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Blechreiz
May 28 2009, 16:59
Hi! Iam playing the german release version.
My system is:
- AMD Phenom II X4 955 4x3.20GHz
- Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P 790X
- G1024P Club3D ATI Radeon HD4890 1024MB video card
- 4096MB Corsair PC3-10666 CL9 Kit (DDR3 1333+)
- 680W SuperFlower Atlas Design Modular
- (temps never higher than 55°Celsius)
- (on Windows Vista 64). CPU/GPU not overclocked, fresh BIOS (may 2009)update.

Sometimes there are errors during the campaign, the game often crashes when they appear. Sometimes I get this error (crash to desktop): http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/6549/aaatuo.jpg

Any1 any idea? Iam really pissed off

spoock
May 28 2009, 17:08
you tried change details?

craig3000
May 28 2009, 17:08
Hi! Iam playing the german release version.
My system is:
- AMD Phenom II X4 955 4x3.20GHz
- Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P 790X
- G1024P Club3D ATI Radeon HD4890 1024MB video card
- 4096MB Corsair PC3-10666 CL9 Kit (DDR3 1333+)
- 680W SuperFlower Atlas Design Modular
- (temps never higher than 55°Celsius)
- (on Windows Vista 64). CPU/GPU not overclocked, fresh BIOS (may 2009)update.

Sometimes there are errors during the campaign, the game often crashes when they appear. Sometimes I get this error (crash to desktop): http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/6549/aaatuo.jpg

Any1 any idea? Iam really pissed off

That don't sound good

Erm a couple things you could try

Latest ATI drivers:
http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx

You could also try running as admin or running in compatibility mode for windows XP

BTW vista users service pack 2 is out, not sure it will help here though

As for now that's all I got, considering I don't actually have the game yet

Blechreiz
May 28 2009, 17:14
Thanks for your fast replies. Ive got the latest video card drivers. Going to test it the service pack2 soon

craig3000
May 28 2009, 17:19
Thanks for your fast replies. Ive got the latest video card drivers. Going to test it the service pack2 soon

Don't hold out hope SP2 will make it work though

Here is my post on another forum has the links and changes inside:
http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=412413

[GLT] Legislator
May 28 2009, 17:40
@<hidden>:

Maruk
May 28 2009, 17:44
You may also try to run the game with command line option -maxmem = 512

It is possible that it may help. Various video options could also influence the behaviour.

Blechreiz
May 28 2009, 17:51
@<hidden>:

viewdistance on 3600 (I guess that was standard for me)
every detail on very high (runs pretty fine anyway)

iam currently loading the SP2 for 64bit systems, gonna try the maxmem command afterwards. Doesnt maxmem decrease on the performance?

SvN
May 28 2009, 18:02
Hi, i have the same problems under Win Xp SP3 32 Bit.
My Sys: E8400@<hidden>,0ghz; GTX 260 (latest driver); 4 Gig DDR2; Asus P5Q

Same Error as Blechreiz, after playing some minutes.
Tryed it with lower specs (all set to "normal" which should not make any trouble to my System) but doesnt work. Distance is set to 3000 meters.

Sometimes there are "colored triangles" :eek: graphicbugs before it accurs.

Edit: - maxmem 512 did not worke for me

PsychoPigeon
May 28 2009, 18:25
Omg arma 2 juice best game ever made ever

May 28 2009, 18:39
You may also try to run the game with command line option -maxmem = 512

It is possible that it may help. Various video options could also influence the behaviour.

Completely off-topic but that is great the CEO of the company gets on the forums to give some advice! Along with the devs on here. Man, that is fricking awesome! What a great company you guys have!

Blechreiz
May 28 2009, 18:44
"C:\Program Files\Bohemia Interactive\ArmA 2\arma2.exe" -nosplash -maxmem=512

This is my path now - tried lots of changes in the video settings:

It seems like a higher viewdistance makes it crash faster.

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/5903/aa2i.th.jpg (http://img32.imageshack.us/my.php?image=aa2i.jpg)

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/8035/81967048.th.jpg (http://img32.imageshack.us/my.php?image=81967048.jpg)

W0lle
May 28 2009, 18:57
PsychoPigeon (http://forums.bistudio.com/member.php?u=51971)

+1 WL for spamming the forums.

The last thing people looking for help need is your pointless spamming.

craig3000
May 28 2009, 19:09
Completely off-topic but that is great the CEO of the company gets on the forums to give some advice! Along with the devs on here. Man, that is fricking awesome! What a great company you guys have!

Agree on that!

SvN
May 28 2009, 19:11
I dont know why but in the campaign (first mission whre you find the hostage, cant continue any further because of crashes) seems to crash alot faster then single missions or editor stuff.

[GLT] Legislator
May 28 2009, 19:39
viewdistance on 3600 (I guess that was standard for me)
every detail on very high (runs pretty fine anyway)

iam currently loading the SP2 for 64bit systems, gonna try the maxmem command afterwards. Doesnt maxmem decrease on the performance?

Viewdistance is ok for your system. But I personally see no difference in normal, high and very high textures except for fps loss. Try lower lettings. I won't look ugly. I'm gonna release a performance test soon in the german support forums.

telejunky
May 28 2009, 19:52
Hi, i have the same problems under Win Xp SP3 32 Bit.
My Sys: E8400@<hidden>,0ghz; GTX 260 (latest driver); 4 Gig DDR2; Asus P5Q

Same Error as Blechreiz, after playing some minutes.
Tryed it with lower specs (all set to "normal" which should not make any trouble to my System) but doesnt work. Distance is set to 3000 meters.

Sometimes there are "colored triangles" :eek: graphicbugs before it accurs.

Edit: - maxmem 512 did not worke for me

you mean those triangles? http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/5334/unbenanntxpb.png

Edit i am running 4850e @<hidden> 2,75ghz, 4gb ddr2 and HD 4850 with latest 9.5 Catalyst

SvN
May 28 2009, 19:58
Yes, this one looks the triangels i got

Set all Graphics to low or off and distance to 1500 meters, but still crashing after 1 or 2 minutes in the campaign

Maruk
May 28 2009, 20:05
Hi, i have the same problems under Win Xp SP3 32 Bit.
My Sys: E8400@<hidden>,0ghz; GTX 260 (latest driver); 4 Gig DDR2; Asus P5Q

Despite it may sound quite crazy, there is one suggestion, you should try to downgrade your nvidia drivers. I assume by latest drivers you mean

GeForce/ION Driver Release 185 WHQL Version: 185.85 Release Date: May 06, 2009
Unfortunately, we couldn't test the game on these drivers on time for the release thoroughly so it was tested on previous drivers only. We have now some reports that these drivers have created major issues under Vista and rollback to previous version 182.50 surprisingly cured it. I am yet awaiting on some intel about these latest drivers and Windows XP but it may be well worth trying.

Placebo
May 28 2009, 20:07
Moving to all new ArmA 2 Troubleshooting forum.

koroush47
May 28 2009, 20:12
Where did you get ARMA 2?

I didn't know it's out yet....

Maruk
May 28 2009, 20:15
I checked in the studio and we have nearly identical setup. The same OS/RAM/GPU, CPU is quad core as well but Intel.

We use there ATI Catlyst identified as
Driver Packaging Version 8.62-090507a-080714E-ATI

and the game runs quite well over there without any additional tweaks.

If you run the same graphics drivers as we do, than I am afraid it's getting a bit clueless :( The drivers version could be identified in ATI Catalyst Panel, Information, Graphics Software tab

The other "random" thing you may try is to run with -winxp parameter, this way the game will not use Vista's rendering pipeline based on D3D9Ex but normal D3D9 as found in Windows XP - but anyway, we are not using any such command line on this nearly identical PC we use for testing so I have currently no clue what could be causing your problems.

Hi! Iam playing the german release version.
My system is:
- AMD Phenom II X4 955 4x3.20GHz
- Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P 790X
- G1024P Club3D ATI Radeon HD4890 1024MB video card
- 4096MB Corsair PC3-10666 CL9 Kit (DDR3 1333+)
- 680W SuperFlower Atlas Design Modular
- (temps never higher than 55°Celsius)
- (on Windows Vista 64). CPU/GPU not overclocked, fresh BIOS (may 2009)update.

Sometimes there are errors during the campaign, the game often crashes when they appear. Sometimes I get this error (crash to desktop): http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/6549/aaatuo.jpg

Any1 any idea? Iam really pissed off

SvN
May 28 2009, 20:39
Thanks for help, but downgrading to 182.50 did NOT help. Still the same f****** error.

I´ll reinstall windows tomorrow and pray for a wonder :)

The thing i wonder about is that its only the first campaign mission that crashes that frequently, other stuff runs quite good, or atleast it takes a while to crash.
May it have something to do with Night, NV googles or something that is unique in this mission?

Blechreiz
May 28 2009, 20:41
The other "random" thing you may try is to run with -winxp parameter, this way the game will not use Vista's rendering pipeline based on D3D9Ex but normal D3D9 as found in Windows XP - but anyway, we are not using any such command line on this nearly identical PC we use for testing so I have currently no clue what could be causing your problems.

I now installed the SP2 for Vista64bit and tried some lower graphic settings. Now Iam able to play the campaign without any crashes (30+ minutes right now). I have no idea what may have caused the crashes as every other of my games runs fine. Maybe Im able to figure out what was the exact problem in the next days. Thanks for your help maruk and all the others! If a problem occurs again Ill report it here.

Silola
May 28 2009, 20:52
Hello,

I have the same probs here :-(
After some minutes of playing (Whether in the campaign or do some attempts with the editor),
ArmAII CTD without any message.

(ArmAII German release version)

I've noticed that shortly before my harddrive works very hard.
I have try different settings in the graphics options, but without any success.

My system:

Win XP SP2
Intel E6600@<hidden>
Asus P5N-E
Asus ENGTX280 - 1GB VRAM - 185.81
SB Audigy2 ZS
2 GB RAM

My Settings inGame at the moment:

All settings on "HIGHT" (not very hight)
VD = 1600 m (standard)
Fillrate = 100%

Until now I have started 5 times the first mission in the Campa
and every time I had these crash - after 5-10 min. in game.

Sorry, but I'm a little bit frustated :(

Silola

Hint: Still in Mission 1, when I open the map [M] I can't move and zoom the map, only on the edges.
I think the prob is an invisible (big) dialog or control element.

SvN
May 28 2009, 21:09
Blechreiz can you post your new Graphic settings?

Blechreiz
May 28 2009, 21:36
Viewdistance: 2800
Texturendetails: normal
Videospeicher: hoch
Anisotrop.: normal
landschaft det.:normal
objektdet.: normal
schattendetails: hoch
nachbearbeiteffekte (postp.) = hoch
füllrate: 87%
menügräßte=normal ^^

und widescreen ;)

[SONAF]Rabbit
May 28 2009, 22:24
hey there, everyone...i´m new to BI-Forums so please bare with me;)

i got a little big problem here, after buying and installing ArmA2
on my system with the following specs:

Intel Core2 Duo CPU
E8400 @<hidden> 3.00 GHz
3.00 GHz, 3,00GB RAM

MSI ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 OC
Gigabyte S-Series Motherboard

System: WindowsXP

i wanted to start it up and it did let me...but it didn´t let me into the "menu-screen" at first and crashed back to desktop...so i reinstalled it, updated my g-card driver and got into the first screen after adding -nosplash -maxmem=512 to the properties of the .exe-link on the desktop!

i restarted my system then, and got to where i can adjust the video settings and set everything to normal, cause i thought the problem might be caused by to high settings.....but that doesn´t seem to be the cause, while it keeps crashing back to desktop, even with lower settings....:(

so i don´t know what do check next or to do now?

Plus, when i unpacked the game from it´s carton and installed it, i entered the CD-Key and got told: Wrong CD Key!

the option was to click "OK" or to click on "accept" in the installer window again, and it started to install the actual game, even with the error in the backround!! could that have something to do, with me crashing?

why does it come up anyways...and why can i still install it....?

i really was looking forward to try out my game tonight and now nothing but trouble...:(

if anybody has a suggestion, i would be thankful to hear it!:)

greetings
Rabbit

Maruk
May 28 2009, 23:12
Not sure it may be related to crashing but to start with you really better enter correctly your CD key during install.

R
Plus, when i unpacked the game from it´s carton and installed it, i entered the CD-Key and got told: Wrong CD Key!

the option was to click "OK" or to click on "accept" in the installer window again, and it started to install the actual game, even with the error in the backround!!

[SONAF]Rabbit
May 28 2009, 23:26
well, someone else wrote something about the prints not being very clear...so i might have mistaken a 2 for a Z or vice versa...i´ll give that a shot:)

Blechreiz
May 29 2009, 06:13
same here. my A was an R. I entered the code 10 times before I noticed it :D:yay:

Yoma
May 29 2009, 06:54
Despite it may sound quite crazy, there is one suggestion, you should try to downgrade your nvidia drivers. I assume by latest drivers you mean

GeForce/ION Driver Release 185 WHQL Version: 185.85 Release Date: May 06, 2009
Unfortunately, we couldn't test the game on these drivers on time for the release thoroughly so it was tested on previous drivers only. We have now some reports that these drivers have created major issues under Vista and rollback to previous version 182.50 surprisingly cured it. I am yet awaiting on some intel about these latest drivers and Windows XP but it may be well worth trying.

Doesn't sound crazy at all to me: i have big problems with Arma1 and 185.85 which i don't have with 182.50

telejunky
May 29 2009, 09:06
Mmh played now servereal times with the editor and the tutorial... sometimes arma just crashes to desktop...with this bug long tutorials are not finishable... I will wait until Patch one before starting the campaign :)

lemmy
May 29 2009, 10:39
Same here...

Vista 32 Bit with ATI 4870 and latest drivers.

The Game starts an crashes to desktop after 5 sek playing the tutorial.
Tried different Settings... sometimes it crashes ihn the mainmenu when
i stay there long enough. It looks like a mem overrun...

I will try it on my second PC (XP / Geforce 8800 GTS).

easty
May 29 2009, 12:32
Does ARMA 2 use that old "invalid key/possible cracked version" make crazy things happen? was it called Fade in OFP? I'd hope it just roadblocks you at an invalid key. Instead of wondering if a problem is related to reading the code incorrectly.

Regarding the GPU drivers I'd expect NV/ATI have releases on the way.. They seem to be really on the ball recently with getting games supported. Remember were still on the first day/single country release, Although I'm sure for most avid ARMA fans it's been a long day.

ohara
May 29 2009, 12:36
Does ARMA 2 use that old "invalid key/possible cracked version" make crazy things happen? was it called Fade in OFP? I'd hope it just roadblocks you at an invalid key. Instead of wondering if a problem is related to reading the code incorrectly.

Regarding the GPU drivers I'd expect NV/ATI have releases on the way.. They seem to be really on the ball recently with getting games supported. Remember were still on the first day/single country release, Although I'm sure for most avid ARMA fans it's been a long day.

lemmy
May 29 2009, 13:57
I installed the game on my XP/Geforce PC an it runs very smooth.
So i don't know if the problem is the ATI Card or the Windws version.

Do you mean it could be a key problem?!
What will happen if i have mistyped my key on my Vista/Ati machine?
I think i have to get a error message ("inv key" or so).

telejunky
May 29 2009, 15:04
My crash to desktop windows got the usual "ArmA2.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close"-message
Other games run fine :confused:
4850e @<hidden>,75ghz 4gb ddr2 and hd 4850

Please god (auctally the BIS-Team) bring that patch out today :)

SWAT_BigBear
May 29 2009, 15:31
GeForce/ION Driver Release 185 WHQL Version: 185.85 Release Date: May 06, 2009
Unfortunately, we couldn't test the game on these drivers on time for the release thoroughly so it was tested on previous drivers only. We have now some reports that these drivers have created major issues under Vista and rollback to previous version 182.50 surprisingly cured it. I am yet awaiting on some intel about these latest drivers and Windows XP but it may be well worth trying.
I've read a few reports of that same problem with 185.85 + Vista SP1 (both 32 & 64), yet I've not had the problem/s w/SP2.

I now installed the SP2 for Vista64bit and tried some lower graphic settings. Now Iam able to play the campaign without any crashes (30+ minutes right now). I have no idea what may have caused the crashes as every other of my games runs fine. Maybe Im able to figure out what was the exact problem in the next days. Thanks for your help maruk and all the others! If a problem occurs again Ill report it here.
Are you able to increase your VD with 185.85 and SP2 now?
I've been using Vista SP2 RC for awhile, yet no problems on 8800gtx nor gtx260 with 185.85.
Looking forward to testing ArmA II in the near future.

VikingR
May 29 2009, 17:48
Hello guys!

I hooked myself up with ArmA II today and was stunned, until I noticed that the game would randomly crash back to desktop after about 5 minutes of playtime, or even turn to a BSOD.

