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  1. Hi @Solarcode red; welcome to the forums! What you describe has been exactly implemented by the following, excellently made mission, by none other than our beloved @Lou Montana: However, if you wish to create your own, a simplistic way would be- Place a laptop object. Paste the following code into its init box: this addAction [ "Set weather clear skies", // title { 0 setOvercast 0; forceWeatherChange; // script }, true, // showWindow false, // hideOnUse "true", // condition 3, // radius false, // unconscious "", // selection "" // memoryPoint ]; this addAction [ "Set weather overcast", // title { 0 setOvercast 0.5; forceWeatherChange; // script }, true, // showWindow false, // hideOnUse "true", // condition 3, // radius false, // unconscious "", // selection "" // memoryPoint ]; this addAction [ "Set weather storm", // title { 0 setOvercast 1; forceWeatherChange; // script }, true, // showWindow false, // hideOnUse "true", // condition 3, // radius false, // unconscious "", // selection "" // memoryPoint ]; Hopefully this will give you an idea how it works. Assuming I have not mistyped anything on my phone . Note: this method has multiple bugs. Changing weather may cause stuttering in multiplayer. Players joining mid-mission (JIP) may find duplicate actions in their menu. And others. But it works fine for a quick mission with friends.
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    Fog problem in MP

    ACE has a rather complicated weather system that affects things like ballistics and artillery as well. I have had similar problems with scripted weather being removed after a few seconds when ACE was loaded. Have you tried disabling (not loading) the ACE mod from the launcher and tested that?
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    How many Altian dollars are you willing to spend? More seriously, you have picked a pretty good topic to start playing with scripting. Skim read this: https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Introduction_to_Arma_Scripting Read the links I sent you and type a command into the debug console ( "Execute" ) when you play a mission from the Eden Editor. Debug console: Example command: player setVelocity [20, 0, 10]; Play around with this, and if you try enough and ask a question that shows you made an effort, someone may help you. Good luck!
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    BIS_fnc_unitPlay varDone findings

    Thanks Doc! Should help those of us scripting cutscenes, specifically in timing scripts to fire after the unitPlay has finished. Keep it up, sir! ... May I ask what context you were using this in?
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    player inventory weight script

    The ACE mod displays this value in the inventory by default. It uses this function for the calculation. Note the use of CBA: https://github.com/acemod/ACE3/blob/master/addons/common/functions/fnc_getWeight.sqf But you will have to dig some more into the "common" functions and scripts to find how exactly this value is displayed to the player in their inventory screen. They have a slack and a GitHub where you can message with questions: https://github.com/acemod/ACE3 Good luck!
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    Heya @asdsadasddsa; welcome to the forums. (I hope I didn't accidentally tag the wrong "asd.." user ) It looks like everyone jumps identically, and that they are not able to change direction/speed once they are in the air. So I am guessing the players have a scripted action that gives them a fixed upward and forward boost when they press a certain key. My guess is that the following commands are used: https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/setVelocity https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/setVelocityModelSpace https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/BIS_fnc_holdKey (one way to assign a button ingame) Good luck!
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    COVID-20: Vaccine

    I will wager a lot of money that In about 12 years time, there will be a Netflix drama about people living through COVID. Maybe even an action disaster film starring a new retired WWE Wrestler. It was the same with 9/11 in American films and the Cold War in Germany. But not today. I don't want to be reminded of daily problems in my entertainment. Sorry if it feels like a lazy excuse. Your choice of setting has nothing to do with the quality of your mission making. And we all have different ways of working through difficult experiences. But that is the reason I won't download your mission. It looks like a lot of work went into it. So I'm looking forward to future projects. Good luck!
  8. How exactly does it go wrong? If, for example, you cannot get script to work from the unit attributes, then you could give the unit a variable name when editing the mission file, then reference that when entering the code from the server debug console. Eg: if (isServer) then { 0 = [DogCharacterVarName,"Fin_random_F"] spawn { ...
  9. @marki980908 Sure, if the debug console is enabled (or you are the admin), you can execute code in the unit attributes. See: https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Arma_3:_Debug_Console
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    Image over HUD Issue

    @GODSPEEDSNAKE I got inspiration for creating a jumpscare in my "horror" mission using BIS_fnc_dynamicText, thanks! May I ask why you made this function, instead of using BIS_fnc_initLeaflet ? Or is the image meant to appear with a different interaction/trigger? Eg: https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/File:a3_orange_leaflets_preview.jpg
  11. As I understand from the PMC tutorial, L3DT allows you to export the heightfield / heightmap in several image formats, besides the data table .asc format. Mondkalb's own tutorial even suggests using 8-bit greyscale images: https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Mondkalb%27s_Terrain_Tutorial Editing an image file with eg irfanview, GiMP, or Photoshop(if you have the license) allows you to select and edit areas. You could then apply an automated noise filter over a selected area. This is a tutorial for GiMP, but there's multiple for all image editing suites: https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/76414/how-to-apply-grain-texture-effect-in-gimp Or perhaps you prefer the manual 3D hands on approach. Arguments can definitely be made for that. Good luck!
  12. Whoa! This terrain looks very well put together, and very fun for small scale fights. You can really tell a lot of attention to detail that went into it, and that it's designed with gameplay in mind vs pure aesthetics. Also nice that it doesn't depend on any third party content! I have an unsolicited question: feel free to ignore it, obviously I have *zero* claim to your efforts: Does the terrain editor allow for noise generation in the heightmap for certain areas? Perhaps in the slums and outer city? Really +/- 0.2 meters would be plenty. I think it could increase immersion by reducing the visual contrast of the hills vs the (perfectly) flat city areas. Also, infantry players would have to adjust view and not just hold the "W" key when crossing. And it also provides minor cover for prone positions, that would be performance friendlier than placing many rock objects.
  13. @Webbzyjr2 You nailed it. Thank you.
  14. Hey @Webbzyjr2! I am afraid I am not familiar with GUI editing. But I am VERY curious how you disabled the map. Seems the solution to a problem of mine: how to make players who have teleported "inside" buildings not have a GPS signal. What script command did you use?
  15. @linkinpunk Thank you! Do you know where I can find a list of the default "classes" of cutRsc effects in Arma? I could not find one in the BIKI.