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@  Mozzy (Mon 18 Sep 17 - 17:59) Thanks Vil, but that radar feature is something that seems to bamboozle us. If it's off, we see nothing :mellow:
@  The Icarus (Mon 18 Sep 17 - 21:19) Coding for RGTA Malden. :) Got a firing range in the works where you can select 'number of targets and time to complete the range'. :)
@  Villhelm (Tue 19 Sep 17 - 08:43) It tracks targets that turn radar on, so you have to use it very sneakily. Also having active radar on makes it so much easier to radar lock you. Possibly try outpacing or outclimibing the shikra too, the F18 has a ridiculous acceleration
@  Mozzy (Tue 19 Sep 17 - 10:43) True, probably would be a good training topic at some point
@  Villhelm (Tue 19 Sep 17 - 10:54) Immore than happy to teach how it works from a game standpoint but I'll leave the skills to you, I'll draft a document
@  Daveo1996 (Tue 19 Sep 17 - 11:18) Gambler teaching Talon how to fly... this isn't going to end well :P
@  Slysi (Tue 19 Sep 17 - 11:38) .
@  Mozzy (Tue 19 Sep 17 - 12:09) Thanks Vill :)
@  Villhelm (Tue 19 Sep 17 - 12:51) Im not teaching anyone to fly, lord knows i cant do that outside the MELB (which is the easiest thing in the world) but i do test most things to death and if we have the F18 in the pack may as well use it, im going to stop flooding the chatbox now
@  pvt_p3te (Tue 19 Sep 17 - 13:59) Flying faster than 250km/h in a hot AO usually helps to not get shot down Mozzy ;)
@  CAESAR (Tue 19 Sep 17 - 21:36) That's classified ma'am.
@  stealthywarrior (Wed 20 Sep 17 - 11:00) training server
@  Andrews (Wed 20 Sep 17 - 12:10) Welcome to the Reality Gaming Task Force Goliath11. View Goliath11's Profile
@  Mozzy (Wed 20 Sep 17 - 17:39) Anyone else struggling to get onto the training server? 10 mins of loading and multiple attempts to no avail
@  Anto (Wed 20 Sep 17 - 17:49) Use server 1 - operations for training tonight . . .
@  stabcon (Wed 20 Sep 17 - 20:01) Apologies to all for the technical issues tonight. Wont happen again!
@  Andrews (Wed 20 Sep 17 - 20:31) Welcome to the Reality Gaming Task Force DavidGaiming. View DavidGaiming's Profile
@  Andrews (Wed 20 Sep 17 - 21:20) well done at training tonight all and thanks for helping to keep RG strong
@  A.Shepard (Wed 20 Sep 17 - 21:57) Me: It's good to have power again! FPL: Be a shame if something happened to it.
@  Andrews (Thu 21 Sep 17 - 11:05) Welcome to the Reality Gaming Task Force ramel9000. View ramel9000's Profile

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#1 Helios

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 08:36

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Hey Guys,
I've seen and helped several members who had issues connecting to the server. One of the things you can try to see what's wrong is to go and have a look at the ARMA 3 rpt file. This is a file that logs all system messages and errors. It's a blessing for debugging and can be really helpful in finding errors (although it also contains lots of irrelevant messages as well). 
 
So... Where to start?
  • Be sure to NOT have the  -nologs  in the arma 3 start-up parameters.
  • Join the server you're having issues with and wait until you've been kicked out.
  • Alt-tab out of the game.
  • Open an windows explorer window by simply opening the 'My Documents' folder for instance. 
  • In the navigation bar remove the text that's there and enter the following text:    %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Arma 3
  • There are several files and folder in there like the MP Mission Cache folder and files starting with Arma_xxxxxxxxxxx_.rpt
  • Those .rpt file are the ones we need.
  • Open the last .rpt file created. There might be a popup window saying that windows can't find a program to open the file with. Click on the option to select a program yourself and select notepad (or other simple text editor like notepad++,...)
  • Don't be afraid of all the data that's in there, it won't bite you.
The following are examples of the server rpt file, but it should be the same for you
There are a few very useful lines. One of them is in the top of the .rpt file:

=====================================================================
== C:\TCAFiles\Users\server\113\arma3server.exe
== "C:\TCAFiles\Users\server\113\arma3server.exe" -profiles=C:\TCAFiles\Users\server\113\ -port=2322 -config=CONFIG_Vanilla.cfg -world=empty -mod=@CBA_A3;@ACRE2;@bcombat;@A3MP;@RHSAFRF;@RHSUSF;@alive;@RG_Pack_V2

Original output filename: Arma3Retail_Server
Exe timestamp: 2015/01/19 18:37:25
Current time:  2015/01/29 01:22:02

Type: Public
Branch: Stable
Version: 1.38.128937 
The line with the start-up parameters is written there and you can verify that everything is set correctly with the mod in the right sequence as well and that there are no typo's in the mods names.
 
