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  1. Dear players, addonmakers, (game) server & website hosts and all others in our dedicated community, Addon Makers for Authors' Rights (AMAR) is a sizeable group of content creators for games developed by Bohemia Interactive with a common interest in informing the community about the do's and don'ts of content usage and sharing to support mutual understanding and cooperation efforts. For this purpose we have created a website containing Frequently Asked Questions and useful information about ownership rights, permission requests, terms of use and other related matters that can help addonmakers to use already existing content with the permission of the original creator(s) to save time. We hope that you will find this information useful to expand your knowledge and support your fellow community members. The website can be found at the following address: http://amar.arma3.fr/ Alternatively: http://amar.arma2.fr/ Kind regards, AMAR P.S. Thanks go out to tom_48_97 for help with the web design and hosting.
  2. Do you mean the gun sight you see when you press the right mouse buton, or the small white one that moves around the screen?
  3. It wouldn't be OFP's 10th birthday without addons! Firstly the addon I made especially for the occasion, the OFP 20/10 and OFP Mk10 Mod.X weapons pack (*wink* *wink*). It's based on the AOM 160. There are both civilian versions as well as Tacticool ones with various features. I included some screenshots so you can get an idea of the possible combinations (the readme contains a full list as well as weapon and magazine names). The civilian version has an 18" barrel, the military version has either an 18" barrel (Mod.8) or a shorter 13" barrel (Mod.3). There are also several groups included. [Download JdB OFPmk10 weapons pack] (v1.0) OFPr.info mirror (Recommended) --------------------------------- The second addon is the Higgins LCVP I did for Invasion 1944 in ArmA1, and have backported to OFP. It has an animated ramp, can carry 18 soldiers and has a top speed of 22km/h like in real life. [Download JdB Higgins LCVP] (v1.1) OFPr.info mirror (Recommended) --------------------------------- The Ithaca 37 is one of the oldest shotgun designs in the world that is still in production. As usual there are several groups that use the weapons, and the archive contains an updated version of JdB_Ammoboxes.pbo. Firing a 12 gauge projectile, it comes in two variants, the civilian Ithaca 37 and the law enforcement & military version the Ithaca M37. Both can hold 5 rounds. There are 4 types of ammunition: - Buckshot; (simulated by using 10 round bursts, limited recoil and a very high firing rate per round, high dispersion and a high "cost" to prevent the Ai from emptying in under 2 seconds) - Slug; (an armor piercing projectile) - SABOT; (an armor piercing projectile with longer range) - Frag-12; (or as I like to call it, the "Bambi" round :D, high explosive fragmentation) [Download JdB Ithaca 37] (v1.0) OFPr.info mirror (Recommended) --------------------------------- Hesco Bastions are used all around the world to allow the rapid construction and solid protection of military bases. They are extremely common in Afghanistan with ISAF for example. [Download JdB Hesco Bastions] (v1.05) OFPr.info mirror (Recommended) - Outdated --------------------------------- Archived [D-Day 60th Anniversary Object Pack] [Info] --------------------------------- The Walther P5 is a fomer 9mm handgun of the Dutch police that holds 8 rounds. The P5C is a slightly shorter version. It includes the usual detailed iron sight and custom inventory pictures as well as an animated slide. [Download JdB Walther P5] (v1.0) OFPr.info mirror (Recommended) --------------------------------- Kel Tec SUB9 and Landing Craft Assault (LCA) [Click here] --------------------------------- Long live the real OFP! Note: I appreciate any interest in my addons, but I can't set any deadlines for releases of information or addons, and cannot consider any requests for new addons either.
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    JdB Addon Releases

