Arma 3: Communication Menu

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Communication menu and icons

Communication menu is a commanding menu where support or mission requests are placed.

The player can access it using following means:

  • Open the quick command menu ('~' by default) and select "Communication" item
  • Press 8-1 (Reply - Communication)

Available items are announced upon adding by a Notification and remain visualized as icons next to the commanding menu.



Communication menu items can be defined in config - global Config.cpp, campaign Description.ext or mission Description.ext (searched in this order, the latter has the highest priority).

class CfgCommunicationMenu
    class myArtillery
        text = "Artillery Strike"; // Text displayed in the menu and in a notification
        submenu = ""; // Submenu opened upon activation
        expression = "player setVariable ['BIS_SUPP_request', ['Artillery', _pos]];"; // Code executed upon activation (ignored when the submenu is not empty)
        icon = "\a3\Ui_f\data\GUI\Cfg\CommunicationMenu\artillery_ca.paa"; // Icon displayed permanently next to the command menu
        cursor = "\a3\Ui_f\data\IGUI\Cfg\Cursors\iconCursorSupport_ca.paa"; // Custom cursor displayed when the item is selected
        enable = "1"; // Simple expression condition for enabling the item

You can preview pre-defined items using the config viewer.


Use following functions to add the item in your mission or system:

Number of slots is limited to 10, no pagination is implemented. Larger number is an edge case, no mission should need as many supports.