Author: LeRoyOFinnegan
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Requirements: No addons required

Version: 1.0
Signed: No

Short description: This contains a US Army Faction that might exist around 2030 with different weapons.

Date: 2014-06-14 08:41

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Project ARES [ARmy ESsentials] Future US Army Project


In cooperation with some friends, I've started up a project to create a US Army Faction that might exist around 2030. Since I'm new to modding ArmA III we will be releasing in parts. The first part I shall bestow upon the community is the GEAR portion. This consists of uniforms, vests, backpacks, and ported gear.

This is an ongoing project, therefore we will be releasing a new update with some better ported gear such as HELMETS and other GEAR from A2 optimized for ArmA III, within the next week.
The second portion would be Vehicles and weapons, and lastly a custom map (Based on some islands near Okinawa) where the US Army trains their pacific forces (Based on a posible connected campaign).

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\addons\

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_name1\addons\
mydocuments\Arma3 Alpha\@your_mod_folder_name2\addons\
mydocuments\Arma3 Alpha\@your_mod_folder_name2\addons\

When present place the "userconfig" folder into your game install folder, usually:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Arma 3".
You may already have "userconfig" folder from other addons and/or mods in which case it is safe to merge the contents from this archive.

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:

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:

Example mission

Known issues:
Caps with Flags are VERY Glitchy
Ammoboxes do not WORK, use the example mission!

This mod is ment to be tested and voted on by the community, So any comments are needed!, any suggestions are welcome.

Credits & Thanks:
Bohemia Interactive- Their models are the basis of this mod so far! (Custom models to come!)
Papabear- You inspired this mod.
Nico- Allowing me to pester and annoy you.
Rusty- Creating the ATACS template.
Pomigit- Helping me months ago with your hat!
Chris- Porting models, helping me with configs (Main team support!)
AlexVestin- Your Multicam Camo is outstanding!
Evan Cat- Allowing me to pester you, Helping me with current army intel.
Slatts- Your help with allowing me to get this mod off the ground!
Topas- Your FAST and Vest Template saved me time, and makes the mod look oustanding!
The men and women of the UNITED STATES ARMY "HOOAH"

Anyone else I forgot to mention, thank you so much!

- first release

Forum topic:
- BI forums

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Tags: Future,   Port,   Us Army