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  1. Hi all, Here is a new module in MGI Advanced Module addon, for spawning any groups you want, any time... (done) This module allows: - to spawn any group, even customized, on any side, - spawning on multiple possible areas (triggers) - with a wide randomized choice or a very specific group. You can place several modules on the map, each of them have their own parameters; 1. Choose the side (applies to all groups spawned from a module, no matter the initial vanilla side). So civilian units can be aggressors. 2. decide if you want to spawn: * at total random (so the groups are picked in cfgGroups, but for the side you chose (normal limitation) * at randomized or specific faction(s) . They must exist in cfgGroups (not all factions from cfgFactionClasses are available for groups). All factions (cfgGroups) are available so not depending, here, on the final side * You can filter these first possibilities by the type(s) of groups. For example, "infantry" and/or "motorized" and/or "armored"... But, these types must exist in the cfgGroups. * you can choose to spawn a specific group (from cfgGroups).. or even an array of units, vehicles... or even an edited group (with all customized textures, pylons, loadouts...) * linked group(s) on module, customized or not, will be candidates for spawning. That's fine for spawning not existing groups such as air or sea patrols. 3. Choose the attitude: behavior, combat mode, formation... 4. choose the repeat sequence (limitation and delay 5. decide on what condition groups module can spawn (not only at start, but any time!) 6. decide for a simple task (or not). Chase players, enemies, defend... 7. run a code for each group (useful for specific task) MODULE(S) IN 3DEN - Position/ area of the module(s) if no synced trigger area. Direction of the module, in 3den, is the direction of the group (if no synced trigger area) SYNCED TRIGGER AREA(S) - The position, area and direction of the module doesn't matter any more. The group(s) are spawning at randomized positions in randomized trigger area(s), with the direction of the trigger area. SYNCED UNIT(S) - In 3den, you can place (customized or not) group(s) with the module(s). No matter if you synced one (leader or not) or several units of a group, with the module. The group will be candidate for spawning. PARAMETERS SIDE - Definitely the side of your group(s) for this module. No matter the choice you did (edited group, chosen faction(s), or type(s) of group or group(s)..) What ever you spawn we belong to this side. --> But, if you let the module at full random (no synced group, no, faction, no type, no group), in this case, the randomized group is picked among the native possibility from cfgGroups. So, if you just select a side (say EAST), you'll spawn randomized groups(s) from OPFOR. HOW MANY GROUPS - The number of group(s) to be spawned at each occurrence. Randomization will depend on the possibility of what you want to spawn, so your choice) Min 1 max 12 (limited for performance saving when spawning heavy customized groups. Feel free to add other modules) NOTE: The modules works with edited groups or existing configs/classes of groups in cfgGroups (see config viewer from console). So, scripted groups have always the architecture: configFile >> "cfgGroups" >> "side" >> "faction"* >> "type of group" >> "group" ... then units/vehicles for each group Example: side like "Indep" , faction like "IND_E_F", type like "infantry", group like "I_E_InfSquad" FACTION(S)* - If empty, no filter about them. If filled without any more details (type(s), group(s) ) all available factions in cfgGroups can be used to spawn any child type, then any child group. But โš ๏ธ all current faction names can't work. Some existing factions in cfgFactionClasses are not present in cfgGroups. For example: "CIV_IDAP_F" (IDAP civilian faction has no group) or even "OPF_V_F" (Arma Viper) can't work in the architecture of cfgGroups. (for Viper, the only group defined in: configfile >> "CfgGroups" >> "East" >> "OPF_F" >> "SpecOps" >> "OI_ViperTeam" exits. So at faction level, there is nothing to do). You can fill the parameter with a working class like: "OPF_F" , or the config (configfile >> "CfgGroups" >> "East" >> "OPF_F"), or an array of these possibilities. Not case