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Gunter Severloh

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 Iron Front as a mod in Arma3 Information
What is Iron Front in Arma?
Thanks to kju developing the conversion process with mikero's tools and Sickboy/DeadTomGC to provide an easy interface,
this project allows you to get the great content into Arma 2 or Arma 3. In addition it allows to:
  • Mod Iron Front
  • Extend with your own addons
  • Combine it with community made mods
  • Play in the most recent Real Virtuality engine with continuing development
  • In an alive and vivid gaming and modding community
  • Improve and extend the base content with our huge 1.06 community patch
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So what is it that will allow me to play Iron front as a mod in Arma3?
Kju the creator of these projects has setup a process called the conversion.
The Conversion is where you are "converting" Iron front's IFA files to a pbo file or extension format, the pbo format can be read by Arma2Co and Arma3.
Basically when you convert your Iron front it will create a folder titled @IF, yes it will be in the form of a mod which will allow you to play Iron Front in Arma3.

So in order to convert my Iron front game to a mod for Arma3 what do I do? what is used?
One of IFR team members (DeadTomGC) created a simple yet amazing tool that "converts" once run your Iron front into an @IF folder.
The tool locates your Iron front directory, and your Arma2 directory and then goes through the process, and converts your files for Iron front from IFA to pbo,
placing a @IF folder in your Arma2 directory.
I cannot explain how it does this, but your vanilla Iron front game is not altered or changed in anyway, just a copy of the files are created
and reformatted into a pbo so that it can be read and run in Arma3.

Is this legal? Do you have permissions from Deepsilver to do this?
Yes we do. Kju has been working with DeepSilver, X1 Sofware, BIS (Bohemia Interactive), and Awar to allow the conversion process
to be made public to the Iron front community.
This project has the agreement of all involved parties:
What are the requirements to convert my Iron front to Arma3?
1. You must own a legitimate copy of  Iron front Liberation 1944.
2.  For the Arma3 version, you must own Iron front, and Arma3.
The Conversion tool that does the conversion process is setup to check if you own Iron front and Arma3.

How can you assist
  • Try it and play it
  • If you like it, tell your friends
  • Promote it with screenshots or videos
  • Mod it - new missions, modify it and create new addons
  • Join the team to help further improve it
  • Report issues
About the game: What is Iron Front?
It is a tactical shooter video game set in World War II Eastern Front built by AWAR - a group of former OFP and Arma modders.
It was released mid last year as a standalone game using the Real Virtuality 3 engine also powering Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead.

The highlights:
  • Four outstanding terrains of different size
  • A large variety of very high quality and historically accurate units, weapons and vehicles
  • A German and Russian singleplayer campaign across eight missions in an authentic setting
  • Advanced gameplay features like the high level tank simulation, gun towing and artillery system or the realistic mine system
  • Great gameplay with its low tech world war 2 setting

To learn more about the game and it's features visit the official wiki.

Recommended videos to give you some more insights about Iron Front:
Our check out our Iron Front: Liberation 1944 - Youtube video channel.

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hello who can help me? I am a fan of ironfront in arma 3 but I can not be useful in multiplayer how do you find the server?
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Hi Welcome to the IF Fan Forums, ask here:
http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?170687-Iron-Front-as-mod-in-Arma-3

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v1.12 update coming with an added addition see the vid:

