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Many BIS Missions on a Dedicated server fails to reach the slot selection screen (Dev Branch)
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All of the BIS missions and/or community made missions get you booted back to the mission select screen when run on a dedicated server.
This happens immediately. You do not get any slot selection screen at all. This happens before any RPT information shown about the mission.

The missions still works fine in MP Client Host.
This is only a problem with Dedicated Server Dev Branch.

Terox Discovered this first with build 0.75.108541 (Introduction to the Steam Workshop Missions)


Legacy ID
Dedicated Server
Steps To Reproduce
  1. Start Vanilla Server (Dev Branch)
  2. Start Vanilla Client (Dev Branch)
  3. Connect to server.
  4. Vote yourself as admin
  5. Select HeadHunters Coop mission.

Observe: The mission select screen goes away and returns back immediately to the mission select screen as if it was missing some required addon(s).

Note there was nothing additional written to the client or server RPT files.

Additional Information

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Arma 3\arma3.exe

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Arma 3\arma3.exe" -window

Exe timestamp: 2013/08/07 13:54:15
Current time: 2013/08/07 23:27:37

Type: Public Beta
Branch: Development
Version: 0.75.108659

F:\Steam\steamapps\common\Arma 3 Dedicated\arma3server.exe

"F:\Steam\steamapps\common\Arma 3 Dedicated\arma3server.exe"

Exe timestamp: 2013/08/07 13:54:16
Current time: 2013/08/07 23:27:23

Type: Public Beta
Branch: Development
Version: 0.75.108659

From Skype Conversation

[8/5/2013 9:36:58 AM] Terox [Zeus]:
anyone having issues running any Non BIS missions since todays dev patch ?
I'm not getting any rpt errors, no missions load
its the dedi that had issues,Terox, did you submit a bug report??

[Tuesday, August 06, 2013 11:23 PM] ViperMaul:
Because yeah. I finally had time to try a Dedicated Server.
I tried COOP 07 Headhunters and the other BIS missions and I get booted back to the mission select screen. Same with all of our ShackTack missions.

And like you said. Not anything in either the client or server RPT.
This only happens on the Dedi server like you said using the Dev Branch
[11:23:33 PM] ViperMaul: I will try again without mods this time.
[11:31:13 PM] ViperMaul: Same thing happens with Vanilla Dev Branch Dedi with Vanilla Client.

Very Strange

Event Timeline

ViperMaul edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Aug 8 2013, 9:00 AM
ViperMaul edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
ViperMaul set Category to Dedicated Server.
ViperMaul set Reproducibility to Always.
ViperMaul set Severity to Block.
ViperMaul set Resolution to Fixed.
ViperMaul set Legacy ID to 440716175.May 7 2016, 3:55 PM

We have the same problem, our server also does not
we can select and play any mission.
also erver is not always available
since 2 days

thhamm added a subscriber: thhamm.May 7 2016, 3:55 PM
thhamm added a comment.Aug 8 2013, 3:07 PM

confirmed. same here.

The issue appears to be limited to the dedicated server EXE and not to the dedicated server run via the client arma3.exe with the "-server" option.

Testing with the same configuration file in the same installation directory shows the issue only with the arma3server.exe.

Terox added a subscriber: Terox.May 7 2016, 3:55 PM

Confirmed this is a major bug and needs to be set to the highest priority
I can confirm,

  1. there is no .rpt entry
  2. This is not a mission.pbo issue or a server config issue
  3. It only seems to occur on the dedicated arma3server.exe
  4. It did initially occur when the DEV patch 0.75.108541 (Introduction to the Steam Workshop Missions) was released

If you remove all missions from the MpMissions folder, leaving only 1 behind and reboot the server, that mission, which wouldn't load, will now load
It seems to be an issue with the server reading through the MpMissions list when the server is initially rebooted. The reason I suspect this, is that if.......

  1. Clear the MpMissions folder, of all missions except 1
  2. reboot the server
  3. load that mission and then launch it
  4. Move one of the missions you initially moved out of the MpMissions folder, back in and there is a fair chance that mission will then load when you next select #missions
mosimo added a subscriber: mosimo.May 7 2016, 3:55 PM

Confirmed for me too. We have 8 DM missions all using the same code, just different areas of Stratis and only the one at the top of the list works.

seems to be fixed for me since 14-08-2013, EXE rev. 08982.

KDN added a subscriber: KDN.May 7 2016, 3:55 PM
KDN added a comment.Aug 14 2013, 5:35 PM

Confirmed. In Dev version 0.77.108982 the issue has been fixed. :)

Ah you guys beat me to it. :) I blame it on living in the west.
Yes. I can no longer reproduce the problem with the dedicated server.
Good job dazhbog!

Mass closing resolved tickets from last month.