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Thread: British Armed Forces: Bowman Radio System - an ACRE plugin

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    British Armed Forces: Bowman Radio System - an ACRE plugin

    BETA v0.1 RELEASED 1/1/2013


    This simple add-on provides the British Army Bowman Radio System for use with British Armed Forces units and vehicles. Using the ACRE system, API and code base this addon can be dropped into any mod folder deemed appropriate. Fully compatible with ACRE of course! ACRE is required.

    * Three Man Pack ACRE Radios and Three Portable ACRE Radios all with fully functioning GUI
    UK/PRC-343 Personal Role Radio (v1.4)
    UK/PRC-CLR 2W Commanders Lightweight Radio (Harris 7800S-TR)
    UK/PRC-354 5W VHF portable radio
    UK/PRC-325 15W HF man pack radio (Harris 5800H-MP - similar to PRC117f)
    UK/PRC-355 5W man pack radio
    UK/PRC-356 16W man pack radio

    * One Airborne ACRE Radio
    UK/ARC-341 10W VHF airborne radio for air-ground communication (40W amplification)

    * BAF, UKF and VCB Vehicles now contain rack mounts and already included radios!
    UK/VRC-357 (UK/PRC-355/356 Vehicle Mounts)
    UK/VRC-358 (UK/PRC-356 Vehicle Rack (20W))
    UK/VRC-359 (UK/PRC-356 Vehicle Rack (50W))
    RT/1744 (UK/ARC-341 Airborne Radio (40W) in the Merlin/Chinook/Wildcat /Harrier)

    * Dynamic lighting effects on dialog including
    Dialog is darker when experiencing low light levels
    Dialog includes NVG effect to maintain immersion
    Back-lit LED display to enable in low-light environments

    * Fully functioning Bowman GUI
    Select from 10 preset channels
    Select 10 different ComSec keys to secure comms
    Select power range
    View GPS information
    View Time information
    Adjustable volume
    Turn radio on or off
    Easter Eggs!

    * Increased/realistic pack capacities/weights for man pack radios

    * UI is only working correctly with 16:9 aspect ratio, 16:10 is slightly off, 4:3 and 5:4 suffer from vertical offset - working on fixing this
    * Dynamic lighting isn't always quite correct level of lighting
    * Man pack and radio models not included yet

    All CREDIT to Nou, Jaynus and the rest of the ACRE team for an awesome mod. The code is covered by the IDI/ACRE copyright and EULA.
    Thanks to Red, Friznit, Gunny, OREX and VCB for testing/technical advice

    * CBA - Community Base Addons (not included)
    . http://dev-heaven.net/wiki/cca
    * JayArmA2Lib (Included with ACRE)
    . http://dev-heaven.net/projects/jayarma2lib/wiki
    * ACRE v1.4
    . http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?133891
    * NOTE this does NOT replace or affect any current ACRE radios

    * Unzip folder into your root Arma 2 folder
    * Files are installed into @Bowman folder
    * TUP.bikey provided for MP server play

    * Can be found here

    * Please post any issues to this thread.
    * You should note that the radios often require line of sight so please don't post if you are having radio transmission/reception issues etc. Check the documentation for expected ranges (and note these are maximums in best possible conditions with the highest power settings, correct frequencies and line of sight)

    * You can download Bowman Radio System v0.1 Beta here

    Last edited by Tupolov; Jan 1 2013 at 10:49. Reason: BETA Released

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    Sergeant Major
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    Oh man, this is going to be friggen awesome! Going to look forward to this for sure.

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    These look fantastic as always.
    Last edited by Hazey; Dec 14 2012 at 01:13.

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    Full instructions for ALiVE are in the Wiki. Join the ALiVE support channel on Skype (Skype uri link)

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    Nicely done

    Question: Is the latest version of ACRE required, or can an older version be used? At the moment 16AA are using a build behind the latest version!
    LondonLad/Dodge | 16 Air Assault Brigade British Themed MilSim Group

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    Master Gunnery Sergeant
    Join Date
    Dec 13 2011
    Me gusta... nice feature list you got there...

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    Works fine with ACE and should be compatible with previous versions of ACRE.

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    Thanks for the answer Tupolov.

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    Updated - now included the portable UK/PRC-354 radio to the pack.

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