sensitive. TYPE(S) - if more a filter about what you want to spawn. That should be simple as "infantry" or " motorized or mechanized" or "armored". That doesn't. Even in Arma vanilla, you can find exotic classes as "motorized_MTP". Any dev has his own mind to sort the groups by types. The reason is probably the way you can find sorted groups in 3den's right panel. But, it's just impossible (or needs an updated list of hundreds of names) to filter groups easily. You have to do that job, if you want to do so, writing a config or a class or an array of that, for filtering the type(s). Not case sensitive but do not make typo's error! If wrong, there is no more filter. You can fill the parameter with a working class (not the config) like: "specops", or an array of these possibilities. SPECIFIC GROUP(S) - a step more for less randomization. You are at the group level. As factions, you can fill it with class (of group) or config or an array of these possibilities. Much more, you can add arrays of units/vehicles class(es). That's also a way to customize some groups, but one the contrary of synced edited ones, you'll not able to define appearance for vehicles or pylons payload at this moment. RADIUS AREA - radius of the module area, so the spawn area if no synced trigger areas. Useless if any trigger area synced. GROUP(S) DIRECTION - orientation of the module in 3den (shift mousse drag) . Do not write anything on field (it's a result, not an entry). Useless if any trigger area synced. GROUP(S) SKILL - As 3den, skill for whole group, with +/-10% randomized on each units. ENABLE DYNAMIC SIMULATION - As in 3den. See Biki for detailed explanation (recommended) CONDITION FIELD - checked every 2 seconds. So, much more convenient than a simple condition of presence at start! Feel free to do what you want but return a boolean. Examples: * spawning only at night : sunOrMoon < 0.5 * strengthening weakened side : INDEPENDENT countSide allGroups < 3 * waiting for more players : count allPlayers > 2 * even checking for 1000 m distance at least from any player: private _possAreas = _logic getVariable "possAreas"; (count allPlayers > 0 && allPlayers findIf {private _plyr = _x; _possAreas findIf {_plyr distance _x#0 < 1000} == -1} == -1) but that will not despawn or hide or disable the groups! See the dynamic simulation instead. REPEAT OCCURRENCE - the added times for re-spawning the same groups (not at the same place) . 0 means no more occurrence. -1 means infinite repeat. So if you want to spawn 3 times a group, set it to 2 (1 shot + 2 added) INTERVAL FOR REPEAT - A delay between 2 consecutive spawns , if the condition are met. If not, the spawn will wait for condition to be TRUE, then spawn, then wait for interval duration, then check for condition... min 30 sec max 2 hours. FORMATION OF THE GROUP - As usual. Sometimes this setting is reinitialized to default wedge. I didn't identify why. So check twice before OK button and save scenario. BEHAVIOR - (or behaviour, sorry) Same as usual COMBAT MODE - same as usual SPEED MODE - As usual. same little problem as formation. Check twice. INSIGNIA - I hope that works fine everywhere... CODE FOR GROUP - Blank of any code (without {}). Passes parameters are <group> <<leader>, <vehicles of the group> . For example, just write: params ["_grp","_lead","_vehs"]; private _wp = _grp addWaypoint [<aPosition>,0]; _wp setWaypointType "MOVE"; _lead forceFlagTexture "\A3\Data_F\Flags\Flag_red_CO.paa"; {_x setFuel 0.2} forEach _vehs No bracket, just like this. BASIC TASK - can be: * Do Nothing (the preferred one of dumb AIs) * Attack nearest known enemy. So the group will start after an enemy knowledge acquisition. Not before. I hope I managed air assets for chasing air assets... I can't imagine infantry running after a jet. * Chase nearest enemy. Same as above but the position of nearest enemy is known (for spawning attack waves for example) * Attack nearest Player (known enemy) . The group must acquire the detection of a hostile player. * Chase nearest player (enemy). The group will start the hunting on player's (updated) position. * Defend this area. some SAD waypoints in the area of the group(s). known difficulties - Mods like Unsung or CUP or RHS (all in fact) requires a sharp attention for the name of the factions/groups but also Types... of groups. You can't imagine hundreds of names for stupid things like "infantry" "armored" "mechanized" ... That should be normalized, but not! - Too many mods, even non used by mission, but just loaded on server (so ticked), will affect the randomization for nuts, and lead to unwanted results like Arma or CUP units during Unsung play. know bugs all corrected so far To do list: - respawn without delay on whole group death - add a filter for mods... A lot of work. Enjoy! All feedback welcome. [RELEASED]
