Common Functions

ace_common_fnc_sendRequest

Description

Send a request to an unit and execute code based upon results.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 caller OBJECT  
1 target OBJECT  
2 requestID STRING  
3 requestMessage Will be localized for other target object. STRING  
4 callback Code called upon accept or decline. CODE  

Return Value

None

Example

[bob, kevin, "ID", "Message", {callback}] call ace_common_fnc_sendRequest

Authors

  • Glowbal

ace_common_fnc_setHearingCapability

Description

Handle set volume calls. Will use the lowest available volume setting.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 ID STRING  
1 Settings NUMBER  
2 Add (true) or remove (false) BOOL true

Return Value

None

Example

["earwax", 0.5, true] call ace_common_fnc_setHearingCapability

Authors

  • Glowbal

ace_common_fnc_checkPBOs

Description

Used to execute the checkPBOs module without placing the module. Don’t use this together with the module. Checks PBO versions and compares to the one running on server.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Mode NUMBER  
1 Check all PBOs? (default: false) BOOL  
2 Whitelist (default: “”) STRING  

Return Value

None

Example

[0, false, ""] call ace_common_fnc_checkPBOs

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_isEOD

Description

Checks whether the passed unit is an explosive specialist. Either through config entry: “canDeactivateMines” or unit setVariable [“ACE_isEOD”, true]

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit to check if is a specialist OBJECT  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
is the unit an EOD BOOL

Example

[player] call ace_common_fnc_isEOD

Authors

  • Garth de Wet (LH)

ace_common_fnc_getWeaponIndex

Description

Get the index of the weapon.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit OBJECT  
1 Weapon STRING  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Weapon index NUMBER

Example

[bob, "gun"] call ace_common_fnc_getWeaponIndex

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_getWeaponState

Description

Return current state of the weapon. Attachments and magazines with ammo.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 unit OBJECT  
1 weapon (optional, default: units current weapon) STRING  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
0: Attachements ARRAY

Example

[bob, "gun"] call ace_common_fnc_getWeaponState

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_useItem

Description

Use item

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 unit OBJECT  
1 item STRING  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
if item has been used. BOOL

Example

[bob, "gun"] call ace_common_fnc_useItem

Authors

  • Glowbal

ace_common_fnc_getVehicleCodriver

Description

Get the vehicle codriver positions.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Vehicle type STRING  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Vehicle codriver positions ARRAY

Example

["car"] call ace_common_fnc_getVehicleCodriver

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_getWeaponType

Description

Check what kind of weapon the given class name is.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Weapons STRING  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Slot index NUMBER

Example

["gun"] call ace_common_fnc_getWeaponType

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_displayIcon

Description

Draw progress bar and execute given function if succesful. Finish/Failure/Conditional are all passed [args, elapsedTime, totalTime, errorCode]

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 icon ID STRING  
1 show BOOL  
2 Icon Path STRING  
3 Icon color ARRAY  
4 timeAlive. -1 = forever (default: 6) NUMBER  

Return Value

None

Example

["myID", true, QPATHTOF(data\icon_group.paa), [1,1,1,1], 0] call ace_common_fnc_displayIcon;

Authors

  • Glowbal

ace_common_fnc_getVehicleCrew

Description

Returns array of crew member objects.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Vehicle OBJECT  
1 Slot types filter (default: [“driver”, “commander”, “gunner”, “turret”, “cargo”, “ffv”]) ARRAY  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Crew ARRAY

Example

[car, ["driver"]] call ace_common_fnc_getVehicleCrew

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_nearestVehiclesFreeSeat

Description

Returns a list of vehicles near given unit that the unit can be a passenger in.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit OBJECT  
1 Distance OPTIONAL  
2 Restriceted to cargo only OPTIONAL  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Nearest vehicles with a free seat ARRAY

Example

[cursorObject] call ace_common_fnc_nearestVehiclesFreeSeat

Authors

  • 654wak654

ace_common_fnc_playerSide

Description

Return the current side of the player

Parameters

None

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
current local side SIDE

Example

[] call ace_common_fnc_playerSide

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_displayText

Description

Display a message.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Message STRING  
1 Play a clicking sound (default: false) BOOL  
2 How long before hiding the message in seconds (default: 2) NUMBER  
3 Priority, higher priority messages will override lesser important ones (default: 0) NUMBER  

Return Value

None

Example

["Message", true, 5, 2] call ace_common_fnc_displayText

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_arithmeticGetResult

Description

Returns the arithmetic result of performing the given operation on a set.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value  
0 Namespace OBJECT LOCATION NAMESPACE
1 Number Set ID STRING    
2 Operation (max, min, sum, product, avg) (Case Sensitive) STRING    

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Value NUMBER

Example

[ace_player, "ace_aimCoefficents", "product"] call ace_common_fnc_arithmeticGetResult
[missionNameSpace, "ace_hearing", "min"] call ace_common_fnc_arithmeticGetResult

Authors

  • PabstMirror

ace_common_fnc_hasHatch

Description

Check if unit is in a vehicle position where it can turn in or out.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit OBJECT  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Unit has a hatch? BOOL

Example

[bob] call ace_common_fnc_hasHatch

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_hasZeusAccess

Description

Check if current player has Zeus access

Parameters

None

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Has Zeus BOOL

Example

call ace_common_fnc_hasZeusAccess

Authors

  • LinkIsGrim

ace_common_fnc_inTransitionAnim

Description

Check if given unit is in a transitional animation

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 A soldier OBJECT  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Boolean BOOL

