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  1. kyfohatl

    Warfare BE

    Hi Benny, First of all, brilliant work, and thank you for sharing it. The high command AI is the best I've seen in Arma 2 (me and my friends don't like to constantly command troops around so we have to rely on AI commanders when playing coop). Anyway I'm making this post because I have been running into a big issue with Warfare BE. Every time I play coop, after about 1.5 to 2 hours into the game all AI squads suddenly freeze. Not only do they completely stop moving but some squads will not even recognize enemies from a meter away (I can walk right up to some enemy units). As soon as I'm making progress and really getting into the game this bugs kicks in and forces me to abandon any progress and restart the server. After a quick search of this thread I found that a few other people have been experiencing the same problem (ref: http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?138805-Warfare-BE&p=2237239&highlight=freeze#post2237239). Do you know why this is happening?
  2. Ok so since this is not a case of "will this spec run ArmA..." I decided to just post it here and not the specs thread. I apologize if this isn't the right place for it. Anyway, I want to buy a decent gaming headset that support either 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound. I have done a fair bit of research and my choices have come down to: -Logitech G35: seems to be the best choice atm. Has 7.1 surround sound, looks decent and has some nice extra features. Also it's cheap. http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=116_4&products_id=11162 -Sennheiser PC350: Significantly more expensive, but it looks really, really comfortable. The problem is that unlike the Logitech g35 it does not use a USB port which means that is requires a sound card. The headset seems to support 7.1 surround sound if your sound card supports it. I don't know if I have a sound card good enough for that. I didn't specifically buy a sound card, but my motherboard has a built in sound card I believe. I did some research to see if my ASUS P8Z68-V Gen3 Motherboard had a built in sound card good enough but I didn't find any thing. When I open device manager, it shows that I have a "realtec HD audio" and 4 "NVIDIA HD audio" installed (why 4???). So does that mean that I can buy the PC350 and just plug it in and say load up ArmA2 and enjoy 7.1 surround sound? I believe a realtec HD audio sound card supports 7.1 but I'm not sure; some clarification would be nice. http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=116_1219&products_id=17454 I was also looking at a Razer Megalodon. It looks very nice and comfortable, and it has sound card built into it's controller. Unfortunately it seems to have some issues with windows 7 64-bit and you need to download & install a firmware to fix it so I don't think I'll get that. I'm interested in people's opinions. I'd probably get the PC350 if I knew I could just plug it in and have 7.1 (or 5.1) surround sound just because of how comfy it looks, but as I said I'm not sure if it will work or if I need to buy a sound card.
  3. kyfohatl

    Need some advice deciding on headphones

    But isn't there a problem with having lots of smaller speakers in a headphone rather than two larger ones? I've heard they detract from the overall sound quality. Though I looked up the Roccat Kave and it looks pretty nice. No mic? A headset (which is what I've been opting for) would be more convenient than headphones + stand-alone mic; unless there is a good reason to pick headphones + mic over a headset? It's pretty expensive too; at that price range it's competing with the razor Tiamat (true 7.1) which seems to be a good headset. Yep, it's popularity definitely shows... completely sold out on PC Case Gear (the Australian website I use to buy hardware), and the white colour is sold out according to the official website (with no eta). I didn't have much luck on ebay either. Good price, good quality and decent all around, though the ear cups look a little too small. I personally like the types that cover the ear; however I've heard from almost all sources that it's very comfortable. One question though: why not use the sound card that comes with it (the SteelSeries usb portable sound card)? Are Creative sound cards the only ones that have something like the X-FI? Sorry if this sounds very nooby I'm not very familiar with the sound card field. That's why I was thinking of getting the Sennheiser, since it's a brand well known for it's sterio headphones. But the PC350 seems to have some issues with bass, which is a shame. -Apparently headsets that use a usb port (like the logitech G35) will use some processing power. I have an i7 so normally it wouldn't be an issue, but since I play a lot of ArmA2 I need every bit of processing power I can get. Do these headsets use up a significant amount of processing power? -Finally here's a review of the Razer Megalodon: A shame imo, I was looking forward to buying one. It looks nice and comfy. Cheers for the help.
  4. Ok so I created this simple experimental script that I will use later on to tell which faction owns a certain location: Except it didn't work... so after some testing I tried the following script: It worked this time. Based on this I assume that I cannot use setVariable/getVariable on default locations (in this case villages of Kamenyy and Strelka)? I can only use it on custom locations that I created (using createLocation) in the script? It'd be nice if someone pointed out what I'm doing wrong/ or a way to work around that. (Btw I did do some research under "setVariable" but I did not find anything relevant)
  5. Damn is there a way to work around this? All factions in the mission run this one script and it needs to tell them which locations they own and which locations are owned by other factions. Maybe I just have to use the vars_Array method: vars_Array = [["Kamenyy", "CDF"], ["Strelka", "USMC"], etc.]; ---> first element will specify the location, second element tells which faction owns it. Except the problem with this is that I don't know how to retrieve the name of a default in-game location. The "name" command doesn't seem to work with locations. Any better ideas?
  6. kyfohatl

