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  1. Dynamic ISIS War System Heavily modified version of the famous DUWS-M, originally developed by Kibot (DUWS), modified by Bigshot and rlex (DUWS-M) and enhanced by myself (DISWS). In this version player(s) have to fight the Islamic State as well as the Al-Nusra Front. On each restart you'll get a dynamic, procedurally generated campaign, playable on any map you like (not tested on all maps! Please report back!). It's all about asymetric warfare against an enemy who is sometimes difficult to find. Even when you cannot find any differences between the enemy and the civillian population! Face suicide bombers, ISIS supporters and a lot of new features which are making the famous and great DUWS even more enjoyable! NOTE: If you like this mission, please leave me a rating. Thx! ******** A.T.T.E.N.T.I.O.N ******** !!! This mission does NOT run on dedicated servers !!! I'm very sorry for this, but there are so many scripts and for now it's just too much work to change them all. I once started creating this mission for SP for myself. - Update 1.80 - See Changelog below --------------------------------------------------------- *** Check the LATEST required mods *** --------------------------------------------------------- FEATURES It's basically DUWS - but with a LOT of new stuff! I turned it into a Insurgency-style dynamic whole-map mission with a lot of atmosphere. All new elements are working seamless together with the DUWS mechanics. Commandpoints can be earned by shooting Al-Nusra fighters, disarming IEDs, get intel by locals, finish missions based on intel, and more. You can choose several winning conditions for your playthrough in the mission parameters (lobby). Additionally to taking over ISIS held zones you have to help the locals defending their villages against the Al-Nusra Front. If you help them, they will forgot about civilian casualties and there will be less suicuiders and other supporters. Also Al-Nusra and ISIS are hostile to each other. I.e. if you get intel from the locals about an ISIS weapons cache, that one might be placed on a location where Al-Nusra fighters are hiding - or attacking. They will fight each other and you can use this situation to your tactical advantage, just to name one example. The whole situation provides a nice "dynamic chaos" with unforseen situations happening. AL-Nusra also likes to ambush their enemies - for example they hide in buildings and shoot from windows. So you might need to kick in doors and search houses to get them out of the towns. There are so many possible things happening around a playthrough that I really cannot write it all down. For DETAILS about using new features please check the DISWS-Manual (map ingame diary)!! Reputation System: Civilians will whether like or hate you, or just being neutral. Depends on the amount of casualties and if you help them defending their towns against Al-Nusra. The occupied/attacked villages will change on each new playthrough. You will never know where they are, so you have to check the villages. A red marker will appear when you find a occupied/attacked village - and turns green when you defended it succesfully Al-Nusra is able to re-take villages in some rare cases. If you fail to defend a place against one of their attack waves, they will occupy it and you have to plan an attack to re-take it. The more civilians get killed, the more people will join the enemy = More suiciders and ISIS Supporters will operate against you! Civilians are "divided" into religious groups who hate each other (Sunni and Shia muslims) You can gain your reputation by defending towns against the Al-Nusra Front. Conversations: You can ask civilians about their opinion and thoughts. Talk to them to monitor your progress about occupied and defended villages, as well as civilian casualties. Search civilians and dead bodies for intel and items - but take care. A suicider doesn't like to get interrogated! More sidemission from found intel! (Weapons caches, HVTs) Perform your own playstyle (missions from HQ, from Intel, or just clear villages or fight against ISIS) Command your team or command the whole army! It's up to you. Like in DUWS there's an AI commander, but you can of course add HC squads however you want Full RHS U.S. troops and equipment for WEST. ISIS and Al-Nusra Front troops and equipment for enemies (and some stolen vehicles from the Syrian Army) IEDs Arsenal Buy, recruit units, vehicles, weapons, support, AI squads, platoons, tanks, planes, helicopters, etc. Fire for Effect (Immersive Artillery System. See ingame description) Supply Drop includes Arsenal Logistics (transport any object with vehicles like trucks, helis, etc..) Respawn at homebase or any established FOB There's a chance for a dead man's switch triggering when shooting a suicider. So keep distance. Immersive Mine Detector for IEDs (it detects also materials used to construct IEDs which can lead to false alarm) Ambient soundscape (Prayer call, music, radio at houses and other places, ambient chatter - ONLY with TPW MODS) Support for Weapon Mods (Can be equiped via Arsenal) All progress is persistent and will be saved with your savegame All scripts and features written with performance in mind! But if you still get low FPS, try these: Ingame distance view setting (CH View. See ingame Manual) AI limiter (can be enabled via mission poarameters) ZBE Caching (can be enabled via mission parameters, if you're encountering low performance after trying other settings) All DUWS-M features are included and working - I won't name them here, they're too many Commandpoints will also be rewarded for disarming IEDs, shooting Al-Nusra Fighters and finishing tasks provided by intel Select the win conditions in mission parameters (lobby) DISWS-Manual can be found ingame (map). Check it for full features description and How-To Currently work in progress - So far everything is fixed now! I'll be working on future plans soon. SINGLEPLAYER: Use the server-browser and start a local host (LAN session). Save your progress using the custom save function (radio: 0-8-1 - Sitrep). - Default map is Takistan! But you can play it on any map you like. It might case trouble on real small maps. On some maps the random placement of zones/hq may not work properly - or placing zones out of the maps range. First try to decrease the distance from HQ, the zone radius or place them manually. To play on another map, just rename the PBO, i.e. to DISWS_1_66.Altis.pbo (Keep in mind that Windows maybe does not show file endings! Just make sure the file ends with ".pbo") DOWNLOAD PBO: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B81rpxl19DuQQVRneW9iZHpjWGs/view?usp=sharing STEAM WORKSHOP: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1159 CHANGELOG: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1159462402 KNOWN BUGS: - If you loose the Request Menu and other action menu items after respawn or when resuming a save, just respawn again or use the Save/Rest action at HQ or FOBs. REQUIRED MODS - CBA_A3: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=18767 - RHS_AFRF3: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=27150 - RHS_USF3: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=27149 - RHS GREF: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=30998 - RHS SAF: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=32203 - CUP Weapons: http://cup-arma3.org/download - CUP Units: http://cup-arma3.org/download - CUP Vehicles: http://cup-arma3.org/download - CUP Terrains CORE: http://cup-arma3.org/download - CUP Terrains MAPS: http://cup-arma3.org/download - Takistan Civillians for CUP: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=32020 - Iraqi-Syrian Conflict: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=28406 - Revos's Mine Detector: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=29929 STEAM-USER click here: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=908457911 *Thx, bcmaster Not needed, but HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - TPW Mods: https://forums.bistudio.com/topic/154944-tpw-mods-v20170208-enhanced-realism-and-immersion-for-arma-3-sp/ - RYD Liability Insurance: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=27485 A word on TPW Mods: Sometimes (dunno why) the mission fails to disable unnecessary features from TPW. Better disable those in TPW's userconfig file. Specially Civilians, Croud, Cars, Helis, Fall, Puddles, Fog and Animals. SUGGESTED MODS - JSRS-Soundmod: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=32317 - Unit_SFX: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=28888 - Virtual Projectile Sounds Reality: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=31799 I don't recommend ACE because the mission includes a lot of custom scripts. But when using ACE, you'll also need: - ACE3 RHS Compatibility files: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=31281 When using ACE, the 'Special Forces Training' Feature (no fatigue) might be overwritten by ACE Advanced Fatigue! Download this mod in this case: - Remove Stamina ACE (main mod required): http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=31792 Weapon Mods are supported. You're able to use them via Arsenal. CREDITS - BIS: Arma 3 - Kibot, BigShot, rlex: DUWS-Unofficial - BangaBob, ReVo: Their great scripts! - GigaS: Some partial scripts and support! - [ToS]HadeS, [ToS]AUT_Cyclon, [ToS]Zauberbesen: Help and testing! - R3vo: Mine Detector - TPW: TPW Scripts and helping me! Thank you! - AuTigerGrad: Ambient Sound Pack - Rydigier- Fire for Effect - Community for all the great stuff!
  2. Arma 3 Liberation Variations

    Hello Bohemia, Over the last week I have been working on the KillaPotatoes Liberation Gamemode made available here: I am using the most current edition of v9.60 and converted the mission to allow for both a Vietnam and Halo based missions. Vietnam: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1171707658 Halo:http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1173602270 Each mission profile is set to be persistant and challenging with all mods required on the steam workshop page posted and links on how to get mods. I don't have access to a dedicated server of my own but I have tested the missions as best I could through LAN hosting. Please take a look at them and let me know what you guys think and if there are any bugs/glitches with the mission. *DISCLAIMER: I am in no way a member of the KP Community nor any of the mod communities who created such awesome modifications for ARMA. All rights go to the appropriate owners and I do not claim ownership of anything other than the basis of just porting of the information. Let me know if there are any issues that must be addressed via PM please. Thank you*
  3. Hired Guns 2 - Mercenary Co-Op Campaign [1-15+] 64-bit/32-bit Version Steam: Mission File Mod File Armaholic: Mission File Mod File 32-bit only (older version) Steam Workshop Host Mod GDrive: Mission File Mod Main Features: ~100 unique, hand-crafted, story-linked jobs Progress/Gear/Vehicles/Money saves to the host Hire players/AI to unite Tanoa, or just to raid supplies! Other Features: 70 Leader missions, 28 'Personal Jobs' (supply raids and Final Mission), 4 taxis, Interact with voice-acted leaders to lead a mission for them, and hire a team to carry it out, Money-List highscores, Ambient civilian populations to hire for missions, Multiple teams can play different jobs simultaneously, Custom squad-building GUI, Headless client optional (Werthles' Headless Module built in but not essential to run), Alternate units possible for each enemy faction (re-write unit class-lists and rebuild). Backstory In a moment of CSAT weakness, leaders across Tanoa rose up to expunge their CSAT oppressors. CSAT will be back, and in force. The only way to unite Tanoa before their return is to strengthen these leaders against the spectre of anarchy. -- Prologue vid wot i dun -- Mission Style Assassinations, demolitions, total eliminations, deliveries, detonations, escorts, defences, Slowly increasing difficult, Jobs can be taken from any leader, 10 jobs per leader, Respawn at any leader's home once you have met with them, Raid weapon caches, banks, steal vehicles, helicopters, planes with 'Personal Jobs', Cannot pay for more 'hired guns' than you or the Tanoan Leader can afford! Public Server: 37.187.170.40 port 2302 Or search for 'Hired Guns' (Hired Guns 2 - Mercenary Co-Op Campaign - Werthles' Public Server). Host Mod: This required for the host of the mission in order to load/save missions/progress. Game will not work without the host running this! Other players do not need to run this though. Special thanks to: Voice of The Old Man - Johnny Castagneto Voice of The Cult Elder - The Uncertain Man Voice of The Investor - PlantLamp Voice of The Market Protector - Reid Granke Voice of The Slave Commander - Reid Granke Voice of The Rich Man - Reid Granke Voice of The Mine Supervisor - PlantLamp Meatball's RandomWeather2 - Meatball iniDBI - code34 Tester, Adviser, Mission Helper - ian Happy New Year!
