AA3 fails to run, no error message displayed (text in console)
A large number of errors such as the following may be seen when launched from a terminal:
err:module:import_dll Library MSVCP80.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steamapps\\common\\america's army 3\\Binaries\\wxmsw28u_vc_custom.dll") not found
err:module:import_dll Library MSVCR80.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steamapps\\common\\america's army 3\\Binaries\\wxmsw28u_vc_custom.dll") not found
This suggests that the Visual Studio 2005 runtime is not installed. The easiest way to work around this is 'winetricks vcrun2005'.
If a similar error for d3dx10_35.dll is seen, the DirectX installer (in steamapps/common/america's army 3/DirectX) should be rerun. (In my case it hung during the Steam-started install and had to be rerun manually after Steam had finished its setup procedure). This does not seem to be needed with wine-1.2rc7.
WINE must be up to date
While testing on my server, which was running the latest release of WINE in the Ubuntu repositories, I encountered severe install issues. Make sure that you are running the latest version from the WINE repositories.
Workaround for Steam hyperlink / protocol handling issue
Similar problem has been discussed:
A patch may be downloaded at fxlegrand.free.fr/index.php?page=patches. Decompress and copy to /usr/lib/wine/ or /usr/lib32/wine (on amd64 installs). It is crucial that you make a copy of the original dinput.dll.so before replacing it.
Unfortunately, this patch also prevents use of the menus. The best option I have seen to date is to play training missions unpatched. To play online, open the game unpatched, open the server browser, and find a server you like. Write down the IP address, then close AA and apply the patch. Open AA, then pull up the console using the tilde (~) key and run "open (ip address)". You will not be able to use the in-game menus for class selection but keyboard shortcuts (tab/space/arrow keys, etc) provide most functionality. Restore the original dinput.dll.so when done playing.
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by Espryon on Saturday October 23rd 2010, 11:17
AA3 crashes instantly when run from steam but for some reason will run from terminal and then crash a few seconds after running it in terminal. Heres the output. Can someone help me fix this ive really been wanting to play aa3 with one of my friends
Still can't launch the game
by Vlad on Wednesday December 9th 2009, 0:45
Guys, I need your help. I dont know why but I still can not launch AA3. I get message about MS C++ runtime library, but i've already installed it by winetricks. If i try to install VCredist from howto link, it says that ms installer is busy or now properly installed.. What should I do?
P.S. ms installer is installed by winetricks too
by G.Chaviaras on Wednesday September 2nd 2009, 19:36
Guys teh game runs good (i get 70-80fps gtx260) there are 2 problems first of all using wine 1.1.28 the mouse coursor escapes from the game at the left and right of the screen also i test multiplayer: the main problem is the punkbuster...... also the chat it doesnt apper
Mouse workaround not work
by ZeXx86 on Sunday July 26th 2009, 14:51
Thanks for nice howto - game works for me quite well, but there is same mouse bug as in UT3 and other games - workaround posted in HowTo stucks my mouse cursor in center of the screen so I can't choose anything in menu - I think it works same as regedit variable MouseWarpOverride with value "force". Btw game crash for me in some training levels, but graphics is practical without any glitches - of course, FPS is not appropriate to my machine but enough.