    ASR AI Skills

    Have to disagree. ATOC only allows you to see through the grass to some extent; or at least that's the case for me. But trees and other bush become almost twice as thick. I don't see how that makes it easier for you to see. This is especially the case at longer distances, where grass is not much of an issue. With ATOC off I can easily see the forest floor from far away, where as with ATOC for trees all I see are a bunch of trees (which feels more realistic to me). @Robalo: Yeah I suspected it was not going to be easy, but I thought there would be no harm in asking. It's just that sometimes the AI seems to see amazingly well in woods compared to the player (ATOC on for trees just adds to that). Just yesterday I was patrolling the woods with my AI squad mates and I could see barely more than 50 meters in front (thick bush), yet all of a sudden my squad-mate yells, "ENEMY APC 500 METERS FRONT" and I just couldn't understand how he saw that. I moved to his position, looked/listened as hard as I could, but I still couldn't see more than 50 meters away, let alone an enemy APC 500 meters away! Or is that because of the AI radio feature? Anyway I think I'm making too much of a fuss out of this. Honestly I am really happy with what your mod does and will continue to enjoy using it. I just thought I point this issue out on the low chance that there may actually be an easy fix for it. Thank you for the awesome work!
  7. kyfohatl

    ASR AI Skills

    Hello, I'm not sure if you have ever played around with this setting but turning on ATOC in the video options to all trees + grass makes arma forest look more lush, and the vegetation a bit thicker. I like turning it on because it makes forest look much nicer, and also they feel much more like a proper forest. The problem is that I think this thickening of vegetation only affects the player. So AI's ability to see in forests becomes god-like compared to the player with this setting turned on. Now this is not so much of a problem with the visually impaired (and somewhat retarded) vanilla AI, but with ASR turned on, you really notice it. I tested this several times in a scenario where me and my squad tried to seize a hut in the forest. It didn't matter which angle I came from or how hard I tried to spot targets, I was almost useless in the firefight. All I could see was bush, while the AI had no trouble seeing each other and me. I turned ATOC off and the firefight felt more balanced, but then the forest looked ugly. So is there anything that can be done to address this? Could you somehow make ATOC affect AI vision in bush? Thank you for your awesome mod. Since I've installed your mod I can't play ArmA without it. Also forgot to mention: This is mainly an issue in Chernarus where there is thick vegetation. On maps like Takistan or Utes it's not that much of a problem.
  8. I'm guessing this is the game this sub-forum is about? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_Prime Anyway, if this is the game, then can someone tell me a bit more about the game and especially about its gameplay? Wikipedia goes on too much about the story and not enough about the gameplay. All I've managed to figure out is that its is an FPS from these links: http://au.pc.ign.com/objects/746/746915.html http://www.alpha-prime.com/
  9. I want to spank YOU in the bum for spamming BI forums!
  10. I really enjoy playing warfare missions (e.g. War Welcome), especially in coop mode with my friend. But since we're only 2 people, we have to rely on AI to fill up the game. My problem is that after some time into the game (30 min to 1 hour), the AI begins to spam APCs and Tanks, completely ignoring other light vehicles and most importantly INFANTRY. It makes the game kinda repetitive and pretty easy, since all we do at that stage is to equip our squads with javelins and then blow vehicles up from across the map. I no longer move in fear, constantly scanning the surrounding in fear of an infantry ambush (vehicles are much easier to spot and hear) and I no longer have to think about getting the right balance of troops: I just spam AT units. So I was wondering if anyone was willing to tweak the warfare mode - maybe in the form of a mod - to prevent the AI from spamming APCs and tanks later in the game, and change the balance of units to having mostly infantry, fewer APCs and light vehicles and even fewer tanks (I would do it myself but I don't know how to). Cheers EDIT: oops, seems like I should have posted this in the addon request thread. I'll repost this there. Sorry for not reading the stickey's before posting. Moderators please close/delete this thread
