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shakes
Sep 1 2010, 21:45
HI, thanks for the info on the verifying the files

I did that on Arma2, Arma2 OA, and the BAF stuff and everything checked out fine

I am still getting these messages about "downloadable content that has been deleted" specifically CAWheeled2_BTR and other CA things.
I have no idea where these CA things came from.

Would it maybe help if I just deleted the local content and reinstalled all the arma2 components?

Kokuto
Sep 5 2010, 08:42
I am also having the same issue with these CAWheeled2_BTR90 files. I can't seem to locate this in the Arma Folders which could mean its all hidden elsewhere?

CoolFire
Sep 6 2010, 10:59
AFAIK the "CA" stuff is addons belonging to ArmA2. Are you guys sure that you are running ArmA2 and OA combined?

Kokuto
Sep 10 2010, 09:13
I purchased Arma II combined operations from Steam and have both installed, so technically it should be able to work. Unless I am missing some interface somewhere. But the thing is, the multi-player recognizes that I have Arma II, Arma II OA and British armed forces.

This makes me unable to play any chernarus multiplayer map, could anyone help me?

Dwarden
Sep 10 2010, 09:35
I purchased Arma II combined operations from Steam and have both installed, so technically it should be able to work. Unless I am missing some interface somewhere. But the thing is, the multi-player recognizes that I have Arma II, Arma II OA and British armed forces.

This makes me unable to play any chernarus multiplayer map, could anyone help me?

start first ARMA 2 (this writes key into registry), exit ARMA 2
start ARMA 2: BAF (to ensure BAF is properly installed)
starts ARMA 2: OA binary so no worry
start ARMA 2: Combined Operations
starts ARMA 2: OA binary so no worry

now you should be able load all maps in editor (Utes, Desert, Chernarus, Takistan, Shapur)

in case this don't work try revalidate file cache of each title and repeat the procedure

reedii69
Sep 10 2010, 23:00
start first ARMA 2 (this writes key into registry), exit ARMA 2
start ARMA 2: BAF (to ensure BAF is properly installed)
starts ARMA 2: OA binary so no worry
start ARMA 2: Combined Operations
starts ARMA 2: OA binary so no worry

now you should be able load all maps in editor (Utes, Desert, Chernarus, Takistan, Shapur)

in case this don't work try revalidate file cache of each title and repeat the procedure

Is there a way to make a shortcut for Combined Operations? I'm kinda lazy and like to have shortcuts. I also forget to go into my games library and right click OA to run CO.

Dwarden
Sep 11 2010, 12:04
Is there a way to make a shortcut for Combined Operations? I'm kinda lazy and like to have shortcuts. I also forget to go into my games library and right click OA to run CO.

make shortcut to this file

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\ARMA 2 Operation Arrowhead\_runA2CO.cmd

reedii69
Sep 11 2010, 23:53
make shortcut to this file

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\ARMA 2 Operation Arrowhead\_runA2CO.cmd

Sweet TY!

Celesa
Sep 13 2010, 04:41

I am still getting the same error after turning off UAC and letting steam run under administrator priviledge - Basically I deleted all local content (ARMA 2, ARMA 2 OA, ARMA 2 Brtish Armed Forces) and redownloaded ARMA 2 OA and got the error when starting it.

PS: I also chosen to participate in beta steam program.

Dwarden
Sep 13 2010, 06:31
so far everyone who encoutered issues with BAF and STEAM was fixable with one of these steps

1. run STEAM as administrator (applise to below steps too)

2. revalidating filecache of ARMA 2 and ARMA 2: OA
+ starting ARMA 2 and ARMA 2: OA once

3. erasing these folders inside OA (\BAF\ and \DLCsetup\)
+ reinstalling A2: BAF

as for You these seems to not work ... there are several other questions

do i understood correctly You are getting this error with only ARMA 2: OA ? (A2 and A2:BAF not installed)
what's exactly you OS ?
same error even if you enable UAC and use 'run as administrator'? (yes disabling UAC caused weird result for some users)
any special security suite (HIPS firewalls like Comodo Suite, Norton Suite etc)?
any other special software running (memory firewalls, sandboxing or else ?)
was ARMA2OA.rpt created on startup of arma2oa.exe?
on W7 located e.g. C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\ArmA 2 OA\

Celesa
Sep 13 2010, 12:42

I redownloaded all (ARMA2, ARMA 2 OA and ARMA 2 BAF) via steam.

For 1. Done this via propertieies of steam.exe select priviledge run as administrator - I reactivated UAC, I am using Windows 7.

For 2. Revalidated Arma2 then Arma2:OA and then try start ARMA 2 followed by ARMA2:OA. ARMA 2 starts fine can get in game, ARMA:OA returned error code 51.

For 3. erasing these folders inside ARMA2:OA (\DLCsetup\) - I do not have \BAF\ folder.

I do not have special security suite. and I cannot see ArmA 2 OA folder at all; only ARMA2 folder in C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\.

Thanks

Dwarden
Sep 13 2010, 14:45
well it seems like quite popular problem

no F-Secure antivirus ?
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=11100513&postcount=14

in most cases fix is disable AV and run as admin ... but in Your case ... hmm no idea but must be reason

what applications you are running ?

Celesa
Sep 13 2010, 16:04
no F-Secure antivirus ?
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=11100513&postcount=14

Bingo, I have F-Secure! Uninstalled it and it now works fine. :yay:

By the way, is there something I must do to start ARMA 2 BAF? (Can't start via double clicking icon on steam)

Thanks a lot Dwarden! You are star.

Dwarden
Sep 13 2010, 17:33
hmm it should work if you start whole STEAM as admnistrator
anyway try run ARMA 2: OA it should start BAF install automatically

as replacement of Your F-secure antivirus i suggest to use Avast! v5 www.avast.com (http://www.avast.com)

the home edition is free fron non-commercial use

Celesa
Sep 13 2010, 18:09
hmm it should work if you start whole STEAM as admnistrator
anyway try run ARMA 2: OA it should start BAF install automatically

as replacement of Your F-secure antivirus i suggest to use Avast! v5 www.avast.com (http://www.avast.com)

the home edition is free fron non-commercial use

Thanks, all my other pc use Calm AV, free too! I will stick with that.
I start OA and clicked expansion and can see green box next to BAF. Thanks again!:bounce3:

SGTIce
Sep 23 2010, 06:00
So ever since BAF my OA has not worked. I talked to steam they weren't helpful at all i'm wondering right now if it's my DX11 that messed up OA or if it was BAF. I've uninstalled/reinstalled about 30 times. I verified the cache, etc.

When I try and run it nothing comes up at all. I open my taskmanager and watch it get to 19K in the memory column and then dissapear.

Dwarden
Sep 23 2010, 22:35
So ever since BAF my OA has not worked. I talked to steam they weren't helpful at all i'm wondering right now if it's my DX11 that messed up OA or if it was BAF. I've uninstalled/reinstalled about 30 times. I verified the cache, etc.

When I try and run it nothing comes up at all. I open my taskmanager and watch it get to 19K in the memory column and then dissapear.

any security software?

any nonstandard software?

Spamurai
Sep 23 2010, 23:33
So... I own ArmA2, ArmA2:OA and Arma2:BAF all on Steam. I have 2 working folders in the SteamApps/Common folder, one for ArmA2 and one for ArmA2:AO... both folders together total over 15 gigs of data... are they duplicating files? is there no way to merge both in to a single working directory?

Next question:

When I launch ArmA2:OA it asks if I want to launch Combined Arms... but when I do that, the following happens.... the Expansions Menu lists:

ArmA2: British Armed Forces
arma2
ArmA2

Just like that and it won't acknowledge any of the @<hidden> folders like it does when I just launch ArmA2:OA on it's own. What gives?

Dwarden
Sep 25 2010, 14:32
the merge is not overwriting content anyway so you would not make your games smaller by combining them into single dir ...

i assume you got some mods because default A2 is under 10GB and OA same ...

tertim
Sep 25 2010, 14:44
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intel core 870@<hidden>
8gig
ninvidia ge gtx 480gaming graphics 4095gb
500 gig hd
win7 64 bit

I have went thru all fixes listed with neg results including
below

A staff member has replied to your question:

I am at a loss as to what to do any help would be appreciated

Dwarden
Sep 25 2010, 16:29
they key problem here is to run whole STEAM.exe as administrator first

the do revalidation of the game (or complete reinstall) and start it

tertim
Sep 26 2010, 03:23
I am really getting tired of this run around on a fix. this has been going on for darn near a week now. I bought this game from steam when it came out and I haven't played it all that much. I like the game and like OF. I would like to play combined ops with my friends. However, It is not possible as I can't get arma 2 to run . All I get is a note saying BAD SERIAL NUMBER GIVEN IN SETUP.
I e-mailed steam a bunch and tried all their fixes and was referred to here because they said that you could handle it. I don't know what the answer is to this problem ???? I tried the fix your rep said to try and reinstalled arma2. I got the same results as every time I have tried your fixes, which is negative.
Look, I have been patient and have tried and tried to fix this issue. I either need a new key or a refund from steam or you. I really don't know why you or steam can't go into my account and fix this problem. I bought the game thru steam. there is a record of it.:(

Dwarden
Sep 26 2010, 11:09
the fix to this problem is same since ARMA 2 and Vista
e.g. see here (it's the classic exit steam, "run as administrator" , start ARMA 2/OA)
and it always work (You would be first who can't fix the bad serial number given in setup)

anyway if You can't fix it then You must contact Valve(STEAM) for the refund or account analysis because we have no control over theirs service

Ardmore
Sep 29 2010, 12:02
Hi there, I've searched for answers to my question but havent come across any that help.
My Squadmate has Arma2 with Arrowhead and Baf but purchased it through Steam (the rest of us bought through different means), the problem is that he cant join us when we're playing on a non-dedicated server (my own PC), though he can join any of the dedicated servers which would I'm presuming count out any firewall problems. Versions are the same.
Any assistance would be gratefully received.

Ardmore

giantkin
Sep 29 2010, 17:27
I have the Steam version of arma2 , arma2oa and the British dlc.

I have no problems joining 'normal' cd install servers etc.

However, there are a few points he should be aware of...

first, if your running arma2 only... arma2 oa wont see the server at all.

if you start the server with ao, he needs to as well...
sounds obvious? its not.

combined ops makes it a bit different. steam version of combined ops, you have to run a BATCH file... tell him to find that batchfile, and run it. (or go into the steam browser and use the link there.)

if you use mods, the steam version gets a bit messier... you can add the mods into the steam launcher... but your always stuck with them. instead, copy the batch file, and down at the bottom, you can add specific mods via commandline.. and u can have alot of diff setups for that with more than one batchfile.

(hope i made sense! sometimes i go off on tangents lol)

goodluck!

gk

tertim
Sep 29 2010, 21:42
Hello,
well here i am again. I have still not received a fix on my game. I either need a fix or a new key. I contacted steam like you told me and they told me to contact you. I want someone to either fix, give me another key , or give me my money back.
I am tired of this runaround. This has become a nightmare. I want and demand results of one of the afore menti0ned things. I have been a loyal customer for the last several years and have had only one problem prior to this one. I received a bad key for bbc and it was resolved right away by giving me another key. What is so hard about this.
I don't understand why i should be made to go thru all this aggravation when it is not my fault. I paid good money for this game and would like to enjoy my purchase.
Help me out here, fix my game !!!!!!:(

when verifying cache the check stops at 50% for arma2 and says 100% complete. while doing the cache check for operation arrowhead it runs thru 100% of the check. Operation arrowhead works fine

Dwarden
Sep 30 2010, 02:30
are you running STEAM.exe via "Run as Administrator" ?
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=4950-EKAM-2644
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=5688-IFHZ-2170

the thing is that the error you see is STEAM error not our game error ...

try erase registry this entry
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Bohemia Interactive Studio\ArmA 2

Marlboroman
Oct 2 2010, 00:45
I have the Steam version of arma2 , arma2oa and the British dlc.

I have no problems joining 'normal' cd install servers etc.

However, there are a few points he should be aware of...

first, if your running arma2 only... arma2 oa wont see the server at all.

if you start the server with ao, he needs to as well...
sounds obvious? its not.

combined ops makes it a bit different. steam version of combined ops, you have to run a BATCH file... tell him to find that batchfile, and run it. (or go into the steam browser and use the link there.)

if you use mods, the steam version gets a bit messier... you can add the mods into the steam launcher... but your always stuck with them. instead, copy the batch file, and down at the bottom, you can add specific mods via commandline.. and u can have alot of diff setups for that with more than one batchfile.

(hope i made sense! sometimes i go off on tangents lol)

goodluck!

gk

pelleplutt
Oct 3 2010, 16:47

I have steams arma 2 co and i want to have these addons. And this is my set launch in steam.
-nosplash -world=empty "-mod=@<hidden>;@<hidden>;@<hidden>;@<hidden>;@<hidden>;@<hidden>;@<hidden> CEX_USNavy;@<hidden>"

And this is my run A2CO "edit" line. "%_STEAMPATH%\steam.exe" -applaunch 33930 "-mod=%_ARMA2PATH%;EXPANSION;ca;@<hidden>;@<hidden>;@<hidden> cre;@<hidden>;@<hidden>;@<hidden>;@<hidden>;@<hidden>"

Before the error problem, the CO started and the addons where listed in expension but not in the game, it was only arma2 who was listed to upper right.

I dont now what i am doing wrong.
Regards Pelle

Gungoren
Oct 8 2010, 21:27
hey guys. got a question.

so question is, how will i connect these two for run combined ops? i searched the thread a bit but couldn't find it. anybody want to point me to the right direction?is this thing is possible?

x_ringo_x
Oct 14 2010, 22:25
Hey quick question, where are the Mission editor saves, on the Steam version of OA. I need to find the folders to put in scripts and I have no clue where to find them?

pushkin22
Oct 18 2010, 09:28

Why is there a second "arma 2" when I start Combined Operations?

x_ringo_x
Oct 19 2010, 00:40
Hey lately I have been having multiplayer trouble with OA.
Now I have Retail version of Arma 2, but I have Arrowhead and BAF Steam. I did what dwarden has posted earlier in this forum about using the Windows batch file, so you can run Combined operations. But on some servers I get a Debug error. Mostly it says to check the WF_Logic inside the editor to check to see if the correct ammount of towns are set. I have no idead what that means, but it won't let me purchase units. However I can still purchase gear. This is for online multiplayer CTI maps, and their are no additional mods on these maps. The other debug error I get is about Money. That isn't much of a problem, all it does is reset my funds, I still get them, and I can purchase units. And also occasionally I get missing mission addons like BAF_CH47 addon, and M4-EOTECH. Also I noticed that when I use the Batch file, and after the Game loads and I check the expansions tab it has Arma 2 Running twice. I don't know if this effects anything, but feedback on this would be well appreaciated, Thank you Ringo
P.S. I found where the Steam saved games are stored. Ignore the previous post, I don't know how to delete it.
I have a AMD Phenom Quad-core 1.80Ghz, 4gig Ram, Nvidia Galaxy GT220 video card, and I run Windows Vista. Lastest version.:yay:

WallyJas
Oct 19 2010, 07:55
Guys I am trying to get the Isla Duala mod to work from within my Steam ARMA2 CO folder.

