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SURROUNDEDCOMBATANTSAREAS-OF-OPERATIONand  REINFORCEMENTS
by  R. Von Quest

VERSION:  v0.4.5 Beta
UPDATED:  09 March 2019

DONATE:   Support Project

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// INTRODUCTION:
Enemy Spawner and Occupation System! This is the Stand-Alone Module system of my DARK Project from SpookWarCom. Fully customizable, and intensely dynamic game-play for any and ALL ArmA Maps. Even NEW Maps!! Create anything from quiet "Behind-Enemy-Lines" Black-Op Missions, or Defending a NATO Base. Maybe some Terrorists and War Lord controlled 3rd-World territory, or perhaps a full-blown chaotic War-Zone where you are fighting for the freedom of an occupied sovereign country. The choice is yours.

The heart of the System is the Areas-of-Operation. You can select 'Known' Intel, or probable 'Unknown' Intel. Select the EXACT number of AOs or select RANDOM for each group. Mix-n-Match the Modules and Options as you wish for a gazillion of variations. Easy to use. Very very noob friendly!

 

 

"Behind Enemy Lines"

// FEATURES:

  • Ease of Use! Noob & FPS Friendly!
  • Works on ALL Maps & even NEW Maps
  • Supports all styles of Gameplay
  • Create 1 AO or an entire WarZone
  • Spawns BLUFOR, OPFOR, INDEP
  • Spawns both Land and Water Units
  • De-spawns Units over 3km away
  • Infantry, Armor, Vehicles, Boats, etc
  • "Bad Guys", MERCs, etc (non-military)
  • Reinforcements: ParaTroops, Arty, etc
  • Flies Buzzing on Dead Bodies
  • Random "Items" for looting/immersion
  • Areas-of-Operation for Hot/Cold spots
  • Intel for AOs with Static/Probable %
  • Color Selection for EACH AO Type
  • Enemy Intel Force Multiplier in AOs

And much more coming SOON!...

 

 

// NOTES:

Module #1 -- SURROUNDED
This Module Spawns Units all around the Player, at all times, at all locations in a continuing loop. You will be surrounded by these Units anywhere. They spawn around you at all times. Recommend to be the ACTIVE Force (attacking, invading, liberating, etc). If not needed, just set all options to Off or 0% probability.


Module #2 -- COMBATANTS
This Module Spawns Units that are "Armed Civillian" Units. These are the Non-Military Units (Terrorists, Freedom Fighters, Civilians, War Lords, Rebels, Resistance Fighters, Gangs, Black-Ops, Locals, MERCs, etc). They Spawn all around the Player, at all times, at all locations. They spawn as single units, or as loose groups that have a higher probability to seek out Buildings and interior locations.


Module #3 -- AREAS-OF-OPERATION
This Module sets "AOs" randomly around Map. These Units ONLY Spawn when you are near these Areas. This will create Hot & Cold areas scattered around the entire Map for a more organic and realistic experience. Usually intended to be the PASSIVE Force (occupying, annexed, home force, etc). Set as STATIC Intel (100%) or DYNAMIC (Unknown 0%-100%) Intel.

 

NOTES / INFO:

 

There are 10 Levels of Force. Each level from Squad (level 1) through Army/Command (level 10). The Force Multiplier is

based on Enemy Intel (0-4). This places an emphasis on Stealth. The more the enemy Knows about you, the MORE they

spawn when you enter the AO.

Level    Force         Units    AO Size     *Map%    Map Symbol     Notes:
======================================================================================================================
  1.    Squad             1-4      1 km       70%      .            -
  2.    Section           2-8      1 km       70%      ..           -
  3.    Platoon           3-12     1 km       70%      ...          -
  4.    Company           4-16     1 km       20%      |            -
  5.    Battalion         5-20     1 km       20%      ||           -
  6.    Regiment          6-24     1 km       20%      |||          -
  7.    Brigade           7-28     1 km        8%      x            -
  8.    Division          8-32     1 km        8%      xx           -
  9.    Corp              9-36     1 km        8%      xxx          -
 10.    ARMY/COMMAND     10-40     1 km        1%      xxxx        W-I-P

*estimate only, based on Infantry Example
    

You can set the number of AOs for each group (Infantry, Armor, etc) to a SET number or RANDOM upto that number for a wildly dynamic and completely immersive environment!