  11. I really enjoy playing warfare missions (e.g. War Welcome), especially in coop mode with my friend. But since we're only 2 people, we have to rely on AI to fill up the game. My problem is that after some time into the game (30 min to 1 hour), the AI begins to spam APCs and Tanks, completely ignoring other light vehicles and most importantly INFANTRY. It makes the game kinda repetitive and pretty easy, since all we do at that stage is to equip our squads with javelins and then blow vehicles up from across the map. I no longer move in fear, constantly scanning the surrounding in fear of an infantry ambush (vehicles are much easier to spot and hear) and I no longer have to think about getting the right balance of troops: I just spam AT units. So I was wondering if anyone was willing to tweak the warfare mode - maybe in the form of a mod - to prevent the AI from spamming APCs and tanks later in the game, and change the balance of units to having mostly infantry, fewer APCs and light vehicles and even fewer tanks (I would do it myself but I don't know how to). Cheers
  12. Ok I have about 30 AI groups on the map (SINGLEPLAYER MISSION) and when one group dies (i.e. it has no mambers left) I want to respawn the exact same group (consisting of the same units) after a specific amount of time back at the base. I was thinking of using the "killed" event handler and attaching it to every unit on the map. Once they die, I could run a script using the handler to find their group and check how many members it has left. So if there's no members left, the group is respawned. But that didn't work because once a unit dies, he joins grpNull, so I couldn't figure out which group he belonged to. Furthermore I need to know the configs/type of every unit in the group as well as the number of members, so that I can respawn the same group. Any ideas/suggestions? oh, and I also managed to find this thread that may help, though it uses "addAction": http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?t=113962&highlight=group+members Thanks
  13. Yeah I would also like to thank the repliers again. @twirly: Yeah, I got FPS hit, but it was becuase of having 35 AI gorups on the map. Adding a looping script to every group doesn't seem to increase the FPS hit.
  14. @twirly: Thank you very much. I think that is very close to what I need. Just one question: Would this method use up too much processing power if I'm running 30+ AI groups on the map? (since it has to be run seperately for every group). By the way all of the comments made the script really easy to understand :) (I'm pretty much a begginer at scripting). I should start writing comments in my scripts too. @quincy: Interesting method. So basically with your way, I need to have a seperate script for every group, and every time the group "dies" it re-executes itself to recreate the same group via a trigger? If I'm correct, then wouldn't you need some sort of a "deleteVehicle" command at the end of the script to delete the trigger that was made in the script's previous run? Anyway thanks alot for the help :)
  15. Yeah saving information about the group isn't too difficult as I'm creating all of the groups using a scripts. Anyway I'm thinking of taking up your suggestion. That way I won't be able to have a standard spawning time; that is respawn a group exactly say 2 minutes after it has lost all members, but that shouldn't matter too much. I'm trying to make a BattleField (or COD) style mission and in BattleField/COD games having a standard respawn time is pretty necessary. But in ArmA it takes ages to get to the enemy and it is generally a much slowr paste game, so I think I can get away with taking up your suggestion. Thanks for the help
  16. kyfohatl

