Author: Fett_Li
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Requirements: Community Base addons A3

Version: 2v33
Signed: No

Short description: FatTrack allows you basically to track every guy on your side.

Date: 2015-04-28 15:25


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FatTrack - GPS positioning system

by
Fett_Li


Description:
FatTrack is a tracking system allwoing you to track allied players on the map as well as highlighting spotted enemies on the map. FatTrack differs between player sides and therefore is PvP compatible!
There are two devices: a PDA and a tablet. The PDA allows you to track allied players, to be tracked and to place SPOTREPS on the map as well as editing your placed SPOTREPS. The tablet allows you everything the PDA allows you but with some more features: you can edit every playced SPOTREP, not only your own, you can edit the information for players being tracked, such as their callsign, their frequency, and you can choose which player should be tracked.

What does FatTrack offer you?
FatTrack offers you to improve your overview in battle as you know where your allies are and as you can share your spotted enemies! As you can edit SPOTREPS very easily overview can be mainted.


Features:
BLUFOR tracking
BLUFOR tracking works simply. If a player owns a FatTrack device of the right side, he can be tracked. If you own any FatTrack device you can see trackers on the main map.
If you own a tablet you can edit which player should be tracked and every tracker information.
To edit a tracker simplay left click on it and then press enter. Select the part you want to edit and go for it.

SPOTREPS
Creating a SPOTREP is very simple. Hold ctrl and double left click on the main map. You SPOTREP has been created.
To edit it, left click on it and then press EDIT. Select the part you want to edit and go for it.
When you press Advanced you'll be able to edit the SPOTREPS shape (rectangle, square and diamond), its color (blue, red, green, purple and grey), its icon (infantry, armored, etc.), whether an ellipse should be displayed and whether an arrow should be displayed.

The ellipse is meant to display the area in which the enemy approximately is.
The arrow is meant to display the moving direction of the enemy.
To edit an ellipse, simply hold ctrl on main map. You will then see four black circles at the ellipse which is closest to you cursor. Click on one of those circles and drag'n'drop the ellipse in your desired bearing and in the desired shape. To edit an arrow, simply hold ctrl on main map and drag'n'drop the arrow in the desired direction.

You can also edit a SPOTREPS position by holding ctrl and drag'n'droping the SPOTREP to the new position.

Other
Any tracker and SPOTREP has additional information. Hovering your mouse over one will display them.
SPOTREPS will fade out when they didn't get edited. Maximum is reached after it hasn't been edited since half an hour.
To open any FatTrack device, it needs to be on your gps slot. Then press Alt+U (can be changed in userconfig). To benefite from any FatTrack device (seeing trackers, etc.) it just needs to be anywhere in your inventory.
You can capture enemy FatTrack devices.
You can copy and paste SPOTREPS with Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V
You can delete SPOTREPS pressing (guess what) delete


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\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:
-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:
FatTrack.pbo


Usage:
There are two modules. One module initializes the FatTrack system. You can there set, whether automated FatTrack should be used. If autoamted FatTrack is used, every group leader with a FatTrack device will be tracked on mission start.

The module Assign FatTrack information allows you to edit the FatTrack data of all synchronized players. You can there edit things like the unitsize, the unit type, etc.

This are the classname of the FatTrack items:
The tablets:
b_itemLAPTOP_FT
i_itemLAPTOP_FT
o_itemLAPTOP_FT
The PDAs:
b_itemGPS_FT
i_itemGPS_FT
o_itemGPS_FT


Media:



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Known issues:
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Future plans:
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Notes:
Having criticism? Praise? Questions? Feel free to share your thoughts!


Changelog:
2v33
Removed: PDAs can now edit every SPOTREP
Fixed: PDAs can now edit ellipses and arrows properly

2v32
Added: CBA Keybindings
Removed: Userconfig

2v31
Fixed: Track all leaders now worls properly
Changed: Loading time reduced

2v3
Fixed: SPOTREP size could not be edited
Fixed: Tracker size could not be edited
Fixed: Tracker icon could not be edited

2v2
Fixed: Tooltip didn't get reseted sometimes.
Fixed: Time should now be calculated correctly for spotreps.
Fixed: Trackers not working for east.
Changed: Some network optimization for better synchronization.
Added: You can no enter any title on Creating a SPOTREP.
Added: Spotreps no go with a version number.
Removed: Tablet and PDA no longer have models. Caused marking them as premium item for some players.

2v1
Fixed: drag'n'drop of SPOTREPS now works correctly
Fixed: SPOTREPS are PvP compatible
Fixed: the clock for the PDA and the tablet know works correctly
Added: Localization in Englisch and German

2v0
Fixed: FatTrack works with BIS Respawn Templates
Removed: Advanced Mode for FatTrack
Added: PDA now has the ability to destroy itself
Added: SPOTREPS
Changed: The former laptop is now a tablet. Classname remains the same (backwards compatibility)

1v14
- release version


Forum topic:
- BI forums



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