Author: Spliffz
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Requirements: Community Base addons A3

Version: 0.1
Signed: No

Short description: A Tactical Glasses Enhancement Mod

Date: 2014-04-01 07:14

Comments: (6)


TacVision (Tactical Vision)


This is something I made so that those nifty Tactical Glasses could finally be used.
My original idea was to have something cool, something futuristic but realistic at the same time.
Maybe playing in to the whole 2035 idea a bit, but then most things we consider cheating now, would be cool then.
As we are still living in the 'now', and me not being able to code it properly, I've downtuned it a bit so it works. And pretty fancy too!
Still, my to-do list is long and I hope that all the features can be implemented over time.
But for now, enjoy this release. Hope you find use for it and any feedback is appreciated!

- current heading
- wind dir/strength
- GPS Coordinates
- current in-game time
- ATR (Automatic Target Recognition) - The Tactical Glasses & Shades are now able to scan your view for possible threats & targets (WIP, not in release/source)
- MTR (Manual Target Recognition) - With the Tactical Glasses & Shades on you can scan what is directly infront of you, and pass it to the ETI for detailed information.
- ETI (Extended Target Information) - Does what it says, Gives Extended Target/Threat Information

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:

Media: has its own Youtube channel where we will try to cover the Community made releases. Make sure to visit our channel and subscribe! on Youtube

Known issues:
When in-game, wearing Tactical Glasses and using TacVision, Splendid Camera & Config Viewer are crashing upon opening.
I've looked into this, but I've really no idea why. Maybe it has to do with the uiNameSpace, but haven't been able te repro it.
So, if you need those things in-game while you're running TacVision, just take off the glasses first.

Now, I know some of the members of this community have also done this, or are trying to.
That's why this stuff is how you say it, Open-Source.
It's all in the bitbucket, even the failed attempts for ATR.
I don't want to step on anybody's toes, or want people to stop their projects, so sharing my code was the logical step to do. Now everybody can benefit from it.
And yes, I know the code has room for improvement, by me or any other.

- first release

Forum topic:
- BI forums

- Community Base addons A3

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