  4. I have recorded a unitplay on a car, the car is driven by an IA and the AI (variable name = pilot) will drive the players around. I do know that engineOn only works "where the unit is local" (I'm still a little bit confused about what this means exactly). The engineOn command does work but the engine stops itself after a while, i have tried this: if (local vehicle pilot) then {dummycar engineon true;}; to no avail. How would you go about it? On a side note: how would you go about to have the car's wheels rolling when playing the unitplay (they are still at the moment). I have tested the above mentioned both on my team's server and on my computer.
  5. [ALiVE, SP/COOP 1-8] War In Takistan The Islamic radicals ISIS have managed to gain a foothold in Takistan. Your Job as part of a NATO multi-national force is to eradicate the enemy from the country. ISIS hold 4 key locations on the map and they can and will send in reinforcements. ISIS are also aware of where you base is located and it is possible that they might launch an attack themselves. Prepare yourself for War! CO-OP Mission for 1-8 players Features: Zeus Revive Ability to Call in Cas Ability to call in Arty Ability to call for transport Remember to ensure your soldier is carrying a Laser Designator to ensure that you can fully use the ALiVE features and to have the abilities to call for support. Requires the following mods (which can be all downloaded through Steam Workshop) CBA_A3 ALiVE Cup Weapons Cup Units Cup Vehicles Cup Terrains Core Cup Terrains Maps Cup Terrain CWA Spyder Addons RHSAFRF RHSUSAF Project Opfor JSRS Soundmod (optional) Advanced Rappelling (optional) Link To Steam Download Steam Workshop Download Google Drive Download Armaholic Link Please leave any feedback below. It would be appreciated as I am always looking learn and see how I can do better. :) Thanks to HeroesandvillainsOS, for the help the other day!!
  6. The Second NATO Colationary Force is a full English speaking Arma 3 Miltary simulation group, designed to have a realistic experience mixed with fun. The unit is based on a semi-fake story, nothing that is said is true and does not reflect the real life, the stories are based on what is happening but are dynamic and what the players do matters, creating a timeline of sorts. There is a flow chart on the forums showing you the current progression of a particular operation or the entire campaign. The unit is designed to be a low-medium amount of members to keep professionalism manageable and create a more tight community. The unit is primarily ground forces, but with the options of mechanized and air forces. The age of the unit is 18+ we make exceptions if you are mature, there will be banter in the group if you don't like the type of banter going on just ignore it. With two ground-based teams missions will have multiple objectives some public knowledge some secretive. Applications: S.A.S: Jack Buxton: "Hello, even though we are a specialised unit, any member is allowed to apply for us no matter experience or rank, all I ask, is you take the training and selection process seriously, some of it secretive. It is designed to test your skills and teach you new ways of looking at situations. If you are planning to join with no experience, have an idea of what open role you want to go into, i.e. Medic should practice healing very injured people with the advanced ace medical system. As a member of S.A.S or me what that position entails and what you could do to prepare for it." Applicants: U.S.M.C: 1stLt P. Harpy: Hello, We are the head ground assault force tasked with ground assault and air tactics. We are ready to go anywhere in the world Within 72 hrs for instance, On Oct 3rd American planes flew over Afghanistan and bombed key targets. while the S.A.S and US special forces where on the ground American marines were arriving in on planes to assault and successfully take out the Taliban ran government. Anyone is able to apply for us. The jobs you have tasked can be anything from rifle man to EOD to Tank commander. I hope you choose us in the fight against enemies the enemies of the United States and her allies. In the year of 2000, the Planet had it the darkest year, more deaths, more violence than ever before. The 2nd NATO Coalition forces were created between multiple countries, the 2nd was a joint force between a highly deadly S.A.S unit and an American Marine Expeditionary Unit trained to deal with high amounts of assault and recon. Website is: http://2ndncf.shivtr.com/pages/About Team speak is: lax1.ts.cubedhost.com:9000
  7. We are a new server looking for all players! We are very active and very friendly to new people. Let me know if you're interested.
  8. Draw Distance in Zeus?

    So I'm trying to change the draw distance in my custom Zeus server. The in game configure menu doesn't allow me to change the actual server settings, I've heard there is a module or script or something that allows you to but I can't find it after 15 minutes of googling. Is this just not a feature or am I just missing this?
  9. Public server trolling

    Zues is an amazing idea and i love tgat it has public official servers but the thing that absolutely breaks it for everyone are the trolls, eitger people who just want to ruin the game for others or people who have no interest at all in the tactical and strategic aspects of Arma. While admins do have the power to kick players and players can also vote to kick thia does not stop particularly determined trolls from coming back immediately after being kicked, now thus leaves few options, the admin has to stop playing the game to continually kick out a troll player, the players have to kill the troll each time he spawns or the zues/moderator has to closely watch the troll ensuring he doesnt do anything, all of these things pull someone out of immersion for an extended period of time, now i have been admin before and i generally kick for racist comments or excessive team killing just so you all have an idea of the type of people im talking about, if im unlucky after kicking that player for the next ten minutes i have to repeatedly kick this player each time he joins back, now i've let players join back after kicking them and the usual thing that happens is either extreme disrespect to me and or zues/mod or shooting everyone and inciting others to do the same. I feel the fix to this is extremely simple though and it eludes me to why it already isnt in place, if there was a ban time that makes it unable for a player who is kicked to rejoin for say 5-10 minutes this would discourage trolling and make it easier on all players involved, admins wont have to worry about needing to kick a player repetedy and zues could carry on with missions, now this doesn't even have to be an admin power, it could be done through a vote. Even if it is done through a vote that still better than nothing, as of right now trolls have free reighn on public zues servers and constantly succeed in slowing down interupting or even stopping gameplay altogether. There needs to be some way to counter this or else public zues servers will continue to have a bad name. Thank you for your time Newt
  10. Hi guys, MODS: Feel free to edit/amend any links in this article as you see fit; also if you want to shorter the length of the topic with a teaser/read more tag, that's fine. This is my first post here. I have been an avid and loyal player of the BI franchise since early days of Operation Flashpoint. To date, I've written a dozen text and video reviews of various titles in this fine and realistic war simulation family, starting with the original and branching all the way up to ArmA 3. Recently, I've been playing dynamic recon ops multiplayer scenarios with friends on privately hosted servers, and I thought it could be nice to fictionalize and write one of these missions as a short story. I have pasted the full text and images here - the story is also available on my website (among many other ArmA-related articles) - www.dedoimedo.com. I hope you enjoy this, and if this gets traction, I will more than gladly write additional articles detailing thrilling, breathtaking MP scenarios. Cheers, Dedoimedo ===== ArmA 3 War Diaries: Operation Migraine Operation Migraine was supposed to be a short sabotage mission behind enemy lines, designed to disrupt the buildup of NATO forces on the island. The intelligence report indicated the enemy was trying to consolidate its positions around the towns of Athira and Frini, bringing in long-range artillery as well as a significant cargo of ATGM, which would make any offensive by our light armor prohibitive. The army command felt we needed to take the sting out of a rapidly escalating situation, and Operation Migraine was scheduled for the early afternoon hours of June 24th. My team was tasked with this dangerous mission, having undertaken several high-risk assignments in the previous months. We were well familiar with the island's topography, we had a good sense of the terrain, and we were accustomed to the muggy summer heat. The strike force was composed of two main elements the infantry group, led by me, with a select number of operatives skilled in penetration and demolition. Or primary task was to move into Athira, suppress any military presence and confiscate the cargo of anti-tank missiles, suspected to be held at the old cement factory in the northeast part of the town. If we were unable to complete this objective, we would destroy the weapons. Under no circumstances should they remain in enemy hands. Furthermore, we were to seek and destroy any AT units, so that our armor element could advance and support us for the second leg of the operation. Two BTR-60 APCs of the 44th Mechanized Brigade formed the other element of our force, and they would initially remain behind, at Camp Hornbill, waiting for our signal that it was safe to move into Athira. BTR-60 is a fast but lightly skinned vehicle, and it does not provide much protection to either its crew or passengers on the modern battlefield. Sending them into the town without adequate support would be suicide. However, once we secured the town, we could then use their formidable 14.5mm HMG to support our push north into Frini from a safe distance. The main purpose of Operation Migraine was the destruction of a NATO M270 MLRS battery, which would severely threaten our positions across half the island once it'd gone active, but our intel did not have a precise location on the launchers, so we had to recce the ground first. However, we did not have any illusions regarding the town's defense. We knew the enemy had deployed defense in depth, with several concentric rings of barricades and concealed bunkers, and we had to slog past these, before we could secure Frini and destroy the artillery. Maps showing our two objectives, Athira and Frini; notice the bunkers, checkpoints and the minefield. Additionally, the decision to concentrate on the enemy presence in Athira first was based on several key considerations. Theoretically, we could advance across the enemy's entire left flank, and strike either in Athira or Frini, and going against the artillery sounded juicy and appealing. However, Frini was protected by a minefield on the north side, and we would have to cross a low ridge of hills on the west side, which would limit our visibility and leave us exposed to enemy fire, especially the anti-tank teams. If the resistance proved too heavy or we were forced to advanced farther south, we would end up in a pincer. A classic encirclement movement, by ourselves. That would not do. By going against Athira first, we would approach from the southwest, limiting our contact with the foe to only one side. We would also make sure to neutralize the anti-tank threat, allowing our APCs to advance and support the attack. Finally, during the night, the air force had secretly airdropped resupplies east of Athira, so if we needed to stock up on ammo, we could pause briefly and rearm before moving north. With the battle order decided, we initiated phase one, with a stealth approach on foot. We had kitted ourselves with the expectation of heavy contact with enemy infantry, plus the necessary gear to dispatch the artillery. Intel reported no enemy armor or cavalry. I was armed with a Rahim 7.62mm marksman rifle. It's a very reliable piece of weapon, with good accuracy and a solid punch, superior to the SVD, but like its predecessor, it shares the same limited 10-round magazine capacity. However, it uses a dual-purpose riflescope-illumret ACOG, which offers superior visibility in both short- and long-distance engagements. With low, flat, open terrain ahead of us, I stocked up with extra ammo. The rest of my team consisted of another marksman, a sniper, who would move on our exposed flank north and protect against any enemy encroachment, a medic, a machine gunner, a demolition expert, and three anti-tank operatives, two with 127mm Titan launchers, with two missiles each. The armor element included the two BTR-60s with their crews, including also two mechanics, a spare driver for the pinch side of our mission, and a lone combat assistant for whatever they might need. They were apprehensive, and I could sympathize with them. In