My Specs:
Windows Vista Ultima 64-Bit
Core 2 Quad Q9550 - 2,83 GHz
4 GB DDR2-1066 Kingston HyperX

It would be cool to know if those crashes majorly seem to appear on 64-Bit systems.

i'm gonna try to play around with the gfx settings later, and try that maxmem thingy. i'll report back then

Feldpost
May 30 2009, 02:10
Hi,

i had CTDs too. Mainly when I saved in missions/campaign. Tried alot, but the CTDs stayed.
With the 1.01beta-patch ArmA2 is running stable with impressive perfomance :D

//OT: great job! - this software is a masterpiece. second time i saw a game and think, impressive! (first was OFP ;) )

VikingR
May 30 2009, 11:31
So I installed the new Beta-patch today. It seemed to help, at least for the random crashes back to Desktop. But the sudden appearances of a violent Blue Screen Of Death still remain.

Damnit.

Anyone else has BSOD ?

Raggz
May 30 2009, 15:02
I still crash to desktop after patch. Tried rollback to 182.50 drivers but they are no better than the 185.50 performance wise. Same problem with textures loading slow.

EDcase
May 30 2009, 15:50
BSODs are not caused by software (ArmA2). Its usually a communication problem with hardware so its down to drivers.

Try updating DVD drive firmware.

Manzilla
Jun 1 2009, 21:15
I get the CTD but it's this one:

ErrorMessage: Out of memory (requested 3964 KB).
Reserved 294912 KB.
Total free 11821 KB
Free blocks 617, Max free size 3798 KB

It doesn't happen in every mission in the campaign, just larger ones like "Manhattan".
I'm playing with everything on highest settings except VD(about 4000). My system is pretty good.
C2E X9650@<hidden>
4GB Ram
ATi 3870 with most recent drivers(9.5 I think. I rolled it back a few and it still crashed.)
Vista 32bit SP1(soon to upgrade to SP2.)

This is pretty much the same error from ArmA. I still occassionally get this error with A1 beta v1.16 but no where near the frequency in early versions. I'm just figuring this will get fixed in future A2 patches.

scottw
Jun 1 2009, 21:54
I get the same out of memory message too.

With Xp SP3 and Win 7 RC1

Intel I7 940
6GB Ram
GTX 280 SLI

Happened mostly online for me, never had this issue with ARMA1

LEEROY_UK
Jun 1 2009, 21:56
Yup i have this one too ''Out of Memory'' Error

ErrorMessage: Out of memory (requested 3964 KB).
Reserved 294912 KB.
Total free 11821 KB
Free blocks 617, Max free size 3798 KB (Mine differs slightly , cant remember the numbers excactly)

Q6600
4GB COSAIR RAM
HD4870 IN CROSSFIRE
VISTA 64
ASUS P5Q PRO

otsit
Jun 1 2009, 22:28
I get this Out of memory error as well. So far i could live with it, but now that i am at the mission "Manhattan", it crashes faaaar to often. System Specs:

Phenom II X4 920 - not OC'ed
Win 7 / 64 RC
8800 GTX 1 GB, latest Drivers
3 GB Ram

Raggz
Jun 1 2009, 22:33
I get this Out of memory error as well. So far i could live with it, but now that i am at the mission "Manhattan", it crashes faaaar to often. System Specs:

Phenom II X4 920 - not OC'ed
Win 7 / 64 RC
8800 GTX 1 GB, latest Drivers
3 GB Ram

me to, it starts with the "open" missions like manhattan and the one before.

Manzilla
Jun 1 2009, 23:43
I get this Out of memory error as well. So far i could live with it, but now that i am at the mission "Manhattan", it crashes faaaar to often. System Specs:

Phenom II X4 920 - not OC'ed
Win 7 / 64 RC
8800 GTX 1 GB, latest Drivers
3 GB Ram

Yup Manhattan and the one before.

otsit,

It's not all that bad for me. Just make sure you save the game as often as possible. It seems to happen when I'm driving long distances.

Guy123
Jun 2 2009, 00:11
I've got the same problem :(

VikingR
Jun 2 2009, 08:21
The Bluescreens have disappeared since I remove the Game-DVD from the dvd-drive after i fired up the game. I still have CTDs though. I have the bad feeling that it is securom's fault.

Steinfisch
Jun 2 2009, 18:00
All are suffering from the crashes - me too. I tried Windows Vista, Windows 7, XP comatibility mode, several graphic settings, different Nvidia drivers (Asus Rampage Extreme, Quad Core, 4GB mem, 280 GTX). I figured out, that the crashes doesn't depend on the graphic settings. The main factor seems to be the mission (Manhattan!), and the generation of reloaded savegame. It starts with a consumtion of 600 MB and short before the crash the taskmanager reveals >1500 MB. A logfile would be great. The longer I played, the greater the chance of a crash, even if no mouse has been moved. Later the saving in singleplayer was impossible because of a crash with the message "cannot commit" or so. very often I got a message like "out of memory, unable to allocate blocks".

You cannot give the advise to limit memory usage. This is not the job of the user. The program has the chance to check all types of available memory at starting and to exit in a normal way if the conditions are not met:butbut:.

Regardless of this the game has enormous potential. The graphics are first class!

Feldpost
Jun 2 2009, 18:43
I have to correct my post that my CTDs went with Patch. They became less but it's not fixed yet. I still have problems especially with save-games in certain missions: worse is Manhattan.

I try to save -> CTD; Save-File not Updated. I tried to move previous save-file to a seperate folder... problem still remains.

Tried the maxmem stuff, XP-compatility, grafiks settings etc... problem keeps the same.

As longer I play a mission (like i have to do in Manhattan-Mission) as longer gets the save-file. At apprx. 75MB for the save-file it got impossible to save the game without CTD (had to use ENDMISSION-cheat to proceed with campaign in Manhattan-mission).

Alienfreak
Jun 2 2009, 23:39
I also encounter a LOT of ctd.

Most of them are gone by optimizing graphic settings and using 182.50.

But one REALLY annoying one is here now. Im playing the Manhattan mission and every time I now save the game crashes and a few minutes later a box comes up stating "cannot commit".
This happens EVERY time I save now. Even those autosaves. Thus making the mission impossible to complete because there are autosaves which make the game crash now. And I tried like everything, but nothing works :/

Alienfreak
Jun 3 2009, 09:20
Anybody found a solution yet to that cannot commit savebug?

nolife2255
Jun 17 2009, 05:29
I know how to fix the problem where saves dont work after game crashes.

What u do is u go to where th saves are under my docs and cut the saves to a different folder and than paste them back. Worked for me and got Manhattan done pretty fast.

kdjac
Jun 22 2009, 22:50
Same problem only online tho :confused:

And only started today, assumed it was certain scripted missions on servers but now happening on all servers.

Either at respawn or when in a vehicle with others.

E6850,2gb,4870,Xp and latest cats no error just BAM! desktop.

Worked fine last night now had a CTD on every server i have been on today, obviously the day i reccomend to my workmates :(

ryan80
Jun 23 2009, 05:34
i only get crash to desktop while playing online.

bigleo
Jun 23 2009, 14:02
Hey guys, I thought I'd take the leap and join the forums since I have been watching this thread for developments because I to share the same problems.

For some strange reason I believe these apparently random crashes are something to do with vehicle movement close to your vicinity, seems that way for me anyway. I'm not saying it definatly crashes when i vehicle is close.

Also I wanted to not that I managed to recover from a crash about an hour ago. I get the usual super quick CTD (im on windows 7 btw) and as the crash report stuff was ticking over and doing its normal nothing, I clicked back on to ArmA2, and the crash report stuff disappered as well as ArmA2 recovering and me playing on for anotehr 10-20mins.

Wierd eh?

F2k Sel
Jun 23 2009, 15:25
I just had my first CTD durring the basic training obstacle coarse section

HHawk
Jun 30 2009, 18:10
I am experiencing CTD's all the time.

Kazanko28
Jul 3 2009, 13:44
I played the demo well with no ctd's or anything yet for some reason I buy the retail game off steam and I cant even get past the main menu, everytime I click an option no matter which it is the game CTD's.....Good times.

Belier13
Jul 3 2009, 16:42
Rather than making a new thread I will post my crap in here,

So I bought the game 2 days, after 2 BSOD (Well, not really, I deactivated it so comp auto reboot) I decided to install latest patch, and I got the same result.

I have to admit I first downlaoded the game when it was released in germany, and fact is, it never crashed once. Smooth and perfect. Altho I experienced fades there was nothing to whine about. (On a side note I first thought the shitty accuracy was normal and I even considered not buying it- OHLOL!)

But now that I bought the game (In belgium), I'm rewarded with crashes. At least my guns are highly accurate, I managed to try SVD for about 7 minutes and that M16 (or whatever it's called nowadays) for around 3 minutes! More exclamation marks !!!!!

My System spec : 4 Giga ram, Cpu 4x2.5ghz, Nvidia 9800 Gtx +
Not that it matters, as I already pointed out I had NO PROBLEM on the illegal DLed version of the game. Now make your own conclusions. If you need more info just ask, maybe error log or any such things. Much hate.

Bulldogs
Jul 3 2009, 16:48
From what I hear, the illegal downloaded version (other than containing a virus) leaves it's installation information in the registry (and screws with securom)

So if you tried to uninstall that then installed the retail version then you're most likely getting the crash 'cause of an argument between the registry keys.

Belier13
Jul 3 2009, 16:56
Well as I'm an internet tough guy, I only download quality games from the scene.

And simply the fact that bajillions other people get random crashes as well makes me think we can't really blame on the P2P.

But I'll still investigate in my registry. Thank you for your time.

-s!Gm4-
Jul 3 2009, 17:36
Now, hoping that Placebo and the other devs still read this thread I decided to post my own issues too.

I dont really experience any CTD's, but what I do is experiencing crashes of the graphics driver (every 10-40 minutes, only IG)
All of a sudden the game stops for a sec (sound goes on) and I'm back on the desktop, while ArmA is still runningin the taskbar. Also, I still hear hear the ingame sound. When I move the mouse around the sources of the sound move with the motion - so its really just the graphics that crashed.
Now, it MAY be (but it also may not, ofc) that this crash leads to a CTD or a bluescreen on other systems than mine (specs in sig).
Sometimes I get this message:
http://img.microsoft.com/whdc/images/device/wddm_timeout.gifj
just without the "lddmkm". I'm using the german version of win 7 and there it just says that my display driver has crashed and was restored / "has recovered".

Despite it may sound quite crazy, there is one suggestion, you should try to downgrade your nvidia drivers. I assume by latest drivers you mean

GeForce/ION Driver Release 185 WHQL Version: 185.85 Release Date: May 06, 2009
Unfortunately, we couldn't test the game on these drivers on time for the release thoroughly so it was tested on previous drivers only. We have now some reports that these drivers have created major issues under Vista and rollback to previous version 182.50 surprisingly cured it. I am yet awaiting on some intel about these latest drivers and Windows XP but it may be well worth trying.
I now decided to try the abovementioned drivers for windows vista on win 7 rc.

Still, the idea came to my mind that those crashed may be related to the wddm, the windows display driver model. I dont want to guess around what the problem with wddm might be or might not be, I'm just asking if it _could_ be a potential "bad guy" whos responsible for the crashes.

Anyway, I dont think that I'll get an answer all too quickly, so in the meantime I'll try 182.50 drivers and report back If they worked.

And I wanted to add that I dont want to hijack this thread. Just came to my mind that it might be a good idea to suggest a possible solution.

Regards

-s!Gm4-
Jul 4 2009, 11:39
So, heres the update, as promised.

Instead of a "healthy" graphics driver crash as before, I now get a bluescreen and finally a reboot with the 182.50 drivers.
In the bluescreen (which was barely long enough on the screen to see what's the problem) it is mentioned, that nvlddmkm crashed. Recognise it? The same bad guy as above.

Well, after all it does not suprise me, since the 182.50 drivers were made for 32bit Vista, not for Windows 7.

All in all I took three teste - during the first one I was ably to play for 20 minutes, in the second around 10 minutes and the third allowed me 15 minutes of playing time.

So, for now I'll be updating to the latest drivers - tested or not - for they gave me at least the opportunity to not have to reboot my system completely.

Jasantana
Jul 19 2009, 01:25
I have this seriously annoying problem. When I start the game it'll run fine untill I start the campaign or play any game type. I'll be playing for about 1-2 mins and then my computer will freeze up have random spazzing of different colours and I then have to restart my computer. I have latest patches latest video drivers and everything. :mad:

Specs:
Intel Core2 Quad 2.40ghz Q6600 Processor
Gigabyte Nvidia 8800gt Zalman Fan
4gb RAM
500gb Hard Drive
500W PSU
Windows XP Version 2002 SP3
Directx 9.0c
Motherboard: Gigabyte P35-DS3L FSB1333 DDR800 PCI-E

I then yesterday played the game and I don't know why but it worked I had done everything as I normally do except change the difficulty to regular :confused: But i tried again today and it started doing its usual.

wooly-back-jack
Jul 19 2009, 01:46
If it makes you feel better you are not alone, far from it lol :D

ElSalzo
Jul 19 2009, 02:02
I had the exact same experience as Jasantana. I have a 9800GT and everything is updated. I was able to play fine the first day for hours on end. The next day my problems started and I haven't been able to play more than a few moments before a crash to desktop.

Vylker
Jul 24 2009, 09:10
Same problem, here, I ve played without any problem for a week and today keeps crashing all the time.

Win XP,XFX GTX 275, Pentium 9300 quad and 4gb of ram

karitans
Jul 24 2009, 14:39
"Too many virtual blocks requested." or "cannot commit".
And crash to desktop. What to do?

I have had this error in saving campaign Arma2/Dogs of war. Tried arma2 video memory settings, windows xp compability settings and maxmem2048 and no-world and no-splash.

(No error dump such as Bohemia requested: "ARMA2.rpt + ArmA2.mdmp or ArmA2.bidmp")

arma2retail engl/1.02 win7
i8400/gigabyte p38/4gb/ati4850crossfire512+512/raid 0 500gb(defragged)

j rock
Jul 25 2009, 08:10
rubbish, trash, totally BS, still under develop.

arma 1 buggy, unstable but i can play for 5+ hours b4 encounter any problem

arma 2 with patch1.02 its still bloody buggy, unstable, de sycn, laggy and worst of alllllll it crash every couple min crash crash crash crash crash crash crash crash, even set quality to way lower then my pc can handle, but stil crash crash crash.

love the game since 2006, i hav been putting up with the lag, bug and crash for so long, now i m really sick of it cause its worst then ever, worst then arma 1 even.

BI u freaking rubbish can't wait for OFP2 release so i don;t hav to stuck with arma2 ever again

Snowwhite
Jul 25 2009, 11:37
More n more crashes here too during MP games (domination)

MortenS
Aug 6 2009, 21:11
I've a lot of CTD, so far only in singleplayer. I got this error-report after my last one (it's in Norwegian so I've added a translation in english):

Problemsignatur:
Navn på problemhendelse (Event name): APPCRASH
Programnavn (Program name): arma2.exe
Programversjon (Program version): 1.2.0.58134
Tidsstempel for program (timestamp of program): 4a435199
Navn på feilmodul (Name on error module): arma2.exe
Feilmodulversjon (Error module version): 1.2.0.58134
Tidsstempel for feilmodul (Timestamp of error module): 4a435199
Unntakskode (exeption code): c0000005
Unntaksforskyvning (exeption displacement): 00610e2a
OS-versjon: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.256.1
ID for nasjonal innstilling (ID for national setting): 1044
Tilleggsinformasjon 2: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160
Tilleggsinformasjon 3: fd00
Tilleggsinformasjon 4: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160

longwinger
Aug 12 2009, 09:05
Since upgrading to v1.03 I can't play the campaign I'm on which seems to be the same for others in Manhatten it won't load the autosave and keeps kicking me out to windows. I've had it working once when I re-named a save game to a autosave but now even that doesn't work. I deleted my .cfg file to let refresh the system details but for now I'm stumped and can't play the game. So far I've re-installed an OS purchased a new 4870x2 all to play this game (I'm a big fan of OFP and upgraded my last PC just for that) I know its daft but every now and again a special game is made but this for me so far is unplayable. Any ideas if needs be how to I skip manhatten and play the campaign from there on.

Ste Lea

mlenser
Aug 17 2009, 07:52
Since upgrading to v1.03 I can't play the campaign I'm on which seems to be the same for others in Manhatten it won't load the autosave and keeps kicking me out to windows. The only way I could continue ARMA II after the 1.03 patch was to restart the current mission from scratch. Seems the in mission saves (user or auto) are not compatible but the campaign save is?

_Hurricane
Aug 22 2009, 19:15
The beta patches improved the CTDs quite a lot. I'm still getting the "out of memory" error when playing large missions like Warfare, Domination, ... though.

Mythos
Aug 25 2009, 10:39
Right then....

I've been battling this issue since purchasing Arma II nearly 10 days ago, and I've done some pretty in-depth research, but I'm pretty sure that I've fixed the problem. Last night I managed to play for over five hours without a single crash.

My issue appeared to be three fold. I was suffering unhandled exception errors, BSoD's or even complete machine shutdowns at random intervals after between 5-10 minutes of play. In the case of the BSoD's and Exception errors, the culprit appeared to be the NV4_DISP.DLL file.

