Author: Dslyecxi
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Version: 140808
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

Short description: The ShackTac Name Tags system – STNT – was designed to replace the existing Arma nametags in order to make them more usable and interesting.

Date: 2014-08-27 08:22

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ShackTac Name Tags


The ShackTac Name Tags system – STNT – was designed to replace the existing Arma nametags in order to make them more usable and interesting. This is another installment in the ShackTac UI modset, intended to be used alongside ShackTac HUD and the ShackTac Group Indicators.

STNT tags show two pieces of information – the player’s name and his group name, with the player’s name being slightly larger for clarity. The display of the group name is intended to give easy at-a-glance “What unit is this?” identification.
The tags will fade over distance, with the name being visible for twice as far as the group. The furthest you’ll see a name tag at is 40 meters, and this distance changes based on the lighting conditions. You’ll see the tags at shorter distances during dusk or dawn, and at much shorter ranges at night. If you have nightvision on, you’ll be able to see the tags better at night than otherwise, but still not at daytime distances.
If group colors are being used within a group, each member of the group will see people’s names displayed in the appropriate colors. This only happens within your own group – all other players will display with green names.

A few other notes:
  • The group tags will be colored white for units within your own group, and pale green for people in other groups.
  • Tags will appear instantly when moused over a player, but will fade away when you mouse away from them.
  • Enemies will never display name tags – only people on your own side will do so.

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.

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Credits & thanks:
ShackTac Name Tags was created by Dslyecxi, with thanks to zx64 for assistance with framework integration and general Good Arma Coding Practices.


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- BI forums

- Community Base addons A3

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