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Product: Modular/Operator Plate Carrier v1.0
by The Omega Concern
Scripter, Modeler & Animator: April Heaney
Support Address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Product Revision Date: 2009-09-07
Manual Revision Date: 2009-09-07

Thank you and congratulations on your purchase of The Omega Concern’s Modular/Operator Plate Carrier. Please read this manual before using your new body armor.

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There is a technical support passphrase somewhere in this manual, which you must use when first contacting support about this product. We do this because other people (not you!) don't bother reading the manual which contains the answers to their questions, thus taking our time and attention away from thoughtful questions not answered in the manual, such as yours.

As always, emailing the support address above is preferable to IMs and notecards, both of which often get lost in the shuffle of busy mode, crashes or simply being offline.

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Equipping the Carrier

Simply choose the carrier from your inventory, right click and select 'Wear.' By default, it will attach to the spine attachment point. Alternatively, you may attach it to the chest attachment point.  The carrier is modifiable, but please keep a fresh copy in your inventory should you decide to modify the carrier, in case of catastrophic, unrecoverable editing error.

The carrier provides 3 OCS armor points for those engaging in OCS combat.

(If you decide that wearing multiple carriers is an excellent way to increase your body armor points in OCS, don't bother. Only one carrier will count.)

Color and Pattern Changing

When you click on the carrier, you will be presented with the Preset Menu.  From this menu, you can select defined presets which will change the color of the parts of the carrier, and in the case of certain presets, also the texture of the plates. This menu also contains two other options:

  • Reload - Causes the *Presets notecard to be re-read, defining the presets available from the Preset Menu.
  • [Parts] -Presents the Parts Menu.  From here, you can select a part, and select a color from the subsequent Color Menu.

The *Presets Notecard

inside the carrier, you will find the *Presets notecard, which stores the presets that are loaded for selection from the Presets Menu.  Initially, it will look like this:

// Buckle, Webbing, Pouch, Trim, Strap, Plate, Hydro

Olive; #999066; #999066; #999066; #999066; #999066; #999066; #999066
Black; #4D4D4D; #333333; #333333; #333333; #333333; #333333; #333333
Grey; #666666; #333333; #959590; #666666; #333333; #666666; #666666
CAD; #96A082; #98A37B; #96A082; #A49380; #A49380; #96A082; #96A082
MARW; #949D87; #949D87; #949D87; #949D87; #949D87; #949D87; #949D87
MARU; #959590; #959590; #959590; #959590; #959590; #959590; #959590
MARD; #A8917E; #A8917E; #A8917E; #AE9076; #AE9076; #A8917E; #A8917E
UCP; #A59280; #9C9588; #9C9588; #9C9588; #929A8D; #9C9588; #9C9588

(This example is from the "Modular Plate Carrier" version.  The "Operator Plate Carrier"presets are similar, but with fewer parts and thus, fewer entries.)

Each preset is one line from the *Presets notecard.  This line is separated by semicolons (;).  The first part is the preset name which appears on the Presets Menu.  The following parts correspond to the different parts of the carrier to which that color will be assigned, in the order seen on the first line which has been commented out with "//".  Colors are stated in hexadecimal in the same format as you may be familiar with in HTML.  This format was chosen for its compactness and ease of color matching.

If you wish to define your own presets, you are more than welcome to do so.  Do keep the following points in mind:

Lines which start with a double slash, i.e. // are used to "comment out" a line, meaning that it will not be read and parsed as a preset.

In the case of the "Modular Plate Carrier" version, each line must contain the preset name, followed by exactly seven (7) color entries, all separated by a semicolon (;)  The "Operator Plate Carrier" is the same, except it requires four (4) color entries.

The preset names "CAD", "MARW", "MARU", "MARD" and "UCP" are special, in that any preset named these will change the plate texture to the corresponding camouflage pattern.

The Flag Patch

The small flag at the top front of the carrier can be modified to display any texture you wish to place there.  One caveat: There are two prims there, one very slightly below the other. The lower one will display your OCS faction flag in active OCS mode, and will hide the prim above it.  When OCS mode is off, this prim itself will hide, and the one above will show again.  Be careful when selecting the prim face that you have selected the outer prim, or you will have to apply your custom texture again.

The End

In short, both carriers were designed to provide OCS participants with much-requested body armor, and to look good doing it.

Above all else, have fun. :)