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Old 08-27-2010, 04:45 PM   #1
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ARMA 2 OA won't start anymore

Hi there,
got a problem with OA. If i want to launch the game, steam says "prepareing to launch bla bla..." and then, nothing. No loading screen, no intro. It's not a crash, it's just not starting. I installed the new catalyst 10.8 and updated DX9, but it's not working anymore. Anyone got the same problem ?
My system:
AMD 965 Phenom
2x ATI 5850
4gig Ram

A week ago, the game ran just fine. Dunno what's wrong now.
 
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Old 08-27-2010, 05:24 PM   #2
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please try this

restart steam, (ideally start it as admin)

revalidate then ARMA 2: OA file cache and start it

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Old 08-27-2010, 10:31 PM   #3
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yes your not alone done above + delete & reinstall was working great before patch tries to install battleye then pops Arma2 OA stopped working.
Have all the latest drivers, updated DX manually

win7 64bit
e8500
2 x 4850
4 gig ram

Have duel boot with Vista 32 just installed it on that so I know the files are ok it just won't install could it be something with battleye. Will keep working on it.
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Old 08-27-2010, 11:25 PM   #4
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I'm having the exact same problem. I'm running Windows 7 (64 bit), I've tried verifying the cache, erasing the Steam bin and reinstalling Direct X. A2:OA and CO all worked perfectly until yesterday. I've been dying to get my hands on BAF but yeah... I dont feel to confident buying it until I can get the game to run.
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Old 08-27-2010, 11:26 PM   #5
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BTW I'm running an ATI 4850... I hope that helps.
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Old 08-28-2010, 02:07 AM   #6
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Same issue here. Game was running fine last night with BAF installed then went to run this morning and it wouldnt start. The "Preparing to launch..." window flickers on and off several times and then sticks on with cancel unable to be clicked (although you can click X to get out of it)

So...uh...what did I miss during my sleep?

Edit 1:
Revalidating does not work.

Edit 2:
Vanilla Arma 2 runs with no issues.

Edit 3:
Fixed it by removing all my games folders from steam, De-installing steam, re-downloading and re-installing, letting it patch up and moving my game folders back in

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Old 08-28-2010, 02:20 AM   #7
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Red face

Yeah, same here Kali. I've tried system restore, updating my drivers... Nada. The game starts up sometimes asking to install battle-eye and then nothing. I'm kinda regretting buying BAF at the moment.

I've also tried running Steam and the game as Admin, tried other user profiles. Its like the exe just doesn't get going.
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Old 08-28-2010, 02:32 AM   #8
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Here is my DxDiag if that helps out.
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System Information
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Time of this report: 8/28/2010, 04:28:38
Machine name: BOSTON-PC
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Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gateway
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BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 6144MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 6142MB RAM
Page File: 2431MB used, 9709MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 120 DPI (125 percent)
System DPI Setting: 120 DPI (125 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 64bit Unicode

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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
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DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Driver Version: 8.762.0.0
DDI Version: 10.1
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
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WHQL Logo'd: Yes
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DXVA-HD: Not Supported
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AGP Status: Enabled

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Default Voice Playback: Yes
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Manufacturer ID: 1
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Type: WDM
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Driver Version: 6.01.7600.16385 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Date and Size: 7/13/2009 19:07:00, 350208 bytes
Other Files:
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HW Accel Level: Basic
Cap Flags: 0xF1F
Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 200000
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Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No

Description: Digital Audio (S/PDIF) (High Definition Audio Device)
Default Sound Playback: No
Default Voice Playback: No
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0888&SUBSYS_1025018F& REV_1000
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 65535
Type: WDM
Driver Name: HdAudio.sys
Driver Version: 6.01.7600.16385 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Date and Size: 7/13/2009 19:07:00, 350208 bytes
Other Files:
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HW Accel Level: Basic
Cap Flags: 0xF1F
Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 200000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No

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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: SideWinder™ Mouse
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FF Driver: n/a

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Device Name: Media Center Interface
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Controller ID: 0x0
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FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: Media Center Interface
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Attached: 1
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FF Driver: n/a

