Author: defk0n_NL
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Requirements: No addons required

Version: 0.4
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

Short description: Addon that smooths out aiming deadzone with 1:1 Sensitivity

Date: 2013-12-01 10:42

Comments: (3)


A3 FreeAim FIX


It sharpens and removes the stiffness in the default aiming and aiming deadzone setting, it also has a neat side effect. Its basically 1:1 Sensitivty

The effects are subtle but game changing and i would like to encourage anyone to try it out.

How does this work?
In ArmA, looking around is basically what steers the "render" engine, so to speak. Say for example if you fly a plane in one direction but look right. Then even if your aim is pointing in front of you. The render has to calculate you aiming separately. In similar first person shooters there is no look left or right so the controls feel more responsive because the aiming part is not a separate calculation. The controls are tied directly to the engine.

Note: That i dont know exactly how the engine works. Dwarden asked me for a explanation and after thinking about it, i feel this makes the most sense to why it increases control smoothness, latency etc.

What this Addon does is tie the lookAround command to the actual aiming part.

- 1:1 Mouse Sensitivity
- Super smooth mouse movement
- Looking over your shoulder, Looking in Car, Aiming with Weapon, Commanding Mode are all the same sensitivity.
- Significant Immersion Increase

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

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_name\
mydocuments\Arma3 Alpha\@your_mod_folder_name\
mydocuments\Arma3 Alpha\@your_mod_folder_name\

When present place the "userconfig" folder into your game install folder, usually:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Arma 3".

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:

The effects are really subtle and you might not notice it unless you have been playing with the deadzone for a while.
None the less i encourage anyone to try it out. (I was not 100% sure it actually changes anything. But after testing them side by side i am pretty sure it works >.< ) Let me know in the comments what you think.

- reimplements command that was removed in 0.1, less drag/lag, more smooth

- Turned off the Aim Mechanic (let me know if it feelsbetter then 0.2 in your opinion)
- Added Server Key

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    Tags: Aiming,   Deadzone,   Freeaim