Example

[bob] call ace_common_fnc_inTransitionAnim

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_isModLoaded

Description

Check in CfgPatches if modification is loaded

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Classname of the mod in CfgPatches STRING  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
If modification is loaded BOOL

Example

"class" call ace_common_fnc_isModLoaded

Authors

  • Glowbal
  • Grim

ace_common_fnc_stopGesture

Description

Stops a unit’s gesture.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Target OBJECT  

Return Value

None

Example

[bob] call ace_common_fnc_stopGesture

Authors

  • ACRE2Team

ace_common_fnc_unhideUnit

Description

Globally unhides a unit. Only unhides if the last reason was removed.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit OBJECT  
1 Reason to unhide the unit STRING  

Return Value

None

Example

[ACE_Player, "SpectatorMode"] call ace_common_fnc_unhideUnit

Authors

  • kymckay (based on unmuteUnit)

ace_common_fnc_getDoorTurrets

Description

Returns all turret indecies of door gunners.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Vehicle OBJECT  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
All turret indecies of the Vehicle ARRAY

Example

[car] call ace_common_fnc_getDoorTurrets

Authors

  • bux578

ace_common_fnc_getVehicleUAVCrew

Description

Returns array of uav dummy ais.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Vehicle OBJECT  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
UAV Dummy Crew ARRAY

Example

[car] call ace_common_fnc_getVehicleUAVCrew

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_getWeaponMuzzles

Description

Get the muzzles of a weapon.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Weapon STRING  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
All weapon muzzles ARRAY

Example

["gun"] call ace_common_fnc_getWeaponMuzzles

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_uniqueElements

Description

Make a copy of an array with only the unique elements.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 array ARRAY  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Copy of original array ARRAY

Example

[[array]] call ace_common_fnc_uniqueElements

Authors

  • Glowbal

ace_common_fnc_hideUnit

Description

Globally hides a unit. This allows the handling of more than one reason to hide an object globally.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit OBJECT  
1 Reason to hide the unit STRING  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
None NIL

Example

[ACE_Player, "SpectatorMode"] call ace_common_fnc_hideUnit

Authors

  • kymckay (based on muteUnit)

ace_common_fnc_showHud

Description

Allows multiple sources to not overwrite showHud command. Bitwise AND Logic (a single false in a mask will make it false).

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Source ID STRING ””
1 Show Hud Bool Array (8 to set, empty to remove) ARRAY []

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Resulting ShowHud Array ARRAY

Example

["hideHud", [false, true, true, true, true, true, true, false, true, true]] call ace_common_fnc_showHud; //This is equivalent to the old showHud false
[] call ace_common_fnc_showHud; //sets `showHud` and returns the result array used

Authors

  • PabstMirror

ace_common_fnc_setProne

Description

Force a unit to go prone

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit OBJECT  

Return Value

None

Example

[bob] call ace_common_fnc_setProne

Authors

  • Glowbal

ace_common_fnc_runTests

Description

Run test functions.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Specific test to run (default is to run all) STRING #all

Return Value

None

Example

[] call ace_common_fnc_runTests
["fcs"] call ace_common_fnc_runTests

Authors

  • PabstMirror

ace_common_fnc_hasItem

Description

Check if unit has item. Note: case-sensitive.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit OBJECT  
1 Item Classname STRING  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Unit has Item BOOL

Example

[bob, "item"] call ace_common_fnc_hasItem

Authors

  • Glowbal

ace_common_fnc_useMagazine

Description

Use magazine

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 unit OBJECT  
1 magazine STRING  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
if magazine has been used. BOOL

Example

[bob, "magazine"] call ace_common_fnc_useMagazine

Authors

  • Glowbal

ace_common_fnc_getTurretCommander

Description

Get the turret index of a vehicles commander.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Vehicle OBJECT  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Vehicle commander turrent indecies ARRAY

Example

[car] call ace_common_fnc_getTurretCommander

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_setPitchBankYaw

Description

Sets the value of an ACE_Parameter and makes it public.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit/Vehicle OBJECT  
1 Pitch NUMBER  
2 Yaw NUMBER  
3 Bank NUMBER  

Return Value

None

Example

[bob, 1, 2, 3] call ace_common_fnc_setPitchBankYaw

Authors

  • Bohemia Interactive edit by KoffeinFlummi

ace_common_fnc_progressBar

Description

Draw progress bar and execute given function if succesful. Finish/Failure/Conditional are all passed [_args, _elapsedTime, _totalTime, _errorCode]

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Total Time (in game “time” seconds) NUMBER  
1 Arguments, passed to condition, fail and finish ARRAY  
2 On Finish: Code called or STRING raised as event. CODE, STRING  
3 On Failure: Code called or STRING raised as event. CODE, STRING  
4 Localized Title STRING ””
5 Code to check each frame CODE {true}
6 Exceptions for checking ace_common_fnc_canInteractWith ARRAY []
7 Create progress bar as dialog, this blocks user input BOOL true

Return Value

None

Example

[5, [], {Hint "Finished!"}, {hint "Failure!"}, "My Title"] call ace_common_fnc_progressBar

Authors

  • commy2
  • Glowbal
  • PabstMirror

ace_common_fnc_displayTextStructured

Description

Display a structured text.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Text ANY  
1 Size of the textbox NUMBER 1.5
2 Target Unit. Will only display if target is the player controlled object OBJECT ACE_player
3 Custom Width NUMBER 10

