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  • Digital Compass Addon.

    I've been using this addon fo r quite a while now, and find it most useful. No more twiddling around with keyboard keys when asked for directional information, just look in the top left corner of your screen, and, voila, the direction you're looking, in Degrees! Try it, you'll like it!
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  • #2
    Re: Digital Compass Addon.

    Doesn't this defeat the purpose of having a compass, Vector 21B, etc.? I don't know feels too gamey for me.
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    • #3
      Re: Digital Compass Addon.

      This is very tempting to get. How many times have I yelled, "CONTACT.... wait a sec.....um......ya 220 about 2-300 meters". And on the other hand I've been stripping away HUD elements to get a much more immersive feeling from my game. I even wish I could toggle the Shac-Tac Hud on & off!
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      • #4
        Re: Digital Compass Addon.

        I know what you mean, but this allows you to concentrate on what's going on around you instead of breaking comcentration to find the right button for the Compass. I find it invaluable.

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        • #5
          Re: Digital Compass Addon.

          I don't argue the fact of how valuable it could be, it just takes away from the feel of some missions out there. I'd use this for say a more fast paced TvT or similar Coop mission, however for an MSO or a mission meant to be taken seriously, I'd disable a lot of the HUDs and similar.
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          • #6
            Re: Digital Compass Addon.

            With this you can apparently disable it for those realistic moments.
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            • #7
              Re: Digital Compass Addon.

              I'm 'meh' about this unless it takes up an equipment slot. At present the DAGR/pocket flip compass can do all this too. Map tools and math ftw.

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              • #8
                Re: Digital Compass Addon.

                This addon is disabled by default in game. You have to turn it on for each mission by pressing escape and turning it on. SO it's easy to toggle if you only want it for some missions.


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                • #9
                  Re: Digital Compass Addon.

                  Yep, you can still use the regular compass as you normally would with this running in the corner. It's an adjuct to the regular compass, not a replacement, unless you desire it.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Digital Compass Addon.

                    I personally prefer the old compass. Because it seems to me that there should be a better way of communicating contact reports than a compass bearing, however accurate it may be. I find the time-direction technique to be quite affective, along with description of where said target is (on the side of the road behind a bush at my 12-o-clock).

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                    • #11
                      Re: Digital Compass Addon.

                      This tool can be leveraged as an exploit in missions where mortar crews are not issued DAGR or GPS equipment for historical or realism reasons by the mission maker. Other than that, I see no problem for this.




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                      • #12
                        Re: Digital Compass Addon.

                        I have mixed feelings about this one. I do hate seeing a contact, pulling up the compass to then be shot in the face as I am trying to get my bearings and call it out. On the other hand, it does look kind of arcade'ish and out of place up there in the corner. I would probably use it if it was more sleek looking and placed somewhere else.

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                        • #13
                          I want to be able to see my characters stance in game; would that qualify as a cheat in TvT also?


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                          • #14
                            Re: Digital Compass Addon.

                            No, it wouldn't. As a matter of fact, you can see your stance by enabling an option in your ACE userconfig.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Digital Compass Addon.

                              Originally posted by ACOGRecon View Post
                              ...unsuccessful troll is unsuccessful
                              Who is trolling? Is that not the same as what we are debating in this thread??






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