Author: Fredkatz
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Requirements: Community Base Addons, Arma 2

Version: 1.3
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

Short description: Allows control of AI controlled helicopters.

Date: 2013-01-21 16:16

Comments: (5)


Ai Heli Control


After I started playing ArmA 2, I love to fly helicopters and airplanes and was impressed that the AI could land helicopters anywhere, but there were no commands to allow landing other than disembarking the pilot and then the AI would land it in the worst possible location, so I wrote this script system.
This script system adds some Actions to the menu of the heli to command landing and pickup, also features a LZ system.

- Ability to create a LZ for the heli
- Commands to Land, with Engine on and off
- Control Flight Altitude

If MP Compatible Fast Rope Addon is present:
- Ability to have the AI pilot fastrope infantry out of helicopter

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.

The content of the userconfig folder (Heli_Extras) should be placed in the userconfig folder. For example:
C: /ProgramFiles/BohemiaInteractive/Arma2/userconfig
The heli_extras_script.Takistan is an unpboed file and should be placed in the mission editor missions folder. For example:
This example mission can be used to check how the script works.

Included .pbo files:

Script version - How to:
Read here how to turn this addon into a script version.

Credits & Thanks:
Robalo - for the assistance to auto detect helicopters using config
mrcash2009 - for all of the ideas
and to anyone else I might have missed!

- Added a textbox for height adjustment
- Added the ability to have the helicopter rotate around an area
- Updated Userconfig to a better system for the latest patch changes
- Signed Addon for Server Use

- Added a dialog to control helicopters
- Added a dialog to control airplanes
- For ACE Users added the dialogs to the self interaction menu
- For Non ACE Users can change the key in the Heli_Extras_Settings.hpp Userconfig file (default is Left Windows Key) - if no key is selected, it will default to Left Windows

v1.1 (not Released)
- Added a check for the MP Compatible fastrope addon - if present it adds the fastrope actions to the heli
- Added a Start engine command to helis with their engine off
- Added a Dust-off command to allow helis to take off and hover at 50 meters

Forum topic:
- BI forums

- Community Base addons
- Arma 2

- MP Compatible Fast Rope Addon

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Tags: Ai,   Control,   Heli