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About taro8

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  1. No mods, just some adjustment via gamma and post process coloring (slightly more contrast and saturation). Caught this view at a start of a mission.
  2. Suggestion: remove all of the base pylon weapons off the aircraft when clearing pylons, otherwise you get stuff like Flachions on the A-164 without any ammo, because you only put GBU's on it.
  3. I'm really bummed out about the fact the BIS took away CCIP from a third person view without an ability to turn it on/ mod it back it. I really wanted to make an ACe combat mission using that. Would it be possible to mod it back in using HUD like this?
  4. Can it be used in third person?
  5. Nevermind, I just forgot to enable filepatching. Sorry to disturb.
  6. I just tested the AI detection test mission. For some reason the AI is affected by the game dificulty skill setting, but the ASR AI does not seem to impact the spotTime and spotDistance Ai subskills. How can I debug the ASR AI to see what skills exactly are set for particular soldier?
  7. Just for giggles, because I could. BTW: I'm well aware that there is a LOT of funky M113 variants and I love them all to bits.
  8. Just some random experiment, still a lot of things left to unfuck.
  9. I retextured the retexture of the M1 Abrams using the lessons learned from the M113 retexture.
  10. Then drop the reshade and use the options menu to adjust gamma, brightness. Also the Post effects allow to adjust contrast, saturation and brightness. If possible use that instead.
  11. Reshade stuff hits fps, also it had to be done, buildings were way to bright compared to units. Even with reshade there would still be a difference.
  12. Ok so I made a comparison of my tweaks vs vanilla CUP. It's not as ground breaking as I thought it would be, particularly on Utes as my previous commits already changed the grass and ground textures. The grass on Chernarus/Utes also affected the Bukovina and Bystrica maps as well, so the jump from the old-old CUP maps isn't as big. Other than that it's more of a tweak really. Note that all of this is just couple of edits to rvmats of the ground layers ( so the maps are a bit darker) as well as the building's rvmats. In the end the buildings are less exposed (ie. not so bright). For now only grass on plants other than A2 chernarus is affected. The expansion trees and bushes look ok enough for me to skip them on this pass of the upgrade. The grass however had to be fixed, particularly on Sahrani.
  13. Works with RHS (at least for all the helicopters and planes I checked). They did change epeImpulseDamageCoef for the planes however. Not a big deal though. I'm afraid its pretty deep problem. I think it could be solved by adding land contact points around the helicopter, but that would require editing models and I'm not sure if this would solve the issue, or create host of new ones. Showcase video is up!
  14. Here is my newest minimod. This time I messed around with the aircraft configs in order to make them less of deathtraps. After many hours of trials I found out that all you really need to do is to lower the explosionShielding (to 0.5 from 10~20) on the main config part (NOT the hitpoints). The result is this: helicopters and planes can take more hits from AA fire and not turn into giant fireball right away, while the modules (engine etc.) do get damaged and destroyed. In the end aircraft are destroyed by crashing down rather than by fire. It is still possible to destroy the aircraft with gunfire or explosive, but they are more resilient to this, but their modules will get damaged, with will knock the craft out and cause AI to bail. It also gives you a chance and time to eject. I also zeroed out epeImpulseDamageCoef with in stops the crashing from being a death sentence. If you are lucky and don't hit anything during the crash, the chances are the helicopter wont explode and you will survive the crash (helo will still get damaged modules). It's pretty random though, but least its no longer a certain death sentence. In combination with above: I changed the crewCrashProtection, so the crew is more likely to get injured during the crash. Note that these are incredibly simple config tweaks, so different aircraft might behave differently. I edited the base classes so all vanilla aircraft as well as many modded ones (pretty much all of CUP) are affected. Features: * lower explosionShielding so aircraft take less damage from AA fire * modules still take damage as normal, so aircraft still crash * zeroed out epeImpulseDamageCoef so it is possible to survive a crash * crewCrashProtection changed so it is more likely for the crew to get injured during a crash * simple base config edit with affects a lot of modded aircraft without the need for compatibility patches Known Issues: Might lead to some odd behaviour of the aircraft under fire (might not get damaged as much as it should), but it usually works pretty well. Let me know how stuff behaves with this mod on Download: http://www.mediafire.com/file/8hgnsz2j7ngsmsy/%40less_explody_aircraft.zip