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=Introduction to mission editing=
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The mission (PBO) files are found [[Missions#Locations_of_Mission_Files|in specific folders]]. You will need know the location of the mission to add additional files such as the briefings and/or scripts. There are both official and 3rd party tools that can assist you with your mission editing. (See [[:Category:Tools|Official Scripting Tools]] or [[ArmA:_Community_Tools#Script_Editing|3rd Party Scripting Tools]])
  
introduction to mission editing
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Available scripting commands can be found on these pages:
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* [[Scripting Commands by Functionality]], or [[:Category:Scripting_Commands|Complete list of scripting commands]]
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* [[:Category:_Event_Handlers|Event Handlers]]
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* [[:Category: Actions|Commands that control animation Actions]]
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* [[:Category:Reference Lists|Class names]]
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* [[ArmA: Moves|Moves]]
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* [[:Category: Data Types| Data Types]]
  
The mission files are found [[Missions#Locations_of_Mission_Files|in specific folders]] you will need to learn. Existing mission in [[.PBO format]] cannot be edited, only files in [[.SARA format|.sara]] and [[.INTRO format|.intro]] format. However [[.PBO format]] can be modified to [[.SARA format|.sara]] and [[.INTRO format|.intro]] formats using certain [[Recreate editable mission tools|3rd-party tools]] designed to recreate the original editable missions.
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A new user mission can contain the following files:
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* An [[Overview.html]] file which will appear on the notebook before you start a mission for Single player missions.
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* A [[Briefing.html]] file displays a synopsis of what to do to complete the mission.
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* A [[Description.ext]] file which allows you to define many things in your mission.
  
Missions will also contain [[.SQM format]] files which contain libraries of script functions. Available scripting commands can be found on these pages:
 
* [[Scripting Commands by Functionality]]
 
* [[ArmA:_Event_Handlers|Event Handlers]]
 
* [[ArmA: Actions|Commands that control animation Actions]]
 
* [[:Category:Reference Lists|Class names]]
 
* [[ArmA: Moves|Moves]]
 
  
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The [[ArmA:_Mission_Editor|Official ArmA mission editor]] is used to build or modify mission files.
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Latest revision as of 15:33, 6 January 2021

Introduction to mission editing

The mission (PBO) files are found in specific folders. You will need know the location of the mission to add additional files such as the briefings and/or scripts. There are both official and 3rd party tools that can assist you with your mission editing. (See Official Scripting Tools or 3rd Party Scripting Tools)

Available scripting commands can be found on these pages:

A new user mission can contain the following files:

  • An Overview.html file which will appear on the notebook before you start a mission for Single player missions.
  • A Briefing.html file displays a synopsis of what to do to complete the mission.
  • A Description.ext file which allows you to define many things in your mission.


The Official ArmA mission editor is used to build or modify mission files.