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Game does NOT start
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Once I click "play game" a small startup screen shows and then disappears after which my screen flashes black and I get a message saying "display driver has stopped working and has fully recovered" the game itself never loads


Legacy ID
Game Crash
Steps To Reproduce

Start the game... That's pretty much it

Additional Information

My specs meet the recommended specs yet this has been happening ever since I purchased arma 3, this also happens to other people who have purchased the game

Event Timeline

Rgunner edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)May 19 2013, 1:23 PM
Rgunner edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
Rgunner set Category to Game Crash.
Rgunner set Reproducibility to Always.
Rgunner set Severity to None.
Rgunner set Resolution to Open.
Rgunner set Legacy ID to 26416139.May 7 2016, 2:10 PM
Heruon added a subscriber: Heruon.May 7 2016, 2:10 PM

What graphics card and have you got the latest drivers installed?

Rgunner added a subscriber: Rgunner.May 7 2016, 2:10 PM

I have an intel i7 and yes I have the latest drivers this the first time this has been reported here? Cause on the steam feedback thing a lot of people report this kind of crash

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.

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

I'm sorry I couldn't provide the necessary files cause my laptop died... Anyway I'm getting a Lenovo Y500 so hopefully it would work on that one thanks anyways

did you try running steam as admin? that's the reason for all my startup crashes

MadDogX added a subscriber: MadDogX.May 7 2016, 2:10 PM

Mass closing ancient tickets with no activity this year; assume fixed or too trivial etc.

If this issue is still relevant in current dev build, please create a new ticket referencing this one and request for it to be re-opened.