    I have been updating links and changing the layout of the opening post so that all addons are included, but I haven't gotten around to those addons. The version 1.1 of the Hescos could be a problem as I'm still looking for that addon myself ...
  5. By popular demand of the People's Forum of Bohemia the party leadership proudly presents: T-56 Master Battle Tank Congratulations comrade on volunteering for the testing department for the latest and bestest showcase of Soviet engineering prowess, the T-56 tank! Versions Tanks are in "East / JdB - Armored" T-56 Designed as a vastly improved version of the T-55 the T-56 provides superior speed and armour protection due to an enlarged engine. Despite the increased armour the external dimensions of the tank are the same. This tank is the first to feature the new 9M15 "Boomskya" ATGM which has a top speed that is meant to be five times higher than that of it's "Malyutka" predecessor and deliver more power to defeat even the heaviest enemy tanks. Just like the T-55 there is no AA mount on top of the tank because capitalist aircraft suck and will never so much as scratch the paint of a Soviet tank. Massed armour and human wave attacks will triumph every time! T-56 "Pravda" As showcased in renowned journalistic bastion "Pravda", bringer of absolute truth. Best tank in world PERIOD T-56A After the enormous success of the T-56 work immediately started on a modernized version that improves some of the superior points of the original flawlessness. The replacement team of engineers were so enthusiastic that they started working even before the first standard T-56 had been delivered to a unit! The V-56 HyperDrive engine is replaced with a 500cc Trabant engine to provide communality of parts and is no way connected to the high failure rate, short operating range, maintenance issues and tendency to explode of the V-56 as vile capitalist propaganda wants to make you believe. According to comrade Krushchev these improvements should have no impact on performance nor on the level of armour protection and amount of ammunition carried. Spreading lies like "Tanks are always a trade-off between armour, speed, range and weaponry" is unpatriotic and just silly! After 19.6 billion Ruble spent on development and the sacrifice of 638 brave comrades this tank is perfect. However if you have ideas for further improvements please forward them to the Complaints department of the KGB along with your service number and posting and we will be inviting you for an inter...view soon. This tank is so perfect that now that you've finished adding the FIA decals we will be shipping all vehicles + spares in inventory to our allies on the egalitarian island paradise that is the Socialist Republic of Nogova for safekeeping and erasing any trace of this project from our records! Do not ever mention this again. [Download JdB T-56] (v1.0) [Mirror by OFPr.info] (recommended) In case inferior capitalist host deletes before you get a chance to try perfection you can download the firmware code and stringtable here: "Live like you'll die tomorrow, dream like you'll live forever"
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    OFP GotY v. CWA

    As far as I can remember GOTY is v1.46 and does not include the Resistance expansion. CWA is version 1.96 and includes the Resistance expansion. If you have an OFP Cold War Crisis (GOTY) cd key you can use that to install CWA.
  7. Start the game, try out some of the default handguns that are in the game. See a muzzle flash? You are doing something wrong. If not, reinstall the game because it's doing something wrong.
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    Free Games

    Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion free until the end of the day (Wednesday) https://store.steampowered.com/app/204880/Sins_of_a_Solar_Empire_Rebellion/
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    No More Capcha

    Almost never had any problems with spambots when new accounts required validation by a moderator. It's been going downhill rapidly ever since that was dropped.
  10. Because of a problem with the admin interface no news can be posted on the site. I have tried contacting admins many times but haven't had any response, so news cannot be posted. Dear ArmA: Cold War Assault veterans, Since the very beginning, the team behind OFP®.info / armedassault.info has run one of the leading websites covering BIS games, keeping you up to date concerning Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis and Resistance, later renamed to ArmA: Cold War Assault. For over 15 years the site has offered news, downloads, support, means of communication and sometimes even opinions that influenced official policy for BIS' games to tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of players on a daily basis. After 15 years, the game is still alive and kicking, being played and modded on a level that is quite unique for a game that old. After more than 16 years the FTP server has been shut down and so hosted files are no longer available for direct download. The website will remain online however and a torrent has been created to keep the files available. Look at the link of the file(s) mentioned in the newspost and look them up in the appropriate folders in the torrent. magnet:?xt=urn:btih:38ad0779b12496aa3d4d3fb4f92451114270b6bc Click on the odd symbol next to the "+" symbol in uTorrent. The size is 77,8GB. I'm not online 24/7, so it might take a while. Only leeching (downloading) and not seeding (uploading) = end of torrent. Regards, JdB OFPr.info
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    Just an idea (Remastered models)

