could in arma 2 but i cant now, they are too small. in the infantry gameplay the FTL gave a bearing but i couldn't check that bearing.
- Legacy ID
- Ingame UI
open compass, try to read bearings
I think it's designed so that it doesn't hamper situational awareness and makes you guesstimate the bearing as a soldier would do in a combat situation. I could well be wrong, however. Otherwise, we should probably wait for the Advanced Combat Environment (ACE) mod to be ported over if you're a user of that.
In order to be effective in combat, one must be able to promptly and accurately read and announce enemy bearing information. It is important that we are actually able to read the compass bearing numbers and not just NESW.
The compass size was increased drastically in the latest beta patches of Arma 2 OA, the same could be done with the A3 compass too... The exact bearings are very important to many players, so I consider this as necessary tweak.