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Hello, I tried to get a custom icon texture in orbat viewer : https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/ORBAT_Viewer
The thing is the picture is loading with good colors somewhere else like in the insignia part, but not the icon which became green.
I'm not a SF fanboy, it's just a concept-proof.

 

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edit 17/06/2017 15h13 :from arma 3 official discord

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thats because the ORBAT screen adds blue to a certain degree. those flags you see there, their texture actually is gray. some config entry decides which color they will have

 


edit 17/06/2017 22h53 : Found a solution, I added this block of code, seems to works now !

texture = __EVAL((__FILE__ select [0, count __FILE__ - 15]) + "seal_team_v_insignia.paa");
color[] = {255,255,255,1};

 

edit 18/06/2017 17h20 : WIth some time and patience you can do stuff like this
https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/861725582633693292/38569B04B8CFDC448322B76864F506AC81D95AF1/
 

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Hey, sorry to randomly come out of now where but I have this script and I keep having the class not found issue
 

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class CfgORBAT
{
class scmod
{
    id = 1;
    idType = 0;
    side = "West";
    size = "ArmyGroup";
    type = "hq";
    commander = "Sean Michalek";
    commanderRank = "General";
    text = "Sean City Ministry Of Defense";
    textShort = "Ministry of Defense";
    subordinates[] = {scmodtec};
    description = "Sean City Ministry of Defense is the Ministry in charge of Defensive operations and Anti-Terrorism operations within Sean City Limits, as well as Joint Military operations with allied countries. Sean City Ministry of Defense works closely with North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the United Nations for peacekeeping operations in other countries.";
};

class scmodtec
{
    id = 1;
    idType = 0;
    side = "West";
    size = "Army";
    type = "hq";
    commander = "Watson";
    commanderRank = "Major";
    text = "Sean City Ministry Of Defense Test and Evaulation Command";
    textShort = "Test and Evaulation Command";
    subordinates[] = {hq, inf1, inf2, car, inf3};
    description = "Major Watson is a AI developed by IBM Student Academy, brought by the Sean City Ministry of Defense for advances in the MOD's Training and Artillary Computing, Major Waston can be found on Sean City Proving Grounds and RAF Michalek.";
};

class inf1
{
    id = 1;
    idType = 0;
    side = "West";
    size = "division";
    type = "infantry";
    commander = "James";
    commanderRank = "Lieutenant";
    text = "56th Range Operations";
    textShort = "North Range";
    description = "The North Range is operated by the 56th Range Operations.";
};

class inf2
{
    id = 1;
    idType = 0;
    side = "West";
    size = "division";
    type = "infantry";
    commander = "Watson";
    commanderRank = "Lieutenant";
    text = "MOUT Course Operations";
    textShort = "MOUT Course Ops";
    description = "MOUT Course is operated by the MOUT Course Operations.";
};

class art
{
    id = 1;
    idType = 0;
    side = "West";
    size = "division";
    type = "artillery";
    commander = "Watson";
    commanderRank = "Lieutenant";
    text = "56th Heavy Ordinance Range Operations";
    textShort = "Heavy Ordinance Range Ops";
    description = "the Heavy Weapons and Ordinance Range is operated by the 56th Heavy Ordinance Range Operations.";
};

class car
{
    id = 1;
    idType = 0;
    side = "West";
    size = "division";
    type = "motorizedinfantry";
    commander = "Watson";
    commanderRank = "Lieutenant"
    text = "Driving Test Course Operations";
    textShort = "Driving Test Course";
};

class inf3
{
    id = 1;
    idType = 0;
    side = "West";
    size = "division";
    type = "infantry";
    commander = "Watson";
    commanderRank = "Lieutenant";
    text = "EOD Range Operations";
    textShort = "EOD Range Ops";
};

class air
{
    id = 1;
    idType = 0;
    side = "West";
    size = "division";
    type = "fighter";
    commander = Watson";
    commanderType = "Lieutenant";
    text = "87th Flight Training Squadron";
    textShort = "Flight Training"
};  
};

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Hello @Sweedn how did you get that image in the background of your OBRAT?? Been trying for a few hours now.

