ArmA 2 Operation Arrowhead Walkthrough
Nobody has done an ArmA 2 Operation Arrowhead walkthrough, so here it is. Be aware that this contains spoilers, so you may want to try it yourself first, but if
you get stuck, just read the walkthrough for the mission that you are having problems with.
7 July 2010 Alternative solutions and comments are welcome
over on the ArmA 2 forums at forums.bistudio.com. My account is br@cob if you want to leave me a message.
Armed Assault 2 Campaign - Operation Arrowhead
Hints for Veteran ArmA II Players
ArmA 2 Operation Arrowhead is an expansion to ArmA 2, but it is actually purchased as a stand alone game. The tested version is 1.52.71612, except as otherwise noted. The test machine is a 3.00 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 3 GB RAM and a NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT display adapter.
All of the commands are the same as ArmA II
ArmA 2 Operation Arrowhead Annoyances
The same problems with Arma 2 are present in Operation Arrowhead and the cures are the same, I've listed them below.
Walking and running in first person view is very shaky, like a bad home video. This does not happen naturally when a person walks or runs, your brain compensates for the motion.
I did not notice this problem in OFP, and it did not seem as bad in the original ArmA. The fix is to use third person view when running or walking.
However, walking while trying to look through a scope or gun sight is presented in a fairly realistic manner.
The annoying shake while running or walking in first person can be fixed by going to "Options","Game Options" and moving the
"Head bob:" slider all the way to the left.
The land vehicles are impossible to drive with a mouse and difficult with a keyboard with the default settings. You'll have to learn to drive all over again in any ArmA 2 version unless you modify the controls as follows:
Here is the work around for the undriveable cars. The default settings for vechicle controls are optimized for certain types of joysticks, but suck for those of us that play with a mouse.
Go to "Options", "Controls". Delete all of the "Car More Left" and the "Car More Right" settings. Add "Mouse Left" to "Car Left" and "Mouse Right" to "Car Right" and click "OK". You will now have a mouse that behaves like ArmA and OFP for land vehicle controls.
On thing that did get fixed in Operation Arrowhead is the overly bright highlights.
ArmA 2 Cheats and Hacks
- ArmA 2 Operation Arrowhead has some of the same cheat codes as OFP and the original ArmA did. Like OFP and ArmA, they are activated by holding down the left Shift key and pressing
the - key on the num pad. After executing this key sequence, type in the following.
- savegame = Saves the game, even if you have already saved once. Not necessary if you are in regular mode, as multiple saves are allowed in most missions while playing as regular.
- campaign = Unlocks all missions in a campaign. Execute while in the campaign mission menu.
- missions = Unlocks all missions in the single missions folder. Execute while in the single mission folder.
- endmission = Ends current mission. Note that it does not successfully end the mission. If you have not completed the objectives, they will be marked as not completed. Execute while playing a mission.
- getallgear = Unlocks all the items in the Armory. Execute while in the Armory menu.
- Multiple saves: Even though you can use the cheat code (or play in regular mode, which allows multiple saves), in some missions previous saves are overwritten with the current save. Other missions do allow up to seven multiple saves. For those
that don't here is the work around:
Save the game, pause and then alt-tab out of ArmA and get back to your desktop.
To make multiple unique saves in the Armed Assault campaign navigate to My Documents/ArmA 2 Other Profiles/YourUserName/Saved/ca/missions/campaign/ Make a copy of save.ArmASave
and give it a unique title.
To make multiple unique saves in a single mission navigate to My Documents/ArmA 2 Other Profiles/YourUserName/Saved/ca/missions/scenarios/NameofMission/ Make a copy of save.ArmASave and give it a unique title.
To revert to one of these specially saved missions rename it back to save.ArmASave, go back to ArmA 2 and use Load.
- Another way to unlock everything in the Armory is to modify the PlayerName.ArmA2OAProfile. It is located in Documents and Settings/ComputerUserName/My Documents/Arma 2 Other Profiles/PlayerName. Open it in any text editor and
go to the line near the bottom of the file called (obviously enough) armoryPoints. Change this line to read armoryPoints=30000; Don't forget the semi-colon at the end of the line.