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Data Type: Mod
Mod Type: Editor Extension
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Jul 12, 2016 @ 11:39am
Dec 14, 2018 @ 12:53pm
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Description
Description
Achilles is a gameplay modification for Arma 3. It expands the Zeus real-time editor with many new additions as well as provides bug fixes.

Achilles started as an expansion to Ares mod, which was created by Anton Struyk. Achilles became the de facto successor to Ares at the point the latter was no longer updated. Achilles has already grown into a splendid project, but new additions are still to come!

Table of Contents
• Features
• Language Localization
• Getting Started
  ◦ Installing
  ◦ Required Addons
  ◦ Incompatible Addons
  ◦ Optional Addons
  ◦ Other Zeus Addons
• Documentation
• Reporting Issues, Requesting Features and Changes
• How to Contribute
  ◦ Basic Steps
  ◦ Setting up Your Local Development Environment
  ◦ Add a New Module
  ◦ Add a Translation
• Authors
• Contact
• License

Features
• Visual changes to the Zeus interface
• Tons of new modules:
  ◦ ACE Medical (e.g. heal, injury; also work in vanilla!)
  ◦ AI Behaviour (e.g. animations, garrison buildings, surrender)
  ◦ Arsenal (e.g. add/modify)
  ◦ Buildings (e.g. destruction, breachable doors)
  ◦ Development Tools (e.g. execute code, config/function viewer)
  ◦ Environment (e.g. advanced weather, earthquakes)
  ◦ Equipment (e.g. toggle tac light)
  ◦ Fire Support (e.g. artillery, suppressive fire)
  ◦ Objects (e.g. attach to, toggle simulation, IEDs)
  ◦ Reinforcements (e.g. spawn reinforcements on the fly)
  ◦ Scenario Flow (e.g. advanced intel, side relations)
  ◦ Spawn (e.g. custom compositions, smoke pillar, USS Freedom)
  ◦ Zeus (e.g. add/remove objects)
• Extended attribute window:
  ◦ Groups (e.g. careless, hold fire)
  ◦ Vehicles (e.g. cargo, pylons, garage, damage wheels)
  ◦ etc.
• New waypoint types:
  ◦ e.g. seek and destroy, paradrop, sling load
• Hotkeys:
  ◦ Copy/past units including the full loadouts
  ◦ Remote control
  ◦ etc.
• Customizations:
  ◦ Settings (e.g. faction filter)

Language Localization
Achilles is available for the following languages:
• English
• French
• German
• Japanese
• Russian
• Simplified Chinese
• Traditional Chinese
If your language is not on the list, the English localization will be used. We welcome any new translations (check out How to Contribute).

Getting Started
Below is what you need to know to get Achilles up and running:
• Installing
• Required Addons
• Incompatible Addons
• Optional Addons
• Other Zeus Addons

Installing
You can download Achilles from:
GitHub[github.com]
Steam Workshop
Armaholic[www.armaholic.com]
If you are not familiar with installing ArmA 3 addons, check out the Armaholic installation guide[www.armaholic.com].

Required Addons
Achilles requires:
Arma 3[arma3.com]
Community Based Addons A3 (CBA_A3)

Incompatible Addons
Addons that you should not run when you use Achilles:
Ares

Optional Addons
These mods below are required for certain features (e.g. fast-roping):
Advanced Combat Environment 3 (ACE3)
Advanced Rappeling (AR)
Task Force Arrowhead Radio (TFAR)

Other Zeus Addons
A list of other Zeus mods that are not required, but nice additions:
Zeus/Eden Compositions (ZEC)
Zeus/Eden Compositions for CUP (ZECCUP)
Zeus/Eden Interiors (ZEI)

Documentation
Check out the Achilles Wiki[github.com] and the Achilles Tutorial Series on YouTube. The documentation is rather limited at the time and thus, you will certainly have questions. We will gladly answer them on our Discord server[discord.gg].

Reporting Issues, Requesting Features and Changes
Please use our Issue Tracker[github.com] for these kinds of purposes.
In the case of a bug report, please only use a minimal set of mods (i.e. only use other mods than the required ones if they are clearly related to the issue).

How to Contribute
We always welcome contribution to the repository and thank you for your work! We will update the list of contributors.

What you need to know:
• Basic Steps
• Setting up Your Local Development Environment
• Add a New Module
• Add a Translation

Basic Steps
1. Fork the Achilles repository[github.com]
2. Set up your local development environment
3. Do your stuff
4. Create your pull request[help.github.com]
And then we will have a look at your work!

Setting up Your Local Development Environment
1. Clone your forked repository[help.github.com]
2. Set up your addon builder (either get Hephaestus[github.com] or use the AchillesAddonBuilder[github.com] in the repository)

Add a New Module
A good starting point for your new module is the custom module framework[github.com].
We will gladly help you to port your custom module to Achilles (message us on our Discord server[discord.gg]).

Add a Translation
You have to edit the stringtable[github.com]. The basics about string tables can be found on the Bohemia Interactive Wiki[community.bistudio.com]. If you don't want to edit the file with a text editor, you can use a dedicated tool such as Tabler[www.armaholic.com].

Authors
Check out the list of contributors[github.com].

Contact
Find us on our Discord server[discord.gg].

License
Achilles is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International[github.com] license.
Popular Discussions View All (29)
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Oct 18, 2018 @ 8:53am
no skill and health edit ?
JackHillwood
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Oct 31, 2018 @ 2:01pm
Generate Mission SQF not showing dialog
TheJFKExperience
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Dec 4, 2018 @ 1:56am
More animations...
Shido Itsuka
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Radium 13 hours ago 
@Ulfgaar

Take a look at the description. There are more modules, more possibilities and more features + it is frequently worked on
Ulfgaar 13 hours ago 
In what way is this really different than Ares?
𝓢𝓪𝓷𝓽𝓸𝓼 Jan 19 @ 3:01pm 
How do i use the new cruise missile module?
Asurya3058 Jan 18 @ 4:44pm 
Can you add more Animations like Push-Ups for Training or something like that?
Guardia Civil Jan 13 @ 6:21pm 
No, because i put down the zeus module (with unofficial mods enabled) and play in the Eden, temp missions or something like that.
Kex  [author] Jan 13 @ 2:29pm 
You may have confused this mod with another. This one is for Zeus, not Eden.
Guardia Civil Jan 13 @ 10:27am 
Its not in a mission, im in the Eden editor.
Radium Jan 13 @ 10:20am 
Strange.. you might need to try reinstalling Achilles. What specific mission are you using though?
Guardia Civil Jan 13 @ 10:18am 
Everything is pointed white (active).
Radium Jan 13 @ 10:16am 
There have been some updates. Check your addon options and check the module filter there.