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      IMPORTANT! - The Rules Have Been Further Adjusted And Simplified!   01/18/2018

      We have decided to massively slim down the rules and make them easier to understand for all. We also have now added "gang initiation" to the server so players can be more easily included without confusion. If you have any questions you can ask a staff member in teamspeak. For more information and to see the updated rules you can find them in their usual location https://c8gaming.com/forums/topic/9-altis-life-server-rules/

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  1. FIRST TIME PLAYERS ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ QUICK BIOGRAPHY: Easy's Altis Life was made multiple years ago and is still here today (1/21/2018) it was under production at around the year 2013 and started in 2014 every since there has been players who have came and left the server there are many popular gangs like [NG] (Notorious Gangsters) =AU= (Assault Unit) and many more but mainly those are the gangs that you will see around town or fighting. There are many other gangs in the server just these two are just the ones I have mainly noticed in my time here but there are for sure many more. Another thing you will see is the APD (Altis Police Department) which are the police officers of this server and they uphold the peace of the archipelago if you need anything or help from them just ask them and they will be glad to help. I was an officer once but I decided it wasn't how I like to roll so I resigned there was nothing personal against anybody it was a good time. Next the Medic Department they will mainly be around kavala square and most of them love to RP so go ahead and talk with them. There main job is to help and treat as many people as they can because thats what they like to do they want to make sure everyone is doing alright and is feeling well. LINKS TO VISIT: RULES HELP DESK BASIC INFORMATION: Teamspeak: ts3.a3lrp.com Server IP: INFORMATION ON CERTAIN THINGS ______________________________________________________________________________________ GREEN-ZONES: The green zones on the map are identified as a green either circle or square which means it is a role-play only zone and you can not shoot anybody under any reason or any crimes can not be committed in the zone. These Green Zones usually have people in it so get your RP on! If there is someone you want to rob inside of green-zone simply wait for him to come out but do not bait him as that is breaking one of the server rules as baiting. There is also a 25m rule anyone within 25m is still inside of the green-zone and when they step out of the 25m you are free to rob the so said person. Houses that are in the green-zone (only applies to kavala) can not be broken into and are invincible to any robbery's but this rule excludes the APD. KAVALA SQUARE: Kavala Square is meant to be a safezone for players for the chance to freely RP on the server RP is one of the main things that keep this server alive and running. Kavala Square has many stores and people for you to explore and talk to for example there are stores for general items like binoculars, night vision, tool kits, and more the clothing store has all of your essential clothing items like clothing, backpacks, hats, there is a variety of clothing you can get as well maybe over 20+ options. Food and water are a vital need in the server there are markets all around town but the safest place to go and get food are safe-zones to start off buy some BulletProof Coffee it gives you unlimited stain ma for 7 minutes and fills your thirst all the way and only costs ($3 ingame money) for the food I would recommend apples because they are cheap and fill for 20% of your hunger but when you get more and more money go ahead and buy the waskkully wabbits There are certain parking slots buy the fence of the entrance of the square itself if you park your car there it will not be impounded by a cop unless it has been there for many hours but other than that feel free to use those if available. GARAGES: Garage's are places where you take out vehicles and store them if you want to pull out a vehicle walk up to the podium use scroll wheel on the podium and press "Vehicle Garage" to pull out vehicles and "Store Vehicle" to store your car. Mainly in Kavala this is where most robbery's happen sadly and people can't really take out cars without being robbed but make sure there is no one around and get a car if you are being robbed just follow what they say and you won't be killed if you are that is a different story that needs to be reported to admins. HELP CHAT: From what I have seen this is used mainly for civilians to talk to headteacher to get on comms or to tell them something. The chat should not be used for conversation instead as what the name says "Help Chat" if you really need help on something ask someone in help chat and someone will reply with an answer if no one replies it means no one knows or no one wants to be nice enough to help you out. Help Chat should not be spammed and