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VP's ARMA 3 1.76 beta now out, compatible with Windows for now

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Virtual Programming has released a new version of their ARMA 3 beta which brings the game in sync with the Windows version for the first time. The new beta also provides support for the Laws of War DLC.

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As stated by Bohemia Interactive themselves, this means the game is at least temporarily compatible with the Windows version when it comes to multiplayer. However, there are no guarantees that the Linux port will remain in sync with the Windows version when the game next updates. This also apparently does not lift the beta status of the ports, meaning they are still considered experimental.

If you already purchased the ARMA 3 port then this should be fairly good news to you, since you will now have a chance at playing on the more mainstream multiplayer servers. But, like I pointed out, there are no guarantees and considering how long it has taken for the port to catch up to the Windows version I don't think this will be something that will convince you to buy the game if you hadn't already. Time will tell whether or not the Linux port will remain adequately in sync with the Windows releases for multiplayer to remain compatible.

If you want to check out ARMA 3 you can find it on Steam.

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Brisse Nov 18, 2017
Quoting: sonicDamn :'(

The RC usually goes on for a week or two so you still have time to play a bit more cross platform MP.

They have two more minor DLC's in the pipeline which will disrupt MP compatibility with the ports, but once these have been released I think we can expect less updates on the Windows version which means there's a good possibility that the ports can keep up.
Kuduzkehpan Nov 19, 2017
oooo hellll yeaaah.
dubigrasu Nov 30, 2017
There's a big (3.3 GB) update right now for Arma 3, wonder what it is...
Brisse Nov 30, 2017
Quoting: dubigrasuThere's a big (3.3 GB) update right now for Arma 3, wonder what it is...

Patch 1.78 including Tac-ops DLC was supposed to land today. Are we getting a day one ports update? I'm downloading 8.3GiB right now. :D

Last edited by Brisse on 30 November 2017 at 4:22 pm UTC
fedotix Dec 10, 2017

Is there a specific date of release for the linux version ?
scaine Dec 10, 2017
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Quoting: fedotixIs there a specific date of release for the linux version ?

I don't think they've said anything yet - which is a bit depressing cos I really want to buy this one as an official release. And it's 60% off too.
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