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Gunter Severloh

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Tutorial is no more, move on get IFA3_AIO_ Lite!
Dont ask me for the files, they are gone, deleted, dont pm me, or email me about the files, i dont have them anymore.

Gunter's Full Conversion IFA3 Installation Tutorial

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1. Meet the Requirements
Full converted version of IFA3 (Iron Front in Arma3) requires Arma3, and
Iron front: Liberation 1944 game patched
to v1.05

Make sure you have vanilla Iron front patched to v1.05
you will need these only if your vanilla IF is not v1.05 already.
patch 1.03
patch 1.04
patch 1.05

If your vanilla IF is not v1.05 (see lower right on menu of the game while ingame to confirm).

If your vanilla IF is not v1.05 then download from the links accordingly:

DISC means you have an actual physical copy of Iron front.
ESD means you have the digital download version of IF like steam or another online game store

Please use the correct version patch or you will have problems.

Note: If you bought Iron front on steam, it will already be patched to v1.05, but be sure to confirm ingame
on the menu that it says Iron Front v1.05 & Version 1.65 (game engine version).

 
2. Convert your Iron Front game to a mod
Convert your Iron front to a mod, you can do this by downloading the following tool:

LINK----> 

Note: As alternative you can use the Create Iron Front in Arma 3 - Automated.bat batch file from the files section or the Create Iron Front in Arma 3 - Manual.bat, if you want to adjust the paths. You also need to install the latest DePbo, ExtractPbo and MakePbo from mikero's tool suite to be able to so.

If you are going to use the CONVERSION TOOL
1. Be sure you have run or started the game Iron front: Liberation 1944 game itself at least once before running the tool!
2. Run the tool

3. set the path for Arma 2 Location and Arma2 OA Location to your A3 directory (see picture below)
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3. Press Create IF Arma button (see picture below) and wait for conversion to complete (completion time is about 8-10min)
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What is happening when the conversion tool is running?
what it is doing is copying your vanilla Iron Front files (game) and converting the .IFA extension of each
file to .pbo so Arma3 can read the files as Arma3 can only read the .pbo

NOTE: Once the conversion is complete you should see a folder titled @IF and @LIB_DLC_1 in your Arma3 directory,
this is your Iron Front & DLC now as a mod!

3. Download & Install the following mods into your Arma3 directory
Arma3 directory for steam (Win7) --->  C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Arma 3

  • @CBA_A3----------->CBA_A3
  • @LIB_DLC_1_lite-----> @LIB_DLC_1_lite (169.5mb) (optional - this is not required if you have full version of DLC)
  • @IFA3SA -------------> @IFA3SA (2.7gb)
  • @IFA3M---------------> @IFA3M (531.0mb)
  • @IFA3-----------------> @IFA3 (31.9mb)

4. Mod Load order and game start
So now you should have the following mod files in your Arma3 directory:

  • @CBA_A3
  • @LIB_DLC_1
  • @IF
  • @IFA3SA
  • @IFA3M
  • @IFA3

To start the game with IFA3 you will need this exact load order:

@CBA_A3;@LIB_DLC_1;@IF;@IFA3SA;@IFA3M;@IFA3

the files above need to be in this order, you can use a desktop shortcut, or a launcher.

Note - There is a file titled @IF_other_addons this is just an explosion addon, it is not required, use Blastcore instead as it does a better job.

I personally use this to launch the game with IFA3.

5. Run Arma3 with IFA3 before patching
Before you go to step 6 and patch the mod, be sure to run Arma3 with the mod once.
Once you know its running, then go to step 6 and patch the mod.

Getting an error apon startup?
If your getting the following error: 'AiA_Infantry_IF' Requires addon "LIB_sov_characters"
try using the -incurrent folder method, see this post on how its done----> Link

6. Patch the mod
Download the following Patches and install them in the following order:

  1. IronFront Arma3 CommunityPatch 1.05 - 1.12.exe - (596.2MB)
  2. IronFront Arma3 CommunitPatch 1.12 - 1.13 - (196.3MB)
  3. IronFront_Arma3_CommunityPatch_1.13-1.14.exe - (359mb)
  4. IronFront_Arma3_CommunityPatch_1.14-1.15.exe - (71.2mb) (released Jan 22nd, 2016!)

