selectWeapon

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Introduced with Operation Flashpoint version 1.27
  Arguments of this scripting command have to be local to the client the command is executed onEffects of this scripting command are broadcasted over the network and happen on every computer in the network

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Introduced in

Game:
Operation Flashpoint
Version:
1.27

Description

Description:
Selects the given weapon. Note: For weapons that have more than one muzzle, you have to input the muzzlename and not the weaponName.
The only weapons that have muzzleNames seem to be rifles with grenade launchers, handgrenades, smokeshells and satchels.
In all other cases the weaponName must be used. Fortunately, in OFP, in most cases, both names are the same. But check.
In ArmA the weaponNames and muzzleNames are different.
For muzzle names see cfgWeapons.
NOTE: The unit must be local to the PC on which command is executed.

Syntax

Syntax:
unitName selectWeapon muzzleName
Parameters:
unitName: Object
muzzleName: String
Return Value:
Nothing

Examples

Example 1:
_soldier1 selectWeapon "LAWLauncher";
Example 2:
player selectWeapon "M203Muzzle";

Additional Information

Multiplayer:
-
See also:
fireforceWeaponFireprimaryWeaponhandgunWeaponsecondaryWeaponweaponsaction SwitchWeaponaction SwitchMagazine

Notes

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Notes

Posted on 5 Aug, 2008
Dr_Eyeball
Rather than simply using selectWeapon to select your default weapon after adding them to your player, it is recommended you use a script instead similar to the following, which caters for multiple muzzles:
SelectWeapon.sqf
 // Desc: select default weapon & handle multiple muzzles
 if (count weapons player > 0) then
 {
   private['_type', '_muzzles'];
 
   _type = ((weapons player) select 0);
   // check for multiple muzzles (eg: GL)
   _muzzles = getArray(configFile >> "cfgWeapons" >> _type >> "muzzles");
 
   if (count _muzzles > 1) then
   {
     player selectWeapon (_muzzles select 0);
   }
   else
   {
     player selectWeapon _type;
   };
 };

Posted on 22 Mar, 2010
MaestrO.fr
Can be used with primaryWeapon to select the primary weapon. An example with muzzle care (see Dr_EyeBall note) :

 if ( (primaryWeapon player) != "") then
 {
   private['_type', '_muzzles'];
 
   _type = primaryWeapon player;
   // check for multiple muzzles (eg: GL)
   _muzzles = getArray(configFile >> "cfgWeapons" >> _type >> "muzzles");
 
   if (count _muzzles > 1) then
   {
     player selectWeapon (_muzzles select 0);
   }
   else
   {
     player selectWeapon _type;
   };
 };

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