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May 10 2016

pystub added a comment to T73651: Request for a command to activate ragdoll.

Game still has all the unconscious scripting commands, like https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/setUnconscious

It would be really useful for incapacitation scripts.

May 10 2016, 6:48 AM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T73276: Arrays are rejected by operators (e.g. ==, in, -; comparison by reference request).

You're changing the subject, but that's the least of my worries.

What I've asked with this ticket was a unified and consistent way of array handling by various operators. None of the examples worked eight months ago, and I haven't checked since then, because no note in this ticked suggested otherwise. I will check in the morning.

May 10 2016, 6:33 AM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T73276: Arrays are rejected by operators (e.g. ==, in, -; comparison by reference request).

Killzone_Kid, are you purposefully ignoring my notes? I already gave an example here http://feedback.arma3.com/view.php?id=14917#c55687

This miniature change breaks nothing and allows for a much cleaner and readable code. As mp5gosu outlined in http://feedback.arma3.com/view.php?id=14917#c70848 this is not fixable from user code, it's a change that has to be made to the script interpreter.

May 10 2016, 6:33 AM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T73276: Arrays are rejected by operators (e.g. ==, in, -; comparison by reference request).

Things that don't work: array subtraction, in operator. Also, isEqualTo will return a false-positive when comparing arrays with same contents.

May 10 2016, 6:33 AM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T73276: Arrays are rejected by operators (e.g. ==, in, -; comparison by reference request).

in and array subtraction, or I should rather say *element removal from an array*, works with other data types, complex or not.

May 10 2016, 6:33 AM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T73276: Arrays are rejected by operators (e.g. ==, in, -; comparison by reference request).

a = [];

    b = a;
    a == b; // ERROR

This is top notch madness, and I'm asking for it to be fixed.

May 10 2016, 6:33 AM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T73276: Arrays are rejected by operators (e.g. ==, in, -; comparison by reference request).

mp5gosu, if arrays are not references explain how this code works:

a = [1,2,3];
b = a;
b set [3,4];
hint str a; //[1,2,3,4]
b resize 2;
hint str a; //[1,2]
May 10 2016, 6:33 AM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T73276: Arrays are rejected by operators (e.g. ==, in, -; comparison by reference request).

No, isEqualTo compares by value, which has performance penalty. This is not resolved.

May 10 2016, 6:33 AM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T73276: Arrays are rejected by operators (e.g. ==, in, -; comparison by reference request).

I think I will have to generalize this ticket a bit, because what I'm looking for is acceptance of an array as a parameter by some of the operators. Examples of what would be possible are:

    arrayOfArrays = [1, [2], [3]];
    arrayWith1 = [1];
    arrayOfArrays set [0, arrayWith1];
    arrayWith1 == [1]; // false, `[1]` creates new array with a new reference
    arrayWith1 == arrayOfArrays select 0; // true
    arrayWith1 in arrayOfArrays; // true
    arrayOfArrays - arrayWith1; // [[2], [3]]

Because array is the only data structure in SQF it would make sense to make operators recognize it as a sort of object, like other object oriented languages do.

I ran into this while making a patrol route planning script. For example:

        if (count (_probes select _i select 1) > count (_probes select _max select 1)) then {
            _max = _i;
        };
    /* */
    _maxA = _probes select _max;
    for [{_i = 0}, {_i < count (_maxA select 1)}, {_i = _i + 1}] do {
        _probes set [_maxA select 1 select _i, -1];
    };
    _probes set [_max, -1];
    _probes = _probes - [-1];

could be changed to:

        if (count (_probes select _i select 1) > count (_max select 1)) then {
            _max = _probes select _i;
        };
    /* */
    for [{_i = 0}, {_i < count (_max select 1)}, {_i = _i + 1}] do {
        _probes = _probes - [_max select 1 select _i];
    };
    _probes = _probes - _max;

This change doesn't affect backwards compatibility, unless someone was relying on generating an error (and that's just plain wrong).

May 10 2016, 6:33 AM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T73276: Arrays are rejected by operators (e.g. ==, in, -; comparison by reference request).

I know, Killzone, but if it would be possible to compare arrays by <i>reference</i>, scripts could be cleaner. Im not asking for the actual value checking.

Array reference is nothing but an integer, pointing to the memory or just some internal index of arrays, comparison would take the same ammount of time as comparing two integers.

This restriction is pointless, every other language can do this.

May 10 2016, 6:33 AM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T73276: Arrays are rejected by operators (e.g. ==, in, -; comparison by reference request).

Killzone, did you actually read what I wrote and do you have an understanding of what a reference is?

