Location

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A location is an extended type of marker. For example city names displayed on the map are locations; their information can be accessed and modified with Location commands.

Location notion was introduced in

Introduced with Armed Assault version 1.08

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Specifics

  • Locations have a name, a side, a 3D position, a 2D area, and an orientation.
  • They have a non-scaling map representation (icon and/or text, depending on class).
  • They require a class definition to define basic properties that can be changed using script commands. Classes are defined in bin\Config.bin\CfgLocationTypes
  • They can be attached to objects, with all of the location's relevant properties inherited from the object
  • They can use setVariable and getVariable, but this only works with user made locations
  • Locations are local in MP, their properties are not synchronized
  • Existing locations are set in an islands .pew file. When the island is exported to .wrp the islandname.hpp is also produced - this contains the location names used in the .pew file. This .hpp is then incorporated into the config for the island using an #include statement.
    This section included in the island config ensures any locations set in the .pew file are included in the island during packing.
  • A terrain config can not be changed using the location script commands, but they can be found and read. This provides a single command method of finding nearby high points, towns, etc.


Location Types

Arma Location icons and fonts

Armed Assault

Possible location types are:

  • Mount
  • Name
  • NameMarine
  • NameCityCapital
  • NameCity
  • NameVillage
  • NameLocal
  • Hill
  • ViewPoint
  • RockArea
  • BorderCrossing
  • VegetationBroadleaf
  • VegetationFir
  • VegetationPalm
  • VegetationVineyard

Arma 2

Arma 2 Location icons and fonts
  • Name
  • Strategic
  • StrongpointArea
  • FlatArea
  • FlatAreaCity
  • FlatAreaCitySmall
  • CityCenter
  • Airport
  • NameMarine
  • NameCityCapital
  • NameCity
  • NameVillage
  • NameLocal
  • Hill
  • ViewPoint
  • RockArea
  • BorderCrossing
  • VegetationBroadleaf
  • VegetationFir
  • VegetationPalm
  • VegetationVineyard
Arma 3 Location icons and fonts

Arma 3

  • Airport (on Tanoa only. Tanoan airports have their own location type. On Altis and Stratis, airports are NameLocal)
  • Area
  • BorderCrossing
  • CityCenter
  • CivilDefense
  • CulturalProperty
  • DangerousForces
  • Flag
  • FlatArea
  • FlatAreaCity
  • FlatAreaCitySmall
  • Hill
  • HistoricalSite
  • Invisible
  • Mount
  • Name
  • NameCity
  • NameCityCapital
  • NameLocal (will return names like Airport)
  • NameMarine
  • NameVillage
  • RockArea
  • SafetyZone
  • Strategic
  • StrongpointArea
  • VegetationBroadleaf
  • VegetationFir
  • VegetationPalm
  • VegetationVineyard
  • ViewPoint
  • b_air
  • b_antiair
  • b_armor
  • b_art
  • b_hq
  • b_inf
  • b_installation
  • b_maint
  • b_mech_inf
  • b_med
  • b_mortar
  • b_motor_inf
  • b_naval
  • b_plane
  • b_recon
  • b_service
  • b_support
  • b_uav
  • b_unknown
  • c_air
  • c_car
  • c_plane
  • c_ship
  • c_unknown
  • fakeTown
  • group_0
  • group_1
  • group_10
  • group_11
  • group_2
  • group_3
  • group_4
  • group_5
  • group_6
  • group_7
  • group_8
  • group_9
  • n_air
  • n_antiair
  • n_armor
  • n_art
  • n_hq
  • n_inf
  • n_installation
  • n_maint
  • n_mech_inf
  • n_med
  • n_mortar
  • n_motor_inf
  • n_naval
  • n_plane
  • n_recon
  • n_service
  • n_support
  • n_uav
  • n_unknown
  • o_air
  • o_antiair
  • o_armor
  • o_art
  • o_hq
  • o_inf
  • o_installation
  • o_maint
  • o_mech_inf
  • o_med
  • o_mortar
  • o_motor_inf
  • o_naval
  • o_plane
  • o_recon
  • o_service
  • o_support
  • o_uav
  • o_unknown
  • respawn_air
  • respawn_armor
  • respawn_inf
  • respawn_motor
  • respawn_naval
  • respawn_para
  • respawn_plane
  • respawn_unknown
  • u_installation