  2. Sup! I want to ask what do you think about these two blocks of code, performance wise. It's a 'side process' on client that fires an event on a dedicated server. My first approach was using a spawn-while-loop, but after some research (https://ace3mod.com/wiki/development/arma-3-scheduler-and-our-practices.html) I want to try another approach. I'm using CBA_A3 by the way. Using spawn-while-loop: // from some other piece of code --> fwp_saveInterval = 30 [] spawn { while {true} do { ["FWP_EH_serverUnitSave", [player, getPlayerUID player]] call CBA_fnc_serverEvent; // skip interval sleep fwp_saveInterval; }; }; Using CBA_fnc_addPerFrameHandler: // from other piece of code --> fwp_saveInterval = 30 fwp_clientAutosavePFH = [ { ["FWP_EH_serverUnitSave", [player, getPlayerUID player]] call CBA_fnc_serverEvent; }, fwp_saveInterval, [] ] call CBA_fnc_addPerFrameHandler; Thanks in advance ๐Ÿ˜„
  3. Made a mission like always. Hosted a listen server. My friends join the lobby. We start. Im on the ground as a soldier like normal. Friends are seagulls above their soldier. The ace nametag thing above the soldiers says "error: no unit." I have like a thousand hours in the editor and I have never run into this problem before. My own troubleshooting: I turned respawn off, since seagulls come with the respawn, it still happens. I started up a second instance of arma from my own pc and joined to rule out if my friends had other versions of something, it still happens. When the non-host comes to the point where the map should be visible before mission start, it says "could not connect to the positioning system" or whatever, but all the soldiers I placed have a map so it's like they don't get their gear even. Im thinking maybe something just glitched tf out and I should try to redo the mission with a fresh start. Anyone have a clue? Mods used: CBA ACE3 ALIVE TFAR RHS ASR_AI Kunduz. SOLVED When using doStop in MP on playable characters, all except the host become seagulls. This happens in total vanilla too. I sent a bug-report to BIS.
  4. Hello everyone. Let's say I'm running a mission that currently has over 1000 running scripts (diag_activeScripts#0 > 1000): for"_i" from 0 to 1000 do { [] spawn { while {true} do { for "_i" from 0 to 50000 do {true} } } } Each iteration of every script requires about 20 ms to complete, which is well above the scheduler's execution time limit (3 ms). This practically means that if my game is running @60 FPS (16.6 ms per frame) and I have a script at the 1001st position in the queue, it will be executed at least over ~17 seconds later! And this is just the first iteration of my script. There will be a ~17s delay between each iteration. This is only a stress test of course, but still I'd rather my scripts were executed ASAP. I don't mean like 'call', because my scripts are way too demanding for calling. They have to be executed in the scheduled environment. I can think of a dirty method (using a perFrame eventHandler, and executing the code bit by bit), but I was hoping for a more straightforward solution. Does anyone know a way?
  5. Hey guys. Does anyone know a way to "call" a function/script from the scheduled environment? In other words, let's say I've already spawned a script: 0 spawn { call MY_fnc_TEST } Any function called inside this script will obviously get executed in the scheduled environment (canSuspend). But I want it to get called in the unscheduled environment. One way I know is to do something like this: 0 spawn { OnEachFrame {call MY_fnc_TEST; onEachFrame ""}; } which is quite awkward. Plus the function will not get executed before the rest of the script (it gets called in the next frame). This can be verified using: AAA = 1; 0 spawn { onEachFrame {AAA = AAA + 1; onEachFrame ""}; AAA = AAA/2 }; This gives AAA = 1.5 instead of 1. Does anyone know a better way?!
