Tao Folding Map - Alternate
This is an alternate version of Taosenai's Tao Folding Map
Tao Folding Map will allow you to toggle a usefully-large map anytime in game by pressing Shift-M (or Shift-<your map key>). It will automatically close when you open the big map or open your gear. Of course it does not restrict your movement or anything.
It is unique in that it is not centered on your current position. Instead, it is 'folded' into areas. This lets you keep a continuous perspective on the battlefield. The page is changed automatically when you cross over the edge.
If you have a GPS or are playing on Regular or lower, your position will be shown. Map markers are shown.
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:
You can also use the "Arma 3 Alpha" folder in your "My Documents" folder. Your folder setup could than look like for example this:
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
Press Shift-M (or Shift-<your Open Map key>) to pop up the map.
While the map is open, press Shift-Left Arrow and Shift-Right Arrow to change its screen location and go back to default map scale.
Press Shift-Up Arrow to recenter the folding map.
Press Ctrl-Shift-Up or Down to zoom in/out the folding map.
Video by Scarecrow398 of the original version:
- Better color scheme for map. Kinda hard to read in A3 compared to in ACE.
Please, tell me if there's a issue with the key - first time I'm doing that.
Credits & Thanks:
The original was made by Taosenai: Tao Folding Map
By Taosenai. (C) 2013 Ryan Schultz.
Modified by 1212PDMCDMPPM - 2014
Map auto-darkening code based on the work by Dslyecxi & zx64 at ShackTac (ShackTac Map Autobrightness Mod).
Again, Taosenai, this is your mod: feel free to update it as you wish, based on your work only or from my tiny addition.
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- Added proper map scale for Altis and A3MP v1.3
- Added zoom in/out capability (Ctrl-Shift-Up and Down)
- BI forums
- Community Base addons A3