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#1 Posted at 2010-01-19 20:36        
     
US ARMY RANGER for ArmA2

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Hi all,

I’ve updated my US Army Rangers to version 1.04. FINAL ARMA2 ONLY VERSION

As for my US Army Special Forces , I’m updating the Ranger pack with new ACU textures .
In this pack you’ll find also updated ACE optional config, that enable ACEX voice module, and updated replacement for vanilla USMC units and ACEX US Army units too.
The Units will be found in the editor under BLUFOR >> US Army Ranger,(same for the groups), sorted by the different camouflage of the uniforms and gear:

- US Army Rangers (ACU): wearing ACU uniform.
- US Army Rangers (Multicam): wearing multicam uniform.
- US Army Rangers (Woodland): wearing woodland BDU uniform.
- US Army Rangers (Desert): wearing 3 colors desert DCU uniform.

As always please report feedback, advices, problems or any ideas… I’ll be happy to keep working and improving the pack…thanks to all of you for the support and appreciation you gave me!

Changelog v.1.04:
v1.04 date 29/Apr/2010
-Totally redone ACU textures.
-Updated some other textures.
-Updated ACE optional configs (enabled ACEX voices) and vanilla replacement.
-Added ACEX replacement that replace ACEX US Army units and SF, with my Rangers and SF.

Installation.
Put the addons in the "mod folder" of your preference, you will find the units in the editor under:
Bluefor - US Army Rangers (sorted by different camos and gear)
you'll find groups also under:
Bluefor - US Army Army Rangers (as above).

ACE2 files Installation.
- file: "mas_usa_rang_ACE2_cfg_repl.pbo"
You can use the OPTIONAL ACE2 CONFIG that you'll find in the "ACE2 config" folder that replace ranger weapons with the ACEX ones, and add some of the great ACE2 stuff (like gasmask, balaclavas, ecc...), this way my ranger classes will be automatically replaced.

- file: "mas_usa_rang_ACE2_new_cfg.pbo"
If you have problems using the previous file, look inside "ACE2 congif >>> backup ACE config (new classes) " : there you'll find another replacement file that instead of overwriting my ranger classes, create new ones ( BLUFOR>>> US Army Ranger ACE) using ACEX weapons and equipment (same as above).
IF YOU WANNA USE THOSE FILES ACEX IS REQUIRED.
both files are SIGNED, choose the best solution for you, BUT REMEMBER TO USE ONLY ONE AT A TIME!!!

Only if you want to use “Vanilla” or “ACE” unit’s replacements you’ll need my US Army Special Forces too.

Bugs.
Tested both in vanilla game and in ACE2, everithing is working well, without any errors in RPT or sort of problems.

Thanks.
Thanks to BI for the great game and to all the community for their great support and addons!
Thanks to all the people that enjoied the units and supported me here on Armaholic!

Download Links to version v. 1.04:

Mediafire:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/dncglunhtm2/US_Army _Ranger_v1.04.7z

Link to BI Forum Tread:
http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?t=94096&page=8

Thank You all… hope you’ll like them!!!

Cheers
massi

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#2 Posted at 2010-01-19 22:23        
     
Very nice work again massi, you are becoming very good at making those units :)




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#3 Posted at 2010-01-19 22:50        
     
thanks a lot for the compliments and the mirrors... I'm just trying :)

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#4 Posted at 2010-01-19 23:10        
     
very nice massi i too enjoy your work, wish i was gettign as good as you! my skills seem to be getting worse over time lol!

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#5 Posted at 2010-01-20 00:37        
     
Hey Massi, I hope to enjoy these units soon as one can never really have enough Rangers or SF units.

Unfortunately however, I've run into a problem. I took the files and made a MOD folder for them and they show up in my A2 Launcher. However, thats all it does. When I start the game, it loads super fast, like 2 seconds, and than goes to the main menu at which point the background of the menu is water as opposed to a background shot of Chernarus or Utes. I than go into the editor and nothing is present. None of the Ranger units appear. (They were the only mod I selected)
I thought there might be an issue with the addon folder as you had named it "Signed addons" as opposed to just "addons" so I changed the it to "Addons" but still, nothing comes up. The same thing happens when it loads, it goes super fast to a "Water Screen" and the addons do not appear. if I de-select it, than everything loads as normal.

Any ideas?