I purchased the original ARMA2 and OA via Steam and the other day (after a few hours of dicking around....not impressed) managed to get them to work as CO.

Since then I have moved my mod folders (@<hidden>, ACBA etc) into the expansions folder in OA and then added the applicable -mod line to the 'launch options' in Steam. The mods have been working fine.

However today I tried to do the same thing for Isla Duala 1.81 (@<hidden>) and for some reason it does not seem to work. If I go to the 'expansions' tab within CO I see that @<hidden> is enabled however if I go to the editor there is no map nor content.

Is anyone able to assist?

PS: Why is this all so hard with Steam and CO? It used to be fairly straight forward before CO!

SGTIce
Oct 24 2010, 03:28

any security software?

any nonstandard software?

Set it to run as admin and I have Zone Alarm running. Non-standard software being what? Earlier I even tried turning off my ZA, TS, Xfire and everything to run OA still didn't work I messed with the properties to make it minimized, full, etc, compatibility, nothing has worked as of so far.

Specs:
Windows 7 64 bit
ATI Radeon HD 5750 1 gig
Intel Core Duo Proc 2.6 Ghz
some ASUS motherboard

---------- Post added at 07:28 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:26 PM ----------

Hey quick question, where are the Mission editor saves, on the Steam version of OA. I need to find the folders to put in scripts and I have no clue where to find them?

My docs > Arma 2 Other Profiles > Mission Name

VirtualVikingX
Nov 5 2010, 17:11
I have two times in short succsession experienced this:

MP games start to crash around base structures. Consistenly. Other players get the battleye failed message from me. I CTD.

What could be causing such massive corruptions? Betas?

Dwarden
Nov 6 2010, 03:19
betas aren't touching anything in the game files they have own subdirectory

it might be flaw in some addon you installed (e.g. community tool or installer) or mislook when copy / extracted etc

Dreahack
Nov 13 2010, 03:01
Hi everyone,

i have 2 steam accounts,one with A2,A2 OA and BAF
while the other has only A2 and A2Oa

I want to install CO but retail version,i ll extract keys from steam

the question is how can i install A2:CO from the second account and baf from the first one

thanks,

Dwarden
Nov 13 2010, 06:42
You need to to install it using the first one (all 3 titles) first

juicer
Nov 13 2010, 12:15
hi guys, after that last update on new version i cant connect on most of server. some are not accesable couse of new version and from other ones i get automaticly kicked out. i tried to reinstall battle eye it didnt helped. where can be problem?

upredictable
Nov 13 2010, 12:31
Hi people!!!I have the same problem that juicer has. Need some help?Thanks

RedRiver
Nov 13 2010, 13:27
I have the same problem after the patch. Cannot connect to any server.

The mission downloads ok and i pick a soldier but when right before i should get into the game it just reloads the menu again. No messages.

Ive tried to reinstall battleeye.

Dwarden
Nov 13 2010, 14:00
i hope you tried this OA BE install

also did You updated the 3.5MB BAF-full standalone patch 1.01

explained here: http://forums.bistudio.com/showpost.php?p=1787012&postcount=2

juicer
Nov 13 2010, 15:37
hm didnt helped so far when i check BAF in steam for update history its blank, so i uninstalled it,nothing. i also installed that battleye which u provided. but seems like steam have some problem with updating battleye on arma2 its unavailable.

upredictable
Nov 13 2010, 16:22
Dwarden, thanks for the help, i have done what u said and nothing.Like JUicer said.

GOL Cobra
Nov 13 2010, 16:55
New patch and i cannot play on any servers with Battle-Eye enabled.

blanic
Nov 13 2010, 17:23
Really rediculous how many of us have it form STEAM and we cannot get on BATTLEeye servers due to this. I have also bought last nite the full version of BAF and tried it with the patch and still no go. It is not initializing battleye. I tried using the OABattleye intall, even after uninstalling it and still it does not WORK. Really rediculous, hope BIS is paying overtime to get a HOTFIX out TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dwarden
Nov 13 2010, 17:25
hm didnt helped so far when i check BAF in steam for update history its blank, so i uninstalled it,nothing. i also installed that battleye which u provided. but seems like steam have some problem with updating battleye on arma2 its unavailable.

BAF is already up2date on STEAM including the hotfix

You can't see BAF history because theirs system points to wrong appID page

each ARMA 2 and ARMA 2: OA have own BE installer
they are part of STEAM dataset by default

check inside STEAM directory \Steamapps\Common\
\ARMA 2\BEsetup\

but i suggest You run steam via "Run as administrator"

juicer
Nov 13 2010, 17:40
i am allways like admin logged in shouldnt be prob there. and i manualy tried to update battleye too didnt helped even when i tried files which bettleye have on their official sites

blanic
Nov 13 2010, 19:52
we had to password our server until this battleye issue is resolved. Tried the above recommended and none of us can join a battleye enabled game server. There is still something wrong.

Robalo
Nov 13 2010, 20:23
Steam updated my game to 1.55 but arma2oaserver.exe is still version 1.52. Where can I download the Windows 1.55 dedicated exe ? Or do I have to wait for another beta ? Can't BIS put it up on their webpage somewhere ? The Linux 1.55 is there, but the Win version is not.
Nevermind, found it in Steam tools.

Dwarden
Nov 13 2010, 21:43
BE issue isn't related just to STEAM install anyway we are looking into it ...

Dreahack
Nov 13 2010, 23:19
Hey Dwarden,

i think ill keep steam version,but i have british forces in other steam

How can i play BAF (full) on my other steam account which doesnt have it ?

I have also be problems i join the warfare server ,lobby,i finish the loading the (receiving files windows) then i come back to servers window

thanks,

x_ringo_x
Nov 14 2010, 04:29
This is getting very annoying, I'm sorry and I understand that Bohemia interactive is looking into it, but every time I turn around, just because I have the hard copy of Arma 2, and the steam version of Arowhead, it just gives me a shitload of trouble! Dwarden I am not trying to be rude, please do not mistake my intentions as being a ass. I really am not trying to be, but I did pay for game, it was made by you and you licensed it to steam. I just want it to work as it should. You guys are always putting current quick fixes up for everyone else, but why does the steam community have to wait all the time. Like I said before, I am not trying to be a ass, and I hope you understand my point, but I am no different than any other customer. Thank you
Ringo

Slyder73
Nov 14 2010, 09:39
*edit*

Ripsipiirakka
Nov 14 2010, 10:06
I bought both operation arrow head and BAF but now when i play combined operations all english voices (americans especially) talk in british accent. It's not big problem but it just doesn't sound right.
I bought Arma 2 retail, but i bought Arma: OA and BAF through steam.

SCAJolly
Nov 14 2010, 12:13
STEAM gave four options when clicking shortcut. Now they are gone.

I used to click my shortcut, and Steam would pop up a dark window and provide me with four options: BattlEye, Windowed Mode, Combined Ops etc. I selected Combined Ops, and that's how I was able to run CO, basically.

Now, instead of spending two hours trying to run CO another way, is there any way I can ADD the ABOVE option function back to my shortcut? It's not about the target line I think, because that hasn't changed.

I don't think it matters, but my current target line is
"D:\Game\Steam\SteamApps\common\arma 2 operation arrowhead\ArmA2OA.exe" -nosplash "-mod=d:\game\steam\steamapps\common\arma 2\EXPANSION;ca;@<hidden>;@<hidden>;@<hidden>;@<hidden>;@<hidden>;@<hidden>;@<hidden>;@<hidden>;@<hidden>;@<hidden>"
(nevermind some of the later addonfolders)

Dwarden
Nov 14 2010, 12:24
this seems to be problem with the desktop shortcut made by STEAMclient
it offers the option only for first time being used
so i suggest You aim this STEAMclient feature request on Valve

the menu choice is always available via:

1. just double click on the ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead inside the STEAM games list
or
2. left mouse click select the game then right mouse click and pick the option from drop down menu

SCAJolly
Nov 14 2010, 12:46
this seems to be problem with the desktop shortcut made by STEAMclient
it offers the option only for first time being used
so i suggest You aim this STEAMclient feature request on Valve

the menu choice is always available via:

1. just double click on the ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead inside the STEAM games list
or
2. left mouse click select the game then right mouse click and pick the option from drop down menu
Ah, so... I just turn off Steam before I double-click the shortcut. Voilá.

Now, however, Steam refuses to run CO. I select "Combined Ops" from the menu, and then the cmd briefly flickers before my eyes, followed by nothing.

Is anything wrong with my _runA2CO.cmd?

SETLOCAL ENABLEEXTENSIONS

:v64_path_a2
For /F "Tokens=2* skip=2" %%A In ('REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Bohemia Interactive Studio\ArmA 2" /v "MAIN"') Do (set _ARMA2PATH=%%B)

IF NOT DEFINED _ARMA2PATH (GOTO v32_path_a2) ELSE (GOTO v64_path_a2oa)

:v32_path_a2
For /F "Tokens=2* skip=2" %%C In ('REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Bohemia Interactive Studio\ArmA 2" /v "MAIN"') Do (set _ARMA2PATH=%%D)

IF NOT DEFINED _ARMA2PATH (GOTO uac_PATH_A2) ELSE (GOTO v64_path_a2oa)

:uac_PATH_A2
FOR /F "tokens=2* delims= " %%I IN ('REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Bohemia Interactive Studio\ArmA 2" /v "MAIN"') DO (SET _ARMA2PATH=%%J)

IF NOT DEFINED _ARMA2PATH (GOTO std_PATH_A2) ELSE (GOTO v64_path_a2oa)

:std_PATH_A2
FOR /F "tokens=2* delims= " %%K IN ('REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Bohemia Interactive Studio\ArmA 2" /v "MAIN"') DO (SET _ARMA2PATH=%%L)

IF NOT DEFINED _ARMA2PATH (GOTO ENDfailA2) ELSE (GOTO v64_path_a2oa)

:v64_path_a2oa
For /F "Tokens=2* skip=2" %%E In ('REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Bohemia Interactive Studio\ArmA 2 OA" /v "MAIN"') Do (set _ARMA2OAPATH=%%F)

IF NOT DEFINED _ARMA2OAPATH (GOTO v32_path_a2oa) ELSE (GOTO RUN)

:v32_path_a2oa
For /F "Tokens=2* skip=2" %%G In ('REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Bohemia Interactive Studio\ArmA 2 OA" /v "MAIN"') Do set (_ARMA2OAPATH=%%H)

IF NOT DEFINED _ARMA2OAPATH (GOTO uac_PATH_A2OA) ELSE (GOTO RUN)

:uac_PATH_A2OA
FOR /F "tokens=2* delims= " %%M IN ('REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Bohemia Interactive Studio\ArmA 2 OA" /v "MAIN"') DO (SET _ARMA2OAPATH=%%N)

IF NOT DEFINED _ARMA2OAPATH (GOTO std_PATH_A2OA) ELSE (GOTO RUN)

:std_PATH_A2OA
FOR /F "tokens=2* delims= " %%O IN ('REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Bohemia Interactive Studio\ArmA 2 OA" /v "MAIN"') DO (SET _ARMA2OAPATH=%%P)

IF NOT DEFINED _ARMA2OAPATH (GOTO ENDfailA2OA) ELSE (GOTO RUN)

:run
:v64_path_steam
For /F "Tokens=2* skip=2" %%Q In ('REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Valve\Steam" /v "InstallPath"') Do (set _STEAMPATH=%%R)

IF NOT DEFINED _STEAMPATH (GOTO v32_path_steam) ELSE (GOTO runs)

:v32_path_steam
For /F "Tokens=2* skip=2" %%S In ('REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Valve\Steam" /v "InstallPath"') Do (set _STEAMPATH=%%T)

IF NOT DEFINED _STEAMPATH (GOTO uac_path_steam) ELSE (GOTO runs)

:uac_path_steam
FOR /F "tokens=2* delims= " %%U IN ('REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Valve\Steam" /v "InstallPath"') DO (SET _STEAMPATH=%%V)

IF NOT DEFINED _STEAMPATH (GOTO std_path_steam) ELSE (GOTO runs)

:std_path_steam
FOR /F "tokens=2* delims= " %%W IN ('REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Valve\Steam" /v "InstallPath"') DO (SET _STEAMPATH=%%X)

IF NOT DEFINED _STEAMPATH (GOTO ENDfailSteam) ELSE (GOTO runs)

:runs
"%_STEAMPATH%\steam.exe" -applaunch 33930 "-mod=%_ARMA2PATH%;EXPANSION;ca"

ENDLOCAL

:end
exit /B 0

:ENDfailA2
exit /B 1

:ENDfailA2OA
exit /B 2

:ENDfailSteam
exit /B 3

Dwarden
Nov 14 2010, 13:30
if you own STEAM ARMA 2 and OA make sure you started the ARMA 2 at least once (so paths are written to registry)

Kokuto
Nov 14 2010, 14:03
Hello Dwarden, it seems that following the STEAM update to the current versions across the board for Arma II, CO and BAF, i have become unable to connect to warfare servers for some reason.

I actively tested and it seems i can connect to Domination servers and such, but with warfare the soldier role select screen appears, and once that is done, the loading period that follows will complete. But here's where it goes wrong, I am then suddenly thrust back out into the multiplayer server list area, as if the connection was never made at all.

Is there anything i can do to correct this new malfunction? I have tried verifying the files but it appears to change anything.

GTDAWG
Nov 14 2010, 14:24
here i go again!!!
I have a hardcopy of ARMAII and steam copy of OA
both booted fine before the patch but now i can only get to the menu on both ARMA II and OA I can play single player and game freezes upon making the multiplayer selection???
otherwise prior to the 1.08 patch everything worked fine?
even after steam update the version still says 1.05??????

Dwarden
Nov 14 2010, 16:30

known problem with BE, no fix atm, please be patient

beto
Nov 14 2010, 18:59
Cant connect to the servers i used to do fine before the patch...any news from BIS about a solution?

Exikutioner
Nov 14 2010, 19:30
Cant connect to the servers i used to do fine before the patch...any news from BIS about a solution?

known problem with BE, no fix atm, please be patient

=WBG=cpt_custard
Nov 15 2010, 17:12
any idea how much longer this is going to go on for......not only did we have to wait longer for the patch to come out over steam but now we still cant play.

