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  1. Greetings, fellow Comrades! I need some advise from you - some time ago I started to think about making a mission in Arma 3's editor, where CSAT forces are trying to conquer Neochori and kill all AAF defenders (alt. history, long time before "Eastwind" operation). The mission is planned to have 5 or 6 stages: 1st - To-199 strike on city, 2nd - approach of two CSAT gunboats, covering three (or more) pontoons with infantry, 3rd - three Marid's crossing the bay and transporting another load of troops, (optional between 3 and 4 - parachute drop from Orca's), 4th - armored strike of two Varsuk's and two Tigrises, 5th - artillery fire. Now, back to my beg for advise - how can I delay order for artillery to start firing at Neochori? I tried to do so with "Artillery Fire" waypoint and timer set between 5-6 mins, but arty started firing at very beginning of mission's preview and didn't stopped. Is there any command, script or unit/waypoint option to delay this? (Also, I'm not searching for option to fire or not to fire, assuming to mission status - CSAT have to lose in this battle and it's gonna be forced to call artillery). I'd be very appreciated of your help :) Ah, BTW - how can I make a parachute drop? Thanks for advices to that!
  2. Hello, I'm trying to host a modded server, however everytime I try to run a modded mission on it I get an error: "19:55:04 Warning Message: No entry 'bin\config.bin/CfgPatches.ww2_objects_t_structures_if_buildings_t'. 19:55:04 Warning Message: No entry '.units'." and it goes back to the Mission Select Screen. server rpt log: any help is welcome
  3. seelenlos Slay This mod allow to kill players and ai by using the ace interaction menu -> interaction. If you want you can define a item to show up the action. This can be done by changing the respective variable in sls_settings.sqf located in "userconfig\sls\" (Filepatching must be enabled). I created the mod because some ace settings e.g. prevent instant death, ai became unconscious 50/50 and long bleedingtime create little problems in some missions. For example a special person have to die but he is unconscious and you have to wait 20 minutes before he bleeds out. This mod solve this issue. Features: - server side only mod - define item which you have to carry with you to slay someone (userconfig\sls\sls_settings.sqf) Changelog: v.1.0.0 - first release Credits: Fry & Chucky from seelenlos-Team http://arma.seelenlos.eu License: GPLv3 Download Links: - Steam Workshop - Dropbox Required Mods: ACE3
  4. Delta Company of the 7th Cavalry Regiment [D/1-7] is currently recruiting. We are a Vietnam era Arma 3 clan using the Unsung mod and part of one of the largest and oldest milsim groups in Arma (Founded 2004. Active membership of 250-300 in 7th Cav 50-60 in ACV). Our style is realistic with a well-defined CoC, classes for almost all MOS, flight schools, milpacs, award systems and an infrastructure that is committed to making sure you get the most out of your time with us. The Unsung mod gives us dozens of Vietnam era jets and payloads as well as over 100 weapons, uniforms, choppers, etc. The ACV public server even has VC Spider holes! To join 7th Cav Air Cav Vietnam you must: Be 18+ years of age Not belong to any other FPS clans Must agree to conduct yourselves according to the rules and regulations of the 7th Cav Attend SP one hour a week (Multiple SP times available) and sign roll call weekly Join us on our Steam page http://steamcommunity.com/groups/aircavnam You can also join us on our teamspeak server and public server: Server Name: =7Cav=Official Air Cav Vietnam Server IP: Port: 2302 TeamSpeak 3: ts3.7cav.us Port:9987 Pass:7thCavalry Mods required: - Unsung (delta version): Unsung Download[www.armanam.eu] - Collection modlist COLLECTION - APEX DLC
  5. I have a menu I am working on for a version of AW Invade and Annex, it allows the player to select various options when the right Windows key is pressed, but I cannot work out how to add more than one option. co60_AW_Invade_Annex_2_85C_fnc_Earplugs = { if (soundVolume == 1) then { 1 fadeSound 0.2; } else { 1 fadeSound 1; }; }; test_flex = { [ ["Testing", "Action", "CBA_flexiMenu_rscRose"], [ ["Earplugs", { _this call co60_AW_Invade_Annex_2_85C_fnc_Earplugs; true }, "", "", [], 0x12, true, true] ] ]; }; ["Test Mod", "Open Menu", ["player", [], -100, "_this call test_flex"], [0xDC, false, false, false] ] call CBA_fnc_registerKeybindToFleximenu; There is not much documentation on this feature, but it would be very good, as instead of having a few obscure keybinds, I can have this instead. Has anyone else tried this and got it to work? The one option I added works, but some others are needed. Thanks for any help you can offer.
  6. Hi all, A quick question, and I think I already know the answer. I really love some of the single-player scenarios in ArmA2, specifically 'Village Sweep' and OA's BAF Single Missions, and I wanted to see if anyone had ported them to ArmA3 using CUPS or AIA, but no dice. So, using the @bardosy incredibly useful guide (and object dictionary), and using CUP assets, I set about learning to do it myself. So far I have 'Village Sweep' working with one or two scripting quirks (replacing some secops scripts) left to fix. My question is, could I share these via Armaholic or the Workshop? I suspect it isn't allowed, but no harm in asking, right?
  7. Hello my boys, im searching some recent tutorial of how to create easily an arma 3 map from nothing. Sorry for my bad english (lol) and greetings to pole message.