the past two weeks, we had lost five vehicles to enemy AT units, and they did not relish the charge over open ground, supported by a single special ops squad. One of the two BTR-60 APC used to support Operation Migraine. Just before we set off, HQ informed us we would also enjoy air support. A strike formation would move in, but only on positive identification of the MLRS battery. We did not know the disposition of the enemy AA strength, so there was risk in that, and with the weather threatening to turn into a typical summer thunderstorm, the CAS was a sweet if risky notion. Move in We advanced at a steady pace, using the orchards and vineyards to hide our movement. The first two hours passed in sweltering silence, pierced only by the incessant buzzing of cicada. They say the buzzing frequency correlates to temperature, so if you can count the chirps, you know what the temperature is. We reached the southeast corner of the town without encountering any opposition. There were no civilians about, probably because they knew a military buildup in their area could never be a good thing. The terrain was flat, providing no good vantage points, especially not toward the cement factory. And we needed to scout out the town before moving in. At the outskirts of Athira, we decided on a bold move. A sentry tower, used by friendly forces before the hostilities, stood abandoned merely 500 meters from us, and it could be an excellent jump point for our attack. We discovered, to our delight, that the enemy had not bothered securing the tower or even placing a patrol around it, but we didn't spend too much time wondering. Never once to scorn good fortune, we covered the remaining distance at a crouch. There was always the chance of a trap, but we didn't think the enemy had had enough time to consolidate its position in Athira, let alone prepare any nasty surprises for us. It was the nature of the game, and we were used to operating under adverse conditions with high stakes. Indeed, the tower stood empty. I sent the sniper up, and he took position on the second-story level, aiming toward the main road. Apparently, NATO had decided to concentrate its forces on the east side of the town, probably to minimize suspicion. With flat ground for a good few km west of Athira, vehicle movement may be observed by our recon units, and they intended to keep their preparations hidden until the last moment. At the same time, they could have used the tower to keep an eye on our positions, but for some reason, they did not. It is a tactical question I will never answer. My sniper Ani finally reported enemy presence. An infantry squad on patrol north of us, and another, as we feared, at the cement factory. He had a good shot at the patrol near the road, but he did not have a clear line of sight toward the second group. We left him in the tower, and moved carefully across the road. We were in enemy territory now. Urban settings are dangerous. Enemy fire can come from any direction, and it is very easy to become disoriented and lost in small, unfamiliar towns. We had never operated in Athira before, but we had studied its layout carefully, and we believed we knew what to expect. Still no enemy contact. About a hundred meters from the factory, we hunkered down, and I gave permission to fire. The sniper quickly dispatched of the road patrol. He left the tower and moved farther in. He had already selected his next cover; a two-story unfinished house. He was going to support from the rooftop, where he could suppress any enemy movement from the north. We stormed the factory, keeping formation, covering each other's flanks. Overlapping fire arcs, slow, deliberate movement. The island of Altis is a tricky battlefield. The sun-burned vegetation and rocky ground allows lone gunners to remain unseen. It heavily favors the defenders. But we believed our superior training, the element of surprise, as well as respectable body armor gave us the necessary dose of confidence for this engagement. Contact As we reached the rusty gate into the factory's premise, the enemy opened fire. We were pinned down from two directions, from inside the compound and from the southeast. Luckily, we had the factory's thick perimeter wall to protect us from the worst of it, so we lay down, and started scanning for targets. With good camouflage, you don't look for people; you scan for silhouettes and sudden movement. Peripheral vision becomes critical. The enemy was confused, because they soon abandoned cover. Perhaps they thought they had the superior numbers, or maybe they weren't completely sure who they were fighting, but I had my first target in my sights. I was using the scope, out to 200 meters. These seemed to be paratroopers, hardy, well-trained soldiers. Lightly armored, though. The 7.62mm round has superior ballistics, and it will bring down anyone. Hugging the factory wall, temporarily ignoring the force inside, we moved east, firing at our right flank. Reaching a T-junction at the southeast corner, we turned left, again using the wall to minimize our exposure. Within just a few meters, we came in contact with a large enemy force. These weren't paratroopers. These were ordinary troops, busy unloading crates of missiles from a HEMTT parked farther down the road. We had found our cache of ATGM, as well as a whole platoon of soldiers. We opened deadly fire, kneeling among the bushes and weeds that overgrew the sides of the access road to the abandoned factory. Our machine gunner, Zabad, took position on the hot asphalt and ripped a deadly salvo into the enemy men with his trusty Zafir, scattering them. I could see sparks flying off the truck, and I had to warm him not to damage the vehicle. We had the goal of stealing this lovely cache, and it would be a shame if we, rather than the enemy, ruined the chances of completing that part of our mission. The enemy beat a retreat into the factory. I lobbed a frag over the wall. A dull thud, followed by a rain of dust and paint. Meanwhile, the paratroopers on our right were getting more aggressive. They had good cover among the ruined, shelled houses, and they were firing at us with all they had. We were lucky the east side of the town was in a slight depression, so they only had a limited view of our position, and most of their bullets overshot. As long as we stayed low, we were relatively safe. But then we crept up on a bunker. The intel reports mentioned a whole bunch of them, but they weren't all marked on maps, and camouflage nets foiled aerial surveillance attempts. I realized we were getting pulled into a trap. We would soon have enemy attacking us on three sides, and we still didn't even know the size and strength of the force inside the factory. The truck suddenly became an anchor point and a shield, despite the paradoxical quantity of high explosive it carried. But we believed the enemy wouldn't deliberately try to set it off, and for the moment, it obscured the view to the bunker, and vice versa. I had to decide. Storm the bunker or fight CQB inside the factory, with the paratroopers at our back. I felt we should extricate ourselves rather than knot in deeper. East it is then. We had to silence the bunker first, regroup at the outskirts of the town, eliminate the paratroopers so we had no one at our back, and only then take care of the remains of the enemy force inside the factory. Besides, they were probably badly trained in combat, or at least, not as good as the paras, so they became our lowest priority. In the worst case, if the task proved too hot to handle, we'd move farther east, toward our resupply point. Meanwhile, Ani had moved again. He couldn't see us anymore, and he needed a better position to help us stave off the attacks. Risking it, he legged for the factory, and took a position close to the T junction, where he could cover the south side of the town. Closer to the bunker, our machine gunner sneaked under the truck and started firing at the camo netting, suppressing the defenders. It was a brutal staccato of rounds, ripping the sandbags into a hail. We rushed into the prickly, thorny grass field and charged the bunker, tossing grenades. The netting stopped them, and they slid down harmlessly, exploding on the wrong side of the sandbags. But the steady fire had unnerved the enemy, and they had left their cover. Four men. They stood no chance against our concentrated effort. We took our first casualty when Rezi, the demo expert fell to the ground, hit from somewhere behind us. The sniper was doing his best to protect our team, but it turned out, the enemy had not one, but two checkpoints at the southeast exit, both manned by paratroopers, and they were doing their best to stop us. With the bunker out of action, we could now focus on clearing the second threat. The enemy was tenacious, but it was Ani who saved us. He singlehandedly stopped the enemy, and gave us the chance to regroup. Rezi had been shot through the Kevlar and through the shoulder. It didn't look good. Khoram, the medic was busy binding the wound, but he believed Rezi would need plasma and evacuation back to base. Once we had the truck in our hands, we would drive him back to camp. First, we needed to secure the factory. In we moved, Khoram and Ani still on the other safe side of the wall. The factory yard was a textbook example of neglect. Rubbish, exposed piping, nasty, sharp edges to old, bent metal, chokeweed and broken concrete, sun-bleached walls that wept rust. Hiding there were enemy soldiers, badly bruised from the earlier encounter. But still quite sneaky and deadly. They were waiting for us, of course. Again, they fired from two directions, their teams having split and taken the west and south corner of the factory, so they had a good, solid 90-degree coverage of our approach. With bullets zinging all around us, we burrowed past the narrow entrance and hit the ground. The ample rubbish became a dear friend, protecting us from the withering barrage. We took positions behind small, dilapidated office buildings, trying to assess the enemy strength. I had Camp Hornbill in my ear. They were asking, Have the AT teams been neutralized yet? Can Butters move in? Not yet. But I was kind of looking forward to the friendly rumble of their ancient V8s and the rattly hiss of the KPV machine gun. It's never fun fighting in close quarters. But we were well trained, and we did not buckle under pressure. Fear was a distant emotion that would come to bear in a dark, repetitive dream. But first, we had to live through this battle. You learn to disassociate your feeling, you learn to become mechanical about it. The more you train, the more you fight, the more natural it becomes. Machine before animal. The survival instinct is to flee. The machine instruction is to fight. And so we fought. Soon enough, I realized the enemy did not have a clear picture of the situation. They probably believed the paratroopers were still active, so they thinned their south flank and concentrated their fire from around the main factory building. This allowed half my team to slink behind the old conveyor and attack them from the side. At this point, I was also acutely counting the minutes spent in this engagement. The Frini battalion may decide to send in reinforcements. We would be in a very tough position if they struck hard south and cut off our escape. It would also completely jeopardize the support element. That would mean we would have to retreat deeper into enemy territory, and rally around our resupply point. Perhaps we would have sufficient ammunition to last till nightfall, but then the enemy just might decide to test their new artillery and obliterate us with cluster bomblets. Just about at the lower end of the MLRS range. Too risky. We had to take control of the factory fast, send the sniper to the roof of the main building and make sure there was no enemy coming from the north. If that happened, we would abandon the main objective and retreat. We would then go for a brute-force contingency. Regroup at Camp Hornbill, saddle up onto the BTRs, and attack from the west route, mines and low visibility and all. Or let HQ decide on a more sensible approach. Not my call. The gamble paid off. We had the remaining survivors pinned down at the northwest corner of the factory, and soon, a ghostly silence descended on the compound. The air smelled of hot dust. But we had secured our first objective. Once the fighting died out, we carefully examined the factory. Even though the enemy did not have much time to consolidate its position, there are always risks when you take over an emplacement. In this case, we did not feel nervous, because NATO had intended to use the factory as its base of operations, and they had been actively unloading missiles when we struck. That usually meant no mines or other nasty surprises. Still, we combed every building, every floor, and once satisfied we had the compound under full control, we focused on our next step. Intelligence gathering. We found a map inside one of the offices, and it did show what we needed the position of the artillery battery and the minefield to the northwest. The defense rings around Frini were not marked, though, and it was likely the enemy moved them often, or