Hotfix 1.90 (Multiplayer Security, Session Lost Messaging)

  • FROM: High Command

    TO: Arma 3 Users

    UNIT: Main Branch

    ACTIVITY: Hotfix 1.90 (Multiplayer Security, Session Lost Messaging)

    SIZE: ~51.4 MB / ~17.9 MB

    NOTES

    • Consider using the Steam client option to verify the integrity of the local game cache to avoid corrupted data after downloading this update.
    • Consider defragmenting your HDD after downloading large updates.
    • Updating a deeply moddable game and its platform is not without risks. We use various methods to communicate upcoming changes to our awesome modding community, such as via the Dev Hub. We also co-operate directly on troubleshooting, and we offer an opportunity to test updates via our Release Candidate tests. Modders, server administrators and other members of the community do their best to prepare for updates and to address issues post-release as quickly as possible. Please be mindful of some interruptions (especially in the first hours / days after a release) while we all work to improve the game together.
    • A Legacy Build Steam branch is available for advanced users. It contains the previous significant main branch version (1.88). It can be used to compare specific changes between major releases. The access code for this branch is: Arma3Legacy188
    • This update does not apply to the experimental Linux and Mac port betas.
    • You can find the servers in the Steam library (switch the filter to "Tools") - "Arma 3 Server" (based on your OS, it will download the Windows or Linux version).
      • Administrators can also use the command-line SteamCMD utility. The app ID is to be 233780.
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    • In case of problems, please check the Bohemia Interactive support F.A.Q., Arma 3 F.A.Q., BattlEye F.A.Q., or Launcher troubleshooting guide.
    • You can help us to further improve the game by posting your feedback on the Feedback Tracker.

    CHANGELOG

    ENGINE

    Multiplayer

    • Added: An improved "Session Lost" message with information about the file which has caused the disconnect (f.e. logging a PBO that was not compatible with the server data or was missing entirely)
    • Changed: Location of cache.ch follows the "-profiles=" startup parameter now (C:\Users\*User*\AppData\Local\Arma 3\DataCache\ being the default one)
    • Fixed: Various issues with the improved MP security measures (https://forums.bohemia.net/for…0-update-troubleshooting/)
    • Fixed: Issues with folders and creation of the cache on Linux servers

    General

    • Fixed: A possible crash originating from the in-game HUD
    • Fixed: A possible crash in multiplayer
    • Fixed: A crash when closing the game if a custom compass or watch were used

    BATTLEYE

    • Added: BattlEye Anti-Cheat has been updated

    SERVER

    • Updated: Stand-alone Windows Dedicated Server (1.90)
    • Updated: Stand-alone Linux Dedicated Server (1.90)
      • Known issue: Steam client modifies the steam_appid.txt file incorrectly. In case of issues, verify its content is: 107410
      • Known issue: Sometimes the add-ons are loaded from the wrong installation (e.g. main game)
      • Try adding -mod=curator;kart;heli;mark;expansion;jets;argo;orange;tacops;tank;dlcbundle;dlcbundle2 to your arma3server.exe shortcut