Author: Terox
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Requirements: No addons required

Version: 1.0
Signed: No

Short description: Server Admins Catch those pesky marker spammers

Date: 2014-12-07 17:08

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Zeu MarkerLogging


This registers who place or delete markers on the map during the briefing and mission.

Why do you need it?
Fed up with idiots spamming the map with unwanted markers or deleting wanted markers
Now you can catch them at it.

What does it do?
This addon reports information about any player who places or deletes a marker

At any time:
The server logs information to the RPT file
Example output:
17:15:12 "<< MARKER LOG >> Terox PLACED a Black Dot at Grid 056006 at @ Time 0h:0m:18s"
17:15:15 "<< MARKER LOG >> Terox DELETED a Black Dot at Grid 046018 at @ Time 0h:0m:22s"

At briefing stage:
All the other players (with the exception of the Player manipulating markers) will receive a systemchat message detailing the event
The information that is given is similar to the .RPT log, with the exception that if a player is on a different side to the Marker operator, no Grid reference will be given
This is to prevent any unwanted intelligence benifits on PvP missions

After mission start:
The players will not receive any systemchat messages, but the server will continiue to log to it's .rpt file

This addon should only be installed on the server. The clients do not need it, nor should they have it.
If for any reason a client installs it and the server doesn't have verifysignatures enabled, it will have no effect.
It works on both dedicated and Non dedicated servers.
There are no Bikeys or bisigns for this addon, they are not required as this is a serverside addon only.

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:

Known issues:
This does not report on any markers created with fhq_mapdraw or any other such addon that creates markers via scripts

Credits & Thanks:
All Credit for this addon is due to KillZone Kid who created the initial functional code.
All I did was edit it slightly to work as an addon and report the information differently.

- first release

Forum topic:
- BI forums

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Tags: Logging,   Marker,   Spamming