    I personally always assume that someone putting forward an idea without showing any work that has already been done doesn't have the ability to make something themselves or they'd have at least started working on something already to see if their ideas are feasible and to show potential helpers that they are serious about this. Countless people have made countless suggestions since even before the game was released. 99,9% didn't go anywhere because the people that came up with the ideas were only visionaries that come up with ideas, and not the people that would have to put in the countless hours to make it a reality. Besides instantly making people biased against the person putting forward the idea for perceived lazy attitude (getting someone else to do the actual hard work) that also means that most of the time their ideas lack realism due to a lack of experience. Either it would take a professional gaming studio months of full time work (and therefore hobbyist modders years) or the ideas are actually technically impossible without access to source code. And again making or editing configs and scripts is something a fair number of people in this community could do, but actually developing a game engine is reserved for the very few like Kegetys or Fearsumenjin. Regarding the original texture size for OFP it should be noted that a model's textures are not on a single uvmap (texture), but are spread out on a handful to up to hundreds of separate texture files. I did the April Fools joke with the T-55 and that involved 147 texture files. Many modders use less texture files (but larger resolution) than BIS did. So saying "256x256 for objects" can be deceiving if you're not experienced with modding original files. With Invasion 1944 we did a test where we had initially done the same as BIS did, to break up the textures into a number of smaller texture files because that was just what was learned from looking at the original files and so people just went with it, but during the test we used a program to merge textures together into larger files (so for example merging four 512x512 files into a single 1024x1024 file). This had no noticable impact on performance, but this was around 2006-2007, so it might be that when BIS did the limited amount and speed of RAM and cache available circa 2000 meant that caching larger files was too much of a strain at the time. There is a limit to the ability to do this just because of the age of the engine. I remember someone did a very high res (2048 and 4096 IIRC) retexture of an original island and that wasn't a success (4096 especially) imo in terms of performance even though our PCs are all considerably more powerful than anything BIS used during development. Even modern games don't use files that big (4096) for just everything, except for core items (more on that below). Someone who was studying game development told me that his teachers said that using very high resolution textures was pointless because a screen can put out only a limited amount of pixels anyway. Like a run-of-the-mill screen has a resolution of 1920x1080. An object with a 4096 texture would look just as good as a 2048 texture one except when viewed up close but would be more taxing on the system. Essentially wasting resources. With 4K screens that same would be true for 8192 textures. Yes there might be a barely visible improvement in image quality, but it would be far outweighed by the impact on performance and having a game that looks great but can't be played at a good FPS won't sell very well. There is also the size of the object to consider where size of the intended object (physically speaking) dictates the size of the texture file. So not using a 2048x2048 texture for a bucket no matter how many times it will be shoved into the focus of the player's view. Some studios can't be bothered to optimize their files or compress them properly leading to overly large installation requirements and poorer performance than is necessary. There might be hundreds of artists working on a game, but the installation is made by only one person who brings it all together. And he is the only one that cares about the size of the game, the artists primary focus is about making their art look as good as possible and smaller texture sizes and good compression are detrimental to that.
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    OFP.info 2.0

    While visiting the site I got a pop up saying that two viruses had been found on my Android phone with instructions on how to remove them on a cloned Google page.
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    Windows 10 compatibility with OFP/ArmA:CWA

    That already happened to me 5 years ago. It seems most frequent on desert island. Custom animations seem to increase the odds of it happening.
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    World Cup 2018

    Bye bye!
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    World Cup 2018

    I don't think he'll be playing. From the description he gave several commentators (former players) on Dutch tv already said that if it's true (and why would he fake an injury with 20 minutes to go in such an important match) he will need several weeks to recover.
  16. That AKM has a magazine shaped like that of an AK-74
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    OFPr.info / ofp.gamepark.cz

    The size is 3,12GB. magnet:?xt=urn:btih:0071e5b1bc98f153ec2fb7fd7c8e0824a8f63a47
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    OFPr.info / ofp.gamepark.cz

    That's only for the downloads. I have a backup of the images which is around 3GB, but without the articles they're pretty useless.
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    OFPr.info / ofp.gamepark.cz

    Are you blocking cookies by default? "?newlang=eng" is for setting the language. If it can't write to the cookie it will keep prompting you to choose a language.
  20. No readme means the strongest type of restriction: playing only, no editing (except for personal use). The middle one is the trickiest imo. It does imply that editing is an option, but having to contact the author might mean that they meant to impose restrictions ... or that they wanted to help by sharing knowledge or source files ...
  21. Have you looked if the original addons/mods have permissions mentioned in their readme and/or license agreement files?
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    How do I put files into my posts?

    Upload it to an external file host. Uploading files through the forum directly isn't allowed.
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    ai mods and arma campaigns.

    Well you could do that. "Cheat" means different things to different people anyway. Like people have continuously claimed over the years that the Ai can see through objects when really the Ai can hear and can predict when to shoot when they see you running behind an object and when you will appear. That is why it's important to change your stance and pace often so they can't calculate as easily just like when you're facing real people or IRL. Some parts of the Ai are just misunderstood, things which Super Ai might make even more obvious. I can't say much about the higher difficulty setting as I've always stuck with the default difficulty settings, for pretty much every game. I like to play them as they were intended by the developers.
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    ai mods and arma campaigns.

    Really the best thing you can do for a mod is to get a campaign designed for that mod. As you said mods that significantly alter the Ai often break (parts of) campaign missions in all titles.