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On 11/06/2018 at 1:00 PM, Dachi said:

Hello @Sweedn how did you get that image in the background of your OBRAT?? Been trying for a few hours now.

It's a line to add in class 

insignia = __EVAL((__FILE__ select [0, count __FILE__ - 15]) + "pictures\seal_insignia.paa");

 

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On 17/06/2017 at 9:03 AM, Sweedn said:

edit 18/06/2017 17h20 : WIth some time and patience you can do stuff like this

https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/861725582633693292/38569B04B8CFDC448322B76864F506AC81D95AF1/
 

Hello guys. Seeing this thread made me want to register on the forum just to ask how this was done.

 

I did a small attempt to try to put textures like this beautiful ORBAT I quoted...

 

My description.ext is:
 

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class CfgORBAT
{
    class petros
    {
        id = 1;
        idType = 0;
        side = "Unknown";
        size = "Section";
        type = "HQ";
        insignia = __EVAL((__FILE__ select [0, count __FILE__ - 15]) + "SOMBRA.paa");
        colorInsignia[] = {255,255,255,1};
        commander = "Georgios 'Petros'";
        commanderRank = "Lieutenant";
        text = "Resistência de Altis";
        textShort = "Rst Altis";
        description= "Ampla Liberdade ao Front Altis - ALFA.";
        assets[] = {{C_Truck_02_covered_F},{C_Truck_02_covered_F},{C_Offroad_01_red_F},{C_Offroad_01_red_F},{I_Quadbike_01_F},{C_Van_01_fuel_F}};
        class SOMBRA
        {
            id = 1;
            idType = 0;
            side = "Unknown";
            size = "Section";
            type = "MotorizedInfantry";
            insignia = __EVAL((__FILE__ select [0, count __FILE__ - 15]) + "SOMBRA.paa");
            colorInsignia[] = {255,255,255,1};
            commander = "Bruno 'Esparza' Requena";
            commanderRank = "Sergeant";
            text = "Grupo de Resistência Simulação Online Militar Brasileira com ARMA 3";
            textShort = "Gp Rst S.O.M.Br.A.";
            texture = __EVAL((__FILE__ select [0, count __FILE__ - 15]) + "SOMBRA.paa");
            color[] = {255,255,255,1};
            description= "S.O.M.BR.A. é um grupo de operadores sagazes e flexíveis, que conduzem as operações de libertação de Altis";
            assets[] = {{C_Truck_02_covered_F},{C_Truck_02_covered_F},{C_Offroad_01_red_F},{C_Offroad_01_red_F},{I_Quadbike_01_F},{C_Van_01_fuel_F}};
            class SOMBRA1
            {
                id = 1;
                idType = 0;
                side = "Unknown";
                size = "Squad";
                type = "MotorizedInfantry";
                insignia = __EVAL((__FILE__ select [0, count __FILE__ - 15]) + "SOMBRA.paa");
                colorInsignia[] = {255,255,255,1};
                commander = "'Ricardo' Pinto Paiva";
                commanderRank = "Corporal";
                text = "1ª Esquadra de Resistência S.O.M.Br.A.";
                textShort = "1ª Esq Rst S.O.M.Br.A.";
                description= "S.O.M.BR.A. é um grupo de operadores sagazes e flexíveis, que conduzem as operações de libertação de Altis";
                assets[] = {{C_Truck_02_covered_F},{C_Offroad_01_red_F}};
            };
            class SOMBRA2
            {
                id = 1;
                idType = 0;
                side = "Unknown";
                size = "Squad";
                type = "MotorizedInfantry";
                insignia = __EVAL((__FILE__ select [0, count __FILE__ - 15]) + "SOMBRA.paa");
                colorInsignia[] = {255,255,255,1};
                commander = "'Giovani' Feger Silva";
                commanderRank = "Corporal";
                text = "2ª Esquadra de Resistência S.O.M.Br.A.";
                textShort = "2ª Esq Rst S.O.M.Br.A.";
                description= "S.O.M.BR.A. é um grupo de operadores sagazes e flexíveis, que conduzem as operações de libertação de Altis";
                assets[] = {{C_Truck_02_covered_F},{C_Offroad_01_red_F}};
            };
        };
    };
};

