Author: Glowbal
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Requirements: Community Base addons, Advanced Combat Environment 2 OA - Core, Arma 2

Version: 0.1 alpha
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

Short description: The Battlefield Command Module introduces an adoption of Blueforce Tracking, as well as interfaces for displaying the data, without cluttering up the regular map.

Date: 2013-09-15 18:41


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Battlefield Command Module

by
Glowbal


Description:
Battlefield Command Module is a modification for Arma 2 based on work done for the A3 Modification Combat Space Enhancement. It introduces an adoption of Blueforce Tracking, as well as interfaces for displaying the data, without cluttering up the regular map. The goal of this module is to provide extra situational awareness to command elements of MILSIM communities.

I had originally intended to keep this private until I had a more developed version however since I am short on time it's going to take a while to get a newer version completed. Therefor I decided to release this as an as is, with the possibility of updates. However please be aware that any possible future versions will not be compatible with this version.


Installation:
This modification is required to be run on both the server and all clients!

As we always recommend use modfolders to seperate the custom content from the official game content to prevent problems. For different ways to set up your modfolders and use them please visit our FAQ.

When you are using the Steam version you can find a Steam mod installation and activation FAQ here.


Included files:
gbl_sys_battlefieldcommand.pbo


Usage:
There is also an online manual available here.
Once you launched your mod, you can place down the module in the editor (F7) '(GBL) Battlefield Command'.
The BFC module is enabled once you launch your mission. For further usage please read the documentation provided with this download.


Media:



Known issues:
Tablets do not function as a tracker.
Disabling BFT when you have multiple trackers will disable all trackers on your person.
Unable to disable BFT for a specific tracker, when the tracker is inside vehicle gear.
Taking an active tracker of a dead body will sometimes leave a temporary marker in place on the dead body?s position.
When a person disconnects with a tracker enabled and someone is watching at the screen, his marker will stay on the map after disconnect.
Menu button on the Command and Control interface doesn?t have a function.

** Note:
BCM has been tested for multiple months by the 16AA Community in a large scale MP environment (65+ players). The 16AA had not encountered any gameplay breaking bugs or performance issues during this testing.


Notes:
Please use the Bug tracker to report any issues or feature requests.
The author ("Glowbal") can be contacted on the Bohemia Forums through the private messaging system or release thread of this software on said forums.


Future Versions:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlDvccigSsM (1 month old)
While the released version has been extensively tested and used by the 16AA, I have been working on improvements to the system. Future versions include:
Performance increase
Color filtering
Toggle able layers
Groups
Select icons
Additional displays (dialogs)
Multi side support (OPFOR and IND versions)

Note - Future versions will be incompatible with v0.1 alpha.


Credits & Thanks:
Code: Glowbal
Graphics: Aposky
Testing: 16 Air Assault Brigade Community
Documentation: Glowbal

Special Thanks:
- Combat Medical System skype channel, for their feedback
- DET 7 Community, for feedback & some testing.
- Knudsen, Hope, Aposky and Scarle for always helping out when needed.


Changelog:
v0.1 alpha
- first public release


Forum topic:
- BI forums



- Community Base addons
- Advanced Combat Environment 2 OA - Core
- Arma 2




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