it was still busy digging in. I deployed my men just outside the factory, covering the north-south road from Frini to Athira. They had ample rockets and missiles, and they could stop any armored advance. At the same time, Ani was up there on the roof, looking over the rushes to the north. He couldn't see the rings of enemy bunkers and checkpoints, he had a fairly obstructed view of the hills to the left, the road, and the nearby 200-300 meters stretch of land on the outskirts of Athira. That would do for now. The other marksman in my team, Rongan, volunteered to move up the road, so he could cover the hillside better. Ani agreed, and Rongan split from the rest of us, hauling it through the fields. All in all, our position at Athira seemed secure, and there was no more fighting for the time being. It was time to call in the cavalry. But we did it prudently. Butter A advanced first, beating a trail through the fields in a shallow southerly arc toward Athira. Butter B would stay in reserve, and always mindful of enemy missiles from our still vulnerable left flank, it followed half way and took a defensive position in an orchard just near the southwest entrance to the town. The gunner trained the turret southeast, leaving the north to Ani and Rongan. There was still some small risk of an odd paratrooper hiding among the ruins. Butter A and the weapons truck, once we had it driving to base, retracing the route the APC had just taken, would be exposed as they crossed the town without close infantry support. I also had a tough call to make. Rezi needed evacuation, so he would go with the truck. Not the best of medevacs, but it would have to do. I could not spare anyone from my team to escort him, especially not Khoram. Rezi would also leave his charges and explosives behind, in case we needed them. Butter A rumbled into position around 1730 hours, even as the thick clouds moved in over the island, threatening with a fat, oily summer rain. We breathed in relief, as well as we could breathe the syrupy air, when we heard its gasoline engine moan and chug. It followed our path and stopped astride the HEMTT. The two mechanics and the driver hopped out, reloading the crates back onto the pallets. There were about 20 missiles on the ground, and they needed to go back into the truck. Once the truck was ready to roll, Rezi stumbled into the cabin, under the watchful eye of our worried medic. One of the mechanics agreed to go with them, to provide support if needed. The other guy remained with the BTR, looking exhausted after all the lugging work. Frini stayed put. Sending a truck without armored support was risky. Very risky. But so was driving a loud, noisy, smelly APC through the fields back and forth. Each journey attracted unnecessary attention, and we could never be sure there wasn't an UAV in the air, using its thermal cameras to detect vehicles. A lone truck wasn't going to make anyone too suspicious, especially since one was expected to be seen in the vicinity of Athira. A proper armored column would make everyone suspicious. Besides, with Butter B covering the main roads, and the effective range of about 3,000 meters for the KPV machine gun, we could somewhat protect the truck until it exited the theater of operations. A while later, Camp Hornbill reported the payload had been secured, and that Rezi was waiting for evacuation by a helicopter. The camp medic had administered an infusion, and he seemed to be in a stable condition. Khoram didn't look convinced. Details of Operation Migraine, the push into Athira: 1) The sniper takes position while the rest of the team advanced toward the factory 2) Enemy forces engaged, with strong enemy resistance from the south and east 3) The enemy bunker and the paratroopers have been suppressed, Butter A is called to support (thin red arrow) 4) The team secures the factory while the wounded demo expert and the weapons cache are taken back to the base; Butter A moves to support the right flank. Frini At 1800 hours, we resumed our operation, feeling very confident. Our losses so far, if they can be classified as such, were light, we still had ample ammo, and we weren't too tired. We were focused and morale was high. We believed we were well prepared for the second leg of our mission. But the ferocity of the NATO resistance surprised us. They hit us hard, from multiple directions, as soon as we left the factory. Our intel had been flawed. The enemy did not just have concentric rings of bunkers as part of its defense-in-depth strategy. It had a bloody fortress. The intel had severely underestimated the number of troops and the strength of enemy positions. Concealed from view by undulating terrain and long stretches of tall, marshy cattail were half a dozen entrenched pillboxes and hardened checkpoints. Aware of our earlier attack and having had sufficient time to prepare, the enemy troops moved aggressively against us, trying to outflank us. The enfilade was particularly strong on the northeast. We halted our advance and hunkered down behind concrete drainage pipes left outside the compound, probably part of a construction project disrupted by the war. Meanwhile, Butter A moved in to support us, firing the KPV. It was suppressive fire, laid down through the thicket and rushes. We were frustrated that we didn't have a clear view. Butter A moves in to suppress enemy fire while we take a defensive position outside the factory. The pressure on our right flank slowly died, so we left the factory and began a slow advance through the field. Now, we used the terrain to mask our progress, keeping low. We knew there could still be enemy to the right, but the battle had shifted to the left. Rongan reported a large force of enemy infantry moving to intercept. They were stationed in the foothills, and they were now trying to reach the main road, to block us. I didn't know if Butter B could see the enemy, but the 14.5mm HMG to the south was silent. Butter A joined us, keeping the northeast side secure. We couldn't just focus on repelling the enemy. We had to locate the enemy artillery, too. That would determine our approach. At the moment, it seemed we had to go straight for Frini. To the east, the chain of pillboxes was a death trap it also meant we would not be able to retreat or rearm at the resupply point. The west and north were threatened by massive enemy presence. If the odds turned out too great against us, we would regroup at the factory, and then extract to the south west. We covered about half a kilometer in 30 minutes. Butter A advanced slowly, using the low, hand-built stone walls that demarked the arable plots for cover. It wasn't easy, but we had the initiative. We were shaping the course of the battle, and the enemy seemed to be reacting. Ani, Rongan and I were busy using our scopes to spot and mark enemy positions, and half way down to the main road from the factory, we finally saw the prize; the MLRS were located on the hill west of the town. It was a good location. There was a low, flat depression just off the peak, where the tracked vehicles fit in snugly. The position was covered in camouflage and surrounded by HESCO gabions on three sides. I called HQ and requested the promised air strike. They informed me the package was on its way, ETA 15 minutes. We resumed our slow progress. Half the team would advance while the rest provided cover and suppression. Zabad, our machine gunner, was busy, delayed tracers kicking clouts of dirt in the distance. Rongan was picking off individual soldiers slinking through the tall, parched grass, and they still have not pinpointed his whereabouts. Ani was moving down the road, so he could have a better view of Frini. The sound of jet engines announced the arrival of the To-201 Shirka before we could see it. The aircraft flew in low, from the southwest, and it dropped precision munition on the artillery battery. Alas, the bombs hit the gabions, raising one hell of a dust cloud, but there didn't seem to be any extensive damage, and certainly no secondary explosions. The Shirka veered to the north-north-west, exiting the theater, dropping flares. Two lines of silver fumes streaked up from somewhere in the town, chasing the aircraft's heat signature. Luckily, the plane escaped unscathed, but we knew there wouldn't be any follow-up passes. The enemy had strong AA in Frini, and we would have to handle the task ourselves. With the BTR-60 as their shield, the Titan operators Nowar and Himi moved to engage. The artillery was at the far end of their effective range, about 1,500 meters. They fired, but once again, the bastions took punishment. Second volley, same story. Damn. The MLRS were undamaged. The enemy had prepared a top-notch defensive position. The ATGM activity incensed the foe. The return fire came in stronger, more concentrated, and the first group of the enemy infantry had crossed the road, and was moving toward us. They had the vegetation to mask them, and neither Rongan nor Ani could engage them. Butter A advanced a further 200 meters, to stop the enemy and got hit. The rocket slammed into its left side, crippling its wheels. The rubber and the paint caught fire, and we knew the vehicle was completely out of action. Zabad emptied an entire box of ammo as we crawled forward, trying to get the crew out of the burning APC. It wasn't a pretty sight, and now, we were taking heavy casualties. The mechanic was dazed but didn't seem injured. The driver and the gunner were in a bad shape. Nowar and Himi helped drag the wounded back toward the factory. They would need evacuation, but we needed support. Should Butter B move in, or drive into Athira and get the crew? Acrid smoke veiled up, obscuring the view. The stench of burning fuel and scorched grass made my eyes water. We were also down in firepower, as half the team was busy helping the injured. The enemy was advancing. Rongan reported heavy fire in his direction. He was pinned down. But he had a plan. There was a small sentry tower to the left side of the road, and if we could reach it, we would have a superior firing position, and we could stave off any enemy progress across a full 180-degree arc, west to east. This meant Zabad and I would have to charge. Ani alone had to seek out the tank-killer teams. The enemy had missiles out there, and that meant we couldn't risk any more armor until they were taken out of action. I was surprised to see Khoram crawl back. He shook his head. His help would not be needed at the factory. We had two dead. The mechanic remained behind at the factory. He was somewhat disoriented, his ears ringing, but he seemed stable enough to sit down and hug a rifle to his chest. Butter B kept pestering me, anxious to move, all too aware of the danger. I wanted to hear the KPV rattle again, but not at the expense of three more lives inside that steamy metal hull. We were also risking our skins, but we had much better chances than an old APC. Butter A on fire after it has been by an RPG, with the lost of two of its crew. We had to ignore the east flank completely. Whatever enemy was left there would have to wait. The cattails were a double-edged sword, and the same way they thwarted our effort to clear out the pillboxes, they would obscure us from the enemy. With the enemy's barrage directed SSE, they couldn't really move, or they would get in a cross fire. Some small luck there. We charged, across open ground. I went first, Zabad shooting the Zafir in long, sustained bursts. Rongan was swearing into his mic. He was down to his last two magazines. I still had nine left. Crawling through the grass, we moved north. Frini loomed ahead, ruined buildings, barbed wire, and a hive of soldiers rushing among covers. So many of them. I extended the bipods on the scalding road surface, and began shooting. We had only about 300 meters to the town, now. Ani was behind me, Rongan to my left. Khoram, Nowar and Himi were lurking to the right. Zabad was supporting from a creeper-covered wall, shooting into Frini. The last member of my squad Semdi had an Alamut pack strapped to his back, and he was kneeling at Zabad's side, watching for any vehicles. He still had not fired his rockets, and from our current position, we could not see the MLRS. Time crept, and the rain started. It was a downpour. Everything turned greasy and muddy in seconds, and I had a fine patina of brown muck all over my fatigues. Breathing became difficult, like sucking honey with a straw. The smell of nature intensified, sudden and alien, like a punch to the nose. "Enemy truck," Semdi warned over the comms, already arming his RPG-42. At the town's south entrance, another HEMTT had moved in, and it was unloading troops. Reinforcements. Not good. Zabad moved his aim, blasting the infantry, forcing them to take cover behind the barricade. The Alamut whooshed, and a rocket slammed into the truck, setting it afire. It wouldn't bring our men back, but it did even out the odds a little. Rongan was down to his last few rounds. I had two magazines left. The weight of enemy fire had lessened, and there weren't so many men moving through those ruins anymore. It was hard confirming kills as bodies tumbled behind debris, but I believe I shot at least a dozen. Rongan moved toward