ARMA 2 Patch 1.05 Released, Brings Bonus Campaign

by Alice O'Connor, Dec 22, 2009 9:00am PST
Related Topics – ArmA 2, Requiem: Bloodymare, PC

Yet more new ARMA 2 fixes, features and improvements have arrived today along with a bonus campaign in Patch 1.05, available now as a 270MB download from FileShack.

Patch 1.05 adds a mini-campaign 'Eagle Wing,' set several years after the original ending and casting players as the pilot of an AH-64 Apache helicopter--also new in this patch.

Unlike previous patches--or any patch for almost any game, for that matter--the Patch 1.05 download can be used to update Steam installations of ARMA 2 too.

Other highlights of the patch include performance improvements, AI tweaks, bug fixes, Linux dedicated server support, a new multiplayer mode and the removal of DRM.

  • Free bonus campaign Eagle Wing

  • Free bonus helicopter addon AH-64D

  • New Warfare multiplayer mode When Diplomacy Fails, including 3-sides and support for diplomacy between factions

  • Major AI tweaking and balancing (better combat cooperation, better situational awareness, new Suppressive fire command)

  • Significant performance improvements, especially in large cities

  • Fixed compatibility problems under Windows Vista and Windows 7 x64 with 8 GB and more RAM

  • Grass now provides concealment also in distance

  • Improved hit detection and damage system

  • Improved object visibility and less significant objects popping in distance

  • Improved mouse input handling

  • Spatial sound improvements

  • Automatic launching of user made addons (units, missions etc.) via "pbo" file association with the game

  • Possibility to switch between windowed and fullscreen mode at any time in game menus using Alt + Enter or through video options

  • Various crash opportunities fixed

  • Linux server support added

  • New GUI to various dedicated server settings

  • New GUI for multiplayer commands

  • Enabled commanding during story conversations

  • FreeTrack support using FreeTrackClient.dll

  • DRM free

  • Optional anti-cheat protection


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