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Startup parameters do not work when special characters are involved like '©'
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In ARMA3, when using startup parameters that contain special characters like '©', it seems the startup parameter is ignored or otherwise wrongly handled.


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Steps To Reproduce
  1. Create a folder: C:\test©
  2. Create a file: C:\test©\par.txt content of the file: -noSplash
  3. Start arma3.exe with parameters: -par=C:\test©\par.txt

Observe that the splash screen is shown, and not actually overriden.
If you try the same but without the '©' character, you will find the parameter works

Additional Information

This does not occur in ARMA2OA, Steam launch method seems suspect (it also seems responsible for cutting off startup parameters after x-length, one of the reasons for using -par)

Event Timeline

Sickboy edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Apr 15 2013, 7:30 PM
Sickboy edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
Sickboy set Category to Other.
Sickboy set Reproducibility to Always.
Sickboy set Severity to None.
Sickboy set Resolution to Open.
Sickboy set Legacy ID to 4015618710.May 7 2016, 1:38 PM
George_ added a subscriber: George_.May 7 2016, 1:38 PM

The special characters are replaced by Steam to question mark. When tested on internal version the special characters works just fine. Looks like the Steam client is altering the parameters.

dedmen added a subscriber: dedmen.Sep 13 2017, 12:50 PM

Steam issue. This is not used anymore as the A3Launcher now sets parameters. So should be closed.