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Dec 17 2006, 01:30
I have posted this once before, but I've uploaded my crash files to Filefont. I can't even launch ArmA without crashing to desktop.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've been looking forward to this game and I'm really bummed I can't get it running especially with a top of the line system.
Core 2 Duo 6800 Extreme Edition 2.93GHZ
EVGA NForce 680i SLI Motherboard 9.53 Drivers
BFG GeForce 8800 GTX 97.44 Drivers
Creative X-Fi 2.09.0007 Drivers
4GB Corsair 800MHZ 5:5:5:15
WD 70GB Raptor Hard Drive
Windows XP x86 Professional
Dec 17 2006, 03:07
I can only suggest to install all latest availible drivers http://forums.bistudio.com/oldsmileys/confused_o.gif .
Hope you get your problem fixed as i have simular system in mind...
Maybe also report what sound card you use, as that was what caused my ArmA not to launch (had older Audigy2 driver).
I have the same problem. Everything worked fine until i installed the 1.02 patch. I had this error in the earlier versions but all i had to do was a reboot and it would work. Now the game doesn't start anymore. It loads up fine at first but as soon as I'm coming to the main menu screen it crashed to desktop.
AMD 3700+ (2.21 GHz)
Radeon x800GTO 256 MB
1 GB RAM
ArmA version 1.02 German
Dec 17 2006, 15:41
Updated Info with Driver Versions
Dec 17 2006, 15:55
have you had a ctd whilst playing online , before this ?
its what happened to me, so i will put how i fixed ,just in case it helps.
there are three folders to check. from which i had to remove all custom maps.
1 /mydocs/other arma /deano/mpmissions.( remove and place in other folder or del
2/mydocs/other arma /deano/saved/mpmissions
3/myprogs bohemia/arma/mpmissions (only remove custom missions/they will be the pbo version of te same missions you delled from the other two, better to back these up incase you del an original mission
as a final thing got to your profile and turn down the view distance manually to 1200 if its at a massive 10000.
why does it work/will the change of view distance alone = same fix.? will it work for you ?. i have no idea, this is just what worked for me. as always i recomend you back up all things.
Dec 17 2006, 16:11
@<hidden>, i've allmost the same system as you but i have no soundcard, so i'm using the onboard sfx card of the evga sli 680i board. Do you have a sound fx card or are you using aswell the onboard system. i'm having a DUO6700 and also the 8800GTX with 4 gigs ram etc and i'm crashing as you in multiplayer after 5-20 mins usually. As i've have the latest drivers i think it could be my missing soundcard. have to check this later with a external sound fx card.
Dec 17 2006, 16:15
Actually, I just disabled my Creative X-Fi sound card and it finally fired up. I haven't had the time to play yet, but at least it's firing up now. I'll have to give it a try shortly and I'll let you know.
P.S. Why so many problems with one of the most popular sound cards?
Dec 17 2006, 16:26
Well there is a known problem with the Xfi cards (well actually a problem wit the chipset drivers of nvidia and nvidia is looking into it). Not sure if this is the case with other (older) mobo combination, but i know it was a problem with the latest 680i Evga mobo's http://forums.bistudio.com/oldsmileys/confused_o.gif .
I would suggest to check some hardware forums regarding the latest updates (afaik there was a temp fix for the Evga boards around).
This is the price you pay for latest hardware -> beta tester (sounds familiar doesn't it http://forums.bistudio.com/oldsmileys/wink_o.gif ). Anyway, hope they indeed look into this as i'm also looking for new (latest) hardware and these issues are the things that hold me back (appart from pre-order status).
Good luck http://forums.bistudio.com/oldsmileys/thumbs-up.gif .
Dec 17 2006, 19:03
Here's a description of the onboard card:
Onboard sound on the EVGA 680i-SLI is provided by a Realtek ALC882 CODEC. Realtek is popular among motherboard manufacturers, for making high-quality onboard sound at a low cost inclusion. The onboard sound fully supports the HDA (High Definition Audio) standard and EAX 2.0 (Note, that due to Creative Lab's licensing agreements only 2.0 is supported by non-CL sound cards). HDA support brings native 7.1 surround sound support to the motherboard, and support for multiple audio streams at the same time. Realtek is by no means my favorite sound solution, but most users will most likely be satisfied with its sound reproduction.
Dec 17 2006, 19:16
Still getting CTD when in a mp game.. this is getting on my tits now.. see's to of gotten worse with time.. did a fresh install when patching to 1.02 and had no issues.. then the day after got a few CTD.. and now its happoning all the time ffs.
Faulting application arma.exe, version 188.8.131.5203, faulting module arma.exe, version 184.108.40.20603, fault address 0x0011cc2b.
0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20 46 61 69 6c ion Fail
0010: 75 72 65 20 20 61 72 6d ure arm
0018: 61 2e 65 78 65 20 31 2e a.exe 1.
0020: 32 2e 30 2e 35 31 30 33 2.0.5103
0028: 20 69 6e 20 61 72 6d 61 in arma
0030: 2e 65 78 65 20 31 2e 32 .exe 1.2
0038: 2e 30 2e 35 31 30 33 20 .0.5103
0040: 61 74 20 6f 66 66 73 65 at offse
0048: 74 20 30 30 31 31 63 63 t 0011cc
0050: 32 62 0d 0a 2b..
0000: 6c707041 74616369 206e6f69 6c696146
0010: 20657275 6d726120 78652e61 2e312065
0020: 2e302e32 33303135 206e6920 616d7261
0030: 6578652e 322e3120 352e302e 20333031
0040: 6f207461 65736666 30302074 63633131
have up dated all drivers
AMD 3500+ .. 2x1gig geil mem, Nvidia nforce 4 sli Abit Fatal1ty motherboard.. SB Audigy 2ZS sound card, Nvidia 7800GT graphics card.
German Retail copy of ArmA
any1 know whats going on? Problem with the EXE but why and how?
Dec 17 2006, 20:32
I had the same problem.
After many hours of troubleshooting I found that the problem was related to a software conflict with my WIFI software.
I suggest that all of you try to launch ARMA while not loading other progs in memory (WIFI software, VIRUS sw). Go into msconfig and prevent most non-windows progs from loading, reboot computer then try launching game again.
I had the same problem.
Put your xfi card on game mode.
if it is in music mode or other mode it will not use EAX.
since eax is enabled in ARMA somehow it wont work / start without.
Dec 20 2006, 09:44
It should load EAX in all the other modes as mine does in every other game i play.. I also have had this problem If you go into your My Documents folder and delete your ArmA profile the game will load up again... I will also try the game mode to see if it works
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