Author: gizzy46
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Requirements: Community Base addons A3

Version: 1.2
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

Short description: The intention of this mod is to make the commanding of the Team more accessebile.

Date: 2013-11-28 17:08

Comments: (3)


Command Overhaul Mod


A more easier and accessable Command Menu as the clunky BI's ones.

- easy and and streamlined menues
- logical allignment
- quick keys/quick commands
- icons instead of words

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\

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:

recomended Keybnding:
  • prevAction = mousewheel Up
  • nextAction = mousewheel down
  • Back = leftmousebutton
  • select all Units = Tab
  • User11 = Capslock
*to scroll inside the menu release Key.
Hold* Key 1 + mousewheel Up = Unit selection Menu.
Hold* Key 1 + mousewheel Down = Teamcolor selection Menu.
Hold* Key 2 + mousewheel Up = Rules of engagement.
Hold* Key 2 + mousewheel Down = Combatmodes.
Hold* Key 3 + mousewheel Up = Interaction (Communication,Radio,Support)
Hold* Key 3 + mousewheel Down = Stances
Hold* Key 4 + mousewheel Up = Movement (Flanking)
Hold* Key 4 + mousewheel Down = Formations

Key 5 = Backup menu (if you more confortable with the old menu style)
Key 6 Hint for keybinding

Quick keys/quick commands:
Hold User11 + 1 = combatpreset aware.
Hold User11 + 2 = combatpreset danger.
Hold User11 + 3 = combatpreset stealth.
Hold User11 + crouch/standUp = lets all units (or selected units) go crouch.
Hold User11 + prone/standUp = lets all units (or selected units) go prone.
Hold User11 + Combatpace Toggle = lets all units (or selected units) go auto.
Hold User11 + Light On/Off = lets all units (with IR) enable their IR.
Hold User11 + Compass = opens Watchdirectionsmenu.
Hold User11 + GetOver = unstuck unit.

If units are selected and coursortaget is at a building, an Icon will apear, if pressing user11 selected units will clear/ take position in that building.


My main scope with this mod is the SP. So I have not tested it in MP and don't know if it works. Multiplayer compatibility is a later goal.
I dind't noticed any bug so far but please inform me if you found one.

Known issues:
The arrow left and right are free at the moment, due to the mousebuttonDown bug. I can't use this eventhandler. - please vote this up, so maybe it get fixed soon!

Future plans:
I also working on an "Unit open this Door" command.
Got so far to detect the door with the mousecursor. Now I only have to find out, how to order the unit to move at the pointed door. So anybody who has some scripting knowlegde is invited to help/join me on this one.

- added some visual stuff

- added teamcolor Preset (its back again)
- changed "User 11 Keydown" for Houseclearing to "User11 Key Up". and added a Menu to it
- changed hint message
- other small changes

- complete overhaul

Credits & Thanks:
thanks to @KREMATOR for his Testing Help
and so many others for their tutorials and help.

Forum topic:
- BI forums

- Community Base addons A3

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Tags: Commanding,   Singleplayer,   Team