Author: Arkensor
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Version: 1.7

Short description: A lightweight logging extension

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Date: 2016-12-18 19:58

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A lightweight extension for ArmA III to create logfiles.

  • Timestamp inside the logfile
  • Timestamp (Date) within the filename
  • Extend the filename with the minute of creation
  • Changeable timestamp format 12/24H clock
  • Custom directory to place the logs
  • Choose the name of the file
  • Choose the file-extension
  • Define a unlimited amount of custom log categories
  • Separate each log category as one folder
  • Define path and name of the configuration ini

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To install the A3Log you should use modfolders to keep it seperate from the official game content to prevent issues.
With Arma 3 you can use different ways to set up your modfolders to use custom content you have downloaded.
Please visit the Arma 3 Mod install instructions page for more information about using custom mods and addons in Arma 3.

  1. Go into the @A3Log folder and make sure the the A3Log.dll is not blocked
  2. Edit the A3Log.ini file to fit your personal need -> Save the file
  3. Edit your startup file and add @A3Log to your -serverMod / -mod parameter
    • Optional: To specify from where the config should be loaded you can define startup a paramter for the arma3server executable ->
      "-A3Log=Configurations/Mylogs.ini" (Only paths in your arma3server directory are allowed so in this case you would have a folder called Configurations inside of your serversetup and in that you have the config file called Mylogs.ini) - This feature is WIP
  4. Remove the A3Log_examples.pbo inside @A3Log/addons, once it worked for you and you got example log files
  5. Done

You can find the configuration at @A3Log/A3Log.ini
See @A3Log/addons/A3Log_examples.pbo for some examples.
Other examples will be included in a forum post at the BI community (See forum topic link)

Development Status:
This project is in early development, and there will be some updates in speed and features for this soon.

Thanks to Killzone_Kid for making a great documentation and tutorials about extensions, which made me start with extension making for arma3.
Thanks to my teammate Maurice for helping me with some c++ code

License / Disclaimer:

- [Added] x64 support for Windows and Linux

- Bugfixes for Windows
- Added an Debug output via console on Windows

- [Added] Combine custom logs by date into one folder
- Small formating changes and bugfixes

- [Added] Support to have the current date included in the log file messages. ( YYYY-MM-DD )
- Changed version number to 1.4 for the version command

- [Added] Linux support
- [Added] Linux source code & compiler guide
- [Added] Version check following the guidlines in the wiki:

- [Added] Option to only use custom logs, so that the extension does not produce a unused main log file, if you do not use it at all - Idea from some users, not mine!
- [Fixed] The addon config.cpp did not contain required arrays, thx to tankbuster for that report (Both addon pbo's had that issue)

Forum topic:
- BI forums

- C++ Redistributable 2013 32-Bit **

** VS2013 is only for windows

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Tags: A3Log,   C++,   Extension,   Logging