Video Game Updates & Patch Notes

Arma Reforger Update 0.9.6.38 Brings the Game to a Better Place

Arma Reforger got another update that seemingly fixes a lot of issues and brings the Arma 4 gateway to a better place. Tons of these are expected to arrive over the coming course until Bohemia Interactive is ready to jump into details about Arma 4. Therefore, we are going to be short as it’s not the first time we have seen a connection improvement, fix of game crashes, and more.

Arma Reforger 0.9.6.38 Changelog

Assets

  • Added: Prone roll animations (default key Q/E)
  • Added: Adjusted lower crouch stance, controllable with Ctrl+Mouse Scroll
  • Added: Weapon inspection animations instead of IKpose
  • Added: New poses for US Army bandage
  • Added: Unfolding of M16 M203 sights
  • Added: Brake/collision reaction animations for characters in vehicles
  • Added: Animated internal parts to the BTR turret
  • Changed: New animations for flat top ladder
  • Changed: Boonie model was remade from scratch
  • Tweaked: Character locomotion animations
  • Tweaked: Grenade usage animations
  • Tweaked: Hands and arms poses for various weapons
  • Tweaked: Jump animations
  • Tweaked: Reload animations for sniper rifles
  • Tweaked: Death animations
  • Tweaked: Polished swimming animations
  • Fixed: Various fixes and improvements to buildings
  • Fixed: Various typos in road signs and other text assets
  • Fixed: Wrong width on some ladders
  • Fixed: M16 fire selector not being animated
  • Fixed: Ladder setup in Fire Station

Game Master

  • Added: Quick placing bar
  • Added: Added new ping that is only visible and usable by Game Masters
  • Added: In Game Master, the description of system entities (i.e. Zone Restriction) is now shown in the tooltip
  • Added: Logic was added to prevent certain Game Master context actions (such as ping and lightning strike) from being spammed
  • Added: Armavision now allows players to add different types of lens flare
  • Added: Game Master can now interact with objects in the world (i.e. open a door, play the piano, or flush a toilet)
  • Added: Game Master can now instantly fill vehicles with crew and passengers by means of context action or when placing them over a vehicle
  • Changed: Take control AI moved from key C to U to avoid overlapping input
  • Changed: Game Master slot type and slot size filters are combined. Instead of selecting Slot type Flat/Road then Slot size Large/Medium/Small they are now combined into Small Flat, Large Road, etc.
  • Changed: Editor UI has been shuffled to allow for the introduction of a quick placing bar
  • Changed: When transforming an entity in Game Master (i.e. moving it around with its ghost preview visible), context menu actions are no longer available
  • Tweaked: Sounds when editing layers
  • Fixed: Wind direction is now correctly displayed in Game Master
  • Fixed: In Game Master, hovering over an entity that was not selected and pressing “Delete” key did nothing. Now it deletes the entity, taking precedence over selected entities. The same for neutralizing entities by pressing “End” key
  • Fixed: Transitioning from Game Master to Armavision or back could break camera controls

Conflict

  • Added: FIA Supply Depots – these can be raided to obtain additional supplies and distribute them to your bases
  • Added: Randomized starting location
  • Added: Respawning on Conflict bases now requires supplies
  • Added: Barracks composition to spawn defenders (in exchange for supplies)
  • Added: Heavy Vehicle Depots
  • Added: Antenna installation – extends radio signal range of parent base
  • Added: Base icons now flash for the whole duration of them being captured
  • Added: Base defenders can now alert others about attacks on their base
  • Added: FIA will now try to retake their supply depots
  • Changed: Conflict winning condition – you are required to seize a certain amount of points and hold them for a given time
  • Changed: Supplies generation frequency in main bases
  • Changed: Requesting vehicles now require supplies
  • Changed: Spawn protection time
  • Changed: Supply depots are no longer automatically pre-built
  • Fixed: You can no longer capture Coastal bases without radio signal.
  • Fixed: Possibility to spawn on a base recently captured by the enemy
  • Fixed: Modded factions visualization on map
  • Removed: Radio capture in Conflict bases – bases are now seized by maintaining a superior presence in the area
  • Removed: Overrun base mechanics

Player Management & Server Administration

  • Added: You can now cancel your vote for a player after casting it
  • Added: Players who are targets of a vote, e.g., to kick or receive Game Master rights, are now highlighted in player list.
  • Added: “-autoreload 10” CLI param, where number specifies after how many seconds a scenario should restart after finishing
  • Added: Reload and missions server commands
  • Added: Command to list all players
  • Added: Player kicks now support timeout, which serves as a ban
  • Added: Bans commands (Ban / Unban)
  • Added: Command to display local player ID
  • Changed: In-game kicking is now based on player ID

