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Arma 3 crashes every 20-30 minutes without fail. 'ARMA 3 has stopped working' window pops up
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Description

Arma 3 crashes every 20-30 minutes without fail. 'ARMA 3 has stopped working' window pops up and the game quits. Data doesn't save and has happened ever since the most recent update.

This prevents me from playing the game at all..

EDIT: seems to crash when I alt+tab back into the game {F23181} {F23182} {F23183} {F23184} {F23185} {F23186} {F23187} {F23188} {F23189} {F23190} {F23191} {F23192} {F23193} {F23194} {F23195}

Details

Legacy ID
864592416
Severity
None
Resolution
Open
Reproducibility
Always
Category
Game Crash

Event Timeline

Yakkers edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Feb 1 2014, 12:02 AM
Yakkers edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
Yakkers set Category to Game Crash.
Yakkers set Reproducibility to Always.
Yakkers set Severity to None.
Yakkers set Resolution to Open.
Yakkers set Legacy ID to 864592416.May 7 2016, 5:52 PM

Attaching your specs would be a good idea. Run dxdiag, save and upload. A Windows Error says literally nothing about any crash reasons.

Also, uploading the arma3.rpt is a good idea. You can find it under C:\Users\YourName\Appdata\Local\ArmA3\

Thanks, updated it

amooei added a subscriber: amooei.May 7 2016, 5:52 PM

yes I have your problem too from time of game releasing I just reported more than 20 crashes and in best they just assigned them!
they never look at them and are unable to fix!
BI we will never support you as you choose this way although this game is awesome but it's definitely unplayable!!!

Same problem, but mostly on CTI and coop missions,

gprintz added a subscriber: gprintz.May 7 2016, 5:52 PM

Issue has been happening to me the last few weeks as well. I have tried updating my NVIDIA drivers, adjusting video settings, removing mp cache content, validating local cache. My crash report / dxdiag are located here:

http://rapidshare.com/share/5D525A4F8D9F73ECF8634ED84C172372

Same problem here, after the "Beyond Recognition" Mission on "Adapt" Episode it started to randomly crash.

http://www.speedyshare.com/yaAB5/DxDiag.txt
http://www.speedyshare.com/QY9yZ/arma3-2014-02-02-17-49-10.rpt

@Yakkers: If you have any crashdump files in your folder, could you please upload them? Crashdump is .rpt file, .bidmp file and .mdmp file. Thank you.

@amooei: We look on every reported crash, but fix is not easy always. It depends on reproducibility and on informations in crashdump.

For others: Create own reports please, every crash should have own report. If description sounds similar, it is not mean, that is same crash. It can be, but it is know after analysing crashdump not sooner.
Thank you.

amooei added a comment.Feb 3 2014, 2:18 PM

ok I can reproduce them as much as you want in my last crash report ticket although I did it later
http://feedback.arma3.com/view.php?id=17131

@Astaroth uploaded some now

@Astaroth I uploaded my files

unfortunately I can not reproduce this in one way, but it happends a lot. sometimes it runs 30 min then just 5 min at different situations

I need these files:
arma3_2014-02-03_04-01-35.rpt
arma3_2014-02-03_04-01-35.mdmp
arma3_2014-02-03_08-29-18.rpt
arma3_2014-02-03_08-29-18.mdmp
arma3_2014-02-04_07-56-23.rpt
arma3_2014-02-04_07-56-23.mdmp
Thank you

I uploaded this files
arma3_2014-02-15_12-28-59.zip (looks interessting)
arma3_2014-02-15_12-27-16.zip
arma3_2014-02-15_14-49-46.zip

the Env. is still arma3_2014-02-07_22-03-22.DxDiag.txt
with 3 Screens, but playing at the just one.
the used RAM of arma is around 1.5GB, almost the limit with Win32-Programms
I used high graphic-settings, almost all with ultra

in all 3 cases arma freeze a while (1 - 2 minutes), because it takes so long I switched back to desktop. Arma becomes a gray overlay from windows (like no reactions)
it take a others while windows says "the arma-Programm is crashed!".

so, I tried. When arma freezed I did wait a long time (sometimes with looping sounds) and Arma come back and I can continue playing. But it freezed again and again ...

so I will try now playing with lower graphic-settings.

happened to me too and i couldn't provide rpt but it seems related to game physix.dlls

I did reinstall Win7, not only about that Errors here. After reinstalling, everythink works fine for me. I think for me, it was some kind of a drive missmatch, after changing hardware.

Lex added a subscriber: Lex.Jun 30 2016, 1:02 AM

Why collect a ton of error report? Solve this ticket.
https://feedback.bistudio.com/T118335
I hope you have some ideas. Why, Arma3 \ 32bit, 32bit one of the applications that are not able to work correctly with the RAM?

Lex added a comment.Jun 30 2016, 11:37 AM

21:35:54 Process page file used 3490 MB (3660476416 B)
ErrorMessage: DX11 error : CreateTexture failed : E_OUTOFMEMORY

Lex removed a subscriber: Lex.Jan 28 2017, 1:48 PM