Author: Dslyecxi
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Requirements: No addons required

Version: 140808
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

Short description: The ShackTac Stamina Bar is a mod created to help give a subtle visualization of your current stamina level, inspired by the most recent changes to Arma’s stamina in the Bootcamp update.

Date: 2014-08-27 08:23

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ShackTac Stamina Bar


The ShackTac Stamina Bar is a mod created to help give a subtle visualization of your current stamina level, inspired by the most recent changes to Arma’s stamina in the Bootcamp update.

This is a very simple way to maintain awareness of your stamina state. In reality it’s very easy to tell how tired you are, how long it will take to recover, etc – whereas in a game, having breathing or screen-dimming effects doesn’t convey the same detail of information. One of the concerns about any sort of stamina representation is that it could clutter the UI, and because of that, I’ve gone to extra effort to ensure this is a very subtle visualization.

The stamina bar appears in the lower-left of the screen, mostly translucent at the start. As fatigue increases, the bar becomes more visible and begins to fill up, changing color smoothly from green to red as you accumulate stamina. You’ll learn a lot about how the stamina works in the Bootcamp update via this, and hopefully it will help you both plan your movement better as well as give more data-oriented feedback to BIS regarding how the stamina behaves, instead of it often being guesswork.

A few other features:
  • The stamina bar is disabled if driver, gunner, or commander of a vehicle. Passengers will still see their stamina. This is intended to allow an embarked infantryman to know how their stamina is recovering while in a vehicle, whereas it’s assumed that the driver, gunner, and commander are staying in their vehicle and don’t need to know that info.
  • The stamina bar will disappear once the camera perspective and the player model are sufficiently far apart (~5 meters). [*]This makes it usable in third-person, but if you go into a camera mode or similar, it will disappear in order to allow for easy cinematic shots without the UI element being there.

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:

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Credits & thanks:
Thanks to Taosenai for feedback and ideas to help further refine this.

Usage of st_stamina_mod requires agreement with the following terms. The mod may NOT be modified, included in other mods in whole or part, used for military training or any commercial purposes whatsoever, without prior permission from the author (dslyecxi). Redistribution of the addon via 6updater/PwS etc is permitted only if it is unmodified and free of charge. Modifications are forbidden without prior permission from the author.


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