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#1 Posted at 2014-02-07 01:29        
     
Hello friends!!!!

Here comes Dagger Ballistics for ACE!!!

If you like Dagger mods, please Donate (Paypal). :-)

The money you help me to add some nice paid 3D models in the weapons mod :-)



Description
Dagger Ballistics and Dagger Scopes are part of a project started in 2010 for Arma 1. In the beginning they were made for my own use. Since they required huge amounts of research, soon they began to grow beyond something just-for-fun, and I decided to share it with the community.
Dagger Ballistics adds many new ammo types and magazines to the game featuring real life ballistics data.
Inside you will find a very detailed manual explaining all the new ammo types, their ballistic charts, dispersion and effective range, how they behave in different rifles, how they should be employed, how to make some ballistics calculations as well as calculating bullet penetration and hit values. And much more.

My intention was to bring a wider variety of ammo with special ammos to special soldiers. Among the bullets you will find SLAP, tear gas, explosive, frangible, duplex, hollow point, and more.

There is also a LEA config to speed up all your tests with the new stuff included in the mod.

If you like Dagger Ballistics and would like to see it added to ACE, please vote at:
http://dev.withsix.com/issues/74152

Tags
Ammunition, ballistics, sniping

Download link
http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=24600

Link to the latest LEA config version:
https://www.sendspace.com/file/pt0l0q

Server key included.

Features
36 ammo types
15 mods covered
More than 200 Magazine-Ammo combos
More than 5k config lines
All weapons retain their original magazines
Real life drop and wind drift values


Installation
As we always recommend use modfolders to seperate the custom content from the official game content to prevent problems. For different ways to set up your modfolders and use them please visit our FAQ.

When you are using the Steam version you can find a Steam mod installation and activation FAQ here.

1) forget about Six
2) Go to you game folder and create a folder named @Dagger, and create a folder called Addons inside of it. And you should have something like this:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\arma 2 operation arrowhead\@Dagger\Addons
3) Download this: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=19844, extract all pbo´s and bisign´s and place them inside the Addons folder described in step 2.
4) Download this: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=24600, extract all pbo´s and bisign´s and place them inside the Addons folder described in step 2.
5) Download this: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=25486, extract all pbo´s and bisign´s and place them inside the Addons folder described in step 2.
6) Install LEA (http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=15766) and learn how to use it.
7) Open LEA -> Help -> Install new addons -> Import -> browse to your @Dagger folder and select the file dgr-ballistics_1_14.lea.addon -> Open ->OK
8) Then go to Help -> Manage addons -> Check DGR Ballistics -> Close
9) Then go to Profiles -> Edit -> New -> Give it a name -> Then select it -> Faction filter and select DGR Ballistics -> Then choose you desired soldier layout and click Apply to @LEA -> Check if userconfig path is right. It might be something like this:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\arma 2 operation arrowhead\userconfig
If you don´t have a folder called userconfig there, then create it manually -> Apply -> OK -> Save to disk.
10) Start th game, go to Expansions, check the @Dagger folder from step 2 and your ACE folders (and any other mod folder you want, no matter if they were downloaded by Six or not), restart, enter any mission -> scroll your mouse wheel and you will see a red text called "apply layout" or something like that -> click and you will be instantly equipped with all your gear set in LEA, including my rifles, with my scopes, with my ammo, if you have chosen them in LEA.

If you want more detailed info on how to use LEA read your Dagger Ballistics manual, that comes with the download.

Dagger Ballistics is the "mod of a mod". Besides it works with default BI´s weapons it brings a lot of other magazines and ammo types made specially for all the mods listed below. So give them a try because they were considered worth to receive the goodies brought by this mod.
You don´t need to have all the mods that are compatible with my mod. So don´t get yourself bored by those “Addon X requires addon Y” messages on game start. If you don´t like those messages then delete the Dagger pbo´s made for the mods you are not using.