Some days of research later, it became apparent that NV4_DISP.DLL is notorious on nVidia graphics cards for getting caught in infinite loops that in turn cause the SPECIFIC BSoD I was seeing.

A quick search for a fix turned this up:

CLARIFICATION: This fix is only intended to function with nVidia 8x and 9x graphic cards. It will have no impact on ATI kit.

And it worked! No more exceptions or bsod's! woot!

However, I was still getting the complete PC shutdown. Two days later I realised I was using a NoCD patch (over v1.03) and that the DRM software BIS use causes a 'degrade' in the game that can indeed lead to a complete shutdown of an unstable OS.

So, simply removing the NoCD and putting the original .exe back in place solved that issue too.

Believe me, folks, I went through sooooo many fixes before reaching this one that I was getting to the point of giving up. Try it, let me know if it works for you.

TECHNICAL INFO:

So what does it do? It closes the RX55 memory register in BIOS. The RX55 register's official name and function is Memory Write Queue (MWQ) timer. The MWQ timer is actually a timing device included in the memory host controller to prevent write data being held in the memory queue too long. After the data has been in the queue too long it times out. This timed out data is then given a higher write request priority. Now that might sound nice � a bit of extra performance BUT the procedure fails when overloaded. 3D games and Win XP put too much load on the memory queuing timer procedure. The nVidia new driver exaggerates the problem even more as the driver enables nVidia cards to use even more memory than previous driver versions.

So in a nutshell it�s a memory timing problem that only happens when the RX55 register is opened. Some motherboard manufacturers have already released new BIOS that have the register closed. In other instances, this patch is needed.

Kramxel
Aug 25 2009, 10:41
I normally get CTDs if I alt-tab a lot and then load a mission....

60% of the times that will result in a CTD....

Other than that I've never had any other CTDs...

kilo3
Sep 3 2009, 05:13
I'm in the same boat as many others, with my main problem being attempting to save in "Dogs Of War" (I think-Mission to capture towns and try to get the MEU back into the game), anyway:

When attempting to save I get a crash based on "Too many virtual memory blocks requested". I tried rolling back to older Nvidia drivers, to no avail. Also played with graphics settings a bit-but will continue to scale back view distance as well. I cleared up some HD space as well. I've had some pretty bad graphics performance as well-and I should not have ANY performance problems, see specs below. I am running the latest patch for A2. Note that I have not had too much time to sift through ALL of the many posts related to these problems...it's just tooooo much.

This is ridiculous for a released game. That said, I absolutely love OFP, ARMA, ARMA2 and find them to be about the most immersive games ever-I'm just not happy about having to wait so long for it to work correctly.

I really wish that new games and applications would have options for multiple CPU's, and the larger amounts of memory that is now possible to have. I mean, I should really not have to use a swap file much, and I should not be having serious performance issues.

Thanks to anyone who can point me in the right direction to possible fixes-I'm rather hoping that the game is made more compatible (or fixes help in that manner), than me having to fight to make my updated system compatible. I do understand that it is impossible for software designers to make a product that is fully compatible with ALL system configurations, but I don't think my system is too exotic

I have the Steam Version (US)

Vista 64-bit Ultimate (legit copy, by the way)
Intel Core i7 2.66 Ghz (Quad core w/HT)
EVGA Nvidia 285 GTX 2 GB (PhysX is OFF)
Soundblaster X-Fi gamer
12 GB OCZ Platinum 12800 Triple channel Memory (I know, I know, but it was on special!)
150 GB Western Digital VelociRaptor 10000 Rpm Sata II (about 30GB Free)
250 GB Western Digital Caviar Sata II
BFG Sli 850 Watt Power supply
Biostar TPower X58 Motherboard
1.5 TB worth of USB Hard drives

skunksta
Sep 6 2009, 13:12
I have a legit downloaded version from game or play.com (cant remember which)

The game randomly crashes, there is no time limt, just whenever it feels like it wants to crash it crashes. no real error signals just a send or dont send error report box...

I thought the problem was my nvidia 8800gts bfg running at over 100 degrees celcius!
but no the problem is still occurring even tho im am now running an ati 1gb 4890 xfx...

Distressing as it is i can find no reason for why it does this, if im seriously unlucky the game crashes out at the main menu and i havent even started playing!
i have plenty of spare memory and im quite sure all my drivers are up to date.

i hope it doesnt come down to it being just another arma game full of bugs!
i had nothing but hassle with the first arma and op flashpoint!
shud have learnt my lesson by now...

PC Spec...

AMD phenom 9500 quad core 4 x 2.2
2gb kingston hyper x 1066mhz (tested)
1tb hd sata2
260gb hd sata2

substitute
Sep 6 2009, 16:05
I had the 'cannot commit' problem when saving but the beta patches seem to that fixed somewhat.

At the moment I'm trying to play Dogs of War and capture that Elektro-something town but 95% of my save attempts result in a ctd. I only get the 'Arma2 has stopped working' notification this. Previously I couldn't even go into Elektro-town because the game crashed immediately when I entered. That was fixed with the video memory setting.

Running:
- Arma2, latest beta patch to date
- Intel Q9300, 4GB RAM
- 8800GT, latest drivers (tried older ones also)
- Win Vista 64-bit, SP1
- using -profiles=profiles because default drive doesn't have enough space and the game is installed to a different partition

Correction: I tried again and this time the saves didn't cause a crash but game did not actually save at all. Everything seemed to go fine but the new saves didn't replace the old ones. No point in playing anymore...

Flash Thunder
Sep 10 2009, 06:14
Arma 2 crashes when Im near a large explosion, I doesn't make sense considering I have a state of the art CPU, what could be the problem?

I got an Ati 3650 512MB card BTW with low-medium details and get around a constant 30fps.

WhoCares
Sep 11 2009, 06:18
I had the 'cannot commit' problem when saving but the beta patches seem to that fixed somewhat.

At the moment I'm trying to play Dogs of War and capture that Elektro-something town but 95% of my save attempts result in a ctd. ...
I also have that CTD in DoW when trying to save the game, but to me v1.59025 has not changed the problem.

Here the slightly edited arma2.rpt dump:
=====================================================================
== G:\Games\ArmA2\beta\arma2.exe
== "G:\Games\ArmA2\beta\arma2.exe" -mod=beta;g2e -nosplash -world=empty -maxmem=2047
=====================================================================
Exe timestamp: 2009/09/09 20:24:53
Current time: 2009/09/10 21:27:13
Cannot register unknown string STR_STATE_HEALSOLDIER
Cannot register unknown string STR_STATE_FIRST_AID
Cannot register unknown string STR_USRACT_THRUST_ANALOGUE
Cannot register unknown string STR_USRACT_BRAKE_ANALOGUE
Exe version: 1.03.59025
Error in expression <_leader kbhastopic "sqlComm">
Error position: <kbhastopic "sqlComm">
Error Generic error in expression
...
Error in expression <_leader kbhastopic "sqlComm">
Error position: <kbhastopic "sqlComm">
Error Generic error in expression
...
Duplicate weapon ItemMap detected for Ins_Soldier_1
Duplicate weapon ItemCompass detected for Ins_Soldier_1
Duplicate weapon ItemWatch detected for Ins_Soldier_1
Duplicate weapon ItemRadio detected for Ins_Soldier_1
...
Duplicate weapon ItemMap detected for GUE_Soldier_MG
Duplicate weapon ItemCompass detected for GUE_Soldier_MG
Duplicate weapon ItemWatch detected for GUE_Soldier_MG
Duplicate weapon ItemRadio detected for GUE_Soldier_MG
Duplicate weapon ItemMap detected for GUE_Soldier_1
Duplicate weapon ItemCompass detected for GUE_Soldier_1
Duplicate weapon ItemWatch detected for GUE_Soldier_1
Duplicate weapon ItemRadio detected for GUE_Soldier_1
...
found in (59,167).
...
found in (60,167).
Duplicate weapon ItemMap detected for GUE_Soldier_AT
Duplicate weapon ItemCompass detected for GUE_Soldier_AT
Duplicate weapon ItemWatch detected for GUE_Soldier_AT
Duplicate weapon ItemRadio detected for GUE_Soldier_AT
...
Duplicate weapon ItemMap detected for CDF_Soldier
Duplicate weapon ItemCompass detected for CDF_Soldier
Duplicate weapon ItemWatch detected for CDF_Soldier
Duplicate weapon ItemRadio detected for CDF_Soldier
Cannot commit
ErrorMessage: Cannot commit

This is a screenshot from the ProcessExplorer after the crash showing how the memory consumption of the ArmA2 process keeps growing and then jumps further up when trying to save and staying there after the crash:
http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/549/crashdowsave210359025.th.jpg (http://img188.imageshack.us/i/crashdowsave210359025.jpg/)

This is maybe about 1/2h of gameplay. Note also the ArmA2 line of the ProcessExplorer I copied in the screenshot, showing ArmA2 to consume 2GB of memory, though the graph just peeks at 1.6GB.

As shown in the .RPT I used maxmem=2047 - I am now considering to try with a lower value (1.4-1.7GB), trying to accomodate for the peek that apparently happens with the save. But that will have to wait until tonight or tomorrow...
My save is about 95MB big, zipped still 10MB, so I saved me that upload, as I'd imagine that it should be reproducible with the save at the community tracker as well.

My system is listed in my signature.

Guardiannknight
Sep 19 2009, 18:29
I have already posted this in a post about the new 191.00 Nvidia drivers, but figured I would post it here as well, since it has to do with the CTD issue. :)

Thanks for posting the new 191.00 Nvidia drivers. I tried them out last night or well this morning before I headed to bed on Arma 2, hoping it would cure the CTD problem.

For one, the new drivers makes the game run like a totally different game. With the settings I was running, with the 190.62 drivers. The game ran smooth and I was able to enjoy playing it, instead of all the lag and chop that occurs when a lot of stuff is going on sometimes. Again, everything was smooth even in good size battles, until about 15 mins. into the game, the game freezes and sends me to the desktop. I've been keeping an eye on the time, and it's right at 15 minutes every time, maybe give or take a minute or two. Sometimes it would show that Arma2's main exe file had an error, and I would report it to Microsoft. Sometimes it goes to the desktop with Arma2's exe still running, however using no CPU usage, but still has around 890 to 950 MB of RAM... I then have to end the process and all the RAM is free. Sometimes it just freezes in the game with the sound repeating and skipping, then I have to do the CTRL ALT DEL and go to Start Task Manager and that allows me to get out into the desktop so I can end the process the Arma 2 file.

One strange thing I did notice, when this occurs is when I get the CTD and the Arma2's exe is still running, I figured I would try and run the game again, with the main exe still running. Usually when you do this with another program, you would get exe file already in use, or program already running, instead, the game started right up... A little strange, but I didn't try to play it, because I know I didn't have the RAM to have two games running at once :P just strange to be able to do that from one main exe file for a game.

I will be posting this info over in another post as well, I was reading about people having the freezing problems, so maybe it will give some help to the developers on getting the problem fixed. This is a great game and has a lot of potential, I tried Arma years ago, and didn't even play it a week because of it's bugs. Arma 2 has come a long way, but the crashes are getting really old Especially 15 minutes every game...

Some info on what part of the game I was playing. I have played pretty much all the tutorials, without the game crashing at all. Even with the Nvidia 190.62 drives and 170 some drivers before that. It was laggy with the 170 some drivers(I can get the exact driver model if needed) and the 190.62 cleared that up a lot, have not tried the tutorials with the 191.00 drivers. Also, note, I have not been in a tutorial for 15 minutes. At least I don't think I spent that long in any of them.

What I have been doing is using the editor in the single player menu. I have been learning and using it for about a week now. I have a sweet battle set up, and when I go in to preview and play it, it freezes or I get the CTD every 15 minutes, again maybe give a minute or two.

My gaming system specs are as follows.

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4700 @<hidden> 2.60GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.6GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Video Card: XFX NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB DDR3
Sound Card: Creative SB X-Fi Fatality
OS: Windows Vista 32-bit Service Pack 2

I haven't tried the game in my gaming Laptop which run Windows Vista 64. I'm thinking about trying it on here, if I keep getting the CTD on the desktop. The Laptop specs are

INtel Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8400 2.26GH (2 CPUs) 2.27GHz
4GB Memory
Nvidia GeForce 9800M GS 512MB
OS: Windows Vista 64-bit Service Pack 2

I was thinking that maybe the desktop was just having problems and I was really thinking about going out and buying a new system. However I was looking at the specs for my CPU and it's still considered a high end CPU, it's in the lower section of the high end's but it's not a mid range CPU yet :P I'm able to run most games on full specs, so I'm glad to see it's Arma 2 that testing all machines even the top of the line ones. I think, if the developers can and hopefully will, smooth Arma 2 out, they could have a great game on their hands. However, with all games, I have my wish list of stuff that would make the game sweeter, but we'll just worry about the bugs, crashes, and freezes for now

Oh, one more thing, I am running the Steam version, and is patched with the latest 1.04 patch.

Guardiannknight
Sep 21 2009, 05:57
Well, just tried it on my Asus laptop. The specs are listed in my post above. The game crashed right at 15 minutes, just like my desktop PC did. I'm running Vista 64 on the laptop and Vista 32 on the desktop, again specs for each system is listed in the post above.

Again this is playing by previewing a mission I am creating. It's got a lot of units in it, so I'm sure that has something to do with it. But, just strange it's 15 minutes on both systems when it freezes or I get the CTD.

I did make a small mission on my desktop to try and see if it would crash with just a few units on the map. I placed 3 squads of Russia units, with a seek and destroy way point for each squad, I then placed 3 squads of BLU units and gave them each seek and destroy way points. I then made a sniper for myself. So, I started the preview and took my sniper and hide in some bushes to where the fighting would take place. I left the game running and it ran 50 minutes before I was finally found and killed, and it never crashed...

So, I'm thinking if one puts so many units in the game, it will end up crashing, no matter how much RAM or the computer specs you have. The Asus laptop is running Vista 64 compared to my desktop Vista 32. My laptop has 4GB of RAM compared to my 2 GB desktop. My laptop as a Geforce 9800M GT with 512MB of video RAM compared to my Desktop Geforce 8800 GTX 768MB video RAM. Laptop CPU is a little slower than the desktop, but for the game I turned the factory settings up to extreme turbo over clocking, so I'm sure that narrowed the small gap in the CPU difference.

So, even with more RAM, a 64 bit version of OS, a comparable video card and CPU, the laptop crashed at the same amount of time with a lot of units on the battle field(most are not in sight). The battle I have set up is a long one, so the units are scattered over a 8,000m distance.

However the desktop was able to preview and play a mission with only a small amount of soldiers on the battle field....

Don't know if that will help any with the problem... But there is some more info...

Sep 21 2009, 19:30
I had a strange error after a CTD..

ErrorMessage: Thereâ€™s a problem with the disc youâ€™re using. It may be dirty or damaged.
The last it of the rpt, it was more of the memory reports above:
Memory store: Failed mapping, already mapped 5064 KB, error 8
Virtual free 28065792 B, page free -1 B, physical free -2050265088 B
Memory store: Failed mapping, already mapped 5068 KB, error 8
Virtual free 28065792 B, page free -1 B, physical free -2050265088 B
Memory store: Failed mapping, already mapped 5072 KB, error 8
Virtual free 28065792 B, page free -1 B, physical free -2050265088 B
Memory store: Failed mapping, already mapped 5076 KB, error 8
Virtual free 28065792 B, page free -1 B, physical free -2050265088 B
ErrorMessage: Thereâ€™s a problem with the disc youâ€™re using. It may be dirty or damaged.

Guardiannknight
Sep 21 2009, 23:41
A little more info on the CTD on my end. Last night I took about 1/4 of the units off the battle field in the editor and tried playing/previewing it, the game did not crash until 30 minutes. This was on my desktop setup. So, it seems that the game does not like a lot of units on the battle field. I'm going to try decreasing the units some more and see if it will play longer. It's not a RAM issue, because as I listed before, even with 4GB or RAM on the laptop, it crashed at the same amount of time as the desktop. However I have not tried the 1/4 less units on the laptop yet.

Also, it's not a processor being maxed out issue, because on my laptop, it has a LCD near the keyboard that displays RAM and CPU usage, and the CPU on the laptop(note it's a little slower then the desktop, but I was over clocking it, so it was probably ), stayed around 60 to 80% of usage, usually hung around 70% or less, and every now and then it would hit 100% for a second or two and drop back down.

Bulldogs
Sep 22 2009, 00:25
Could be that it's running out of virtual memory (page file)

Guardiannknight
Sep 22 2009, 03:21
Another little update. Well, I just removed 3 or 4 more units and I ran my mission (made my own mission) through preview and it played all the way through. Took 1 hour and 40 minutes :yay: So, it looks like the unit count has a lot to do with the CTD.

