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not sure why it crashes when using launch parameters
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[DOES crash]
target line in the shortcut:
"S:\SSDgames\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\Arma 3\arma3.exe" -nosplash -world=empty -skipIntro -cpuCount=12 -profiles=profiles

[DOES NOT crash]
target line in the shortcut:
"S:\SSDgames\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\Arma 3\arma3.exe" -nosplash -world=empty -skipIntro -cpuCount=12 -profiles=profiles -mod=@scall

in both cases, the line in "work directory" looks the same:
"S:\SSDgames\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\Arma 3" {F17341} {F17342} {F17343}


Legacy ID
Not A Bug
Game Crash
Steps To Reproduce

1.) double clicking at the first (non-mod-shortcut) > crash
2.) double clicking at the second (shortcut with mod) > loading screen > game starts with my profile, with an empty world, etc. (how i expected the parameters to work)

Additional Information

tried it with changing the launch options of arma 3 in the steam games library to see if it's a shortcut-problem. no difference.
if i use the first set of parameters, it crashes when starting the game through steam.
when using the second set with the additional "-mod=", it runs through steam as well as the shortcut does.

Event Timeline

NightBringer edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
NightBringer set Category to Game Crash.
NightBringer set Reproducibility to Always.
NightBringer set Severity to Minor.
NightBringer set Resolution to Not A Bug.
NightBringer set Legacy ID to 1245476346.May 7 2016, 11:31 AM

Please attach dxdiag.txt and other files according to HOW TO GUIDE in the top right corner. Thank you

Roger, will be back at my pc on sunday evening.

just tried it again and it worked this time.
nothing changed here since the crash situation.
i remember just one patch through steam, but maybe that was the result from opting the "dev build" option.
maybe that already changed and fixed it.
the .rpt file is from 06.03., i think it happened back then. not sure.

Are you now running the "dev build" option ? Can you please opt out from "dev build" option and try again? normal and "dev build" should be the same for now but please try this, to be sure. Thank you

1.) unchecked the "dev build" option, it (un)patched.
2.) tried the mod-shortcut > said crash (attached a german screenshot)
3.) tried the non-mod-shortcut > crash as well (no idea why it worked before)

want me to add the .rpt and .log file again? their "last changed" date hasn't changed.

i'll try again and opt in "dev build". will report asap.

both shortcuts will let me start the game to the main menu as long as "dev build" is active.

Can you please opt out from DEV, verify game cache and if the crash occurs again, provide rpt and dump files again? Thank you

now both shortcuts start without crash with deactivated DEV option.

Good to hear. Closing the issue