TECHREP #00011

reported by Petr Kolář on June 18, 2014

FROM: Tools Commissar
TO: Arma 3 Modders
CIRCUMSTANCES: Version 0.68 (Addon Builder improvements, Miscellaneous fixes, Dedicated Server updates)
SIZE: ~1 MB / ~653 MB


  • Updated: Addon Builder
  • Updated: Stand-alone Windows Dedicated Server (1.22)
  • Updated: Stand-alone Linux Dedicated Server (1.22)
    • Known issue: When BattlEye is enabled, clients may get kicked immediately
    • Known issue: If you start the server without Steam running you'll get following log message:
      • "[S_API FAIL] SteamAPI_Init() failed; SteamAPI_IsSteamRunning() failed."
      • This is OK since running Steam is not necessary for Dedicated Servers
    • 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;dlcbundle to your arma3server.exe shortcut
  • Arma3Tools.exe
    • Added: Can be run in the background (Arma3Tools.exe -hide)
    • Added: Check for Arma 3 Tools installation
      • Checks whether all files are present
      • Checks whether registry nodes and keys are OK
      • Checks the contents of settings.ini
    • Added: Dialog to edit settings.ini
    • Added: Shortcuts
      • Ctrl+Q - Quit application
      • Ctrl+H - Hide main display
      • Ctrl+S - Show main display
    • Added: Can be reduced to the notification zone
    • Added: Quick access to some actions
    • Added: Enhanced menus for DevP actions
    • Added: Now able to detect whether "FSMEditor", "TexView" or "Poseidon Tools" are present and add a shortcut in the context menu of the notification zone
    • Added: Link Arma3Tools.exe to Steam if Steam is running
    • Added: Checks if Steam is running before starting Addon Builder
    • Changed: Addon Builder path
    • Changed: Tooltip style
    • Changed: Improved way of working with batch files
    • Fixed: Opens a shell prompt when opening some tools
    • Fixed: Auto debug of Buldozer was not working when P-drive was different from Arma 3 Tools
  • BankRev
    • Added: Destination is set to the directory of the source file by default
  • FileBank
  • MapDisk
    • Fixed: Was not working on some OS
  • Arma3Tools Diagnostic Script
    • Added: Parameter "-noStore"
    • Added: Report now includes the environment variables (work only in Windows Vista or earlier)
    • Changed: Reason of Error 2
    • Changed: Now stores logs in \Logs\Arma3CommunityTools_<DATE>.rpt


  • You can find the tools package in the Steam library (switch the filter to "Tools") - "Arma 3 Tools"
  • You can find the servers in the Steam tools library - "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.
    • Physics simulation powered by NVIDIA® PhysX™. NVIDIA® and PhysX™ are trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation and are used under license.

  • You will probably need to start the primary tool once to add all needed registry entries for the rest of tools.