Placing a comment in the 3D editor when CUP Terrains - MAPS is loaded forces a CUP dependency even on vanilla maps.
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Exactly as the title says. Simply loading up the 3D editor placing a comment down with nothing else on the map will force a CUP addon dependency, specifically "Desert", even on Altis/Stratis/Malden 2035 etc. I've confirmed it only happens when CUP Terrains - MAPS is loaded and loading CUP Terrains - Core is not necessary.

Here's the simplest possible test mission demonstrating this behavior. It only has a comment in it. Simply delete the comment and then save the mission and notice how the "Desert" addon is removed from the mission.sqm


Reproducable without other mods?
Cyprus created this task.Aug 6 2019, 3:59 PM

I have observed the same issue with other addons, not only CUP Terrains. For example, Varanon's FHQ Debug Console has the same issue. I personally think it is not a problem of the addons but rather of the Eden comment node.

audiocustoms triaged this task as Normal priority.Aug 6 2019, 4:27 PM
audiocustoms changed the task status from Needs Review to Acknowledged.

I also think that might be an Eden / Comment issue since we do not have entries in "desert" that forces a dependency.
Ticked marked as "Acknowledged" for further inverstigation on a later date.

audiocustoms closed this task as Invalid.EditedAug 6 2019, 4:40 PM
audiocustoms claimed this task.

After quick and intense research (talking to some dudes who know their stuff): Arma issue
Nothing we can do about it.

Workarounds when using comments:

  • don't use maps if not needed
  • open the SQM file in an editor and remove the "desert" entry in

(keep in mind, last entry must not end with a comma ,)

Cyprus added a comment.Aug 6 2019, 7:20 PM

Yeah, thankfully it's easy to work around, it was just very frustrating having to deal with when editing any missions with comments such as the Escape missions from NeoArmageddon, which I spend a lot of time editing. It's nice not to have to constantly load and unload mods to avoid issues, so it's unfortunate it's not just an easy fix for you guys. I might test to see if this triggers with other mods, but so far I haven't been able to reproduce anything like it with any other mod except IFA3, but I'm still trying to pin that one down. Would submitting a ticket to Bohemia be worth it, or are they already aware of it?