Author: norrin
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Requirements: Community Base Addons

Version: 0.2
Signed: No

Short description: Proof-of-concept addon which adds basic cover-based-shooter gameplay to ArmA2 OA.

Date: 2013-03-04 08:35

Comments: (1)


Rifle Obstruction, Cover and Blindfire (ROCaBF)


Proof-of-concept addon which adds basic cover-based-shooter gameplay to ArmA2 OA.

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Included .pbo files:

Contained in the archive are instructions-for-use and a simple test msission which uses Arma 2: BAF.

1. Drop the addon into a mod folder
2. Make sure you are running CBA
3. Start any mission and the addon will automatically be laoded for all players

Using cover shooting in-game:
1. Move up to a wall or vehicle - if your line of sight is obstructed you will auto-lower your weapon.
2. Move a little closser to the object and you will get the option to go into cover mode.
3. Use cover option, your unit will revolve so that your back is directly against the object.
4. Wait until the disable cover mode action appears.
5. You can then strafe right or left.
6. If you reach the end of cover you will then step out and be able to shoot.
7. Release the strafe left or right key and you'll move back into cover.
8. To move out of cover use the disable cover mode option or move forwards.
Note: in version 0.2 onwards the player can peak to the left and right while in cover using the lean keys (default "Q" and "E" keys).

Using blindfire while kneeling in cover
See steps 1 - 4 above.
5. Make sure you are kneeling in cover.
6. If there is a line of sight above your head when you press the "move back" key (default "S" key) you will raise your weapon and you can blindfire.
7. Release the "move back" key and you'll go back into cover.
See step 8 above.


I haven't tested this but there's a good chance this addon will not work with other addons that modify animations.

Future developments:
Not sure if I'll ever have time to do this but I'd like to tidy up the animations and make the transitions into and out of cover smoother.
Add additional blindfire options such as round corners and over the top blindfire while standing.

- Fixed delay when entering cover mode
- Fixed terrain height bug when in buildings
- Added peaking left and right while in cover
- Fixed damage that occassionally occured when turning out of cover to shoot
- Created missing geo lods for shooting from cover while kneeling. (04/03/13)
- Removed some redundant code from scripts and config.

- fixed locked in kneeling animation bug

- Initial release (03/03/13)

Forum topic:
- BI forums

- Community Base Addons

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Tags: Blindfire,   Cover,   Obstruction