Jump to content

Photo
- - - - -

ArmA 2 Demo feedback


  • Please log in to reply
600 replies to this topic

Poll: Do you like the demo? (492 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you like the demo?

  1. the demo is great (235 votes [45.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 45.45%

  2. the demo is good (148 votes [28.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.63%

  3. the demo is so-so (50 votes [9.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.67%

  4. the demo is not good, I do not like the game (13 votes [2.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.51%

  5. the demo is not good, I have problems installing it (20 votes [3.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.87%

  6. the demo is not good, I have problems playing it (51 votes [9.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.86%

Vote Guests cannot vote
Thread Starter
Suma
Suma

    BI Developer

  • 3707 posts

#1

Posted 25 June 2009 - 15:01

As the demo topic is hopelessly cluttered with people reporting their download progress, here is the one and only demo feedback topic. As and added value (for us), it comes with poll.
Ondrej Spanel, BIS Lead Programmer

REXinator
REXinator

    Private First Class

  • Members
  • 15 posts

#2

Posted 25 June 2009 - 15:07

My game keeps freezing and crashing on Boot Camp.
Ill redownload as i may have gotten a corrupted file. :\
Posted Image
Unreal 3 Clan at www.u3.net.au

leadpumper
leadpumper

    Newbie

  • Members
  • 1 posts

#3

Posted 25 June 2009 - 15:58

I can't start the demo because when I try to launch it, it says it cannot find X3DAudio1_6.dll, and suggests reinstalling the demo.

After reinstalling it, the error persists.

dazzo1987
dazzo1987

    Private First Class

  • Members
  • 22 posts

#4

Posted 25 June 2009 - 16:02

I can't start the demo because when I try to launch it, it says it cannot find X3DAudio1_6.dll, and suggests reinstalling the demo.

After reinstalling it, the error persists.


BTW a couple of people so far have had a launch error with the demo: "Demo failed to launch, X3DAudio1_6.dll was not found" You need to make sure you have the latest Directx 9 Redistributable installed:

http://www.microsoft...&displaylang=en

:D

Netherscourge
Netherscourge

    Private First Class

  • Members
  • 24 posts

#5

Posted 25 June 2009 - 16:04

If you have Dx10 installed, wouldn't it already have that dll?

=Spetsnaz=
=Spetsnaz=

    Master Sergeant

  • Members
  • 608 posts

#6

Posted 25 June 2009 - 16:11

Performance is great so far, having no problems, hopefully its been improved :).

However i think it could of also been done better, there needs to be a contrast setting on the video settings and also the game needs to have some no blur option, i am still getting dizzy and feeling sick when playing the game. Ive tried setting headbobing 0, still..

Oh but im also having freezing issue and lock ups when in boot camp and also when i played high command.. that needs to be fixed..
Specifications:
AMD Athlon AM3 AMD Phenom II 1055T X6 @ 3.9ghz
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600mhz CL9
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO
HIS HD ATi Radeon 4850 512MB PCI-E
Thermaltake Silent Purepower 560W
1TB SEAGATE SATA II HD
Antec Twelve Hundred Gaming Case
Windows 7 64Bit RC 7100

Ekre
Ekre

    Corporal

  • Members
  • 78 posts

#7

Posted 25 June 2009 - 16:17

If you have Dx10 installed, wouldn't it already have that dll?


nah, you have to install the latest directx9 redistribute

---------- Post added at 04:17 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:12 PM ----------

i just have a look at it, as i see it has better performance then the retail.
AA can be enabled in settings, languages are changeable (hopefully it will be in the next patch)
the latest retail patch is 1.02.58064, and the demo is 1.02.58127. so im so excited about 1.03 patch!

Netherscourge
Netherscourge

    Private First Class

  • Members
  • 24 posts

#8

Posted 25 June 2009 - 16:19

So the Demo is more updated then the retail?
Intel i7 920 @ 2.67ghz (Quad Core w/ Hyperthreading)
Corsair 6GB DDR3 Triple Channel RAM
EVGA 8800 GTS 320MB (1280 x 1024)
Gigabyte UDR3 i7 Motherboard
Windows 7 RC 64-bit
Windows Experience Average Score 6.0

Erius
Erius

    Private First Class

  • Members
  • 11 posts

#9

Posted 25 June 2009 - 16:30

Look up a few posts, install the latest DX9.

