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Just finished updating to 1.38 and now the game crashes instantly on launch. I get the windows dialog saying Arma 3 has stopped working. No RPT is made, so I'm a little stuck

I've verified the game cache - it came back fine. I've tried with mods and without - no difference.

I've tried using the steam launcher, Maj. Shepards, launcher, no launcher, all the same. Instant crash. :(

Here's the 'problem details' from the Windows dialog...

  Fault Module Timestamp:	53159a86
 Exception Code:	406d1388
 Exception Offset:	0000c42d
 OS Version:	6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
 Locale ID:	2057
 Additional Information 1:	375d
 Additional Information 2:	375d7f8896349689eeae94fb5d0c01e8
 Additional Information 3:	c687
 Additional Information 4:	c687b36a9619159b30abca10db7daa1b  Fault Module Timestamp:	53159a86
 Exception Code:	406d1388
 Exception Offset:	0000c42d
 OS Version:	6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
 Locale ID:	2057
 Additional Information 1:	375d
 Additional Information 2:	375d7f8896349689eeae94fb5d0c01e8
 Additional Information 3:	c687
 Additional Information 4:	c687b36a9619159b30abca10db7daa1b

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Try a defrag and reboot.

I disabled the launcher when it was first introduced..., buggy.

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cant defrag, steam is on an SSD. I don't use the steam launcher normally, I use Maj. Shepards Arma3 sync, but I've tried both of those launchers and no launchers with the same result. Insta-crash. :(

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Nah. Tried that twice, still the same. :(

I have another install - another steam account and install of the game on my laptop, that works fine, but my main PC... not working.

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yup I cant launch game at all no crash nothing just done a fresh intall still the same GRRRRRR

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If you guys use registry tweak or made any changes for better performance you might have to change back to normal.

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Do you use Fred's registry tweak?

I have done in the past, but not recently. Is this implicated?

---------- Post added at 20:22 ---------- Previous post was at 20:21 ----------

Can you give us details on how to revert this, please Niki?

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I have done in the past, but not recently. Is this implicated?

---------- Post added at 20:22 ---------- Previous post was at 20:21 ----------

Can you give us details on how to revert this, please Niki?

"With the latest stable update 1.38 , this tweak doesn't work anymore and as described bellow (game client crashes at start).

To disable this tweak, just download and 'merge' this file in to your registry:...."

http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?177454-a-simple-registry-tweak-for-increased-performance

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I can confirm the above is definitely the reason - I have changed my value and the game now launches

If you've manually, or used Freds41 tool to tweaked your registry to enable 'UseLargePages' (equal to the value of 1) then this will fail to load ARMA3

You can manually set the value back to 0 (zero).

Path and value below (regedit):

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\arma3.exe]

"UseLargePages"=dword:00000000

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Tanky when you started using Freds malloc you set the "uselargepages" in the reg edit to 1, This have to go back to 0.

Heres ho i did it.

1. Run the regedit

2. Go to find and type in "uselargepages" without the quotes

3. When found dblclick the REG_DWORD and set the value data to 0 instead of 1

Carefull with the regedit - dont do anything wrong.

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Yeah, that's fixed it! Phew. Blood pressure returning to normal. :)

Thanks guys. :)

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Yeah, that's fixed it! Phew. Blood pressure returning to normal. :)

Thanks guys. :)

Nice!!

Unfortunately this will have a negative impact on performance but hey at least you can run the game now :)

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Yeah, that's fixed it! Phew. Blood pressure returning to normal. :)

Thanks guys. :)

I had this exact problem, thanks to this page I was able to fix Arma from insta crashing. Too bad we can't use the malloc! :(

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I believe fred's malloc still works fine, it's just the large page address registry tweak that doesn't :)

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