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Arma 3 Linux port updated to Arma 1.64

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The experimental port of Arma 3 [Steam] for Linux has been updated today and we now have the much more up to date Arma 3 1.64.

Linux & Mac users can now try #Arma3 v1.64, including Apex (thx @virtualprog)! More on these experimental ports: https://t.co/BdQzkTwFOC pic.twitter.com/YJOdoAGmB1

— Arma 3 (@Arma3official) December 21, 2016


This should also allow Linux players to play the Apex expansion/DLC, as the last time the port was updated was before the Apex expansion was released.

Sadly, it seems my texture issue is still around. Most of the time I can't select higher than "Standard" for textures. It seems this is an issue with the game being 32bit, although a 64bit version is being worked on for Windows. They haven't confirmed if 64bit support will come to the Linux port, as noted in the FAQ.

It's a truly massive update and it won't be possible to list all the changes here. You can find out more about the Arma 3 1.64 update here.

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TheRiddick 21 Dec, 2016
Windows version just received a 64bit exe, so maybe they can do the same for the Linux version. It must be getting to the stage where its VERY easy for them to produce these patches. Once that happens there shouldn't be much of a delay. Surely the agent who is doing the Linux version understands that keeping it up to date will increase sales for them!
Servoll 21 Dec, 2016
I would warn and say wait buying the Apex expansion/DLC. I can no longer launch the game. The game worked all fine after the update to 1.64, but after buying the Apex expansion/DLC it just crash on launch with the error "Bad version 72 in p3d file 'a3\vegetation_f_exp\clutter\grass\c_grassbunch_hi.p3d'". I tried both verifying the game cache and a total reinstall, unfortunately to no help.

I can't see how I can disable the DLC either so i'm now unable to play Arma 3.

EDIT: Other users experience the same issue and there's a forum thread for it here with a temporary fix that at least makes us able to run the game again.


Last edited by Servoll on 21 December 2016 at 11:52 pm UTC
olastea 22 Dec, 2016
I instabuyed the APEX DLC after downloading this 1.64 update.
And unfortunately I have the same issue : I can not launch Arma III anymore :-( !

I hope the devs will fix the issue quickly.

So far, I was very happy with the Arma III port which ran at a pretty decent speed with great graphics. (my kids and me played 40+ hours, only in solo campaign)
I did not encounter any noticeable bug before this APEX issue.
Kuduzkehpan 22 Dec, 2016
well at least linux version updated. maybe near future with vulkan engine arma 3 could be easly cross-platform. and offical linux support arrives in no pain.
still thanks to vp.
burnall 22 Dec, 2016
Quoting: Kuduzkehpanwell at least linux version updated. maybe near future with vulkan engine arma 3 could be easly cross-platform. and offical linux support arrives in no pain.
still thanks to vp.

I expect for Arma 4 (or some sort) in the feature to use Vulkan.
schidin 22 Dec, 2016
Is it possible to play Arma 3 with AMD open source drivers and Ubuntu?

For me the game starts but crashes before I get to the main menu :(

PS: using the developer branch brings me to the main menu but starting a game crashes when I continue after the "briefing map"...


Last edited by schidin on 22 December 2016 at 7:33 pm UTC
sonic 22 Dec, 2016
Quoting: schidinIs it possible to play Arma 3 with AMD open source drivers and Ubuntu?

For me the game starts but crashes before I get to the main menu :(

PS: using the developer branch brings me to the main menu but starting a game crashes when I continue after the "briefing map"...

I only played Arma 3 during Arma freekend and it run flawlessly with AMD Mesa drivers (on Arch Linux)
schidin 22 Dec, 2016
When starting the game from console it gives me the following:

libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile
*** BREAKPAD CRASH ***
Handling crash report for AppID: com.bohemiainteractive.arma3
Loaded libcurl: libcurl.so.4
libcurl version: libcurl/7.47.0 OpenSSL/1.0.2g zlib/1.2.8 libidn/1.32 librtmp/2.3
Gtk-Message: GtkDialog mapped without a transient parent. This is discouraged.


The last lines of the crash report which have some kind of google suggestions are the following:

[thread 00000004][W][53911]: eON_GetProcAddress() for module 0x400000, in PE file 'Arma3Retail_DX11.exe' FAILED. Proc not found at name '_OPENSSL_isservice'.
[thread 00000012][E][54632]: Program from shader GL_FRAGMENT_SHADER with length 43353 and CRC 0x1aa62d1e has not been successfully linked. Program info log:
error: Too many fragment shader texture samplers


Edit:
Disabling the shadows makes me play the game but is not good in a military simulation.


Last edited by schidin on 23 December 2016 at 12:08 am UTC
schidin 27 Dec, 2016
Thank You for your answer Kyrottimus,
I wondered how to install/start the Apex DLC of Arma 3 under Linux because no DLC is displayed under Steam even when purchased. So I have to use the legacy ports and then the Arma 3 in the steam library will become Arma 3 + Apex?
olastea 5 Jan, 2017
Quote"So I have to use the legacy ports and then the Arma 3 in the steam library will become Arma 3 + Apex?"
I believe so, it worked for me :-)
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