Forum Jump :

Author Message


Posts: 40
Rank:


Level: Member

Country: ie
Location:
Occupation:
Age:
In-game name:

 
#1 Posted at 2008-11-25 18:33        
     
Hi guys, first of alll thank you for taking youre time to help!

Now myproblem is i am a complete fool with this kind of stuff, i have went through all the topics and even read through an editing guide twice, but nothing really makes sense to me, i keep figuring stuff out by luck...it took me 2 months to figure out how to get a vehicle(air/land) to pick up guys and drop them off...it took me almost 3 weeks to figure out how to get a medevac mod working, i was looking for the option of throwing green smoke in the waypoints, when i realised its an inventory item while playing the game...it took me 1.5 days to figure out how to get a mod to work!!! and it took 1 month to figure out how to make mod folders...and to this day, the only script i can use is '' removeallweapons this '', the rest look like the matrix to me...i really just need to have things broken down to step by step for me or atleast someone to guide me into doing things through msn as i use the editor or something...when i read the tutorials and posts, even the complete noob, ones i get lost, it seems that everything is being explained to someone with knowlegde in this area, i only played 2 missions in flashpoint before i was shipped out...i really need you guys who understand this game to help me...

cheers G3-Nut


Author Message

Dead3yez  

I am evil


Posts: 3113
Rank:


Level: Member

Country: en
Location: North Yorkshire
Occupation: dead3yez
Age: 29
In-game name: dead3yez

 
#2 Posted at 2008-11-25 19:00        
     
G3-Nut:
the rest look like the matrix to me...

:lol

Well, if you do actually have a specific problem you can post it, but I don't think we can help you with your 'learning difficulties' (I hope I can put it that way without being offensive or anything :D ).

But for now, all I can tell you really is in your init line add G3-Nut exec "learnmatrix.sqs" .

learnmatrix.sqs
#BeginToLearn
G3-Nut playmove "ReadInstructions"
~300
G3-Nut setpos (getpos editor)
~5
G3-Nut playmove "FollowInstructions"
~600
if G3-Nut=Fail goto "BeginToLearn"


Advertisement


Author Message

Gun  



Posts: 79
Rank:


Level: Member

Country: 00
Location: WhereTheActionIs
Occupation: My life
Age: 38
In-game name:

 
#3 Posted at 2008-11-25 19:25        
     
It's a long time ago since i got my copy of OFP (cant remember how many years), start creating my own missions and i'm still a begginer... There are a lot of things that i dont understand but, on the other hand, i see all i have learned and things that now i know how to do but months ago never though i could reach to understand. How i continue learning?
It's incredible how many things you can learn watching other missions. You have to unpbo other missions and look how the author did it: slowly, trying to understand and looking the comref to understand the meaning of all commands he used. You have to start with simple missions, for example "MP04-Clean Sweep" that comes with ArmA and you have in "c:\Program Files\Bohemia Interactive\ArmA\MPmissions" folder. Once you have unpbo this, put the new folder with the same name in "MyDocuments\Arma Other Profiles\your user name\missions" and now you can load this mission on the editor.
Hope you well.

This post was edited by Gun (2008-11-26 10:02, ago)


Author Message


Posts: 40
Rank:


Level: Member

Country: ie
Location:
Occupation:
Age:
In-game name:

 
#4 Posted at 2008-11-25 22:30        
     
its not a learning problem really, its mainly scripting is my problem, i dont really understand things that are wrote to someone elses question, like i need a person to explain how to script not jus tell me what to write, why? because this, i copied this script from people who say it works but i does not work for me,

removeallweapons this; this addmagazine "30Rnd_556x45_Stanag"; this addweapons "M4A1GL"; this addmagazine "30Rnd_556x45_Stanag"

howcome it doesnt work for me? this is why i think it looks like the matrix lol it baffles me because not only do i not understand what i am writing, it doesnt work, it gives me error msg '' missing ;''

i am talking about ARMA, not OFP lol:) thank you i think youre idea will help alot, what do you mean by unpo, you see computers are not my strong point,you could say im a driver not a mechanic:blush these are the kind of things that confuse me, i see people saying things that i see to download then im like, wtf do i do know lol

[modedit]Please don't double post, edit your previous post instead, thanks.[/modedit]