Ive tried to set our server to run with out battleye installed but even that wont work..

GTDAWG
Nov 15 2010, 18:59
need to wait it out and post in the steam forum about the problem.
btw its more than just a steam problem.
my hard copy of ARMA II wont load multiplayer either but play single player fine.
What ever happened to trying the patches first before release????

Supersonic
Nov 17 2010, 02:44
Hello

Yesterday i bought ARma 2 and OA through steam.

But when i play i get error message Error 8876086c. I was in single player, when this occurred please help!

System specs:
Win xp 32
4x 2.5 AMD Phenom
4850 (512MB)x2

fess
Nov 17 2010, 04:45
I have steam versions of Arma2 1.08 and OA 1.55 on winxp.

After patching to 1.55 i had the "BE failed to initialize" error, BE 1.45 update fixed that.
I now see BE initialize when i join. But I was kicked for "Corrupted Memory #0" by BE, restarted PC tried again "Corrupted Memory #0".
So following BE's instructions i checked for Viruses and then I used Steams "Verify integrity of game cache" on both OA and Arma2, now i can't join warfare servers (which is all i play) I'm kicked for "CAWheeled_btr_90 warfare2vehicles" deleted, and thats before i get to find out if i'm still going to get kicked by BE's "Corrupted Memory #0".

So before 1.55 i had no issues and played daily.
Now well.. getting pretty PO'ed.

PS I did notice Steam had done a small update for both OA and Arma2 of 3.2mb each, no change.

---------- Post added at 04:45 AM ---------- Previous post was at 04:20 AM ----------

OK "CAWheeled_btr_90 warfare2vehicles" deleted error is because CO wasn't launching even thought thats whats i'd ask it to do it was just launching OA, i guess this is from the "Verify integrity of game cache" check i did, both Arma2 and OA must be run after this check, otherwise CO won't start it'll just be OA.

So now i'm still being kicked for "Corrupted Memory #0" by BE.

Sweet unPO'ed can join and play

KaiserSkullz
Nov 17 2010, 06:27
yeah patch 1.54 it worked fine. Now that I patched to 1.55 I can't play, it freezes up in definitely. Regardless of any graphic changes, It first froze up before I even looked at the new graphic options.

Is this still a BE problem? or some other bug?

Dell XD 6GB Vista 64-bit
Nvidia 1GB GTX 460

Dwarden
Nov 17 2010, 12:22
REMEMBER always when you do CHECK integrity on ARMA 2 or first install it
You must ONCE run ARMA 2 before You use ARMA 2: Combined Operations mode

because that single run create registry entry with path to the game
(each time you run integrity check in STEAM, it wipes the registry values)

if you have corrupted memory error check the BE files and try several servers
(if server has wrong file (used by mistake A2 files for OA) the message will be same)

to verify the files best solution is read first post
and erase both beclient.dll (in appdata and game dir) and then download and run the BE A2OA installer

KaiserSkullz
Nov 18 2010, 21:18
I am just running Arma 2 OA standalone version. Like I said didn't have these issues with 1.54 just 1.55. Dwarden is there any progress on fixing the current issues with 1.55?
Also I noticed a postpone on Arma 2 Private Military is this due to patch 1.55?

I appreciate a response.

Kaiser

ArmedAnarkie
Nov 24 2010, 04:05
I got "ARMA 2 OA Has stopped working" error on 1.55 patch. I have this error 2 times. Even if I can run Arma 2 without any problem, Arma2 OA or CO doesn't work. I had to delete all steam files and re-download everything again. It fixed the problem but it keeps happening after some playing on OA. I'm using D2D version Arma 2 with Steam version Arma2 OA.

empa
Nov 27 2010, 13:57
I got "ARMA 2 OA Has stopped working" error on 1.55 patch. I have this error 2 times. Even if I can run Arma 2 without any problem, Arma2 OA or CO doesn't work. I had to delete all steam files and re-download everything again. It fixed the problem but it keeps happening after some playing on OA. I'm using D2D version Arma 2 with Steam version Arma2 OA.

I also got Arma 2 Oa stopped working.

Everytime i try to start it or combined operations.

Bought Arma 2 + Oa yesterday on steam.

Arma 2 works perfectly and runs smooth on high though :)

Dwarden
Nov 27 2010, 14:56
please try use the beta 76067
http://www.arma2.com/beta-patch.php

empa
Nov 28 2010, 01:20
please try use the beta 76067
http://www.arma2.com/beta-patch.php

Didn't change anything :/ gonna reinstall OA and hope it helps.

Edit: No change :/

Edit2: I went into the folder and found a shortcut to launch beta. the thing you add to launch it through steam is

-mod=Expansion\beta;Expansion\beta\Expansion -nosplash

And i think that should fix some problems :). Now i gotta figure out a way for Combined

To add that string didn't help but it works to launch it from the shortcut.. owell

alka
Nov 28 2010, 11:00
I also got Arma 2 Oa stopped working.

Everytime i try to start it or combined operations.

Bought Arma 2 + Oa yesterday on steam.

Arma 2 works perfectly and runs smooth on high though :)

Same problem over here.
(I just remembered I had that problem with the OA demo too.)

Got OA running using the beta patch.
Is it possible to play with others that way? Just tried a few servers and it didn't work. Mods could have been the problem, I'm not sure about it.
EDIT: Tried some more servers, no luck. Sometimes the scenario gets transfered, but I keep getting kicked back to the lobby without information.

And how do I tell Steam to start it the beta. What exactly do I have to do with that beta shortcut?

Anyway, beta patch is no solution, because CO doesn't work.

Every new idea would be appreciated.

empa
Nov 28 2010, 12:50
Same problem over here.
(I just remembered I had that problem with the OA demo too.)

Got OA running using the beta patch.
Is it possible to play with others that way? Just tried a few servers and it didn't work. Mods could have been the problem, I'm not sure about it.

And how do I tell Steam to start it the beta. What exactly do I have to do with that beta shortcut?

Anyway, beta patch is no solution, because CO doesn't work.

Every new idea would be appreciated.

Well i cant start OA with steam. But i can start it with the short cut labelled "Launch Arma2 OA Beta Patch" but its still not CO.

Also it is working for me in MP

The error i get in steam when i try to launch OA or CO is

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: ArmA2OA.exe
Application Version: 1.55.75.556
Application Timestamp: 4cdbf0fa
Fault Module Name: StackHash_0a9e
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 003a9966
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1053

alka
Nov 28 2010, 13:39
Well i cant start OA with steam. But i can start it with the short cut labelled "Launch Arma2 OA Beta Patch" but its still not CO.

Also it is working for me in MP

The error i get in steam when i try to launch OA or CO is

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: ArmA2OA.exe
Application Version: 1.55.75.556
Application Timestamp: 4cdbf0fa
Fault Module Name: StackHash_0a9e
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 003a9966
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1053

Oh, misunderstanding then.
Got exactly the same error msg.

Raafatah64
Nov 28 2010, 22:35
its happening with me also kaiserskullz everytime i fire a missile on any chopper the game freezes and my pc hangs its from the damn patch 1.55 hope it will b fixed soon its been one week i havent touched arma2 operation arrowhead :(

GTDAWG
Nov 29 2010, 01:05
I got multiplayer to work but turning off antivirus !!!!!!
then turn it back on once i connected and disconnected .
Fsecure antivirus was seeing latest patch as a virus.
Now steam OA and hardcopy ARMAII works!!!!!!

Dwarden
Nov 29 2010, 01:27
thanks for sharing with it with us,

Fsecure and Zone Alarm and some other security suites are known to cause such issues

GTDAWG
Nov 29 2010, 11:56
I suggest all with a connection issue to disable firewall/antivirus.
start ARMA
click multiplayer and connect to a server if you can.
once you do that back out of the game and reenable your firewall /antivirus.

empa
Nov 29 2010, 14:48
thanks for sharing with it with us,

Fsecure and Zone Alarm and some other security suites are known to cause such issues

That would be the root of my problem then likley.

I got Zone Alarm.

However i belive i also got a virus or something my computer been acting up latly.

I just uninstalled it, and now things are working perfect i can finaly enjoy this game to its fullest. Thanks allot dwarden!

Also it fixed some other bugs in my computer. Fuck firewall im risking it! (unless someone could reccomend me a fully working wall to use with gaming)

GTDAWG
Nov 29 2010, 21:11
That would be the root of my problem then likley.

I got Zone Alarm.

However i belive i also got a virus or something my computer been acting up latly.

I just uninstalled it, and now things are working perfect i can finaly enjoy this game to its fullest. Thanks allot dwarden!

Also it fixed some other bugs in my computer. Fuck firewall im risking it! (unless someone could reccomend me a fully working wall to use with gaming)

x_ringo_x
Dec 1 2010, 01:38
Hey quick question, first I know that PMC is not out on steam yet, (I bought it from Gamersgate). I just wanted to know what to add to the batch file command line to use it with combines operations, or does it just activate automatically. Sorry Dwarden. So far you have been the best source for this kind of information.
Ringo

ChosenSvear
Dec 1 2010, 04:09
I bought the PMC DLC on Steam, but when I try to launch it, steam says it is unavailable. What is going on?

L3TUC3
Dec 1 2010, 04:11
I bought the PMC DLC on Steam, but when I try to launch it, steam says it is unavailable. What is going on?

I'm guessing we'll have to wait a little bit before steam can decrypt and launch the necessary files.

I get the same error.

Sif
Dec 1 2010, 05:10
Hey, I purchased the PMC DLC on Steam and was excited to see it get put up today. I use ArmA II Launcher (http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=8241) to launch my game. I did not see a folder named 'PMC' in the Available Mods selection. From what little I could gather from all of this it appears the installer didn't even create the 'PMC' folder in my OA directory as BAF did with it's installer.

Here's an image to show what did appear:

http://www.mattsif.com/arma2/PMC-Bug2.png

And when I loaded it and launched the game I got firstly 'Game Is Unavailable' from Steam and it kept loading my Combined Operations. Then I got this.

http://www.mattsif.com/arma2/PMC-Bug.png

I'd really to play this DLC soon, able to assist?

Buehgler_AS
Dec 1 2010, 05:35
Lots of folks seem to have the "unavailable" issues with the steam version -- my PMC will not even "install" after the download. I hope this gets sorted quickly.

Dec 1 2010, 05:43
Actually I only get the Cannot Start error and when I use a launcher it like lags horribly. It will stop then go then stop then and I opened the map and apparently its still on the lite version :(

Switch556
Dec 1 2010, 05:55
Actually I only get the Cannot Start error and when I use a launcher it like lags horribly. It will stop then go then stop then and I opened the map and apparently its still on the lite version :(

Something's not right with the Steam version. I'm getting a similar error. I bought it and installed it through Steam, when I go to play it, it says the game is unavailable and then starts OA anyway and it says I'm running PMC (lite).

Steam or BI need to fix this ASAP.

Sif
Dec 1 2010, 05:55
I lagged too much when it got to the main menu ingame, couldn't take it.

WallyJas
Dec 1 2010, 06:22
I get the error too ...... why can't these guys sort their s**t out!

SpetS15
Dec 1 2010, 06:25
Steam version doesnt work, not BIS fault

Sif
Dec 1 2010, 06:31
I don't care to blame anyone, I just want it fixed.

KillerP90
Dec 1 2010, 06:49
Whenever i click the icon on my desktop for arma 2 i always get the message:

This game is currently unavailable. Please try again later.

I have been getting this message for over 24 hours and i cant live without arma for that looong! someone help me! I am desperate.
I've had that same problem with PMC and it refuses to work on game start.

vohk
Dec 1 2010, 09:35
Steam version doesnt work, not BIS fault

I wonder, does Steam convert it on their own time or does BI provide them with a compliant version?

alka
Dec 1 2010, 10:02
seems like the new patch eliminated the "stopped working" issue. :yay:

Spamurai
Dec 1 2010, 11:01
Steam seems to have failed to properly install PMC

It produces the message "This game is currently unavailable" (in a steam dialogue) when launching, but starts Arrowhead anyways. There is no PMC sub-folder, though there is a PMC folder in the DLCsetup folder.

"Private Military Company Lite" appears in the Expansions menu (only).

When the Editor loads and previews a mission in the Proving Grounds the following Script Error appears:

I tried verifying local game cache
I tried disabling Anti-Virus.

Win7 x64 Pro

Luomu
Dec 1 2010, 11:09
Steam seems to have failed to properly install PMC

It produces the message "This game is currently unavailable" (in a steam dialogue) when launching, but starts Arrowhead anyways. There is no PMC sub-folder, though there is a PMC folder in the DLCsetup folder.Yep, same here, "not available". Tried the usual fixes: administrator mode, deletec clientregistry.blob, removed write protection of game folder.

AFAIK datacachepreprocessor.exe is supposed to run to complete the installation, but it does not happen. I also tried starting that manually but got the same "Not available...". With BAF I had the problem that the game + datacacheprocessor start simultaneously, and of course it can't patch any files that are in use. Running the exe separately helped, but this time it seems like a Steam fail.

Shataan
Dec 1 2010, 11:23
This really blows man. Do they not test before allowing the d/ls? Oh yeah, they want our dough.

KillerP90
Dec 1 2010, 12:37
This really blows man. Do they not test before allowing the d/ls? Oh yeah, they want our dough.
Damm right. Its BAF all over again.

=WBG=cpt_custard
Dec 1 2010, 13:51
hmmm is anyone having dejavu from the last patch :(

Luomu
Dec 1 2010, 14:08
I would like to know if there is any information we can provide to BIS to help fix this. Does Steam write an error log or anything. I am personally running Windows 7 32bit, Steam is latest official version and not some beta.

I am currently doing a clean reinstall of Arma, but that is just based on superstition and I don't really expect it to help.

Mosku_FIN
Dec 1 2010, 14:09
I have this "Game unavailable atm" problem too.. very annoying. Feels like I bought a case of beer and got home just to notice that bottles aren't available at the moment...They took my money though..:mad:

MetalMike
Dec 1 2010, 14:23
I have this "Game unavailable atm" problem too.. very annoying. Feels like I bought a case of beer and got home just to notice that bottles aren't available at the moment...They took my money though..:mad:

Same here.

