I wanted to report a bug that me and my friends noticed since the new update when using an external mod launcher like "Play With Six".
Before the 1.60 update, all mods were working fine. I'm using Play With Six (PWS) for years now, on Arma 2 and Arma 3, and never got any problem with it.
Since the update, when i launch the game from PWS, the game still detect the mods in the menu and extensions menu but all icons are a puzzle icon. Before the update the icons were image/pictures that were the ones that represent the mod.
So then, when launching a mission, no mods are working, not any of them.
So after testing for hours, i tried to use the A3 launcher and lauched the game with a few mods. They were working and icons in the menu were mods icons.
The thing i found is that when you launch Arma 3 on steam, it directly opens the new A3 Launcher instead of launching the game, and when i start the game using PWS, it doesn't open the A3 Launcher. So i believe the conflict is with the new A3 Launcher as it is used to launch mods too.
I want to keep PWS to launch my mods, as a lot of other people i believe, but even if the A3 Launcher is nice, it doesn't have all the features PWS give to us.
Thank you in advance for your answers/support.
Edit: i'm doing some other tests right now with non workshop and workshop mods.
Edit2: problem found:
Ok so i definitely found the problem, but yep it is since the update, with Play With Six, my "mods" folder was on a different hard drive disk and were working fine, i tried to move the folder on the same HDD than Arma 3 it was the same, and now i tried with a few mods by creating a "mods" folder inside Arma 3 folder and they are all working fine.
The problem is that i was using a folder on a different HDD to save some space on the one that has Arma 3, as i have plenty of mods that are over the size of Arma 3 itself. So now mods are only detected and read if they are placed in Arma 3 main folder with a folder called "mods".
How can i continue to play with mods being outside of the Arma 3 Folder?