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Everything posted by Melody_Mike

  1. Glad to hear from you sir. It took me a while (and several restarts on my dedicated) to realize that your uploaded folder doesn't have a mission file =]. So just added your old one. Also, could you perhaps upload the new readme documents as well? The ones in this folder are dated from 2020 (Changelog last modfiied as of 18/05/2020). This version seems to work fine in singleplayer and dedicated. Same visual bug as described by jgaz-uk when targeting by AI is enabled in the parameters. Will gladly help test out new builds. Have a good one!
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    Denis M, Добро пожаловать на форум! However, I do not speak Russian. Can you please put your question in English? Would love to help.
  3. The other idea I am thinking involves making the player unit disappear and setting the player camera to follow the enemy vehicle. Basically simulating that the player is riding the vehicle, when he actually isn't. There is a mod that does this trick: Duda's Advanced Train Simulator (ATS). Very popular, and doesn't require loading a mod to make it work (the mod simply loads script files on everyone connected to the server and then has each client run the scripts on their own). If you're willing to put in the work, I am certain you can get inspired by the scripting method of that mod to achieve the result of the player walking up to a vehicle, getting an action to enter it, "riding" it in third person mode, and being able to get off, just like a normal vehicle. Good luck.
  4. Heya Ziptlytical- That is a fun idea! However, when a unit occupies a vehicle, it changes the vehicle's side (and I am fairly sure localizes the vehicle to the unit's machine; in this case the server). You can demonstrate this easily by placing an empty OPFOR vehicle in front of a BLUFOR AT soldier. The soldier will decide to attack the vehicle based on the faction of the driver. For this reason, the occupants of the same vehicle cannot be from different sides, even civilian. So I am pretty sure you will have to get very creative with you solution. Off the top of my head, you could try to create an invisible vehicle (perhaps apply a homemade transparent texture instead) and attach it to the back of your truck. Then script a "Get In" event handler that, when the player is inside the invisible vehicle, makes the player invisible as well. And another event handler for when the player exits the vehicle. I don't see any way of getting your idea to work within the standard capabilities of the Eden Editor (and Arma engine). Will reply if I get a better method..
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    Video From TV/Laptop/Screen

    Hi @asys. I think your answer is included in this other thread: Where a script creates a new camera for a vehicle and attaches it. Note that due to limitations of the engine, you can only do about 4 screens at a time. Good luck!
  6. I feel a lot of missions have this surreal quality where the player group is the only one present on the map when facing tanks and airplanes and all sorts of large scale set pieces. It feels artificial. There are several good client-side ambient battle sounds and effects scripts, but this is obviously the most immersive solution. When doing the test mission "PartakeInAnAssaultAgainstAnEnemySector.Altis" (airport assault), you really get this sense of dread as you are running through the surrounding town towards the fighting sounds from the airfield. Good stuff! Just wondering what the CPU cost of this will be for the server. There's another scenario which provides AI vs AI battles, Evannex. But it brings my dedicated i9 server to its knees (25 server FPS). Note: it does provide a LOT of action. So I will test on how this works and try to remember to report findings. Question: is it possible to just remove or rename "CreateGrid.sqf" ? Or will that have other unintended effects?
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    HAFM NAVY (Ships) - v2.0

    Hi. This is a fantastic mod. Adds a lot of missing content to the game. To that end; have you seen the recent mod for sonar that was made- ? Would you be interested in adding it**** as a supplementary function to the mod? I don't mind helping with implementing. ***(with written permission from the author, obviously!)
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    Missile camera troubles

    Awesome! Cinematic and immersive. Question however: I'm a little confused on the text. If the camera is attached to the missile (instead of offset), will it not rotate as well? Also: how many times have you made those poor citizens of Abdera homeless 😧?
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    Really bright fire support

    The above solution looks most straightforward, however for completeness- If you have the patience, then you can manually specify a light/particle effect. There's a mod, Emitter 3ditor, that gives you overview of existing in game particles, lets you change parameters, and export it as a script for missions: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1613905318 If you want to manipulate these particles in real time as objects, then the server (and Zeus player) will have to run the mod. Am curious what your end result will look like!
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    Cheers. And much appreciation for responding to us newer users! I will try it with my dedicated server this weekend. Stay tuned..
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    [SP/COOP 05] YAPRM 2035

    Nice mission! Good level of difficulty for casual players. However I had a bug: when shooting (I assume) all the enemies, the final task ("Leave the Island") was completed, skipping the first two tasks, and ending the mission. Since I don't consider calling and waiting for a helicopter the most interesting part of a mission, this didn't bother me.
  12. Hi @PIP Boy, welcome to the forums! I believe the script command you are looking for is https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/BIS_fnc_holdActionAdd .
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    Disconnect UAV from dead