UI

  • Added: Protractor to map tools
  • Added: HUD adaptive opacity depending on scene brightness
  • Added: Author blocking and unblocking in the Workshop
  • Added: Adaptive Opacity enabled for a few more GUI elements
  • Added: Control hints for gadget selection on a controller
  • Tweaked: Dragging tools in the 2D map
  • Tweaked: Weapons and muzzles UI information

Topographic Map

  • Added: Bridges visualization
  • Added: Walls visualization
  • Added: Castles visualization
  • Changed: Road rendering process split to have smoother transitions
  • Changed: Export Data plugin feedback updated to new format
  • Tweaked: Building default parameters
  • Fixed: Contours array management when levels are hidden

Network

  • Added: An improved method for calculating the lag compensation rewind time, improving the accuracy of hit registration
  • Added: Ragdoll state replication
  • Changed: Static destructibles are now using new system, optimized for network traffic
  • Changed: Music Manager had its streaming disabled, previously it was dependent on TFL_NO_LINK flag functionality, which is no longer supported
  • Changed: Inconsistent behavior of streamable flag in a hierarchy, this information could be lost with hierarchy moves
  • Changed: Inconsistent streaming when changing hierarchy from non-root old or new parent
  • Changed: Turned off network sync of ArmIKAimIKXYZ, and AimTransXYZ
  • Changed: Disabled streaming for Groups
  • Tweaked: Traversing replicated nodes
  • Tweaked: Network streaming
  • Fixed: Behavior of EnableStreaming(Node)
  • Fixed: Streaming calls potentially still left in their ques after a node has changed hierarchy
  • Fixed: Server could get stuck on startup with some downloaded mods
  • Fixed: Calling TrySpawnPrefabToStorage on the server would cause desync on clients

Game

  • Added: Character roll mechanics
  • Added: Ragdoll effectors, using energy inputs (#T166662)
  • Added: Sight switching. Uses default ALT-RMB to switch between different sights. Currently available on SVD/PSO-1
  • Added: Weapon action, which enables/disables bipods
  • Added: Blending of hands poses when switching muzzles or using gestures like pointing
  • Added: Sway and recoil on weapons with deployed bipod in prone will be significantly lower
  • Added: Detach scope from weapon action and Attach scope from inventory action.
  • Added: US_AR and USSR_AR loadout configs, added US_AR and USSR_AR loadouts to USxUSSR loadout manager
  • Added: New destructibles system
  • Added: Elevate turret weapon for reloading
  • Added: Ability to toggle grenade launcher or cycle grenade type by reselecting the assigned quick slot
  • Added: Unbind action to keybinding settings
  • Added: Support of currently held gadgets for weapon inspection
  • Added: Possibility to specify additional per item offset when holstered as well as override holstered visibility state
  • Changed: Killfeed system was refactored and integrated into all playable content and notifications
  • Changed: Exhaust effect underwater
  • Changed: ADS, sprinting, and other character controls logic of interruptions
  • Changed: Configuration of inventory parameters of items, oversized items now should not fit into smaller containers anymore
  • Changed: Cameras are consistent with head angles
  • Changed: Character ragdoll handling refactor and ragdoll configuration tweaks
  • Changed: Replaced procedural animations for weapon inspection
  • Changed: Inspection will be disabled on stance change
  • Changed: Character magazine reload is restricted when a gadget is held in the left hand.
  • Changed: Updated radio menu controls, added logic for switching between squad channels
  • Changed: Right Thumbstick (Single Click) toggles freelook, Right Thumbstick (Hold Trigger) focuses instead of freelook while not driving
  • Changed: Stance adjustment and leaning moved from RB + Right Thumb to RB + Left Thumbstick
  • Changed: Sight illumination gamepad rebound to RB + Y to deconflict gadget selection while aiming
  • Changed: Dropping items via RMB when arsenal is open drops it on the ground
  • Tweaked: Zeroing on M60, PKM, M249, RPK74
  • Tweaked: Vehicles suspension and axles configuration
  • Tweaked: Weapon sway
  • Tweaked: Steering curves for wheeled vehicles
  • Tweaked: Lateral friction on wheeled vehicles, M998 gearbox controller
  • Tweaked: Increased explosive damage multiplier for vehicle wheels, hulls, and engines
  • Tweaked: Various tweaks and fixes related to tires and friction, roughness, added dirt road material
  • Tweaked: Truck and APC steering speeds including recentering
  • Tweaked: Weather simulation, moon position, time of day
  • Fixed: Added test for surface evaluation to fix the cases when the character can fall into tight holes
  • Fixed: Getting out of a vehicle could clip the character into vehicle geometry
  • Fixed: Backpack radio not visible on back if spawned as initial loadout
  • Fixed: Camera movement when jumping, falling, climbing walls, ladders, and entering/exiting vehicles should now be smoother.
  • Fixed: Frozen fire animation when a weapon was dropped during firing
  • Fixed: One-handed aim modifier will now work properly while playing pickup item gesture
  • Fixed: Weapon inspection transitions should suppress firing
  • Fixed: Character doesn’t get detached from a vehicle being destroyed while getting in/out animation is played
  • Fixed: Joystick and TrackIR input breaking inventory interface
  • Fixed: Turret base movement sounds
  • Fixed: Character collision test now performs against kinematics as well to prevent characters from passing through another character even when interaction is enabled
  • Fixed: Backpacks and weapons not properly hidden when equipped during switching seats
  • Fixed: If you set your car on fire and die in it, you should not get punished for friendly fire
  • Fixed: Tutorial – Requesting supply truck stage would get delayed due to slow supplies income
  • Fixed: Wrong melee instigator resulting in melee kills counting as suicides
  • Fixed: Sometimes players had to press deploy multiple times to respawn
  • Fixed: Respawning with saved loadout could disable the primary weapon (#T166317)
  • Removed: Timeout for fatigue-based semi-lowering of weapons

