ArmA: Armed Assault: Startup Parameters

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These parameters can be configured by creating a new shortcut on your desktop and then adding the appropriate option.


"C:\...\some path\ArmedAssault.exe" -nosplash -mod=@winter

Available parameters

Display Options

-x=            Numeric, used to set resolution width
-y=            Numeric, used to set resolution height
-window        Displays ArmA windowed instead of full screen
-nosplash      Disables intro and splash screens
-benchmark     Intended for automated benchmarking, but was never
               finished and is not working.

= Misc.

-maxmem=       Limit memory allocation (in MB)
-init=         Run scripting command once in the main menu (often used as 
-world=        Select a world loaded by default, e.g. -world=Sara


-mod=      Allows you to subdivide your addons into different folders,
           folder names separated by semi-colons.
           See modfolders for more information.
-cfg=      Selects a config file like your arma.cfg.

Network Options

-port=         Port to host dedicated server on.
-password=     Password to join dedicated server.
-ranking=      Unknown
-config=       Config file for server specific stuff like admin password
               and mission selection.
-host          Start a non-dedicated host.
-server        Start a dedicated server (not needed for a special dedicated server exe).
-connect=      Client-side, server to connect to.
-name=         Client-side, User name.
-profiles=     Alternative placement for per-user content.
-netlog        Enables ArmA multiplayer network traffic logging

Closer Description


-profiles is a startup option allowing you to choose an alternate location for the user profile files, such as missions and .cfg files.

The windows user account would need permissions to write to the folder of choice.

An example might be like this:

"C:\Program Files\Bohemia Interactive\ArmA\ArmA.exe" -profiles=C:\ArmA\Profiles