Author: Dslyecxi
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Requirements: Community Base addons A3

Version: 140808
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

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Date: 2014-08-27 08:23

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ShackTac Group Indicators


STGI is designed to take the existing vanilla group icon concept and flesh it out into something more usable – instead of being a perfect representation of team members at any distance, we’ve made it a much more interesting package that helps to preserve functionality while increasing depth.

The features of STGI are as follows:
  • Group member coloring. As with STHUD, group colors will be reflected in the color of the group indicator. This helps to allow for easier buddy-team usage and less of a need to look at STHUD to determine that information.
  • stgi_a3_colors
  • Transparency. STGI icons are less visible than the default ones and will fade to half of their normal brightness when night falls. This makes them viable for identification, but not distracting or intrusive.
  • stgi_a3_dark
  • Distance fade. STGI icons will begin to fade out starting at 30m, becoming completely invisible at 60m range. This makes them useful for close-range coordination and identification, emphasizing team cohesion while making for more interesting identify friend/foe situations when people fall behind or get split up.
  • Removal of the “stay in formation” indicator. This is a little caret that was intended to let you know where the AI expected you to be in a given formation – as it’s not relevant for player usage, it’s been removed.

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\addons\

You can also use the "Arma 3 Alpha" folder in your "My Documents" folder. Your folder setup could than look like for example this:
mydocuments\Arma3 Alpha\@your_mod_folder_name1\addons\
mydocuments\Arma3 Alpha\@your_mod_folder_name2\addons\
mydocuments\Arma3 Alpha\@your_mod_folder_name2\addons\

When present place the "userconfig" folder into your game install folder, usually:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Arma 3".
You may already have "userconfig" folder from other addons and/or mods in which case it is safe to merge the contents from this archive.

You'll also need to 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=@your_mod_folder_name
For using multiple mods you would then do so like this:

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:

Media: has its own Youtube channel where we will cover the Community made releases.
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Credits & thanks:
STGI was conceptualized by Dslyecxi and implemented by zx64.

Usage of STGI requires agreement with the following terms. The STGI may NOT be modified, included in other mods in whole or part, used for military training or any commercial purposes whatsoever, without prior permission from the authors (zx64 and dslyecxi). Redistribution of the addon via 6updater/PwS etc is permitted only if it is unmodified and free of charge. Modifications are forbidden without prior permission from the authors.


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