AI

  • Added: AI usage of melee
  • Added: AI reaction to melee attack
  • Added: AI can now throw grenades
  • Added: New AI weapon and target selection system
  • Added: AIs now react to vehicle horn
  • Added: Special Attack behavior tree for machineguns
  • Added: Special Attack behavior tree for sniper rifles
  • Added: Find Fire Position behavior, used by snipers when they lose sight of target
  • Added: Doors that are opening should cause AI to move away from them
  • Added: Weapon ballistic tables, used by AI to better predict aiming point
  • Changed: Split navmesh into smaller files
  • Changed: Create navmesh on sea level instead of seabed
  • Changed: AI aiming moved to character controller
  • Tweaked: Assigning waypoints to many groups
  • Tweaked: Behavior of an AI healing another AI is more reliable now
  • Fixed: Soldiers not tracking targets while friendly is in aim
  • Fixed: AIs were seeing enemy vehicle occupants through enemy vehicle view geometry
  • Fixed: AIs were not able to switch weapons in a turret
  • Fixed: Leaking memory in Behavior Tree
  • Fixed: Suppressive fire wrong parameters, aiming point sizes adjusted, aim error calculation distance correction

Audio

  • Added: Depth and direction perception of both shots and explosions improved. Greater emphasis on different environment types
  • Added: Bullet crack sounds for HMGs
  • Added: Caliber-specific bullet flyby sounds as well as UGL flyby sounds
  • Added: Collision sounds for RDG2 smoke grenade.
  • Added: Upper-body movement in water will now cause slightly audible splashes
  • Added: Any character movement inside bushes will now have audible bush rustling
  • Added: Vehicle sinking and leaking sounds
  • Added: Drop sounds for Pistols, Rifles, LMGs, Launchers, Clothes, Vests, Backpacks, Shoes, and Rifle Magazines
  • Added: Sounds for scope illumination and zooming
  • Added: Bipod fold/unfold sounds
  • Added: Thunder sounds
  • Changed: Music Manager refactored
  • Changed: Horn sounds logic
  • Changed: Scale and behavior of the “Dynamic Range” audio setting, now ranging from 0-200%. 0% = compressed mix; 200% = very high dynamic range. In order to hear the new default mix, set it to 100% (as it now ranges from 0-200%) manually, as the new default value might not be set at first on start of the game
  • Tweaked: Trunk open/close sounds
  • Tweaked: Ambient rain sounds are more intense now
  • Tweaked: HDR and NightMode mix settings
  • Fixed: Issue with respawn menu music continuously playing after respawning

Audio Editor

  • Added: Scattering delay network reverb DSP
  • Added: Priority signal input on sound node
  • Fixed: Volume inheritance from config works properly for filter and sound nodes now

