Author: Soul_Assassin
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Requirements: No addons required

Version: 0.3.5
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

Short description: Both RHS: AFRF and RHS: USAF for Arma 3 combined into one large download.

Date: 2015-01-05 14:09

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RHS: Escalation

Red Hammer Studios

This is the release note accompanying the October 2014 Make Arma Not War RHS: Escalation entry. The mod consists of two modules: Armed Forces Of The Russian Federation and United States Armed Forces.

Both RHS: AFRF and RHS: USAF for Arma 3 combined into one large download.

  • Countless vehicles representing both superpowers
  • New scratch built units and equipment
  • New weapons and attachments
  • Realism enhancements: random vehicle numbers and symbols, realistic Fire Control Systems, realistic PhysX profiles, atmospheric animations etc.
  • ALiVE compatibility
  • ZEUS compatibility
  • CSE compatibility
  • Task Force Arrowhead Radio compatibility
  • Fire From Vehicles
  • AFM support

Important note:
The RHS: Escalation version is still at version 0.3.5. If you want to be able to use the latest version of their work please download the seperate versions!
- RHS: Armed Forces Of The Russian Federation
- RHS: United States Armed Forces

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:

All the contents of the mod can be found in the Mission editor. The sample missions can be found in `Play > Scenarios`.
Full documentation can be found here:

Media: has its own Youtube channel where we will cover the Community made releases.
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Future plans:
This is just the beginning! As you might already know, RHS Evolution development will not stop with MANW competition, we will build on it in order to polish the existing, add new content and features!

- Further optimization: Especially for the US side, some of the vehicles will receive more resolution lods.It will come in future builds, or even as hotfixes. Rest assured though that with hundreds of hours of testing we have yet to receive a performance drop complaint.
- Commercial logos on weapons and equipment. For the sake of avoiding complications in the legal department we decided to change those on the US side with our own. This was mostly to do with MANW. In the near future we will change it back for the sake of authenticity.
- Missions. We ran out of time on this one and are not able to deliver a set of missions that we are confident would reflect the type of quality we would want to deliver. However, may mission makers have had access to our alpha build and have been independently producing missions with our content. Expect to see them shortly. We have also teamed up with the producers of the hugely successful King of the Hill game mode to produce a special version of KOTH. It will also go live just a little after the MANW submissions close.
- Bugs squashing. As we were adding new content almost to the last day before release, there might still be some left. We had a large group of dedicated players testing around our stuff for almost a month and were able to polish a lot of errors in time for MANW. If you encounter any sort of pesky bugs (although you really shouldn’t), please let us know as fast as possible.
- Functionality. In future development builds every piece of equipment will be useable to some degree or another. For now, some of the things that were originally envisioned to have a little more functionality are simply for eye candy. A good example of this are the radars that come along with the pack.
- Content and features - while we don’t want to disclose anything at this very moment, we can safely say there is a lot of work that is going on behind the curtains that we haven’t had the chance to finish in time for MANW, but it is still obviously planned to be implemented into future builds.

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Credits & Thanks:

License / Disclaimer:

By downloading and using the Red Hammer Studios: Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Red Hammer Studios: United States Armed Forces or Red Hammer Studios: Escalation mods, you hereby agree to the following license agreement.

End User License Agreement
The work contained in this distribution is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. You can view the license by clicking on the icon at the bottom of this page. Please note that the above mentioned agreement gives the right to Red Hammer Studios to waiver any of the conditions, thus feel free to contact us to obtain permission to modify our work.

This add-on is provided for Arma 2: Combined Operations or Arma 3 and is not to be used with VBS or any of its derivatives built for the purpose of military training.

