While playing the new Take On Hinds expansion I noticed that in Expert mode, there is no visual indication of the currently selected weapon. To get this you have to turn on the full HUD in the game options which also displays all the dials - which I didn't really want.
This small addon displays the currently selected weapon and remaining ammo in the top right of the screen while in a vehicle. Although I made it with the Hinds expansion in mind, it will work in standard ToH and should work for any vehicle, not just helicopters.
I made this for those that like to play in Expert mode, but would still like to know which piece of very expensive ordanance they are about to waste!
There was a serious flaw in my previous versions which mean that the weapons indicator did not display after an in-game revert. I have completely re-written the addon now to cater for this problem and it should now work as expected.
Also - I have removed the original addon that used the BIS hint system and now just link to the version that uses the user interface instead.
NOTE - THIS VERSION WILL REQUIRE CBA_TOH
You can download the addon from my server using the following link;
Removed mirror link for now until I have informed modsaholic...
You wll need CBA_TOH which can be downloaded from here
Download both addons, extract the archive and place both @jed_weapCheckAlt and @CBA_TOH into your Take on Helicopters root folder.
You can then either;
1. Add the mods to you -mod switch in your shortcut,
2. Use the in-game expansion menu to activate them (will require a game restart).
3. Use your favourite launcher in the normal way. I use Six Updater - it is very good!
The weapon indicator will initialise automatically, you don't need to do anything to turn it on in game.
Should work in any version of Take On Helicopters with or without the Hinds DLC.
I have tested in multiplayer, both LAN and Dedicated and it seems to work fine.
Thanks to BIS for making yet another awesome game.
Thanks to the BI Forums community for your support, knowledge and dedication to making BI games the best in the business.
Thanks to my familly for letting me waste far too much time on BI products!
None that I know of, but please let me know if you find any or have a feature request.
Edited by Jedra, 23 May 2012 - 14:18.