Arma 3
Athena - An Arma 2nd Screen Application
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319 Comments
Aroze_Avery Sep 24 @ 8:18am 
i cant seem to get my map to show up
bus  [author] Sep 23 @ 5:34pm 
Not sure. Was there something on there that you specifically needed?
Aroze_Avery Sep 23 @ 7:49am 
Do you know when you will have it up?
bus  [author] Sep 22 @ 4:46pm 
Sorry Aroze, I've moved. The site was hosted on my own server and I haven't reconnected it yet.
Aroze_Avery Sep 21 @ 12:55pm 
What happened to the athena website, it keeps saying "This site can’t be reached
www.athenamod.com took too long to respond.
ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT" no matter what i try?
bus  [author] Sep 19 @ 6:39pm 
Napoleone, to receive any data from the game, the 'mod' must be running and to connect to a server that is configured to reject unknown mods, the key must be loaded first. Otherwise, you can still run the application separately as just a simple external map w/ no updates from the game.
Napoleone Buonaparte Sep 19 @ 10:24am 
I have a couple of quiestions. 1. I am looking to run this to watch the map while in game, I know this is possible but does it need to be installed on the server in order to work properly? 2. If it has to be used standalone and not be used to track blufor individual units does it still update global map markings?
SekiGamer Aug 24 @ 12:40am 
Yeah, the key isn't broken I was just running into the issue of having too many keys on my server. So the server and peoples launchers couldn't communicate with each other.
bus  [author] Aug 23 @ 8:18pm 
Unfortunately no, not as a bluforce tracker. You can still use it as a standalone map application though.
xELITExMODAx Aug 23 @ 1:49pm 
Can this be used as a non-addon. For example, if I want to play on a King of the hill or life server and that server will not allow me to play it with mods/addons activated, can I rig this application to work on a server like that?
bus  [author] Aug 19 @ 6:20pm 
I dont believe bis has enabled access to the ingame drawings. I and others have requested access but I dont believe it has been provided. Re the keys, maybe you have a bad download? I have not received similar reports.
SekiGamer Aug 19 @ 3:36am 
Seems like the key is broken
Dobry Wujaszek Kuń Aug 18 @ 3:26pm 
meh... no drawings from game :(
En1gm4tic Aug 3 @ 3:49pm 
I'm having an issue where when I join a server (spawned in & can move around on the map), Athena won't give me a prompt to download/"get" the map from the server. When i click Start on the Desktop App, nothing happens. If anyone has any idea of what I've been doing wrong, please let me know!
Euphoric Magpie Marine Aug 1 @ 9:58am 
So i dont quite understand. You said Stratis should take 5 minutes with a decent processor, which i have and i left it on all night to export/import and it still didnt finish by morning. i don't really get it.
Broxicus Jul 6 @ 2:46pm 
Several of my clan members and myself are having an issue where this is no longer working for us. We have tried compatibility mode, running as administrator, nothing seems to help. Even turned off battle eye. Any thoughts?
hau Jun 22 @ 12:16am 
Awsome - I have a lot of monitors doing nothing, now this put one of them to work :)
bones6668 Jun 1 @ 7:01pm 
hey bus,first off i want to say great mod my group is using it now asi am.new to the whole PC gaming thing but 2 quick things a compass and getting it to full screen i`m running on a 40"led TV.thanks again
Isaiah May 17 @ 6:57am 
Hi Bus , i was wondering if it is possible you can set a server setting so you can only view people in your group rather than your whole faction.
Hees | 11th AMB Apr 15 @ 7:40am 
I even went so far as to buy a separate, second screen, just for the use of this mod. It is a lifesaver and gives a very good view on the battlefield as a whole. Maximum kudo's for bus !
UW Apr 14 @ 2:05am 
I know this is probably a question you get a lot but is there a way you can export the maps as static images like PNG or even BMP?
Awesome work anyway man, this is very very impressive!
HeroicKevin42 Apr 11 @ 9:02pm 
@bus Thanks for clearing that up, sir.
aDRI Apr 11 @ 8:59pm 
This would be the coolest thing in the world if you would be able to give AI units orders via high command with this.
Chefkoch Mar 5 @ 11:46am 
hey is it possible to connect Athena to an public server if yes how?
bus  [author] Mar 1 @ 10:36am 
Delta - I'm not sure I understand your concern. You do 'not' have to use a 2nd pc. The underlying network functionality enables the user to use a 2nd device but using a 2nd monitor on the same PC is perfectly fine.

