Throwable Satchel 1.2.1
This mod allows a demolition expert (usually engineers and special forces soldiers) to convert a regular satchel into a throwable one and back.
To convert, you must first select it (cycle weapons until the satchel is selected) then use the scroll menu action.
It can then be thrown over a very short range (max 10m) in the way grenades are used.
You can use it to blow stuff up when you can't get there and set it manually,
or like a last-resort AT weapon, for example to throw demo on top of a tank that's on the other side of the wall, or from a roof.
Use your imagination, be creative Once you throw it, quickly get away and cover yourself from the blast.
For simplicity, the fuse is very short, preset to burn in 10 seconds and it cannot be adjusted.
The explosive properties are unchanged from a regular satchel.
It is heavily recommended that this addon is installed on all machines in a multiplayer game for fairness and stability.
How to install:
1. Determine which files you need. There are 3 addons:
a. - for Arma 2
a. + b. - for Operation Arrowhead Standalone or Combined Operations
a. + b. + c. - for Operation Arrowhead Standalone or Combined Operations and the ACE2 mod.
2. Copy the selected .pbo and .pbo.bisign files to a mod (addon folder) and launch the game with that mod loaded. For more information about addon folders please check BIS Wiki here:
Big thanks to AlphaSquad members and regulars for testing and feedback.
Download link: Throwable Satchel
1.2.1 | 18 OCT 2010
The ACE compatibility addon had to be updated for latest ACE releases which added a new throw muzzle.
Resigned the addons with a new key.
1.2 | 13 SEP 2010
Russian specops can handle explosives (and convert satchels) too.
1.1 | 19 AUG 2010
Reduced the maximum range the satchel can be thrown to about 10 meters (was about 25m in v1.0).
After the conversion, the throwable is automatically selected and ready to be thrown.
Also, after you re-convert a throwable satchel to a standard (placeable) one, the primary weapon is automatically selected.
1.0 | 07 AUG 2010
Video (shows version 1.0 - latest has a much shorter throwable range)