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Alfarjamie May 10, 2013 @ 12:44pm
Terrible, even for an alpha..
Since its basically the arma 2 engine upgraded this is terrible, random lags.. Constant crashes... by the time i die once i have crashed, i am amazed how anyone else finds this game playable even for longer than 10 minutes, decent specced pc, tried it on several new W7 installs... Just a terrible game.. And that isn't counting the in game issues... Getting the compass stuck on my screen, being stuck in walk mode and unable to get out..
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MantrAveda May 10, 2013 @ 12:53pm 
I've got over 70 hours in Arma 3 and play it just fine. In fact, I can count the number of issues I've had on one finger. What are your specs?
outla5t May 10, 2013 @ 1:08pm 
Originally posted by MantrAveda:
I've got over 70 hours in Arma 3 and play it just fine. In fact, I can count the number of issues I've had on one finger. What are your specs?

do you play the multiplayer or do you just not care about the frame rate issues because clearly there is problems with the game, not that I am agreeing with OP saying this game is unplayable cause its very playable especially since its in Alpha stage but to say you have no problems with it makes me think you don't play any multiplayer =/
GiConti May 10, 2013 @ 1:29pm 
I don't have many problems with the game. I also get pretty good frame rates.
I've crash less then a hand full of time and I have 100 hours
Compass default key is K (I think). Hitting it 2x makes it stay up.
Hitting W+S makes you go into walking mode or your guy is just fatigue and need a break.
Vini ☼ May 10, 2013 @ 2:11pm 
Game runs ♥♥♥♥
whiskers May 10, 2013 @ 2:34pm 
Originally posted by Alfarjamie:
Since its basically the arma 2 engine upgraded this is terrible, random lags.. Constant crashes... by the time i die once i have crashed, i am amazed how anyone else finds this game playable even for longer than 10 minutes, decent specced pc, tried it on several new W7 installs... Just a terrible game.. And that isn't counting the in game issues... Getting the compass stuck on my screen, being stuck in walk mode and unable to get out..
not knowing the controls to the game doesnt mean its a game issue lol. as for the crashing... thats your computer buddy. game works fine for most people.
rodbarker007 May 10, 2013 @ 2:41pm 
Ive got 80hrs just playing people scenarios and not a single crash with good smooth play , sounds like all multiplay issues , Ive never play this online .

Win 7 64
16 gig ram
i7 intel
670 gtx
SSD drives .
whiskers May 10, 2013 @ 2:47pm 
only crashes i get are from scripting errors in the mission editor
rkadair May 10, 2013 @ 2:56pm 
You just need to find a good server you like and stick with it
Ifodder May 10, 2013 @ 4:01pm 
70 hours so far, A few initial issues that have affected me but nothing major, I Have played games in the past that where full priced and officially released that where in worse states than Arma 3.
[GQRF] SYSTEM May 10, 2013 @ 4:37pm 
Originally posted by Alfarjamie:
And that isn't counting the in game issues... Getting the compass stuck on my screen, being stuck in walk mode and unable to get out..
it is called "toggle". prodnounciaton: "to-ggel", description: function that continues even if you stop pressing the button.

for an alpha, this game is pretty good. i have seen AAA released games that have heavier bugs and are still not fixed (BF3 Soundbug e.g.)
AMG_Hawks May 10, 2013 @ 6:16pm 
I agree with vDLO; this game has less issues at the ALPHA stage than many full releases I know (i.e. Ghost Recon Future Soldier), which was my favorite game until it became so buggy it was unplayable (Yeti errors).

Battlefield 3, Farcry, etc... seem cheesy compared to Arma.
Flash May 10, 2013 @ 7:05pm 
I'm about 27 hours in and I've had no crashes. There's a bunch of bugs, and performance isn't that good considering how simple the graphics seem, although the latest dev mode patch smoothed out framerates a bit.

Multiplayer is still a lot laggy, but that's with rooms filled with lots of people - the trick is to watch a couple tutorials, learn how to put down enemy units, a respawn marker, a bunch of vehicles and weapons, and invite your friends to play.

If you don't have any friends to play with you need a microphone, then hop into an online game and chat with people - ask them how you can join their clan or group and presto, you have friends. :)
MantrAveda May 10, 2013 @ 11:18pm 
Originally posted by outla5t:
Originally posted by MantrAveda:
I've got over 70 hours in Arma 3 and play it just fine. In fact, I can count the number of issues I've had on one finger. What are your specs?

do you play the multiplayer or do you just not care about the frame rate issues because clearly there is problems with the game, not that I am agreeing with OP saying this game is unplayable cause its very playable especially since its in Alpha stage but to say you have no problems with it makes me think you don't play any multiplayer =/

Are you kidding? Most of those hours are multiplayer. I get the occasional lag and bugs, but otherwise its an awesome experience. I also play with TrackIR. When the Alpha first came out the multiplayer had a huge performance issue with FPS, but since quite a number of updates ago I haven't had a single problem.
iGame360fficial May 11, 2013 @ 1:19am 
I'm going on 170 hours I think. The only reason I get lag and crashs is because of "Com surrogate" So I just end that tast and I'm find.

If your lagging. It might be there server, your internet connection. Computer looking for mods. ♥♥♥♥ty PC.
lilwilly. May 11, 2013 @ 2:08am 
Originally posted by Alfarjamie:
Since its basically the arma 2 engine upgraded this is terrible, random lags.. Constant crashes... by the time i die once i have crashed, i am amazed how anyone else finds this game playable even for longer than 10 minutes, decent specced pc, tried it on several new W7 installs... Just a terrible game.. And that isn't counting the in game issues... Getting the compass stuck on my screen, being stuck in walk mode and unable to get out..

well uninstall it and ♥♥♥♥ off already bis says thanks for your money and i say thank you for giving your money to bis ill have a nice game on full release
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