2D Editor: External
Mission Editor provides majority of tools required for designing a mission, but finishing touches are usually made outside of it. Briefings, custom scripts, multiplayer settings or final packing are only handled by separate files programs.
Missions are stored as folders with name composed of mission name set in Save window and world name:
TopGun.abel SpyGame.Chernarus Domino.ProvingGrounds_PMC This.is.Sparta.Altis
World names match classes present in CfgWorlds.
You can find all missions in your Profile directory.
Single player missions are located in Missions folder, multiplayer missions can be found in MPMissions folder in same directory.
Within the mission folder, you can create as many subfolders as desired. As paths in mission are relative, you can refer to such subfolder using:
Main article: Mission.sqm
Main article: Description.ext
Main article: Script File
External script files are executed by filename, so they can have any filename the author chooses. There are however several special Event Scripts that are automatically executed by the game engine at certain times during the mission.
Main article: FSM
Main article: Overview.html
The overview.html contains simple mission description and picture visible in main menu mission selection.
Main article: Briefing.html
File loaded automatically when the mission begins, providing mission plan and notes.
The briefing is broken into 4 main sections:
To preview your briefing whilst in the editor, hold SHIFT while clicking 'Preview'.
Since Arma 2, briefing.html is only used for the debriefing text. For more information see Arma 2 Briefing creation.