Return Value

None

Example

[["Test: %1", 123], 1.5] call ace_common_fnc_displayTextStructured
["wow", 1, ace_player, 3] call ace_common_fnc_displayTextStructured

Authors

  • commy2
  • Glowbal
  • GitHawk

ace_common_fnc_sanitizeString

Description

Removes quotation marks to avoid exploits and optionally html tags from text to avoid conflicts with structured text.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Source string STRING  
1 Remove html tags (default: false) BOOL  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Sanitized string STRING

Example

["<CoolGroup>CoolGuy", true] call ace_common_fnc_sanitizeString;

Authors

  • esteldunedain
  • based on Killzone-Kid code

ace_common_fnc_escapeRegex

Description

Escapes special characters used in regex from a string

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 String STRING  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Safe string STRING

Example

"\Q.*?AK-15.*?\E" call ace_common_fnc_escapeRegex

Authors

  • LinkIsGrim

ace_common_fnc_getTurretsFFV

Description

Get the turret indices of ffv turrets.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Vehicle OBJECT  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Vehicle FFV Turret indecies ARRAY

Example

[car] call ace_common_fnc_getTurretsFFV

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_canInteractWith

Description

Check if the unit can interact.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 The player. OBJECT  
1 The interaction target. objNull to ignore. OBJECT  
2 Exceptions. What general conditions are to skip? (default: []) ARRAY  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Unit can interact? BOOL

Example

[bob, target, []] call ace_common_fnc_canInteractWith

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_setAimCoef

Description

Handle set AimCoef calls. Will use the highest available setting.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit OBJECT  
1 Unique ID STRING  
2 Aim coefficient (a higher value causes more shaking) NUMBER  
3 Add (true) or remove (false) BOOL true

Return Value

None

Example

[player, "ace_advanced_fatigue", 1, true] call ace_common_fnc_setAimCoef

Authors

  • xrufix
  • Glowbal

ace_common_fnc_playConfigSound3D

Description

Plays a sound defined in CfgSounds using playSound3D, with global effect.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Sound class STRING  
1 Position ASL ARRAY  
2 Volume NUMBER from sound config
3 Distance NUMBER from sound config

Return Value

None

Example

["hint", getPosASL player, 5, 5] call ace_common_fnc_playConfigSound3D

Authors

  • esteldunedain

ace_common_fnc_getCountOfItem

Description

Return how many items of type _itemType the player has in his containers (Uniform, Vest, Backpack) Doesn’t count assignedItems, weapons, weapon attachments, magazines in weapons

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit OBJECT  
1 Classname of item (Case-Sensitive) STRING  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Item Count NUMBER

Example

[bob, "FirstAidKit"] call ace_common_fnc_getCountOfItem

Authors

  • Dedmen
  • Blue
  • johnb43

ace_common_fnc_addPlayerEH

Description

Adds event handler just to ACE_player

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Key STRING  
1 Event Type STRING  
2 Event Code CODE  
3 Ignore Virtual Units (spectators, virtual zeus, uav RC) BOOL false

Return Value

None

Example

["example", "FiredNear", {systemChat str _this}] call ace_common_fnc_addPlayerEH

Authors

  • PabstMirror

ace_common_fnc_getItemType

Description

Returns item type of given classname.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Item STRING  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
0: Type (“weapon”, “item”, “magazine”, “”) STRING

Example

["tire"] call ace_common_fnc_getItemType

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_getTurretGunner

Description

Get the turret index of a vehicles gunner.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Vehicle OBJECT  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Vehicle Gunner Turret indecies ARRAY

Example

[car] call ace_common_fnc_getTurretGunner

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_getReflectorsWithSelections

Description

Returns all lighting hitpoints of any vehicle. Note: These are actual selections that are affected by setHit and getHit, not getHitPointDamage or setHitpointDamage. They behave like having an armor value of 0.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Vehicle OBJECT  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
0: Light Hitpoints ARRAY

Example

[car] call ace_common_fnc_getReflectorsWithSelections

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_getTurnedOnLights

Description

Returns all turned on lights of any vehicle or streetlamp.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Vehicle OBJECT  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
All burning lights ARRAY

Example

[car] call ace_common_fnc_getTurnedOnLights

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_createOrthonormalReference

Description

Returns a orthonormal system of reference aligned with the supplied vector

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Vector to align the coordinate system with ARRAY  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
0: Vector Normalized ARRAY

Example

[[0,0,0]] call ace_common_fnc_createOrthonormalReference

Authors

  • esteldunedain

ace_common_fnc_getFirstTerrainIntersection

Description

Returns the the first intersection with an object between two positions. @todo rewrite using lineIntersectsSurfaces?