Ashole
Dec 1 2010, 14:34
Same here as well with PMC

Johan S
Dec 1 2010, 14:35
It would be nice to hear something from BIS about what is going on, and what the problem is. We all know there are no instant, magic fixes, but it's a lot easier to be patient and wait for a solution if you know what is happening and that someone is working on fixing the problem.

artbava
Dec 1 2010, 14:44
All my Arma 2 games are from steam. The new update solves an OA error, but gives me another one: says that "PMC is currently unavaible. Tryu again at another time"...I can't get rid of Steam errors...omg: :eek:

phertiker
Dec 1 2010, 14:45
It just didn't install properly. If you look in your Operation Arrowhead folder under /steam/steamapps/common/arma 2 operation arrowhead/ you can compare with the BAF install and see that, while the installer files exist in "DLCsetup", it didn't actually install the content (BAF has a folder right under the OA folder where the addon lives).

I was going to try it manually but I see there's a license file and all sorts of other BS that I really don't want to get into. Oh well, Steam bites us yet again. I'm just happy that, because of the beta patches, I can run Arma without having Steam logged in.

Pom
Dec 1 2010, 15:26
I'm having problems with steam and ARMA II OA.
Basically steam will not update the game.
Its set to do it automaticaly but im still sat on version 1.54 Allthou i reinstalled the game and now have the PMC Lite content im still on 1.54 Apparntly.
Any help would be good, cheers.

Kittytoaster
Dec 1 2010, 15:27
It would be nice to hear something from BIS about what is going on, and what the problem is. ... but it's a lot easier ... if you know what is happening and that someone is working on fixing the problem.

It's a steam related issue. Has happened before and does happen with some non-Valve games. It has something to do with the way the Steam client actually installs the already downloaded content. With a working release, there's some decryption, encryption, ???? and the downloaded package will be installed, but sometimes, some keys are done wrong and it won't install (can't find proper pieces, a proper installation location or any other not so relevant reason). Happens a lot to both non-valve addons and items you can pre-purchase.

Im sure Valve is either already working on it or it's in their queue.
I'd sit back, enjoy life and check back tomorrow, just like the pop up dialog says. Or if you can't fight the anxiety, every hour or so.

And another thing I wanted to mention is sudden stuttering or lag after either patching your Steam version AO to 1.56 or installing PMC. Close the game and check your task manager and see if Steam.exe is hogging your CPU resources. Dwarden confirmed that this does happen lately after installing or patching with Steam. To fix it, just close and restart the Steam application.

Cheers!
Btw, we're hanging out in the PMC official Steam groups group chat right now. If you have any quick questions, you can try and drop by.

Kittytoaster
Dec 1 2010, 15:36
This is Steam related or at least theres's nothing you can do about it. Everyone who bought their PMC from Steam has this issue right now.
You will have to try again another time, maybe in an hour or two. It shouldn't take more than a day for them to fix this.

_Cappa
Dec 1 2010, 15:40
hope so I have the problem too...I guess my post is of no importance

UDPDATE: - I am getting kicked from all arma 2 multiplayer games....I hope I haven't been banned for having an non unlocked pmc???

Shataan
Dec 1 2010, 15:48
Ok, should we delete this game then since it didnt install correctly, and red/l at a later date?

Johan S
Dec 1 2010, 15:51
Probably no need for that. The problem seems to be with the installation, so once that works the already downloaded files can most likely be used to install PMC.

Kittytoaster
Dec 1 2010, 16:17
Ok, should we delete this game then since it didnt install correctly, and red/l at a later date?

Kittytoaster
Dec 1 2010, 16:21
UDPDATE: - I am getting kicked from all arma 2 multiplayer games....I hope I haven't been banned for having an non unlocked pmc???

Make sure you have BattleEye installed properly or just reinstall it. The most common auto-kick culprit.

If that's not the case, check this thread.
Some useful posts regarding addons, default files etc.

flybboy
Dec 1 2010, 16:32
woke up this morning, and same problem from yesterday...

BrockSamson
Dec 1 2010, 17:10
So I have Arma2 (OA/BAF) through Steam obviously, and last night patch 1.56 downloaded and installed. I try to purchase the full PMC thru Steam and I get a message:
"There seems to have been an error initializing or updating your transaction. Please wait a minute and try again or contact support for assistance."
Been about 8 hours now and still no change when I try to purchase. Roger that. So I figure I will just start OA and play PMC lite. Not good. No matter which Arma version I try to open I keep getting the error message:
"Data file too short 'EXPANSION\addons\characters_e.pbo'. Expected 672116306 B, got 505937920 B"
And then the window closes. I cannot play ANY version of ARMA. No matter what I open, I get the same error message and then the window closes. No other options or messages appear. Funny thing was, before 1.56 on 1.55 my game was BUG FREE!!!! It was perfect! And now I can't play at all! Anyone else seeing these messages or errors? I looked but couldn't find anything..... Please help!!!!!!!

Sif
Dec 1 2010, 17:48
Aghh, this still is not fixed.

CEMaestro
Dec 1 2010, 17:51
I am also receiving the "This game is currently unavailable" error message when I try and play PMC through Steam. If I try to start up OA and enable the expansion from there, I get: 'Failed to load file "DLCsetup\PMC\PMC_Data\addons\air_pmc.pbo" - decryption headers failed.'

None of Steam's recommendations for fixing the issue are working. Anyone have any ideas? Whose problem is it, BI or Valve? Are they in conference with one another to get their customers a solution?

artbava
Dec 1 2010, 18:24
Oh come on! Not BIS fault?! Who allowed Steam to sell this DLC? Why BIS didn't test it on Steam before putting it there? In my opinion both are guilty. BIS and Steam. What i think about it, both su...

Zaytsev
Dec 1 2010, 18:34
Ah the pmc issue seems to be properly reported. That's good. Now I just wish BI would take the initiative to allow us steam users to use our cd keys on their store so we dont have to deal with this anymore. At least that way in the future we could use the official store so they get more money. Well here's hoping they get pmc up and running soon.

Sif
Dec 1 2010, 18:42
Oh come on! Not BIS fault?! Who allowed Steam to sell this DLC? Why BIS didn't test it on Steam before putting it there? In my opinion both are guilty. BIS and Steam. What i think about it, both su...

I've been a Steam customer since 2003, i've had very few problems with them. In the same light I was a Bohemia customer since OFP came out, i'm loyal to both and just want it fixed. I'm not gonna blame either, just want results.

Bushlurker
Dec 1 2010, 18:49
I must admit that as a new Steam user I'm not enormously impressed...
Nonstandard game directory, can't use more than about 3 modfolders because of path length limitations, every patch requires a full game redownload and are only available later than everyone else, it seems this one is also a different patch version that doesn't seem to include the same things as everyone else... then, to top it all - when you buy the DLC they take your cash and the next day you're still waiting for what you paid for???

has Steam always been like this???

Now that the copy protection is gone and I can finally run OA without having to have Steam running - does this mean I can just pull all the files, repath the registry and build myself a "proper" single Arma 2 directory now? - or are the steam files somehow nonstandard as well?

B

Splunkjamma
Dec 1 2010, 18:49
Same issue here. Hope this get' sorted asap :mad:

Sif
Dec 1 2010, 18:53
I must admit that as a new Steam user I'm not enormously impressed...
Nonstandard game directory, can't use more than about 3 modfolders because of path length limitations, every patch requires a full game redownload and are only available later than everyone else, it seems this one is also a different patch version that doesn't seem to include the same things as everyone else... then, to top it all - when you buy the DLC they take your cash and the next day you're still waiting for what you paid for???

has Steam always been like this???

Now that the copy protection is gone and I can finally run OA without having to have Steam running - does this mean I can just pull all the files, repath the registry and build myself a "proper" single Arma 2 directory now? - or are the steam files somehow nonstandard as well?

B

I've stuck with Steam for about seven years so far, more good than bad has occurred over all those years while using Steam.

Johan S
Dec 1 2010, 18:57
I've played lots of games on Steam, and the only problems I've ever had have been with Arma 2. I don't think you can just blame Steam for this.

And I'm sure that Steam has absolutely nothing to do with the contents of the patches.

Kittytoaster
Dec 1 2010, 18:57
All right guys, here's a quick fix for your Steam PMC. All credit goes to Steam user kylania as far as I know.
0. Do take note that this is a bypass, not a real fix. this might bring up issues a normal install wouldnt.
1. Make sure you've downloaded PMC in Steam. you should be able to click on 'Play' in the library. If you do, the try again later dialogue should pop.
3. Find datacachepreprocessor.exe and copy it.
4. Relocate to ...\Steam\steamapps\common\arma 2 operation arrowhead\DLCsetup\PMC folder. At this point, you should rename the datacachepreprocessor.exe in the PMC folder to something else.
5. Paste the .exe file and overwrite the previous one.
6. Run the datacachepreprocessor.exe in the PMC folder with Administrator rights
7. Let the Installer install everything. If a window pops up suggesting you'd reinstall something, dont do it.
8. ????
9. The PMC should run automatically. You probably can't start the game from the Steam PMC launcher. Just run AO or Combined Op's and it should work.
10. Enjoy the game.

cheers

EDIT: Forgot to mention that you need to have BAF installed via Steam as well... probably.
EDIT2: When choosing Play PMc from Steam, Not available error pops up. AO or CO should be run instead.
EDIT3: Try not to forget to run the datacachepreprocessor.exe with 'Run as administrator'. If you get some pbo file related errorst after installing, try restarting Steam.

phertiker
Dec 1 2010, 19:04
I've played lots of games on Steam, and the only problems I've ever had have been with Arma 2. I don't think you can just blame Steam for this.

And I'm sure that Steam has absolutely nothing to do with the contents of the patches.

Lucky you that you haven't had problems, but plenty of other people have. I myself am happy about the random disconnections that happen at random times throughout the day which prevent the launching of games and connection to the "friends" service, but of course the web-based store continues to work just fine.

As far as the patch content goes: sure, the only patch content they are responsible for is for Valve products, so I'm not sure where you are going with this. From the looks of the PMC installer folder on my PC it seems to be all there, but Steam throws up any time I try to manually run the installer. Doesn't sound like a BI problem to me...

Splunkjamma
Dec 1 2010, 19:07
All right guys, here's a quick fix for your Steam PMC. All credit goes to Steam user kylania as far as I know.
0. Do take note that this is a bypass, not a real fix. this might bring up issues a normal install wouldnt.
1. Make sure you've downloaded PMC in Steam. you should be able to click on 'Play' in the library. If you do, the try again later dialogue should pop.
3. Find datacachepreprocessor.exe and copy it.
4. Relocate to ...\Steam\steamapps\common\arma 2 operation arrowhead\DLCsetup\PMC folder.
5. Paste the .exe file and overwrite the previous one.
6. Run the datacachepreprocessor.exe in the PMC folder with Administrator rights
7. Let the Installer install everything. If a window pops up suggesting you'd reinstall something, dont do it.
8. ????
9. The PMC should run automatically.
10. Enjoy the game.

cheers

EDIT: Forgot to mention that you need to have BAF installed via Steam as well... probably.

The Try again later still pops up when running step 6 :(

Johan S
Dec 1 2010, 19:10
As far as the patch content goes: sure, the only patch content they are responsible for is for Valve products, so I'm not sure where you are going with this. From the looks of the PMC installer folder on my PC it seems to be all there, but Steam throws up any time I try to manually run the installer. Doesn't sound like a BI problem to me...

The free campaign that comes with the patch that you download is for some reason not included in the Steam patch. That's a BIS problem, not Steam. I personally don't care too much since I have bought the full DLC, it's just that as a Steam user I don't like it when the Steam version of the patch is missing content that others get for free.

kylania
Dec 1 2010, 19:11
All right guys, here's a quick fix for your Steam PMC. All credit goes to Steam user kylania as far as I know.

I just re-posted it, the idea was originally posted (http://forums.bistudio.com/showpost.php?p=1801793&postcount=262) by SpetS15 as far as I know! :)

Glad it's working for people though.

Kittytoaster
Dec 1 2010, 19:19
The Try again later still pops up when running step 6 :(

Are you sure you copied the exe from the BAF folder into the PMC folder and replaced the original? If the 'not available dialog' pops up, it looks like its still using the old exe. You could rename to one in PMC to something else and then copy. Just to be sure.

If it stil lwon't work, it's way out of my league.
Good luck!

Bushlurker
Dec 1 2010, 19:22
Yeah... I have to say that I'm not down on Steam as such - I guess, specially with Valve games, it's a great system for kids, and people who play a lot of different games... But for Arma 2, etc it just seems to be an awful struggle - another level of complexity in an already complex game... Look at poor 'ol Dwarden bustin' a gut running around with fixes and .cmd files trying to keep everyone happy... that can't be good for his blood pressure... ;)

Oh well, best not dwell... as Jack O'Neill would say... I'm sure it'll all get sorted soon enough...
I notice Dwarden being all coy and unstressed in another thread... think I'll wait and see what that's about... :)

B

Spamurai
Dec 1 2010, 19:24
I've been a Steam customer since 2003, i've had very few problems with them. In the same light I was a Bohemia customer since OFP came out, i'm loyal to both and just want it fixed. I'm not gonna blame either, just want results.

Yeah.

Dwarden and the Steam guy need to sit down and have lunch together... then figure out why ArmA2 is reliably broken every time something new is made for ArmA2.

Seriously...

Ive owned and played dozens of games over Steam over the years since 2003... and ArmA is the only one with such predictable failure. From 8 gigabyte patches... to failed installations.

I'm not saying ArmA shoudl abandon Steam... I love ArmA on Steam... just someone please get their shit together... who ever I don't care.

phertiker
Dec 1 2010, 19:25
Words

A few of us also get the awesome, generic Steam error "Application load error 5:0000065434" error when doing this as well, so if anyone gets that don't be surprised.

L3TUC3
Dec 1 2010, 19:30
Still waiting on a update or a fix. This is rather disappointing.

phertiker
Dec 1 2010, 19:35
The free campaign that comes with the patch that you download is for some reason not included in the Steam patch. That's a BIS problem, not Steam. I personally don't care too much since I have bought the full DLC, it's just that as a Steam user I don't like it when the Steam version of the patch is missing content that others get for free.

There is? What is it called?

Johan S
Dec 1 2010, 19:55
There is? What is it called?

I have no idea what it's called, since the DLC is not working for me. It's the campaign that comes with PMC, should be in there with the other campaigns if you have installed the non-Steam patch.

It's got the low quality models, sound and cut scene videos, so I would recommend everyone to buy the DLC to get the full experience, and to support BIS and the great game that Arma 2 is.

phertiker
Dec 1 2010, 20:06
I have no idea what it's called, since the DLC is not working for me. It's the campaign that comes with PMC, should be in there with the other campaigns if you have installed the non-Steam patch.

It's got the low quality models, sound and cut scene videos, so I would recommend everyone to buy the DLC to get the full experience, and to support BIS and the great game that Arma 2 is.

I see. You don't think that was a bug? Have BI gone on record saying it was intentional that the PMC campaign was added in the 1.56 patch?

