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Posted 22 July 2011 - 21:02 #1

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UPDATE
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*****REMOVE ALL PREVIOUS VERSIONS OF mar_f18.pbo/fz_f18.pbo/mar_pilot.pbo*****


Hello!

It has been a long time since I done anything with the F/A-18 and I would like to say thanks to all of you who have taken interest in this project. This version has been sitting on my shelf for too long and I thought I would release it. It is not 100% complete, but many of the previous issues have been fixed (at least I hope they are). I know some of you will find issues and make them known. I will try to iron them out as they come, but I cannot guarantee fixing them in a timely manner.

All of the textures have been redone by my homeboy Pharohx.. he did an awesome job!

To avoid problems.... PLEASE delete any older versions of mar_f18.pbo/fz_f18.pbo/mar_pilot.pbo



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REQUIRED:
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ARMA II CO
CBA
GLT_Missilebox
mar_pilot (INCLUDED)



STRONGLY RECOMMENDED:
mando_missile.pbo


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DESCRIPTION :
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Aircraft can be found under:
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Blufor > USMC > 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (2MAW)

Blufor > US Navy > Carrier Air Wing Eleven (CVW-11)

Blufor > RAAF > No. 1 Squadron (1SQN)



USMC Pilot can be found under:
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Blufor > USMC > Men > USMC Fighter Pilot


USN Pilot can be found under:
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Blufor > US Navy > Men > USN Fighter Pilot



FOLD WINGS:
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this animate ["l_wingfold",1]
this animate ["r_wingfold",1]

OPEN CANOPY:
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this animate ["canopy",1]



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CONTENT/FEATURES/CHANGES/BUGS :
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I have decided to release this version because it has been sitting on my shelf for months now. Many of the previous problems have been fixed, however, there are still several things that need to be addressed. I will work on them when I have time.

At this time this addon contains USMC F/A-18F variant, US Navy F/A-18F, and RAAF F/A-18F.


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CHANGELOG/BUGS/KNOWN ISSUES:
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CHANGES:
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UPDATE mar_2MAW_V2.0
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Cant remember all of the fixes I have done...

UPDATE mar_2MAW_V1.8 (with a special thanks to Mandoble)
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FIXED: Damper now works perfectly!!
FIXED: Lift envelope was off (plane took off by itself at like 150 km/hr)
IMPROVED: HUD
IMPROVED: Afterburner flame
FIXED: Chernarus lag (tested with 5 F/A-18 vers 5 SU-34, only lagged once and that was during an explosion)
ADDED: Extended_Eventhandler (CBA Required)
ADDED: Two more US Navy fighters
ADDED: New MFD 3 with startup
ADDED: Indicator Lights with startup
REWORKED: The whole addon, rewrote scripts from .sqs to .sqf, removed scripts, renamed classnames of aircraft, renamed addon to MAR tag. (A big thanks goes out to Franze and the ones that helped him with the original F/A-18.)
FIXED: AI landing gear issue (still havent had a chance to check them landing)
FIXED: LOD issue
REVERTED: Back to vanilla ArmA II useraction Gear Up/Gear Down
STARTED: Working on new added bonuses with Mandoble.
SPECIAL THANKS: USMC (#2)[GLT]MYKE, (#3)F2F_BHO, (#4)FRANZE, (#5)MANDOBLE, / US Navy (00)JDOG in appreciation for helping me your names are on each of those numbered planes and along with a special WSO!!!


