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A.I.S.S. 3 : Feat of Arms V2
 
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We were happy with the original FOA, but over time there were things that we wanted to see happen. So in spring 2015 after FOAs initial release, we started talking...
First and foremost, we wanted a realistic human behaviour to the AI. This didn't mean robotic and patterned behaviour, but certain things that we felt people would do in a given situation that may have been missing from the default AI.  The  default AI has improved and it became more about meshing our expectations with the improvements in BiS vanilla AI routines.
 
-Moving to cover upon contact
-More active use of cover in combat
-better use of stance in Combat
-Less to little Ramboing, no charging
-an impression the AI value it's life
-Use of smoke
-Continued use of given waypoints despite changes in reactions to contact
-Ai using prone in a more realistic manner
-Much less predictable behaviour
-Flanking and alternate routing in combat (flanking not fully implemented yet)
-Garrison of buildings and building searching, really  ... just use buildings lol
 
When you gain in one area you tend to lose in others. We wanted an AI that could accomplish this in Open ground and Cqb situations and that became a trade off game.
How far will they go for cover, how often should that be and on and on it goes. FoA evolved into A.I.R which then was reworked back into FoA for this edition.
In the end we are happy with where it is at for this initial release. 
We built test missions that were shared across the testing group to see if we could see the same things and then we each tried within our own Arma Environment. This is the result.
Hopefully you like it.
There are more features we would like to add.
-AI suppressing  and a few others.
-menu for adjusting Foa parameters to eliminate -filepatching issue.
This particular build was about getting the cover mechanics working, building searching working and making it all adapt to the changes in BIS ai.
 
 
 
-Modules
Module Instructions and Example Missions
 
You can always highlight the Parameter title for the description in any of the modules !!!
 
-FoA SP respawn - Allow player to respawn in SP
     -Apply to - who the module is applied to
     -Respawns - number of total respawns available (quantity)
     -Respawn Delay - respawn time delay (time in seconds)
     -Respawn Postion -location of respawned unit 
     -Respawn Radius - radius around respawn postion
Video link

   
-FoA AI respawn - Great for Waves of AI.
     -Apply to - who the module is applied to.
               - one module can be synched to multiple groups
-when a unit is killed or wounded very bad like 1 unit left with damage 
or .9 or so it respawns  that 1 uni. The module does not respawn battalion at once.
-Strength - Strength of force. This affects AI respawn rates. Platoon = 40 men,Company = 160 men, Battallion = 480 men. So Platoon = 40 divided be size of group. 
     -Respawn Postion -location of respawned units, module or group postion
     -Respawn Radius - radius around respawn postion
Video link


 
 
-FoA Garrison  -Use to force units into Garrison postions at mission start after slight delay.
    - Garrison Radius - radius that units will use to search for garrison postions.
    - Garrison timeout - min/max value determines random time then units search for 
                                           new position in radius
    - sync the module to group leader and the units will garrison nearest structures.
    -Units will prioritze nearby static turrets and empty vehicle turrets. See Vid 2
Video link


 
 
-FoA Exclude  - Exclude Units from FoA control.
    - sync the module to group leader to exclude from Foa Control.
Video link

 
 

 
 
-FoA Patrol - Units will patrol the area automatically.
     - sync this module to the group leader to have the units patrol the surrounding area.
     - Radius of patrol in min max values for synced unit types [infantry,vehicle, air]
Video link

 
-Battlelines Modules
 
-Add stategic Location
-Battlelines Sector HQ
-Sector Tracking

 
more documentation coming soon
 
Credits
 
A.I.M
Mikey74
StTosin
CosmiC10R
Froggyluv
 
Feat of Arms Logo by
Graeme Shute
 
VO by
-Froggyluv
-Pulstar
 
Testing thanks - in alphabetical order
-ebarstad
-Evil Organ
-Incontinentia
-Kremator
-redarmy
-RedGameR
-GigaS aka jCae2798
 
This is WIP, The roadmap is to optimize and troubleshoot this version for v2.0.1 and then release new features in v2.0.2
- We have seen some fps drop in some situations, and in particular in Battlelines when air, arty, tanks and infantry are running around.
- Look, the ai isn't perfect, there may be the odd janky crap... let us know and we will do what we can   :)
-You may be expecting some heavy duty AI changes, at this time the effects are subtle. We have not added single pistol shot, dive roll, curved bullet through a window, down a corrider, then 90 degree headshot AI
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Release Links

 

v2.0.0

 

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/b8yuifdeydi4htq/%40Feat%20Of%20ArmsReleasev2.0.rar?dl=0

 

 

Test missions from Feat of Arms Instructional Series

https://www.dropbox.com/s/nirhv9t5ik083gy/FoaTestMissions.zip?dl=0

 

Roadmap

2.0.1 - performance and troubleshooting

2.0.2 -  a few New features

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Issues to be looked at in v2.0.1

 

-Pla units and mysterious russian units compatibility

-Sp respawn , vehicles, name issue, equipment gone

-Modules working when spawned in zeus

-Remove dependence on userconfig

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I'm not sure I understand: is it released (not DL link ?) or is it WIP (so may be this thread should be in addon discussion section).

