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#1 Riouken

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 11:55 PM

cTab
Commander's Tablet - FBCB2, Blue Force Tracker, UAV, and Helmet Cam Interface


Thanks to

  • SpectreRSG - Graphic Design
  • Capt Drumheller / Jester814 - Technical advisor / Ideas / Media
  • LCpl C. Johnston - Technical advisor
  • LCpl Schwanke - Technical advisor
  • Knobee - Documentation
  • Raspu - TAD, Android and MicroDAGR background graphics and 3D models
  • Killzone_Kid - for his many excellent tutorials
  • Everyone else in the 15th MEU SOC and C-L-F for help with support and testing.
  • BI - for ArmA 3 and all the opportunities to mod for this game.

Features

  • Commander's tablet
  • Working FBCB2 Blue Force Tracker system
  • User placed makers - place markers for enemy, medical and general purpose
  • Tracks all crewed Bluefor Military vehicles
  • Tracks any dismounted troops with the proper equipment
  • Android based Blue Force Tracker
  • MicroDAGR hand-held GPS with Blue Force Tracking
  • Commanders Tablet can view live UAV streams
  • Commanders Tablet can view live Helmet Cam streams
  • Vehicle mounted FBCB2 interface, Blue Force Tracking
  • Tactical Awareness Display (TAD) for air vehicles, Blue Force Tracking
  • This system is available to only one side at a time, there is a mission configurable parameter to choose sides
  • None of the markers or icons show on maps, need one of the devices to view

Known Issues

  • Switching to or from the full screen views while in a vehicle can cause issues (fixed by exiting vehicle)
    BIS issue with command, please vote for a fix
  • If your are viewing yourself from the UAV or Helmet Cam in PiP screen, your textures can bug on your unit
  • Even though items go into the GPS slot they are not required to be there for cTab to operate, they can go anywhere in your inventory, i.e. your vest or uniform
  • Players that are experiencing conflicts with help screens (uses "H"as a key as well) are advised to rebind cTab "IF_MAIN", for example to "SHIFT"+ "H". This used to be an issue with Zeus but has been resolved as of cTab version 2.1. There might be other such cases though.
  • Helicopter pilots (and co-pilots) that are using RAVEN's LIFTER mod are advised to rebind cTab "IF_MAIN" to something other than the default as "H" is used by that mod and cannot be changed (as of this writing).
  • When a UAV is being actively piloted and a cTab user is already connected to the UAV's gunner turret, it is currently impossible to detect that there is a gunner connected in order to prevent a second player to connect to the same gunner turret. Wonky things happen to the player in the gunner seat if a second player connects and it might break the game. Please vote for a fix.

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How to configure
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For Mission Makers
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Changelog
2.1.1

  • Support for updated CBA keybinding API (introduced with CBA 1.20 RC6)
  • Prevent TAD from being accessible when using a parachute
  • Added 500m zoom-level to small TAD
  • Fixed player's camera breaking when exiting UAV full screen view while in a vehicle
  • Fixed control of new target designator turrets (introduced with marksman DLC) from the Tablet's UAV screen
  • Immediately terminate UAV cameras if UAV is distroyed
  • Added own helmet cam back into the list of accessible helmet cams (to reduce confusion)
  • Sorted helmet cams by group ID
  • Made area around the map gray instead of black to increas readability of off-map markers / units
  • Made TAD map tools follow mouse cursor instead of map center. This also allows for measuring distances to off-map destinations.
  • Discrepancies between cTab client and server versions will now be reported to RPT on both client and server via CBA versioning
  • Available UAVs / helmet cams are now automatically refreshed on tablet whenever the lists have changed (lists are updated every 30 seconds), eliminating the need to switch modes or close and reopen the tablet for the display to refresh
  • Added UAV type to list of available UAVs to help with orientation
  • Re-Categorized helmet cam item to show up as face-wear (goggles) in Arsenal. Note: It can still be moved anywhere else in the inventory without losing its capability
  • Fixed keybinds not working in Zeus and causing RPT errors after update to CBA 1.20 RC6

2.1.0
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2.0.1
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2.0.0
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Edited by Riouken, 22 April 2015 - 12:08 PM.


#2 rehtus777

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:39 AM

Excellent. Just what the doctor ordered...... Thank you.

#3 MacScottie

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 01:18 AM

It's happening! (584 kB)

Edited by MacScottie, 08 October 2013 - 11:01 PM.

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#4 Sarashi

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 01:40 AM

This is awesome.

Would like to see that the vehicle cTab system would come up instead of your android tab when you are in a vehicle. (had to uneqip it to get the vehicle version.
If you have the rugged tablet i think ppl want to have that in their hand when it has more options.

And I dont know if you should be allowed to go to 3rd person when watching an UAV. But atlest you can do that right now.

Keep up the great job.

#5 Riouken

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 01:57 AM

This is awesome.

