Welcome to Project Reality: ARMA 2 (aka PR:ARMA2), a free to download game modification for the ARMA 2 retail Windows PC game. The main aim for PR:ARMA2 is to create a realistic and immersive modification for ARMA 2, which focuses on encouraging teamwork through game play. As with Project Reality's original conception on the Refractor 2 engine, at this stage PR:ARMA2 should be classed as a Mini-Mod; we have to start somewhere! Do not be fooled though, this release will by no means disappoint, due to the large number of high quality art assets already created by the Project Reality Team, and the considerable experience of the PR:ARMA2 Development Team on the Real Virtuality 3 engine!
The award winning Project Reality Team is proud to announce the official release of Project Reality: ARMA 2 v0.15 BETA! Six months after our initial release, we have been hard at work fixing bugs and working on new gameplay features and missions.
Posted by 2Slick4U on Mar 16th, 2012
The award winning Project Reality Team is proud to announce the official release of Project Reality: ARMA 2 v0.15 BETA! Six months after our initial release, we have been hard at work fixing bugs and working on new gameplay features and missions. You can find more details on all of these changes and features below.
Please note that you must have ARMA2: Combined Operations installed and be running the ARMA2: Operation Arrowhead v1.60 patch in-order to play the Project Reality: ARMA 2 mod. In addition we highly recommend using the latest BIS beta patch as there have been several important bug-fixes since patch 1.60. If you use a beta patch, ensure you add the switch '-beta' to your Project Reality shortcut. More help available in the forums if required.
As with PR:ARMA2 v0.1 back in September, this release is a BETA and therefore should NOT be considered a final product. It should also be noted that this is v0.15 of a brand new mod on a new game engine and should not be compared in anyway to the Project Reality: BF2 modification. The aim of this BETA release is for the PR Team to get quality feedback to ensure that we are progressing in the right direction with the PR:ARMA2 mod.
We have various assets and a new island almost complete, but they are simply not ready to be included in this BETA release. In some cases placeholders have been implemented so that we can concentrate on the more important gameplay aspect of the mod to ensure we get it right first.
As with any BETA release, the quality of future releases now lies with you, the community, and the feedback you provide. As is normal with any Project Reality release, we will not take on any feedback for at least 2 weeks. This time period will allow players to adapt and fully understand the PR:ARMA2 gameplay concept before commenting. Therefore, the feedback forums will remain locked for the next 2 weeks.
New Features and Changes
While this release is primarily focused on BETA testing, you can still find some new Project Reality additions and features in the PR:ARMA2 v0.15 BETA release.
- Many bug fixes
- Performance and network optimisation
- Added US Army faction
- New missions, including 6 on Chernarus
- Game mode modifications
- New vehicle maintenance and cargo systems
- Woodland FV510 Warrior
- Familiar weapon switching system using number keys
- Battle preparation time
For a complete, comprehensive list of all the new features and changes in PR:ARMA2, please view the following forum thread:
Known Bugs and Issues
Over the last 6 months of development, the v0.15 BETA build has undergone extensive testing by our in-house testing team. However, inevitably some bugs remain. We encourage you to make yourselves aware of these known bugs so that they we do not get repetitive bug reports. All currently known bugs are listed in the following forum thread:
Project Reality: ARMA 2 Mod Support
If you encounter any problems while installing and/or playing PR:ARMA2, please check out the Project Reality Mod Support forum. If your problem has not already been posted by someone else or is not in the above known bug list, please do not hesitate to start a new thread asking for help. We will do everything we can to provide you with a solution, but we can't do anything if you don't ask first!
Project Reality: ARMA 2 v0.15 BETA Servers
As with the previous release, we will not be publicly releasing any server files. This will ensure that the official servers are populated and therefore will provide us with better overall feedback. Once the BETA has finished, we will open up server license applications as usual. We hope to bring that to you very soon!
The following organizations/communities have kindly agreed to provide servers during the v0.15 BETA test and are classed as the Official PR Servers for the duration of this BETA phase:
Alpha Networks Official PR v0.1 Beta Test Server [@PR 0.15]
Rusty In Places - Official PR v0.1 Beta Test Server [@PR 0.15]
Tactical Gamer - Official PR v0.1 Beta Test Server [@PR 0.15]
Kellys Heroes - Official PR v0.1 Beta Test Server [@PR 0.15]
Sisu Server - Official PR v0.15 Beta Test Server [@PR 0.15]
BigD Gaming Community / AEF - Official PR v0.15 Beta Test Server [@PR 0.15]
Project Reality: ARMA 2 v0.15 BETA Credits
The Project Reality Team would like to extend the usual thanks. First and foremost, to Alpha Networks, for providing the Project Reality development team with critical test and build servers. Without their support, PR:ARMA2 v0.15 BETA and future development would not be possible.
We would also like to thank the entire PR community, the wider ARMA2 news community and last (but certainly not least!) Bohemia Interactive for supporting Project Reality over the past couple of years.
We hope you enjoy this release and we look forward to the feedback everyone provides!