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AA:PG Shutdown
« on: February 13, 2022, 04:39:33 PM »
America’s Army: Proving Grounds: Mission Success, Time to Withdraw
After 8 Years of hard-fought battles, we say goodbye to Czervenia and withdraw our forces.

On May 5th, 2022, support and official servers for America’s Army: Proving Grounds will be shut down. All online services for America’s Army: Proving Grounds on the PlayStation™Network will discontinue.

Read below for more details on how the shutdown will affect the game on your platform.


For PSN Players
The PlayStation™Store page for America’s Army: Proving Grounds will be removed, and the game will no longer be available to download. Players that choose to keep AA:PG in their library will not be able to access the Play Online feature and player stats will no longer be available. Offline features are expected to function.

For Steam Players
Privately owned servers, the Mission Editor, and offline features are expected to function, but player stats will no longer be available. Official servers will be shut down.

User login, player stats, and other resources on the America’s Army website will no longer be available.


Thank you to everyone who played AA:PG, and thank you to those who still enjoy it. While support and servers are still active, we encourage you to dive into matches with your battle buddies and continue the mission.
More details will be shared as information becomes available, so please stay tuned.


Sincerely,
The America’s Army Team

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Re: AA:PG Shutdown
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2022, 04:40:13 PM »
First, we want to cover the tough news announced recently: America’s Army: Proving Grounds will be shut down on May 5th, 2022.

As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. While it is with mixed emotions we plan our goodbye to AA:PG, we want to look back on the series and celebrate some of its achievements.

The free-to-play America’s Army PC Game represented the first large-scale use of game technology by the U.S. government as a platform for strategic communication and recruitment, and the first use of game technology in support of U.S. Army recruiting. Three mainline titles and more than 20 million AA players later, the series’ original purpose continued. There have been over 30 million objectives completed, 180 million successful missions accomplished, 250 million teammates assisted, and many more in-game achievements attained in AA:PG alone.

As time has passed and AA has fulfilled its mission, it is time to shift our focus to other new and innovative ways to assist the Army with comms and recruitment.

None of this would have been possible without our players, so thank you for your dedication and continued support throughout these years.

We look forward to what the future could hold for AA, and encourage you to stay tuned for future announcements on the series. For more details on how the shutdown will affect AA:PG on your platform, please check our other article here.

Sincerely,
The America’s Army Team

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Re: AA:PG Shutdown
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2022, 07:06:15 PM »
PC Patch Incoming
In preparation for the May 5th, 2022 official support and server shutdown of AA:PG, we are releasing the final PC patch beforehand. Official support and servers will still be available until May 5, 2022 for both platforms. This will allow us to work on hotfixes based on player feedback and make the final version of AA:PG on PC the best it can be. Also, by logging into AA:PG on PC between the patch release date and shutdown date, most of your player stats can be preserved.

The specific patch date is TBA, so stay posted.

In order to prepare for the changes coming, take a look at the features and fixes planned for the patch.


PC Features:

All locked My Soldier content will be unlocked
Team size hard cap will be raised from 12 to 64 for FLO maps

Private Servers
- VOIP will only allow 32 players, we recommend disabling VOIP and using your preferred external solution
- Set the server's VOIP port to zero to disable VOIP
- Set the MOTD in AAGame.ini with: sDefaultServerMOTD
- Set the team size with: MaxTeamSizeFLO=64
- Adjust the number of roles with: DefaultRoleCountMultiplier
- Available roles are controlled inside of map settings. This value multiplies the numbers set in the map.
- Increased allowed rifleman roles
- Spawning system updates
- Only the top 12 players will display on the scoreboard for each team

Beta Team curated UMM Pack with 50 maps*
- Available to add to private server map rotation under AAGame\Content\Maps\UMMs
- And available to tour offline in the User Made Training menu
 *The 50 Beta Team curated UMM maps are expected to have some minor cosmetic bugs that shouldn't affect gameplay. If you find any major game-breaking bugs please report them

Steam Stats
- Log in between patch date (specific release date coming soon) and May 5, 2022, to preserve your Player Stats
- Most Player Stats will be synced to Steam Stats (specific details coming soon)
- Most achievements will continue to function (specific details coming soon)

PC Fixes:
- Hovering mouse over a name on the scoreboard will display a Steam profile link. This allows identification of users with unsupported characters in their name
- Sliding no longer interrupts a reload
- Resolved an "out of memory" crash in the MySoldier menu
- Map vote will now transition to vote to FLO maps when enough players join
- InnerHospital walls that were not blocking bullets properly will be fixed
- Removed distortion from glass railings on Uptown, as it was inconsistent with graphic settings
- Hydra fountain collision updated to allow leaning
- The AA Launcher will only use a Steam login
- Other minor AA Launcher updates
- Selecting Steam tags when uploading a UMM will now work properly
- Updated the minimap system so UMM makers can set their minimap
- Server MOTD, sDefaultServerMOTD, will display for 15 seconds (delimit up to three lines with "\\n")


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Re: AA:PG Shutdown
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2022, 07:26:53 PM »
PC Patch 3.22.22 Notes
Download the latest patch and launch AA:PG to preserve most of your player stats before the May 5th, 2022 official support and server shutdown!

