[STEAM] ARMA 3 ALPHA Failed To Start Game (unknown error)
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calebb, Mar 18 2013

Description

Start steam, press play on ARMA 3 ALPHA and comes up with ARMA 3 ALPHA Failed To Start Game (unknown error) Steam

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Legacy ID
3442930938
Severity
Major
Resolution
Won't Fix
Reproducibility
Always
Category
Game Crash
Steps To Reproduce

Things I have tried;
1/Reinstalling 4 times
2/Verify integrity of game cache (comes up with '1 FILES FAILED TO VALIDATE AND WILL BE REACQUIRED' downloads a small file but does not fix the issue) I re-validate and it still shows up with 1 files missing.
3/checked files with a friend. ADDONS folder is missing around 200mb all together. E.g. a3.pbo is 3000kb when my friends is 4000kb. This happens with multiple files.

I have tried to copy my friends addons folder over, however when i do it, steam deletes them and re downloads it again.

Additional Information

One day i turned on my PC and booted up steam and it worked? It has never worked again...

I have been trying to sort out this problem since alpha first came out and i bought it.

calebb edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Mar 18 2013, 2:18 AM
calebb edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
calebb set Category to Game Crash.
calebb set Reproducibility to Always.
calebb set Severity to Major.
calebb set Resolution to Won't Fix.
calebb set Legacy ID to 3442930938.May 7 2016, 12:51 PM
Bohemia added a subscriber: calebb.Mar 18 2013, 2:18 AM

EDIT:

After launch day it is finally working!!!!!

It was ESET Anti virus. I disabled it through the ESET menu.

IF ANYONE GETS THE UNKNOWN ERROR ITS ALMOST GUARANTEED THAT ITS SOME SORT OF ANTI VIRUS PROGRAM ON YOUR COMPUTER. DISABLE IT ALL. INCLUDING ZONE ALARM e.t.c.

Antivir problem.

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