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improved squad.xml / in-game player profile
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Description

As we all know the current squad.xml format is still the same for over 10 years and it's a bit outdated...

Some ideas to add/modify:

  • remove the ICQ field (nobody uses it anymore), add Facebook, Twitter and Youtube instead or give custom fields (eg. <social><Facebook>some url</Facebook></social>)
  • add a description to the squad, so clans/communities can tell something about themselfs.
  • add a ranking functionality for the squad members. Preferably customized, but we could live with the in-game ranks.
  • add a second (per member) image which can be shown at the other arm, so we have a squad image (also shown at vehicles) and a rank/custom image.
  • run the squad description and the member remark through the format function, so we can create better looking profiles. {F17807}

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Legacy ID
2202382614
Severity
Feature
Resolution
Open
Reproducibility
N/A
Category
Other
Additional Information

A great post at the BIS forums by Jerry Hopper also addresses this issue and gives some other great ideas for improvement: http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?144936-SquadXML-and-what-is-wrong-with-it-in-2013

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Grezvany13 set Legacy ID to 2202382614.May 7 2016, 12:13 PM
XSnipa added a subscriber: XSnipa.May 7 2016, 12:13 PM
XSnipa added a comment.Apr 4 2013, 1:23 PM

Also it would be nice to have soldier models that display the squad's logo on their sleeve as they did in ARMA 2 and OA for some types of soldiers (Czech ACR for example).

Or on their hats? there's caps with some logo in alpha already.

As for the logos; the units could have multiple hidden textures, which enables us to either add textures ourselfs, or automaticly by the engine. Same applies for nickname (like nametag on chest) and clan/squad rank images.

this should be an in-game feature, this is the year 2013!

http://feedback.arma3.com/view.php?id=8230 Also see here for the logo on Shoulder.

Would be great if they can realy improve the Squad.Xml

Hanz added a subscriber: Hanz.May 7 2016, 12:13 PM
Hanz added a comment.May 22 2013, 10:53 AM

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SnR added a subscriber: SnR.May 7 2016, 12:13 PM
SnR added a comment.Jul 7 2013, 7:01 PM

Since Alpha to Beta v.070 the Ghosthawk and Blackfoot show the xml image "AEF" back too front on the pilots right side. No road vehicles to date show xml images.

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s96/SnRaCe/ARMA%20III/arma32013-06-2313-11-30-563_zpsb480cdf6.jpg

LoRo added a subscriber: LoRo.May 7 2016, 12:13 PM
LoRo added a comment.Jul 5 2013, 4:32 PM

I join the request of: replacement tag "ICQ / IM" and custom images for each member of the squad!

example: http://cazadoresdemonte.com.ar/squad/squad_profile2.png