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#1 Posted at 2012-06-04 18:21        
     
So, I've bought ArmA 2: Operation Arrowhead off of Steam for close to 15 € a few weeks ago and already I'm having trouble playing the game.
So far as I've tested, only armory and boot camp work. If I click on campain or scenario, my game regularly crashes. Sometimes it works and I can play for a minute or two before crashing.
I didn't notice this until a week ago after I'd mastered bootcamp and a good 50% of the armory (so I could play the game decently).
I tried official patches and unofficial patches, neither of which helped. So I've created an account on this, I must say, very dedicated forum to get a solution.

I'm playing unmodded, no addons,... just Arma 2: OA (I've also had Arma 2 (retail version) for about a year now, which works perfectly).
My system specs are certainly good enough.


I've found an other post which was talking about this same problem, but a mod had reasons to believe that those were pirated versions (and I concur, those were some shady looking posts, lol) and no solution was being explained.
However, they did say something about registry key settings

http://www.armaholic.com/forums.php?m=posts&q=13653&d=0
"no didnt even have to patch the game. i dont have alot of time to explain. i will try when i have a lil free time. but all i did was change the registry key strings in the arma 2 folder. the game works perfect now. i am able to play all of the campaign and scenarios with out any crashes what so ever."

I have no idea whatsoever this person is talking about, but I hope this is a solution and I'm asking you, dedicated ArmaHolics, to help me with my probem so my money won't go to waste (AGAIN) on Steam.

Thank you in advance.


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#2 Posted at 2012-06-04 23:11        
     
Welcome to Armaholic :-)

You say you already have Arma 2? Did you combine both games so you are running CO or are you only running OA?

What version is your game? You cans ee that in the main screen when you start the game and where you can choose singleplayer, multiplayer, options etc. It should be on the lower right of the screen.

Any errors when you installed the game?

Are you running the game (Steam) as administrator?

Can you post your rpt? But please delete it first, start the game and do what you always do to make it crash and than post the contents of it here.

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#3 Posted at 2012-06-05 14:44        
     
# Foxhound : You say you already have Arma 2? Did you combine both games so you are running CO or are you only running OA?
What version is your game? You cans ee that in the main screen when you start the game and where you can choose singleplayer, multiplayer, options etc. It should be on the lower right of the screen.

Any errors when you installed the game?

Are you running the game (Steam) as administrator?

I'm running it as a standalone (so not Combined Operations) and in administrator (on win7).
I encounterd no errors when installing, it all seemed to work fine.
And it's version 1.51.71083

I don't know what this
# Foxhound : rpt
is...
I've searched in my folders but I can't seem to find it. Some information on where to find it would be appreciated :D


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#4 Posted at 2012-06-05 15:03        
     
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*:\Users\*\AppData\Local\ArmA 2 OA\arma2OA.rpt
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Post your specs. Certainly good enough is a matter of interpretation.

And one last thing, editing your registry is Always done as a last resort, because unless you know exactly what you are doing -usually results in more trouble.


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#5 Posted at 2012-06-05 16:25        
     
I'm just gonna post all my specs that I can find:

OS:Win7 Home 32bit
Medion_MS-7633 computermodel
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Pentium Dual Core CPU E5400 @ 2.70GHz (2CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 3072 MB RAM
Cache: 1374 MB in use, 4766 MB available
DirectW: DirectX 11
graphics card: ATI Radeon HD 5700 series with a 2295MB memory and 400MHz in internal DAC
Resolution: 1440x900(32bit)(60Hz)

I personally find this decent specs, since I can run GTA IV and Crysis 2 without lag (and I'm too shy on turning down the graphics if needed :p )
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rtp file deleted, starting game to crash...
crashed, attaching new RTP here.

Already a big thanks for the help guys :)


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#6 Posted at 2012-06-05 16:27        
     
# tury : I'm running it as a standalone (so not Combined Operations) and in administrator (on win7).
And it's version 1.51.71083

Latest version is 1.60 and as far as I know Steam is always up to date. So if thats not the case for you update the game through Steam.

[add on]
I saw your .rpt, thats not a Steam version.
So, from where did you download the game?

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#7 Posted at 2012-06-06 20:28        
     
# Foxhound : Latest version is 1.60 and as far as I know Steam is always up to date. So if thats not the case for you update the game through Steam.

[add on]
I saw your .rpt, thats not a Steam version.
So, from where did you download the game?

Updating did not work. Neither did reinstalling.

And yeeees you've got me. But I got this from a classmate (damn this sounds cliche, but I swear to you it's true) who said iI'd like this game. I have never downloaded a game in my life, I am supportive of the creative geniusses behind them. My idea was "well I'll try it out, see if I like it and buy it if I do". The boot camp missions alone were great, but the campain and scenario's (and MP, but appereantly thats always in illegal software) not working is kinda a bummer, and I don't want to risk it to buy a game that doesn't work because I won't get my money back in that case.

I swear to you, right here right now that if my problem can be solved, I will buy this game. I will send you the proof if you want. I know my word doesn't mean a lot because this is "just a forum post" and I've only joined recently.

Anyways, I won't hold a grudge if you decide to ban me for using an illegal copy go right ahead. I'm just asking for some sympathy here.
Thank you for reading.

P.S.
My later response is due to my piles of schoolwork. My apologies.


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#8 Posted at 2012-06-06 23:01        
     
We do not help, neither support people who have not bought the game.
The game, when you buy it will work, this illegal version I hope will never work and we for sure will not help you to make it work even if we know it.

I will give you a fair chance and not ban you but mute your account right away. This gives you acces to the site so you can buy the game and show me proof of purchase which I will than forward to a BI employee for checking. If you do not provide any such info in lets say a week you are banned both here as well as on the official BI forums.

Contact me over PM when you bought the game.

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