Added in ACE3 v3.4.0

Refuel

1. Overview

This adds the option to refuel vehicles. The basic concept of refuel a vehicle is similar to reality. You need to interact with the fuel source (i.e. fuel truck, gas pump, …), the fuel nozzle and the vehicle you want to refuel.

2. Usage

2.1 Start refueling vehicles

  • Interact with the fuel source ⊞ Win (ACE3 default key bind Interact Key).
  • Select Take fuel nozzle. Your character will holster his weapon and receive a fuel nozzle.
  • Walk close to the vehicle you want to refuel and follow the instructions on the screen to connect the nozzle.
  • Refueling starts automatically after nozzle connecting if possible.

Refueling takes some time which depends on its fuel tank size, the vehicle type and the module settings.

2.2 Returning the nozzle

  • Interact with the nozzle ⊞ Win (ACE3 default key bind Interact Key).
  • Select Stop fueling if refueling is still under way.
  • Select Take fuel nozzle which is only possible after stopping. Your character will holster his weapon and pick up the fuel nozzle.
  • Walk close to the fuel source and follow the instructions on the screen to return the nozzle.

2.3 Checking the remaining fuel

  • Interact with the fuel truck ⊞ Win (ACE3 default key bind Interact Key).
  • Select Check remaining fuel.
  • A hint will display the remaining fuel in liters.

2.4 Checking the fuel counter

  • Interact with the fuel source ⊞ Win (ACE3 default key bind Interact Key).
  • Select Check fuel counter.
  • A hint will display the fueled amount in liters.

3. FAQ

Can I drop the nozzle?

Yes, follow the instructions on the screen.

Can I pick up a nozzle?

Yes, using the interact menu ⊞ Win (ACE3 default key bind Interact Key).

The nozzle was dropped. What’s wrong?

You can only use the nozzle within a close distance from its source. You may need to park closer.

The engine of the fuel truck can’t be on. Why?

While refueling, you can’t move the fuel truck. Return the nozzle.

How do I replenish the fuel supply on a fuel truck?

Please check the framework description for more details.

How do I increase the length of the hose?

There is a global setting that will effect all vehicles and static pumps. To only effect a specific vehicle put the following in it’s init box:

this setVariable ["ace_refuel_hoseLength", 30];

4. Dependencies

ace_interaction