ShackTac in the news

You can find a community spotlight article on ShackTac over at Shacknews, where our group originated. It’s two parts – here’s the first, and this is the second. Goes into some details about the changes we’ve been having thanks to the crazy popularity and impact of DayZ on the ArmA community at large.

We also ended up being mentioned on PCGamer (and later relinked on Kotaku), yay!

Oh yeah, I was also part of an interview with Evan Lahti and the ArmA3 dudes at E3. You can find the first part here and the second here.

I’ve been told I should post more news on my main page. Seeing as how the last news piece was almost two years ago, I’m inclined to agree – let’s see what happens in the coming months…

ShackTac Littlebird Enhancement Mod (beta)

I’ve just released the ShackTac Littlebird Enhancement Mod. Note that this is a beta release, so expect some potential issues. With that being said, it has been quite usable for those of us at ShackTac and I’m happy with how it has turned out.

You can find details and download info here. Feature requests and bug reports can be handled there as well through the ticket system. The news/files sections will be updated as new versions are released.

Here are some example videos showing off functionality:

Also, since I know this will come up: No, I do not plan to make this for any other vehicles aside from the xH-6 platform. If you’d like to take on that challenge, feel free – I just do not personally have the time for it.

Enjoy! 😀

The BIS forum thread for this mod can be found here. 

MH-6 Practice Mission released

I’ve released an MH-6 practice scenario originally designed for ShackTac members. Oh, and the ShackTac Movement Addons came out not too long ago. Enjoy!

ShackTac Movement Addons

Introducing the ShackTac Movement addons, by Rg

If you’ve ever hung up in a doorway, on a tree, or generally found yourself falling all over yourself in close-quarters movement, you’re going to get a kick out of this. “ST Movement” is a set of two tiny addons that bring a welcome change to your ArmA2 movement model.

The first, st_collision, is based on an addon concept by Rocko and Kju from the ArmA1 days, redone in ArmA2 by Rg. This addon causes your weapon collision with the environment to be significantly toned down, meaning that you can now move sideways through doorways and generally find CQB to be enjoyable, versus feel like a rusted robot trying to navigate a terrifying alien world called ‘indoors’. Try it out and see, it’s simple and very noticeable.

The second may or may not be a big deal, depending on how you move around in ArmA2. There is a combination of keys in A2 that, for reasons unknown, triggers you into a several-second-long evasive-sideways animation. Personally, this used to get me in trouble (or killed) frequently. The st_evasive addon simply removes this animation from the player’s movement system, preventing any key combination from accidentally triggering it.

Both addons can be seen in video form here:

You can download them here, filename st_movement_v1.7z.

The BIS forum thread for this is here. 

ShackTac Fireteam HUD released

The ShackTac Fireteam HUD has recently been released. You can find more information about it here..

Charlie Foxtrot Interview

This is a transcript of an interview I did with the Charlie Foxtrot community for ArmA2. A year or so after doing it, Charlie Foxtrot dissolved – I’ve rehosted the interview here for historical purposes.

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