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Can confirm it works perfectly and as desired in the above suggested way. All the individual AIS difficulty settings made by mission designer are considered correctly for all BLUFOR units Editor placed or spawned (tested it with IFA3 playing on Wehrmacht side as medic with First Aid/Revive being only possible at certain Field Hospitals).
THX for collecting the info here in the thread; AIS is by far my favourite Revive System!
THX Brawler for pointing out this mod. Might check it out as an alternative - modules are something I always like very much; never been much of a scripter and only do it if I absolutely have no "easy" alternative in .pbo form, LOL ;-)
But for now I'm very happy with AIS or A3Wounding System by Psychobastard. Yes, it's a script, but I'd say it was worth the effort to build it in my INIT.sqf:
- It works in SP and MP
- It also allows AI in SP and MP to revive players and each other
- And the lil' buggers finally do it by themselves independently OR if you order them!
You can ofc put yourself on top of the "casualty priority list" by pressing "H" for help... then they rush to help you first in SP and MP. You can determine in the script's settings if all units of your side should be part of the revive system, all playables or just the actual player slots occupied by a human player.
It is, on the other hand, more detailed than the BIS system - but still much easier to use than ACE Wounding system. And, well, if you want a good wounding system with configurable level of realism, but don't like ACE because you want to avoid having to play around with all the other settings needed to tailor ACE to your liking, this script is for you!
First things First:
BIG THX to the ALiVE devs for the SP save system!!!
Like TNScout, I couldn't get the regular WarRoom saving and loading to work reliably with my modded missions. Used to have it working fine, but somewhere around the build 1.30 it started to fail always for me. Now, the very same missions that in some cases I didn't even manage to load for starting a session with traditional WarRoom setup, they work so smooth!
And I checked this AI Teammate script snippet today and it worked fine. Only thing I'm not sure is what happens when one of them dies. I had the impression that he respawned on one of the respawn zones I had defined for players. Didn't find him, though...
Or is the (playable slot) AI buddy dead & gone for good when killed?
Nevertheless, I got great game going with WW2 Eastern Front, playing as combat medic - so FUCKING intense with all the immersion mods like immerse, AIS Wounding, bloodlust and whatnot!
If I place several modules as you suggest, it works - thx!
Also the Baranow map from IFA3 seems to be indexed - in debug I see that the modules find objectives. It's not one of the I44 maps that are not yet indexed. So far so good, but the 1.30 RC didn't let me save the game, neither local nor WarRoom saving worked. I still have to try the most recent RC and, ofc, vanilla units and vanilla maps.
Since the original problem is solved, plz mark the thread as [solved] - I'm going to make a new thread for the persistence issues once I have tested some more with the new RC.
Hi and nice to have an experienced ALiVE mission maker on the thread so fast!
Well, to rule out any problems related to the new saving, I have chosen to set up the mission for standard WarRoom saving instead of the new SP/local saving.
Good point you made with the ORBAT tool though; that shed some light onto the problem. All the different russian and german partial factions appear as ALiVE compatible there - BUT: not all factions have actual units or groups defined for all the different service branches. That means that since I wanted to have both sides spawn infantry, tanks and airplanes, I had to set the Military Placement Modules to spawn three factions per side - and THAT doesn't work and produces our beloved "Bug Helmet Friends", as it seems.
When, on the other hand, I did set the Modules in such fashion that there was only ONE of the respective side's factions set to spawn, it worked.
So basically there's two options to go for from this point:
1) Make a new ORBAT faction for each Russians and Germans out of the three or four different partial factions there are now existing per side so the Modules can spawn all kinds of units since they will then have just ONE complete faction with groups defined for ALL kind of assets.
2) Manually place & then virtualize Tank, Artillery and airplane assets, and set the MIL Placement Modules to spawn just the existing IFA3 infantry factions for each side. Set the MIL Commander Module to command all factions of it's side.