Hopefully they can get this fixed, because the seller for this game for me is the editor. Having huge battles and being apart of them is sweet :) What makes it sweeter is the ability to change the mission or add to it, to make it different, just so many possibilities lie in editor system with this game :)

You maybe right on that Bulldogs. Hope they can get the problem fixed. I still have several units in the game, if I have time tomorrow evening when I get home from work I will count them and try to also count the amount of units at the beginning when I was having the CTD. That's if I have time. Hopefully I will :)

kenosis
Oct 24 2009, 13:38
crash to desktop during autosaving.

how to solve it? i am playing campaign and now i am in Manhatten

Killakaze
Oct 24 2009, 14:13
I have a sparkle 285gtx with 2gb vram and regularly crash to desktop without an error msg i press control alt and delete and find arma still running in processes if i flush the ram by pressing shift and the minus key next to the number pad and then blind typing flush during the game every 10 minutes i can play all night if i have my graphics settings on the highest it crashes within 5 minutes even though it was running perfectly smooth to start off with so i cant wait for the problem to be resolved. i looked in ARMA2.rpt and found this:

Forced memory flush (5595136 system memory surface creation failed)
Virtual memory total 2047 MB (2147352576 B)
Virtual memory free 49 MB (52035584 B)
Physical memory free 2024 MB (2122694656 B)
Page file free 4095 MB (4294967295 B)
Process working set 882 MB (924966912 B)
Process page file used 909 MB (953798656 B)
Runtime reserved 1057 MB (1108901888 B)
Runtime committed 453 MB (475222016 B)
Longest free VM region: 3538944
Small mapped regions: 38, size 184320 B
Cannot create system memory surface DXT5,2048x2048 (size 5595136 B), Error 8007000e
*** Device reset recovery requested
Error during v-buffer creation: error 8876017c

kklownboy
Oct 24 2009, 19:27
You use "Default Memory". not veryhigh, to use all your VidRAM. I also use the -maxmem=2047 parameter in the shortcut string. To make sure the system ram is where it should be.( i get 1.9GB~ usage )

Killakaze
Oct 24 2009, 22:53
when i use default the game looks abit better but crashes alot quicker.

StefX
Oct 27 2009, 13:24
Another little update. Well, I just removed 3 or 4 more units and I ran my mission (made my own mission) through preview and it played all the way through. Took 1 hour and 40 minutes :yay: So, it looks like the unit count has a lot to do with the CTD.

Hopefully I will :)

Hi had the same issue check here to see my fix:

KilgoreTrout
Nov 2 2009, 20:32
I had the same crash problem, within minutes the game started stuttering with heavy hard disk thrashing and then CTD.

I put the -maxmem=2047 on my shortcut and altered the video memory setting to Very high. That seems to have fixed it.

KilgoreTrout
Nov 3 2009, 10:37
Update: It didn't stop crashing, but the game lasts at least 15-30 minutes before doing so. Which is sucky, but at least a lot better than before.

My rig:
Core i7@<hidden>,8 GHz (rock stable under prolonged 100% load)
6 GB Memory
ASUS P6T-SE
nVidia GTX 275

JW Custom
Nov 3 2009, 12:25
Update: It didn't stop crashing, but the game lasts at least 15-30 minutes before doing so. Which is sucky, but at least a lot better than before.

My rig:
Core i7@<hidden>,8 GHz (rock stable under prolonged 100% load)
6 GB Memory
ASUS P6T-SE
nVidia GTX 275

Try running cpu @<hidden> stock speed even though it's "rock stable".
Disable HT
remove the -maxmem parameter
set "Video memory" to high.
keep all video settings on high.

Liquidpinky
Nov 3 2009, 14:57
Putting the memory setting as low as you can get away with after setting your other graphic setting to your desired level, tends to work well.
Additionaly I no longer have CTDs or BSODs with the new Beta patch, should maybe give that a try.

Killakaze
Nov 3 2009, 21:52
im about to try the new beta ill let everyone know how it goes becuase my game would NEVER last more than 30 minutes without crashing.

F2k Sel
Nov 3 2009, 22:08
I only have 2 gig of memory and had crashes and system lock ups from day one, usually within 5-10 mins. I did get a bit improvement after cleaning out my old Graphics drivers.
Also the last two patches really seem to have helped clear up the remaining problems, I played 5 hours last night and about 2hrs tonight without a single crash or lock up.

Killakaze
Nov 4 2009, 05:04
so far so good with the new beta patch no crashes other than when i used ramdrive i have 8gb of ram and had a 4gb ramdrive dont know if it was just some freak crash but i would like to continue using ramdrive becuase the gameplay was alot smoother liquidpinky what settings should are you using i know you like ramdrive too? i might have to buy a solid state drive.

Leopoldo
Jan 28 2010, 15:02
I am getting what you could call a crash to desktop

What happens is the game appears to close and i am on the desktop, i dont get any errors and when i check Windows Task Manager ARMA 2 is still running and using resources but the icon is no longer in my taskbar nor can i use ALT+TAB to locate it.

Its happened twice at the same area in the game, the area you have to go to the cowshed and help a guy named Olgarich (something like that), hes part of NAPA? (sorry i should pay more attention), he and the other villagers are hold-up in the towns cow-shed and he radios for support (officer Many? back in the army base tells you that he may have information).

The first time it happened i was getting out a truck and the second time it happened i was trying to get out a van.

Any ideas what might be causing this?

I am using Nvidia drivers 196.34 beta (they are the same as the WHQL 196.21 version but they fixed a bug that caused overclocking software to stop working). I have all the latest sound drivers, chipsets drivers etc.

my specs are
Intel i7 965 EE 3.20GHz @<hidden> 3.70GHz (verified stable)
EVGA X58 Classified Motherboard (E759)
3x2GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 2000 8-8-8-24 @<hidden> DDR3 1600 7-7-7-18 (its rated for 6-7-6-18 at that DDR speed)
2x EVGA GTX 295 @<hidden> stock speeds
Intel 80GB SSD Gen 2 (OS = Windows 7 Professional 64bit Retial)
2x 300GB VelociRaptors (RAID 0) (Games)
2x 1TB WD Caviare drivers (RAID 1)
1x 150GB Raptor (Misc drive, Page File)

Anyone have any ideas whats causing this? Apart from that i finally have the game running so its playable at 1920x1200 rez (for both monitor and rendering), i have everything on very high except anti-aliasing which is on normal, i have anisotropic filtering on high, shadows high and i have VRAM on default.

I have only changed settings via the in-game graphics options, i have not messed with changing the config files or anything like that.

I was getting major stuttering, freezing, lag, slow loading of textures and just pretty poor performance in general but i fixed that by adding ARMA 2 to my list of exclusions for my Anti-Virus software, Kaspersky Internet Security 2010, this means ARMA 2 is no longer scanned, only network/internet access is scanned via the firewall.

Destroyer77
Mar 8 2010, 00:18
Well I see that thousands of gamers can't play Arma 2 for the same reasons that I can't: CTD. I can't even get in game before a CTD. I'm stuck at the configure controls screen. Here's the problem.... software. I see many people attempt to configure their hardware to try and "fix" CTD problems caused by this game. That is ludicrous. A game (software) should be designed to work for hardware, and not the other way around.

I don't have time or patience to try and "fix" my system to make Arma 2 buggy game work. My system runs just fine with every single other piece of software, so I know Arma 2 is at fault.

Until a patch is released by BI that claims "CTD issues fixed", I will not even attempt to install this game again on my system. In addition, I will diligently watch for BI games and avoid them in the future. The quality control is apparently lacking.

Good luck to all of you who can at least play the game for a small amount of time. I will be spending my time with other games where the developers have taken care to avoid these issues. There are plenty of them out there.

Dwarden
Mar 12 2010, 17:21
if you have Vista / Seven then accumulation of issues slowly indicates
that lot of problems with startup crash to desktop , fail to start or/and freeze
is related to sound playback/recording devices and theirs setting

usually it mean new device was add and primary output/recording device changed
typical example:
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13727780&postcount=92
another users reported this started since they added card with HDMI or updated drivers (which included HDMI) etc.

or there is ongoing another similar issue
output frequency is not 44+ KHz (some users were reporting that for some reason theirs OS audio output settings were changed to e.g. 22Khz and ARMA 2 failed to start)

this is definitely something i'm interested into and would like to know if anyone experienced this and is able repeat to replicate ....

Imperator_Pete
Mar 14 2010, 07:30
Whenever I have a CTD it appears to be (according to the rpt file) related to video memory not 'flushing' properly. CTD can be prolonged via use of the shift - flush cmd in game. These CTD's can be accelerated via high speed low level flying over the map and particularly around heavy areas such as the main city and the north east corner.

This is the only way to stave off CTD's and even then isn't guaranteed. Various settings have been tried and all have same result.

I see 3 primary types of CTD:
A: Game stops responding via visual/input but audio is still running (sometimes looping) and game is still in task manager, requires termination of process to recover

B: Game just flat out CTD's and there is no error report or any message of any kind.

C: Display drivers seem to 'reset' and game can be heard in back ground running but no input or visual cues indicate the game itself is still running, requires termination of process.

I've posted error rpt dump files up on devheaven previously but can do so here if required.

JW Custom
Mar 14 2010, 12:04
Whenever I have a CTD it appears to be (according to the rpt file) related to video memory not 'flushing' properly. CTD can be prolonged via use of the shift - flush cmd in game. These CTD's can be accelerated via high speed low level flying over the map and particularly around heavy areas such as the main city and the north east corner.

This is the only way to stave off CTD's and even then isn't guaranteed. Various settings have been tried and all have same result.

I see 3 primary types of CTD:
A: Game stops responding via visual/input but audio is still running (sometimes looping) and game is still in task manager, requires termination of process to recover

B: Game just flat out CTD's and there is no error report or any message of any kind.

C: Display drivers seem to 'reset' and game can be heard in back ground running but no input or visual cues indicate the game itself is still running, requires termination of process.

I've posted error rpt dump files up on devheaven previously but can do so here if required.

Which gfx card do you own and whats your ingame video memory setting?

seelix
Mar 14 2010, 12:19
same questions and same answers over and over again for weeks.
its quite easy.what we simply need is a new PATCH.
we all know 1.05 was a big fail,for alot of people.
so really dont understand whats the problem is to bring out even a new beta instead of let people trashing every thread with the same crap again.
WE ARE GOING IN CIRCLE HERE.THIS SUCKS!

JW Custom
Mar 14 2010, 13:16
same questions and same answers over and over again for weeks.
its quite easy.what we simply need is a new PATCH.
we all know 1.05 was a big fail,for alot of people.
so really dont understand whats the problem is to bring out even a new beta instead of let people trashing every thread with the same crap again.
WE ARE GOING IN CIRCLE HERE.THIS SUCKS!

Nice attitude :eek:

Imperator_Pete
Mar 14 2010, 13:34
Which gfx card do you own and whats your ingame video memory setting?

GTX285 factory OC'd to 670mhz. (Temps are all fine, I watch them like a hawk)
3GB DDR3 System RAM.
i7 920

In game vid mem settings, I've used every single one of them and it makes no difference, so I leave it at High.

Zipper5
Mar 14 2010, 13:36
1.05 was not a "big fail" for many. Did you forget the numerous bug fixes and performance fixes that were made during the beta period, plus the inclusion of the AH-64 from OA and Eagle Wing? All for free? The only failure with 1.05 is the new "auto danger" mode, but we've all voiced our opinion on that subject so much that it would be stupid for BIS not to fix it in the next patch, which is likely going to be the case.

I advise that if you are to completely remove your computer from the "ArmA II not working"-equation, then you should not visit the troubleshooting section of the forum.

JW Custom
Mar 14 2010, 13:46
GTX285 factory OC'd to 670mhz. (Temps are all fine, I watch them like a hawk)
3GB DDR3 System RAM.
i7 920

In game vid mem settings, I've used every single one of them and it makes no difference, so I leave it at High.

I also got a Core i7 920 and a GFX 285 gfx card. When i have video setting on default i get CTD's so i have it on high like you and that works for me. What about your other video settings what are they, having to high settings can also lead to CTD's. Which OS to you have?(im on WinXP 32Bit).

Imperator_Pete
Mar 14 2010, 23:23
I also got a Core i7 920 and a GFX 285 gfx card. When i have video setting on default i get CTD's so i have it on high like you and that works for me. What about your other video settings what are they, having to high settings can also lead to CTD's. Which OS to you have?(im on WinXP 32Bit).

Win7 - 64bit
Using 195.96 Nvidia drivers as the latest ones resulted in accelerated CTD's in game.

I'm at work at the moment so I'll try as best I can to remember my settings;
AA - low (x2 enhanced using Nvidia Control Panel)
View distance 4.5k (but I only play warfare which has it's own VD slider and is set around 2.5k)
Post processing is Low
Resolution is 1680*1050 as is in-fill
Terrain - high
Object- very high

So yeah, generally I run everything up around high and have no problems with FPS (20-30 steady using FRAPS). Can definitely tell it's Memory related because the Arma2.rpt will often (but not always) indicate at what point it ran out of memory. You can even see the size of the request it puts in for available space.

It's a bit frustrating as it makes flying a very short lived affair and using the shift - Flush command only does so much.

Bulldogs
Mar 15 2010, 01:33
It's probably not the cause, but just in case, download EVGA Precision and use it to monitor your video card temps while playing.

The only reason I mention this is because you mentioned that there was more frequent CTD's with nVidia's latest drivers, and nVidia's latest drivers had an overheating problem that was causing crashes, artifacts and shut downs. The drivers have now been removed from the nVidia website but if it is overheating then more frequent crashes would occur with those nVidia drivers.

Imperator_Pete
Mar 15 2010, 05:03
It's probably not the cause, but just in case, download EVGA Precision and use it to monitor your video card temps while playing.

The only reason I mention this is because you mentioned that there was more frequent CTD's with nVidia's latest drivers, and nVidia's latest drivers had an overheating problem that was causing crashes, artifacts and shut downs. The drivers have now been removed from the nVidia website but if it is overheating then more frequent crashes would occur with those nVidia drivers.

I already have EVGA as well as GPUZ and Coretemp to measure all temperatures while playing. All temps are nominal.

I didn't have the chance to upgrade to the latest drivers before they were pulled, so no worries there with exploding Nvidia cards.:D

JW Custom
Mar 15 2010, 17:20
Win7 - 64bit
Using 195.96 Nvidia drivers as the latest ones resulted in accelerated CTD's in game.

I'm at work at the moment so I'll try as best I can to remember my settings;
AA - low (x2 enhanced using Nvidia Control Panel)
View distance 4.5k (but I only play warfare which has it's own VD slider and is set around 2.5k)
Post processing is Low
Resolution is 1680*1050 as is in-fill
Terrain - high
Object- very high

So yeah, generally I run everything up around high and have no problems with FPS (20-30 steady using FRAPS). Can definitely tell it's Memory related because the Arma2.rpt will often (but not always) indicate at what point it ran out of memory. You can even see the size of the request it puts in for available space.

It's a bit frustrating as it makes flying a very short lived affair and using the shift - Flush command only does so much.

Seems like many CTD's are connected to Win7 64bit :o

Have you tried with the maxmem parameter: -maxmem=2047

Imperator_Pete
Mar 16 2010, 00:41
Yeah bit of a bummer, not the first game to have problems with 64bit operating systems.

And yeah I've tried the maxmem count too, didn't do anything noticable.

JW Custom
Mar 16 2010, 11:06
I know it's a poor solution but if you have the chance you should try and install WinXP 32bit on a partition and see how that goes.

dontknowhow
Mar 19 2010, 08:20
Yesterday I played for the first time in months (too many bugs), and guess what: it started crashing.
Yeah, for me too it was that "out of memory problem". And I found out I'm in good company:

http://dev-heaven.net/issues/6004

Today I'll try the flush thing

---------- Post added at 10:20 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:07 AM ----------

Nope, flush doesn't really help

JW Custom
Mar 19 2010, 15:57
Yesterday I played for the first time in months (too many bugs), and guess what: it started crashing.
Yeah, for me too it was that "out of memory problem". And I found out I'm in good company:

http://dev-heaven.net/issues/6004

Today I'll try the flush thing

---------- Post added at 10:20 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:07 AM ----------

Nope, flush doesn't really help

Have you tried the -maxmem=2047 parameter?

Whats you ingame video memory setting and have you tried them all?

dontknowhow
Mar 19 2010, 19:47
win7 64 bit

I appreciate the help, but I'm afraid that if I start tinkering again with my computer I will freak out :). I have done it a few times in the past months.
To me the best solution at the moment is to wait longer. I know there is a bug report, and more people have this problem. It should be solved, sooner or later. I'll let more motivated people figure that out. I think I'll check out the next beta; maybe I will try then to play with the settings a bit. Guess it's something to try anyway.

Thanks

Have you tried the -maxmem=2047 parameter?

Whats you ingame video memory setting and have you tried them all?

JW Custom
Mar 20 2010, 09:31
win7 64 bit

I appreciate the help, but I'm afraid that if I start tinkering again with my computer I will freak out :). I have done it a few times in the past months.
To me the best solution at the moment is to wait longer. I know there is a bug report, and more people have this problem. It should be solved, sooner or later. I'll let more motivated people figure that out. I think I'll check out the next beta; maybe I will try then to play with the settings a bit. Guess it's something to try anyway.

