Frequently asked questions

What is the current version of Arma 3 on Linux and MacOS ?

The current version of the Arma 3 Experimental port is 1.82.

Why Arma 3 does not have Linux and Mac support icon in Steam ?

Arma 3 for Linux and Mac is just an experimental port which is ported by external company Virtual Programming. This port is mostly outdated compared to the Windows version and it is not certain that Bohemia Interactive will ever update it.

Why there is so many red servers ?

Most of the servers are not compatible with the Linux and Mac version of Arma, due to higher game version.

Does battleye work with our version of Arma 3 ?

Yes, since version 1.58 experimental port supports Battleye.

Can I play with Windows players ?

Yes and no. You cannot play on most Windows server, because they use newer version of Arma, but your windows friends can use the legacy version of Arma 3 (see below).

How to play with Linux and Mac players if you are on Windows ?

Go to Arma 3 Properties -> Betas -> use code "Arma3LegacyPorts" (without "") -> Switch to legacy port branch -> Enjoy :D

Will Arma DLC pack 1 work for me ?

Yes, all stuff from Arma 3 DLC 1 (Marksmen DLC, Helicopter DLC and Karts DLC) works with Linux and Mac versions of Arma.

Will Arma Apex expansion work for me ?

Yes, Apex works on Linux and Mac.

Will Arma DLC pack 2 work for me ?

Yes, all DLCs from pack 2 work also on Linux and Mac.

Are there Experimental port limitations ?

There is no advanced rotor simulation.

According to BI the ports can have up to 30% lower performance.

There is no official Arma launcher (only some unofficial launchers made by community, look into the Launchers section).

Can I host a server ?

Yes you can. You can host in-game server and if you are running Linux you can also run dedicated server (BI link).

Can I use mods in Arma 3 ?

Yes you can, but the steam workshop mods need to be copied, moved or symlinked to the Arma root (probably something like /home/username/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/Arma 3) directory. You can also download mods from Armaholic or official mod pages. You can also use unofficial Arma launchers for easier mods management. Keep in mind that the newest mods might be optimized for the newest version of Arma on Windows and not for our version and they might cause crashes.

How to install mods on Mac OS ?

Thanks to Tycho (one of our former community members) you can watch a video tutorial about how to install Arma 3 mods for the Exile server on Mac OS.




Official Arma 3 page https://arma3.com/

For more information visit the page https://dev.arma3.com/ports

Arma experimental ports forum https://forums.bistudio.com/forum/196-arma-3-ports/

Wiki https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Arma_3_Experimental_Ports

Feedback tracker: http://feedback.arma3.com/