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Ships Ahoy - Arma III

The Arma 3 website announces that Arma III has deployed, and Bohemia Interactive's military shooter sequel is now available worldwide as either a standard edition or as a Digital Deluxe edition. The game is available at retail and via digital distribution through Steam directly, or through the BIS Store, which fulfils through Steam anyway. The launch trailer shows off gameplay, and here's word:

OUT NOW - Available in digital and physical retail stores worldwide, Bohemia Interactive is proud to announce today’s much-anticipated release of Arma 3. The brand new launch trailer introduces players to the authentic, diverse and open combat in Arma 3’s massive military sandbox.

Set on the Mediterranean islands of Altis (270 km˛) and Stratis (20 km˛), Arma 3 features 12 singleplayer showcases, 3 factions showcases, 9 multiplayer scenarios, 10 firing drill challenges, more than 20 vehicles and 40 weapons, 5 factions, the scenario editor and modding support. The post-launch campaign will be made available via free DLC episodes after release. The complete overview of content can be found here.

“We’re incredibly proud of the release of Arma 3, as well as of the unique collaboration with the people who joined for the early-access development. We experienced some significant setbacks in the past years, but the fantastic public response to the Alpha and Beta kept us going,” said Joris-Jan van ‘t Land, Project Lead on Arma 3. “Together we’ve made a game that truly meets its potential - while establishing a platform to build upon and grow even further. Our long-term commitment to Arma 3, in combination with the creative modding community and Steam Workshop, means this is just the kick off. We thank everyone for their splendid support and welcome you all to join our journey ahead.”

People can purchase the regular Arma 3 (44.99 EUR/39.99 GBP/59.99 USD) or the Arma 3 Digital Deluxe Edition (49.99 EUR/42.99 GBP/64.99 USD) from Steam and Store.bistudio.com. A boxed version of Arma 3 is also available at many of the major retailers.

Last but not least, Arma 3 Alpha and Arma 3 Beta participants will be able to play the final game after downloading the automatic update on Steam. Visit this page for answers to some of the more frequently asked questions.

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54. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma III Sep 12, 2013, 18:53 Raptor
 
Prez wrote on Sep 12, 2013, 17:47:
Regarding the campaign though - the last decent one was the first OFP.

I agree. Though it may just have been the novelty of it because there was honestly nothing else like it when OFP came about. Ghost Recon had better mechanics but OFP was way more open-ended.

Time to remake my old coop mission from Ofp to Arma 3 now, should be fun.

Did you ever upload it to a mod or maps site or did you just keep it for you and your friends? I played a ton of user-made maps for coop OFP with my son and friend back in the day.

Oh thanks for reminding me of Ghost Recon, I just shed a tear because everything after the first one was awful. And the first one I loved along with all the R6 games of course.

I entered that mission eventually to a competition, but I don't think it qualified or got spread anywhere.
It was always mostly for coop between good mates so it had quite a few inside jokes and random difficulty spikes (and bugs)
Who else had a boardable bus on their map which you could use to bypass an enemy outpost while risking the bus driver sometimes going off route in the most enemy filled area with often hilarious consequences.

In case of interest then I dropped it here.
http://www.megafileupload.com/en/file/450419/ALW-zip.html
I want to do this sort of a thing again for ARMA 3, but make it more "community" friendly and polished. Just need to get good enough again to properly use the scriping language or at least be able to borrow and modify scripts.
It's surprisingly easy for a non-coding person to learn (using the online resources), so that's a good thing at least.
 
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