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29-12-2011, 06:36 PM
Games cost money. Money we don't always have, and we want to make sure that the game is actually worth the investment.

ARMA 2 Free (http://www.arma2.com/free) is a feature-limited but free version of the base ARMA 2 game. Think of it like a bigger demo. It's great for figuring out if the game will run well and if it plays in a way that's fun for you.

So we operate an ARMA 2 Free server to let you do just that.

Irregularly. Post in here to drum up some interest; most of us play the paid-for version instead.

Server Name: RockPaperShotgun - A2 FREE! [ARPS]
Address: server.herosquad.org
Port: 2602 <-- Note that 2302 is A2 Combined Ops, 2602 is A2 Free
Server Password: None

VOIP Client: Mumble
Address: server.herosquad.org
Port: 64738

Please use push to talk (PTT) on VOIP!


Q: Is this representative of playing with the RPS group?
A: Yes and no.

The fundamental game mechanics are the same. If you find yourself hating the way you move and shoot we can't do anything about it.
The gameplay is quite different, though. The public server tends to play no-risk "missions" like Domination, which have respawns, unlimited revive and many toys (jets, sniper rifles, tanks).
The proper server tends to focus on smaller scale missions of 15-25 people trying to complete a single objective in 30-40 minutes. Communication and coordination are essential.
When the admins aren't looking, things tend to take a nose dive. Sometimes literally.

Q: Can we get some admins on the server?
A: Join the steam group chat, or Arma channels in Mumble.

18-05-2012, 10:31 PM
The server now runs a mod whitelist, which will hopefully reduce the amount of hackers that assail it.

Currently whitelisted addons are: shacktac addons, okt_noblur and CBA

If you find you have trouble connecting but do not have any addons you may wish to try the fix found on this page:

http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?129168-HOTFIX-resolves-ARMA-2-version-1-11-Wrong-signature-for-file-dta-languagecore-pbo (steam versions should not have this issue)