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 PositionASL ARRAY  
1 PositionATL ARRAY  
2 Accuracy NUMBER  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
0: Intersects BOOL

Example

[[1,2,3], [0,0,5], 5] call ace_common_fnc_getFirstTerrainIntersection

Authors

  • Ruthberg

ace_common_fnc_getUavControlPosition

Description

Returns the seat position of a UAV that the unit is activly controling.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit OBJECT  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Position STRING

Example

[ACE_Player] call ace_common_fnc_getUavControlPosition

Authors

  • PabstMirror

ace_common_fnc_getTargetDistance

Description

Get the distance to the next object the player is looking at. Used for laser distance measurements.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Measurement Accuracy (default: 1) NUMBER  
1 Maximum measure distance (default: 5000) NUMBER  
2 Minimum measure distance (default: 0) NUMBER  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Distance in meters NUMBER

Example

[5,20000,56] call ace_common_fnc_getTargetDistance

Authors

  • VKing

ace_common_fnc_removeMapMarkerCreatedEventHandler

Description

Remove a map marker creation event handler.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 ID of the event handler NUMBER  

Return Value

None

Example

[5] call ace_common_fnc_removeMapMarkerCreatedEventHandler

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_addMapMarkerCreatedEventHandler

Description

Add a map marker creation event handler.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Code to execute CODE, STRING  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
ID of the event script (used to remove it later). NUMBER

Example

["bob"] call ace_common_fnc_addMapMarkerCreatedEventHandler

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_blurScreen

Description

Blurs screen.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 ID NUMBER  
1 Show? BOOL, NUMBER  

Return Value

None

Example

[5, true] call ace_common_fnc_blurScreen

Authors

  • Glowbal

ace_common_fnc_getConfigGunner

Description

Get the gunner config of a vehicles turret.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 vehicle OBJECT  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Gunner config CONFIG

Example

[car] call ace_common_fnc_getConfigGunner

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_getInPosition

Description

Move unit into given vehicle position or switch to that position if the unit is already inside the vehicle.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit OBJECT  
1 Vehicle OBJECT  
2 Position (“Driver”, “Pilot”, “Gunner”, “Commander”, “Copilot”, “Turret”, “FFV”, “Codriver”, “Cargo”) STRING  
3 Index (only applies to “Turret”, “FFV”, “Codriver”, “Cargo”) (default: next free index) NUMBER  

Return Value

None

Example

[unit, vehicle, "Driver", 5] call ace_common_fnc_getInPosition

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_unmuteUnit

Description

Unmutes the unit. Only unmutes if the last reason was removed.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit OBJECT  
1 Reason to unmute the unit. STRING  

Return Value

None

Example

[bob, "because"] call ace_common_fnc_unmuteUnit

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_getLightProperties

Description

Read properties of given vehicles light.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Object with lights OBJECT  
1 Light classname STRING  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
0: Light intensity NUMBER

Example

[car, "light"] call ace_common_fnc_getLightProperties

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_addToInventory

Description

Adds an item, weapon, or magazine to the unit’s inventory or places it in a weapon holder if no space.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit OBJECT  
1 Classname STRING  
2 Container (uniform, vest, backpack) (default: “”) STRING  
3 Magazine Ammo Count (default: -1) NUMBER  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
0: Added to player BOOL

Example

[player, "30Rnd_65x39_caseless_mag", "", 5] call ace_common_fnc_addToInventory

Authors

  • Garth ‘L-H’ de Wet

ace_common_fnc_replaceRegisteredItems

Description

Handles replacing unit’s items with their registered replacements. Called by CBA Player Loadout Event, but can be used to replace items on AI.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit OBJECT  

Return Value

None

Example

[ACE_player] call ace_common_fnc_replaceRegisteredItems

Authors

  • BaerMitUmlaut

ace_common_fnc_defineVariable

Description

Define a variable for the ACE variable framework

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Name STRING  
1 defaultValue ANY  
2 publicFlag BOOL  
3 category STRING  
4 type (default: 0) NUMBER  
5 persistentFlag (default: false) BOOL  

Return Value

None

Example

["bob", 1, true, "category", 1, true] call ace_common_fnc_defineVariable

Authors

  • Glowbal

ace_common_fnc_getConfigName

Description

Returns an item’s config case sensitive name.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Class name (item or object) STRING  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Config case item name (“” if config is not found) STRING

Example

["arifle_AK12_F"] call ace_common_fnc_getConfigName

Authors

  • johnb43

ace_common_fnc_displayTextPicture

Description

Display a structured text with image.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Text ANY  
1 Image STRING  
2 Image color ARRAY [1, 1, 1]
3 Target Unit. Will only display if target is the player controlled object OBJECT ACE_player
4 Size NUMBER 2

Return Value

None

Example

["text", "image", [1, 1, 1], ACE_player, 2] call ace_common_fnc_displayTextPicture
["text", "image", nil, nil, 3] call ace_common_fnc_displayTextPicture

Authors

  • commy2
  • Glowbal

ace_common_fnc_getTurretIndex

Description

Get the turret index of a units current turret.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit OBJECT  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Turret Index ARRAY

Example

[ace_player] call ace_common_fnc_getTurretIndex

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_interpolateFromArray

Description

Interpolates between two set points in a curve.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 List of numbers to interpolate from ARRAY  
1 Value / index NUMBER  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Interpolation result NUMBER

Example

[[0,1], 5] call ace_common_fnc_interpolateFromArray

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_watchVariable

Description

Shows multiple watched variables on the main display (for easy debugging).