I watched the vid that one user uploaded to Youtube, and despite Youtube's encoding artifacts it looked pretty darn good and that was without PMC installed at all. That cannot have been intentional. I feel like this was not intentional.

In any case, I totally agree with your recommendation. Hell, if they released all future content for free I'd still send them money every now and then.

stegman
Dec 1 2010, 20:24
Ok lads, let’s not bicker and argue about whose fault it is ok?
Let’s try and be constructive.

Has anyone who bought it off of steam got it working?
'cos i haven’t.

I get the "This game is currently unavailable. Please try again at another time."

I have 'verified integrity of game cache...’ but still no good.
If I run ArrowHead:Combined Ops through steam (first it reinstalled BAF) i get the same error message, but then it loads with PMC (Lite).

I have tried running the setup file located at
"C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\arma 2 operation arrowhead\DLCsetup\PMC" and still get the same error.

I would expect to see a folder called PMC in the ArrowHead Directory, alongside BAF, but there is no such folder.

Any one else tried anything else?

All right guys, here's a quick fix for your Steam PMC. All credit goes to Steam user kylania as far as I know.
0. Do take note that this is a bypass, not a real fix. this might bring up issues a normal install wouldnt.
1-7
8. ????
9-10. Enjoy the game.

cheers

EDIT: Forgot to mention that you need to have BAF installed via Steam as well... probably.
EDIT2: When choosing Play PMc from Steam, Not available error pops up. AO or CO should be run instead.

Didnt work for me. It looked like it was going to, showing both PMC (lite) and full PMC in the expansions list, but does nothing in the game proper.
When running the shortcut from Steam i stil get the old error (not available).
Running ArrowHead:combined Ops i get the Lite versions.

Also, what is step 8 meant to be?

reinstalling PMC did not work. i am now uninstalling and reinstalling the whole ARMA2 game. If this doesnt work i will request a refund from Steam as the product does not work (for me atleast)

Dec 1 2010, 20:34
shit isn't it!! ? :(

Shataan
Dec 1 2010, 21:10

Just lovely.

beto
Dec 1 2010, 21:31
Same here...i love BIS games and Steam but im really starting to get pissed off with all this situation...from now on, they wont see my money anymore in the launch day.

---------- Post added at 09:31 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:24 PM ----------

And besides the fact that i cant start with the PMC DLC the patch (Steam version) didnt came with the campaign everyone else got for free...epic fail.

Dec 1 2010, 21:59
Yeah.

Dwarden and the Steam guy need to sit down and have lunch together... then figure out why ArmA2 is reliably broken every time something new is made for ArmA2.

Seriously...

Ive owned and played dozens of games over Steam over the years since 2003... and ArmA is the only one with such predictable failure. From 8 gigabyte patches... to failed installations.

I'm not saying ArmA shoudl abandon Steam... I love ArmA on Steam... just someone please get their shit together... who ever I don't care.

Have to agree with you.

I've not known any other game where the installation process (within STEAM) has failed so badly.

To me it feels like the STEAM build process is a last minute process without much thought into the build setup, with little or no testing; otherwise we wouldn't be seeing the issues encountered.

I really wouldnt' mind redownloading the whole thing providing they can get the process as smooth and seemlessly as possible. STEAM provide the developers with the required STEAM tools & systems to build, upload and test the downloads before releasing to the live system. Is is a matter of time, lack of experience using the tools (doubtful) and/or both?

Forgetting to post the reason for posting in the first place.

I'm also encountering issues with loading ARMA since purchasing and installing the PMC DLC via STEAM (all my ARMA2/OA + DLC's purchased via STEAM).

Steam Error:
This game is currently unavailable.
Please try again at another time.

The last time the game (pre PMC) was working was before I purchased and installed the PMC DLC

_Cappa
Dec 1 2010, 22:12
BIS musta gave steam the wrong files because 1. PMC lite does shows up in expansions but not in campaigns. 2. PMC (proper) does not install? They either got corrupted or they gave them the wrong files....steam will have a checksum on all the files so they will be correct to all the files BIS uploaded to steam...sooo.....anyway who cares just fix the damn issue I want to play PMC campaign ploxxx?

phertiker
Dec 1 2010, 22:41
Alright, so eventually the BAF installer thing worked for me. I think. Possibly.

I assume it didn't work initially because I had my Steam install on my C drive and just symlinked my steamapps folder to my D drive. I then had Arma and OA symlinked BACK to my C drive because it's an SSD...

Anyways, I reinstalled Steam on the D drive and moved my Arma installs back as well. I ran Arma, then OA, then copied the BAF installer to the PMC folder and ran it. It's hard to tell what it was doing because the window doesn't fit the full paths of the files being moved, but it set it all up in the BAF folder. I ran OA and it only showed PMC lite as active; PMC full was there but disabled.

I then ran BAF from the Steam library and it installed PMC. Correct graphics on the installer and everything. Now they both appear in the Expansions list, the campaign shows up correctly. I haven't actually played; I'll test it once the kiddos go to bed.

Big fun!

stegman
Dec 1 2010, 22:48
Alright, so eventually the BAF installer thing worked for me. I think. Possibly.

I assume it didn't work initially because I had my Steam install on my C drive and just symlinked my steamapps folder to my D drive. I then had Arma and OA symlinked BACK to my C drive because it's an SSD...

Anyways, I reinstalled Steam on the D drive and moved my Arma installs back as well. I ran Arma, then OA, then copied the BAF installer to the PMC folder and ran it. It's hard to tell what it was doing because the window doesn't fit the full paths of the files being moved, but it set it all up in the BAF folder. I ran OA and it only showed PMC lite as active; PMC full was there but disabled.

I then ran BAF from the Steam library and it installed PMC. Correct graphics on the installer and everything. Now they both appear in the Expansions list, the campaign shows up correctly. I haven't actually played; I'll test it once the kiddos go to bed.

Big fun!

Bugger, wish i'd waited. I've uninstalled all and am downloading them all again to install them fresh. :(
Did you figure out what point 8 on the guide was meant to be?

Breeze
Dec 1 2010, 23:00
I keep getting an error that steam says to try back later and I can't play the private military company

Flamewave
Dec 1 2010, 23:02
Did you figure out what point 8 on the guide was meant to be?

It's a meme, a running gag. Just ignore it. :p

Pinkman
Dec 1 2010, 23:31
The same here! I already opened a support ticket at Steam support. The error I get with te "Try later"-message is "Failed to load file 'DLCsetup\PMC\PMC_Data\addons\air_pmc.pbo' - dectyption of headers failed." Regards, Kai

Dec 1 2010, 23:36
Dwarden and the Steam guy need to sit down and have lunch together... then figure out why ArmA2 is reliably broken every time something new is made for ArmA2.

Seriously...

Ive owned and played dozens of games over Steam over the years since 2003... and ArmA is the only one with such predictable failure. From 8 gigabyte patches... to failed installations.

I'm not saying ArmA shoudl abandon Steam... I love ArmA on Steam... just someone please get their shit together... who ever I don't care.

Agreed. I've not encountered this kind of ineptitude before with any other titles bought via Steam. Albeit I'm sure it will be fixed in the next day or so (preferably sooner), it really demonstrates a lack of competent organisation at BIS end when it comes to ensuring games are delivered 100% smoothly at launch. Frankly whomever fucked up should be straight up fired, that way they might be able to get someone competent (and values their customers) in who knows how to launch a title. Deeply unimpressed.

Ricochet Saw
Dec 1 2010, 23:54
I got Arma 2 OA off of steam and the first DLC, but when i try to install it it just goes into an infinite loop asking for my admin password. this is when trying to run it for the first time. never works, content is never installed...d

this is really frustrating me...

Bushlurker
Dec 2 2010, 00:10
Anyone here using Disc Arma 2 + Steam OA + Spirited Machines Launcher and noticed it won't launch either Arrowhead standalone, or Combined Ops anymore?

Kinda wierd.... I updated via Steam OK yesterday - switched Steam off and was still able to launch OK... "Brilliant", I thought... all I've done since is reboot the machine.....

B

*EDIT* - Fixed this one.... for some unknown reason, after the patch my OA registry key had no path to main folder anymore... added one and back to normal... weird!

rlck
Dec 2 2010, 01:01
Same error here !!!

kylania
Dec 2 2010, 01:01
Works for some: http://forums.bistudio.com/showpost.php?p=1802036&postcount=876

methods
Dec 2 2010, 01:02
Mine works now. Delete the PMC DLC, then redownload it through steam.

When I started up PMC through steam, no error this time BUT, there was TWO PMC mods in the 'expansions' menu.

One of them you can disable one you cant. Disable the one you can and it works fine.

SpetS15
Dec 2 2010, 01:18
They say its already fixed now... finally...

m1a1carbine
Dec 2 2010, 01:55

and after that massage, when I try to start ARMA2OA, it fucks.

not just ARMA2, my computer totally stops. cursor, system, just stops, sometimes it makes bluescreen and reboots

what the hell is included in this Steam's PMC?

oh, I blown up whole things about PMC and worked

artbava
Dec 2 2010, 01:57
They don't know what they're doing!! Today i tried once more and it pass through setup, but...no PMC at all. It just don't go any further, no PMC. But at least it runs setup, i have to agree they're trying, in many ways, mostly random ways. I hope they get it working next try...omg!!!!

Big Dawg KS
Dec 2 2010, 02:17
Just be patient and keep trying. I was only able to get it to install about an hour ago myself... it just takes patience.

nannal
Dec 2 2010, 02:51
okay, lets bash this out

firstly, I understand you've probably answered these questions before so I'm totally ready to accept copy/paste answers but my situation is thus

I bought ARMA2 on steam, all was good and well, then OA came out and having the cash on me and having seen it in-store I bought it retail, now firstly can I somehow have combined operations on my steam games list (and does that count towards having OA on steam) and secondly can I buy BAF and PMC through steam and have them work with my retail copy/Combined operations

my issues are concerning "Requires the base game ARMA II: Operation Arrowhead on Steam in order to play." on the DLC pages on the steam store, if the answer is "no" to everything, does that lead me to shift to sprocket or another digital distributor

and finally what is goddamn special about the steam versions that they can be broken with a standard patch, or the steam versions of the DLCs that crave OA steam so much they refuse to work without it?

also as to why I didn't read the entire thread, none of the information I need was found within the first post (that's where I look first) nor did I notice anything important as I skim read the next few pages, I decided that considering the posts were chronological I would try and find the section that delt with OA coming out and having not found it among the 1800 posts (20 per page/ 90 pages) I would simply ask the question thereby decreasing the total time wasted from hours to mere minutes although admittedly sharing the load with someone else.

D3lta
Dec 2 2010, 03:22
I dont have problem with Steam and Arma..

L3TUC3
Dec 2 2010, 03:38
I deleted the local content and redownloaded. This created two instances of PMC of which one can be disabled through the ingame expansion selector.

Now it works.

Spamurai
Dec 2 2010, 03:41
my PMC is working now (without me having done anything)... which means steam must have sorted something out.

I do get the occasional script error regarding fn_initIdentity.sqf file.

Dwarden
Dec 2 2010, 04:53
Workaround is described in this sticky

1.
please click the ok on the error popup (OK) to continue

2.

3.
untick the checkbox for the 2nd PMC listed

4.
restart game

now it should be fine

... working on solution to get rid of this problem completely

sorry for any inconvenience

---------- Post added at 05:53 ---------- Previous post was at 05:51 ----------

I bought ARMA2 on steam, all was good and well, then OA came out and having the cash on me and having seen it in-store I bought it retail, now firstly can I somehow have combined operations on my steam games list (and does that count towards having OA on steam) and secondly can I buy BAF and PMC through steam and have them work with my retail copy/Combined operations

my issues are concerning "Requires the base game ARMA II: Operation Arrowhead on Steam in order to play." on the DLC pages on the steam store, if the answer is "no" to everything, does that lead me to shift to sprocket or another digital distributor

yes you need use DLC from sprocket, STEAM for DLC needs You to own base product on STEAM, it's way how theirs system works

Dwarden
Dec 2 2010, 04:57
my PMC is working now (without me having done anything)... which means steam must have sorted something out.

I do get the occasional script error regarding fn_initIdentity.sqf file.

update please @<hidden> mod with hotfix for this thanks

KillerP90
Dec 2 2010, 06:27
Arma II CO: PMC stopped steam from luanching CO.

When i luanch OA i get the option to luanch CO. In the past before the bloody
PMC failure i could use CO. Now it luanches OA without loading A2. Can anyone
post a example startup line for steam so i luanches CO not OA?

ARMAfansa
Dec 2 2010, 08:30

bhaz
Dec 2 2010, 09:39
Looks like they removed the Steam protection from OA! I can start the game without Steam - and more importantly, with my massive -mod line.

stegman
Dec 2 2010, 09:50
Looks like they removed the Steam protection from OA! I can start the game without Steam - and more importantly, with my massive -mod line.

:eek:
For real?

Bet this'll get 'fixed' too. Lets not make too big a thing of it ;)

I still havnt downloaded the whole lot yet, hopefully it'll be working by the time i get home, hopefully it'll snow enough for them to close work! :p

Luomu
Dec 2 2010, 10:41
PMC works now - no more "please try again later". Although I did have to start the game twice.

AnimalMother92
Dec 2 2010, 11:00
Cool that it doesn't seem to launch through Steam anymore, but I'm curious how to get the in game Steam overlay working when I launch the game from a mod launcher. :confused:

Dec 2 2010, 11:06
The game starts up, but doesn't loads any of my mods when using the -mod switch within the STEAM 'set launch options'.

Anyone else getting this problem?

KillerP90
Dec 2 2010, 12:45
The game starts up, but doesn't loads any of my mods when using the -mod switch within the STEAM 'set launch options'.

Anyone else getting this problem?

I have a similar problem regarding A2.
I start up OA and click on the CO option.
It loads Arma 2 but the game content isn't there.

Bushlurker
Dec 2 2010, 14:37
I struggled briefly with my hybrid disc A2/Steam OA + DLC's after the patch - Spirited Machine's launcher - and various other shortcuts seemed to only launch A2, while Steam would only launch OA...

I think Dwardens promised "it'll all get fixed in the .exe" and an end to all the faffing about with .cmd files might finally have come to pass...

I managed to get everything working as normal again (better than normal now actually - steam doesn't autorun and I can now use more modfolders! yay!) - by completely uninstalling SM's Launcher - manually deleting the sneaky extra folders in c:\users\<username>\AppData Local & Roaming as well - forcing a completely fresh install in other words...

Then I reinstalled - told it "here is my Arma2.exe", "here is my OA .exe" - it found all my modfolders in the original Arma 2 directory - set it to "launch CO" and it worked just fine...

It's still a bit confusing with the game distributed across two locations (I'm a relatively new steam user) - but it's all working just nicely again... with the added bonus that longer command lines now seem to be possible...