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New patch for the arma3 version of IF, heres the changelog:
1.12 and 1.07 DLC
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  • Added: More converted tank models to use new PhysX simulation (SPG SU-85, JS-122 '43, PzKpfw VI Ausf.B Kingtiger) (Shvetz).
  • Added: New US infantry models by LODU (tierprot).
  • Added: New backpack models by LODU to German infantry (tierprot).
  • Changed: Transmissions, suspension, some motor parameters, parameters of wheels (for better braking when idle) and more for all tanks (Shvetz).
  • Changed: Tweaked volume and distance of tank sounds (Shvetz).
  • Changed: Configure backpacks to A3 standards (tierprot).
  • Changed: Separate animations to their own containers.
  • Changed: Add icons to factions (Keeway).
  • Changed: Add terrain pictures (Keeway).
  • Changed: Improved Polish translation (Keeyway).
  • Changed: Sorted 'updating class' rpt spam for the most part.
  • Changed: Sorted 'Error: Bone (more) doesnt exist in skeleton OFP2_ManSkeleton' rpt spam for the most part.
  • Changed: Show DLC version in the main menu.
  • Fixed: Panzerschreck crashes game (Alwarren).
  • Fixed: Tank sounds is broken when in 1st person and the engine is on (Shvetz).
  • Fixed: All the units (all IF factions) got the exact same face (RobertoCro).
  • Fixed: Polish sniper clothing cannot get changed or taken back on (tierprot).
  • Fixed: LIB_guer_characters helmet and vest class names are faulty (tierprot).

More details at: https://dev.withsix.com/versions/1643

See the Patch thread:
http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?180218-Iron-Front-Liberation-1944-community-patches-%28Arma-version-only%29

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is there a clan or group that plays this regularly? Is there an active multiplayer community?
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Hello, Welcome to IF Fan Forums, see this thread here:
http://ironfront.forumchitchat.com/post?id=7090216
I cannot help you other then whats posted there as I do not know myself if there are.
Hope that helps.

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Seems I'm not under a good star while using  IF with A3 [frown]

I tried to follow all the instructions I could find about and downloaded the files, extracted and placed them into my steam folder as discribed. IF was 1.05 and I used the converting tool.
It tells nothing about IFA3, just IFA2co which seems to work.
Then I downloaded the via Mega and startet this patch.
It starts but then I get errors only. The installer says that the files may be corrupt and I may download the patch again. I did this several times but run into the same problems always.
Reading that patch message error let me think that the problem is inside the patch and not inside the folder. But who knows.
Could anyone please give me a hint what's possible wrong here?

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Ask Kju here http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?170687-Iron-Front-as-mod-in-Arma-3
he can better tell you then me.

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Ok, thx for reply Gunter.

In the meantime I found my problem. So for anyone who may run into the same trouble:

Inside conversation tool, below the text: ARMA 2 OA location, there is an edit field which holds your ARMA 2 OA path.
Change this one to your ARMA 3 path and you can update using the patch.exe then.
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Hi, although this mod is in a early stage will the Arma 3 version also have missions or campaigns for the Western war theater.  It would be awesome to have them to. Are you planning to drive the AI up a notch because i did read that was a bit of par with the original version. Looking forward to play this game with this mod. 

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Hi Baker1976 Welcome to Iron Front Fan Forums!
Actually this mod is far from the early stage, its been patched many times already, so IFA3 runs pretty well.
Its not a mod your downloading either, except for a few required files outside the conversion process, the process to get Iron Front in Arma3 has
been out already since late 2013.
For Western theater missions and campaigns, idk that depends on the community what they decide to build, the IFA3 team who is lead by Kju and supported by
myself to a degree and a quite a few modders are only really working on the IFA3 patching process itsesf and other aspects of it, along with any content we deem we fell inclined to build.
As for AI you should be able to use any AI addon or mod from my list seen here
http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?175400-AI-Compilation-List-of-Addons-Mods-Scripts-amp-Misc&p=2656299#post2656299

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Gunter, may I ask/state here about a few problems I found out while playing around with IFA3 up to now?
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If you want but your best bet is to post on the official thread, and let Kju see it, of course he can see it here to if he visits
http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?170687-Iron-Front-as-mod-in-Arma-3
If its a bug you found you should report it on the tracker:

How to report issues

  1. Report bugs in the New issue tab
  2. Keep the report as short and precise as possible
  3. Use observed vs expected, and add exact reproduction steps please
  4. Attach the rpt log file of the current game session

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Thx, I took the first link.
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