The ArmA Editing guide is the advanced and totally updated version of the old OFP editing guide, which was written by Mr-Murray. This guide contains nearly all the information which is needed to create a great mission, whether you want to create a single-player or even a multiplayer mission. This guide has received the nickname editing bible, because the German community has used it as the same. With the German ArmA release in 2006, the ArmA Editing guide SE 1.01 version has been released as well....but in the German language only. That's why we decided to translate the whole guide into English.
Because I was already a translator for the German ArmA community website Mapfact.net, Mr-Murray came to me and asked me to translate the guide. I already did some work for him and so he knew that he could count on me. I said yes and this was the beginning of a very interesting period of time. While I was translating I decided to get a friend of mine on-board who lives in the USA and would be a great help for me. His name is Metal0130 and he´s living in the federal state of Oregon. His job was and is to check my translations. Then we met in Team Speak and went over it again. Because we already know each other, the work was and is very fun...hard but fun. Metal0130 did and still does great work, so I will use this post as well to say thank you....and I am looking for the guide of Game2....
The translation process began in the middle of 2007. While the translation was in progress, Mr-Murray decided to add a lot more information to the book to create an advanced version of the already existing 1.01 Version, called ArmA Editing Guide
-Deluxe Edition. This new version contains exactly 335 pages of editing information. The special features of both versions are syntaxes which are explained by using examples, tables with class names for all weapons, units, vehicles for all parties, animation commands and action commands aso, aso, aso. The Deluxe Edition also has a syntax index and some more nice features.
But that version is unfortunately still a work in progress.....
The reason is that Mr-Murry has finished this guide only a few weeks ago. It hasnt been released in Germany yet. Most of the parts are already translated but some points are still missing. That´s the reason why we´re about to release the small book, aka SE 1.02 version, in the English language, soon. We hope that we can offer it within the next 2 weeks. Metal and I are checking the whole guide again for grammatical errors or other issues. Because I have a family and Metal has his own life next to ArmA as well, we just need that time.
You can download the German version, to see what is expecting you.
Download German ArmA Editing Guide
I will keep you posted about the final release date.