Arma 3
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Splendid Smoke
 
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Data Type: Mod
Mod Type: Animation, Equipment
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Sep 26, 2016 @ 8:01am
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:15am
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Description
What does it do?
The mod reworks the smoke effects of various weapons and events. In the initial version this includes much bigger smoke clouds created by all types of smoke grenades.

The main aspect is the improvement of the visual experience while not decreasing the performance compared to vanilla. In general this means that the amount of spawned particles remains unchanged.

Features
The following list presents all added/changed features:

* reworked effects of smoke grenades
** double the size
** more volume due to increased spreading
** blocks the sight of AI
** same particle amount than in vanilla (performant, particle limit is not reached faster)
* compatible with common mods like ACE
* small and compact, no overhead
* perfomant

Troubleshooting
* The smoke effect does not look like in the video?
** If you use any mods, try again without (vanilla). If the problem still persists, locate the problematic mod. Ensure that SplendidSmoke is loaded after this mod, this should fix the issue. In either case contact us here, at the Bistudio Forum or at GitHub so we can fix the issue also for others.
* The smoke effects do not apply to a modded smoke grenade?
** The modded grenade probably does not inherit from the vanilla grenades. Contact us here, at the Bistudio Forum or at GitHub so we can add support for this mod.

Source
The source of this mod is available at GitHub, it is published under the GNU General Public License v3.0.

Links
Bistudio Forum: https://forums.bistudio.com/topic/194479-splendid-smoke/
GitHub: https://github.com/ZabuzaW/SplendidSmoke
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32 Comments
Zabuza  [author] Sep 21 @ 11:22am 
Mh. I've made a notice and will take a look at it at some time... The thing is the mod is a one liner, literally: https://i.imgur.com/aaj1otq.jpg . It only makes small adjustments to the smoke grenade particle effect parameters.
Fairchild Sep 20 @ 5:15pm 
I'm not sure if bohemia changed something with the way smoke grenades work in latest update because it seems as your smoke works as intended as long as the player isn't looking directly at it. I'm not sure if its a LOD thing or what. Not familiar with coding for smoke grenades and haven't opened yours up to see coding so don't have much info. I don't think its anything done wrong on your end but maybe just them changing a simple line of code that caused a conflict or something. Or I'm an idiot which is highly possible :D
Zabuza  [author] Sep 20 @ 12:50pm 
I don't know. The mod itself just reworks everything which inherits from the vanilla shells. Maybe your mod changes something there, maybe overwriting. What do you mean by "not working anymore"? Something buggy or just missing the effect of this mod?
Fairchild Sep 10 @ 7:09pm 
Did something with the Laws of War break this mod? Not working anymore for me for some reason.
Zabuza  [author] Aug 14 @ 4:10am 
It did work at the moment I designed it, currently I'm not using it so I must admit that I don't know if its currently working or not. Every smoke grenade that inherits from the vanilla smoke should be affected, so as long as they did not change this it should work.
Doc Aug 13 @ 7:33pm 
Sure it's been answered but I can't find it. Does this work for RHS & zeus smoke?
Zabuza  [author] Aug 3 @ 10:26am 
Ah alright, yeah just head over to the link inside the description of this mod.
NorthEastLacrosse Aug 3 @ 10:17am 
Ah fair enough mate. Looking to get some support for a mod im a week or so out from publishing. love the work. Also looking to discuss some things if possible? ill see if I can find you on BI
Zabuza  [author] Aug 3 @ 7:35am 
Yeah usually I ignore contact requests of people I don't know. Whats the issue? If you want to personally message me I'd prefer the Bistudio Forum over Steam.
NorthEastLacrosse Aug 3 @ 6:08am 
Hey Zabuza, trying to get in contact with you, if you would please send me a message, I tried adding you but got an error. thanks