flooded. INITIATION: In order to initiate on people you must give them an ultimatum like "Hands up or die" through Direct Communication or voice chat typing is okay but you must wait longer in order to shoot/kill them. The iniation times are 5 seconds for voice communication and 10 for typing. Most people like to use the word "Support" which means there friends can shoot you without actually initiating on you. You can use the "text" feature in game to text people inside of Air and Ground vehicles and for example you could say "Step out of the car and surrender or die by support" and if they do not stop you may shoot at them after 15 seconds because there might be server lag on their part and we want to insure that no one gets confused so count to 15 seconds when you send the message usually what I do. If you are initiating on the APD once you initiate on one of them they are all initiated so you can shoot all of the police officers once you have said the initiation to one. There is also a 5 minute initiation rule which is if no shots have been fired in 5 minutes you have to reinitialize with the person you wish to rob. Gang Hideouts: Gang hideouts are where you would go to buy weapons and rebel clothing not recommended for new players to go to as the license to be one costs $250,000 and plus the money it costs to get the gear there is expensive unless you are SkrrtSkrrt boonkgang. Anyways the one near kavala which is called "Gang 1" is almost always captured by a gang. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ If there is anymore things that you want me to write a description about say something in the comments of this forums thanks
  2. - The Beginners Guide To Life - Alright, so I'm making this Beginners guide to the new people of Easy's Altis Life since I have noticed a lot of new people running around Kavala square asking people how to get started and what are the basics. Well, now that I have told you what this is all about let's get into it. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- - The Art Of Communication - Communicating in Altis Life is in my opinion extremely important, since you get to know a lot more about the person who you are dealing with by just sharing a couple words with them. Communicating is also extremely important in different kind of situations as you could at any time be robbed by a rebel or get arrested by an officer, but actually by talking to them and sharing information. It might help you get away from the situation unharmed or without getting a ticket or a jail sentence. To start talking to people you need to hold down the [Caps Lock] key which once pushed down will show your name down at the bottom left corner which means you are currently talking in-game. If you want to Type in the chat you need to press the [/] key which will open your chat. While you are talking in-game make sure you are in the correct channel to talk/write. List of Channels and their differences: You can switch between different channels by pressing [,] key or the [.] Direct Communication: Used to talk to people close to you. (Everyone close to you can hear you while talking in this channel.) Vehicle Chat: Used to talk to people who are in your vehicle. (No one else can hear you other than the people in your vehicle.) Group Channel: Used to talk with your gang members. (No one else except for your gang members can hear this channel.) Help Channel: This is an Out Of Roleplay channel which everyone can see in the server except medics and cops. Used mostly for asking quick questions and asking for help. (You can only type in this channel.) - Cell phone - The Cell phone is a useful thing to know how to use since it allows you to send a message to pretty much everybody on the server and it can also save your life by being able to "call" the cops or the medics to come and save you from what trouble you then got into. You can also use it to call a taxi if you get stuck in a bad spot. You can also send a text to the Admins/Staff If you have something really important to tell them which is urgent. (At least that is what I have used it for.) The way you open the Cell phone is pretty easy you just need to press [Y] which will open your iPad like this: As you can see I have highlighted the Cell Phone button which you need to click on to open the Cell Phone and This screen will then open: Here is the Cellphone Interface which of course is pretty self-explanatory, But just quickly going to tell you what everything does. Black rectangle is of course where you type the message, the big arrow on the right will drop down a list of current players you can message on the server there you just click on the person's name who you want to send the message to. If you want to send a message/dispatch to the medics, Police, Taxi or Admins type your message in the black rectangle above and press either Medics, Police, Taxi or Admins whoever you wish to message then. