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When playing in multiplayer slight lag then crash
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When playing in multiplayer, the game tends to freeze for a few seconds or have intense lag.
The game either completly crashes or minimises and stops responding.
It ussually crashes when i get close to people {F18638} {F18639}


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Just play Multiplayer

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I dont have any

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Dakiestyle edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
Dakiestyle set Category to Multiplayer.
Dakiestyle set Reproducibility to Random.
Dakiestyle set Severity to Crash.
Dakiestyle set Resolution to Suspended.
Dakiestyle set Legacy ID to 2546689295.May 7 2016, 1:24 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 2,097k, so you can attach here. Thank you.

Do you have same issue in our officially coop missions Escape from Stratis and Headhunters?

I have exactly the same problem. The game freezes every 15-30 minutes short. Short means 5-30 seconds. After that it runs smoothly again or crashes completely. If it crashes it will freeze and then immediately displays the crash report. Here's my dxdiag.txt and the entire contents of my "Arma 3 folder" is. Apologies that I use no WinRAR. Have placed it with 7zip. That should not be a problem. Or? I am happy to assist you.

I dont know mine seems to have stopped, i think the cause for me was one of the buttons on my mouse. I pressed a media button and it may have caused it to freeze

To SpacePoodle:
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I get this issue.
Multiple crashdumps and dxdiag here:

Confirmed in vanilla arma3, no mods, escape from stratis
attached as BARON2Arma 3 Alpha.rar

Do you have same issue in latest stable build?

hello i got the same problem,and it happen also since the latest stable built have been installed

here is my arma3 folder:
but i don't understand how do i get the DXdiag
sometime the game lag a lot(one frame for 10 or 20 seconds),but if i wait it can back to normal,it realy crash only one time for five "big lag"...and i can ear the other player speaking during the lag time...

to mootmoot:
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Sorry,i've just sold the problem.

I have the problem of lag freezes, but it doesn't crash, it unfreezes and i can play again.

Zychon added a subscriber: Zychon.May 7 2016, 1:24 PM

I don't know if it's directly linked, but whenever this happens to me I see a new player join (in the chat dialogue). It seems if I stop all input and just sit there and watch it, it will subside after 10 seconds. If I keep inputing (keys, alt tab, whatever) it will crash.

retsudo added a subscriber: retsudo.May 7 2016, 1:24 PM

"Do you have same issue in latest stable build? "
Yes, this is in the latest stable build.
I can't test in dev version as it only happens in multiplayer (I can literally play all day on my own server without it crashing)

I crashed 5 times in one around on the Goonies TDM Server on Stratis Airbase (night) just a while ago. It happened every time I shot a player or I got shot. That's just strange. On their other maps I often crash when I'm looking through my scope.

Problem solved. At least in my case. GameSpy! When I opened all the ports, I have no more lag. No lag when connecting. No lag in game. Do not crash.

Here are the ports that I have entered in my router:
6667 (IRC)
3783 (Voice Chat Port)
27900 (Master Server UDP Heartbeat)
28900 (Master Server List Request)
29900 (GP Connection Manager)
29901 (GP Search Manager)
13139 (Custom UDP Pings)
6515 (Dplay UDP)
6500 (Query Port)

I'm spoiled by UPNP. It is long ago that I had to enable a port. Please find a better solution before you published the game. :-)

Fank added a subscriber: Fank.May 7 2016, 1:24 PM
Fank added a comment.May 13 2014, 5:49 PM

Issue closed as obsolete. If you encounter this problem again, please create another ticket. Thank you.