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Posted 12 April 2011 - 15:37

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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Posted 12 April 2011 - 16:13

The red dot IS the laser..
Some ordnance can be locked and fired to it.

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 16:14

Just hold the red dot on your target. A GBU should do the rest.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 00:08

Ok I see. But how much time goes by before boom?

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 00:09

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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Posted 13 April 2011 - 00:11

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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Posted 13 April 2011 - 01:28

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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Posted 13 April 2011 - 02:24

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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Posted 13 April 2011 - 03:11

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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Posted 13 April 2011 - 07:37

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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Posted 13 April 2011 - 08:25

Yeah, calling in the tomahawks was cool^^
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 09:03

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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Posted 13 April 2011 - 09:09

It was still fun, and the view from up there was really cool
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 09:15

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 :].

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what i can't say about night skies in Arma2, btw :-/
just i dummy poster with bloomed/glowing bulletholes

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 10:36

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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Posted 13 April 2011 - 11:12

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 ;-)

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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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Posted 13 April 2011 - 12:03

Scroll down to the Laser Bombing screenshots and watch the Secret Police HQ go up-
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Posted 14 April 2011 - 15:58

There's something remarkably satisfying about destroying a helo in flight with a laser guided bomb, courtesy of your SOFLAM.
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Posted 14 April 2011 - 16:07

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...bined_arms.html
(scroll down about 70% of the page to the section titled
The Forward Air Controller (FAC)

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 13:49

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