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Hi there @b3lx - can you give me a bit more context about those errors? Screenshots would be perfect. Also feel free to join the discord although the BETA is the clear focus I'd still want to fix those errors. It's highly likely that these are from the addon itself, I don't think it's your performance

 

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Thanks, I just joined the discord. Here's a first screenshot. I'll post others on discord. In this case I tried to add alpha 1-3 to red and the error popped up

 

 

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Hmm, am I expected to do all this in real time issuing command from player camera position only? It's a bit difficult for a scrub like me. Unless I'm dealing with AI positioned in static building positions I'm probably gonna take a few minutes and getting killed in the process of struggling with the UI and frantic clicking.

 

The switch hand lean when positioned exactly around a corner on the 2.0 trailer thumb nail though, I'm just starting so I haven't figured that out yet. Can you tell me how to do that with C2? The only way I can get AI to "use cover" is to switch unit and do it for AI manually.

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I am not sure how to respond to this 🙂

 

You are not 'expected' to do anything. But say if you wanted to do some things - you could! There's a serious amount of functions in this addon and maybe a few of them will match what you are looking for. As far as words like 'probably' go, the only advice I can give is that expectations and assumptions can generally be confirmed or refuted by giving things a try. You pretty much have control mechanics available at any level, 1st person cam, 3rd person cam, command view, drones and map. However some of those may be more developed in the beta project.

 

The image of the C2 2.0 trailer is orchestrated with animations and frozen units. Some call it promotion, some would call it false advertising. The image itself only has so much to do with the addon and more with the 'hey i need your attention' idea. You can however stack up units around objects and walls with C2, which is the basic thing I wanted to communicate in a way that looked cool.

 

The lean you are looking for is CTRL+A, a default Arma mechanic/animation. If you are referring to making the AI do that animation - that would be a negative.

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I might have come off as being critical of your work, not that I'm qualified or in any way have the right to be. But if I did I apologize. I welcome any improvement to AI command, and I saw in whatever little time fumbling with your C2, some cool features. Say the high command slingload and assemble static weapons, it could open doors to some more "strategic" maneuvers that are otherwise not possible. The building clearing routine is, as far as ARMA goes, as good as it could get IMHO. And probably a bunch others I didn't discover.

 

But speaking only for myself, to effectively command in ARMA I really can't do it in 1:1 realtime, without perfect access to the point of interest with my camera. It's very often the point of your command order is either out of your line of sight(be it a mound or building or whatever), or even if you do it may be too distant to snap cursor onto it with any precision. As for map command I think even for the best map reader it's sometimes difficult to place your command somewhere within a few meters of where your really want it to be in the 3D scene. And what a difference a few meters can make, you could have AI standing in the open when you need him behind some LOS blocker to not get shot, or staring at the building wall when you need him to engage. And you won't even find that out without line of sight to the said unit. Now you mentioned UAV that could alleviate some problems, but to get access to all the points of interest for commanding, in a timely manner, it's probably not practical, not to mention turrets generally don't work well accTime less than 1.

 

And the time I have affects how much I can realistically use whatever function that's available, especially when it's time sensitive, say for example when you're in contact. ARMA's highly compressed engagement timeline(5 minute to one side wiped out, most death occur first 2 min, even faster with "recoilless" mounted weapons) make it doubly important to get your commands out quick to affect outcome. Larger group only makes it harder to individually intervene unit action, to the degree I believe no amount of streamlining UI or improving proficiency can achieve.

 

Actually some of the works(Door Kicker, Zapat's Get Tactical interface which I use to this day) you cite as your inspirations incorporated solutions: alternative camera angle for commanding and active pause. I wonder what is your opinion on those. Didn't occur to you at all(I doubt)? Or they were consciously rejected to preserve MP compatibility? Not feasible to implement? Or ideologically you consider them "cheats" in ARMA context? Or something else?

 

As for stance change, well I thought it might be choreographed, but you never assume things you don't know, part of me wanted it to be true... Only if you can make AI properlly peek from cover... Well one can dream.

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Hey guys,

 

I forgot to mention in these forums that the addon has received some fixes:

 

C2 V2.1.2: https://www.dropbox.com/s/iqdfj250sqpn3dt/%40C2_212.zip?dl=1

 

FIXED: Grenade and Suppression WP-Actions could not be selected
FIXED: WP-Conditions could not be selected

 

 

C2's successor is coming along more than well too! Here's a new video displaying some new naval capabilities. 

 

 

To avoid confusion, the update and the beta in the video are two different things. I wanted to post the video and realized I never mentioned the last update on these boards.

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Is there any way to use the attach ir strobe function on units that are not in the players group?

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Does anyone experience problems with the Tablet in the latest update. 

 

It does not show the tablet anymore but a borderless map. This would be a big deal but it creates problems with issuing orders. For example a right click on an enemy does not open the drop menu anymore. 

 

Do you have the same problem?

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