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How do you use the Laser Designator?

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Sorry about the other vague post.

I don't use ACE.

What keypresses control the Laser Designator? :confused:

Left mouse shows a red dot, but then I can't find any keypress to continue with lacing the target.

Using ArmaIIOA v1.57.

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Just aiming at something with a laser does not make anything go boom, you need another unit to shoot at the designated spot, or script something yourself.

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Ok I see. But how much time goes by before boom?
Depends on how long a aircraft with a GBU on board or a SADARM Artillery round needs to get there..the laser designator does nothing on its one exept marking the target for the Seeker.

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make sure you have the soflam, make sure you have batteries, select it in the action mean (weapon soflam), then press your aim button, and click.

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Just aiming at something with a laser does not make anything go boom, you need another unit to shoot at the designated spot, or script something yourself.

Do you know how crazy Arma 2 would be if it really was like that?! Just go around rampaging with a laser.

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Do you know how crazy Arma 2 would be if it really was like that?! Just go around rampaging with a laser.

Yup.

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Sorry about the other vague post.

I don't use ACE.

What keypresses control the Laser Designator? :confused:

Left mouse shows a red dot, but then I can't find any keypress to continue with lacing the target.

Using ArmaIIOA v1.57.

you seriously miss mission from vanilla Arma2 campaign.

thats was really GOOD intro for LD usage :)

IMO.

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Yeah, calling in the tomahawks was cool^^

yeah. good memories :P

only one weakness - usually tomahawks set-up for pitch up attack[missile grab height alittle before hit target and then hit it almost verically] in LD-pointed fire missions :)

not only increase penetration[in case of needs and lack of AA], but decrease obstacles obstruction/chance to hit in urban/cross-terrain area.

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It was still fun, and the view from up there was really cool

yeah, espe with decent GFX setting.

sunset, you know ... look cool -)

thats why about 70% of my missions was on early morning or early night[aside CoverOps nature of them :].

p.s.

what i can't say about night skies in Arma2, btw :-/

just i dummy poster with bloomed/glowing bulletholes

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It was sunrise ;)

I think the night Sky inArma is pretty good. You can even navigate by the stars, if you know how its done.

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It was sunrise ;)

I think the night Sky inArma is pretty good. You can even navigate by the stars, if you know how its done.

yeah, with good viewdistance, every[sunrise or sundown]sunset in Arma2 is wonderful in decent weather.

hope someone will return to "hisky" mod again ;-)

p.s.

sure, but its LOOK weird !!

original OFP sky, for example/reference isnt that handy, but look more or less natural[from distance ;].

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There's something remarkably satisfying about destroying a helo in flight with a laser guided bomb, courtesy of your SOFLAM.

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and then there's the ability to hit helicopters with hellfires using the GDT mod laser targeting from the apache - awesome fun

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here's the best guide on using an unmodded laser designator

http://ttp2.dslyecxi.com/combined_arms.html

(scroll down about 70% of the page to the section titled

The Forward Air Controller (FAC)

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Hi, i only use to use the LD in multiplayer, and what i is:

- Equip a LD instead Binocs.

- Take 1 LD battery.

- Talk with someone that can fly LGB planes.

- Reach an agreement to be his/her FAC on the ground.

- Report about the battlefield's situation and my actual and future movements.

- Report in capital letters when i have a valid target (i.e: T90, BTR90, INF, etc...).

- Report clearly when i stop designating targets, because i've to move or because i've NMEs close.

That's how i use to use the LD most of the times; in MP. Let's C ya

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Hi, i only use to use the LD in multiplayer, and what i is:

- Equip a LD instead Binocs.

- Take 1 LD battery.

- Talk with someone that can fly LGB planes.

- Reach an agreement to be his/her FAC on the ground.

- Report about the battlefield's situation and my actual and future movements.

- Report in capital letters when i have a valid target (i.e: T90, BTR90, INF, etc...).

- Report clearly when i stop designating targets, because i've to move or because i've NMEs close.

That's how i use to use the LD most of the times; in MP. Let's C ya

good intro.

and if Arma2 include add-on with ground-based semiactive[LD -guided]Hellfire missile launcher or similary-capable[predator, global hawk, new Navvy UAV bomber]UAV or even laser-pointed Atacms round for M270, its could be even easier/deadlier -)

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