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#1 Posted at 2010-10-17 17:18        
     
Hi, so I've just purchased Operation Arrowhead, (finally) and was wondering for my old addons which are in mod folders in the ARMA 2 directory, would I have to move them to the OA root?

Also, I'm trying to download ACE and CBA for operation arrowhead and am confused. I already have the version of ACE for ARMA 2 standalone, however would I only need the Operation Arrowhead version of ACE for both? Or a seperate and individual OA one for OA? Also where would it go? In the ARMA 2 root (in a modfolder) or operation arrowhead root (in a modfolder)?
Here it shows 2 versions of CBA. One of which says only for OA standalone users. What is this? Would I need to download both or what? If this version of ACE is only for operation arrowhead, why would I need the other version of CBA listed?

Also the ones that say Only for OA Combined Ops users, is this for people who bought the combined ops cd? How is that different to have buying ARMA 2 then OA? Because to my understanding it's basically both CD's in one box?

Hope you can answer a few of the questions for me.
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#2 Posted at 2010-10-17 18:36        
     
hi and welcome. :-)

Hi, so I've just purchased Operation Arrowhead, (finally) and was wondering for my old addons which are in mod folders in the ARMA 2 directory, would I have to move them to the OA root?

yes.


Also, I'm trying to download ACE and CBA for operation arrowhead and am confused. I already have the version of ACE for ARMA 2 standalone, however would I only need the Operation Arrowhead version of ACE for both? Or a seperate and individual OA one for OA? Also where would it go? In the ARMA 2 root (in a modfolder) or operation arrowhead root (in a modfolder)?

OA version of ACE for Combined Operations (OA + A2). And only the A2 ACE for ArmA 2. They both go in the respective root folders.

Here it shows 2 versions of CBA. One of which says only for OA standalone users. What is this? Would I need to download both or what? If this version of ACE is only for operation arrowhead, why would I need the other version of CBA listed?

More information is included in the ReadMe files. If you run CO (Combined Operations) then only CBA is needed. CBA_OA, and CBA_A2 if you're not running CO.


To run CO.

http://www.armaholic.com/forums.php?m=posts&q=11543

1. You choose "Launch Combined Operations" on OA in steam.

2. Or you can read though this thread, or download one of the .cmd files to use as a shortcut. And then edit if you want to add more mods/startup parameters.
http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?t=101214

3. Or you simply use the mod parameter on a shortcut you created for ArmA2OA.exe to point to the A2 installation folder, e.g:

-mod=D:\A2;Expansion;ca

You will have to edit the registry if you have moved your ArmA 2 folder to a directory path with no spaces in it. http://forums.bistudio.com/showpost.php?p=1700487&postcount=25


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#3 Posted at 2010-10-17 19:07        
     
Hi, so I've just purchased Operation Arrowhead, (finally) and was wondering for my old addons which are in mod folders in the ARMA 2 directory, would I have to move them to the OA root?

If your planning on not combining the two when you install oa (you will be prompted for non steam) then yes, if you do combine then there is no need to add the arma2 addons to the oa directory, as they will work perfectly fine in the arma2 directory, trust me thats how mine is now and i have no problems loading addons.

Then the only community based addons you will need is @CBA , not @CBA_OA and @CBA_A2, you can then continue updating your ace via six updater if thats what you do, as ace for arma 2 stopped at 1.3.0.377 i think it is.

The continuing update for ace (for oa) works perfectly fine for combined ops

Hope that helps :-)


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#4 Posted at 2010-10-17 19:33        
     
Ok, so to my understanding, Combined ops is when I'm running them both at the same time, so I can access for example, chernarus and place OA units on it. But OA standalone will only be the OA maps and units.. Am I correct? If that's so then that's what I wish to do so I don't have any ARMA 2 data combined with OA data.

So in this case I will need the @CBA_OA. Do I keep the @CBA of ARMA 2 there? Or will I need a new version of it because I'm using OA standalone?

# Dead3yez : hi and welcome. :-)

Also, thank you.

P.S. I am using both OA and A2 on steam.


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#5 Posted at 2010-10-17 19:50        
     
You will need @CBA and @CBA_OA, but why would you not want to combine the two? most servers require that now.


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#6 Posted at 2010-10-17 20:33        
     
I agree with Viper although I understand why you would want seperate files for each. But let me point you in the direction of this handy little tool, it allows you to go back and forth easily between the two!

Deadfast's Combined Operations Disabler/Enabler
The only drawback is this: Please note that you will not be able to run ARMA 2 at all while it is patched out. You have to use the tool to enable Combined Operations first.

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#7 Posted at 2011-04-18 22:20        
     
I actually just bought Arma 2 but I have OA how would I combine the two? They are both installed do I have to Install them in the same folder or something? I looked on youtube as well as this, and this forum is all I found on any info.

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#8 Posted at 2011-04-18 23:18        
     
Easiest?
Uninstall your current Arma: OA than install Arma 2 and install Arma 2: OA in the Arma 2 directory.

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#9 Posted at 2011-04-19 21:07        
     
Awesome, Thanks a lot Foxhound. I had deleted OA before ever opening the box, I thought it was just one disk. Thank God I saved all my Mods before deleting OA. Also I have been looking around to no avail...is there a place I can find the Arma2: combined operations desktop shortcut? I Googled and searched here. Thanks again, Fox *THUMBS UP*

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#10 Posted at 2011-04-19 21:17        
     
If you install Arma 2:OA inside the Arma 2 folder (it should point you there on default when installing OA after haiving installed A2) you can just use the OA.exe to start the game and you will automatically run CO.
You can check under the expansion tab in the main menu to varify you are are running both.

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