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - Starting Gear - Alright, now that we've gone through communication and the importance of it, we can start to talk about gear and licenses you need to buy to get started. Alright, first thing you want to do once you've spawned on the island is to locate the nearest ATM so that you'll be able to pay for your purchases. (How it's marked on the map) Now that you have found the ATM you will want to scroll wheel on it so that you will be able to see a small interaction menu on the left side of your screen. Once you see the small interaction menu you will want to scroll wheel until the ATM is highlighted and then you need to press [Space] key or [Middle mouse click] to interact with the ATM. It should pop-up a menu that looks like this once you've interacted with it. Once this has opened you will want to type an amount of money (30k will be enough to buy the basic stuff from the stores) that you would like to pull out from your bank by clicking on the black bar and then typing an amount of money you want to pull out and then pressing withdraw to pull it out. (If you are looking to deposit money follow the same stuff, but just press deposit instead of withdrawing) Now that you have your prefferred amount of money pulled out you will want to look for a Clothing store, General store and a Market on your map. (In Kavala these markers will be marked with the color Purple and Clothing store is just called Clothes) Once you have traveled to these stores you will see a iPad that you need to scroll wheel to open interaction menu once again and scroll wheel until the one you want to interact with is highlighted. How to Buy? Let's say that you are at the Clothing store and you're confused how you're suppose to buy the clothing from the store. First, you'll want to interact with the iPad that is standing downstairs in the middle of the store (usually). Once you have interacted with the iPad it will open a menu like this. Once this has opened you can browse what kind of clothing you want to buy by using the scroll system on the right side. If you want to buy backpacks, vests, hats or glasses you'll need to press where it reads Clothing, which will drop down a list that will allow you to click on a category that you want to browse. Now that you have decided what you want to buy you'll need to press Buy to confirm your purchase. When you've finally chosen what Clothing you want to wear head over to the General store, where you'll find all sorts of useful items to help you survive and not get lost in the dark nights. The General store works the same way as the Clothing store with the exception of it not having any categories, since there aren't enough items for it to get organized. (Follow how to Buy above) Now that you have accessed the General store by following the highlighted instructions above things I recommend you should buy are: 1. a Toolkit (Used for Repairing vehicles) 2. First Aid Kits x2 (Used to heal if hurt) 3. GPS (Shows a small mini-map on the left side of your screen which helps to determine your location without accessing the map) -Extra- 4. Binoculars/Rangefinders (Useful for locating distant objects, etc.) After you have bought everything you need from the General store, you will want to head over to the Market to get some food so you won't die from starvation or dehydration. Now that you have located the Market that is closest to you, you will want to interact with the iPad once again and once you have done that it will open up a menu like this: As you can see it's a small bit different than the other stores, but still really easy to use. To buy food from the Market you will need to click on the item on the left side that you want to buy and type the amount that you want to buy of that specific item in the black bar below, once you are sure what you want to buy from the store press the Buy Item button and it will put that item into your [Y] inventory -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -Traveling- Traveling is really important on an island as big as Altis, cause most of the time when you're trying to make money you need to deliver that item to a processor or to a buyer which are scattered around the map. So the best way of course to counter spending a lot of time to get to those places by walking, is to get some sort of a motorized vehicle would it then be a car, truck, boat, plane or a helicopter. Alright, so the first thing you want to do is to locate the DMV on the map where you'll be able to buy yourself a driver's license which allows for you to purchase a car from the vehicle shop. When you have found the DMV, once again, you will need to interact with it to open up a menu that looks like this with the exception of the Home Owners License being on the left side as well. Once you see this menu you will want to click on the Drivers License and then press Buy, cause you'll need it for buying yourself a car. Now locate the nearest vehicle shop on the map. (Icon showed below) Car Shop prices: Quad Bike : Rental Price - $750 / Ownership Price $1,500 Hatchback : Rental Price - $8,750 / Ownership Price $17,500 Offroad : Rental Price - $10,000 / Ownership Price $20,000 Offroad (Services) : Rental Price - $13,750 / Ownership