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#1 Posted at 2015-02-08 03:12        
     
Hello there!
I am requesting a
Arma II: MLP Warfare is Magic Mod Pack

Based on the TV series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I would like to see this in ArmA because it brings the power of friendship to Arma 2 to fight for peace and harmony and because it would be hilarious to fight some terrorists being a pony. By the way, the series has a large, mature male fanbase (18-35 years), as most viewers are outside the targeted group of the series.

I. Information:
It would be cool to see some MLP-styled fighterplanes (and, if possible, tanks) and playable pony-models.
Possible factions are: Princess Celestia (BLUFOR, Solar Empire, SE), Princess Cadance (BLUFOR, Chrystal Empire, CE) and Princess Luna (INDEPENDENT, New Lunar Republic, NLR). These are the princesses of Equestria (not including Princess Twilight Sparkle, "leader" of the group of the six main characters, known in the fandom as "Mane 6", see further down).
The series also has some, mostly evil, leader-characters where we do not know the name of the country they rule(d): Discord, the master of chaos, with his Legion of Discord (OPFOR, LoD), the Griffin Kingdom (INDEPENDENT, GK), and the changelings, which are ruled by Queen Chrysalis (OPFOR, ChK for Changeling Kingdom).
The colour schemes of the planes should be based on THIS PICTURE by lonewolf3878.
The images of the planes by lonewolf3878 should be used as a base for templates, so if more than one man works on these, they will still be looking uniform.

II. The pack should contain six different kinds:
Number 1. Easy.
Reskins of planes, like AV-8B, A-10, Eurofighter Typhoon*, et cetera, for the New Lunar Republic (NLR), the Legion of Discord (LoD) and the Solar Empire (SE) in their colour schemes.
Number 2. Easy.
Painting tanks or vehicles with their particular camouflage pattern and having the flag of their respective faction.
Number 3. Experienced.
Creating faces of the main characters. I put pictures of them in here further down: Twilight, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Pinkie Pie, Apple Jack. I did not put up images of: Princess Celestia, Princess Luna, Spike (who is a sidekick).
And probably included as an easteregg, the little mare that steals the show: Derpy. I do not know anything about creating faces, but I do know that you need a .p3d model, the RVMAT and the skin.
Number 4. Advanced.
Reskins of weapons and ammoboxes for all factions. See further down.
Number 5. Advanced.
Creating houses based on the buildings seen in the TV series (the houeses in the game "Legends of Equestria" looked pretty close to them). I'm going to add some picture-examples later.
Number 6. Professional.
Creating whole new military-pony models. The goat in ArmA 2: OA has the perfect size in height and there are base models of that one on the official BIS forums, so if someone could create a pony model it would be AWESOME!


III. Possible base models:
F-4M: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=20291
Typhoon: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=21498*
F-16: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=5900
Cold War planes: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=16594
Arma 2 Bases: https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Arma_2_Sample_Models

IV. Background information:
http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/subcultures/the-new-lunar-republic-vs-the-solar-empire
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Little_Pony:_Friendship_Is_Magic
http://herdcensus.com/2014%20STATE%20OF%20THE%20HERD%20REPORT.pdf

V. Images:






If you are in to create faces or playable models of unicorns, pegasi and/or earthponies take a look at these (these are the six main characters from MLP:FiM):
Rainbow Dash|Normal
Rarity|Normal
Fluttershy|Normal
Twilight Sparkle|Normal
Pinkie Pie|Normal
Applejack|Normal
(I found them here)
Advanced modders look here ... if you REALLY wanna create something new!
IDK where to put this, so here: Twilight SF

And if you want to make some weapons, here an example of how they could look:

This is how the cutiemark of Luna looks on a HK417. It should be done similar with the cutiemark or symbol and the basecolour (for example, the basecolour of Celestia would be white and the basecolour of Luna is grey or dark blue) of every faction that uses that weapon and create individual weapon crates for each faction with the individual weapons.
You can find some nice examples here, too.

I have made a collection of Equestrian flags and I hope to find a way to use them on the flagpole.


VI. Useful sources:

A background story: http://lonewolf3878.deviantart.com/art/Ace-Combat-Battle-for-Equestria-289029582
http://lonewolf3878.deviantart.com/art/New-Lunar-Republic-Air-Force-a-10-model-282597851
http://lonewolf3878.deviantart.com/art/Equestria-Fighter-Aircraft-2-Republic-and-Empire-329983284
F-16 NLR camo: http://lonewolf3878.deviantart.com/art/New-Lunar-Republic-F-16-s-274676706
F-18 NLR camo: http://lonewolf3878.deviantart.com/art/New-Lunar-Republic-FA-18-Hornet-274045136
Typhoon Mod: http://www.rkslstudios.info/typhoon-fgr4 *
F-16 Mod: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=5900
L-39ZA Wonderbolts Aerobatics: http://nlr-air-force.deviantart.com/art/Fast-N-Low-486837152
L-39ZA NLRAF: http://fighting-brony.deviantart.com/art/watching-the-skies-418006255
http://pak-faace1234.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=288
http://pak-faace1234.deviantart.com/art/Pony-friendly-jet-fighter-cockpits-2-416377155
Derpy Hooves as SE soldier: http://ponies-with-guns.deviantart.com/art/Combat-Derpy-Hooves-448520753
And the more "pony" version of the camo suit: http://orang111.deviantart.com/art/Equestrian-Army-infantry-372767210
If you want to create something completely new try yourself on these:
XFA-115: http://lonewolf3878.deviantart.com/art/XFA-115-Equestrian-Superfighter-346149092
XFA-141: http://pak-faace1234.deviantart.com/art/XFA-141-Equestrian-6th-Generation-fighter-353187841
Twilight Recon sniper: http://orang111.deviantart.com/art/Twilight-Recon-Sniper-431739844
I also found some interesting stuff here and here, if you want to go totally crazy.
If you want to create a "normal" human pilot skin consider this for the NLR faction.

