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    Born in Ioannina, Greece. Grew up all around Greece and now still trying to settle somewhere. Sound engineering pays for most of my expenses.
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  1. ZaellixA

    Launcher does not start on mac os

    That's a positive. I do have a Mac and had Windows installed via Bootcamp in order to be able to test scripts that I was making back then... It wasn't a good option because even before BI quit the support and development of the Mac version of ArmA, its version was lagging quite heavily compared to that on PC. Anyway, you could possibly still play ArmA 3 on Mac but keep in mind that it will be a quite old version and most probably you won't be able to play with other players (you must have the same version and I don't know many who don't run the latest one).
  2. Harzach is very much spot on. I just wanna show some alternatives and a more generic way of getting a random number (just so that you can pick different ranges too). So, if you would like to get a random number in a specific range [a, b] (both a and b inclusive) you could do something like // I assume this is a function so I get the passed parameters params[["_min", 0, [0]], // Minimum of the range ["_max", 100, [0]]]; // Maximum of the range // Calculate random number private _rand = min + random[max + 1]; // Return the number _rand; Alternatively, you could also specify a midpoint in order to get a realisation of a Gaussian distributed random parameter (i.e. a random number extracted from a Gaussian distribution 😐) , centered (its mean) at the midpoint. An example of that would look like (using the same "function" as above) // I assume this is a function so I get the passed parameters params[["_min", 0, [0]], // Minimum of the range ["_max", 100, [0]], // Maximum of the range ["_mid", 75, [0]]]; // Midpoint of the range // Calculate random number private _rand = min + random[min, mid, max + 1]; // Return the number _rand; For more information please have a look at the comments of the respective BIKI page. The first one by Hcpookie regarding getting whole numbers and how each way to do so will affect the resulting distribution and the second about rough distribution numbers on a range [0, 9] from a Gaussian distribution (second code snippet above). One more comment to make here is that, since we are not provided any information on how these numbers are generated we can't be sure about the exact underlying distribution. For example, in many programming languages the "rand()" function provides quasi-random numbers but the higher numbers have higher probabilities (due to implementation specifics of course). The same may, or may not apply here too, but in my opinion (I haven't used the random command extensively though), the provided implementation is more than adequate for game scripting purposes. So, unless you seek to get a "mathematically correct" distribution I believe that random will be more than enough for any other purpose. Hope this helps somehow 😐.
  3. ZaellixA

    MK6 Mortar disappears

    Yes. You can use removeFromRemainsCollector, or you could just possibly check whether it is in the garbage/remains collector with isInRemainsCollector. See the following snippet as an example, where I assume the mortar object is valid in the scope the snippet will be called and it is called _mortar. if (isInRemainsCollector _mortar) then { systemChat "Mortar is set to be collected"; removeFromRemainsCollector _mortar; systemChat "Mortar is not to be collected anymore"; }; Of course you could skip all the systemChats but I believe you should at least have one in the if-statement's scope to see whether it was called or not (or you can just print the result of isInRemainsCollector command). Please let us know if this worked for you or not.
  4. ZaellixA

    MK6 Mortar disappears

    As Harzach mentioned in their post, maybe the garbage collector, which I believe is on by default, deleted it. For more information on the garbage collector you can have a look at the BIKI under the section Corpse & Wreck Management. If you need further assistance (for example a demo description.ext file showcasing a possible solution) please don't hesitate to post again. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EDIT ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You could also have a look at this post in the forums.
  5. If _unit is defined then what you suggest should have the same results. Additionally, this is "valid" only in the init box of an object/unit.
  6. Could you post a demo mission that replicates just that? This way other people would be able to test your exact setup.
  7. ZaellixA

    Cool feature in Western Sahara

    ABSOLUTELY CORRECT... Thanks a bunch @mrcurry. I haven't scripted for quite some time and don't have a PC to test all the scripts I provide here. This has made me too rusty lately as it seems. On top of that I didn't pay too much attention to the BIKI, which I should start doing more systematically if I would like to provide some feasible solutions to people seeking help around here. Thanks a lot for the correction and @dashiellcote I am sorry for the extra effort (and possibly frustration) I put you in 😞... Glad it is sorted now and it wasn't something very complicated to work around. 🙂
  8. ZaellixA

    Cool feature in Western Sahara

    Well, I haven't really used this specific event handler but from my (maybe limited) understanding it shouldn't be that different from what you already have. This could possibly look like /* * Most probably this is best added in init.sqf in Singleplayer. */ player addMissionEventHandler ["TeamSwitch", { private _newUnit = _this select 1; (group _newUnit) selectLeader _newUnit; }]; Effectively, what I have done here is replace the player with the passed argument of _newUnit which is the unit you are "transferring" to. Since the new unit and the unit of the player is effectively the same unit (supposedly this event handler is triggered after the transfer to the new unit) you could possibly just use the same line of code you have used in your code and make it look like /* * Most probably this is best added in init.sqf in Singleplayer. */ player addMissionEventHandler ["TeamSwitch", { (group player) selectLeader player; }]; I believe the first one is safer because I am not sure whether the event handler is triggered after the change has happened or before. Thus, if you use the passed argument of the new unit to appoint the new team leader you will "always" be safe and sure that this unit, which you will be taking control of, will become the leader. And, since the overhead of getting the passed argument (_this select 1) into a variable is minimal, I strongly suggest the first snippet. Please do keep in mind though that the presented code is not tested and should be treated with caution. Don't hesitate to send back if you need more help, further refinement or anything else. And please, for the sake of future reference, let us know if this worked for you or not.
  9. Yeah but I mean, what exactly is '4' used for? Does it have a specific meaning, or it is just a number that "people have agreed" to mean something specific?
  10. In the documentation it seems like two numbers are used to "emulate" the OK and Cancel buttons. Do you care to elaborate on the use of 4 as an exit code in this case?
  11. Although I haven't tested it, a though would be to try to ask the AI to move further away from the supply box but on the opposite side of it. The thought is that in this way it would hopefully try to move on a straight line, thus ending up being closer to the supply box. This should be the last step of the whole process as you first have to find what the position of the AI is when it "completes" the waypoint and then ask it to move towards the box. This last step could potentially look like the following /* * I assume the following variables are valid * _unit: The AI * _box: The supply box */ // Calculate the unit vector pointing from the unit towards the box private _uVec = (getPos _unit) vectorFromTo (getPos _box); // Calculate coordinates of the new waypoint private _dist = _unit distance _box; // The distance between the unit and the box _dist = _dist - 1; // Subtract one from the distance to make the new waypoint (dist - 1) away from the box private _newCoords = _uVec apply {_x * _dist}; // Scale the unit vector // Add the new waypoint which is (dist - 1) meters away from the box on the opposite side (in respect // to the unit's position) [using your own code for this private _wp = _grp addWaypoint [_targetCache vectorAdd _newCoords, -1]; // ADD THE VECTOR TO THE COORDINATES OF THE CACHE _wp setWaypointType "MOVE"; _wp setWaypointStatements ["true", "{[group this] call soldierReload;"]; Of course, this is just a thought. The AI may decide that the box is an obstacle and attempt to go around it. The worst case scenario is for the AI to decide differently every time :|...I believe that this is highly possible, otherwise Harzach wouldn't have given up on AI some years ago ;P. Nevertheless, please note that this code is not tested and should be treated with caution and let us know if you managed to find a solution or workaround (for future reference).
  12. I believe Harzach has pointed to the right way (maybe there's more than just one right way though). You could possibly use "Reloaded" event handler to get the current magazine of the unit on reload and then use command "magazines" to get the total amount of such magazines left to the unit. This could possibly look like /* Add the event handler (I assume the unit is in a variable called * "_unit" but you could very well use "this" if code is placed in * the unit's init field. */ _unit addEventHandler["Reloaded", { // Get the new mag class private _newMag = (_this select 3) select 0; // Get the count of this type of magazines the unit has // (excluding the currently loaded one) private _nMags = {_x isEqualTo _newMag} count (magazines _unit); // Now set the condition to send the unit to the ammo cache // (using Harzach's example of one magazine here) if (_nMags <= 1) then { // Using teleportation here for demonstration // I assume the cache is a named entity called "ammoCache_3" _unit setPos (getPos ammoCache_3); }; }]; You could very well one-line the calculation of the magazines left inside the condition of the if statement like if (({_x isEqualTo _newMag} count (magazines _unit)) <= 1) then { // Blah blah blah }; Or you could even one-line the whole thing which in my opinion makes things worse (unreadable or very-difficult-to-read code is not easily maintainable and the inclusion of a couple more temporary variables does not provide considerable overhead to avoid their use), but it could look like if (({_x isEqualTo ((_this select 3) select 0)} count (magazines _unit)) <= 1) then { // Blah blah blah }; Plus, this could potentially add some overhead due to the fact that, if the condition is left unoptimised (not sure if there's any optimisation being behind the scenes to the code being executed from an .sqf), there's a possibility that the selection of the first element of the third element of _this could be using some extra cpu cycles (if optimisation kicks in somehow it will most probably be placed in a temporary variable but we don't know that) every time you test against each magazine of the unit. Of course all this gibbering is only to try to move people to the direction of clean coding and it doesn't mean that one of the above snippets would destroy fps and ruin your gaming experience while the other is the way to go. Anyway, I hope the snippet(s) above help somehow to point you towards a possible solution to your problem. Please do keep in mind that the code presented here is not tested and should be treated with caution. Don't use it without testing as it may need some corrections, refinements and/or may not achieve what you want to achieve. Finally, please let us know if you require more help or if this is solves your problem. If not please do provide your solution for the benefit of people that either have the same issue or will do so in the future.
  13. ZaellixA

    Which mod is this?

    First of all, the image you have attached is not visible, at least on my laptop. This may be am issue on my side though. Next, it would be quite beneficial to provide an answer here since you found one. This could possibly benefit other users in the future.
  14. Would you care to provide your solution so that others may benefit in the future from it?
  15. If you have place the code in the init box then you shouldn't worry because the code in the init box is run for each and every player joining the game. This means that all players will have an action added to their menu that will allow them to "roll the dice". You could possibly use hideObject or even better hideObjectGlobal command(s). The only thing is that the latter should be called on the server. To be honest, I am not very fond of creating a lot of objects and then moving them around when needed. It seems like an abuse of resources, which of course is not necessarily true, especially if the number of objects you create is kept to a decent value and even more, if you allow dynamic simulation of the objects. Nevertheless, it seems to me a "better practice" to create something when you need it and destroy it when it's "lifetime" has ended (or let the garbage collector do it for you if this is acceptable). Please, don't get me wrong on that, Joe98's solution works just find and most probably with 20 or so different objects, most probably, won't make a noticable difference on the gameplay/framerate. It's just my opinion that I express here and it's up to you (and everyone else on the forums) to choose their preferred style.
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