- Fixed & improved heli hitpoints
- Added slingload ability to CH47 & UH60
- Removed radar from Bradley
- Fixed maxFordingDepth for M1, M2, M109 & M113
- Fixed m113 bottom textures
- Added resolution LODs to M113
- Improved M113 fire geometry
- Improved m113 gunner view
- Added new muzzle flash to M113A3
- Fixed M1 hitpoints (added track hitpoints, tweaked turret hitpoints)
- Added slingload ability to M1025
- Fixed ELCAN mipmaps
- Changed M249 magazine mass
- Replaced weapon modes with isSelected on at launchers
- Fixed stinger missile still inside tube after launch
- Added sight folding on at4
- Changed Bradley he-t tracer
- Reduced lag in gunner view while firing Bradley autocannon
- Added slingload max cargo mass params to CH47 & UH60
- US Army Infantry - Uniform 'shine' removed.
- Fixed muzzlepos error in RPT for Javelin & Stinger
- Tweaked vest shadows
- Added resolution LODs for US weapons & accessories
- Added resolution LODs for us soldier model
- Added resolution LODs for M1A2SEPv1 desert versions
- Added: New sounds for all US weapons and heavyweapons
- Added numberPhysicalWheels param to various vehicles
- Tweaked commander HMG script
- Tweaked M113 resolution LODs (IFF panel visible in every res lod)
- Tweaked M1A2 tusk hitpoints
- Added resolution LODs for M1A2
- Added resolution LODs for M1A1
- Tweaked M136 power
- New PhysX dataset for M113A3
- Improved M68 CCO hex texture
- Added rocket motor fire to AGM-65
- New PhysX dataset for M1A1 Abrams
- Fixed HMMWV passenger mirror view
- Fixed medic IOTV variant shadows in distant LODs
- Buoyancy fixes
- All pbos now require 1.32 minimum
- Added CH-47 textures by CptDavo
- Fixed M113 gunner hand anims
- Removed decal related RPT spam
- Fixed wheel reference not initialized RPT errors on M113
- Fixed missing ; errors in M1 config
- Changed mass of M19 mine
- Fixed crouch bug with AIA TP
- Abrams tracks turning the wrong way
- Coax muzzle flash to Bradleys
- Fixed commander hatch inheritance in M2 skeleton
- Fixed TOW selection in second resolution lod in M2A2
- Fixed rhsusf_m113d_usarmy: Recoil - unknown animation source recoil_source RPT error
- Fixed unknown animation source zaslehROT_HMG2 RPT error on M1A1
- Added new lights config for m113
- Fixed zbytek selection in res LODs of M113
- M109A6 thermals fixed
- Added minTotalDamageTreshold to M113
- Fixed M1 damgeHide selections
- Fixed unresponsive suspension on both HMMWVs
- Deforming strap on IOTV. More consistency in LOD transitions on various vests.
- Fixed all M2 cog. Less prone to flipping.
- Added reload sequences to M4, M16 rifles.
- Fixed tracer mags
- Added tracer every 4 rounds to M249 mag
- Fixed silencer for M4/M16 family (now uses 5.56 silencer instead of 6.5)
- M109: Right side track teeth do not animate.
- HMMWVV driver sits very high
- Add AGM Javelin TopDown mode (AGM)
- Fixed M2A3 Busk III antena shadows
- New PhysX dataset for Bradley
- Brighten black platoon markers
- Bradley texture fixes and woodland setup
- Added M67 grenade and gave NVGs to troops
- Improved M4 barrel geometry
- Added: Leupold Mk4 6,5-20x50mm ER/T M5
- Added: KAC rail covers
- Added: AR Assistant (M249)
- Increased ammo loadouts
- Added FFV to appropriate vehicles
- Added armed HMMWVVs (M2 and Mk19)
- Added: M2010
- Added door anims to UH60
- Added slingload capability to appropriate vehicles
- Rear sight and zeroing improved in M136
- Fixed M1025 trunk action
- Added patchless infantry model with insignia support
- Improved M68 CCO red dot visibility during night
- Added cannon fire camera shake for US air vehicles
- Reduced M84 flashbang damage
- Lowered crewExplosionProtection for HMMWVVs with tarp doors
- HMMWVV crews should now get engaged by enemies
- Arma 2 vehicle thermal map fixes
- Removed zoom from driver triplex
- Removed M320 from 1st Cav SL & TL
- Mildot, 3.5-10x30mm and 6.5-20x50mm Leupold Mk4 reticles is now accurate and can be used for proper sighting
- Reduced explosion shielding on Bradley tracks
- Fixed: Damage and hitpoints on helicopters
- Improved: Compatibility with other mods using Su-25 and Ka-52 in terms of skeleton manes
- Improved: Improved Mi-24 Advanced Flight Model configuration
- Fixed: Graphical glitches on BTR-70 and BTR-80
- Fixed: Missing ; token in BMP-2 PhysX config
- Improved: Damage scripts for vehicles
- Improved: HEAT penetrator behaviour
- Fixed: MaxFordingDepth for all vehicles
- Fixed: Flying ESS goggles in distant LODs
- Fixed: Residual NV grain effect for some custom FCS
- Fixed: Commander FCS for BMD-4
- Fixed: T-72B group names
- Improved: Less debug info in RPT from certain scripts
- Fixed: Gear change & wipers sound using animationSourceSound
- Improved: Gear change animations
- Improved: RPG-26 and RShG-2 functionality improvements
- Improved: Reduced helmet armour
- Fixed: AI not engaging Ka-52
- Fixed: Fixed T-80U some proxies not hiding on destruction
- Added: T-72B3
- Added: Custom sounds for all heavy and light weapons
- Added: ZEUS mission
- Added: Mi-24 with sling load rack
- Improved: Tweaked damage textures for BTR-60, ZSU-23-4, UAZ & URAL
