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  1. More mission wizard variants (207 votes [23.26%])

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  2. More AI improvments (212 votes [23.82%])

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  3. More persistent support (DB exc) (81 votes [9.10%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.10%

  4. More missions' control tools (217 votes [24.38%])

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 18:39

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MCC WIKI LINK (help us expend it)


Current Version: r10 Hotfix
https://github.com/s...C_changelog.txt

Mission Control Center or MCC in short is a powerful game mode, tool or mission (depends on how you want to play it) that let the ArmA player complete freedom as a mission maker.

With MCC you can build complected missions the way you wanted in few minutes and save them as a mission file or in your profile to share with friends.

MCC have a dynamic AI system that called GAIA that gives AI more human like tactics while they flank, support and use CAS or artillery.

MCC holds unique mission generator so if you can just push in some variables and MCC will generate a complete random mission set to your play-style and the amount of players and objectives needed.

MCC holds much more as unique: IED, CAS, Evac Helicopters aproch, air drops, 3D editor, persistence database for players levels and achievements and many many more.



Highlights and need to knows
• Complete new GUI that gives full control to the mission maker from a map perspective.
• Open 3D Editor by ALT-mouse click.
• Units controlled by GAIA (new AI) show up with a G in their name on the map.
• Send any non GAIA controlled group to GAIA by just clicking 'GIVE TO GAIA'. The group will now be controlled by GAIA in the given zone (left of button) and behavior (left of button).
• Multiple group select and manual waypoints. (manual waypoints cancel GAIA).
• Spice up your existing missions with fully AI controlled mortar, artillery, CAS and air patrols.
• Notice aggressive attacks from AI that prevent you from lazy 'Duck shooting' sessions.
• See what the AI does (GAIA) as it generates waypoints, that you can update and cancel whenever you like.
• GAIA get's her target information from any unit on the map, including not under GAIA control. (so even players on the same side of GAIA).
• GAIA can play against GAIA. Each side can be run completely seperate.
• GAIA can be used seperate from MCC (as long as you have the addon) in your exisiting missions (video on how to will be there next couple of days)
• More......

IniDBi:
It is best if you'll download and use IniDBi mod on the server for MCC role selection and to keep a persistance players Data Base.
http://forums.bistud...hout-databases!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faglB3Y5SBc&feature=youtu.be


About GAIA in MCC
GAIA stands for Greater Artificial Intelligence. Ever since I typed my first 2 lines of MCC code it has been going through my mind. What if the AI did…? Why isn’t this….? …..These and a zillion other questions have haunted me for too long. GAIA is my answer to most of these questions. So, now you know my personal motivation, let’s move on to the system itself. This document tries to focus on the intent of GAIA and the design decisions that have been made. I won't try to explain how all of the code works, but after reading this document you should have a clear understanding of what GAIA stands for, what choices she makes and how she operates.

GAIA can best be seen as a higher level lead organization that is tasked to make all groups work towards (a) common goal(s). GAIA does not improve and tries not to influence the behavior at group level.
So what is it that GAIA wants? The main goal of GAIA is to defend territory.

To do that she makes sure that:
• All assets are used intelligently. Know your units, what can they do, what are their weaknesses.
• Responses to threat are in proportion. Do not send more troops then needed, but also make sure it is enough to deal with the opposing threat.
• Understand the priorities. The closer a threat is to the center of the territory (zone), the higher the priority.

In future versions of GAIA goals will be expanded and might even grow to fully commanding offensive battles.

More about GAIA in MCC and how to use it: https://dl.dropboxus...1.0 Release.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6m2jnpV-JI


You'll get:
3D editor – You can place units and object in 3D save them, load them, add some unique presets for them.

Group generator – You can create any custom made group you'll like and place on the battlefield, plus you can control any MCC's placed or preplaced AI group and give it new waypoints and behaviors.

Box Generator – Spawn a box with any items, weapons etc. you'd like.
Set time and weather – Change the mission set and atmosphere.

Client setting – Client's can adjust view distance and grass density to save some CPU load.

MCC Zones – Everything in MCC is connected to zones AI will patrol zones, attack, lay ambushes, garrison buildings and more.

Benchmark tools and Debug tools – Check local, server and HC server FPS, open BIS debug console send some code online using the command line.

Close Air Support – Call for many different types of CAS from gun-runs, rockets runs, AT attack, AA attack etc.

Artillery support – Call for even many more artillery support as DPICM, HE, flares smoke etc.

MCC Console – Let a player control support aspects as UAV, Evac, artillery and even AC-130.

IED – Place IEDs that are only detonated by spotters or pressyre plates. Place ambush groups link it to an IED or link IED together to create a daisy chain effect. Define if an IED radio trigger can be scrambled by specific vehicles.

Armed Civilans – Place arme civilans that will suprise the players as the approch and open fire. The players can neutralize and even capture the armed civilians.

Suicide Bombers – Place Suicide bombers that will chase the players and explode once they get near.

Convoy Generator – Create custom AI convoy that will keep in formation and even spawn with HVT inside.

Unit Managment – Manage any units on the battlefield. Hijack and play as any AI, teleport the AI, make them do a HALO jump and more.

Custom AI Behavior – AI will fortify in buildings, place mines, throw smoke grenades, use empty vehicles, supress with automatic rifles, flank and much more.

