Arma 3
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Advanced Urban Rappelling
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Jul 23, 2016 @ 5:52pm
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Advanced Urban Rappelling

In 2 collections by duda
Advanced Ropes (Sling Loading + Towing + Rappelling)
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Advanced Arma Pack
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Created by Duda w/ custom animations by Mcruppert

Want more? Check out my latest mods!

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


- Rappel of anything that's more than 4-5m high. This includes buildings, cliff, towers, etc. Everything works as long a you can walk to an edge.
- Fire while rappelling! You can switch between your rifle and pistol while rappelling.
- Custom animations and sounds
- Supports swinging side to side, pushing off wall, and climbing back to the top.
- Supports rappelling AI units.
- Can be installed as server-side only addon. However, clients without the addon won't be able to shoot while rappelling and won't see custom animations and sounds. Still looks great though!
- SP and MP compatible.


Walk to any edge that's 4-5m high. Using your action menu, either rappel yourself or your AI units.

Once rappelling, here's what you can do:

- Move down rope (use move backwards key: s)
- Move up rope (use move forwards key: w)
- Wall walk left (use move left key: a) - must be facing & against surface to walk.
- Wall walk right (use move right key: d) - must be facing & against surface to walk.
- Push off wall (use sprint key: left shift) - must be facing & against surface to push off.
- Push off wall more (hold down sprint key & release: left shift) - must be facing & against surface to push off.
- Take out weapon (use fire: left mouse click or raise weapon key: left ctrl twice)
- Lower weapon (use lower weapon key: left ctrl twice)
- Switch weapon (use your action menu to select rifle or pistol)
- Climb back to top (move up rope to the top, and then use action menu)
- Detach from rope (use action menu)

There are a few ways to rappel AI units:

- Option 1: With you AI units nearby, walk to an edge and press Rappel AI Units. All nearby AI in your group will rappel down 3 evenly spaced ropes.
- Option 2: After you start rappelling, you can use the Rappel AI Units action. All AI near your rappel anchor point will rappel in the same position.
- Option 3: After you finish rappelling, you can use the Rappel AI Units action. All AI near your last used rappel anchor point will rappel in the same position.


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2. If installing this on a server, add the addon to the -serverMod command line option. It's required on the server side and is optional for clients. It's recommended to put the addon's key in your server's key directory so clients can optionally enable the addon. If clients have the addon enabled, they'll be able to shoot while rappelling and will have custom animations and sounds.

Notes for Mission Makers:

If you want to script AI to rappel, you can use the AUR_Rappel_Unit function. Place the unit next to the edge they should rappel.

Then, via scripting (e.g. using trigger activation) call this function:

[UNIT] spawn AUR_Rappel_Unit;

UNIT = The unit that should rappel

The unit will then rappel down the edge.

If you want more control, you can use the optional parameters:



ROPE_LENGTH = Rope length in meters (Optional, defaults to 1.3x height above ground)
ANCHOR_POSITION = Position ASL where the rope should attach (Defaults to edge next to unit if not specified)
RAPPEL_DIRECTION = Unit vector direction that the unit should jump off when starting rappelling (e.g away from the building). If the unit is facing the direction they should jump off, you can get this via the command vectorDir UNIT.

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 rappelling 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):



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 rappelling action appears while in a heli, 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 AUR_Hint { allowedTargets=1; };
class AUR_Hide_Object_Global { allowedTargets=2; };
class AUR_Enable_Rappelling_Animation_Global { allowedTargets=2; };
class AUR_Play_Rappelling_Sounds_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:

- Mcruppert for the custom animations
- Mynock for custom rappelling sounds
- Jeza for the videos and screen shots
- Stay Alive Tactical Team (
- The MANY people from BIS forums that have helped test this!

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Popular Discussions View All (4)
Feb 6, 2019 @ 1:45am
Rappelling Not Working Correctly
May 2, 2023 @ 8:44pm
Ropes for inventory (no more magic rappelling)
Jan 2, 2019 @ 7:56pm
Action menu
sleepy joe
Even Mar 29 @ 5:27am 
Please Update
LeeAnderson Feb 7 @ 8:37am 
Got mixed results using this in antistasi. Works fine when I hosted it manually, but hosted on a dedicated server it breaks AI that is scripted to spawn completely. Great mod though
Cpl. Cemodracy Jan 27 @ 6:03pm 
Is there a way to go into a window and into the building? Or do you have to go to the bottom?
Wolfsong The Jester(330) Jan 21 @ 8:04pm 
Could you make it so there's a keybind to start rappelling/detatch?
Daishiki Sep 28, 2023 @ 6:16pm 
This mod made all the AI on the server stand in their spawn point and twitch, they still aim/shoot but they don't actually move/raise their weapons. Had to weed out this 1 mod out of 30+
𝖆𝖘𝖍𝖘⸸𝖝𝖗 Jun 3, 2023 @ 12:48pm 
Do not use as a server mod. Something must be broken because it makes all the AI freeze, breaks all missions.
[EGG] TheTrueReaper Dec 30, 2022 @ 6:00am 
This may be a stupid question but why doesn't it show up as a option with ACE? or am I doing it wrong?
Sni⁧⁧ex Oct 9, 2022 @ 12:59pm 
be carefull this mod sometimes broke AI, AI gonna be stuck at one place and canno't move when the AI is spawn with trigger or in mission like, Antistazi, Hearts and mines,
Cheeki Breeki Sep 30, 2022 @ 8:35pm 
Pleased to see mod is working just fine on my dedicated server.
cyberman Jul 28, 2022 @ 12:37pm 
What mods you using on blood?