Author: Von Quest
Author Website:

Requirements: Community Base addons A3

Version: 0.3.1 beta
Signed: No

Short description: This Sniper System will immerse the player into a scout/sniper roll.

Date: 2014-09-27 10:58

Comments: (4)


=VQI= Sniper System


This Sniper System will immerse the player into a scout/sniper roll. There will be several different elements to this project with the emphasis on Training, Camouflage, and Stalking the Objective. "Ballistics" are a dime-a-dozen. This Mod takes you deeper into the realm of a deadly and mysterious Sniper!

A Sniper is a highly trained marksman who operates alone, in a pair, or with a sniper team to maintain close visual contact with the enemy and engage targets from concealed positions or distances exceeding the detection capabilities of enemy personnel.

In addition to marksmanship, military snipers are trained in camouflage, field craft, infiltration, special reconnaissance and observation, surveillance and target acquisition.

SniperBuddy I:
Wind Direction
Wind Strength
Weather Data
more coming...

  • Ballistics - Wind, Humidity, Elevation, Spin-Drft, Coriolis Effect, etc.
  • CPU/Prone - Only Prone shots get calculated to save on CPU, and be more 'infantry' friendly
  • WeaponSway - Absolultly ZERO Sway when in the Prone position
  • Wind Meter - Questrel: SniperBuddy I; to read and calculate the environment and weather
  • Data Cards - Name your Targets to get instant feedback on Hit-Locations
  • Log Book - Mil-Spec Data, Tables, Cards, etc. Reference Material
  • Blind/Hide - Build Vegitation around you over time to 'disapear' into the environment
  • SniperStealth - Wearing the Ghillie Suit will now work against Enemy AI (+boost w/ blind)
  • SniperHearing - Keen sense of Hearing over time if lying still in your Blind
  • SniperSmell - Keen sense of Smell over time if lying still in your Blind
  • BoonieHat - 1 Special Edition: 1966 USMC Carlos "White Feather" Hathcock BoonieHat in each Box

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:

1. Copy & Paste the Mod Folder @VQI_SNIPER into ArmA3
2. Carry the SniperBuddy in Uniform, Vest, or Compass
3. To use Targets w/ Data Card, NAME: VQI_TARGET_1 (1-5)
Use Included Targets. Put Log Book in Map slot.
To use Unlimited Targets, place into the init box:
this addEventHandler ["HitPart", 
	{ _this call VQI_eh_hitlocation; }];

- SE Boonie.......VQI_BoonieHat_SE_Hathcock
- Questrel........VQI_SniperBuddy_1
- Sniper Box......VQI_Sniper_Box

Test mission:
1. Put the Editor/Mission Folder into your Mission Folder found in Documents >> ArmA Profile (name) >> Missions
2. Open Editor, Find that Mission, then just Click ---> PREVIEW

In game:
1. SniperBuddy: press both ADJUST + COMPASS keys/buttons
Main Readout for WIND is Hdg ~ Kts: ie (355* ~ 4kts)
2. Sniper Ghillie: (automatic) Don't Move for X time
3. Build Sniper 'Blind': Don't Move for X time. Option will popup IF conditions are right; ACTION key/button
4. SniperHearing: (automatic); activated AFTER you build your blind/hide. Improves over time IF NOT disturbed
5. SniperSmell: press ADJUST key/button AFTER you build your blind/hide. Improves over time IF NOT disturbed
6. Expert Sniper: Practice & Training!

Known issues:
Screws up the Text in the Editor for some reason! Why?

Still possible to build your Blind/Hide on concrete
Vegetation of the Blind/Hide are lit even though you may build in shade
Vegetation & Scents are Mediterranean. Will add other regions later.
Need to 'lower' the stealth IF carrying a Launcher; current no penalty
Targets over water (Test/Mission) do NOT work with the Sniper Data Card
Work-In-Progess. Several BUGS are expected.

License / Disclaimer:
Use-At-Your-Own-Risk! I'm not a professional programmer.

1. Use At Your Own Risk. This is a mod/addon for use with ArmA3, the mil-sim/game from Bohemia Interactive Studios.
3. Any changes or alterations, in whole or in part, in ANY way; is strictly forbidden.
4. Changes or alterations IS allowed for private use only.

- Fixed SP/MP issue
- Added New settings.hpp file

v0.3 BETA
- NEW: Added Data Log Book (WIP)
- NEW: Target to Match datacard! (perfect match to human size)
- BOONIE HAT: Darkend Color
- BOONIE HAT: Adjusted Feather
- WEAPON SWAY: Bone-Bridge (micro)
- DATACARD: Tweaked Image
- DATACARD Display: Weapon Fired
- DATACARD Display: Ammo/Mag Used
- DATACARD Display: Scope/Optic
- DATACARD Display: Weapon Creator
- DATACARD Display: Zeroing
- DATACARD Display: Target Range
- DATACARD Display: Wind (kts)
- DATACARD Display: Wind (direction)
- DATACARD Display: Date
- DATACARD Display: Time
- DATACARD Display: Rain (needed?)
- DATACARD Display: Humidity
- DATACARD Display: Temp (WIP)
- DATACARD Display: Elevation
- Tweaked Map Wind Set
- CRATE: Added Weapons, Optics, etc
- QUESTREL: Darken Color
- MAP/MISSION: Updated!!!

v0.2 beta
- Fixed: several bugs
- Added: userconfig (debug)
- Removed: vqi_halo.pbo

v0.1 beta
- first release

Forum topic:
- BI forums

- Community Base addons A3

Enable javascript to be able to download from Armaholic please!

Tags: Camouflage,   Scout,   Sniper