If you scroll down a couple of hundred lines you'll encounter the following:
1:22:57 ============================================================================================= List of mods ===============================================================================================
 1:22:57 modsReadOnly = true
 1:22:57 safeModsActivated = false
 1:22:57 customMods = true
 1:22:57 hash = 'D7655C3CC9119ACCA9E18D6AE86F2B007A913DDF'
 1:22:57                                               name |               modDir |    default |               origin |                                     hash | fullPath
 1:22:57 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 1:22:57                         Reality Gaming Mod Pack v2 |          @RG_Pack_V2 |      false |             GAME DIR | 4b400f5731e21660541f6a4c0ba23241cc7aad4f | C:\TCAFiles\Users\server\113\@RG_Pack_V2
 1:22:57                                      Arma 3: ALiVE |               @alive |      false |             GAME DIR | 63034c2218a408a908256b2047c2e22561e2d5c3 | C:\TCAFiles\Users\server\113\@alive
 1:22:57                          RHS: United States Forces |              @RHSUSF |      false |             GAME DIR | 28fba200918aff619ece22545045af9afc6ae24b | C:\TCAFiles\Users\server\113\@RHSUSF
 1:22:57        RHS: Armed Forces of the Russian Federation |             @RHSAFRF |      false |             GAME DIR | 7f1cb10d75e93c19cb65aab0839d467adea5b484 | C:\TCAFiles\Users\server\113\@RHSAFRF
 1:22:57                         A3C - ArmA 3 Map Pack v1.4 |                @A3MP |      false |             GAME DIR | d8d195bb9e1aaa7629a63b4ed99c84fb12e7926d | C:\TCAFiles\Users\server\113\@A3MP
 1:22:57                           bCombat AI mod v0.17 DEV |             @bcombat |      false |             GAME DIR | c42ed5ce45ad47a0788fee58275e23faea90ad39 | C:\TCAFiles\Users\server\113\@bcombat
 1:22:57                Advanced Combat Radio Environment 2 |               @ACRE2 |      false |             GAME DIR | 5333c946ede9926d499e3c37636bfd581a2e3c20 | C:\TCAFiles\Users\server\113\@ACRE2
 1:22:57                        Community Base Addons v1.09 |              @CBA_A3 |      false |             GAME DIR | 76290143059bbd6c69402b1599bb38503f3cb04f | C:\TCAFiles\Users\server\113\@CBA_A3
  1:22:57                                 Arma 3 Helicopters |                 heli |       true |             GAME DIR | da39a3ee5e6b4b0d3255bfef95601890afd80709 | C:\TCAFiles\Users\server\113\heli
 1:22:57                                       Arma 3 Karts |                 kart |       true |             GAME DIR | 797bbb0aad4035978773db375d40c966ac8ad140 | C:\TCAFiles\Users\server\113\kart
 1:22:57                                        Arma 3 Zeus |              curator |       true |             GAME DIR | ef289bf8a3578d38e01dd02af284a668a0f35c3d | C:\TCAFiles\Users\server\113\curator
 1:22:57 ========================================================================================================================================================================================================== 
 There it says if ARMA has located all the folders you had that they have been loaded. If the mod folder hasn't been found, it will say so with a big      NOT FOUND   after it.
 
Lastly we need to scroll to the bottom of the file. There it gives you the latest errors why you probably couldn't join the server. (example)
 1:29:56 agm_medical not found
 1:29:56 agm_interaction not found
 1:29:56 camisc not found
 1:29:56 CAmisc3 not found
 1:29:56 RG_Config not found

In this case: AGM_xxx and RG_xxxx missing would indicate a problem with the @RG_Pack.  The camisc and CAmisc3 would indicate the @A3MP mod has a problem.
 
 
I hope this helps you all in your future problem and I hope even more you  never need to use this! :)  If you're still having problems, many staff members are excellent in helping you out ;)
 
Regards,
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Posted 20 December 2016 - 22:46

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