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Crash by surround sound
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This issue only occurs under certain circumstances and during normal gameplay will not occur

the issue is a very specific one, an unable to init dxgi crash
caused by switching surround sound settings in windows while the game is running
now there are some facts to establish

  1. it only happens when changing surround sound options to one of the following none, windows sonic, Dolby, DTS during the game's runtime regardless of what is happening [meaning it can happen in the menu too]
  1. with mods or optional DLC, windows sonic gets selected as default but not on pure vanilla
  1. memory allocation settings or parameter settings in general do not affect it


Operating System
Windows 10 x64
Operating System Version
Edition Windows 10 Pro Version 21H1 Installed on ‎09.‎07.‎2021 OS build 19043.1348 Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.3920.0
Game Crash
Steps To Reproduce
  1. Open Arma 3
  1. have Dolby Atmos or DTS or windows sonic
  1. open the game with mods/vanilla/CDLC
  1. the game will freeze on the loading screen
  1. exit out of the game through the task manager


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