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Title (var name) STRING ””
1 Code to generate result (passed nothing, can return any) CODE {}
2 Array containing modifiers ARRAY []
0 Show Delta change BOOL true
1 Slider Min Value NUMBER 0
2 Slider Max Value NUMBER 0

Return Value

None

Example

["CBA_missionTime"] call ace_common_fnc_watchVariable // Uses title as code
["diag_frameNo", {diag_frameNo}, [false]] call ace_common_fnc_watchVariable // Won't show delta
["blood", {player getVariable "ace_medical_bloodVolume"}, [true, 0, 6]] call ace_common_fnc_watchVariable // Shows slider
["multiLine text", {"Line 1 <br/>Line 2"}, [2]] call ace_common_fnc_watchVariable
["player names", {allPlayers apply {name _x}}, [5]] call ace_common_fnc_watchVariable // handles any data types

Authors

  • PabstMirror

ace_common_fnc_getWeaponAzimuthAndInclination

Description

Get local players weapon direction and slope.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Weapon name STRING  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
0: Azimuth NUMBER

Example

["gun"] call ace_common_fnc_getWeaponAzimuthAndInclination

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_statusEffect_set

Description

Adds or removes an id to a status effect and will send an event to apply.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 vehicle that it will be attached to (player or vehicle) OBJECT  
1 Effect Name STRING  
2 Unique Reason ID STRING  
3 Is Set (true adds/false removes) BOOL  

Return Value

None

Example

[player, "setCaptive", "reason1", true] call ace_common_fnc_statusEffect_set

Authors

  • PabstMirror

ace_common_fnc_isPlayer

Description

Checks if a unit is a player / curator controlled unit. This now includes both local and non-local remote controlled zeus units. (Remotes from another zeus machine)

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 unit to be checked OBJECT  
1 exclude remote controlled units BOOL  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Is unit a player? BOOL

Example

[cursorTarget, false] call ace_common_fnc_isPlayer;

Authors

  • bux578
  • commy2
  • akalegman

ace_common_fnc_getChildren

Description

Obtain children of a config entry

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit OBJECT  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Parent Entry Class Children ARRAY

Example

[bob] call ace_common_fnc_getChildren

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_getWeaponModes

Description

Get the available firing modes of a weapon. Will ignore the AI helper modes.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Weapon STRING  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Firing Modes ARRAY

Example

["gun"] call ace_common_fnc_getWeaponModes

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_positionToASL

Description

Converts Arma “Position” to ASL

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 position x Number  
1 position y Number  
2 position z Number  

Return Value

None

Example

[1, 1, 1] call ace_common_fnc_positionToASL

Authors

  • esteldunedain

ace_common_fnc_setDisableUserInputStatus

Description

Disables the user input. Works stacked.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 id STRING  
1 disable BOOL  

Return Value

None

Example

["id", true] call ace_common_fnc_setDisableUserInputStatus

Authors

  • Glowbal

ace_common_fnc_setDead

Description

Kills a unit without changing visual appearance.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit ARRAY  
1 Reason for death (only used if ace_medical is loaded) STRING ””
2 Killer (vehicle that killed unit) ARRAY objNull
3 Instigator (unit who pulled trigger) ARRAY objNull

Return Value

None

Example

[cursorObject, "", player, player] call ace_common_fnc_setDead;

Authors

  • johnb43

ace_common_fnc_toNumber

Description

Takes a string/number and returns the number.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Value to attempt to convert to number or if number simply return number. STRING, NUMBER  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Number NUMBER

Example

number = ["102"] call ace_common_fnc_toNumber;

Authors

  • Garth de Wet (LH)

ace_common_fnc_getName

Description

Returns the name of the object. Used to prevent issues with the name command.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Object OBJECT  
1 Use effective commander name when used on vehicles (default: false) BOOL  
2 Get Raw Name (Don’t sanatize HTML tags </>) (default: false) BOOL  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Object Name STRING

Example

[player, false, true] call ace_common_fnc_getName;

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_getTurretCopilot

Description

Get the turret index of a vehicles copilot.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Vehicle OBJECT  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Vehicle Copilot Turret indecies ARRAY

Example

[car] call ace_common_fnc_getTurretCopilot

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_getTurretDirection

Description

Get the absolute turret direction for FOV/PIP turret.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Vehicle OBJECT  
1 Turret Position ARRAY  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
0: Position ASL ARRAY

Example

[car, [5,6,5]] call ace_common_fnc_getTurretDirection

Authors

  • jaynus

ace_common_fnc_player

Description

Returns the player or curator controlled unit. Use this in INIT and RESPAWN eh scripts, because ACE_player isn’t reset yet.

Parameters

None

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Player controlled unit OBJECT

Example

[] call ace_common_fnc_player

Authors

  • bux578
  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_getWindDirection

Description

Get the compass direction the wind is blowing from.

Parameters

None

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Wind cardinal direction STRING

Example

[] call ace_common_fnc_getWindDirection

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_getPitchBankYaw

Description

Returns pitch, bank, yaw for given vehicle in degrees.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit/Vehicle OBJECT  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
0: pitch NUMBER

Example

[plane] call ace_common_fnc_getPitchBankYaw

Authors

  • KoffeinFlummi

ace_common_fnc_getMapPosFromGrid

Description

Gets position from grid cords

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Grid Cords STRING  
1 Grid center (true), Grid Bottom Right (false) (default: true) BOOL  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Position ARRAY

Example

["6900080085"] call ace_common_fnc_getMapPosFromGrid

Authors

  • PabstMirror

ace_common_fnc_getTargetAzimuthAndInclination

Description

Get players viewing direction and slope.

