Arma 3
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Advanced Sling Loading
Data Type: Mod
Mod Type: Helicopter
File Size
0.135 MB
Feb 3, 2016 @ 5:39am
Sep 6, 2016 @ 8:30pm
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Advanced Sling Loading

In 2 collections by duda
Advanced Ropes (Sling Loading + Towing + Rappelling)
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Advanced Arma Pack
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SP & MP Compatible. Full replacement for in-game sling loading.

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Also check out my Advanced Towing and Advanced Rappelling
addons for more rope features!


- Ropes can no longer attach automatically! You need to either get out of your helicopter or have someone on the ground pick up your cargo ropes and attach them to an object.
- Helicopters support up to 3 sets of cargo ropes, depending on the size of the heli.
- Once cargo ropes are deployed, any player can go to the end of the rope and pick it up.
- Once the ropes are picked up by a player, they can be attached to pretty much every object in the game.
- Players can drop ropes if they're carrying them
- Players on the ground can detached ropes from an object
- Helicopters can lift heavy vehicles


1. Subscrive via steam or dowload latest release from
2. If installing this on a server, add the addon to the -serverMod command line option

Default Sling Loading Rules:

- Helicopters can sling load all objects
- You can't sling load locked vehicles (see settings below)
- You can't sling load in an exile safe zone (see settings below)

Notes for Mission Makers:

You can customize which classes of objects can "deploy" cargo ropes by overriding the ASL_SUPPORTED_VEHICLES_OVERRIDE variable in an init.sqf file.


This will only allow objects of class Air deploy cargo ropes.

You can customize what can and can't be sling loaded by defining the ASL_SLING_RULES_OVERRIDE variable in the init.sqf file.

[ ["Air", "CAN_SLING", "Ship"],
["Air", "CANT_SLING", "Air"]

In this example, all objects of class Air can sling load Ships but not Air.

You can allow sling loading of locked vehicles by defining ASL_LOCKED_VEHICLES_ENABLED in your init.sqf file. It defaults to false.


You can allow sling loading in an Exile safe zone by defining ASL_EXILE_SAFEZONE_ENABLED in your init.sqf file. It default to false.


**Not working on your server?**

Make sure you have the mod listed in the -mod or -serverMod command line option. Only -serverMod is required for this addon. If still not working, check your server log to make sure the addon is found.


This addon is only required on the server - is it going to slow down my server?

No - while this addon is server-side only, it installs itself on all clients without them downloading the addon. Most of the time, the towing code actually runs client-side, even though you installed the addon only on the server. Magic!

Battleye kicks me when I try to do xyz. What do I do?

You need to configure Battleye rules on your server. Below are the files you need to configure:


Add the following exclusions to the end of all lines starting with 4, 5, 6, or 7 if they contain "" (meaning applies to all values):

!="ASL_Ropes" !="ASL_Ropes_Vehicle" !="ASL_Ropes_Pick_Up_Helper" !="ASL_Cargo"


If you have any lines starting with 4, 5, 6, or 7 and they contain "" (meaning applies to all values) it's not going to work. Either remove the line or explicitly define the values you want to kick. Since the values of the variables above can vary, I don't know of a good way to define an exclusion rule.

Also, it's possible there are other battleye filter files that can cause issues. If you check your battleye logs you can figure out which file is causing a problem.

The sling actions appear when looking at a vehicle, but do nothing when I select them. How do I fix that?

Most likely your server is setup with a white list for remote executions. In order to fix this, you need to modify your mission's description.ext file, adding the following CfgRemoteExec rules. If using InfiStar you should edit your cfgremoteexec.hpp instead of the description.ext file. See for more details on CfgRemoteExec.

class CfgRemoteExec
class Functions
class ASL_Pickup_Ropes { allowedTargets=0; };
class ASL_Deploy_Ropes_Index { allowedTargets=0; };
class ASL_Rope_Set_Mass { allowedTargets=0; };
class ASL_Extend_Ropes { allowedTargets=0; };
class ASL_Shorten_Ropes { allowedTargets=0; };
class ASL_Release_Cargo { allowedTargets=0; };
class ASL_Retract_Ropes { allowedTargets=0; };
class ASL_Deploy_Ropes { allowedTargets=0; };
class ASL_Attach_Ropes { allowedTargets=0; };
class ASL_Drop_Ropes { allowedTargets=0; };
class ASL_Hint { allowedTargets=1; };
class ASL_Hide_Object_Global { allowedTargets=2; };

Issues & Feature Requests

If anyone wants to help fix any of these, please let me know. You can fork the repo and create a pull request.

Special Thanks for Testing & Support:

- Stay Alive Tactical Team (

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Popular Discussions View All (8)
Sep 7, 2016 @ 7:37am
Can not Pickup cargo ropes from any helicopter
Dec 16, 2017 @ 8:44pm
Scroll Options Disappearing
Jun 22, 2017 @ 10:53am
[Suggestion]Parachute drop cargo
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CALADARI Nov 27, 2017 @ 9:30am 
Something wrong with its bikey file. And only happends on *this* mod of all ur works, when i try install this mod on my server(which using TADST as tool)along with its .bikey file, the file crashed *all* other key files. It cause all mods appears "signature mismatch" when u join the server. (once i remove its bikey file and everything gose well again)
Issues only happend on *this* mod, wolud u mind look into it asap?Really appreciated.
Sabre One Nov 17, 2017 @ 5:44am 

Off the top of your head, as I have limited access to a users mission he needs help with. Would anything from Exile conflict with thsi script? Basically only the driver/pilot can interact and utilize the cargo ropes, even though other users have the option. This basically means a pilot has to run a one man show, as support units on the ground cannot utilize the ropes.
Major Mittens. Oct 15, 2017 @ 9:58am 
It's your end as it's working fine and dandy for me.

You've gotta enable commanding menus and whitelist the functions/menu / IDs
RCANTEC(RyanD) Aug 28, 2017 @ 6:57am 
At the moment the mod is not working, tried -mod= and -serverMod= makes no difference, Exile server, Altis Chinook. I managed to get it to work 1 time, since then it has never worked.
RCANTEC(RyanD) Aug 27, 2017 @ 11:26pm 
So if you try to deploy ropes on a vanilla chinook, it glitches out and then you lose the action menu and you can not enter the heli again, you have to relog, even then you still cant deploy ropes
F. Vaiken [5MEU] Aug 2, 2017 @ 4:18pm 
How do you disable heavy lifting, I'm running OPTRE and the Pelican cannot lift heavy objects. It'd make sense for it to be able to lift heavy objects has in game it lifts a 66ton Scorpion plus marines, plus a spartan.
42ndUSMCssGOHARD Jul 18, 2017 @ 4:56pm 
mod download not workin
dvd.brewster Jul 9, 2017 @ 1:42pm 
Hiya, My ropes keep breaking,, so does BIS ropes. Very slow flight, no turns. like the wind does it. I figure the box is heavy but is there no way to double their strength?
Yoyo (Aarno) Jun 24, 2017 @ 3:33am 
Is it possible to assign any keybindings for the rope release/retract commands? Would love to use it form the joystick without having to use the scroll menu.
BAKE Jun 13, 2017 @ 2:21pm 
I support the request for custom key binds to deploy ropes or release cargo.
I am hugely against the over crowded scroll menu as it is.
I also fly with a HOTAS. Going back and forth to the mouse and joystick is cumbersome.

Thanks for the cool mod however.