Arma 3

Arma 3

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MRB Air Visibility
Data Type: Mod
Mod Type: Helicopter, Plane
File Size
0.027 MB
May 20, 2017 @ 8:27am
May 22, 2017 @ 9:33am
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MRB Air Visibility

This addon makes all ArmA 3 planes and helicopters on the ground visible across your set view-distance. Originally these assets would only adhere to object view-distance, which for obvious reasons is no optimal solution.

Preview pictures:
with mod
without mod

In technical terms this addon puts all air assets into "landmark" state.
(which is kinda underused anyway with only 4 or 5 objects taking advantage of it - the carrier being one of those for instance).

The engine hard limit on "landmarks" lies at 200 planes/helicopters, according to the biki:

Disclaimer: I have´nt tested what happens when you put 201 entities :D

Stay Alpha!

PS: megathx to .kju for allinone.cpp´s!

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Also available for:
Tracked & wheeled vehicles: MRB Vehicle Visibility
Sea vessels: MRB Sea Vessel Visibility

Q: Is this client side only?
A: Yes it is.

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Popular Discussions View All (1)
Sep 7, 2019 @ 3:14pm
MRB Tracer Visibility?
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WhiteWolf Jul 23, 2020 @ 10:39am 
I second that, that would be great.
Strelok Feb 6, 2020 @ 8:00am 
Have you considered releasing an all-in-one 'Visibility'?
Instead of aircraft and etc being separate?
burns  [author] Dec 7, 2018 @ 9:56am 
Yes, it´s 100% clientside and also works online (if the server does´nt prohibit 3rd party addons).
Kolljak Dec 6, 2018 @ 3:46pm 
are these clientside and compatable with singleplayer/vanilla servers.
Nicholas Aug 12, 2018 @ 7:03am 
How is this mod basically actived?
Hamid G. Jul 26, 2017 @ 11:24pm 
Çok iyi aynen bravo süpermiş -_-
burns  [author] May 25, 2017 @ 10:25am 
Thank you for the clarification ouqei! During testing with the splendid camera I simply guessed it had an inbuilt setfeaturetype and did´nt dig further. Description amended \o/
ouqei May 25, 2017 @ 9:03am 
Re stupid Bohemia :P ;) In vanilla you can already see helicopters and planes beyond object view. distance, all the way up to the terrain view distance. But these aircrafts have to be flying. What Burns' mod adds is such visibility even if the aircraft is sitting on the ground. And with the second, vehicle mod also same visibility to ground vehicles. For performance reasons we can't afford to have such behavior as default and it's great the option has been made available via mod by Burns :)
burns  [author] May 25, 2017 @ 5:51am 
@Richard King & General Bacon: The addon is not meant to be run by dedicated servers. It does no harm either, but a server won´t do anything with it - unless it develops an conscience and starts playing with you ofc.

Also the server does certainly not propagate the effects of this addon to the clients.

Think of this addon as a soundmod.
If you want new sounds, you need to load it.
Server´s have no ears, hence they don´t need soundmods loaded.

⚜SomeYogourt⚜ May 25, 2017 @ 5:34am 
noice mod