    Stalker arma mod

    Wait... that's the DL link for another mod by Sled88 called conspiracies. Know anything about the progress of this mod? There hasn't been any updates for a long while as far as I'm aware of.
  17. The scenario is that I have a total of 10 capturable locations on the map, any of which could belong to the enemy or you. I've already written a script to identify which bases are held by which faction, now I need a script that will help me find out the smallest distance between and allied base and an enemy base, so that that enemy base becomes the next target of assault (i.e. which base should be attacked next, so waypoints are generated for AI squads to go there). It's for a dynamic battle scenario. The bases are: base1, base2, ... base10; and as I said, I know which bases belong to me and which bases belong to the enemy. So, can anyone help me with making this script? Oh, by the way, the location of a "base" is signified by markers called "base(1-10)". Cheers EDIT: Found this good thread on finding the smallest value in an array: http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?t=64321&highlight=smallest+number That should make things much easier
  18. I have a gamelogic with some waypoits attached, and mid-mission, after the death of a certin character, I want to add the following line to its init box: this setdir 1 Basically that adds some custom waypoitns to a pre-defined DAC zone. Is there some sort of a command that I could use? I could only find editObject which doesn't seem to be very helpfull in this case. Any ideas? Thanks in advanced for any help
  19. Thank you very much Wolfrug. It didn't :o I might ask about adding waypoints mid-mission to DAC zones in the DAC thread. Cheers
  20. Does anyone know how to add user-defined waypoints to a DAC zone mid-mission? I tried creating a logic mid-mission with the init "this setdire 1" and some waypoints using a script, but it doesn't seem to work. Because I need to change the position of these waypoints during the mission with respect to certain factors. For example if the enemy captures town "X", then waypoints are added to town "X" to increase the chance of DAC troops going there. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  21. kyfohatl

    Stock OA Missions

    Try using eliteness if you aren't using it already. It worked flawlessly for me: http://www.ofpec.com/ed_depot/index.php?action=details&id=383
  22. kyfohatl

    Anyone tried with dual CPU´s

    I've got dual CPU. It's a 2.33 GHz, so its getting a bit old and slow, however it does run ArmA 2 just fine ON NORMAL SETTINGS. When I set it to high, or there are too many troops on the map (large battles), you can get significant lag. I don't think it has that much to do with my graphics card, as When I check with task manager when the game is lagging, I get 95% or so CPU usage (so it probably means it is a CPU problem). However, newer and stronger Dual CPUs should run the game fine.
  23. kyfohatl

    Campain quality in ARMA

    +1. I loved how you had so much choice to do what you want. Though I must say I did enjoy the warfare missions alot, probably because I'm an RTS freak as well, and the warfare missions had a nice touch on that kind of gameplay. Even though I've said several times that I enjoyed Harvest Red, I must admit one thing: At the moment I'm playing through Operation Cobalt, and I think it's better done. I'd still rate EW higher, but I do think Cobalt was done better than HR. I don't know why excatly, but it just feels more enjoyable/interesting eventhough I enjoyed HR quite alot. I haven't gone very far through it yet, so I can't make I solid judgement here, but from what I've seen, I can say it is an excellent campaign (probably the best user-made one). Congrats to zipper5 for this masterpiece (@Zipper5: Man, I wish I had skills like yours. At the moment all I can come up with are a whole bunch of over-comlicated scripts that don't work)
  24. @Myke: Good point. I changed the script to include your advise. However, the original script does not work :o as I just found out by testing. The soldier and the car are created, however the waypoint command does not seem to work, because the soldier just stands there. This variation however does work (I've tested it): It is called by: 0 = ["A", "B", "Vehicle", "Ins_Soldier_1", "car_sedan"] execVM "Challenge1.sqf" The downside to this new version is that the "moInDriver" and "moveOut" commands do not display animation of the unit getting in/out of the car. So they look a bit awkward, which is why I was trying to use "addWaypoint" instead, but it doesn't work. Any comments?
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