UPDATE mar_2MAW_V1.7 (REMOVED DUE TO ANNOYING ERRORS)
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REMOVED: F/A-18F marker
FIXED: Engage Afterburner action
IMPROVED: I really like the new textures (Thanks F2F_BHO and tromac)
IMPROVED: The afterburner flame
SPECIAL THANKS: USMC (#2)[GLT]MYKE, (#3)F2F_BHO, (#4)FRANZE, (#5)MANDOBLE, / US Navy (00)JDOG in appreciation for helping me your names are on each of those numbered planes and along with a special WSO!!!
FINISHED: Startup sequence for MFD 1, MFD 2 (I have more plans for them in the future)
CHANGED: HUD color
FIXED: takeoff speed actually it is now around 175!
FIXED: Can use player profile face with pilot
FIXED: Canopy angle to high when open, Bottom of canopy should almost pass through top of WSO seat.
DID THE BEST THAT I CAN AT THIS MOMENT ON THE DAMPERS...THEY STILL NOT THE BEST BUT I FEEL IN TIME THEY WILL BE
ADDED: No. 1 Squadron of the Royal Austrailian Air Force (Textures done wonderfully by tromac!!)
IMPLEMENTED: hiddenselections on the planes so the file will stay small and faster..
WIP: the cockpit might have some black areas that should have textures.. i know about that and actually am planning on redoing the cockpit. will be on later update.
CORRECTED LAND CONTACT POINT: plane was hovering a little should be good now.



UPDATE mar_2MAW_V1.6
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ADDED: Dampers to aircraft
SCALED: Canopy a little down to real life scale
FIXED: AI Landing gear issue (now retracts landing gear on takeoff, havent checked if it lowers on landing)
FIXED: Units not getting in
FIXED: landing crashes (doesnt damage as often)

UPDATE mar_2MAW_V1.5
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FIXED: US Navy faction error
ADDED: PVS14 to pilot
**ADDED: Holster script (Thanks to Celery) (not working)
IMPROVED: HUD Compass texture and HUD display
FIXED: Flight Path Indicator and ILS
IMPROVED: F/A-18 unit picture
FOUND: Corrected something that removedAllWeapons from pilot.. I fixed it.
IMPROVED: The user actions.. check them out!
SOLVED: EJECTION FAIL issue (due to running ACE ejection )

UPDATE mar_2MAW_V1.4
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ADDED: Carrier Air wing Eleven (CVW-11) VFA-14: Blufor > US Navy > Carrier Air Wing Eleven (CVW-11)
FIXED: useraction title "Lower Landing Gear" and "Retract Landing Gear"
FIXED: ERROR "pvs14.p3d not found"
ADDED: GEAR to Fighter Pilot

("Binocular_Vector","Throw","Put","ItemMap","ItemCompass","ItemWatch","ItemRadio","ItemGPS","M9")
CHANGED: mar_pilot now can be found under: Blufor > USMC > Men > Fighter Pilot
IMPROVED: mar_pilot addon, especially worked on helmet and rvmat.
ADDED: Pilot now has control of machine gun with crosshair (Thanks to Tasel)
FIXED: WSO optics (Thanks to Tasel) now optics include normal, nightvision, thermal white, thermal black.
ADDED: zoom levels to WSO optics (Thanks to Tasel)

UPDATE mar_2MAW_V1.3
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RESOLVED: TAILHOOK ISSUE - But I think there might be still two actions that pop up, but I dont think they are on my part, because my useractions would be "Tailhook DOWN" and "Tailhook UP".
REMOVED "F-18" which was really F35B
FIXED Ejection error
FIXED not positively sure but hopefully fixed the multiplayer landing gear issue.
CHANGED now can be found under: Blufor > USMC > 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (2MAW)
COMING SOON: Carrier Air Wing Eleven (CVW-11) VFA-14: Blufor > US Navy > Carrier Air Wing Eleven (CVW-11)

UPDATE mar_2MAW_V1.2
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FIXED mar_pilot.. no longer running into invisible walls on Nimitz deck
REMOVED extra "gear up' and 'gear down" actions
FIXED Pilot View centered for all units
FIXED Pilot RTM file so pilot is not situated nicely in cockpit
RESOLVED Scaling Issue - I checked the dimensions of the F/A-18F and the model is nearly perfect on scale.

