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- Returns the side of unit. Once dead, a unit will be on the civilian side. When used in conjunction with a format statement (hint format["%1",side player]), the returned strings are: "WEST", "EAST", "GUER" or "CIV".
- In OFP 1.96, side return value for empty vehicles will be civilian.
- In OFP v1.96, the side return value for a vehicle is based on the side of it's commander, then gunner, then driver, then cargo. It will retain it's side value until it either empty, or a unit of another side takes over in a equal or higher role, irrespective of the side of other units still on board. This can be used to simulate friendly fire, as a vehicle can be made to appear to be an enemy even if all units on board are actually friendly.