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  1. victor1234

    OPEX

    I always try to do the pilot mission at night, because the downed pilot has a beacon that flashes when you're using NVGs or using the NV mode on your binoculars and it's super easy to find him. I always take the Littlebird equivalent with 2 pilots, 3 guys on the benches (myself as the 4th guy) and the medic in one of the back seats, then we get dropped off near the crash site, find the pilot (again, look for the guy that is flashing) and he goes in the 2nd back seat, and we all go home. I often even find him before we've landed, since you can use the binos while you're sitting on the bench like a weapon and see him easier from the air.
  2. victor1234

    OPEX

    Fantastic news! New releases are awesome. Any chance of a 1 time upload not on steam workshop, like you did for version 1.14?
  3. victor1234

    OPEX

    I have 3 setups: Generic patrol: The VAB APC with 3 crewmen and 7 troops (the regular 5 man squad plus an extra heavy machine gunner and grenadier) for an 8 man foot patrol including me. I know you mentioned the cannon makes it feel like godmode, but a single RPG hit (every ambient patrol I've come across has at least one RPG guy) will disable it and two will destroy it completely. Besides, if you feel so strongly about it, set the crewmen to do not fire mode and the APC won't fire at all, then you just dismount whenever you get attacked with the foot patrol. Another advantage of the VAB is that it's amphibious, so if you're playing on the Kunduz map and have to cross the main river, the AI won't kill all of you by using the water instead of the bridge.... Usual helicopter patrol: The armed Panther Marine with 2 pilots (actually crewmen) and the 8 man patrol from above. For a map like Altis, I'd actually go with this considering that it would take far too long to get anywhere with the VAB and the terrain means the VAB sometimes gets stuck. For the rescuing the pilot mission, I'll take the MH-6 Littlebird equivalent. 2 crewmen as pilots, the medic in the back seat, myself, the marksman, a grenadier and a heavy machinegunner sitting on the benches. I like doing the mission at night because the pilot has a little beacon that flashes and makes it easier to find him in the dark. On the Altis map, if you go near to where the medical center is, you'll find a line of vehicles with more capacity than the Hunters. On one side you'll have the tanks lined up and on the other, 2 VAB APCs and a Pandur available from the start, for free.
  4. victor1234

    OPEX

    Thanks! Again, fantastic mission, and especially good because it's SP friendly (which seems to be rare nowadays). I didn't know about the support becoming available like that after doing the pilot task. Maybe something to note in the FAQ too? I'm playing on the Kunduz map and the insurgents having a squadron of 3 T-72's working together seems like a bit much. Even 1 T-72 would've been destroyed pretty quickly, as the Dutch kept flying F-16's almost constantly, looking for something to target when I was there (interesting sidenote: The regional counter-IED expert/specialist was French! I remember him wandering around the German base at Kunduz looking for someone who spoke French because his English wasn't very good....). The armed pickup trucks are more realistic, especially because the Afghan army/police used the same ones and it might be harder to tell from the air and I agree they need something more than infantry.
  5. victor1234

    OPEX

    The interpreter is a good idea actually. Just as another observation. Why do the insurgents have tanks? I started out on a patrol and 3 T-72's shot down the transport helicopter.....it's one thing if you're keeping them in for a challenge, but then the player should have on call artillery + air support to deal with them (which considering the already existing awesome levels of realism, they should have anyways!) Is there a chance of adding in a third force (independent), friendly to the west? It would open up a lot of possibilities, including new ambient patrols/checkpoints around the map and new tasks (train them, go on missions with them, transfer weapons to them, etc).
  6. victor1234

    Bad ArmA Trends

    Definitely agreed. I started out with OFP, skipped ArmA, played ArmA2 and now have only recently started ArmA3. The list of changes (for the better) is huge, but you can definitely tell the community has shifted towards MP, which as an SP player, is quite disappointing. I also just found out Armaholic has undergone some changes and modders are increasingly using Steam Workshop exclusively to share content. Not my year...
  7. victor1234

    OPEX

    I've been playing 1.14, it's a great mission, many thanks. Reminds me a lot of the 100 days campaign from ArmA2. I just had a few comments (realizing that this may or may not be fixed in 1.15): If your soldiers get killed, there should be a penalty for leaving their bodies on the battlefield (either loading into patrol vehicle or calling a helicopter to take them away via script) I'm also having trouble with the arms caches. I found one with a Kamaz beside it, but had no options to do anything with it. Are we supposed to move them, blow them up or what? (I'm assuming blow them up...) As I drive around when on a task, I run into civilians and I want to talk to them, no matter what interaction I select, they just say: ????
  8. victor1234

    FDF Mod Mission Repository

    It works for me now too. However, it did not work a week ago when I first posted.
  9. victor1234

    FDF Mod Mission Repository

    It seems to be down, which is a shame since 500+ missions were uploaded.....anyone know anything about this? The error message is in German, but from what I understand, the URL doesn't exist anymore.
  10. victor1234

    Light Addon MP Dynamic Missions

    Hi there, I recently downloaded the FFUR SLX 2.5 mod that does a pretty good upgrade of the game. Now I'm looking to play a few fun MP missions with a friend doing the same, but many of the MP missions require a ton of addons. Is there anything good (especially a dynamic mission) that is also very light on addons? Thanks, Victor
  11. victor1234

    ArmA 2

    I'm glad to hear that it's in the works. I think if the ArmA --> ArmA2 exporting of addons and such can be ensured to work, most of the "it'll kill/split the modding community" fears will be gone. I just hope it's computer-friendly, I've said it before, but I know alot of people on here upgraded their stuff to run ArmA, and it'd be a real shame if they have to go out and get all new stuff to run ArmA 2.....
  12. victor1234

    ArmA 2

    I'm glad to hear that it's in the works. I think if the ArmA --> ArmA2 exporting of addons and such can be ensured to work, most of the "it'll kill/split the modding community" fears will be gone. I just hope it's computer-friendly, I've said it before, but I know alot of people on here upgraded their stuff to run ArmA, and it'd be a real shame if they have to go out and get all new stuff to run ArmA 2.....
  13. victor1234

    Germany85?

    So, the tools are out. Who's for starting the mod and getting the website going again?
  14. victor1234

    ArmA 2

    I just hope they do something to cut down on the specs. Lots of people who went out and bought new stuff to play ArmA might be mad if they have to upgrade again just to play ArmA 2.
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    ArmA 2

    I just hope they do something to cut down on the specs. Lots of people who went out and bought new stuff to play ArmA might be mad if they have to upgrade again just to play ArmA 2.
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