Arma 3
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Sweet markers system
Data Type: Mod
Mod Type: Mechanics
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Apr 10, 2015 @ 3:51am
Sep 19, 2015 @ 11:18am
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Sweet markers system

Feel free to use, copy and modify this mod as you want.

Sweet markers system v.2.1:

1) Client-server logic has been rewritten, and the addon is now working faster.
2) Versions for Arma 2 and Arma 3 with the same functionality. (CBA:CO required for ArmA 2 version).
3) Compatible with ACE/AGM/etc except the several hotkeys on map. (If you have any trouble like black lines, just delete the Maptools pbo)
4) Logging system: now you'll always know who was drawing markers on your map.
5) Ability to draw ellipses. (2000 m. in radius max).
6) Ability to change line thickness. (100 m. max).
7) Ability to change marker position after drawing.
8) Only marker's owner is able to change direction and position of the marker.
9) Vanilla flags, ranks and location markers have been removed from the list of available markers. (Only A3).
10) Ability to place marker on the nearest road.
11) Path finder was disabled (Path finder is disabled now until I deal with some performance issues).
12) In order to function properly, the addon needs to be present both on the server and on all clients.
New hotkeys:
Shift + Alt + hold LMB — draw ellipse.
Ctrl + Alt + hold LMB — draw lines (Thickness: Ctrl -, Alt +).
Shift + Ctrl - put marker on the nearest road.
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This system fully changes the BIS's marker system.


1) Simple and easy-to-use interface, which is also fully customizable.
2) All changes are saved in your profile.
3) All interface elements are clickable and have hotkeys if needed.
4) Easy change of type, colour, direction, size and channel of the marker.
5) Ability to quickly place markers without opening/closing interface.
6) Ability to save markers placed on the map and load them in other missions.
7) Ability to enable/disable some functions of this add-on in map maker settings.
8) English and Russian languages.
9) Tested with more than 150 players on Weekly Open Games.

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Arrows Up-Down - change marker icon
Shift + Arrows Up-Down - change marker color
Shift + Arrows Left-Right - change channel
Shift + mouse wheel - change markers size
Ctrl + N, G or T - select text mode
Ctrl + Enter - place marker without closing display
Ctrl + Click on map - quick marker placement
Alt on marker + hold LMB - change marker direction
Ctrl + Alt - draw the straight lines
You can change marker settings by clicking on the neccessary color or the icon above. Doubleclick the main marker (icon) to show additional marker selection options.

To change settings press "gear" icon
You can configure the marker slots in the main settings.
You can configure the interface parts and load the saved markers in advanced settings. This function is limited to squad leaders only by default. Loading limit: 750 markers at a time. Saving is available to all. Saving too many markers to you profile is unadvised (>1000) and can lead to glitches and crashes. In this cases, use the Fast Load option.

Popular Discussions View All (1)
Jun 9, 2021 @ 4:00pm
The signing key does not contain a link to the workshop.
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scumbag Dec 16, 2023 @ 8:45pm 
No way to change hotkeys? CTRL+ALT draws a Sweet Markers line, and an A3 freehand line behind it at the same time, so all my plans are backgrounded by black scribbles- because i also cant change the default color. The UI is lovely, but functionality is lacking.. Ill use again if this stuff is fixed. I just want a way to make nice fat lines (the ctrl+alt sweet marker lines are perfect) without all the other extra crap, any suggestions?
DRUNK Oct 25, 2023 @ 9:37am 
SWEET MARKERS: ROAD MARKER NOT FOUND. Что это значит, и как этот трабл пофиксить? Такой же вопрос от коментатора ниже *SaidOFF*
SWEET MARKERS: ROAD MARKER NOT FOUND. What does this mean, and how to fix this problem? And same question from *SaidOFF*
SaidOFF Oct 20, 2023 @ 8:45am 
Как сделать чтобы рисование маркеров и линий через сочетания клавиш Ctrl + Alt + LMB не совмещалось с рисованием тонких линий из ванильной армы на Ctrl + LMB?
How to make drawing markers and lines through keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + Alt + LMB not combined with drawing thin lines from vanilla arma on Ctrl + LMB?
Bendy Oct 4, 2023 @ 8:16am 
there is no edit marker option and this mod disables the native marker functionality from top right hand corner
TERRORIST Sep 7, 2023 @ 1:16pm 
Приветствую, отпиши пожалуйста в ЛС. У тебя твой мод перепаковали и даже не отписали тебя автором.
Legend_TS13 Jul 22, 2023 @ 4:47am 
@Skier, Its my understanding it should be loaded on Server and Client. I have it installed on my dedi server, thus also requiring all clients run it, and so far it works great with no issues. I also have key verification enabled, so the Bikeys work okay as well.
Skier May 17, 2023 @ 9:11pm 
Does the mod need to be signed by the server to work? I tried in single player and it was working great but when i got onto a server It wouldn't let me put any markers down
ilbinek Jan 15, 2023 @ 5:43am 
Hey there sweet!
This is an awesome mod that we've been using for quite some time. But sadly there are some "quirks". Drawing vanilla lines with modded ones etc.

Adding functionality that will allow you to place markers into side channel only with long range from TFAR would also be awesome!

The question I got is if you would be ok with me rewriting and adding the functionality we would like to have to this addon and upload it to workshop, ofcourse crediting you properly.

Thank you for your answer and this awesome mod!
Cap10_Bull@ Jan 13, 2023 @ 2:22pm 
Starting with a savegame and the function is gone. Plus several other problems with lines.
Looks nice but in practice ... it's better to use zeus an set Nato marker there.
[Kole] Jul 31, 2022 @ 3:28pm 
If i get it good, you can't EDIT marker which you put on map ? you can only move it on map and remove it after u put it