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== Location ==
 
== Location ==
  
{{Informative | Unless modified by the [[-profiles]] flag, the profile directory path is:
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Unless modified by the [[-profiles]] flag, the profile directory path is:
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! Windows Vista → Windows 10
 
! Windows Vista → Windows 10
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  '''%userprofile%'''\Local Settings\Application Data\
 
  '''%userprofile%'''\Local Settings\Application Data\
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! Windows XP
 
! Windows XP
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  '''%userprofile%'''\AppData\Local\
 
  '''%userprofile%'''\AppData\Local\
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{{Informative |To quickly access the crash file folder for {{arma3}}:
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* Press <tt>WIN + R</tt> to open the run command.
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* Then enter <tt>%localappdata%/Arma 3</tt> and confirm
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* Create a text file and copy <tt>start "" "%localappdata%/Arma 3"</tt> in it
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* Save it as <tt>arma3LogFiles.bat</tt>
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* Double click on the file and the folder will be opened
 
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Revision as of 01:32, 14 November 2020

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


Location

Unless modified by the -profiles flag, the profile directory path is:

Windows Vista → Windows 10
%userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\
Windows XP
%userprofile%\AppData\Local\

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