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Game will not start | Arma 3 has exited in an unusual manner
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Launcher has detected that Arma 3 was closed unusually.

To download the crash report file click the download button because i cant upload the file here sry

Process exit

Exit code: 0x00000051 - Unknown
Running time: 00 : 00 : 01.0033214

This only started to happen when steam updated the game about 1-2 months ago and now it doesn't even start the game, but it does start the launcher fine.


Unable To Duplicate
Operating System
Windows 10 x64
Operating System Version
10.0.10586.0 (Microsoft Windows NT 10.0.10586.0)
Game Startup
Steps To Reproduce
  1. Open launcher through steam
  2. Click the play button
  3. Steam error pops up saying

Arma 3 failed to start (error code 81)

  1. Then arma 3 crash repot pops up saying

Arma 3 has exited in an unusual manner

Exit code: 0x00000051 - Unknown

Additional Information

Please help i will do any thing to help you (apart from moneys because i have no money xD)

no srly please help.

Event Timeline

ikkeme added a subscriber: ikkeme.Jun 11 2016, 2:12 PM

I had the same problem about half an hour ago. Reboot your pc and launch Steam and ArmA 3 again. If this does not work, contact me again.


this did not work

Ticket can be closed, as it's not valid anymore.

Dwarden closed this task as Resolved.Jan 19 2020, 9:50 AM
Dwarden changed Resolution from Open to Unable To Duplicate.
Groove_C removed a subscriber: Groove_C.Jan 25 2020, 2:05 PM