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Thread: A.C.E. Advanced Combat Environment - Public Beta!

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    A.C.E. Mod for ArmA 2, Official Announcement!


    It has been nearly 1 year, since the A.C.E. Advanced Combat Environment Mod, for ArmA 1, was released.
    Since that release, we have been constantly working on our Mod, to improve it, expand it, and fix the things we could.
    In the meantime, ArmA 2 has been released for about 6 months, and our attention has been on the mod for ArmA 2, for at least that long.

    Today we would like to announce our Public Beta Release.
    We intend to keep updating our Mod on a daily basis in this Public Beta stage.
    We do this to get as much feedback and bug reports as possible, as soon as possible, and provide everyone the latest code to test.
    This means the development will be ongoing, new improvements and additions will arrive as we go


    What is A.C.E. and what is it not

    A.C.E. for ArmA 2 is a full conversion mod and is based on A.C.E. for ArmA 1, which was based on WGL for OFP.
    The WGL roots were "When realism matters". We lifted this already a little bit with A.C.E. 1.
    And with A.C.E. 2 it is no different. We try to keep a balance between realism and gameplay. We try not to sacrifice either in name of the other.
    We try to please as many as possible, but it is simply impossible to please all.
    Please feel free to give constructive feedback on our choices.


    The Package

    The A.C.E. Package for ArmA 2, at this time, consists out of 4 building blocks:

    CBA and ACE are a requirement, while ACEX and ACEX_SM are optional expansion packs.
    This way, we hope to support our users who have requested smaller mod size, and ability to concentrate on their type of units/vehicles/weapons for countries they like to play with/against.

    Status

    Much of the Mod has been rewritten / optimized, and we have based our workflow and tools on CBA methods.
    Biki Documentation
    Frequently Asked Questions
    Previous ACE2 Discussion Thread
    ACE Features
    ACEX Features
    Youtube ACE2 Channel

    Compatibility

    We strive to keep our addons/mods as compatible as possible with others.
    Sometimes this is not possible, or there were specific reasons why we had to go some way.
    Please feel free to supply feedback on any compatibility issue you might encounter.

    Thanks!

    Our thanks goes to everyone involved in our Mod, from Developers to Testers, Contributors to Supporters, PR to Hosters, and Programmer- and Docu-wizards.
    Special thanks goes out to our Lead Developer, Rocko, who has devoted most (if not all ) of his free time and dedication to the mod's development.

    Installer, Updater, Patcher

    There have been significant changes to the way we distribute our Mod.
    Due to the ever growing sizes of content, and thus installers and updates, we have switched to a realtime patching system, called rSync, which is the core tool of the "Six Updater" Suite.
    The software, once installed, can be used to install, update, maintain and repair managed modfolders.
    It uses smart technologies to minimize the amount of data that needs to be downloaded, and is a very lightweight and fast protocol.

    The technology has been in use for several months by the ACE team, and individual testers aswell as communities.
    Documentation will be provided, and support delivered where possible.

    Our milestone releases will be available in easy mirrorable 7z files, to minimize the stress on the rsync system, and give people casual means to download the initial install.

    More Info
    Updater Server Portal (incl stats)


    QuickInstall

    Check out the video! or use the so called "Lazy Method".


    Mirrors

    On the BIKI


    Downloads, Installation, Documentation and Bug/Issue reporting

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    First! And whooohooooooo!

    ArmA2 is becoming what should be! Christmas sure is early!
    Last edited by Inkompetent; Dec 7 2009 at 13:37.

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    Thanks sickboy for your tireless work on this so far...and the many tireless nights we still have left

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    Great work i would like to thank the whole team of ace you have done a wonderful job
    [KH]Member

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    GOOOOOOOD JOB!

    thank you guys

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    Waiting for the mirror sites... to get ACE2 and ACEX in 7z package.
    Btw is there a cooperation with Yoma so people wont need more than one synchronizer tool to update all the things they like or need?

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    *Listens carefully*
    What's that noise I hear off in the distance, getting closer and closer?
    *Listens again*
    Oh, it's the hordes of people racing to DL the mod.

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    Speechless moment! I'm going to kitchen for bottle of champaigne! Thx guys for your efforts.
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    I don't get this slx updater thing!

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