A custom campaign for ArmA2 Combined Operations. Official DLCs - BAF and PMC, are recommended for best experience, but not required.

Description:
A former scientist employed by the former Takistan Defense, appears to US outpost in quiet small village Sakhe near a mountain pass, requesting for immediate help. A small journal is about to turn the whole country into deadly chaos.

Features:
-Briefing/Overview/Gear choose for every mission
-Challenging missions with custom difficulty selection
-Much cutscenes and twists in evolving journey
-Basic infantry action with constant heavy independent friendly AI support (+CAS/Mortar Support)
-Many custom gameplay functions (Minefield creating system, Medic packs, Order AI teams between defense lines...)
-Player´s gear is transfered between missions (Use the weapon you find, through the campaign if you like)
-No High Command System (as default, but now as optional feature through custom Command Mode option)
-Massive use of custom-made Ambient Life (Animals, Civilians, Traffic, Crows, Flies)
-Much custom AI scripts (walking in random buildings, trench behaviour, covering, surrendering, creating minefields, tanks shooting buildings, using smokegrenades...)
-Long complex missions made with performance saving methods (Should works good with CPU like Q6600)
-Life multiplier available for high-end computer owners
-Custom voices/sounds (around 500+)
-ACE2 compatible

Voice-actors:
- Bardosy (Takistan Civilians, Takibans, Hungarian Combat)
- Domokun (Air Support, British Team Leader, Uncle, SF Leader)
- Nettrucker (Fikri, PMC Unit, Land Support, German Combat, Gas Worker)
- Poacher (British Combat)
- RejenOrst (Austin Paxton, U.S. Combat, Music) - www.rejenorst.com
- SavedByGrace (HQ, U.S. Soldier #1/#2, U.S. Combat, Outro Voices)
- Tslava (Czech Squad Leader, Czech Combat)

Notes:
-Tested to work good too with ACE2 mod
-4th mission allows you to move AI defense lines via radio (proper guide not yet in the mission)

Hints:
-You can save anytime via radio 0-0-1
-Medic-packs can also be used via radio
-There is more gear in HMMWV
-If you cant find the last enemy, there is usually a marker area on map showing his inaccurate location
-Local civilians may share you usefull extra information
-Good gameplay with friendly skills set to 1.0 in gamesettings, enemy 0.5 to 0.7 or more
-If played with ACE2 mod, change your weapon in 1st mission to fit in darkness.

Special Thanks:
-Voicea-actors
-SavedByGrace for new campaign outro, background story and dialog and scene suggestions for intro
-Tslava for Czech Translations (avaiable in first seven missions)
-Nettrucker, Zipper5, Undeceived, SavedByGrace, Variable, Mad_Cheese, Dale0404, aLlamaWithARifle for testing
-BIS for the excelent game
-OFPEC, ArmaHolic for support

Scripting Credits:
-Mandoble for Mando Missiles Script
-Mondasa & Kronzky (Surrendering script borrowed partly from USPMON)
-Celery for (position ThisTrigger) & [0,0,0], also help and advices
-Xenogf for str(_array) != "[0,0,0]", help and advices
-i0n0s for saveVar, help and advices
-Zipper5, Kju, RejenOrst, ZoneKiller, h- for help and advices

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7. mission "Takiban Last Stand" from the campaign won MEC11 in OFPEC.com:
Ofpec.com

bedges wrote:After 3 months of testing and deliberation, our panel of judges have concluded their findings and tallied their scores to determine who this year's top three winners are in our Mission Editing Contest.

According to our panel, the road was tough at every turn. Most entries brought their own styles while others followed the safe patterns of mission designs from the past. Reports show that many of the entries showed potential as front runners but were unfortunately short-changed through portions of the mission design that induced bugs or faults into the overall development of the scenario. In the end, only three could secure a prize.

All entries will receive a review and subsequently be added to our archives as MEC contestants for all others to enjoy. The top three are listed below...

  1. Takibans Last Stand by SaOk
  2. Zero by Clayman
  3. Cut The Power by Janat

I'd like to take a moment to recognize the other participants. Simply because your mission missed the top three during the contest, does not in any way exclude you from the winners circle. It only means that the winners were more polished by the deadline.

Thank you all for your participation and awesome efforts! See you next time!

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Post comment Comments  (10 - 20 of 21)
SaOk Creator
SaOk

As a small update, I am working on a separate 3-6 hour long sequel mission for this campaign, but it will still take time before ready (I hope to release it early summer).

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SaOk Creator
SaOk

New video of the "The Battle of Rasman"-mission found in the campaign (also as COOP), played with doubled life option (testing my new i7 2600k).
Youtube.com

btw. 2.0 version is still coming for the campaign. Still need to work on new things.

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SaOk Creator
SaOk

Version 1.9 is here (downloadable very soon) with new video demonstrating one of the cutscenes with new full voice-acting (some few small roles are still wihtout actor).

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SaOk Creator
SaOk

Thanks, Conchobhar :)

I am now looking for voice-actors. If anyone here happens to be interested, contact me in biforum (or here) via private mail. Here are the roles with dialog:
Forums.bistudio.com

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SaOk Creator
SaOk

Its a little tricky part, but there is some ways to beat it easier. With the easiest difficult level (from custom menu displayed at campaign start) there is one tank less, some less enemies and more friendly tribe units (coming from mountains).

With any difficulty level, there is also air support available via action menu (mouse roll). Laser designator (with batteries) for it, can be found near insertion camp (box other side of the road), you can take sometimes even both tanks out during one airstrike.

For all missions, I also suggest to set unit skills manually from gamesetting menu. I keep friendlies at 1.0 (max) while enemies are quite challening at 0.7. Setting them 0.5 make the playing already more easy.

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Conchobhar
Conchobhar

YES! Thank you for responding here, I was able to get past it!
This is an excellent campaign, very enjoyable and well thougt out.
Good placement of enemy and objectives.
I am having lots of fun. Great work!

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Conchobhar
Conchobhar

Wow, it is hard! I have tried to "Clear the Crossroads" about 30 times!
Maybe cut down on the amount of tanks and APC's by 1 each?
Also, the amount of infantry is overwhelming for a 5 man squad.
I can get rid of the tanks but all my squad gets killed and then me.
It's very good campaign, just very hard for me.

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SaOk Creator
SaOk

There is usually changes for all missions which requires testing them all again. Its easier and time saving then have more changes on each new version.

Currently I try to have english checked for next version with voice-acting (if I find actors). Also tweak more missions and cutscenes. Also expand at least the campaign outro. Some new gameplay/AI-features would be nice too. But it could take time before the next version is ready.

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Conchobhar
Conchobhar

Probably make your life easier to push out updates and quick fixes!

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SaOk Creator
SaOk

Hi, not yet at least. :) I am not very familiar with six updater. I need to check it better.

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