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Does this have an advanced flight model? I already have an apache mod but it is easy mode. I would love to use this if it is more realistic

Even pilots told me that the advanced flight model is even more unrealistic than the "normal" one. Don't flight with it dude, try other flight simulators and compare.

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Hi, Nodunit and Franze, tested the last update and the physics are now great. Congratulations.

I have an issue, i use headtracker, "TrackIR" , and imho it's too difficult to see the crosshair to click buttons. It's so tiny, and so thin, that makes me loose a lot of time trying to find where it is. Also, if i need to touch anything during flight, it's almost impossible, just for the fact you need a lot of time to know where is it each time you move it, and if you have to take a quick look back to the winshield, you loose it again.

I don't know if you have played DCS World, a flight simulator, but would be awesome if you could do a crosshair similar to that sim. It's yellow and at least two times bigger and thicker.

I cannot find a picture with it to show you at the moment just if you don't played DCS and therefor you didn't see that crosshair, but i will do a picture inside the sim tomorrow as i cannot do it now.

EDIT: Here are two examples of the DCS World button crosshair:

P.S. Sorry for the quality, ended taking them with the phone as all my screenshot softwares wasn't picking the crosshair even with the "include mouse cursor" options checked :banghead:

No prob on the quality :) I think we could do that easily enough, though I don't think we will be able to get the crosshair to change based on the function of which you highlight, the double arrow for the two way switch and whatnot.

Probably going to add a black outline as well as it doesn't get lost on bright surfaces.

Does this have an advanced flight model? I already have an apache mod but it is easy mode. I would love to use this if it is more realistic

Yes it includes the AFM though there may be some problems here and there according to Franze, what they are I don't know.

EDIT: Quick video of the tweaked cursor.

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No prob on the quality :) I think we could do that easily enough, though I don't think we will be able to get the crosshair to change based on the function of which you highlight, the double arrow for the two way switch and whatnot.

Probably going to add a black outline as well as it doesn't get lost on bright surfaces.

EDIT: Quick video of the tweaked cursor.

OMG man, that cursor is awesome. The outline has been an awesome idea. Thank you very much for all your hard work.

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Please forgive me... I installed the modfolder for this mod, but I cannot find the Apache in the mission editor... can anyone help?

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Please forgive me... I installed the modfolder for this mod, but I cannot find the Apache in the mission editor... can anyone help?

Make sure you enable it in ARma 3 through the expansions option menu and then in the editor click the faction tab where it says NATO, scroll down and you will see the FZ faction.

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Major Boggie, one of the people who cooperates with Armaholic to create videos for the Armaholic Youtube Channel, released a review video of the early wip version of the AH-64D Apache Longbow for Arma 3 you recently released :)

We hope everyone will leave their feedback in the video comments, like the video and/or subscribe to our channel!

In case anyone sees this and he/she makes videos and is also interested to cooperate with Armaholic feel free to sent me a message here or on Armaholic!

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Major Boggie, one of the people who cooperates with Armaholic to create videos for the Armaholic Youtube Channel, released a review video of the early wip version of the AH-64D Apache Longbow for Arma 3 you recently released :)

We hope everyone will leave their feedback in the video comments, like the video and/or subscribe to our channel!

In case anyone sees this and he/she makes videos and is also interested to cooperate with Armaholic feel free to sent me a message here or on Armaholic!

Ah glad to see that the start up sequence will be widely covered, I wanted to make a video to show how it worked amongst other features but eh....I don't care for my voice in microphone and I think this works better as it reaches a far wider audience.

Nice review and I think I actually blushed when he was complimenting the textures.

Hope he doesn't mind me hopping over and doing some Q&A.

Edited by NodUnit

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How do you switch to the SAL Hellfires. I'm doing the tutorial in Arma 2 and it just says to switch to them but it doesn't explain how T_T

Derp. If anyone is wondering, it's F

Edited by ohheyitsniel
Figured it out.

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Hi folks, are you tired of flying the US ARMY banner on the side of your apache, spreading freedom through the world? Well with the addition of the skin system you can fly as anything you want! But maybe you are lazy and don't want to, fret not, for as an american I fully understand. Doing things is effort and time consuming, better to let someone else do it right? Or perhaps you do not have access to the tools you need to free yourself? Fear not! America is here to rescue and liberate you from America!