Price $27,500 SUV : Rental Price - $17,500 / Ownership Price $35,000 MB 4WD : Rental Price - $20,000 / Ownership Price $40,000 Hatchback (Sport) : Rental Price - $22,500 / Ownership Price $45,000 Truck : Rental Price - $25,000 / Ownership Price $50,000 Van Transport : Rental Price - $25,000 / Ownership Price $50,000 Van (Services) : Rental Price - $25,000 / Ownership Price $50,000 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Now that you have selected what Car you want to buy and gotten the money out from the ATM for it you need to head over to the Car shop and Interact with the NPC and it will open up a menu like this. Buying your first car is pretty simple, just click on the car you want to buy and then press buy. (If you want to choose a paint job for your car press the arrow and it will drop down a list of paint jobs you can have) Your car will show up at the car spawn once you have pressed Buy. Now that you have bought your new car you need to run up next to it and press to unlock it, once unlocked this should pop up on the top right corner And it will grant you access to this interaction menu which allows you to jump inside of the driver or the passenger seat. Now if you press again, it will lock the car Now that you have unlocked your car, you'll want to look at your car from one of the sides and scroll wheel so that the interaction list pops up. Then, once the interaction list has opened up like this You'll want to choose what seat you want to get in and press [Space] or [middle mouse click] to get into that seat. (Might not have Commander seat) Controls are the same as on foot. Once inside of the vehicle remember to put on your seatbelt using the interaction list so if you crash you won't die of the impact. Also, if you crash and you have a toolkit you will be able to repair your vehicle using the [Windows] key, which will open up a menu that looks like this. Now that you see this press Repair vehicle and it will show a Progress bar on the top of your screen like this. Now, finally if you want to store your vehicle you will want to head over to the garage marked as so on the map There is also an iPad over there what you need to interact with to store or to pull your car out from the garage. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Getting Your First Money Now that we've gone through most of the important basics that will help you get started, we can finally get into making your first buck. So first off we're not going to do anything hard or anything that will grant us millions immediately were just going to start off simple by picking up some Grapes and selling them. Alright, so first you will want to get yourself either a truck or your car that will allow you to hold more Grapes so you can make more money. (If you want a truck locate the Truck shop on the map, marker should look like this) Truck Shop Prices: Quad Bike: $1,500 / Ownership Price $3,000 Offroad: $10,000 / Ownership Price $20,000 MB 4WD: $20,000 / Ownership Price $40,000 Fuel Truck: $37,500 / Ownership Price $75,500 Truck: $25,000 / Ownership Price $50,000 Truck Boxer: $37,500 / Ownership Price $75,000 Zamak Transport: $250,000 / Ownership Price $500,000 Zamak Transport (Covered): $250,000 / Ownership Price $50,000 Tempest (Device): $750,000 / Ownership Price $1,500,000 (The Device can "Auto-Mine" which means it will Mine for you) (Make sure you have the Truck License from the DMV if you want to buy a Truck!) Now to get started just head over to the garage and pull your car out (if already out skip that) then you'll want to locate the nearest Grape Vineyard and head over there. Once there you'll want to get out of your vehicle run away from it (just a couple of meters) and look slightly towards the ground and press [E] to harvest it should start an animation like this It will show you how much you've gathered once it's done harvesting. Once you see this show up on the top right corner your inventory is full and you need to put some of the Grapes in your vehicle by pressing [T] while looking at the vehicle so it will open up the trunk. It should open up a menu like this. Now that you have opened the trunk you'll want to click on the grapes and press the Store button that is highlighted to store the grapes in your vehicle, then just repeat this until your vehicle is full Once it is full You'll want to head over to the Kavala Fruit Market (or any Fruit Market) which should be marked like this on your map, then bring the Grapes to the store and interact with the iPad and click on the grapes and type the amount of grapes you have on you into the black bar on the left side and press Sell of course to sell it. You can now notice you have all your money on you which means if someone robs you they'll be able to get it from you so cause of that you'll want to find the closest ATM to you and go deposit the money into your bank and once you have done that you have made your first bit of cash. 