Author: Dslyecxi
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Requirements: Community Base addons A3

Version: 140808
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

Short description: With this addon you can take command of the group you are part of or just join another group.

Date: 2014-08-27 08:23

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ShackTac Interact


ShackTac Interact is a small addon I created awhile back for our in-house use, which has been asked for by other communities and is now being made public.
ShackTac Interact requires ACE2 and CBA. Note that a server (or mission) must allow this addon for it to function. ShackTac Interact introduces two new features, as follows:
  • Join Player Group
      This option becomes available when you walk up to a player and press your interact key. You will see a ST-orange ‘ShackTac’ menu item – click on this, and you will have a ‘Join their group’ option. When you select this, you immediately join that player’s group. Note that this only works on players, not AI.
  • Take command of current group
      Press your self interact key and you will see ‘ShackTac Self’ as an option – click it and you will have an option to take command of your current group. This can be used if you were wounded as an FTL or otherwise lost command for some reason. This can also be used in the event that the order of seniority gets out of whack and somebody out-of-order needs to assume group leadership.

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.

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Server admins:
There are two ways you can set this up – either enabled or disabled by default for all missions on your server.
To have st_interact DISABLED unless a mission specifically initializes it, do not put the “st_interact_enabler.pbo” on your server. If you do this, a mission will need to run the following code to turn it on:
st_interact_group_enablerPBO = true; publicVariable “st_interact_group_enablerPBO”;
If you want to have st_interact enabled for all missions by default, simply include the st_interact_enabler.pbo in your server’s addons.

Mission Designer Notes
If you have a mission where you want to prevent a unit from being able to use this, simply do this command locally for that unit:
st_interact_allow_group_interactions = false

I have tested this briefly to ensure that the st_interact_enabler.pbo addon works as desired, and it seems to function fine. If you run into any issues, let me know here or on the tracker. Note that ST plays without respawn, so I can’t guarantee how this will work when respawn is being used. It handles our join-in-progress usage fine, though. We’ve been using this addon (minus the interact_enabler) for quite some time now successfully.


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