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    Exclamation How to change Arma 3 branches between STABLE & DEVELOPMENT versions @STEAM client

    All installs are set to the stable version of the game by default.


    To change this:
    • 1. In your Steam client, go to the Library and right (mouse button) click on Arma 3 Alpha
    • 2. Select Properties (from context menu)
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    • 3. Select the Betas tab
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    • 4. 4.Choose either NONE for the Stable version or development for the release candidate version of the game
    • 5.Click Close in the lower-right corner of the window



    Using the development version of the game could hamper your experience with the game,
    with some unfinished assets available.

    However, we would greatly appreciate your feedback.

    The Alpha version is massively limited in comparison to the full version.

    We intend this to involve you more directly in the development process
    and give you the opportunity to affect the final game.

    Your feedback and bug reports are welcome
    and can help us to improve the game significantly.

    Please visit http://feedback.arma3.com/

    to learn how to submit feedback.


    For more details about Arma 3 Alpha related STEAM settings and use of Arma 3 Alpha itself read Quick Start Guide (manual)
    http://cdn.steampowered.com/Manuals/...f?t=1362670895

    Thank you kindly for your support!

    Quote Originally Posted by DnA View Post
    The default version will get updated only after we put it through internal QA (it's still an Alpha, but we'd like to make sure those updates at least allow you to start the game ). The Development branch will soon become a frequently updated branch by all of our developers: programmers, encoders, artists, designers and more. This may cause it to not work one day and work very well the next, it may contain experimental features, a sneak peak at new content, etc. If you do not want to bother with the risk of a more broken version, you're advised to stick with the default. The Alpha Hub will become the source of updates and hopefully changelogs. I believe the first publications to this branch are coming up later today.

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    BI Developer Dwarden's Avatar
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    for announces about changes:

    http://forums.bistudio.com/showthrea...anch-changelog

    remember it might be more buggy / less stable for some ..
    Last edited by Dwarden; Mar 12 2013 at 17:44.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwarden View Post
    * merges from Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead beta / Take On Helicopters
    This is really exciting to see so soon (and in an official form). Are there any details on how best to make use of it or is it simply support for the practice of introducing A2 pbo's via -mod= as is already being done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Defunkt View Post
    This is really exciting to see so soon (and in an official form). Are there any details on how best to make use of it or is it simply support for the practice of introducing A2 pbo's via -mod= as is already being done?
    I think Dwarden means merges from the OA 1.63 fixes/features and some more from TOH.
    Not related to in-game content.

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    Ah right, I guess after reading elsewhere that there's something planned for A2 content merging, my body was... well, ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Defunkt View Post
    Ah right, I guess after reading elsewhere that there's something planned for A2 content merging, my body was... well, ready.
    yes it mean engines fixes / additions / tweaks etc. from recent OA beta / TOH builds

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    How exactly do the updates for Arma 3 alpha work? Will the "stable" alpha get updated to another "stable" version once such has been determined, or will it remain the same through the whole alpha phase of development and only be updated through the dev builds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwarden View Post
    yes it mean engines fixes / additions / tweaks etc. from recent OA beta / TOH builds
    can't wait, tomorrow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Defunkt View Post
    Ah right, I guess after reading elsewhere that there's something planned for A2 content merging, my body was... well, ready.
    Where did you read that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nouty View Post
    How exactly do the updates for Arma 3 alpha work? Will the "stable" alpha get updated to another "stable" version once such has been determined, or will it remain the same through the whole alpha phase of development and only be updated through the dev builds?
    Basically the information from BI is:

    stable (not opted into any betas) - A build must pass through QA before being pushed to this branch
    development - They plan to let anyone from the dev team push to this branch whenever they feel like it

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