Not sure what you did behind the scenes regarding all of this launching business Dwarden, but whatever it was - it's working!

Thanks!!!!

B

Fer
Dec 2 2010, 16:09
I am unable to install or use ArmA2:PMC content. Here is my set-up:

Windows 7 PC
Steam copies of:

ArmA2
ArmA2: British Armed Forces
ArmA2: Private Military Company
No non-steam copies of any ArmA2 titles or DLC have ever been installed on this system.
I am located in the United Kingdom (as is my Steam account).

After downloading ArmA2:PMC via Steam, I have tried (and failed) to get the content in game using two different methods:

Method #1: Launching from ArmA2: PMC link in Steam Library

1. Click on "Play" button.

2. A dialog appears asking me to insert an Access Code (CD-Key). Obviously, I do not have a CD-Key (this is a Steam purchase).

3. Attempting to click "Next >" triggers this error message: "Wrong CD-Key".

4. The only way to exit is to click on "Cancel" and abort the installation.

Method #2: Launching vanilla OA and enabling expansion

1. Vanilla OA launches as normal.

2. Expansions displays:

[X] ArmA2: British Armed Forces
[X] ArmA2: Private Military Company (Lite)
[ ] ArmA2: Private Military Company

3. Enabling "ArmA2: Private Military Company" triggers a game restart.

4. As the game restarts, this error message is displayed: "Failed to load file "DLCsetup\PMC\PMC_Data\addons\air_pmc.pbo" - decryption of headers failed"

5. As a side-note, this file is on my hard drive, in the expected location.

6. It is possible to click "OK", ignoring the error message, after which OA launches.

7. On the OA main screen, "ArmA2: Private Military Company" is displayed in the top-right (underneath the ArmA2:OA logo); a smaller version of the ArmA2:PMC logo appears next to the ArmA2:BAF logo in the bottom-left of the screen.

8. Expansions displays:

[X] ArmA2: British Armed Forces
[X] pmc
[X] ArmA2: Private Military Company

9. Singleplayer > Campaign displays:

[X] Operation Crimson Lance

10. Singleplayer > Editor does not contain *any* ArmA2:PMC units.

After experiencing this issue, I wondered if there might be an issue with my downloaded files. Verifying my files produced no error message. So I deleted my ArmA2:PMC local content (via the Steam Library), and re-dowloaded the AmrA2:PMC content again. Regrettably, I experienced the same problems.

---------- Post added at 04:09 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:01 PM ----------

Update (on post #930):

Someone helpfully pointed me to the CD key which is available by right-clicking ArmA2:PMC in the Steam Library. So this is what I did:

Method #1 (revised): Launching from ArmA2: PMC link in Steam Library

1. Click on "Play" button.

2. A dialog appears asking me to insert an Access Code (CD-Key).

3. Entered the CD-key obtained by right-clicking ArmA2:PMC in the Steam Library and clicked "Next >"

4. An installation process started, but curiously it seemed to be installing BAF files as well. Several error messages about decrypted PMC and BAF files popped up, but the installation completed.

5. The game started and Expansions listed:

[X] ArmA2: British Armed Forces
[X] ArmA2: Private Military Company
[X] ArmA2: Private Military Company

Note the duplicate entries.

6. I could only disable 1 of the duplicates (the second); I did this and triggered a game restart.

7. During the restart I got several error messages (which appeared to be about missing BAF content); in fact it looked as if it was trying to re-install files again.

... to cut a long story short, after disabling one of the entries for "ArmA2: Private Military Company" I could play PMC content (the campaign etc.), but only if I booted up in Combined Operations mode. Booting up in vanilla OA, or using the ArmA2:PMC link from the Steam Library would show me the campaign, but fail to load any missions, complaining of missing addons. This would be despite claiming to have PMC content installed via entries in the Expansions screen and logos (+ text) on the main menu screen.

Using the Steam Library I have now uninstalled PMC, and when I boot up vanilla OA I see only ArmA2: Operation Arrowhead, BAF and PMC (Lite) listed. What I hope is that there will be no lasting damage to my orginal installations of ArmA2, OA and BAF.

This is really disappointing, BI.

Big Dawg KS
Dec 2 2010, 16:19
Wow that sounds like a mess. If I were in your situation I'd delete everything (OA + BAF & PMC) and reinstall everything one at a time.

Although if you don't want to do that, maybe try deleting the PMC stuff from the DLC setup directory and redownload it as it seems like it might be corrupt or something.

And it's strange that it's asking for your CD-key. You do have a CD key for PMC on Steam which you can view (as you seemd to have figured out), but I was never asked for it during installation of either DLCs... Maybe there's also a registry problem.

Gevel
Dec 2 2010, 17:01
Help me please, I can't launch Arma 2 Operation Arrowhead. Before Steam update game (30 november), it work good, but now I have problem with it.
P.S. Excuse me for my bad english.

Fer
Dec 2 2010, 17:07
@<hidden> Dawg KS - after taking some helpful advice from Dwarden, I've decided to do the following:

1. Remove PMC via the Steam Library uninstall (done, seems to have worked)
2. Wait 48 hours to see what fixes are pushed to Steam
4. Pray!

The uninstall of PMC doesn't seem to have damaged my OA and BAF, and I can see PMC Lite content in the editor. So perhaps this situation will resolve over the next few days.

stegman
Dec 2 2010, 21:02
Working for me now!

Then started them up, ARMA2 first.
Then Arrow Head (standalone) It then installed BAF and asked for the CD key.
When this was complete it gave me the error about "Failed to load DLC", but started the game fine.

When i went to Expansions there were sure enough two PMC (oine called "pmc" the other called Private Mility Companey"). I disabled the one and restarted.

On restart Steam started to install PMC. No CD key promt and no error message.
When the game started this time i had THREE PMCs in the Expansions!!!
I exited and launched ArrowHead as Combined ops, and everything is working properly.!

:yay:

Not sure if the DLC files were altered, but its certanly working now.
Thanks BIS, i look forward to playing with these new bits and bobs!

MavericK96
Dec 2 2010, 23:41
I can't get -skipintro or -world=empty to work with any of the Steam/CO shortcuts anymore. They worked before I updated/installed PMC.

Dec 2 2010, 23:52
I can't get -skipintro or -world=empty to work with any of the Steam/CO shortcuts anymore. They worked before I updated/installed PMC.

As posted in an earlier thread I encounter the same issue. This includes loading any mods via the STEAM 'set launch options'.

This doesn't help me wanting to use the -nosplash -skipintro -world=empty switches mind you.

Zaytsev
Dec 3 2010, 00:01
When I go to host my coop or mp mode this message pops up after the game crashes,

ARMA 2 OA

It was working fine last night and my friend is having the same issue on steam. Anybody know what the deal is with this error?

denehan
Dec 3 2010, 00:18
I recently purchased the ArmA II PMC DLC addon for steam, and after downloading and trying to run it, I'm told that either the game is not available or I get an error message saying "Failed to load file "DLCsetup\PMC_Data\addons\air_pmc.pbo" - decryption of headers failed." I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling PMC and Operation Arrowhead, as well as the BAF addon with no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

ArmAriffic
Dec 3 2010, 00:52
do you have latest patches and all?

denehan
Dec 3 2010, 01:09
Yup, everything is current.

Pvt.mcdonald
Dec 3 2010, 03:23
Does anyone else have the issue of a SUPER EXTREMELY slow game when using PMC expansion? because even in the menus and the editor it is extremely laggy.

andromedagalaxe
Dec 3 2010, 03:38
Message I receive when launching game and it tries to update BAF.
Cannot create file.
c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\arma2

anyone know what this means?

It then says setup did not run properly and that the application may not work.

Dwarden
Dec 3 2010, 05:10
---------- Post added at 06:10 ---------- Previous post was at 04:43 ----------

I recently purchased the ArmA II PMC DLC addon for steam, and after downloading and trying to run it, I'm told that either the game is not available or I get an error message saying "Failed to load file "DLCsetup\PMC_Data\addons\air_pmc.pbo" - decryption of headers failed." I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling PMC and Operation Arrowhead, as well as the BAF addon with no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

denehan
Dec 3 2010, 05:44
Woah, it worked. Thank you kind sir.

VirtualVikingX
Dec 3 2010, 08:38
Does anyone else have the issue of a SUPER EXTREMELY slow game when using PMC expansion? because even in the menus and the editor it is extremely laggy.

Yep I had that. Turned out Steam were hanging - and using 25 % cpu time.

QUESTION:

How can I check that I have PMC proper installed - and not PMC lite?
I had to use a workaround the get it to work, you see - and I would like to know/check that everything is OK.

Johan S
Dec 3 2010, 08:50
I suggest you verify the files on Steam first to see that they are ok, then start the game and check the "expansions" menu. It should say PMC, not PMC Lite.

If you want to be absolutely sure, get into the new Ka-60 chopper. In the lite version, the cockpit instrument panel is just blurry pixels. The full DLC has all the flight instruments clearly visible.

VirtualVikingX
Dec 3 2010, 09:41
That is exactly what I were looking for Johan. Thank you.

diegof18
Dec 3 2010, 13:38
hi, i recently buy both arma2 and arma2 ao from steam. arma 2 works fine, but arma 2 ao throw some error when it starts that some BAF mod is missing, i havent bought the dlc yet. i dont wont to. and when i start to replay any mission it says that a mod is missing and i have to start it over. how can i get those missing files? thanks in advance to anyone.

Dec 3 2010, 15:38
Unable to join any multiplayer server.

Arma 2 retail; OA / BAF / PMC via steam. Running combined ops via .cmd from these forums. Upon joining any server receiving this error:

at which point I'm booted back to the multiplayer mission selection menu.

Any assistance in resolving this matter would be greatly appreciated.

kamikaziii
Dec 3 2010, 15:42
try to check the "INTEGRITY OF GAME CACHE"

Dec 3 2010, 15:46
When I launch the game, it says cannot find addons/expansions/structure_e.pbo

How do I fix this?

Dwarden
Dec 3 2010, 16:12
Unable to join any multiplayer server.

Arma 2 retail; OA / BAF / PMC via steam. Running combined ops via .cmd from these forums. Upon joining any server receiving this error:

at which point I'm booted back to the multiplayer mission selection menu.

Any assistance in resolving this matter would be greatly appreciated.

do you have @<hidden> mod?

---------- Post added at 17:12 ---------- Previous post was at 17:11 ----------

When I launch the game, it says cannot find addons/expansions/structure_e.pbo

How do I fix this?

sounds like corrupt / missing file

can You please check integrity of the A2: OA game ?

Dec 3 2010, 16:42
Yea, the integrity is fine. I can even find the file in search.

---------- Post added at 04:42 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:15 PM ----------

Ok great, now it is saying thaat it can't find the file commons/anim.pbo

Dec 3 2010, 16:53
@<hidden>

Affirmative. Running with and without throws the same error.

EDIT: Should clarify; have tried editing the .cmd and running many combinations of mods; including just trying a vanilla version of combined ops. None have been fruitful thus far.

Ronbocop
Dec 4 2010, 01:06
Disabling of 2nd PMC in the expansion program worked for me too. Thanks guys

Dec 4 2010, 06:09
When I started up the firing range mission in the Boot Camp in OA, everything went fine. So I got the M9 pistol from the crate, and it told me to shoot the targets.

I aimed down my sights right onto the closest target, the middle one, it somehow missed and hit the furthest one. This is from 10 meters away.

Then some watermark came up saying "Illegal copies ma degrade" or something.

In my mind, I was thinking, "what the hell" since I bought this game from Steam.
You can check my steam profile, I bought it, it is Flubadoo.

How the hell do I fix this?

Kokuto
Dec 4 2010, 13:34
Hi Dwarden,

I appear to have gained some sort of fault since the installation of the PMC expansion.

While I am not sure what it is yet, it seems to prevent the starting of the Arma II Combined Ops. While the individual modules can be started, this combined operations side cannot seem to work.

When I attempt to launch it, the usual command prompt-like window appears with the various corresponding lines. But once that vanishes, the screen remains the same, as if the process never took place. Something seems to be stopping Combined Ops from working it seems.

Its too fast for me to read the code that appears, so I can't really say what its stating. But it seems like it is unable to find something, unspecified path or such.

Dwarden
Dec 4 2010, 19:07
to be able run ARMA 2: CO on STEAM please run once ARMA 2

STEAM needs to run each title at least once to write it's registry entries

especially if you use the A2:CO mode and it does nothing (just dos prompt window flash in and exits) ...

Ricochet Saw
Dec 4 2010, 22:32
this is dumb, has anyone figured out how to add the data for either expansion without having to run steam itself as the admin?

Skater
Dec 5 2010, 16:31
I am unable to install or use ArmA2:PMC content. Here is my set-up:

Windows 7 PC
Steam copies of:

ArmA2
ArmA2: British Armed Forces
ArmA2: Private Military Company
No non-steam copies of any ArmA2 titles or DLC have ever been installed on this system.
I am located in the United Kingdom (as is my Steam account).

After downloading ArmA2:PMC via Steam, I have tried (and failed) to get the content in game using two different methods:

Method #1: Launching from ArmA2: PMC link in Steam Library

1. Click on "Play" button.

2. A dialog appears asking me to insert an Access Code (CD-Key). Obviously, I do not have a CD-Key (this is a Steam purchase).

3. Attempting to click "Next >" triggers this error message: "Wrong CD-Key".

4. The only way to exit is to click on "Cancel" and abort the installation.

Method #2: Launching vanilla OA and enabling expansion

1. Vanilla OA launches as normal.

2. Expansions displays:

[X] ArmA2: British Armed Forces
[X] ArmA2: Private Military Company (Lite)
[ ] ArmA2: Private Military Company

3. Enabling "ArmA2: Private Military Company" triggers a game restart.

4. As the game restarts, this error message is displayed: "Failed to load file "DLCsetup\PMC\PMC_Data\addons\air_pmc.pbo" - decryption of headers failed"

5. As a side-note, this file is on my hard drive, in the expected location.

6. It is possible to click "OK", ignoring the error message, after which OA launches.

7. On the OA main screen, "ArmA2: Private Military Company" is displayed in the top-right (underneath the ArmA2:OA logo); a smaller version of the ArmA2:PMC logo appears next to the ArmA2:BAF logo in the bottom-left of the screen.

8. Expansions displays:

[X] ArmA2: British Armed Forces
[X] pmc
[X] ArmA2: Private Military Company

9. Singleplayer > Campaign displays:

[X] Operation Crimson Lance

10. Singleplayer > Editor does not contain *any* ArmA2:PMC units.

After experiencing this issue, I wondered if there might be an issue with my downloaded files. Verifying my files produced no error message. So I deleted my ArmA2:PMC local content (via the Steam Library), and re-dowloaded the AmrA2:PMC content again. Regrettably, I experienced the same problems.

