Talk:Arma 3 Targeting config reference

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Disable locking of all non guided weapons with AutoGuideAT disabled

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HowTo: set canLock=1 to all weapons with canLock=2 except for guided missiles. Ref:

laser/wire/radio guidances = manual aiming until impact
radar/auto tracking/IR guidances = autolock (current tablock/mouse 2) fire and forget style

Resolution: canLock=1 (locking based on difficulty) is no longer used

Add cursor to driver/pilot view in vehicles like in OFP to ease commanding the gunner or troops

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HowTo: Is in TKOH (Hinds). Should only to assign a cursor text for the right config key.

Resolution: Cursor is present when commanding. Possible also via HMD.

Remove radar infos for non-radar equiped Vehicles and Aircrafts

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HowTo: radar (1) removal from xxxCanSee of the given vehicle position (driver/gunner/commander).

Resolution: Arma 3 Targeting config reference#radarType

Static weapon (TOW, MK19, M2, ASG-30) are visible on radars

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HowTo: Set irTarget=0 for in StaticWeapon (and maybe leave it own/set to 1 for StaticAAWeapon).

Resolution: Done

Tanks with auxilary Power Generators turn on main motor when turning the turret

URL: [5]

HowTo: Set startEngine=0 in given turret when the turret does not operate on main motor.

Resolution: Done

Make it possible to have a weapon able to lock air units only

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HowTo: Set airLock=2 for AA missiles (and AAA guns?).

Resolution: Done

Airplanes survive too many AA missile hits

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HowTo: tweak armor/armorStructural for planes.

Resolution: Done

FFARs should be operated by pilot

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HowTo: Move unguided missiles from gunner turret to pilot weapon/magazine definition.

Resolution: Troublesome with AI

Improve helicopter main gun dispersion

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HowTo: Tweak dispersion value.


Many missiles are flying too fast

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HowTo: Tweak initTime, thrustTime, thrust (cfgAmmo) and initSpeed (cfgMagazines) of missiles. Ref: GLT Real Air Weapons (RAW)

Resolution: Needs review

CH-29 missiles burn out too quickly

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HowTo: Tweak initTime, thrustTime, thrust (cfgAmmo) and initSpeed (cfgMagazines) of missiles. Ref: GLT Real Air Weapons (RAW)

Resolution: N/A for Arma 3

Vikhr Missiles CfgAmmo should be changed to make the Vikhr Ground-Attack only

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HowTo: Set airLock=0 for M_Vikhr_AT (cfgAmmo). For A3 these might be relevant: M_Titan_AT, M_NLAW_AT, M_Air_AA and subclasses.

Resolution: N/A for Arma 3

Simulate laser guidance by helicopter weapons (like Hellfire for AH-64 Apache and AH-1Z Cobra)

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HowTo: Set canLock=1 and manualControl=1 or add Laserdesignator_mounted and irLock=0 (or Make laserLock and nvLock independant to canLock).

See also: Cannot acquire laser target for BAF Wildcat CRV-7 PG rockets if "Auto guide AT" is turned off in difficulty

Resolution: N/A for Arma 3

Beeping noise when acquiring missile lock is WAY too loud

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HowTo: Improve soundLocked[] sound file.

Resolution: Done

Rockets 9M117M1 Arkan / 9M113 Konkurs / 9M119M Refleks not laser/wire-guided

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HowTo: Set manualControl=1, canLock=1 and not too high missile speed.

Resolution: N/A for Arma 3

Refleks and arkan missiles cannot be guided manually, only with auto-guiding

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HowTo: Set manualControl=1, canLock=1 and not too high missile speed.

Resolution: N/A for Arma 3

Locking delay is too short for most missile launchers

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HowTo: Adjust weaponLockDelay from 3 to higher values per missile.

Resolution: Rejected

Equip more vehicles with a laser weapon - Laser FCS (Firing Control System)

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HowTo: Add Laserdesignator_mounted weapon to more vehicles.

Resolution: Done

Require engine changes

Ordered by assumed priority (first is highest) and hopefully limited effort.

Add option to restrict radar locking (TAB target cycling) of vehicles

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Comment: Could be done with canLock=1 for all non Fire-And-Forget (FNF) guided missiles as AutoGuideAT makes it a difficulty setting.

Resolution: Arma 3 Targeting config reference#allowTabLock

Add difficulty option to disable radar of vehicles (that don't have one in reality)

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Comment: Needs a new config value like hasRadar, link it to difficulty level or a new setting and disable it for vehicles with hasRadar=1 in Veteran/Expert. This way new players could still play with "always radar" in lower difficulty.

Resolution: Arma 3 Targeting config reference#radarType

Add option to disable friend-foe radar signature (difficulty setting)

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Comment: To keep it for lower difficulty, but allow more realistic and better gameplay in Veteran Expert. Could be linked closely with the suggested IFF changes.

Resolution: Done in Arma_3_Sensors

Add difficulty option to hide the locking cursor

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Comment: To make player rely on locking sound only. Defined in CfgInGameUI-Cursor/lock/target/select_target.

Resolution: Rejected

Radar targets and locking ability needs to be limited by object drawing distance for units/vehicles with irScanToEyeFactor=1

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Comment: To reduce/remove locking abuse. Only with irScanToEyeFactor>1, radar detection/locking should go beyond viewable distance.

Resolution: Should work

Airborne chopper to be rendered in larger distances

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Comment: Ondrej: The rationale why only planes and not helis that planes are mostly flying higher, and there are less planes in the mission, but in principle the solution can be easily extended for helis as well later.


Improve radar and friend-foe-identification (IFF) simulation

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Comment: Picks up ideas from Hladas in the BI forum discussion. Improvements here would help big time.

Resolution: Done in Arma_3_Sensors

irScanGround = 0/false does not limit radar/target identification to air vehicles

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Comment: Seems like a bug or functionality is different. No (for me accessible) information available about it.

Resolution: Arma 3 Targeting config reference#irScanGround

Simulation shotRocket ignores ballistic profile (gravity) after rocket burn out

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Comment: Makes rockets way too easy to shoot distant targets. Not realistic and looks weird too.

Resolution: Done in Arma_3_Sensors and missileLockMin/MaxDistance properties

Disperion for rockets

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Comment: Lack of dispersion makes especially for air units hard to hit targets. Not realistic and bad for gameplay.


Disable auto locking of infantry launchers or reduce automatic lock area

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Comment: While both should be realistic, with the visible locking cursor it makes them too easy to use and strong. Could be solved with the option to hide the locking cursor, or make (some) launchers require RMB use to lock onto a target.

Resolution: Arma 3 Targeting config reference#missileLockCone

Improve countermeasures and warning system

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Comment: cmImmunity should be tweaked, but AI use needs be improved as well as MP issues.


Missiles don't lead moving optical/laser targets

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Comment: Very important for manual guidance of missiles.

Resolution: Needs review

SACLOS guidance unrealistic

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Comment: Very important for manual guidance of missiles.

Resolution: Needs review

ballisticsComputer calculation uses inverted target lateral velocity when facing south

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Comment: This bug should be finally fixed.

Resolution: Fixed

Locking of _guided missiles_ does not work as pilot without gunner

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Comment: Useful for lower difficulty settings.


Add additional "preparation" time when selecting launchers

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Comment: To make infantry launcher use non as simplistic/gamey.


Make fuseDistance config entry working for Rockets/Missiles/RPGs

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Comment: Useful tweak.


Add more damagable systems and indicators for fixed-wing-aircraft

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Comment: Should be present already in A3, yet further tweaks/improvements would be useful.