Arma 3
193 ratings
Metis Marker
Data Type: Mod
File Size
20.457 MB
Sep 9, 2018 @ 11:51am
Apr 14 @ 12:01pm
11 Change Notes ( view )

Subscribe to download
Metis Marker

In 1 collection by PhILoX
Metis Mods
4 items
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)[]
< >
Timi007  [author] May 19 @ 1:32pm 
@Fabianbecker16 Esc -> Addon Options -> Metis Marker -> Use Arma Colors
Fabianbecker20 May 19 @ 11:44am 
this means no ???
Timi007  [author] May 18 @ 11:55am 
@Fabianbecker16 It's a CBA Settings.
Fabianbecker20 May 17 @ 3:11pm 
is it possible to make this markers in the vanilla color
Timi007  [author] Apr 19 @ 9:19am 
@philpip31 If you don't mean those in Arma vanilla, we never had such markers.
philpip31 Apr 18 @ 5:05pm 
My bad, I was referring to Objective and Waypoint-type symbols (Isolate, Fire Station, Disable/Destroy). Thanks for the response, I'm sure I'm just slow and can't find em just yet.
Timi007  [author] Apr 18 @ 7:10am 
@philpip31 I have no idea what you mean by non-unit symbols. No markers have been removed.
philpip31 Apr 17 @ 6:27pm 
Have the non-unit symbols been ditched? I seem to remember an Isolate symbol somewhere, but maybe I just cant find it.
Timi007  [author] Mar 9 @ 10:15am 
@literally1984 If you don't save the mission, markers will not appear.
kula Mar 7 @ 6:27pm 
I can't see markers that I made in 3DEN editor, if you could help me with that I would be really grateful.