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Old 12-29-2010, 11:01 AM   #1
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Cool Dragon Rising - Missions/'Mods'

Hello all,

If you're looking into playing Operation Flashpoint - Dragon Rising. You may be a bit disapointed with a few things, Like not much freeroaming, hard to make missions. etc etc

Here's a few things thats going to make your gameplay experience, alot better.

MISSIONS

(please note I am going to direct you to the Forum release page of them for more information, not to the direct download)

TEMPLARGFX's ISLAND WAR 2.0

This is a mission, made by TemplarGFX, it's where you and your group of marines fight out Skira, and try to capture the island, by assaulting villages and capturing them one by one. Its a massive, free roam mission. And will take you days of endless playing on easy mode to win. It has configs and the such to keep it replayable and as you like to play it.

http://community.codemasters.com/for...war-2-0-a.html


TEMPLARGFX's Tactical Engagement Simulator (T.E.S)


This mission is Templar's TES mission, it's made for upmost realism in mind. You can sit and watch the enemies as they go about their duties, and learn their patrol patters to make your attack. Everything you do has a consiquence, The officer may be late on arriving if you chose to take him out as your objective. And in this mission, you can hide in the grass to stay un-detected thanks to templars grass system. Bushes and Grass and stance all effect if you get spotted or not.

http://community.codemasters.com/for...ml#post6379594


TEMPLARGFX's Urban Warfare Missions


Here's Templar's Urban Warfare missions, they do what they say on the tin. Fast paced, action filled CQB. In order, oldest to newest.

[Intel Entry]Urban War - Intel Grab and Dash

Urban Wafare 2010

Urban Warfare : The Artifact

Here's the .MSSN (Mission Template) for Urban Warfare.
Urban Warfare Mission Template MSSN WIP


tvig0r0us' Squad Level Tactics

In tvig0r0us' SLT mission, You are in control of your squad of soldiers, And you go around, as free roam. Taking objectives like Sunburns and Intel. Clearing villages and trying not to get blown up by enemies attacking you as you drive down the road in trucks. Its start zone gives you everything you need to personallize how you fight, from weapons to vehicles to choosing out your squad, using a "flag pole" system.

http://community.codemasters.com/for...l-tactics.html

SaintAxeRor Missions.

SAR makes a huge list of missions, all of them brillaint. Since theres too many to list, let alone describe. Here's his URL, with his own personal updater, Yes theres that many we asked him to make an updater for it!

http://community.codemasters.com/for...s-summary.html

and the updater for it:

http://sar.n1bus.eu/get-saintaxeror-missions-updater

OGU AUTODOWNLOADER

OpenGamersUnited created an Autodownloader, containing many missions created by the OFDR community. This should keep you up to date with most user content (missions) weekly.

http://www.opengamersunited.net/autodownloader

NIKNED MAP PACK

Nikned has created a large pack of missions, This has almost every type of mission you could want or need.

his website is here:
http://nikned.interfree.it/


MODS

In Dragon Rising modding doesn't exist that much. The community, however, have found numerous Xml files that the game uses to load. These include the EntityDatabase and multiple other post porccessing, AI and other Xml files we can change to change the gameplay and graphics.

Modding the EntityDatabase:

This tutorial should help you get into the basics of modding the database. If you wanted to know how.

http://community.codemasters.com/for...e-modding.html

Not long ago, A fan-made Toolkit for the Database appeared. The OFDR EntityDatabase Mod Toolkit.

http://community.codemasters.com/for...d-toolkit.html

And here's a list of what all the paramaters do:
http://community.codemasters.com/for...explained.html

Mods
Now, TemplarGFX released a large array of these files on the front page of his Island War 2.0 thread. (Found here : http://community.codemasters.com/for...war-2-0-a.html)

These are for version 1.00 of the game only, and including lighting changes, post proccessing edits, AI configs, particle effect changes (size and density), dispersion system mod, max entity limit and others.

ULTIMATE AI 2.0 *HIGHLY RECOMMENDED*

And here's the biggest AI mod ever done for DR, and the latest too. Huge changes, the AI are deadly accurate, use grenade launchers and vehicles better, with much more deadly accuracy. Use at your own risk!

