Arma 3
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Jun 18, 2015 @ 11:49am
Apr 19 @ 10:03am
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Advanced Combat Environment 3 (ACE3)

ACE3 is the collaborative efforts of the former AGM and CSE teams, along with many of the developers from Arma 2's ACE2 project.

This mod is entirely open-source (we are hosted on GitHub[]), and everyone is free to propose changes or maintain their own, customized version as long as they make their changes open to the public in accordance with the GNU General Public License.

ACE3 is built modularly, thus a team can maintain its own tailored version, excluding a select number of components that they don't like, or which conflict with other addons. Larger components themselves, like the medical system and other core features also include various customization options, allowing mission designers and communities to tweak the overall experience.

The ACE Team

Core Features
  • Completely new 3D Interaction/Action System
  • Performance and reliability framework
  • Focus on modularity and customization
  • New flexible client and server settings & configuration
  • Improved medical system with various levels (Basic/Advanced) focus on gameplay/realism
  • Proper & consistent network synced weather
  • Wind and Weather Advanced Ballistics
  • Captivity System
  • Explosives System including different trigger types
  • Map screen improvements, marker placement and map tools
  • Advanced missile guidance and laser designation

Additional Features
  • Carrying and dragging
  • Realistic names for vehicles and weapons
  • Realistic ballistics/FCS calculated in C/C++ extensions
  • Backblast and overpressure simulation
  • A fire control system for armored vehicles and helicopters
  • Disposable launchers
  • Realistic G-forces
  • Vehicle Locking
  • Name tags
  • Laserpointers
  • Realistic Night and Thermal vision modes
  • Magazine repacking
  • Realistic weapon heating
  • Combat deafness simulation
  • Improved Ragdoll Physics
  • Improved interactions for AARs and ammo bearers
  • Adjustable sniper scopes
  • No Idle Animation with lowered weapon
  • No talking player Avatar
  • Jumping over obstacles, climbing over walls and cutting down fences
  • Vector, MicroDAGR, Kestrel and ATrag devices
... and much more

Documentation for our features, modules, usage and for developers is available on our Since this is our first release, not all documentation is available yet but will come soon. If you are interested in helping out with writing documentation the source is available on our repository[].

Popular Discussions View All (230)
Jul 10 @ 9:28pm
How do I cuff/ restrain someone with ACE
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Jul 8 @ 7:27am
Jun 29 @ 10:07am
ace_tracers.pbo is outdated
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valdhans Jul 20 @ 2:34pm 
I play a single game, but after saving it often happens that the medicine does not work - I get wounds, the blood flows and the medical menu does not show wounds and die from wounds. This bug goes back to the old versions of ACE. Can this be fixed?
Vander Jul 20 @ 2:35am 
:steamhappy:Guys please remember to like and favourite this if you like it, sure it will help this pro-bono initiative.
tarik Jul 20 @ 12:30am 
Im wondering where is the ace respawn, I cant find it anywhere.
Axebeard Jul 19 @ 3:10pm 
I have an idea for a script/addon and not sure where to start.

When players are in the unconscious state, force them to Whisper mode on TFAR, disable their ability to use radio. This way they can still call out to friendly units if they didn't see their buddy go down.

Alternatively, have a set of pain sounds play while the unit is in the unconscious state. I get that they're "unconscious", but I think it would add some realism to the medical system.

Maybe make it so shots to the head knock them out completely as in vanilla ACE where they can't communicate.
bewareofducks Jul 19 @ 2:47pm 
Help i when i try to open the advanced medical gui put i doesnt open and h works and i check its controls and its set on h put it does not work
Ntpn Jul 19 @ 9:49am 
[10CCE] SBRussell Jul 18 @ 3:41am 
When i attempt to play with Ace On it always show this 7/18/2018 5:31:21 PM - Blocked loading of file 'D:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\workshop\content\107410\463939057\ace_advanced_ballistics_x64.dll'
KRIStapszaa9[LV] Jul 18 @ 12:29am 
This mod doesn't work for me in singleplayer (DUWS), I cant use the interaction key, in addon options when i edit mission, I cant edit it, it says locked by client, plz help, i really want to try this mod
[EPN](dont ask) hello? Jul 17 @ 4:39am 
MENU is under addon settings
in settings
and in uhhhh game menu settings
Can't touch this Jul 17 @ 4:00am 
Anyone know how to fix the fact that my Ace Settings menu is gone?