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Mr. Cheese

OA Hangs on Startup

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Hello. Symptoms:

-Game will install fine and startup correctly from the grey 'run game' box right after installation.

-Game will not start if I run from the shortcut/.exe either straight after installation or after already running the game. The game (without nosplash) hangs on the bohemia interactive splash screen at 0fps and when I bring up task manager it is using ~95-99% CPU and about 200mb RAM.

Here is my RPT:

=====================================================================

== E:\Games\OA\arma2OA.exe

== "E:\Games\OA\arma2OA.exe" -nosplash

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Exe timestamp: 2010/07/01 18:06:48

Current time: 2010/07/01 18:15:07

Item str_disp_server_control listed twice

Updating base class ->RscText, by ca\ui\config.bin/RscSplashText/

Added texture headers from file "ca\air_e\texheaders.bin"

Added texture headers from file "ca\animals_e\texheaders.bin"

Added texture headers from file "ca\ca_e\texheaders.bin"

Added texture headers from file "ca\characters_e\texheaders.bin"

Added texture headers from file "ca\desert_e\texheaders.bin"

Added texture headers from file "ca\l39\texheaders.bin"

Added texture headers from file "ca\misc_e\texheaders.bin"

Added texture headers from file "ca\missions_e\texheaders.bin"

Added texture headers from file "ca\modules_e\texheaders.bin"

Added texture headers from file "ca\plants_e\texheaders.bin"

Added texture headers from file "ca\roads_e\texheaders.bin"

Added texture headers from file "ca\rocks_e\texheaders.bin"

Added texture headers from file "ca\signs_e\texheaders.bin"

Added texture headers from file "ca\structures_e\texheaders.bin"

Added texture headers from file "ca\takistan\data\texheaders.bin"

Added texture headers from file "ca\takistan\data\layers\texheaders.bin"

Added texture headers from file "ca\tracked_e\texheaders.bin"

Added texture headers from file "ca\weapons_e\texheaders.bin"

Added texture headers from file "ca\wheeled_e\texheaders.bin"

Added texture headers from file "ca\zargabad\texheaders.bin"

Checking texture headers done - ok = 5591, failed = 0, patched = 0.

Exe version: 1.52.71612

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Gamersgate version of arrowhead with 1.52 auto included.

Same with both OA standalone and Combined Arms. In CA arma2 will start just fine but OA/CA will have the above symptoms.

Windows 7 64bit, Q9550, 4GB Ram, 8800GT

I have tried reboots, running in windowed/toggling splash screen etc and the only thing that gets OA to start is reinstalling it and running straight from the end menu. The game authenticated itself successfully online after the 1st install and hasn't asked to be authed again - when running from the install menu I can play online etc just fine.

Can't see anything else that can be causing it and the rpt is pretty useless.

Edited by Mr. Cheese

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I am having the exact same issue I am so pleased someone now believes me. What I have in common is I'm using Windows 7 64bit and 4GB Ram. I can see it working in Task manager but it doesn't go any further than that. The only way I can get it to start is through the end menu after re installation.

Ive tried running as an Admin

Reinstalling X 3

Rebooting

Sent a report to secure com

Uninstall-ed Daemon Tools

Edited the registry

Windows updates

Updated Graphics card drivers

Turned off all firewalls

Emailed Sprocket and sent DXDIAG Report

Defrag

http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?t=101279

Ive been researching everything.

Funny thing is I had the similar issue with Operation Flashpoint with Server 2000 and my Graphics Card 7 years ago until they released patch 1.91

Edited by Snoutmaster

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My guess is that it's related to the DRM used. I would tell you to do something illegal, but that would get me banned.

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Yep, it's DRM. Doing the thing that if I mentioned it would get me banned solved my problem, e-mail sent to securom.

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