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Gemini

[SP/MP] OPEX : Opérations Extérieures - new dynamical task generator introducing the French Army

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by Gemini 
 

 

"OPEX is a masterpiece." (Sowens)

"This mod is awesome and should be approved by Bohemia." (Unknown)

"You have made what I've been looking for since a very long time." (Guim's)

"My friends and I are now only playing this mission." (Neall)

"It's a titan work. Respect." (BingaNarko)

"Thank you and go on, you're the best dude I have a poor PC and OPEX is running fantastic." (NeXoWw)

"God bless you !! To be honest I've never seen someone who is so reactive and attentive to the community's feedback." (Bobzap / Sayker)

"This mission is becoming so epic. I love it."(xaxa)

.....

 

DESCRIPTION
 

OPEX: Opérations Extérieures (External Operations) is an immersive fully dynamical task generator introducing the French Army fighting against terrorist organizations all over the world !

 


AUTHOR'S NOTE
 

Bonjour ! :smile_o:

I have to be honest, OPEX has totally be inspired by MSO (Multi-Session Operations) from ArmA II (and all successors from ArmA III: Patrol Operations 3, ALiVE...), so all credits must go to its developpment team. After I tried it, I thought the idea of a fully dynamical task generator was brilliant, but there was some features that was not perfectly fitting to what I was expecting and some others that was missing. Firstly, I tried to customize original MSO but I finally choose to rebuild everything from the scratch. It's certainly not as good as MSO/PO/ALiVE but after more than 5 years of development (yeah, really !), and even if there are still many things to do (correct all bugs, create version for other maps, add new tasks, optimize all scripts...) I must say I'm pretty satisfied of what I did so far. 
It was initially a personnal project, but I thought maybe someone else could now be interested too so I'm proud to present today the first public relase ! I hope some of you will enjoy...


 

MAIN FEATURES

  • SP & MP compatible
  • Mission entirely built with random parameters for illimited replayability
  • Let the engine select a random task or select it by yourself among various ones (patrol, defend, attack, rescue...)
  • Additional specific tasks depending on maps, to use some of their unique features (example: searching for caves on FATA...)
  • Fully unpredictible situations to increase stress and realism: in opposite of most of all other similar task generators, enemy strength is fully random and is not based on players numbers
  • Many random AI activities: patrols, ambushes, assaults, kamikazes, rebels, garrisons, weapons caches and IEDs
  • Random civilian activites with customed interactions and night/day cycle
  • Dynamic reputation: take care of the local population, otherwise it may rise against you
  • Credits system to recruit AI units and to order supplies and vehicles
  • Gain credits when performing good actions (succeeding task, destroying weapon cache, neutralizing IED, arresting suspect...)
  • Lose credits when performing bad actions (failing task, killing civilian, arresting innocent people...)
  • Unlock AI supports by succeeding tasks (example: rescue a pilot to unlock airstrike support)
  • Random starting time with faster day/night cycle to simulates long time operations
  • Improved AI friendly units: they are now able to automatically assign/unassign NVG/flashlight/silencer by themselves, depending on the daytime and on their behaviour instructions
  • Improved AI enemy units: they are now able to board into the nearest empty armed vehicle / static defense in case of danger
  • Optimized AI behaviour (thanks to R3F AiComTarget script)
  • Move and transport almost every item (thanks to R3F Logistic script)
  • Random and dynamic weather (thanks to code34 for his script)
  • Ambiance house lights and ambiance animals (thanks to TPW for his scripts)
  • Futurist but realistic electronic tactical glasses (thanks to TPW for his script - I modified it a bit to create motion detector and hearbeat functions)
  • Live video feeds (thanks to BangaBob for his script)
  • Drag injured and dead bodies (thanks to BangaBog for his script)
  • Little immersion tweaks: light sensitive map and NVG's optimized utilisation (thanks to Viperidae for his scripts)
  • Map gestures with nearby players (thanks to dslyecxi for his script)
  • Customizable MP synchronized music receiver for listening music tracks into vehicles
  • Revive & respawn modules
  • Primary needs: eat, drink and sleep !
  • Fully functionnal HQ: refuel vehicles, rearm, treat yourself and eat/drink/sleep into the dedicated areas
  • Functions to deactivate/delete that usless units and vehicles to save computer/server ressources
  • French and English localizations
  • And much more !