Before running the patches move the patches to your arma3 directory and start them from there.
Install them in order, when you have one patch applied successfully then test the game to make sure its running ok,

and check the version on the bottom right of the menu, after the 1st patch is successful do the same for the last patch.
 
Patches for the DLC (not Lite version):

  1. IronFront_DLC_Arma3_CommunityPatch_1.00-1.07_Digitial.exe
  2. IronFront_DLC_Arma3_CommunityPatch_1.00-1.07_Steam.exe
  3. IronFront_DLC_Arma3_CommunityPatch_1.07-1.08.exe
  4. IronFront_DLC_Arma3_CommunityPatch_1.08-1.09.exe
  5. IronFront_DLC_Arma3_CommunityPatch_1.09-1.10.exe (released Jan 22nd, 2016!)

7. Dark Skies Fix
Because of a previos Arma3 patch (v1.60) the skies on all IFA3 maps were broken and became dark
even though you can see outside and it was daytime, this little fix, will fix the issue and return the IFA3, IF maps back to normal.
Download
@IFA3_A3_1_60_Hotfix

Do not use this with IFA3 Lite, it is not needed, it is only for the Full IFA3 converted version.

8. Version Check
Once you have patched the mod start up the game with IFA3.
On the menu of the game when you are running IFA3, you should have 3 versions at the bottom right:
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Iron Front A3 version: 1.12
Iron Front DLC version: 1.10
Iron Front version: 1.15
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If you have what you see above then you have the latest and correct
versions of IFA3, DLC, and game version, your all set!
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Installation tutorial Last Updated: February 16th, 2017
Tutorial is no more, move on get IFA3 Lite!



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thank you for help!! As newbie to this, its very hard to install so much extensions...
Maybe in future there will be a tool, installer? which automatic install all needed extensions/mods which are needed? If you make 1 mistake during all these processes, all is fucked up [biggrin]

Or maybe a standalone ww2 game of arma3 [biggrin]

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Welcome, but for 1 download installer use Play with Six--> https://dev.withsix.com/projects/lib-issue-tracker/wiki/IFA3_Play_withSIX_install
I personally think manual way as i described in tutorial is faster and easier, to me you know what your getting, i dont like the idea of things doing things for me, as if something goes wrong your SOL.
the short version of the tutorial is fastest way, just download all the files needed, run the conversion tool, then patch after you ran the game once.
Only requirements is you have both legit copies of arma3 and IF.

I contacted DeadTomGC who is the creator of the conversion tool, he was on my IFR (Iron front revival) back in 2013, and basically i want to see if he
can update some aspects of the tool to reflect IFA3 only as the tool currently is setup for the IFA2 (Arma2CO version of IF).

So if i can get the tool updated, cut out some unneeded things, as well as changed the location lines, think people can get a
better idea of what to do vs now, we'll see im waiting for his response right now and will report here again if we get something figured out.

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Hi,

I followed your installation steps and instructions up until 10 (Launching the game).

When I launch the game I get the "Addon 'AiA_Infantry_IF' requires addon 'LIB_sov_characters'" error. I am able to then just hit "Ok" and arma will launch, however everything is super buggy, and none of the items from the mod exist in either editor or virtual arsenal. The only thing that does exist is the "Omaha" map. 

At first I assumed it would be fixed with the patches however I am unable to apply them because they cannot find the ironfront mod. 

Any Ideas?
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Hi zisb, Welcome to IF Fan forums!
Sorry to read about your troubles lets see if i can help.

questions:
  1. You have Iron front on steam or another way?
  2. Have you played IF before running the conversion tool?
  3. to confirm your load order before you start the game with the mod is this correct--->  @CBA_A3;@LIB_DLC_1;@IF;@IFA3SA;@IFA3M;@IFA3;@IFA3Fix
  4. extract this zip and put the files in your @IF addons folder

After you add those files, run IFA3 again and see what comes up, possibly another error, just report it and i will get the file for you.
Overall you may need to redo the conversion again but before you do that just try this first. let me know how it goes.

