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Switching to dead team leader causes game to become stuck and unresponsive
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Once you switch to a dead team leader there is no way to exit. Escape is ignored so no menu comes up and even alt+f4 is ignored. You either have to ctrl+alt+delete or alt+tab to shut the game down.


No Bug
Operating System
Windows 10 x64
Operating System Version
Game Freezes
Steps To Reproduce
  1. Edit your Arma profile file to reflect an old profile setting as described in T84439
  2. keySelectAll[]={};
  3. keyForceCommandingMode[]={41};
  4. Open editor
  5. Place first rifleman
  6. Place second Rifleman out of view of first rifleman and make playable
  7. Group second rifleman to first rifleman
  8. Play mission Single Player
  9. Kill yourself (run debug command: player setDamage 1)
  10. Use Team switch to alive playable rifleman (he doesn't know the team leader is dead yet)
  11. Press backtick key and select "Switch to leader" from the menu

The game will be stuck looking at the ground with no way to exit the game or mission.

Event Timeline

Zectbumo created this task.Feb 5 2018, 2:28 PM
Wulf added a subscriber: Wulf.Feb 6 2018, 5:00 PM


Trying the repro steps and I am not able to Use Team switch once I execute setDamage 1 the game ends at that point and it won't let me use team switch, so could you please tell me what you are doing exactly?

It sounds that you might be missing the step 3 "and make playable" part. If you have a second unit marked as playable then in single player mode you have the option to Team Switch on the single player death screen. For step 3 you should: create a unit and edit attributes and check box "Playable". This is important in order to get the "Team Switch" on the single player death screen.

Wulf added a comment.Feb 7 2018, 12:19 PM

Umm, no. The other rifleman is playable.

Ok, found what I was doing wrong death screen disables team switch keyboard shortcut since I am doing everything via shortcuts.

Still even with that I am not able to reproduce the bug. What do you mean exactly by "Press back tick and select "Switch to leader" from the menu"?

You might use a different word for that key.
Backtick is the key to the left of the 1 key on the top row. It should be the default key bound to "Select all units" found under Options > Controls > Command > Select all units. Please use the standard Preset "Arma 3 Apex" (Options > Controls > Presets > Arma 3 Apex)

Okay, umm, so something mysterious happened. I have been using an old keybinding. My Select all units was bound to Ctrl+` so that made me curious as to what am I pressing when I hit backtick because I could not find it anywhere in my settings. I did some research and I found out that in spotrep-00047 there used to be a "Command mode" that I had backtick bound to. The spotrep says "offered exactly the same functionality" but this is not true because you can't see what I'm talking about in this issue unless you use this command. I found more information in T84439 and if you go into your Arma profile file and set keyForceCommandingMode[]={41}; you will see the behaviour I am talking about. I will update the steps above.

Zectbumo edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Feb 8 2018, 5:56 AM
Wulf added a comment.Feb 8 2018, 2:59 PM

If the Command Mode was removed, it is not supposed to be working, then this issue is kinda pointless. The real issue here is more the fact that your account retained this function even though it shouldn't. With this I believe the issue is closed as it requires you to use a function of the game that should no longer be available.

I agree. Thank you. I have updated my profile settings.

Wulf closed this task as Resolved.Feb 9 2018, 8:29 AM
Wulf claimed this task.
Wulf changed Resolution from Open to No Bug.