Author: BiggerDave
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Requirements: No addons required

Version: 1.0
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

Short description: This is an addon for ArmA 3 which extends your ingame experience with several unique factions.

Date: 2014-08-28 09:44

Comments: (4)


HSO ArmA 3 SLA pack


It's here folks! Thankfully Pre-1 didn't have any major bugs, so here's the promised Release 1.

What's Included?
  • 6 new factions! An organized military force and a guerilla group for each side. (Plus two "subfactions" on the East side):
      - In the blue corner, we've got the Chernarus Defence Force and the Real Sahrani Republican Army (the guerillas from Queen's Gambit)
      - In the red corner, we've got the Sahrani Liberation Army (ground forces, marine forces and air forces) and the Chernarussian Movement of the Red Star
      - And in the green corner, we've got the Royal Army Corps of Sahrani and the Chernarussian Nationalist Party
  • Several different kinds of troops for each faction
      - Reservists using kit from the 70s
      - Regular Infantry
      - Elite Guard
      - Special Forces
      - Militia
      - Renegades
  • More weapons than I care to try and count (some of which are "real world" weapons, some are fictious, but heavily based on real world weapons. Nothing is included that could not plausibly exist in real life)

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:

Classnames can be found in the included documentation.

Source files includes MLODs, configs, and some sample PSDs (I don't work in PSD format, so converting all the source textures would be a major hassle and massively increase the filesize. If you need a specific texture, throw me a PM and I can sort you out): HSO ArmA 3 SLA pack Source

Credits & Thanks:
CGTextures - Pretty much every dirt, fatigue, oil, blood and cloth texture. Also the base NDPM, ACCP, Alpine, ERDL, NATO and Smog patterns.
SomerenV - 6 Color, KLMK, Dubok and Flecktarn patterns.
Revski - Base for Tigr and Reed patterns.
BIS - Pretty much have more of a claim to all the work in this pack than I do.
Rellikki - Helped me with woundtextures back in, like, '09, and I'm still using pretty much the same code.
Linker_Split - Ditto, but with RVMats.
John Carmack - Who doesn't owe him thanks?
Mjr. Mike Shearer - The quote about man-eating Badgers.
Karl Barks - Would be a great name for a communist's dog.
Everyone's who's put up with my bullshit - Putting up with my bullshit.

This addon is released under the APL-SA licence. You can find a full copy of this here, if you really like reading legal code:

For those who can't be arsed with that sort of crap, the general jist of it is this:
- You're free to do whatever the hell you want with this addon so long as you aren't making money from it.
- You accept that if you do anything stupid and hurt yourself while doing whatever the hell you want with this addon, you've only got yourself to blame.
- If you end up making something based off this, you should acknoledge it's based off my work because it'd be a dick move not to.
- If you do release anything based off this, it needs to under the same licence.

- Most weapons and items have correct inventory images (various families of weapon have the same icon, so the icon for the AKM and AK74 are the same)
- Fixed the textures for RACS BDUs
- Improved textures for AR-15 derivatives.
- Includes bisign and bikey files (intentionally left out of preliminary release)

- first public test release

Forum topic:
- BI forums

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Tags: Factions