First off I want to say this game is amazing BIS.
I'm having alot of issues in the Editor section of Arma 2, I own a physical copy of the game and spent 50 dollars so I can easily edit missions and etc.
Some of the basic features like weapon loadouts are incredibly difficult to use due to the Developers using script commands, now I'm not going to learn scripting just so I can edit loadouts and stuff for my mission that is not acceptable. BIS you can't possilby think that all of your customers are going to learn how to script do you???
Basically why would you make about 70% (Just a random number) of the editor require extensive amounts of scripting knowledge?
It would've been really handy if you had a weapons loadout tab inside the editor so we can simply choose our weapon, attachments, equipment, this scripting takes too much time and usually always doesnt work for me.
Overall BIS if you want to make the game more accessible like you claim, you need to simplify the Interface for the editor.
I have tried Wolle code thread but im having issues everytime I load up.
If someone can help me, I would like to spawn with an M4A1 SOPMOD SD.
What I think BIS can do to easily improve the Editor Interface:
* Add Weapon loadout tab for Units layer with pictures of weapons, attachments ect all labeled.
* Add presets commands and scripts in a Presets tab.
* Add a directory for items, packages built in, Directory Tab
* Help tab and FAQ would be much appreciated.
As another member pointed out on the back of Arma 2's Box, it says "Mission Editor- Design your own missions by the intuitive, easy-to-use mission editor and become part of one of the biggest and most creative PC gaming community ever.
The Mission editor is intuitive no doubt but still has alot of shortcomings, Easy to use to setup simple missions as did Jan in the Developer Diary 2 video, but if you want to make some missions involving alot of action and triggers and special objectives, be prepared to learn to some extent scripting which is not even mentioned on the Box, under easy to use mission editor. Which Defends my complaint as not being totally user friendly as the Box Advertises.
I also think that the quote above is only talking to the people who have extensive knowledge of scriping.
Edit: People that still flame me, have no use to post in this thread. Help, stories. NO FLAMING.
Edit: Special Thanks to: DeadFast, Jaenus, Kju, Kylania, Tractorking, and BeerHunter.
Wolle you can close this thread but keep it up, because alot of your customers might have the same complaint and or question.