- Improved: Tweaked T-72B obr. 1985g & T-80BV hitpoints
- Fixed: Decals breaking if URAL and Tigr were on the same map
- Improved: RequiredVersion added to all folders
- Improved: General cleanup of unused resources
- Improved: RPG-7V2, SVD resolution and shadow improvements
- Improved: Resolution and shadow improvements for all scopes
- Improved: Buoyancy improvements for all vehicles (TankX based vehicles still cannot maneuver in water)
- Fixed: Snorkel script
- Improved: Tweaked Mi-24 cargo shadows
- Improved: Tweaked Su-25 shadows
- Removed HMD from Ka-60
- Fixed: Fixed Ataka resolution LODs order
- Improved: Added cfgPatches entries to a3 stuff for better compatibility
- Fixed: Fixed Mi-8 rpt enginehit errors
- Fixed: Fixed PRP-3 using bmp1 physx config instead of bmp2
- Improved: Tweaked ammo values
- Improved: Tweaked destruction materials for Tigr
- Improved: Tweaked RPG-26 position while on back
- Improved: Improved btrs geometry convexity
- Fixed: Internal shadows in BMP-1/2
- Added: EKP-1S-03
- Added: 1P63
- Fixed: Lights selections on t72
- Improved: Texture improvements for RPG-7V2 and PKP
- Improved: Hind texture tweaks
- Improved: TM-62 and PNM-2 mines are triggered by magnetic targets of >200kg
- Improved: Increased Tigr engine armour
- Fixed: Added missing VV BMP-2 variants to cfgPatches
- Improved: T-72B model improvements
- Fixed: Commander triplex uv maping on btr70/80
- Fixed: Mi-8 cruise speed
- Improved: Added new driver optics to 2S3
- Fixed: Commander optics stabilization on T-80
- Fixed: Changed M112 ATGM to M119 on T-80A/U
- Fixed: Changed T72 FCS 'laser' & PL1 - should improve AI behaviour in T72, T80 (without letter) & Sprut-SD
- Fixed: Reduced Mi24 fuel consumption rate
- Fixed: Tweaks to TGP-A silencer
- Improved: Improvements of Gaz-66 gearbox
- Improved: Changed inertia for MGs
- Fixed: Fixed some errors in 1G42 & 1G46 FCS
- Added Kobra reticle [press / on numpad to change reticle (default secondary optics mode key)]
- Fixed: Removed unused muzzleFlash effects entries
- Fixed: Missing gunner getin dir memory points for UAZ open
- Fixed: Fixed welcome screen handler
- Fixed: Replaced TKN-1S with TKN-3 on BTR-80
- Fixed: Removed wire cutter from pilot view of UMTBS backpack
- Fixed: Reduced door action range on mi24
- Added camo selection for vests (using hidden selections)
- Fixed: Fixed last resolution LOD of 6B23 with 6Sh92
- Fixed: Fixed some RPT errors (Ural missing oil source, cannot create FXcatridge_big, missing sections in diagnostic build)
- Fixed: Fixed non closed structure on T-80U turret proxy shadow (shadow artefact)
- Fixed: Fixed bmd4 grain effect in driver optics
- Added FCS calculations for PKT in BMD4
- Fixed: Fixed Sprut-SD elevation bug
- Improved: Improved damage handling script (performance optimizations)
- Fixed: No crosshair on 3rd person for Russian armament
- Fixed: 2S3 gunner view issues
- Improved: New engine and suspension dataset for Gaz Tigr
- Fixed: Fording depth for Ural increased
- Added rpg7 magazines models
- Improved: Added motor burning texture to rpg7 projectiles
- Improved: Improved firegeo and shadows of T-72B
- Added hint if extended armour is turned on & there are RHS vehicles on the map
- Added A2 RPG7 reload animation
- Fixed: Gaz-66 Repair vehicle (No repair options)
- Added Gaz-66 Ammunition resupply truck
- Improved: New damage textures for older T-80s
- Fixed: Decals on T-80s disappear on destruction
- Improved: Small torque curve corrections for BMP1 and BMP2
- Improved: UAZ name changed to newer model
- Improved: RPG gunners will now attack helicopters with PG-7V rockets
- Added reload sequences to AK74M rifles
- Improved: Tigr interior updated with better camo and normals file
- Improved: Reload sounds for AK family, PKP
- Improved: Added bipod functionality to PKP (Ctrl+C)
- Improved: Some infantry units now have scopes
- Improved: PhysX Update for UAZ
- Added: Flora boonie hat
- Improved: Added cannon fire camera shake for RU air vehicles
- Improved: Increased 7.62 round damage
- Fixed: Arma 2 vehicle thermal map fixes
- Fixed: Removed driver triplex zoom
- Fixed: Fixed Mi-8 AMTSh muzzle flashes
- Improved: Enabled T-72B commander NSVT
- Improved: BTR geometry fixes
- Improved: Added stock fold functionality to simple AK (Ctrl+C)
- Improved: Removed ability to mount optics on folded AK
- Improved: Removed radar from Mi-24
- Fixed: PSO ranging and zeroing correct
- Added: 1PN93-2 sight (Night sight for RPG-7V2)
- Improved: Correct ranging for PGO-7V3 sight
- Slingload feature added to appropriate vehicles
- Improved: Added editing zone size param to ZEUS missions
- Added: Fire From Vehicles added to appropriate places

v0.3.0 Server Key Hotfix
- Fixes the erroneous server key authentication that prevented users from joining protected servers.

- first public release

Forum topic:
- BI forums

RHS: Escalation is no longer supported! Instead you should download the seperate packs. Links available below:
RHS: Armed Forces Of The Russian Federation
RHS: United States Armed Forces

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