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Game launches with small and wrong resolution
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Launching the game makes it launch at very low resolution. Example pic of how small the windows looks when I launch the game It's the pink and black thing on top of the task manager. The pink is there because of MSI afterburner but the problem doesn't have anything to do with any overlay programs so that's not the problem. The windows is stretched to full screen and it gets to that if you alt+tab out.

When close the game I get 0x00000001 – UNABLE_TO_INIT_DXGI error and the launcher prepares some reports.

Error reports are attached.


Legacy ID
Game Startup
Steps To Reproduce

Open launcher
Launch the game (not in windowed mode)
This happens sometimes. Not all the times, which is pretty interesting.

Additional Information

Here's a topic in BIS Forums

I've been wondering if some other windows opened/closed affects it, so there's some wrong focus happening because of for example having web browser open. I usually have Firefox open.

Event Timeline

StJimmy edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Nov 19 2015, 3:32 PM
StJimmy edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
StJimmy set Category to Game Startup.
StJimmy set Reproducibility to Sometimes.
StJimmy set Severity to None.
StJimmy set Resolution to Open.
StJimmy set Legacy ID to 1476606477.May 8 2016, 1:06 PM
Adam added a comment.Nov 19 2015, 3:36 PM

Exit code 01 can be caused by following.

0x00000001 – UNABLE_TO_INIT_DXGI
The game is unable to initialize a graphical subsystem. Possible solutions:

Update the graphics card drivers to a newer version.
Rollback the graphics card drivers to an older version.
Check the temperature of your GPUs and CPUs.
Disable the Steam Overlay.

StJimmy added a subscriber: StJimmy.May 8 2016, 1:06 PM

Steam overlay and temps aren't the issue. My drivers are up-to-date so rolling back is the only one that could help.

Adam added a comment.Nov 19 2015, 3:44 PM

Try also removing these startup parameters

-exThreads=7 -maxVRAM=3500 -maxMem=8961 -enableHT

350.12 drivers have the same issue so it isn't that.

I removed those parameters and still the same thing.

Workaround solutions for this are launching in windowed mode or clicking the Arma 3 logo on start up when it's loading addons and that stuff. Just need to be careful with the "Arma 3 is not responding" pop-ups that are caused by the clicking because you can quickly accidentally click the close program button. That's why it's likely some kind of a windows focus issue.


Launching windowed is the only workaround.

The DXGI seems to happen likely because I've to close the task from the task manager. I'm now trying to see if it's Avast doing something though I can likely say sure about that only in the next week. No time to test more.

RTSS RivaTuner Statistics Server seems to be the cause of this now. It wasn't back in the day when I reported because this happened even without it. Now this only happens if I've RTSS running.

StJimmy removed a subscriber: StJimmy.Apr 3 2017, 3:51 PM