Americas Army 2.5 Deploy, OUT NOW

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Jonnym, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. Jonnym, Oct 26, 2008
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2013

    Jonnym macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Americas Army 2.5 Assist is out now on Mac OSX.
    Now a Universal Binary so works with Intel macs, Lion and Mountain Lion. Jun 2013.

    It's a completely free and highly realistic FPS shooter game and installation is as easy as just a few clicks of the mouse with this Deploy Client.

    Visit for more Info

    2.5 Assist is a Installation Utility for America’s Army, It is deigned to make the process of Installing and getting up and running with AA as easy as possible.
    If you are new to the game this little Application will fully automate the download and installation of the game from it’s own repository server and handle all the needed updates and checks. It will then guide you through the process of creating an account and then load your account details automatically when you first play.
    Getting up and running with this free game is now as easy as a few clicks of the mouse.

    If you already have America’s Army 2.5 this Application will make a copy of your existing installation and put it into a completely separate folder so it does not alter your existing installation and then bring everything up-to date. Once you are happy you may delete your old installation of AA if you wish
  2. eleven2brett macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2008
    Awesome, I loved America's Army when i played it. Haven't been able to since I got my Mac, but now I might have to check it out again.
  3. Tosser macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
  4. chilipie macrumors 6502a


    May 8, 2006
    No, it says it is designed for PowerPC Macs, and "will not perform at its best on Intel Macs."
  5. 2112 macrumors member

    May 31, 2002
  6. Tosser macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    Same thing with something as hungry as America's Army.
  7. Jonnym thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2008
    It will work on Intel but you only get around 10-20 FPS I think, Its a shame really, I wish we could get the devs to re-compile in Universal.
  8. jakeguy99 macrumors regular


    Jan 21, 2007
    If you have an intel it is not worth getting Americas Army 2.5...It is pretty much unplayable.
  9. Xavier macrumors 68030

    Mar 23, 2006
    Hasn't AA 2.5 been out for awhile? or is this 'Deploy' a new version?

    And ya, AA is pretty much unplayable on Intel Macs
  10. Jonnym thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Yes it has been around for a while, I made Deploy to make it easier for people to get into the game because the game is a few years old there are a lot of updates you would have to install but Deploy takes care of all that for you.
    I have never tried it on an Intel mac but i do know people who play the game on an Intel.
  11. BornAgainMac macrumors 603


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
    They must have never received the memo about switching to Intel.
  12. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    They've actually ceased development for Mac awhile ago.

    Remember, Intel Macs can run windows...
  13. Xavier macrumors 68030

    Mar 23, 2006
    I think Brad Oliver was doing the development, but I could be wrong. He used to work for Aspyr but now works at Apple
  14. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    I'm surprised they released an updated Mac client.
  15. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    Good to know my Quad still has some value, then... ;)

    Couple of PPC "only" values:
    - Route 66
    - Nascar 2003
    - AA
    - Virtual PC :D
  16. Jonnym thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Version 1.3 now out.

    New Features..

    Automatic download and installation of TeamSpeak
    TeamSpeak Account Managment
    Built-In Buddy List
    Online Chat Room Built-in
    PulseAudio Support AA and TS (LINUX)
  17. Jonnym thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Version 1.31 Released
    New Features..
    Completely re-written code for launching AA (Mouse Bug) (MAC)
    SafeMode Mouse driver option (LINUX)
    Fixed standing dead people bug(LINUX)
    Option to load-in your config files from your old install (Mac & Linux) (will not show up if your old config files are not there)
    Fixed major bugs with the built-in chat room (ALL)

  18. Jonnym thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Does anyone have any feedback on how this performs on an Intel mac, I've never tried it myself as I don't have an Intel.
  19. Jonnym thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2008
    2.5 Deploy Version 1.51 Released.


    Major re-design of the user interface, Looks more like its part of the game.
    Ability to join passworded servers.
    Lots of minor bug fixes.

    The primary server is now back up so downloads should be back to full speed.

  20. Applepwns macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2008
    Any word on when it will be playable for intel macs?
  21. lensam macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2008
    Bridgeport, CT
    Why do you have to download Americas Army from the UK?????
  22. Jonnym thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Why, Because the US Army don't care about Mac Gamers, I do and I just happen to live in the UK

    Good news for people who are having trouble downloading or have slow internet connections..
    You can now order the 2.5 Deploy CD-ROM, It Includes an installer that installs 2.5 Deploy and the Americas Army 2.5 System files so you don't have to download anything.
    The software is totally free but you must pay for postage and packaging.

    For more info or to order see
  23. hdrider macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2008
    Speaking of Americas Army game -- are there any "cheats" available now, like "God Mode"
  24. Jonnym thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Version 1.53 now released.


    -Deploy now gives you the option of installing the mAAp pack, This is a collection of new missions created by the 2.5 community. Deploy automatically loads these maps in when you join a server running a maap mission and then unloads them after.
    -Added support for 5.1 Surround sound (Linux).
    -Fix bug where deploy crashes on minimizeing AA in Windows XP.
    -Minor changes to layout of Buddies screen.
    -Removed those annoying tool tips, See the readme instead.
    -Various Bug Fixes.

    Open Deploy and accept the automatic update.


    RE: yes there are cheats available, they are listed in the user manual but no-one every runs servers with cheats allowed.
  25. Jonnym thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Version 1.6 Released..

    Change Log 1.6

    Assist server manager added...
    Unique Features,
    -For the first time ever, You can run a server on a mac and have it show up in the server list!
    -mAAp fully integrated, mAAp pack maps on Assist server manger run in authorised mode with full authorizion and honor correctly displayed. You can change mAAp maps without the server disappearing from the server list and also the server can be hot swapped between Normal, Border/Dusk and mAAp pack modes without needing separate server installation for each. Server can be switched between modes using the in-game F12 menu.
    -Server is constantly monitored so if it crashes or freezes it is automatically terminated and restarted.
    -Options for HackHunter, PB banlist and Weapon forcing all built in.
    -Display of players currently in the server with ability to pull stats and Background check ETC.
    -Checks ports are open before stating to avoid any problems.
    -Supports MultiHomeing so server only binds one network interface.

    Added Ability to change where deploy stores its files and the AA installation by creating a folder next to the AA-25Assist executable simply called '25deploy'...

    For example if you want to put deploy on the D: drive (windows) in a folder called AA, You would move AA-25Assist.exe to D:\AA\ and then create the folder D:\AA\25deploy\

    If you already have Assist set-up before doing this you will then need to move all the files over from the old deploy folder to the new one!
    The Old Assist folder can be found here...
    MAC OSX /Users/-USERNAME-/Library/Application Support/25Deploy/
    LINUX /home/-USERNAME-/.25Deploy/ (Hidden Folder)
    WINDOWS c:\Documents and settings\-USERNAME-\Application Data\25Deploy\
    VISTA C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\25deploy\


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