VII. Miscellaneous stuff
* The RKSL Typhoon mod disables flares for all other planes, so I stopped working on it. If anyone finds a way how to re-enable this, please feel free to send a PM to me! I am now testing the F-16 by Myke and it looks pretty good, so far.
I'm currently looking forward to make a list of possible vehicles (mostly planes) for each faction.
Only completely new stuff (as customized models or new models) would need unbinarised models. So, if you have a mod at your hand that contains one or more planes from the first picture that I can use: great! Please contact me!
Also, I am currently trying to make some skins with the colour bases but I can't guarantee any success as I am completely new to mod making.
I tried myself to do the pony models, but I wasn't satisfied with the result at all and I also don't have the time for modding, so here you go!
I also got the "Go" from lonewolf3878 to make a mod with his pictures.
Comment on Moddb.com!
And: sorry if my english is bad! I am not a native speaker of english. Please tell me about spelling errors and stuff!

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic belongs to Hasbro.

Edit: We started developing! E_50_Panzer and me are releasing a pre-release version (v0.41) here.

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#2 Posted at 2015-02-12 21:36        
     


HAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA

Okay, but..

You are talking about a ton of reskins, and I'm not quite sure it would be feasible. If you are talking about putting it in addon form, you are talking about either defining new vehicles with those skins which would require a rebuild of missions, compatibility issues, signing keys, etc, or to simply redefine the skins for existing models, which would overwrite the normal skins. It would be simple, but I just couldn't see the appeal to put that much work into simple reskins when you can put a lot of these skins for specific vehicles in the mission itself.

However, the pony player models would be hilarious and one of the funniest arma mods to date; I would require my unit to run that every once and a while. That would be fantastic and would probably garner some attention. The procedure for building and animating arma 2 models is... really bad, so it would again require a ton of fine tuning and work. There are many good resources you can find in the tutorial section of this website.

I script, not model, but if anyone is thinking of making something like this, deus vult.


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#3 Posted at 2015-02-14 18:41        
     
If you are talking about putting it in addon form, you are talking about either defining new vehicles with those skins which would require a rebuild of missions, compatibility issues, signing keys, etc, or to simply redefine the skins for existing models, which would overwrite the normal skins. It would be simple, but I just couldn't see the appeal to put that much work into simple reskins when you can put a lot of these skins for specific vehicles in the mission itself.
Well... I was thinking in II.1 and II.2 about taking a working mod and customize it with MLP skins. But it takes very long to make a good mod (with skins and models or even custom animations) so it would be cool to share it with the community if someone decides to make one.

However, the pony player models would be hilarious and one of the funniest arma mods to date; I would require my unit to run that every once and a while. That would be fantastic and would probably garner some attention.
Yep, thought of the same ^^
I am not a model-creator, too (currently at least as I do not have any good experience with Oxygen 2), but I am trying to get into making skins.
A WIP screenshot of the Typhoon with the colours of the Solar Empire Air Force can be found here.

EDIT: I won't use the RKSL Typhoon mod, because I found out that if you use it you disable the flares on all other planes in your mission. Which makes every plane too vulnerable and the Typhoon overpowered at the same time.
I'm now currently testing the F-4M from Aplion and SCAJolly and the F-16 by Myke.

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#4 Posted at 2015-04-02 12:25        
     
I am developing a similar addon for Operation Flashpoint.
It includes six main character of MLP:FIM, althrough I may add some background ponies later.
I don't play ArmA, but I think modding it is much harder than modding OFP.
P.S. Making animations was the hardest part...


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#5 Posted at 2015-12-23 19:03        
     
# Seaman : I am developing a similar addon for Operation Flashpoint.
It includes six main character of MLP:FIM, althrough I may add some background ponies later.
I don't play ArmA, but I think modding it is much harder than modding OFP.
P.S. Making animations was the hardest part...
:O Is it possible to import that mod from OFP to Arma II? We chose bipedal soldiers 'cause the animations were too hard for us to make.

Edit 29 Dec 2015: Okay, E_50_Panzer says it is indeed possible to port them, can you give us permission to do that and use them? And do you still have the raw files?
an early release of the mod can be downloaded at moddb.com, please give us your feedback!
(Foxhound, please don't delete this thread yet, we need it for the references :s)

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