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[[Bohemia Interactive]] has provided some helpful files when you experience a crash while playing or editing in [[OFP|Operation Flashpoint]] and [[ArmA|Armed Assault]].  
 
[[Bohemia Interactive]] has provided some helpful files when you experience a crash while playing or editing in [[OFP|Operation Flashpoint]] and [[ArmA|Armed Assault]].  
  
== Arma 3 ==
 
The '''arma3.rpt''', '''arma3.bidmp''' and '''arma3.mdmp''' files are located in your [[-profiles]] root directory, or if used without this parameter then it can be found in these default locations:
 
  
WINDOWS VISTA / 7 / 8:
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== Location ==
<code>'''%userprofile%'''\AppData\Local\Arma 3</code>
 
  
Just copy above path code to your clipboard and paste it in your file browser's adress line. After pressing Enter your file browser shows the directory where these files are located.
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{{Informative | Unless modified by the [[-profiles]] flag, the profile directory path is:
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{{{!}} class{{=}}"wikitable"
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! Windows Vista → Windows 10
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{{!}}
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'''%userprofile%'''\Local Settings\Application Data\
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{{!}}-
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! Windows XP
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{{!}}
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'''%userprofile%'''\AppData\Local\
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{{!}}}
  
== ARMA 2 OA==
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}}
The '''arma2OA.rpt''', '''arma2OA.bidmp''' and '''arma2OA.mdmp''' files are located in your -profiles root directory, or if used without this parameter then it can be found in these default locations:
 
  
WINDOWS XP:
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{| class="wikitable"
<code>'''%userprofile%'''\Local Settings\Application Data\ArmA 2 OA</code>
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! Game !! Files !! Directory
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|-
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| {{arma3}}
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|
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* arma3.rpt
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* arma3.bidmp
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* arma3.mdmp
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|
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&lt;profileDirectory&gt;\Arma 3
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|-
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| {{Name|arma2oa|short}}
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|
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* arma2OA.rpt
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* arma2OA.bidmp
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* arma2OA.mdmp
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|
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&lt;profileDirectory&gt;\Arma 2 OA
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|-
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| {{arma2}}
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|
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* arma2.rpt
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* arma2.bidmp
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* arma2.mdmp
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|
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&lt;profileDirectory&gt;\Arma 2
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|-
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| {{arma}}
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|
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* arma.rpt
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* arma.bidmp
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* arma.mdmp
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|
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&lt;profileDirectory&gt;\ArmA
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|-
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| {{ofp}}
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|
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* flashpoint.rpt (same role as .rpt files)
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* context.bin
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|
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&lt;GameDirectory&gt;
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|}
  
WINDOWS VISTA / 7:
 
<code>'''%userprofile%'''\AppData\Local\ArmA 2 OA</code>
 
  
Just copy one of the above path codes to your clipboard and paste it in your file browser's adress line. After pressing Enter your file browser shows the directory where these files are located.
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== DirectX ==
  
== ARMA 2==
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To better analyze the reason for malfunctions it might be useful to also create a DirectX diagnostic file.
The '''arma2.rpt''', '''arma2.bidmp''' and '''arma2.mdmp''' files are located in your -profiles root directory, or if used without this parameter then it can be found in these default locations:
 
  
WINDOWS XP:
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To do this, hit the Windows "'''Start'''" button, and then select "'''Run...'''". In the dialog box that then comes up enter "'''dxdiag'''". After letting it finish (this will take a minute or so), click on "Save All Information", and specify a location of where the file should be created.
<code>'''%userprofile%'''\Local Settings\Application Data\ArmA 2</code>
 
  
WINDOWS VISTA / 7:
 
<code>'''%userprofile%'''\AppData\Local\ArmA 2</code>
 
  
Just copy one of the above path codes to your clipboard and paste it in your file browser's adress line. After pressing Enter your file browser shows the directory where these files are located.
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== Sending Crash Files ==
 
 
== Armed Assault ==  
 
The '''arma.rpt''', '''arma.bidmp''' and '''arma.mdmp''' files are located in your -profiles root directory, or if used without this parameter then it can be found in these default locations:
 
 
 
WINDOWS XP:
 
<code>'''%userprofile%'''\Local Settings\Application Data\ArmA</code>
 
 
 
WINDOWS VISTA / 7:
 
<code>'''%userprofile%'''\AppData\Local\ArmA</code>
 
 
 
Just copy one of the above path codes to your clipboard and paste it in your file browser's adress line. After pressing Enter your file browser shows the directory where these files are located.
 
 
 
== Operation Flashpoint ==
 
Two files are created when OFP crashes, '''''flashpoint.rpt''''' and '''''context.bin'''''. These files are located in the root of the game directory and are only present if a crash is experienced.
 
