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ARMA 2 Patch 1.05 Released, Brings Bonus Campaign

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.

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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