I have written this guide to assists New, Experienced and Expert players. This guide may or may not assist you in undertsanding launch lines,
and setting up your RIG to best run ARMA 3 hopfully increasing your Experience as it has done mine.If you do not like what I have done here, don’t bother posting your negative opinion.
If you need further assistance or help understanding what I have written here, Just post a comment, and I will get back to you ASAP.
launchers are a great tool, there are so many variations to them, it can become frustrating on which one to use. So using the Mod Lines/Launch Lines is
something worth trying. I update my own mods that I use via Armaholic, and have been doing so since ARMA 1, and this way is the easiest for me to navigate.you can access this by right clicking on Arma 3 through steam, select Properties you will by default be in the General Tab. Click on “SET LAUNCH OPTIONS…”
from here a Launch Options screen will appear. This is Steams shortcut, to modifying your shortcuts to the game.
There are several things that you can type here that will increase your playing experience. You can view a list at commnuity.bistudio.com/wiki/Arma3:_Startup_Parameters
where you will find lines of code for Display Options, Game Loading Speedup, Performance, Profile Options, Developer Options, Misc, and Modifications.
For the sake of this Guide I will only be covering the Game Loading Speedup.
-nosplash will disable all splash items on start up
-world=empty will keep your background on the menu page empty and clean
-skipIntro will skip the intro while the game is loading
So in your launch options it should look as follows for now -nosplash -world=empty -skipIntro
If you have mods in your Arma3 folder you can add your mod launch lines behind the Game Loading Speedup lines. (They must be exact to the way they are in your A3 folder)
-nosplash -world=empty -skipIntro -mod=@modname;@modname;@modname;@modname ect…
you may have to make adjustments to best fit your computers capabilities.
In charachter creation you can edit your Face, Glasses, Speaker, and the Pitch of your voice, once done simply click apply and ok to get back to the menu screen.
There are alot of options to select from if you are unsure of what each one means you can hover your mouse cursor over the drop down menu, for a short description of each item in the menu.
The only real thing I can stress to you hear is, Looks Vs. Gameplay.. Arma is HUGE and very demanding of your PC. Ensure that you configure each setting based upon gameplay if you are going in to play, and looks if you are going in by yourself, to take screen shots, or record video.
The vast amount of settings available to you I will only cover some that will have a big impact on FPS.
Play with your visibility, object and Shadow in the general tab, as far out as you have your visibility and Object is how far the game will start rendering out things for you to see. Smaller you go the better performance you will have, at the cost of seeing enemies a ways out.
VSYNC – Disable this always. Not to insult anyone’s intelligence.. But It will cap your FPS at your monitors refresh rate.. Allowing you zero fluxuation going beyong the refresh rate of your monitor.
Antisotropic Filtering.. DISABLED
All other fields, I only notice a slight difference in FPS, and very little impact on gameplay. If you have further questions as always do not hesitate to post a
comment and I will explain it in more detail.
-skipIntro -world=empty -nosplash -mod=@JSRS;@WEAPONS;@VEHICLES ect…..
This is a fairy simple task, but can be complicated at first. Do not get discouraged after you have done it a few times, it becomes muscle memory.
I will elaborate more on this topic if necessary, just post a comment.
mods, with the exception the folder name will be different. For example @MAPS, any custom maps that I download I put them all in the same folder for ease of not
having to make 20 mod lines, and if you want to switch to another custom map, you don’t have to exit game to do so.
SP or MP. Start up Arma 3. Select the appropriate map that the missions was created for, and you should see the mission in the menu ready to be launched.
If you need me to elaborate on something, or you have a question as to something I put in here, post a comment, add me whatever it takes, I want to make sure this community enjoys this MilSim as much as I do..
See you on the Battlefiled