Arma 2 Combined Operations Fix and manual mod install for steam
First of all i will explain how to do the Arma 2 Combined Operations fix for steam.
Second i will also explain how to add mods manually.
I have searched for quite some time for this fix with trial and error but everything works now. First of all i will explain how to make Arma 2 OA have the content of Arma 2 itself, because steam installs both games in separate folders which for this game, is not allowed.
This fix should help for a lot of missing content errors that you can get with mods or when trying to play a game that has Arma 2 content when playing Arma 2 OA
Step 1: Download and install Arma 2 with steam being in Administrator mode
Step 2: Make sure you run Arma 2 at least once in Administrator mode ( to be sure, you can play the bootcamp for a few minutes )
Step 3: Download and install Arma 2 OA with steam being in Administrator mode
Step 4: Make sure you run Arma 2 OA at least once in Administrator mode ( to be sure, you can play the bootcamp for a few minutes )
Step 5: Exit Arma 2 and go to your steam library, right click on your Arma 2 OA in your list, select Properties. In the General tab, press Set Launch Options.
Since Arma 2 OA, you can install mods by placing them in your Documents\Arma 2 folder
Step 1: Having downloaded the mods and since we now have Arma 2 CO, open the CBA folder and copy the files ( @CBA , @CBA_A2 and @CBA_OA ) to your Documents\Arma 2
Also to the same with JSRS, Open the packed file and copy the file ( @JSRS 1.5 ) to your Documents\Arma 2
Step 2: Since you got familiar with the Set Launch options from the Arma 2 CO fix, we will open it again and add the mods that we want the game to load when we start it. for example: we added the CBA and JSRS mod and we want it to load when we start the game so we add;
and for the JSRS mod we add:
so when looking at the entire path, it should look like this: