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  1. Thank you so much! This little feature is awesome for cinematic and unitPlay!
  2. Hello guys, please really need help. How to turn "Sprayer On" which is heli action menu, of civil MI-2R, but via script? I looked in CfgVehicles, but was unable to find..
  3. Hello Guys! Is it possible to refer to group via group callsign? I mean I have something like this: _grpCallsign = (groupId (group _unit)); How to refer to the group from _grpCallsign? Or only through traversing and searching across allGroups?
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    groupId Question

    Thank you, very appreciate!
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    groupId Question

    My Implementation of the assoc. array uses "string_key"-> [value or any_object], then I'm using just string_key to retrieve the value, but key should be the unique string, not object. Code is spread across different functions and fsm states, but mainly in event handlers, for example to register when members of the group fire, so my idea was to store it in lightweight assoc. array via key as "unique_group_callsign" and "boolean, coordinates" as the value, for example to send nearest SAD patrol. Without need to worry about duplicating group objects, as array deals with it and stores only the recent one. But now I guees, I need rethink and work around this problem.
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    groupId Question

    Because need it to store unique string id of the group in assoc. array, but may be will continue to search how to identify the group w/o using it global variable or callsign.
  7. Hello Guys! Could someone please explain, how to load missions sqm dynamically? In Oldman, BIS have a lot of different sqm in separate folders, for example "C_Cache.Tanoa" with all caches in separate sqm. What the mechanism is used to load it on the fly?
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    How to Load SQM File?

    Oh, ok, I see, Thanks! Then via traversing the layers I will be able to manipulate sqm content. I will use it as a common stuff which will be shared through multiple campaign missions files.
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    Does "Show/Hide" help FPS?

    You can save for example whole group with WPs, etc, or static objects as a composition, it will be saved in your documents\Arma 3\compositions and then using something like this for spawning, or using eden layers to hide/spawn etc.
  10. Hello! Is it possible to assign array of WP's to the group? I mean, if I'm using waypoints to copy WP's to array: _wpPatrol_1 = waypoints group_01; How can I assign this array to the group later on, or I have to iterate through it and add wp one by one?
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    Array of Waypoints

    Ok, I see, Thanks Dedmen!
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    Does "Show/Hide" help FPS?

    Did you try Dynamic Simulation or Modules\Simulation Manager to quick test? Also, if you have large amount of props you can turn them to "Simple Object", or on almost all of them "Dynamic Simulation" can be switched on(if they are not crucial to the mission), so the even collisions will not be count.
  13. layers are great you can turn/show/hide units on specific layers with script in mission later. something like compositions which you can also save in file and spawn them later dynamically.
  14. Could someone please explain, how this "spaghetti desc" suppose to work? if you read the article https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Arma_3_Dynamic_Simulation for example it says that: But if you read wiki for this function it says, that So which one is correct? Another problem is that "activationCategory setDynamicSimulationDistance distance" is not working at all, I mean it's works, you can set/get values, BUT, it's not affecting any units at all, I lost around 2 hrs, just to figure, that this stuff is not working. It's work only when you set the initial values in Editor. Edit: Understood, first, setDynamicSimulationDistance will not have effect if the player is already in range, and second it will not override initial values which were set via Editor-Attributes-Perfomance, for the first time. In other words it will be working with initial values, and if you set the new values via setDynamicSimulationDistance it will only take effect after you already was close enough to the entities, play and stop them, and then moved/teleported away and get back again in new setDynamicSimulationDistance range.
  15. Hello! Just recently returned to Arma 3 and scripting, after almost a 1 year break. Started Old Man scenario, and was pretty enjoy it, great work, noted great time skip and sleeping mechanics, anyway it could be used as standalone? Look through https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Arma_3_Old_Man_Systems and did not find any mention about it, "missions_f_oldman.pbo" is pretty huge to traverse, may be there is already standalone version existed? to use just this functionality?
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    Old Man Skip Time

    It is possible, to include an Old Man Systems via description.ext file #include "\a3\Missions_F_Oldman\Systems\commonDescription.inc" Then Just to drag and drop Old Man Init Module (Systems->Old Man->Old Man Init) for the basic initialization After that even phone app start to appear in map section, but all the buttons are disabled, you can even put "Tracked Device" module and sync it with an object, so the geo-app in phone should start to beep when you are in proximity of the object, But I didn't found way how to add this app, in Old Man scripts they extensively using player setVariable ["BIS_CanHaveTrackingDevice", true]; player setVariable ["BIS_hasTrackingDevice", true]; ["Detector", true] call BIS_fnc_OM_phone_enableButton; in fsms and sqf files, but I did not found a way how to init phone app, time spiking and sleeping is also in Alarm section of this phone app, but again icon is inactive. May be someone found a way how to init this stuff, may be some clues or advises?
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    Ai planes

    I made a scripted animation for the intro, with plane(dc-3 with mod, if I remember correctly) flies over Tanoa and chatting with ATC, requesting permission to land, then it has one engine out, continues to fly and requesting assistance with funny chatting, after some time the second engine is also out, and plane crashing with pilot screaming sos... BUT this Arma, so the path of the plane was prerecorded and played with unitPlay, pilot was spawned at distant island, so no one can see him, and de spawned after the crash, engine out was the particles and smoke manually attached to the engine, oh another version was using "0 fuel in tanks", so the plane start to fall, but this version was so unpredictable... The point here is to cheat and trick, and make an illusion that something is happens.
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    New carrier

    Stack with this "BIS_fnc_Carrier01Init". Made my script to catapult wingmate plane. But can't figure out, "BIS_fnc_Carrier01Init" is it automatically called when placing Carrier in the editor?
  19. Hello guys! Stuck with params, could please give some help. I'm trying to parse this arguments: _msg = [player, ["acts_millerChooper_in", "acts_millerChooper_loop", "acts_millerChooper_out"], [03.966, 23.10, 03.599], false] spawn YMAN_Anim_fnc_transitionLoopSeq; Using this: params [["_obj", player, [objNull]], ["_animNames", ["acts_millerChooper_in", "acts_millerChooper_loop", "acts_millerChooper_out"], [[""]], 3], ["_animDurations", [03.966, 23.10, 03.599], [[0]], 3] ]; _animLoop = param [3, false, [true]]; _animNames params ["_animIn", "_animLoop", "_animOut"]; _animDurations params ["_durIn", "_durLoop", "_durOut"]; it works with the first 3, but not for the bool _animLoop, what I'm doing wrong? I tried to parse _animLoop inside params instead of param, but it not working and outputs _animsDone as "acts_millerChopper_loop".
  20. Sorry, I'm idiot, I'm using _animLoop twice in the code, two hours I tried to figure this out :lol
  21. I tried different variations with params, and all of them, outputing "_animLoop" as string and it content is "acts_millerChopper_loop" params [["_obj", player, [objNull]], ["_animNames", ["acts_millerChooper_in", "acts_millerChooper_loop", "acts_millerChooper_out"], [[""]], 3], ["_animDurations", [03.966, 23.10, 03.599], [[0]], 3], "_animLoop" ];
  22. How to parse the fourth one, boolean?
  23. Hello! Please, Need some help, how to play just voice in conversations? I mean, I have oggs, lip sync, stringtable, cfgSentences, bkib's and using BIS_fnc_kbTell to play all this stuff, and it's working, BUT, how to mute text in chat? so only voice is played (I want to implement custom subtitles script). Any efficient way to disable chat, and then may be re-enable it?
  24. Sure, totally missed this text attribute 😄 Thanks!
  25. Hello guys! WP's drives me mad, please help. - Player piloting heli - AI group move and loads into the heli - Player flying to the WP and unloads the AI group - AI Group moves to the WP which is near the extraction area. - Player heli moves to the distanr WP How this can be done using only WPs? with the first part everything is ok, but I unable to unload the group on destination WP, no matter what combination of th WP's I'm using.