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FF Driver: n/a

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| Matching Device ID: usb\root_hub
| Service: usbhub
| Driver: usbhub.sys, 7/13/2009 19:07:09, 343040 bytes
| Driver: usbd.sys, 7/13/2009 19:06:23, 7936 bytes

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Gameport Devices
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PS/2 Devices
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+ Microsoft SideWinder X6 Keyboard (IntelliType Pro)
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x045E, 0x074B
| Matching Device ID: hid\vid_045e&pid_074b&mi_00
| Service: kbdhid
| Driver: kbdhid.sys, 7/13/2009 19:00:20, 33280 bytes
| Driver: kbdclass.sys, 7/13/2009 20:48:04, 50768 bytes
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+ HID Keyboard Device
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x04EB, 0xE030
| Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_keyboard
| Service: kbdhid
| Driver: kbdhid.sys, 7/13/2009 19:00:20, 33280 bytes
| Driver: kbdclass.sys, 7/13/2009 20:48:04, 50768 bytes
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| Matching Device ID: root\rdp_kbd
| Upper Filters: kbdclass
| Service: TermDD
| Driver: i8042prt.sys, 7/13/2009 18:19:57, 105472 bytes
| Driver: kbdclass.sys, 7/13/2009 20:48:04, 50768 bytes
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+ Microsoft SideWinder Mouse (IntelliPoint)
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x045E, 0x0724
| Matching Device ID: hid\vid_045e&pid_0724&col01
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| Service: mouhid
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| Driver: mouhid.sys, 7/13/2009 19:00:20, 31232 bytes
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+ Terminal Server Mouse Driver
| Matching Device ID: root\rdp_mou
| Upper Filters: mouclass
| Service: TermDD
| Driver: termdd.sys, 7/13/2009 20:45:55, 62544 bytes
| Driver: sermouse.sys, 7/13/2009 19:00:20, 26624 bytes
| Driver: mouclass.sys, 7/13/2009 20:48:27, 49216 bytes

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Drive: C:
Free Space: 16.8 GB
Total Space: 705.4 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: Hitachi HDS721075KLA330

Drive: L:
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Total Space: 953.9 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: Hitachi HDT721010SLA360 USB Device

Drive: D:
Model: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7203S
Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 18:19:54, 147456 bytes
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:13 AM   #9
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are you starting STEAM as admin, "Run as administrator"
it's key to resolve several issues (including access to registry to write needed values)

1. exit STEAM
2. start STEAM (as admin)
if You have ARMA 2: CO then ARMA 2 must be run at least once after integrity check (to write values to registry)
3 revalidate ARMA 2: OA and start once (again to get values written to registry)
4. revalidate ARMA 2: BAF
5. run ARMA 2: BAF or ARMA 2: OA (it don't matter which both will install BAF)

anyway FallenFactol contact me on STEAMchat / irc i will try help ya realtime

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Old 08-28-2010, 01:11 PM   #10
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Thumbs down tried everything

my oa was working untill the latest patch .ive tried everything i can think of and re installed arma 2 installed oa removed then
installed again.i have verified arma 2 oa i have run as my loggin wich has admin rights nothing has worked for me so far im still getting arma 2 oa has encounterd a problem and has to close i posted a question to steam support on friday and havent had a reply yet .
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:41 AM   #11
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Still not starting after reinstall.
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Old 08-29-2010, 05:51 AM   #12
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please
try untick steam overlay on the ARMA 2: British Armed Forces ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead

(just for sure)

any special antivirus or security solution (like COMODO Suite with HIPS) ?

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Old 08-29-2010, 06:01 AM   #13
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I don't have BAF. I have Zone Alarm, but ARMA2 works fine, OA is not starting for some reason. I have unchcked the steam overlay but it's still not working.
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:49 AM   #14
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what operating system ?

i hope You starting STEAM as administrator

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Old 08-29-2010, 06:50 AM   #15
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Win7 64bit. Sure i run it as admin.
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