Cheat Sheet: Arms

Arms are why we can't have nice things.

The player base body does not come with arms attached โ€” this made it easier for the developers to switch out the different kinds of cyber arms. It makes everything harder for you.

Default Arms

You can look up the component names and their properties in the .ent files per body gender in these folders (the file names will start with a0_).

Female

Female arms are using different meshes for the first person perspective. You will find this is a common theme.

TypeFolder or .ent filesComponent names

First Person

base\characters\common\player_base_bodies\player_female_average\fpp

left_arm    
right_arm  

Third Person

base\characters\common\player_base_bodies\player_female_average\arms_hq arms_full is only used by character creator!

a0_001_pwa_base_hq__full  
a0_001_pwa_base_hq__full8640 

An in app example how to include Component Names and hiding them via chunkmask (untick the submesh numbers to hide the mesh).

Male

Folder or .ent filesComponent names

base\characters\common\player_base_bodies\player_man_average\arms_hq

arms_full is only used by character creator!

a0_000_ma_base__full_ag_hq1491
a0_000_ma_base__full_ag_hq6168

Cyber Arms

Cyber arms are complex, with active and inactive states, and in the case of the female body, separate entities and meshes for the inactive state in First and Third Person Perspectives.

They also have separate Rigs and Animations, which are not included here to avoid complete information overload.

To add insult to injury, if you dig into the actual meshes in use, you will find some cases of wa meshes being used by ma components and vice versa. But there's a mod for that.

Monowire Arms

Female

Note that the same component name is used for all arm states, even when declared in different .ent files.

TypeFolder or .ent filesComponent names

Active

base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_002__monowire_whip\entities\a0_002_wa__monowire_whip.ent

a0_002_wa__monowire_whip_l_cableless
a0_002_wa__monowire_whip_r_cableless

Inactive FPP

base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_002_wa__monowire_whip_holstered.ent

a0_002_wa__monowire_whip_l_cableless
a0_002_wa__monowire_whip_r_cableless

Inactive TPP

base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_002_wa__monowire_whip_tpp.ent

a0_002_wa__monowire_whip_l_cableless
a0_002_wa__monowire_whip_r_cableless

Male

Note that it is not a typo on this page that the inactive component names use wa instead of ma. That's just how it is.

TypeFolder or .ent filesComponent names

Active

base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_002__monowire_whip\entities\a0_002_ma__monowire_whip.ent

a0_002_ma__monowire_whip_l_cableless
a0_002_ma__monowire_whip_r_cableless

Inactive

base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_002_ma__monowire_whip_holstered.ent

a0_002_wa__monowire_whip_l_cableless
a0_002_wa__monowire_whip_r_cableless

Mantis Blade Arms

This is the first cyberarm type where we see the arm split across multiple .ent files.

Female

TypeFolder or .ent filesComponent names

Active

base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_003__mantisblade\entities\a0_003_wa__mantisblades_cyber.ent
base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_003__mantisblade\entities\a0_003_wa__mantisblades.ent
base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_003__mantisblade\entities\a0_003_wa__mantisblades_edge.ent
base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_003__mantisblade\entities\a0_003_wa__mantisblades_nails.ent
a0_003_wa__mantisblade_left
a0_003_wa__mantisblade_upperarm_left
a0_003_wa__mantisblade_left_blade
a0_003_wa__mantisblade_left_mechanisms
a0_003_wa__mantisblade_left_mechanisms6263
a0_003_wa__mantisblade_nails_l
a0_003_wa__mantisblade_right
a0_003_wa__mantisblade_upperarm_right
a0_003_wa__mantisblade_right_mechanisms
a0_003_wa__mantisblade_right_mechanisms2035
a0_003_wa__mantisblade_right_blade
a0_003_wa__mantisblade_nails_r

Inactive FPP

base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_003__mantisblade\entities\a0_003_wa__mantisblade_holstered.ent

a0_003_wa__mantisblade_holstered_left
a0_003_wa__mantisblade_holstered_upperarm_left
a0_003_wa__mantisblade_holstered_right
a0_003_wa__mantisblade_holstered_upperarm_right

Inactive TPP

base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_003__mantisblade\entities\a0_003_wa__mantisblade_photomode.ent

a0_003_wa__mantisblade_photomode_left2804
a0_003_wa__mantisblade_photomode_upperarm_left
a0_003_wa__mantisblade_photomode_right
a0_003_wa__mantisblade_photomode_upperarm_right

Male

TypeFolder or .ent filesComponent names

Active

base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_003__mantisblade\entities\a0_003_ma__mantisblades_cyber.ent
base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_003__mantisblade\entities\a0_003_ma__mantisblades.ent
base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_003__mantisblade\entities\a0_003_ma__mantisblades_edge.ent
base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_003__mantisblade\entities\a0_003_ma__mantisblades_nails.ent
a0_003_ma__mantisblade_left
a0_003_ma__mantisblade_upperarm_left
a0_003_ma__mantisblade_left_blade
a0_003_ma__mantisblade_left_mechanisms
a0_003_ma__mantisblade_nails_l
a0_003_ma__mantisblade_right
a0_003_ma__mantisblade_upperarm_right
a0_003_ma__mantisblade_right_blade
a0_003_ma__mantisblade_right_mechanisms
a0_003_ma__mantisblade_nails_r

