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I have been playing these games since the old Operations Flashpoint Elite days and the editor has remained roughly the same. I'm not new to the basics of the editor and have made countless missions through the years.

My problem here, however, is that any time I want to try something new or experiment with a module, etc., I have to scour the internet praying that someone has a detailed enough guide on how to use a certain module, feature, script, etc.

I would like to see in-game tutorials about the basics and the very advanced features of the editor. Every module in the game should have at least a basic intro explaining what each option means, and how to properly set up the module.

This kind of feature would greatly increase the amount of players making missions, and thus greatly increase the diversity and variety of missions and available lobbies to join. And that would keep the community larger and richer for a very long time.


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Cypher edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Mar 8 2013, 11:44 PM
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Cypher set Legacy ID to 1122152127.May 7 2016, 11:50 AM

I agree with Cypher. It would be nice if we can have a Bohemia Interactive tutorial from the basic to the most advanced...or even better; show a tutorial on how to create the showcases from beginning to end. That may help too. I've always wanted to know how to create complex missions/intros/outros and what script does what. Please do this...Arma 3 is so amazing and it deserves it.

cashxx added a subscriber: cashxx.May 7 2016, 11:50 AM

Kinda goes hand in hand with my report about having easier ways to create maps and adding the common scripts into the editor as a selection so its easier to add respawn points, repair points, etc.

Cypher added a subscriber: Cypher.May 7 2016, 11:50 AM

Thanks for helping this get noticed guys, and cash I upvoted and replied to yours before as well. =)

ItaliaPRIME, I think showing how they build the showcase/campaign missions would also be nice in helping mission creators understand how to do various things.

jejn added a comment.Mar 24 2013, 1:03 PM

It would be good if we could at least have tutorials in the official you-tube channel. And i mean from basic stuff such as placing a unit to more advanced module by module things (there are still some that i don't fully understand after many years).

I know there is already a ton of those laying around on the Internet but noobs (and we all were one at some point) have a hard time locating those (and a harder time finding good ones).

Editor's documentation is WIP.
Just google ArmA3 Wiki and you'll find the few things that have been done already.

Hanz added a subscriber: Hanz.May 7 2016, 11:50 AM
Hanz added a comment.Apr 26 2013, 11:56 AM

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Also please bring back 3d editor so you can place units into different rooms without the need to write cordinates for them when placing them. Or to be honest I don't know how to place them in a room inside a house without using scripts created on ARMAholic.

For modules at least, there is at least one tool if you didn't know: if you select a module and go to the bottom, there is a button that says "Show Info" or something like that. If you click on that, it opens a picture that shows all the possible objects/gamelogics/triggers etc that you can sync to them, and if you click on one of them, it will explain what they do. Just a handy trick for learning at least the basics.

R3vo added a subscriber: R3vo.Jun 9 2021, 10:14 AM

Most modules have a description or are documented on the biki.

LouMontana closed this task as Resolved.Jun 19 2021, 11:42 PM
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