IED, Minefields, Armed Civilians and Suicide Bombers – Diverse you battlefield with advanced IED module, place an IED connect it to a spotter or make it proximity mine. Determine the time it will take disarm it, how far unit should be close to it to get it off, what kind of damage will it make, do we want to kill the players, scare them or wound them?

MCC is a tool build for MP and dedicated servers, any thing you'll do will be done on the remote server or on the Headless Client and not locally on the player client.

That way this tool can support lots of players and abuse as it doesn't strain the client.

You can restrict MCC to admin only, players or roles.

MCC supports BIS Headless Client.

As mentioned above, its a Beta. We realize the product is not perfect, but with your help we will make it perfect. So dont be shy!

How do I use this?
Well once you'll start a mission, any mission you'll have mission generator action in the action menu. Just click it.



Tutorials to MCC 3 (a bit old but it including installation) by ConnorG

Large scale dynamic missions on Jester814 Youtube's channel

You can find an old (MCC 2) PDF manual here (or inside the installation folder):
https://www.dropbox..../manual-mmc.pdf

Download Link - MP Mission version - Stratis:
https://www.dropbox....box.Stratis.pbo

Download Link - MP Mission version - Altis:
https://www.dropbox....ndbox.altis.pbo

Download Link - MP/SP Mod version:
https://www.dropbox....mcc_sandbox.rar

Download Link - Template mission:
https://www.dropbox....le missions.rar

Adjusting the mod or mission
In the mission version just edit the init.sqf file.
In the mod version add this to the init.sqf in the mission you are playing and edit the parameters as you see fit:


MCC YouTube Channel:


http://www.youtube.c...zCKz7ijyxXpKUnw


Init:
you can overwrite this init by making your own init or changing it in the mission version:


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Edited by shay_gman, 30 April 2015 - 17:26.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 18:54

Awesome work mate !!!
Can wait to try it out ;)

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 19:07

iPad Design ? :D i like it

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 19:33

Wont show up ingame O.o theres no menu for it

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 19:36

Mission Version? why not for arma2 anymore? :-( Did you stop dev. on the arma2 Version?

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 19:51

Wont show up ingame O.o theres no menu for it


Don't forget to use CBA

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 20:12

Don't forget to use CBA


I did use CBA, i found out it didnt extract the files right. (not sure why)

But it works now ;D

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 20:34

Thank you very much for informing us about this release :cool:
It is great to see this in Arma 3 now as well.


Release frontpaged on the Armaholic homepage.

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Mission Control Center Sandbox 3 [ALPHA]

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PS: if that is ok with you I have combined the mission with the mod in one 7z archive. Let me know if that is not what you want and I remove it :)
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Posted 19 March 2013 - 20:34

Woohoo!! A big thank you for making MCC_Sandbox available for ARMA 3!

Currently I cannot download the PDF manual due : "This file can not be viewed or downloaded because the owner of this file, shay_gman's 50 megabyte bandwidth for today has been exceeded. Please try again tomorrow OR encourage the owner of this file to upgrade." I assume mirrors will be made available at Armaholic soonish!

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 20:53

Thank you very much for informing us about this release :cool:
It is great to see this in Arma 3 now as well.


Release frontpaged on the Armaholic homepage.

http://www.armaholic...wnload_a3_3.png
Mission Control Center Sandbox 3 [ALPHA]

http://www.armaholic...ired_addons.png
Community Base addons A3



PS: if that is ok with you I have combined the mission with the mod in one 7z archive. Let me know if that is not what you want and I remove it :)

Thanks Foxhound, np with the combining thingy :P

Woohoo!! A big thank you for making MCC_Sandbox available for ARMA 3!

Currently I cannot download the PDF manual due : "This file can not be viewed or downloaded because the owner of this file, shay_gman's 50 megabyte bandwidth for today has been exceeded. Please try again tomorrow OR encourage the owner of this file to upgrade." I assume mirrors will be made available at Armaholic soonish!


Yeah it's on bad file sharing site, i'll move it to dropbox.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 21:28

Aaaaaaaalright :yay: :yay:

Gonna be up on the 88th Blue Devils Dedicated server. Were up sometimes lol :cool:

But will be on alot more with this baby out :yay:

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 22:01

Thanks mate, for someone like me who has a passion for mission making but no longer the time to spend building them b4 playing them with my clan, this is perfect! Spent several hours last nite testing the Arma2 version and its bloody brilliant!

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 22:14

3D mission editor?? WOW nice. I haven't tried it yet but, why did Bohemia say they couldn't officially implement that if you did it? Oh well
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Posted 19 March 2013 - 23:15

Fantastic news shay .. well done mate! Good to see this in here !

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 00:27

Here it comes, thanks a lot, man

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 00:38

PDF link doesn't work and I don't see it in the Addon folder or anything.

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No menu item shows up for me. It loads fine and shows that it is initializing and also when done but no menu item.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:02

Outstanding work! Congratulations.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 04:08

Quick question. I know it has all those features... but can we export missions as well and get a copy of it in our missions folder in .PBO forum. so if we make a base or such? Something similar to the old ARMA Real Time Editor that you could make templates and export missions with.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 04:46

3D mission editor?? WOW nice. I haven't tried it yet but, why did Bohemia say they couldn't officially implement that if you did it? Oh well


The 3D mission Editor has always been there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OEfR7N8L0g

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:14

Thanks for the release Shay! and thanks for re-including the mission variant! :)

Edited by Scarecrow398, 20 March 2013 - 05:20.