 

But the result I get is this:
(https://snag.gy/nekbJd.jpg)

 

(Background texture is almost invisible, The texture on the map is also almost invisible, and I have no texture on the units' pop up description)

 

I am also attaching my .paa so it will be easier to diagnose the problem.
(https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SJSWAXseZ83toS-0mD1zusF46H5Za8U3/view?usp=sharing)

 

I thank you in advance for your time!

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Hello, hopefully this topic isn't dead. Need help with this one. This is my Orbat Config. When i jump in to edit my mission, im getting an error "Line 2:/CfgOrbat/: 'F' encountered instead of '{'

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class cfgORBAT

    class TaskForceAthena
    {
        id = 0;
        idType = 0;
        side = "West";
        type = "Unknown";
        commander = "Mattis";
        commanderRank = "General";
        text = "Task Force Athena";
        textShort = "TF Athena";
        texture = "\a3\missions_f_epa\data\img\orbat\B_Aegis_texture_ca.paa";
        color[] = {0,0,0,1};

        class NATO
        {
            id = 0;
            idType = 0;
            side = "West";
            text = "North Atlantic Treaty Organization";
            textShort = "NATO";
            texture = "\A3\ui_f\data\map\markers\flags\nato_ca.paa";
            color[] = {1,1,1,1};
            
            class NATOBG
            {    
                id = 0;
                idType = 0;
                side = "West";
                size = "Battalion";
                type = "MechanizedInfantry";
                commander = "Vance";
                commanderRank = "Colonel";
                text = "NATO BattleGroup";
                textShort = "NATO";

                class 1Co
                {
                    id = 1;
                    idType = 2;
                    side = "West";
                    size = "Company";
                    type = "MechanizedInfantry";
                    text = "Alpha Company";
                    textShort = "A Coy";
                };

                class 2Co
                {
                    id = 2;
                    idType = 2;
                    side = "West";
                    size = "Company";
                    type = "MechanizedInfantry";
                    text = "Bravo Company";
                    textShort = "B Coy";
                };

                class 3Co
                {
                    id = 3;
                    idType = 2;
                    side = "West";
                    size = "Company";
                    type = "MechanizedInfantry";
                    text = "Charlie Company";
                    textShort = "C Coy";
                };

                class 4Sq
                {
                    id = 4;
                    idType = 2;
                    side = "West";
                    size = "Company";
                    type = "Armored";
                    text = "Delta Squadron";
                    textShort = "D Sq";
                };

                class 5Sq
                {
                    id = 5;
                    idType = 2;
                    side = "West";
                    size = "Company";
                    type = "Support";
                    text = "Echo Squadron";
                    textShort = "E Sq";
                };

                class 6Ba
                {
                    id = 7;
                    idType = 2;
                    side = "West";
                    size = "Company";
                    type = "Artillery";
                    text = "Golf Battery";
                    textShort = "G Bty";
                };
            };
        };
        
        class EUDF
        {
            id = 0;
            idType = 0;
            side = "West";
            text = "European Union Defence Force";
            textShort = "EUDF";
            texture = "\A3\ui_f\data\map\markers\flags\EU_ca.paa";
            color[] = {1,1,1,1};
            
            class EUBG
            {    
                id = 0;
                idType = 0;
                side = "West";
                size = "Battalion";
                type = "MechanizedInfantry";
                commander = "Montgomery";
                commanderRank = "Colonel";
                text = "EUDF BattleGroup";
                textShort = "EUDF";