I tried method 2) already and it works so far - also can be done rather quickly if you have a mission like mine with relatively few playable slots that allows to take the option "virtualize all Editor placed units except synched" and then just synch that lil' band of brothers to the module, leaving you to happily pour a shitload of tanks and airplanes onto the map "place-and-forget" like.
Disadvantage is ofc as always that I have a fixed and, after a few re-plays, well-known amount of non-infantry assets for the enemy. AFAIK the enemy OPCOM will command those profiles which are non-infantry and pre-placed, on it's side and defined as faction in the MIL Commander Module. But I'm not so sure if it can and will order reinforcements/battle casualty replacements for these non-infantry factions out of it's force pool.
Will have to test this a bit more to see if the OPCOM can actually use it's force pool to request as reinforcements units & groups from ALL the factions that the MIL Commander supports, even if there was just ONE original faction defined in the placement module.
Nevertheless I had an intense gameplay experience yesterday when testing Option 2) and saw at least the hand placed units ordered around by their OPCOMs to engage in a fierce combined arms battle over the two bridges crossing the river on the Baranow map. This really was some "Hell on the Eastern Front"!!!
With 64bit ARMA and almost all of the units virtualized, the performance was stellar as well!
So all that remains is a word from one of the devs about the MIL Placement modules and the definition of more than one faction per MIL Placement Module - possible or not? Just impossible for IFA3?
When I learned about the RC offering local database support, I was thrilled and grabbed it right away. I wanted to build a mission with WW2 units on the map Baranow. But to keep things tidy, I built my project as traditional WarRoom mission first for testing - and let me clarify that: I can connect to the WarRoom with my mission .
But nevertheless NONE of the IFA3_AIO_LITE factions work. BLUFOR commander and MIL placement is a mix of all the German factions and OPFOR commander and MIL placement is a mix of all the Russian factions. Alas, both spawn the CSAT...
Problem is ofc that the mission with music and all is quite big and requires addons - but maybe some hepful guys can look into the file to find problems?
Here it comes:
And the .rpt - although that shows just what we already know, and that is, well, the usual message:
"There are are no groups for OPCOM faction(s) LIB_PANZERWAFFE! Please ensure you have configured a Mil Placement or Mil Placement (Civ Obj) module for this faction (or faction units are synced to Virtual AI module). If so, please check groups are correctly configured for this faction."
Kind regards & THX in advance for any help!
Ok, time to post the log file since all I get when doing your 4 steps is that DeWrp opens a GUI which looks like this:
And here the logfile:
Any clues? :-(
Even if I put these in C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ it doesn't work. I Tried to setup the path, maybe I did that wrong in the first place. I did it like this:
1) Open the Tab for changing/creating environment vaiables
2) Clicked "New" in the User Variables Window
3) Named it DEWRP x64
4) Named the value C:\Windows\SysWOW64\DeWrp.exe
5) clicked ok
6) added the line C:\Windows\SysWOW64\DeWrp.exe to the path entry in the system variables window below
7) clicked ok twice; now everything should be saved
8) still get this error about dewrp when trying to index - SO frustrating!!!
I don't have an installer for Mikero's tools since on the ALiVE Map indexing WIKI, it point to a DL that just offers the dewrp.alive.zip. And in there, I only find the three files DeWrp.exe, DePBO64.dll and DeOgg64.dll
Here comes my .rpt, showing clearly that the dewrp.exe is thr problem:
I have put it into c:\windows\system32\ both as individual files and as content of a folder named DEWRP. Also I had tried to set up the path stuff pointing to another location, that is, a folder named DEWRP is located in C:\Program Files (x86), leading to this path: C:\Program Files (x86)\DEWRP. And I made a new entry at the environment variables and entered this path. But I don't understand this at all, so maybe that had zero effect or detrimental effect...
PLZ be more detailed in the instructions; I really never did messing around in my OS's entrails for any game before ;-)