Documentation Sources

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Documentation Sources for Arma 3 Modding

As you've probably noticed, there is no comprehensive resource for Arma 3 modding. Finding reliable information requires a lot of Google-searching, reading forum threads, backtracking through potentially obsolete tutorials from previous versions of Arma, etc. It is very frustrating. In an attempt to ease your path to finding reliable information, here is a list of links to some key resources on the web. This list currently includes (semi-)official documentation-type resources rather than links to forum threads and the like. You'll have to do those searches on your own and hope for the best.

NOTE! For some reason, some VBS document links don't work properly. If you get a URL error from the links below, this is probably the reason. Strip off the last section of the URL and enter the words in the page's "Search" window (usu. in the upper right of the root VBS doc page).

(These links are skewed toward my interest in vehicle and weapon configs for damage modeling. You could obviously add more links relevant to other areas.Olds (talk) )

Overall Documentation

VBS wiki root

VBS Documentation Resources

VBS 3 Developer Manual (essential!)

Vehicle Configs

Addon Configuration BI config links root page

Model Config fundamentals

Main Vehicle config reference (BI)

Main Vehicle config reference (VBS)

Damage Modeling: Objects

Turret Config Reference

P3D LOD's explained (VBS)

A3 CarX Config Guidelines

A3 TankX Config Guidelines

Howto Model Config (some modest skeleton reference)

AI Dectection config properties

How to Animate a Model (vehicle parts animation)

Weapon Configs & Damage Modeling

CfgAmmo Config Reference (BI)

CfgAmmo Config Reference (VBS)

Damage Modeling: Objects (same link as in Vehicle Configs)

Damage (newer damage properties from the Biki)

Bullet Penetrability

Damage flowchart (VBS, essential!)

Damage Modeling: Simulation (damage formulas by impact type)

Damage Modeling: Weapons (weapon-related properties)

Weapons Settings (more weapon-related properties)

CfgWeapons Config Reference (dated but possibly useful)

More Information

Great intro-to-modding YouTube series by CUP member Nonov