the sentry tower. He tossed a grenade, and with satisfaction, we watched a body tumble down the ladder. There was another dead enemy below. Rongan informed us he was going to use the NATO MX 6.5 mm now, so we should confirm his presence before we fired. Zabad and Himi were out of ammo, as well. We crept forward. I was salvaging my bullets, aiming carefully, making it count. The battle impulse calls for unrestrained fire, but years of hard training call for the opposite action. You act against your instincts, and it's a difficult thing to do when someone is trying to kill you. Rongan was in the tower now, bunkered down, firing to the north, turning the hill slopes into a killing ground. I reached the nearest corpse of a NATO operative. My loyal Rahim had done its job, now I had to salvage a new weapon from the foe. This one had an underslung 40mm grenade launcher, and there were still five HE rounds in the man's harness. I loaded them up one by one and fired at the nearest row of houses in Frini, some 200 meters out. The hollow blasts were the only sound as the enemy fire pretty much died away. The enemy's defense was buckling, and there was no one moving among the debris anymore. Combat often starts and ends suddenly. Silence, thunder, silence. It seemed that way now. There was nothing coming at us anymore, not from the northwest, nor from the town. With half the team armed with enemy ordnance, we moved into Frini. It was then that our right flank woke up with renewed violence. They were hiding in the houses and in the fields. Rifle shots rang as enemy operatives fired through windows. Fighting out in the open and in an urban setting are two different things. Gunfire sounds are pretty underwhelming when there's sufficient space for the vibrations to dissipate. It's an orchestra of chaos with walls and buildings for the noise to rebound and echo. You cannot be sure where the enemy is shooting from, and town cleaning is a painful, nerve-wrecking business. But as bruised and battered as we were, we had the initiative. We had secured Athira, and we had advanced into Frini. The destruction of the APC and the casualties we've taken had not stopped us, and we had the upper hand in this engagement. Morale has an exponential curve. And we were riding it. We consolidated at the fork of the rural road leading into the orchards to the southeast, and started pounding the enemy pillboxes. We had a clear view now, and the enemy's attack faltered. There was still a team of soldiers harassing us from behind a grove of olive trees, but they were not organized, and their fire wasn't coordinated. We called in Butter B to help us finish off the resistance. The crew drove straight north and took a position just below the artillery emplacement, covering the hills and the nearby town area. With the APC covering our backs, we could fully focus on mopping up the east side. Still, it was no game. A bullet grazed my leg, and Nowar was hit by shrapnel from a grenade. We both sat down while Khoram bound our wounds. Rongan and Ani were with us, the sniper armed with his pistol for close engagements. The rifles still occasionally cracked from behind one of the low orchard walls, and there was a dull ring of gunshots from a building somewhere to our left, but it felt like blind fire. The 14.5mm KPV roared twice, sending the entire town shuddering with its deep rattle. Zabad, lugging an American machine gun, lay down near the last house facing east and sprayed the orchards. Back to the action, I moved across the road, knelt down and took aim. An enemy soldier showed his face. It was enough. We followed the side road into Frini and stopped at the junction near the church. Khoram, Rongan and Ani moved toward the artillery. I led the rest farther up. Sporadic fire surged up. The other half of the team reported being fired at, and that they had taken shelter within a few meters from the MLRS. Butter B rumbled about, but it did not advance into the narrow streets. While we were quite confident there weren't any anti-tank teams left, we couldn't fully rule out the possibility. A slow vehicle, forced to follow in between buildings with insufficient room to train its gun either to the sides or vertically presented an excellent target. Either way, we saw this as a diversion, so we rushed to silence the remaining defenders. We had to be careful, because we did not know if there were any civilians around, and we couldn't shoot blindly or toss grenades through windows. We found the enemy. One of the soldiers was hiding on the second floor of a house. We couldn't really approach without dashing the entire length of an alley. I couldn't see anyone else in the house, so I gave the order. Semdi fired a second RPG. There was a dazzling flash where the rocket struck, and then a huge cloud of dust billowed out of the window. No more bullets came from there. We were out in the open again. Rongan directed us toward the last NATO pocket. A last squad, situated in a cluster of semi-finished houses just near a large olive grove. We were going to attack them from behind, but we had to make sure our own men wouldnt mistake us for the enemy. I called in twice over the comms before we advanced. The three operatives lowered their weapons for a few moments and waited. The foe never saw us. It was a turkey shoot. And then, truly and completely, Frini was silent, apart from the burpy drone of the BTR's V8 engine. Plastered in rain and muck, we reached the artillery battery. The airstrike and the missiles had scored some damage, after all. One of the vehicles sported a black, sticky smear on its side, possibly fuel or engine lubricants from ruptured seals. It had probably been disabled, and no sane crewman would dare use its rockets now. The other two seemed largely intact, but they had been peppered with debris. Objective accomplished. Almost. We had to destroy these damn things. I called HQ, to inquire about the general situation. They reported that radio chatter indicated enemy reinforcements en route to Frini, but they would not reach the town before nightfall. We had time to complete our job and extract in a safe manner. We placed the explosive under each vehicle and onto the launcher pods. We trailed the detonation cables a good 180 meters from the artillery site, and hid behind a building before setting them off, and not before informing both HQ and the mechanic at the factory that the fireworks were about to start. The explosion was tremendous. Breath fled my lungs as a blast of hot air swept through Frini, shattering windows, and disturbing a small whirlwind of wet, oily muck. The secondary explosions were equally impressive as heat and fire cooked off the rockets in the launcher pods. Butter B waited just up the road, sputtering fumes into the softening evening rain, waiting for us to load up. I did not relish stepping into a cramped, cauldron-hot APC after all this fighting, but it was better than legging it back through the mud. We didn't have the strength to walk to the base, and we surely didn't want to be caught in the field when the NATO reinforcements arrived. It was a shame to abandon both towns, but we didn't have any illusions about our strength or preparedness to keep them. The enemy had made that mistake by rushing forward, without consolidating its positions properly. We must not do the same. Our task was to prevent exactly that, and we had. There would be more muggy summer days to resume this war. Details of operation, the push to Frini: 1) The team leaves the factory and advanced toward the town, under heavy fire from both the left and right flank 2) Butter A is hit by a rocket, and two crewmen lost 3) With a marksman and a sniper covering the south approach into Frini, we succeed in overcoming the enemy defenses 4) The team split into two groups; one half takes charge of securing the artillery position, the other half is tasked with clearing the leftovers of the enemy defenses on the east side of the town 5) With the flanks secured, the remaining enemy soldiers are encircled and eliminated; Butter B (thin red arrow) moves into position to extract the troops. Butter B retreated the same way it had come. At the factory, we loaded up our dead and the mechanic. The lad had recovered somewhat and was relieved to see us again. With a last look at the charred, smoking remains of the second BTR, he stepped into the miasma. There was no talking as we rode back to safety. It wasn't a long journey, but the notion of so many men trapped in a tin box never inspired any great speeches. I had deliberately avoided asking command about Rezi's health. If he lived, awesome. But if he died, that would not have been good news for the men while fighting. One of the things we had learned over the years is to look forward. If you focused on the bullets that missed you rather than the ones that were going to hit you, you'd make for a very poor special forces operative. This kind of fatalism may look brutal, but it is sanity when you deal with death on a daily basis. Indeed, it was another day, another gruesome mission. We had ended this one with victory on our hands. With a bleary sunset in our eyes, we reached camp. By late evening, it was as if our mission had never taken place. NATO troops had seized Athira and Frini again. The army command was already planning the next offensive, a much bigger, less covert one this time. Not for us. We would be sent somewhere else on the island, where discretion was needed and impossible odds were on offer. Rezi didn't make it in the end. The rest of us mourned our friend, bunched our shoulders and prepared for the next engagement. That's war for you. ===== Original story: https://www.dedoimedo.com/games/arma3-war-diaries-operation-migraine.html
  11. Hi I'm looking for someone to help me make a kickass mission for my squad I have mild mental problems memory Loss ect but I'm perfectly normal I need someone with patience but I want to make something special for my friends how have been there for me for a long time please please please teach me your ways :p
  12. This mission generates a RANDOM maze and places enemies guards and other props throughout it so every round is different. Several wall types are used such as concrete, tin and various shoot house walls. It can support anywhere from 1 player up to 21 players, with 1 to 3 teams and scales the size of the maze based on the number of players. There are also other configurable options to make every round unique: - Less Walls: Deletes most of the walls in the maze to make it more of a fun random CQB map. Great for quick games against friends. - No Guards: Turn off the spawning of AI so you and your friends can battle it out - Arsenal: Allow players to select their own loadouts - Pistols Only: Remove players and AI primary weapons - Night Mode: Some guards get flashlights, so do players. - NVGS: Equip players with NVGS - No Camera Task: Last man standing instead of win by getting the camera. Combine any of these options to create unique scenarios. They are used by enabling AI for the option in the multiplayer menu. While this mission can be played by 1 person only, it must be in a multiplayer setting. The basic premise of the mission is you play as one of 3 news organizations: CNN, WSJ or FOX. You must get a camera containing damning footage of PewDiePie at any cost and bring it back to your HQ and ruin his YouTube career. There are AI guards that are protecting the camera and you can spawn as one of them as well. I would like to point out this mission's storyline is a meme and should NOT be taken seriously. It is most fun when played with friends. This is a great training mission or a warmup before a big op. Lots of having to check your corners and being aware of every possible angle you can get shot from. If you have any suggestions let me know, I will be updating this as my squad uses it on a regular basis. Eventually, I may try to generate different stairs to make it multilevel or rooms throughout. Subscribe http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1137970591 More Pictures
  13. I am pleased to announce my first script release. GRAD Fireworks What it does Shoots rockets in the air. Takes input: Position Color (Random, Red, Green, Blue, White) Type (Random, Fizzer, Normal, Rain) Rain is always white. Sample Call (you can call from any client or server) [getPos objectname, 'normal','red'] remoteExec ["GRAD_fireworks_fnc_prepareFireworks", 2]; Installation Copy GRAD_fireworks to your mission directory Put code below in description.ext Call the script via trigger, radio, script, whatever. Sample call above. class cfgFunctions { #include "GRAD_fireworks\cfgFunctions.hpp" }; class cfgSounds { #include "GRAD_fireworks\cfgSounds.hpp" }; How it works Uses Flares, Lightpoints and some sounds to achieve the effect. Therefore totally vanilla compatible. Computation is done on the server which then sends precalculated stuff to the clients. Those display the effects locally, but it should look the same on every computer. In usage example here: Download Script + Sample Mission http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=29255 Feedback welcome If you have any suggestions codewise or effectwise, let me know.
