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|x3= <code><nowiki>[</nowiki>[[west]], "Base"] [[sideRadio]] [[configName]] [[selectRandom]] ("true" [[configClasses]] ([[configFile]] >> "CfgRadio"));</code>
|seealso= [[sideChat]], [[groupRadio]], [[customRadio]], [[vehicleRadio]], [[globalRadio]], [[directSay]], [[commandRadio]]
|seealso= [[sideChat]] [[groupRadio]], [[customRadio]], [[vehicleRadio]], [[globalRadio]], [[directSay]], [[commandRadio]]

Revision as of 18:14, 20 January 2022

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Sends the audio message to the side radio channel. The message is defined in CfgRadio in the description.ext file or config radio protocol. The transmission will play only on the PC where command was executed. If you need the transmission to play on all computers, you have to execute it globally (see remoteExec).
The unit must have an assigned radio item (such as "ItemRadio") to see or transmit the messages. A radio item must have the property simulation = "ItemRadio"; in its CfgWeapons config.
When transmitting unit gets killed, transmission will be interrupted. However when receiving unit gets killed, the transmission continues to play.
Radio and ChatSounds


unit sideRadio radioName
unit: Object - unit to transmit
radioName: String - class name from CfgRadio
Return Value:

Alternative Syntax

[side, identity] sideRadio radioName
[side, identity]: Array
side: Side - side to which the transmission will be played
identity: String - class name of one of the identities in CfgHQIdentities. Possible identities in Arma 3 are:
  • "Base"
  • "HQ"
  • "AirBase"
  • "BLU"
  • "OPF"
  • "IND"
  • "IND_G"
radioName: String - class name from CfgRadio
Return Value:


Example 1:
_soldierOne sideRadio "messageOne";
Example 2:
player sideRadio configName selectRandom ("true" configClasses (configFile >> "CfgRadio"));
Example 3:
[west, "Base"] sideRadio configName selectRandom ("true" configClasses (configFile >> "CfgRadio"));

Additional Information

See also:
sideChat groupRadiocustomRadiovehicleRadioglobalRadiodirectSaycommandRadio


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Posted on 03:47, 12 February 2007
In OFP v1.96, sideRadio messages can be sent from 2 abstract sources: "Papa_Bear" and "Base FireFly". Use sideRadio on an array in the form [SIDE,"base"],[SIDE,"HQ"],[SIDE,"Papa_bear"] or [SIDE,"airbase"], where SIDE is the side broadcasting. "HQ", "base" and "Papa_bear" seem to be the same object. The callsign strings can be re-defined using a stringTable.csv file, using STR_CFG_PAPABEAR and STR_CFG_FIREFLYBASE. Example : [EAST,"base"] sideRadio "returnToBase".
Posted on December 3, 2016 - 21:32 (UTC)
Killzone Kid
To transmit user custom sounds (see Multiplayer_Custom_Sounds_Tutorial), prefix the full filename including file extension with #. For example if there is a custom user sound file called MySound.ogg, to play it on the radio use: player sideRadio "#MySound.ogg";