Patch 1.09 reminder & Festive Wishes.

Release of the beta patch 1.09

Firstly, most people are aware, but for those that aren't, we released a beta patch 1.09 a few days ago, this patch contains a number of bug fixes, performance fixes as well as anti-cheating improvements amongst other things, first indications are that the majority of ArmA users are having great success with this patch so that's obviously very pleasing to all of us. As this is a beta patch your feedback is really useful to us to make sure that the final version is as stable and complete as possible.

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Community Blog Interview No1: Kegetys

People who changed the world (well our little corner of it)

The history of BIS/Flashpoint/ArmA has been shaped by a number of special and dedicated people, some from BIS, some from the various companies that produced, packaged, published and promoted BIS and our games. To that end what I plan to do in these community blog posts is interview various people from within BIS, within the companies who were part of Flashpoint/ArmA being brought to you guys as well as various people from different walks of life in the community.

When choosing the first person I wanted to interview it wasn’t a difficult choice, of all those people past and present who have released addons/mods there is one person who helped shape the past and present of the community, that person is Kegetys, to anyone who has been around since day one of the original Flashpoint demo you cannot fail to know the name and the contribution he has made, to those of you who perhaps didn’t become too involved in the Flashpoint addon scene, or are "Johnny come latelies" to BIS' games then here is an interview with Kegetys which I hope will be interesting and educational to all.

Click the image to view the original trailer released by Kegetys that caused such a buzz within the community (and BIS headquarters!)

Community Blog Post: Numero Uno

Welcome to the first (and hopefully not last!) of regular community blog posts, these will serve as a means of looking at all areas of the community, the people in the community and the works that the community is doing with regards addons and mod making, mission making and things like that. In these community blog posts we'll also look at other community sites out there, as well as chatting to a number of people who have directly or indirectly affected the lives of people within the community.

This first community blog post is ideally meant to start a "this is what we want to do, thoughts?" mentality happening, it's your community so we need your feedback to see what you want from the community, how can the community blog best represent you? How are you the community member feeling? What do you like about the current situation? What don't you like? In this first blog post there's a summary of the rise of the community as seen through the eyes of someone who was there during all the heady and exciting days, and weeks and months and years. Also included with this first community blog post is an interview with one of the addon/mod making revolutionaries Kegetys.

The clues lead to the not so secret identity of the community blog's first interviewee