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Hey fellow players/devs, I like Squad especially because of its tactical and strategic element. Therefore I'd love to have/see a tactical timelapse of the squad map roughly like this here after the game, as it puts your and your teams efforts of the match into perspective. In order to get the necessary data I was thinking of recording a demo, parsing out the necessary information and do some postprocessing outside of the game to get something like a gif or a video. Problem is that I could not find anything about the structure of the demo-file. => Does anyone know: more about the file-format of unreal-engine/squad-demo-files? about any other efforts in that directions? an easier way to get this done? Any help welcome. Cheers PHeanEX
Currently placing icons on the map as well as writing on the map using a colored mouse pointer do not work in a consistent or expected way.It would be helpful if: 1. Icons could be colored or shared with specific members of your squad or team. This helps both teams understand who is putting a hundred swords in the center of the map and why. Different colored icons could help inform a leader's own squad what the plan of attack is, while also communicating non-verbally the plans of other leaders. 2. The colored mouse pointer had an option for a thick or thin line and also made visible by specific members of your squad or team. When icon't don't say enough, bold squigglies and giant X's can get the job done. 3. If a text box could be placed over the map, or a text box appeared when highlighting an icon. The content of the text box could not be charged once it was set at the time of creation. This would allow COs, etc., to track enemy infantry movements over a period of time in the match. 4. An option to view a miniaturized map as part of your HUD, illustrating either the entire map or the immediate area would be helpful. Especially if this minimap widget could be moved around. As an alternative, I for one would welcome a Diablo 1-esque, semi-translucent overlay that could be tioggled.. 5. Consider providing a tiny legend of what one large square on the map is equivalent to in order to optimize placement of forward operating bases. A small viewfinder that appears while using binoculars could also help here. 6. Add a slider below the map that would replay changes presently registering on the map when taking into account a particular team's fog of war. This will help leadership on both teams to make better decisions as well as soldiers who are just getting into the fight.
Hi, So after me and my fiend had played for a while, the mini-map on my friends screen got really big and out of proportion: This is his full screen. Everything was normal, just the map was oversized. Restarting the game would make the map normal again, but after some time, it went back to this. We checked the local data for errors through steam, but it said everything was fine. Kind regards GLG
The game Squad is supposed to be semi realistic however, that does not mean a mini map should be included BECAUSE that would ultimately defeat the purpose of being careful who you shoot at. A minimap would show all your teammates around you or however far away your minimap may show, that is adding in a HUGE realism downgrade. Maps: Maps are a need in this game and i like how i can look at a map anytime. For the future it would be nice to have some sort of animation for pulling out a map, like an IN GAME actual map that everyone else can look at if you have it out, however to look at the map you must be crouching and the freelook feature, if added, could allow a very immersive way of looking at the map because then you could move your head around to look at the map. The map would be exactly like what it currently is however it would be in the actual game and not UI. (all the UI on the maps like units and FOB's and objectives etc, would all be on there) So basically a animation for looking at a map would be awesome and the ability for your friends or squadmates to look at it will you over your shoulder would be awesome. Back to the minimap idea for a second, a minimap would literally ruin the game because, like i said, it would show you where everyone is on the fly and that would be devastating to the realism factor of the game. Thanks for reading.