Bug #26277

Go prone animation interrupts reload on AI

Added by F2kSel over 5 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Status:Assigned Start date:11/09/2011
Priority:Normal Due date:11/23/2011
Assignee:- % Done:


Category:AI Issues
Target version:-
Affected ArmA II version:1.60.87580 First affected build:
Reproduced by another DH user:Yes First affected ArmA II version:
I am using some Mods:No Single / Multi Player?:
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Reproducible for you:Yes NGUrl:
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When A unit is in the kneeling position and reloading sometimes the unit goes prone before the reload animation has finished.

not always easy as to see as it happens randomly (happens even less in beta 86194, maybe due to them not kneeling as much)

Just watch the units firing on the Vehicle, as it happening much less it may need rerunning several times.

Units should finish the reload animation before going prone.


bug_face_down.utes.7z (893 Bytes) F2kSel, 11/09/2011 13:31


Updated by kju over 5 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)

Updated by Fireball over 5 years ago

  • Subject changed from Go prone animation interrupts reload to Go prone animation interrupts reload on AI
  • Due date set to 02/23/2012
  • Category changed from Animations to AI Issues
  • Status changed from New to Assigned

Thing is, of course, if they meant to go prone for an emergency reason, it's always supposed to interrupt reloading. For my part, as a player, I wouldn't like to be held in place until I completed reload anim.

Updated by kju over 5 years ago

I agree with Fireball. No bug/no good idea to change it the suggested way.

Updated by Fireball over 5 years ago

  • Due date changed from 02/23/2012 to 11/23/2011
  • Status changed from Assigned to Feedback

I think it probably should be rephrased, if it's only about some annoying AI behavior, which has a tendency to break reload animation for no real reason.

Updated by kju over 5 years ago

Well it is going prone to take cover - no good reason?

I cannot see a good way to predict reload to stance change behavior/situation.

Updated by Fireball over 5 years ago

Well AI is going prone as part of their combat mode (Danger, Stealth) kind of randomly and not only when it's really needed. So you could theoretically add a rule, that during reloading the AI shouldn't go prone, only because the combat mode behavior dictates it. This shouldn't apply to "under fire" conditions though, or when an enemy is freshly spotted.

PS: That said, this is going into details, where a fix is probably worth neither the effort nor the effect, seeing that any of such fixes could introduce new issues.

Updated by F2kSel over 5 years ago

It isn't the most critical problem in the game that's for sure.

From a players point of view it's just a little ugly, I didn't know if it was just messed up or by design.
I thought you could just stop the reload go prone as normal and then restart the load from the prone position, if these animations don't exist then yes I think it's to late in the day to start adding new ones.

Updated by zGuba over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Assigned
  • Affected ArmA II version changed from 1.60 BETA to 1.60.87580
  • Difficulty changed from Regular to Not set
  • Reproduced by another DH user changed from No to Yes
  • Language deleted (Please set for missions)
  • First affected ArmA II version deleted (1.59 BETA)

I think I witnessed it for long

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