  6. Hello friends! A couple of days ago I've ran into some trouble I couldn't solve myself, and I found help here very fast. Right now, I'm at the point where I'm unable to find a solution for some sort of problem, again. What I'm trying to achive, is to spawn a vehicle - the AWC 302 Nyx (Wiesel), to be exactly - with alternate, official texture. The Nyx features the standard AAF-Camo, and alternatively an simple Olive-Camo. Since I'm making a own verison of DUWS - many of you will know what this is -, you will also know how those vehicles do spawn: Go to the headquarters, talk to the officer, choose the vehicle, spend the credits, and the vehicle will spawn outside of the HQ. Heres a little insight of how I try to spawn this vehicle with the alternate Olive-Camo: case 18: { if (commandpointsblu1 >= 28) then { hint "Vehicle ready !"; commandpointsblu1 = commandpointsblu1 - 28; ctrlSetText [1000, format["%1",commandpointsblu1]]; _vehic = "I_LT_01_AA_F" createVehicle _spawnPos; _vehic setObjectTexture [0,"Indep_Olive"]; _vehic setObjectTexture [1,"Indep_Olive"]; _vehic setObjectTexture [2,"Indep_Olive"]; _vehic animate ["showTools", 1]; _vehic animate ["showCamonetHull", 1]; _vehic animate ["showBags", 1]; _vehic animate ["showSLATHull", 0]; } else { hint "Not enough command points"; }; }; If I do place the vehicle in 3den-Editor, change it's visuals like the camo, SLAT-Armour, camonet etc., and then export it, copy paste it somewhere, the Olive-Camo is defined as "Indep_Olive", like above. Exported stuff looks like this: _veh = createVehicle ["I_LT_01_AA_F",position player,[],0,"NONE"]; [ _veh, ["Indep_Olive",1], ["showTools",1,"showCamonetHull",1,"showBags",1,"showSLATHull",0] ] call BIS_fnc_initVehicle; Of course I already found out that this won't work with SetObjectTexture, unfortunately. The vehicle does spawn with all the extras like SLAT-Armour, tools, but with missing textures (At least this showed me, that it somehow works). I then tried different things to achive my goal, changed something here and there, tried to find the path to those textures, etc. Funny enough: It's possible to use this code instead of the old one, and spawn the vehicle with all the extras and the correct textures. Bad thing is, It's spawn behaviour is totally different and all over the place - sometimes even glitches into the HQ. Results in apocalypse. If I'd use the new code instead of the old one, it'd look like this: case 18: { if (commandpointsblu1 >= 28) then { hint "Vehicle ready !"; commandpointsblu1 = commandpointsblu1 - 28; ctrlSetText [1000, format["%1",commandpointsblu1]]; _veh = createVehicle ["I_LT_01_AA_F",position player,[],25,"NONE"]; [ _veh, ["Indep_Olive",1], ["showTools",1,"showCamonetHull",1,"showBags",1,"showSLATHull",0] ] call BIS_fnc_initVehicle; } else { hint "Not enough command points"; }; }; It's a long and already ungrateful journey, and I don't know where else to look, what else to do. If there would be someone to point me in the right direction, or is able to make a functioning code of the examples above - old code or new one, doesn't matter as long as it works and the spawn behaviour is correct and identical to the old one, I'd - again - be more than very thankful. Hope to hear from you folks, enjoy your time! Regards, MajorBlunderbuss.
  7. So I'm new to the Arma III editor and I'm wondering what script would I use to despawn AI after it completes a waypoint? The context is that I want a helicopter to perform a set of tasks, but then have its final waypoint move far out of view, despawning completely after reaching that far-out move waypoint. If anyone is able to answer this it would help tremendously!
  8. black_hawk_mw2_87

    Force Groups Spawn

    Hello to everyone from the community! ๐Ÿ™‚ I would like to ask for a script that: - creates groups of units by force (from sqf file) and WHEN a trigger is activated and its condition is met. My idea is to: 1.create a group in the EDEN editor and give the unit a callsign X (for example); 2.force spawn the same group when a condition is met in my trigger (it must not exist until this moment, OR be invisible); 3.use the sqf file to check if the ENTIRE group is eliminated and forced respawn it again; 4.have another script from another trigger which could stop spawning the group when another condition is met (for example a visible timer reaches 0 second - such scripts could be used when the player awaits reinforcements and must hold a position for certain time). Here is everything again: [trigger is activated and spawns the X group] ---> [the group is eliminated - checked by the sqf file that also spawns it again] ---> [use a no matter what condition in a 2nd. trigger to stop the respawn /a timer is preferred/] Thank you for the help in advance and cheers! Edit: additional question - can I use multiple groups named X_1, X_2, X_3 etc. and also use multiple sqf files with similar names that work as the first file, only for the next X groups that follow? ๐Ÿ™‚
  9. I need a easier way to spawn random units instead of individually pulling all classes from the in game editor and pasting it while adding quotations and commas like this: ["B_mas_med_Army_ENG_F", "B_mas_med_Army_EXP_F", "B_mas_med_Army_GL_F",]. I want to use a script that when called it will pull a random unit from a given side of a given type (infantry, land, air) and spawn them in a group. The group will be filled with random units. I also want it to pull units from mods that I download. I dont want to have to keep updating the script every time I download another unit mod. The mod MMC sandbox has no problem in doing this but I dont know how they did it.
