Author: Bakerman
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Version: 1.0

Short description: The idea behind this "mod" is to give the information and tools required to enable the community to accurately configure ammunition and weapons.

Date: 2014-04-07 06:38


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Community Ballistics

by
Bakerman


Description:
The idea behind this "mod" is to give the information and tools required to enable the community to accurately configure ammunition and weapons. My hope is that mod creators will use the contents of this thread to provide an authentic experience for all players.

If you have a mod you're working on you can use the information and tool-set provided to get accurate configuration values. If you feel like it then you can share these values with everybody in this thread. If enough people do this then we will have a database full of config classes for each ammo type and weapon.

With this initial release the following is included:
  • Information on ballistic configuration;
  • Downloadable spreadsheet that can be used to calculate config values;
  • Ballistics mission which can be used to test these values in game.
I will continue working on this as time permits, in the next update something spotted orbiting around Jupiter may be included, who knows?

If you only want to use the information and tools in your own mod without sharing anything that's perfectly fine with me, because people enjoying an authentic experience is more than enough for me.


Installation / Usage:
You can run the mission by placing the "Missions" folder in your A3 directory and play it as a SP mission.
By placing the "Ballistics.Stratis" in your "Documents\Arma 3\missions" folder and using the editor.

Config Values Explained:
Get ready to read! This is my shot at explaining the config values. I may be completely wrong in which case I will happily amend the information below. If you're interested in this stuff you should definitely check out Olds' post on configs.


Media:
Armaholic.com has its own Youtube channel where we will try to cover the Community made releases so make sure to visit our channel and subscribe!
Armaholic.com on Youtube


Credits & Thanks:
First of all I would like to thank the entire community for being awesome!
Those that deserve special mentioning are:
• Olds, for reminding me that attack is the best option, but also defence, and spiders.
• Zeletec, for staying motivated and working hard which inspires me to work hard.
• Goose, for helping me demystify the mysterious airFriction.
• Spartan0536, for being a sharebear.
• Bohemia, for creating an awesome open game with slightly off ballistics.
• Mod makers, all of you deserve a golden star!


License:
Everybody is allowed to contribute. My vision is that everybody, including myself, will use these tools & information to contribute config values which will help build an open database of authentic values people can use. Anybody can also contribute information and tools, if people like it then I will amend the first post to add it.

Everything here is 100% free and open, you don't even have to provide credit when using it!
Yes even you Day Z and MANW modders are welcome here!


Changelog:
v1.0
- first release


Forum topic:
- BI forums




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