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  1. It is all up to the mission maker, whether you can play the mission or not without the expansion pack. It is he alone, who will decide, whether he will use the new addons or not, just like he is deciding on community addons. We shouldn't blame BIS for splitting anything, because this is our very own decision. I'm really anticipating the new contents and engine upgrades and will probably make a version with and without the OA-Addons of my missions. Problem solved. :D
  2. TiGGa

    Articulated vehicles?

    I have tried to do a scripted solution which works great... on absolutely flat terrain. It wouldn't align properly on a hill and backing up only works if you don't do a too sharp turn, else the two vehicles will touch each other thus preventing you to move any further properly. I hate the third dimension. :D
  3. TiGGa

    Time of Day desynchronised!!

    The time can be synched with no problem via script. The server just needs to keep recordof the time in a variable, which has to be broadcasted to JIP players where a client script should update the time to the correct one. :D
  4. Read carefully. He said that this key isn't working in 1.03 anymore. :D
  5. TiGGa

    How do you do the quick side-step?

    The evasive forward animation worked before patch 1.03, in which the soldier is doing some cool sidemove. Doen't work for 1.03 somehow.
  6. So I have secretely worked on my second installment of my RTS engine, trying to avoid those pesky bugs by totally altering the game concept. Kingdoms is a three sided (optional) real time strategy game, with the US, Russia and the resistance forces as the three opponents. Three kings fighting for the small country of Chernarus. The people in the various towns have already chosen their favorite king and are ready raise the flag in their town. First, let us talk about the resource system. Gone are the cows, which you know from Farm Wars. The three main ressources are gold, iron and stones. Gold is the player currency, with which you can buy units. Iron is pretty important too, because you need it to produce the units in the first place and stones are needed to construct buildings. Those three main ressources are gathered at randomly placed resource sites: The thing is, those resource sites aren't marked on the map until you have discovered them. To help you with this, every Mobile Miner is equipped with an ore detector, which will show you the distance to the nearest resource site. You can mine any of the three resources at the resource site, but you have to make a choice. For example, if you want to mine iron at that giant rock, you can only mine iron at that site for the rest of the game. Even if the enemy is destroying your Mining Camp and building his own there, he won't ba able to mine anything else but iron there. To sum it all up, you need to build a Mobile Miner, drive it to the resource site, transform it into a mining camp and finally choose the desired resource kind to be mined. After that, supply trucks will transport the gathered resources back to base for further processing. The castle is your HQ and it will serve as a storage for the ressources. All the ressources are being transported to the castle first, before they are distributed to other processing buildings. As I have said before, supply trucks will do the transport jobs for you. Those supply trucks will automatically spawn at the castle as needed, as long you have some citizens in your castle. Citizens are the first minor resource you need to know. You need citzens for the supply trucks, you need citizens to be changed into soldiers and tank drivers. Those silly citizens are the backbone of your settlement. Citizens are "produced" in the settlement tents. Those tents are also needed to raise the population capacity (pop cap). Each new tent you build will have a chance to spawn a citizen every 30 seconds and will raise the pop cap by 20. You can't have more units than the pop cap. Once those citizens are spawned at the tents, they will run to the castle and are transfered into the castle's storage. In case of emergency, you can spawn them at the castle again to distract the enemy for free. They will be armed with a slow loading and very unprecise smoothbore musket. So, after you have gathered some iron, it will be transported from the castle to the armory. The armory can either produce light vehicle parts, heavy vehicle parts, aircraft parts or weapons. Once again you have to make a decision after building an armory. The iron will be transformed into one of those minor resource kinds, depending on your choice. After production, supply trucks will automatically come and collect the products, which will be stored in the castle for further transportation. The next step is the garage. Here you can make your next choice. The garage can either produce light vehicles, heavy vehicles or aircrafts. Note that you can build as many buildings as you like. You can have several garages prducing all kinds of vehicles. The garage will need the appropriate vehicle parts, weapons and citizens (crew members). The vehicle parts and the weapons will be combined into a finished vehicle. Once you have a finished vehicle