  10. Hello, community. - I want to create a task in the middle of a huge town. The type of the task is not important. - We all know I can simply place enemy units... and even if I use waypoints, they will be very predictable and I will almost always know their possible location and position. - For this reason and in the interest of the dynamic and immersive gameplay I am seeking, I wish to use some kind of a script that would randomly "choose" dynamicaly generated spots and positions and will spawn these groups somewhere around, let's say around the objective in a hidden marker area. - In order to achieve this I could probably create and name the groups first and use their tags in the script that is going to spawn them in this area. - The other possible way would be to include units' correct editor names (classifications) and spawn all of the included units, but this seems to be more difficult to accomplish. So, what would you suggest? As always, thank you in advance and cheers! ๐Ÿ™‚
  11. Hello, community! I have seen such a script, but I can't find it anywhere: - the player needs to complete multiple tasks; - he's debriefed by his HQ and must open a local map (EDEN item, placed on the map); - when he interacts with the map, a map is opened all over the screen; - all tasks are visible on this map as flags; - the flags' markers change its size (grow a little) when the mouse marker is pointing at them; - during this action a text with description is shown next to the current flag marked; - when you click on the flag, you will be teleported to the location; - I want to use the script on the VR map for testing and then move it to the mission's map; - I want another such map asset (item) to be temporary spawned next to me (near player's new location) after being teleported, so the player can go back to the HQ debriefing area, once the task is completed (the player will be allowed to do that only when it's finished /this is not a mandatory condition/). | The second possible variant is just another copy of the map item at the specific task location, but the condition with the task completed must be "true"; - I want the task to be activated, when the player is just spawned and teleported to the task's location, so I guess I will have to put a trigger there. Thanks for the help in advance! ๐Ÿ™‚
  12. Greetings everyone, could you help me pls with that build. I'm a rookie in Arma 3 Editing. I'm just want to do dynamic AI take off from STRATIS AirBase and after take off they moved to Trigger who delete them, and repeat this every time in Scenario. Could you steer me in the right way to build this. Thanks. What i did. First: MultiPlayer ModuleRespawnVehicle_F - connect to My Vehicle names FBH - AI unit get in - MovePoint to Trigger {deleteVehicleCrew _x} forEach crew; deleteVehicle FBH;}, and they don't respawn, bacause Trigger delete them forever. And i'cant find any replacement to this function for my build. And second : i dont know how to respawn units. Please treat with understanding.
  13. Hello, community. I am working on a Coop mission, where I have placed 3 playable units. I will perhaps add more later, depending on my later ideas. They all (including me - the player) need to be able to pick up an item (a specific bagpack - ace_gunbag_Tan). I have placed this object on the ground and I am the only one who can pick it up right now, but it is an important item, being also a protective gear. ๐Ÿ˜„ So, when I or the other players pick up the first object, the same object should respawn on its previous location after, let us say, 10-15 seconds. It should respawn exactly X times, according to the playable count of units. How do I achieve that? Thank you in advance and cheers! ๐Ÿ™‚
  14. Hello, everyone. Would you help me with the following idea I have in mind: I want a specific item or a custom object, that can be placed in the inventory (and via a script also checked if it's inside of it - to complete the task), to be spawned after a trigger is activated within a specific trigger's/marker's area, for example inside a building (where the trigger or the market is placed to make it appear there like a custom loot). So the player must find the item and collect it, but it should appear on different locations within this area, somewhere in the building. After the item is picked up, a task is finished successfully. What can I use to make it work? Another possible condition, instead of trigger's/marker's area, could be player distance _object < X, and when the player is close enough, the item shall spawn somewhere around... and in this case, I guess, it should be again within a specific area, marked by a trigger or a map marker... So I'd prefer the first option with another condition. Thank you in advance! ๐Ÿ™‚
  15. Hey guys and girls. I am trying my first time in making a group spawn in my mission. it is a MP game and it is all for making the base look alive. I can spawn the group and i can make them move, But i can't get them to go inside a helicopter. I have tried with GETIN and GETIN NEAREST. The Helicopter is not spawned in to game it is placed in editor. How can i make this work as simple as possible _spawngroup = [getMarkerPos "MARK1", INDEPENDENT, ["I_G_Soldier_A_F", "I_G_Soldier_F", "I_G_Soldier_AR_F"]] call BIS_fnc_spawnGroup; _wp1 = _spawngroup addWaypoint [getmarkerpos "wp1", 0]; _wp1 setWaypointType "MOVE"; _wp1 setWaypointSpeed "NORMAL"; _wp1 setWaypointBehaviour "CARELESS"; _wp1 setWaypointFormation "COLUMN"; _wp2 = _spawngroup addWaypoint [getmarkerpos "WP2", 0]; _wp2 setWaypointType "GETIN NEAREST"; _wp2 setWaypointSpeed "NORMAL"; _wp2 setWaypointBehaviour "CARELESS"; _wp2 setWaypointFormation "COLUMN";
