Arma 3
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Data Type: Mod
Mod Type: Editor Extension
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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 Achilles became the de facto successor to Ares at the point the latter was no longer updated.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

• 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

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

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

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

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)

Check out the Achilles Wiki[] 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[].

Reporting Issues, Requesting Features and Changes
Please use our Issue Tracker[] 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[]
2. Set up your local development environment
3. Do your stuff
4. Create your pull request[]
And then we will have a look at your work!

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

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

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

Check out the list of contributors[].

Find us on our Discord server[].

Achilles is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International[] license.
Popular Discussions View All (28)
3 hours ago
no skill and health edit ?
Just now
Independents Allegiance
Aug 24 @ 12:21pm
[Suggestion] Make Search building work with cup maps
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Arcieri♠ 8 hours ago 
I believe what Kex is saying is that- it's doable. But it's not groundbreaking. This is an already existing piece of functionality in game. All that this would do is give the functionality the convenient Achilles wrapper that we all know and love.
Reaper 8 hours ago 
kinda like a virtual vehicle spawner as an object so people can easy spawn vehicles in a mission.
Kex  [author] 23 hours ago 
This could be done, but wouldn't add any new functionality.
Reaper Oct 17 @ 5:40am 
Btw love you mod ! :P
Reaper Oct 17 @ 5:40am 
Could you make a way to place down the virtual garage like a arsenal chest ?
CreepPork_LV  [author] Oct 15 @ 9:00am 
All units spawned by the Curator should not be transferred to the server unless absolutely required. Transferring them to the server can cause locality issues and other unexpected behaviour of Achilles.
CreepPork_LV  [author] Oct 15 @ 8:59am 
CfgRemoteExec is used for server admins if they use the CfgRemoteExec filter. It provides all the functions needed to be whitelisted for Achilles to work. If you don't use it, then do whatever you want with the file.
Blast_Destructor Oct 14 @ 5:05pm 
Would be nice to eventually get a feature where all units spawned transfer to the server automatically, like any other regular mission. It is very tedious and cumbersome to have to repeatedly send units and groups over to the server while running a mission.
AKA_TiTAN Oct 14 @ 2:12pm 
so where does the cfgremoteexec go? the mission folder? i am using this with arma 3 zeus default missions so dont have direct access to the mission folder?
Lifey Oct 10 @ 2:18am 
Have a bug with Achilles. 50% of the time when i control a unit as zeus, and i die the unit will make me stuck in a state where i cant respawn or go back into zeus. doesn't do it with ares, is it a possible conflicting mod?