                class ACo
                {
                    id = 1;
                    idType = 2;
                    side = "West";
                    size = "Company";
                    type = "MechanizedInfantry";
                    text = "Alpha Company";
                    textShort = "A Coy";
                };

                class BCo
                {
                    id = 2;
                    idType = 2;
                    side = "West";
                    size = "Company";
                    type = "MechanizedInfantry";
                    text = "Bravo Company";
                    textShort = "B Coy";
                };

                class CCo
                {
                    id = 3;
                    idType = 2;
                    side = "West";
                    size = "Company";
                    type = "Infantry";
                    text = "Charlie Company";
                    textShort = "C Coy";
                };

                class DSq
                {
                    id = 4;
                    idType = 2;
                    side = "West";
                    size = "Company";
                    type = "Recon";
                    text = "Delta Squadron";
                    textShort = "D Sq";
                };

                class ESq
                {
                    id = 5;
                    idType = 2;
                    side = "West";
                    size = "Company";
                    type = "Support";
                    text = "Echo Squadron";
                    textShort = "E Sq";
                };

                class GBa
                {
                    id = 7;
                    idType = 2;
                    side = "West";
                    size = "Company";
                    type = "Artillery";
                    text = "Golf Battery";
                    textShort = "G Bty";
                };
            };
        };    

        class AltisArmedForces
        {    
            id = 0;
            idType = 0;
            side = "Resistance";
            type = "unknown";
            commander = "Achaeus";
            commanderRank = "General";
            text = "Altis Armed Forces";
            textShort = "AAF";
            texture = "\A3\ui_f\data\map\markers\flags\AAF_ca.paa";
            color[] = {1,1,1,1};
            
            class 1Reg
            {
                id = 1;
                idType = 0;
                side = "Resistance";
                size = "Battalion";
                type = "MechanizedInfantry";
                commander = "Balakros";
                commanderRank = "Colonel";
                text = "%1 Regiment";
                textShort = "1st Reg";
        
                class AgCo
                {
                    id = 1;
                    idType = 2;
                    side = "Resistance";
                    size = "Company";
                    type = "Infantry";
                    text = "Agetas Company";
                    textShort = "A Coy";
                };

                class CyCo
                {
                    id = 3;
                    idType = 2;
                    side = "Resistance";
                    size = "Company";
                    type = "MechanizedInfantry";
                    text = "Cycliadas Company";
                    textShort = "C Coy";
                };
                    
                class ArSq
                {
                    id = 112;
                    idType = 0;
                    side = "Resistance";
                    size = "Company";
                    type = "Armored";
                    text = "%1 %2 Squadron";
                    textShort = "112th Armor Sq";
                };
            };
                
            class 2ASq
            {
                id = 2;
                idType = 0;
                side = "Resistance";
                size = "Company";
                type = "Helicopter";
                text = "%1 Aviation Squadron";
                textShort = "2nd Avn Sq";
            };
        };

        class 11SF
        {    
            id = 0;
            idType = 0;
            side = "West";
            type = "Unknown";
            commander = "Cole Taylor";
            commanderRank = "Colonel";
            text = "11th Special Forces Operations Group";
            textShort = "11 SFOG";
            texture = "\A3\ui_f\data\map\markers\flags\USA_ca.paa";
            color[] = {1,1,1,1};
            
            class 75Rangers
            {
                id = 5;
                idType = 0;
                side = "West";
                size = "Company";
                type = "Infantry";
                text = "5th Battalion 75th Rangers";
                textShort = "5/75";
            };

            class TFAegis
            {
                id = 0;
                idType = 0'
                side = "West";
                type = "Unknown";
                text = "Task Force Aegis";
                textShort = "TF Aegis";
            };

            class 160th
            {
                id = 160;
                idType = 0;
                side = "West";
                size = "Company";
                type = "Helicopter";
                text = "%1 Special Operations Aviation Regiment";
                textShort = "160th SOAR";
            };
        };
    };
};

 

 

Edited by Dedmen
Config put in spoiler tag

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I've solved the issue. Problem was I had spaces in the class names. But now, when i place the orbat module down, im only getting Task Force Athena icon, which is sync'd to a unit, NATO,EU flags, but no sub unit.

