run the installer (AAO285 game installer setup.exe)
the game is installed by default in the "Users\USER\AppData\Local\Programs\America's Army 285" folder so it is not necessary to have administrator privileges to install. In case you want to install the game in another location, the installer has the option to change the installation path.
The installer creates two icons on the desktop, one for the server browser and another for the game.
If you already have the server browser installed and you use the installer all the copies of the server browser will be pointing to the ArmyOps.exe file of the new installation
to uninstall the game simply run the uninstaller or do it from the uninstall programs panel of your operating system
AA285 non-install file
It is a compressed file that contains only the game. Separately you need to download the unofficial maps and server browser
Are the official installers of the game. they have to be installed in sequence until version 2.8.5 is reached. Its use is recommended for experienced users. Separately you need to download the unofficial maps and server browser
Changelog 1.5.0 (10/31/2021)
-added function to download maps automatically(only works with tadmin or map_id_tool servers)
-fixed unhandled exception when loading server list
-French language added thanks to blannick translations
-improvements to the server list to make servers with players more visible
-added function that shows if the server has the tadmin or the map_id_tool
-added function to auto update to new versions of the Server Browser
-The events section was changed and improved thanks to Dodge
"map_id_tool" is a mutator designed for AAO 2.8.5 servers.
Its purpose is to help players to accurately identify the map that is running on a server in order to download the
correct map and thus avoid the DCDS message
How does it work?
map_id_tool gets the md5 code, the map file name and the map title of the map running on the server and sends this
information using the responses from the server's query port.
map_id_tool adds the map information in the field for the server administrator's email.
map_id_tool works in conjunction with the server browser and also with the Dodge website, who are in charge of
processing the information to generate a download link for the map.
How to install map_id_tool on your server?
STEP 1 Get a copy of the map_id_tool.u file click map_id_tool link above or go to github
STEP 2 Copy the map_id_tool.u file to the system folder of your server
STEP 3 Stop your server and start it adding the parameter ?Mutator=map_id_tool.map_id_tool as shown in the
Server.exe LAN Bridge.aao?Mutator=map_id_tool.map_id_tool log=server.log ini=server.ini
"OBAN's pnbcmdaid mutator"
Description: pnbcmdaid is a mutator that helps to use the NPC Path Builder tool menu correctly. The NPC path builder is a tool that is integrated into the game that is used to add the navigation nodes of the bots to a map.
For more information about this mutator you can review this video
Download this mutator at NPC Path builder v1.0
"OBAN's guide to import textures, sounds and static meshes into the America's Army 2.8.5 Editor"