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BattlEye not working on Linux using proton
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Upon launching Arma 3 I have parameters currently set up through Arma 3 Launching Options on steam as the following : | "-noLauncher" enableBattleye=1 | and the game proceeds to run absolutely flawlessly unless I join a Battleye monitored server, then it blocks me saying the following | You were kicked off the game: (BattlEye: Game Restart Required) | Even without the enableBattleye=1 parameter within the launching options it would still block me from BattlEye servers requiring a restart. I can't Join any BattlEye monitored servers. I use the "-noLauncher" parameter to avoid using the launcher, as on my Ubuntu Linux distro, there is no compatibility with the Arma 3 launcher if I use the steam proton to try and join Window's hosted servers. The only issue I would find upon launching Arma 3 with the Steam proton compatibility with Windows was receiving immediate kicks upon joining a BattlEye monitored server.


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Linux Based Distro : Ubuntu
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I already tried several other attempts at fixing the BattlEye service by validating my files, but nothing was validated incorrectly. I heard from many other people that you need to go into your files and install the BattlEye service installer manually, but the installer doesn't launch for me. I also use the Vulcan api graphics reader that translates Window's code to understandable Linux : Ubuntu code.

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Wulf changed the visibility from "Custom Policy" to "Public (No Login Required)".Feb 12 2020, 1:21 PM
Sable added a subscriber: Sable.Feb 12 2020, 1:25 PM

BattlEye in Arma 3 is currently not compatible with Proton. If anything you need to use the native Linux port.

The native linux port for Arma 3 multiplayer has little to no server hostings. PLEASE can someone show me a bypass or a compatible way to make Arma 3's battleye work, I paid good money and i'm not stopping this far. I've spent several hours on arma 3 alone downloading to try and make the multiplayer compatible with the Windows multiplayer ports and this is my last step.

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ernser added a subscriber: ernser.Feb 20 2020, 2:26 PM

Does this link help you?
I search on google and I think it can help in some way

Sorry but none of your links directly resolved my solution. Anymore ideas?

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Please can someone specifically help me find a way to update/remove my Arma 3 battleye through Ubuntu Linux where it can enable my launcher to be able to join online battleye monitored servers.

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dedmen added a subscriber: dedmen.Mar 24 2020, 3:33 PM

BattlEye is not yet supported on Linux and there is no ETA for it.

dedmen renamed this task from BattlEye Game Restart Required to BattlEye not working on Linux using proton.Mar 24 2020, 3:33 PM
dedmen changed the task status from New to Acknowledged.
dedmen lowered the priority of this task from Immediate to Low.

Understood, Thanks Dedmen. I would gladly appreciate in the future if anybody were to update my task when Battleye decides to support Linux.

jj added a subscriber: jj.Oct 11 2021, 6:55 PM

BattlEye has provided native Linux and Mac support for a long time and we can announce that we will also support the upcoming Steam Deck (Proton). This will be done on an opt-in basis with game developers choosing whether they want to allow it or not.

So I guess it'll be soon™ that ArmA supports Proton-BattlEye :)