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  3. A LOT of players are experiencing BattlEye Issues. As you may be aware, BattlEye does not come with an "uninstall" feature, so after checking with the BattlEye support and doing a little research and troubleshooting myself, this seems to fix the issue - for most... but with everything, there are no guarantees! 1. Close out of Arma 3 and Steam. 2. DELETE the BattlEye folder from your steam library: c:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Arma 3\BattlEye The above path may be different, if you have it installed on an alternate drive. 3. Then DELETE the following folder: c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\BattlEye 4. Go to your user directory and delete the following file: c:\Users\YOUR-COMPUTER-NAME\AppData\Local\Arma 3\BattlEye\BEClient.dll you may need to "unhide" your system files to view, Or, once you've navigated to yours users folder, place your mouse in the navigation bar (where the URL is) and type in "\AppData" at the end of the string. Hit Enter, Double-Click Local folder, then Arma 3 folder, then BattleEye folder. Delete the file. 5. Start up Steam, and verify the A3 game cache: Start Steam, go to Library, Arma 3. Right click on Arma 3 and select Properties (at the bottom) - this will open the Arma 3 Properties window. Select the LOCAL FILES Tab at the top, then click on the VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME FILES button. 6. Re-start Steam and launch Arma 3. You may be prompted to reinstall Battleye - if so, do so! 7. Re-start your system and give it a go. Also... ** It may not hurt to delete the Mission File (.pbo) to have a fresh download as well: c:\Users\YOUR-COMPUTER-NAME\AppData\Local\Arma 3\MPMissionsCache\s1k_lyfe_version#.Altis.pbo This is only a cache file and will force a download of the current version upon connection to the server.
  4. For those wanting to revert back to a previous version of Arma 3 for whatever reason this is a simple guide to show you how to do so. Step 1: Head on over to Arma 3 in your Steam library then right click it and click on "Properties" Step 2: When the window appears click on the Betas tab. Step 3: Where you're prompted to enter a beta access code enter "Arma3Legacy168" and click Check Code. Step 4: Select the Legacy Version from the the tab above check code and you're all good to go! Note: If you're seeking older versions then swap the ending "168" of "Arma3Legacy168" with the desired game version.
  5. I want to start out by saying, I only have a basic understanding of how to create custom skins. Therefore, that's all I can pass on to you (the barebone basics)... In a nutshell (without all the proper technical jargon) here are the steps to creating a custom texture: (Prestep 1: download necessary software ) 1: Dig through folders to find the one texture file we want to edit (#muchfrustration) 2: Convert special texture file to a format we can edit easily 3: Draw pretty pictures on our editable texture 4: Use wizardry and button mashing to preview skin in ARMA Editor 5: Repeat step 3 & 4 until satisfied 6: Convert our custom texture back to the special format 7 (optional): Give custom texture to someone who knows what the f**k they're doing so it can be used on multiplayer =p Okay, if I lost you there this may not be for you... If you're rip-roarin n' ready to go let's move on to the more technical version (or at least the best I can do)! Software There are three things you'll need: 1. PBOManager This will let us open pbo's and look for the .paa files we want to edit. https://tinyurl.com/k9zfcpc 2. TexView2 TexView2 is a texture viewer & conversion tool that will let us convert .paa files to .png files. (TV2 is included in a suite of tools but you can choose to install ONLY TexView2 in the installer) https://tinyurl.com/l6s8jwt 3. GIMP Any image manipulation software will do but I personally suggest Gimp since it's free. https://www.gimp.org/ Finding & Converting Textures Since I'm sure you don't want to create a texture from scratch we'll find the existing texture and make changes to that (after converting it). 1. Locating Textures Inside of your Arma 3 folder, there should be a folder called Addons. We're after the PBO files. This can be extremely frustrating since you cannot just search for files by name. You'll have to manually dig though each PBO opening up all the sub-folders in each until you find the .paa file you're looking for. I'll be using the offroad as an example throughout this guide. The white offroad texture can be found in the "soft_f" PBO (soft_f? wtf? lol you're not alone) 2. Previewing & Converting Textures Using TexView 2 we can view and convert .paa files. Here's the white offroad: If we want to edit this we'll have to convert it into a format that we can use in our image manipulation program. Click on "File" then "Save As..." Choose your save location, name it (end it with ".png"), then click save. Arma 3 Editor Unless you want to make 'blind edits' you'll have to do some work in the A3 editor and I can almost guarantee you'll want to make changes after seeing your 'skin' on a 3D model. 