nearEntities

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Introduced with Arma 2 version 1.00
  Arguments of this scripting command don't have to be local to the client the command is executed on

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Introduced in

Game:
Arma 2
Version:
1.00

Description

Description:
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Finds entities inside a sphere with the given radius. If the alternative syntax is used, only entities of given types or subtypes are listed. Entities returned are not sorted by distance. This command doesn't return dead entities or entities inside vehicles. If you need to return those, use entities command.

This command is much faster than nearestObjects for on-foot soldier and vehicle detection.

Syntax

Syntax:
position nearEntities radius
Parameters:
position: Object or Array in format PositionAGL or Position2D - center of the sphere
radius: Number - radius of the sphere
Return Value:
Array of Objects - not sorted

Alternative Syntax

Syntax:
position nearEntities [type, radius]
Parameters:
position: Object or Array in format PositionAGL or Position2D - center of the sphere
[type, radius]: Array
type: String or Array of Strings - type(s) to search for
radius: Number - radius of the sphere
Return Value:
Array of Objects - not sorted

Examples

Example 1:
_list = player nearEntities 20; _list = ASLToAGL getPosASL player nearEntities 50; _list = player nearEntities ["Man", 1000]; _list = ASLToAGL getPosASL player nearEntities ["LaserTarget", 3000]; _list = player nearEntities [["Car", "Motorcycle", "Tank"], 50]; _list = ASLToAGL getPosASL player nearEntities [["Man", "Air", "Car", "Motorcycle", "Tank"], 200];

Additional Information

Multiplayer:
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See also:
findNearestEnemynearestBuildingnearestObjectnearestObjectsnearObjectsnearestLocationnearTargetsnearSuppliesnearestLocationWithDubbingnearObjectsReadynearRoads

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