Author: ][Niipaa
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Requirements: No addons required

Version: 0.2
Signed: No

Short description: This small addon will change the way the Countermeasures Launcher works which is currently found on a few of the helicopters in the Beta of Arma 3.

Date: 2013-07-13 11:13


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A3B Countermeasures Fix [BETA]

by
][Niipaa


Description:
This small addon will change the way the Countermeasures Launcher works which is currently found on a few of the helicopters in the Beta of Arma 3.
Now, I'm no Airman, nor an Aircraft Technician, but reality aside for a moment, the current setup of the Flare/Chaff Launcher is, in my humble opinion, horrid. Using 60 Flares to shake one missile is downright absurd I feel, at least in a gaming sense. Anyways, this Addon simply makes some, I'll call them "tweaks" here, as maybe this is how BI intends it to be, which will be described below.

Changes:
CMLauncher now has the fire mode for Semi-Automatic. It was already configured as such, it just needed to be added as a mode.

Burst will now fire 5 Times, instead of 10, using 4 each burst instead of 6. That means that, where as a burst before would use up 60 Flares/Chaff, it will now only use 20. This was to try and stay in the vein of BI's setup, but be a little less wasteful. In theory, one should be able to shake three times the amount of missiles now. Or have their pretty light show last three times longer.

In closing, I hope this is found useful. This was by no means difficult nor time consuming, but sometimes the changes needed are simple ones. I personally found the current setup apalling. Yes, it is Beta, I know. Nothing is indicative of a final product. But, for now, as we stress test other things, this small little annoyance (At least is one for me), can be remedied. Good luck, and have fun mashing your Countermeasure key!


Installation:
Extract into the ArmA 3 Directory, by default this is located in:
32-Bit - C:/Program Files/Steam/Steamapps/Common/ArmA 3/
64-Bit - C:/Program Files (x86)/Steam/Steamapps/Common/ArmA 3/
After extraction it should look like this:
Steam/Steamapps/Common/ArmA 3/@your_mod_folder_name

You can also use the "Arma 3 Alpha" folder in your "My Documents" folder. Your folder setup could than look like for example this:
mydocuments\Arma3 Alpha\@your_mod_folder_name\
mydocuments\Arma3 Alpha\@your_mod_folder_name\
mydocuments\Arma3 Alpha\@your_mod_folder_name\

When present place the "userconfig" folder into your game install folder, usually:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Arma 3".

You'll also need to add a Launch Parameter to Steam, in order to do so right-click on ArmA 3 Alpha and click Properties and then Set Launch Options. In the window that opens enter in -mod=@your_mod_folder_name
For using multiple mods you would then do so like this:
-mod=@mod_name;@mod_name2;@mod_name3;@mod_name4;@mod_name5

Note:
You can also use -nosplash to get rid of the splash art and intro videos.


And of course you can also enable and disable community made addons and mods through the in-game Options Expansions menu if you do not want to mess with startup parameters!

When the above information still does not provide you with enough to learn how to install custom addons and mods you can always ask in our Guide On Installing Mods.


Included files:
A3B_CMFix.pbo


Changelog:
v0.2
- works with the new patch
- removal of the 180Rnd CM Mag
- additions of new mags


Forum topic:
- BI forums




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