Arma 3
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Goko Ballistic Impact
Data Type: Mod
Mod Type: Mechanics
File Size
3.703 MB
Jan 18, 2018 @ 2:36pm
Oct 13, 2018 @ 12:54pm
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Goko Ballistic Impact

A.K.A head traumas: Damage mechanics implementation for arma 3: designed to simulate hmd & headgear destruction with headshots.

Author: göko the outsider chief of randomness
Bohemia Interactive forums thread []

Requirements: None
Version: v1.15
Signed: Yes
Has to be loaded both on server and on client in order to work on MP

  • Visual effects for bullet hit on metal surfaces: 3 different profiles (low, normal, high) for "particles" under Video Settings.
  • Brand new mechanic for A3: headshots destroy head gear according to bullet caliber.
  • Brand new visual and audio effects.
  • Doesn't kill performance - almost zero impact
  • Randomized particle effects for authentic simulation
  • HMDs can be broken with a non fatal shot. This depends on used weapon type and damage value.
  • Helmets can be removed & destroyed with caliber equal to and/or higher than 7.62
  • Other factors such as helmet's armor level taken into account with weapon caliber for a better simulation
  • 5 different sound effect for HMD destruction played random each time
  • 12 different sound effect for headshots
  • Performance: demand of this add-on is minimal as It uses no loops and nothing is added to Arma scheduler

  • CBA is not mandatory but you can have addon options menu if you have CBA loaded
  • Variables and their defaults for editing without cba:
    profileNamespace getVariable "gokobi_var_AllowedCaliber";
    profileNamespace getVariable "gokobi_var_onoffswitch";

Headshots on unit cause removal of protective glass, head mounted display and/or helmet of unit depending on damage and armor level, spawns particle effects accordingly.
Factors such as Item present or not, helmet's armor level, weapon caliber and 'chance' taken into account in order to simulate custom particle FX.

Included Files:

Thanks: Hamza 'ElKappucino' for helping with artwork and testing
I RexCityRx I for testing and ideas
654wak654 for support.
Bohemia Interactive for creating Arma.

License: Covered under APL-SA[]
Feel free to use and modify this code, on the proviso that you post back changes and improvements so that everyone can benefit from them, and acknowledge the original author in any derivative works.
Reuploading this is not allowed

Popular Discussions View All (1)
Nov 29, 2018 @ 6:00pm
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Axebeard May 12 @ 9:55pm 
It's a great effect, it just feels more at home in Terminator 2 than a military sim lol
0utsider  [author] May 12 @ 8:25pm 
@Axebeard I will update the mod with some of the functions re-written. One of them will be randomization and strength of light flash which will depend on ammo caliber. no promises. I know went too far with light effect but RV4 / A3 engine night time lighting is just too good, I wanted to see the most of it.
Axebeard May 11 @ 9:07pm 
This looks pretty cool, but can you put an option to turn down the spark effect? It's way too extreme for me, it looks like someone welding.
[KOiV] The Quack Apr 9 @ 10:13pm 
@Enrix and @0utsider or you can use mr sanchez' head gore mod, i use it and it works
Misfit Apr 9 @ 11:08am 
god damn this is cool
0utsider  [author] Mar 24 @ 1:01am 
Yes It is fully compatible / doesn't break anything with ACE3
Does this works with ACE?
Josek5494 Mar 21 @ 3:25am 
Fantastic work for sure! Im having a bit of a problem. I have CBA and your mod loaded and running correctly, but i can't find the configuration inside addons options to remove some features. It doesn't show up for me. Am i doing something wrong?
Abdullah Mohammed Mar 18 @ 3:33pm 
Cheers I will try work it out
0utsider  [author] Mar 18 @ 11:45am