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Game fails to launch - causes multiple instances of Steam.exe
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Launching Public Alpha or Dev build causes multiple instances of steam.exe to appear in task manager. Closing both instances and restarting steam seems to fix the problem temporarily.


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Steps To Reproduce

Not sure. Random.

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Not sure why the thread was closed, not very helpful to the community but there is information within.

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Gorbachev edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
Gorbachev set Category to General.
Gorbachev set Reproducibility to Random.
Gorbachev set Severity to Crash.
Gorbachev set Resolution to Suspended.
Gorbachev set Legacy ID to 647963292.May 7 2016, 12:27 PM

We need dxdiag and files from this folder for solve your problem. C:\Users\<Name>\AppData\Local\Arma 3 Alpha\

Can you upload somewhere in winrar package please?
When package will be smaller than 5,000k, so you can attach here. Thank you.

Uploaded, thank you.

I don't see attached files, may be too big size of package and then files were not save.

Fixed. File was too large.

Can you try kill all unnecessary application before start Arma?

pystub added a subscriber: pystub.May 7 2016, 12:27 PM

I've made a note in another similar issue before. The steam.exe gets stuck on some CreateInrerface method (can't recall the offset), it's reported to be in suspended state. If I attempt to inspect it's stack with Process Explorer the steam.exe suddenly dies and Arma gets launched. Here is the reported stack

Thank you pystub, I kind of figured the dxdiag routine wasn't really gonna tell us anything.

Can you please clean crash dump folder and attach new rpt file when this issue will happen again? Every rtp file has time in name, so you can easily find correct one. Thank you.

Closing due to lack of information / no response in a long time.

If this issue is still reproducable for you, please create a new ticket and make sure to include all necessary info / files.