The only pbo´s that must not be deleted are:
DGR_Ballistics.pbo
DGR_Ballistics_A2.pbo

Suggested Addons
Australian SOTG - Commandos: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=20267
SpecOps, Mercs, BlackOps and OpFor units: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=13732
British 3 Rifle Infantry MTP: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=10898
Swedish Army Mod (SAM): http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=9736
Australians At War - Combined ops: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=11744
L119A1 Pack: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=15429
WR5 M14 pack: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=17980
Latin America weapons pack: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=10353
UKF Weapons Pack: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=11513
ACR weapon pack: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=14975
RH SMG pack: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=13788
RH MGS weapon pack: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=13095
RH Mk18 Pack: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=10540
M16 Pack Rearmed: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=8056
RH HK416 Pack: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=11789
RH PDW pack: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=12214
RH M14 pack: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=11374
RH M40 pack: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=10382
L115A3: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=10896
G3 Project: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=9316


Included files
drg_ballistics.pbo
drg_ballistics_a2.pbo
drg_ballistics_aaw_a2.pbo
drg_ballistics_acr_a2.pbo
drg_ballistics_bb_oa_a2.pbo
drg_ballistics_c1987_a2.pbo
drg_ballistics_len_a2.pbo
drg_ballistics_rh_a2.pbo
drg_ballistics_sal_a2.pbo
drg_ballistics_sam_a2.pbo
drg_ballistics_stkr_a2.pbo
drg_ballistics_ukf_a2.pbo
drg_ballistics_vilas_a2.pbo
drg_ballistics_wr5_a2.pbo

Usage
Classnames:
Dagger_223_34gr_Duplex
Dagger_223_55gr_Frangible
Dagger_223_62gr_M855
Dagger_223_63gr_M996
Dagger_223_64gr_M856
Dagger_223_69gr_Black_Talon
Dagger_223_70gr_M995
Dagger_223_77gr_Mk262
Dagger_223_77gr_SubSonic
Dagger_25_2037gr_M1019
Dagger_25_2037gr_M1049
Dagger_25_2037gr_M1051
Dagger_300_190gr_Mk248_Mod0
Dagger_300_220gr_Mk248_Mod1
Dagger_300_230gr_OTM
Dagger_300_198gr_Styx
Dagger_300_194gr_AP
Dagger_300_170gr_SAPI
Dagger_300_230gr_Subsonic
Dagger_308_107gr_CS
Dagger_308_109gr_M160
Dagger_308_127gr_M993
Dagger_308_142gr_M62
Dagger_308_145gr_M276
Dagger_308_146gr_M80
Dagger_308_146gr_T101E
Dagger_308_150gr_SB79
Dagger_308_175gr_M118LR
Dagger_308_180gr_Black_Talon
Dagger_308_200gr_B416
Dagger_308_52gr_M948
Dagger_308_84gr_M198
Dagger_338_247gr_Styx
Dagger_338_248gr_AP485
Dagger_338_250gr_B408
Dagger_338_253gr_API526
Dagger_338_300gr_GB528
Dagger_338_300gr_AP_Subsonic
Dagger_762x54_152gr_7N1
Dagger_762x54_152gr_7N14
Dagger_762x54_182gr_57N323S
Dagger_762x54_149gr_7T2
Dagger_762x54_150gr_7N26
Dagger_762x54_155gr_73P2
Dagger_762x54_150gr_7BZ323
Dagger_9x39_259gr_SP5
Dagger_9x39_247gr_SP6
Dagger_9x39_265gr_SPP
Dagger_50_355gr_M962
Dagger_50_619gr_MK257
Dagger_50_650gr_M1022
Dagger_50_661gr_M33
Dagger_50_671gr_Mk211
Dagger_50_671gr_MK300
Dagger_408_419gr_HB
Dagger_408_305gr_BDR
Dagger_408_418gr_HPAP
Dagger_408_419gr_Tracer


Known issues
Dagger Ballistics does not work with Robalo´s ASR configs. Please, notice that Dagger Ballistics also makes weapons ACE compatible.
It also conflicts with Group Link 4 Special FX Edition and with ScopeFX - Dynamic scopes, so you will have to turn them off when playing with Dagger Ballistics.
The M1 Abrams shoots blanks from the MG´s.


