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Zeus cannot change unit sides
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I've noticed that Zeus has been changed so that the sides of AI units cannot be changed. This restricts the gamemaster's ability to storytell as it's more difficult to create POWs, traitors, and non-fleeing civilians. It would be splendid if you guys could add that feature back in.


Legacy ID
Zeus - Feature Request
Steps To Reproduce
  1. Create a unit of one faction
  2. Attempt to assign them to a group of another faction.

Event Timeline

simp1yhotmailcouk edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
simp1yhotmailcouk set Category to Zeus - Feature Request.
simp1yhotmailcouk set Reproducibility to Always.
simp1yhotmailcouk set Severity to None.
simp1yhotmailcouk set Resolution to Fixed.
simp1yhotmailcouk set Legacy ID to 760294894.May 7 2016, 6:50 PM
Bohemia added a subscriber: AD2001.Jun 27 2014, 4:28 AM

have you tried [this setFriend [*side*, 0/1];?

I'm not talking about changing sides via scripting. I'm talking about changing sides using the groups feature of Zeus. Unless you're the admin of the server you're playing on, you won't be able to use that command.

ah I see. It's a shame to be honest, a player who is familiar with .sqf has incredible control over the scenario. The console should be available to all Zeuses.

Console availability can be set by mission maker. It shouldn't be available to all as that would break missions where zeus is not suppose to have total control

I suppose that makes sense
but it's kind of too bad when Zeus is limited, imo it's better to have faith that they won't abuse their powers.
Even when I am playing as Zeus trying to fight players, you never go over something they can't handle.

arziben added a subscriber: arziben.May 7 2016, 6:50 PM

doesn't it work if you make a unit from one side join the squad of the unit from an other side ?

Not since update 1.22: "Fixed: Possibility to change a soldier's faction by grouping him with a group from another faction (Zeus)" -SPOTREP # 00027

Mills added a subscriber: Mills.May 7 2016, 6:50 PM
Mills added a comment.Jul 10 2014, 2:50 AM

this is ruining zeus experience for me and my buddies, why did you guys take this away?

7rust added a subscriber: 7rust.May 7 2016, 6:50 PM

I also do not understand why you removed that function.

A small hint for all zeuses. Use Ares it zas script execution.

Koala added a comment.Jan 19 2016, 4:01 AM

According to the author the issue seems to be resolved

Would be nice to see the solution?