Would like to see that the vehicle cTab system would come up instead of your android tab when you are in a vehicle. (had to uneqip it to get the vehicle version.
If you have the rugged tablet i think ppl want to have that in their hand when it has more options.


Fixed will be in the next update.

And I dont know if you should be allowed to go to 3rd person when watching an UAV. But atlest you can do that right now.

Keep up the great job.


The third person when viewing is a side effect of the issue with the command being broken right now(see known issues above) I could script a solution to this problem but that is pretty heavy handed for an issue that really is not a game breaker. Hopefully BI will fix the command so that I can show the view only just as its seen from the object. Please vote on the ticket that I linked to in the first post.

Thanks for the input :)

#6 Predator.v2

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 04:08 AM

Very nice mod!

But did you have to use the radio slot? Basically this addon and acre are gonna be mutually exclusive. :-/
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#7 armyinf

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 04:17 AM

Very nice mod!

But did you have to use the radio slot? Basically this addon and acre are gonna be mutually exclusive. :-/

Just a friendly heads up ACRE radios don't need to be in the slot to work others wise you could only use one at a time, and same with this mod the tablet and helmet cam don't need to be in a slot just rather in your inventory some place within that.

#8 Katipo66

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:33 AM

Damn, back to A3 it is :D

Been looking forward to this, thanks.
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#9 SpectreRSG

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:42 AM

Congrats Rio on the release!

#10 Numrollen

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 06:43 AM

need to be on armaholic! ;)

#11 Raspu86

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:20 AM

Awesome mod, I really was looking forward to this one. Congrats to the release and a big thanks from me!

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:41 AM

Thanks for the headsup Numrollen :cool:


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#13 Clawhammer

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:57 AM

AWESOME MOD!

Hope for some live signs from ace and maybe the chance to have this in ace³ too *-*
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:08 AM

Great work mate. :yay:

#15 V-zwo_Null

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:46 AM

I have some issues to activate the cTab with my assigned key.
I assigned Left Control + T as key.

Nothing will work.

Should there not be a "userconfig" in my Arma3 folder?

Edited by V-zwo_Null, 08 October 2013 - 11:00 AM.


#16 Elena

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:58 AM

Really like this mod, the chances for useage are amazing.
I have only one question - would it be possible to enable the Field-Portable Android Device to be opened "in the background", so we can view live-feeds of helmetcams while playing ourselves? Kinda like the Helmetcam Scripts already avaliable - but compatible with the cTab mod. Because right now, of course, those scripts work without the cTab Helmet Camera item, like two different systems.

Would be a nice feature, to work with true livesteams, watching what the Teammates in a Specops team are doing etc.

#17 Riouken

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:15 PM

Thanks everyone! :)

Very nice mod!

But did you have to use the radio slot? Basically this addon and acre are gonna be mutually exclusive. :-/


Like another poster said, ACRE does not have to be in your radio slot, and neither does cTab. It just needs to be in your inventory somewhere, when you first take it it will snap to that slot but you can move it anywhere in your inv. after that. I think I need to update the documentation about that, Ill add something to the top post about this for future refrence, and I will have the documentation updated in the next release.

I have some issues to activate the cTab with my assigned key.
I assigned Left Control + T as key.

Nothing will work.

Should there not be a "userconfig" in my Arma3 folder?


No there is no userconfig folder or file.

Make sure you have the mod running, that you are assigning the ( UserAction 12 <------) key, in custom controls, very important.

Really like this mod, the chances for usage are amazing.
I have only one question - would it be possible to enable the Field-Portable Android Device to be opened "in the background", so we can view live-feeds of helmet cams while playing ourselves? Kinda like the Helmetcam Scripts already available - but compatible with the cTab mod. Because right now, of course, those scripts work without the cTab Helmet Camera item, like two different systems.

Would be a nice feature, to work with true livestreams, watching what the Teammates in a Specops team are doing etc.


Thanks for the feedback. Im not sure, the UAV and Helmet cams are not the main focus of the mod, more so the BFT and having a Command level tablet and Squad level android device to help improve battlefield awareness. That said anything is possible.

But the first updates/additions that will come to cTab will be a direct text message system. This will be a text message system that is in the real FBCB2 system and is used heavily in real life. Keep checking back as I will update my progress in this thread so stay tuned!

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#18 ximenjia

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:37 PM

Hi Riouken, actually i'm facing similar issue with V-zwo_Null. I assigned userfunction 12 (multiple combinations tried) but it does not display the tab or the android.

Note that i guess the addon is properly loaded as i can see, in your sample mission, the ammocrate, the Ctab, the helmet cam and the android.

[SOLVED] - Reinstalled CBA Beta then works like a charm. Excellent addon, congratulations and long life to 15th MEU (By the way, any update of LPD 29 coming?)

Edited by ximenjia, 08 October 2013 - 02:09 PM.


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 03:16 PM

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#20 V-zwo_Null

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 06:42 PM

Now it works for me.

Only single keybindings are allowed.


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