SITREP #00043

reported by Joris-Jan van 't Land on February 11, 2014

FROM: Project Lead
TO: Arma 3 Users
INFO: OPREP - Analogue control, Community Wiki upgrade


One of the on-going development tasks to improve the Arma 3 sandbox focuses on controls - specifically analogue vehicle controls in this case. Encoding Lead Petr Kolář has written the second OPREP on this topic. He discusses changes that have been released on devbranch, and which greatly improve control over cars when using analogue peripheral devices such as steering wheels, joysticks or joypads. These controls are in addition to the standard set (catering more for keyboard and mouse), and need to be configured manually for your device. Get behind the wheel and try it out!


Head on over to the main Arma 3 website to check out a fresh batch of highlighted community projects. There are two videos, a promising custom terrain and a shout-out to a Spanish community.


The Make Arma Not War website was updated with an additional set of Frequently Asked Questions, and the corresponding answers! Collected from many different channels, the answers try to provide more general information for participants, but also Intel on distinct topics such as third-party content, licenses and data packs.

Some of you have already noticed that various armored vehicles have had their reticles changed. The change has incidentally 'leaked' into devbranch today and is part of larger effort to enhance the reticles for all armored vehicles. Our Task Force is still working on polishing them, so expect the current leak to disappear until the whole batch is ready soon.


Our web team has upgraded the Community Wiki to a new version. It contains fixes, enhancements and makes registration less painful. An example of information you can already find there is about the Arma 3 asset samples. In the Arma 3 Tools package on Steam you can already find samples of various vehicle types, with more on the way.