Bug #17964

Too many players in OPFOR prevents all OPFOR players from spawning

Added by cranky over 6 years ago. Updated about 6 years ago.

Status:Closed Start date:03/01/2011
Priority:High Due date:
Assignee:Fireball % Done:


Target version:0.76
Affected Version:0.75 GPU VRAM size:
Operating system: I am using some Mods:
Graphics card: Reproducible for you:
Difficulty: Related to content of DLC:
CPU: Affected ArmA3 version:
System RAM size: Single / Multi Player?:


Hi Fireball,

The improvements in .75 are great, however the new OPFOR player balancing system is creating issues.

Specifically, if too many players assign to OPFOR, no OPFOR players can spawn. The message is "cannot spawn until teams are balanced". Can you change this such that it either doesn't allow you to join as OPFOR if teams are unbalanced, or at least make it work on a first come first served fashion?

This is a real hassle when someone is idle and assigned to OPFOR. BLUFOR players seem surprisingly reluctant to help OPFOR kick the idler...


Associated revisions

Revision c191de7e
Added by Fireball over 6 years ago

New OPFOR:BLUFOR ratio system; fixes #17964


Updated by Fireball over 6 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Assigned
  • Assignee set to Fireball

Got it, didn't think of that.

Updated by Fireball over 6 years ago

  • Target version set to 0.76

Updated by Swedge over 6 years ago

You can also have a balanced game with 1 Opfor and 4 Blufor. A new player will jump into Opfor, who doesn't know about the ratios etc, and it suddenly prevents you from spawning anymore either. Eventually they usually realise and switch, but if you have a string of players doing that it can become a pain.
That would be great Fireball if you could change it as per Cranky's suggestion.

Updated by Fireball over 6 years ago

  • Priority changed from Normal to High

Updated by Fireball over 6 years ago

What I did now, is to limit it to slot #N depending on the 1:4 ratio of OPFOR:BLUFOR players; i.e. if you have 1-4 BLUFOR players, only OPFOR slot #1 may play, if you have 5-8 BLUFOR player slot #1 and slot #2 may spawn, but #3 and #4 not, etc.

I hope this is intuitive enough.

But I'll add a ratio selector, which includes a selection to turn OPFOR spawning off entirely, so it will become pure COOP and a setting to turn off ratio completely, so in theory 4 OPFOR vs 1 BLUFOR could play - not sure if the latter makes sense - but hey, cuique suum - to each its own.

Updated by Fireball over 6 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

Updated by Fireball about 6 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

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