Arma 3
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Metis Marker
Data Type: Mod
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Sep 9, 2018 @ 11:51am
Aug 27 @ 7:56am
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Metis Marker

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Metis Mods
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Metis Marker brings you the opportunity to create NATO joint military symbols according to APP-6(C).
It allows to build symbols from components, including frame, icon, first modifier, second modifier and amplifiers, rather than pre-define all possible symbols.

  • Full customizable marker
  • Moveable marker
  • Editable/non-editable marker
  • Copy & paste marker
  • Save & load marker presets
  • Build in preview
  • Full 3DEN support
  • Full Briefing support
  • Communication channel support e.g. Global-, Side- or Groupchannel

Customizable marker system
Our customizable marker system consists of:
  • Frames: The geometric border of a symbol that provides an indication of the standard identity, battle dimension and status of a joint military object. Currently only ground symbols are supported.
  • Icons: The innermost part of a symbol that provides a graphic representation of an object.
  • Modifiers: A pictorial or alphanumeric component that provides additional information about the icon and are always located inside the frame area.
  • Amplifiers: Optional text or graphics that provide additional information about a symbol and are always located outside the frame area. This includes: Echelon, Reinforced or Reduced, Higher Formation, Unique Designation

Our documentation is available on the Github wiki[]

Q: Does the mod have to be run on the server?
A: Yes

Q: Can we get the option to draw control measure symbols (e.g. the attack arrow)?
A: No. Here's why:
i: Arma already provides the ability to draw lines, so you can easily make them.
ii: Creating such a system would be too complex because CMS are very customizable (they can vary in length, width, curvature, etc.). We would need to create a framework similar to 3DEN shapes (I mean the rectangles, etc.) and still add more (you can't curve 3DEN shapes).

Q: Can I draw markers in the 3DEN editor
A: Yes, standard keybind applies (default: right alt).

Q: Can I draw markers in the mission planning screen?
A: Yes, standard keybind applies (default: SHIFT + LMB)

Q: Where can I find more infos about this mod?
A: You can read our Wiki

Q: I can't see markers placed in the 3DEN editor when I'm ingame?
A: The mission needs to be saved for the markers to appear ingame.

Q: Is there an option to change the color scheme of the markers to the Arma vanilla style?
A: Yes! In the CBA Settings you can set Metis Marker to use Arma colors instead of the APP-6(C) colors.

Issues & Feature requests[]
Become a developer[]

Do you want to get in touch with us?
Contact us on the Bohemia Thread[]

Metis Marker is licensed under Arma Public License No Derivatives (APL-ND)[]
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Timi007  [author] Aug 23 @ 9:31am 
@TOIVIMI(Том) Will come in the next update.
Y4I20 Aug 23 @ 8:49am 
@Timi007 Got it. And you can add medevac icon for sector 1
Timi007  [author] Aug 23 @ 8:01am 
@TOIVIMI(Том) I see. Please understand that we want to adhere only to the NATO APP-6(C) and APP-6(D) standards. Therefore we won't implement the "armored protection" and "armored tracked" symbols.
Timi007  [author] Aug 23 @ 4:51am 
@TOIVIMI(Том) The changelog is on Github [] and there is no roadmap. I could not find your mentioned modifiers "armored protection" and "armored tracked" in the APP-6(C) or APP-6(D). Do you have the official name or the code?
Y4I20 Aug 22 @ 4:21pm 
Hi. Where I can find change-logs and roadmap? And can you add armored protection icon to sector 1 modifier and armored tracked icon and towed icon for sector 2. Tnx for this unbelievable modification that’s really something in another level. Hope you will continue develop it.
Timi007  [author] Aug 20 @ 8:14am 
@=242= Helios Sure! Will be done in the next update.
=242= Helios Aug 17 @ 7:38am 
Would it be possible to add a few special characters for higher order units like / ' or - So someone could theoretically write

2/A/1 for 2nd Platoon, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion
Timi007  [author] May 19 @ 1:32pm 
@Fabianbecker16 Esc -> Addon Options -> Metis Marker -> Use Arma Colors
Fabianbecker20 May 19 @ 11:44am 
this means no ???