1. Saving a Scenario Open Arma, then the editor (I prefer using virtual reality until I want to see the skinned 'thing' in a specific environment). Place down two of the same object you want to re-skin and a playable character (why two? I'll get to that a little later). Click on "Scenario" then save it. 2. Scenario Save Location By default, your scenarios should save into your "Documents" folder. Inside of your Documents locate the "Arma 3 - Other Profiles" Folder. Click on the folder with the name of the profile you're using then open the "missions" folder. Wamo! There's your scenario. 3. Commands Once we've made some custom textures we'll be using this command to apply them to models in the editor. objectname setObjectTexture [0, "texturename.jpeg"]; The italic white bits are things that will change but the blue bits will always be the same. Editing the Texture Time to let your creativity shine! What are you envisioning? I'm thinking a pepe meme mobile... (sorry no tutorial on using the editing software) 1. Full Spectrum Gradient To make accurate changes we have to know how the 2D texture is mapped to the 3D model. To do this we'll just apply a full saturation spectrum gradient over our texture and apply it to the second object (ohhh that's why there are two). Export this as a .jpeg to your scenario's save folder 2. Apply Gradient Pick one of the two objects then double click on it to open up the attributes panel. In the initialization field type in "this" (since it refers to the object currently being edited) followed by "setobjecttexture [0,". Now in quotes type in the name of the file that has your gradient texture (make sure you include the file extension .jpeg). End it all with "];". If you did this right you can go into singleplayer and you'll see your rainbow of an object. 3. Using the Gradient Okay, now we have an object that would fit right in at a gay pride rally but how does this help us? Take this door for example: The handle is a different color than the door. Therefore the handle is not with the door on the 2D texture. Using the orangish color we can narrow down where to search for the part. Ah ha! There they are. This method can be used to find very small parts with relative ease when they aren't where we'd expect them to be. 4. Edit Now go ahead and use your artistic abilities to the max here! I won't be covering techniques on how to use the editing program but I'd be willing to if there was enough demand. As you can see I have taken all the white body panels work and replaced it with our Meme Lord Pepe. Export your skin as a .jpeg to your scenario's save folder Previewing & Revisions Depending on your project you may make as many as 70+ revisions. (You may want to set Arma to a windowed mode now) 1. Naming & Commands Just like when we applied the Gradient we are going to use our 'Set Object Texture' command to apply our newly made skin. Since we are probably going to be making multiple changes and tweaks to our texture, we are going to use the debug console to execute our commands instead of the object's initialization field. First we have to give the object (variable) a name. Do this in the attributes panel. (I've named mine "OF1") Next, jump into the single player and press the Escape key. You should see the Debug console. In the Execute field type in what you named your object (in my case OF1) followed by "setobjecttexture [0,". Now in quotes type in the name of your custom texture (Mine is PepeMobile.jpeg). End it all with "];". If you press the "LOCAL EXEC" button your skin should have been applied. 2. Naming & Commands If you decide to make an edit go back to your image editing software, make the changes, then export the revised version to your scenario's save location with a different name. Example: Version 1: PepeMobile.jpeg Command: OF1 setobjecttexture [0, "PepeMobile.jpeg"]; Version 2: PepeMobile1.jpeg Command: OF1 setobjecttexture [0, "PepeMobile1.jpeg"]; Version 3: PepeMobile2.jpeg Command: OF1 setobjecttexture [0, "PepeMobile2.jpeg"]; Etcetera Etcetera... Back to .paa So you're happy with your custom skin... Time to convert it 1. Save as .png You've been editing the .png that you converted earlier and been exporting as .jpeg for Arma. Now you're going to export your final version as a .png file (TexView 2 can't work with jpegs). 2. Convert to .paa Open up TexView 2, click on "file", then "Open...". Locate the .png version of your finalized texture and double click. There it is in all it's glory! Now "File", choose a location, name it (ending with .paa), then click "Save As...". Bam! Well, looks like you've reached the end... -Josh
  6. This video will show you how to change the Field Of View in Arma 3. Link to FOV calculator: http://hia3.com/tools/ArmA_3_wide-angle_FOV_calculator_online_by_Hi,A3.htm What an FOV of 120 looks like: http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/93851338727741021/7CE356D97F427E22A4A8F8FF9760E5ADEEB65E34/?interpolation=lanczos-none&output-format=jpeg&output-quality=95&fit=inside|1024:576&composite-to%3D*%2C*|1024%3A576&background-color=black Forgot to add in video, you also need to go to file and save the changes before it will work in game.
