Author: Bohemia Interactive
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Version: 1.56

Short description: This is the official update for Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead from 1.50-1.55 version to 1.56

Date: 2010-11-30 16:00

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Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead Patch 1.56

Bohemia Interactive Studio
Copyright (c) 2009 Bohemia Interactive. All rights reserved.

This update is for all Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead versions except STEAM. For STEAM version use STEAM update.
This is the official update for Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead from 1.50-1.55 version to 1.56.
This free update is sponsored by Sprocket, the online store where you can buy all Arma 2 series titles and other games directly from the developers.
This Arma 2:OA 1.56 update includes the 1.02 BAF update.

Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead - version 1.56 highlights
  • Arma 2: Private Military Company Lite
      - all units, vehicles and weapons from Arma 2: Private Military Company are included in this patch with lower quality textures and audio files. The full version of Arma 2: Private Military Company with high resolution textures and packed with a new campaign is available for purchase; see for more information about the content of Arma 2: Private Military Company.
  • ARMEX - The Multiplayer Armory
      - enables you to try out all weapons and every single vehicle model from Arma 2 in dynamically generated missions with up to eight friends online or over LAN!

  • Installation:
    - Run the patch exe to apply the patch setup automatically.
    - It will install all content of the patch to the folder with your ArmA 2 installation (default is C:\Program Files\Bohemia Interactive\ArmA 2 Operation Arrowhead or Bohemia Interactive\ArmA 2 Operation Arrowhead).
    - Please note that it is not possible to rollback to a previous version after the installation of this patch, only a full reinstall of the game is possible, if you want to keep your previous version you may want to backup the entire game installation folder before applying this patch.
    - This patch includes the BAF 1.02 update.

    * Add: more camo (replaceable textures) selection for OA vehicles.
    * Fixed: missing shadows and heads in distance LODs for some OA characters.
    * Added: MP Armory.
    * Improved: -exThreads=3 now default for dual cores.
    * Improved: -cpuCount defaults improved for 6 or more than 8 CPUs.
    * Fixed: No more LOD blending issues (esp. with vegetation).
    * Fixed: Ignored collision with some vehicles.
    * Improved: AI cover selection improved a bit.
    * New: Video options VSync selection.
    * Fixed: Character collisions with stones often resulted in flying or being stuck.
    BAF changelog 1.01-1.02
    * Added portrait and wounds of PMC operatives
    * Fixed CM immunity of missiles
    * Missions have new headers
    * Adjusted sensitivity of Her Majesty's soldiers
    * Music tracks have their respective names displayed
    * Adjusted values of many items in armoury
    * L111A1 sounds better on Jackals
    * Backpacks are now useable in editor
    * Fixed names of IEDs
    * Many weapons are now able to hold compatible magazines designed for other weapons
    * Snipers have learned how to handle AS50 correctly
    * US flyboys adjusted HMD for Apache and BAF pilots are now able to aim unguided missiles better

    Forum topic:
    - BI forums

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