 

VIDEOS

 

 

 

 

 

PICTURES

 

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REQUIRED ADDONS / DEPENDENCIES

 

New ! You can now download most of these addons by only one click by subscribing the OPEX mod collection on Steam.

Important ! R3F addons (R3F Units and R3F Weapons) are not hosted on Steam, so be aware that you need to download and install them manually (see links below).

 

In a perfect world, I wish I could avoid gamers to download any addon or mod. But as the main goal of OPEX is to bring a fun and different ArmA experience, and if you are getting bored to play as a US soldier, take some time for downloading these files (most of them are used by a large part of the ArmA community by the way):

The following ones are the specific maps, corresponding to the different versions of OPEX (for example, if you want to play OPEX on Kunduz map then you need to download and install Kunduz map).

Finally, the following ones are totally optional and are only useful while playing in MP. Be aware that, as they are doing the same thing, you only would need one of them (do NOT install both).

  • Optional - Task Force Radio (by Nkey)  --> it brings a realistic radio communication system while playing in MP
  • Optional - ACRE2 (by noubernou)  --> it brings a realistic radio communication system while playing in MP

 

COMMUNITY FEEDBACK

 

Don't hesitate to share your feedback, your suggestions and to report all bugs you may have encountered here on the official BIS forum, or on Steam.
 

 

KNOWN BUGS/ISSUES (any help is welcome !)

  • Picture pictures\overview.paa not found at startup when joining server despite the picture is present in the mission folder, I don't know how to fix this.
  • Ambient civilian vehicles are sometimes spawning on buildings (so they explode) when playing on some unofficial maps. It seems to happen because some ArmA I / ArmA II buildings are not recognized by the engine ?
  • Some doors are currently locked on Kunduz and Lythium maps since a recent ArmA III update. Until this bug is fixed by their creators, you have to press ALT key on your keyboard to open doors (thanks to Badbenson (script) and Johnny Drama (info) for the workaround.
  • The armory may take some time to initialize ion MP (you may see some weapons or objects on the ground at start-up). Just wait a few seconds, everything should automatically move on the walls (maybe a server sync problem ?).
  • Ambient animations may sometimes be weired when playing on MP (I'm using this kind of command into AI init: if (isServer) then {[[this,"STAND_U3", "ASIS"], BIS_fnc_ambientAnim] remoteExec ["call"]}

 

TO DO LIST

  • (Extreme prioriy): fix all bugs reported by the community
  • (High priority): add many new tasks
  • (High prioriy): create version for many other maps
  • (High priority): always reduce addon dependency as much as possible
  • (Medium priority): add more details to briefings
  • (Medium priority): add notes and tips (example: how to use tactical glasses...)
  • (Medium priority): optimize and tweak all scripts and functions (or better: rewrite everything because so many time has passed since the first code I wrote !)
  • (Low priority): correct current localizations and add new ones (will require some translators !)
  • (Low priority): make it more easy to customize with other factions and mods
  • (Low priority): create more information for each civilian (date of birth, adress, job...) via setVariable command in Gemini_fnc_civilianInteractionsBehaviours function, so scan interaction could be more interesting
  • (Low priority): maybe replace current units and vehicles with more realistic ones when they will be available (OFrP ?)

 

SPECIAL THANKS

  • Bohemia Interactive, for the best military games ever (OFP/ArmA serie)
  • MSO/PO3/ALiVE developpers, for the dynamic/random mission concept
  • Kamih, for the first MP tests during the early development
  • HeroesandvillainsOS, Vengeance1, Scimitar and Sumsun93 for their precious feedbacks
  • BangaBob, for the live feed and drag body scripts
  • Binesi, for the defend/patrol tasks scripts
  • code34, for the dyamic and MP compatible weather script
  • dslyecxi, for the ShackTack Map Gestures script
  • KC Grimes, for the building occupation script
  • Killzone Kid, for its optimized random position script
  • R3F team, for their Logistic and AiComTarget scripts
  • Seth Duda, for its towing scripts
  • TPW, for the hud, houselights, streetlights and animals scripts
  • Viperidae, for the Little Immersion Tweaks scripts
  • All addon and mod makers whose creations are used in this mission: ACE team, ACRE team, CBA team, CUP team, Icebreakr, James2464, JackFrench, Keeway, Minimalco & Robster, Nkey, R3F team, RHS team, X-Cam team
  • And fore sure, thanks to all the OFP/ArmA community for thinking, creating and sharing so many brilliant additionnal content

If I forgot to mention someone, please excuse me and contact me !
 

