Author: BlackPixxel
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Requirements: No addons required

Version: 1.0
Signed: No

Short description: This is a little config to make the flash hiders available in the game.

Date: 2014-08-27 16:27

Comments: (1)


Hidden Flashsuppressors


You may have seen the flash suppresor attachments on very early Arma 3 screenshots (like here). This item is not available in the game, but I found its .p3d model and the inventory picture in the game files.
I wrote a little config to make the flash hiders available in the game.

There are two different types for different weapon sizes/calibers. They will remove the muzzle flash of the weapon and lower the light emission while shooting. AIs ability to spot you with their eyes is also decreased. The muzzle velicity is slightly increased and the recoil decreased a bit.

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:

muzzle_mzls_L (For pistols and rifles below 6.5mm)
muzzle_mzls_H (For 6.5mm and 7.62mm)

There are also many other interresting files in the Arma 3 directory, like a big .50 cal Holosight or other Flashlights. Maybe you find something nice too!

Credits & Thanks:
Bohemia for including these in the game.
BlackPixxel for the config.

I don't think that it makes much sense to have this as a seperate mod. So feel free to implement this in your mod if you want to.

- first release

Forum topic:
- BI forums

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