Functional Iron Sights

A updated version of ver 0.9 This now includes more weapons and it also unlocks 2 new weapons (The Tavor TAR-21 and XM8) Please delete the...

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A updated version of ver 0.9 This now includes more weapons and it also unlocks 2 new weapons (The Tavor TAR-21 and XM8) Please delete the older version if you have it installed.

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"Functional Iron Sights v1.0" for Soldier of Fortune: Payback v1.1

22-11-2007

Created by: DJK -- I can be contacted on the forums at http://www.sofpayback.com

To follow the development of this mod, check out this thread: http://www.sofpayback.com/forum/viewthread.php?forum_id=7&thread_id=1080


If you were disappointed by SoF: PB's completely aesthetic and pointless iron sights, this is the mod for you! At the time of this release, I have 12 guns completed, and I'll be releasing more as I get them done. 

Now on to the exciting features! The aim button will now raise the weapon's sights and line them up properly so that you can actually aim with them. When the iron sights are not being used, the weapon is held realistically at "low ready", making it easier to take close range shots in the absence of the crosshair, which has been totally removed. In fact, because the crosshair HAS been removed, I recommend that you only use the iron sights of the weapons that are done, and put opticals of some sort on everything else.
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New weapons in v1.0: Benelli M1014, Colt M1991, Glock 18c, PKM, RPK47, Tavor TAR-21
 

New feature in version 1.0: The Tavor TAR-21 and XM8 -- which were left out of the PC version of Payback -- have been enabled. Based on early testing, it seems that for use in multiplayer, the person hosting must have those weapons enabled in order for them to work. To be safe, I'd recommend that EVERYONE involved have them enabled. 


Installation
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First make sure you've installed the 1.1 patch. Then extract both folders (Models and Gui2) into your main Soldier of Fortune: Payback folder and overwrite any old files from previous versions of this mod. 

Current weapons:

AK47

Benelli M1014

Colt M1991

G36k

Glock 18c

HK416

M16A3

Mk23

PKM

RPK47

SCAR-H

Tavor TAR-21



Known Issues
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Due to the small rear sight opening on the M16A3, and the fact that moving it any closer to the screen causes clipping during recoil, it can be somewhat difficult to see through to your target. If this causes significant problems, I'll look into an alternative.


Thanks To
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Thorny23, for instantly responding to my posts in the sofpayback.com Modding forum.

Panosb, for explaining how to properly pack a .fs file using the unfs.exe utility.

RCF, for discovering that it's not necessary to repack edited files (which saved me LOADS of time), and for explaning where exactly to put those files when I managed to misunderstand his original post on the subject.

SoundPath and avair, for testing the Tavor TAR-21 and XM8 in multiplayer.

Everyone who's given me feedback so far.



Disclaimer
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As everyone says when they release a mod (even thought it would be just about IMPOSSIBLE): If this mod manages to damage your computer in some way, I cannot be held responsible.
 


Legal stuff
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Do not sell this mod, use it in whole or in part without my permission, or redistribute it without an unaltered copy of this readme file.

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