For my NATO marker, which isn't sync'd to a unit and shows up on the map.

missionConfigFile >> "CfgORBAT" >> "TaskForceAthena" >> "Nato"

missionConfigFile >> "CfgORBAT" >> "TaskForceAthena"

 

But when I want to place my NATO BattleGroup. not sync'd to a player. Doesn't show up on my map.

missionConfigFile >> "CfgORBAT" >> "TaskForceAthena" >> "NatoBG"

missionConfigFile >> "CfgORBAT" >> "TaskForceAthena"

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On 1/2/2014 at 3:39 AM, laxemann said:

Hey guys, me again,

has anyone found out how to mark an ORBAT-Group as "dead" or defeated just like in the campaign?

Probably custom images...?

Edit:

After one hour of whirling myself through the missionflow.fsm of the first campaign mission, I found out the solution! 🙂

Quite simple: it's a function and it's called BIS_fnc_ORBATAddGroupOverlay

Usage:

[YOUR ORBAT PATH,"mil_destroy", [1,0,0,1], 1.2,1.2,45] call BIS_fnc_ORBATAddGroupOverlay;

Example:

[missionconfigfile >> "CfgORBAT" >> "3Squ","mil_destroy", [1,0,0,1], 1.2,1.2,45] call BIS_fnc_ORBATAddGroupOverlay;

Take care, guys.

 Hi, i don t know if you will respond or anybody but i m stuck. I tried to put your script in to a trigger and it just don t work. The trigger activates finely but the script is not executed, heck, i don t get any error messages either. Could you be more specific about how to use this script ty.

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On 2/15/2016 at 3:55 PM, pierremgi said:

Hi, I don't understand with my poor English, what is it for?

Displaying icons? I followed the explanation and i have icons on my map, but no units!

So, where is the link between ORBAT and units on map????

Thanks

Look up ORBAT tutorials on youtube. You need to define class names for a unit in a description.ext file in your mission folder. Then, you use the ORBAT module in the editor to actually show this unit. Where ever you place the module will be where that unit is displayed, and the ORBAT path determines what unit is displayed.

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On 8/2/2019 at 8:19 AM, GamesAngel said:

 Hi, i don t know if you will respond or anybody but i m stuck. I tried to put your script in to a trigger and it just don t work. The trigger activates finely but the script is not executed, heck, i don t get any error messages either. Could you be more specific about how to use this script ty.

I put it into an init.sqf file in my mission folder and it works just fine. You can just create a text file with that script and save it. WIth file extensions turned on, turn the .txt file into a .sqf file and you're done.

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On 4/15/2016 at 5:41 AM, Mr. Green said:

I can't quite figure this one out.

I keep getting the error message that I'm missing a semicolon ;

Any help would be appreciated.

post your script. I copied the example and edited the path and that's it. I put it into my init.sqf file in the mission folder and saved it. Works like a charm. Here is my script:

[missionConfigFile >> "CfgORBAT" >> "TFE" >> "AA" ,"mil_destroy", [1,0,0,1], 1.2,1.2,45] call BIS_fnc_ORBATAddGroupOverlay;

Do you know how to create the init.sqf file? Just create a text file and type out your script. Save it. When file extensions are turned on, you can edit the file type simply by changed .txt to .sqf and that's it.

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 @cry me a river kids  OK thanks for your clarifications but you don't have to reply for some 6 year old questions! A single post with all your remarks is OK.

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Any Help on how to get this to work on a multiplayer server? Works just fine in SP and when I test Mp but nothing shows up when I test on the server Box

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