Tao Folding Map will allow you to toggle a usefully-large map anytime in game by pressing Shift-M (or Shift-<your map key>). It will automatically close when you open the big map or open your gear. Of course it does not restrict your movement or anything.
It is unique in that it is not centered on your current position. Instead, it is 'folded' into areas. This lets you keep a continuous perspective on the battlefield. The page is changed automatically when you cross over the edge.
If you have a GPS or are playing on Regular or lower, your position will be shown. Map markers are shown.
Extract into the ArmA 3 Directory, by default this is located in:
32-Bit - C:/Program Files/Steam/Steamapps/Common/ArmA 3/
64-Bit - C:/Program Files (x86)/Steam/Steamapps/Common/ArmA 3/
After extraction it should look like this:
You'll also need add a Launch Parameter to Steam, in order to do so right-click on ArmA 3 Alpha and click
Properties and then Set Launch Options. In the window that opens enter in -mod=@tao_foldmap_a3
You can also use -nosplash to get rid of the splash art and intro videos.
This is a signed addon, serveradmins can download the key from here
Video by Scarecrow398:
Shift-M (or Shift-<your map key>).
You can 'refold' (center) it by pressing Shift-Up Arrow when it's open. Use Shift-Left Arrow and Shift-Right Arrow to move it from the left or right side of the screen. (Zoom levels are not controllable by design; use the big map for that I think!)
I was going to call it Tao Tactical Map, but I can't help but think this is kind of a low-speed high-drag concept...
Credits & Thanks:
Folding map system by Taosenai. Automatic darkening of map at night based on the implementation in ShackTac Map Autobrightness Mod by Dslyecxi/zx64.
- Check for map in player's inventory. If player lacks a map, don't show the folding map. Don't show position unless difficulty is Regular or below or player has a GPS. Couldn't figure out how to do this in A3!
- Made for Arma 3.
- Fix for another flickering border corner case. I think the flickering bug is gone for good.
- Map made slightly smaller on the screen.
- Signed for online use.
- Fix flickering map under certain border cross conditions.
- Initial release.
- BI forums
- Community Base addons A3