Ultimate AI 2011 - Biggest Overhaul Yet!

MISSION EDITING

If you decide all these missions still don't fit the bill, Why not create your own? Pop over to the OFDR ME forum and ask a question for some help, or search through for some tutorials. Perhaps we will end up playing your missions.

ENTITY DATABASE
There is a large file called the 'EntityDatabase' that controls all the weapons. Here's some of these databases (in order of age, oldest first, newest DB Last):

TemplarGFX's Completely Awesome Entity Database!

New Community EntityDatabase


TUTORIALS:


Basics of using the Dragon Rising mission editor

Scripting:
The above thread has some simlistic starter to scripting. But heres some more "advanced" stuff.

LUA IN OFP: DR

Reading and Writing to external files

Fun with Tables

Using secondary scripts

Logging Framework

Advanced scripting and extras:

Finate State Machines

DxOverlay - Ingame UI Overlay

Haywood Slaps' DROPP Framework (this is for Experienced and Starter users, but the scripts are complex. So it's listed as experienced)



ME FORUMS :

http://community.codemasters.com/for...-chat-zone-123

ATTENTION : To make alot of the 'mods' work in STEAM Versions, You need to run the game in Patch 1.03, which isn't automaticlly updated by STEAM.

Please follow the instructions here to enjoy the game at its fullest : http://www.opengamersunited.net/foru...php?f=15&t=460


If these don't make your gameplay more fun, challenging and overall, better. Theres no hope for you.

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Old 12-29-2010, 11:53 AM   #2
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0.o awesome post! thanks for the info!
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:39 PM   #3
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0.o awesome post! thanks for the info!
Someone needed to post this at somepoint.
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Old 12-30-2010, 03:35 PM   #4
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doing some reading I'm seeing that some missions, like the Island War mission, are for version 1.00 of the game. Isn't the steam version 1.04 or something?
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Old 12-30-2010, 06:47 PM   #5
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Is the missions playable in co-op?
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Old 12-30-2010, 08:35 PM   #6
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it seems like most all of them are. I just want to find out if steam people can play them. Steam is v1.02.
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Old 12-31-2010, 02:08 AM   #7
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Things like SLT and IW2 are for versions 1.00 and 1.02 of the game.

Read up on the missions themselves.
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Old 12-31-2010, 06:00 AM   #8
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Ah, my bad o.O. Thanks
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Old 01-02-2011, 05:20 PM   #9
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Very cool. Downloading Island War right now.
I'm liking the game but just as the arma2 campaigns it feels too scripted and I'm yearning for the free roam. At the sale price I could never say this is a bad game. Seems this will make it a great game
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:03 PM   #10
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This is a game I can understand having scripted gameplay per being military based. But having not seen any real...fubar missions yet, it seems there wasn't enough. Waiting to finish single player before I start squad level tactics
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:28 PM   #11
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Just started Island War and I'm really digging it. Mucho fun is had. Also, dying.
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:23 AM   #12
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Update:

TemplarGFX just released a completley overhauled AI system, Named
Ultimate AI 2011 (1.00 version of the game only, But, it has, details on how to get 1.00 with steam and D2D versions)

http://community.codemasters.com/for...rhaul-yet.html

This really does fix up the AI, longer ranged engagements, watch as the AI will actually use their weaponary. such as grenade launchers or AT missiles. Also, the greatly imporved vehicles and AI "targeting" system.

Dedicated Server Support:
A small team has been working on an Automated host system for quite a while now, and it got forgotten. But recently, it has popped back up. And has been much more active and has had public tests. Looking to be quite good so far!

http://community.codemasters.com/for...-achieved.html

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Old 01-03-2011, 09:39 AM   #13
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oooooo, nice! But i'm curious why version 1.00. Were the patches that CM released detrimental?
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:48 AM   #14
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these "mods" are made by editing external files that get re-loaded back into the game engine. With Patch 1.02, Codemasters removed this 1 peice of moddability we have with this game. So people have to use 1.00 for this kind of "modding"
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:02 PM   #15
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lol. go CM. =/
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