Arma 2: Undocumented Startup Parameters

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This article has been proposed to merge with Arma 2: Startup Parameters. Reason: Some information is missing, though most are mostly internal and have no use for the end user.
If you are looking for the normal Arma 2 startup switches, see Arma 2: Startup Parameters.


Configuration & Performance

noland

Disable procedural terrain generation.

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TODO: Disable procedural terrain generation, or Starts with no world loaded (Used for Buldozer)?


Graphics

forceDX9

Self-explanatory.

window

Run game in windowed mode.

y

Specify rendering height.

x

Specify rendering width.


Sound

XA2Sound

Use XAudio2 sound engine. (Default)


Network & Multiplayer

noESRB

Gets rid of ESRB warning when clicking Multiplayer.

noPatchCheck

Disables check for newer patch on MP server select screen, disabling nag.

session

Unknown.

privateSlots

Unknown, may set aside MP slots for local connections only.

bandwidth

Self-explanatory, but usage unknown.

gamertag

Microsoft Gamertag. I doubt this does anything, it is a remnant of the Xenon code.


Development

sm2

Use Shader Model 2.

sm3

Use Shader Model 3.

disableShaderGeneration

Self-explanatory.

generateShaders

Self-explanatory.


Unknown

worldCfg

Unknown.

noLauncher

This may have something to do with the shell association introduced in 1.05.