Jump to content

Welcome to Custom Combat Gaming
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!

Toggle shoutbox =CCG= Shoutbox - Please do not use the shoutbox to ask for assistance with our services.

@  Matt76 : (10 December 2017 - 08:09 AM)

Dwarden did say it wasn't 100% fixed so it doesn't surprise me some oddities still exist

@  TheLag : (10 December 2017 - 04:14 AM)

After reinstalling BE it works for me no matter what. CGG Launcher, in game browser,

@  andi : (09 December 2017 - 11:30 PM)

I've joined the server via the default arma 3 launcher instead a3launcher and it worked.

@  Matt76 : (09 December 2017 - 10:29 PM)

Try following Aircavs signature instructions on how to re install BE

@  Major_lag : (09 December 2017 - 08:25 PM)

Are you getting kicked for ping? I thought the BE thing was fixed.

@  andi : (09 December 2017 - 06:46 PM)

Can i say fuck bohemia ? Trying to play on tanoa and got kicked for the 6th time in the last 15 minutes. amazing

@  TheLag : (09 December 2017 - 08:35 AM)

Any NiceHack victims here?

@  Matt76 : (08 December 2017 - 07:18 AM)

I've seen some videos and it looks shocking!

@  Major_lag : (08 December 2017 - 02:22 AM)

Another fire in California, had to evacuate my house Monday at midnight for 2 days. Just now getting power back and I've set everything back up for some well needed arma. My place went unhurt but others weren't so lucky. https://imgur.com/a/wTlMx

@  TheLag : (08 December 2017 - 12:34 AM)


@  Matt76 : (07 December 2017 - 08:45 PM)

nice to see both servers full again ! :)

@  Matt76 : (06 December 2017 - 06:18 PM)

1.80 hot fix out, lets hope the BE kicks are now fixed

@  TheLag : (06 December 2017 - 01:01 AM)

Oh yeah, happened to me last night. Hitting a guy blew up my jeep :|

@  x2dezjohn : (05 December 2017 - 10:37 PM)

I like this the most with the patch https://gyazo.com/b5...48f50ffc30975b7

@  Arppa : (05 December 2017 - 05:12 PM)

just gotta love how BI always ends up fucking up everything with their "updates"

@  Matt76 : (05 December 2017 - 04:52 PM)

Sometime this week ffs https://dev.arma3.co...st/sitrep-00207

@  Matt76 : (05 December 2017 - 07:45 AM)

Let's hope something happens today

@  Matt76 : (04 December 2017 - 04:45 PM)

Dwarden has replied to me that it's still work in progress I'm afraid peeps

@  Matt76 : (04 December 2017 - 07:48 AM)

Let's hope we see a patch drop today folks

@  AIRCAV : (04 December 2017 - 01:08 AM)

Yes, A3 launcher is currently borked.


CCG Launcher problems / datafile too short issues

  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
No replies to this topic


  • Admins
  • 3,031 posts

What to do if your game or mod doesn't seem to work;


1) Check that steam client is up to date (Steam > Check for Steam Client Updates)


2) Check that Arma 3 is up to date (after checking the forum)


This one is  tricky; if Arma 3 updates, many of the mods get broken.  Servers often update (e.g. to 1.6), get rolled back to a previous version (1.58) while all the mods are being fixed, then get updated again (back to 1.6) when the mods are finally fixed.  That's three potential Arma updates, at maybe 3 gigs a time.  Check the CCG forum / shoutbox for the version you need.


If an older version is required than is being pushed by steam update, you can enter a beta code to select a legacy version.  Instructions to do this are here:   http://customcombatg...arma-3/?hl=beta


To check which version of Arma 3 is required to join a particular server:

a) go to the Servers tab at the top right of the CCG webpage

b) click on the IP of the server you want to join, this will take you to the gametracker page for the IP

c) click the "server variables" button, 5th in from the left below the name of the server

d) the last item in the list is the game version on the server


To check which version you have (the problem here is that doing this might begin the update process...)

a) start arma 3

b) your version is shown bottom right of the screen at the main menu


To force the process

Steam Library > Arma 3 > Properties > Check for update


3) Check that the launcher is up to date


This should be automatic; it can be forced by going to settings >  update launcher


4) Check that the launcher paths are all correct


Go to settings tab.  Check that

a) game paths are all correct

b) mod file locations are where you expect (check the contents of the directory before changing this)


5) Make sure that you don't have old versions of mods sitting in your Arma 3 directory.


This will cause datafile too short problems.


6) Verify mods in the launcher


This should happen automatically when you attempt to join a server.  It can be done manually by going to the MOD tab, and verify each mod listed.


7) Delete your local mission file


a) Go to %UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Arma 3\MPMissionsCache\

b) Delete the file appropriate for the server you're trying to join.  It will get recreated next time you join.


8) Try using a new Arma profile



You can try copying and renaming your old profile to the folder with the new name.  The old filename & path should look like this:

g:\My Documents - Games Install on G Drive\Arma 3 - Other Profiles\AIRCAV\AIRCAV.Arma3Profile

Copy and rename so that the file name and the folder name are the same in the new folder.



9) If you get to here, and all is okay, you should be good to go.


Hope this helps,




Edit: Added steps 7 & 8 09/17/2016.  Cav


Edited by (W) AIRCAV, 17 September 2016 - 08:36 PM.

  • Redi, Blucas, KevinT and 1 other like this

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users