 

SPECIAL DEDICATIONS

 

To the old OFP french community, that participates to give me the passion for this game:

  • bobmoran
  • Chris Young
  • DieAngelo
  • Drakkhen
  • Ei8ght
  • Flashpointgamer
  • Hôpdeux
  • horrido
  • Karax
  • Lodu
  • Nico
  • Occitania
  • Renaud
  • SoldierIsNotHistory
  • SPQR
  • uiox
  • Wolf_51
  • Xela89

And above all, many many many thanks to my wife, who is so patient and comprehensive every time I am only thinking about scripting !
 

 

DON'T FORGET TO RATE IT !

 

If you enjoy this mission and want to motivate the author to keep it up-to-date, please click on the starts on the top of this web page and on the thumbs up button on the top of the Steam web page !

 

 

DONATIONS

 

If you would like to support the author's projects, you can also make a donation via PayPal by clicking here.

 

 

CHANGELOG

 

Spoiler

 

2017-xx-xx (version 1.18) - still work in progress and not released yet - please be patient

Spoiler
  • Added: team switch function (default: activated in SP and deactivated in MP - can be set in mission parameters)
  • Updated: ambient functions density can now be set up (even if it's recommended to use default settings)

 

2017-06-19 (version 1.17)

Spoiler
  • Fixed: empty vehicles and AI ambient units should not be hidden anymore at startup on dedicated servers with persistent mode enabled
  • Added: dynamic group manager (BIS_fnc_dynamicGroups): press the U key (default) to join/leave/invite any other player
  • Added: MP parameter to activate/deactivate ambient civilian parked cars (default: activated)
  • Tweaked: conditions to allow dragging of wounded/dead units
  • Updated: ambient boats are now disabled on Lythium map (because this map has too small water areas)
  • Updated: brightness of some pictures

 

2017-06-16 (version 1.16)

Spoiler
  • New compatible map: Lythium (Afghanistan)
  • Added: Zeus can now be activated in mission parameters (be aware, it's a beta test and only recommended for expert users - it may cause unexpected troubles like dispawning units - please report them back if it happens)
  • Added: new parameter in MP to select who is authorized to manage tasks (admin / team leaders / everybody)
  • Added: new customed ambience textures
  • Added: new panel to thank OPEX reviewers and helpers
  • Added: push-up and squat actions into fitness center (it doesn't bring anything, it's just for fun)
  • Fixed: primary needs action is not disappearing anymore after respawn
  • Fixed: having rest is now possible on Taunus version
  • Fixed: mobile HQ is not dispawning enemies anymore
  • Fixed: customed pictures should now be displayed properly to every clients in MP
  • Fixed: spelling mistake in French for "dormitory" (shame on me)
  • Tweaked: conditions to allow dragging of wounded units 
  • Tweaked: conditions to allow shouting on civilians
  • Updated: HQ mapping
  • Updated: boxes in the armoury are now also containing gear for divers and pilots
  • Updated: donaters list (big thanks to Terzi !)

 

2017-06-06 (version 1.152)

Spoiler
  • Fixed: dispawn problem in the HQ should be finally fixed (again, I apologize about the inconvenience)
  • Updated: map center and map radius are now better detected, there shouldn't be task outside map limits anymore

 

2017-03-06 (version 1.151)

Spoiler
  • Fixed: no object/unit/vehicle are deleted anymore in the HQ

 

2017-06-02 (version 1.15)

Spoiler
  • Fixed: no object/unit/vehicle are deleted anymore in the HQ
  • Fixed: civilian people script was broken
  • Fixed: civilian vehicle explosion when spawning should now be rare
  • Fixed: friendly AI patrols managed by HC command are not disabled/deleted anymore when player is too far
  • Fixed: task "02: Search and destroy an enemy artillery battery" is not created anymore outside map radius
  • Fixed: action to put weapon on back is not be available anymore when player is inside a vehicle
  • Improved: AI speed reaction for spotting
  • Removed: R3F towing script
  • Added: Seth Duda's advanced towing scripts
  • Added: ambient civilian and friendly boat activities
  • Added: ambient enemy bivouacs
  • Added: it is now possible to sell vehicles at the delivery center
  • Added: new custom poster ;)
  • Updated: it is now possible to drag any dead/injured body (thanks again to BangaBob for its script)
  • Updated: AI units & squads enlisting / demobilizing actions
  • Updated: new starting time for more realistic dawn and dusk
  • Updated: thirst, hunger and tiredness limits now depends on the map region
  • Updated: a few other things
  • Updated: donaters list (big thanks to Nicholas B. !)

