Arma 3 Custom Info

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Overview

UI window elements that encompass various display modules and gadgets (Navigation, Camera feeds, Radar...)

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User Interface

Arma 3 Custom Info overview.jpeg

Action keybinds (default)

[ next module on left panel
] next module on right panel
RCTRL + [ toggle submodes on current left panel module
RCTRL + ] toggle submodes on current right panel module
no default keybind close left display
no default keybind close right display
no default keybind close left display
no default keybind close right display

Modules

Module Description Sub-mode
NAV Navigation - requires either a GPS item or GPS-equipped vehicle rotation
SLA Sling-load Assistant - only available in vehicles capable of slingloading n/a
SENS Sensors Display - tactical awareness display that combines information about tracked targets from all sensors and about threats (Arma_3_Sensors#User_Interface ranges
CAM Drone Drone Feed - requires UAV terminal item spectrum
CAM Driver Driver Feed - usually available for commanders and gunners in tanks and for pilots (as a Targeting Pod or a Sling-load camera feed) spectrum
CAM Gunner Gunner Feed - usually available for pilots and drivers and commanders in tanks spectrum
CAM Commander Commander Feed - usually available for drivers and gunners in tanks spectrum
CAM Missile Missile Feed - available mostly on few attack aircrafts, feed is initiated after a missile with camera feed capability is fired n/a
CREW Crew Display - shows crew members' names, cargo occupancy, transport capacity, sling-loaded vehicle n/a
The CAM modules only work with PIP enabled!

Configuration

The new Sensor system gets enabled by defining a VehicleSystemsDisplayManagerComponentLeft (left display) or VehicleSystemsDisplayManagerComponentRight (right display) class inside the vehicle's Components class.

class MyVehicle_F : MyBaseVehicle_F
{
       class Components : Components                   
      {
            class VehicleSystemsDisplayManagerComponentLeft : DefaultVehicleSystemsDisplayManagerLeft
            {
            }; 
            class VehicleSystemsDisplayManagerComponentRight : DefaultVehicleSystemsDisplayManagerRight
            {
            };                                                                                                        
      };
};

For simplicity the class can inherit from one of the defaults. You can also inherit from one of the premade templates that are available in the configFile root.

For tank roles - each template adds camera feeds from the other two positions

VehicleSystemsTemplateLeftDriver
VehicleSystemsTemplateRightDriver
VehicleSystemsTemplateLeftCommander
VehicleSystemsTemplateRightCommander
VehicleSystemsTemplateLeftGunner
VehicleSystemsTemplateRightGunner

For (some) pilots and copilots - template adds a Sensors display and a Driver feed camera (e.g. pilotCamera)

VehicleSystemsTemplateLeftPilot
VehicleSystemsTemplateRightPilot

Automatic usage & backwards compatibility

If the Vehicle doesn't have the VehicleSystemsDisplayManagerComponent defined one of the two default pairs is used.

// core definitions, do not override
DefaultVehicleSystemsDisplayManagerLeft
DefaultVehicleSystemsDisplayManagerRight
DefaultVehicleSystemsDisplayManagerLeftSensors  
DefaultVehicleSystemsDisplayManagerRightSensors

The pair of defaults with Sensors suffix is used whenever the vehicle had radarType defined as air radar or ground radar. It adds Sensors display in addition to the normal default displays.

Properties

class VehicleSystemsDisplayManagerLeft
{
	componentType = "VehicleSystemsDisplayManager"; //mandatory
	x = (safezoneX + 0.5 * (((safezoneW / safezoneH) min 1.2) / 40));
	y = (safezoneY + safezoneH - 21 * ((((safezoneW / safezoneH) min 1.2) / 1.2) / 25));
	left = 1;
	defaultDisplay = "CrewDisplay";   //display to be selected when player changes vehicle and had "empty" previously selected
 
	class Components
	{
		class MinimapDisplay        //GPS
		{
			componentType = "MinimapDisplayComponent";
			resource = "RscCustomInfoMiniMap";
		};
		class SlingLoadDisplay      //Slingload Assistant
		{
			componentType = "SlingLoadDisplayComponent";
			resource = "RscCustomInfoSlingLoad";
		};
		class SensorsDisplay   //Combined display showing sensors, detected and tracked targets, info about marked target and threats
		{
			componentType = "SensorsDisplayComponent";
			range[] = {8000,4000,2000};     //accepts an integer or an array of available ranges (submode)
			showTargetTypes = 1+2+4+8+16+32+64+128+256+512+1024; // 1 - Sensor sectors, 2 - Threats, 4 - Marked tgt symbol, 8 - Own detection, 16 - Remote detection, 32 - Active detection, 64 - Passive detection, 128 - Ground tgts, 256 - Air tgts, 512 - Men, 1024 - Special (laser, NV)
			resource = "RscCustomInfoSensors";
		};
		class UAVFeedDisplay        //Drone camera feed
		{
			componentType = "UAVFeedDisplayComponent";
			// resource = "RscCustomInfoAVCamera"; // hardcoded
		};
		class VehicleDriverDisplay  //Camera feed from driver's optics
		{
			componentType = "TransportFeedDisplayComponent";
			source = "Driver";
			// resource = "RscTransportCameraComponentDriver"; // hardcoded 
		};
		class VehicleGunnerDisplay  //Camera feed from gunner's optics
		{
			componentType = "TransportFeedDisplayComponent";
			source = "PrimaryGunner";
			// resource = "RscTransportCameraComponentPrimaryGunner"; // hardcoded 
		};
		class VehicleCommanderDisplay //Camera feed from commander's optics
		{
			componentType = "TransportFeedDisplayComponent";
			source = "Commander";
			// resource = "RscTransportCameraComponentCommander"; // hardcoded
		};
		class MissileDisplay        //Camera feed from missile's warhead
		{
			componentType = "TransportFeedDisplayComponent";
			source = "Missile";
			// resource = "RscTransportCameraComponentMissile"; // hardcoded
		};
		class CrewDisplay           //List of all crew members, cargo and transported or slingloaded vehicle
		{
			componentType = "CrewDisplayComponent";
			resource = "RscCustomInfoCrew";
		};
		class CustomDisplayXY       //Custom display using custom resource
		{
			componentType = "CustomDisplayComponent";
			resource = "RscCustomInfoMyCustomRadModule";
		};
		class EmptyDisplay          //Empty display - hide panel
		{
			componentType = "EmptyDisplayComponent";
		};
	};
};
 
class VehicleSystemsDisplayManagerRight : VehicleSystemsDisplayManagerLeft
{
	x = ((10 * (((safezoneW / safezoneH) min 1.2) / 40)) + 0.5 * (((safezoneW / safezoneH) min 1.2) / 40)));
	left = 0;
	right = 1;
	forcedDisplay = "SensorsDisplay";      //display to be selected when player enters the vehicle no matter what was selected before
}

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