Bigtnaples
Bigtnaples

    Corporal

  • Members
  • 65 posts

#10

Posted 25 June 2009 - 16:34

Look up a few posts, install the latest DX9.


Nice downloading now thanks.
GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L / Vista Premium 64 bit
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600@3.2Ghz
4GB DDR2 PC2 6400 G.Skill 500GB SATAII Samsung
ATi Radeon HD 4890 1GB
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS /Z640s

Nickos
Nickos

    Sergeant

  • Members
  • 152 posts

#11

Posted 25 June 2009 - 16:34

It's Übergreat, even though i didn't played it!
From Poland With ArmA!

Долговцы, Долговцы, чё будете вы делать, чё будете вы делать, когда они прийдуть, чтобы вас разделать?!

=Spetsnaz=
=Spetsnaz=

    Master Sergeant

  • Members
  • 608 posts

#12

Posted 25 June 2009 - 16:39

So the Demo is more updated then the retail?


It seems so, the performance is very good so far..
Specifications:
AMD Athlon AM3 AMD Phenom II 1055T X6 @ 3.9ghz
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600mhz CL9
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO
HIS HD ATi Radeon 4850 512MB PCI-E
Thermaltake Silent Purepower 560W
1TB SEAGATE SATA II HD
Antec Twelve Hundred Gaming Case
Windows 7 64Bit RC 7100

Azamato
Azamato

    Staff Sergeant

  • Members
  • 277 posts

#13

Posted 25 June 2009 - 16:42

It seems so, the performance is very good so far..


so is it like if the demo runs good that the actual game will run a lil bit worse or ?..

chris64
chris64

    Corporal

  • Members
  • 94 posts

#14

Posted 25 June 2009 - 16:44

No i think this is just an early version of the 1.03 patch so the retail game will run just as well when it gets updated.

dvolk
dvolk

    Suspended Member

  • Banned
  • 184 posts

#15

Posted 25 June 2009 - 16:45

so is it like if the demo runs good that the actual game will run a lil bit worse or ?..


It would make sense to assume that anything that's been fixed in the demo since 1.02 will be in 1.03, so no.

ohara
ohara

    Staff Sergeant

  • Members
  • 243 posts

#16

Posted 25 June 2009 - 16:49

We plan small hotfix that will update your version to demo build.
OFP developer

txalin
txalin

    First Sergeant

  • Members
  • 847 posts

#17

Posted 25 June 2009 - 16:53

mmm... neogaf guys didn't like the demo because "it's a tremendous pain in the ass to remap the controls" and "shooting feels ancient" and "controls remain extremely unintuitive"

http://www.neogaf.co...t=365610&page=7

:rolleyes:
Let BIS make the engine, the community creates the game.

MadDogX
MadDogX

    Mindless F@nb0!

  • Moderator
  • 9050 posts

#18

Posted 25 June 2009 - 16:56

Very very nice. The overall "feel" of the game is brilliant in the demo, especially the loading screens look so much more professional. Overall object quality looks better and there is finally antialiasing + shadows! :D

One negative thing I've noticed is that the infinite terrain on Chernarus seems to cause intense stuttering. Especially when you just put yourself far out there, where nothing but terrain is visible, my framerate stutters like mad while moving. Could this be the cause of increased stutter in patch 1.02?

Gigabyte Z97-HD3 Motherboard | Intel Core i5 4690k @ 4.5GHz | NVidia GTX 970
16GB G-Skill Ripjaws 2133MHz RAM | Kingston HyperX SSD | be Quiet! 750W PSU

Ekre
Ekre

    Corporal

  • Members
  • 78 posts

#19

Posted 25 June 2009 - 16:57

We plan small hotfix that will update your version to demo build.


that would be soooo cool :)

Blackfox34
Blackfox34

    Staff Sergeant

  • Members
  • 322 posts

#20

Posted 25 June 2009 - 16:59

Keep getting this error whenever i try to install

Unable to find setup01.bin.
Please keep setup.exe and all *.bin files at the same directory.

There is only one file...

Running Windows Vista Ultimate