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  1. Hello everyone! I have been working on getting a United States based MP Server for Take On Helicopters up and running. I am currently working on several maps, and with the help of the PVP Script Pack v3.02, Rearmed and ArmA 2 Free, I can introduce a number of different game types/modes with a tighter concentration on the best part: the HELICOPTERS! This is all in the Testing stage and is run from my home computer; for now. I have a couple custom Textures that are in use on the server, as well as a couple models from the Community Helicopter Initiative MOD (CHI). To join the server you MUST HAVE the following: Take On Helicopters Take On Hinds Take On Noisecontrollers Take On Helicopters: Rearmed ArmA 2 / ArmA 2 Free ( <-- Server is running free version, but either will work; Free version updated to 1.11 ) @170thClan - Addon( includes 3 custom liveries ) CHI - AH-1Z_ToH CHI - UH-1Y_ToH If anyone has any questions/comments/concerns, feel free to post them here. For those that will be utilizing the Free version of Arma 2, Please see TKOH, Rearmed & Arma 2 Free Edition... for help getting Rearmed to add the game via Registry. See you in game!... Making the world a better place to live, one murder at a time... [=170=]
  2. Oh, I am not to sure about that, as I think that the original author brought it up in the first 2 sentences... So I believe that he is on topic... Just my 2 cents...
  3. Ok, just off the bat. The most likely reason, not a definite answer, but most likely, is that the models are trying to be called from here: '\ca\building2\civilian'. However, you have added a namespace, which technically puts them here: '<namespace>\ca\building2\civilian'. Possible solution: Remove the namespace, as when you compile the final files, the paths will still contain your namespace. I believe, though I am not really sure, that Visitor calls everything from the root; i.e. the P drive. Adding that namespace causes you to have to add that namespace to ALL file locations with in the configs. You would then have to include that namespace in all final versions, as well as ALL the files in the sub-directories. This results in a HUGE files, as you now have to include ALL those files in your release; which in essence are duplicates of files that already exist in the game. This could then cause class name issues, again resulting in undesired headaches - Massive Memory usage, CTD's, etc, etc. As for the Textures. Are these being called from Arma? Or TKOH? Again this is most likely an absolute/relative path issue. Try removing the namespace and working straight from the root( make a copy of your current folder, then modify the second one just in case - you can delete this later ). Let me know if I am close... *** EDIT *** Also if you are using Eliteness, remember that it creates duplicate folders at the very beginning. 'hisim\buildings_h\hsim\buildings_h\aBuilding_h.p3d' - or something like that... *** EDIT 2 *** For the Texture issue, also try updating the RVMATs. Remember TKOH is the newest; thus having the latest updates to the engine.
  4. Not sure what is going on with the AI, but I do know that in the Modules or Game Logic( or somewhere in that vicinity ) this is an Airport block of code; similar to the 'Heliport'. You could try to place that at one of the smaller airfields. It SHOULD create a usable airport.
  5. Could you please elaborate a bit more on this: If I am understanding you correctly, you have created your own classes? It is VERY important that you do this correctly, thus the warning to not do so. Please explain what it is, exactly you did, and you might get your technical reason.
  6. Sven2157

    Really disheartened.

    Ahh... There's the problem. This is not a simulator; it is a game. I have never seen any documentation stating otherwise, nor was I under the impression that it was a simulator when I bought it. Here is how Steam has had Take On Helicopters listed since I bought it: Sorry you feel differently, or were under the impression that this was anything but a game. However coming here and talking down to the developers, and community for the most part, because you saw what you wanted, and then discovered that it was not what you saw, is not really fair. You are the one that could have read a review or two. You are the one the that failed to read the game's description properly. You are the one that saw what you wanted, bought the game and then was disappointed because it wasn't what you were looking for. No worries, we have all done that. Hell, I even did that with this game. I wanted, and still want, a GOOD helicopter simulator; TKOH, is a great starting point, and will hopefully nudge other Big 'House' developers to start to compete for this market. Sorry you feel let down, but give TKOH a chance. There is still a lot that WE as a community can do - i.e. the Modding tools. Welcome to Take On Helicopters!... :)
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    Thromp Erection

    Sweet! I have an addon( that will remain hush, hush for now ) that will, hopefully, give this type of mission a huge boost! Great work Thromp!
  8. I would try to look at the either the UI.PBO, DATA_H.PBO or MISC.PBO. You can extract the configs and look for FOV( Field of View ). If you can locate that, then you can create your own config, and class to switch to. This method provides you with what you want, while preserving the integrity of the main files. Hope that helps! ;-)
  9. Awesome glad you got working! :cheers:
  10. Yeah sorry, I use a Saitek X-52 and the Saitek ProFlight Rudder Pedals. I can't imagine what it would be like to use an XBox Controller. Even when I play Battlefield, I use the mouse and keyboard, as it is easier than those console controllers. BI, didn't leave you treading water though, their joystick mapping may be a bit difficult to grasp at first, but is very user/desire friendly for your mapping needs. Perhaps someone else using a console gamepad can jump in. Sorry :(
  11. Hello stuntpoteten, When you are looking at the controller screen, all you need to do is, find the controls that are mapped twice, and delete the mapping for the joystick. You can then reassign the control or have no mapping for it. You can do this from the main control screen, as the 'mapping' screen are just presets for various controllers; starting points.
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    Texturing help

    Awesome! Congratulations! The medium is the only sample, but has ALL the parts and code to make an addon. Just open the model p3d file, and have a look at the Geometry LOD and look for the MASS and CONTACT POINTS. It is really coming along! ;)
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    Texturing help