Thanks

Most people with CTD's seems to be on Win7 64bit. If you rather sit back and wait for BIS to come up with a solution then good luck.

m5holmez
Mar 24 2010, 12:55
Most people with CTD's seems to be on Win7 64bit. If you rather sit back and wait for BIS to come up with a solution then good luck.

Yeah im running Win7 64bit and have been experiencing the same CTD's although i dont get any errors the arma 2.exe still runs in the background after it crashes, have to end the process through ctrl alt del.

I have tried both the 1.05 and latest beta patches, this wasnt happening to me pre 1.05.

Cragvis
Mar 24 2010, 13:14
win 7 64bit here and the game is now unplayable, it will CTD like we all have said randomly.

I dont remember it happening when the game came out so it has to be the patch.

Sucks cause I cant play it now short of uninstalling and reinstalling.

dontknowhow
Mar 25 2010, 09:21
well, after I bought the game it was crashing so often that I don't know if I had the problem, but I think i saw it before the patch. Not 100% sure though.
I'm talking about the specific "out of memory" problem. Maybe I should make an account on dev-heaven and vote for that bug. Wonder if it helps

dontknowhow
Mar 27 2010, 14:01
Okay, I saw that Nvidia has a new driver, so I decided to give it a try. I updated the driver and the situation improved considerably, at least for the out of memory. Now I still have quite a few crashes, but less than before. And it's almost never out of memory; now it's the ERROR_NOACCESS error, which is an old friend of mine.
Oh well, some things never change. I already lowered the settings a bit. I'll try to make them lower and see what happens.

Bulldogs
Mar 28 2010, 01:45
I suggest making sure your motherboard drivers are up to date. A mixup between the the CPU/Hard drive/graphics card can give an error that seems like it's only related to the graphics card (out of memory being out of texture memory on your graphics card)

Of course it could also be something in the BIOS. There's many options in BIOS that are often changed for overclocking purposes that can cause instability in data transfer (basically the system keeps sending texture data to the video memory and due to sync issues through the BIOS, everytime the graphics card sends a message back to tell it to stop sending data the message is lost so more data is sent)

dontknowhow
Mar 28 2010, 07:36
I tried 197.13, which came out 3 days ago. Since it didn't work I switched to 197.25 beta. I thought it went better, but it just improved maybe a bit, getting worse. I now have different problems (something like "too many virtual blocks requested" or "cannot commit 0 pages"), and I don't see out of memory very often, but it's still crashing quite a bit. Now I'm stuck in a situation where it consistently crashes when I try to save. I tried with maxmem, setting all the options to normal, but no success. The only thing i can say is that I'm playing Warfare BE, which is quite demanding. Maybe the addons do their part too.
The only things I haven't tried are reinstalling the game and the OS, and playing with the Nvidia control panel (wouldn't know how anyway). I could also try with all settings low. The biggest problem is that I have been playing a few hours, and to load the game every time I need 10 minutes (9:45 to be precise). If the game crashes after 20 minutes it gets very frustrating. I just don't want to keep trying if I don't have a reasonable chance that it will work, especially when I have been doing it many times in the past months.
As a side question: does anybody know why the game saves relatively fast, but it's so incredibly slow to load?

Considering the latest problems with the drivers, and the fact that most people with issues seem to run a 64 bit os with an Nvidia card, I wonder if maybe Nvidia should get at least part of the blame. Maybe I will try ATI next time.

Bulldogs
Mar 29 2010, 23:30
For a last ditch effort before you try reinstalling anything, try going to your "my documents\Arma 2" folder and delete your "Arma2.cfg" file and the profile file there too.

After that, load Arma 2 and change the video memory to "high" and set everything else how you want and see how it go's.

dontknowhow
Mar 30 2010, 12:16
too late :)
I saw this (http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en/vistagaming/thread/50a721df-b2b0-409c-96fa-e6c4d68d2759) thread and I thought it was worth a try. But I saw that I'd be better reinstall everything.
I'm checking out Warfare BE now. I'll let you know how it goes. I'm not very confident though.

Next step is this one:

http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/display/wddm_timeout.mspx

dontknowhow
Mar 30 2010, 15:10
didn't work, as expected

dontknowhow
Mar 30 2010, 20:21
and the timeout detection didn't work either, although I had the feeling it was going better.
Got out of memory again

Honeycutt
Apr 1 2010, 10:32
Until BI release 1.06 patch (rumors are it fixes CTD problem) looks like I am going to have to buy BF-BC2.

At the moment ARMA2 is totally unplayable due to CTD. And I was so looking forward to MP after downloading ACE

dontknowhow
Apr 1 2010, 12:52
Until BI release 1.06 patch (rumors are it fixes CTD problem) looks like I am going to have to buy BF-BC2.

At the moment ARMA2 is totally unplayable due to CTD. And I was so looking forward to MP after downloading ACE

Where did you get your rumors from?
I also have the feeling that there is not just one cause. Hopefully the will fix all of them

Honeycutt
Apr 1 2010, 13:05
yea I heard it somewhere on this forum..probably in the 1.05xxxxx beta patch testing thread. Have you seen how many threads there are on CTD? must be thousands. Guess I'll also go back COD4 for "training".

dontknowhow
Apr 1 2010, 14:48
Yesterday I started Warfare BE with the AI commander. After that I went into a building and left the computer playing against itself. It crashed after two hours.
I'm stopping too. Maybe I'll fool around to find out how things like fast rope work.

SWAT_BigBear
Apr 2 2010, 04:08
You keep referring to Warfare BE, does it crash playing stock, maybe, SuperPowers?

dontknowhow
Apr 2 2010, 07:44
You keep referring to Warfare BE, does it crash playing stock, maybe, SuperPowers?

Didn't try. Maybe I can check it out, if it's just about leaving the computer on for a couple of hours. I guess superpowers is not as heavy for the computer, so maybe it can last longer. Not sure of how it can help though.

dontknowhow
Apr 2 2010, 14:17
checked. Out of memory after 3 hours and 12 minutes

EDIT - just to be precise: one thing I missed was to start a plain vanilla arma. I had the addons loaded

MrR0ket0
Apr 7 2010, 08:28
wow, this thread blows my mind off. CTD for me aswell, but to be honest its more specific. Ill play a campaign map with CAA1 and after 30 mins ill get CTD. RPT file says out of memory. Tried everything, maxmem and all kind of different settings and drivers, still CTD. its kinda weird after CTD i see the game still running in task manager, its kinda if it reaches the magical <1,2GB range CTD for me.
My specs: Win 7 64bit
6GB Samsung RAM
GTS 240
i7 860
Acer Aspire MB

Interessting thing is if i play standard Arma II (no addons) i can play for hrs. A friend of mine still have almost same hardware (gf 8800 instead GTS 240) and no CTD. I dont get this why cant arma Handle to flush the memory if it reaches 1,2GB (in task manager) Is this still bad programmed or just a problem with the Beta patch??

any help appreciated ...

regards,

MrR0ket0

dontknowhow
Apr 7 2010, 13:17
wow, this thread blows my mind off. CTD for me aswell, but to be honest its more specific. Ill play a campaign map with CAA1 and after 30 mins ill get CTD. RPT file says out of memory. Tried everything, maxmem and all kind of different settings and drivers, still CTD. its kinda weird after CTD i see the game still running in task manager, its kinda if it reaches the magical <1,2GB range CTD for me.
My specs: Win 7 64bit
6GB Samsung RAM
GTS 240
i7 860
Acer Aspire MB

Interessting thing is if i play standard Arma II (no addons) i can play for hrs. A friend of mine still have almost same hardware (gf 8800 instead GTS 240) and no CTD. I dont get this why cant arma Handle to flush the memory if it reaches 1,2GB (in task manager) Is this still bad programmed or just a problem with the Beta patch??

any help appreciated ...

regards,

MrR0ket0

again win7 64, again nvidia. I'm curious to see what happens when I get my 5970.
I also had a crash with win xp 32 bit though

tryky
Apr 9 2010, 14:07

When you are playing in warfare (depends of your view distance) + view > -lesstime to crash (arma2.exe process stop and a black screen appear about 1 MB used +-200MB). A read a lot of post about to fix this problem but a i dont find nothing.

The problem is for all user (nvidia and ATI).
Comes indepently of your amoung of RAM memory.
The pc's specs dont mater in this BIG BUG.
The CTRL + "-" and write FLUSH dont solve this (The arma2.exe process still growing and the CTD comes in time)

Stop trying with *.cfg.

The real problem is ARMA2 itseft, need a solution.

Other games need more powerful specifications and do not realize hangs continuously.
It is a problem of programming of the game.
We have to realize pressure so that they solve it

pAuthority
Apr 9 2010, 15:12
I'm getting crashes quite frequently too, maybe once or twice a day. Session length doesn't seem to have anything to do with it, 30 minutes to 6 hours without crash.

I checked RPT file and it would seem my Radeon is causing the CTD's. Currently using 10.2 Catalyst version and HD4890 card. I have also 8 gigabytes of RAM (from which I've cut 6 GB for a RAM disk containing various often-accessed game files), and I'm using 64-bit Windows 7.

There was no mention in RPT file about low memory. I've had crashes on several maps, such as Podagorsk, Chernarus, Isla Duala. Usually the gamemode has been Warfare BE, but also coop missions. Might update CCC to 10.3 to see if it has any change. But still, looking forward to 1.06, hopefully it addresses some AI problems among other things. :)

MavericK96
Apr 9 2010, 22:03
I keep getting crashes frequently as well. Typically when flying in a heli, what will happen is I will be looking at the ground, and then suddenly the ground area will turn a light grey color (artifact?) and then the game will lock up and crash to desktop, with a "ArmA2.exe has caused an error", with the error being APPCRASH. I've never gotten any "out of memory" errors or anything like that, it's always just this one type. Sometimes it happens after 10 minutes, sometimes after an hour or so.

My settings in-game:

Everything Very High, except:

Video Memory - Default
Antialiasing - Low
View Distance - ~4000 (max before not allowing Very High terrain detail)

The game runs fine with playable framerates, but will just crash once in awhile. It happens basically every time I play the game, regardless of how long the game is.

Running Win7 x64.

MavericK96
Apr 10 2010, 00:17
I pulled this out of the ArmA2.RPT file:

Exception code: C0000005 ACCESS_VIOLATION at 0043F4DE
graphics: D3D9, Device: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280, Driver:nvd3dum.dll 8.17.11.9675
resolution: 1920x1200x32

I don't know if that's what caused the crash, but that's what it looks like. Any ideas? My video cards are definitely not overheating.

Here's some more I found:

Exception code: C0000005 ACCESS_VIOLATION at 00A216A6
Error during v-buffer creation: error 8876017cError during v-buffer creation: error 8876017cError during v-buffer creation: error 8876017c

Error during v-buffer creation: error 8876017c ((<------It says this over and over and over))
Error during v-buffer creation: error 8876017c
graphics: D3D9, Device: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280, Driver:nvd3dum.dll 8.17.11.9675
resolution: 1920x1200x32

Also:

Prev. code bytes: 72 CC F3 A5 FF 24 95 54 17 A2 00 8D 49 00 23 D1
Fault code bytes: 8A 06 88 07 8A 46 01 C1 E9 02 88 47 01 83 C6 02

Registers:
EAX:00000002 EBX:00000072
ECX:000000E2 EDX:00000002
ESI:00000000 EDI:2811AF8E
CS:EIP:0023:00A216A6
SS:ESP:002B:2434E3D8 EBP:2434E3E0
DS:002B ES:002B FS:0053 GS:002B
Flags:00010202
=======================================================
note: Minidump has been generated into the file C:\Users\MavericK\AppData\Local\ArmA 2\arma2.mdmp

lazerath
Apr 12 2010, 00:56
I have the exact same problem as the guy above me. Identical errors as well :(

Any word on a fix in the works?

dontknowhow
Apr 12 2010, 18:08
I always hoped that the problem could be the graphic card. Well, today I tried my brand new 5970, and I got the same problem.
So far the only way I could finish a game was to use separate client and server, playing with less units and with very low details on the client (couldn't be otherwise, since it's an old laptop with a quadro 1500).

7
Apr 13 2010, 01:03
ArmA2 crashes on me after clicking multiplayer button, after the server browser loads. :/ Never had this before.

Edit: Wow, I fixed it by first removing and then reinstalling the NIC driver...

MrR0ket0
Apr 14 2010, 08:36

When you are playing in warfare (depends of your view distance) + view > -lesstime to crash (arma2.exe process stop and a black screen appear about 1 MB used +-200MB). A read a lot of post about to fix this problem but a i dont find nothing.

The problem is for all user (nvidia and ATI).
Comes indepently of your amoung of RAM memory.
The pc's specs dont mater in this BIG BUG.
The CTRL + "-" and write FLUSH dont solve this (The arma2.exe process still growing and the CTD comes in time)

Stop trying with *.cfg.

The real problem is ARMA2 itseft, need a solution.

Other games need more powerful specifications and do not realize hangs continuously.
It is a problem of programming of the game.
We have to realize pressure so that they solve it

Totaly agree with you. Why is this such an issue for arma to handle the memory?

the disapointing thing is that i dont see any support here from BIS side (Iam sure this is already known but there is still no solution for that)
well, i payed for the game and now i cant play it for more than 30 minutes ...

I guess its probably the beta patch or maybe just bad programmed. Here are still alot user who run can arma much more longer with almost same hardware as mine. So is this now impossible to make this game run for me or not ? - please some BIS comment would be nice for this one

regards,

a disapointed customer...

Bulldogs
Apr 14 2010, 13:23
I think they're having trouble locating the problem. From what I've seen it's obviously a video memory issue, but no idea where the problem starts before it cascades into a video memory issue, and even then the problem may be different for different systems.

The other main location issue being that from everyone who has posted the crash issue there doesn't seem to be any common configuration to give a common standpoint to what's causing the crash for these people, or why other people are unaffected.

So best bet is to make sure you have nothing overclocked (set everything to stock) then provide as much information as possible (with some level of balance, and anything that will spam the thread should be put in spoiler tags) and hopefully BIS can find the cause of the problem.

I have to admit that I'd been looking forward to trying to find a solution to this problem but none of my friends that play have the problem and I've never had it myself so I can't figure it out.

MavericK96
Apr 14 2010, 23:53
I can't seem to win with this game. If I set Video Memory to Very High, I get stuttering, seemingly sluggish performance and LOD thrashing, but if I set it to Default, I get much better performance and little to no LOD thrashing, but after an indeterminate amount of time all the textures will flash grey and the game will crash. :(

Anyone else experienced this kind of thing? It seems like the "Default" option is sort of broken. I have 1 GB of VRAM per card in SLI so it should be plenty for the Default setting.

dontknowhow
Apr 15 2010, 00:00
I can't seem to win with this game. If I set Video Memory to Very High, I get stuttering, seemingly sluggish performance and LOD thrashing, but if I set it to Default, I get much better performance and little to no LOD thrashing, but after an indeterminate amount of time all the textures will flash grey and the game will crash. :(

Anyone else experienced this kind of thing? It seems like the "Default" option is sort of broken. I have 1 GB of VRAM per card in SLI so it should be plenty for the Default setting.

I didn't try default after I bought my new card, but with me it's crashing with all sort of settings.
I have a 2GB 5970

I have to admit that I'd been looking forward to trying to find a solution to this problem but none of my friends that play have the problem and I've never had it myself so I can't figure it out.

Really? That's interesting. Do you and your friends play missions that are heavier for you machine, like warfare BE or when diplomacy fails?

MavericK96
Apr 15 2010, 03:48
Well, and I just played a long game with Video Memory set at Very High. It looks fine and runs fine at first, but as the game goes on more and more stutter happens, and also LODs will not display properly (sometimes you will be right next to a unit and it will be low LOD).

I think this is going to have to be something fixed in a patch, I don't really see any other way around it. Setting it to Default makes it try to use more RAM than is there (or something, I really don't know) and setting it to Very High degrades performance/quality over time.

dontknowhow
Apr 15 2010, 10:44
Well, and I just played a long game with Video Memory set at Very High. It looks fine and runs fine at first, but as the game goes on more and more stutter happens, and also LODs will not display properly (sometimes you will be right next to a unit and it will be low LOD).

I think this is going to have to be something fixed in a patch, I don't really see any other way around it. Setting it to Default makes it try to use more RAM than is there (or something, I really don't know) and setting it to Very High degrades performance/quality over time.

I don't know. It seems to me there is a problem in the game, especially after I tried 2 computers and 4 cards, and with so many people having the same. But apparently not everybody.
I really would like to know what is going on

Bulldogs
Apr 15 2010, 14:58
@<hidden> : yeah, we play everything we can. Only place we get issues is coop and that's the odd bug now and then

@<hidden> : what you're describing is a known bug with windows xp. Not sure if it affects everyone but it affects the few people I play with that use xp. Haven't seen it outside of xp though.

dontknowhow
Apr 15 2010, 15:28
@<hidden> : yeah, we play everything we can. Only place we get issues is coop and that's the odd bug now and then

So you are playing warfare and derivates? For a long time? Hours?
Okay, sorry if I get more annoying, but I would really like to know more.

Thanks.

