Hi there, sorry for digging up an old thread, but I'm just getting into ArmA with ACE, and I have a question about Mando's missile.
I really like the flare feature of this mod, and I made a custom mission to see the flares in action for my self. Here are my observations:
1. When I set AI as the aircraft and I shoot IR missiles at them, they successfully deploy flares and most of my shots miss.
2. When I set AI as pilot and I fly as gunner, getting AI to shoot at me, my pilot deploys flares when we get the missile warning, again, as it should be.
3. However when I fly as pilot, and I press left shift (default key for flare) when I get lock warning, no flare and I go down in a ball of flames!!! I've tried all the aircraft (same aircraft that the AI could deploy flares) but no flares!!! Also, the Mandos keys, lock, shoot, flare, none seem to work regardless of what I bind to.
Can anyone help me? Everything else seems working fine, ordinance, the MMA, missile warning etc.
Try changing the key for flares (use the menu action to redefine the keys).
Hi Mandoble, I have tried it, binding it to a variety of keys, but to no avail. Is is mean to deploy flares automatically or is it manual? Am I simply toggling it on and off by keypress?
And also am I meant to be able to deploy flares even if I am not locked by a missile?
Manual, and you can deploy flares at any time pressing L. Shift. Each time you press the key, a pack of flares is deployed (of course as long as you have flares onboard, check the counter on the hud top/right corner).
Might be the mission you are testing is intercepting this key for other purposes? Have you tried this with the demo missions included in the pack?
It's a custom mission I made. No I haven't got the demo as this is a part of ACE.
I'll download and give it a go when I get home.
Last edited by EFcrazy; Aug 30 2010 at 08:14.
Okay, sorry for double post, but I've tried the demo mission where you shoot at various winged vehicles with stingers. Works like a charm, but that's not the problem. I still can't seem to deploy flares/chaff when I'm the pilot.
I'm going to do a clean install. Can anyone confirm that flares deploy with ver 1.18 RC?
Update: Clean install worked like a charm!!! Could have been multiple issues along the way: dodgy mod management (not using separate folders) 1.18 installed over 1.14...etc. But now I'm happy!!!
Last edited by EFcrazy; Sep 1 2010 at 21:51.
Next you can try is to run ArmA only with vanilla content, without extra addons, just to ensure no one is intefering there.
Sorry to be a pain, as this question has probably come up before, but when I run mando missiles along with the USS Nimitz on the island of namalsk, I am told of a script error at line 442, and I believe it to be ILS related, although being completely and utterly incompetent, I have absolutely no clue what I have done wrong, nor how I can fix it. I am running the script suite version of MMA if that helps, but the error also occurs when mando is running normally as well, as I have checked without the suite just in case I had messed something up there.
Thank you in advance for a reply. <3
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