---------- Post added at 04:09 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:01 PM ----------

Update (on post #930):

Someone helpfully pointed me to the CD key which is available by right-clicking ArmA2:PMC in the Steam Library. So this is what I did:

Method #1 (revised): Launching from ArmA2: PMC link in Steam Library

1. Click on "Play" button.

2. A dialog appears asking me to insert an Access Code (CD-Key).

3. Entered the CD-key obtained by right-clicking ArmA2:PMC in the Steam Library and clicked "Next >"

4. An installation process started, but curiously it seemed to be installing BAF files as well. Several error messages about decrypted PMC and BAF files popped up, but the installation completed.

5. The game started and Expansions listed:

[X] ArmA2: British Armed Forces
[X] ArmA2: Private Military Company
[X] ArmA2: Private Military Company

Note the duplicate entries.

6. I could only disable 1 of the duplicates (the second); I did this and triggered a game restart.

7. During the restart I got several error messages (which appeared to be about missing BAF content); in fact it looked as if it was trying to re-install files again.

... to cut a long story short, after disabling one of the entries for "ArmA2: Private Military Company" I could play PMC content (the campaign etc.), but only if I booted up in Combined Operations mode. Booting up in vanilla OA, or using the ArmA2:PMC link from the Steam Library would show me the campaign, but fail to load any missions, complaining of missing addons. This would be despite claiming to have PMC content installed via entries in the Expansions screen and logos (+ text) on the main menu screen.

Using the Steam Library I have now uninstalled PMC, and when I boot up vanilla OA I see only ArmA2: Operation Arrowhead, BAF and PMC (Lite) listed. What I hope is that there will be no lasting damage to my orginal installations of ArmA2, OA and BAF.

This is really disappointing, BI.

I am getting THE EXACT same issue with my PMC on Steam.

-Skater

rodsfree
Dec 5 2010, 18:11
I can't get anything, except ARMA II, to run currently.
OA is stuck in a download paused mode and I keep getting the dreaded "Steam's servers are too busy..." error whenever I try to start the game. This has been going on for over a week.
PMC and BAF won't even try to start, a UAC prompt pops up asking permission to run a cache update application and then everything bombs out.

Not a very happy customer at the moment. :-(

Psychopathus
Dec 5 2010, 18:40

rodsfree
Dec 5 2010, 19:57

Thanks for the suggestion, but it didn't work. I tried about 6 different servers close to the East Coast, I'm in SC, then I even tried Canada. Still get the "Servers are too busy" error.

Any other suggestions???
:(

stegman
Dec 5 2010, 22:28
Does anyone else have the issue of a SUPER EXTREMELY slow game when using PMC expansion? because even in the menus and the editor it is extremely laggy.

My game runs fine, but i cant watch the cutscenes in the PMC.
It's real bad frame rate and hanging. Real shame.

I get the idea of whats going on, but they are unwatchable :(

Dec 6 2010, 14:03
Description: STEAM 'set launch options' issue (for me anyway)

I'm still encountering issues loading the game with mods enabled either from STEAM's 'set launch option'

My STEAM 'set launch options':
-nosplash -skipintro -world=empty -mod=@<hidden>;@<hidden>;@<hidden>;@<hidden>;@<hidden>;@<hidden>;@<hidden>;BAF;@<hidden>

If using the 'set launch options' with the parametres above when trying to launch either of the following from my STEAM games list, the mods DO NOT load at all:

ARMA 2: British Armed Forces
ARMA 2: Private Military Company
ARMA 2

If I use the 'set launch options' when trying to launch 'ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead (selecting run with Combined Operations)' the mods seem to load (or at least show up as selected in the 'Expansions' window but with arma 2 listed twice: arma2 & Arma 2)

[Expansions Window]
Arma 2: Private Military Company
arma 2
Arma 2
@<hidden>
@<hidden>
@<hidden>
@<hidden>
@<hidden>
@<hidden>
@<hidden>
Arma 2: British Armed Forces
@<hidden>

When connecting to my server I only see part of the mods loaded:

<snip username> uses modified date - Arma 2: Private Military;arma 2;Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead;Arma 2:@<hidden>

Seems to load 'arma 2 & Arma 2' (duplicate I'm guessing), and cuts/discards some other listed mods!

---

If I start ARMA 2: Operation Arrhowhead from STEAM (selecting 'Play ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead') I then get no 'Arma 2' listed at all - see below

[Expansions Window]
Arma 2: Private Military Company
@<hidden>
@<hidden>
@<hidden>
@<hidden>
@<hidden>
@<hidden>
@<hidden>
Arma 2: British Armed Forces
@<hidden>

When connecting to our server I can see the mods its showing as running:

<snip username> uses modified date - Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead;Arma 2: Private Military;@<hidden>;@<hidden>

It seems to have cut/not included the rest of the mods - Which I take it is the limit of the steam 'set launch option'?

Now before I purchased and downloaded the STEAM PMC DLC I used the same mod line (I actually had several other mods listed that have been removed) and all worked fine before.

Since the download of the PMC DLC I've had nothing but trouble running the mods via the STEAM 'set launch options'. It's basically stopped working in effect!

Can someone please help me get the bloody game working for me with all the mods I want to run working?
Preferably without a 3rd party launcher (which I've yet to try).

WingnutWN
Dec 6 2010, 16:55
Resolved....

Chaz
Dec 8 2010, 20:46
Just performed a clean install of Windows 7 64 bit and cannot launch Arma 2(just vanilla Arma 2, no OA, BAF, PMC.. though I have not downloaded those yet)

All component drivers up-to-date

*See my sig for system specs

UAC off

When I launch from Steam, I get the standard option menu: Play Arma 2, launch in windows mode, etc.... I click Play Arma 2, game appears to launch for about 1-2 seconds, my status turns "Green"/in-game then it goes back to blue. I have tried windowed mode, no dice.

I have tried launching Arma 2 directly from the /common/arma2 and I get the following error:

The procedure entry point D3DMatrixMultiply could not be located in the dynamic link library d3dx9_41.dll"

Yes, my video card drivers are up-to-date (ATI 10.11). I have updated my Directx drivers as well (other Steam games like BF2, BF BC2 launch fine)

I have deleted the local content and re-downloaded Arma 2 and still cannot launch the game

I have verified the cache several times and cannot launch the game

Dwarden
Dec 8 2010, 21:00
sounds like DX9 is not installed at all or so ...

Chaz
Dec 8 2010, 21:20
sounds like DX9 is not installed at all or so ...

But my older games that are Directx 9-based, like BF2, run fine, how can they launch if DX9 is not installed?

Dwarden
Dec 8 2010, 21:38
ok now that is weird, did integrity check on ARMA 2 files ?

Chaz
Dec 8 2010, 22:18
ok now that is weird, did integrity check on ARMA 2 files ?

Yes, multiples times. It passes all checks. :confused:

Back to when I try to launch Arma 2 directly from the root folder, I get this error:

The procedure entry point D3DMatrixMultiply could not be located in the dynamic link library d3dx9_41.dll"

I just installed OA and it will not launch as well. Same thing, when I try to launch directly from the root folder I get this error:

The procedure entry point D3DXSaveSurfaceToFileA could not be located in the dynamic link library d3dx9_41.dll"

------------

I have run the DXSETUP.exe located in the /DirectX folder and it appears to install fine.

Dwarden
Dec 9 2010, 23:34
what AMD.ATI driver version ?

Dwarden
Dec 10 2010, 03:17
New STEAMclient beta changelog from 9.12.2010

- Fixed starting game executables with very long command line parameters (>255 characters)

this is very important fix for STEAM users of all ARMA serie games

makes way easier to run any mods at any path via commandline

so enjoy :)

Chaz
Dec 10 2010, 07:56
what AMD.ATI driver version ?

The current ATI 10.11 drivers.

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Sound Capture Devices
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Description: Microphone (SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio)
Default Sound Capture: Yes
Default Voice Capture: Yes
Driver Name: P17.sys
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.2018 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Date and Size: 8/3/2009 11:12:00, 1289216 bytes
Cap Flags: 0x1
Format Flags: 0xFFFFF

Description: S/PDIF-In (SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio)
Default Sound Capture: No
Default Voice Capture: No
Driver Name: P17.sys
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.2018 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Date and Size: 8/3/2009 11:12:00, 1289216 bytes
Cap Flags: 0x1
Format Flags: 0xFFFFF

Description: Line-In (SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio)
Default Sound Capture: No
Default Voice Capture: No
Driver Name: P17.sys
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.2018 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Date and Size: 8/3/2009 11:12:00, 1289216 bytes
Cap Flags: 0x1
Format Flags: 0xFFFFF

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DirectInput Devices
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Device Name: Mouse
Attached: 1
Controller ID: n/a
Vendor/Product ID: n/a
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: Keyboard
Attached: 1
Controller ID: n/a
Vendor/Product ID: n/a
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: G15 Gaming Keyboard
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC226
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: G15 Gaming Keyboard
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC226
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: G15 GamePanel LCD
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC227
FF Driver: n/a

Poll w/ Interrupt: No

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USB Devices
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+ USB Root Hub
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x10DE, 0x036C
| Matching Device ID: usb\root_hub
| Service: usbhub
|
+-+ Generic USB Hub
| | Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC223
| | Location: Port_#0002.Hub_#0001
| | Matching Device ID: usb\class_09
| | Service: usbhub
| |
| +-+ USB Input Device
| | | Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC227
| | | Location: Port_#0004.Hub_#0003
| | | Matching Device ID: generic_hid_device
| | | Service: HidUsb
| | |
| | +-+ HID-compliant device
| | | | Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC227
| | | | Matching Device ID: hid_device
| | | |
| | +-+ HID Keyboard Device
| | | | Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC227
| | | | Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_keyboard
| | | | Service: kbdhid
| |
+-+ Razer Diamondback
| | Vendor/Product ID: 0x1532, 0x0002
| | Location: Port_#0003.Hub_#0001
| | Matching Device ID: usb\vid_1532&pid_0002
| | Lower Filters: Razerlow
| | Service: HidUsb
| |
| +-+ HID-compliant mouse
| | | Vendor/Product ID: 0x1532, 0x0002
| | | Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_mouse
| | | Service: mouhid

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Gameport Devices
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PS/2 Devices
------------
+ HID Keyboard Device
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC226
| Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_keyboard
| Service: kbdhid
|
+ Terminal Server Keyboard Driver
| Matching Device ID: root\rdp_kbd
| Upper Filters: kbdclass
| Service: TermDD
|
+ Terminal Server Mouse Driver
| Matching Device ID: root\rdp_mou
| Upper Filters: mouclass
| Service: TermDD

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Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives
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Drive: C:
Free Space: 645.0 GB
Total Space: 715.4 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: WDC WD75 00AAKS-00RBA SCSI Disk Device

Drive: D:
Model: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-112D ATA Device
Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), , 0 bytes

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System Devices
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Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_05B1&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A2\5&34045AFB&0&100018
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03B3&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&0E
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03AB&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&04
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0376&SUBSYS_000010DE&REV_A3\3&2411E6FE&1&98
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0369&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&1&48
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_05B1&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A2\5&34045AFB&0&000018
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03B2&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&0D
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03AA&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&02
Driver: n/a

Name: NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet #2
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0373&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A3\3&2411E6FE&1&90
Driver: n/a

Name: NVIDIA nForce PCI System Management
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0368&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A3\3&2411E6FE&1&51
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03BC&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&11
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03B1&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&0C
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03A9&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&03
Driver: n/a

Name: NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0373&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A3\3&2411E6FE&1&88
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard ISA bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0360&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A3\3&2411E6FE&1&50
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03BA&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&12
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03B0&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&0B
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03A8&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&1&05
Driver: n/a

Name: High Definition Audio Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0371&SUBSYS_10DE0175&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&1&79
Driver: n/a

Name: Texas Instruments 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_8023&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_00\4&36AC3632&0&3878
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03B7&SUBSYS_0C5510DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&18
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03AF&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&0A
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03A1&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&1&00
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0370&SUBSYS_CB8410DE&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&1&78
Driver: n/a

Name: High Definition Audio Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_AA50&SUBSYS_AA501787&REV_00\6&689986E&0&01000018
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03B6&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&10
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03AE&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&09
Driver: n/a

Name: NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_037F&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A3\3&2411E6FE&1&72
Driver: n/a

Name: Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_036E&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&68
Driver: n/a

Name: ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6899&SUBSYS_22901787&REV_00\6&689986E&0&00000018
Driver: n/a

Name: SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0007&SUBSYS_10121102&REV_00\4&36AC3632&0&5078
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03B5&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&06
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Driver: n/a

Name: NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_037F&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A3\3&2411E6FE&1&71
Driver: n/a

Name: Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_036D&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&1&59
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_05B1&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A2\4&6BB9499&0&0018
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03B4&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&07
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03AC&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&01
Driver: n/a

Name: NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_037F&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A3\3&2411E6FE&1&70
Driver: n/a

Name: Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_036C&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&58
Driver: n/a

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DirectShow Filters
------------------