  14. Hello, I have a deathmatch mission which begins by opening the arsenal for all units and then teleporting them to starting positions as soon as they close the arsenal. So far I have this line of code: waitUntil {isnull (uinamespace getvariable "RSCDisplayArsenal")}; Unfortunately, this code fires whenever any player closes their arsenal, teleporting everybody else at the same time. What I would like is for the code to check until all players have closed their arsenals before continuing. Any suggestions? Best regards.
  15. ZKs -=LOST=- Now With Base Building Latest Versions Updated 16 March 2017 Download Complete Server Package -=LOST=- ZKs V2.4 New Update -=LOST=- V2.4 -- Complete Server package - added server keys to iBuild - added action to reload flares in vehicles - added if you have a radio you can have upto 9 AI in your group - added AI in your group can not kill you or each other - when you restart your AI group with start where you are. - lots of touch ups and fixes to the code - added -=LOST=- and addons to Steam workshop Steam Links ZKs_Items ZKs_iBuild ZKs-=LOST=- Tanoa ZKs-=LOST=- Altis Required Addons Links INIDBI2 -v2.05 Database (Server Only) you can find the inidbi2 64bits dll version at this place (i dont put for the moment in a package as it for dev release) - Link & Quote from Code34 ZKs_Items Food, Drink and Good Stuff (Needed for Client,Server and HC) iBuild Addon The Building Addon (Needed for Client,Server) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ZKs -=LOST=- is a survival mission. ----- To play online just filter ZKs or LOST ----- YouTube Videos A normal day of playing ZKs -=LOST APEX=- Altis Morning Tanoa Fail Altis Fail In this reality days are 2 hours long and nights are 30 minutes the weather changes rapidly and everyone hates you. You can work alone or in a pack, kill or be killed. If you run a Headless client it will use it to run the AI, If you don't have a Headless Client the server runs the AI (So All Good nothing to configure). If you set it to edit mode in the parameters the enemy markers will be green it no HC and blue if they are running on a HC It uses IniDBi2 as a database (all self populating) so as long as you have the addon it will create the datadases itself. and it uses ZKs_Items (you need this to collect items and use to stay alive) There are many options in the parameters. Collect tools , Food ,Water and medical supplies There are mini missions inside the mission that give you rewards (Option for scripters to add there own mini missions) If you need to know how everything works in the Mod while in game go to the Map and look in Briefing and in the Lost tab is all the information about what everything does. The things that you can do in the mission. Used Items (In Gear Dialog aka inventory) Use by dragging the item to the Assigned Watch Position. if you dont have this you will only get access to weapons and not be able to fix vehicles , Heal , Drink or Eat etc. This is running a database so you and your items and vehicles are recorded and will be the same for you next time you play.(unless someone finds your vehicle and steals it or you DIE) The AI are all Nasty . feel free to kill them. This is PVP , TEAM or friendly , play it as you want. if you get close to a player add him / her (lol) as a friend with your action menu (need to be within 3 meters) you will be able to see them on the map after that. At the moment you scavange , collect and try to stay alive. Drag items to where your watch goes in the inventory, Not all items can be used it that way. There are Mini Missions that if you complete you may get special Weapons or Items. you need to find an assortment of tools to fix vehicles. Drink and eat to keep your stamina in check everything works in actions at this point. Below is a List of what each Item does. The Items not on this list are used in the Mini Missions Enjoy!! ITEM USE LIST You can Pickup and Drop your last thrown Chemlight. Used Items (In Gear Dialog aka Inventory). Use by dragging the item to the Assigned Watch Position. Bed Roll when used will create a Sleeping Bag,Laying on the Sleeping Bag will restore your Health,Hunger and Thirst. Defibrillator If used will restore your Health, But if left in your inventory when you die will give you a second chance, When you restart you will be at your last location with all of your equipment except the Defibrillator unit. Food items will lower your Hunger. Drink items will lower your Thirst. Medical items will lower your Damage. Vitamins will boost your Fatigue endurance for 30 minutes. When you use a Drink Can it will create an Empty Can in your inventory (Empty Cans are needed to repair vehicle Hulls). When you Drink a Canteen a Empty Canteen in your inventory. If you use a Empty Canteen while its raining or next to a Water Source it will add a Full Canteen to your inventory. If you use a Empty JerryCan or Fuel Drum while near a Fuel Station or Tank it may add a Full JerryCan or Fuel Drum to your inventory. If you use a File it will select a mission and add a Document to your inventory. If you use a Document it will show locations on the map and show you in a Hint the mission. If you have an AXE-SHOVEL-HAMMER-KNIFE-WRENCH in your inventory you can use these as Melee Weapons use LMB. If you have an AXE in your inventory you can use this to cut down trees use LMB. You can use a tent to store your gear, You can only get tents from doing missions. No other players can take your gear or your tent. To pick up your tent hold the shift key while looking at it. To Add Friends So You Can See Them On The Map. When you get close to a player you will get a ADD FRIEND action. when you have added a friend then you can see where they are on the map. If you can not see the ADD FRIEND action then they may have it locked. You can lock and unlock access to add you as a friend by holding down the Shift Key You can show everyone or just your friends your position on the map by holding down the Shift Key and using the actions Items in your Inventory That Give You Actions. If you have a Rope in your inventory you can Tow or Lift other vehicles and you can get raised or lowered from flying VTOL aircraft or choppers. If you have a Grinder in your inventory you can Dismantle Wrecks. If you have a JerryCan or Fuel Drum in your inventory you refuel vehicles. (It will leave you with empty ones) If you have a Empty JerryCan or Empty Fuel Drum in your inventory you can refill them from vehicles. If you have a Weapons ModKit and Bullet Casings and you are in a Gunner seat you can add a Magizine to that turret.(Bullet Casings deleted after 1 use). To Repair Vehicles you need in your Inventory. Pliers and Car Battery are needed to fix the Engine (Car Battery deleted after 1 use). Wrench and Tyre are needed to fix the Wheels\Gear (Tyre deleted after 1 use). Drill and Battery are needed to fix the Glass (Battery deleted after 1 use). Screwdriver and Duct Tape are needed to fix the Fuel Hoses (Duct Tape deleted after 1 use). Hammer and Empty Can are needed to fix the Body (Empty Can deleted after 1 use). Butane Torch And Matches are needed to fix the Rotors (Matches deleted after 1 use). MultiMeter And Metal Wire are needed to fix the Electronics (Metal Wire deleted after 1 use). To Recruit Civilians Walk up to a civilian (the ones without a gun) and use action to Join Group when you get close. Use the F keys to select your unit. (F2-to-F5). Press 4 for him to use or find Vehicles. Press 6 for him to get Items and Guns. Press ~ to get them to Regroup or Stop. For your units to pick up items Press the F# key while looking at the object and press backspace to exit the menu that pops up then you will see a unit pickup action. Hold down your Shift Key to get the Kick From Group Action. Units in your group will try and find their own weapons,ammo and medical supplies including DEFIBS Units in your group can heal themselves if they have medical supplies in their inventory. Vehicle Options Air vehicles have Ear Muffs to reduce noise. If you have a Rope in your player inventory you can Tow or Lift other vehicles and players can get raised or lowered from flying VTOL aircraft or choppers. You can eject and parachute out of most AIR vehicles (No Chute needed in inventory). You are able to push boats if they are on land (you need to get into driver position and then get out first). When your in the drivers position you can set ownership of the vehicle (this must be done to lock vehicles) You may lock vehicles only the owner can unlock them. Vehicles will stay locked for a maximum of 5 days. Vehicle inventory will be inaccessible in locked vehicles. Objective: -- STAY ALIVE, KILL MORE THAN EVERYONE ELSE -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Update V2.2 26 Feb 2017 In This Update New features in the mission, You get a message when someone Friends or UnFriends you Now you have 6 different Plot size options Small Plot 9 Squares : Required: 1 Lease, 4 Wood, 2 Nails Medium Plot 25 Squares : Required: 1 Lease, 8 Wood, 4 Nails Large Plot 49 Squares : Required: 1 Lease, 16 Wood, 8 Nails Very Large Plot 81 Squares : Required: 2 Lease, 32 Wood, 16 Nails Extra Large plot 121 Squares : Required: 3 Lease, 64 Wood, 32 Nails Factory Plot 225 Squares : Required: 4 Lease, 128 Wood, 64 Nails More information in the help menu - Press Ctrl + Tab / (action key 1) ZKs_LOST-BASE_BUILD_V20 - (all Missions and Addons included) you now have several different textures and materials to build with your friends can help you build at the same time. If you add someone as a friend it now automatically adds you to them as well friends can access your tent, buildings, workbench and with luck unlock your vehicles What if a friend steals your shit i hear you ask. well now you can unfriend them even if they are off line. and they will no longer have access to your goodies Remember - you need to assign action keys 1 and 2 on your controls options I find Tab and Q work well Hold down your Tab Key to Build (10 to 20 seconds) You can transfer Building Items to the Work bench action so you don't have to do it 1 at a time You can drop scrap metal into your watch and it will make random amount of nails - (need to be near the workbench) You can chop down trees with an axe to get random amounts of wood to build with. New APEX Update 28-Jan-2017 For Tanoa and Atlis ZKs -=LOST=- APEX - V12 In This Update show position on action menu name above the head more Zombies added sound effects for almost everything. don't you hate it when a chopper spawns under a tree - well now if you have an axe you can cut down the tree Tweaked the way the mission spawns random groups and vehicles - more random now idle chat when groups are patrolling - you may hear them before you see them. more pain sounds when you wound enemy or if the wound you or your team tweaked the boat missions Different buildings give you different supplies you can fill canteens from water sources as well as rain The mission is just more viscous ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Base Building Update 06-Feb-2017 For Tanoa and Atlis -=LOST BUILD=- V13 The Mission Required Addons Links INIDBI2 -v2.05 Database (Needed for Server Only)ZKs_Items Food, Drink and Good Stuff (Needed for Client,Server and HC) iBuild Addon The Building Addon (Needed for Client,Server) Remember - you need to assign action keys 1 and 2 on your controls options I find Tab and Q work well Hold down your Tab Key to Build (10 to 20 seconds) I also have redone a lot of the iBuild addon it now save as higher than 3 floors high- ive had 8 floors and saved well, made a compression script in the addon to convert the long building object names to 3 or 4 letters so now you can send many more objects to iniDbi2 database. added more models -Ramp, Floors and a pillar roof added a delete building object to action menu added a Transfer Building Items to the Work bench action so you don't have to do it 1 at a time made it so you can drop scrap metal into your watch and it will make random amount of nails - (need to be near the workbench) made it so you can chop down trees with an axe to get random amounts of wood to build with. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ APEX Update 24-Nov-2016 For Tanoa and Atlis ZKs -=LOST=- APEX - V11 In This Update Air vehicles have Ear Muffs to reduce noise. If you have a Rope in your player inventory you can Tow or Lift other vehicles and players can get raised or lowered from flying VTOL aircraft or choppers. You can eject and parachute out of most AIR vehicles (No Chute needed in inventory). You are able to push boats if they are on land (you need to get into driver position and then get out first). When your in the drivers position you can set ownership of the vehicle (this must be done before you can lock vehicles) You may lock vehicles only the owner can unlock them. Vehicles will stay locked for a maximum of 5 days. Vehicle inventory will be inaccessible in locked vehicles. Units in your group will try and find their own weapons,ammo and medical supplies including DEFIBS Units in your group can heal themselves if they have medical supplies in their inventory. If you have an AXE-SHOVEL-HAMMER-KNIFE-WRENCH in your inventory you can use these as Melee Weapons use LMB. No other players can take gear out of your tent or take your tent. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ZKs=-LOST=-APEX - V10 Required Addons Links INIDBI2 -v2.05 (Needed for Server Only) ZKs_Items (Needed for Client,Server and HC) For Atlis Pre APEX Zks -=LOST=- V8 (Needs INIDBI2-v204 or higher)[/size] (Includes both of the required addons) ZKs -=LOST=- V6 Armaholic Download Link: (Needs INIDBI2-v204 or higher)[/size] For MSKE ZKs -=LOST=-MSKE V6(Includes just the Mission) Link to Island Addon M.S.K.E. 4 Islands Map For NAPF ZKs -=LOST SP=- NAPF V6 Link to Island Addon NAPF A3 How To Edit and Port Mission Link to instructions on how to LINKS ZKs -=LOST SP=- Single Player version of the mission INIDBI2 -v2.05 (Needed for Server Only) ZKs_Items (Needed for Client,Server and HC) V8 Update Animals just for atmosphere You see the tool,Food and Objectsin your hand that you are using Mission objectives with rewards - and if there not completed then you may have a bigger issue to deal with For your units to pick up items Press the F# key while looking at the object and press backspace to exit the menu then you will see a unit pickup action Only Basic Weapons in Houses. Updated Weapons Tweeked lots of code Lots of tweak's to the Parameters such as Different friend Marker Options Adjustable Food and Water Options Adjustable Loot Options Adjustable Side Mission completion Times and Difficulty And the T-Virus Option (ZOMBIES). V6 Update Updated some core code. Fixed briefing error. V5 Update Added : Recruit Civilians Added " Extra Database to store Civilian Stuff. updated : Some Exit Code Still compatible with CBA and IniDBi2 V2.04 or newer. How To Use Walk up to a civilian (the ones without a gun) and when you get close You will get an action to Join Group, Click that and he is on your team. Use the F keys to select your unit. (F2-to-F5). Press 4 for him to use or find Vehicles. Press 6 for him to get Items and Guns. Press ~ to get them to Regroup or Stop. V4 Update Added param option to see other players on map without adding as friends first.[/size] Fully CBA compatible now. V3 Update Updated to use iniDBi2.04 or higher- now only uses 3 databases not 5. Choppers can spot you easier Skull inventory working better when you die. defib now will not be in assigned items (which would stop it from giving you a second life) V2 Update Updated Mission to -=LOST=- V2 It now will work with both INIDBI2-v201 and INIDBI2-v202 Thanks to ROJ for the icons code34 for INIDBI2 all the players that help test the guts out of it Enjoy People
  16. Mafia Team Work : Katalaki Bay by Der Kroi CIvilians Life feature video Workshop Subscribe Download from Armaholic for hosting server Description : Mafia Team Work is a fast paced and dynamic gamemode inspired by GTA IV Team Mafia Work with common objectives for both teams in PVP (also playable in single player or coop) and features a real civilian and cop life. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Welcome to Katalaki Bay, a small coastline town, who’s inhabitants are terrorized by mafia families that fight each other to expand territories and gain respect of local godfather, Kenny Petrovic. In Mafia Team Work, your family and yourself are working for Kenny Petrovic, in direct confrontation with an other family. Your objective is to earn more respect and prove to Petrovic that your family is the only one to trust. This gamemode is a fast paced dynamic PvP mission, in a customized & optimized area of 9km². Also playable in Singleplayer and Coop with dynamic difficulty. Missions & Targets are common to both teams. Each objective completed add Respect points to your team. When game time is over, the game ends once the current mission is completed. The team that got the highest Respect score will gain the trust of Mr. Petrovic, Godfather of Katalaki Bay. At respawn location, use flag’s menu to get a car. All cars can be field-repaired anytime. Open your GPS to reach objectives faster. You can also follow waypoints (3D Icons) that point objectives locations. . RED Objective: Kill or Destroy . BLUE Objective: Take and drop (do not destroy) . YELLOW Objective: Drop location for car or briefcase (only seen by the driver/carrier) Equipment and weapons can be found in Ammo Crates on objectives, or in your Victim’s Vehicles.------------------------------------------------------------------------ SinglePlayer/Host/Lan If you want to play SINGLEPLAYER, simply host a LAN game in the Multiplayer menu, Server Browser, host Server tab. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Many more information on your Website : https://mafiateamwork.com/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Features : _ Detailled civilian life, on car, on foot, chatting... _ Cops on patrol, reinforcement, apprehend. _ The difficulty level and the amount of weapons are dynamic, depend on the number of player connected. _ FBI and Army reinforcement link to the research level. _ A fast paced dynamic PvP mission, in a customized & optimized area with terrain cleanup for nice driving (9km²). _ Reinforcement system with research level for some Take and Drop missions. _ Stunt Jump with score. _ Bellow 80km/h, you can get out of your vehicle safely. Get out at higher speed is still possible, but is at your own risks. _ 15 detailed missions each with a large random combination. (Others will come). _ Event random with awesome stuff (Heli Army crash for the moment and one Army convoy very soon). _ When a vehicle’s engine is destroyed, it will ignite, and blow up after a moment. _ You can be polite and salute civilian, or you can dis em, or steal their car, and deal with consequences. _ Respawn with a car, no sway, 126% speed on foot, BIS revive. _ Custom sound for ambient life, dialogs and Hint. _ Ballas and Triads gang with an exclusive car color. _ Kill tickets. _ Every player's respawn with same weapon/stuff. Do you want the best ? Rush to the curently mission and get your reward ! _ If you like Hip Hop, you like this mission ;) _ No mods are required to play this mission, no mods are accepted on the server ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Official Dedicated Server : 5.101.167.228:2302 NO NEED MOD. A version with modded cars will come later. (Maybe) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Custom Difficulty Settings for the better experience : difficulty="Custom"; class DifficultyPresets { class CustomDifficulty { class Options { autoReport=0; cameraShake=0; commands=2; deathMessages=1; detectedMines=2; enemyTags=0; Armor=1; friendlyTags=0; groupIndicators=0; mapContent=0; multipleSaves=0; reducedDamage=0; scoreTable=1; staminaBar=1; stanceIndicator=2; thirdPersonView=0; visionAid=0; vonID=1; waypoints=2; weaponCrosshair=0; weaponInfo=2; }; aiLevelPreset=3; }; class CustomAILevel { skillAI=0.75; precisionAI=0.1; }; }; // Change thirdPersonView=0 to thirdPersonView=1 if you really want third person view. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Website Youtube channel Facebook Page Discord Channel Workshop Subscribe Armaholic Page
  17. Latest Version: v0.924 (July 3rd) Download from GitHub Download from ArmaHolic Previous releases: GitHub Overview Altis has fallen to the CSAT forces, and it's up to you to take it back. Embark with your teammates on a persistent campaign that will span several weeks of real time to liberate all the major cities of the island. Experience a massive CTI campaign with over 150 different capturable settlements across the entire island, Cooperate with 0 to 40 other players, with a commander role and recruitable AI troops to fill the gaps, Buy troops and vehicles using three different types of resources, Build the FOB of your dreams with an ingame "what you see is what you get" system, Fight aggressive and cunning hostile forces who react and adapt to your actions, Learn that every window is a threat thanks to the custom urban combat AI, Accomplish meaningful secondary objectives that will benefit your progression, Never lose your progress with the built-in server-side save system. How to play / How to start Tutorial video by Phlonk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC9sk7AzHAY Wiki by Bramjam: http://greuh-liberation.wikia.com/wiki/GREUH_Liberation_Wikia Bug reports It's a beta, things will break :) If you encounter a bug and want it looked into, you should be providing: SERVER LOGS (rpt files), Client logs (rpt files - one is fine, more is better), Headless client(s) logs, if applicable, Version of the mission you've been using, Modifications you've made to the original mission files, if any, Mods you're using, if any, Screenshots showing the issue, if applicable, Reproduction steps, if applicable. The more the better, fixing broken stuff is easy, reproducing issues is tough, and that's where you can really help! Follow the development > Trello You can follow the progress and see the upcoming features on Trello. If you create an account (for free) you can comment and vote, so feel free to help us prioritize the upcoming features ;) > GitHub The mission is published under the MIT license, so you can modify and redistribute it with no limitation as long as you credit me and don't hold me liable for anything. You can make the modifications you want, adding more mods for example. You can even participate in the development by submitting your own pull requests for fixes and features. > Twitter I'll be tweeting about releases and other important infos about the project, but nothing too spammy. Thanks Bohemia Interactive Studios for making such an awesome software, Farooq for FAR Revive, Jus61 and Nic547 for the German translation, Phlonk and Braghee from AUGamers for all the late night testing and their tutorial videos, Bramjam for the wiki and beta-testing effort, Larrow for his arsenal blacklist script, Aeroson for his loadout saving/loading scripts, Quiksilver for his cleanup script, Regiregi22 for the Spanish translation, All the beta testers for their invaluable feedback and bug reports. Liberation Youtube Playlist
  18. I can't seem to get this to work reliably. I have an EAST or CIV faction AI, sometimes grouped, sometimes not, which is joined to the player's group. The join takes place on the server with AI that are controlled by the server. When run in an editor server session, I can reliably get this to work even when I'm using multiple clients. It is when the scripts hit the public, dedicated server that I see problems. Sometimes the AI enter the player group correctly. Sometimes they don't, but the players can transfer player group leadership to another player already in the group and the AI will show up. Sometimes they don't, and the leadership transfer workaround doesn't workaround. Is this likely some kind of AI ownership problem? A timing problem? I haven't been experimenting much with changing things around because I can't duplicate the problem locally. I was hoping that somebody else had already gone through this. Thanks for any help or insights.
