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PMC Apache work in progress

Post by Snake Man » 2009-03-13, 01:15:43 PM

PMC AH-64 Apache firing AGM-114 Hellfire
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PMC AH-64 Apache turning into another pass over the burning battlefield
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PMC AH-64 Apache side view for AGM-114 Hellfire racks
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PMC AH-64 Apache gunner view when flying in formation
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PMC AH-64 Apache letting it rip
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This is BIS OFP apache port by me, it includes proper model with last LOD less than 100 points, merged textures (3 textures the whole model, 1 texture for airframe), normal and specular maps. This addon is performing superb. It comes with three loadouts.

Multi role: 1200 rounds of M230 cannon, 38 FFAR's and 8 hellfires.
Close support: 1200 rounds of M230 cannon and 16 hellfires.
Ground suppression: 1200 rounds of M230 cannon and 76 FFAR's.

So far in my gameplay tests it runs great, I love flying this monster.
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Re: PMC Apache work in progress

Post by Snake Man » 2009-03-17, 11:20:29 AM

PMC Apache

This is BIS OFP ported AH-64 Apache model. Purpose of this addon is to have simple, working and high performance Apache addon for ArmA. It comes with three different versions; multi role, close support and ground suppression.

Multi role: 1200 rounds of M230 cannon, 38 FFAR's and 8 AGM-114 Hellfires.
Close support: 1200 rounds of M230 cannon and 16 AGM-114 Hellfires.
Ground suppression: 1200 rounds of M230 cannon and 76 FFAR's.

This is the first initial release, I'm looking forward for feedback regarding bugs and other issues. If anyone is willing to help me tweak this further, withing the design goals (working, high performance) I'm willing to do so.

Readme:
PMC Apache

Mar 17th, 2009. v1.0 initial release.

This is AH-64 Apache gunship helicopter addon for Armed Assault (ArmA), ported from BIS OFP model. It comes with three variations, multirole, close support and ground suppression. Purpose of this addon is to have a simple, working and high performance Apache addon for ArmA.


Required Addons

None. You only need ArmA v1.15 (sorry, no 1.14 allowed as we developed this on 1.15). No Queens Gambit required.


Armaments

Multi role: 1200 rounds of M230 cannon, 38 FFAR's and 8 AGM-114 Hellfires.
Close support: 1200 rounds of M230 cannon and 16 AGM-114 Hellfires.
Ground suppression: 1200 rounds of M230 cannon and 76 FFARs.


Classnames

Vehicles
PMC_AH64_closesupport
PMC_AH64_groundsuppres
PMC_AH64_multirole

Weapon, Magazine, Ammo.
PMC_M230, PMC_1200Rnd_M230_AH64, PMC_M230_ammo.
PMC_FFARLauncher, PMC_38Rnd_FFAR, PMC_76Rnd_FFAR, PMC_FFAR_ammo.
PMC_HellfireLauncher, PMC_8Rnd_Hellfire, PMC_16Rnd_Hellfire, PMC_Hellfire_ammo.

There is also pair of Apaches found on the mission editor groups for easy placement.


Model, textures and sections

This is BIS made OFP model, its now ported to ArmA. It has basically the same model except normal porting process changes have been made.

There is last resolution LOD less than 100 points on all the models (multirole comes to 112 points with proxys, 64 without them, but proxys don't count so no problem). This quarantees high performance in any gaming situations (you can add many apaches and no FPS loss).

Textures have been merged and the models now use only 3 texture in total, one for the airframe, one for cockpit and one for alpha transparent parts. There is normal and specular maps as usual. Last LOD of the model only contains 2 sections (two textures), which maybe in later date we hope to minimize down to just one (1) which would be the ideal setup.

Damage textures are included as well as the model damageHide selections, when your apache is destroyed, weapons, crew and small other non moving parts are removed from the model bringing much more nicer destroyed look to it.


Errors

There is no binarize errors.
There is no arma.RPT errors (we've seen so far in our perhaps limited testing time).
There is no ingame erros.

There is however some bugs, like the rotors have some "artifacts" on the edges and bad texturing on cockpit glass edges. These we will hope to fix in the future versions among with other bugs that will be reported back to us (see contact info below).


Performance

This is not high poly model with ultimate scripted features, so this addon is performing superbly without anykind of errors or slowdowns. You can place as many helos in the screen at one time that no practical mission would require that amount. Performance is good, there is no problems running these helos.

Basically when this addon was ported, we had GAMEPLAY in mind, we don't care so much about the gizmos and gadgets and fancy "FX", but we do like 100% working and high performance addon.


Contact

You can contact us in PMC Tactical forums. There is release topic for this addon located here.

You can also email us in spam-all-you-want

Mar 17th, 2009.
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Re: PMC Apache work in progress

Post by Snake Man » 2009-09-23, 08:44:24 AM

PMC Apache

This is BIS OFP ported AH-64 Apache model. Purpose of this addon is to have simple, working and high performance Apache addon for ArmA. It comes with three different versions; multi role, close support and ground suppression.

This new version has tweaked weapons, config, normal / specular maps and bit more detail added to the model (very little).

Read online manual: here.

PMC forum official release topic here.

Download PMC_Apache_v1.3.rar - 6.2mb.
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