Decided to make a pack containing more national schemes, do keep in mind that this is not yet official and as such you will need to extract the texture files to some place on your hard drive and then enter that path into the boxabove "Test" in the arming skins menu (then click test and ok)

Neth2_zps136e95ef.jpg

Neth3_zps627c0164.jpg

UK1_zps55abf8fd.jpg

IS1_zpsddcfffbe.jpg

https://www.mediafire.com/?vx3zby9wmnr33pf

Sorry about the crap quality, apparently I forgot how to take pictures and also how to not make them artifacted to hell.

Other variants I plan on making

Japan

Taiwan

UAE

Singapore

Egypt

Greece

Netherlands Solo display

South Carolina "White"

MOAR SHARK TEETHS

and whatever other nation I can find some pictures of.

Also planning one some others just for the fun of it such as agressors, camo,

fantasy variants.

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Hey Nodunit-i finally got your and Franze amazing chopper off the ground today,and after just reading Ed Macy's "apache" this is just what i need!I am having a problem though:The moment i take off in the Apache my frame rate becomes almost unbearably choppy.i have never had this issue before to this extent and was hoping you or someone could help/thanks for the amazing work!

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Are there any surrounding units, is it a scenario of any sort? Are you playing on stable or dev branch? If it's dev branch we probably won't be working too hard on bug fixes because something could change every day, its just not feasable.

Also went ahead and made a very simple and poorly cut video to demonstrate the skin system and how to use it since it appears to be causing confusion.

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Hi-no I literally just spawnn the chopper on first stratis empty map then Takistan as they are both very light on framerate.I have tried it with no mods running and have tried 1 or 2 scenarios.Everything is fine until I start up the bird then my FPS starts bouncing around from 50 down to less than 20.this happens every second or so making the whole thing really stutter.I have even tried landing and getting into a vanilla chopper parked next to your one and my FPS goes back to its normal 60ish smooth.I think it is the interactive cockpit causing it.I am not on dev branch.Hope you can help because this mod is INCREDIBLE!!(i have even turned all settings to low-no improvement.)

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Hmmm interested in knowing the outcome on that one nod as id like to do the soar birds interactive cockpit. Keep us posted on your findings/solutions

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Hi-no I literally just spawnn the chopper on first stratis empty map then Takistan as they are both very light on framerate.I have tried it with no mods running and have tried 1 or 2 scenarios.Everything is fine until I start up the bird then my FPS starts bouncing around from 50 down to less than 20.this happens every second or so making the whole thing really stutter.I have even tried landing and getting into a vanilla chopper parked next to your one and my FPS goes back to its normal 60ish smooth.I think it is the interactive cockpit causing it.I am not on dev branch.Hope you can help because this mod is INCREDIBLE!!(i have even turned all settings to low-no improvement.)

Shouldn't be the interaction method, if that were the case then you would be lagging well before the aircraft took off since it is live as soon as you get into the aircraft.

Is this Arma 2 or 3? (I'm assuming it is 3 since everything A2 worked spiffy fine last we checked). Can you list your specs as well? I've been on dev branch since it started including testing with the aircraft and have never seen something strange like that happen.

Have you also tested the aircraft from the get go in flying formation rather than from the ground and can you test it with the AI flying in the air with it?

If it is something local then you should be just fine with the AI flying it and you out of it, if it persists then that would tell us its something else entirerly.

If it doesn't occur when you start off flying then that starts leaning to suspicion with the start up sequence or something to do with it.

I'd like to help more but this is literally the first I've heard of it so I or we will likely be asking you to try a few things.

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Thanks for the info about the paint schemes :)

Paint schemes news frontpaged on the Armaholic homepage.

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We have also "connected" these pages to your account on Armaholic.

This means soon you will be able to maintain these pages yourself if you wish to do so. Once this new feature is ready we will contact you about it and explain how things work and what options you have.

When you have any questions already feel free to PM or email me!