Today we are releasing the final PC patch in preparation for the shutdown. We have made several quality of life fixes and added new content and setting options for Private Server Owners to take advantage of. Player feedback and bug reports are appreciated so we can work on hotfixes and make the final version of AA:PG on PC the best it can be.*

Take a look at the patch notes below for more details on all of the features and fixes included.

PC Ver 341129 Notes

Features:
- All locked My Soldier content is unlocked
- Team size hard cap has been raised from 12 to 64 for FLO maps

Private Servers
- VOIP only allows 32 players, we recommend disabling VOIP and using your preferred external solution
- Set the server's VOIP port to zero to disable VOIP
- Set the MOTD in AAGame.ini with: sDefaultServerMOTD
- Set the team size with: MaxTeamSizeFLO=64
- Adjust the number of roles with: DefaultRoleCountMultiplier
- Available roles are controlled inside of map settings. This value multiplies the numbers set in the map.
- Increased allowed rifleman roles
- Spawning system updates
- Only the top 12 players will display on the scoreboard for each team

Beta Team curated UMM Pack with 50 maps
- Available to add to private server map rotation under AAGame\Content\Maps\UMMs
- Available to tour offline in the User Made Training menu
- *The 50 Beta Team curated UMM maps are expected to have some minor cosmetic bugs that shouldn't affect gameplay. If you find any major game-breaking bugs please report them

Steam Stats
- Log in before May 5th, 2022, to preserve your Player Stats
- Most Player Stats will be synced to Steam Stats (specific details coming soon)
- Most achievements will continue to function (specific details coming soon)


Fixes:
- Hovering mouse over a name on the scoreboard will now display a Steam profile link. This allows identification of users with unsupported characters in their name
- Sliding no longer interrupts a reload
- Resolved an "out of memory" crash in the MySoldier menu
- Map vote now transitions to vote to FLO maps when enough players join
- InnerHospital walls that were not blocking bullets properly are fixed
- Removed distortion from glass railings on Uptown, as it was inconsistent with graphic settings
- Hydra fountain collision updated to allow leaning
- The AA Launcher only uses a Steam login
- Other minor AA Launcher updates
- Selecting Steam tags when uploading a UMM will now work properly
- Updated the minimap system so UMM makers can set their minimap
- Server MOTD, sDefaultServerMOTD, will display for 15 seconds (delimit up to three lines with "\\n")

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Re: AA:PG Shutdown
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2022, 09:20:01 PM »
@PC🖥 Note that YOU MUST UNSUBSCRIBE to the 50 Beta Team Curated UMM Pack in the Steam Workshop if you were subscribed before the patch. Otherwise, you will have version mismatch issues. Full list of all maps added:

FLO_AA2Hospital_VIP
FLO_Abandoned_C4
FLO_Alley_TH
FLO_Blackwidow_VIP
FLO_Border_EX
FLO_Bystreet_TH
FLO_Camel_EX
FLO_CeaseFire_C4
FLO_CeaseFireXL_C4
FLO_Chaos_VIP
FLO_COPKeating_AC
FLO_CSAR2_AC
FLO_Danam_C4
FLO_Descent_EX
FLO_Desert_VIP
FLO_DForce_VIP
FLO_Dockside_TH
FLO_DoubleImpact_TH
FLO_Dusk_VIP
FLO_Enigma_AC
FLO_FuriousMuseum_VIP
FLO_HardEscape_VIP
FLO_Highway_EX
FLO_HonorTown_AC
FLO_Impact_TH
FLO_Invaders_C4
FLO_KillOrBeKilled_DE
FLO_Kortyarzeh_C4
FLO_Lazareth_AC
FLO_LongStone_AC
FLO_MoutMcKenna_TH
FLO_Obelisk_C4
FLO_ParkingGarage_EX
FLO_Pipeline_AC
FLO_Ranch_AC
FLO_RDP_C4
FLO_SimplexMap_TH
FLO_SmugglersHarbour_VIP
FLO_Snakeplain2_C4
FLO_SONAF_DE
FLO_Steamroller_TH
FLO_Streets_VIP
FLO_ThreeKings_TH
FLO_Touchdown_EX
FLO_Toujane_EX
FLO_Trouble_VIP
FLO_TwinCreekMiningCo_VIP
FLO_Vypls_AC
FLO_Waste_C4
FLO_Worksite_EX

Thanks for catching that @-=}WoLvE

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Re: AA:PG Shutdown
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2022, 07:30:45 PM »
Official AAStats Tracking Group
AAStats is your home for America's Army Proving Grounds leaderboards and player stats.

To ensure that your America's Army stats are being tracked:
1. Set your Steam profile Privacy Settings for My Profile and Game Details to Public (sorry, but this is required for us to have access to your game stats at this time)
2. Join this Steam Group to ensure that your stats are collected each day

https://steamcommunity.com/groups/aastats

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Re: AA:PG Shutdown
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2022, 10:17:16 PM »