Author: Phoenix_ZA
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Requirements: Community Base addons A3

Version: 1.0.6
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

Short description: This is a package of mods that my group has used to use. This is a modular package of independent mods with individual descriptions below.

Date: 2014-11-08 21:40

Comments: (5)


ZAM - Zulu-Alpha Modifications

Phoenix of Zulu-Alpha

This is a package of mods that my group has used to use. This is a modular package of independent mods with individual descriptions below:
  • zam_tap.pbo:
      Used to tap another player on their shoulder. You will be notified of their name and they will be of yours as well.
  • zam_res.pbo:
      Saves the client's state to the server for their current game to allow restoring to near (if not absolutely) exact previous state, to provide protection against client crashes.

  • zam_tap.pbo:
      - Tap buddies shoulder
      - 'Tapper' name and name of 'tapee' hinted to tapee and tapper respectivelly
  • zam_res.pbo:
      - Gear including ammo count, postion, damage level, coarse postion in vehicle (if applicable), direction, captive state and animation are all saved on the server.
      - Player restored to previous state if rejoining on same side, with same role and if was alive.
      - Save frequency on server scales with server performance (5 to 60 seconds)
      - Plays well with Alive player persistence, in that it disables itself automatically if it detects the alive player persistence module.

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:

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:

All PBOs are independent of each other and can thus be deleted without any issues.
This allows the mod package to be customized.
Mods can also be disabled by editing user-config or assigning the appropriate variables in a mission's init.

Press t (or another key configured in Main Menu, Configure -> Controls -> Configure Addons -> ZAM -> tap) to tap the shoulder of another person within 2m of you and under your cursor.
Note that the key options will appear in that menu only 5 seconds into the game.

(Mission makers) Disable by setting: zam_tap_enabled = false
Before 5 seconds into the game.

Client side mod
Multiplayer and single player

(Mission makers) Disable by setting: zam_res_enabled = false
Before 5 seconds into the game.

Client and server side mod
Multiplayer only

Credits & Thanks:
ZAM Resume uses aeroson's loadout functions for saving and setting states.
LordHeart for assistance and early optimizations

Covered under APL-SA ([url=[/url]).
Feel free to use and modify this code, on the proviso that you post back changes and improvements
so that everyone can benefit from them, and acknowledge the original authors in any derivative works.


- Removed showNames. It is now it's own mod elsewhere.

zam v1.0.5 - 15-08-2014:
- Updated ShowNames.
showNames V3.2.1 - 15-08-2014:
- Added optional feature to show group names for other groups (ZAM_showNames_group_names).
- Added optional feature to show team names for current group using toggle (ZAM_showNames_group_teams).
- Added key to toggle group names (default Ctrl-y and configurable in cba key-binding menu). Default toggle mode is off.

zam v1.0.4 - 14-08-2014:
- Updated ShowNames.
showNames V3.2 - 14-08-2014:
- Changed the way magnification is detected. Now all optics are supported, in all vehicles.
- Added detection of thermal imaging. Name tags are disabled when thermals are used (and fade is enabled)
- Changed ID ranges method. ID range is now only limited by the strength of optics (among other conditions).
- Tweaked fade handling
- Changed getFogViewDistance to be suitable for showNames. Should not be used anywhere else.
- getZoom function added.
- Fixed a few zero divisor errors.

zam v1.0.3 - 04-08-2014:
- Added CBA as a dependancy.
- Changed over to CBA keyhandler for all mods. You should now set your keys in the game options.
- Updated ShowNames and tap.

showNames V3.1.4 - 04-08-2014:
- Added CBA as a dependancy.
- Changed over to CBA keyhandler. You should now set your key in the game options.
- Attempted to fix _vd_player bug.

tap V1.3.3 - 04-08-2014:
- Added CBA as a dependancy.
- Changed over to CBA keyhandler. You should now set your key in the game options.

zam v1.0.2 - 23-07-2014:
- Updated all the mods
- Changed the way the config is handled completely (it works properly now). You need to make sure you have the new one.

showNames V3.1.3 - 23-07-2014:
- Added option to use key as toggle (set 'zam_showNames_conf_toggle = true' in the userconfig).
- Added singleplayer support
- Fixed zero divisor error with null check
- Fixed userconfig mess

res v2.0.2 - 23-07-2014:
- Fixed userconfig mess

zam v1.01 - 15-07-2014:
- Changed versioning scheme.

res v2.01 - 15-07-2014:
- Fixed position, stance and dir restore.
Note the versioning has changed to v1.01 (last version can be v1.0) as I misused the revision scheme.

zam R20 - 13-07-2014:
- First public release of all mods
- All PBOs signed with key provided
- Readme revised to be easier to publish

Forum topic:
- BI forums

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