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  1. @Paladin How is what you have done with Cold War Flashback mission expansion not a form of modding? Agreed that being able to mod this in a traditional way and proper modding tools would be fantastic.
  2. Are you trying to install from a set of discs? They will not work with Vista, Win7 and 10 because Microsoft has messed with the Digital Rights Management that effect older games in these operating systems. The only option I can mention on these forums is to buy the Steam version which definitely works on Win7 as I have used it to play GR since 2009. I can not confirm that the Steam version works personally on Win7 but I'd bet on it.
  3. Like shakealeg says it in the HU Xtras folder. Unzip HU - Fullscreen Zoom & NV.7z. It is a mod that you can put in the Mods folder and activate at highest priority to give full screen zoomed view as well as full screen binoculars and Night Vision. There are allot more mods in the Xtra folders to make HU the way you want it.
  4. Issue with the Islands_Noon and Dawn maps, 175 and 195. For me the ghosts don't show on the command map and several times, not always, GR will CTD when the map is initializing. Nothing in Ike.log.
  5. Nice Zee! I have had a variety hardware since buying OGR. Every time I upgrade my hardware GR looks better. Even when my old monitor gave out last year and I bought just a run of the mill Samsung it was a noticeable improvement.
  6. Nice. I appreciate a wide variety and types in video games. Arma series seems to use a few buildings over and over. I have this vague recollection that GRAW had good architecture with a wide variety. I think your model is more appealing then the photo of the building.
  7. Put it on my Amazon wishlist. It's what I have in mind. Thanks PZ.
  8. 240 to be exact. Some are day and night versions or clear and fog versions. Apex added a fair number since the previous version.
  9. I didn't want to leave the impression all HU maps suffer from incorrect vegetation tagging. Out of 200+ maps in HU approximately 3 dozen have the issue.
  10. Tested out edited .map files correctly tagging vegetation so the AI could not see through it. Did it on a dedicated server with our weekly get together and had no issues so far. Some of the edited .map files need additional tweaking but definitely on the right path. I have gone through HU and have corrected about 3 dozen maps so far. Used the 010 editor and AlexKimov's .map template. Big thanks to Alex for the template, identifying the issue and how to find it and overall advice. Could not have done it without your work!
  11. With the aid of AlexKimov I have hex edited several of the HU maps that have the issue where AI can see through the vegetation. So far having good results when testing. This is not an issue for PvP only for co-op and SP. Takes on the average 45 minutes to edit and do some testing per map. Most notable maps are by Tof for Trafic Colombie but there are several more. When ApexMods is active again I'll PM him about it. He was hoping there was a fix. Can't thank AlexKimov enough!
  12. Mods: My experience with Arma 2 and 3 is don't use PlayWithSix to handle mods or launch the game. At times that program nearly cost me my sanity. You can have multiple shortcuts for Arma2 and 3 and edit the target line to launch mods you want. Arma 3 is through Steam and they have a decent launcher that handles mods downloaded through Steam or mods you downloaded elsewhere like Armaholic. Took just a little bit to get comfortable with the Steam Arma 3 launcher. Browse the Workshop through Steam to check out community made mods for Arma 3. The same may be true for Arma 2 if you purchase it through Steam but I have no idea. Most Arma 2 mods can be found at Armaholic. If I find a Arma 3 modder that has made a good campaign or mission I look for more from them in the Workshop. SP: I played allot of campaigns in Arma2 and Arma 3. Some were the best FPS experience I ever had but not all the community made missions and campaigns are without fault. The better campaigns were equal to or better then anything in GR. Generally: -The controls and handling AI squad mates can be a pain but with experience it is passable. Arma 3 character control is markedly better and the game, fog and lighting are as well. -Yes, animations can be unconvincing. -Voice acting varies greatly in community made campaigns and the AI radio chatter is abysmal mostly. Radio chatter and AI call outs can be switched off through scripting IIRC. -Invariably a AI squad mate is "out of ammo" and resupplying him or getting him to shut up is a chore. I have read that this is the fault of a loadout that has insufficient magazines especially for the pistol. -AI driving is improved with multiple vehicles if the formation is set to column. If you are driving on the road and AI driven vehicles are driving thru the brush the formation is set to something other then column. -Updates to Arma 2 and 3 can make older missions and campaigns unplayable. -I use google when searching for info on Arma. The search function at Bohemia Interactive forums is awful. Armaholic search functions is OK. -Many scripting commands work on all the iterations of Arma and OFP. With each new game they have updated the game engine so scripting commands can be the same. New commands can be added but may work for only the newer versions of Arma.
  13. Ha! I currently have a sailboat. Definitely would like something similar to your new setup.
  14. I thought improved response time might be an advantage in online PvP gaming. But as it turned out that was pie in the sky. A cheapo logitech KB from Walmart would do as well. Still it is a solid KB that should last a long time. I have a black KB with white characters but much prefer white KBs with black characters. Much easier to see in my case.
  15. Starting with Win7 installing with a set of GR CD's doesn't work. I think Microsoft screwed up the Digital Rights Management with Win 7, 8 and 10. I got my set of CDs to work but only by downloading something that is not allowed to be named here at GR.net. Buying the Steam version is the best option if I'm correct.