Author: harakka
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Requirements: Community Base addons A3

Version: 1.2
Signed: Yes, server key included

Short description: This clientside addon adds a UI display showing the player's current stance.

Date: 2013-04-18 07:18

Comments: (4)


FA stance [ALPHA]

Head and harakka

This clientside addon adds a UI display showing the player's current stance.

The stance is shown in the bottom left corner and it consists of a human silhouette and a modifier arrow. If the player is standing in the highest stance the display shows an upright silhouette with an up arrow, and if the player is crouched and sidestepping left it'll show a crouched silhouette with a left arrow, et cetera.

When player is in one of the middle stances, the display becomes partially transparent. The display is hidden when player is in a vehicle, cutscene view or similar. The silhouette's texture changes when you're in high or low prone
stance, to remind you that you can't move unless you change your stance.

You can customize the display's position on screen, and whether it fades when you're in one of the main stances, by editing userconfig\fa\stance_config.hpp.

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 Alpha" folder in your "My Documents" folder.

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

You'll also need 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.

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:


Edit userconfig\fa\stance_config.hpp to change the display's position on the screen.

If your game crashes, you forgot to install the userconfig directory.

Q: Why don't you have a separate icon for each stance?
A: It is difficult to make small graphics for each of the stances and their modifications that can still be distinguished with a quick glance. We found the arrow system to be more informative and recognizable.

Credits & Thanks:
Thanks to Folk ARPS and all users for testing, support and suggestions.
Thanks to JamesF1 for the UI hiding and main loop code.

Change log:
- The new prone left and right stances are now supported
- V2 keys added

- New features: background image removed in favor of dark silhouette outlines for cleaner and less obscuring look, fading can be customized via useconfig.
- When in high or low prone, the stance icon changes texture to indicate you can't move in until you change stance.

- Improved modification arrow and background graphics for better visibility
- display now fades in main stances and hides when player is in vehicle or in a cutscene, debug or some other view.
- Stance display's position can be customized by editing userconfig\fa\stance_config.hpp.

- initial release

Credits & Thanks:
Authors: Head[FA] and harakka[FA].
Thanks to Folk ARPS for testing and support.

Forums Topic:
- Thread on BI forums

- Community Base addons A3

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Tags: Gui,   Stance