Category: ShackTac Mod News

Arma 3 ShackTac Mod Updates

An Arma3-compatible version of ShackTac ACRE Volume Adjust has been released on DevHeaven here. If you aren’t sure of what this is, read up on the A2 variant.

Map Autobrightness did not need porting – the Arma2 version works fine in Arma3, so feel free to use it.

As to what comes next – guess we’ll find out soon enough!

Arma 3 ‘Paper Doll’ Gear Selector

I’ve released the ‘Paper Doll’ gear selector in mission format. You can download and read more about it here. This is the same menu, with some improvements, that was featured in my gear video.

ShackTac Fireteam HUD for Arma 3

The ShackTac Fireteam HUD has been ported over to Arma 3, whee! This mod requires the CBA modset, which can be read about here (it is automatically installed when loading STHUD via PwS).

Watch the video for an example of how this mod functions.

You can read about the STHUD’s Arma2 version, which is functionally the same, here.

STHUD is part of the STUI compilation – download information can be found here.

If you run into issues with it, please post them to our tracker, here.

ShackTac BunnyHop

ShackTac BunnyHop, created by Macolik, allows you to do a running jump over obstacles. While jogging, simply press the key combination you already use for “Step Over” and you’ll activate the jump. This can be used to jump over fences, fallen trees, and various other impediments to movement.

If you want to see what it looks like and listen to me say the above text, check out this video!

Download from our DevHeaven page.

ShackTac Interact mod

ShackTac Interact is a small addon I created awhile back for our in-house use, which has been asked for by other communities and is now being made public.

ShackTac Interact requires ACE2 and CBA. Note that a server (or mission) must allow this addon for it to function. ShackTac Interact introduces two new features, as follows:

Join Player Group

This option becomes available when you walk up to a player and press your interact key. You will see a ST-orange ‘ShackTac’ menu item – click on this, and you will have a ‘Join their group’ option. When you select this, you immediately join that player’s group. Note that this only works on players, not AI.

Take command of current group

Press your self interact key and you will see ‘ShackTac Self’ as an option – click it and you will have an option to take command of your current group. This can be used if you were wounded as an FTL or otherwise lost command for some reason. This can also be used in the event that the order of seniority gets out of whack and somebody out-of-order needs to assume group leadership.

I’ve put together a short video demonstrating how to use the features:

More, including download, after the jump.

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ShackTac Map Autobrightness Mod

This one’s something I’ve wanted to see for awhile and just randomly had time for today. Put simply, the map will automatically darken when dusk/night falls, then brighten again at dawn/daytime.

Yeah, that’s it. If you just went “Oh hell yeah!”, this mod is for you.

See a video demonstration of it:

Download it here.

BIS forum thread here.

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