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On the mission directly after Alpha finds out that Camp Maxwell has been attacked, the screen is black after the screen that reads "Two hours later" and all in game sounds are audible, but the screen is entirely black. It is still possible to pause like normal, but as far as I've seen, you will only be able to shoot once, and do something in the action menu, although I'm not sure what it is. Also, after about a minute of listening, you will hear footsteps approaching and passing by in front of you. I still have no idea where I am or what's going on during this time, and no dialogue is heard. Only the rain and the footsteps are audible.


Legacy ID
Campaign Episode 1: Survive
Steps To Reproduce

Start the Camp Maxwell mission.

Event Timeline

Lionhawk edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Dec 17 2013, 5:13 AM
Lionhawk edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
Lionhawk set Category to Campaign Episode 1: Survive.
Lionhawk set Reproducibility to Always.
Lionhawk set Severity to None.
Lionhawk set Resolution to Fixed.
Lionhawk set Legacy ID to 1278551350.May 7 2016, 5:38 PM
zozo added a comment.Dec 17 2013, 2:19 PM

Could you pls provide more information?
Like version?
Can you measure FPS?
We have tried it many times but with no luck (repro does't work).
Maybe, could you try to lower your graphic settings and run the mission again?

I have the same problem. I have an average of 15FPS. I discovered 2 bugs to pass through this. 1 - Just press space even before it appears the "Two hours late" then you get the characters and the scenario but you'll get stuck after, and to pass that "stuck" just try to spin while press V. Should work but you'll get no objectives.

Sorry for the bad english.

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
GTX 560 Ti - Driver 314.22
Arma3 version 1.08.113494 (Steam)

After the Two Hours Later my FPS is constant at 15.

If you spam space bar right after the loading screen you get control of your character, but you cannot open inventory with I or reload with R.
If you kill one of the AI (mission does not end) you can then open their inventory with scroll menu.
You can switch semi/auto/GL with F.
Using the underslung grenade launcher you can reload smoke/HE via the scroll menu.
The Strategic Map scroll menu item is available as it should be, but does nothing.
Pressing ESC brings up the pause menu. Clicking Configure does nothing. The Audio/Video/etc submenu does not appear.

If I save & abort, then try to resume that save, the (top) loading progress bar gets stuck at around 80%.

Hit space bar once while the Two Hours Later title is on screen:
Letterbox view. Can look around. Scripted movement following James. No dialogue.

Hit space bar once before the Two Hours Later title is shown:
As above but with James's dialogue.
At end of dialogue letterbox view remains. WSAD do nothing.
Press space and regain movement control but letterbox remains. As above, can not reload but this time the scroll menu is not available.

To progress to next mission:
Tap space once before Two Hours Later appears. When you see the AI infront of you, tap space once again.
You now have full control. To test, fire a shot then hit R. If you reload, it worked, if not, restart and try again.
The date, time and location appear in the bottom right but really slowly. FPS is around 23.
Proceed to Strategic Map and the Tipping Point mission is available.

Upon selecting to start Tipping Point the screen goes black and stays black. I hit space a few times. Alt-tabbed to add to this note, then when I alt-tabbed back it was loading the Tipping Point mission.

I tried to progress to the next mission, no sucess. I get full control, reload and everything but when a approach to the strategic map I don't get anything.

Unfortunately, running the mission at lower graphics is unfeasible for me because I'm already running Arma 3 at about its lowest graphics. I have no idea what might be causing this problem.

zozo added a comment.Dec 19 2013, 9:48 AM

Ok, please, press LCTRL+/
"Game version copied to the clipboard" message will appear on your screen.
Paste it here. I will check it.

Lionhawk and redbaty, were you not able to make any progress using space bar to skip the scripted bit?

zozo, what should happen after the Two Hours Later title? Is it supposed to fade straight into the conversation with James?

I'm pretty sure the problem is in the scripting as skipping it with spacebar works reliably for me. You just have to tap it at the right time.

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

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Arma 3\arma3.exe" -cpuCount=2 -high sets -noPause -noSplash -world=empty -maxMem=4042 -maxVram=1024 -exThreads=3

Exe timestamp: 2013/12/11 15:54:27
Current time: 2013/12/19 06:31:06

Type: Public
Branch: Stable
Version: 1.08.113494

Allocator: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Arma 3\dll\tbb4malloc_bi.dll

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Exe timestamp: 2013/12/16 09:03:07
Current time: 2013/12/19 12:49:38

Type: Public
Branch: Stable
Version: 1.08.113494

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Pressing the spacebar with he right timing does indeed help. Thank you OminousPenguin.

Tested the spacebar a bit more. Turns out that no progress can be made, all it does is make the game playable again. No briefing or any other scripted event can take place, all you can do is walk around Maxwell.

Yes Lionhawk that's what I was talking about.

I have reproduced it several times, sometimes the Strategic Map works, sometimes it doesn't.
I believe timing is critical. I will attempt to identify a 100% reproducible solution.

