Radios & Communication
Communication and You
Communication is a vital part of the Arma experience, if you don't have a microphone you can still play, but having one is extremely recommended, Either way you still need to hop on Teamspeak so you can hear others.
Local talk is used to talk to those directly around you, this is bound to your Teamspeak Push-To-Talk key. Using the default Tab key you can modify the range at which your voice is heard. Lower ranges are recommended for stealth mission where you only want people directly next to you to hear you. Higher ranges are not recommended.
Radios are used to communicate with your squad and with other squads, they are the best way for command to give orders to your Squad Leader. Radios are useful for sending vital information to people who are out of local talk range.
How they work and Channels
Talking through radio is done by using the Alt + Capslock or Shift + Capslock Each of these will trigger a different one of your radios. Each radio has it's own Channel, You will be on a specific channel based on your squad. Radios have a couple limits, the biggest one being range, each radio is designed to work at a specific range.
Red = Volume | Blue = Channel Select
343 Short Range: 1km <Pictures>
148 Long Range: 5km <Pictures>
152 Long Range: 5km <Pictures>
Trouble Shooting ACRE
If it is your first time using ACRE, run Arma 3 with the modpack loaded before launching Teamspeak. Swifty should automatically install the plugin. If you forgot to do this, just close out of both and do the above.
"People can't hear me/ I can hear everyone at the same time"
- Run both Arma 3 and Teamspeak 3 as admin
- Make sure you have the ACRE Plugin installed. go to options → extensions and check to see if ACRE is there and it is enabled.
- Make sure you are running the latest version of Teamspeak and ACRE Plugin (You can check what versions other people are running by clicking on their name, their version should match yours)
- Make sure you have Teamspeak Push-to-talk Button correctly bound
- Make sure Teamspeak identifies your Microphone