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Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis

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Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis

Also known as: ArmA: Cold War Assault (2011 rerelease)
Developer: Bohemia Interactive
Publisher: Codemasters
Platform: Windows
Released internationally: June 21, 2001


CodeIcon.png This game has unused code.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.
Carts.png This game has revisional differences.
PiracyIcon.png This game has anti-piracy features.


Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis is a military shooter, where the Russians decide to invade some territories controlled by the USA.

Anti-Piracy

The game was advertised as using a custom copy-protection called FADE, which first gives a message "Original disks don't FADE" and later adjusts the gameplay mechanics to make the game more difficult. The initial effect reduces weapon accuracy, making players incapable of striking the broad side of a barn.

This anti-piracy measure appears in later games of the series.

(Source: Codemasters.com)

Some versions of Operation Flashpoint, including the rebrand patch, removed the CD check.

Revisional Differences

In 2011, Bohemia Interactive Studio rebranded the game under the title Arma: Cold War Assault, having lost access to the Operation Flashpoint trademark. The universal patch installs or copies Cold War Crisis and Resistance, but omits Red Hammer.

In addition, there's various game-breaking bugs spread across different revisions of Operation Flashpoint.

Unused Code

After Montignac has a partially-implemented script meant to prevent the player from wandering all over the island. The only trigger attempts to play a missing sound, "AwayArms".

While there are various sound effect triggers on the border of the mission area, they remain inactive as there's no kill-trigger meant to slay those straying far away.

Unused Text

The final mission, Status Quo, has unused text based on unlawful use of vehicles. There's no code to trigger these endings, and the debrief screen never appears even for this mission.

Briefing.htm contains some text concerning them:

hr>
<br>
<h2>
<a name="Debriefing:End1">Happy end</a>
</h2>
<br>
<p>
Cheers!
</p>
<br>

<hr>
<br>
<h2>
<a name="Debriefing:End2">Thiefery</a>
</h2>
<br>
<p>
You've been sentenced to 10 hours of community service for stealing the car.
</p>
<br>

<hr>
<br>
<h2>
<a name="Debriefing:End3">Army vehicle</a>
</h2>
<br>
<p>
You made use of an army vehicle. The war is over now, don't forget - and be more
careful next time, or you'll be punished more severely.
</p>
<br>

<hr>
<br>
<h2>
<a name="Debriefing:End4">Car Thief</a>
</h2>
<br>
<p>
You've been arrested for stealing army and civilian vehicles. You're stuck with the MPs on Everon, awaiting punishment...