Author: mikey74
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Requirements: Community Base addons A3

Version: 0.38.1 Alpha
Signed: No

Short description: Samo provides you with easy access to commands on demand.

Date: 2015-04-19 18:51

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SAMO Squad Action Menu Orders

A.I.M team

Introducing: Squad Action Menu Orders (SAMO)

Samo provides you with easy access to commands on demand:
  • It provides you with a pointer to better see where your orders will take place.
  • You can order your units to cover fire. This is based off position you are pointing at. So I recommend you use the pointer before giving this command.
  • You can order your units to disperse at position your looking at. Same as above recommend using the pointer.
  • You can order you units to watch a certain position. Same as above recommend using the pointer
  • You can Order units into different combat modes:
      - Go Hot will command units to go to combat behavior and free to engage.
      - Go Silent will command units to go into stealth mode only firing when they are spotted.
      - All clear will tell units to go aware and engage if a target is spotted. This will not take effect if enemies are known about.

All of these commands are accessed by you mouse wheel just like if you want to change to AT weapon or pistol.

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:

Media: has its own Youtube channel where we will cover the Community made releases.
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This is no longer in the action menu and can only be called via bound keys that can be rebound in the configure add on menu of the configure >>> controls menu in a mission.
The keys do stay set to the key so you dont have to do it every mission.
This version includes RedArmy's Rapid Action Suppress key and StTosin's new Rapid Action Cease Fire key bound in the same configure addons menu.

Known issues:
-POSSIBLE -TASK FORCE RADIO- Please let us know if you still have an issue with this.
afaik none of the team use this so please provide feedback if it works with this now or not.

Credits & Thanks:
--founder of A.I.M
--Lead coder of Aiss and Samo
--Team Lead

--founder of A.I.M
--Media Relations

--founder of A.I.M
--Lead developer/Coder of Samo
--Random OrganiZational Task Guy

--A.I.M tester
--A.I.M team consultant


A.I.M testing and development Team


A Special thanks to the A.I.M team for all the hardwork!

- put in wrong pbo fixed

- Fixed Suppression with Mikeys new improved target after Nexus Update broke it

New Cba Keybinding added

StTosin's precious cease fire added... I kid of course... makes sense and works well
you just had to burn me on how I used it in SAMO showcase didnt ya

_more bugfixes

_Samo suppression call lag found and removed
_Samo Menu adjustment for leader

_Rapid Action Suppress key added

_Samo Ball optimizations at close range
_Menu optimizitions and bug fixes... wip

_Removed from Action Menu and Working off CBA keybinding.... Thanks CBA team.
Change Samo Menu Key to any key in Configure addons in the Configure->controls menu.
_Added Suppression length - Long, Medium, Short Setting stays (within mission) until new length selected so you don't have to keep selecting it.
Found in Samo Submenu.
_If the player team has an Ammo bearer present, Ammo bearer will resupply player grouped units.
Yep... the ammo bearer actually has a function now.
_Only Selected Units or teams execute commands from Menu.
_Vehicle suppression if player Units are in a vehicle
Non drivers/gunners exit the vehicle and Suppress the target location with firearms.
_Suppress last position Command added... When selected command orders
selected Units to suppress last location suppressed
_SAMO Ball changed- Snaps to a target such as building/vehicle now, if SAMO ball is within a small distance from target. Bottom of SAMO ball touches ground.
_Added Cease Fire and Suppress animations when command is executed.
_Fixed hold fire issue. Please let us know if you still have an issue with this.
_Samo Ball adjusted.
_Fixed Init issue with TPW and other mods. Please let us know if you still have an issue with this and mods involved.
_Various Suppression adjustments.
_Various Menu adjustments.
_Script optimizations and adjustments.

Alpha 2.1
- fixed userconfig issue. There was a space in the call that didnt belong. Got it working.
- fixed hold fire issue.
- Possible issues with Task force Radio. Not fixed at current.

Alpha 2
- Added a bit more beef to suppression command and its based off squad size.
- Revamped menu:
Now you just have 1 action menu key or the default delete key which can be change via userconfig.
Samo pointer is automatice when menu is called and its intuitive to what you orders are
You can now select units you wish to perform certian actions: suppress, watch position, and disperse.
Few other minor tweaks and changes.

Alpha 1
- first release

Forum topic:
- BI forums

- Community Base addons A3

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