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I have bought and downloaded the game from Steam.
After installing the game I could never play.
I tried every possible solution:
-checked game cash
-updated OS
-updated grapics and audio
-updated directX and PhysX
-stopped any background application
-modified user permissions
-started as administrator

I don't know what else to try, please help me.
Thank you in advance


Legacy ID
Not Fixable
Game Crash
Steps To Reproduce

Run Arma 3 from Steam

Additional Information

On Steam I succesfully play Shogun 2

Event Timeline

francy2992 edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
francy2992 set Category to Game Crash.
francy2992 set Reproducibility to Always.
francy2992 set Severity to None.
francy2992 set Resolution to Not Fixable.
francy2992 set Legacy ID to 222436803.May 7 2016, 6:33 PM
Maxyz added a subscriber: Maxyz.May 7 2016, 6:33 PM
Maxyz added a comment.May 2 2014, 7:01 PM

Is there any pop-up errors or nothing happens at all when you start the game?

No pop-ups. It just says "preparing" and then nothing happens

Maxyz added a comment.May 3 2014, 7:27 AM

Try to start a game not via steam "play" button but by double click on arma3.exe which is located in Steam\SteamApps\common\Arma 3. If you'll get "The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000142). Click on OK to terminate application." then try to make a backup copy of Arma 3 (Steam - Backup and Restore Games), then delete Arma 3 folder and then restore it from backup you just made.

Starting it without steam gives me the error 0xc000007b


it looks that the problem is on a third party side. Could you please try the steps described by Microsoft? If the problem still persists, please ask here for more assistance.

Thank you very much!

MadDogX added a subscriber: MadDogX.May 7 2016, 6:33 PM

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