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America's Army 3


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Zitat von halninekay:
An alle die Probleme mit den ständigen Freezes hat. hier eine Anleitung wie man das beheben kann.

Major Performance Tweaks Guide Here »» http://forum.americasarmy.com/viewtopic.php?t=300051

Thanks to Faded , Kopatch , Derjyn , SgtSVJones , _TSSquad_DeadJosh , mrmaigo , R3APERVI , SharpShooter , =sWc=General , WildGunsTomcat & Justice for the tweaks and tests.

Freeze/Crash Permanent Fix
the one thing that made all this trouble was a file named:

which is located at:

DeployVersion: UsArmy/Americas Army3/Binaries/
SteamVersion: Steam/Steamapps/Common/Americas Army3/Binaries/

[old fix]when i delete this file, i can get in any multiplayer server without any freeze.

so whoever got the same problem, try deleting this single file and see if it helps.

o btw, you gonna have to delete it after every time you play in a server. so if you leave a server you gonna need to exit game delete file and go in again.

please report if it helped or not.

seems like this fix is helping many others in both Deploy and Steam version , which is great.
[/old fix]

ok so tx to SHutch and SoldierOfTruth, we found a permanent fix for this problem. what Shutch did was taking the aa3_edata.client.fmap file from his friend which never had problems with the game. and as soon he replaced his file with his he had no problems.

he was kind enough to upload it for share. so i downloaded to try and it works perfectly , no more need to delete or exit game to go in servers. ( now i must worn you, inside the file its only gibrish and no one really knows what it contains, i personally doubt its something important BUT I DONT REALLY KNOW).

he hosted it in rapidshare i uploaded it to a direct link which you can find here:


just copy and paste it in the the binaries folder and it will work.

**not taking any responsibility of dmg which it may or may not cause to .... anything? ^^

if you do not trust this file its understandable, just ask someone you trust with a working file to send you his file version.

just dont forget DO NOT GO IN TRAINING, as the dev requested.

Simple Engine Smoothing]



The game engine is capped to a maximum framerate, as determined by the value of the MaxSmoothedFrameRate variable (see below), which is 62FPS by default. This is done by the developers to prevent FPS spikes and thus provide smoother performance. However, by setting this option to False, you can completely remove this FPS cap. Keep in mind though that if you then find your framerate varying a great deal and causing jerkiness, this option is best set back to True. Uncapping your FPS doesn't increase overall performance as such, i.e. if you got 35 FPS in certain areas with the cap, you'll still do so without the cap.

Update: As of the 1.1 Patch, you can now also adjust this setting using the in-game 'Framerate Smoothing' option found under the Advanced Video Settings.



1) First, and possibly one of the easiest and best tweaks, is modifying the shortcut. If you haven't done so already, navigate to the AA3 binaries folder (X:\Program Files\USArmy\America's Army 3\Binaries\), and right-click on AA3Game.exe, then select "Send To -> Desktop (create shortcut)". Now you have a shortcut to directly start AA3, without the AA3 Deploy app. This results in quicker starting of AA3, as well as saving some RAM/CPU by not having AA3 Deploy running in the background.

2) Next, we are going to work a little magic on the shortcut, by adding a DOS command to start AA3 in High Priority mode. Right-click on your AA3 shortcut, and select Properties. Under the Shortcut tab, click in the Target box, then move over to the beginning of the path text (should read: "X:\Program Files\USArmy\America's Army 3\Binaries\AA3Game.exe").

3) Next, paste this before that path: X:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe /c start "runhigh" /high.

4) The full path should read: X:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe /c start "runhigh" /high "X:\Program Files\USArmy\America's Army 3\Binaries\AA3Game.exe"

Other priority values:

Setting processor affinity, for those that have multi-core CPUs:


1) First, navigate to your AA3Game\Config folder (X:\Program Files\USArmy\America's Army 3\AA3Game\Config). Open up AA3Engine.ini, with Notepad or a text editor of your choice. It's advised to make a backup of this file before editing! You can simply do a find (ctrl+f) to get to the referenced settings.

2) There are several options you can disable to boost performance.