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#6 Posted at 2010-01-20 01:05        
     
Hi Cris,

As it is just an addon I think is better if you put it in an addon folder you're already using, the file you have to put in is mas_usa_rang.pbo , and if you want the signatures, but they are needed only in multiplayer.

From my tests and other reports the addon is working well.

Try to create your own modfolder where you can put all the 3rd party addon:
-go in C:\...Bohemia Interactive\Arma2
-create a new folder and call it as you wish (ex. @myAddons)
-open the new folder and create another new folder mandatory called Addons
-now put the addon files (mas_usa_rang.pbo and the signatures if you need them in MP) inside Addons folder
-I do not use modlauncher, but I think you have to launch them with @myAddons as MOD, or just put in the execute command of your link to desktop of Arma2 the line: -mod=@myAddons

should be like this:

"C:\Program files\Bohemia Interactive\ArmA 2\arma2.exe" -nosplash -mod=@myAddons

If it doesn't work you can make a test... put the mas_usa_rang.pbo in the main addon folder (C:\...Bohemia Interactive\Arma2\Addons), now load the game without launcher and try.

Let me know if is working.

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#7 Posted at 2010-01-20 01:17        
     
massi : Hi Cris,

As it is just an addon I think is better if you put it in an addon folder you're already using, the file you have to put in is mas_usa_rang.pbo , and if you want the signatures, but they are needed only in multiplayer.

From my tests and other reports the addon is working well.

Try to create your own modfolder where you can put all the 3rd party addon:
-go in C:\...Bohemia Interactive\Arma2
-create a new folder and call it as you wish (ex. @myAddons)
-open the new folder and create another new folder mandatory called Addons
-now put the addon files (mas_usa_rang.pbo and the signatures if you need them in MP) inside Addons folder
-I do not use modlauncher, but I think you have to launch them with @myAddons as MOD, or just put in the execute command of your link to desktop of Arma2 the line: -mod=@myAddons

should be like this:

"C:\Program files\Bohemia Interactive\ArmA 2\arma2.exe" -nosplash -mod=@myAddons

If it doesn't work you can make a test... put the mas_usa_rang.pbo in the main addon folder (C:\...Bohemia Interactive\Arma2\Addons), now load the game without launcher and try.

Let me know if is working.

cheers
massi


Thanks, I'm good to go! They work fine now, I was just a bit hesitant to put them in my addons folder since I just cleaned it up and got everything organized into mods. =P
Thanks again!


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#8 Posted at 2010-01-20 01:57        
     
Hey massi, would it be possible to post some hi-res screens? Crank your settings up take the shot then lower them to what ever you had them at? Cheers.


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#9 Posted at 2010-01-20 11:37        
     
DevilDog : Hey massi, would it be possible to post some hi-res screens? Crank your settings up take the shot then lower them to what ever you had them at? Cheers.

well ...for this I've to wait my new notebook :)

I've already done what you said above with the one I'm using now...ant these are the poor results.
Hopefully I'll get my hands on the new one in few days, after I'll update all the screens with high def ones ...promise :)

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#10 Posted at 2010-01-23 13:31        
     
As requested I'm uploading a couple of "sliglty better" screens of my US Army

Ranger units:

Rangers in ACU:







Rangers in 3 color desert DCU:



Rangers in Multicam:



...more Multicam:





and Rangers in Woodland BDU:







I'll upload better screens as soon as my new PC arrives ...till then is the best

I can do.

could you please update the download page of my units with these pics ?
thanks a lot.

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#11 Posted at 2010-01-23 17:29        
     
Pictures replaced :thumb
Those do look much better than the old ones and give people the right idea of the quality delivered!


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#12 Posted at 2010-01-24 02:29        
     
Here are those screenshots you asked for! :D
ACU:




DCU:






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I hope they're good enough.


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#13 Posted at 2010-01-24 02:38        
     
Oh my God...you're the best Enad :)

thanks a lot , these screen really put my addons under a new light , thanks a lot for your speed too :)

could a moderator add them to download page please :)

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#14 Posted at 2010-01-24 02:44        
     
Oh wow I'm glad you like them so much! Im happy to help you out. Its not a big deal at all.
It's funny, I actually really like on of those screens, its the first DCU one, with the soldier pointing. It looks cool, I have it as my background :D


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#15 Posted at 2010-01-24 11:49        
     
It's definitely cool !!!

I even did not know I created those units if you did not thake those screens ;)

You're an artist and you helped me a lot...thankyou very much !

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