  16. Hiho Gentlemen, for the past weeks I have been looking into improving the FPS impact my Vandeanson's Apocalypse mod has on missions. What does the mod do? (all the below happens server side only, fyi) 1. []spawn "Position finder function": find well suiting locations to spawn sites of interest (small sized composition of structures, things and AI, e.g. a banditcamp) based on a random players location 2. []spawn "Site spawner function":mark that location (as set in #1.) and starts "waituntil {code to check for condition}" with condition that ANY player gets close to the site 3. create the site, enable dynamic simulation, start despawn timer 4.a [] "spawn hideobjectglobal function" that will hide the objects of a site once no player is near that site, but the despawn timer (item. 5 below) has not run out yet 4.b [] "spawn un-hideobjectglobal function" that will UNhide the objects of a site if a player is near again 5. wait for despawn timer to run out (minimum up-time of a site) 6. start "waituntil {code to check for condition}" with condition that no player is near the site 7. delete the site/AI 8. start at #1. I hope its somehow recognizable, that this should allow for a dynamic environement, with least possible performance impact due to the "waituntil" gating. Sites are only up if really needed e.g. a player is nearby to actually see the site. If the sites and AI are spawned, dynamic simulation is enabled. The performance gains compared to previous versions (where assets where spawned in and FPS was only saved by dyn. simulation) are already quite considerable. The performance saving actions happen through distance checks, waituntil, dynamic simulation, hideobjectglobal and despawn of sites that are no longer needed (e.g. noone within 4k meters proxy) However, the question that is bugging me currently is about the performance impact of having multiple (possibly 100+) waituntil and spawn threads up sametime. waituntil: the mod spawns about 10 type of sites, each sites may be spawned up to 10 times. Each creates an own "waituntil" thread. I seem to understand that these waituntils are continuisly eating up performance until the "condition" is met. Until then, the condition is checked every frame. In my case, these are way to many "check" iterations than needed. A check every 5 seconds is fine as well. Hence I changed the waituntil to waituntil {sleep 5; ...code..}; Question: am I correct that this shold have a "considerable" positive impact on performance of waituntil usage? I got this from forum posts so it should atleast have some hand and feets. [] spawns: most functions need to be spawned in a separate thread, I can not use "call" as the calling script can not be halted until the function returns true and since suspension (waituntil) is not allowed for called functions. Where i can use "call", i do that. Hence, in additiona to a lot of waituntils, I also have multiple spawn threads run more or less complex code sametime. I believe that if i put in sleep timers between each bulk of complex code that should help with performance (e.g. first all bandit camps are spawned, then the next site may start to spawn in). Question: this, if the sleep timers are set right, should put additional ease on cpu. Correct? Also, if I place small sleep timers throughtout spawned code, I should ease possible stutters/lags when spawning stuff. I could also add condition checks (uff, more waituntils) between major functions spawns, that only return true once the previous site/code bulk is done. I hope it is somehow understandable what I am trying to do and what the challenges are that I am worried about. A playable test version of the mod can be found here FYI: (it does not include ALL of the performance saving actions yet, but it should give you a fair picture). Why this post? I would like to understand if: - my thought process is correct - if the issues I am looking into are actual issues worth looking into - if more experienced people would take a similar approach or if I am missing knowledge and the issue could be taken on in better ways. The changes I made already show positive results, but I am sure that there are things that I dont know yet. The above conclusions are based on the last 2 years of coding various projects and reading up various topics online (KK's blog, forum posts, code optimisation guides...) I have no professional coding background, hence I might lack basic knowledge. End of wall of text. I appreciate any feedback, input, source of information and so on that I can get;) Thanks! Cheers VD
  17. I have built a military training area in the game editor mode and its almost all ready to go live, however I cant seem to find the correct Init: in the functions menu for spawning people close to the training site. I would like to be able have people just join the live server and jump straight to the training site with a basic load out.
