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*Sigh* here's another thing: Just recently arma 3 decided it would be fun to minimize itself just after starting it, sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't. Guess it depends on how the game feels at the moment, a few minutes ago it was again like "nah, you're not gonna play me's your desktop, muhaha". That game is a sadist piece of shit. I spent more time trying to play it, rather than actually playing it. Sometimes i really feel that i want my money back...but then again, there's not alternative. Guess BI knows...So dear folks at BI: I know that there are over 8.000 other bugs waiting to get fixed, but since that prevents from playing in the first place, please, please fix it? thanks...

System Specs:

  • Single Monitor Setup
  • Win 7 64
  • Intel core i5 2500k
  • GeForce 560GTX-TI
  • 16 gb RAM
  • Runs on SSD. {F23331}


Legacy ID
Game Crash

Event Timeline

z-boson edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Feb 25 2014, 9:30 PM
z-boson edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
z-boson set Category to Game Crash.
z-boson set Reproducibility to Random.
z-boson set Severity to None.
z-boson set Resolution to Open.
z-boson set Legacy ID to 880872188.May 7 2016, 6:02 PM
Maxyz added a subscriber: Maxyz.May 7 2016, 6:02 PM

I got the same problem, reinstalling Windows helped.

z-boson added a subscriber: z-boson.May 7 2016, 6:02 PM

what can one say to that...

georgie added a subscriber: georgie.May 7 2016, 6:02 PM

I have the same problem in Arma 3 and Take On Helicopters. From searching the web, it seems to have been a problem in Arma 2 as well.

1920x1200 fullscreen hdmi 59(59.9...)hz refresh rate in windows, 60hz in Nvidia panel
i5 4670k stock settings
12gb ddr3 1600
GTX 770 2gb
120gb ssd gpt

The game works fine in Windowed mode, fullscreen results in minimizing to desktop.

I thought it was the 59.9...hz refresh rate on my monitor or the DDC/CI settings, etc, etc, but like you said it seems to be random. I had it working for a few days then today no more.

To add, I haven't had this happen yet with the DayZ standalone, which runs on the TKOH engine, though I've uninstalled that as of now.

Edit: I uploaded my TKOH .RPT and I will upload one from Arma 3 after I reinstall. The RPT I uploaded was generated after I was forced to close TKOH in the task manager.