A3B Arcade Helicopters [BETA]
Another tweak to the Beta here. This time it's not a pot hole I'm trying to fill, but a gameplay aspect drastically being changed. Yes, change is scary. Good news, it's optional. Anyways, this Addon will change the way a Pilot and Gunner cooperate and coordinate in the Beta's current Gunships. The Pilot now has control over all Missile/Rocket-Type weaponry, while the Gunner maintains his domain over the Cannon.
Now, why would I go out and do such a dastardly thing so as to destroy the holy grail of realism that ArmA is? Well, the reasoning is multi-fold. For one, some people, as strange as this may sound, do prefer Singleplayer. While a minority, I have a feeling that there is at least one person who might find that this addon makes it easier on them as a Pilot with an AI gunner. Two being that, sometimes, it's hard for Pilots and Gunners to function effectively if one or the other lacks VOIP capability, or sometimes it's just difficult to line up the time for a Rocket Run.
Either way, this isn't forced upon anyone, as with any Addon, it's completely optional. I'd prefer not to get flamed for these adjustments, but I'm not holding my breath. Though if even one person enjoys it, that's what matters. And as with any thing that comes from my dusty workshop, feel free to use it as you please. Credit isn't even required, though it's always appreciated. We learn from each others ideas, just like I learn from BI's configs. It's the circle of the creation.
- Pilots of the AH-99 Blackfoot now have control over the DAGR and ASRAAM weapon systems.
- Pilots of the Mi-48 Kajman now have control over the Skyfire and Skalpel ATGM weapon systems.
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:
You can also use the "Arma 3 Alpha" folder in your "My Documents" folder. Your folder setup could than look like for example this:
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/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
I haven't seen any bugs yet, though if they do pop up, let me know. I'll see if I can fix them.
- BI forums