MavericK96
Apr 15 2010, 19:17
@<hidden> : what you're describing is a known bug with windows xp. Not sure if it affects everyone but it affects the few people I play with that use xp. Haven't seen it outside of xp though.

I'm running Win7 x64. :(

I ordered an SSD yesterday, and I'll do a clean install of Win7 when I get that, so I'll see if that helps at all.

Bulldogs
Apr 16 2010, 00:48
As I said, I haven't seen it outside xp myself but I'm sure there would be as they're based on the same system. if you're using -winxp then I'd suggest removing it or maybe try it if you haven't yet, I've also heard that people using older drivers solved the problem under xp (I have the issue myself under xp but setting video memory to high fixes it and I usually run under win 7 anyways)

@<hidden> :

I'm running;

windows 7 32bit
q9400 (used to run an e7300 before that)
5850 (had a 9800 before that)
4gb of ram
sata hdd's

I usually run the server but sometimes the others do.

We don't often play online though (usually a LAN) but I sometimes play online on random servers myself.

dontknowhow
Apr 16 2010, 01:14
okay, I have been playing when diplomacy fails for almost 5 hours now, and no problems so far. I believe the memory leak is still there, but it seems that the machine now can take it; peak working set now is 1,421,852 K. It went way above 1.2 gigs thus. And it even increases while I'm writing, although just a few kilobytes. And there is not much reason to increase, since the game is almost over: I'm left with 3 cities to take (started with 40) and 3 strongholds. The problem does exist, just it seems that I can live with it now.

What I did:

1) I played when diplomacy fails with no addons. Just plain Arma
2) I deleted the arma2.cfg file
3) I didn't change any setting
4) I used the maxmem=2047 option
5) I used the winxp option

now, I definitely did 1,2,4 in the past. I'm not sure about 3. But 5 is relatively new for me, in the sense that I haven't used it for a few months. Somehow I guess that is the difference for me. Anyway, I want to ask you guys:

- if you have a game that doesn't give you out of memory, can you please tell if you use the winxp option? Also, can you check if your memory increases while you are playing?
- if your game does give you out of memory, can you check if you use it? If not, can you try?

It's too late to finish this game. Tomorrow I'll try warfare BE. With some luck I'll be the king of Chernarus

EDIT - sorry Bulldogs, I didn't read your post well enough. Looks like we had the same thought :) Yeah, I think winxp did it, but I need to check better

Bulldogs
Apr 16 2010, 02:13
I don't usually play with -winxp, my command line (without mods) is just : -cpucount=4

I usually play without mods as unless the mission is designed for the mods then there's usually a lot of issues (in many cases they'll bug out altogether, some funny ones with WDF and ACE)

Mods also lower my FPS, but I live with it when I want to play some ACE games.

When I get more time I'll play some WDF and see if I get a mass memory increase.

dontknowhow
Apr 16 2010, 12:41
Nope, with warfare BE I had again out of memory. Peak working set is 1246208 K. So it's back.
Could it be that one of the addons prevents me from going above 1.2 gigs? That would be weird. Or maybe I was just lucky yesterday?
I will remove some addons and see what happens.

Bulldogs
Apr 16 2010, 12:58
A large majority of addons are incompatible with BIS missions. The first thing to do is to disable all addons/mods

dontknowhow
Apr 17 2010, 02:01
Well, it turns out that probably I was just lucky. I tried again with when diplomacy fails, without loading addons: I thought it was going well, but after 5 hours and 22 minutes the bloody out of memory showed himself.
The problem is still there, just less.

MrR0ket0
May 7 2010, 07:02

Bulldogs
May 7 2010, 15:14
As long as you've disabled all mods then try downloading the latest beta patch (look in the beta section of the forums). That fixes several crash issues.

tryky
May 11 2010, 23:45
Whit a clear launch i reach to 1gb and then CTD.

Try to set view distance in 4000m and you game locks more quick.

I think that the solution will be pass for clear the used memory for old historic textures and graphics.

A lot of people are hungry for a real solution. WE NEED A STABLE GAME IN MP AND SP WITHOUT CTD (Crash to desktop).

sha12pie
May 19 2010, 20:10
Brand new store bought copy, installed with 1.05 patch, still crashing to desktop at various moments in single player and editor. Task manager indicates arma32.exe is still active. All drivers and updates are up to date.
Win7x64
AMD Phenom II X4 at 2.8ghz
4Gb DDR2 1066
xfx 5770

when it works it's a beautiful game, even with the settings dropped, but frankly all these crashes keep me from playing more than i would've wanted to :(

Component Actual
Jun 14 2010, 22:53
I no longer have out of memory errors with the new patch 1.07, and I don't have them in OA either. The problems I did have were related to virtual memory though (ie the out of memory error) so if you have the crash in OA or with patch 1.07 I would suggest setting your virtual memory equal to 1.5 times your amount of RAM or setting it to be managed by windows automatically. Also with patch 1.07 I would advise against using the maxmem=2047 parameter or the =winxp parameter for with the new patch the exe is now large address aware and using these parameters basically removes that improvement and may cause system instability.

Thomsn
Jul 5 2010, 20:28
hi there,
after a few mins of playin i get this error:

Problemereignisname: APPCRASH
Anwendungsname: arma2oa.exe
Anwendungsversion: 1.52.71.816
Anwendungszeitstempel: 4c29f442
Fehlermodulname: arma2oa.exe
Fehlermodulversion: 1.52.71.816
Fehlermodulzeitstempel: 4c29f442
Ausnahmecode: c0000005
Ausnahmeoffset: 00290ea6
Betriebsystemversion: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Gebietsschema-ID: 1031
Zusatzinformation 1: 410a
Zusatzinformation 2: 410a69014c6015eb0bd9403f7701f9e9
Zusatzinformation 3: c10a
Zusatzinformation 4: c10a8a6095efaecc890e3920fd21b99e

iam :confused: because i dont know the reason of this error message. can anybody help me plz!!!

my system:
Phenom II X4 955 BE @<hidden>,2 Ghz (No OC)
ASRock K10N78M-Pro
ATI HD5750 1Gb DDR5 (No OC)
4Gb OZC Revision II DDR2 800
Windows 7 Ulimate x64:(:(

knight_sy
Jul 8 2010, 04:02
Hey guys I need some help
I have the same problem for some of you
When I begin playing within a few minutes game crashes to the desktop
The problem occurs when I am Playing arma2OA But it does not occur when I playing arma2

os:windows 7 ULTIMATE 32-bit
GPU:NVIDIA 9500 GT DRIVER VERSION :196.21
CPU:INTEL PENTIUM 4 3400MHZ DUAL CORE
MEMORY:2048 (2GB)

The question is..... where is the problem ?

Placebo
Jul 8 2010, 09:05
Is any error displayed after the CTD?

fokv2342
Jul 9 2010, 13:06
Hi guys

Installed fine and can play Tutorials and Armory without crashing.
But when I start new campaign, It immediately crashes with below message...

Program name: APPCRASH
Process name: arma2oa.exe
etc
etc...

Anyone know why? plz help me...

My System

i5-430
ATI HD5650
DDR3 2GB RAM
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

knight_sy
Jul 9 2010, 22:35
Is any error displayed after the CTD?

the computer says :
ARMA2OA STOPPED WORKING
and I Got This Details:

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: arma2OA.exe
Application Version: 1.51.71.83
Application Timestamp: 562b029a
Fault Module Name: StackHash_0a9e
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 7c809750
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 2057

Bucket ID: 1933786447

I agree fokv2342 with his problem (I can Play the Tutorials and Armory without crashing)
But every time I play the campaign Only for a few minutes and then crash
or sometimes It immediately crashes when i press start :(

Thomsn
Jul 12 2010, 18:01
i dont know...fucking forum°!!!...since one week iam waiting 4 an answer. nobody replys...i hate this buggy game.!!!! fucking noob publishers and a fucking forum...!!! i bought this stupid game for 30 euro and nothing works. always ctd or i cant join my friends server...so much money 4 nothin´

MJK-Ranger
Jul 12 2010, 18:14
i dont know...fucking forum°!!!...since one week iam waiting 4 an answer. nobody replys...i hate this buggy game.!!!! fucking noob publishers and a fucking forum...!!! i bought this stupid game for 30 euro and nothing works. always ctd or i cant join my friends server...so much money 4 nothin´

Well... i could be some hardware problems too. But make sure you have the newest driver for Audio, DirectX, Graphic card, all windows updates, most important your HK drivers.

And turn off your Integrated NVIDIA® GeForce 8200 graphics in your BIOS since i see you are running ATI HD5750.

Install the NVIDIA all in 1 driver package ver: 15.45 and make sure you don't install GPU drivers, because they are for your Integrated NVIDIA® GeForce 8200.

And install Realtek high definition audio driver ver:R2.31

fokv2342
Jul 13 2010, 08:00
i dont know...fucking forum°!!!...since one week iam waiting 4 an answer. nobody replys...i hate this buggy game.!!!! fucking noob publishers and a fucking forum...!!! i bought this stupid game for 30 euro and nothing works. always ctd or i cant join my friends server...so much money 4 nothin´

First of all, I'm totally agree with your opinion about 'B.I.' brother. :yay:

Anyway I tried several experiments and figured out little crappy workaround.
In my case, I set ARMA2OA.exe file XP compatibility mode(I'm Win7 64bit user) and in the game, when you click menu like 'Single Play', 'Campaign' etc, etc...each time. CLICK SLOWLY. This is important 'CLICK SLOWLY' about 3~5 seconds each time.

Yes, I know this workaround really funny like 286 dos game.
But It didn't crash anymore. (even in the long game session)
I played over about 8 hours without CTD...

and I noticed yesterday the patch 1.52 out recently, So I installed the patch 1.52. It doesn't crash anymore even if I don't do that crappy workaround. (including setting up XP comp. mode)

Good luck man.

FYI, my system
i5-430
ATI HD5650
DDR3 2GB RAM
Some Realtek Sound System

syria
Jul 13 2010, 08:34
Allright
any problem you face it you need to format that's better
that's will fix it 100%
i saw this problem befor
your system has alot of hidden process that's make the memory offer flow and crash the game out

but try to change REGX software and directx there is a russian premium DX are very good
can you copy the list of opening process please

ProfTournesol
Jul 13 2010, 08:39
First of all, I'm totally agree with your opinion about 'B.I.' brother. :yay:

And you're expecting some help ? That's just ridiculous. You don't know anything about this studio and the way it is supporting this community and its games, and you support such trollistic and insulting opinion :mad:

Zipper5
Jul 13 2010, 10:23
i dont know...fucking forum°!!!...since one week iam waiting 4 an answer. nobody replys...i hate this buggy game.!!!! fucking noob publishers and a fucking forum...!!! i bought this stupid game for 30 euro and nothing works. always ctd or i cant join my friends server...so much money 4 nothin´

Lol, one week he's been "waiting" for an answer yet he hasn't posted the information Placebo asked for. Then he proceeds to have an outburst. :rolleyes:

Oh well, better off without you it seems. :cool:

O, nd plz stp tlkin lik dis, itz rly fkn annoyin. K?

Thomsn
Jul 13 2010, 11:22
@<hidden>

Are u reading my post before??? i have posted the error message!!!
4 those who "cant find" it, check it out AGAIN!!

Problemereignisname: APPCRASH
Anwendungsname: arma2oa.exe
Anwendungsversion: 1.52.71.816
Anwendungszeitstempel: 4c29f442
Fehlermodulname: arma2oa.exe
Fehlermodulversion: 1.52.71.816
Fehlermodulzeitstempel: 4c29f442
Ausnahmecode: c0000005
Ausnahmeoffset: 00290ea6
Betriebsystemversion: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Gebietsschema-ID: 1031
Zusatzinformation 1: 410a
Zusatzinformation 2: 410a69014c6015eb0bd9403f7701f9e9
Zusatzinformation 3: c10a
Zusatzinformation 4: c10a8a6095efaecc890e3920fd21b99e

but thanx anyway 4 ur help MJK-Ranger! i will try it.:o Finally theres somebody who tries to help other people with a complete post.;) not only "Is any error displayed after the CTD? " like placebo wrote.:confused::confused: no name no hint that he means me...dont know whats wrong here^^

And iam fcked up because i spend 30 euros for this "game" and nothin works. I never had such problems playin cracked games. NEVER. i dont have that much money. thats why iam angry about this

fokv2342
Jul 13 2010, 12:59
And you're expecting some help ? That's just ridiculous. You don't know anything about this studio and the way it is supporting this community and its games, and you support such trollistic and insulting opinion :mad:

First of all, Of course I am not expecting any help from BI. Because they always just ignore(mostly) me and many peoples SOS. As you can see above, I figured the workaround out myself.

Second of all, Can you explain that 'way of support'? I'm partially agree about oftenly announced patch support but not about communication between them and their customer. I paid damn money, and they always ignore me and tons of their customer like me here. LOOK AT THIS LONG LONG EPIC THREAD.

I don't agree his 'F word forum' above. But agree with 'i bought this...' part. So I said 'B.I.' exactly. So I'm not insulting and trolling. Never. I'm complaining about their customer service. Is that clear?

Man, you can say about what you paid.

And About 'way of support', Paradox Interactive is very good guidance(Just my think). And most kind of business in this world, It's normal. Dev Team are patching and moreover they even TALK. :)

---------- Post added at 12:59 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:55 PM ----------

Allright
any problem you face it you need to format that's better
that's will fix it 100%
i saw this problem befor
your system has alot of hidden process that's make the memory offer flow and crash the game out

but try to change REGX software and directx there is a russian premium DX are very good
can you copy the list of opening process please

not 100%.
I tried it.

And moreover...It's brandnew.

Anyway I solved my problem. (Thank you fokv2342)
And I wish you all solve yours also.
Be happy.

Makarn
Jul 13 2010, 13:09
the computer says :
ARMA2OA STOPPED WORKING
and I Got This Details:

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: arma2OA.exe
Application Version: 1.51.71.83
Application Timestamp: 562b029a
Fault Module Name: StackHash_0a9e
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 7c809750
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 2057

Bucket ID: 1933786447

I agree fokv2342 with his problem (I can Play the Tutorials and Armory without crashing)
But every time I play the campaign Only for a few minutes and then crash
or sometimes It immediately crashes when i press start :(

I have the same problem...

I will try some of the tips that the guys here have suggested and then tell you if one of them works... because this is driving me nuts jaja.

fanto
Jul 13 2010, 13:15
First of all, Of course I am not expecting any help from BI. Because they always just ignore me and many peoples SOS. As you can see above, I figured the workaround out myself.

Second of all, Can you explain that 'way of support'? I'm partially agree about oftenly announced patch support but not about communication between them and their customer. I paid damn money, and they always ignore me and tons of their customer like me here. LOOK AT THIS LONG LONG EPIC THREAD.

I don't agree his 'F word forum' above. But agree with 'i bought this...' part. So I said 'B.I.' exactly. So I'm not insulting and trolling. Never. I'm complaining about their customer service. Is that clear?

Man, you can say about what you paid.

And About 'way of support', Paradox Interactive is very good guidance(Just my think). And most kind of business in this world, It's normal. Dev Team are patching and moreover they even TALK. :)

---------- Post added at 12:59 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:55 PM ----------

not 100%.
I tried it.

And moreover...It's brandnew.

insult people is wrong but that ' B.I.' not helps the customers who paid money are more wrong

This is business and ' B.I.' is not professionally

If I acquire a product with problems the vendor duty is to resolve the problems or give me back the money if dont want resolve

Zipper5
Jul 13 2010, 13:50
Lol, then refund the damn game. No love lost here. :rolleyes:

BIS doesn't ignore people, they help when and if they can. The amount of differences between everyone's hardware and software make it very difficult to isolate the problem when you're having it, but others aren't. Case and point, OA runs fine for me.

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @<hidden> 3.00GHz
nVidia GeForce GTX 280 1GB
2GB DDR2 RAM
Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

fanto
Jul 13 2010, 14:03
it's not only my problem, in this post there are 3 costumers with the same problem

no love lost??? ok

MJK-Ranger
Jul 13 2010, 15:05
@<hidden>

Maybe you can try what fokv2342 wrote:

Anyway I tried several experiments and figured out little crappy workaround.
In my case, I set ARMA2OA.exe file XP compatibility mode(I'm Win7 64bit user) and in the game, when you click menu like 'Single Play', 'Campaign' etc, etc...each time. CLICK SLOWLY. This is important 'CLICK SLOWLY' about 3~5 seconds each time.

Go to your ArmA II: OA install folder and find ArmA2OA.exe, right click ob that file and select "Properties" then go to "Compatibility". Then look at "Compatibility mode" click on "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" then select "Windows XP (Service Pack 3)"

Then press Apply and OK.. then see if this maybe help you out.

Component Actual
Jul 13 2010, 17:59
@<hidden>

Are u reading my post before??? i have posted the error message!!!
4 those who "cant find" it, check it out AGAIN!!

