Author: sxp2high
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Requirements: Arma 2, Community Base Addons

Version: 1.0
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

Short description: This addon makies automatic "savegames" every 5 to 20 seconds. Once you rejoined a server when you unwanted got disconnected, you will resume exactly where and how you left off.

Date: 2012-11-27 14:46


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BTK Player Restore (Multiplayer Autosave)

by
sxp2high


Description:
It happened to all of us: You are in the middle of an epic coop session, when suddenly ArmA crashes or you get disconnected from the server for some other reason.
You rejoin and start from the FOB again, your loadout is gone and your team is kilometers away.

This addon aims to prevent these frustrating situations by making automatic "savegames" every 5 to 20 seconds. Once you rejoined the server, you will resume exactly where and how you left off.
It saves your equipment, position and more...

In case you are aboard a vehicle it will also save and restore your exact position/role in that vehicle. If your previous role in the vehicle is occupied, the script will put you into a back seat. If the vehicle is full, destroyed or deleted you will spawn somewhere around its last position.

General information:
Server:
The Addon needs to be running on the server! If you are playing on a server that doesn't have the addon, your data will simply not be saved/restored!
The Addon will work on both hosted and dedicated servers.

JIP (Join In Progress):
The Addon is only working with missions who support some kind of JIP (Join In Progress), obviously. (i.e. Respawn type "Group" or "Side")

Unwanted savegames:
You have the option to cancel player restore by simply pressing ESC when asked to.

Respawn:
It does not restore any data on respawn. This is the job of the mission makers, if they want to enable such a feature in their mission.
As soon as die, your savegame is deleted.
As soon as you are alive again, a new savegame is created.

Is this like DayZ or Multi Sessions Operations?
No!
This addon has nothing to do with database or persistant mission data. It is only meant to restore your player within a mission/session.
The main focus lies in multiplayer missions that last 1-6+ hours.
In other words: If the server itself crashes, everything is gone. The data is stored within the mission scope, no external files are used.


Features:
The following data is saved and restored:
    - Player position
    - Player direction
    - Current player animation (stance)
    - Player weapons, items and magazines
    - Current muzzle (Weapon in hand)
    - Player backpack and backpack content
    - Player damage
    - Player vehicle seat/role
    - Player rating
    - Player rank
Special data for the ACE2 Mod:
    - Backpack content
    - Weapon on back
    - Identity (Masks, Glasses, etc.)
    - Earplugs
    - Damage when ACE Wounds in enabled (ace_sys_wounds_fnc_getDamage & ace_sys_wounds_fnc_setDamage)

Special data for the ACRE Mod:
    - ACRE Radios
    - ACRE Radio state (Volume, Channel) (acre_api_fnc_setRadioState) <--- This is implemented but not working for some reason - No big deal, I guess...


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.


Included files:
btk_pr.pbo


Known issues:
- You might get stuck in some animations after loading a savegame. PLEASE REPORT THOSE TO ME (In which mission and situation it happened), so I can fix them.
- If you choose a different slot/unit that doesnt have enough slots for all the stuff that you had before, there might be some problems obviously (currently no checks are implemented in that regard).
- If you choose a different slot/unit that doesnt support backpacks and you had a backpack before, there might be some problems obviously (currently no checks are implemented in that regard).


Demo mission:
Demo mission will be posted here soon...


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