Arma 3: ORBAT Viewer

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A3 ORBATViewer.jpg

The ORBAT Viewer can be used to displayed the hiearchy of troops present in a scenario. Inside the ORBAT Viewer pressing H will toggle the visibility of the UI.


Config

CfgORBAT can be defined in configFile or missionConfigFile.

class CfgORBAT
{
	class 7thInfantry
	{
		id = 7;												// Unit ID
		idType = 0;											// Unit ID type
		side = "West";										// Unit side from CfgChainOfCommand >> Sides
		size = "Division";									// Unit size from CfgChainOfCommand >> Sizes. Displays relevant icon above the Type icon
		type = "HQ";										// Unit type from CfgChainOfCommand >> Types
		insignia = "\ca\missions_f\data\orbat\7thInfantry_ca.paa";		// Unit insignia, displayed in ORBAT background and in tooltip
		colorInsignia[] = { 0, 0, 1, 1 };					// Insignia image color (white default), can be either RGBA array, or class from CfgMarkerColors
		commander = "Armstrong";							// Name of unit commander. Can be either direct name, or class from CfgWorlds >> GenericNames (random name from the list is then selected)
		commanderRank = "GENERAL";							// Rank of unit commander (by default selected based on unit size)
		tags[] = { "BIS", "USArmy", "Kerry", "Hutchison", "Larkin" };	// Group tags. When opening ORBAT viewer, user can define what tags will be accepted.
		text = "%1 Combat Technology Research %3";			// Custom text and short text, can still use some arguments when defined:
		// %1 - ID (e.g. "7th")
		// %2 - Type (e.g. "Infantry")
		// %3 - Size (e.g. "Division")
		textShort = "%1 CTR %3";
		texture = "\ca\missions_f\data\orbat\customTexture_ca.paa";	// Custom texture, will replace icon set by 'type' param.
		color[] = { 0, 0, 1, 1 };									// Custom color, will replace color set by 'side' param. Can be either RGBA array, or class from CfgMarkerColors (e.g. color = "ColorWEST";)
		description = "All of your text would go here.";			// A brief description of the group or unit.
		assets[] = {												// Will display pictures of all available assets to the unit commander:
			{ "B_Heli_Transport_03_F", 5 },
			{ "B_Heli_Light_01_F", 3 },
			{ "B_Heli_Light_01_armed_F", 4 },
			"B_Heli_Transport_01_camo_F"
		};

		// Can be an array with format {classname, [int active icons], [int greyed out icons]}, or simply a classname
		subordinates[] = { "2ndBCT" }; // Subordinates, searched on the same level as this class.

		// When 'subordinates' are missing, child classes will be used. They can have their own subs - number of tiers is not limited.
		class 1stBCT
		{
			id = 1;
			type = "Armored";
			size = "BCT";
			side = "West";
			commander = "NATOMen";
			tags[] = { "BLUFOR", "USArmy", "Kerry" };
		};
	};

	class 2ndBCT
	{
	};
};


Attributes

ID Type

  • 0 - Ordinal number, e.g. "7th" (default)
  • 1 - Roman numeral, e.g. "VII"
  • 2 - NATO phonetical alphabet word, e.g. "Golf"
  • 3 - Color, e.g. "Red"

Side

  • West
  • East
  • Resistance
  • Civilian
  • Unknown

Size

  • Army
  • ArmyGroup
  • Battalion
  • BCT
  • Brigade
  • Company
  • Corps
  • Division
  • FireTeam
  • HBCT
  • IBCT
  • Platoon
  • Regiment
  • Section
  • Squad
  • Squadron
  • Troop
  • Size1..11
Size1..Size11 will not display a size-icon indicator, such as Ø.

Type

  • Airborne
  • Armored
  • Artillery
  • Assault
  • AttackRecon
  • AviationSupport
  • Cavalry
  • CombatAviation
  • Fighter
  • GeneralSupport
  • Helicopter
  • HQ
  • Infantry
  • Maintenance
  • Maritime
  • MechanizedInfantry
  • Medical
  • Mortar
  • MotorizedInfantry
  • Recon
  • Service
  • Support
  • UAV
  • Unknown

Rank

  • Private
  • Corporal
  • Sergeant
  • Lieutenant
  • Captain
  • Major
  • Colonel
  • General

Tags

Tags are used by BIS_fnc_ORBATOpen. The function will search and classes with given tags.


The ORBAT Group module

ORBAT Group Module

CfgORBAT Path

The group you want to be display on the map.

Example:

missionConfigFile >> "CfgORBAT" >> "unitClassName" >> "subordinateUnitClassName"

CfgORBAT Ceiling

The highest superior unit to display in the ORBAT Viewer while this group is selected. If blank, the CfgORBAT Path unit is displayed as the ceiling.

Example:

missionConfigFile >> "CfgORBAT" >> "unitClassName"

Tags

Groups containing at least on of these tags will be added

Max. Tiers

Defines how many tiers are are shown.

Working Example

  • Place a fire team in Eden Editor
  • Place the ORBAT Group module
  • Synchronise the module with the group leader
  • Open the module and fill in the following:
  • Leave Max. Tiers and Tags empty
  • Enter the preview mode and open the map


Create ORBAT Group during Runtime

//Create ORBAT icon if isServer then { "ModuleStrategicMapORBAT_F" createUnit [ getPosWorld player, createGroup sideLogic, toString { this setVariable ["BIS_fnc_initModules_disableAutoActivation", false, true]; this setVariable [""Path"", ""missionConfigFile >> 'CfgORBAT' >> 'Support'"", true]; // ORBAT class that should be displayed } ]; };


Texture in missionConfigFile

As texture is treated as a new texture (rather than an image, as icon is), the game needs a direct path to it. Example:

"C:\Users\Kerry\Documents\Arma 3\Kerry\missions\MyMission.Stratis\someDirectory\SomeImage.paa"
"\ca\missions_f\data\orbat\customTexture_ca.paa"

Writing the direct path is not possible in a CfgORBAT defined in Description.ext (as the mission changes path on different computers); in that case the path to the texture can be defined with the following:

texture = __EVAL(getMissionPath "someDirectory\SomeImage.paa"); // converts to "C:\Users\Kerry\Documents\Arma 3\Kerry\missions\MyMission.Stratis\someDirectory\SomeImage.paa"


Functions

Listed in "Strategic" function group:


See Also