Problemereignisname: APPCRASH
Anwendungsname: arma2oa.exe
Anwendungsversion: 1.52.71.816
Anwendungszeitstempel: 4c29f442
Fehlermodulname: arma2oa.exe
Fehlermodulversion: 1.52.71.816
Fehlermodulzeitstempel: 4c29f442
Ausnahmecode: c0000005
Ausnahmeoffset: 00290ea6
Betriebsystemversion: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Gebietsschema-ID: 1031
Zusatzinformation 1: 410a
Zusatzinformation 2: 410a69014c6015eb0bd9403f7701f9e9
Zusatzinformation 3: c10a
Zusatzinformation 4: c10a8a6095efaecc890e3920fd21b99e

but thanx anyway 4 ur help MJK-Ranger! i will try it.:o Finally theres somebody who tries to help other people with a complete post.;) not only "Is any error displayed after the CTD? " like placebo wrote.:confused::confused: no name no hint that he means me...dont know whats wrong here^^

And iam fcked up because i spend 30 euros for this "game" and nothin works. I never had such problems playin cracked games. NEVER. i dont have that much money. thats why iam angry about this

And the beta patches are available here: http://www.arma2.com/beta-patch.php

---------- Post added at 12:55 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:47 PM ----------

I agree fokv2342 with his problem (I can Play the Tutorials and Armory without crashing)
But every time I play the campaign Only for a few minutes and then crash
or sometimes It immediately crashes when i press start :(

First try "reverting" to beginning of mission of whatever campaing mission you are on, instead of "resuming" right where you left off in the campaign. If you still have crash try doing this next step:

Try deleting or moving your profiles and/or your saved games folder out of My Documents\Arma 2. Sometimes something can get written to the profile and/or config file that can later causes problems this is especially true of campaings and saved games.

---------- Post added at 12:59 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:55 PM ----------

@<hidden>

Maybe you can try what fokv2342 wrote:

Go to your ArmA II: OA install folder and find ArmA2OA.exe, right click ob that file and select "Properties" then go to "Compatibility". Then look at "Compatibility mode" click on "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" then select "Windows XP (Service Pack 3)"

Then press Apply and OK.. then see if this maybe help you out.

OA shouldn't have a problem running on windows 7 x64 since it has the 1.07 patch installed automatically. Go to your ARMA2 directory and see if you see a 1.07patch.exe file. If not then there was a problem with your installation or you your download was corrupted. If you do see it go ahead an run that exe to ensure that the patch is applied. Then re run the newest patch available here: http://www.arma2.com/supply/all-downloads/file/338-a2oa_patch_152.html?lang=en

Thomsn
Jul 13 2010, 20:37
some years ago i was playin cracked games. now i buy them because i want to use all the features that the game brings. and heres the problem with arma 2. u spend money for a game and nothing works? is that fair? the cracked version of arma 2 runs fine!!! no errors!!! thats why i ask myself "why causes a original game so much errrors??". i dont know whats wrong with that game. it makes a lot of fun because its so realistic. but the crashes are annoying me. and no solutions for that problem. i tried all possible solutions and nothin works. can u tell me why they bring out such a buggy game..?...i know the reason...DAMN MONEY...!!! and u cant denied this. if the next patches solve this problems, maybe i play the game again. but i dont have fun on CTDs...

---------- Post added at 08:37 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:28 PM ----------

no...doesnt work 4 me anyway

Jelliz
Jul 13 2010, 21:27
some years ago i was playin cracked games. now i buy them because i want to use all the features that the game brings. and heres the problem with arma 2. u spend money for a game and nothing works? is that fair? the cracked version of arma 2 runs fine!!! no errors!!!

First you say that you used cracked games some years ago, then you say that the cracked version of arma 2 works fine? Please elaborate...

Zipper5
Jul 13 2010, 21:31
The game works. It doesn't work for you, probably because you're doing something horribly wrong on your side. But the attitude you present to all of us is not one that says "Hey, that guy deserves our help." Oh, and you're an admitted pirate. That doesn't help either. ;)

Yarr harr fiddleedee...

knight_sy
Jul 13 2010, 22:01
Component Actual I really appreciate your cooperation with me and your interest in the matter.
I have done what you said to me BUT ARMA II OA STILL CTD:(

Thomsn
Jul 13 2010, 22:32
First you say that you used cracked games some years ago, then you say that the cracked version of arma 2 works fine? Please elaborate...

i bought the game on release day in germany...the original version doesnt work...and what could i do wrong.? click the install button...after installing try to run the game...2 mins later CTD...then patch to v1.52...run the game and 10mins later ctd occured...then i installed the beta patch...no change...

i have done every possible fix but nothin work...i reinstalled windows...all drivers and direct x are the latest versions...no overclocking...

so what did u do in my case???

after many days of freaking out by trying to fix this error i downloaded a cracked version and it works...but only singleplayer...and i bought this f****** game because i want to play the coop mode online...my friend has the same error message like me...and he got a clompletely different system as mine...

My question: WHAT IS WRONG???

i think its propably a bug in the german version. dont know.

maar10
Jul 14 2010, 08:21
I had similar issues: CTD when clicking Single player > Scenarios or, when I can start a game, after some minutes playing (0-5mins).

The RPT said:
Exception code: C0000005 ACCESS_VIOLATION at 0043F4DE
graphics: D3D9, Device: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280, Driver:nvd3dum.dll 8.17.11.9675
resolution: 1680x1050x32

Here is what fixed it for me:
Setting shadow quality one notch below normal.

I don't have the problem anymore and can finish 2h+ missions.

Hopefully others can benefit from this one.

Cheers!

*EDIT* Nevermind this because today I cannot play any mission. So I will investigate further...

Thomsn
Jul 14 2010, 20:30

And the beta patches are available here: http://www.arma2.com/beta-patch.php[COLOR="Silver"]

U DONT KNOW HOW MUCH GAMES I BOUGHT. iam not a cracker or something. after many days of trying to fix it i surrender and downloaded an other version of ARMA 2 OA. why does the cracked version run without any CTD???
and just 4 u: I HAVE SEND THE ERROR DIRECTELy TO BIS MANY TIMES BEFORE. No Answer!
That`s why iam so angry about it. Normally the games were tested for bugs before they let it to the shop. ARMA 2 + ARMA 2 OA are untested beta versions. thats my oppinion. and i dont want to wait till BIS collect the 100000000th error message to do something right. i never saw a game with so much bugs.

seelix
Jul 14 2010, 20:44
http://i.imgur.com/1reBY.jpg

You may change your equipment ?
:shine:

Thomsn
Jul 14 2010, 20:48
and i search on google. i think minimum 15-20% of the people who buy this game were sick of the bugs...just type " arma2 bugs" or "arma2 oa bugs" in google. u were scared if see how much people spend their money 4 nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and stop sayin iam the biggest problem for the pc game industry

i wanted to play this game because i love it. and if u love this game and want to play it and nothin works U R DOWNLOADING IT TOO. iam sure. and dont tell me fairy-tales.

seelix
Jul 14 2010, 21:02
Just chill out dude.
I cant play the game since patch 1.05 in the night anymore without ctd and still running process in the taskmanager.So am i crying like a little sissy ? No,i take all my good behavoir together and ask for help.Who wanna help a screaming guy WRITING IN CAPS and "cool" sTyL3 like u did b3foah,brah!?

So may take a second and think about it.

Thomsn
Jul 14 2010, 21:07
i was on many forums before and no one could help me.then i posted my error message here and for almost one week nobody write anything about it. i bought this game on the same time like my friend. and both are CTD. we have completely different systems.he got a i7 with gtx ??? , and i have a phenom2 x4 with a hd5750. and we got the same error message. how could it be possible?

and the game runs on the first day without any ctd. on the next day i cant play anymore. i dont changed anythin on my system.

and i dont cry like a baby. iam just sick of it^^

Dwarden
Jul 15 2010, 04:06
I HAVE SEND THE ERROR DIRECTELy TO BIS MANY TIMES BEFORE

when, where, what ...

anyway if you got more crashdumps feel free to create ticket on CIT

Thomsn
Jul 16 2010, 01:12
now i send my crashdump file report to you dwarden. hope YOU can figure out the cause of this error^^

hope you dont have trouble with too much reports ;-)

ProfTournesol
Jul 16 2010, 08:31
now i send my crashdump file report to you dwarden. hope YOU can figure out the cause of this error^^

hope you dont have trouble with too much reports ;-)

Oooh, now you're speaking nicely, hard to believe...

Jul 16 2010, 08:56
Mine also crashes to the desktop:
I think I have a pretty good notebook. Here are its specs:

Win7 64-bit
6GB DDR2 RAM
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz (OC'ed)
Nvidia GTX 260M
2X 250GB 5400rpm HDDs

When I set the 3d resolution to 1600x900 (native resolution), the game crashes instantly when clicking on scenarios, single player, or when joining a MP server. If I set the 3d Resolution to 87% (~1440x800?) with no AA and low shadows, the game will not crash when clicking the buttons, but will crash around 5 minutes in-game. I have the 195.78 or something (not beta) driver installed.

What does the Video Memory setting do, and what should I set it to?

I mean, I can run the game fine with pretty decent settings, but still, I crash.

EDcase
Jul 16 2010, 12:02
Flubadoo: What version game are you on? Make sure you have updated to latest.

Also try without the OC just to be sure.

Jul 16 2010, 13:08
What? The Nvidia drivers were fully updated, the site said. I'm running ArmA 2: OA on v1.51 I think. I just updated, but still same problem. Without the OC, the crash still happens.

Isn't that link for desktops only?

Edit:
Just intalled the WHQL V257.21 or something from http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-win7-winvista-64bit-257.21-whql-driver.html. Still happens. Also, on dxdiag, the version says the GPU is 8.17 or something. I heard somewhere that the latest is 9.xx or something.

In my Nvidia control panel, there is no option for performance and the other thing. Only have 3 options, AKA no OC option. On screenies I see 5 options, not 3.

EDcase
Jul 16 2010, 13:22
Hmm, There is no mention of mobile GPUs so I assume they are universal. Not sure but it will only give you an error if its not compatible so you can still give it a try. (I'd go for the 258.49 WHQL)

Also try the BETA (http://www.arma2.com/beta-patch.php) for OA. Its fixed issues for me in the past and its easy to remove. (Just delete Beta folder. NOT uninstall)

Jul 16 2010, 13:36
Just tried the beta, still same problem.

EDcase
Jul 16 2010, 13:45
Well, I can't think of anything else right now. Hopefully someone will give other ideas...

You should post this issue with dump files to the CIT (http://dev-heaven.net/projects/cis/wiki)

SWAT_BigBear
Jul 16 2010, 14:47
Well, I can't think of anything else right now. Hopefully someone will give other ideas...

This is when I personally would start looking elsewhere, as in sound/card/drivers/DX9.

EDcase
Jul 16 2010, 14:54
Exactly, good point.

Jul 17 2010, 01:53
YES! That helped! It no longer crashes when 3d res and interface res is high!!
Now there is another problem...
Like my other games that I play (OFDR, Oblivion, CS:S, Gmod, etc), after a while, (3-5mins), the game suddenly freezes for a second, the game spazzes out and the screen goes black for 2 seconds, then there is a sudden FPS drop. In OFDR, the FPS dropped from 59 all the way down to 19. In ArmA 2 OA, the fps went from 38 to 10.

If it helps, when starting OA, two of the checkboxes aren't checked.

SWAT_BigBear
Jul 17 2010, 03:48
The last 2 boxes not checked is normal.
Your other issue almost sounds like your power options are set low (throttling the cpu).

Jul 17 2010, 08:16
The last 2 boxes not checked is normal.
Your other issue almost sounds like your power options are set low (throttling the cpu).

Well, my CPU is usually oc'ed to 2.9Ghz (new record) from the original 2.5Ghz.

DocDanger
Jul 17 2010, 13:16
Im going to post something that may piss people off: Im playing OA in iraq, purchased from a local vendor. No access to US markets and we cannot purchase items online (iraqi network, rampant ID theft) I go home in a month and plan on buying a 'real' copy there. If you dont like it, sorry, no choice.

I can play editor and training w/o problems, but single player campaign CTD before it even starts loading. Is anyone willing to help me? What programs should I download to submit an error report with my laptop stats? I have a retail copy of ARMA2 that runs without any problems damn near maxed out.

Please understand my situation and dont flame me... Too hard.

Dwarden
Jul 17 2010, 14:15
first please try use the public beta build of OA ...
also make sure your DirectX is up2date and same goes for audio drivers

Cogar69
Jul 17 2010, 14:53
Y
Like my other games that I play (OFDR, Oblivion, CS:S, Gmod, etc), after a while, (3-5mins), the game suddenly freezes for a second, the game spazzes out and the screen goes black for 2 seconds, then there is a sudden FPS drop. In OFDR, the FPS dropped from 59 all the way down to 19. In ArmA 2 OA, the fps went from 38 to 10.

If it helps, when starting OA, two of the checkboxes aren't checked.

I bet you have a Nvidia card and experiencing an "nvlddmkm.sys" bug. No point talking to Nvidia as they will only blame your hardware. I've updated my drivers and got the bug then rolled back the drivers and the nvlddmkm.sys bug disappeared so it's definately software.

SWAT_BigBear
Jul 17 2010, 15:17
Well, my CPU is usually oc'ed to 2.9Ghz (new record) from the original 2.5Ghz.
What is your power option set to?
High Performance, Power Saver or Balanced (Balanced is default).
Even using an overclock, these settings will effect cpu speed.
Sample, mine set to Balanced allows the cpu to throttle from 1.0ghz-3.0ghz. Only "High Performance" will keep the cpu at top speed of 3.0ghz.

DocDanger
Jul 17 2010, 15:31
first please try use the public beta build of OA ...
also make sure your DirectX is up2date and same goes for audio drivers

Unfortunately simply buying a copy isnt an option for me as of yet, I love all BI games and have been playing them since flashpoint but i simply cannot right now, that doesnt mean I will not. I just need something to kill the boredom in our last month here... no more missions to take my time.

Updating my drivers had no effect

Jul 18 2010, 03:44
What is your power option set to?
High Performance, Power Saver or Balanced (Balanced is default).
Even using an overclock, these settings will effect cpu speed.
Sample, mine set to Balanced allows the cpu to throttle from 1.0ghz-3.0ghz. Only "High Performance" will keep the cpu at top speed of 3.0ghz.

Its on ASUS overclocking mode. Its basically high performance. And I don't get any dll errors with my card.

Now there aren't really any black screens before the lag begins, it just suddenly happens. It even happens with Halo 1.........:eek:
I mean, my CPU is also really cool. My GPU maxes out at 75C and CPU is slightly less.

Placebo
Jul 18 2010, 12:25
Unfortunately simply buying a copy isnt an option for me as of yet, I love all BI games and have been playing them since flashpoint but i simply cannot right now, that doesnt mean I will not. I just need something to kill the boredom in our last month here... no more missions to take my time.

Updating my drivers had no effect

Whatever your situation, you cannot come on here with your illegal version expecting help or support that's just not on, nor is it really on to be posting troubleshooting problems from your illegal version of the game. Your account is now suspended, if you choose/are able to buy the legal version of the game and prove that via Email your account will be reactivated.

Edit: Oh and now I see you're posting with a duplicate account, well that's clearly not allowed under the forum rules either, both suspended.

-=]PR[=-Yakuza
Jul 24 2010, 10:54
ok,perhaps my little buggt experience can help some folks.when playing Arma2 and OA i got the nerving CTD but the game still ran in task manager.i was looking everything (different drivers,formatted twice etc).then i got a idea when i read somewhere it could be the heavy gpu load or something like this.
btw i have a overclocked gtx 295 (which is OC by the manufacturer)...so i saw the gpu runs at 630 MHZ,with Rivatuner i "downclocked" first at 600 and nothing,still the bug, so me still very :mad:....so i downclocked again at 550 MHZ...and now it works without that bug again,can play hours and hours.....

hope it can help someone not to search 2 weeks like me...........

MJK-Ranger
Jul 24 2010, 11:43
Yes ArmA2/OA use your GPU extremely, i did a test on OA Benchmark.

