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Arma 3 1.76 for Linux is planned, work on it to start "soon"

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Bohemia Interactive have announced in their latest "SITREP" that the Linux version of Arma 3 will be updated to the latest version of 1.76, work is set to start on it "soon".

Here's what they said:

There was a major update to Arma 3's experimental Mac/Linux ports last week. This brings it to the 1.70 game version, which means it now supports the 64-bit game executables and adds the Jets DLC content along with its platform improvements and additions. The Mac version now also supports Metal. In cooperation with our external partners at Virtual Programming, we plan to start working on updating these experimental ports to the current main branch release (1.76) soon™.

I was really impressed with the latest Arma 3 update for the experimental Linux version. It fixed all the issues I had with it, so it's properly playable for me now.

It's really pleasing to know that the Linux version is going to continue to get updates, it sounds like it might be a quicker turnaround than last time too. One can hope anyway!

What's the deal with it being "experimental" anyway?

Well, it has certain limitations like the limited update cycle. Updates come in slower, as it seems
Bohemia Interactive finish it and release for Windows, then get Virtual Programming to port after the fact.

It's also missing a launcher, there's no RotorLib for the Advanced Flight Model and a few other points. Hopefully these points will get sorted in future. See the status here.

Thanks for the tip Cracker!

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14 22 September 2017 at 12:58 am UTC
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I'm really happy to see these big updates coming! I feel like I bought Arma 3 at a great time.
Dragunov 27 September 2017 at 4:14 pm UTC
Remember guys, being experimental means that they can drop the Linux client all together at any time. There is no guarantee that it will ever be finished/released. I'm not a gambling man, but once they officially release the Linux Client I'll be the first to buy it.
IDNO 29 September 2017 at 11:22 am UTC
Cool now i can play on some servers when its here But anyway, Anyone here miss the linux server militagaming?. xD was very-fun custom mission on elite level i did half the map but camped alot cuz elite. xD
gojul 8 October 2017 at 6:00 pm UTC
DragunovRemember guys, being experimental means that they can drop the Linux client all together at any time. There is no guarantee that it will ever be finished/released. I'm not a gambling man, but once they officially release the Linux Client I'll be the first to buy it.

I know, but if many of us buy it they're unlikely to let us down. It would be a big step backwards. Abandon it maybe, but removing it from Steam I don't think so. BTW the game works really well, at least for the campaign.
knet 1 March 2018 at 9:24 am UTC
its so annoying, i could play for two weeks in which the game was up to date, next version came out and we wait for months and months...

they can shove fucking arma up their butts
jaycee 1 March 2018 at 7:46 pm UTC
knetits so annoying, i could play for two weeks in which the game was up to date, next version came out and we wait for months and months...

they can shove fucking arma up their butts

i'll pass that on to the team working hard on QA'ing 1.80 for Mac and Linux right now..
scaine 1 March 2018 at 9:10 pm UTC
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I'd love to buy this. Hopefully all these betas will eventually give VP a process by which they can "go gold" and offer official support. I wouldn't even mind if that meant a lag on release. I just want the steamos logo on there and I'll put some money down.

Jaycee, can you clarify if VP are picking up money for the unofficial Linux sales already, even without the logo? I might pull the trigger on the next release if so.
jaycee 1 March 2018 at 10:41 pm UTC
I'm afraid I'm not privy to the business arrangement that's been made. I'm just a programmer. However I can say that whether it becomes official or not is entirely up to BI.
jaycee 6 March 2018 at 12:11 am UTC
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