Author: Charon Productions
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Version: 1.0

Short description: Mission observation tool allowing to closely inspect every unit/thing in the game.

Date: 2013-03-30 17:36

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TroopMon3 [ALPHA]

Charon Productions

TroopMon1 was first written for Arma1 way back and served many mission makers to debug their missions. TroopMon2 then followed for Arma2.
Now TroopMonA3 has matured to a working version to complement Arma3.
Completely re-written and narrowed down to essential features for best performance.
Since Arma3 is still in alpha state, support for planes and tanks has to be updated once Arma3 nears release state.
This tool might potentially also help the BI developers to analyze the AI behaviour and spot areas to improve it.

What TroopMonA3 does:
TroopMonA3 is a GUI for Arma3 Alpha that is designed to help mission makers to precisely monitor the combat behaviour of the placed units in their missions.
Lost, inactive or ineffective combatants are easily identified to raise the quality of a mission and achieve mission objectives with a minimal troop-count.
Missions with uncertainty about the location of the involved units are a thing of the past.

  • A camera with 6 View modes:
      1. A fixed 3rd Person view
      2. Free camera mode that can be positioned around the watch-unit
      3. A gunner's view through the ironsights of the watch-unit's weapons.
      4. A 1st person view to find out where the watch-unit is looking at.
      5. A 3rd person view that cycles through a random selection of units.
      primarily, units that are in combat are shown.
      6. A more cinematic camera motion view of randomly chosen units
  • Agents, Triggers, Buildings, Things and Locations can now also be observed
  • Total overview of all mission relevant AI variables. Crucial battle data is constantly updated such as:
      - which enemy is targeting the watch unit with the ability to switch the view to that enemy to evaluate it.
      - which enemy is the assigned target of the unit
  • The GUI allows for very intuitive unit selection even in high Unit-count battle situations, selections can be made with the mouse. All status data can be shown or hidden by little toggle switches.
  • A new feature is that you can monitor freely assignable variable values from the namespace of each individual unit which is invaluable if you use such kind of variables a lot and must find out what value a certain unit has in a specific situation.
  • Also you can use the page number 10 to display values during the execution of TroopMonA3 that you choose via your own scripts.

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. Your folder setup could than look like for example this:
mydocuments\Arma3 Alpha\@your_mod_folder_name\
mydocuments\Arma3 Alpha\@your_mod_folder_name\
mydocuments\Arma3 Alpha\@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 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:

Call TroopmonA3 from the game menu accessible via the ESC-key.

Credits & Thanks:
Scripts written by Charon
UI sounds created by Charon

- unkonwn

Forum topic:
- BI forums

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Tags: Gui,   Mission Maker,   Monitor