Arma Single Player

Posted : admin On 8/20/2021

Arma 3 seems to have a lot to offer in terms of multiplayer, but still not so much for the player looking to the single player experience. All this publication's reviews Read full review. I'm getting rusty in Arma 3. I didn't know that the very popular mutliplayer combat patrol missions can be played in single player mode too.

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All of the following cheats require you to hold LeftShift down and then press the Numpad- (minus) key. Then let go and type the appropriate cheat code (capitalization doesn't matter). Nothing is displayed while you are typing, however the key strokes are being recorded and a quick confirmation might shortly flash on the screen upon successful entry.

Example procedure entering GETALLGEAR cheat


Ends the mission.


Unlocks all campaign missions (This must be entered in the appropriate campaign screen you want unlocked. Unlocking one campaign will result in other campaigns that are unlocked to be re-locked.)


Unlocks all single player missions (This must be entered in the appropriate single missions screen.)


Saves the game in your current mission. Can be useful as a quicksave function.


Arma 3 Single Player

One can also use the diag command diag_exportTerrainSVG instead.

(German Users: EnterTOPOGRAPHZinstead)
Nokia 5130 app whatsapp. Generates selected map in EMF vector format. The file is (not) always created at the root directory of the C: drive (Windows 7 with UAC might put the file in Virtualstore, 'C:Users<username>AppDataLocalVirtualstore' ).

Example export procedure for Arma 3

  1. Run Arma 3 as administrator
    • Open your Arma 3 main folder
    • Locate arma3.exe
    • Right click on it and select Run as administrator. The reason for it is that .emf file will be saved at c:<worldname>.emf location, and on Windows 7, for example, most apps do not have rights to write in that location. Running Arma 3 as administrator should resolve this
  2. Select desired map
    • Open 2D editor (3D Editor since Arma 3 v1.99) with the map you want to export (Old 2D editor can still be started with Ctrl + O shortcut at map selection screen)
  3. Enter required cheat
    • Press and hold Left Shift
    • Tap - (minus) on the NUM pad while still holding Left Shift
    • Release both keys then blindly type TOPOGRAPHY. If everything done correctly, a small message will flash saying that topography is activated. German users might need to type TOPOGRAPHZ instead, since they use QWERTZ layout instead of QWERTY
  4. Locate exported file
    • Go to c: and check for <worldname>.emf file. If you had activation message and no file saved, something is wrong with write file permission to this location, you will have to troubleshoot it on your own
  5. Finish exporting
    • Close Arma 3 because it will not release the file otherwise
    • Copy resulting .emf file into some location where any user can write to the disk
    • Copy EmfToPng.exe file to the same location. This file can be found in Visitor 3 folder in the Arma 3 Tools package. If you don’t have it, it is available on steam as free download (Library -> Tools)
  6. Convert exported map to .png
    • At this point you can just drag your resulting .emf file over the converter .exe to start default conversion. However if you prefer to do it with different zoom, you can do it via command line, for instructions run EmfToPng.exe without params
  7. Done!
    • If everything went ok, you would have <worldname>.png file created next to <woldname>.emf file


(Available since Arma 3 v1.43)
Does what TOPOGRAPHY cheat does, but generates a grid-less map in EMF format XXNAMEXX_nogrid.emf. More on map topography export [1]


Entering this cheat will execute statement defined by onCheat property in description.ext. For example:

_this variable will contain 'GETALLGEAR' text. Currently this is the only cheat that can activate onCheat event handler.


Flush all video memory to cure performance issue caused by textures being placed in the AGP memory


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Instantaneous 'freezing' the game. For debugging of freeze dump creation process. (DISABLED IN ARMA 3 RETAIL)


Forced game crash. For debugging of crash dump creation process. (DISABLED IN ARMA 3 RETAIL)


Allows to artificially limit FPS for testing. In Arma 3 every time FPS cheat is entered, it cycles through the following list (message shown):

  • Limit FPS 60 - 1st time cheat entered
  • Limit FPS 40 - 2nd time cheat entered
  • Limit FPS 20 - 3rd time cheat entered
  • Limit FPS 10 - 4th time cheat entered (Not in Arma 3)
  • Limit FPS 5 - 5th time cheat entered (Not in Arma 3)
  • Limit FPS 2 - 6th time cheat entered (Not in Arma 3)
  • Limit FPS Random 10-60 - 7th time cheat entered (Not in Arma 3)
  • Limit FPS 0 - 8th time cheat entered (FPS and counter reset)

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Unlocks all missions.
Alternatively, to unlock stand-alone mission (older games), locate your ArmA profile first (it will be named (username).ArmAProfile, and will be either in My DocumentsArmA or in My DocumentsArmA Other Profiles.Open it in a text editor and change the section:

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