May 10 2016, 6:33 AM · Arma 3
pystub edited Steps To Reproduce on T73276: Arrays are rejected by operators (e.g. ==, in, -; comparison by reference request).
May 10 2016, 6:33 AM · Arma 3
pystub edited Steps To Reproduce on T72907: assignAsDriver does not enable transport capability.
May 10 2016, 6:24 AM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T66833: The game needs non lethal weapons for situations were subduing people and AI is needed rather than killing them.

Knockout gas grenades sound a bit too unrealistic, their effectiveness in (primarily) open word of Arma is questionable.

What isn't mentioned here is pneumatic rifles with tranquilizing charges. That could potentially be integrated into the upcoming health system (alongside other poisons like snake bites).

May 10 2016, 2:57 AM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T66730: [Almost Fixed] Game freezes on dropWeapon to ground weaponholder.

dev beta 0.77.109799

http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=WwRg5LgU
Called with '[player] call compile preprocessFile "WwRg5LgU.sqf"' when there is a dropped weapon that makes a pile (typeOf returns "GroundWeaponHolder").

STILL breaks when unit (player or AI) ends the reach animation.

May 10 2016, 2:53 AM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T66302: More rifle attachments, having a rifle in AT slot - how could it look like in the inventory screen?.

I see no real reason as why not to implement an actual rail system. The rails have notches, meaning discrete positions of attachments, there is no backwards compatibility to be looking after either. Maybe kerning and animation matching, but these aren't unsolvable.

May 10 2016, 2:35 AM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T65530: How Tactical reloads and reloads should be made.

Oh no no no, I didn't mean that ArmA should have Receiver's "bullet by bullet" mechanic, I was merely referencing the point that if you tap the R (by default) twice, you drop the mag. This is really intuitive and (at least in that game) gives a certain realism of accidental drops.

I do fair amount of programming myself and I'm aware of most of challenges being faced here. If every separate bullet was accounted for it would indeed bring an unnecessary expense on the processors and network (imagine entire fully equipped squads being synced). The generator which you (basically) outlined is a neat way of dealing with this, though I would like to see this mechanic a bit expanded, for example, loading every fifth tracer http://i.imgur.com/XGFwEtD.png (keep in mind, that isn't standard UML).

May 10 2016, 2:03 AM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T65530: How Tactical reloads and reloads should be made.

Discarding magazines just because they are empty is not realistic at all. First off, magazines are refillable, it would be a wasted resource if it's just tossed like some bio-degradable bag. I would much rather see a sophisticated refilling mechanic from the inventory than this.

Take a look at Receiver by Wolfire. Maybe tapping reload twice should trigger the quick reload?

May 10 2016, 2:03 AM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T64616: Digital Watches with built in stopwatch and timer.

You already receive a headgear item (selected in the profile) directly to the inventory, so picking a watch too is very feasible.

May 10 2016, 1:31 AM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T64616: Digital Watches with built in stopwatch and timer.

Hey arampirx, there is a slot in the inventory meaning that this compromise can already be easily established. Regular, 24h watches, digital chronometers would all fit there.
The only missing thing at the moment is interaction. Maybe reuse weapon controls while the watch is active, because you would be rather distracted from using your firearm while checking the top of your right (or left) hand.

May 10 2016, 1:31 AM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T64012: Silent signals/messages for stealth situation.

ArmA 2 has alternative voice samples if the team is in stealth mode, which can be set manually. I'd guess that in ArmA 3 Alpha this is currently limited by lack of VA. The feature should be extended to include the mentioned functionality.

Considering already complicated control scheme of the game, this should be automatic.

May 10 2016, 1:10 AM · Arma 3
pystub edited Steps To Reproduce on T63358: Water shader (while submerged) severely flawed.
May 10 2016, 12:38 AM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T63358: Water shader (while submerged) severely flawed.

Attached more or less ground-truth example. On the left there is no water simulated. The lens is fisheye.

May 10 2016, 12:38 AM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T63245: Ammunition should cook off after vehicle explodes..

related #0001857

May 10 2016, 12:34 AM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T63163: No support for AZERTY keyboards.

This is true with any layout, DVORAK, AŽERTY, LEKP etc.

Just thowing these in, so search returns something.

May 10 2016, 12:31 AM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T62988: Smoke from grenades appears when thrown in water.

I'm pretty sure military smoke grenades work underwater.

I'd say this should be iterated a bit: when the particles of smoke are underwater they are bubbles, but after surfacing get back to their full form.

EDIT 4621:9712 we need a chemist on this topic

May 10 2016, 12:22 AM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T62935: exploding vehicles.

related #0001857

May 10 2016, 12:20 AM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T62785: Game fails to launch - causes multiple instances of Steam.exe.

