Author: Sakura_Chan
Author Website: http://sakumods.armaholic.com

Requirements: No addons required

Version: 1.01
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

Short description: An addon aimed at improving the way the player interacts with everything in ArmA.

Date: 2013-11-06 07:58


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Keys - Enhanced Interaction System

by
Sakura_Chan


Description:
An addon aimed at improving the way the player interacts with everything in ArmA. This is done with either scripting or modifications to the existing system. This is Part 1, which improves and reduces the number of actions that are available to a player. Many actions have been removed from the "action menu" and replaced with simple key strokes. It also makes configuring and referencing of the keyboard commands easier with the use of proper labeling and grouping.


Features:
  • SakuKeysActions
      Defines the action menu items and their icons. Defines the keybinding groups
  • SakuKeysUI
      Modifies the appearance of the action menu, command bar, and keybinding option menu.
  • SakukeysCursorText
      Removes the "cheater" text from the cursor !!!Completely optional!
  • SakuKeysHints
      Adds text to the action menu that displays the keyboard shortcut of the selected action (Completely optional!)

Installation:
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:
Steam/Steamapps/Common/ArmA 3/@your_mod_folder_name

You can also use the "Arma 3" folder in your "My Documents" folder. Your folder setup could than look like for example this:
mydocuments\Arma3\@your_mod_folder_name\
mydocuments\Arma3\@your_mod_folder_name\
mydocuments\Arma3\@your_mod_folder_name\

Place the "userconfig" folder into your game install folder, usually:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Arma 3".

You'll also need to add a Launch Parameter to Steam, in order to do so right-click on ArmA 3 and click Properties and then Set Launch Options. In the window that opens enter in -mod=@your_mod_folder_name
For using multiple mods you would then do so like this:
-mod=@mod_name;@mod_name2;@mod_name3;@mod_name4;@mod_name5

Note:
You can also use -nosplash to get rid of the splash art and intro videos.


And of course you can also enable and disable community made addons and mods through the in-game Options Expansions menu if you do not want to mess with startup parameters!

When the above information still does not provide you with enough to learn how to install custom addons and mods you can always ask in our Guide On Installing Mods.


Included files:
sakukeysui.pbo
sakukeyshints.pbo
sakukeyscursortext.pbo
sakukeysactions.pbo


Usage:
For complete effect, please use the recommended keybindings. Only use the addon "SakuKeysHints" if you are having trouble remembering the new keyboard shortcuts.

SakuKeys Part I Keybinding recommendations:
"*" means it is required. The action is performed only with the keybinding.

*[Infantry] Gear -> inventory ------------------------> "G"
*[Infantry] Weapons -> switch handgun / launcher -----> "left shift + 1"
*[Infantry] Weapons -> switch gun / launcher ---------> "left shift + 2"
-[Infantry] Weapons -> cycle throw Items -------------> "left shift + 3"
-[Infantry] Weapons -> throw -------------------------> "Middle Mouse bttn"

-[All Vehicles] Aiming and Targeting -> lock or zoom -> "Tab"
*[All Vehicles] Commanding -> toggle manual fire -----> "R"
*[All Vehicles] Crew Interaction -> get out ----------> "V"
*[All Vehicles] Crew Interaction -> eject ------------> "2xV"
-[All Vehicles] Crew Interaction -> swap gunner ------> "left shift + G"
*[All Vehicles] Crew Interaction -> turn in ----------> "Z"
*[All Vehicles] Crew Interaction -> turn out ---------> "X"

*[Rotary Wing] Movement -> Auto-hover on -------------> "left shift + A"
*[Rotary Wing] Movement -> Auto-hover off ------------> "left shift + A"

*[Fixed Wing] Movement -> Gear Down ------------------> "G"
*[Fixed Wing] Movement -> Gear Up --------------------> "G"
*[Fixed Wing] Movement -> Flaps Down -----------------> "left shift + F"
*[Fixed Wing] Movement -> Flaps Up -------------------> "left ctrl + F"

-[Game] Command and Team Switch -> Select All Units --> "left ctrl + ~"
-[Game] Command and Team Switch -> Commanding mode ---> "~"
-[Game] Command and Team Switch -> Team Switch -------> "T"

-[Game] GUI -> Previous ------------------------------> "[", "Mouse Wheel Up"
-[Game] GUI -> Next ----------------------------------> "]", "Mouse Wheel Down"
-[Game] GUI -> Back ----------------------------------> "Backspace", "Sec. Mouse Btn"
-[Game] GUI -> Use Default Action --------------------> "Space"
-[Game] GUI -> Use Selected Action -------------------> "Enter"

-[Custom Controls] -> Use Action 1 -------------------> "/" *note* this key will detonate explosives

Addons:
SakuKeysActions ---- Defines the action menu items and their icons. Defines the keybinding groups
SakuKeysUI --------- Modifies the appearance of the action menu, command bar, and keybinding option menu.
SakukeysCursorText - Removes the "cheater" text from the cursor !!!Completely optional!!!
SakuKeysHints ------ Adds text to the action menu that displays the keyboard shortcut of the selected action !!!Completely optional!!!


WIP Notes:
1. At no point in this version or any future version will there be any 'hard coded' keys. Absolutely everything can be changed to your preference using the standard keybinding menu.
2. This version, "Part I", contains absolutely no scripting whatsoever. This means that I cannot change the way the icons are displayed outside of the current limits (like having them bound to objects).
3. This mod will never ever forcefully change your keyboard setup. I will at some point remap the default keys, but unless you choose to use it your keybindings will be untouched.
4. I hate the weird moving icon too, so set "Configure > Game > Adaptive Crosshair" to "disabled". Turn off crosshairs and 3rd person view while you are at it lol. In later versions you will be able to have much more control over the appearance of the icons.
5. Under "Configure > Game > Layout" move the action menu just below and to the left of the crosshair. It is useless to have it off to the far side where you have to glance away to see it. The colors and appearance are all very work in progress.
6. There are a few things that aren't obvious unless you use the 'SakuKeysHint' addon. For example, the inventory key will open your parachute if you are falling, and it will also open your artillery screen if you are a gunner in an artillery piece.
7. My recommended keybindings are not a complete list, and don't include some conflicting commands that were changed. The only change I feel is necessary is to unbind the spacebar completely and rebind it to the "default action". This means you don't have to leave your movement keys to use actions.

I welcome all suggestions and feedback.


Changelog:
v1.01
- fixes the conflict with the Command Overhaul Mod

v1.0
- first release


Forum topic:
- BI forums




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