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Offline The-Architect

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Operation Black Dragon Beta Tester wanted.
« on: 01 Feb 2017, 17:35:08 »
Ok, here's a bit of retro for you guys. I've created a 18 mission campaign for ArmA, just for my own sheer pleasure of tinkering, and it has got to the stage where I'm going to need testers.

I am going to be releasing it one mission at a time. This is because I have played many user made campaigns over the years and found that I get many hours in just to get stuck. I recall this even happened with OFP at one stage. Also, if there is a mission that seems impossible, you can just skip it only having lost an end cutscene. (There is over an hour of fully voiced cutscenes in this campaign)

I would like whoever is willing to reinstall the game and play it. I obviously can't be too picky when we're talking about a game that has been dormant for ten years!

Anyway, let me know if you are interested and I will provide the files.
« Last Edit: 07 Feb 2017, 20:37:54 by The-Architect »
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Re: Operation Black Dragon Beta Tester wanted.
« Reply #1 on: 05 Feb 2017, 05:22:25 »
ugh, guess I will suffer through. Go ahead and upload the files my friend. The Arma animations are just so clunky after playing the Arma 2 and even more fluid 3. But I'll regain the hang of it.

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Re: Operation Black Dragon Beta Tester wanted.
« Reply #2 on: 06 Feb 2017, 13:42:30 »
Thanks.  :D

Ok, I've uploaded the whole thing. Simply copy and paste the folder directly into your missions folder and it should give you a dedicated Operation Black Dragon page in which you'll find my missions in game.

There are many features, including easter eggs, and the only issue that I know about is the smoke effect bug which is addon related. Enjoy.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ssndsq7xxglh8ap/Operation%20Black%20Dragon.zip?dl=0

Addons needed are included in the "Addon" link here. https://opblackdragon.blogspot.co.uk/
« Last Edit: 07 Feb 2017, 00:50:20 by The-Architect »
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Re: Operation Black Dragon Beta Tester wanted.
« Reply #3 on: 14 Feb 2017, 07:25:05 »
I've attempted the first mission several times. The intro reaches the point where the president is standing on the balcony asking why he is looking at his city, then the game crashes. I skip the intro and each time I pull the trigger or detonate the satchels in the first mission, the game crashes. It keeps popping up the error in the attached image.

I have downloaded the addons, placed them in an Addons folder which is in an @OBD folder in the main directory and then called them with the -mod=@OBD command in the launch parameters. That solved the mission being able to load but did not prevent this error.

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Re: Operation Black Dragon Beta Tester wanted.
« Reply #4 on: 15 Feb 2017, 12:50:38 »
Found the culprit.

The attached file goes into the dta folder.

Apologies.
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Re: Operation Black Dragon Beta Tester wanted.
« Reply #5 on: 15 Feb 2017, 22:11:04 »
Thank ye sire.

Okay. Completely Vanilla except for your requisites. Final version of Arma Gold
Mission 1
After the smoke config was settled, all went well. I infiltrated the base, took out one guard in a tower, avoided the rest, placed 23 satchels on the fuel tanks, repair urals, ammo urals, BMP's, and helicopters. Even one on what I thought were ammo crates tucked into a tank garage. Set off the demo and fled to the north side of the airfield and on to the OP pos. I won't critique things like camera angles story integrity, dialogue or voice acting, in fact, I will only report bugs. For this mission there were none.

Mission 2
Charged in, glassed all the targets for my guys, lost  squad member 4 as he bull rushed in around a corner and was mowed down. I was little put off by the fact that all targets that were destroyed earlier that morning were still alive and well. Oh well. Cake walk to each objective, when the counter attack was announced, I rushed to an ammo ural and grabbed a satchel. Raced to the south gate near the fuel dump. All tanks but one was smoking. I placed a satchel at the gate entrance (not knowing where he was going) and I lucked out as he drove right over it. We cleared out the infantry before they withdrew. Formed up again on the airstrip and mission ended.

So far, I like the order of events. sabotage, followed by air strike on strategic targets then landing to establish a foothold. All seems solid though I must confess, after playing Arma3, this title sucks in many places. Things like having the option to fire a launcher while standing, switching stances mid run without stopping, being able to step over stuff, placing a waypoint on the map during the mission, even being able to lower your weapon are missed features. I'll test more missions soon. I need to test h-s' tool for him.
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Re: Operation Black Dragon Beta Tester wanted.
« Reply #6 on: 18 Feb 2017, 20:10:16 »
Hmm, I may have to give this one a whack if I find the time.
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Re: Operation Black Dragon Beta Tester wanted.
« Reply #7 on: 20 Feb 2017, 02:17:42 »
I know it isn't ArmA 3. Maybe, if I get the bug again, I'll upgrade. This was just a fun project for me. Just to see if I could do it.

The first missions are designed to be easy. They get harder. There are some big battles too.
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