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Advanced Ropes (Sling loading, Towing, Rappelling)
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Joined: 16th Oct 2014
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6th Apr

Now that we've decided to use the Steam workshop I thought I'd mention this little collection of 'mods' I found.
Well, mods is a loose term since they only have to be added to the server (NO CLIENT DOWNLOAD NEEDED).
The 3 mods I'm suggesting are:
"Advanced Sling Loading"
"Advanced Towing"
"Advanced Rappelling"

Sling Loading:  https://steamcommunity.com/sha ... etails/?id=615007497
Towing:  https://steamcommunity.com/sha ... etails/?id=639837898
Rappeling:  https://steamcommunity.com/sha ... etails/?id=713709341

There's a 4th "Advanced Urban Rappelling", though I don't see why and how that one would anything meaningful to the server, but the 3 mentioned above could really enhance some aspects of the public experience, I think.

You can read the description for each of the 3 mods for a more in-depth description but to make it short they allow players to:
- Rappel from helicopters up to several players at a time depending on the helicopters size (including onto rooftops).
- Rope physics are improved meaning that a moving helicopter will make fast roping harder and more dangerous.
- Players can control their rope descent with the movement keys.
- Pilots will be able to sling load several ammo crates at one time and even static objects (I think the video example was a portable toilet lol).
- Vehicles will be able to tow up to 2 other vehicles at a time depending on their own size as well as that of the towed vehicle(s) (a tank can tow one other tank or two cars or a plane etc. but a car can't tow a tank).

I'll say again, players will not have to download anything (according to the descriptions anyway). The mods only have to be added to the -servermod command line and then they should work for anyone joining.

So what do people think? Discuss!
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6th Apr

These mods are pretty cool especially the towing one, would be extremly usefull on the pub with all the vehicles we crash, but it doesent say on any of them if they are ace compatible.
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Joined: 16th Oct 2014
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6th Apr

You're right that it's not explicitly said that they're compatible with ACE, but I don't see how they would be incompatible since they use the scroll wheel menu. Still, I'm no tech wizard so there may be some issues that are not immediately apparent.
Joined: 31st Jul 2013
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6th Apr

agree towing would be nice I missed being able to do that since Arma 2, and the two others would be a nice extra thing to use as a pilot, which just means more accessibility for everyone


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Joined: 18th Mar
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6th Apr

Yes! Towing is handy and realistic and the slingloading would fix the issue we had in the past when the pilot tried to drop a vehicle for friendly forces it would randomly disconnect from the ropes and get lost. With this mod I know for a fact that this issue does not exist. Also, Matty had these mods on his dedi server that we played on for a bit and they worked perfectly fine with ACE and all the other common mods that we use.
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7th Apr

It's being looked at gang!
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9th Apr

Added today gents! enjoy!

Bit of warning for FATA, you may need to move the helicopters off the pads in order to use the cargo ropes but the towing and fast roping should be fine
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10th Apr

A few notes about this when me, DKay, Spot and Silva where testing it on the server last night:

1 - To deploy the cargo ropes the pilot/crew chief need to scroll to Deploy Cargo Ropes, THEN press the Middle Mouse Button and the ropes will deploy under the aircraft.

2 - Be realistic with what can and can’t be lifted, a little bird isn’t gonna lift a car for example.

3 - Fastroping - (This is one of my fave things) - The helicopter has to be at least 5m off the ground, the user inside the airframe then uses the scroll wheel to Fastrope. Once you are outside the helicopter you don’t instantly go down the rope, you need to press S to go down giving you a bit of control. Upto 6 people can fast rope down at any one time so enjoy!

4 - Towing - This needs a little bit of tweaking on my end as we managed to tow the tank with a Hummer last night, but you can tow everything so please show some restraint and use common sense with it. Just be aware that the towed vehicle won’t turn straight away it will delay and follow the rope.

Just a little thing with the cargo, if I get time tonight I’ll sort out some new air liftable crates that have more ammo in but will be slightly too big to fit in a car. But that’s if I get time today or this week!

Enjoy lads!

PS don’t forget to check your collections there have been some recent updates!
Last Edit: 10th Apr by Sharp
Joined: 31st Jul 2013
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10th Apr

would it be an idea to make a create spawn only for the pilot with the creates we already have plus the extra you want to add so you don't have people spawning the wrong creates to put in the cars


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10th Apr

You trying to tell me that our little bird can't lift the bang bus?

Hersey I say.
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10th Apr

I can’t restrict it to the pilot (well my current skill set anyway lol)

But it’ll be placed near the pilot so there won’t be any confusion
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