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@  Matt76 : (26 June 2017 - 03:16 PM)

The US servers should now be back online, all bases have had maintenance paid today chaps

@  x2dezjohn : (26 June 2017 - 12:06 AM)

Servers back offline till a rollback happens and added back to launchers.

@  maman : (25 June 2017 - 11:18 PM)

Hello my friends of Tanoa Frankie US server, to log on the server you may: Log on Tanoa Frankie 1 or 2, then get back in the server browser in arma 3 and look for Frankie server, you will find the US one and be able to log on it. (ps: dont forget to update your arma to the latest version)

@  AIRCAV : (25 June 2017 - 07:35 PM)

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

 

Go to TS instead.

@  Dread_Viking : (25 June 2017 - 06:05 PM)

spawnd luckt w me in it lol

@  Dread_Viking : (25 June 2017 - 06:05 PM)

nwm a kind solo unluck my car

@  Dread_Viking : (25 June 2017 - 06:02 PM)

can i get a admin to help me in exile?

@  Matt76 : (25 June 2017 - 03:22 PM)

Aka Borat :0

@  AIRCAV : (25 June 2017 - 03:09 PM)

Mornin' all. Going to be hot here today- supposed to hit 100F (almost 38C). Better put the mankini on.

@  Blucas : (24 June 2017 - 09:02 AM)

Mornin' :D

@  CarbonBlack : (23 June 2017 - 09:28 AM)

Morning, long time no see or play

@  TheLag : (23 June 2017 - 06:57 AM)

We can indeed, sorry.

@  Matt76 : (23 June 2017 - 06:06 AM)

it is what it is i made the choice i will never please everyone i expect that but, please can we change the record for a bit?

@  Matt76 : (23 June 2017 - 06:04 AM)

I appreciate your imput as ever chap but when you say 'we' thats you and someone else thats upset in the grand scheme of things whilst Malden has 50 players on it at this time of the morning. nothing ever stays the same and maybe one of these servers will be changed again in the future who knows.

@  TheLag : (23 June 2017 - 05:59 AM)

Matt76, we really appreciate your spent time and efforts for Arma community, but please try to see it from our end. You announced that Altis is going to be replaced with Tanoa and a lot of us bought it. Tanoa had a lot of regular players and now it's being taking down in favor of bad looking, Stratis comparable map. Your server, your rules, i got it, but please think about community you have created. Altis = Stratis = Malden. Same thing in a different shape. Tanoa was unique. Regards.

@  Matt76 : (22 June 2017 - 09:01 PM)

A nice distribution of players http://puu.sh/wrGdd/61a2f2f221.jpg

@  Blucas : (22 June 2017 - 08:21 PM)

Happy 16 years of arma :D

@  Matt76 : (22 June 2017 - 07:03 PM)

Both servers are nearly full so I actually feel quite good my hard work is paying off

@  TheLag : (22 June 2017 - 06:04 PM)

This is a sad day for me.

@  Barney626 : (22 June 2017 - 04:51 PM)

Malden Wasteland is up! Check out the post here: http://customcombatg...teland-trailer/


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CCG Launcher problems / datafile too short issues


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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,

 

Cav.

 

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

 


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

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