MaxShadowResolution <- Lower this by powers of 2- ie, if it's 512, lower it to 256.
ShadowFadeResolution <- Same as above

Other things that can be done to boost performance & kill lag:

In AA3Engine.ini find the line (should be near the top that reads)


change it to read


in the BaseGame.ini file (located at USArmy\America's Army 3\Engine\Config\BaseGame.ini ) and AAGame.ini file (same place as the AA3Engine.ini file) find the line that reads


and change it to


More Helpfull Tweaks to fix framerates & lag

Step #1) Nvidia users need to download nHancer.
(Sorry ATI guys, I have nothing comparable to link you to)

Step #1.A) Before starting work in nHancer, click the radial button named "Global" at the top.

Step #1.B) After installing nHancer, goto the compatbility mode tab, and change the "Anti-Aliasing compatbility" to 0000041: Unreal Engine 3. This works around Unreal3's inability to produce AA properly, and allows crisp textures with AAx8 on.

Step #1.C) At the bottom of the "Compatibility" tab check the radial button for "Multi-Core Support", this will FORCE AA3 beta to use Multi-Core support (dual-core, or Quad-Core) when rendering textures/objects.

Step #2) In the nHancer program (still nvidia people), goto the "Optimizations" tab, and check "High Quality", "Trilinear Optimzation = On", "Aniso.sample optimization = on", "Negative LOD BIAS= clamp", and "Force DXt3 [OpenGL]= On".

Step #3) (Still Nvidia users =P) Set your Anti-Aliasing as high as you want depending on your card's settings. I have a 280GTX, so my gettings are "Combined = 32xS". Set "Enhance in-game AA setting" UNCHECKED, "Gamma Correction" checkbox checked, and Super-Transparency AA checkbox checked(these three settings are for high end cards, as you might lag with anything below an 8800).

Continue, by setting your Anisotropic Filtering to however high you want, mine is 16x...again 280gtx here happy ! My vertical-sync is forced ON, along with OpenGL triple buffering happy ! I also have ambient occlusion set to FarCry2, just for visual appearances sake, again I'm still fiddling with Ambient Occlusion as it adds soft shadows around objects in-game. You might want to fiddle with other settings as well IF you want to.

Step #3) Close nHancer, and it should goto your desktop tray.

Step #4) (woot Ati people can do something now!!) Find your "USarmy" folder in C: drive, or w/e you installed it.

Step #5) Once inside USArmy folder, goto America's Army3/AA3Game/Config.

Step#6) Open AA3Engine.ini with notepad, making sure to UNCHECK "always open with notepad" if your computer doesn't already know to open .ini's in notepad.

Step #7) While in your AA3Engine.ini, ctrl+F and type/copy "DebugEXEName", you should find it near the top with something like "DebugEXEName=Debug-AA3Game.exe", make sure to delete ONLY the part AFTER the "=" sign.

Step #8 Cool Ctrl+F again, inside AA3engine.ini, and type/copy "bSmoothFrameRate". You should find it again, somewhere near the upper half of the ini. Change this from "bSmoothFrameRate=TRUE" to "bSmoothFrameRate=FALSE".

Step #9) Ctrl+F again, and search for "MinDesiredFrameRate". It should be somewhere close to the middle. Change it from "MinDesiredFrameRate=32" to something more desirable IF you have a card stronger than a 7900GT Nvidia!

Step #10) Ctrl+F again, and this time type/copy "MotionBlur". It should be somewhere near the bottom. Change it from "MotionBlur=True" to "MotionBlur=False". This has been known to be a MAJOR contributor to the massive lag, since this has not be optimized at ALL and causes WAYY too much lag when you move. Hopefully, if they wish to keep this feature for launch, they'll optimize it so it happens correctly.

Well, that's it for now kiddies happy ! Tweak with these settings a bit to find your own optimum settings grin ! I'm now getting 60-100fps in-game with minimal stuttering. Now, my only issue is fixing this MASSIVE latency issue with shooting/being shot >=(!

[UPDATE]: For clarifying purposes ONLY. Do NOT do steps 1-3 if you are NOT running an Nvidia card HIGHER than the 8800 series. nHancer does NOT support anything older unfortunately.

Additionally the section above, since the nHancer part was aimed FOR people with strong cards that are having unbearable difficulties with lag in AA3.0, and was intended for quality enhancement only.

For pure performance increases do the following:
-Set Texture filtering to "High Performance"
-Set Trilinear optimization to "On"
-Set Aniso. sample optimization to "On"
-Set Negative LOD BIAS to "Allow", reset to "Clamp" if you experience odd/bad/flickering textures at a distance (or in Foggy areas).
-Set Force DXT3 (OpenGL) to "On"
-Increase "Prerender Limit" by one or two if you experience stuttering. Leave default if AFTER you do everything it runs smooth.
-Set Anti-Aliasing to "Off"
-Uncheck Enhance in-game AA, Gamma Correction, and Super-Transparency.
-Set Anisotropic Filtering to 4x (helps with rendering unoptimized objects are a distance better, this is merely a personal touch....leave it to "Off" if you want 100% performance with hits to visual quality xD!)
-Set V-syn to "Off" off
-Set Force Tripple Buffering to "Off"
-Set Ambient Occlusion "Off"
-Do everything else that doesn't conflict with these notes grin !


[Updated]: Fixed a thought process error I had originally writing the guide. (Thanks to LordDunce for pointing out my sillyness).

[UPDATE]: Latency Improvement!!

Honorable Mentions:
+R3APERVI for suspecting it helped
+_TSSquad_DeadJosh , for starting a large test to see if it actually helps
+SharpShooter, for testing...
+=sWc=General, for testing...
+WildGunsTomcat, for testing...
+Justice, for testing...

Step #1) Go to:
USArmy\America's Army 3\AA3Game\Config\AA3Game.ini
I took this info from the
USArmy\America's Army 3\Engine\Config\BaseGame.ini

Step #2) Ctrl+F inside above ini's for "bDynamicNetSpeed".

Step #3) Change bDynamicNetSpeed=true to bDynamicNetSpeed=false.

Step #4) Ravage servers with your less laggyness grin !

Noticable improvements:
-Mount objects nearly on command (instead of 4 times to get onto things)
-Less bullet lag, almost every bullet registers
-Weapons bug out slightly less

I also suggest:
(These next tweaks may corrupt CVAR files. If you're using it, do it as a last resource, only if the previous tweaks didn't help)

In AA3Engine.ini set
DepthOfField=False (helps with scopes and sights)
FoliageDrawRadiusMultiplier=0.000000 (gets rid of most stupid grass that totally blinds you but gives NO cover)

You can turn up your desired framerate to your monitors refreshrate, if you have the power for it
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Ah da freu ich mich drauf. Hab schon AA2 während vielen Jahren immer wieder gern gezockt.

Neben Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory gibts wohl keinen besseren Gratis-Shooter.
Und gut aussehen tuts ja auch:)

Soweit ich weiss wird AA3 wie Dawn of War 2 die fast gleichen Systemanforderungen haben:
Shader 3 Grafikkarte und Dualcore Prozessor oder Pentium IV mit 3ghz ^^

wird nun wohl auch über steam laufen und hat integrierten TS3 sowie ich das verstanden hab.

Wer aber AA zockt, muss natürlich die gequirlte Ami-Propagandascheisse ignorieren. Die is so ... *würgh* *kotz*

Amis hald -.-'
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Zitat von Swissjustme:
Wer aber AA zockt, muss natürlich die gequirlte Ami-Propagandascheisse ignorieren. Die is so ... *würgh* *kotz*

Ich spiele auch schon seit 3-4 jahren Americas Army und das Spiel selber ist ja ganz in Ordnung... Wer achtet schon auf die "Bullshit Propaganda" ^^ als außer die Amis:p
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hey zwei weitere AAO fans hier im forum :D machen wir mal das trio komplett und ich oute mich auch als AAO fan :D fand das spiel vom ersten tag an sehr geilo, zocke es seit den anfängen. leider hab ich bisher nichts davon mitbekommen ob sf_hospital mit übernommen wird aber die klassiker wie farm, pipeline und bridge im neuen gewand zu sehen find ich jetzt schon sehr fät... freu mich drauf :)

\\edit. hoffentlich gibts endlich nen m16 mit scope, wäre höchste zeit ...
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na das wird aber schön langsam zeit, warte auch schon so lange auf aa3.
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Bah die eine Szene erinnert ja Hammer an CoD4 :o

Wird wohl der erste Teil sein den ich ausprobiere.


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Zitat von FAT B:
leider hab ich bisher nichts davon mitbekommen ob sf_hospital mit übernommen wird aber die klassiker wie farm, pipeline und bridge im neuen gewand zu sehen find ich jetzt schon sehr fät... freu mich drauf :)

\\edit. hoffentlich gibts endlich nen m16 mit scope, wäre höchste zeit ...


Also auf der Homepage von Americas Army 3 kannst du die Waffen schon mal im voraus sehen^^

Klick mich^^ unter "Features" -> "Weapons".

Ob Sf_Hospital mit dabei sein wird werden wir ja bald sehen.
Aber Urban Assault ist ein muss finde ich :D
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Die Grafik Enige ist die von Unreal Tournament 3, von daher kann man nur höchste Grafikpracht erwarten ^^ .
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SF Hospital und Urban Assault sind nicht mit dabei!

Maps: Pipeline, Bridge, Ranch, Impact, Alley

diese Maps sind beim Release dabei und können in 6 Spieltypen gespielt werden ( je nach Spielerzahl ): Assault/Defend, Destroy/Protect, Extract/Defend, Conquer & Hold, VIP Escort/Ambush, Assault Alpha/Assault Beta

Na dann, freu mich schon.....

bin seit 1.6 dabei......mit längerer Pause^^


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sehr geil

hoffentlich wirds son hammer wie der erste Teil

Um ehrlich zu sein:

denn 2. kenn ich garnicht :D
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Wann kommt Teil 3 denn vermutlich raus?
Finde das Spiel schon politisch interessant. Mal sehen, ob sich unter Obama auch was an dem Spiel ändert.
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Schaut gut aus! Ich habe die ersten Teile zwar nicht gespielt, aber dieser sieht sehr vielversprechend aus. Das werde ich auch mal antesten.
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Zitat von TheLastSamurai:
Um ehrlich zu sein:

denn 2. kenn ich garnicht :D

Na, vielleicht schon ;-). America's Army wurde bisher alle paar Monate geupdated. Ich glaub mit dem Release der Special Forces ist es per Update fliessend in Version 2.0 übergegangen (aktuell ist Version 2.8.5).
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2.8.5 wird auch das letzte update sein vor dem 3.0 release
sie können danach trotzdem bis 2.9.9 updaten aber mehr geht dann nicht^^
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was ich aber nicht glaube das sie das dann noch updaten werden, wenn dann nur noch einmal, was ich für sehr sehr unrealistisch halte, da ja die 3er version jetzt kommt
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es gibt schon so viele die sagen das sie NUR Americas Army 2 zocken wollen und ich denke ein paar updates werden bestimmt noch kommen
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ist toll das es über steam geht,steam frinds, jetzt kann man nach ner runde css mit den kollegen ne runde aoo3 spielen ;)

noch 1 wioche und 22stunden, also schonmal langsam saugen, und beim start sofort mit zoggen ;)
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Zitat von Hiyarto:

Jo leute alle die Steam-Account haben können schon mal den "Pre-load" Downloaden..
geht dann nur bis 99% und die 1% kann man dann am 17.06 laden...

ich lade bereits runter und bin schon bei 47%

America's Army 3 (AA3), the only action game that delivers an authentic and entertaining Army experience by reflecting the training, technology, actions, and career advancement of a Soldier within an exciting free game experience,is now available for pre-load via Steam. AA3 is free and will be released on June 17, 2009. Those playing AA3 through Steam will also get the benefit of Steamworks features such as auto-updating, Steam Achievements, and Steam Cloud.

For more information, please visit www.steamgames.com and www.steamgames.com/steamworks and www.aa3.americasarmy.com
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das sieht richtig gut aus! .....

muss ich wohl Steam wieder draufhauen^^...........sonst wird es am 17.6. eng:cool_alt: