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#95302 Posted at 2010-12-16 08:01        
     
Hi dontworrybehappy

I see so many people having problems with steam, I have tried it like this and it worked for me.

My shortcut for ARMA 2:

Target: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\arma 2\arma2oa.exe" -window -nosplash -noPause -cpuCount=4 -maxMem=2047 -exThreads=7 -mod=PMC;BAF;@eliassound2OA"

Start in: "c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\arma 2"

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I have run ACE with Steam and this was used with six updater but first i did this:

You need to turn off Automatic updates with steam, this can be found

Start steam go to Game Library and Right click on your "ARMA 2" game
Select "Properties" -> Click on the "Updates" tab.
I have mine set to "Do not automatically update this game"

This should not update your game when you start steam. I don't use the icon steam created for ARMA as this starts up steam if you use one like i have done this will not launch steam. this is my preferred way.
Form what i have found when installing any mods or updates/expansions for ARMA it detects that ARMA is installed in the steam folder and it applies all the information as it would do for the DVD version.

This also allows you to install updates/patch's BIS release, As I found steam does not apply this update straight away. so you have to wait to play on your favorite gaming server. - not any more! ;-)

As i don't use steam all that often i have disabled this from starting up when windows starts.

also if you run ARMA in window mode the size for this window is set in the users ARMA 2 folder found:

"C:\Users\*YOUR LOGON NAME*\Documents\ArmA 2\ArmA2OA.CFG" - This file is the configuration for you display and is viewable in notepad.

Hope this helps you.
If you get stuck PM and i will give you my Skype.

RW

This post was edited by RubenWolf (2010-12-16 08:08, ago)