    May I ask how you identify the player and reconnect the uav on respawn (in dedicated)? Do you check the player's class in the onPlayerRespawn.sqf, ie: if (typeOf player == "B_Soldier_UAV_F") then { uav1 connectTerminalToUAV player; }; ?
  14. I think I've narrowed it down to something in line 241 of vDogPatrol.sqf, where _virtualTarget is defined. Unfortunately the BI changelog for 2.00 gives no hints, because they don't mention any changes in how AI or setObjectTexture works. @LSValmont Any tips, sir? As much as I like Salvador Dali, it the visual bug shown by jgaz-uk in his October 20 post really does kill the script >=(.
  15. Goodness! This script seems a fantastic addition to popular public coop mods such as Invade and Annex or Domination. Players can finally start their mission without helicopters or paradrop :). Need a QA guy with some time on his hands?
  16. I will admit it's a pain in the behind finding an object to call HOOKDEVICE (with LODs) that has a hiddenselection (so I can turn it invisible) that I can place behind my user texture. Anyone have a suggestion? Edit: answer is "VR objects".
  17. Ah, let me give context: My mission has players investigating a crash site. They are supposed to find some blood on a tree. I simply placed a "user texture 1x1" object (classname: UserTexture1m_F ). Here's a picture: https://ibb.co/6NZ6fyF (Note: the texture itself is a placeholder) Since I am not interested in destroying the object, and I do want players looking at something in particular, I understand that I should use lineIntersectsSurfaces, yes?
  18. I have used this script in my own mission, and am thankful it exists! Have a technical question on how it works- Because I couldn't get it to work with a texture object. Only "physics" rendered ones. Is there any reason why lineIntersectsSurfaces wouldn't work with texture objects?
  19. Hi jeffv202, welcome to the forums! Not directly. But there are many ways of doing this. One way is to "Turn off" your spotter, and turn him on only when players get within desired range. a) Go into the attributes of your spotter unit. Give him a variable name; let's say "Spotter" for now. Look under the special tab and uncheck "Enable Simulation". (You can do the same thing by writing this command in the init box:) this enablesimulation false; That "turns off" your spotter unit. The character won't respond or move, but is visible to players. b) Place a trigger on top of your spotter. Go into the attributes. Look under the transformation tab and adjust the dimensions and shape of your trigger area. c) In the Trigger: activation tab, set the activation to "Any Player" for now. d) In the Trigger: Expression tab, enter this in the On Activation box: Spotter enablesimulation true; Finished. Now when a player walks into the trigger area, the spotter unit will "activate". Depending on which way he's looking, stance of players et cetera, it might be a few seconds or longer before he detects somebody. This is of course very simple. You can build on this example. Here are a few commands in the Bohemia Interactive wiki that you can use on your "Spotter" instead: https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/disableAI And here is a command you can use (and then adjust with triggers) on your player units: https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/setUnitTrait There are several more ways to design this. Have fun.
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    No zoom/fov Weapons and Veichles

    Thanks for the answers gents.
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    No zoom/fov Weapons and Veichles

    Heya Great addition to the game! Does the mod eliminate the zoom by changing configs of weapons? Or something else? I am working on a coop mission whereby I want certain "Aid worker" players to not be able to zoom in, and other (soldier) players still. Is that scriptable with your solution?
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    [WIP] Terrain - Woe Betide, UK

    Can't wait for something *this* accurate to show up in the workshop! Especially enjoy how the urban areas look complete, rather than as SimCity compositions. Hope you're doing well, sir.
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    Retexturing AI soldiers

    This is a whole can of worms you have opened up for yourself. I am going to rephrase your question in three possible ways: "I want to apply a custom texture to units" Read up on this- https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/setObjectTextureGlobal "I want monsters" Use this mod- https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2262255106&searchtext= "I like scripting .sqf and want scary effects during my missions" Try these scripts and mods- https://steamcommunity.com/id/aliascartoons/myworkshopfiles/?appid=107410 Good luck!
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    Script Ideas

    Hiya again Sorry I wasn't able to respond earlier today. I received your message, along with the mission download link. Think it's useful to share our findings with future users. Turns out that, as you (and I following) mentioned, the first player does not get a respawn position. The script kicks in when >1 players are connected to a multiplayer server. I spent an hour Googling out how to run multiple instances of Arma and a dedicated locally (few hints: enable loopback, disable BattleEye, disable kick duplicate on servercfg. Disable BattleEye and enable nopause in launcher parameters on clients). Script does work, but when the group leader dies, the respawn position (on the new "leader") is created then deleted every second. TL;DR it works but read the post first :). Thanks @Smart Games
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    Script Ideas

    ^ This zip file doesn't have a mission.sqm file. I made a mission in VR with 3 groups: 2 BLUFOR and 1 OPFOR. Made all the BLUFOR units playable. As far as I can tell it can't get much more barebones than that. Would it be possible to re-upload it again?