Forum Rules 07/06/2016Introduction The Squad Team reserves the right to edit, update, add and remove rules at any time. Applicable rules extend to the PM system. Your PMs are private, but the Squad Team may be informed about unacceptable PM content by the receiving party. Section I: Posting Rules §1 Show Respect This community can only work if we all respect each other. To that end, it is imperative that any time you engage with another user, either directly or indirectly, you show them respect with the content of your post. In particular refrain from flaming, insulting, abusing, taunting, racism, and other similar types of actions towards other forum users. §2 Attitude & Behavior Poor attitude and behavior are the most common ways a negative / unsafe environment is created and perpetuated. As such that kind of behavior will not be allowed on these forums. Please be mindful of this rule when posting personal positions and opinions regarding topics which could be considered contentious in nature. As a rule of thumb, keep your posts civil in nature, and refrain from making posts that are likely to incite arguments and create a negative environment. As a privately hosted web forum we reserve the right to maintain an environment that we are happy the majority of our players are comfortable with. §3 Swearing While we will not strictly moderate every little swear that occurs, please try to avoid excessive bad language. The moderation reserves the right to remove rants and unsuitable content at any time. §4 Illegal Topics
Prohibited topics include, but are not limited to: Piracy, drugs (including cannabis), pornography, religion, racism, sexism, homo/trans -phobic content, videos and images showing violent death or serious injury, ‘spam threads’, hacking & griefing (endorsement thereof) etc. Prohibition may be suspended for some threads if they are found to be suitable by the Moderation (such as scientific debate).
If there is doubt, the Moderation Team can decide whether a topic is considered illegal. §5 Attitude towards Squad and the Development Team
As per §1 and §2, keep in mind to be respectful and reasonable, not only towards all users of the forum, but also towards the Squad Team and towards any ideas and content and the game itself. Criticism is welcome, but if it is not constructive and/or if it is offensive, the Moderation may need to step in. Please refrain from posting if you are upset, angry or drunk, or you may be punished for things you wouldn’t have otherwise written, which is not in anyone's interest. §6 Language & Legibility
Please post only in English. Non-English content (including non-legible content) may be removed. If you see someone posting in another language because s/he apparently does not speak English, please report their post - if you can, you may reply in their language to explain their question, but please do translate their and your message so it can be reviewed by the Moderation. ‘Hiding’ insults in non-English posts will be punished harshly. Posts written largely in ‘leetspeak’ or full of spelling / grammatical errors may be treated like non-English content. This rule does not extend to PMs. §7 Forum structure & Search
Please ensure when posting a new thread, that the thread is located inside the correct forum section. Check all forum section titles to judge where your thread should belong. Threads created in the wrong forum section will be moved or deleted.
Before posting a new thread, please make use of the forum search to find older threads about the same topic. In doubt, it is recommended to rather post in an existing thread, unless that thread is years out of date. However, do not bump old threads without adding a new question / answer / insight that wasn’t in that thread before - use common sense. §8 Thread Titles
Please name your thread appropriately; the subject title should sum up / explain the content in the thread. If you fail to name your thread properly (such as ‘Hey!’ or ‘Check this out!’ or ‘Help!’), we will either rename or lock the topic. Repeated offense may lead to infractions. The practice of using CAPITALS only in your thread title is not allowed and will be edited or the thread will simply be deleted. Strange or abnormal Unicode characters should be excluded from thread titles for the sake of being distracting and unnecessary.
§9 Thread Capitalization
Please ensure that your post is not in all CAPITALS, as this is not allowed. Any threads posted in all caps will subsequently be removed from the forum. Repeated offenses may lead to infractions against your account. This practice is not approved or accepted here.
§10 Images in posts
When posting images, mind the following restrictions:
.gifs will be allowed and may be removed by Staff if deemed necessary.
Maximum size for images is 1280x1024.
Do not include more than ~1 large image per paragraph of text, unless in image collection / announcement threads. Link to further images.
Consider posting thumbnails. You may post a few more images per post if they are reasonably small, the details are for the Moderation to judge. §11 The use of BBCode
It is allowed to use the BBCode in your posts. Over usage is not allowed. You may use the Bold in a reasonable manner but not for the whole text body. You may use the size feature but in a limited reasonable manner. You may not use any of the additional fonts at all. Color may be used to high light a point but again, not for the whole text body. Moderators will be watching for misuse and will edit when required without giving notice. Continued disregard for this rule will result in Moderator action in the form of warnings. Section II: Forum Signatures §1 Signature Dimensions
To avoid clutter, please make sure your signature (if you choose to have one) does not exceed the following size limit: 350x150 pixels. Your signature may consist of images, user bars and text elements, as long as the total size does not exceed 550 x 200 pixels. A small tolerance will be given, but any signature larger than the limit may at any time be deleted without prior warning. If you are not sure whether your signature is acceptable, please PM a moderator. §2 Signature Content
All rules of section 1 fully apply to your signature. We will remove signatures or parts of signatures without notice if they violate the forum rules, and infractions may be given. §3 Animated Signatures
Please refrain from using animated .gifs as signatures, they distract and clutter the forum. Section III: Reporting & Moderation §1 Reporting Posts
There is a Post Report system in place. If you notice a post that violates forum rules, simply use the exclamation mark icon below the users avatar image to send a report to the Moderation. We will then review this post. Your report will not be made public and cannot be linked to your person by anyone outside of the Squad Team. You will not be punished for using the Report system even if the report was false, unless you repeatedly abuse the system to spam it.
