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    The Unsung Vietnam War Mod v2.6 Released !!!



    Unsung 2.6 Released
    09/08/14

    It's finally here !

    We set out September 2013 to correct errors and bugs with our 2.5 release, and yet again it exploded to be our biggest release to date. With the help of new, keen and talented team members this time we are releasing something very special. The unsung Vietnam war mod has evolved and broken new ground in the Arma series. This time bringing you never seen before concepts pushing the engine to its maximum potential.

    Most of our place holder models have been updated with host of new Weapons, Planes, APC’s , Helicopter variants & New ground units to name a few. A complete faction overhaul , kitted out with new and improved weapons replacing our old and outdated ones carried in from previous releases. Version 2.6 hosts more new kit for you to explore along with some new and interesting things to find in game.

    Whilst our focus has been on intensity and atmosphere, this time it has been taken to the next level. This release will undoubtedly quench the thirst of community members whom want to play a mod that actually takes you deep into the combat where you will feel the sweat on your brow, as swarms of NVA and VC come at you screaming, as you empty you m16 in the thick dense jungles of South East Asia.


    2.6 Release Highlights

    - A6 Intruder by Aplion
    - E2 Hawkeye (operation French point Mod) Reconfigured to “E2-B” model by HC Pookie
    - F105 D & F models by Pookie
    - A4 Skyhawk C & E models original model by project 82 mod , remodeled and re textured by Pookie and Brainbug
    - Mig 19 – By Pookie
    - AH-1G new chin turret with mini-gun and grenade launcher combo & new customized load-outs (HC Pookie)
    - 7 new sampan models (HC Pookie)
    - 2 New NVA fictitious PBR Patrol boats (HC Pookie)
    - New custom made ordinance Kab250, kab500, mk83, mk84, CBU24B Sadeye, BLU bomblet, AGM12C Bull pup, AGM45
    Shrike,GBU8 HOBOS, Mk77 Napalm (Myke)
    - New targeting interface and custom load out system for all planes (Eggbeast)
    - Added new animated barrels and reload animations to M2’s on PBR , m48a3 and Sheridan. (HC Pookie)
    - Main guns on Sheridan and M48 now have recoil effects animation. ( HC Pookie)
    - Added Shell casings to minguns on the uh1 gunship , ah1 cobra and oh6 cayuse (Eggbeast)
    - 4 new uh1c variants , M21 , M6 , TOW, ARA (Pookie)
    - PBR upgrades new commanders position with working movable searchlight, other lights for driver and front gunner.
    - Added new PBR versions the MK19 Grednade Launcher and Zippo versions. (Pookie)
    - Added new uns_missile box (eggbeast)
    - M105 an M114 howitzers added (vilas)
    - Added new loadouts for all combat jets (Eggbeast)
    - Updated support module and radio interface ( Columdrum and Von Knudenberg)
    - Now able to switch RTO radio sounds off and on in the field (Columdrum)
    - Added NEW extraction module (Columdrum)
    - Added 4 new military radio chatter files an extra 25 minutes more (Sav)
    - New gun sounds to nearly all weapons in arsenal including authentic magazine reload sounds (Sav)
    - Added new internal start up and shutdown sounds to the CH46 & CH53 (Sav)
    - Lightened texture on A7 navy version fuselage to match Navy F4E (BrainBug)
    - M113 & M163 new texture colours (BrainBug)
    - New GUI interface for radio support system , added PRC-25 and PRC-90 (Von Knudenberg & Columdrum)
    - Massive unit and vehicle faction clean-up and restructure (Eggbeast)
    - Major weapon model upgrade (Vilas, Von Knudenberg and Deman)
    - New SNR75 Fan Song Radar array (Pookie)
    - 2 new Mig21 variants based of Aplions original F version (Pookie)
    - New silencer / Knife scripting certain weapons ( Eggbeast )
    - Dustoff / Evac module (Columdrum)
    - New M113 variants , M2, M60, Zippo, M106 mortar carrier, M1919, ACAV versions with side m60 gunners ( Pookie)
    - 3 new Type 55 APC variants ( Pookie)
    - Water Buffalo ( Von Knudenberg)
    - New CH34 M60 version for usmc and ARVN sides (Pookie)
    - New ARVN rangers faction (Bigstone & Von Knudenberg )
    - 2 new Islands Phu Bai and Meekong Delta (Showmaker)
    - 2 new mobile arty guns m107 and m110 ( Pookie )
    - USMC Amtrac (PGI)
    - Ch-54 Tarhe heavy lift chopper (Pookie)
    - New M-151 willy jeep models (Vilas / Pookie)
    - Folding wings on all navy planes -Auto initialised when on carrier deck – (Pookie)
    - New animated flight surfaces on planes (Pookie)
    - New randomised nose and tail art for uh1 gunships – (Bigstone)
    - New random numbering/Pics and clutter items on m113 fleet ( Pookie)
    - New Custom hand animations for unsung rifles and SMG’s ( Von Knudenberg )
    - New Tunnel complex (Von Knudenberg )

