Arma 3
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# What is Iron Front

It is a tactical shooter video game set in World War II Eastern Front built by AWAR - a group of former OFP and Arma modders. It was released mid 2012 as a standalone game using the Real Virtuality 3 engine also powering Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead.

The highlights:
  • Five outstanding terrains of various sizes
  • A large variety of very high quality and historically accurate units, weapons and vehicles
  • A German and Russian singleplayer campaign across eight missions in an authentic setting
  • Advanced gameplay features like the high level tank simulation, gun towing and artillery system or the realistic mine system
  • Great gameplay with its low tech world war 2 setting

# What is Iron Front in Arma

Our development team has ported the assets to Arma 3 to be used in the latest RV engine. This most recent version supports many of the new technologies and features of Arma 3 and is continued to be made more complete.

# What is the LITE version
  • Exactly the same selection of assets and features as in the FULL version.
  • Free version with lower quality textures and sounds.
  • SP missions and campaigns are not available.

Do note that it is NO LONGER fully MP compatible to the converted FULL version.
So you can play together with your friends or other players that have the FULL version and see how it goes.
We don't not endorse mixed play any longer and DO NOT ENCOURAGE to buy the Iron Front game at this point!

Read the full statement on discontinued support for the IFA conversion (IFA3 FULL).

# What is different to previous releases
  • Reduced to a single modfolder for simple install and use.
  • Available on Steam workshop for simple install and automated updating.
  • Bumped textures from 128x128 to decent looking 512x512 resolution (2048x2048 in FULL version).
  • Native TFAR support for radios available.

# Why is it called Preview version

This version contains still some issues we are aware of or some we are not aware of. However we want to provide people finally with an easy-to-use, hassle free, up-to-date and decent quality LITE version to be able to enjoy WW2 in Arma 3.

In addition we mainly more feedback on the scripted features - especially in MP environment.

# How to participate
  • Try it, play it, enjoy it
  • Tell your friends or reddit, if you like it
  • Share your screenshots and videos
  • Tell popular streamers to try it or steam playing it yourself
  • Give feedback/report issues[]
  • Join our discord server[] for assistance, discussions or just to have a chat
  • Create new missions or new content (reskins/weapons/vehicles/new terrains), or make it more realistic by tweaking
  • Or join the team to improve the mod itself:

# Joining the team

Mainly we are looking for:
  • Modellers to help polish p3d, model.cfg and related config parameters
  • Modellers to help port the vehicles to Old's RAM system
  • Texture artists to help create winter/desert versions
  • PhysX gurus to help tweak the vehicles
  • Web designer to help realize a decent web presence
  • IT/server admin to help with configuration and maintaining our backend (web server, build pipeline, CI, distribution, etc)

Join our discord server[] and we will have a chat.


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Full details in the BI forum release thread:
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Aug 15 @ 10:26am
bug report
[FR] and1302
Jul 25 @ 10:24am
Loading new ammo to static turrets, tanks etc.
Jul 16 @ 10:47pm
Graphics Problem
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Jaki  [author] Aug 15 @ 2:50pm 
@and1302 fixed for the next update
[FR] and1302 Aug 15 @ 9:18am 
m3 halftrack US bug please repair
Jaki  [author] Aug 14 @ 8:07am 
@Thelisi , we'll see what future brings. Also, there 5 tanks available for US faction

@Captain Buzz , there are no bombers, but there are static AA emplacements and other planes

@KRIStapszaa , yes,
KRIStapszaa9[LV] Aug 14 @ 6:04am 
Is this mod compatible with ace?
Captain Buzz Aug 12 @ 6:13am 
Is it just me remembering wrong or did there used to be many static weapons and planes? There are no real bombers or AA?
ThelisiΛ -【Code 002】 Aug 12 @ 5:23am 
Just wondering if you will later on add new america tank like m18,m26 pershing or m-24 chafee.
Currently only 2 tanks are aviable. Compare that to soviets and germans with many more.
imperialgerman_ww1 Aug 8 @ 12:06pm 
@Dr.Rebus, Modders have lives too, so stop telling them what you want
[IFA3 PL] kju  [author] Aug 8 @ 12:00pm 
@ Dr.Rebus
Can you help us? :steamhappy:
Dr.Rebus Aug 8 @ 11:51am 
Waiting for Italian units!
Varyag Aug 7 @ 4:29pm 
have a bug that shows drum mags as stick ones, both on thompson and the PPSH.
any ideas what coud it be?