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@  Villhelm (Tue 18 Sep 18 - 08:06) Wow that makes me feel old, pretty much 4 years down now
@  TAE (Tue 18 Sep 18 - 09:56) my brain claimed it was 2. Stupid brain
@  pvt_p3te (Tue 18 Sep 18 - 15:20) 11 Years ago we were much more disciplined...
@  Guss (Tue 18 Sep 18 - 15:31) Ha :) that's a nice one
@  The Icarus (Tue 18 Sep 18 - 15:41) Servers down for mod update: BAF vehicles!
@  Andrews (Tue 18 Sep 18 - 21:26) @pvt_p3te wow arma was so big then. 11years, you & stal, still mustard. Feels like a lifetime ago :D
@  TEMPLAR (Wed 19 Sep 18 - 12:20) Daaaym, now this would be immersive.
@  Obi (Wed 19 Sep 18 - 12:27) Yay, they finally added it
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@  Henrik (Wed 19 Sep 18 - 17:10) I'd be curious to see how it affects the rifle grip
@  Obi (Wed 19 Sep 18 - 21:23) Yeah, same....but damn I hope we can put that in. Just to have some visual cue that someone's on coms.
@  CAESAR (Wed 19 Sep 18 - 21:37) It's a cut up single anim from the idle animations by the looks of it. We'll look at it and review!
@  stabcon (Wed 19 Sep 18 - 22:02) the amount im on the radio itd look like im doing the YMCA
@  Daveo1996 (Wed 19 Sep 18 - 22:08) Oh now we just have to get it :)
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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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