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Arma 3 fails to launch!
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I've only been able to play once since the game was released. Now this window pops up with a error massage just after attempting to start the game:

"Arma 3 has stopped working!"

I have know idea why... {F18990}


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Won't Fix
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MeatRadiator set Legacy ID to 482432585.May 7 2016, 1:43 PM
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PS: I have no Antivir or firewall turn on!

I have the same issue in every dev build released or since the initial alpha release, i have to start the game 2 or 3 times until the game works.

Okay.. Let me see if it works for me..

Nope.. Still not working!!! Just tried 10 times in a row.. :( Same error massage each time.

All of my games fail to lunch. It's really annoying! I'm hungry damnit!

Title typo aside, I haven't had the game crash on me at all, or fail to launch in any dev version as of yet. have you updated drivers? verified game cache? reinstalled the game completely (including deleting the entire game folder in steamapps)? deleted config files in documents to generate new ones? a full wipe and clean reinstall of video drivers? maybe try beta drivers for your card.

I hear the -nobenchmark -noSplash startup commands do well at helping these kinds of problems, give those a shot.


Here are my PC SPEC's:

CPU: Intet Core i7 3820 3.60GHz
Graphic Card: GeForce GTX 285 1G


Try disabling all your mods (if you have any active)

Not an option as I have none..

Hanz added a subscriber: Hanz.May 7 2016, 1:44 PM
Hanz added a comment.Apr 25 2013, 3:01 PM

To solve your problem we need dxdiag and files from this folder: "C:\Users\<Name>\AppData\Local\Arma 3 Alpha\"

Can you pack the files in winrar and upload it somewhere please?
When the *.rar will be smaller than 2.097k, you can attach it here. Thank you.

Well.. I don't have a folder in my "...\Local\" called "Arma 3 Alpha"

Note that I have my STEAM installed on an other drive "D:\STEAM", and the game it self on a third drive "G:\Steam Library\SteamApps\".

Here is my DxDiag file, but note that I don't have any folder called "Arma 3 Alpha" in the "...\Local\" folder on my C: drive.


This link will only be up for about 10 dages sow please ask for me to upload it again :)

Hanz added a comment.Apr 29 2013, 10:28 AM

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Thanks.. I'm having more and more people posting on the same issue ass we speaking. They are seeming to get more or less desperate and mad you guys :(

Okay.. I just learned that the game cannot work with ZoneAlarm installed. You need to completely remove the program before the game will work. U guys should look in to this. And maybe post it in the STEAM STORE :)

Zone Alarm issue.