    The unsung team have would like to thank the other mods and individuals that have again, generously donated their time and effort to expand the Unsung Arsenal.

    Namely,

    Our good friends Aplion, Brainbug, Spockvf101 Myke, Vilas ,Jdog, Foxtrop, Kommiekat, Nettrucker and Nightintruder

    Also The Operation Frenchpoint Mod, (Special thanks to Cybergirl and Ikår) and Project 85 mod.


    Unsung 2.6 Release Video by Von Knudenberg



    NOTE: Check out the DOCs folder under @uns --> Docs for how to use our modules and special features or download from here :


    A Special thanks to those whom patiently waited and followed our mod on the forums. We are sure you will find it was worth the wait. There will be some bugs here and there, however we are setting up a bug reporting thread on Dev Heaven shortly. We will endeavor to correct and errors and bugs in our follow up 2.7 patch.

    Please remember to check out our mod DB page and please rate us : http://www.moddb.com/mods/unsung1


    Good luck out there …. You gonna need it


    The Unsung Team

    NOTE this is not a Patch for our 2.5 release, all other versions of the mod should be removed before installing 2.6


    Download Links:


    Mega NZ - Installer Version (Recommended)

    All 3 parts needed:

    Installer exe https://mega.co.nz/#!YsBXwAxA!NYaj_5...XuxBejaaqHYPZU
    Installer Bin1 https://mega.co.nz/#!kxBixB6K!TRzult...BYQ3xDb7kGWaW0
    Installer Bin2 https://mega.co.nz/#!51xgFAqC!7fVhH8...xurySqGZEmaIfY


    Mega NZ - Non- Installer version:
    https://mega.co.nz/#!N5ph0LgD!GKvPX1...8mOrsFH-zyYg-w





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    Last edited by SGT_SAVAGE; Aug 31 2014 at 14:48.

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    wow! the vid is freaking amazing vk
    p.s. if we missed anyone in the credits drop me a pm

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    ADDITIONAL OVERVIEW
    - a whole series of authentic aircraft, with 6 combat role loadouts each, afterburners/thrusters and wheelbrakes, fully functional period carrier
    - choppers and planes have shelldrop on all guns - see the brass falling from each door gun, choppers and spotter planes also have smoke, grenades and illumination flares
    - authentic choppers, tanks, trucks and jeeps, featuring some incredibly detailed models, effects, textures and sounds that immerse you in the Vietnam conflict.
    - 100+ vietnam era weapons, some with working bayonets, 12 types of grenade with different realistic characteristics - life-savers in the jungle!
    - Tank, aircraft and artillery ammunition of the era: canister, white phosphorus, APERS-T, Shillelagh, AP-T, HE, HEAT, HEO, Napalm, clustermines and clusterbombs
    - All kinds of nefarious punji traps, tripwires, snakes and sharks to harass your patrols.
    - Factions include VC, NVA, CIDG, Marine Force Recon, Special Forces Groups, US Infantry and Marines, Artillery, Aircrew, Patrol Boat Riverine crew, and Long Range Recon Patrols.
    - 9 stunning new islands - Phu Bai, Mekong Delta, Lowlands, Southeast Asia, MBG Vietnam, Cao Bang, Plei Trap Valley, Ia Drang Valley and Dong Ha.
    - Built-in AI speak, use your ears and walk on patrol - don't run or you may overlook a VC sitting in a tree or spiderhole
    - Authentic unit clutter (condoms, magazines, flashlights, smokes, manuals of the era, psy-ops pamphlets, bug-spray etc etc)
    - Full 3 dimensional warfare - sniper trees, spider-holes, bunkers and tunnels, traps everywhere! Which way should you look? everywhere!
    - A fantastic "no-nightvision" war-game experience with soldiers resorting to old school night tactics: flashlights, illumination rounds, flares, trip flares, roving searchlights, vehicle lights and (not to be underestimated) moonlight...
    - Unique to Arma 2 - close quarters combat with screw-on silencers, knives, bayonets and rifle butts... sneak up on the enemy and take him out the old fashioned way...
    - A huge array of boats to do battle in the many river networks provided

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    Egg's note on running unsung well:

    If you don't own Arma 2 or A2 operation arrowhead Buy Arma2 complete edition (50% off this weekend to coincide with our release!) - this comes with all 3 DLC's and is a bargain... as well as a hassle free install.

    For people with disc versions of the game - we would suggest you upgrade to 1.63 (all our public servers run it, as it harmonises well to CBA, which is a requirement) - see my FAQ on this here, which also explains how to get mods running in the game, and explains about the order of installing etc to make it all run smoothly
    http://www.battlegroup-xtra.eu/index...ge-4.html#3959

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    Missions

    Missions are here and in the mod download, including:
    Notesuggested view distance settings - change these in your T/options menu in-game.
    - Evolution - Cao Bang - viewdistance Ground 2500, Air 7000
    - Evolution - Lowlands- viewdistance Ground 2500, Air 7000
    - Evolution - SEA- viewdistance Ground 1500, Air 4000
    - Evolution - Ia Drang Valley- viewdistance Ground 2000, Air 3000 (>3k can cause memory crash to desktop)
    - Evolution Phu Bai - viewdistance Ground 1000, Air 2000 - (coming soon)

    PLEASE FEEDBACK ON EVO MISSIONS HERE

    Also some demo missions in the missions folder:
    - ambient civs/animals, AI support radio module
    - rifle range with all weapons
    - unit demo opfor
    - unit demo blufor
    - vehicle demo (all vehicle units, all weapons, all traps and bunkers)
    - SAM battery spawner
    - AC47 test rig

    Campaigns
    there's a campaign in the campaign folder - rename this to campaigns

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    1. mods required:

    ok to run unsung and join one of our servers you need:
    Unsung 2.6 from link above +
    ACR LITE (if you don't own it already as DLC
    CBA for 1.63

    -mod=@CBA_CO;@UNS

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    2. setting up a text file to run the mods in steam
    Works every time! Guaranteed.

    Now to run your mods use this process:

    A) make a new folder in your arma2 install drive called @modfiles\ this is where you will store your mod command lines (I use D drive but set yours accordingly)
    B) make a new text file in your @modfiles\ folder called uns.txt
    C) put this line in it and save it (change the A2 path to yours)

    FOR ACR DLC OWNERS (change the path x2 for your arma2 and OA folders)
    Code:
    -mod=D:\Steam\SteamApps\common\Arma 2;expansion;D:\Steam\SteamApps\common\Arma 2 Operation Arrowhead\ACR;@CBA_CO;@UNS
    FOR ACR LITE USERS
    Code:
    -mod=D:\Steam\SteamApps\common\Arma 2;expansion;@CBA_CO;@UNS
    D) in Steam Library, right click on Operation Arrowhead and click Properties then select Set Launch Options and enter this line:
    -worldempty -nosplash -nologs -par=D:\@modfiles\uns.txt

    -nologs is VITAL for good FPS

    ======================================
    3. Evolution MP co-op Mission Guide
    Don't be an FNG! Read the Mission Guide for people who haven't played unsung evolution 2.6 before (which is kinda everyone at this point):

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    Gaming Deluxe sponsored Public Unsung servers

    UK-=XTRA=-81.19.208.60:2300----Lowlands/Cao Bang/SEA
    UK-------109.70.148.108:2300-----SEA
    UK-------109.70.148.30:2310------IA Drang Valley
    DALLAS---192.198.107.122:2330---Cao Bang
    NYC------69.162.70.26:2310-------SEA



    ======================================
    Teamspeak for the servers
    Battlegroup-=XTRA=-TS3
    92.111.145.114

    everyone (18+) welcome
    come meet the dev team, hang out, fry some vc

    ======================================
    TIPS:
    Keep viewdistance under 1000m in jungle fighting for high FPS
    in Evo use T menu options to alter Air and Land viewdistances
    T menu turns grass off also if you're struggling
    To turn grass back on, T/ options/ bottom slider >2 / click another menu like Transfer / click close

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    YAAAAY downloading now.