Peek - It's all client side scripting but a key is required to loaded on the server if you're going to be playing multiplayer.
Peek(-16336) Feb 28 @ 3:39pm 
I am confused as to where Athena is getting its data from. Does game server have to support a channel for this data, or does the app pull the data locally from my ARMA client?
HeroicKevin42 Feb 28 @ 8:47am 
Can't you just output the Map onto a Lenovo Yoga per say on output-hdmi ONLY to display the Map ? Obviously using Athena.
Just project the screen
Naiser Kaiser Hans Meiser Feb 23 @ 8:53am 
Okay, I started the relay.exe manually as admin and now it downloads the map from the main menu.
Naiser Kaiser Hans Meiser Feb 23 @ 8:46am 
I don´t get any import/export menu when I start for the first time. Any way to start this manually?
bus  [author] Feb 13 @ 7:26pm 
Isaiah - Im currently working on that feature as part of the next release. Itll will require the mission maker to either use an athena module or scripting to set variables that will limit collection to the players group.
Isaiah Feb 13 @ 6:51pm 
Hey mate ,
Is there a way to make the Athena map only display people within your group rather than your whole faction , this is particular an issue with servers where Civilians are the majority faction and are at times hostile against one another where the Athena map displaying everyone at once would create an obvious meta gaming issue,
bus  [author] Feb 10 @ 4:00pm 
I was 50/50 about leaving or deleting your comment. There are bug reports in this thread that indicate its not a perfect mod so its not an appearance thing. I felt that your comment had more to do with what you want and expect to be in the mod compared to what I claimed it can help you do. It would have been better as a feature request but then there was your tone which I didnt care for. This is a free mod that I work on in my spare time for my own usage and I just happen to release it for others to use. Its not aimed to compete with or be used more in comparison to other mods. Its in no way shape or form monetized specifically so I dont owe feature development you to anyone else but your exasperation at it not providing features that you want was insulting, so yes, I deleted your comment and Im not sorry for it. I will however be leaving your most recent comment as an example for others not to follow.
ak131554 Feb 10 @ 10:56am 
Have you really deleted a negative comment? I have just told you in a respectful way what I don't like with your mod and you delete this comment? Do you need this flawless thread so badly that you can't live with a critical review?
Shield Feb 1 @ 3:31pm 
Hi.
You mod is great thing. But there is problem with russian symbols. Here a sample http://prntscr.com/i8wnta . Is there anyway to fix this?
Flanz Jan 27 @ 5:49pm 
hey, maybe a phone app would be cool :) just suggesting also make an option to have the pan hotkey to move more than it does now
J.Doberman Jan 22 @ 8:28pm 
That moment when Athena is on the most popular page.
James Jan 21 @ 2:25pm 
Been waiting for something like this for a long time.

Thank you.
☭ Ма́ршал Putin ☭ Jan 21 @ 12:29pm 
Yea I was told by the owner it should work. It runs on the 2nd server that runs basicly the same map and stuff but only Alive is added and there is works no problem
bus  [author] Jan 20 @ 8:50am 
It grabs all units on your ‘side’ so if zeus is on your side, and I would think youd want him to be ;-), then youll see him in Athena.
sdrschmidt Jan 20 @ 1:43am 
works fine during unit missions. Although I can see zeus if he's near us

bus  [author] Jan 18 @ 2:11pm 
Are you sure you're on a server that allows Athena?
☭ Ма́ршал Putin ☭ Jan 18 @ 11:02am 
Works great when it works, sometimes im on a server click start and nothing happens tho :/ like 50 50
bus  [author] Jan 14 @ 8:11am 
TTocsic - Download it on your ARMA pc then copy the 'app' folder from the Workshop folder to your Surface.
Von Hallman Jan 14 @ 7:58am 
>Reads mod description
>Puts down headphones, goes to second room to bring over another monitor
TTocsic Jan 14 @ 7:31am 
soo... I saw you made it for your Surface.
I have a Surface too and can't wait to try it out!
But... I dont have Arma of my Surface, so it won't download the mod obviously.
Where do I get the executable from?
NZT Jan 10 @ 11:40am 
After a little digging and a youtube tutorial I figured it out; I needed to open port through my firewall
NZT Jan 10 @ 11:25am 
bus- yes I have Panda Antivirus, But it looks like the error I'm getting is..
1/10/2018 2:23:26 PM :: GetSettings :: Server Port: 28800
1/10/2018 2:23:26 PM :: GetSettings :: Show Form: False
1/10/2018 2:23:26 PM :: Listener.Listen :: Only one usage of each socket address (protocol/network address/port) is normally permitted
bus  [author] Jan 10 @ 7:06am 
Jax - Thanks!
Communist - Nope. Pics tell the story. If you need more info, theres text. If thats too much for you than this is likely not the mod for you as it involves a little setup effort on your part.
jaxmaru Jan 10 @ 7:01am 
Most likely meant TL:DR (Too Long Did not Read). Basicly asking a short definition of what the mod does at the end of the mod description.
bus  [author] Jan 10 @ 6:54am 
Tdlr?