  8. SBP hosts a special XMAS coop event this Saturday at 8pm UK / 21:00 CET. Operation "Santa Down" will be hapenning on a remote island where Santa's sleigh has crashlanded... our team needs to find him and bring him back safely to base. More info: http://www.vojak.si/xmas/ You're all invited, just make sure you have all the mods correctly installed.
  9. We almost finished our Arma3 desolation Redux surver. Wanna have the old Dayz feeling? Come and join!! We offer an Updated Chernarus+ Map and bring out Updates every 1-2 Days! !!Website is in work!!
  10. LordJarhead

    Where did everyone go...

    Hello folks, some of you maybe know me, and maybe that's because I'm a old timer when it comes to arma... I was here when ArmA1 was still a thing... today I feel like I wasted thousands of hours with that game but nope... ArmA3 is number one, over 1600hours I believe *shame* Well, I just want to say, things here have changed. I guess the good old day are the golden times of ArmA2 and when OA was released. I guess that was when everything was so great. That was when I didn't need any other mods but sounds and ACE. And seen from the forums point of view, damn there were things going on here! You wouldn't believe it. When ever we made a thread or a post it took seconds to get posts and responces and people having conversations for hours. This forum was alive... and now? I kinda unsure where people went... what are they doing now? So many good old people left these forums and went on with other things. Now I have the feeling its almost dead silent... or is it just me? What do you guys think, where did they go, what other games or simulations could satisfy us so equaly? Or what could even be better than ArmA??? I mean I dont think there is anything but well... Did people maybe went to Squad? I've played that game like onces and thougt it was cool but not as amazingly sandbox-like like arma ... just let's have a talk maybe :) LJ
  11. We continue our development story of the "Great White Shark" in this thread. @John1 We have the intension to create more sea creatures, inculding more shark species, saltwater croc and more. Gr. B@Co
  12. Extra (Definition); A background actor or extra is a performer in a film, television show, stage, musical, opera or ballet production, who appears in a nonspeaking or nonsinging (silent) capacity, usually in the background (for example, in an audience or busy street scene). As an Extra, your job will be to carry out certain actions required by the director, so a specific scene can be shot. There will be room for improvisation/initiative PLEASE NOTE: - No Prior experience required Benefits: - Lots of Laughter, lots of fun - There is never a dull shooting scene - Naturally very social environment - Room for creativity - The chance to do something completely new and fresh - Theres no waiting, its all in the moment Looking for fun individuals, who are; - sociable - fun people, easy to work with - want to see themselves being extras in videos - be flexible for scene shots (which can be at anytime, but reasonable notice given in advance) - you do not need any previous experience being an extra, or acting whatsoever Future prospects; - There is the future prospect of earning money out of this being in more videos in future - possibility of learning a new career for yourself (which you can bring into real life) A shoot is not all day, its often short, but very fun, so if youre interested, please message me or add me. WIll tell you more about current project over message or teamspeak.
  13. This terrain has ceased developement and will NOT be developed any further, Thank you for understanding. Hey ya'll.. So i dont really know how these forums work and all because i'm kinda new here. But anyway.. I'm here to present an addon wich is currently in the making named the "Lowlandz Project". Currently it's not much. Just a small developement team with some good ideas. We're currently a team of four but most of us are working on sideprojects. We kinda want to focus on this being our main project again so we decided to just announce our work so far. -Current Team- [LL] JMR - Map Design & Terrain Builder [LL] The_Fake_German - Map Design [LL] Siem - Map Design & Regional Information [LL] Justin - Configuration & Blender works Here's an older video of a flyby. It doesn't show much. Just some northern islands we call "The Waddenzee" (The plane is a P-3C Orion ported over from the Dutch Armed Forces mod for Arma2 and it won't be included) And here's an older screenshot of the southern region of the map. http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/477771277028294778/38ACBC77F854CA1E9E05688186FCB7E95A82ED7C/ Well that's about it. Just wanted to let you guy's know what we're working on. P.S. I really dont know how the Bohemia forum's work. So if i messed up im sorry
  14. Hi, i love to make missions in Eden Editor and recently i discovered that exist a module called "KeyFrame Animation Camera" wich is very cool, but i have a question. If i want to make a little cutscene at the start of the mission, how i can remove the camera and back to the fps view when cutscene is finished?
  15. Not sure if anyone has tried or reported this. Apparently when I apply the 'hyperthreading' (aka multi-threading option) start to get blinking/artifacts dealing with shadows with my 1950x TR. Should I be using this option for a non Intel or not? if not, am I multithreading still? Given I got 16cores/32threads to use, brings up a important question as to if arma can even effectively use my CPU to it's fullest or does the game need to be updated for even this possiblity? Any feedback would be appreciated.
  16. hi guys, someone can help me create a config.cpp for my mod? the main idea is have a action on menu and when i select this action turn on a siren sound... i have the script to play the sound but the config.cpp dosen't work.
  17. Hello! Tell me how to get the size of the object. For example, I need to know the dimensions of the "trigger" envelope, get the parameter width and length. The documentation did not find such a resolution. Please, help!
