Week report #266
Work in progress

* Arma 2 - The Lost Brothers Mod

    Miles Teg posted a new update about the status of The Lost Brothers Mod on the BI forums and with it released a video of the Merkava Mk3 using it's smoke screen

      Quote Miles Teg :
      I'm going to be releasing the IDF pack soon that already we have on the United Operations servers where they have helped me fix many of the issues. I was going to redo everything with LoBo tags but decided that, to save time and avoid more bugs and errors, I'm just going to keep the UO tags on them. Right now I'm just trying to add in a few more things and they'll be ready. It will have an infantry pack with regular soldiers, commandos, naval comandos, and border police all armed with the tavor rifles (and variants) aside from MG gunners. We're still missing a good Negev but that will have to wait for an update. Aside from that they will have Humvees, a MH-60, an AH-1 Cobra, a AH-64 Longbow, and a C130.... oh and a Merkava Mk3 Baz tank with a working 60mm mortar system fired by the commander, a working smoke screen exhaust system activated by the driver, and a working rear view camera activated for the driver. The pack is fully ACE compatible and ACRE compatible (it includes custom radios). Anyhoo...I'm going to try and get it released by the end of this week.

    - BI forums

* Arma 2 - Elephant Island

    W0lle informed the community he is working on a patch for his Elephant Island.

      Quote W0lle :
      Between all my other stuff I'm preparing a huge patch since quite some time which includes (so far):
      • Completely new terrain textures by Bushlurker.
      • A basic set of OPFOR units occupying the island, made by Binkowski.
      • A set of vehicles for the bad guys to drive and fight in, made by Gossamer Solid.
      Combined Operations will be required to use the units in the patch, but I think by now this shouldn't be a problem.
      Below screens give you an idea how it looks in the end.
      Thanks to everyone helping me out with this little project.

    - BI forums

* Arma 2 - Crusades/Medieval Mod

    Icewindo posted a new update on the BI forums, in the video you can see the units use Rydgyiers melee script.

    - BI forums

* Arma 2 - RKSL Studios Plugins

    RKSL-Rock informed the community about the new plugin system the RKSL Studios are working on created by Da12thMonkey.
    These plugins will enable anyone to easily create localized versions of the addons as well as provide different localizations more easily with a release.

      Quote RKSL-Rock :
      Right from the very start I had thought about making various national versions/reskins etc. It is inevitable someone would want a German version or a Spanish etc. BIS gave us the ability to do this via config replacements and hidden selections. Something together we've taken to calling a plugin.

      The idea is pretty simple really. We have the core PBO file. this contains all the models, scripts, sounds etc and a base config. We then have national PBOs. Each containing that specific countries skins and config etc.

      The core file itself is "Private", this means that alone the file will put nothing in the editor tree. It needs a plugin that inherits from the Core to give a placeable object. So far we have seven National Plugins:
        - UK - Royal Air Force
        - DE - Bundeswehr Luftwaffe
        - IT - Aeronautica Militare
        - ES - Ejercito del Aire
        - SA - Royal Saudi Air Force
        - AT - Austrian Air Force
        - REDFor

      Each of these has their own squadrons represented. its not a comprehensive list but its a start.

      We will be releasing a "template" pack with the addon. A base texture in PSD format, something you can then add your own schemes to as you like. The same goes for a commented config for making your own plugins.

    - RKSL Studios forums

* Arma 2 - McNools terrain

    McNools posted some screens of a 5x5km terrain what will be possibly his last map he makes for the Arma series.
    The Hurricane-aircraft as well as some of buildings are from the Invasion 1944-mod. Some of the vegetation is Mikebart's.

    - BI forums

* Arma 2 - Balkan War Mod

    SuperRat released a couple of screens showing the MT12 or T12 100mm.

    - BI forums

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* Arma 2 - Hell in the Pacific Mod

    Waxbutter released a video made by [KH]DaOarge showing some realtime ingame footage from a playtest at ForgottenHopeWarzone.

    - BI forums

* Arma 2 - Invasion 1944

    Macolik released 2 videos of the new I44 Panther showing the cargo animations as well as the commander view.
    Additionally posted 2 videos showing the Pz IV Ausf D gunsight and the Tiger I gunsight.

    - BI forums

Written on 2012-06-17 23:26 by Armaholic  

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