  19. Good day, Great forum and hoping someone can help, I sometime play the Escape game mode for Tanoa / Malden with friends and we use the standard game mode that comes up when I host a session. Is there any way to alter the stock MP Game in Eden?. I am aware I will need to unpack the PDO , But where would I find it and where would it have to be saved to be able to access it with EDEN. Hope someone can assist. Would appreciate a response in as simple terms as possible as I am a but of a dummy. Thanks Sandstorm
  20. Hello guys, Every time I am hosting a private Arma 3 server to mess around with my friends and some mods, the game freezes for me at random times. It is so bad I have to restart my PC. A few months earlier we've done the same and erverything worked fine. I found someone with a similar problem from 2015 which says that Teamspeak and Task force radio have a conflict and lets the game freeze, but that didn't work out for me. I couldn't find anything other regarding this problem so I'm asking you myself. I have 16GB Ram GTX960 Intel i5-4690K 3.50GH Windows 10 64bit Please tell me everything you think could work. If you have anymore questions feel free to ask.
  21. Hello folks! I've just recently taken upon myself to make a vanilla mission for steam workshop again. I've been enjoying myself a lot while doing this - however, one little thing is really anoying me right now. When using triggers, i also have them from time to time play some of the music that is in the game - to "set the mood" so to speak, which is great for certain situations. Im not talking about custom sound files that i've added myself, but the music comes with the game itself. When testing on singleplayer (through the editor) or when hosting multiplayer (also through editor) - they fire as they should, and the music is played. The problem however is that when i've now moved the .pbo file to my dedicated server - the triggers fire alright, as the mission progresses as it should - but there is no music at all. Those music "snippets" really puts the little "extra" into the mission - and i have no clue on why they dont play on dedicated servers. I usually make missions for my group, using quite a lot of mods - and im doing the same there, except - on modded missions, the music actually plays - even on dedicated server. Anyone experiencing anything similar, or have a solution for me on this? Since its just the unmodded vanilla game, i just have no clue on why its not working. //Ulfgaar
  22. All of the mods for the server.VcomAI: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=25381CBA_A3: CBA_A3 A Workshop Item for Arma 3 By: CBATeam CBA: Community Based Addons for Arma 3 Current version: 3.4.0 What does the name Community Base Addons mean? It is a system that: Offers a range of features for addon-makers and mission... Advanced Rappelling: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=31254Advanced Urban Rappelling: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=31357BloodLust: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=30802CUP Terrains-Core: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=30044EM: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=27224Mocap: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=27262RHS Pack: http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/filedetails/?id=843770737Ace: ace A Workshop Item for Arma 3 By: acemod Advanced Combat Environment 3 (ACE3) http://ace3mod.com/img/ace3-logo-black_600.png ACE3 is the collaborative efforts of the former AGM and CSE teams, along... Ares Mod-Achilles Expansion: Ares Mod - Achilles Expansion A Workshop Item for Arma 3 By: Kex Add-on description: First of all, I want to thank to Anton Struyk for his Ares Mod which expands the Zeus real-time editor with... Task Force: http://radio.task-force.ru/en/Chemical Warfare: Chemical Warfare A Workshop Item for Arma 3 By: Assaultboy This mod adds Chemical Warfare to Arma III. Github Link Summary I noticed a lack of any chemical warfare mods and I decided to fill the void the best I... Enhanced Soundscape: Enhanced Soundscape A Workshop Item for Arma 3 By: LAxemann If you enjoy our content, feel free to Donate <- (Click). Donations will be shared 50/50 with jokoho. Unlocked Uniforms: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=25418Zombies and Demons: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=28958------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Rules1. No Team Killing (only excuseable if accident)2. No Radio Spam3. No Toxicity, harassment, racism, etc4. Listen to your squad leader and command5. No leaving your radio frequenty 6. No inappropriate names (we will kick you out)=======================================================================PunishmentIf you violate any of these rules you will be given a warning by a admin, you will be given 3 warnings till we give you a ban from the server. If you don't get a ban within a week, you will get 1 extra allowed ban, meaning if you were on your 3rd ban, you will be placed on your 2st ban. Warning #1 - Verbal WarningWarning #2 - 1 Token RemovalWarning #3 - 2 Token RemovalBan #1 - Whole DayBan #2 - 2 DaysBan #3 - 3 DaysBan #4 - Permanent Ban=======================================================================Ranks For ranking, everyone will start out as a Private, depending on how well you do in your mission and depending on how well your squad leader thinks you performed, you will be ranked up this way. The MVP of the squad will earn a token towards their next rank, once you get 3 of these you qualify for the next rank .After you are ready to rank up, you must poke or ask a squad leader to get a server admin to promote you up.During gameplay you must use a rank abbreviation before your name or else we will kick you from the server.heres a example [ PVT Mogambo ][PVT (your name) ] Heres a list of all the ranks in order....--------------------------------------------------Private - PVT - 0 Tokens---------------------Private 2 - PVT2 - 3 Tokens---------------------Private First Class - PFC - 3 Tokens---------------------Corporal - CPL - 3 Tokens---------------------Sergeant - SGT - 3 Tokens---------------------Sergeant First Class - SFC - 5 Tokens---------------------Master Sergeant - MSG - 5 Tokens--------------------- Sergeant Major - SGM - 5 Tokens--------------------- Warrant Officer - WO1 - 5 Tokens---------------------Lieutenant - LT - 7 Tokens--------------------- First Lieutenant - 1LT - 7 Tokens--------------------- Second Lieutenant - 2LT - 7 Tokens---------------------Captain - CPT - 9 Tokens---------------------Major - MAJ - 9 Tokens---------------------Lieutenant Colenel - 11 Tokens---------------------Colonel - COL - 11 Tokens---------------------Brigardier General - 12 Tokens--------------------- Lieutenant General - LTG - 15 Tokens---------------------General - GEN - 20 Tokens---------------------General of the Army - GA - Can't earn=======================================================================RequirementsIn order to play you need.....Arma 3Teamspeak ( 184.174.175.116 )Mic (recommended)We will annouce when the server comes up in our group, typically when there is 1 hour before we start.=======================================================================If you have any mod suggestings, post them below, we would love to add a more realism experance to our server. :)
  23. Hi, bought the game yesterday, played for about 2 hours in the singleplayer and then moved to multiplayer. On every server, I try to play I get disconnected after 5 minutes with the message "No message received for x seconds". It's like something in my pc blocks the multiplayer for this game because my internet is fine. Please help me find a solution.
  24. Zeus-Community MILSIM Gaming Nights (Mainly coop some PvP) Server located in the UK Player base is mainly European however we do have members from the Middle East, U.S, Russia & South Africa Friendly mature well organised environment that takes milsim gaming seriously without going over the top. Ask Yourselves: Want more from ArmA than Wastelands, Altis life and KOTH ? Can't find a decent server to play organised milsim on ? Don't want to undergo anal initiation ceremonies to join a clan server? Don't want some teenage brat speaking down to you ? Want to play larger scale ops (Platoon strength)? Why not try a well established community server that has evolved with OFP/ARMA for well over a decade. We would like to openly invite any ArmA3 players who want to play the game seriously and are happy to cooperate and work with other players to our twice weekly gaming sessions. What can we offer Good organised milsim in a mature public environment Good quality admins with a no nonsense approach to the unwanted Nearly 200 tried and tested missions Enhanced experience using our optional Client-side addon pack Public Server Events When: Sundays: ---------- 18:30 hrs --- Organised Custom Made coops and A&D's Thursdays: ------- 18:30 hrs --- Organised Custom Made coops and A&D's Where: Server: Zeus Community #1 Public MILSIM: Filter for MILSIM to find it more easily or Remote IP: 185.103.96.3:2302 Teamspeak: teamspeak.zeus-community.net (No password) or 185.103.96.3 If the server appears locked, join teamspeak, contact an admin and ask for an unlock (VERBALLY please don't poke them). What do I need All you need is the vanilla game (Nothing extra) If you wish to take a leadership role, then voice comms is essential For a more fulfilling experience we recommend Joining our teamspeak server Download and install our @ZClient clientside addon pack If you need help Your first point of call should be our Central information Repository Google Doc. This has detailed information and guides on how to set up addons, use teamspeak etc If the document doesn't lead you to an answer, you are always welcome to pop onto our teamspeak server and badger an admin Links Website: http://zeus-community.net @ZClient Central information Repository Google Doc. Further Reading If you enjoy the experience and stick around, our addon server will then become available to you. This is a completely different experience to the vanilla game. Using such mods as Task Force Radio, ACE and RHS will open up a new world in Arma for you. We also offer some training that will benefit most players, especially giving you confidence to lead a squad.
  25. Hi! So here's my problem: I want a script to execute only for players within hearing distance of a NPC The script will be executed from another script, the latter being launched from an addaction. I want the script to execute only on the machines of players nearby but obviously can't use a trigger area to count them. How should I go about it?
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