DirectShow Filters:
WMSpeech Decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,WMSPDMOD.DLL,6.01.7600.16385
MP3 Decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,mp3dmod.dll,6.01.7600.16385
Mpeg4s Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,mp4sdecd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
WMV Screen decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvsdecd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
WMVideo Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,wmvdecod.dll,6.01.7600.16385
Mpeg43 Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,mp43decd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
Mpeg4 Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,mpg4decd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
ATI Ticker,0x00200000,0,1,Ticker.ax,
DV Muxer,0x00400000,0,0,qdv.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Color Space Converter,0x00400001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Screen Capture filter,0x00200000,0,1,wmpsrcwp.dll,12.00.7600.16385
AVI Splitter,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
VGA 16 Color Ditherer,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
SBE2MediaTypeProfile,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Microsoft DTV-DVD Video Decoder,0x005fffff,2,4,msmpeg2vdec.dll,6.01.7140.0000
AC3 Parser Filter,0x00600000,1,1,mpg2splt.ax,6.06.7600.16385
StreamBufferSink,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7600.16385
MJPEG Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
MPEG-I Stream Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Track1Filter,0x00000000,0,0,,
SAMI (CC) Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
VBI Codec,0x00600000,1,4,VBICodec.ax,6.06.7600.16385
MPEG-2 Splitter,0x005fffff,1,0,mpg2splt.ax,6.06.7600.16385
Closed Captions Analysis Filter,0x00200000,2,5,cca.dll,6.06.7600.16385
SBE2FileScan,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Microsoft MPEG-2 Video Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,msmpeg2enc.dll,6.01.7600.16385
Internal Script Command Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
MPEG Audio Decoder,0x03680001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
MMACE ProcAmp,0x00200000,0,2,MMACEFilters.dll,
DV Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,qdv.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Video Mixing Renderer 9,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Microsoft MPEG-2 Encoder,0x00200000,2,1,msmpeg2enc.dll,6.01.7600.16385
ACM Wrapper,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Video Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
MPEG-2 Video Stream Analyzer,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Line 21 Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,qdvd.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Video Port Manager,0x00600000,2,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Video Renderer,0x00400000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
VPS Decoder,0x00200000,0,0,WSTPager.ax,6.06.7600.16385
WM ASF Writer,0x00400000,0,0,qasf.dll,12.00.7600.16385
VBI Surface Allocator,0x00600000,1,1,vbisurf.ax,6.01.7600.16385
MMACE SoftEmu,0x00200000,0,2,MMACEFilters.dll,
File writer,0x00200000,1,0,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385
iTV Data Sink,0x00600000,1,0,itvdata.dll,6.06.7600.16385
iTV Data Capture filter,0x00600000,1,1,itvdata.dll,6.06.7600.16385
DVD Navigator,0x00200000,0,3,qdvd.dll,6.06.7600.16385
MMACE DeInterlace,0x00200000,0,2,MMACEFilters.dll,
Overlay Mixer2,0x00200000,1,1,qdvd.dll,6.06.7600.16385
AVI Draw,0x00600064,9,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
RDP DShow Redirection Filter,0xffffffff,1,0,DShowRdpFilter.dll,
Microsoft MPEG-2 Audio Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,msmpeg2enc.dll,6.01.7600.16385
WST Pager,0x00200000,1,1,WSTPager.ax,6.06.7600.16385
MPEG-2 Demultiplexer,0x00600000,1,1,mpg2splt.ax,6.06.7600.16385
DV Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,qdv.dll,6.06.7600.16385
SampleGrabber,0x00200000,1,1,qedit.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Null Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,qedit.dll,6.06.7600.16385
MPEG-2 Sections and Tables,0x005fffff,1,0,Mpeg2Data.ax,6.06.7600.16385
Microsoft AC3 Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,msac3enc.dll,6.01.7600.16385
StreamBufferSource,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Smart Tee,0x00200000,1,2,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Overlay Mixer,0x00200000,0,0,qdvd.dll,6.06.7600.16385
AVI Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
AVI/WAV File Source,0x00400000,0,2,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Wave Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
MIDI Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Multi-file Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
File stream renderer,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
StreamBufferSink2,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7600.16385
AVI Mux,0x00200000,1,0,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Line 21 Decoder 2,0x00600002,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
File Source (Async.),0x00400000,0,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
File Source (URL),0x00400000,0,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Infinite Pin Tee Filter,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Enhanced Video Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,evr.dll,6.01.7600.16385
BDA MPEG2 Transport Information Filter,0x00200000,2,0,psisrndr.ax,6.06.7600.16385
MPEG Video Decoder,0x40000001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490

WDM Streaming Tee/Splitter Devices:
Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7600.16385

Video Compressors:
WMVideo8 Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvxencd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
WMVideo9 Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvencod.dll,6.01.7600.16385
MSScreen 9 encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvsencd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
DV Video Encoder,0x00200000,0,0,qdv.dll,6.06.7600.16385
MJPEG Compressor,0x00200000,0,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Fraps Video Decompressor,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Intel IYUV codec,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Indeo® video 5.10,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Intel IYUV codec,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Microsoft RLE,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Microsoft Video 1,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Xfire Video Codec,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385

Audio Compressors:
WM Speech Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,WMSPDMOE.DLL,6.01.7600.16385
PCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
GSM 6.10,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
CCITT A-Law,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
CCITT u-Law,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
MPEG Layer-3,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490

Audio Capture Sources:
Microphone (SB X-Fi Xtreme Audi,0x00200000,0,0,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Line-In (SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio),0x00200000,0,0,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385
S/PDIF-In (SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio,0x00200000,0,0,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385

PBDA CP Filters:
PBDA DTFilter,0x00600000,1,1,CPFilters.dll,6.06.7600.16385
PBDA ETFilter,0x00200000,0,0,CPFilters.dll,6.06.7600.16385
PBDA PTFilter,0x00200000,0,0,CPFilters.dll,6.06.7600.16385

Midi Renderers:
Default MidiOut Device,0x00800000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490

WDM Streaming Capture Devices:
SB Live! 24-bit,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7600.16385
SB Live! 24-bit,0x00200000,2,2,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7600.16385

WDM Streaming Rendering Devices:
SB Live! 24-bit,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7600.16385
SB Live! 24-bit,0x00200000,2,2,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7600.16385

BDA Network Providers:
Microsoft ATSC Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7600.16385
Microsoft DVBC Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7600.16385
Microsoft DVBS Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7600.16385
Microsoft DVBT Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7600.16385
Microsoft Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSNP.ax,6.06.7600.16385

Multi-Instance Capable VBI Codecs:
VBI Codec,0x00600000,1,4,VBICodec.ax,6.06.7600.16385

BDA Transport Information Renderers:
BDA MPEG2 Transport Information Filter,0x00600000,2,0,psisrndr.ax,6.06.7600.16385
MPEG-2 Sections and Tables,0x00600000,1,0,Mpeg2Data.ax,6.06.7600.16385

BDA CP/CA Filters:
Decrypt/Tag,0x00600000,1,1,EncDec.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Encrypt/Tag,0x00200000,0,0,EncDec.dll,6.06.7600.16385
PTFilter,0x00200000,0,0,EncDec.dll,6.06.7600.16385
XDS Codec,0x00200000,0,0,EncDec.dll,6.06.7600.16385

WDM Streaming Communication Transforms:
Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7600.16385

Audio Renderers:
Speakers (SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio),0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Default DirectSound Device,0x00800000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Default WaveOut Device,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Digital Audio Interface (SB X-F,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
DirectSound: Digital Audio Interface (SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio),0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
DirectSound: Speakers (SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio),0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490

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EVR Power Information
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Current Setting: {5C67A112-A4C9-483F-B4A7-1D473BECAFDC} (Quality)
Quality Flags: 2576
Enabled:
Force throttling
Allow half deinterlace
Allow scaling
Decode Power Usage: 100
Balanced Flags: 1424
Enabled:
Force throttling
Allow batching
Force half deinterlace
Force scaling
Decode Power Usage: 50
PowerFlags: 1424
Enabled:
Force throttling
Allow batching
Force half deinterlace
Force scaling
Decode Power Usage: 0

Dec 10 2010, 14:06
New STEAMclient beta changelog from 9.12.2010

this is very important fix for STEAM users of all ARMA serie games

makes way easier to run any mods at any path via commandline

so enjoy :)

I think that should help me with my problem :)

AnimalMother92
Dec 11 2010, 03:33
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Nice change! Thanks for notifying us.

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[spoiler] button exists for a good reason ;)

Spamurai
Dec 11 2010, 07:18
New STEAMclient beta changelog from 9.12.2010

this is very important fix for STEAM users of all ARMA serie games

makes way easier to run any mods at any path via commandline

so enjoy :)

fixed "how" exactly? What does this mean... maybe I just didn't notice it before because I had a short command line.

Dec 11 2010, 10:22
fixed "how" exactly? What does this mean... maybe I just didn't notice it before because I had a short command line.

I believe it means that within the STEAM client 'set launch options' (from within the each game title owned) you can now have more than 255 characters, thus allowing you to have a longer '-mod' entry witihn 'set launch options' :yay:.

There is/was a limit of upto 255 characters and anything after that was ignored.

Dwarden
Dec 13 2010, 23:39
I believe it means that within the STEAM client 'set launch options' (from within the each game title owned) you can now have more than 255 characters, thus allowing you to have a longer '-mod' entry witihn 'set launch options' :yay:.

There is/was a limit of upto 255 characters and anything after that was ignored.

this was problem in both the "set launch options" but also 'passed by' parameters ...

so if you used the steam.exe -appID to launch game binary there was limit 255< characters on what was given to the game binary

now it's definitely more than 1k

x_ringo_x
Dec 14 2010, 22:36
Hey, Does this mean that you do not need that batch file to launch combined operations?
Because I have hard-copy of Arma 2, and steam version of OA, and all of the DLC's.
Or should I still be using it?

[EI]Crazycow
Dec 15 2010, 19:22
Hi,
One of my clan member bought A2 and then A2 OA via Steam,

Installed A2, then Installed A2 OA
After checked that everything is set to run as admin, and nothing like firewall mess with A2 and OA
Launch A2
Launch A2 OA
Launch A2 OA CO via Steam launch menu. (the popup that appears after double click on desktop "Launch Arma 2 OA" icon )

First matter: In the "Expansions" menu there is both "arma2" that Arma2 and can't deactivate one of them.

Second trouble: All seems ok, version 1.56, try to join server, ok he can choose a role in the briefing room, press ok, receiving mission data, and then:

Red Chain, no message received from server until it disconnect and back again on server list.

I've noticed that he was able to play on our server on OA maps, on other servers he could play a DM map (don't know wich) but just for a while.
He absolutely can't play, Domination and Warfare, and in some server he is also not able to receive mission data.

I suppose that there is some mess with CO, i can't explain in different ways how is possible that he could join and play just our server for example, and have red chain just when he finish to download mission data on all other server.

Chaz
Dec 15 2010, 23:30
So I guess I'm SOL with my inability to launch ARMA 2? :(

Dwarden
Dec 15 2010, 23:34
Crazycow;1813187']Hi,
One of my clan member bought A2 and then A2 OA via Steam,

Installed A2, then Installed A2 OA
After checked that everything is set to run as admin, and nothing like firewall mess with A2 and OA
Launch A2
Launch A2 OA
Launch A2 OA CO via Steam launch menu. (the popup that appears after double click on desktop "Launch Arma 2 OA" icon )

First matter: In the "Expansions" menu there is both "arma2" that Arma2 and can't deactivate one of them.

Second trouble: All seems ok, version 1.56, try to join server, ok he can choose a role in the briefing room, press ok, receiving mission data, and then:

Red Chain, no message received from server until it disconnect and back again on server list.

I've noticed that he was able to play on our server on OA maps, on other servers he could play a DM map (don't know wich) but just for a while.
He absolutely can't play, Domination and Warfare, and in some server he is also not able to receive mission data.

I suppose that there is some mess with CO, i can't explain in different ways how is possible that he could join and play just our server for example, and have red chain just when he finish to download mission data on all other server.

double arma 2 is normal and not affects your game operation in A2: CO mode

Dec 16 2010, 16:50
I'm getting a new computer in 2 days, and my internet is pretty slow. Can I just copy the files from the Arma 2 directory into the steamapps/common/ directory, and basically make steam download it in an instant?

[EI]Crazycow
Dec 17 2010, 19:40

Dec 18 2010, 15:31
I can't seem to get the mods in ArmA 2 to work. I have in launch options this:

-nosplash -world=empty -mod=@<hidden>;@<hidden>;@<hidden>;@<hidden>@<hidden>;@<hidden>;@<hidden>;@<hidden>;

But no mods actually are working. No WarFX, no zeuAI, no CBA...

Dwarden
Dec 18 2010, 16:38
enclose the -mod with "
like
"-mod=@<hidden>;@<hidden>;@<hidden>;@<hidden>@<hidden>;@<hidden>;@<hidden> I;@<hidden>;"

also remember to use STEAMclient beta (settings > participate in beta) to avoid 255 chars limit on commandline params

Dec 18 2010, 17:15
enclose the -mod with "
like
"-mod=@<hidden>;@<hidden>;@<hidden>;@<hidden>@<hidden>;@<hidden>;@<hidden> I;@<hidden>;"

also remember to use STEAMclient beta (settings > participate in beta) to avoid 255 chars limit on commandline params

Hmm, it still didn't fix it. OA mods work fine, even though they didn't have the quotes...

Dwarden
Dec 18 2010, 17:46
using it in A2 or A2: Combined Operation (OA binary) ?

Dec 18 2010, 19:31
I'm running just standalone A2, although I do have OA installed.

[EI]Crazycow
Dec 20 2010, 09:49

Second trouble: All seems ok, version 1.56, try to join server, ok he can choose a role in the briefing room, press ok, receiving mission data, and then:

Red Chain, no message received from server until it disconnect and back again on server list.

So, nobody had this trouble before? Sorry if I am "tedious" but is really something that we could not understand how to solve.

MJK-Ranger
Dec 21 2010, 14:09
Hi.

I just bought from STEAM:
- ARMA 2: British Armed Forces
- ARMA 2: Private Military Company

I installed booth without any problems... But after i started up ArmA2: Operation Arrowhead, i took a look inside EXPANSIONS menu and found this annoying problem :(
Two ARMA 2: Private Military Company lines, what the heck!!!

http://s3.postimage.org/1uspsivk4/hmmm.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/1uspsivk4/)
Click image to enlarge

EDIT

Well, i was gonna test Arma 2: Combined Operations and the funny thing was i got this list in my EXPANSIONS menu now:

Arma 2: British Armed Forces
Arma 2: Private Military Company
arma 2
Arma 2

And they all was marked, what the hell is this ??? :mad::936::angryfire:

Dwarden
Dec 22 2010, 10:19
ignore the 2nd PMC (keep it disabled), it's fixed in 1.01 PMC which is coming out soon

MJK-Ranger
Dec 22 2010, 16:29
ignore the 2nd PMC (keep it disabled), it's fixed in 1.01 PMC which is coming out soon

Thanks Dwarden :)

I see two lines named: arma 2 and Arma 2

EDIT:

double arma 2 is normal and not affects your game operation in A2: CO mode

Thanks, found it on page 99 :)

Thanks :)

ARMAfansa
Dec 22 2010, 19:12
Got the latest updates off Steam a while ago. Managed to get around to trying out British Armed Forces and now I find my FPS have halved.

Slides
Dec 23 2010, 04:52
Updated 1.01 PMC and 1.57 OA in Steam, but after running them I get error about some pbo file not found and there is no confirmation message saying that 1.01 PMC was successfully installed.

Verified Steam files and that seems good. What can I do to make sure that updates were installed?

BrockSamson
Dec 23 2010, 14:22
Just downloaded the update, restarted my computer and I get the message:

Reminds me of the last update............

Anyone else getting this or know how to fix? Thanks.

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Dec 23 2010, 15:45
How do I make Steam not redownload the whole game each update? Wow, I mean, really?

Dwarden
Dec 23 2010, 16:53
How do I make Steam not redownload the whole game each update? Wow, I mean, really?

this is good question but You are asking wrong developers :cool:

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Just downloaded the update, restarted my computer and I get the message:

Reminds me of the last update............

Anyone else getting this or know how to fix? Thanks.

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