in the garage, you may pay some gold and immediatly spawn the desired vehicle from the garage. The barracks are working similar to that. Barracks will need citizens and weapons as resources. Both will be transformed into a soldier with the rank of a corporal. By paying some gold, you can rank those soldiers up which have two benefits: higher ranked soldiers have better skills and better weapons. Basically, you can buy riflemen, grenadiers, mg gunners, at soldiers, aa soldiers and snipers. Depending on the available ranks at the barracks, those spawned soldiers may have different weapon loadouts. A sideremark: soldiers at the highest rank will be medics. Imagine an AT-Soldier with selfhealing capabilities. An alternative way to generate gold is by occupying towns. The map is divided into 9 sectors. Each sector will have two towns and two resource sites. If you conquer both towns, you will gain control over the sector, thus enabling you to get tax income (gold). Another benefit of controling a sector is the removal of the fog of war. The fog of war will prevent you from looking everywhere with the RTS camera, just like in other strategy games. Back to the towns: each town will have a randomly selected favorite side. Let's call it loyalty. If the town likes you, they will spawn friendly citzens when you are near that town, which will conquer the flag and hellp defending the town. In case of an unfriendly town, they will conquer the flag for the enemy and you will have to fight your way to the flag. Each town will also have a randomly generated population count, which will grow over time. More people means more gold but it also means they are harder to control. You probably need to garrison some troops in the towns to keep them "happy". This will bring us to the next topic: happiness! Each town will be happy, if their favorite side is occupying them and unhappy, when a disliked side is marching through their streets. There are two happiness values, the pure happiness, and the happiness value including garrison bonus. If the pure happiness value is dropping below 0, a friendly town will change loyalty and chose a random enemy side. If the same happiness value is climbing above 75, a hostile town will change loyalty to your side. The happiness value including the garrison bonus is depending on the kind of troops you have in the town. Each soldier will get you a +0.5 bonus. Each light vehicle (wheeled) is worth 2 bonus points on the happiness value and each heavy (tracked) vehicle will give you a 10 happiness points bonus. If the happiness value (incl. bonus) is above 25, the pure happiness value will climb by 0.5 points, else it will fall by 1 point each cycle. If the happpiness value (incl. garrison bonus) is dropping below 0, a rebellion will break out. Depending on the (un)happiness value, you will have to deal with weakly armed citizens or javelin carrying soldiers. Those angry citizens will try to recapture the flag for one of your enemies. The thing is, if you have a happiness value of -50, this will turn into a happiness value of +50 once their favorite side has gained control of the town. Main target is the enemy castle. If you can destroy it, you will defeat that side. Because it is the only objective, the castle got a huge boost in hitpoints. You need about 5 LGB worth of damage to destroy it. I could also imagine other game modes like capture the flag, where you have to extract the flag on the castle's roof to win the game. So, this is the basic layout of the game's mechanics. The mission itself will be released when it's done.
  7. Just update the playerarray right before the if-check.
  8. I have experienced that in MP. LockDriver works in SP, but when playing it MP, you still can switch to the pilot's seat, even though the lockDriver command is in the init line of the plane.
  9. TiGGa

    Why is my gunner going rogue??

    This is some kind of feature which is also present with tank gunners. If they spot enemy infantry, they will automatically switch to their MGs and engage. Imagine a situation where a stinger soldier is targeting you but you didn't notice. If you want to use rockets, switch to manual fire.
  10. There is no action to sit on a chair, but it can be done with scripting by using the right animation and then attaching the soldier to the chair.
  11. I think smooth stopping can be archived by having the camPreparePos and the camCommitPrepared in a loop and repeatedly calling those script commands.
  12. TiGGa

    team kills 1.03

    This is not an 1.03 specific problem. It was already an issue before that.
  13. If you ever wondered, why some missions are stuttering regularly in v.1.03, it is because of the time acceleration scripts. It seems like setDate is needing a lot longer now to calculate the sun's position in the new version, thus causing severe image freezes. For now I would deactivate any scripts using setDate.
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    RTS - Farm Wars

    It is comming...
  15. I think some of you are confusing the "Hide body" action with the "drag body" action. The hide body function was introduced in OFP for special forces members. Dead bodies will sink into the ground and get deleted after that.