I've started taking a look at this package-- quite a fantastic resource (I'm sure SharkAttack will find this Coop creation tool very useful!) Very thorough and well documented, and worth the time for me to give some feedback and constructive criticism here:
As I am somewhat of a rookie and "lowest common denominator" (is that what LCD stands for by the way?
just kidding LCD) my initial feedback could be useful to help "idiot-proof" this resource (me being the "idiot").
1) The how-to initialize the A-CEP (page 4 of the PDF) could be shown to the player when he loads up the demo mission and starts wandering around the empty streets of Cayo. At first I thought, where is everybody? I of course then read through more of the manual and found the answer (they have to be initialized in a new init.sqs/sqf), but you see my point-- some people may load it up and lose interest because their hand is not held at the beginning on how to get started. Also, correct me if i'm wrong, that the player has to add a line to a new init file for the mission so...
2) you could add a demo mission instead with the initialization already included, and then give the player advice on how to tinker with the line already created
3) When i tried creating an init.sqs file for the mission using this line:
nul = [WEST,[EAST],[Civilian],[20,10],true] exec "coop_essential\cep_init.sqf"
I got an error
cep_playerside |#| setfriend [_x, 1]
Error type Any, expected Side
And when i used this line (which i didnt expect to work) I got a boolean error. The reason i mention this one here below is that some people might type that in right away because the PDF says to do tha tto initialize, though i could see that you had to choose some of the parameters, i'm sure someone might do that.
nul = [WEST,[EAST],[Resistance,Civilian],[20,10],true/false] exec "coop_essential\cep_init.sqf"
But aside from these minor points related mostly to documentation, this ArmA Coop Essentials Pack really looks extremely well made and should be very useful to mission designers. Look forward to hearing more from you myke13021 on this and how i can figure things out