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arma 3 bad image bug
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When i try to start my game through the launcher it crashes me and says i have a bad image ...
I have created a dependency walker file with dependency walker for you to look at.


Operating System
Windows 10 x64
Game Startup
Steps To Reproduce

I am not sure how someone else could reproduce this error i just got Arma 3 and at first launch it does this

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A BIG red exclamation mark at D3DX. You could have found that by yourself.
Your DirectX 10/11 is bad.

Wulf changed the task status from New to Need More Info.Oct 26 2017, 11:47 AM
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Indeed as dedmen said try reinstalling DirectX and let us know if that solved the issue. If the issue persists send us an Arma report follow the link that dedmen posted above for a guide.

reinstalling directx did not fix it, will be uploading a log soon

Wulf added a comment.Oct 27 2017, 10:44 AM


Your report is empty there are no files in Reports and dumps. Could you please crash the game one more time and upload the report again?

I cant seem to be able to get a log file i have a friend who is pretty smart with this and he tried to manually find the file for it and said theres none there he checked manually in the directory: -C:/user/xxxx/appdata/local- and preceded to say i have no arma3 folder so we cannot get a log file...

BTW dont know if this is important but i have never ran the game before my friend said that may the reason why i dont have a arma 3 folder

Wulf added a comment.Oct 30 2017, 11:38 AM

Did you try checking the integrity of the game cache via steam or reinstalling the game?

Wulf added a comment.Nov 2 2017, 11:24 AM

Then try some of these solutions:

  • Re-install DirectX.
  • Uninstall the Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable package (both x86 and x64 version), restart your computer and install the package again (do not use the Repair function).
  • Run the Windows System File Check tool to repair corrupted system files.
  • If you are using post-processing tools like Reshade or SweetFX or utilities like RadeonPro remove them.
  • Re-install the game; remove all files from the game installation folder and then verify the integrity of the game cache using Steam.
  • To identify the precise DLL that is causing an issue.
    • Download a 64-bit version of the Microsoft Dependency Walker and open arma3_x64.exe with it. The libraries with a red icon are the corrupted ones.
    • Download a 32-bit version of the Microsoft Dependency Walker and open arma3.exe with it. The libraries with a red icon are the corrupted ones.