    You probably need to add to the 'Geometry' LOD, 'Ground Contact Points'. Open the Sample Medium Helicopter in O2 and have a look at how they did it there. Those contact points, combined with a proper Geometry LOD, should prevent the model from falling through the terrain. Watch the O2 Tutorials by Gnat on Youtube. I forget which one he explains it in, but try number 5 of 8. I think that is the one.
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    Texturing help

    Nope, use BinPBO; make sure that everything is in the same folder, or tree of folders. Then select the bambiBucket folder in BinPBO, and pack it up. Then second box in BinPBO, is where the file will output. This can be where ever you want. You just need to the make sure that the PBO that is created is in an addon folder in TKOH root folder.
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    OFPEC Member Survey 2012

    Sorry, didn't realize there is a space in there. Copy this and add it to the 'Recipients' box: h - I just tested it... ;)
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    Texturing help

    The texture you are using( he has already emailed it to me, and is displayed below ) needs to be in a power of 4. So the width x height is something like 128px X 128px. The reason your texture is failing the conversion, is because when the mipmaps are being generated, they can't be divided by 4. 128/4 = 32/4 = 8/4 = 2. Mipmaps are smaller and smaller version of the original texture. They are used to texture the object in game, but at lower resolution when the player is further away. Think of Mipmaps as LODs for textures. Also when you create a texture sheet, you don't have to draw the actual object on it. Since your texture is pretty flat, you can create a texture sheet that is striped; compare the following 2 images( your orginal, and my new one ): Original Image: Modified w/ power of 4: You can click the images for a larger version. The modified version, then allows you to use the UV Edit in O2, to grab the model and place it on the texture as you like. In this case, you need to flatten the model in a Front/Back direction. So, in O2: Click on the modified image to enlarge it. Then right click it and choose 'save image as...'. Save it to your working folder. Open your model, and hit your 'A' key. This brings you into the texture mode. Right click and choose 'Load Texture'. Navigate to where your texture is, and select it. Then draw a box around your model in the front or side viewport. Try to match the size as best as you can. Then view your model, up close, in Bulldozer. If everything looks good, then you are done. If not, adjust where the box around the model is to make your changes. Hope that helps! ;-)
  17. @dwringer PM me; I will give you access to a spot on my web hosting, that I have designated for TKOH MOD Developers. That way you don't have to mess around with different file sharing sites. - If you would like...
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    OFPEC Member Survey 2012

    I had the same problem: OFPEC Registration Question. The post was locked; but what was failed to be understood, is that EVERY tutorial and MOD'ing post states you should register there and get your MOD'ers Tags. Anyway, because of that post, a fellow that goes by h- on these forums contacted me via PM. He got me all sorted out, and would probably sort your issue as well. Good Luck! :cool: Will go check out the survey now... *** EDIT ***: Survey Complete! ;)
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    How do I use Rearmed?

    Nothing huh? I wasted a night of trying to help, and no common courtesy to reply? Lovely... :pill:
  20. I am starting a new thread for fear that I will receive an 'infraction' for violating the rule about digging up old threads. Ok, so I am confused about what we can do here. I downloaded the sample pack for the ArmA Vehicles. According to the download agreement: We can not use these in TKOH? Does, and this might be obvious, but I am asking anyway, the use of the Arma AH1Z model in the following video violate the terms of use for the models? According to this post - "Combining Arma2 Helicopters with new flight model?" - which was left kind of open, and even after the release of Rearmed, about porting the ArmA models into TKOH, we can not do this without permission from BI, correct? Then on the other hand, we can add the AH1Z to our Missions/MP sessions via Rearmed. Has this changed? Technically I had to alter the model, in order to properly get the RTD System into it; though my alteration as actually an "addition to". If this does violate the terms, who and where do I go and speak to, about altering and using these models in TKOH? Does the terms of use in Rearmed cover doing this?
  21. Ok. I have received clarification on the Arma Samples from DnA. Please note!: This license is granted to ME( =170= Sven2157 ) ONLY! I am free to do as I want with these models - on a non-commercial level and distribute the results to the TKOH community. Here is the core of my email to DnA: And the core of the reply from DnA: So there it is... :cool: Let me know if you need DnA's info, or have any questions!
  22. Alrighty... Firstly, models apparently have to have a geometry LOD, even if it has nothing on it. You can find more about the different LODs in the Wiki. Second, you have to have a config.cpp and model.cfg in order to view it in game. Not sure about Bulldozer, but it worked for me. To close Buldozer hit 'ALT+F4'. To leave it open to make changes, and continue viewing your changes just use 'ALT+TAB' to switch between O2 and Bulldozer. On a modeling note - When you import from another program( Gmax in this case ) you must take care of the model's scale( as seen in the following image ): I have made comments in the Model and Config files for your review and zipped up all the files in a 7-zip format( .7z ). You will need 7 Zip to extract them. You can download the files from the following link, with the username and password I sent you in that private message. bambiBucket.7z Let me know if you have any other questions! :cool: *** EDIT *** The only change to the P3D file I made was to add an additional LOD, and under properties I selected 'Geometry'. Then of course, I added the config.cpp and model.cfg...
  23. No problem, I would be happy to!... :cool: PM sent...
  24. Try updating your drivers: Saitek x52 Pro Driver Update You should get the SD6 Profile software as well. This installs the necessary drivers for the mouse( mini-stick ), so Windows sees it as a HID. Once the drivers are updated, make sure you calibrate ALL buttons and axes. Move the stick to the top left across the top to the top right; across the right to the bottom right, etc. Make a giant rectangle. Do this several times in a row, so the driver knows where the bounds of the stick are. Then do it for the throttle, and everything else; buttons too. Failing that, set your Dead zones a bit higher, try blowing the dust out of the stick with a can of air...