Author: bp.sushi
Author Website: http://www.armatog.com

Requirements: Community Base addons A3

Version: 1.3
Signed: Yes

Short description: ArmA3 mod for advanced support (CAS and transport).

Date: 2014-07-28 00:01


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Advanced JTAC TAB module

by
Sushi


Description:
JTAC TAB is ArmA3 addon that provides advanced JTAC system support. Current version allow to call fixed and rotary wings CAS and rotary wings transport with escort when needed. JTAC operator can chose approach direction, type of attack and target mark type. JTAC TAB is based on real CAS and TRANS requests. Like in real world, if u mark target with smoke, you must confirm smoke color when pilot asks for it etc. However, some details had to be slightly modified for ArmA purpose.

JTAC TAB is also easy to use for mission makers. There are 4 modules to put and synchronize on the map. You can just “put and play”, or you can adjust each cas parameters for your own.


Features:
    JTAC tablet (avaible if player have UAV Terminal in slot)
    Fixed and rotary wings CAS
    Ability to chose different types of ammo and attack (gbu, carpet, direct fire, at and ap missiles)
    Different types of tagret marking (laser, smoke)
    Pilots recocnize smoke/lightsitck color, and JTAC operator must confirm it before engage (like in real life)
    Rotary wings can hoover in Battle Position, and JTAC operator decide of missle type and time of engage
    Transport request for rotary wings - heli taxi
    Taxi can be call with escort if enemy is near
    Abort codes for abort requested cas
    Day / Night marking target system
    Live track requested unit
    Realistic request templates
    Simple usage (modules)
    JTAC operator field manual (PDF)


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\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:
-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:
tog_jtac.pbo


Usage:
JTAC Operator field manual (included in mod) can also be downloaded from here:
JTAC Operator field manual PDF


Media:



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Known issues:
different issues on older ArmA versions
transport LZ check in extremly steep area


Future plans:
    Supply drop request
    MEDEVAC request
    Artilery support (maybe)
    Ac 130 support
    flares for night mark


Credits & Thanks:
Thanks for Kylania for his webpage. I used some part of his script for guided missiles http://www.kylania.com/ex/?p=21
Mod created by [TOG] Sushi. If u want modify it please contact me.


Changelog:
v1.3
- Fixed: Issue with CAS RTB
- Fixed: Issue when calling CAS and TRANSPORT at same time
- Fixed: Issue with "not avaible" after respawn
- Improved: Transport LZ check (but i will still work on this)
- Improved: Collision lights at night is off now
- Improved: Code was rewrite and optimized
- Added: Lighstick target mark in night (instead of smoke) - MM must set sunset and sunrise hours in [JTAC] Enable module
- Added: Target hit confirmation
- Added: Reattack on target when hit is not confirmed ( MM must set pass number in [CAS] modules

v1.2
- Fixed: Issue with CSAT Heli (helcat)
- Fixed: Busy/Unavaible for all CAS units after one is destroyed
- Improved: CAS with direct attack has little speed up
- Improved: Custom class support for CAS (tested on John_Spartan's/Saul's F/A-18 Hornet)
- Added: Tarnsport heli doors are now opening and close. Heli requested safe zone fly with open doors all the time (if someone know how to open doors in Orca please contact me).
- Added: You can use underbarrel smokeshells for smoke mark
- Added: MM can now decide if destroyed unit can be respawned ([JTAC] Enable module - Respawn delay - 0 means no respawn)

v1.1
- Fixed: smoke LZ mark for transport
- Fixed: RTB for CAS direct
- Fixed: Transport spawn with escort works fine now
- Added: Abort codes that allow abort requested support
- Added: Requested Units screen - allow live track and abort requested unit
- Removed: "Send to base" for rotary wings CAS (you need to abort them by abort code now)

v1.0
first release


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- Armaholic forums



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