UPDATE mar_2MAW_V1.1
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* FIXED: MMA - Need to make corrections on the ViewPilot view. pilots and gunners heads seems too off center (HIGH)
* FIXED (sort of) : I changed it back to green hud... I know the horizon bar turns... it will have to do for now


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CLASSNAMES :
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Aircraft:

MARINES
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vmfa_aw533_01
vmfa_aw533_02
vmfa_aw533_03
vmfa_aw533_04
vmfa_aw533_05


NAVY
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vfa_14_200
vfa_14_202


RAAF
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no_1sqn_204
no_1sqn_206
no_1sqn_208
no_1sqn_210
no_1sqn_212

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INSTALLATION :
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The PBO and Sign files in the archive need to be extracted into your ArmA/Addons folder.
However the mod folder method is the better solution.
Copy the following URL into your browser to view a Mod Folder Tutorial : http://tinyurl.com/armamodfolder


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CREDITS AND THANKS :
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Pharohx
[GLT] Myke
ANZACSAS Steve
Mandoble
F2F_BHO
Tasel

and many more out there in the community... thank you!



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DISCLAIMER :
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I take no responsibility for (im)possible damage to your game/system that may be caused
by installation of this Addon. This Addon is also prohibited to be used in any commercial product.

This readme has been made by using the ArmedAssault.info Readme Generator.
Check ArmedAssault.info to get the latest ArmA news !


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Edited by Meatball0311, 09 February 2012 - 18:17.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 21:28 #2

oh my god! downloading now!

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 21:32 #3

very NICE................................................:P.....
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Posted 22 July 2011 - 21:40 #4

AWESOME!!!! JIZZ IN MY PANTS!!!! Excellent work Meatball!

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 21:51 #5

Today was a good day, I didn't have to use my AK. But I did just bomb the shit out of someone with my F/A-18.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 22:15 #6

This is awsome on so manny levels, thank you meatball !

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 22:31 #7

Great but Im little confused , 166mb? Isnt too large for an aircraft addon?
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Posted 22 July 2011 - 22:35 #8

hey Meat ball hit me up when you get a sec...
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Posted 22 July 2011 - 22:36 #9

Great but Im little confused , 166mb? Isnt too large for an aircraft addon?


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Posted 22 July 2011 - 22:41 #10

Thanks Meatball0311 :smile_o:

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 22:54 #11

WOW Meatball this is AWESOME! With the updated Nimitz hours of fun now!

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 23:16 #12

Great job Meatball! You've given this old bird another chance at life, and it's wonderful seeing her from OFP and still living strong with a makeover thanks to those of you who worked on her :)

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 23:30 #13

just a note, it looks very out of scale, way too large. Good work otherwise.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 23:42 #14

Was thinking the same, SA.

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 00:12 #15

I think you guys might be on to something here! :cool: :rolleyes:

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Nice to see it finally out, keep up the good work!
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Posted 23 July 2011 - 00:13 #16

That's because what you linked is the F-18 C/D, this is E/F which is larger.
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Posted 23 July 2011 - 00:14 #17

That's because what you linked is the F-18 C/D, this is E/F which is larger.
[IMG]http://www.aerospaceweb.org/aircraft/fighter/f18ef/f18_schem_01.gif[/IM]


Yes the F is wider and longer but ground clerance and cockpit size is essentially the same.

Edit: pay attention to the space behind the navigator in the cockpit, also the clearance between the ejection seat and the canopy top.

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[IMG]http://www.carrierbuilders.net/store/images/F-18-003-A5.jpg[/IMG]

compared to:

http://www.arma2base.de/content/images/fz_f18_02.jpg

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 00:22 #18

I'm with Soul Assassin on this. The scale is off.

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Then look at this

Its way too large relative to the crew.
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Posted 23 July 2011 - 00:25 #19

Good point, that frame is a bit supersized.

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 00:27 #20

Great to see all of you are excited, but I just got a message from Mandoble and he would like for me to remove the MMA due to future updates could cause problems. It should be ok for now, because MMA was an extra addition, it was not in the Required Addons section. I am going to upload a new one without MMA. Stay tuned for updates about MMA. Once again MMA is NOT REQUIRED.

Using MMA is however a great bonus to this addon..

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Will work on the scaling issue..
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