Do not ‘report’ posts by replying directly in public to them. In case of spambots, this prompts them to respond in turn, spamming the forum further. This also fuels flame wars and arguments. §2 Reporting Moderators
Moderators are subject to the same forum rules (and some additional rules / exceptions). If you think that a Moderator has treated you unfairly or is otherwise breaking forum rules, please PM the Lead Moderator or any Administrator. Do not accuse Moderators in public, the Squad Team will treat every complaint seriously and it is in our interest to discipline or remove Moderators who are known to break forum rules. §3 Respect Squad Team members and Moderators
Do not ignore or argue against Admin, Moderator or Dev instructions on the forum. If you have a complaint, as per §2, please inform the Team in private. You are expected to follow orders given by the Moderation, Administration and Development Team, and it is necessary for smooth running of the forum to respect their decisions. Being stubborn or ignoring warnings will lead to harsher punishments - however, we do not tolerate Moderator / Admin abuse of power / privileges, so do not hesitate to inform other Team members if you feel treated unfairly. §4 Bans and multiple accounts
If your account is temporarily or permanently banned, do NOT create another account. Bypassing a ban will result in further action, and a permanent ban of all of your accounts.
You are not allowed to have more than one account for any reason. If you share an internet connection with another user who has their own account, it might happen that this account is incorrectly identified as a secondary account - please get in touch with the Moderation or Administration to resolve such issues.
Search the Community: Showing results for tags 'grid'.
Found 4 results
Squad Mortar Calculator As promised here is an mortar calculator script. Use grid-referencing to input position of mortar and target to get elevation (Milliradians) and Azimuth (Angle in °). The link provided works on your smartphone as well. Please provide feedback and ideas for further improvement. Web-Version Python-Version Features: Calculate Azimuth, Elevation and Distance based on mortar and target position. Infinite sub-setting like A1K7K7K8K9 for cruise-missile precision Interpolation for elevation-steps Description: Refer to grids like this: C2-KP5-7 = C2K5K7 A1-KP5-5 = A1K5 or A1K5K5 D12-KP3-9 = D12K3K9 1. Input Mortar-Position 2. Input Target-Position 3. Dial "Elevation" and "Azimuth" into mortar interface 4. Enjoy! Visual Guide: Changelog: Credits: XXPX1, loff Other versions: By XXPX1 By bravo2zero By loff You can find a version for the insurgent artillery here:
Lutz_Persn posted a topic in ImagesSince I've found few visual resources to learn a bit more about the maps and areas, I'm sharing my own set of map-images which I've been using with a free (but awesome) program called GTactix, for learning and making strategies and tactics and so on. And for getting to know the map-layout, the names of areas and also in using the grid more efficiently. (Have added a "notes" section on the map-images for accessibility and ease-of-use in GTactix - or otherwise, if you will). Note that the program isn't needed to use the images - they're just .jpg's. You can use them with any picture-viewer. These are all the maps in AAS and Skirmish mode as of v5.1, haven't bothered yet with ITC or Insurgency since those are the modes I've played and play the least. Though I reckon I'll get to that later on (as well as correcting a few typos and trying to get better quality overall to make viewing and micro-strategizing easier). The images are taken in 1920x1080 and with the map zoomed all the way out. They will get grainy when zoomed in and I've not bothered to adjust brightness or contrast or colour. Grid locations for flags have been judged based on which area the flag rests on the most, but in future revisions I'll make sure to add more keypad-numbers to pinpoint. For GTactix, I hope to be able to compile all the maps from all the modes into one whole pack along with placeable icons (the ones used in-game) and higher-quality images (when I find the time to research that some more). Suggestions are welcome. Download Satellite Map Image-Pack Here Examples Chora AAS 1 OP First Light
First off to the team: kudos on the Pre-Alpha. As someone who has never played PR, I was very much impressed by what I have seen so far, and it is easy to see why everyone has such high hopes for this title. Much has already been covered on what elements could be improved upon by the alpha so I won't repeat them, but one area that I don't think has been mentioned yet is the grid references on the in-game map. Specifically though, the grid numbering. During my time on the pre-alpha I have become very aware on how every second counts, but one place where time always seemed to be lost was when trying to communicate a grid reference to the team. While communicating to various squad members in many matches, it was apparent that I wasn't the only one having trouble. I believe this is for two reasons: 1 - the grid lines themselves are very thin, and when looking at the map at its greatest size (zoomed out), it is not difficult to become confused, especially when in the middle of a firefight. Yes, zooming on the map can make it easier, but zooming in on a grid should be for providing greater detail on enemy indications, etc., rather than because of the need to identify a grid. Zooming in also limits you to either some or even one grid, not useful if you are trying to reference a point across the map. Slightly thicker definition is one aspect that could be improved, and just throwing it out there, what about the colour of the grid lines themselves? Most maps I have worked with tend to favour the colour blue (I have seen some with red, too). These colours do tend to provide a more solid contrast. 2 - the second reason, and the one that is more glaring for me, is that the grid numbers, being small and again not defined enough, also run outside of the box. On a nice flat black background (like when you are dead, or on a night map) they are fine, but they too often disappeared in the colour rich textures in the ever changing environment (ever changing because we all like to run around with our map open). My suggestion here would be to slightly increase the size of the font and the definition of the grid references (say use the colour white with a bold font and run black around it for contrast). Also, what I think what would really help, would be to put the grid references on the outskirts of the map, so near the edges, but not out of the map like in the pre-alpha. The reasoning behind this is that the map does not have a great variation of colour, so the visibility of the grid references would be very consistent. Because the grid references in the pre-alpha were on the outside, the textures from the level would interfere with the clarity of them, thus making them more difficult to see at times. Any who, those were my thoughts, but it would be good to hear everyone else's views on the above. It has just occurred to me that perhaps the visuals for the in-game map have not yet been finished, and the map is the way it is at this stage because it was a pre-alpha. I hope not, otherwise insert face palm emoticon here!!