  18. Heyho, Im Marshmallow and work on a Stretch-Limo for Arma 3. I have 1 Car Into Arma (Gurkha RPV) and this is only In A3s (Arma 3 Survival). This here is my next car and i think...thats cool. You can see, i make Screenshots and modelling all self. Maybe i make a non armed version....hmm.. More as maybe. Im Sure :P But i have not many time at the moment. I work on a big Project and i work and so. Pls be patient. You can see my Status in the Screenshots. ________________________________________________________________________ Moin, auf deutsch fasel ich jetzt hier nicht so lange rum. Ich Arbeite an einer Strech Limo mit einer Minigun. Im Prinzip ist es nicht so schwer, noch eine ohne bewaffnung zu machen. Nur momentan fehl mir die Zeit. Ich Arbeite an einem weiteren Projekt und hab auch noch andere dinge zu erledigen, daher bitte ich um verständnis :) Ich werde nach und nach weiter machen und bin mir ziemlich sicher, das es bald auch ingame sein wird. Greez Marshmallow You have a question? http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197977337107/ Update 1: Update 2: Update 3: Update 4: (first test of Texturing) Update 5
  19. jonekone

    1.76 Ubuntu 17.10 Gnome

    Woah it's so good to be able to play on real servers... You guys must bring this experimental build to bar with main branch.. I mean Guys Don't screw me after this taste of actually being able to play on KingOfThe Hill servers with more than 2 enemy players.. I don't have Windows. End of line! Anyways Few small issues.. "SuperKey" takes me back to Desktop on Ubuntu 17.10 Gnome (On Sa-Matra missions it is used to view info on other players) Solved super key issue by switching gnome superkey settings left to right Opening door with Action menu is... Maybe it's my own keybindings... I have to do furder investigations (Default action doesnt activate) Solved by rebinding keys. Voice chat doesn't send data to other players, i can hear others the automatic microphone volume thing works i believe! But nobody can hear me. Dunno how this was solved but it works now. (restart maybe, or trolls didn't answer to me :D) (or the 500kb update) The game settings configuration changes don't save. It Default every time I log on to a new mission(server) or restart game. I think it was due to file coudn't be saved by game (accessed) Edit - Redefining issues as PARTLY FIXED by configuration changes. I will make bug reports on bug tracker asap..
  20. It just makes every mistake that can be in the translation; get every term and glossary wrong; a lot of silly mistakes, broken language, etc etc. I bet that the official Chinese is translated by Google Translation. Btw, both official Chinese and Japanese version translated the "NATO MEDCOM" as "NATO Medical Command".
  21. Hey, it seems not all startup parameters work on Linux, when I put them on steams set launch options. Is there a way to confirm what launch parameters are working and active? -world=none -nosplash -skipIntro -enableHT -hugepages -noPause -loadMissionToMemory -noLogs https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Arma_3_Startup_Parameters How do I know they are not working? "skipintro" doesn't do anything
  22. Hi everyone, I've been struggeling for two days now with this and I cannot find what's going on. I'm modelling a fire ladder. Everything is animated in the Geometry LOD and all animations are working on the Bulldozer: When I go ingame, this animations does not seem to work... well, not at all. I explain: When I collide the ladder with a building, the ladder crash, so yes, It has geometry. When I lower down the supports, the ladder is risen in the air, as it should be. So again, geometry is animating. But when I collide with any of them with the player, I can go through them... like the animation collision has not moved for the geometry... but, why is it colliding with the other objects? Of course, geometrys are all convex, closed, has correct selection names, etc etc etc. Am I missing something? Thanks in advanced.
  23. Hello everyone, this post is strictly just to advertise and recruit for the 75th Ranger Regiment MILSIM currently as of 11/14/17 headed by J. Romo. I am one of our recruiters M. Polack and I just want to give you all a basic overview of the unit and give everyone a basic idea of what we're about and what we do. Who are we? We are a more -lax MILSIM unit on Arma 3 We are a community of players and friends with common ideas and interests We are a representation of the United States Army's 75th Ranger Regiment currently in the United States Special Operations Command What is our goal? We want to create a large community of people who enjoy to take part in realistic operations on Arma 3 Create large-scale operations including many different assets TACP, Aviation, Artillery, etc. What do we offer? We offer slots in US Army Infantry postions; Airforce TACP slots, and Aviator slots A fun experience uncomparable to other units A friendly environment to all current and prospective members How do I join/Further information Simply follow this link http://75thrangerregiment.shivtr.com/ and visit our website. Just simply apply on the website and if you're interested but not convinced just contact me on my steam http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198061438576/ or contact J. Romo on his steam http://steamcommunity.com/id/taleoffear
  24. So I've been browsing the forums over and over and couldn't find a relevant answer to this issue I am having. I just installed an Arma 3 Server on my Linux server, along with SteamCMD and all the other required stuff in all the tutorials. The server I have is a remote server, meaning I'm doing everything through SSH. Server connection works great...my buddies and I went on it and played some of the default missions to test performance and bandwidth. Works like a champ. Now, I went onto my PC and created myself a simple vanilla mission...no mods, nothing. I do have all the DLC but so do my friends. Went searching for answers, and found a couple forum posts that were similar...with some exceptions. This post is exactly what my issue is, but when I went to the link in one of the answers, the answers there didn't help me. It's all about loading a different map and checking spelling. I'm positive all of that is fine. I exported my mission to the mpmissions folder, and then used the Addon Builder from the Arma3 Tools to make the .pbo. Then I SCP'ed the .pbo to the server mpmissions folder, and edited my config file. Someone in this post mentioned needing an rpt log, but I don't know where to find that...I'll gladly give it if someone can tell me where to find it. I'm also attaching my config file here as well. Screenshot of the server console (I've blacked out my server/player info, and highlighted the message that appears when trying to start my custom mission): Server Config File: // GLOBAL SETTINGS hostname = "Andrew's Test Server"; // The name of the server that shall be displayed in the public server list password = "<hidden>"; // Password for joining, eg connecting to the server passwordAdmin = "<hidden>"; // Password to become server admin. When you're in Arma MP and connected to the server, type '#login xyz' serverCommandPassword = "<hidden>"; // Password required by alternate syntax of [[serverCommand]] server-side scripting. //reportingIP = "armedass.master.gamespy.com"; // For ArmA1 publicly list your server on GameSpy. Leave empty for private servers //reportingIP = "arma2pc.master.gamespy.com"; // For ArmA2 publicly list your server on GameSpy. Leave empty for private servers //reportingIP = "arma2oapc.master.gamespy.com"; // For Arma2: Operation Arrowhead //this option is deprecated since A2: OA version 1.63 //reportingIP = "arma3" //not used at all logFile = "server_console.log"; // Tells ArmA-server where the logfile should go and what it should be called // WELCOME MESSAGE ("message of the day") // It can be several lines, separated by comma // Empty messages "" will not be displayed at all but are only for increasing the interval motd[] = { "", "", "Welcome! This is a test server. Please be patient. Thank you." }; motdInterval = 5; // Time interval (in seconds) between each message // JOINING RULES //checkfiles[] = {}; // Outdated. maxPlayers = 64; // Maximum amount of players. Civilians and watchers, beholder, bystanders and so on also count as player. kickDuplicate = 1; // Each ArmA version has its own ID. If kickDuplicate is set to 1, a player will be kicked when he joins a server where another player with the same ID is playing. verifySignatures = 2; // Verifies .pbos against .bisign files. Valid values 0 (disabled), 1 (prefer v2 sigs but accept v1 too) and 2 (only v2 sigs are allowed). equalModRequired = 0; // Outdated. If set to 1, player has to use exactly the same -mod= startup parameter as the server. allowedFilePatching = 0; // Allow or prevent client using -filePatching to join the server. 0, is disallow, 1 is allow HC, 2 is allow all clients (since Arma 3 1.49+) //requiredBuild = 12345 // Require clients joining to have at least build 12345 of game, preventing obsolete clients to connect // VOTING voteMissionPlayers = 1; // Tells the server how many people must connect so that it displays the mission selection screen. voteThreshold = 0.33; // 33% or more players need to vote for something, for example an admin or a new map, to become effective // INGAME SETTINGS disableVoN = 0; // If set to 1, Voice over Net will not be available vonCodec = 1; // If set to 1 then it uses IETF standard OPUS codec, if to 0 then it uses SPEEX codec (since Arma 3 update 1.58+) vonCodecQuality = 30; // since 1.62.95417 supports range 1-20 //since 1.63.x will supports range 1-30 //8kHz is 0-10, 16kHz is 11-20, 32kHz(48kHz) is 21-30 persistent = 1; // If 1, missions still run on even after the last player disconnected. timeStampFormat = "short"; // Set the timestamp format used on each report line in server-side RPT file. Possible values are "none" (default),"short","full". BattlEye = 1; // Server to use BattlEye system allowedLoadFileExtensions[] = {"hpp","sqs","sqf","fsm","cpp","paa","txt","xml","inc","ext","sqm","ods","fxy","lip","csv","kb","bik","bikb","html","htm","biedi"}; //only allow files with those extensions to be loaded via loadFile command (since Arma 3 build 1.19.124216) allowedPreprocessFileExtensions[] = {"hpp","sqs","sqf","fsm","cpp","paa","txt","xml","inc","ext","sqm","ods","fxy","lip","csv","kb","bik","bikb","html","htm","biedi"}; //only allow files with those extensions to be loaded via preprocessFile/preprocessFileLineNumber commands (since Arma 3 build 1.19.124323) allowedHTMLLoadExtensions[] = {"htm","html","xml","txt"}; //only allow files with those extensions to be loaded via HTMLLoad command (since Arma 3 build 1.27.126715) //allowedHTMLLoadURIs = {}; // Leave commented to let missions/campaigns/addons decide what URIs are supported. Uncomment to define server-level restrictions for URIs disconnectTimeout = 5; // Server wait time before disconnecting client, default 90 seconds, range 5 to 90 seconds. (since Arma 3 update 1.56+) // SCRIPTING ISSUES onUserConnected = ""; // onUserDisconnected = ""; // doubleIdDetected = ""; // //regularCheck = "{}"; // Server checks files from time to time by hashing them and comparing the hash to the hash values of the clients. //deprecated // SIGNATURE VERIFICATION onUnsignedData = "kick (_this select 0)"; // unsigned data detected onHackedData = "kick (_this select 0)"; // tampering of the signature detected onDifferentData = ""; // data with a valid signature, but different version than the one present on server detected // MISSIONS CYCLE (see below) class Missions { }; // An empty Missions class means there will be no mission rotation missionWhitelist[] = { "first_mission.tanoa" }; //an empty whitelist means there is no restriction on what missions' available By the way, the logFile param doesn't seem to create a log file in the server directory. Perhaps that's the rpt log mentioned before? Help would be much appreciated...and sorry if this is a dumb question.
