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scripting - new command that returns list of all existing backpacks
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This command can be useful in a mission for restricting the number of mortars/darter UAVs/any-weapon-that-gets-disassembled present on the battlefield.

In my mission I use the "vehicles" and "allDead" commands to track how many vehicles of a given type exist in the mission (players can create vehicles dynamically in this mission). This way I can force only a restricted number of attack helicopters/ dangerous vehicles on the battlefield for game balance and would like to do the same for backpack-transported weapons/UAVs/etc

The command should return all backpack objects: those that are on soldiers' back, in vehicle inventory, on ground, in ammo boxes, etc


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d3nn16 edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Aug 30 2013, 9:39 PM
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d3nn16 set Legacy ID to 2742590027.May 7 2016, 4:23 PM
Bohemia added a subscriber: AD2001.Aug 30 2013, 9:39 PM

That makes no sense since things in inventories are not objects.

d3nn16 added a subscriber: d3nn16.May 7 2016, 4:24 PM
d3nn16 added a comment.Sep 1 2013, 9:26 AM

What doesn't make sense to me is downvote a feature only based on the fact it "might" not be possible to implement it.

Second, you can reference a backpack object with a variable even if it's carried by a soldier or in a vehicle inventory.

Third, every item in ArmA environment is an object...

this issue can be closed the workaround is to use everyBackpack, backpackContainer and allMissionObjects

BIS_fnc_KK reopened this task as Feedback.EditedJan 28 2023, 2:39 PM
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Not exactly what is requested but along the same lines to complement items and magazines command added backpacks command rev 150277

dedmen set Ref Ticket to AIII-55526.Jan 30 2023, 10:05 AM