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Introducing Zargabad Life Framework for ARMA 3!

This open framework is a completely custom recreation of the original ARMA 2 OA Zargabad Life with some improvements.

After more than two years of development, I am pleased to announce it is ready for the ARMA community to download and use.



Here are just some of the many original features you can find in the mission:

  • Feel nostalgic again with original A2 Zargabad Life styled menus, items, and features.
  • Customizable mission that can be adapted to any map with any addons.
  • Use specific equipment to collect resources. Fishing and mining make a return.
  • Buy a factory - turn those precious minerals and resources into useful items that allow you to craft more goodies. You can also rely on capitalism and export your manufactured items for cold hard cash.
  • Shops with limited stocks are back. Dynamic item supply and demand pricing are functional features. Buy factories and export items to keep the market afloat.
  • Citizens can vote for a mayor, and officers can vote for a commander. Hover over a name and see how many votes they have.
  • Illegal workers and workplaces are back to make your experience more… enjoyable.
  • Customizable stat saving and automatic stat resets on a configurable cycle. The time until the next stat reset is also conveniently displayed in the main info menu.
  • Completing patrol and delivery missions. This also handily utilizes the ARMA task system.
  • Get rich quick by robbing gas stations and banks. Bank robbers beware, dye packs are functional…
  • Police have access to a dynamic computer in vehicles - utilize city cameras with civ and sat cam, check warrants, issue warrants or pardon civs, and more.
  • +more


In-game images of menus, effects, and more: https://imgur.com/a/czSJiqB

Check out the easily customizable config: https://pastebin.com/sk33HkxQ


Why use this framework?

My framework is a change of pace and is something new in ARMA 3 - not something you hear all that often anymore. Arguably, the greater majority of life servers in the ARMA community utilize the exact same framework with minor modifications. Zargabad life helped kickstart the now massively popular ARMA gamemode. This framework has been in development for more than two years, and is an almost 1-1 recreation of the original Zargabad Life mission.


I have designed this framework to be modular, customizable, and easy to understand. The basic configurations are all contained in one file, making it effortless to start your own server. Furthermore, this mission has been designed so that it is not required to be hosted on Zargabad - with some adjustments, this framework can be hosted on any map with any addons.


What can I do with this framework?

You can do pretty much anything as long as you don't change the author.

  • Change the map
  • Change what addons are used
  • Change the UI's
  • Change how stats are saved
  • Change shops and factories
  • Change anything else you want in the framework besides "author = "ZKB1325";" found in description.ext file.


License and Monetization Agreement

Licensed under Arma Public License Share Alike (APL-SA)



Monetization Agreement

You may monetize the Zargabad Life Framework as long as you adhere to the following conditions.

- Under absolutely no circumstances may you alter, remove, other otherwise modify "author = "ZKB1325";" found in description.ext file of the Zargabad Life Framework.


Download Info

You can download my Zargabad Life Framework here.

Google Drive Mission PBO: ZargabadLife.zargabad.pbo

Google Drive Mission Folder Version: ZargabadLife.zargabad.rar


The required addons to play on the server (CUP), can be found here: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1582012008


Stat Save Info

Optionally Zargabad Life Framework can use INIDBI2 for stat saving over restarts. By default stats do not save over restart, this can be configured in settings.hpp.

Information and download for INIDBI2 can be found here.
X64 extension for 64 bit servers


Alternatively I've uploaded INIDBI2 with X64 extension to Google Drive.




If you have any questions about this mission, please leave a comment below or add me on steam.


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