Author: Chairborne
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Requirements: No addons required

Version: 0.5
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

Short description: This adds the Mi-8 ported from the Arma 2 Sample Files.

Date: 2015-02-19 22:10

Comments: (14)


Arma 2 Mi-8/Mi-17 Port


This adds the Mi-8 ported from the Arma 2 Sample Files.
It is in usable conditions but it's far from being perfect.
With this addon you get all the Mi-8 and Mi-17 we had in Arma 2 Combined Ops in all the different camos and weaponry.
The main functions should work correctly, as in the helo flies fine, weapons work correctly, etc.
I also added collision and position lights, copilot seat works (although for some reason you can't switch from copilot to pilot seat), reflectors should work too.
You can find them under the 4 main factions (NATO, CSAT, AAF and CIVI) with the corresponding painting and variant for each one.
There are some problems i know of but couldn't solve right now (you can read them below).
I also plan to add working mirrors and make it compatible with the announced features in the upcoming DLC.
This is it for now, as always feedback is appreciated.

Also, since I was asked before, if you want to send me some reskins to add directly to this mod, feel free to do so.
However I ask you this big courtesy to please send me a complete package with skins of at least acceptable quality.
I already have enough things to do, please don't force me to chase you around for YOUR material.

Addon is signed, inside the folder you can find the bikey too.

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:

For usage and information instructionss of how to use the Arma 2 Mi-8/Mi-17 Port please refer to the included documentation.

Known issues:
None, let me know if you find any, thanks!

Credits & Thanks:
BIS - Models and original textures
Chairborne - Textures, and config

For personal use only. Do not edit without permission. I claim no responsibility for any damages this addon may cause, use at your own risk.
Released under Arma Public License - read here for more information:

- Faction overhaul
- Four new textures (Cuba, DDR, SLA, CIA)
- Fixed few bugs with materials and interiors

- Reworked materials
- Minor fixes to the Mi-171 hidden selections
- Pilot proxy now aligned correctly with rocket HUD
- Added sling loading (3000Kg max)
- Fixed proxy error with RHS escalation
- Pilot and copilot cannot switch seats anymore, like all the other A3 helos

- Hud removed
- Hiddenselections added to Mi171
- Rpt spam removed

- Fixed dead state animations
- Mi-8MT pilot not invulnerable to bullets anymore
- Increased armor values
- Added PIP mirrors to all variants
- Hitpoints now working correctly

- Initial Release

Forum topic:
- Armaholic forums
- BI forums

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Tags: Mi-17 Port,   Mi-8,   Port