Keep in mind, this does NOT tell you where the Enemy is, ONLY where INTEL has indicated the AREAs in which they believe they are operating in with a given % rating. It does not mark individual units.

 

 

 

 

Some Examples:

Liberating a Sovereign Country that's been Invaded/Annexed by OPFOR:
Module        SIDE        NOTES
=====================================================================
SQUADS        BLUFOR       NATO to the Rescue - WarZone!
COMBATANTS    OPFOR        Scumbags all around - lower %
AOs*          OPFOR        OPFOR has INVADED and setup AOs!
              BLUFOR*      Set the "Combatants" here as Freedom Fighters
                           This will make pockets of resistance!
REINFORCE     OPFOR        (always set as enemy)






Behind-Enemy-Lines in a Country owned by OPFOR:
Module        SIDE        NOTES
=====================================================================
SQUADS        OPFOR        Set all to Very Low % or to None...
COMBATANTS    OPFOR        Scumbags all around - very low %
AOs*          OPFOR        OPFOR operating heavily in these AOs
              OPFOR*       Set the "Combatants" here as OPFOR (scum)
                           Gangs, Terrorists, etc - or set NONE
REINFORCE     OPFOR        (always set as enemy)






Terrorists or "Movie-Style" Gameplay:
Module        SIDE        NOTES
=====================================================================
SQUADS        --           none        
COMBATANTS    OPFOR        High 80 - 100%
AOs *         --           none
    *         OPFOR        Set the "Combatants" here as OPFOR
                           This will mark their Hideouts
REINFORCE     --           none

 

 

Feel free to Mix-n-Match all settings and options. The choice is yours. But keep in mind the ENTIRE POINT of this System is to create pockets of Hot/Cold spots throughout the Map for an electric and unpredictable environment. The Areas-Of-Operation Module is the entire base framework of this project. DO NOT OVERPOPULATE the Map with AOs. This defeats the point of this project, and may bog down your PC.

As a Rule-of-Thumb, it works great to take the entire size of the Map, and set your Infantry AO's to average HALF (or slightly more if random) of that. As Infantry would typically be the highest number of AOs with each group getting smaller.

 

Possible Example:

Map Size: 30km    Tanoa

AO Group      # AOs            SIDE        NOTES
========================================================================================
"Rogues"      -10 (random)     BLUFOR       Freedom Fighters (resistance)
Infantry      -20 (random)     OPFOR        Enemy
Motorized     -15 (random)     OPFOR        Enemy
Helicopters   -5  (random)     OPFOR        Enemy
Armor         -5  (random)     OPFOR        Enemy

 

 

You will still have the other Modules running, so there can always be enemy all around you if you wish. And also remember, the AOs are just an "AREA". Its NOT a single Unit. You could get 1 AO, but it will be a Brigade of Armored Tanks!!!! *gulp*

 

 

Module #4 -- REINFORCEMENTS
This Module adds Enemy Reinforcements to the Map. When the enemy feels threatened, or overun, they can call for help. You can set the probability of how likely they will make that radio call. Reinforcements can be in the form of QRF Heli Teams, Paratroops, Artillery, and Mortars. Make sure you always set this to the ENEMY.

 

 

 

// KEYBINDING:

Shift + A

 

// REQUIRED:
1. CBA A3 - Community Based Addons A3

 

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// LICENSE:

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ARMA PUBLIC LICENSE NO DERIVATIVES (APL-ND)

 

DO NOT CHANGE and UPLOAD ANYWHERE. You are free to modify for personal use ONLY. Please DO NOT UPLOAD ON ANY SERVERS, STEAM, etc. Please DO NOT contact me asking for permission to change, tweak, modify, alter, etc and use on Steam, or for your milsim group, friends, etc.

