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Can not launch game via Steam or via .exe
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I run the game either in window mode or not. The arma 3 logo appears with the load bar below it, once loaded it goes away and steam shows the game running for 1 second then goes back to normal, nothing happens.

Here is a video to show you what happens:

Ive tried:

verifying integrity of files
updating my graphics card driver (gtx 570 hd) even used beta drivers.
viewing task manager (nothing other than steam is running)
Tried running the EXE directly
set the EXE to run as administrator
disabled all firewalls
added command line launcher options such as removing intros like -nosplash
I dont have zone alarm

I am running:
Windows 7 with all updates
i5 at 3ghz
gtx 570 hd card with updated drivers
8gb ddr3 ram
i can run any other game just fine, planetside 2 on all high even. Arma 3 is the only game ive had that wont run.

Ive played arma 2 and have had 0 issues with that game, even installing dayz. Ive installed many mods for arma 2 so I know how in general the arma games work and sometimes how much configuration you may need for the games to run. I used to create mods for OP flashpoint way back in the day. {F19152} {F19153}


Legacy ID
Game Crash
Steps To Reproduce

double click on game in steam or click play in steam.

Additional Information

Here is a video showing the problem:

Event Timeline

cragvis edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Apr 26 2013, 3:53 AM
cragvis edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
cragvis set Category to Game Crash.
cragvis set Reproducibility to Always.
cragvis set Severity to None.
cragvis set Resolution to Open.
cragvis set Legacy ID to 512223248.May 7 2016, 1:52 PM
Spayd added a subscriber: Spayd.May 7 2016, 1:52 PM
Spayd added a comment.Apr 26 2013, 6:44 AM

A friend of mine is having the same problem. No idea what the cause is

Please try use -nobenchmark command line option.
Right click on Arma III in your Steam Library>Properties>Set launch options

Can you try please clean install of latest graphic and sound drivers? Usage of drivers cleaner before installing new drivers will make sure you have no corrupted drivers left on computer.

Can you try kill all unnecessary applications before start Arma III?

cragvis added a subscriber: cragvis.May 7 2016, 1:52 PM

I have tried the -nobenchmark command line, that does not work.

I have updated my nvidia card drivers, and have also tried beta drivers. I uninstalled the drivers I have and then installed the new drivers as well, no effect.

I have no other applications running, I even shut down my browser(chrome) so all that is running in steam to launch the game. No effect either.

Very strange.

Can you please attach .rpt file from latest version? Thank you.

Yes, i attached the latest .rpt file I just generated by trying to launch the game:

Thank you. I need this file "Minidump has been generated into the file C:\Users\WAR\AppData\Local\Arma 3 Alpha\arma3_2013-05-22_19-08-46.mdmp" and midmp file too when was created. It should be arma3_2013-05-22_19-08-46.bidmp
When files will be too big, please use some free sharing service and post link here.

Thank you.