 

2017-05-21 (version 1.14)

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  • Added: mobile construction vehicle (available near the delivery zone) to build new FOB anywhere (thanks to R3F factory script)
  • Added: empty crates in the armory to store more gear
  • Added: friendly patrols can now be fully managed with high command keys (default: Ctrl+Space)
  • Added: pre-built squads can now be recruited in the delivery zone
  • Removed: AI recruitment limitation (it's now allowed to enlist as many AIs as the game can managed)
  • Updated: transportation vehicle is now better selected to match caller's squad size
  • Updated: new mission parameters for ambient modules (civilian people, patrols, IEDs, ambushes, HQ protection...)
  • Updated: ambient AI activities frequency
  • Updated: display conditions for shouting actions
  • Updated: radio reports are now disabled when no AI unit is into player's group, to increase immersion
  • Updated: donaters list (big thanks to xaxa63 !)

 

2017-05-15 (version 1.132)

Spoiler
  • Fixed: actions in the training center were not working anymore after respawn

 

2017-05-14 (version 1.131)

Spoiler
  • Fixed: drone terminal in the armory is now the proper one

 

2017-05-14 (version 1.13)

Spoiler
  • Fixed: mission was not starting on Isla Duala version
  • Fixed: training center marker was missing on Isla Duala version
  • Fixed: task "13 - Install a spy microphone" a debug hint command was not disabled
  • Fixed: malus when arresting innocent civilian was not calculated properly
  • Fixed: customed markers were auto-deleted by auto-cleaning function
  • Fixed: air strike support was not assigned properly
  • Fixed: some tasks were broken after loading a saved game
  • Fixed: support were not properly assigned after loading a saved game
  • Fixed: HQ markers were not working anymore after loading a saved game
  • Added: drone operator skill in the training center
  • Added: AI crewmen can now be recruited
  • Added: instructor uniforms in the armory
  • Added: a few FÉLIN optics in the armory
  • Added: mission parameters to allow customization of a few things when playing in MP (enabling/disabling Virtual Arsenal, starting time, time multiplier, starting credits, available supports...)
  • Updated: default time speed is now slower to allow better weather and light transition
  • Updated: ambient civilian density has been increased
  • Updated: drones are not pilotable by drone operators

 

2017-05-07 (version 1.12)

Spoiler
  • Fixed: task "06 - Defend the fuel truck" is not validated three times anymore when succeeded
  • Fixed: in task "11 - Bring back or destroy an armored vehicle" the unit that destroys the vehicle is not considered as a renegade anymore
  • Fixed: transported dead units were sometimes appearing on the top of the vehicle
  • Fixed (Tanoa version): "thanks_OFP.jpg" was not found
  • Updated: it is now possible to enlist AI units from ambient friendly patrols
  • Updated: player body is now deleted from server when after disconnection
  • Updated (Tanoa version): boats in hangar have been removed (there were randomly damaged because ArmA's engine doesn't like boats be on the ground)
  • Updated: civilians fleeing function (added a few new animations to bring more variety to their reactions)
  • Updated: new entries in the FAQ
  • Updated: a few other minor things
  • Added: training center, to learn specific skills (medic, engineer, explosive specialist)
  • Added: task "14 - Attack the training camp"
  • Added: a drone is now available at startup in the HQ
  • Added: parachutes in the armory and in air vehicles
  • Added: panel to thank donaters (big thanks to michaelnbc !)
  • Added: poster to thank MrRatSuper for the videos on YouTube

 

2017-05-11 (version 1.11)

Spoiler
  • Fixed: task "07 - Defend the village" should now work properly (enemies were not moving to the village because of the dynamic simulation module)
  • Fixed: a few AI ambient animations were bugged in MP and should now work properly - unfortunately I'm still looking for a way to fix the last ones (especially the "sit_sad1" animation)
  • Fixed: player's animation when sitting then deconnecting and reconnecting to server
  • Fixed: customed textures should now appear properly for clients in MP
  • Fixed: some debug markers (grey and green dots) were still visible for users
  • Updated: changed debug variable name to avoid conflicts with some mods
  • Updated: mobile respawn point (tent) has not to be guarded anymore
  • Updated: task "09 - Capture the suspect" should be now easier to succeed (suspect localization has been improved)
  • Updated: civilians are now moved to an empty position when disembarking from a vehicle
  • Updated: new entries in the FAQ

