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  • [ANNOUNCEMENT] A3 ALPHA 0.52 Patch notes

    A3 ALPHA has been patched to 0.52 via steam.

    Steam should auto update.

    Again, reiterating, we are not running the developmental beta builds.

    As per the patch note below 'Default and Development versions have different numbering to prevent incompatibilities in multiplayer'.

    This now means if you are running the BETA builds you WILL NOT be able to join the server.



    Source
    http://alpha.arma3.com/spotrep-0001

    CHANGELOG

    DATA

    Showcase SCUBA:

    More forgiving alarm threshold
    Added more hints
    Improved scenario endings
    More rockets for the launcher added

    Showcase Helicopters:
    Performance optimizations
    Few minor tweaks

    Showcase Vehicles:
    More forgiving alarm threshold
    Few minor tweaks

    MP: Escape from Stratis
    Fixed: Mission success after resuming game
    'Combat Get In' module added
    Respawn time is now 30 seconds (was 120)
    Improved mission endings
    New task appears when both choppers on the airfield are destroyed
    New mission ending "all boats and helicopters destroyed"
    Warning hint pops up when the group leader is AI controlled
    Patrolling Ka-60 Black now unloads troops when under fire
    More enemies at the airfield
    Some new map locations populated

    MP: Headhunters
    "Exfiltrate" task is now set as current after all targets are eliminated
    The mission will now end when either all players are near the exfil marker or in a boat
    'Combat Get In' module added
    Possible respawn desync in multiplayer fixed

    GENERIC
    New scenario ending screen added
    Task notification visuals improved
    Seagull in "BIRD", "GROUP" and "SIDE" respawn replaced by a basic spectator camera
    Scenarios-button now always available, even when there's no content
    Added more entries into Field Manual
    Compass and watch re-sized
    Ka-60 minigun now rotates
    Ka-60 doors and glass made correctly penetrable
    MH-9 passengers can now see the tail
    Helicopter weapons tweaked
    Class names for Ifrits changed to be the correct ones
    Alamut and MX SW now have correct icons in command menu
    Countermeasures now stored in one magazine per vehicle
    Correct Alpha Lite logo in splash screens added
    Most windows in houses are now destructable
    Static weapons should be more durable, shouldn't be targetable by guided missiles and shouldn't be flippable by user action when destroyed
    Added more camoflage selections for vests and helmets
    Red faction uniforms have proper class names
    Changed priorities in action menu
    TRG iron-sights remodeled after feedback
    Collimator sights are now default primary on combined optics (Ctrl + RMB is the default switch)
    Camera shake on 6.5mm ammunition removed
    Server browser UI overlapping fixed in some places
    Squad URL is no longer automatically upper-cased (and thus broken)
    Editor loading took long when using MX rifles - fixed
    Added freelook in vehicles via default option
    Correct tracer colors have been distributed among factions
    Fish should be less inclined to travel on land

    ENGINE
    Shadow improvements implemented
    Improved network performance (vehicles are no longer lagging as much)
    Fixed several game crashes
    Fixed synchronization of cargo poses in MP
    Fixed various inventory-related bugs and crashes
    Improved vehicle collisions
    Grenades can no longer be thrown under water
    Fixed airplane / helicopter camera shaking
    Default and Development versions have different numbering to prevent incompatibilities in multiplayer
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    Re: A3 ALPHA 0.52 Patch notes

    There is an error with all previously made missions. Editors will need to open their mission.sqm files and replace any reference to "Galkin" to "ifrit". Then resave with an increment in the version #, then resubmit for the server.

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    • #3
      Re: A3 ALPHA 0.52 Patch notes

      There's also a server-side error that if you throw multiple grenades rapidly, it'll cause in a server crash and all clients will disconnect, I found this out recently, so for now I suggest we use no grenades or smoke grenades. I'm not sure if this is the only problem causing our server to crash over and over, but I believe it is

      edit: another update just came up, 12.7 MB

      • Crash related to grenade throwing fixed
      • Weapon visual and audio synchronization improved
      • Dedicated Server countdown fixed
      Last edited by Xorilliz; 03-26-2013, 12:58 PM.
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      • #4
        Re: A3 ALPHA 0.52 Patch notes

        Roger...updating server....


        ....update completed.
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        189th Infantry Brigade Member
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        • #5
          Re: A3 ALPHA 0.52 Patch notes

          okay..so I'm confused. Are we supposed to disable auto update with Steam going forward?
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          • #6
            Re: A3 ALPHA 0.52 Patch notes

            Originally posted by Grunt 70 View Post
            okay..so I'm confused. Are we supposed to disable auto update with Steam going forward?

            no, this was a so called "safe patch" thats been "almost" fully checked, we'll just have to deal with that errors might occur when patches do come out. It only took a day for them to fix this one and I've run a 3-hour mission now without a problem
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            • #7
              Re: A3 ALPHA 0.52 Patch notes

              We are updating with the Alpha as it goes along. The Alpha will be updated periodically during it's life. So, you should allow Steam to update your game. It will do it automatically. I have to do the server manually. All you have to remember is is do not choose the Opt in to the Beta versions of the Alpha. That will make you incompatible with the server.
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              ArmA 3 Game Officer
              Dean of Tactical Gamer University
              189th Infantry Brigade Member
              SUBMIT A RIBBON NOMINATION OR CONTACT AN ARMA ADMIN
              "We quickly advance in the opposite direction and take cover in a house on the SW side of town." - BadStache

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              • #8
                Re: A3 ALPHA 0.52 Patch notes

                It is a bit confusing. First there are updates and as we know this is an Alpha and there is beta updates to the alpha. I’ll attempt to sort it out.

                You want the global supposedly stable updates but not the small almost daily Dev updates. Right click Arma 3 Alpha in your Steam Library. Click on properties. Click on “Update” Tab and select “Always keep this game up to date”. This will automatically insure you have the latest stable updates such as the recent .52 update and the hotfix which was released today.

                Next go to the “Betas” tab and select “None – Opt out of all beta programs”. You will not get the Dev updates and you will be able to log on our server without difficultly. If you wish to participate on another server and want to load these updates select “Development – development build”. Steam will configure your game accordingly. Don’t forget to change it back before you try to log on our server.

                Edit: Beat by 3 min!!! I'll leave it for an admin to delete...lol

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                • #9
                  Re: A3 ALPHA 0.52 Patch notes

                  "Fish should be less inclined to travel on land"
                  lol
                  :)
                  You have to be trusted by the people that you lie to,
                  So that when they turn their backs on you,
                  You'll get the chance to put the knife in.Pink Floyd "Dogs"

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