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Random lag spikes, then crash
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The game will start to do somewhat of a battle between graphics and performance, where it will lower the graphics when it's lagging, then the framerate will drop horrifically, then the graphics will improve and framerates will return to normal. It will keep going back and forth between these two until you restart the game or the lag spikes so much that it crashes.


Legacy ID
Game Crash
Steps To Reproduce

I'm not entirely sure how to reproduce it, it seems to happen at random times. Using a computer that is not very good at handling graphics and playing a large scenario in a server could produce the same or similar results.

Additional Information

This will occur on both ArmA 3 Beta and the Development branch.

Event Timeline

Lionhawk edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Jul 31 2013, 6:56 PM
Lionhawk edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
Lionhawk set Category to Game Crash.
Lionhawk set Reproducibility to Random.
Lionhawk set Severity to None.
Lionhawk set Resolution to Open.
Lionhawk set Legacy ID to 1625108283.May 7 2016, 3:46 PM

We need dxdiag and files from this folder for solve your problem. C:\Users\<Name>\AppData\Local\Arma 3\
Can you upload somewhere in winrar package please?
When package will be smaller than 2,097k, so you can attach here. When package will be bigger, please use some free sharing service and post link here. Thank you.
There it is. Good luck, and thank you guys for this amazing game!

wok added a subscriber: wok.May 7 2016, 3:46 PM
wok added a comment.Oct 22 2013, 6:36 PM

I never had this problem before the final release. I have been playing since the first days of alpha and up until recently I never had a crash or lag at all.

The lag I, and others I have talked to, are having doesn't looks like network lag. The screen would freeze every 10 seconds or so for a few milliseconds or a second, when the game resume it does exactly at the same position where it froze. The crash doesn't happen always but the lag does, even in single player.

This is for low-quality computers only. This shouldn't happen on any decent systems.