 

2017-04-26 (version 1.102)

Spoiler
  • Added: UAV terminal is now available into the support box at the armory
  • Added: FAQ in the diary to help to understand main features
  • Added: function to reset AI team mate position via 0-6-x radio command (usefull if he's blocked into a building - thanks to guitou for the suggestion)
  • Added: new weapons from last 3.5 update of R3F Weapons: HK USP, HK416 11'', SIG-551 and LGI

 

2017-04-20 (version 1.101)

Spoiler
  • Fixed: suspects can now be disembark from vehicles even on dedicated servers

 

2017-04-18 (version 1.10)

Spoiler
  • Fixed: HQ markers should now be displayed properly when using GPS
  • Fixed: many other things
  • Updated: actions for buying supplies, units and vehicles have been moved to the Delivery Zone (more convenient)
  • Improved: global performance, thanks to new "Dynamic Simulation" and "simple object" commands and options
  • Added: task "10 - Neutralize the sniper"
  • Added: task "11 - Bring back or destroy the armored vehicle"
  • Added: task "12 - Repatriate dead bodies"
  • Added: task "13 - Install a spy microphone"
  • Added: BangaBob's drag body script to allow players dragging injured/dead bodies
  • New: Altis compatible version !
  • New: Isla Duala compatible version !
  • New: Kunduz compatible version !
  • New: Tanoa compatible version !
  • New: Taunus compatible version !


2017-01-28 (version 1.06)

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  • Fixed: mobile respawn function should now work properly (actions, positions...) when playing on a dedicated server
  • Fixed: fnc_needs relative error message should (really) not occur anymore when playing on a dedicated server
  • Fixed: leader detection should now work properly when requesting support on a dedicated server
  • Fixed: black screen effect when having rest
  • Updated: support crate in the armory now contains also some NVGs, cable ties and bioscans
  • Updated: AI ambiance in the HQ
  • Updated: a few other minor things
  • Updated: task "03 - Secure the village" - the way to suceed it has been simplified
  • Added: task "06 - Defend the truck"
  • Added: task "07 - Defend the village"
  • Added: task "08 - Neutralize the officers"
  • Added: task "09 - Capture the suspect"
  • Added: map markers when AI friendly patrols are performed nearby players
  • Added: R3F AiComTarget script to improve AI behaviour
  • Added: dslyecxi's ShackTack Map Gestures script to improve coop communication when playing in MP
  • Added: action to sit on chairs in the Tactical Operation Center
  • Added: personal action to put player's weapon on back


2017-01-04 (version 1.05)

Spoiler
  • Fixed: AI units are now spawning properly after all players had respawn at least one time
  • Fixed: medical box and food box are not empty anymore at start-up
  • Fixed: rare fnc_needs relative error message should not occur anymore
  • Updated: cleaning functions has been a bit optimized


2017-01-03 (version 1.04)

Spoiler
  • Fixed: emergency support (0-0-1) should now initialize properly
  • Fixed: primary needs action is now remaining when player respawns
  • Fixed: a few other minor things
  • Updated: demobilizing AI units is now allowing to get a refund
  • Updated: shout function has been removed from friendly units (useless)
  • Updated: assigned french voices to all friendly units (they have an accent but it fits better than english voices)


2017-01-01 (version 1.03)

Spoiler
  • Fixed: main officer should not disappear anymore when joining a game hosted on a dedicated server
  • Fixed: rare ACE relative error in case player is using a custom version of ACE mod
  • Fixed: introFinished error when joining a game hosted on a dedicated server
  • Fixed: tasks should not be created anymore outside map area
  • Fixed: a few other minor things
  • Updated: time multiplier has been slow down so now it is 6 when playing in MP (means 24 hours in-game is equal to 4 hours in real life) and 3 in SP (means 24 hours in-game is equal to 8 hours in real life)
  • Updated: now player can select the rest duration (note that time could still not be skipped when playing in MP)
  • Added: invisible helipads in the HQ to help AI pilots landing
  • Added: portable tent can now be used as a mobile respawn point by team leaders when playing in MP (limited to one per game to avoid filling map)
  • Added: AI ambiance in main base
  • Added: dedication boards to thank OPEX contributors ;)
  • Added: BI's simulation manager module to improve global performances
  • Changed: air transport is now illimited and available from the start when playing in SP
  • Changed: intro & outro musics


