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Posted 24 June 2011 - 22:29

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For The Life Of A Friend

Version:
1.8
Author: Undeceived
Required game version: Arma 2: Combined Operations (v. 1.62)




Scenario description:
"We went out to have some fun teasing Jegorow, the new castle caretaker. But then everything turned out differently..."


Features:
- Civilian style mission
- A story about friendship, murder and revenge
- Fully voiced (German)
- English and German subtitles (also English subtitles for the Polish and Russian version of Arma 2)
- Uses Silola's DAC, which makes combat situations a blast!
- Self made music by the author, among other custom music
- Many cutscenes


Required addons:
- "Armed Civilians" by W0lle (version: 1.02)
(contained in the mission download)

- Editor upgrades by Jon-C5- and Mapfact
(contained in the mission download)


Screenshots:

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Versions:
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Known bugs in version 1.8:
- Script errors: If you start Arma 2 with parameter -showScriptErrors, there might appear script errors, which come out of the DAC scripts. These errors however do not influence the gameplay and the mission's functionality in any way and are not showstoppers! Anyway it is recommended to play without the start parameter -showScriptErrors.
- Remove AI team mate's pistols as soon as possible and give them rifles to prevent the Arma 2-pistol bug, which sometimes happens (AI doesn't move anymore).



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For The Life Of A Friend 1.8: @ OFPEC | @ Armaholic | @ Armabase


Edited by undeceived, 13 August 2015 - 17:12.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 22:31

Is this a mission where you try to survive in a warzone or something?

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 22:33

Not exactly. It is about friendship and about revenge.
But depending of how you play it - yes, you'll have to survive in a warzone.

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 01:05

I just got the task to
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and I thought I'd say that so far this is an absolutely fantastic experience. I'm usually very critical of mods that attempt to tell stories, and never met a voiced ArmA cutscene that I liked, but you have done really outstanding work here. The German voiceovers sound pretty good to a non-speaker, and not being able to hear every flaw keeps me immersed, oddly enough. The setting and music is chosen perfectly, the time of day is very cinematic and the writing is even decent in translation. And you've done some clever things with animations. I loved the part when the guy threw a rock at the car only to have it bounce off and hit him in the face!

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Edit: Just finished. I can't recommend this mission enough. Everyone should download it and save if for later when they have a spare two hours. So many missions try and fail to accomplish what this one pulls off so well.

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Edited by maturin, 25 June 2011 - 03:06.


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Posted 25 June 2011 - 10:03

Thanks, maturin! :)

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 10:06

Congrats on the release, Undeceived! :)

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 10:31

It'd better have zombies in it.

Downloading nao.

EDIT - Finished it. Well, I didn't see no zombies, but what I wasn't expecting was an excellent mission. Great voicing, great storytelling, and plenty of chances to hit people with cars. :)

I thought there might be a zombie moment coming when I saw this ...but no zombies. :P

Edited by CameronMcDonald, 25 June 2011 - 14:11.


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Posted 25 June 2011 - 15:09

I thought there might be a zombie moment coming when I saw this ...but no zombies. :P


Dammit! This was a bug! :) Did this cutscene end somehow atleast or did you have to reload?

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 15:12

It ended fine - dragged on a little bit (the dude just crouch walking, then he stopped, the car drove up to him, then he died (I assume shot by the passenger?), and then came towards the camera), but the mission continued fine. :)

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 15:48

Yeah... You're the second person who reported that the man was crawling...

For other players who tried the mission: Did you experience the same or did the man walk normally to the car? (We're talking about this part of the mission where
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)

Anyway, I will fix this!

Thanks for the confirmation!

Edited by Undeceived, 16 January 2012 - 17:24.

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 18:59

This is an absolutely excellent example of storytelling in Arma 2, and heartily recommended. I won't spoil anything much, but be prepared for something quite different, and quite heart-pumpingly exciting. I suggest you allow yourself to be immersed as far as you can - it's not that hard either :D

Great job as always, Undeceived!

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 21:44

this is definitely something different, good job.

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 22:07

Fantastic mission, 5/5!

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 00:56

Ok, usually I don't play SP stuff... but in ten years of OFP, A1 and A2 I didn't see a better mission than this!

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 09:23

Thanks a lot for your kind words, guys! :) :)

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 11:44

i also can just recommend that movielike mission, great job, Undeceived;)
it would be not half as good without voiceacting
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Posted 27 June 2011 - 22:07

i also can just recommend that movielike mission, great job, Undeceived
it would be not half as good without voiceacting


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Awesome mission, taste of a MovieStyle, differend to any other Mission, but this is what the story is....outstanding!!

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 06:55

I started playing this last night. I had a beta crash so that stopped me for the night [Not mission related], but I did get through the intro...I like the way the story is building. Good work.

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 07:04

Terrific work. I always love when someone makes a mission that totally reinvents my perspective on my already favorite game.

After finishing the mission, I was just sitting there staring at the screen wanting to continue ..like... living Priotr's life.

A sequel would be amazing. I bet those mafia had funding connections with Chedaki-linked arms dealers ;)

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 21:51

A sequel would be amazing. I bet those mafia had funding connections with Chedaki-linked arms dealers ;)


Nah. The Chedaki couldn't even get themselves as many AK74s as NAPA, and these guys had M4s.
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