 
 
The '''''flashpoint.rpt''''' contains information about which addons you have loaded, how much memory you have, which version you are running at the time of the crash. This can be a useful debugging tool if you are editing the mission files by hand, editing model configs. This file will often point to the cause of the crash.
 
 
 
The '''''context.bin ''''' is a binary file and contains very little information to the end user.
 
  
==DirectX==
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* For '''Arma 3''' use [http://feedback.arma3.com/ Arma 3 Feedback Tracker] to send crash files. [http://feedback.arma3.com/how-to-user.html.html How To Guide]
To better analyze the reason for malfunctions it might be useful to also create a DirectX diagnostic file.
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* For '''ARMA2 & OA''' follow the instructions provided in this [https://forums.bohemia.net/forums/topic/106594-got-game-crash-do-this/ forum thread].
  
To do this, hit the Windows "'''Start'''" button, and then select "'''Run...'''". In the dialog box that then comes up enter "'''dxdiag'''". After letting it finish (this will take a minute or so), click on "Save All Information", and specify a location of where the file should be created.
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When you experience a crash, you can help fixing the issue by sending the crash files using [http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/maintain/WERHelp.mspx Windows Error Reporting]. {{Name|bi}} is participating in this system and is able to sort and analyze the crash dumps you send this way.
 
 
== Sending Crash Files ==
 
* For '''Arma 3 Alpha''' use [http://feedback.arma3.com/ Arma 3 Feedback Tracker] to send crash files. [http://feedback.arma3.com/how-to-user.html.html How To Guide]
 
* For '''ARMA2 & OA''' follow instructions in [http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?110823-Got-game-crash-Do-this this] forum thread.
 
  
When you experience a crash, you can help fixing the issue by sending the crash files using [http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/maintain/WERHelp.mspx Windows Error Reporting]. We are participating in this system and we are able to sort and analyze the crash dumps you send this way.
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By sending the crash files you help improving stability of the game, and you may also learn if there is perhaps a solution available to the problem you have.
  
By sending the crash files you help us to improve stability of the game, and you may also learn if there is perhaps a solution available to the problem you have.
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If you are using an operating system which has no Windows Error Reporting capabilities (like Windows 2000), or if need a response to the problem you have, you might also want to send the crash files to '''''support@bistudio.com'''''.
  
If you are using operating system which has no Windows Error Reporting capabilities (like Windows 2000), or if need a response to the problem you have, you might
 
also want to send the crash files to email '''''support@bistudio.com'''''.
 
  
==See Also==
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== See Also ==
  
[[OFP: TroubleShooting]]
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* [[:Category:Troubleshooting|Troubleshooting category]]
  
[[ArmA: Troubleshooting]]
 
  
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[[Category:ArmA: Troubleshooting]]
 
[[Category:ArmA 2: Troubleshooting]]
 
[[Category:ArmA 2: Troubleshooting]]
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<!-- [[Category:Arma 3: Troubleshooting]] -->

Revision as of 17:38, 15 August 2020

Bohemia Interactive has provided some helpful files when you experience a crash while playing or editing in Operation Flashpoint and Armed Assault.


Location

Informative

Game Files Directory
Arma 3
  • arma3.rpt
  • arma3.bidmp
  • arma3.mdmp
<profileDirectory>\Arma 3
Arma 2:OA
  • arma2OA.rpt
  • arma2OA.bidmp
  • arma2OA.mdmp
<profileDirectory>\Arma 2 OA
Arma 2
  • arma2.rpt
  • arma2.bidmp
  • arma2.mdmp
<profileDirectory>\Arma 2
Arma
  • arma.rpt
  • arma.bidmp
  • arma.mdmp
<profileDirectory>\ArmA
Operation Flashpoint
  • flashpoint.rpt (same role as .rpt files)
  • context.bin
<GameDirectory>


DirectX

To better analyze the reason for malfunctions it might be useful to also create a DirectX diagnostic file.

To do this, hit the Windows "Start" button, and then select "Run...". In the dialog box that then comes up enter "dxdiag". After letting it finish (this will take a minute or so), click on "Save All Information", and specify a location of where the file should be created.


Sending Crash Files

When you experience a crash, you can help fixing the issue by sending the crash files using Windows Error Reporting. Bohemia Interactive is participating in this system and is able to sort and analyze the crash dumps you send this way.

By sending the crash files you help improving stability of the game, and you may also learn if there is perhaps a solution available to the problem you have.

If you are using an operating system which has no Windows Error Reporting capabilities (like Windows 2000), or if need a response to the problem you have, you might also want to send the crash files to support@bistudio.com.


See Also