Parameters

None

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
0: Azimuth NUMBER

Example

[] call ace_common_fnc_getTargetAzimuthAndInclination

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_getGunner

Description

Returns gunner using specified weapon type in vehicle. Only works if all turrets have different weapons.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Vehicle OBJECT  
1 Weapon STRING  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Gunner OBJECT

Example

[car, "gun"] call ace_common_fnc_getGunner

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_debug

Description

Print logging messages through the ACE framework.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Message ANY  
1 Level (default: 2) NUMBER  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Message is Printed BOOL

Example

[bob, 2] call ace_common_fnc_debug

Authors

  • Glowbal

ace_common_fnc_numberToString

Description

Converts a number to a string without losing as much precission as str or format.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 A number NUMBER  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
The number as string STRING

Example

[5] call ace_common_fnc_numberToString

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_getLightPropertiesWeapon

Description

Read properties of given flashlight.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Flashlight STRING  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
0: Light intensity NUMBER

Example

["flashlight"] call ace_common_fnc_getLightPropertiesWeapon

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_doAnimation

Description

Execute an animation. This is used to not break things like the unconsciousness animation.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit OBJECT  
1 Animation STRING  
2 Priority of the animation. (default: 0) NUMBER  

Return Value

None

Example

[player, "AmovPercMstpSnonWnonDnon_exerciseKata", 1] call ace_common_fnc_doAnimation

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_isSwimming

Description

Check if unit is swimming (surface swimming or diving).

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit OBJECT  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
If unit is swimming BOOL

Example

[bob] call ace_common_fnc_isSwimming

Authors

  • das attorney
  • Jonpas

ace_common_fnc_isAwake

Description

Check if unit is awake. Will be false when death or unit is unconscious.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit OBJECT  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
if unit is awake BOOL

Example

[bob] call ace_common_fnc_isAwake

Authors

  • Glowbal

ace_common_fnc_numberToDigits

Description

Transforms a number to an array of the correspondending digits.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Number to ‘digitize’ NUMBER  
1 Set the minimal length of the returned array. Useful for getting left hand zeroes. NUMBER 1

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Digits. The maximum count is six digits. ARRAY

Example

[5, 5] call ace_common_fnc_numberToDigits

Authors

  • commy2
  • kymckay

ace_common_fnc_getFiremodeIndex

Description

Get the firemode index of the weapon for use with “SwitchWeapon”

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit OBJECT  
1 Muzzle STRING current weapon muzzle
2 Firemode STRING current weapon fire mode

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Weapon/Mode index NUMBER

Example

[player] call ace_common_fnc_getFiremodeIndex

Authors

  • PabstMirror

ace_common_fnc_getFirstObjectIntersection

Description

Returns the the first intersection with terrain between two positions.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 PositionASL ARRAY  
1 PositionATL ARRAY  
2 Accuracy NUMBER  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
0: Intersects BOOL

Example

[[1,2,3], [0,0,5], 5] call ace_common_fnc_getFirstObjectIntersection

Authors

  • Ruthberg

ace_common_fnc_getConfigCommander

Description

Get the commander config of a vehicles turret.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 vehicle OBJECT  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Commander config CONFIG

Example

[car] call ace_common_fnc_getConfigCommander

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_lightIntensityFromObject

Description

Calculate light intensity object 1 recieves from object 2

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Object that recieves light OBJECT  
1 Object that emits light OBJECT  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Brightest light level NUMBER

Example

[reciever, giver] call ace_common_fnc_lightIntensityFromObject

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_statusEffect_get

Description

Retrives list of current status effects

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 vehicle that it will be attached to (player or vehicle) OBJECT  
1 Effect Name STRING  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Effect status ARRAY

Example

[player, "forceWalk"] call ace_common_fnc_statusEffect_get

Authors

  • PabstMirror

ace_common_fnc_stringToColoredText

Description

Create a centered, colored text.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Text ANY  
1 Color ARRAY, STRING  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Text STRING

Example

["text", [0, 1, 2]] call ace_common_fnc_stringToColoredText

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_getVersion

Description

Get the version number of the current ACE build.

Parameters

None

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
ACE Version STRING

Example

[] call ace_common_fnc_getVersion

Authors

  • Glowbal

ace_common_fnc_claimSafeServer

Description

Unit claims the ownership over an object. This is used to prevent multiple players from dragging the same ammo box or using up the same wheel when repairing etc. This function only runs on the server and handles the “ace_common_claimSafe” event. It provides a network safe way claiming objects as all claims are run on server. Return event is passed [_unit, _target, _success] for new claims, no event on claim release

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit that claims another object. ObjNull to remove claim. OBJECT  
1 The object that gets claimed. OBJECT  
2 Lock the claimed object aswell? (optional: false) BOOL  
3 Target event to trigger for calling machine (called where _unit is local) STRING  

Return Value

None

Example

[bob, flag, true, "claimReturn"] call ace_common_fnc_claimSafeServer

Authors

  • commy2
  • PabstMirror

ace_common_fnc_getTargetObject

Description

Get the nearest object the player is looking at. Used for laser designator instead of cursorTarget.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Maximum search distance NUMBER  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Nearest object in line of sight, objNull if none are found OBJECT

Example

[56] call ace_common_fnc_getTargetObject

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_addSyncedEventHandler

Description

Register an event handler for an ACE synced event

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Name STRING  
1 Handler CODE  
2 TTL (optional: 0) NUMBER, CODE  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Boolean of success BOOL

Example

["myEvent", {_this call x}, 0] call ace_common_fnc_addSyncedEventHandler

Authors

  • jaynus

ace_common_fnc_getTurretConfigPath

Description

Get the config path of a vehicles turret.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Vehicle Config CONFIG  
1 Turret indecies ARRAY  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Turret config CONFIG