I've made a note in another similar issue before. The steam.exe gets stuck on some CreateInrerface method (can't recall the offset), it's reported to be in suspended state. If I attempt to inspect it's stack with Process Explorer the steam.exe suddenly dies and Arma gets launched. Here is the reported stack http://i.imgur.com/SGmbJlP.png

May 10 2016, 12:15 AM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T62542: vsync fails to cap fps at monitor refresh rate..

Make sure your drivers are not forcing triple buffering on. Triple buffering allows frame-rate to be not at refresh rate divided by integers.

May 10 2016, 12:05 AM · Arma 3

May 9 2016

pystub added a comment to T62427: Measuring of distance in-game.

I'm disputing this ticket, world scale is correct.
@0007562 setPos in editor works in meters. An example is seen here:
Height of a unit is roughly 1.7m http://i.imgur.com/f1ddoaX.png
1m spheres are placed using setPos with 1 editor unit intervals, confirming the units as meters http://i.imgur.com/GhGolMP.jpg

May 9 2016, 11:59 PM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T62420: ATOC causes affected trees and grass to look grainy and bugged out.

exact duplicates: #0004053 #0004052 #0004051 #0004049

May 9 2016, 11:59 PM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T62419: ATOC causes affected trees and grass to look grainy and bugged out.

exact duplicates: #0004053 #0004052 #0004051 #0004049

May 9 2016, 11:59 PM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T62418: ATOC causes affected trees and grass to look grainy and bugged out.

exact duplicates: #0004053 #0004052 #0004051 #0004049

May 9 2016, 11:59 PM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T62416: ATOC causes affected trees and grass to look grainy and bugged out.

exact duplicates: #0004053 #0004052 #0004051 #0004049

May 9 2016, 11:59 PM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T62406: Hard to take out lights.

You have to hit a very specific hitbox to take out the light. This can be difficult to achieve if the lamp is far away.

EDIT: just tested it again, each light on a 'Wooden power pole (lamp)' takes 12 MX 6.5 mm shots to the glass part of it. This is unreasonable.

May 9 2016, 11:59 PM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T62374: Grave Performance issues on a decent PC.

The most upvoted issue #0000716 has more than enough data and is already assigned. Your two cents here is serving no purpose except taking up space in tracker's database.

May 9 2016, 11:58 PM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T62204: Grenades cannot be thrown through windows.

Duplicate, use search function. There are well over 10 dupes of this by now.

May 9 2016, 11:49 PM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T61902: Severe image tearing of visuals.

Enable triple buffering from Nvidia control panel. You'll trade one frame of input lag to flexible framerate and V-sync together.

May 9 2016, 11:35 PM · Arma 3
pystub edited Steps To Reproduce on T61855: Images are forced to be downloaded.
May 9 2016, 11:29 PM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T61801: cant parachute out of helicopter and dive in water with diver..

Parachutes are not implemented, ejecting from airplanes is disabled (because you would end up doing a belly-flop).

May 9 2016, 11:21 PM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T61792: Building fails 2.

Duplicate of #0001774, #0002182, #0002891, #0002236, #0002414, #0002348, #0002312, #0001856, #0001665, #0001218, #0000347

May 9 2016, 11:21 PM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T61465: Switching weapons while reloading will take out the gun while you are reloading.

related: http://youtu.be/1tksH3UTXdw
EDIT: upon closer inspection discovered that inventory does not have to be empty, unloading the weapon is enough to trigger the bug

May 9 2016, 11:07 PM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T60999: barely able to see picture in screen for APC gunner in multiplayer.

You can access the full-screen aiming system (like using a scope on a weapon), just press the appropriate button (default numpad 0).

<del>Reduce the severity because this is just an effect which will be resolved with all the other PIP problems.</del>
Didn't know that this bugtracker is so strict on editing.

May 9 2016, 10:37 PM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T60877: Feature Request: 3D Optics using Picture-In-Picture engine capability. (Red Orchestra Style).

Val, you are correct. Baseline game hardware requirements do support geometry shaders. It would have almost no performance hit. But, as it stands, if Bohemia did implement it using geometry shaders, it would be first AAA game I know of that utilizes modern GPU capabilities in such way (read: highly unlikely to happen).

May 9 2016, 10:31 PM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T60877: Feature Request: 3D Optics using Picture-In-Picture engine capability. (Red Orchestra Style).

Hey developers,

I checked that minimum requirements cover DX10 support. That means you have geometry shaders at your disposal. If something described here is going to be implemented, use them instead of PiP. That will save the expensive context switching.

May 9 2016, 10:23 PM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T60505: Launching from steam does nothing.

