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May 9 2016

JonDoe101 added a comment to T61393: Major grapical problem(little red particals).

Is there a way to disable some of these settings like motion blur, shadowing etc? A more powerful graphics control panel is what I think could be the solution for this, which can allow modifications for low end computers.

May 9 2016, 11:04 PM · Arma 3
JonDoe101 added a comment to T61393: Major grapical problem(little red particals).

Do you have any suggestions or ways that could relive this or custom edits I could make to somewhat downgrade Arma's graphics?

Would it be worth my time to make a new report suggestion more integrated and advanced video settings be made or would it be low on priority until something like Beta would be released?

I am going to try playing the game on my other pc which is a windows vista it's higher end I'll post a specs report to see if it is ideal.

May 9 2016, 11:04 PM · Arma 3
JonDoe101 added a comment to T61393: Major grapical problem(little red particals).

So the issue seems to be mainly derived from my lower end graphics processor?

May 9 2016, 11:04 PM · Arma 3
JonDoe101 added a comment to T61393: Major grapical problem(little red particals).

Is there no way to minimalize the settings to make them compatible with lower end but still processable computers? As beautiful as Arma 3 is I play most of my pc games for the game itself not necessarily the top notch graphics as I have done so with previous arma games.

May 9 2016, 11:04 PM · Arma 3
JonDoe101 added a comment to T61393: Major grapical problem(little red particals).

I have uploaded my Direct X Diagnostic dxdiag.txt in the attached files showing the content doesn't seem to work so just download it to see it.

May 9 2016, 11:04 PM · Arma 3
JonDoe101 added a comment to T61393: Major grapical problem(little red particals).

The adapter type is just Intel(R) HD Graphics ill list some other specs as well.

Chip Type: Intel(R) HD Graphics (Core i5)
DAC Type: Internal
Adapter String: Intel(R) HD Graphics
Bios Information: Intel Video BIOS
Total Available Graphics Memory: 1696 MB
Dedicated Video Memory: 64 MB
System Video Memory: 0 MB
Shared System Memory: 1632 MB

Colors: True 32 Bit
Screen Refresh Rate: 60 Hertz
Display: Built in Display
Rotation: Rotate to Normal
Scaling: Maintain Display Scaling
Resolution: 1366x768 Pixels
Display: 1. Mobile PC Display
Orientation: Landscape
Color Depth: 32 Bit
Brightness: 0.0
Contrast: 50.0
Gamma: 1.0
Hue: 0.0
Saturation: 0.0
Power Plan: Balanced
3D Optimization: Balanced

Most of the lower things I listed are just settings not actual specs so they can be changed if needed. Everything up until the dash are specs from the advanced resolutions settings, the rest are actual settings that can be changed.

May 9 2016, 11:04 PM · Arma 3
JonDoe101 added a comment to T61393: Major grapical problem(little red particals).

I'll get the dirrect x diagnostic up soon. As you told to do with Sed should I attatch my alpha files in a zip archive?

May 9 2016, 11:04 PM · Arma 3
JonDoe101 added a comment to T61393: Major grapical problem(little red particals).

I meant to say jpg not jog to clear it up the top image on the list of files.

May 9 2016, 11:04 PM · Arma 3
JonDoe101 added a comment to T61393: Major grapical problem(little red particals).

Also I think the priority should be upgraded from high to urgent. People who are complaining about FPS drops at airports, while it does reduce quality and should eventually be taken in to consideration, is not nearly as urgent as people who have red static as their entire screen game.

May 9 2016, 11:04 PM · Arma 3
JonDoe101 added a comment to T61393: Major grapical problem(little red particals).

All of the png images and the graphics txt belongs to my situation. Sed's is the jog and the arma files.
I have an intel i5 processor but is it too low for arma 3 standards? All the specs came straight from my computers intel processor panel.

May 9 2016, 11:04 PM · Arma 3
JonDoe101 added a comment to T61393: Major grapical problem(little red particals).

I have uploaded some screenshots in-game to show the game still runs but you can see that the red static makes it unbearable. Also since I found that most people are calling the issue red static I added some tags along those lines and will refer to it to red static.

May 9 2016, 11:04 PM · Arma 3
JonDoe101 added a comment to T61393: Major grapical problem(little red particals).

I have also added my graphics specs for record which are supported by Arma 3.

May 9 2016, 11:04 PM · Arma 3
JonDoe101 added a comment to T61393: Major grapical problem(little red particals).

I made my screen bigger for the pictures. Normally I run it in the smallest setting or just do it full screen.

May 9 2016, 11:04 PM · Arma 3
JonDoe101 added a comment to T61393: Major grapical problem(little red particals).

I have the exact same issue. I have narrowed down the issue to be 2 causes; a glitch and a lack of compensation from small cooling units. I would like to assure you that you are not alone and this is a pretty big issue even with people who have good computers.
I will state upfront that I am using a pc, however it is a top quality Windows 7 PC with intel core I5 processor. I am able to play Arma 2 OA and RE just fine on mid high settings and have had a great experience with it, but I do know that in the past I have had some overheats because my laptop only has a single cooling fan.
In Arma 3 I can tell my computer is warming up as if I play Arma 2 however behind the red fuzz I see a great looking game that is running on mid-low settings and is very smooth except for the screen itself. I found that before I encountered this red screen error I was getting a graphics processor crash error until I did the game start command fix which did make it work, so I will acknowledge it could be due to a weak processor.
If I play for about half an hour straight I find the majority of the red static particles seem to go away over time, or a small oval of clarity form in the center of my screen where there is little to no static almost as if I have a flashlight pointing right in-front of me clearing the static.
However unless the issue is because of my laptops actual screen itself it simply cannot be totally due to lack of compensation from my computers mechanics as Arma 3 runs smoothly in the background and I have no problem navigating menus, running around in a red static world, shooting, using any commands or hearing any audio.
Im not a tech wiz but I do believe the issue is also partially due to the over estimated specs of the users of Arma 3, therefore it does not allow for downgrading or lowering of specs onto lower processing units. Even though the game states it is compatible with i5 I can bet you the majority of the time they did not expect anyone to run i5 with this game anyways. The only way I forsee that this issue can be fixed is if more enhanced video settings are made to allow people to disable many of the fine features of Arma 3 and allow for more compatibility with an i5 processor as it seems they only tested very high end computers running an i5 processor and focused on i7+

I probably did not make a lot of sense above but I hope I shed some light on some of your confusion as I do believe I might have determined the issue with my minimal knowledge in this area. If your having the graphics processor crash error do the following.

  1. In steam: Go to Arma 3 properties.
  2. In set launch options do -nobenchmark clear any other launch options you might have.
  3. Exit steam and re enter by running steam as an Administrator.
  4. Run Arma 3 windowed and wait a few minutes and it should work, but then you will face the second issue of the red static screen.

If it says Arma 3 is already running do ctrl+alt+delete and open task manager and from there in processes end arma3

May 9 2016, 11:04 PM · Arma 3