  7. If you are ever asked to fully reinstall Arma 3 or to do a Clean Install, here's how! (Please note, you will lose all profiles, settings, keybinds, etc): Reboot your PC before doing this and don't open Arma or it's launchers after doing so. Open a Windows Explorer File Browser and in the navigation bar enter %localappdata% and hit your enter key. Delete or move the folders "Arma 3", "Arma 3 Launcher" and "Bohemia_Interactive". Open a Windows Explorer File Browser and in the navigation bar enter %userprofile%/documents . Delete or move the folders "Arma 3" and "Arma 3 - Other Profiles". Open steam and go to the properties of Arma 3. Under "Local Files", "BROWSE LOCAL FILES...". Go up a directory so you can see the "Arma 3 Folder". Delete or move the "Arma 3 Folder". Close your Explorer Windows and in Steam's Arma 3 Properties "UNINSTALL GAME...". Once the game is uninstalled, you make want to check your steamapps/common folder to make sure "Arma 3" is still gone. You also want to uninstall or delete any Hex editors, Cheat engine, ArmaSync or other mod installers / steam workshop arma 3 mod subscriptions / launchers / managers you may have on your pc to be safe. Now reboot your PC and reinstall Arma 3 in steam. Once you've reinstalled to know you've done it right you should have no profiles in Arma 3 except the default one.
  8. Occasionally Bohemia Interactive Studios (Arma developers) will release a new .exe binary in an attempt to solve ongoing problems such as memory leaks or performance issues. When those release S1k' (server owner/dev) will typically post a link in the shoutbox, that takes you to download it. I have been approached before with someone asking me how to install it into Arma, so I made a video. Before watching, take into notice that it can be installed in 2 different ways, depending on where your MAIN arma 3 install/directory location is. If it is not located in one, move on to the other in the timestamps in the description Binary as of: 2/8/2017 https://www.dropbox.com/s/kz54oh1kgnzgrcw/arma3 - 2-7-17 - Performance Binary.zip?dl=0 (I will do my best to update this link in posts below, as I get the links to new ones)
  9. Aquirement of EMS/APD on the server may require your PlayerID, so that you can be whitelisted. In this tutorial I will give you a quite brief guide on how to retrieve it. For those who need a written guide: 1. Open Arma 3 to the main menu. 2. Move your mouse cursor to the rop right where it shows the human figure. Click on it. 3. A box with your profile name will appear, click on that. 4. Select the ORIGINAL profile you had when you first got the game (this will be the un-deleteable/renameable profile) 5. Select "UNIT" and then select "EDIT" 6. Highlight the PLAYER ID and hit [CTRL+C] to copy it. [CTRL+V] will then paste it. For those who like videos that show what the written guide states: Now that you have it, it would be a smart idea to update it onto your profile, that way you don't have to go and manually get it in game each time you need it. Here are the steps to do so: 1. Click on your profile picture in the top left of the website below the "C8Gaming" title. 2. You will then see a header and a slot for a profile pic, go to the top right corner of the header and click "Edit Profile" 3. Under "Contact and Game info" paste in your PlayerID next to where it says "Player ID" (self explanatory, really.) BOOM! Now you're done! Quite simple, wasn't it?
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