 

If you want to use any of my projects, then users MUST DOWNLOAD or SUBSCRIBE to this Project. If you like this project, then just download it as-is, fully intact, and use as a normal mod. Any and all requests will be ignored.

 

I'm offering two possible exceptions. 1.Mention the password: New England Clam Chowder. And cite a good strong case as to what you want, and be specific with your request. This proves to me you at least care enough to have READ this page. If you like this mod, please Click Subscribe. 2.The second way is to BRIBE ME. Click on any Donate/Support link and then PM me with the request(s). No guarantees! This is to only show support, and get my attention. The more donations, the faster I can update, and honor requests.

 

 

 

// USAGE:

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1. Place ALL 4 Modules - set all your desired settings - ALL 4 are REQUIRED.

Since this System was part of my SpookWarCom Project, it was originally intended to be part of a larger system. It takes a few minutes to start up and then run through the setup. Feel free to Gear-Up or prep for the Mission while this is setting up...

If you wait and watch the Map while this runs, you'll get an Intel Briefing as it sets up. It will run through EACH GROUP and display the appropriate Marker Data. Then it will STORE that DATA in a Marker Layer and wipe the Map clean of Markers. I highly advise you to wait until this is done BEFORE you place any Markers on the Map as they will get erased.

After its done, you can Display EACH INTEL LAYER by pressing SHIFT + A. You can select which AO Intel to Display as part of the Intel Report. So don't panic, when the Markers are cleared. They can be recovered later when you need.

*If using my SOCOM Mission Generator, feel free to get the Mission while this sets up. The Mission Marker will get erased, but it'll be stored as one of the Intel Layers so you can always find it later. This will save time, and let you to start to Plan and Gear-Up for the Mission, while the AO Intel is setting up, as it can take upto 10 minutes to finish.

 

 

 

NOTES:
WORK-IN-PROGRESS. I'm only about 30% done with this. I WILL be adding several more Factions and Mod Support later. Please DO NOT ASK. I'm also well aware of ALiVE and their system. I still have to hand-pick and code all Factions, and approve of thier details BEFORE including them into this project no matter what. Plus this project was designed to be DIFFERENT than ALiVE on purpose. I will be looking into user-set Faction Classes at a later time. I'm trying to do something unique and specific. Thanks!

 

 

// CREDIT & THANKS:

*n/a

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Sounds very interesting, gonna try it this weekend. I assume for any mission created using these modules the mod needs to be on the hosting server, correct? Also I assume it works on a dedicated server. And, do clients need the mod installed as well? Thanks.

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Awesome work, I cant wait to try this out once I'm home!

 

So I can set up a nice little base on Tanoa, with supplies galore, a few Helis and some ambient AI ( turning wrenches on the vehicles placed around the base)... Drop these modules down and basically live out hours worth of recons/skirmishes and all manner of combat?

I knew I should have not gone to work today...

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Awesome! 
I'm going to try to set something up for my unit to test some of this out. 
As above, will SCAR work in a dedicated MP environment?  I have a dedi server that I use for my missions, be they Zeus, ALiVE, MCC etc., so that people can come and go whenever they want to get missions in.

Will SCAR work for setting up something like @Zakuaz suggests?

Looks like you have a lot of thought put into this module for future work.  Don't burn out!  We really want to see you put those ideas in practice! 
This system looks like it would great with VME PLA forces on Tanoa... or maybe Russians on Beketov. 

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Notes: None of my Projects are Dedicated Server supported as of yet.

 

They may or may not work. I do not play, nor intend to code for something I don't use. Sorry guys. If and when I do, it won't be until much further along. Likely closer to v1. I do however play MP over my home LAN though, and it works just great in a normal Server PC environment.

 

 

And on a SideNote - for maximum action, set all your AOs to STATIC and all Patrols to AGGRESSIVE.

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Possible to add auto-air attacks by small fixed-wing addon aircraft-by this module and Cas that will act as a body guard for player,if Armor get to close to player?

 

Thanks.

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Hi this looks great I can't wait to give it a try.

