Author: 654wak654
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Requirements: Community Base addons A3

Version: 1.4.2
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

Short description: Using the insignia system, this small addon automatically adds all infantry's ranks to their shoulders.

Date: 2015-08-31 19:00

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Simple Rank Patches


Simple Rank Patches is a highly configurable AddOn where it automatically adds rank patches to all infantry's shoulders. It supports separate player and AI support, and it can even get a player's rank data from their squad URL.

  • 5 different sets of rank patches.
  • Squad URL support. Explained in the included userconfig.
  • Multiplayer, Dedicated Server, JIP and Single player scenario compatible.
  • Other mod compatibility as long as the uniform/ unit mod supports the insignia system.

  • Installation:
    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:

    Every setting is explained in the userconfig.

    It's obvious that these are not all of the ranks in a real army (US for example since these are their ranks), and because of that there are jumps between our patches and actual US ranks. But these all the ranks that are present in ArmA 3 and Its' unlikely that BIS will add more in the future.

    Known Issue:

    Credits & Thanks:
    F2kSel for fixing the original script of Simple Rank Patches. Even though none of his code is left, he helped it start.

    Released under ARMA PUBLIC LICENSE (APL):

    Added: British Army set. It's patch id is 6.
    Fixed: the .bikey wasn't in the 1.4.1 release.

  • Fixed: Missing Armaholic lieutenant rank texture.
  • Fixed: Missing Steam lieutenant rank texture.
  • Added: DLC icons for virtual arsenal.
  • Tweaked: Config changes.

  • Forums Topic:
    - Armaholic Forums
    - BI forums

    - Community Base addons A3

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    Tags: Insignia,   Patches,   Rank,   Simple