Thanks OminousPenguin.

Thanks again OminousPenguin for your help, you seem pretty devoted to helping us out and I sincerely appreciate it!

Got it. I did the trick with space, get full control but no objectives, I get next to the strategic map saved and loaded ( during the load it caught sometimes but I pressed esc and it goes ) then I get a report in objective, get into there but no sucess they did nothing, then I save and loaded again and boom got it.

Thanks! Had the same problem, solved with timely space bar and one save&load after that. Win8.1 x64/Intel Q9550/4GB/Nvidia GTX 560Ti

Is it possible for someone to post a video with indicators on when to press space? All I'm getting is being stuck in letterbox, no ability to interact except shooting things, even following the instructions. Saving is not available in the menu options, either.

Made it eventually, if a bit different from what others are experiencing. I eventually got it to exit the letterbox, but I couldn't do anything scripted. The options in the scroll wheel were available, and some of them DID work (involving things with my character, like changing weapons, reloading, or changing ammo types) but it did NOTHING when I tried to open the strategic map. Saved, reloaded, same thing, with the bonus of a 4x longer than normal load time. Eventually, after trying this over and over and over, I accidentally saved after trying to open the map and didn't move away or do any other actions. When I loaded, it loaded into the strategic map! Of course, I used the scroll bar. Went black, then loaded Maxwell again with the view locked on the stars. I tried it again, and this time I manually scrolled the tactical map, selected the Tipping Point mission on the map itself, and launched it from there. Worked after that! Now if only AIs weren't nuts-OP.

copy that, cspradin. I got it myself after a lot of saving, exiting, and loading, but I eventually managed to load myself into the Tipping Point briefing.

Nuts added a subscriber: Nuts.May 7 2016, 5:38 PM
Nuts added a comment.Jan 4 2014, 8:12 AM

I have been trying for a long time now and tired of trying, I have been attempting the space bar trick, all seems to go well, I can shoot and reload and open my inventory but I am unable to open the Strategic Map.

SeNowi added a subscriber: SeNowi.May 7 2016, 5:38 PM
SeNowi added a comment.Jan 4 2014, 1:50 PM

I had the same problem, but now, I can't start the mission, it's freezes at loading screen.

Nuts added a comment.Jan 5 2014, 9:27 AM

The only way I could get around it is I copied the save games from my desktop to my laptop, started the Tipping Point mission, saved it. Then recopied my save game from my laptop and transferred back to my desktop.

Nuts, do you not experience the bug at all on your laptop?

Can everyone please post their Arma 3 version number, operating system, graphics card and driver version, CPU model, chipset, and anything else they can think of that has any chance of being relevant? Then maybe we can spot a correlation.

Arma3 version 1.08.113494
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
GTX 560 Ti - Driver 314.22
Intel QX6800
nForce 680i
(yes my CPU and mobo are ancient)

Version: 1.08.113494, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bits (Not sp1), GTX 650 331.93, Core 2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80Ghz, Chipset Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family), 8GB RAM.

punkwar added a subscriber: punkwar.May 7 2016, 5:38 PM

I have the same problem. I need help. I trying everything but still not work.
I try to copy the version of the game with LCntr + / but not copy information to the clipboard

To be sure, do it on the title screen, punkwar.

LCntr+/ not working but the version is 1.08.113494
I have W7 Ultimate 64-bits AMD FX(tm)-8150 eight-core processor 3.60 GHz
AMD Radeon 7800 1024mb

Well, let's hope the update for the episode 2 fix all of this.

diggers added a subscriber: diggers.May 7 2016, 5:38 PM

steam forums have multiple threads on this issue,is issue myself that cant rectify.
have tried all of above fixes/bypasses,and still cant get to manually access stra map to get tipping point mission to load.

hit add a bit too soon.
i think personally may be a script error,as alot of times the english guy doesnt load at all,if does has no sound.
the space bar bypass works but seems to skip him altogether,but also stop other things loading.

Yeah... For me it ended up working up eventually, but there was a lot of saving, exiting, and loading involved. I don't know exactly how I did it, but I would save, exit, and re-enter whenever it seemed like something was supposed to be happening.

I'm having the same issues:
Arma3 version 1.08.113494
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Radeon HD7870 - Driver
Intel Core 2 Q6600
Various use of space bar and save, exit & resume means I can get to the cut scene briefing for Tipping Point but when the briefing ends I can't do anything other than abort. Seriously frustrating now

I've found that running a flush command helps progress some of the scripts that are apparently getting hung up.

Any time a piece of dialogue or anything else gets 'stuck,' try and run a flush command, been working for me so far.

EDIT: Confirmed I was able to 'flush' my way through that portion of Maxwell and progress to Tipping Point.