    Finally. I was checking the forum 3x a day for the last 2 weeks.

    When will it come to SIX?

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    Charlie don't surf!
    Any campaign/video makers in need of a good native russian/above average non-native english speaker with a good studio grade mic? Feel free to drop me a PM!

    BIS games addict(2005-current) Cold War stuff whore

    Tour of duty:OFPR->ArmA->QG->ArmA2->OA->BAF->PMC->ArmAX->ArmA3 SE->ToH->ToH:HINDS->CC:Gaea Mission

    "A 5.56 round to the brain will usually solve your problem."

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    That video is amazing... this mod is amazing already... and I can't wait for the SIX launch!

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    That's fantastic job with the mod! Congratulations on the release

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    Its nice to have it finally out . Here the non installer version:

    https://mega.co.nz/#!N5ph0LgD!GKvPX1...8mOrsFH-zyYg-w
    edit: this is the same as the first post now


    Mirrors are welcomed, we had some troubles to find hostings for such a big filesize .
    Last edited by columdrum; Aug 8 2014 at 20:31.

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    THX guys great job,will enjoy this. epic job to all members of unsung! btw send a message to foxhound(quick )

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    Congrats to the rest of the team!

    A collection of some screenshots from our MP tests:

    https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=5B54F...7917265%213556



    EDIT TO ADD TO THE FIRST PAGE FOR THOSE WITH SOME INSTALL ISSUES:

    Hopefully these instructions will help others out there. We have seen some strangeness that may be from the "withsix" updater but we have yet to validate that. I use a batch file to ease the game launch process. The point of the batch file is to contain all the startup parameters in one location without the need to edit this on the Steam launch screen, or use the -PAR solution. Either way should work the same however I find this to be a bit easier to manage. You can see that my game folder is "G:\steam" and that appears to be the only way all of this works. We have seen issues when you have a game folder under the default "C:\program files\steam" where the UNS installer may not work properly. Unfortunately a reinstall into a "C:\steam" folder may be the only way to make it work. So feedback using the .BAT file solution is welcome!

    I will ASSUME those reading know how to create a .BAT file in Windows - if you don't search the Interweb for instructions on how to make one!!!!!!!!!!!

    In the batch file I have one line:

    Code:
    start "" "G:\steam\SteamApps\common\Arma 2 Operation Arrowhead\ArmA2OA.exe" -noSplash -skipIntro -nologs -world=empty "-mod=G:\steam\SteamApps\common\Arma 2;expansion;ACR;@CBA_CO;@UNS"

    NOTES:

    1. My -mod switch required quotes because it has a space in the "Arma 2" folder. Yours may require the quotes as well. You can see from my -mod entry I have only these items started:
    - Arma 2 (the pre-OA content!)
    - expansion
    - ACR
    - @CBA_CO
    - @UNS

    2. Using the BAT file, I require nothing in the Steam startup parameters... nothing. I haven't been in the Steam console since I installed.

    3. My CBA version is "the" version listed in the instructions. I have other CBA versions, however "this" version is the ONLY version that works w/o any errors. So I'm keeping it as-is for Unsung. It might be an older version, but it works.

    4. The other switches explained:

    -noSplash: No startup logo (loads faster)

    -skipIntro: No startup intro mission (loads faster)

    -nologs: the new flag that keeps your client from writing info to the RPT file. Saves disk activity, and makes the game run faster. You miss any non-crash errors, which for normal play is fine.


    After I got it working, I edited the properties of the batch file shortcut to point to the UNSUNG icon. Just for show!
    Last edited by hcpookie; Aug 16 2014 at 14:01.

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