I get a similar behavior but after several attempts game does launch.

Furthermore, every fail leaves an instance of steam.exe running with one thread suspended on CreateInterface+0x5697c.
It uses less than a megabyte of memory. Parent process appears to be Arma, but it dies very quickly and I cannot confirm that.
Command line:
"D:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steam.exe" -applaunch 107410
Current directory:
D:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Arma 3\

Strangely, attempting to inspect the stack with Process Explorer gets it unstuck and game gets launched. Here is the reported stack: http://i.imgur.com/SGmbJlP.png

May 9 2016, 9:47 PM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T60224: Vehicles exploding when ramming.

Direct impact to fuel tank does not result in explosion.
Reference: http://youtu.be/x8GLcSmlXm0?t=21s

In general, vehicle damage model is "Hollywoody." Individual parts should get damaged, not vehicle as a whole. In reality, a lot of time goes into making sure that vehicles are safe and do not catch fire or EXPLODE at a slightest jolt.

Of course, only catalyst of fire is the fuel, but it's the vapor that burns. In case of diesel (most of military transport is powered by it), a fairly high temperature is required to set it off.

Explosions are completely unreasonable with civilian or unarmed vehicles.

Other helicopter reference:
http://youtu.be/v5aMT9MBfZI
http://youtu.be/6EsoWpTO2qg?t=1m

May 9 2016, 9:35 PM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T60025: No female soldiers models available.

A: this is alpha, certain content is missing
B: unnecessary, already achievable through the means of modding (Arma 2 addons work fine on Arma 3 alpha)
C: it's in the game anyway http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnFy1IvvIGM&t=0m52s (to those who say that's a civilian: remember the outfit system)

Also, animations don't have to be redone. Male/female skeletons don't differ too much to notice in a game.

Furthermore, if there will be at least a basic cloth simulation (and by basic I mean static 'lattice' transform) various body builds could displace the shape of the outfit, in effect adding a possibility to accommodate certain bulges of a female body.

Lastly,
THIS IS NOT A FORUM THREAD FOR DISCUSSION
THIS IS NOT A FORUM THREAD FOR DISCUSSION
THIS IS NOT A FORUM THREAD FOR DISCUSSION
THIS IS NOT A FORUM THREAD FOR DISCUSSION
THIS IS NOT A FORUM THREAD FOR DISCUSSION
forum is that way → http://forums.bistudio.com/forumdisplay.php?112-ARMA-3

May 9 2016, 7:39 PM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T59899: Mouse deadzone is very rough.

Dupe of #0000691

May 9 2016, 7:18 PM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T59200: Choppy anims while walking and shooting a full auto weapon.

In 0.55.103923 this is fixed by allowing to fire regardless of stance, but one thing was overlooked, the bug is still present while sprinting!

Also, I think that there is no need to simulate recoil during this kind of discharge, because the character clearly isn't aiming using sights and the point of reference isn't influnecded by the rifle jump.

May 9 2016, 6:43 PM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T59200: Choppy anims while walking and shooting a full auto weapon.

http://youtu.be/i1gVatXUijY

May 9 2016, 6:43 PM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T59166: Most vehicles automatically flip upright, almost impossible to roll.

Open up the editor, launch Stratis, spawn yourself in a Hunter (no weapons) and execute the following command:

h = vehicle player; h setVectorDirAndUp [[1, 0, 0], [0, .5, -.894]];h setPosATL [2415,5844, 2.7];

Watch the Hunter recover in a very unrealistic fashion.

This roughly aproximates to car being at 30 degree angle, which appears to be the minimum.

May 9 2016, 6:42 PM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T59083: Low CPU/GPU Utilization.

Issue is already assigned, bugtracker is not a forum, please stop adding notes. This is not a 'thread' that needs 'bumping'.

May 9 2016, 4:37 PM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T59033: At small font sizes, many characters look the same..

The whole UI should honor DPI, meaning that, for example, height of a character in pixels would be same no matter the resolution, XGA or FULL HD. This problem would be avoided then.

May 9 2016, 4:16 PM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T58832: Horrible performance, minimal resource usage.

Duplicate of #0000716

May 9 2016, 4:03 PM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T58799: Deploying a weapon / proper use of bipods.

Let's not have yet another button, shall we?

I'd suggest [Stance Change] + [Aim] for invoking this feature, seems most intuitive.

May 9 2016, 3:36 PM · Arma 3
pystub added a comment to T58466: [Steam Alpha] Stand up key should not work as a toggle.

I, for one, welcome our new control scheme overlords. It recycles that one key that becomes meaningless, since you are in a certain stance already.

May 9 2016, 3:16 PM · Arma 3