Author: zooloo75
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Requirements: Community Base addons A3

Version: 1.1
Signed: No

Short description: This mod allows players to take cover behind objects and automatically pop-out of cover when they aim down their sights.

Date: 2014-06-25 06:16

Comments: (3)


Dynamic Cover System


This mod allows players to take cover behind objects and automatically pop-out of cover when they aim down their sights. Once the player has left their sights, they will automatically pop back into cover. All stance adjustments are automated, removing the need for clunky key presses during combat.

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:

Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How do I use this thing? Can you answer it in 3 simple steps?
A: 1) Get behind a piece of cover
2) Aim down sights
3) There you go...

Q: Will this make me awesome?
A: One could say such a thing.

Q: Isn't this cover system from Battlefield 4?
A: No. DICE time traveled into the future (current day) and stole the idea from my mod, causing some weird time warp that made it seem like they came up with it first. Don't let them trick you.

Q: I popped back into cover and now I can't move... FIX YER DANG MUD N00B!
A: Bugs are part of the ArmA experience... And part of BIS' problem.

Q: Why am I not using this yet?
A: You have to download it and install it into your ArmA directory. Enable it and all that jazz.

Q: Can I stop asking questions now?
A: Please.

Users are free to:
Create derivatives/modifications of the work for personal use.
Use the work as intended by the author.

Users may not:
Redistribute the work without direct consent from the author, which includes but is not limited to uploading to the Steam Workshop.
Sell or make any form of profit from the work.

  • Cover and exposure detection code improved.
  • Now works inside interiors.
  • Above exposure added.

  • Forum topic:
    - BI forums

    - Community Base addons A3

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    Tags: Battlefield,   Cover,   Dynamic