Example

[CfgVehicle, [Array]] call ace_common_fnc_getTurretConfigPath

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_addSwayFactor

Description

Adds a factor to player sway calculation

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Type of factor, “baseline” or “multiplier” STRING  
1 Factor function, must return number CODE  
2 Factor ID, unique to type STRING  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Factor added BOOLEAN

Example

["baseline", {1}, "ace_common"] call ace_common_fnc_addSwayFactor

Authors

  • LinkIsGrim

ace_common_fnc_monitor

Description

hint retun value of given function every frame

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Code to monitor CODE  

Return Value

None

Example

[{code}] call ace_common_fnc_monitor

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_binarizeNumber

Description

Get a binary equivalent of a decimal number.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Decimal Number NUMBER  
1 Minimum length of the returned Array, note: returned array can be larger (default: 8) NUMBER  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Booleans ARRAY

Example

[5, 5] call ace_common_fnc_binarizeNumber

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_toHex

Description

Converts number to hexadecimal number

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 A number between 0 and 255 NUMBER  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
A hexadecimal number as string STRING

Example

[154] call ace_common_fnc_toHex

Authors

  • commy2
  • esteldunedain

ace_common_fnc_getZoom

Description

Returns a value depending on current zoom level.

Parameters

None

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Zoom NUMBER

Example

[] call ace_common_fnc_getZoom

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_switchToGroupSide

Description

Stack group switches. Will always trace back to original group.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit OBJECT  
1 switch BOOLEAN  
2 id STRING  
3 side SIDE  

Return Value

None

Example

[bob, true, "id", SIDE] call ace_common_fnc_switchToGroupSide

Authors

  • Glowbal

ace_common_fnc_arithmeticSetSource

Description

Adds or removes a source to an arithmetic set.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value  
0 Namespace OBJECT LOCATION NAMESPACE
1 Number Set ID STRING    
2 Source STRING    
3 Code that returns a number (can access var _namespace) [use {} to remove] CODE    

Return Value

None

Example

[missionNameSpace, "ace_hearing", "myMission", {0.5}] call ace_common_fnc_arithmeticSetSource
[ace_player, "ace_aimCoefficents", "ace_medical", {linearConversion [0,1,(_namespace getVariable "ace_medical_pain",1,0.2,true]}] call ace_common_fnc_arithmeticSetSource

Authors

  • PabstMirror

ace_common_fnc_toBitmask

Description

Convert an array of booleans into a number.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Boolean BOOL  
1 Boolean BOOL  
2 Boolean BOOL  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Bitmask NUMBER

Example

[[true, false]] call ace_common_fnc_toBitmask

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_stringCompare

Description

Determines whether one string matches another and how many characters match. Case insensitive.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 stringA STRING  
1 stringB STRING  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Number of matching characters NUMBER

Example

["a", "b"] call ace_common_fnc_stringCompare

Authors

  • bovine3dom

ace_common_fnc_isInBuilding

Description

Check if the unit is in a building. Will return true if the unit is sitting in a bush.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit OBJECT  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Is the unit in a building? BOOL

Example

[bob] call ace_common_fnc_isInBuilding

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_setDefinedVariable

Description

setVariable value

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit OBJECT  
1 variableName STRING  
2 value ANY  

Return Value

None

Example

[bob, "var", 5] call ace_common_fnc_setDefinedVariable

Authors

  • Glowbal

ace_common_fnc_addWeapon

Description

Adds weapon to unit without taking a magazine. Same as CBA_fnc_addWeaponWithoutItems, but doesn’t remove linked items by default.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit to add the weapon to OBJECT  
1 Weapon to add STRING  
2 If linked items should be removed or not BOOL false
3 Magazines that should be added to the weapon ARRAY []
0 Magazine classname STRING  
1 Ammo count NUMBER  

Return Value

None

Example

[player, "arifle_MX_GL_F", true, [["30Rnd_65x39_caseless_mag", 30], ["1Rnd_HE_Grenade_shell", 1]]] call ace_common_fnc_addWeapon

Authors

  • commy2
  • johnb43

ace_common_fnc_getVehicleIcon

Description

Function used to get the vehicle icon for provided object (cached for repeat use)

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Object to get icon of OBJECT, STRING  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Icon of vehicle STRING

Example

["B_Soldier_F"] call ace_common_fnc_getVehicleIcon;

Authors

  • AACO

ace_common_fnc_currentChannel

Description

Returns the current radio / chat / marker channel.

Parameters

None

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
The current channel (“group”, “side”, “global”, “command”, “vehicle”, “direct”, “custom_X”) STRING

Example

[] call ace_common_fnc_currentChannel

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_muteUnit

Description

Mutes the unit. It won’t trigger auto generated chat messages either.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit OBJECT  
1 Reason to mute the unit STRING  

Return Value

None

Example

[bob, "because"] call ace_common_fnc_muteUnit

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_getLocalUnits

Description

Gets localUnits array filtering out nullObjects. If you can handle null objects you can use the array ace_common_localUnits directly. Should be equivalent to allUnits select {local _x}

Parameters

None

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Array of local Units ARRAY

Example

[] call ace_common_fnc_getLocalUnits

Authors

  • dedmen

ace_common_fnc_hadamardProduct

Description

Returns the Hadamard Product of two vectors. (x hadamard y) = [x1y1, x2y2, x3*y3]