  18. As the title says, im having a problem, and i have not the faintest idea on what. Im a mission creator for my group. Im experiencing that in missions i've made with player slots that has custom loadout i've made through the virtual arsenal in the eden editor, end up being naked when they spawn into the game. It was not always like this, but suddenly a few weeks back - it started. No idea why. This is really annoying, and somewhat game breaking for my missions at the current time - so if anyone has an idea on whats going on here, please help! Its somewhat urgent timewise - we're playing a mission this saturday, and if I dont have a fix till then i'll have to make some really unconvenient workarounds. This is the modlist we're using (steam collection): https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1627983524
  19. GF Custom Loot Position Spawn Script by GEORGE FLOROS [GR] Description: GF Custom Loot Position Spawn Script , spawn Weapons , Mags , Items , to the desired position , configurable script. You are free to do anything but i would like to give me Credits for this! Simple and easy to use and adapt . Have Fun ! Installation / Usage: For usage instructions and information of how to use the GF Custom Loot Position Spawn Script , please refer to the included documentation and/or example mission. Place in your mission the files . There is everything included , inside the mission. https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/SQF_syntax Don't try to open this with the simple notepad. For everything that is with comment // in front or between /* means that it is disabled , so there is no need to delete the extra lines. You can open this ex: with notepad++ https://notepad-plus-plus.org/ and also use the extra pluggins (this way will be better , it will give also some certain colours to be able to detect ex. problems ) http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=8680 or use any other program for editing . For the Compilation List of my GF Scripts , you can search in: https://forums.bohemia.net/forums/topic/215850-compilation-list-of-my-gf-scripts/ Notes: Configurable Scripts. Open this mission to the 3D editor and copy paste ( ctrl c - ctrl v ) the item "Land_BakedBeans_F" , wherever you want , the loot to be spawned . There is included a ready Loot List for a vanilla and Ravage. You can also spawn objects. More about , in the info folder inside Information.txt file. Credits & Thanks: Thanks to All script contributors Thanks to everyone who tries to do the best for this game! Thanks to BIS for such a great platform . Thanks to BIS Community and BIS Community Forums . Thanks to Armaholic Community and Forums . Changelog: Version 1.0 Forum topic: - Armaholic forums http://www.armaholic.com/forums.php?m=posts&q=39904 Armaholic download GF Custom Loot Position Spawn Script pics:
  20. Hi, some ppl in my group experience bug which spawn them as seagulls when they try to connect after mission start (they are late/arma crashed/lost connection). Lets say if this person lost connection and he is trying to join back he spawn as seagull but his character (AI) its alive and working as normal, when he connects on additional slot with AI switched off he spawns without problem. Thing is this didn't happend before (2-3 months ago) and we didn't change mods in this time (image below). Mission was w/o any additional scripts in editor and inside mission folder only mission.sqm Server logs at the time of reconnection first player 21:30:49 Loading movesType CfgMovesBird 21:30:49 Creating action map cache 21:30:49 MovesType CfgMovesBird load time 23 ms 21:31:20 Client: Remote object 19:0 not found 21:31:22 No speaker given for 'Kyle Thomson' second player 21:32:28 Client: Remote object 20:0 not found 21:32:32 No speaker given for 'Ethan Hill' Any idea if mods are problem, maybe something with server(dedicated)? Or how can i fix this. mods
  21. I'm stuck trying to spawn IEDs into pre-designated locations. I can get them to spawn just fine using createVehicle, but they aren't armed and can't be armed (even with a defusal kit and by an engineer). I'd like to be able to do both ACE IEDs and vanilla IEDs. Here's what I'm trying: "IEDurbanSmall_f" createVehicle IED1pos; //IED1pos is a position, not an object "ACE_IEDUrbanSmall_Range" createVehicle IED2pos; //IED2pos is a position, not an object The spawning works, but the objects spawned are ID'd as things like ied_land_small.p3d, and they don't set off a mine detector. Any suggestions how I can create both of these types?
