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SPOTREP #00002

FROM: Project Lead
TO: Alpha Users
UNIT: Arma 3 Alpha, Arma 3 Alpha Lite
ACTIVITY: Game Update: 0.54 (new fog technology, adjustable sidearm stances, crash fixes)
SIZE: ~380 MB

CHANGELOG

DATA

  • Added: improved public debug console
  • New light rendering added for bushes
  • More detailed middle distance terrain texture added
  • Adjustable stances for sidearms added
  • Sprint speed decreased
  • Tweaked transitions from ragdoll
  • Fixed transition from free fall into swimming and onto land
  • New animations for swimming with rifles
  • Rifle kneel sprinting fix
  • Rifle raised idling for AI fix
  • Pistol prone movement improvements
  • Rifle & pistol evasive move fixes (disabled optics)
  • Removed sway in prone adjust low
  • Pistol self healing
  • Improved pistol kneel sprint animation
  • Improved connection prone to sprint
  • Player could shoot a sidearm during the healing animation
  • Transition from prone to upright sprint while unarmed caused visual sliding
  • Priority of actions in action menu adjusted
  • Stratis terrain and object placement tweaks
  • New post-process effects for injuries added
  • Fixed fuel gauges for MH-9 helicopter family
  • MH-9 can now carry more soldiers
  • Duplicate target icon in Ka60 Helmet-Mounted Display removed
  • Ifrit cargo pose added
  • Compass visualization changed
  • New secondary shadow LODs (glasses, bandoleer, belt, rebreather)
  • Camouflage selection tweaks
  • Fixed: Sites are no longer placing patrol waypoints on water
  • Civilian Sites were disabled
  • Logo and tagline splash screens merged
  • Main menu game and version indicator could overlap
  • Added: Any mission with description.ext has now loading mission box with "Unknown" text
  • Added: Unknown author is now displayed also for maps
  • Fixed: Mission restart now resets reload counter
  • Added: Loading "continue" save will no longer raise the reload counter
  • Fixed: Mission failed had two debriefing screens
  • Fixed: "Lose" ending no longer shows "Mission Completed" title
  • Fixed: Error icon is no longer shown for logics
  • Fixed incorrect topic selection after closing and reopening Field Manual
  • Fixed: "Respawn" button is no longer enabled in missions with respawn "NONE", "BIRD" or with missing respawn settings
  • Added: "respawnButton" parameter can now enable the button in respawn types which would normally disable it
  • Geometry fixing (AI collisions with buildings tweaked)
  • Config classes for weapons cleaned
  • Fixed: http://feedback.arma3.com/view.php?id=4189 (fish no longer only swim North)
  • Fixed: http://feedback.arma3.com/view.php?id=6333 (EBR sight alignment)
  • Fixed: http://feedback.arma3.com/view.php?id=6719 (spelling error)
  • Fixed: http://feedback.arma3.com/view.php?id=3087 (fire geometry - wall)
  • Fixed: http://feedback.arma3.com/view.php?id=1903
  • Fixed: http://feedback.arma3.com/view.php?id=3837
  • Fixed: http://feedback.arma3.com/view.php?id=5511
  • Fixed: http://feedback.arma3.com/view.php?id=5709
  • Fixed: http://feedback.arma3.com/view.php?id=5619
  • Fixed: http://feedback.arma3.com/view.php?id=6664

ENGINE

  • New fog technology implemented
  • Picture-in-Picture optimization implemented
  • Terrain shadows tweaked
  • Fixed: AI no longer fires on targets it does not see (but which are reported by other group members)
  • Fixed: http://feedback.arma3.com/view.php?id=5210 (MP rotation synchronization fixed)
  • Fixed: http://feedback.arma3.com/view.php?id=1126 (Speed of sound delays tweaked)
  • Changes and fixes merged from Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead beta patches
  • MP pose synchronization fixed
  • Improved performance related to object instancing
  • Fixed - AI disembarking when moving to another vehicle position incorrectly
  • Game loading with "addAction" crash fixed
  • PhysX collisions related crashes fixed
  • Fixed: http://feedback.arma3.com/view.php?id=6881 (out of memory crash)
  • Fixed: Crash while taking RPG Alamut from ground
  • Larger string buffer for the 'format' script command
  • Fixed: Reloading different magazine type could do nothing but remove the magazine
  • Destruction of vehicle while manipulating with objects in its inventory fixed
  • Ambient creatures' position after game load fixed
  • Fixed: remote destroyed wheels have now the right distance detection to the ground
  • Fixed: healing sound effects were endlessly looped
  • Ships are no longer automatically deleted after destruction (consistent with other vehicle types)
  • Free fall inventory access fixed
  • Magazine manipulation while discarding weapons tweaked
  • Items' behavior while moving from dead body to container tweaked
  • Helicopter behavior improved (rotor simulation now does not allow helicopter to fly up-side down)
  • AI running up and down hill tweaked
  • Command 'stance' now returns more consistent values: "PRONE", "CROUCH" and "STAND"
  • Fixed: RMB to equip did not work for binoculars
  • Fixed: Vehicle commander stepped optics zoom did not function correctly
  • Fixed: artifacts on water near shore when looking from high distance
  • Solved issues related to flickering optics

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