Sunday, April 24, 2011
ArmA 2 - Old Dog, New Trick - Be Every Soldier in the Squad!
The dog is me and the trick is likely not new, but it's so cool I thought of sharing.
I got this one from an anonymous reader who commented in another blog entry: how to switch and control to every soldier in the squad without loosing the leader role. This one comes really in handy for the solo player in command of a group (fireteams and squads) to position key weapons and to maneuver methodically in close terrain. In the image above, I controlled the AR (prone) and the fireteam leader (crouched) into overwatching positions along the street. Then I am going to switch to other squad members to advance along a dangerous street. Before this great tip, I could never position and maneuver my guys to my taste. This is micromanaging on steroids! :)
How is done:
-Load the editor, pick a map, press F2 (to make possible to place groups in the map) and place a squad or fireteam.
-Move the cursor to the icon of each individual soldier and double click. Modify the "control" field to "playable".
-Close the previous window and press F3 (to make possible to place triggers) and place a trigger with the parameters seen below.
-That's it! You now can be every guy in the squad. One at a time, off course.
Thanks anonymous reader for the tip!