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G'day,

It seems like its an issue with the conversion and corruption.

You have Iron front on steam or another way?
I have it on steam, so it is 1.05

Have you played IF before running the conversion tool?
Yes, and the game runs fine.

To confirm your load order before you start the game with the mod is this correct--->  @CBA_A3;@LIB_DLC_1;@IF;@IFA3SA;@IFA3M;@IFA3;@IFA3Fix

Yep, load order is definitely correct.

Extract this zip and put the files in your @IF addons folder

This removes the error and adds in a few uniforms, which are actually available in game. However I just get another error:

" Addon 'AiA_Infantry_IF_Luftwaffe' requires addon 'LNRD_Luftwaffe' "


I have tried converting 4 times now, however the results are the same. So I have concluded that it just isn't converting it properly for whatever reason and just causes errors. 

Oh yeah, on a side note, I tried the batch conversion file available here: https://dev.withsix.com/projects/lib-issue-tracker/files with the same results.



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I used to play using PlayWithSix but it stopped working a while back.

I was very excited to read that Patches were created to fix recoil, sounds and lots of other additions for IFA3 [smile]
So.... I deleted PW6 and went through the Tutorial above!

Sad to say - I just cannot get it working at all. I'm having exactly the same error as above:

When I launch the game I get the "Addon 'AiA_Infantry_IF' requires addon 'LIB_sov_characters'"

Then it stops responding...... 

I very much look forward to any advice or info on a Fix for this issue!

Thank you for your hard work!


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Hello Weissmann!
Welcome to the IF Fan forums, i had sent you a pm.

For everyone that is having the same issue or similar issue please send me a pm.

Currently its been found that something has been updated with either iron front or arma3 thats preventing the tool from
fully converting your Iron front game over to a mod, so the tool is currently broke and or buggy, it depends on the user.

A new Conversion tool is being made just for the Arma3 (IFA3) version that will hopefully fix the issue as well as have a new layout, design and look.

Again for those who are having the same or similar issue with IF converting please send me a pm.

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Thank you Gunter

I sent you a reply - much appreciated!

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Hey Man, Guide is great but the dlc is not working. I have it on steam conversion went fine. But when I launch the game it says LIB_US_Characters requires LIB_US_Weapons. 
Also when I try to install the first dlc patch it says file is corrupt download again. I have tried to download from multiple sources. But it always says the same thing. I really like the DLC hope you can help. 

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Hi, welcome to IF Fan forums!
The issue is the conversion tool, so until we get a new one which currently one is being built theres no way around the issue your having, so send me a pm,
and I will explain this alternative solution that does work that I have.

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hey there. trying to apply the steps here. the only missmatch i have so far is that my IRON FRONT game is in version 1.60.00. can i do these steps with this version or do i have to downgrade? and if so where can i do it?
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No you got to upgrade, 1.60 is engine version of IF, not game version, you need to patch your game actually,
as engine version for latest patch is v1.65, and game version is v1.05
Sounds like you have either disc or digital version of IF, and not steam version, as steam version is automatically latest
engine version 1.65 and v1.05 of game.

You just need to meet the IF requirements, and patch to get the v1.65, and v1.05 of game, once you have that,
then of course you need Arma3, but then run the conversion tool.

All files linked in the installation tutorial are latest version of IFA3 which is v1.13, thats all the required files for IFA3, only issue right now is @CBA_A3 which was just updated today to accommodate the latest Arma3 version which was released yesterday, so I will get that updated on Mega tomorrow, i the meantime get it from armaholic here:
http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=18767

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http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=572034996

Like in the screenshot above, the only role icon that shows above the names of my squad members is the AT icon.
Should  I reinstall?
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I see no screenshot. Send me a pm I have an alternative solution for IFA3 for you that will fix your issues, and allow you to play.
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