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Vector 1 ARRAY  
1 Vector 2 ARRAY  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Hadamard Product ARRAY

Example

[[0,0,0], [1,1,1]] call ace_common_fnc_hadamardProduct

Authors

  • KoffeinFlummi

ace_common_fnc_isEngineer

Description

Checks if a unit is an engineer.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 unit to be checked OBJECT  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
is the unit an engineer BOOL

Example

[player] call ace_common_fnc_isEngineer

Authors

  • marc_book
  • edited by commy2

ace_common_fnc_getVehicleCargo

Description

Get the vehicle cargo positions. Codrivers and ffv positions are not listed.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Vehicle type STRING  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Vehicle cargo positions ARRAY

Example

[car] call ace_common_fnc_getVehicleCargo

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_ambientBrightness

Description

Returns a brightness value depending on the sun and moon state. Ranges from 0 to 1 (dark … bright).

Parameters

None

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Ambient brightness NUMBER

Example

[] call ace_common_fnc_ambientBrightness

Authors

  • commy2
  • idea by Falke

ace_common_fnc_getAllDefinedSetVariables

Description

Returns an 2d array of all variables that have been set on the object

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit OBJECT  
1 Limiting Category (default: “”) STRING  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Variable Data ARRAY

Example

[bob, ""] call ace_common_fnc_getAllDefinedSetVariables

Authors

  • Glowbal

ace_common_fnc_codeToString

Description

Removes the brackets around a code and returns the code as a string. It does nothing if the code is already a string.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Code CODE, STRING  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Code STRING

Example

["bob"] call ace_common_fnc_codeToString

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_loadPerson

Description

Loads a specified unit into any nearby vehicle, or _vehicle parameter.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit that will load OBJECT  
1 Unit to be loaded OBJECT  
2 Vehicle that the unit will be loaded in OBJECT objNull
3 Preferred seats ARRAY  
4 Reverse fill BOOL  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Vehicle that the unitToBeloaded has been loaded in. Returns objNull if function failed OBJECT

Example

[bob, kevin] call ace_common_fnc_loadPerson

Authors

  • Glowbal

ace_common_fnc_loadPersonLocal

Description

Load a person, local

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 unit to be loaded OBJECT  
1 vehicle that will beloaded OBJECT  
2 caller that will load OBJECT  
3 preferred seats ARRAY  
4 reverse fill BOOL  

Return Value

None

Example

[bob, car, kevin] call ace_common_fnc_loadPersonLocal

Authors

  • Glowbal

ace_common_fnc_getMapGridFromPos

Description

Gets a 10-digit map grid for the given world position

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Position (2D Position) ARRAY  
1 Return type; false for array of easting and northing, true for single string (default: false) BOOL  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
0: Easting String

Example

[getPos player] call ace_common_fnc_getMapGridFromPos

Authors

  • VKing
  • PabstMirror

ace_common_fnc_uniqueUnitItems

Description

Returns list of items (including magazines, backpacks and other) in a unit’s inventory. Number definition: 0: Do not return value, 1: Return container only, 2: Return container and content, 3: Return content only

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit OBJECT  
1 Weapon items NUMBER 2
2 Uniform items NUMBER 2
3 Vest items NUMBER 2
4 Backpack items NUMBER 2
5 Assigned items BOOL true

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Items HASHMAP

Example

[player] call ace_common_fnc_uniqueUnitItems

Authors

  • johnb43

ace_common_fnc_dropBackpack

Description

Drops a backback. Also returns the ground wepaon holder object of the dropped backpack.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Unit that has a backpack OBJECT  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Ground wepaon holder with backpack OBJECT

Example

[unit] call ace_common_fnc_dropBackpack

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_registerItemReplacement

Description

Registers an event handler that replaces an item or item type with one or more other items.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Item or item type ID to replace STRING or NUMBER  
1 Item or list of items STRING or ARRAY  
2 Replace items that inherit from original item (only if 0 is STRING) (Optional) BOOL  

Return Value

None

Example

["FirstAidKit", "ACE_fieldDressing"] call ace_common_fnc_registerItemReplacement

Authors

  • BaerMitUmlaut

ace_common_fnc_isMedic

Description

Check if a unit is a medic

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 The Unit OBJECT  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Unit is medic BOOL

Example

[player] call ace_common_fnc_isMedic

Authors

  • kymckay

ace_common_fnc_getDefinedVariableDefault

Description

Get the variable default value

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Variable Name STRING  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Default value of variable ANY

Example

["name"] call ace_common_fnc_getDefinedVariableDefault

Authors

  • Glowbal

ace_common_fnc_getAddon

Description

Returns a config’s addon.

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Config entry CONFIG  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Addon name STRING

Example

[configFile >> "CfgWeapons" >> "arifle_AK12_F"] call ace_common_fnc_getAddon

Authors

  • johnb43

ace_common_fnc_toBin

Description

Converts number to binary number

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 A number NUMBER  
1 Minumum length of numbers NUMBER 1

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
A binary number as string STRING

Example

[5] call ace_common_fnc_toBin

Authors

  • commy2

ace_common_fnc_getTurretsOther

Description

Get the turret indices of other turrets (not gunner, commander, copilot or ffv).

Parameters

Index Description Datatype(s) Default Value
0 Vehicle OBJECT  

Return Value

Description Datatype(s)
Vehicle Other Turret indecies ARRAY

Example

[car] call ace_common_fnc_getTurretsOther

Authors

  • commy2