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hi Nodunit thanks for getting back so fast.I'll try those ideas and get back to you with some feedback.(I'll also redownload the mod as I got it a while ago and have been updating on PWS maybe a fresh download would be better)

Spec:17 4790,GTX 760,8GB RAM- I know they could be better but in single player i can play on Very high at smooth 60fps most times,except when it gets very crowded or in the middle of large towns,etc

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Major Boggie, one of the people who cooperates with Armaholic to create videos for the Armaholic Youtube Channel, released an updated review video of the early wip version of the AH-64D Apache Longbow for Arma 3 you recently released :)

He read the comments on his

and improved the video based on the recieved feedback.

We hope everyone will leave their feedback in the video comments, like the video and/or subscribe to our channel!

In case anyone sees this and he/she makes videos and is also interested to cooperate with Armaholic feel free to sent me a message here or on Armaholic!

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Awesome stuff Nodunit!!! Although one thing I noticed with these, is that they are clientside. I flew a couple of tests with Patchwork and I put the Jaws skin but he couldn't see it. I did all the steps you mentioned in the tutorial. Did we miss something?

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hi Nodunit thanks for getting back so fast.I'll try those ideas and get back to you with some feedback.(I'll also redownload the mod as I got it a while ago and have been updating on PWS maybe a fresh download would be better)

Spec:17 4790,GTX 760,8GB RAM- I know they could be better but in single player i can play on Very high at smooth 60fps most times,except when it gets very crowded or in the middle of large towns,etc

Just in case, make sure you're downloading the ArmA3 version and not the ArmA2 version (dumb advice I know, but have to make sure). If that doesn't fix it, try turning the AFM off. If turning AFM off fixes it, let me know what AFM settings you're using.

Awesome stuff Nodunit!!! Although one thing I noticed with these, is that they are clientside. I flew a couple of tests with Patchwork and I put the Jaws skin but he couldn't see it. I did all the steps you mentioned in the tutorial. Did we miss something?

The skin system was designed to be client side only unless a skin is set by the mission designer/creator. It was done this way to counter potential client issues with skin paths and cheating (trying to make/use a transparent skin, etc).

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Awesome stuff Nodunit!!! Although one thing I noticed with these, is that they are clientside. I flew a couple of tests with Patchwork and I put the Jaws skin but he couldn't see it. I did all the steps you mentioned in the tutorial. Did we miss something?

I believe both clients need any custom skins not included in the pack to be able to see them on a server.

hi Nodunit thanks for getting back so fast.I'll try those ideas and get back to you with some feedback.(I'll also redownload the mod as I got it a while ago and have been updating on PWS maybe a fresh download would be better)

Spec:17 4790,GTX 760,8GB RAM- I know they could be better but in single player i can play on Very high at smooth 60fps most times,except when it gets very crowded or in the middle of large towns,etc

Hmm, never had any problem with the sixuploader before and they are up to date last I checked but a download from armaholic couldn't hurt. Also do you have any other major mods running alongside it?

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Brilliant job on the bird! Any chance you are going to make a Viper or Cobra with the same features? It would be awesome. Again, great job on your bird.

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Brilliant job on the bird! Any chance you are going to make a Viper or Cobra with the same features? It would be awesome. Again, great job on your bird.

Depends on how things work here first, since we're technicaly not into "official' release territory, more or a public beta (so congrats everyone you get to be beta testers)

In truth I'd rather make a Mi-28N so that OPFOR gets something on the same level but also to scrub my mind of the nightmares of an apache cockpit in a havocs body.

It would definitely be doable as references photo's are not difficult to find and I think I've found enough page info to make something of a rough draft (unfortunately they don't show their electronics off on TV) but the biggest problem is I have no clue what anything in the cockpit says.

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I believe both clients need any custom skins not included in the pack to be able to see them on a server.

Hmm, never had any problem with the sixuploader before and they are up to date last I checked but a download from armaholic couldn't hurt. Also do you have any other major mods running alongside it?

Hi-I went and tried the chopper again-no mods running,view distance and graphics settings all on low,new download from Armaholic and im still getting the same FPS issues.It's so wierd.the chopper being on the map is fine -its just when i get in it.

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Hi-I went and tried the chopper again-no mods running,view distance and graphics settings all on low,new download from Armaholic and im still getting the same FPS issues.It's so wierd.the chopper being on the map is fine -its just when i get in it.

Did you try turning AFM on/off?

ETA: You might also try turning off picture in picture and see if that has an impact.

Edited by Franze

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