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#98532 Posted at 2011-02-16 15:10        
This is a guide to make Arma2 Playable on editor. Where you can create missions and then play those missions No lagg.

Before I start: This is what my computer is running. It isn't good, compared to the other computers here.
Arma2 Lagged (LAGGED) Like hell for me. Reason: I only got a Intel express chipset card lol.

Windows 7 Home Premium 32Bit
Prossesor: Intel (R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00Hz 2.99Ghz
Installed Memory (RAM) 2GB
System Type: 32-Bit Operating System
Graphic Card: Intel (R) Q45/Q43 Express Chipset (750mb)

NOTE: You may not be able to use the maps provided by Arma2. They have "Orange Tree's" And these DROP Fps.
So if your having Serious FPS lagg like I was, then I'll explain what to do in the following Steps.

Step1: Making Arma2 Fast as possible.

Ok here's the basics.
Lower resolution. Lower Fillrate. Lowest Settings/Disable. View Distance MAX 1k. (You can test this, I currently have 2.7k)

Playing In window mode actually boosted my FPS aswell.
If you go to your Arma2 Shortcut. Right click properties. And add this path to target:

"C:\Program Files\Bohemia Interactive\ArmA 2\arma2.exe" -window

There are a few things to download which could enable you to play the maps provided by Arma2.
These are texture packs which basically making them lower. This might stop the Orange Tree FPS Drop.

Links: (Make a backup before using this: I got a Pixel Shader error after using-could just be me) - High Performance Addon - Changes all building visuals to VERY LOW - Vegetation Tweak - Very low - No motion No Blur Mod - No blinding Sun (I noticed small FPS increase with this) - Down scales textures on plants - Tree Replacement Pack! <This gave me good FPS!

Still Lagging? Ok. Then you obviously can't handle the Maps.So.

This is what I done. - This is a Map Replacement/Addon. It's called "Sands" It hasn't got no tree's.

You can go through the list and find other maps. Just find some with low Tree's. I couldn't play Arma2 LOWEST Graphics, without lagg. But now. Well See In The Picture Below. - I actually Average 30-60FPS.

I couldn't play with every setting LOWEST/DISABLED. 600x400 Resolution.

And now I'm basically playing it on Average settings.
Added 3 minutes later:

Idk if this is the right section. But I thought I'd just post this up because doing all of this helped me.

Added 29 minutes later:

Just to Add:

I changed my resolution too 1024x800 in that photo. For some reason it didn't show up it still says "windowed"
So I managed to go from 600x400 to 1024x800 to 100fill-rate from 10% and lowest settings to normal.