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ARMA 3 | Linux Experimental Port | Community Mods


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#1 Agent_Orange

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 11:07 PM

Hi all,

For those who have been following the progress of the ARMA 3 Linux & Mac experimental ports some reassuring news has arrived : https://dev.arma3.com/post/sitrep-00146

What I would like to know is : 

Do any of the community created mods work with a Linux OS, and if so, how would you go about applying them?

For example : 

One of the servers I would like to play on requires you to have two community mods, Community-Base-addons-A3-version-2.3.1.160220 and @Drift_NoFatigue.

 

Whilst I have downloaded both I do not know which folder they are to be extracted to. Below are the instructions provided for a Windows OS :

Extract into the ArmA 3 Directory, by default this is located in:

32-Bit - C:/Program Files/Steam/Steamapps/Common/ArmA 3/
64-Bit - C:/Program Files (x86)/Steam/Steamapps/Common/ArmA 3/

After extraction it should look like this:

Steam/Steamapps/Common/ArmA 3/@mod_name

 

 

I have no idea what the equivalent folders are for Linux, for me I find that the ARMA 3 Launcher (or exe for use of a better term ) filepath is as follows :

 

.local

share

applications

Arma 3

 

Everything else to do with the game is has a filepath as follows : 

 

.local

share

bohemiainteractive

arma3

***once arma3 folder is open you have 3 options****

1.AppDataLocal

2.AppDataShared

3.GameDocuments

 

Please let me know if any other information is required.

 

Any assitance would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

 

PS.

For those that have not tried this game and are curious.......I am using Linux Mint 17.2 and have over 500 hours gameplay on it so far,  it runs fine and looks great.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 


Edited by Agent_Orange, 09 March 2016 - 11:20 PM.


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#2 DeimosChaos

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Posted 10 March 2016 - 08:19 AM

I'm not near my machine at the moment... but I was thinking it was setup pretty similar in Linux as it was in windows. I thought there was a .steam folder then it followed similar structures. I can't remember for sure right now though, so I'll have to check when I get home tonight.

 

*edit

 

With all that being said, the maps may not be playable on Linux if they were built for the windows steam version anyway. Worth a shot, but it may not work correctly.


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Posted 10 March 2016 - 05:18 PM

Hi Agent & :welcome: back! Long time no see.

 

Do I take it you have read articles such as under a Google search with "arma 3 linux mint install"?

 

This one has some useful information, in particular:

 

 

Distros

Supported Linux distributions are:

  • Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS 64bit and later (recommended is Ubuntu 14.10 64bit)
  • Mint 17.1, 64bit and later
  • Fedora 22 and later

32bit Linux systems are considered too unstable due to crashes in MP, although it may be possible to play Arma 3 on them.

We support only default desktop environments such as Cinnamon on Mint and Unity on Ubuntu. It should be possible to run the game on Debian and Gentoo, but it was not the part of the QA process, therefore we cannot guarantee support.

There are community tests of Arma 3 on other Linux distributions such as Arch Linux. You can find more information on the forums and Feedback Tracker regarding issues on unsupported distros.

 

Linux Graphics Drivers Updates NVIDIA

A quick 'how-to' on updating NVIDIA drivers on Linux systems:

  1. Open Terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T).
  2. Enter "sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa".
  3. Enter "sudo apt-get update".
  4. Enter "sudo apt-get install nvidia-361" .

Your drivers should now be updated after restarting.

Check https://launchpad.net/~graphics-drivers/+archive/ubuntu/ppa for newer drivers.

 

 

Source - https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Arma_3_Experimental_Ports

 

You used to have nVidia, is that still so?

 

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Posted 10 March 2016 - 08:16 PM

@wizardfromoz OP is just trying to install some custom maps for Arma, not trying to install the entire thing.

 

I am home now... let me boot up my laptop real quick....

 

Okay booted. You should have a pretty similar setup in Linux as you do in Windows. One easy way to get to the local files is Right click on game -> properties -> Local Files (tab) -> Browse local files.

You then will probably just be able to drop the mod in there. The path setup should be as follows:

~/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/GameName

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Posted 10 March 2016 - 09:30 PM

I understand, my bad.

 

Later

 

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Posted 10 March 2016 - 11:25 PM

Hi Wizardfromoz, good to see you are still here!

 

Hi DeimosChaos, thanks for taking the time to lend a hand!

 

I will give it a try later today and report back when I have been able to test and have a result.

Being able to play ARMA 3 on a Linux distro is absolutely awesome.



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Posted 11 March 2016 - 12:11 AM

I understand, my bad.

 

Later

 

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 01:08 AM

@Agent_Orange:

 

my comments between yours

 

Hi Wizardfromoz, good to see you are still here!

 

Yeah, I live here, sleep under a table at nights and the cleaners haven't found me yet.

 


Being able to play ARMA 3 on a Linux distro is absolutely awesome.

 

Don't you mean "MOST things about Linux are absolutely awesome"?

 

I'm not a Gamer, but I am interested to see how you travel.

 

Later, friend, and enjoy!

 

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 05:13 AM

Hi, I have been able to test and see if the mods work, and they do!

I followed the instructions here : http://www.armaholic.com/forums.php?m=posts&q=20866

 

Now when I load the game I see a CBA Icon in the bottom left and a message in the top right about playing a modded game. Also, when I look at the server list I can see servers that I cannot join as they or I am running different mods.

I am not sure that the @Drift_NoFatigue mod is working ( I loaded both the CBA_A3 mod & the @Drift_NoFatigue mod into the Steam Launcher) as I joined a server that has it installed but did not notice any difference to fatigue settings.

I should point out that this is not the only method that you can use to install mods into ARMA 3, and in fact, for someone like me who plays on multiple servers running different mods, it is not ideal ( I will have to change the Steam Startup Parameters a lot).

Thanks again to DeimosChaos & Wizardfromoz for taking the time to lend some assistance, much appreciated!




 


Edited by Agent_Orange, 11 March 2016 - 05:14 AM.


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Posted 13 March 2016 - 09:57 PM

Hey cool, glad you got it working, or at least mostly! :)

 

Being able to play ARMA 3 on a Linux distro is absolutely awesome.

 

Don't you mean "MOST things about Linux are absolutely awesome"?

Ah yes Wiz, you are absolutely right on that one, most things about Linux are awesome!


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