Author: Hotshot
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Requirements: No addons required

Version: 1.3
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

Short description: automatically switches the players view perspective to whatever it's set to.

Date: 2020-08-18 08:32

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Hotshots PlayerView Auto-Changer


This mod automatically switches the players view perspective to whatever it's set to (currently fixed; see table below).
I'm not promising anything, but I'm now working on integrating it into CBA3 to make everything changeable by the user!

saves the current state of the player before getting into any vehicle
either leaves the current selected view (First Person or Third Person) OR switches to the set view
does the same when switching the position inside the vehicle
restores the view when the player gets out

To install Hotshots PlayerView Auto-Changer 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:

For usage instructions and information of how to use the Hotshots PlayerView Auto-Changer please refer to the included documentation and/or example mission.

Possible view settings
na: does nothing; leaves the currently selected view
fp: switches the view to First Person
3p: switches the view to Third Person
gu: switches the view to Gunner View (meaning it uses the "Optics" view)

Currently fixed-coded setting
Driver | Gunner | Commander | Passenger
Car na | gu | fp | fp
Motorcycle na | gu | fp | fp
WheeledAPC 3p | gu | 3p | fp
TrackedAPC 3p | gu | 3p | fp
Tank 3p | gu | 3p | fp
Helicopter na | gu | fp | fp
Plane na | gu | fp | fp
Ship na | gu | fp | fp
Submarine na | gu | fp | fp
StaticWeapon na | na | na | na

PS: to manually make changes
open "Arma 3\!Workshop\@Hotshots PlayerView Auto-Changer\addons\hpvac.pbo" in a text editor
in the "ViewSettingsArr" change the matrix to your liking
-> this should work, as long as the sum of all characters doesn't change!
save and start Arma3

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The saved player view when entering a vehicle isn't always restored; probably duo to loading/exiting the game.
-> I've added a new setting for infantry/on foot!

- Changed they signed key to keep it seperate from my other addon(s)

- Integration with CBA3 for the settings

- Initial Release

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