Author: Theopolus
Author Website:

Requirements: No addons required

Version: 1.1
Signed: No

Short description: The Ammobox Arsenal simply assigns a new action to any of the vanilla ammoboxes and ammo trucks in the game.

Date: 2015-04-23 07:48

Comments: (1)


Battleboys Ammobox Arsenal


This addon will add the option to select "Ammobox Arsenal" to any vanilla ammobox or ammo utility fromt he game.

-adds the action to select "Ammobox Arsenal" to any vanilla ammobox or ammo utility
- as well, the option to select "Temporary Arsenal" will appear in your action menu for the first 4 minutes at mission startr and will then disappear
- note: "Ammobox Arsenal" will still persist throughout the mission as long of you have an ammobox object to interact with

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:

For usage instructions and information of how to use the Battleboys Ammobox Arsenal please refer to the included documentation.

Walk up to a crate, box or truck and select the action "Ammobox Arsenal". This will open the BIS Arsenal Function and allow you to build and retrieve your loadouts. The call for the BIS Arsenal Function is not limited to side and is not restricted to vanilla items only.

Video tutorial:

I took inspiration from a block of code written by "Balian" and featured in TheSwissMaverick's youtube tutorial on adding Virtual Arsenal to existing ammoboxes in your mission via the init.sqf file in your mission directory - you can see that video here

I was unable to get Virtual Arsenal Anywhere or Personal Arsenal working on my install of the game. I would press "U" and nothing would happen. As well, while my group is certainly not a milsim purist group, there was some discussion around at least needing an ammobox or ammo truck to get your loadouts - a small nod to immersion and reality-ish-ness. So this is the final product - you have full access to the BIS Virtual Arsenal so long as you have an ammobox or ammo source.

Credits & Thanks:
Special thanks to "Balian" for his code and to TheSwissMaverick for posting the inspiration in his tutorial on how to add this function via an init file when crafting missions. See below for his original tutorial;
Thanks to Loyalguard on the BI forums for posting an excellent "how to" when making addons our of scripts. I too can't believe that that guy didn't thank you for your help.

License / Disclaimer:
Any unauthorized modification of the released files is not allowed without any written permission by the author(s).
You are using those files at your own risk.
Author(s) of those files are not liable for any damage or loss of data caused by using of those files.
Usage of those files is also prohibited for any commercial purposes.

- "Tempoary Arsenal" function added - provides Arsenal for the first 4 min at mission start
- data clean-up and classname additions of objects also include in "ammo" category:
-- Land_Pallet_MilBoxes_F
-- AmmoCrates_NoInteractive_Large
-- AmmoCrates_NoInteractive_Medium
-- AmmoCrates_NoInteractive_Small
-- AmmoCrate_NoInteractive_
-- Land_Pallet_MilBoxes_F
-- AmmoCrates_NoInteractive_Large
-- AmmoCrates_NoInteractive_Medium
-- AmmoCrates_NoInteractive_Small
-- AmmoCrate_NoInteractive_
-- I_CargoNet_01_ammo_F
-- O_CargoNet_01_ammo_F
-- B_CargoNet_01_ammo_F
-- Box_FIA_Ammo_F
-- Box_FIA_Support_F
-- Box_FIA_Wps_F
-- Box_IND_Support_F
-- Box_East_Support_F
-- Box_NATO_Support_F

- Initial Release

Forum topic:
- BI forums

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Tags: Ammo,   Ammobox,   Arsenal