GPU Core Clock [MHz] , GPU Memory Clock [MHz] , GPU Shader Clock [MHz] , GPU Temperature [°C], Memory Used [MB] , GPU Load [%] , Memory Controller Load [%] , Video Engine Load [%]

648.0 , 1242.0 , 1476.0 , 67.0 , 1193 , 99 , 14 , 0
648.0 , 1242.0 , 1476.0 , 67.0 , 1193 , 99 , 14 , 0
648.0 , 1242.0 , 1476.0 , 67.0 , 1193 , 99 , 14 , 0
648.0 , 1242.0 , 1476.0 , 67.0 , 1193 , 97 , 14 , 0
648.0 , 1242.0 , 1476.0 , 67.0 , 1194 , 99 , 14 , 0
648.0 , 1242.0 , 1476.0 , 67.0 , 1194 , 98 , 14 , 0
648.0 , 1242.0 , 1476.0 , 67.0 , 1194 , 99 , 14 , 0

As you all can see, my GPU Load % was almost 100%

seelix
Jul 24 2010, 13:36
PR[=-Yakuza;1695847']ok,perhaps my little buggt experience can help some folks.when playing Arma2 and OA i got the nerving CTD but the game still ran in task manager.i was looking everything (different drivers,formatted twice etc).then i got a idea when i read somewhere it could be the heavy gpu load or something like this.
btw i have a overclocked gtx 295 (which is OC by the manufacturer)...so i saw the gpu runs at 630 MHZ,with Rivatuner i "downclocked" first at 600 and nothing,still the bug, so me still very :mad:....so i downclocked again at 550 MHZ...and now it works without that bug again,can play hours and hours.....

hope it can help someone not to search 2 weeks like me...........

really nice info. i have this issue since patch 1.05,and always only on evening/night missions.but downclocking my GPU cant be the way outa this mess. or i really have to ? you really push me over the edge with this possibility.
i'll give it a try tomorrow,and will report asap.
thanks so far for this post!
:thumb:

zombo
Jul 25 2010, 23:33
hi all , i have been playing arma 2 OA online in zajarani life , and my arma always crash by an error that says "run out of memory" is there a way to fix it ? it is really annoying when the game crash especialy in that mod :/

Placebo
Jul 26 2010, 07:17
What version?

seelix
Jul 26 2010, 18:20
@<hidden> -=]PR[=-Yakuza

it doesnt helped me.
i think iam lost on this issue.

su27
Jul 26 2010, 23:51
Disabling PhysX solved all StackHash_0a9e CTD's for me.

Geier
Jul 29 2010, 07:06
Hello. I have bought the license copy of A2OA. I'm playing the latest open beta patch of OA and I also have the problem with crashing into desktop with active process in task manager. As I see there's no answer with this issue? Will it be fixed?

KodY
Jul 29 2010, 14:04
latest open beta and it still crashes with the StackHash_0a9e error on a 4870 Radeon with 10.7 Cat
Its the only game where this error ocurred

seelix
Jul 29 2010, 14:47
i still dont understand why this issue is still there,and why BI cant do anything against it. i mean cmon,in the past 10-15 years i played hundrets of games and not a single one had this issue to switch to the desktop with no chance of switching back.it cant be the big deal to find out what the trigger is for all of this. or it can be ?
i cant even make a ticket in the CIT because there is nothing to report inside my .rpt file.
Suma,Placebo,Jennik,Dwarden and all you other guys from BI,please fix this !

Dwarden
Aug 5 2010, 12:55
Disabling PhysX solved all StackHash_0a9e CTD's for me.

interesting, what version of PhysX driver You have ?

Darks
Aug 12 2010, 23:04
This is so sad, I love these games you guys put out but I have seen this from the very first release you guys put out with the major bugs and crashes your games have. Its sad that you guys are in such a hurry to release your games in such a bad state. it does not go well for any company or developer to release games in a poor buggy state.

And they say OF Dragon Rising is a bad game. at least that game never crashed on me, and I could play it longer than 10 mins at a time. I cant say the same for this game.

Günter Severloh
Aug 12 2010, 23:37
Gees stop your whining, the game aint that bad, Arma 2 was being worked on while Arma
was released prob before that if i remember correctly, theres alot of time behind the game development.

Just because the game crashes for you it dont mean that it is the game alone with "bugs" that
is doing it, there are alot of things that will make one's game crash, for example my game would crash til I
turned off Physx in the nvidia control panel, and then found out that my cpu and GPU were over
heating, and so as soon as I added more fans, and cleaned out my compt case of dust, the game stopped crashing.

I never had an issue with bugs.
you have to look at a bigger picture then just bugs,
you have to consider some things:

- does your computer meet the min requirements
- if you have vista 64bit then you may have an issue
- is your cpu and or gpu overheating with other games?
- are you playing with 2 or more addons or mods that are not compatible?
- have you put addons and or mods in places they dont belong?

just a few i can think of but there are many reasons.

Lets also consider to that OFP Dr and Arma 2 are on two totally different engines and arma 2 engine
I might add is an proprietary engine that BIS built for arma 2. Same for Arma, and OFP.

Look at the big picture. Do a search in the forum for topics discussing things that might make your game crash,
or just ask for help, dont assume Arma 2 is buggy, for all you know it could be
something you are or are not running to make the game work.

Darks
Aug 13 2010, 00:08
Hey Gunter,

You know what dude, just stop right there. I dont need your endless baggering about my system and what might be wrong with my pc, My pc is jsut fine and most likly is 5 times better than anything your running. Its this stupid unfinished beta of a game thats the problem. Whining? dude get a life and stop kissing the devs asses. I guess its whining when you pay your hard earned money for a game you cant even play right? thats what whining is?

Take a good look at the post on this forum and its mostly about people that cant run the game for more than 10 mins at a time without it CTTDT.
And I guess Im assumnng that its my pc and not the game right? its a clean install, I have no issues with any other game I run except this abomination. I dont run any mods, Im not over heating, and no its not my pc moron.

Read the posting on the forums and its plain and painfully clear that this game is not in any shape or form ready for release. its a fricking beta. and we paid so we can play a beta.

I got a hint for you dude, how about STFU and leave the commenting about help to the devs and not your lame stupid comments.

Günter Severloh
Aug 13 2010, 05:25
Relax man sorry for saying what I said but
Your little comments are taking it to far I pointed those things for a reason but you seem so stuck on the game,
you would rather blame the game in all its entireity and not possibly find other possibilites which could be your
computer or something related to it, how do you know have you checked?
Im not trying to mae you out to be the bad guy or make a fool of you or whatever, i'm trying to weigh the odds here i
ts a process of elimination, unless you did a bunch of tests to find out what it is then you cannot say for sure
that its not overheating or an incompatibility or even a bug.

if it is a bug then what errors are you getting, if you cand find the RPt it should tell you.

Another post with the same problem and I mentioned overheating and sure enough thats
what it was after the guy did some monitoring of the cpu and GPU temps.

I understand the issue of your game crashing it does suck I been there as well,
but I only mentioned other possibilities that could add to it crashing, Im not here
to compare my computer with yours as i really dont care.

All Im saying is yes the game has its bugs but there are other factors involved
that could be maybe not meeting the system requirements or not enough ram,
or incompatible OS, or some other possibilities, I highly doubt its all the game.

And no i'm not kissing the devs asses, I been playing BIS games since the very
beginning and I know what to expect, and what I'm dealing with, and most of my
problems I ever had was related to my own computer either having a low end GPU,
or CPU, or overheating, or incompatible addons and or mods, thats about the only
things i have ever dealt with and low FPS on occasion but outside of that I get no issues.

Arma 2 as well as the other games are great games, I could never part with them,
what you do is up to you and I hope you get it sorted out.

Kremator
Aug 13 2010, 12:45
There is nothing wrong with the game. Check minimum specs and make sure all drivers are uptodate. Make sure you have the latest patch. If it doesn't work I'm afraid ITS YOUR PC at fault. Simple.

The forums are here to help Darks, but watch what you slag off. There are thousands of people that run this perfectly well. Look at your system first then ask for advice on how to make it run more smoothly etc. The troubleshooting thread will help you out massively.

Darks
Aug 13 2010, 14:52
Sorry, But I’m going to tell you where you can stick your, it’s your PC at fault. Because it’s not my PC. you guys need to take a long hard look at the forums and the tons of post that are here and on Steams forums about how shitty the game is in terms of I can’t get it to run for more than 10 mins at a time before it crashes.

I recently rebuilt my pc from scratch, has all the latest drivers too. I’m not an idiot, I know what I’m doing I’ve been doing this kind of crap for over 20 years. I’m a network Admin, so I think I’m very capable of troubleshooting my pc and any issues. Again I will spell this out for you guys since you are too stupid to read my prior comments about. “I have NO OTHER ISSSUES RUNNING ANY OTHER GAME EXCEPT THIS ONE” Got it??

This is A typical of BI, this is not the first time one of their games has been released in this bug ridden constant crashing state. I have seen this from the very first game they released up to this latest version that what a surprise it also crashes all the time. Truthfully it’s a wonder this company is still in business, I can’t see how any of you can sit here and defend these guys. You all have lost your damn minds if you ask me. Because no one in their right mind defends a game that doesn’t run well and continually crashes.

---------- Post added at 07:45 AM ---------- Previous post was at 07:35 AM ----------

Gunter,

This is the error message in the report file I keep getting. To me it’s referencing the video drivers. But these are the latest drivers out for the game.

Exception code: C0000005 ACCESS_VIOLATION at 7C809750
graphics: D3D9, Device: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285, Driver:nvd3dum.dll 8.17.12.5896
resolution: 1920x1200x32

I don’t use mods at all, just a straight up install of the game I even left the graphics setting at normal. Didn’t change any of them. Except I turned shadows off. Just to see if that helps. It didn’t.

Makes no scense to me why the game crashes. And yes I have Physx off. I even turned off all setting for the game inside Nvidia control panel and let the game handle it all. The card is not over heating I have a gadget up that shows me the temps of the gpu. It never goes over 116 degrees.

If I sound like I’ve been an ass, sorry but my frustration level has about had it with this game and the constant crashes.

---------- Post added at 07:52 AM ---------- Previous post was at 07:45 AM ----------

My system Specs are these.

ASUS P7P55D Delux MB
8 GIG Ram - Corsair 9-9-9-9-24
EVGA GTX 285
Win 7 x64
2 Hard Drives. Western Digital 1 TB FALS

all of these are up-to-date with latest drivers.

Günter Severloh
Aug 13 2010, 17:47
If I sound like I’ve been an ass, sorry but my frustration level has about had it with this game and the constant crashes.
Hey np I understand, it is frustrating, we'll get it straightened out.

You have pretty good specs, I cant tell you exactly off hand but it may be something with the graphics card drivers?
and the OS im not 100% on it.

questions,
- do you have the game patched with the latest official patch which is 1.07?

- what installed game do you have?

- anything overclocked?

after doing an extensive search some posts I found that may be of help:

some findings based on the error you pointed out in your post:

NVIDIA video card(s) owners read here!

http://forums.bistudio.com/showpost.php?p=1647654&postcount=12

seems in this post the exception code error u get has been solved with the beta patch,
check out the post
exception code post

I did a large search for you my man, about all I can find,
let us know what the situation is and then we can go from there if nothing has changed.

hope that helps.

Darks
Aug 13 2010, 19:57
Hi Gunter,

Thanks for those links, I read through many of them, some I had found on my own but I hadn’t seen the one trying it as an Admin. That to me makes no senses but I will try it. I am set as an admin on my box. But I’ll give it a shot and see how that goes. I also saw that there were conflicts with Realtech drivers and NVidia. That did peek my interest because I do have both of those on my board. The lan is by Realtec which I wasn’t happy about since Intel is clearly the way to go when it comes to lan cards. I have a Intel gigabit card I will install that too and give it a shot. I have a feeling that may work. And my crashing seems to be only related to LAN play. I don’t recall crashing on Single player. But I do crash if I click Scenario.

I’m still kind of Peeved at BI for not resolving these types of issues in the first place. It should never ever take several patches later to fix this kind of stuff that should have been fixed out the gate.

Thanks for all your help dude!

Günter Severloh
Aug 13 2010, 21:51

The community is pretty big here, and there is alot of work being done to track
the bugs and fix them, and what is used is the community tracker seen here:

http://dev-heaven.net/projects/cis/wiki

basically whatever bug you think you got you create a form and then submit, and on this page:
http://dev-heaven.net/projects/cis/issues

all the issues that players and anyone alike playing arma 2 have submitted.
By submitting bugs it will allow BIS devs to fix them, as before when bugs were submitted they
came out with beta patches and then offical stable patches that have fixed the game in those
areas of bugs or tweaks, or even features.

The latest patch for Arma 2 is 1.07 and that came out end of july early August, somewhere
around there. thats the thing with BIS they are always working on the game, but more the
community then them, we have alot of great folks that have been in the BIS series games for
a long time and have contributed alot to the community, this is one of those things, and it is very big.

I guess you can say Arma 2 as well as the other BIS games are indeed still in a beta stage, but
whats interesting and cool (thats if your game dont crash and you can actually play the game)
its like you get a better game every time the game is patched, every time a new addon, or mod
is created, and updated, new material, thats the beauty of OFP, Arma series its a sandbox game,
you can do anything, go anywhere, be anyone, pretty much play any type of game you can think of.

If you can dream it up and know how to script it, or code it, or whatever then you can play it.

well getting offtopic, I hope that the situation turns out, and it seems that your on the right track,
any questions I can possibly answer then let me, or anyone for that matter know,
i'm ussally on and off the forums here all day.

SWAT_BigBear
Aug 13 2010, 22:31
but I hadn’t seen the one trying it as an Admin. That to me makes no senses but I will try it. I am set as an admin on my box.
With Vista/W7 it is a must to install and "run as administrator" with basically........anything you put on it.
If not...you will have errors such as you are having.
Having an account listed as "Administrator" does not work as you think it does/should.

GOL Cobra
Aug 18 2010, 15:44
Hi all , Getting CTD.

Sometimes it will just CTD with the windows error ( Program not working) and sometimes i will get out of memory error. Even when running everything on low dosen't seem to do the trick and besides the game looks horrible on those settings.

Specs :

Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU
M 430 @<hidden> 2.27GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz (Intel Boost 2.5GHZ)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M Dedi 1GB memory
4GB of RAM

I have tried command lines (nosplash , memory 2047 etc..) and disabled phsyx

I will not being buying BF until this is fixed.

Component Actual
Aug 18 2010, 16:22
Hi all , Getting CTD.

Sometimes it will just CTD with the windows error ( Program not working) and sometimes i will get out of memory error. Even when running everything on low dosen't seem to do the trick and besides the game looks horrible on those settings.

Specs :

Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU
M 430 @<hidden> 2.27GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz (Intel Boost 2.5GHZ)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M Dedi 1GB memory
4GB of RAM

I have tried command lines (nosplash , memory 2047 etc..) and disabled phsyx

I will not being buying BF until this is fixed.

Do not use the -maxmem=2047 command. It is not needed with the 1.07 patch, and will actually hurt performance. If you are still having out of memory errors after you do this, check

"Control Panel, System, Advanced System settings, Advanced Tab, Performance - Settings, Advanced Tab, Virtual Memory - Change"

and either check the box next to "Automatically manage paging file size for all drives" or increase the minimum and maximum allowed paging file size to 4096 MB (= RAM x 1), and 8192 MB (=RAM x 2) respectively. Also you may want to make sure that your paging file is on the same drive as your ARMA2 directory.

The out of memory error refers to Virtual Memory so playing with these settings has a good chance of alleviating your problem. I use to have that crash all the time running x64 Windows 7 with 6 GB of RAM, but it completely stopped with the 1.07 patch. You may just try reinstalling the 1.07 patch.

If none of the above helps I have heard of a out of memory error crash that specifically affects computers with 4GB of RAM, and that removing 1 stick of RAM fixes it. That probably isn't ideal though since it would likely mean going from 4 GB of RAM to 2.

dogzer
Aug 19 2010, 14:34
Also try installing it in default C:\ directory if you haven't

mastahtheboss
Aug 19 2010, 19:44
hi guys

same problem here, i start the game, go into the armery and in about 1/2 minutes it go do the desktop, but the game still run with audio.
i can't see video, only my desk. (just to talk easy, i can play but i can see only my desktop)
i need to close A2OA with ALT-F4 or desktop manager.

i have a q6600 2.4
5ghz ram ddr3
nvidia 9800 gtx (with latest driver)
windows 7 64 (always uptodate)
(just formatted about 3 weeks ago)

already try to downclock to 555 (but gained only an extra min)
and various settings founded around in the forum

i don't reealy know what i can try :\

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edit:
oh yeah, i forgot to tell that i don't have any error message :\

Marlboroman
Aug 22 2010, 21:51
Hi all,

To all those who are getting random crashes to desktop can i ask whether or not you have a usb joystick or some usb peripheral plugged in that may be causing this issue?? I (fingers crossed and touch wood and all that) believe i may have resolved this issue by realising that while i had my sidewinder forcefeedback joystick plugged in the game would ctd all the time at random points mainly 5-10 min into a campaign so i reformatted etc (win7 64 bit) and noticed that i had forgot to plug joystick in to play but noticed that this time the game worked fine in training missions, i came back to the game later and plugged it in and lone behold it crashed again!! so i tried again without the joystick plugged in and was able to play campaign so far (1-2 hours) no crashing.

I hope this helps as i myself know how bloody frustrating this has been.

All the best and let me know how you all get on!!!

Regards.:yay:

Beagle
Aug 22 2010, 21:58
I get chrashes most of the time when ever I try to configure the Saitek X52 Pro with Flight Pedals Pro (both USB) in the games options>controls menu. Most crashes happen on axis or button configuration. I do the axis configuration directly in the user.cfg for some time now to avoid this.

Ecto
Aug 23 2010, 09:41
So... what now?
Got a crash too.

Marlboroman
Aug 23 2010, 12:34
So... what now?
Got a crash too.

Hi Ecto, my resolution was aimed at those who are having the ctd on regular occasions. You haven't really elaborated on what your issue is apart from the above, do you have an error report or can you provide info surrounding your crash instance.:j: