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Data Type: Mod
Mod Type: Editor Extension
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Jul 12, 2016 @ 11:39am
Dec 14 @ 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 Achilles became the de facto successor to Ares at the point the latter was no longer updated.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 (28)
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Oct 18 @ 8:53am
no skill and health edit ?
JackHillwood
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Oct 31 @ 2:01pm
Generate Mission SQF not showing dialog
TheJFKExperience
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Mar 29 @ 9:12am
Add Full Arsenal not working?
Gungranny
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1,076 Comments
Radium 18 hours ago 
@jonpie00

Do you have CBA_A3 enabled, or have Ares enabled with Achilles?
jonpie00 18 hours ago 
it keeps on saying some of the achilles mod may not work and its totally screwed up
Thomas M Dec 12 @ 3:50pm 
Great to know since this is a key component in this mod I find.
Kex  [author] Dec 12 @ 8:34am 
The 1.86 update partially broke the spawn effects. We are currently working on a hotfix.
Thomas M Dec 11 @ 9:01pm 
When I try to Spawn an Effect it dosent start the action with this new update
Kex  [author] Dec 10 @ 12:35pm 
Referring to my earlier post:
Yes, we are aware of that issue. It only seems to happen to the official ZGM missions and also only when you are server host. A workaround is to quickly use remote control and switch back to Zeus.
lumièreL Dec 10 @ 4:26am 
Hello,I met some problems.I can see the Achilles icon at the bottom of the list but I can not see any modules in the list.I can make sure the server settings are correct.I want to know what's going wrong,thank you!
Kex  [author] Dec 8 @ 2:42pm 
It's not planed, but you can make a feature request in GitHub.
Akuma485 Dec 7 @ 2:35pm 
BEST mod.. continue like this. =D. Problems at moment nothing
I hope in future (like the atomic) you will insert modules like Jskh for radioattive zones.
Kex  [author] Dec 7 @ 7:54am 
Yes, we are aware of that issue. It only seems to happen to the official ZGM missions and also only when you are server host. A workaround is to quickly use remote control and switch back to Zeus.