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Every time i try to start Arma 3, with or without mods, it's loads the game, flashes a black screen and CTD. (I have tried every "Common Exit Code" things.)


Operating System
Windows 8 x64
Game Crash
Steps To Reproduce

Just start Arma 3.

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Mainulainen updated the task description. (Show Details)
Mainulainen changed Category from Game Startup to Game Crash.
Jawsh added a subscriber: Jawsh.Jan 8 2017, 3:04 AM

[...] (I have tried every "Common Exit Code" things.)

@Mainulainen, so you have tried the possible solutions listed here for those exit codes?

If you are using custom launch parameters then try resetting them to their default state via the Arma 3 Launcher. Also check under Steam → Arma 3 → Properties → General → Set Launch Options...

Try switching to and playing on the profiling or development game branch. After downloading new data verify the integrity of the game cache. Note that the development branch may contain large and frequent updates, and you will only be able to play online multiplayer on a limited number of test servers.

• profiling branch (special performance + profiling build - requires access code: CautionSpecialProfilingAndTestingBranchArma3), alternative download of needed binary possible from Dwarden's dropbox

If the issue persists after trying all of the above possible solutions then use the Arma 3 Launcher to prepare a troubleshooting report and then upload the report to the feedback tracker for the developers to review.

For issues regarding Arma 3 you can file a troubleshooting report, also via an action available in the option menu in the upper right corner (gear icon)

Be sure to upload the whole report file. If the report file will not upload directly to the feedback tracker then try uploading to a free file sharing service such as Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive,, and so forth, and then link to the report file.

Mainulainen added a comment.EditedJan 9 2017, 2:52 PM

None of those things above worked. Here's the report file.

Alwin claimed this task.Jan 23 2017, 1:52 PM
Alwin changed the task status from New to Reviewed.
Alwin added a comment.Jan 23 2017, 1:54 PM

Hi, @Mainulainen

You game report doesn´t contain dump files. Can I ask you about them? It´s what we need to check what caused your crash.

manual path: C:\Users\*username*\AppData\Local\Arma 3

Try to delete your profile folder (create a backup) a try to start the game.

The file yourprofilename.vars.Arma3Profile must be deleted.
Path: C:\Users\*username*\Documents\Arma 3

So, i deleted the profile folder and the .vars.Arma3Profile and it started to work. Thank you :D

Alwin closed this task as Resolved.Feb 20 2017, 3:24 PM

Hi, I´m glad to hear it.

Enjoy the game.