Author: joshh
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Requirements: No addons required

Version: 3.0
Signed: No

Short description: Turns off the idle animations when standing/crouching with your weapon down and when you are not moving.

Date: 2014-03-16 19:41

Comments: (4)


No Idle Animations

Joshh (SPC Halvorson 101stAB)

Turns off the idle animations when standing still, still working on removing them for pistols, but that will come later.

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\addons\

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_name1\addons\
mydocuments\Arma3 Alpha\@your_mod_folder_name2\addons\
mydocuments\Arma3 Alpha\@your_mod_folder_name2\addons\

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 and/or 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.

Included files:


  • Removed armed prone idle animations, kept one in for a change, let me know if it bothers anyone
  • Removed standing and crouching animations with pistol out and lowered.

  • v2.0
  • Fixed some problem with moving while your weapon is down. Should work without problems now.

  • v1.0
  • Removed rifle idle animations

  • Credits & Thanks:
    - BIS for the game
    - Dslyecxi. I saw the idle animations kick in during one of his recent videos (scout on a limb) when he was hiding.
    - The community

    Forums Topic:
    - BI Forums

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    Tags: Animations