Workbench & Modding

  • Added: Generic “-load” CLI param for all WB editors
  • Added: Option to remove your addon from the Workshop
  • Added: Audio & ProcAnimEditor – Group shortcut and menu entry for both editors
  • Added: World editor – An option to show/hide layers without shown entities
  • Added: New parameter for terrain objects material – UseOnTerrainHeightmapShadows – this enables usage of heightmap shadows computed on terrain level for terrain objects
  • Added: Links to documentation embedded directly in Workbench UI
  • Added: It is now possible to invoke EventHandlerManagerComponent events from script.
  • Added: Created ballistic table configs for all projectiles, generated ballistic table data, and assigned configs to their projectiles
  • Added: Grouping nodes in Behavior Tree Editor
  • Added: World editor – Possibility to reposition entity using drag and drop from Hierarchy window to scene window
  • Added: Added a way to set max decimal length when saving float in JSON format
  • Added: Added a way to write/read the top-level object of JSON when writing an object as the first item
  • Changed: Weather cycles: Added new lightning default configuration to cycles
  • Changed: MultilineEditBoxWidget refactored
  • Changed: Unified FactionAffiliationComponent and VehicleFactionAffiliationComponent
  • Changed: Generating of Navmesh should now be more deterministic
  • Changed: Improved copy/paste functionality in Behavior Tree Editor
  • Changed: ScriptAPI: user authorization for methods that might be harmful
  • Changed: Current ArmaReforgerWorkbench.exe will be replaced by new ArmaReforgerWorkbenchSteam.exe and in order to launch will require running the Steam app which owns the Arma Reforger Tools app
  • Tweaked: Peer tool properties, added admin password
  • Fixed: Saving animation workspaces that contain vanilla data
  • Fixed: Workbench freeze fix on a combination of prefab preview, world loading, and script debugger breakpoint
  • Fixed: PointInfo could not be used as an attribute in script
  • Fixed: Refactored PointInfo to fix adding of new WheelPositions in VehicleWheeledSimulation
  • Fixed: BaseMovementComponent::Launch now activates the triggers the launched projectile has
  • Fixed: Very slow height-map modifications on huge terrains (with possible out-of-memory crashes)
  • Fixed: First editor content browser tab not loading correctly on restart

Script API

  • Added: Entity.RemoveChild keepTransform param added
  • Added: Getter of aimpoints in PerceivableComponent
  • Added: Getters for FocusFOV in PlayerCamera
  • Added: Exposed ComputeEffectiveDamage to script. Now incoming damage can be modified before it’s applied.
  • Added: Set.IsIndexValid method
  • Added: Array.IsIndexValid method
  • Added: Particles.MultParam()
  • Added: String.ContainsAt, String.IsDigitAt() and String.IsSpaceAt() methods
  • Added: SCR_ParticleEmitter – Create*** methods (to replace Play*** methods of SCR_ParticleAPI)
  • Added: World editor – API function ClearVariableValue
  • Added: BaseContainer.GetDefaultAsString
  • Added: BaseTarget.GetPerceivableComponent
  • Added: Functions exposing Ballistic tables to script
  • Added: Method indicating whether a car has an automatic gearbox
  • Added: GUI based on SCR_InfoDisplayExtended.c doesn’t need to handle entity switching by itself, there is now a new interface method DisplayControlledEntityChanged
  • Added: Added a new function to set the ammo count of a magazine, SetAmmoCount
  • Added: TurretController::DoReloadWeaponWith
  • Added: BaseLightSlot::GetLightEntity
  • Changed: SCR_ParticleAPI is now completely obsolete
  • Changed: Particle effect stages functionality moved from SCR_ParticleAPI to SCR_MotorExhaustEffectGeneralComponent and optimized
  • Changed: Script – String.ToFloat() and String.ToInt() now have 3 optinal parameters
  • Changed: Script – String.Get() now throws an exception for invalid index
  • Fixed: OnCompartmentEntered should not get called multiple times for turret
  • Fixed: CallLater did not support overloaded functions.
  • Fixed: Factually incorrect GarbageManager::GetGarbageLifetime comment, added GarbageManager::GetGarbageRemainingLifetime (Thanks Arkensor for the report – #T167252)

Mod Manager

  • Added: Mod manager action for updating mod and downloading mod dependencies
  • Added: Mods presets
  • Added: Mod manager export tools
  • Tweaked: Mod manager auto disables mod that needs dependency if the mod dependency is disabled

Known Issues

  • The US Army truck has a problem turning to the left, and the wheels aren’t turning visually.
    • The only thing to do is to drive carefully and slowly.
  • Session progress isn’t loaded after a server crash or restart.
  • Downloading of addons fails if the player downloads mods in the background while doing other actions.
    • Workaround is to patiently wait in the downloading screen after initiating mod download until it finishes.
    • If your addons get corrupted, and you’re getting “Failed to start with the following mods” even after a restart of the game, delete your addons from your device.
  • Players with NVIDIA GTX 10 series video cards are crashing more often than other players.
    • We need to gather more information about the issue.
  • Spawning on Radio Operators is unreliable.
    • We need to gather more information about the issue.
  • Game Master:
    • GM using Containment Zone can result in a death warning persistently stuck on the screen of all players.
      • Reconnecting to the server is the only way to solve it.
    • Entities from addons can be incorrectly shown in the GM Entity browser.
    • The equipped weapon gets stuck when choosing the saved loadout in the deploy screen.
      • Switch to a secondary weapon or select a grenade and jump.

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I am ANGE1K. I started playing video games a long time ago. In a blink of an eye, I became a hardcore gamer. A couple of years later, I traversed to the professional Counter-Strike 1.6 scene. After the competitive ERA, I managed to find the gaming industry amusing and started working on FGR. My mission is to lurk and discover secrets, create guides and provide you with some important news. I mostly play FPS and love experimenting in good MMORPGs.

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