2016-12-18 (version 1.02b)

Spoiler
  • Fixed: ammo of team leader is now properly selected at start


2016-12-15 (version 1.02)

Spoiler
  • Fixed: AI teammates shouldn't be deleted anymore when left behind
  • Removed: dependency to ACE mod (and so, every linked features)
  • Added: code34's dynamical & MP compatible weather script (to replace equivalent ACE feature)
  • Added: vanilla revive module (to replace equivalent ACE feature)
  • Added: vanilla commands to save gear when player respawn (to replace equivalent ACE feature)
  • Added: Viperidae's Little Immersion Tweaks scripts (to replace equivalent ACE features)
  • Added: new Gemini's items (to replace equivalent ACE ones) - please be sure you have downloaded and installed the latest version of Gemini's items addon (2016-12-15)
  • Added: new music tracks in vehicles
  • Added: ambiance music when starting a new task
  • Added: support is now also available from the start (radio code 0-0-1) but only on extreme cases, if too many enemies are nearby players
  • Updated: task "03 - Secure the village" should now be easier to succeed
  • Updated: replaced obsolete BIS_fnc_MP command by remoteExec in every scripts


2016-12-12 (version 1.01)

Spoiler
  • Fixed: interactions with civilians should now work properly in MP
  • Added: function that detects if every required addons are installed (only usefull for mission editors)
  • Added: function that detects if every required objects have been placed into the editor (only usefull for mission editors)
  • Added: Project OPFOR is now required to replace many of the addons below
  • Removed: dependency to Massi's vehicles
  • Removed: dependency to Massi's weapons
  • Removed: dependency to Accuracy's Iraq Syrian Conflict mod
  • Removed: dependency to CAF Aggressors
  • Removed: dependency to CUP units
  • Removed: dependency to CUP vehicles
  • Removed: dependency to CUP weapons
  • Removed: dependency to Scorch's inventory items
  • Removed: dependency to ASDG Joint Rails for R3F weapons
  • Removed: task "06 - Defend the truck" - this one may not work properly on some maps with islands, it will be updated later
  • Updated: Task Force Radio mod is now optional
  • Updated: ACRE mod is now optional
  • Updated: civilian cars should now don't spawn on walls and so shouldn't explose (TPW's parking script)
  • Updated: now player has just to double-click on items into his inventory to use them (primary needs function)
  • Updated: the mission should now be more easy to customize (check custom___addons and custom___general_parameters folders)
  • Updated: many other things


2016-09-07 (version 1.00)

Spoiler
  • First public release

 


 

DOWNLOAD

 

>>> OPEX: Opérations Extérieures (full mission collection - includes all missions below)

>>> OPEX: Opérations Extérieures (Altis)

>>> OPEX: Opérations Extérieures (F.A.T.A.)

>>> OPEX: Opérations Extérieures (Isla Duala)

>>> OPEX: Opérations Extérieures (Kunduz)

>>> OPEX: Opérations Extérieures (Lythium)

>>> OPEX: Opérations Extérieures (Tanoa)

>>> OPEX: Opérations Extérieures (Taunus)

 

 

Enjoy ! :smile_o:

 

 

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Nice.

 

Is it really SP with the normal BIS save-anywhere system or actually MultiplayerSolo like the Alive-based scenarios and the apex campaign? Need to know before I start downloading/updating gigs of mods not being used anywhere else.

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Fore sure there are a few things that may not be very usefull when playing in single player (Task Force Radio, revive feature, live video feed...) but it should be fully playable in SP with the normal save system :smile_o:.

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Fore sure there are a few things that may not be very usefull when playing in single player (Task Force Radio, revive feature, live video feed...) but it should be fully playable in SP with the normal save system :).

I meant I haven't upgraded the CUPs and RHS'es in a while, and I am afraid to look. I am not playing anything currently that uses them, and it would be a shame to DL these gigs for Opex at the 500KB/s I am having where I live then lose interest in it because it uses a checkpoint system instead of the normal save :).