Inactive

base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_003__mantisblade\entities\a0_003_ma__mantisblade_holstered.ent

a0_003_ma__mantisblade_holstered_left6562
a0_003_ma__mantisblade_holstered_upperarm_left
a0_003_ma__mantisblade_holstered_right
a0_003_ma__mantisblade_holstered_upperarm_right

Gorilla Arms

Female

TypeFolder or .ent filesComponent names

Active

base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_005__strongarms\a0_005_wa__strongarms.ent
base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_005__strongarms\entities\a0_005_ma__strongarms_knuckles.ent
base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_005__strongarms\a0_005_wa__strongarms_cyber.ent
a0_005_wa__strongarms_l
a0_005_wa__strongarms_int_l
a0_005_wa__strongarms_cyberware_l
a0_005_wa__strongarms_r
a0_005_wa__strongarms_int_r
a0_005_wa__strongarms_cyberware_r

Inactive FPP

base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_005_wa__strongarms_holstered.ent

a0_005_wa__strongarms_holstered_l
a0_005_wa__strongarms_holstered_cyberware_l
a0_005_wa__strongarms_holstered_r
a0_005_wa__strongarms_holstered_cyberware_r

Inactive TPP

base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_005_wa__strongarms_photo_mode.ent

a0_005_wa__strongarms_photo_mode_l
a0_005_wa__strongarms_photo_mode_cyberware_l
a0_005_wa__strongarms_photo_mode_r
a0_005_wa__strongarms_photo_mode_cyberware_r

Male

TypeFolder or .ent filesComponent names

Active

base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_005__strongarms\a0_005_ma__strongarms.ent
base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_005__strongarms\entities\a0_005_ma__strongarms_knuckles.ent
base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_005__strongarms\a0_005_ma__strongarms_cyber.ent
a0_005_ma__strongarms_l
a0_005_ma__strongarms_int_l
a0_005_ma__strongarms_cyberware_l
a0_005_ma__strongarms_r
a0_005_ma__strongarms_int_r
a0_005_ma__strongarms_cyberware_r

Inactive

base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_005_ma__strongarms_holstered.ent

a0_005_ma__strongarms_holstered_l
a0_005_ma__strongarms_holstered_cyberware_l
a0_005_ma__strongarms_holstered_r
a0_005_ma__strongarms_holstered_cyberware_r

Launcher Arms

The Launcher is asymmetric and only present in the left arm. The right arm component just re-uses the default mesh.

Female

TypeFolder or .ent filesComponent names

Active

base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_006__launcher\entities\a0_006_wa__launcher.ent
base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_006__launcher\entities\a0_006_wa__launcher_nails.ent
base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_006__launcher\entities\a0_006_wa__launcher_mechanisms.ent
base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_006__launcher\entities\a0_006_wa__launcher_cyber.ent
base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_006__launcher\entities\a0_006_wa__launcher_ammo_fire.ent
base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_006__launcher\entities\a0_006_wa__launcher_fragment_fire.ent
a0_006_wa__launcher_upperarm
a0_006_wa__launcher_shells8722
a0_006_wa__launcher_mechanisms
a0_006_wa__launcher_muscles
a0_006_wa__launcher_nails_l
a0_006_wa__launcher_fragment_fire6227
a0_006_wa__launcher_ammo_fire2326
a0_006_wa__launcher_holstered_right
a0_006_wa__launcher_nails_r

Inactive FPP

base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_006__launcher\entities\a0_006_wa__launcher_holstered.ent

a0_006_wa__launcher_holstered4156
a0_006_wa__launcher_holstered_upperarm
a0_006_wa__launcher_holstered_right

Inactive TPP

base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_006__launcher\entities\a0_006_wa__launcher_holstered_photo_mode.ent

a0_006_wa__launcher_holstered_photo_mode8630
a0_006_wa__launcher_upperarm_photo_mode
a0_006_wa__launcher_holstered_photo_mode_right

Male

TypeFolder or .ent filesComponent names

Active

base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_006__launcher\entities\a0_006_ma__launcher.ent
base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_006__launcher\entities\a0_006_ma__launcher_nails.ent
base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_006__launcher\entities\a0_006_ma__launcher_mechanisms.ent
base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_006__launcher\entities\a0_006_ma__launcher_cyber.ent
base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_006__launcher\entities\a0_006_ma__launcher_ammo.ent
base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_006__launcher\entities\a0_006_ma__launcher_fragment.ent
a0_006_ma__launcher_upperarm
a0_006_ma__launcher_shells1525
a0_006_ma__launcher_mechanisms
a0_006_ma__launcher_muscles
a0_006_ma__launcher_nails_l
a0_006_ma__launcher_fragment_fire4806
a0_006_ma__launcher_ammo_fire2714
a0_006_ma__launcher_upperarm_right
a0_006_ma__launcher_nails_r

Inactive

base\characters\cyberware\player\a0_006__launcher\entities\a0_006_ma__launcher_holstered.ent

a0_006_ma__launcher_holstered1283
a0_006_ma__launcher_holstered_upperarm
a0_005_ma__strongarms_holstered_r

Hiding Arms

There's no easy way to hide arms except by getting rid of everything - The ArchiveXL hide_arms tag actually hides everything with an a0_ prefix. For more information, check ArchiveXL tags

If you want to selectively hide arm meshes or sub-meshes you will need to become familiar with all the contents of this page, and the chances that you can do anything elegantly are slim.

Remember: Arms are why we can't have nice things.

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