 

Are you able to use the modules to spawn custom content such as units from the Unsung mod, if not is that planned for the future if there was a way to define the units?

 

If not, no worries I do see a lot of fun and potential in using this mod, thanks for releasing it to the community.

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This Thread is a little slow.... is this working okay for everyone? Not too much feedback yet.

 

@john1

Um, what? Lol. I recommend using ALiVE for CAS and Support. I will be adding my own, but that will be under a different project.

 

@dr@gon

I'll be adding numerous other Factions in the future. Unsung is on the list for sure. Just have too many other projects going on. But, hell yeah.

 

 

Thanks guys!

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I tested it alot and saw that it doesnt spawn too much enemies.

Some at the ao i clear them then 1 helicopter full of troops but no more :( 

 

I would like to see more patrolles around the ao.

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I'm certainly a bit simple, but I do not get to spawn more enemies than helicopters anywhere on the map. I wish someone would make a tutorial video, for example. Mod is indeed very interesting. Sorry very poor English.

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I always feel misunderstood. There is more info under the spoiler button in the first post. Also hover your mouse over the text on the Module Options for the tool-tips to pop-up.

I'll be including better info in a future update to explain the philosophy in more detail. It doesn't spawn units right in front of you or directly in towns, etc. It's more about atmosphere and "danger zones".

It's not going to spawn a camp or huge platoon right in the middle of an AO. It's random. Also keep in mind this is Work-in-Progress. It's mostly meant to simulate sneaking around behind-enemy-lines. It's NOT meant to stream an endless amout of guys and send them right to you like an arcade game. They are spawning out of view and going about their business. Most will be hidden unless you make some commotion to get everyones attention.

I also placed a high probability of Armor and things to sit in a stationary patrol mode. I think its ridiculous to have units drive around in a circle making a bunch of noise. The enemy is hard to find because they are supposed to be hard to find. It's combat.

What type of AO are you in for testing? A Sqaud AO will be super lite with activity. A Battalion AO will be fairly busy. But it doesn't dump guys all at once. I did this on purpose so it's unpredictable and keeps FPS good. If you don't have patience, this may not be for you. If you give it time, it'll sneak up on you and knock you on your ass.

You can set your Force Modifier to any number. If you just want more action, set it to something like 10.

I also have another update this week for it too already. It will speed up the setup vastly. Thanks for the feedback guys!

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Thank you, I'm sure that when I get the settings right position so it all works, I will continue testing.

 

Edit: Now begins the work, the infantry can also be found. Thanks :)

Edited by Jari Heinonen

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Have played some with it...It`s a much better mod than most other!  This adds a lot of stuff I have been missing,really helps!   Can this be used with Bcombat ,or other Ai enhandcement mods?     I tried,but I don`t know if this will change anything....At least,it won`t break it,what I could see,when I tested.

 

If we could get a FPS counter,would be neat.  Could this maybe be made to put all computer work on a Server?  To keep fps high.

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UPDATE:

 

v0.2.1 Beta
=======================
CHANGED: Vastly INCREASED the startup speed
CHANGED: Default Keybinding:  SHIFT + A
CHANGED: Increased Call for ARTY 10%
CHANGED: Tweaked Markers Alpha-Color
FIXED:   QRF Heli crashing onto players, etc

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@sammael

LOL. Thanks! Its a tad messy right now with so many moving parts.

 

@Foxhound

Thanks!

 

@Everyone

Noticed a few issues in testing the past two weekends. Will update again very soon. Hoping for a quick fix or two this weekend.

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UPDATE:

v0.2.2 Beta

=======================

FIXED: Broken Menu not removing spacers

CHANGED: Lowered Marker Alpha-Color on Brig, Div, Corps AOs

CHANGED: Increased Armed Pick-Up Trucks for Vehicle AOs

CHANGED: Minor other tweaks

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SQUADSCOMBATANTSAREAS-OF-OPERATIONand  REINFORCEMENTS

by  R. Von Quest

VERSION:  v0.2.2 Beta

UPDATED:  01 October 2016

 

 

Just a handful of units spawn apart from some intel. Where are the 100 units?

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