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Yeah I totally understand. In fact, more of the half of the required addons are not used in OPEX but some of the most important ones have too many dependencies. :sad:

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I'd honestly like a bit more of a breakdown about what this is exactly before I commit to a lot of these mods. I thought I had all the mods ever made in Arma but apparently not. :)

Some SP questions:

1. The above is a little confusing. So you can use the vanilla save and load function in SP?

2. If revive doesn't work in SP, how do you heal? Vanilla healing?

3. If playing alone, is AI enabled so we can play with some AI teammates?

4. This is a series of missions right? Like no editor work needed? Just download and play?

Or better yet, do you have any video so I can see how this works in action? Generally speaking I avoid any missions using ACE when I play alone because it cripples what you can and can't do (AI can't heal, AI engineers can't repair, etc). I'd love to see how this plays but there are a ton of dependencies I've never even heard of. I definitely don't mind getting them, but finding out later I can't actually play this would be pretty disappointing. It sounds incredible.

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Thanks again for your interest :smile_o:

 

1. Yes, you just have to put the mission into your single player mission. The save system is the same of every SP mission.

2. In case of light injury in SP, you should be able to heal yourself or ask an AI medic to do it. In case you would be killed... you'll have to reload from last save.

3. Yes, you can recruit AI teammates from the HQ.

4. No editor work needed. All tasks (only a few for the moment but I will add more later) are already implemented into the mission: you just have to select the one you want (there's also an option to select a random one) at HQ.

 

Each time you start a task, a new random location is selected with random enemy forces. The goal is to propose a totaly new experience each time you are playing, even if you start the same task twice.

 

I will try to make a small video before the end of the week to illustrate main features, I will let you know as soon as possible.

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As promised, here is below a small gameplay video:

  • Please, do not judge the result: I made this quickly and I did not take time to really plan the operation. :smile_o:
  • There are several text annotations all along the video (available both in English and French), to read them you have to enable subtitles on YouTube.

 

 

I will try to make more detailed videos later to introduce other main features.

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Astounding. I'm hoping the ALiVE Devs see this and invite you to make some features for them. :) The mission generator, the eating/drinking elements (which I'd like to know more about), and radio shown here would be a perfect marriage. I'm looking forward to this immensely.

Just to get this out of the way because I'm sure this will alienate a ton of people: Are there any dependencies which you could safely and easily cut out? For instance, perhaps using Project OPFOR would allow you to remove several addons rather than keeping Iraqi Syrian Conflict (etc), or anything else like that?

Anyway, I'm really impressed by what you've shown. I'm really looking forward to it. The only thing keeping me away (which won't keep me away, I'll get them) is the amount of requirements. I'm not suggesting anything; it's your mission. I'm just thinking out loud that if there were any redundancies, maybe removing some would make this more accessible and in the long run, easier for you to maintain.

Thanks for the video and I look forward to the next video. :)

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hi, when i log on the server with the mission, i get this error:

19:33:22 Player Punisher connected (id=76561198018875699).
19:33:22 Roles assigned.
19:33:22 Reading mission ...
19:33:22 mpmissions\__cur_mp.fata\mission.sqm/Mission/Entities/Item0/Entities/Item11/Entities/Item2/Entities/Item0.type: Vehicle class R3F_APSO_OFFICIER no longer exists
19:33:22 Mission OPEX read from bank.

And the mission don't start.

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@HeroesandvillainsOS

Thank you very much for your comments and your enthusiasm, it's a real motivation :) I am preparing a new video introducing the primary needs function, I will try to finish it for this saturday afternoon.

Now, about dependencies: yeah, I suppose I should firstly try to make a Vanillia version but when I started this project more than 5 years ago I was not thinking about this. Now, even if I'm already trying to modify the whole structure of the mission to make it as customizable as possible, it's not so easy/fast to do. And above all, I don't have as much as free time as I would like to. But be sure I'm aware of that, I don't know when/if I could do it, but I'll do my best.

Project OPFOR is requiring a few less addons but it still needs RHS. If there's a mod that would bring quality Middle-East units without any dependencies, I'm ready to make the switch - but I'm not sure it exists so far.

 

@zPunisheer

Could you check if you have correctly downloaded and installed R3F units both on server and on your computer ?

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Gemini, I release my own missions too that require lots of mods. Not to the extent we see here but still. I love mods. I personally don't think you should compromise and go back to vanilla. That would be a waste. CSAT on FATA? No thanks. :)

I was more or less wondering if there were any redundancies so you could consolidate and maybe remove any of the unessential ones. For instance, I see 3 mods above contain middle eastern fighters (though Accuracythruvolume is planning on consolidating his requirements for his next release of ISC so that in itself might help a bit).

