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Immediate stoppage of Arma3 Server when loading new mission
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Built a mission using mods and when attempting to load the mission the server shuts down immediately and generates a minidump file. I just want to find out the reason for the crash and where it is so I can get over the issue and move ahead with the mission. If it needs to be redone then so be it.


Operating System
Windows 10 x64
Operating System Version
Server is using Windows Server 2008 R2 and is more than capable of running the 4 server instances we run usually on the box.
Dedicated Server
Steps To Reproduce

Load mission file to mpmissions in server and run using the profiling branch for arma3server.exe; watch RPT generate feedback to locate minidump file in the TADST folder. Wash, rinse, repeat...I do not like insanity.

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reschke created this task.Feb 14 2017, 4:06 PM
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reschke changed Operating System from Windows 7 to Windows 10 x64.Feb 14 2017, 4:10 PM
reschke set Operating System Version to Server is using Windows Server 2008 R2 and is more than capable of running the 4 server instances we run usually on the box..
Alwin claimed this task.Feb 15 2017, 10:45 AM
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Alwin added a comment.EditedFeb 15 2017, 11:10 AM

Hi, @reschke

There are many interesting mods what you have loaded. Maybe, you are out of memory but its not sure.

We´ll try some possible solutions and will see if it helps.

First, update your Stable branch - you have 1.66.139494 and actual Stable version is 1.66.139586.

Second, are your PBO and SQM files located in right folder? Try to check it.

Third, try these possible solutions which are quit a common.

Try restarting your computer and then verifying the integrity of the game cache for Arma 3.

  1. Restart your computer and launch Steam
  2. From the Library section, right-click on the game and select Properties from the menu.
  3. Select the Local files tab and click the Verify integrity of game cache... button.
  4. Steam will verify the game's files - this process may take several minutes.

Try all of the possible solutions listed on the Arma 3 Unusual process exit article on the Bohemia Interactive Community Wiki.

Try switching to and playing on the profiling game branch. After downloading new data verify the integrity of the game cache.

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

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, there is some next solutions.

try to decrease your graphic quality (if you're using ultra set high or medium). It´s possible that your have no more space on your GPU.
reinstall your GPU drivers

Will do; this problem is cropping up on our dedicated server so I was wondering if we should attempt a trial with the 64 bit server and see if that is a possible solution as well?

Otherwise I will make sure we update the server to the latest stable and profiling branches.

OK went through all steps above and the only fix was to move completely over to X64 in the RC branch. Unfortunately this still crashes but only after 30-60 minutes of game time. However now my mission file got corrupted when I moved over to the RC version. Still looking for reasons why that happened but working on it makes me feel better right now. :D


switching to 64bit version could provide more performance to your gameplay. You can try it. Also, did you tried switch to profiling branch?

Also, actual Arma 3 Stable version is 1.66.139586. If you don´t have it, please update.

Thank you.

Yes I attempted all previous versions and nothing changed until I moved over to the 64bit Release Candidate version. I am working with that version until the final release is done. I also updated to the last version you mentioned without success as well.

Thank you.

Alwin changed the task status from Reviewed to Acknowledged.Feb 21 2017, 9:57 AM
reschke removed a subscriber: reschke.Mar 23 2017, 11:31 PM
Astaroth added a subscriber: Astaroth.EditedMar 30 2017, 10:56 AM

do you still have this issue in latest patch?
Thank you for info.

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