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    Disables zooming ability (right-click zoom) on CUP and vanilla weapons when aiming down ironsights. Does not affect standard view, free-look and vehicle weapons - you will be able to zoom in and out when using these. The mod is mostly an experiment in game mechanics to see if scopes can be made more significant in combat without sacrificing the ability to peer. Locality: client-side mod Installation: Simply enable the mod, no additional configuration is required License: MIT Source: GitHub Dependencies CUP Weapons Acknowledgements Buzzil (aka 10Dozen) for the idea. ruPal's DisableZoom mod was used as a reference with some parts used in Ironsight directly. Steam Workshop
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    Contact Expansion Asset Feedback

    Thing is, as long as they don't penetrate the armor a guy would walk away with a mid-to-bad bruise. Maybe a broken rib or two. Hits to non-protected areas (that are also non-critical) are definitely going to hurt but a grown man won't just instantly drop dead from those. Right now they drop like flies. I'm fairly confident that non-penetrating shotgun hits, while unpleasant, are easily survivable. I think that's the reason why pretty much every military has ditched them and that's why they tend to be relatively easily available to civilians even in the most gun-restrictive countries like Soviet Union or UK: they are useless in modern combat. Unless you're fighting ducks or random lone home intruders. On a side note, I was told that grown hogs take a slug hit into their foreheads if the angle is right. Don't get me wrong, shotguns definitely should be a viable close-range weapon (and I'm actually tinkering with this one model for some mod right now) but not against a soldier in full gear. It's not that we don't have "soft" targets either: Syndikat, Spetsnaz (allegedly), FIA, maybe CSAT, pretty much everything in CUP Units. I suggest toning the damage down and seeing how that'll work out.
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    Contact Expansion Asset Feedback

    Gonna agree with guys saying that shotguns are unrealistically powerful. You can one-shot fully geared soldiers from 50 meters away with pellets making torso hits. I have serious doubts that pellets or especially slugs are going to pierce even a mediocre armor plate. In the same way a helmet will probably shrug them off. Granted, slugs do pack a punch they're effectively small cylinders with dull surfaces that have almost no piercing capacity. I'm inclined to believe that body parts protected by armor should be almost invulnerable to shotgun shots.
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    Contact Expansion Asset Feedback

    In regards to "M14 (Classic)" — "classic" guns don't get to have fancy Picatinny rails, I believe a more appropriate name would be "M14 (Bubba'd)". 😁 Seriously though, the rail doesn't belong there, it probably would be better if it was at least hidden when no scope is mounted.
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    I love A3 but it goes boring

    So let me get this straight - you bought an infantry simulator and got disappointed that it does, in fact, simulate infantry, and not some absolutely unrelated aspect of modern combat?
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    HETMAN - Artificial Leader

    Thanks, I'll take a look! :)
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    HETMAN - Artificial Leader

    Hey there! Just stumbled upon this mod and it looks really exiting. However, it isn't clear from the first glance whether it supports multiplayer or not. Could you please clarify that? :)
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    We need Arma 3 on consoles

    You've picked a wrong game, pal. :D In addition to what has already been said by others in this thread, there's a company that did just that. Egosoft (which is basically German BI) tried that with their X series (which is basically space Arma complete with retarded scripting engine and bazillion of user-made mods). They had a very good run with X3 series (Reunion, Terrain Conflict and Albion prelude) and then they've decided to capture the console market and made X: Rebirth, which was basically a dumbed-down console-friendly version of the series. It was a gigantic dumpster fire that both alienated old players and failed to attract causal ones. Honestly, I don't know how they managed to survive that but thankfully a couple of days ago they've released the X4: Foundations (do check it out) which returned to the series core mechanics and autism levels and it instantly got positive feedback from the community. Sure, there are bugs to be ironed out but the main concept is solid. I think BI will end up walking the same road, should they repeat Egosoft's mistake. Dumbed-down version of Arma will lack all the features that make it interesting to the PC audience while simultaneously lacking features of a above-average console shooter, all this while competing with a bunch of established shooters.
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    Giving my first shot on creating a mission

    Start simple. My first mission was spanning half the map, had dozens of complex objectives from recovering a wreck of a downed helicopter, investigating ambush site for clues and capturing the airfield. All this with multiplayer support and lots of scripts. It was fun and exciting to make, It worked and worked well but wasn't really enjoyable because it was a mess of everything. As I've practiced, I've found out that small but cohesive and well thought through missions with a handful of objectives (the less - the better) work best. I suggest you to start with something as simple as blowing up the Shilka and see if you can spice up the setting and make the task reasonably challenging. And I concur with @target_practice that scripting is somewhat tangential to a good mission. Sometimes you need a bit of scripting to add some very specific functionality but if a mission needs a lot of scripts it most likely either over-complicated from gameplay standpoint or mission's concept is not as great as it might seem in the moment.
  10. This looks very intriguing but I can't really relate examples from Wiki to Arma. Could you please elaborate a bit more on possible use cases?
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    Can't hear players shoot

    That seems to be a long-time unfixed bug that randomly appears when not everybody is running same mods. Basically, if someone has additional mods enabled (even completely legit ones, like RHS and even if those mods aren't actually used in the mission) and other players aren't, then some players might randomly experience that annoying issue. To my knowledge, the only way to fix that is to have everybody run exactly the same modpack.
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    What is your AI settings?

    Interesting, what weapons are these? Yes but it's too much hassle for something that should be a trivial thing.
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    What is your AI settings?

    *crickets* Well, here's the problem with the AI - you can't balance it because nobody has any clue what the skill would actually be and how it would affect bots' behaviour. Most of the time I just tune them to some random level that intuitively seems acceptable and call it a day. The more you try to tweak the AI, the more it will start to deviate from desired behaviour.
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    What is your AI settings?

    I have a somewhat related question that keeps buggering me since the Arma 2 days -- how do you actually set the the AI skill? The skills you change in game's difficulty are not the skills you actually get because each unit has this weird skill slider which somehow affects the final skill. To make matters worse, that slider doesn't seem to be a simple multiplier for the AI skill because you can set AI skill to 1, leave the slider at 0.5 and still get something like 0.74915164. Is there any way to set the damn thing to a concrete and constant value once and for all?
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    Arma 3 Apex package

    I think the original Arma campaign lives under "Singleplayer > Campaigns". It's called "East Wind". To clarify, Apex does not replace the original Arma 3, it adds some content and changes the interface a bit. So even though you see "Apex" titles everywhere, you actually have all the stuff from both Arma 3 and Apex DLC.