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ARMA II & OA available from Sprocket, also BAF and PMC DLCs!


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Posted 30 June 2009 - 11:46

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The eagerly anticipated sandbox PC military shooter smash hit of 2009, ARMA II, is released and available for all who want to visit the post-soviet republic of Chernarus and enjoy the many fantastic features of this monumental war simulator. Do you want to fight eye to eye with enemies on the lush, open battlefield, do you want to take advantage by strafing enemy position in aircraft, do you want to crush enemy lines in a tank? Then download this ultimate military simulator and get a taste of what it takes to be a soldier in a modern warfare conflict!

Now with 5 free postcards and topographic map as exclusive free gifts for each ARMA II order placed before the end of July 2009*.


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Just to clarify in case anyone is unsure, the Sprocket version of ArmA2 is 1.02 and it contains localisation for both English and Czech (chosen through ingame options).

Edited by Placebo, 30 June 2009 - 12:02.


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Posted 30 June 2009 - 13:39

Sweet thank you Placebo for pointing this out to us, I was hoping to get this game before July 4th... But wow dude... USD 67.65, na I don't think so.

Edited by CrazyAce, 30 June 2009 - 13:45.


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Posted 30 June 2009 - 13:40

This version is boxed or not?
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Posted 30 June 2009 - 13:47

Digital Download, but the free stuff is mailed...

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 13:49

1. Retail Boxed copy : USD $ 39.99 (no free stuff)
2. Steam Digital Distribution copy: USD $ 49.99 ( no free stuff)
3. Sprocket Digital Distribution copy: USD $56.85 (free 5 printed postcards & map)

Guess which one most people are getting ? :)

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 13:58

Hu I got something different this time after I logged in, the price just fell to USD 56.85... I think I'll wait a little bit longer then. Seeing as how the site can’t make up its mind on what to charge for a DD.

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 13:59

Hu I got something different this time after I logged in, the price just fell to USD 56.85... I think I'll wait a little bit longer then. Seeing as how the site can’t make up its mind on what to charge for a DD.


Waiting until the price drops to $39.99 ? :D

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 14:03

The price shown if you're not logged in seems to include sales tax (add it to your cart and go to check-out and you'll see tax as a line item). Once you're logged in it'll charge that tax if you're in an applicable country, so if you're not then it will be a bit cheaper.

In fact looking at it now, they've made that clear on the product page:

USD 67.65 (USD 56.85 excl. VAT)

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 16:56

does it also have the 3 installation limit before having to cal to try and get more activations?

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 18:43

I swear that Value Added Tax is going to start a new rebellion here…

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 19:41

does it also have the 3 installation limit before having to cal to try and get more activations?


Unlimited activations on the same PC
5 activations on different hardware for 6 months (then you get new 5 activations)
And of course you can always email support if you have any problems, but I think with 5 for varying hardware over 6 months you'd have to be extremely rich to keep upgrading your PC that much ;)

Regarding paying VAT, I believe it's only if you live in the EU that you pay VAT, but you could be in the US and pay with an EU credit card and that would mean you don't need to pay VAT.

Of course the postcards/map would be sent to the non-EU address you register with, so if for example you're a European, visiting a non-EU friend, and you order ArmA2 from Sprocket with your EU credit card, but then suddenly have to return to Europe before your postcards/map arrives, as long as you correctly entered the friend's address he will still receive the postcards/map and can forward them on to you.

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 03:28

Too bad Sprocket is a complete scam in some cases. Customer support for them is very unreliable. Tried talking to a Rep when I had problems with their ArmA download and I got an e-mail a week later with broken English.

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 07:52

Too bad Sprocket is a complete scam in some cases. Customer support for them is very unreliable. Tried talking to a Rep when I had problems with their ArmA download and I got an e-mail a week later with broken English.


I'm sorry but that's nonsense, in the very early stages there were some teething problems but they were quickly resolved and they go out of their way to help people resolve Sprocket issues as quickly as possible (as I do myself and have offered to help in the past with anyone having Sprocket issues).

I know the guy personally who does Sprocket's support and he does an excellent job, and speaks very good English. I'm sorry if you had previous problems with a Sprocket version but calling them a "scam" is extremely unfair and inflammatory.

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 20:11

Why would I buy when the DVD version is just 6 more days away? until then, I'll stay with the Demo.
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Posted 02 July 2009 - 04:21

Why would I buy when the DVD version is just 6 more days away? until then, I'll stay with the Demo.
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Just another options for people to buy and play the game... for those that find downloading stuffs is more convenient and cheaper.

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 05:44

Sure absolutely as it is a matter of choice, but as mentioned the DVD is only a few days away. Now what Sprocket should have done was get the license to distribute the game upon release, then I would see sales go up even further.

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 22:54

Why would I buy when the DVD version is just 6 more days away? until then, I'll stay with the Demo.
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only if you want all the money ends by the developer ... btw. these postcards are awesome :)

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 06:00

When I bought ArmA I from Sprocket, they had a Domain name. Is there a reason there new sight is just an IP?
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Posted 03 July 2009 - 06:30

only if you want all the money ends by the developer ...


Oh, so Sprocket is a non-profit organization? :rolleyes:

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 06:39

Can I buy only the completely free postcards & map? :icon_cool: :)
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