This post was edited by Dead3yez (2008-11-26 06:59, ago)


Author Message

Dead3yez  

I am evil


Posts: 3113
Rank:


Level: Member

Country: en
Location: North Yorkshire
Occupation: dead3yez
Age: 29
In-game name: dead3yez

 
#5 Posted at 2008-11-26 07:03        
     
You have made one mistake there, you have used addweapons command, there is no such thing. You should be using addweapon. Like this...

removeallweapons this; this addmagazine "30Rnd_556x45_Stanag"; this addweapon "M4A1GL"; this addmagazine "30Rnd_556x45_Stanag"

Where did you place that script?

If you place that in the initialization line of your player with the editor when you preview the mission you shall see that he is equipped with those items.


Author Message


Posts: 40
Rank:


Level: Member

Country: ie
Location:
Occupation:
Age:
In-game name:

 
#6 Posted at 2008-11-26 07:12        
     
Dead3yez : You have made one mistake there, you have used addweapons command, there is no such thing. You should be using addweapon. Like this...

removeallweapons this; this addmagazine "30Rnd_556x45_Stanag"; this addweapon "M4A1GL"; this addmagazine "30Rnd_556x45_Stanag"

Where did you place that script?

If you place that in the initialization line of your player with the editor when you preview the mission you shall see that he is equipped with those items.

Thats the problem i did and i keep getting the message ''missing ;''


Author Message

Gun  



Posts: 79
Rank:


Level: Member

Country: 00
Location: WhereTheActionIs
Occupation: My life
Age: 38
In-game name:

 
#7 Posted at 2008-11-26 10:37        
     
I have edited my first post cause there was an error, now fixed. You can click on red words, these words are linked to usefull resources.
If you click on unpbo you can download a little program: download it, execute it, open the pbo file of "MP04CleanSweep" mission as i explained in my first post, extract this ant put where i said in my first post. Then open Arma, go to the editor, load this mission and look/learn, searching all commands used at linked "comref" red-word in my first post. Repeat with other single or MP missions.
The code DeadEyes gived to you is correct and should work, but dont get stucked with it. Advance in other ways and you alone will find what you are doing wrong. Trust me.
Good luck.


Author Message


Posts: 40
Rank:


Level: Member

Country: ie
Location:
Occupation:
Age:
In-game name:

 
#8 Posted at 2008-11-27 07:08        
     
thank you man..appreciate it..


Author Message


Posts: 1057
Rank:


Level: Member

Country: en
Location: 15 Bajo Valor Road, Everon, Sahrani.
Occupation: Air Training Corps, Airsoft + College.
Age: 26
In-game name: grimfist

 
#9 Posted at 2008-11-27 16:38        
     
When i first got OFP - i did not know anything about anything and i learnt all about the editor, triggers, waypoints etc all without the internet. then i got arma and searched arma in google and found armaholic lol.

but scripting is like another language - its just to hard.


Author Message


Posts: 40
Rank:


Level: Member

Country: ie
Location:
Occupation:
Age:
In-game name:

 
#10 Posted at 2008-11-27 18:31        
     
which is why i call it matrixing not scripting, pitty i dont have tank to transelate:p


Author Message


Posts: 77
Rank:


Level: Hidden

Country: us
Location:
Occupation:
Age:
In-game name:

 
#11 Posted at 2009-02-20 20:24        
     
LOL alright, I know what you mean..When I first started playing Arma months ago, I was completely confused. All I could do was add some units close together and have them fight..After alot of playing I slowly got better and better and even SCripting [wich I hated at first, and still kinda hate :D]. So just keep tring and don't be afraid to ask questions, because ArmaHolic is a great helping Website.

The ''unpbo'' tool is veryhelpful like Gun said. It helped me alot with spawns and other scripts/triggers. If you don't know how to use it, then just ask me I'll explain (it's quite simple really). And when it says to place a ";" somewhere it usually means that you didn't type it in correctly on accident. A ";" is used to seperate scripts like [It seperates "removeallweapons this" from "this setunitpos 'up'"][/quote]

It seperates "removeallweapons this" from "this setunitpos 'up'" And just to get this straight you're putting the commands in the Init. Line right? Hope this helps.