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Randomly when playing either in the single player, the editor (previewing) or multiplayer with custom mods or totally vanilla, the game will freeze. If I tab out, there will be a small window on the screen that says "Arma 3 has stopped working." Seems to have started with latest update but unable to recall/confirm that fact.


Legacy ID
Unable To Duplicate
Operating System
Windows 7
Game Crash
Steps To Reproduce
  1. Start Arma 3.
  2. Play anything -- multiplayer, single player showcase, mission editor preview -- modded, unmodded, doesn't matter.
Additional Information

Event Timeline

Vaelaar edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)May 9 2013, 5:26 AM
Vaelaar edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
Vaelaar set Category to Game Crash.
Vaelaar set Reproducibility to Random.
Vaelaar set Severity to Crash.
Vaelaar set Resolution to Open.
Vaelaar set Legacy ID to 507766689.May 7 2016, 2:01 PM
Vaelaar added a subscriber: Vaelaar.

Sorry to comment on this again so soon but I forgot to mention that I already tried the -nobenchmark fix. In addition to that, I totally uninstalled the game via Steam and deleted the entire folder from the SteamApps/Common directory. After the fresh install, even with -nobenchmark running, I had the crash again last night. Thanks in advance for looking into this; I really appreciate it.

Can you please try it in development version of Arma III on Steam?

Right click on Arma III in your Steam Library>Properties>Betas>development build
This version may not stable and it can contain more bugs, than Stable Arma 3 Alpha version.

Thanks for the reply, astaroth! Due to the timing of the update that just came out yesterday, should I complete some testing in that version before trying the developer version?

I continued to play in the most recent update and I crashed again recently. Here is the link to my latest three files (rpt, mdmp, and bidmp).

Here is another batch of three. This time I know I was just running the current, non-dev update with no mods at all:

I was running without mods in the latest Developer Build and crashed again. Here are the three files that were generated:

Do you have still this issue in beta build?

Yes, I had it a few times in the beta after upgrading through Steam.

After getting frustrated by it persisting, I completely uninstalled the beta. Oddly enough, as I was doing that, I was also notified about an update for my Nvidia graphics card drivers (320.49 beta drivers). I installed that and then completely reinstalled Arma 3 Beta.

Since then I have not had the crash but that was only a few days ago so I would like more time to truly test this in all scenarios.

Ticket can be closed, as it's not valid anymore.

Dwarden closed this task as Resolved.Jan 19 2020, 10:02 AM
Dwarden changed Resolution from Open to Unable To Duplicate.
Dwarden edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)
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Dwarden set Operating System to Windows 7.