Author: MAD T
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Requirements: Community Base addons A3

Version: 1.0
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

Short description: This little addon has the purpose that once a player died his screen turns black and all ingame sounds are disabled until he respawnes or after mission restart.

Date: 2014-08-27 19:52

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This little addon (script version for mission makers included) has the purpose that once a player died his screen turns black and all ingame sounds are disabled until he respawnes or (if there is no respawn) after mission restart.

The main reason why i created this is for PvP missions that dead players can not use the death cam anymore to spot and report enemies to other players as they are dead and would not know what is going on.

Apart from working in single player the addon works in 2 different ways for multiplayer:
- The server admin can place the key file on the server and allow the players to decide if they want to use it or not.
- If the addon gets loaded on a server (hosted or dedicated) it would broadcast the script to every player
who joins without them needing to download the mod. It literally forces the script on every client. This would be
the best option for PvP missions to make sure everyone uses it.

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:

Known issues:
- After death the screen may get dirty for a second or flicker once. The first is a effect by BIS and why the
second happens i donĀ“t know yet. If you know why it does this and how to get it fixed any help is much appreciated.

Feel free to edit and modify to your needs but consider letting me know of your changes, they might be of interest

- first release

Forum topic:
- BI forums

- Community Base addons A3

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