  25. Dear Arma community, I'd like to share some of my knowledge regarding the ACE3 Sniper mechanism here. I know there's been lotta ACE3 Sniper Tutorial or Guide out there and you guys probably have been playing as ACE3 sniper for long time. But i just wanna highlight some important things that have always been forgotten by the players when they play as snipers which hinders the precision shots to be delivered. Yes, some players are still doing it wrong and their shots tend to fly too high or too low off the target :( #NoOffense Therefore, i'm trying to give you some easy instructional steps on how to play as a professional ACE3 Sniper and shoot like Real Military Sniper in Arma 3. If there's something needs to be added, changed, or fixed, just let me know. The steps written in Blue are the things the players most likely already know. And the steps written in Red are the things the players usually keep forgetting. Alright then, let's get it started now! To become a badass ACE3 Sniper, all you gotta do is follow these 12 Easy Steps: 1. Determine what kinda battle you’re going to engage & what type of shot you’re gonna take: a. MTE (Multiple Target Engagement) → this really requires fast shooting at many moving targets. “One shot one kill” shooting & Long Range Shot are not really a neccessity so Precision & Accuracy are usually less required. b. HVT (High Valuable Target) assasination → this really requires “one shot one kill” shooting! Mostly Medium & Long Range Shot are required. Precision & Accuracy are really required! c. HC (Hostage Crisis) → this really requires “one shot one kill” shooting! Short Range Shot are required (100 m below). Precision & Accuracy are really required! 2. After that, you conduct a Loadout Selection correspondig to the type of battle you’re gonna engage. While choosing a weapon, you must focus on its Precision Level (Shot Group/Shot Dispersion), Accuracy Level, Maximum Effective Range, Rate of Fire, & Damage (it must fit the type of shooting you’re gonna take). You have to do some thorough analysis on the rifles & bullet you're going to use! You always gotta measure rifle true performance by analyzing their shot-group (shot dispersion)! In Sniper World, Precision & Accuracy really matter a lot >_< Precision & Accuracy will greatly affect the Probability of Hit. You gotta understand what Precision & Accuracy really mean. The Precision & Accuracy of your loadout will totally affect your shots. There are 5 Types of Rifles (based on their Precision level) which you can choose: 1) Benchrest Rifle --> Shot Group / Shot Dispersion / Extreme Spread size is about 0 MoA - 0.23 MoA (0.00 inch - 0.23 inch at 100 yard) --> this rifle is extremely very accurate! :) it's good for HVT, HC, & MTE shot. 2) Precision Rifle --> Shot Group / Shot Dispersion / Extreme Spread size is about 0.25 MoA - 0.76 MoA (0.25 inch - 0.76 inch at 100 yard) --> this rifle is very accurate! :) it's good for HVT, HC, & MTE shot. 3) Sniper Rifle --> Shot Group / Shot Dispersion / Extreme Spread size is about 1.00 MoA - 1.53 MoA (1.00 inch - 1.53 inch at 100 yard) --> this rifle is accurate! :) it's good for HVT, HC, & MTE shot. 4) Designated Marksman Rifle --> Shot Group / Shot Dispersion / Extreme Spread size is about 1.78 MoA - 2.30 MoA (1.78 inch - 2.30 inch at 100 yard) --> this rifle is pretty accurate but not good for precision shooting! :( it's good only for MTE shot. 5) Assault/Battle Rifle --> Shot Group / Shot Dispersion / Extreme Spread size is bigger than 2.54 MoA (2.54 inch at 100 yard) --> this rifle is not accurate & not suitable for precision shooting at all! :( it's good only for MTE shot. Benchrest, Precision, & Sniper Rifles have small/tight shot dispersion which gives them much higher probability of hitting the target. Here's the example of Precision Rifle (with High Accuracy & Long Range Capability) in Arma 3: As you can see in those pictures above, M40A5 rifle (from Dagger mod) is insanely very accurate! At 100 m (its zero range), the 40-shot group size is very small. At 850 m (its max effective range), the 40-shot group size is still relatively small too. This is the type of rifle you wanna use to snipe in Arma 3! Here the things which are gonna affect your Loadout Precision & Accuracy (you gotta consider these while selecting a loadout): a. Cartridge & Caliber Selection - 5.56x45mm Nato (.224 cal) → for short range (100 – 400 m), has small damage (more like varmint hunting cartridge, it takes couple of shots to kill a man). It’s more like a battle-rifle cartridge but some soldiers use it as designated marksman cartridge. - 7.62x51mm Nato (.308 cal) → for medium range (500 – 800 m), has pretty huge damage (can kill a man in one shot). it fits the MTE, HVT, & HC shot. - 300 Win Mag (.308 cal) → for long range (900 – 1100 m), has huge damage. It fits MTE & HVT shot, but not the HC shot (coz it could hurt the hostage as well) - 338 Lapua Magnum (.338 cal), 50 BMG (.510 cal) → for extreme long range (1200 – 1600 m), has very huge damage. It fits HVT shot, but not the HC shot (coz it could hurt the hostage as well) and not the MTE shot (coz the cartridge is too heavy and the recoil is hard to control) - 375 CheyTac (.375 cal), 408 CheyTac (.408 cal) → for super extreme long range (beyond 1600 m), has very huge damage. It fits HVT shot, but not the HC shot (coz it could hurt the hostage as well) and not the MTE shot (coz the cartridge is too heavy and the recoil is hard to control) b. Action Selection - Bolt Action Rifle → it mostly offers more precision and accuracy but it definitely lacks of Speed & Rate of Fire. This obviously fits HVT & HC shot! - Semi-Auto Rifle → it definitely offers more Speed & Rate of Fire but it usually lacks of precision & accuracy. This obviously fits MTE shot! c. Barrel Selection, Stock Selection, Trigger Selection → choose whatever gives you more precision & accuracy (these actually don’t matter in Arma 3 coz they come within the rifle so you can’t really costumize them, but they really matter in real life!) d. Scope Selection → pick High-Power scope for HVT & HC shot, pick Low-Power scope for MTE shot! Always use scope with Miliradian-based reticle (dont use duplex reticle coz it’s useless)! Scope with Miliradian Ballistics reticle (like Horus reticle) is even better coz you can use it to Mildot Holdover all the time very easily (no need to dial the adjutment at all). RHS Mk4 M5 scope (from RHS mod) has Horus H58 reticle which allows you to do Mildot Holdover fast without ever needing to dial at all. And Make sure the scope is perfectly zeroed at 100 m! e. Attachment Selection → Bipod & Muzzle brake is a must for Precision & Accuracy! Bipod will steady your aim & Muzzle Brake will reduce the recoil. Suppressor is optional (use it when you need to stay stealthy). f. Ammo selection → choose some Match-grade ammo (which has high Ballistics Coefficient, optimal Muzzle Velocity, & awesome Ballistics performance)! Make sure you really got the right ammo magazine loaded in the rifle receiver! Coz sometimes players mistakenly load their rifles with the wrong/different ammo (still thinking it’s the right ammo), shoot it, & then the shot trajectory becomes completely different lol XD 3. Always equip yourself with AtragMX (a Ballistics Calculator), Kestrel 4500 (a pocket weather tracker), & Laser Range Finder → These 3 items are very important to calculate the firing solution! Without them, you guys will never be able to shoot long range accurately. So always carry these 3 items in your vest or in your backpack!!! 4. Zero your Rifle at 100 m and confirm the true 100 m Zero (make sure no offset at all!) → Spawn a target at 100 m and take couple of shots at it. You’ll see your shots are low or high. Yup ACE3 100 m zero is always 0.3 Mil – 0.5 Mil low or high (depends on your current loadout) so you gotta make an adjustment for your 100 m zero by dialing 0.3 Mil – 0.5 Mil up or down and then set it as a new 100 m zero. Do this through ACE Self-Intercation menu (Click & Hold the “Left CTRL + Windows” key, drag your mouse to the “Equipment”, then to the “Set Zero Adjustment”). You gotta make sure your 100 m zero is really spot on (not high or low at all)! After doing that, i guarantee your 100 m zero will become really spot on! Lotta ACE3 players don’t do this which always causes their shots to become low or high >_< Why you gotta zero your rifle at 100 m (not at other distance)? coz 100 m zero is easy to do & very stable! 5. Measure the True Muzzle Velocity using the “Chronograph” or calculate it yourself → in Arma 3 you can use a "Chronograph" by spawning a Steel Target right in front you (at 0 m), shoot it directly and it’ll tell your remaining velocity! You always gotta measure the True Muzzle Velocity coz your Muzzle Velocity is always changing corresponding to Powder Burn Rate, Temperature shift, and the Barrel Length. Plugging the wrong Muzzle Velocity into the AtragMX will always give you wrong firing solution & cause your shots to be low or high off the target >_< ----------------> Shooting my rifle directly in front of a Steel Target will inform me about its Remaining Velocity (which is the true Muzzle Velocity) ^_^ this "Chronograph" is actually an exclusive feature in "360 Degree Training Course" mod created by Ruthberg (the Author of ACE3 Advanced Ballistics). If you really can’t measure the true Muzzle Velocity with that “Chronograph”, then you gotta find it by asking the Weapon Mod Author or using the Config Viewer in Eden Editor! Config Viewer will help you find the Muzzle Velocity. But the Muzzle Velocity you see in the Config Viewer is actually the basic MV (it only applies at 21°C). Don't forget that MV is constantly changing corresponding to Air Temperature!!! So at other temperatures higher than 21°C, the MV will shift higher than the basic MV (+1.5 mps per 1°C shift). At other temperatures lower than 21°C, the MV will shift lower than the basic MV (-1.5 mps per 1°C shift). So you still gotta calculate the True Muzzle Velocity yourself with this table: Muzzle Velocity Shift -26.55 mps -25.47 mps -22.9 mps -20.12 mps -16.98 mps -12.8 mps -7.64 mps -1.53 mps + 6.0 mps +15.2 mps +26.2 mps Powder & Air Temperature -15 °C -10°C -5°C 0°C 5°C 10° C 15 °C 20 °C 25 °C 30 °C 35 °C Note: The basic air temperature for the basic MV of all Arma 3 weapon is always 21 °C! So when the air temp is cooler or hotter than 21 °C, your MV will always shifts (as described in the table above). The average MV change (due to the temperature) in ACE3 is +/- 1.5 mps per 1°C shift. And the average MV change (due to the Added Barrel Length) is +/- 10 mps per 1 inch added barrel length. For example: You’re shooting an M24 SWS rifle (24” barrel length) loaded with M118LR ammo. The mod author of that weapon or the Eden Config Viewer said the basic MV is 790 mps (it only applies at 21 °C). While your current air temp is 30 °C. It means your current MV will certainly be = 790 mps + 15.2 mps = 805.2 mps. And if you load the