Author: Ruthberg
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Requirements: Community Base addons A3

Version: 3.5
Signed: Yes

Short description: This addon introduces advanced external and internal ballistics to the game.

Date: 2015-04-12 19:03

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Advanced Ballistics


This addon introduces advanced external and internal ballistics to the game. It is entirely client-side and only affects small arms fire from human players.
It makes long range shooting much more challenging and enjoyable.

The optional vanilla PBO adds 3 new magazines (you can find them in the vanilla ammo boxes).
*The 30rnd 6.5mm Mag (HPBT Scenar) (class name: 30Rnd_AB_65x47_Scenar_mag) fits into the MXM
*The 7.62mm 20Rnd Mag (M118LR) (class name: 20Rnd_762x51_M118LR_Mag) fits into the Mk18 ABR
*The 7.62mm 10Rnd Mag (M118LR) (class name: 10Rnd_762x51_M118LR_Mag) fits into the Rahim

The optional trixie_recon PBO makes the Trixie Recon pack fully compatible with AdvancedBallistics and adds several new magazines (you can find them in the Trixie Sniper Ammo Box).

- Drag resistance based on ambient air density (air pressure, temperature, humidity)
- Wind drift (Wind speed varies with the height above ground and obstacles like buildings or certain terrain features can mitigate the wind)
- Spin drift
- Coriolis effect
- Eötvös effect
- Decreasing bullet stability through the transonic region (-> significant dispersion beyond supersonic flight)
- Ammo temperature affects muzzle velocity
- High power scopes get adjustable Mil/MOA Turrets
- Wind indicator
- Protractor
- Temperature simulation
- Humidity simulation
- High caliber bullet trace effect
- Mirage effect and parallax adjustment

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:

- You can enable/disable all features in the userconfig/hpp file.
- Default key combination for showing the wind indicator is SHIFT+K
- Default key combination for showing the protractor is CTRL+SHIFT+K
- Default keys for turning the scope turret dials are (UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT)
- Default keys for parallax adjustment are (CTRL+UP, CTRL+DOWN)
- Default keys for scope zero adjustment are (CTRL+SHIFT+UP, CTRL+SHIFT+DOWN)


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Future plans:
- More advanced sight adjustment system for vehicle mounted weapons (M2, ...)
- Additional ballistic tables (.50 M33, 7.62 NATO M118LR, 5.56 NATO Mk262)
- Dynamic wind (strength, direction, gusts) based on real world weather data
- Maybe sandbags, tripods where you can rest your weapon on.

- Made all config entry names ACE3 compliant
- Removed all 3rd party ammo and weapon config data

-Fixed incorrect LRR and GM6 config

- CBA Keybinds compatibility update

- Added config data for the Marksmen DLC
- Fixed an incorrect config entry (arifle_Katiba_f barrel length)

- Fixed an incorrect config entry (arifle_Katiba_f barrel length)
- Fixed incompatibility with new BI weapon config initSpeed
- Fixed incompatibility with AGMs changeProjectileDirection function
- Added missing config data to fully support the RH M4 v1.25 weapon pack
- Added missing config data to fully support RHS v0.3.6 weapons

- Replaced outdated AdvancedBallistics.dll

- Fixed conflict with NATO SF and Russian Spetsnaz Weapons pack
- Added optional PBO "advancedballistics_optional_nato_russian_sf_c fg": Adds new magazines and adjusts several ammo classes

- Added config data for the Veteran mod
- Added more ammo configs (6.5×47mm Lapua, Mk248 Mod 0, Mk248 Mod 1, Berger Hybrid OTM)
- Added a userconfig setting that allows you to enable the advanced ballistics selectively in the unit initialization
- Added optional PBO "advancedballistics_optional_vanilla_cfg": Adds new magazines (30Rnd_AB_65x47_Scenar_mag, 20Rnd_762x51_M118LR_Mag and 10Rnd_762x51_M118LR_Mag)
- Added optional PBO "advancedballistics_optional_trixie_recon_cfg" : Adds new magazines (Trixie_10x127_Amax_Mag, Trixie_10x106_Mag, Trixie_30x556_Mk262_Mag,
Trixie_5x762_Berger_Hybrid_OTM_Mag, Trixie_5x762_Mk248_Mod_1_Mag, Trixie_5x762_Mk248_Mod_0_Mag, Trixie_5x762_M118LR_Mag, Trixie_10x762_M118LR_Mag, Trixie_20x762_M118LR_Mag)

- DLL Extension: Fixed incorrect terrain initialization on some terrains

- Added climate data for Panthera
- DLL Extension: Fixed a minor calculation error
- DLL Extension: Further improved the performance
- DLL Extension: The terrain initialization no longer needs to be repeated on mission restart

Forum topic:
- BI forums

- Community Base addons A3

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- ATragMX - Handheld ballistics calculator

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Tags: Advanced,   Ballistics,   Bullet,   External,   Internal,   Wind