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Hello everyone, I'm back playing GR:AW2 and so dropped in to see what was happening on gr.net, delighted to see some activity still on GR:AW2 especially on the modding side, well done everyone!

Reason I returned to GR:AW2? Finally got a new PC and want to see how GR:AW2 ran on the new kit. It is still a budget rig but the difference is amazing. I have an Athlon X3 with a modest overclock to 3.6 Ghz and an AMD 9850, again with a moderate bump up using MSI Afterburner. Also now have a choice to play on my 27' Dell at 1920x1200 or a 42' LED tv at 1080p (quickly becoming my fave). Everything to the max looking great.

I was going to try out ARMAII but from the demo I found out about the texture/LOD popping that google search revealed as a major issue. It just ruined the experiance, I can take small jaggies and poor detail on textures and still feel some realism, but having the scene going into spasms infront of me is just nonsense. So I got my GR:AW2 disc out and away we go.

So I'm going to go through the stock campaign first then start trying out all these mods! Thanks in adavance, the really sound amazing with lot of work. lots now have 'lone-wolf' versions that should make them enjoyable single-player.

Like new member Jaime79 asked last week, is there any general mods worth adding that will enhance the campaign experiance? Wepon's Master or GR:AW2 Extended (what does this do anyway)? Are they stable enough just to add and play? I have already done the intro fix, easy, and will drop in the save games for when I get bored at one of the many bits i got stuck at first time round.

Speak soon...

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Welcome back. Basically all the mods are now at a stable state, so you can try them out with confidence.

You should take the ARMA issue to our FPS forums further down, I'm sure someone could help you there are some of the Sparta guysdrop by and they play it a lot.

But good luck with GRAW2 and enjoy the mods.

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I was going to try out ARMAII but from the demo I found out about the texture/LOD popping that google search revealed as a major issue. It just ruined the experiance, I can take small jaggies and poor detail on textures and still feel some realism, but having the scene going into spasms infront of me is just nonsense. So I got my GR:AW2 disc out and away we go.

Happy to help down in the ArmA forums. Basically, at this point, the demo is nothing like the actual game. Depending on your system and settings, things can still pop on occasion, but nothing like the aged posts you may have found.

Hope you enjoy GR:AW 2, I never got past the demo for that one :)

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Thanks Rocky, glad you are still here making everyone feel welcome :D

Should get a bit busier for a while as Future Soldier comes on board. Possibly not all fittting the usual gr.net profile, but I'm sure everyone will be as helpful as ever...;)

Thanks also Buehgler, I will no doubt give it a go at some point. The joint pack, (combined ops is it?) is regularly on deals now, both download and disc so it will be worth the gamble. Was really impressed by the modding community! Would have thought the demo was a bit behind the patched full, but it was the number of forum posts on the issue that made us think again. Serious ARMA players have/had much of the game on a massive RAM drive... Serious stuff :blink: Did try ReadyBoost as I'm on Win7 but don't know if that made any diference...

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Well i can tell you that i have bretzies mod and havent found a game with anyone else, even if i host it, i noticed rahnman mod has players and i've seen weapons masters a few times, other than that if i want to play multi i need to use regular weapons. All the maps to download are fun even if you play by yourself. I myself might go ahead with the rahnman mod hoping the weapons are just as fun as bretzies. Mostly the M468- if its on there! And there always seems to be a rahnman mod game going on, with downloaded maps mostly

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