same M118LR ammo into the M40A5 rile (25” barrel length), your MV will be approximately = 805.2 mps + 10 mps = 815.2 mps 6. Plug all your Rifle & Ammo Data into Ballistics Calculator (AtragMX or whatever you use) → you gotta get all these ballistics data of your Loadout from the mod author of the weapon or you can just google it! To bring up the AtragMX, you click “Pause/Break” key. Then you select the “GunList” at the bottom left corner of your AtragMX screen. Then you select “Add New Gun”. Then Add a “New Gun Name”. Then you go to the “Gun” tab in the AtragMX. Then you select M (Metric unit) at the top right corner. And then you plug-in all these things: a. Muzzle Velocity → you plug the True MV that you just measure through the “Chronograph” before! Remember MV is always constantly changing depending on the Air Temperature & Barrel Length!!! b. Ballistics Coefficient → ask the mod author or just use the config file viewer in the EDEN Editor! (AtragMX only works with G1 BC! If you got G7 BC, you gotta convert it first to G1 BC) c. Bullet Caliber/Diameter → ask the mod author or just use the config file viewer in the EDEN Editor! d. Bullet Length & Twist Rate → ask the mod author or just use the config file viewer in the EDEN Editor! e. Bullet Mass → ask the mod author or just use the config file viewer in the EDEN Editor! f. Scope Height → ACE3 scope height is always 3.81 cm / 1.5 inch g. Zero Range → always plug 100 m! ------------> 7. Measure the Atmospheric Condition using the Kestrel 4500 and plug the data into Ballistics Calculator (AtragMX or whatever you use) → To open Kestrel 4500 for the first time, click “Scroll Lock”, then press the down arrow to switch it to the “Atmosphere” page. It’ll show you these 3 things which you gotta plug into the AtragMX: a. Air Pressure → in hPa b. Air Temperature → in °C c. Humidity → in % Remember this atmospheric condition is always changing all the time so you better always monitor it with the Kestrel 4500! To keep the Kestrel 4500 opened all the time, click “Left Shift + Scroll Lock”! It’ll show up at the left bottom of your screen permanently. Yup, you can easily keep track of the Atmospheric Condition by letting the Kestrel stay open like that. Click the Atmosphere tab in the AtragMX, then select “TBH”, and then enter those 3 things into the AtragMX! ----------------> ----------------> 8. Plug all the Target Data into Ballistics Calculator (AtragMX or whatever you use)! Plug them all in the “Target” tab in AtragMX: a. Range → find it with Laser Range Finder (click “B” key and aim it at the target) b. Angle of Firing → for uphill and downhill shooting, measure it with the Protractor (click “Left CTRL + Left Shift + K” key) c. Target Speed & Direction → for moving target d. Latitude & Azimuth → For calculating the Coriolis Effect. Find the Azimuth with the compass (click “K”). The latitude for all common Arma 3 maps can be found in here e. Wind Speed & Direction → there are 2 ways to measure the Wind: - Using the Wind Arrow click “Left Shift + K” key to bring up the Wind Arrow. The Wind Arrow will show up at the upper left corner of your screen. It’ll show you where the wind actually blows. If the Wind Arrow is pointing to your right, it means the Wind is blowing to the right and your bullet trajectory will drift to the right. If the Wind Arrow is pointing to your left, it means the Wind is blowing to the left and your bullet trajectory will drift to the right. If the arrow turns out to be a White Circle, then it means there’s no wind at all. The Wind Arrow also shows you some different colors indicating different Wind Speeds (white = 1 mph ; very light green = 3 mph; light green = 5 mph ; green = 10 mph ; darker green = 20 mph ; yellow = 25 mph) based on Beaufort scale. Don't forget to convert the number from mph to m/s coz AtragMX can only use m/s! For Example: -----------> 3 mph - 8 mph Wind coming from 10 o'clock to 4 o'clock (Blowing from left to right) - Using the Kestrel 4500 Click “Scroll Lock” to bring up the Kestrel. Then click its down arrow button to switch from the “Atmosphere” page to the “Wind Speed” page. It’ll show you the wind speed (but that’s not the true wind speed you’re currently dealing with yet!). To get the real wind speed, you gotta have your Kestrel 4500 facing the wind directly! Click “Left Shift + Scroll Lock” to let the Kestrel stay open (it’ll show up permanently at bottom left corner), then you face the direction where the wind comes from. By doing that, the Kestrel 4500 will show the real wind speed. Here’s exactly how you do it . After getting the Wind Speed & Direction, you plug the data in the AtragMX to calculate its Windage value. Remember! Windage is very tricky, my friend! There are 2 types of Wind you gotta plug in AtragMX. 1. "Uprange Wind" → Wind at shooter's position (Wind that blows only around the shooter) 2. "Downrange Wind" → Wind all the way to target's position (Wind that blows between the shooter & the target) The Wind data that you got from Kestrel 4500 is actually an "Uprange Wind" coz that wind most likely blows only near you. You can only measure "Downrange Wind" with Mirage Reading (which is really hard to do in Arma 3). It means you can't really trust the Kestrel 4500 to measure the actual Wind Speed coz the Kestrel 4500 only measure the Uprange Wind :( Kestrel 4500 can't measure the Downrange Wind. So You also gotta pay attention to the Wind Arrow & the Mirage to measure the actual Downrange Wind. It's really hard to read them but if you practice a lot, you'll get the hang of it ;) Sometimes Uprange Wind could be equally the same as the Downrange Wind, but only when the map contour is perfectly flat (not mountainous at all)! If you're shooting in a mountainous area, the Uprange Wind & the Downrange Wind will always be different so be careful. Here's some trick to estimate Downrange Wind: After finding the Uprange & Downrange Wind, you gotta plug them both into the AtragMX! You may notice that in the “Target” tab in AtragMX, there are two gaps or squares to fill in Wind Speed. You better plug your Uprange Wind data (from Kestrel) into the gap/square number 1 (the left one) in the "Target" tab in AtragMX. And you plug the Downrange Wind data into the gap/square number 2 (the right one) in the "Target" tab in AtragMX Gap/Square number 1(the left one) is for "Uprange Wind" and Gap/Square number 2 (the right one) is for "Downrange Wind". After getting all the Target Data, you gotta plug them all into the Target tab! Then the AtragMX will give you the final Firing Solution. Here's the Official Manual of Horus AtragMX. Here's the AtragMX tutorial by ACE3 team. ----------> ----------> Or you can actually do the Todd Hodnett “Quick Windage Formula” instead of plugging the wind data in the AtragMX (yup it works! I always do this all the time coz it's much faster than using the AtragMX!) ^_^ 9. Plug the Firing Solution onto your Scope! → To compensate for Bullet Drop, Spin Drift, & Wind Drift, there are 2 things you can do : a. Dial the Scope Adjustment → click the "Up Arrow (↑)" and "Down Arrow (↓)" key for Bullet Drop. click the "Left Arrow (←)" and "Right Arrow (→)" key for Wind Drift and Spin Drift. But I strongly suggest you to NEVER dial for the Wind Drift coz wind is constantly changing all the time, so always use Mildot Holdover for the Wind Drift! I highly recommend you to use Todd Hodnett Quick Windage formula to calculate the Wind Drift fast without even using any ballistics calculator ;) b. you can do the “Mildot Holdover” → use the mildot to hold over the target for Bullet Drop & Wind Drift compensation without dialing the scope adjustment at all. Remember that AtragMX always spits out the Firing Solution in Miliradian! ACE3 scope adjustment is always in Miliradian! Arma 3 scope reticles are mostly Miliradian based reticles (Mildot)! So what is Miliradian? Miliradian is actualy a sniper's angular measurement. 1 Miliradian = 0.0572958° 1 Miliradian = 10 cm at 100 m 1 Miliradian = 1 m at 1 km 10. Always go Prone (click “Z’ key) to stabilize your aim and always Deploy a Bipod (click “C” key) to rest your rifle on it to reduce the scope sway significantly. 11. Make sure the Scope Sway has been reduced so the reticle & the rifle aren’t moving at all when you take the shot. If it still moves a bit, you can hold a breath by holding the right mouse button before taking the shot. 12. Take the shot (click Left Mouse Button really gently) and see the Point of Impact. If it’s still off the Point of Aim, then you gotta re-adjust your weapon system and do follow-up shot fast before the target runs away. Here’s my Arma 3 ACE3 Sniper Tutorial video in which i’m demonstrating all these easy 12 steps in less than 8 minutes: ARMA 3 ACE3 SNIPER TUTORIAL (VERY QUICK, SIMPLE, & EASY 12 STEPS) PLEASE TURN ON THE SUBTITLE! Coz there's no audible commentary in that video :( you guys notice all my shots land perfectly on that Steel Plate target, right? Not low or not high at all! Just perfectly dead on! \m/ Now that’s how you should snipe in Arma 3 (ACE3) from this moment on! Now it's all about ONE SHOT ONE KILL! Here's also some very nice tutorial pdf from QuickDagger (the author of Dagger Sniper Mod) → https://drive.google.com/open?id=1PWnTQRX-1NdpHFc2803mp5FbtCPykCZt Does my tutorial really work for live operative mission??? Does being a sniper really work in this simulator??? Will it be effective??? Just check out this video showing how effective this tutorial really is!!! ARMA 3 SNIPER KILLING SPREE / KILLSTREAK (1 SNIPER VS 29 INFANTRIES) In this video, i'm on a killing spree / killstreak during an operative mission. I kill 29 enemy troopers from a far away quickly, easily, & stealthily. They don't even know where i'm at :) ARMA 3 SNIPER KILLING SPREE / KILLSTREAK (1 SNIPER VS 100 INSURGENTS) In this video, i'm on a killing spree / killstreak during an operative mission. I kill 100 enemy troopers from a far away quickly, easily, & stealthily. They try to return fire but they all get killed ;) ARMA 3 SNIPE A TARGET IN HIS MOVING CAR (SHOOT THROUGH WINDSHIELD) In this video, i'm shooting an enemy sitting in his moving car. I shoot him through the Windshield of his car. Yup, you can't run from a sniper! You'll just die tired :) "POINT OF IMPACT" (ARMA 3 SNIPER MONTAGE) this is my sniper montage video that shows how effective this tutorial really is! "DEAD ZERO" (ARMA 3 SNIPER MONTAGE) this is my sniper montage video that shows how effective this tutorial really is! here's my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx6ZpuRmlNlAhAgha9zthbw here's my analysis on World Records for the longest sniper kill shot. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you all for tuning in :) I hope this tutorial will help you become a better ACE3 Sniper ;) If there's something needs to be added, changed, or fixed, just let me know here. Please share the knowledge with others because knowing is half the battle! Good shooting! -Best Sniper Simulator-