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Cannot Test Headless Client
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You cannot perform testS with headless Client on dedicated box unless you buy another copy of the game.

This seems good if your after cash and bad if you want any feedback on headless client.
Mission makers cannot test HC if they cannot use it.


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BL1P edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Oct 5 2013, 7:46 PM
BL1P edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
BL1P set Category to Engine.
BL1P set Reproducibility to Always.
BL1P set Severity to None.
BL1P set Resolution to Open.
BL1P set Legacy ID to 3953991805.May 7 2016, 5:03 PM
Xeno added a subscriber: Xeno.May 7 2016, 5:03 PM
Xeno added a comment.Oct 6 2013, 1:00 PM


Funny enough you can connect with multiple normal local game clients on a local dedicated server but not with a local headless client (local = everything is running on the same machine, dedicated server and clients, LAN mode with loopback on that is).

BL1P added a subscriber: BL1P.May 7 2016, 5:03 PM
BL1P added a comment.Oct 6 2013, 3:32 AM

Well now that's just crazy.

Xeno added a comment.Oct 19 2013, 8:39 AM

And as you can see, BL1P, this isn't such an important issue. Things like "Make "DayZ" items inventory item" are more important now.

BL1P added a comment.Oct 19 2013, 9:43 AM

Yer true why would anyone want to make Missions that utilise the Headless Client when you can have Zombies and Defibrillators !

I was so ready aswell I had downloaded the tutorials to learn how to script in the HC I had found some nice scripted AI packages.

Then I found the AI silenced weapons bug ...

Then I found out you cant use Headless Client in Arma3 without paying twice.

If I didn't love this game so much and I had a life I would have moved on by now.
Alas I do and I don't so I haven't :)

gdscei added a subscriber: gdscei.May 7 2016, 5:03 PM

Some attention again to this issue would be nice.
I would suggest BI the following:

set-up a tool similiar to server package where no GUI is available. Might be a bit of work, but would make headless clients a solution more people could use.

Fank added a subscriber: Fank.May 7 2016, 5:03 PM
Fank added a comment.Apr 29 2014, 2:21 PM

The hc is only a client without 3D acceleration (GUI).
I like the way how headless clients are handled.
I don't think its a problem to buy arma3 twice, because you can setup a headless client to run them on multiple server @ once.
For example i use HC's on my server, 1HC license are active on about 20 arma3 server without any problem.

Xeno removed a subscriber: Xeno.May 29 2016, 8:03 PM
Khut added a subscriber: Khut.Sep 26 2016, 3:44 AM
razazel closed this task as Resolved.Sep 26 2016, 3:32 PM
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razazel changed Resolution from Open to Suspended.
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razazel set Operating System to Windows 7.