Thx !

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I'm not sure I understand: is it released (not DL link ?) or is it WIP (so may be this thread should be in addon discussion section).

Thx !

 

I'm getting there lol.... Im trying to get all the video links in but i think i have too many and its not displaying them properly

links to videos are there...

 

its coming... ;)

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Its coming. As soon as we are finished with the forums. I'll begin working on Steam version. :) Keep in mind some features may not work with other mods. I've not tested this yet, but I'm assuming FOA single player respawn and possibly AI respawn may not work with Veterans mod. Taking cover works great with Veterans mod though.

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I'm just going to say now, congrats on the upcoming release; always have been a fan of your work Mikey74. I have one question for you, previous versions have had problems in under certain conditions for example I use Alive CAS module and Big Wilk's: Combat Support Menu in a lot (all) of my missions and is always broken by AISS due to automatically being given orders by AISS. I suggested a year or so ago that your exclude module to have two options in a drop down menu "Exclude all synced units" and "Exclude all Non Synced units", can you add this in please? I would love to use this mod again when you release 

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FOA does not control anything but infantry at the moment. We have found a bug right before release. I'm a bit frustrated so it may be another day or two before release is completed. Exclude works in this version btw, but will be no need with air units. NOW Battle lines module may interfere with Alive if you have air units synced to the BL modules. Other than that should be good to go.

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Cool cool, it all sounds great, look forward to testing it! also glad itll be on steam :)

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Hi, it's amazing addon, since the first version.

I'm not sure I understand, the addon is avaliable? I did not find the link to download ..

Thx

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We are working on a fix we found when we were building this thread. I think its about fixed. It still has a bug conserning compatibility with Veterans mod. I'll fix that next update. But Download link should be up in a minute and steam will be built tonight or tomorrow morning depending on how long I can keep my eyes open. lol

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Links in post 2 now... still some things we want to look at including some performance stuff.

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Links in post 2 now... still some things we want to look at including some performance stuff.

 

Thx for the info !

 

Testing time now ! ;) 

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im getting an "include fil userconfig\foa\foa.hpp not found error" when trying to launch the mod?

i have -filePatching in my start parameters, and put the foa userconfig in the userconfig folder?

 

Im launching the game through play with six.

Also tried it via steam, the same error occures.

 

Also does this work on a dedicated server?

 

Thank you for your great work to make this game better

Sixt

 

Nevermind, used the wrong userconfig, now it works thanks :-)

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Eventually usersonfig will be weeded out. In fact I think most of the variables are used in the modules now. FOA need to run on server as well as client. It wont work with just client. Its alos not signed yet. I havent signed a mod in a while so it may be a bit before we sign it.

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Like the new battleline module, the only thing i have problems with is the debug markers showing the units wont disapear, even if i had set the show markers to false in the battleline module.

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Like the new battleline module, the only thing i have problems with is the debug markers showing the units wont disapear, even if i had set the show markers to false in the battleline module.

 

Are you talking about the sectors? So far in my test Debug markers is working correctly. If false they do not show up and if true they do show up. As to sectors. I've not hidden those makers at all, but in future updates I do want to add that. If I can figure it out. lol

 

thanks to foxhound and kecharles28 for releasing FOA on the great sites. :)

 

FOA now has links in Armaholic and Playwithsix.

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The main thing we were attempting to deal with here was AI getting stuck while under fire. They should generally go to cover, stay off roads, use smoke once engaged. They will roll, stay low while moving at times and use the cover more effectively. You should see them use gls a bit more... or at least I did. Several of the testers pointed out they were expecting something more noticable to the behaviour. That was before Mikey burned everyone out with a version a day :p

What you will see as well is the ai climbing to get high points on some buildings. This has been hit and miss as well as they have gotten stuck at times on top of ladders or little metal bridges between storage containers. I'm not sure those areas were ever structured for the ai as they generally don't do this in vanilla.

We will try to get more instructions up for BL as well. It was really an internal thing that just kind of evolved so Mikey thought it would be be cool to include it.

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Are you talking about the sectors? So far in my test Debug markers is working correctly. If false they do not show up and if true they do show up. As to sectors. I've not hidden those makers at all, but in future updates I do want to add that. If I can figure it out. lol

 

thanks to Foxhound and kecharles28 for releasing FOA on the great sites. :)

 

FOA now has links in Armaholic and Playwithsix.

Its fine with the sector markers, its the unit debug markers that shows, even if i set the "show markers" to false. I have tried on two maps with different factions, the markers still occures

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Its fine with the sector markers, its the unit debug markers that shows, even if i set the "show markers" to false. I have tried on two maps with different factions, the markers still occures

 

Sounds like maybe a conflict with another mod? What other mods are you running?

 

 

FOA BL is not compatible with Veterans mod. Blufor units from Veterans mod spawn, but get errors off Opfor side from Veterans mod. Not sure why. So if you use Veterans mod. Make sure you do not sync Veteran mod units on east side,  set Module start count to 0 or Sync a different faction to the module that's east side.

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