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Random Crash to Desktop: PhysX3_x86.dll
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Game crashes to desktop randomly with the following info in the event log:

Faulting application name: arma3.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x522d98ae
Faulting module name: PhysX3_x86.dll, version:, time stamp: 0x5164246f
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x001521cb
Faulting process id: 0x2094
Faulting application start time: 0x01ceb98c17d4597e
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Arma 3\arma3.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Arma 3\PhysX3_x86.dll
Report Id: 870618f9-2584-11e3-83dd-240a641ad0d2

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Legacy ID
Game Crash
Steps To Reproduce

Seemingly random. I've had one or two random crashes before, but just yesterday I had 4 in the span of about 2 hours.

Additional Information

After second crash, I installed latest NVIDA beta drivers (326.80) to try and resolve the issue, but the crashes continued.

I have since installed the latest PhysX system software from Nvidia but have not been able to play the game since then, will attempt again tonight and report back.

Event Timeline

PBWolf edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Sep 25 2013, 4:07 PM
PBWolf edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
PBWolf set Category to Game Crash.
PBWolf set Reproducibility to Random.
PBWolf set Severity to None.
PBWolf set Resolution to Duplicate.
PBWolf set Legacy ID to 3747006466.May 7 2016, 4:54 PM

Good thing I'm not the only one experiencing this.

PBWolf added a subscriber: PBWolf.May 7 2016, 4:54 PM

Oops.. ignore the dxdiag.txt, I ran it while logged in via remote desktop so it shows no sound device and the remote desktop video driver. Not sure how to remove it, but I will upload a new one once I get home.

Major issue. Ignored by Bohemia.

I need .mdpm and .bidmp files too. They are files with same date and time in name like these .rpt files. Thank you.


There were no .mdpm or .bidmp in the folder with the .rpt files. I'm guessing that is out of the ordinary?

FYI - Played an hour or two last night, on multiplayer, same map I experienced crashes on before. I was in and out of vehicles with no crash. Only change being updated PhysX system software.

Also, sorry I keep forgetting to re-run the dxdiag. Will do that tonight for sure, and continue to play to see if I get any more crashes.

I am plagued by this same issue, I uploaded my rpt and bidmp files. The mdmp files are 16 Mb each so I uploaded those to File Dropper

Welp, a few more crashes last night. One crash actually affected everyone on the server, not sure if it's the one that generated the dumps or not, but there is one set of dumps included in this zip, with new rpt files:

We were on a custom mission with roughly 10 players - I was driving a Panther that got hit by AT. Most everyone had bailed and were within about 20m of the Panther. Within 10 seconds of the Marshall being destroyed (me and the gunner dead, laying on the ground next to it, as we were the only ones left inside when it was destroyed) everyone crashed.. Some clients froze, others crashed to desktop (as did I). The server apparently stayed running but went back to mission selection because everyone had to restart the game.

I'm also uploading a new dxdiag, this time not run from RDP, sorry about that. Ignore the previous dxdiag.

More crashes from tonight. Each with dump files. Several users on the server experienced crashes at the same time, but not everyone was in, near, or even had visual on a vehicle, although the crashes all seem to happen when a vehicle is taking damage.

I can confirm this. I do have the very same issue. Faulting module name: PhysX3_x86.dll it crashes Arma3 after every 5-15min game play!! Incredible. Not playable game for 50 EUR!

Updated to the latest nvidia driver, crashed again when I was slightly bumped by a reversing pickup

Thanks all for next info. Progress with this issue you can see here: