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
"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.