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Is there a way to loop through all groups on the field to select them all? 

 

I am trying to combine spawn ai with high command so that I can select groups spawned and add them to high command in a sector control game to allow more strategy elements. 

 

Also,  is it possible to make that certain units death can shut down high command function of one side? 

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forEach is your friend here.

 

Try something like

{ ...code } forEach allUnits side EAST;

I am not 100% sure if this works. If not you use this.

{
  if ((side _x) == West) then
  {
     code
  };
} forEach allUnits;

 

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To select groups of a specific side:

_selection = allGroups select {side _x isEqualTo east};//returns all east groups

 

1 hour ago, punderland said:

Also,  is it possible to make that certain units death can shut down high command function of one side? 

 

Depends on how you want to do it, killed eventhandler on a certain unit would work most reliable, together with hcRemoveAllGroups on the high commander.

 

Cheers

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14 minutes ago, Grumpy Old Man said:

No need to loop, when the select command can do the same.

 

Cheers

On a side note,  if there is anyway for spawn ai to spawn cup/rhs units and for them to get sector tactics module way point also? 

 

And many thanks for the help,  really appreciate! 

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1 hour ago, punderland said:

On a side note,  if there is anyway for spawn ai to spawn cup/rhs units and for them to get sector tactics module way point also? 

 

And many thanks for the help,  really appreciate! 

You'd probably need to spawn another module or sync the spawned groups to the existing module somehow.

No idea if the module will handle them correctly when syncing a new group during mission runtime.

I'm not even sure if synchronizeObjectsAdd is the correct command for this.

 

Cheers

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Now that I try to script it, I put 

 

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_selection=[]; _selection=allGroups select {side _x isEqualTo west};

kommand_west hcSetGroup [_selection];  

where kommand_west is the unit for high command and _selection is to try to select all groups. It cites error of local variable n global scope. Why??? :((

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0 = [] spawn {
  while {true} do {
    {   _grp = _x;
        _grp setVariable ["marked",true];

       < any code with _grp here:
       _grp addWaypoint [getpos myModule,0]; // and setwaypoint... family: fast , combat mode....
       komman_west hcSetGroup [_grp];
        other lines >

    } foreach (allGroups select { side _x == West && !(_x getVariable ["marked",false]) )
    sleep 3;
  }
};

 

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10 hours ago, pierremgi said:

_grp setVariable ["marked",true];

What is this for???

 

10 hours ago, pierremgi said:

0 = [] spawn { while {true} do {

And why I need this??

 

I didnt learn scripting in ARMA much....only little scripting knowledge of this language....pls help :)

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It's useful if you spawn units (new groups via scripts/triggers...) The loop ( while true do +sleep) checks for new group(s) (every 3 seconds here). As a new group hasn't a variable "marked" (or what you want) yet, the selection works (variable is false per default here), and you can script for this group(s) . The old ones have their variables set to true and are skipped for this selection.

See more at setVariable. It's very useful to determine units or groups already treated by a code. 

 

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