Author: big_wilk
Author Website: http://www.volcbat.com

Requirements: No addons required

Version: 2.0
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

Short description: This mod alters the default gear UI to include a displaying showing your units total weight in Kg.

Date: 2014-09-10 14:54


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Gear / Load Out Weight

by
big_wilk


Description:
This mod alters the default gear UI to include a displaying showing your units total weight in Kg. This display will also change colour to indicate how much fatigue carrying (X)Kg. will cause you.

Me and some other Volcbat community members did some testing these are our result for how far you can run with Xkg of weight in your inventory before you screen starts pulsing black around the edges and your aim becomes none existent.

20kg 650m
25kg 650m // Any weight bellow this has little benefit
30kG 500m
35kg 450m
40kg 400m // Any weight above this has major impact
45kg 245m

Essentially every 5kg extra you carry between 25kg-40kg means you can run 50m less.


Features:
  • Alters BIS "Inventory GUI" (Gear Menu) to display the total weight of all your units gear/ weapons as well as name of player in top middle (see picture above).
  • Client Side, does not need to be run on server.
  • Low immersion impact (no massive UIs appear at any time using this).
  • Calculates weight based on round number given by loadAbs using an example provided by lordbooka on the BIS forums: http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?180435-How-to-get-the-player-s-current-inventory-weight&p=2730338 (((loadAbs player)*0.1)/2.2)
  • Has color indication of distance you can run carrying Xkg. (BASED ON GAME VERSION: 1.24.125979)
  • 0-25kg - White, Light Load
    26-30kg - Green, Medium Load
    31-40kg - Blue, Heavy Load
    41 + kg - Red, Extreme Load
  • Now displays Stamina Status (V1.3) alongside weight, the stamina displays possible status's are:
  • if Fatigue < 0.11 then you are "Fresh".
    if Fatigue > 0.10 and < 0.51 then you are "Warmed Up". // Can run for a Medium amount of time
    if Fatigue > 0.50 and < 0.86 then you are "Tired". // Can run for short amount of time
    if Fatigue > 0.85 then you are "Exhausted". // Probably Can't run


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:
BW_LoadCalc.pbo


Media:



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Notes:
I still consider this beta, any bugs / other feed back please post here.

This mod originated from a discussion on the Volcbat forums about the new stamina system that is generally liked a lot by us, however we thought it would be nice to know just how much the amount of kit we are carrying on missions would effect our aim / stamina. I did not like many of the intrusive stamina bars available and took some inspiration from ACE2.


Credits & Thanks:
* VCB for helping test this.
* BIS forum members for creating topics on how to find BIS's GUI defines.
* Armaholic.


Future plans:
To replace the largely redundant volume / weight bar on the bottom on the gear UI with a "current level of fatigue indicator". Leaving your default in game indicators such as screen flashes and heavey breathing to be your main indicators of fatigue.


Changelog:
v2.0
- Added Signing and Keys

v1.4
- Fixed issue where mod will stop other mods from been loaded on the server while it waits for a playable unit to appear.
- Move to Init spawn onto a different thread to prevent any conflicts with out mods during the initialization phase of a mission.

v1.3
- Fixed Error Report.
- Now displays Stamina Status alongside weight, the stamina displays possible status's are:
if Fatigue < 0.11 then you are "Fresh".
if Fatigue > 0.10 and < 0.51 then you are "Warmed Up". // Can run for a Medium amount of time
if Fatigue > 0.50 and < 0.86 then you are "Tired". // Can run for short amount of time
if Fatigue > 0.85 then you are "Exhausted". // Probably Can't run

v1.2
- fix error

v1.1 beta
- forst public release


Forum topic:
- Armaholic forums




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Tags: Gear,   Indicator,   Inventory,   Load Out,   Stamina,   Weight