  22. I am in a bit of struggle. I am making a mission where I want an assault boat unit to respawn if it is killed, the problem is you can't simply use the AI spawn module because it does not support naval vehicles for some insanely stupid reason. I want the boat crew to follow a waypoint (Guard waypoint) again when they respawn, but how?? PS: I have tried using JEBUS but they do not respawn or follow waypoints so... I have also tried different things with the "Object: Event Scripting - On killed" field, but nothing works. Hope you guys can help
  23. Hey I'm trying to get my script to randomly select a location specified in an array and spawn units accordingly. Only problem is that while the unit does spawn, the other spawn locations end up getting a few units spawned there as well. Can anyone one find the error? _spawnPoints = ["spawn_1", "spawn_2", "spawn_3"]; _indUnitList = [ "CUP_I_TK_GUE_Soldier", "CUP_I_TK_GUE_Soldier_TL", "CUP_I_TK_GUE_Soldier_MG", "CUP_I_TK_GUE_Soldier_AT", "CUP_I_TK_GUE_Soldier_AAT", "CUP_I_TK_GUE_Soldier_M16A2", "CUP_I_TK_GUE_Soldier_GL", "CUP_I_TK_GUE_Soldier_HAT", "CUP_I_TK_GUE_Soldier_AK_47S", "CUP_I_TK_GUE_Soldier_AR", "CUP_I_TK_GUE_Soldier_AA", "CUP_I_TK_GUE_Commander", "CUP_I_TK_GUE_Guerilla_Medic", "CUP_I_TK_GUE_Guerilla_Enfield", "CUP_I_TK_GUE_Demo", "CUP_I_TK_GUE_Sniper", "CUP_I_TK_GUE_Mechanic" ]; _spawnMarker = _spawnPoints select (floor random (count _spawnPoints)); _unkSpawnPosition = getMarkerPos _spawnMarker; IndGroup = [_unkSpawnPosition, INDEPENDENT, _indUnitList] call BIS_fnc_spawnGroup; IndGroup allowFeeling 0; IndGroup enableDynamicSimulation true; sleep 0.5; EDIT: Never mind guys, I guess when I was alt tabbing I somehow managed to place a few units. But if anyone reads this, do they have a more efficient way of doing this?
  24. Hello! I'm new to Arma scripting but having a background in scripting for web apps and such I find this to be such a good hobby. Anyways, I'm currently trying to spawn some opfor units on a specified location (Which I have done correctly or at least works). After they all spawn I want them to start patrolling the area within a specified range from they're spawn location. Now, I have looked at numerous youtube videos and found a couple of scripts on the internet that i could just copy and paste; But I'm really trying to learn and not have to hack my way during every scenario. Could someone please review my code and point out what I'm doing wrong and correct it so I can try to learn the logic behind the corrections? So far this is what I'm trying... Spawn units on location (infSpawn) from designated list array (_opUnitList) Use a selector variable to pick from list, then updating the selector to reflect the value of the next object in array. After each unit spawns that unit is added to a second list of spawned units (_opUnitSpawned) From the spawned list, use a forEach to cycle through and assign them the patrol task. Everything is working besides the patrol task. I get the "Error Undefined variable in expression: _grp from SpawnGroups.sqf line 40" _opUnitList = [ "CUP_O_TK_INS_Soldier", "CUP_O_TK_INS_Mechanic", "CUP_O_TK_INS_Soldier_FNFAL", "CUP_O_TK_INS_Bomber", "CUP_O_TK_INS_Soldier_MG", "CUP_O_TK_INS_Sniper", "CUP_O_TK_INS_Soldier_TL", "CUP_O_TK_INS_Commander", "CUP_O_TK_INS_Soldier_AT", "CUP_O_TK_INS_Guerilla_Medic" ]; _opUnitSpawned = []; _total = (count _opUnitList); _rnd = 0; for [{_x = 1}, {_x <= 10}, {_x = _x + 1}] do { _pick = _opUnitList select _rnd; hint "Spawning Soldier"; sleep 0.5; grp = createGroup east; _newSoldier = _pick createUnit[position infSpawn, grp]; _opUnitSpawned = _opUnitSpawned + [_pick]; _rnd = _rnd + 1; }; { [group this, position infSpawn, 50] call bis_fnc_taskpatrol; } forEach _opUnitSpawned; hint "Done!";
  25. Hello, So here is the deal, i am making a mission.sqm for my server Malden_life, so first i have the choice between IA and Player on the caracter selection tab, Then more important i don't have any spawn what so ever ... (i have made a copy of everything on the map on Tanoa_life.tanoa and put it into Malden_Life.malden i spent at least 9 hours of retouching positionning ect ... and my players simply just spawn were every player spawn on the server ... If anybody could help me i would be so gratefull !!!. Thanks for your time. Later.
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