Credits & Thanks
We are:
ToreDL87, The sponsor.
Multiplaneta, The Swiss Knife Man: 3D artist, LEA worker, youtube movies, mods research.
HellGhost, The Bug Hunter: Bug hunting.
SopmodJack, The Movie Maker: many cool youtube movies, armor penetration tests.
Digao.pf, The Photoshop Master: Logos, Photoshop and 3D Studio lessons.
Vekongmaster, The Dope Man: Bullet drops and range tables.
Tupac Shakur, The Apprentice: Beta Tester.
Dagger: Project lead, reticles, ballistics and weapons.

Special Thanks
BI team, for the wonderful game, the always teaching forums and the free models, which were our start line.
ACE team, for the many realistic toys.

We could never get this far without your silent support.

Thank you BI and ACE teams!

LEA team, for the handy tool.
SIX team, for the other handy tool.
Spirited Machine, for the handy ArmA 2 Game Launcher.
TeamSpeak team, for putting everybody together.
Guys from the TF119, Task Force 187th, 173rd Airborne, 3rd Infantry, 11th MEU, 4th , 10th Mountain Division, for allowing us to play on their servers. Please, stop kicking us for using LEA!!!!!
Kegetys, for his useful tools.
Mikero, for his wonderful EliteNess. This work would not be possible without EliteNess.
AR15 and Sniperhide forums, for the open minded discussions and mutual help.




Changelog
V3
- Reduced visibleFireTime to 0.75 seconds in order to improve FPS on servers, over ACE defaults.
- Fixed a problem with silenced ammo causing deafness, all thanks to TechnoPanda´s feedbacks.
- Fixed the M1022 BC, added the .50 A-Max, added the .50 M20, added the .338 SD, added the 12.7x107 caliber.
- Now, all vehicles use Dagger ammo.

v2
- Added the .300 Win Mag, the 7.62x54R, the 9x39 and the .408 calibers. Fixed the ACE wounding system problem. Fixed the “required addons” problem in the configs. Fixed the FireLightDuration problem.

v1
- first release

Requirements
ACE Core: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=12155
ACE: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=12158

This post was edited by QuickDagger (2015-05-12 15:02, 950 days ago)

Dagger Scopes for A3:https://forums.bistudio.com/topic/183698-dagger-scopes-for-arma-3/
Dagger Scopes: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=19844
Dagger Ballistics: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=24600
Dagger Weapons: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=25486

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#2 Posted at 2014-02-07 10:57        
     
Thanks for posting the release here :-)
News is up on the frontpage and you can find our mirror here:



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#3 Posted at 2014-02-07 14:48        
     
Wow this looks great.. and for A2 ACE!! AND you've included an LEA config?

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#4 Posted at 2014-02-07 17:44        
     
Hey SavageCDN,

Nice you like it!

My friends and I have always seen and still see, every week, players wasting up to 75% of their playing time scavenging for weapons and stuff inside the bases ammo boxes.

We think that is shocking awful!!!!

Why do they loose their time if they could pop up their full gear in the speed of a click?

Multiplaneta has helped me with the LEA config and I might say it has delayed the mod´s release by 2 months! But, we kept going. Now we are very happy with the results!

I strongly encourage everyone I know to use it in full.

Thanks for the comments.

Cheers!

Dagger Scopes for A3:https://forums.bistudio.com/topic/183698-dagger-scopes-for-arma-3/
Dagger Scopes: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=19844
Dagger Ballistics: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=24600
Dagger Weapons: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=25486

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#5 Posted at 2014-02-07 21:39        
     
QuickDagger:
....delayed the mod´s release by 2 months!

2 long moths.....


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#6 Posted at 2014-02-08 10:30        
     
That's an awesome mod, thank you for the effort!
I play in a clan of Arma 2 + ACE mod, and will suggest your mod for sure.
Unfortunately i detected a bug. When you select the TAC-50 or the M24, the rangecard is in minutes of arc, and one click on the scope changes miliradians.
If u did answer this one, sorry but i couldn't see it :P

See ya and thanks again for this great mod!

This post was edited by DaTomyz (2014-02-08 10:43, ago)


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#7 Posted at 2014-02-08 16:58        
     
Hey DaTomyz

Those parameters were set in Dagger Scopes, but no problem, I give you explanation here.

The classnames: M24, M24_des_EP1 and vil_M24b were configured in Dagger Scopes as using the MOA version of the Leupold Mk 4 LR/T M3 10×40mm scope.

