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[COOP 1-4] Random Helo Transport on Khe Sanh

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http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=33610
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1234500643

 

1-4 pilots and co-pilots can join and get randomized helicopter transport missions. Pick one of five available transport helicopters at Khe Sanh Combat Base and complete five missions. Players can either choose to man a single helicopter or fly a helicopter each or use one of the combat helicopters or planes at the main Khe Sanh Combat Base runway. For example, one player may fly a transport chopper, while another player can fly a gunship for fire support in case of a hot LZ.

 

There is however only light enemy opposition present in the area currently.

 

There are three places setup to deliver fuel, repairs and new crew members. The re-fueling occurs automatically when landing or hovering besides the fuel barrels close to the start area. Repairs and healthy crew members are acquired by landing at the repair/medics marker respectively, staying in the vehicle and using the radio 0-0-1 for repair and 0-0-2 for healthy new crew members. The player himself is not healed though.

 

There's a simple respawn system in the mission, a player will be respawned at the starting area and is able to get new missions from the commander. A destroyed transport helicopter is respawned at the starting area as well. A crash landed damaged but not destroyed helicopter has to be destroyed by other means: Use an available gunship from the main base for this purpose.

 

The mission makes use of a headless client to spawn most AI units there. If possible please use one, as it significantly reduces stress on the server. However the mission will also run with low fps on a hosted system. Best experience will be had on a dedicated server with a headless client (HC), see https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Arma_3_Headless_Client for setting up a HC. 

 

As this is about my first published multiplayer mission, please cut some slack for bugs and omissions.

 

KNOWN ISSUES
Sometimes the AI at hill 950 only reluctantly boards the helicopter. Often it is good enough to lift off and land the helicopter a few meter from the landing pad. Most times stuck straggler AI will board then.
The AI does not like to walk on the landing pad, it will walk through it.
Currently the mission will be nearly unplayable during the night.

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There is a server with the mission running at a3server.tetet.de 2332 if you want to try it.

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Put up some screenshots of the mission at

 

http://tetet.de/arma/arma3/Download/unsung/Unsung Screenshots/randomHeloGallery/

 

The mission now includes a task to recover some pilots at a crash site (thanks to @GEORGE FLOROS GR for allowing his crash site script to be adjusted and used), to fly crew from a stranded vehicle back to the base and a few convoys roaming the Khe Sanh roads.

 

After some further testing the steam workshop and armaholic mirrors will be updated.

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This is what sharing is about!

 

Thanks to All script contributors
Thanks to everyone who tries to do the best for this game!
Thanks to BIS for such a great platform .
Thanks to BIS Community and BIS Community Forums .
Thanks to Armaholic Community and Forums .

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The test server has been moved to server.armanam.eu 3200. 

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Not tried this yet ... so much to do, so little time.  Will have to give it a whirl !

 

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