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Introduced with Arma 2 version 1.00
  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

Arma 2


Damage / repair part of object. The object must be local to the computer where command is executed. Damage 0 means fully functional, damage 1 means completely destroyed / dead. Note: Some part names are in Czech; see translation table.


object setHit [part, damage, useEffects]
[part, damage, useEffects]: Array
object: Object -
part: String - Name of the part (selection name).
damage: Number -
useEffects (Optional): Boolean - false to skip destruction effects. Default: true (Since Arma 3 v1.67)
Return Value:


Example 1:
vehicle player setHit ["motor", 1]
Example 2:
vehicle player setHit ["mala vrtule", 0.95]
Example 3:
if (local _heli) then { _heli setHit ["velka vrtule", 0]; } else { hint "Vehicle " + str _heli + " must be local to this machine to do that!"; };

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Damaging specific parts of the vehicle will not update its overall damage value (as of v1.03):
player setHit ["hands", 0.9];
hint str (damage player); //will return 0

Direct use of the names of sections of the model is likely a bad practice, and will not work on some addons. So instead:
_MH60S setHit ["elektronika", _hit];

should be used:

_MH60S setHit [getText(configFile >> "cfgVehicles" >> "MH60S" >> "HitPoints" >> "HitAvionics" >> "name"), _hit];

Since there is no getHit (as of 1.61), you can use canMove command to check if vehicle is capable of moving. For land wheeled vehicles canMove will return false if any real wheel (damaging nonexistent wheels doesn't count) has hitpoint damage greater than 0.9. Having HitEngine damage greater than 0.9 will make canMove to return false as well (plus will result in vehicle exploding). HitFuel however doesn't make canMove return false even though having high HitFuel damage will make car explode. For helicopters HitEngine with damage greater than 0.9 will make canMove return false as well. Having HitHRotor (main rotor) damaged even up to 1 will never make canMove return false. However, if HitVRotor (tail rotor) will have damage greater than 0.703608 it will make canMove return false (even though some helicopters are controllable and flyable by player with broken tail rotor). In same manner you can use canFire to check if turret hitpoints are not damaged enough to be able to fire. (canFire always returns false if there is nobody in vehicle) Update: Since ArmA 3 1.31 getHit has been introduced.

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Posted on September 11, 2018 - 19:37 (UTC)
You can use getHit if you are using 1.64 EOL version.