A long time ago when we were getting upcoming info about ArmA2, for some reason I thought I heard about a new function for mission making.
Basically I was thinking there was a way to spawn in some sort of a "template" ingame via a trigger or have that "template" deactivated at mission start and activate it when needed to save on resources.
- You would basically place down a square trigger and make sure you have everything (all units+waypoints+triggers) placed inside the radius of that one trigger.
- Then you could essentially spawn that entire template ingame or activate it ingame when needed so it would save a ton of resources.
Does anything like described above sound familiar? I'm wondering if there is something like that currently possible or if I'm crazy and mistook a dream of mine for reality.
I have a decent understanding of how to create good unpredictable gameplay with certain AI scenarios by using traditional waypoints & triggers. My issue with spawning everything in currently from scripts (like ups,dac,evo,dom,ect..) is that..
- I don't know how to convert certain AI waypoints+behaviors over to scripts that spawn everything in.
- My hunch is that they might be limiting as far as what I am able to achieve currently and what I might want to achieve later, but I don't know since I haven't tried.
P.S. How the hell do people spawn scenarios in via a script (like domination objective or side missions, ect..)? Freehand coded or are they're "templates" being converted into script code?