And also, CBA has ASDG JR and JR standalone included (I'm pretty sure! Don't quote me) so ASDG JR and JR could probably be removed, yeah?

I think TFAR can be made optional as well from what I understand but don't quote me on that either.

Anyway, I look forward to the next video and to trying the mission! You are clearly very good at this and it's like you made this for me. It's right in my wheelhouse!

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Yeah don't worry I'm not planning to totally remove addons, unless Bohemia Interactive would bring French Army and Middle-East OPFOR into a future DLC or expansion. :smile_o:

 

Anyway I will check as soon as possible how I could optimize all these dependencies.

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As promised, here is a video to introduce with more details the "primary needs" function. I hope it will help to better understand what it is. I have recorded it in French, but I have also added English subtitles (they should be activable in the YouTube player).

 

(video has been deleted because this function has been reworked since this message)

 

Next steps: 

  1. I will check if ASDG Joint Rails (by da12thMonkey) and Joint Rails (by Robalo) are really required or if they are already included in CBA.
  2. I will make Task Force Radio Mod optional.
  3. In order to drastically reduce dependancies, I will try to replace current OPFOR units and vehicles by CUP ones (with a suitable equipment). Maybe it won't be as detailed as but after that, all these addons should not be required anymore: Aggressors (by CAF Team), Iraq Syrian Conflict (by AccuracyThruVolume), NATO SF and Russian Spetsnaz vehicles (by massi), NATO_Rus_Weapons_CBA (by massi), RHS: Armed Forces Of The Russian Federation (by Red Hammer Studios), RHS: United States Armed Forces (by Red Hammer Studios).
  4. I also noticed a few thinks to fix in some scripts

So, I will relase a first update as soon as possible. It will required some time, so again, please be patient !

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gemini, the music in ACE is managed by ACE3/addons/common/functions/fnc_setHearingCapability.sqf

https://github.com/acemod/ACE3/blob/f69142dd45a9aaa8a318237a5b78185caa9c8c0b/addons/common/functions/fnc_setHearingCapability.sqf

 

look at line 50.

 

If you want to manage the volume by yourself you need to compile your own version of ACE without this line or ask the ACE team to remove it/make it optional through a parameter (or code it yourself for the ACE team).

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Awesome video. :)

I don't think I understood 3/4 of it though. Can we get just a really basic breakdown in English when you get a chance?

Thanks for taking the time to address the dependencies thing. I have to say, although I haven't played it yet I am really blown away by these video and concepts. I mean, I am really really impressed. At this stage I will wait for the update but I can promise you, I will spend a lot of time with this because this is like everything I ever wanted in a mission.

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@1212PDMCDMPPM

Thank you for this advice. I don't feel very comfortable with compiling/recompiling - I would just need to input a "//" before this line 50 so I will check it out.

 

@HeroesandvillainsOS

Sorry, I don't understand what you mean by "Can we get just a really basic breakdown in English when you get a chance" ?

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The video was in French and I speak English.

At least on mobile I don't see any option for subtitles.

It's not a huge deal. I could figure out a lot of what you were doing just by watching you play with the UI. It's clever stuff you have there with the way you set up the base and add actions for eating and drinking.

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I watched it on my PC and the translations worked fine. 

 

Merci beaucoup Gemini & R3F team!   :)

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@HeroesandvillainsOS

It's strange, I can see the option to enable subtitles on my mobile (Android). Anyway, I suggest to watch it again when you'll be in front of your PC. :smile_o:

 

@das attorney

Thank you for the confirmation subtitles are working too !

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@jus61

Sorry, it's unfortunately not possible because some mods like RHS are not available on the Steam Workshop.

 

Anyway, I'm currently waiting for an update of the Iraqi-Syrian Conflict mod that may replace dependencies on RHS & Massi addons by unified CUP ones. In the meantime, I'm thinking on an alternative solution and I'm open to any suggestion.

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salut Gémini, j'ai un bug sur la mission en multi. Mon amis peux interagir avec les civil, mais moi quand je le fait, ca m'ouvre le menu mais j'ai beau cliquer sur n'importe quelle action (fouiller, allonger, etc...) rien ne se passe... la meme choses ce produit avec d'autres amis... Il y en a juste un qui arrive a le faire (celui qui héberge la mission).

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Salut gemini,

 

for all guys with a bad connection, do you think that a lite version of OPEX is possible, with vanilla maps and factions only ?

 

Congrats for your release and your work et bonne continuation pour la suite. ;)

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