Author: Lawman
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Requirements: VME PLA, Community Base addons A3

Version: 1.05
Signed: Yes

Short description: PLA Hotfix is an unofficial mod designed to improve gameplay and stability of Virtual Military Engineers' extensive PLA mod.

Date: 2018-07-27 14:33

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PLA Hotfix


What is it?
PLA Hotfix is an unofficial mod designed to improve gameplay and stability of Virtual Military Engineers' extensive PLA mod. The fixes provided are temporary updates developed by a third party, Lawman, to allow users to further enjoy the mod while waiting for official updates by VME.

Should I uninstall the hotfix once an official update is released?
No. As updates are released to the PLA mod by VME, I will asses what has been patched in the latest version and remove from the hot-fix mod any files that are no longer required.

Have you approached VME regarding these patches?
Yes. I have not yet recieved a response.

What is covered in the hotfix?
Last updated: 12/07/2018
Small Arms:
35mm Smoke Grenades in all colours.
35mm Flare rounds, in all colours.
QJY-88 Appears only once in Arsenal.
Modifications to ZTZ-99 MBT performance and handling (ongoing).
Air Assets
Mi-17 variants now have full range of sounds.

To install PLA Hotfix you should use modfolders to keep it seperate from the official game content to prevent issues.
With Arma 3 you can use different ways to set up your modfolders to use custom content you have downloaded.
Please visit the Arma 3 Mod install instructions page for more information about using custom mods and addons in Arma 3.

Included files:

Fixed missing cfgPatch entry for some vehicles and units (big thanks to Larrow for his help here)
Fixed "No entry 'bin/config.bin/BOATBOATBOAT'." - related to composition (SOF group)
Fixed "No entry 'bin/config.bin/CfgVehicles.SPOTTER'." - related to compositions (forest sniper group)

PF-98 Tandem HEAT adjustments (still requires working reticule).
PF-98 sound improvement (temporarily uses MRAWS sound until custom sound produced)
Patched 'sensitivity' parameter for all PLA units (nerfing of spotting ability)
Patched Heavy Gunners (now 'machine gunners') not having primary weapon.

* Critical patch *
Fixes: crash on launch
Cause: Config duplicate
Error message: "member already defined"
Relates to: PLA_spec_SNIPER

Further modifications to ZTZ-99 performance and handling.
AI skill adjustment (PLA Woodland) to match other factions: sensitivity reduction
AI skill adjustment (Special Forces) to match other factions: sensitivity reduction
Issue identified: sensitivity also needs reducing in other classes of infantry
Issue identified: Heavy gunners need config editing to give infantry-useable QJY-88

[12/07/2018] ZTZ-99 Performance improvements.
(Some handling issues remain)


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Tags: Stability,   Gameplay,   Pla,   Mechanized,   Mod