guess it was just bugged in my first game for whatever reason.