I have the same problems

Arma3 version 1.08.113494
Windows 8.1 64-bit
MSI N460GTX OC @ 850 Mhz, Driver 258.96
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
MSI 870A-G54 Motherboard

Got a new mobo, CPU& RAM. Problem fixed.
Arma3 version 1.08.113494
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
GTX 560 Ti - Driver 314.22
Intel QX6800
nForce 680i

Arma3 version 1.08.113494
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
GTX 560 Ti - Driver 314.22
Intel i5 4670k
Intel Z87 Express

So it would seem that it's nothing to do with the graphics card or driver.

Thanks OminousPenguin, I'm sure this is helpful and time-saving to the developers. I'm wondering if the coding is the problem, mainly because it doesn't seem likely for Arma 3's development team.

issmkc added a subscriber: issmkc.May 7 2016, 5:38 PM

Having the same problem.
ArmA 3
AMD FX 8350
GeForce 770 (332.21)
I have encountered multiple problems, sometimes I was stuck in black screen after "two hours later", sometimes I had the letterbox but was able to aim and shoot everyone in Camp Maxwell (not reload the gun though), one time it crashed by running out of memory. Last time I got some progress but still couldn't get to the next mission.
I'd like to outline one very specific thing. Every time I go play this mission I notice that the game starts to perform slower and slower, drop FPS more and more every second. You can also see that the dialog to the lower right that prints out time and date prints them a lot slower than usual. Sometimes it prints out 2035-07-0 and stops right there and the guy that greets you only says half of his speech. - recorded that with a lot of other wonderful bugs. Also take notice how the memory usage increases every second at the end.

Dropped my video settings to lowest possible, that fixed it, got to the Tipping Point, returned them back to normal.

Thanks to all for info. This issue should be gone in version

not resolved for me,hopefully its fixed for some

confirmed that tholozor way listed above does work.

space bar before "2 hours later" appears.
then spam shift numpad- flush.
and i really do mean spam flush.
i just doing it till all cut sence where clear and mission loads
maybe BI should upload a savegame file for tipping point for folks stuck at this point till a more permanant fix can be found.

still not fixed for me either :-(
Tried the spamming of LShift+Numpad- Flush and that has done the trick. Just keep flushing through the cut scenes and when you report in for the first contact (He should salute you and then speak) If he just stares blankly flush again. Flush through the briefing and then should drop you to the armoury to loadup. You should be able to assemble and start the mission after that. What a palaver At least I can now complete Part 1 ready to start Part two

I'm glad you guys found a solution, and I've already beat the first campaign episode, but we should probably try to find a more reliable fix for laptop users as well. The only way I was able to get past was probably luck-oriented.

i dont understand "numpad" as in which specific button do you mean on the numpad

also "flush?"


zozo added a comment.Jan 22 2014, 7:51 AM

Are you sure guys, you have the version 1.10?
Last posts say 1.08.

yes zozo on version 1.10.114486,patch didnt resolve issue..

kronicmeerkat its press shift then press the minus button on numpad,then type the word flush.

yes zozo. I updated to version 1.10 but still having problems with the cut scenes in Maxwell. At least now I'm past them I can continue, just need to dodge the artillery fire!!! :-)

Not resolved. I also have new version. Same issue of screen going black
after message "two hours later." You can hear noises, even shoot gun, but can't see anything.

Also, I cant play the new campaign until this campaign is over, so can this be addressed?

Thanks guys

zozo added a comment.Jan 23 2014, 2:15 PM

We were able to simulate the problem once only on one computer. We are still on it. We completely remade the system of loading HUBs. The version is already in DEV version on Steam. If you could try it and give a feedback, it would be great.

I'll give it a try sometime today, if I remember.

dev build 1.11.114544

ran test 10 times,with no luck,am now getting no cutscences loading at all.also no sound,and black screen permanatly.
hitting space bar or /flush,wont skip/bypass problem.
can access inventory,and access map(but loads up blackscreen),both have working mouse control.
pause menu,still cant access configure tab.

also tried a earlier maxwell mission on new dev build,and everything loads correct,so problem is still tied to this mission.

hope that helps

zozo added a comment.Jan 24 2014, 8:01 AM

Could you send me rpt file from this session please?

where do i find it,and where would i send it?

You can find .rpt file here: C:\Users\<Name>\AppData\Local\Arma 3\
You can attach .rpt here in this report in "Upload File" section.
Thank you.

problem was solved for me

I have an absolute fix for this issue. In-Game stop your character turn your number lock on on your keypard and hit these keys...LEFT SHIFT and the - key above plus on the key pad and TYPE IN endmission just like that do not hit enter it will end the mission and go to the next one so left shift - and type endmission.

Now we just have to put that into the briefing, so everybody with that problem knows.

What if u don't have the numlock key on your laptop? I tried that combo and it doesn't work for me, but I appreciate the idea though

/endmission never used to work for me,all it did was complete,but never unlocked tipping point.

zozo added a comment.Jan 30 2014, 8:50 AM

Anyone has sent the rpt file?

Okay, let me do it. I have already completed Survive, but I'll start up arma on current patch and record it's behavior on recommended settings then on lowest possible.

Yeah, 1.10 fixed it!
Before: (from my message above)