Author: hateandcaffeine
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Requirements: Community Base addons A3

Version: 1.17
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

Short description: overhauls thermal vision modes allowing them to be used in all conditions. It is designed to work with any targeting pod or Crows.

Date: 2020-07-09 11:17

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A3 Thermal Improvement


This mod overhauls thermal vision modes allowing them to be used in all conditions.
It is designed to work with any targeting pod or CROWS.

Press B while in Vanilla DTV mode to bring up A3TI thermal vision modes.
Press B while in Vanilla NVG mode to bring up A3TI Fusion mode.

Current Features:
Can be run Client Side
MWIR White Hot
MWIR Black Hot
IR/NVG Fusion
Laser Target Marker
High Definition Targeting Pod Options
Configurable Brightness/Contrast
Configurable CBA Options and Keybinds

To install A3 Thermal Improvement you should use modfolders to keep it seperate from the official game content to prevent issues.
With Arma 3 you can use different ways to set up your modfolders to use custom content you have downloaded.
Please visit the Arma 3 Mod install instructions page for more information about using custom mods and addons in Arma 3.

Included files:

Select Vanilla DTV and press the B key to cycle through the A3TI Vision Modes
Select Vanilla NVG and press the B key to cycle through Fusion Modes

To use the Laser Target Marker (LTM), cycle to NVG or A3TI fusion mode, fire your laser, then press L
The LTM can only be seen in NVG or Fusion modes
You can change the LTM between Flashing and Steady modes with Ctrl+L
All controls are configurable via CBA keybinds

Media: has its own Youtube channel where we will cover the Community made releases.
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Known issues:
Some Modded Tanks may have visual bugs for the driver. There is a CBA option to disable A3TI enhancements for tank drivers to mitigate this.

Please report any bugs to our Discord #bugs channel

Discord Link

Credits & Thanks:
Special thanks to Pingopete, Lala, BigBearZ, Fat_Lurch, Raynor, and Yax. Could not have made this mod without your incredible contributions.

Huge thanks to Voldy for his tireless work hunting bugs
Check out some of their other work.
USAF Mod Collection
Fat Lurch Workshop
Yax Workshop

Updated aperture settings. Players can now adjust aperture settings using Ctrl+Home and Ctrl+End to get a better picture while using thermal vision modes.
Players can now disable A3TI vision modes in specific vehicles by placing the following code in the vehicle's init.
this setVariable ["A3TI_Disable, true"];

updated functions.hpp

Tweaked values for more consistent thermal signatures across different maps and conditions.

Fixed "Line 155" bug

Fixed bug where default faces would be used when leaving A3TI vision modes.

Better thermal simulation for infantry
Revised thermal selection algorithm
Added ability for addon makers to make thermal selections
Changed how A3TI thermal modes are recognized
Changed Fusion Default Values
Various bug fixes

Added compat for RHS Raven

various small bug fixes

Added Zeus Compat
Added in loop to update thermal signatures if player has been inside targeting pod for a significant amount of time
Added functions for addon makers
Added Brightness/Contrast adjustment functionality to fusion modes

Disable Vanilla TI CBA option now ignores vehicles that only have vanilla TI (Example RHS USAF A10A) Thank you Zac for the report

Added CBA option to remove vanilla thermals Server wide.
Fixed Bug with turning out. Thank you roseouttheashes for the bug report
Added ACE NVG workaround. Thank you baermitumlaut and brazzer for your assistance on this one
Additional slight optimizations in code

Streamline code to support lower end PCs and laptops
Thank you SpitzerFX for the bug report

Fixed RHS vehicles being too grainy when using A3TI vision modes

Added LTM Steady mode
Added ACE compat for BHOT Fusion
Various small bug fixes

Driver Optics Hotfix

Minor Bug Fixes
Added White Hot Fusion Mode
Added Laser Target Marker
Added Various CBA options

Bug Fixes Involving Tanks


- Community Base addons A3

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