The classname: M24_black was configured as using the MIL version of the Premier Heritage 3-15x50 Tactical scope.

The classname: TAC50 was configured as using the MIL version of the Night Force NF 8-32x56 NXS MIL-DOT scope.

That´s probably why you´ve noticed differences when comparing to ACE, for in some cases they have assigned different scopes to their rifles. I´ve just added more variety.

When it comes to the range tables, I´ve left them blank on purpose, please check page 28 of your Dagger Ballistics manual.

Here´s an explanation I gave to another forum member in the PM´s:

Dagger:
The problem with the easy to use range tables is that when playing online my sniper friends and I sometimes got shot at far distances by rookies faster than we could deliver them precise fire (they hit us on the 20th shot and we hit them on the first ... or second :-) shot). So, in a way we consider the in game range table to be cheating, for it zeroes the rifle at the same time players read the table, no reading-then-dialing.

Instead of going into action carelessly, dying, respawnig and doing it again, we rely on our knowledge of long range shooting as one of our layers of defense. And we take a lot of time getting specialized in the use of a single rifle, we like to know everything about it. We make our range tables manually and play almost always with the same rifle. A lot of players are not willing to make this type of sacrifice. They want to try many weapons and die many times.

If you don´t try to play as a specialized shooter you´ll never know your true potential as a soldier, even in real life, and using one-weapon-fits-all-situations will steal the merit of your achievements.

Sure you got it!

With Dagger Ballistics those ACE ballistics tables values will be different. Not much, but different enough. With the release of the upcoming Dagger Scopes they will be even more different, for all .308 and .223 rifles will be accurately zeroed at 300m, .338 at 400 and .50 at 500m. Just wait!!!

Have a nice one DaTomyz! *DRINK*

Dagger Scopes for A3:https://forums.bistudio.com/topic/183698-dagger-scopes-for-arma-3/
Dagger Scopes: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=19844
Dagger Ballistics: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=24600
Dagger Weapons: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=25486

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#8 Posted at 2014-02-10 13:45        
     
All right people,

A lot of members are PM´íng me asking to add the "east to use" range tables.

I´ll give you that, but you must give me the drop and windage values.

So, I´m hiring beta testers for that. PM me if you are interested.

Beta testing can only start after I release the new version of Dagger Scopes for, all weapon zeroes will be changed.

And don´t forget, if you change the ammo the values change.

What do you say?

Dagger Scopes for A3:https://forums.bistudio.com/topic/183698-dagger-scopes-for-arma-3/
Dagger Scopes: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=19844
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#9 Posted at 2014-03-06 16:41        
     
Hello soldiers!

If you would like to see Dagger Ballistics added to ACE, please vote at:

http://dev.withsix.com/issues/74152

Cheers!

Dagger Scopes for A3:https://forums.bistudio.com/topic/183698-dagger-scopes-for-arma-3/
Dagger Scopes: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=19844
Dagger Ballistics: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=24600
Dagger Weapons: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=25486

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#10 Posted at 2014-03-06 18:57        
     
voted!!!

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#11 Posted at 2014-03-07 06:11        
     
and 6.8SPC?


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#12 Posted at 2014-03-15 12:37        
     
Hey Savage, thank you *DRINK*

Heero, it will be made if we find a good enough free 6.8 weapon model on the net or a good one made for Arma 3 that could be ported back to Arma 2.

Dagger Scopes for A3:https://forums.bistudio.com/topic/183698-dagger-scopes-for-arma-3/
Dagger Scopes: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=19844
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#13 Posted at 2014-04-23 21:59        
     
Thanks for the update QuickDagger :-)
News is up on the frontpage and you can find our updated mirror here:



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#14 Posted at 2014-04-24 02:40        
     
Thank you Foxhound!

Once again!

*DRINK*

Dagger Scopes for A3:https://forums.bistudio.com/topic/183698-dagger-scopes-for-arma-3/
Dagger Scopes: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=19844
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#15 Posted at 2014-04-25 12:49        
     
Thanks for the update. Curious as to why you used .223 instead of 5.56 for the ammo name? Since all military's use the 5.56 NATO designation.