View Full Version : civilians as enemies
Jan 12 2007, 05:03
the advantage guerrilla fighters have is that they are able to blend into the population at will. without weapons in their hands they are hard to ID as enemies.
so is there a way to make a 2nd class of the civilians in ArmA. a class that looks exactly like the default civilians but can be set as hostile to blufor/opfor/ independent? would be great for drug war type scenarios or insurgents taking cover among civilians.
it would be important to do this as an addon folder so as not to muck with the default pbo's.
any help appreciated.
Jan 12 2007, 10:58
CreateUnit / Join them into a GUER group and use the setFriend command to make GUER friendly to EAST and EAST friendly to GUER.
When the action should start use both commands again to make them enemies.
I don't think it's possible to invent a 'custom' side via a config.
Jan 12 2007, 11:11
but would this this make all civilians hostile at one point then all friendly again?
i tried this in the init field of civilian. but west soldiers did not open fire on him and he just ran away.
<table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td>Code Sample </td></tr><tr><td id="CODE">[target2] join terror1; West setFriend [Resistance, 0.2][/QUOTE]
Jan 12 2007, 14:19
Maybe because you set Resistance as friendly to West in the editor settings ? Imo you can't 'overwrite' a preset friendly status via setFriend and change it to enemy, can ye ? http://forums.bistudio.com/oldsmileys/icon_rolleyes.gif
Jan 13 2007, 05:09
i found another way from OFP mission & editing FAQ on biforum from JW. works a charm and was easy as pie.
Quote[/b] ]Way one (easy):
Make a west soldier.
Make an east soldier (note that the east soldier must be higher ranked for this to work! )
Set the east soldiers probability of presence to 0%
Probability of Presence is this:
Just draw the little arrow to the far left, wich will make it 0%
Group them (pressing F2, and dragging a line between them)
When you now start the mission the east soldier will not be there, but you're an east soldier in west clothing.
edit - added link to the faq page.
Guys, I think this belongs in the mission editing thread.
But, you can do the above or you can open your mission.sqm and change any insurgents' sides to something else (for example CIV to EAST).
Alternately you can download the civilians addon by Mongoose_84:
And most importantly, search before ya ask! http://forums.bistudio.com/oldsmileys/wink_o.gif
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