Author: Tupolov
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Requirements: A.C.R.E - Advanced Combat Radio Environment, Community Base addons

Version: beta 0.3
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

Short description: This simple add-on provides the British Army Bowman Radio System for use with British Armed Forces units and vehicles.

Date: 2013-01-30 19:52

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British Armed Forces: Bowman Radio System - an ACRE plugin


This simple add-on provides the British Army Bowman Radio System for use with British Armed Forces units and vehicles. Using the ACRE system, API and code base this addon can be dropped into any mod folder deemed appropriate. Fully compatible with ACRE of course! ACRE is required.

  • Three Man Pack ACRE Radios (and new models!) and three Portable ACRE Radios all with fully functioning GUI
      - UK/PRC-343 Personal Role Radio (v1.4)
      - UK/PRC-CLR 2W Commanders Lightweight Radio (Harris 7800S-TR)
      - UK/PRC-354 5W VHF portable radio
      - UK/PRC-325 15W HF man pack radio (Harris 5800H-MP - similar to PRC117f)
      - UK/PRC-355 5W man pack radio
      - UK/PRC-356 16W man pack radio
  • One Airborne ACRE Radio
      - UK/ARC-341 10W VHF airborne radio for air-ground communication (40W amplification)
  • BAF, UKF and VCB Vehicles now contain rack mounts and already included radios!
      - UK/VRC-357 (UK/PRC-355/356 Vehicle Mounts)
      - UK/VRC-358 (UK/PRC-356 Vehicle Rack (20W))
      - UK/VRC-359 (UK/PRC-356 Vehicle Rack (50W))
      - RT/1744 (UK/ARC-341 Airborne Radio (40W) in the Merlin/Chinook/Wildcat /Harrier)
  • Dynamic lighting effects on dialog including
      - Dialog is darker when experiencing low light levels
      - Dialog includes NVG effect to maintain immersion
      - Back-lit LED display to enable in low-light environments
  • Fully functioning Bowman GUI
      - Select from 10 preset channels
      - Select 10 different ComSec keys to secure comms
      - Select power range
      - View GPS information
      - View Time information
      - Adjustable volume
      - Turn radio on or off
      - Rebro functionality for 355/6 when used with Land Rover / Jackal etc
      - Easter Eggs!
  • Increased/realistic pack capacities/weights for man pack radios

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 pbo files:

More screenshots can be found here.

Known issues:
* UI is only working correctly with 16:9 aspect ratio, 16:10 is slightly off, 4:3 and 5:4 suffer from vertical offset - working on fixing this
* Dynamic lighting isn't always quite correct level of lighting

Can be found here.

Beta feedback:
* Please post any issues to this thread.
* You should note that the radios often require line of sight so please don't post if you are having radio transmission/reception issues etc. Check the documentation for expected ranges (and note these are maximums in best possible conditions with the highest power settings, correct frequencies and line of sight)

Credits & Thanks:
All CREDIT to Nou, Jaynus and the rest of the ACRE team for an awesome mod. The code is covered by the IDI/ACRE copyright and EULA.
Da12thMonkey at RKSL for the Manpack Radio models!
Thanks to Red, Friznit, Gunny, OREX and VCB for testing/technical advice

- NEW! PRC355/6 and PRC325 Manpack Radio Models by Da12thMonkey added
- NEW! Rebro functionality - setup two PRC355/6 radios with a vehicle to create a rebro station (Check Documentation)
- NEW! All Manpack models now compatible with ACE Ruck System - can drop and take manpacks and use them as rucks. (Remove acre_c_bowman_ace.pbo if not using ACE)
- FIXED! PRC355/6, PRC354, PRC325, ARC341 all now share common frequencies (Check Documentation)

Forum Topics:
- BI forums

- A.C.R.E - Advanced Combat Radio Environment
- Community Base addons

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Tags: Acre,   Baf,   Plugin,   Radio