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DayZ for Arma II

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Sweet, i just got an MP5SD and a Tent ( not same location )

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so I played about 15 mins and realized I am a horrible shot. I also find the blur looking around to kind of be annoying. Running with Arma II Free, and OA (full) and it works well. Some of the textures are crappy but that's cuz I didn't spend the extra 10$ for full Arma II.

Make sure your 3D resolution is the same as the game resolution. To stop blurring, also you can switch off Motion blur.

Tap the right mouse button to use iron sights to aim. You might have better luck with that. Also stay off veteran difficulty servers as they'll remove the cross hair making it a nightmare to shoot.

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well got 1 trade off for another.

Last night i made it to Stary Sobor, while in the Grocery Store i guess my finger shifted on the W key, making me sprint for a brief time, enough to aggro a zombie. the zombie or my getting prone to close to a wall broke my legs. and i didnt have any morphine.

so after crawling around town for over an hour, i set up the tent i got earlier that night. and put a Silenced MP5SD6 and alot of mags as well as other stuff ( compas watch, matches, bla bla bla bla )

i got lost running back to it after respawn, so ended up making it back today, it was all gone, but replaced with other stuff that was decent, an AK-74 Kobra, 4 Mags, PDW and 6 mags, couple water bottles, and other stuff ). searching the military tents @ Stary yelded a M14 w/ M4 Acog dot sight and a DMR Mag, entrench tool, and Alice Backpack.

enroute to the airfield i foudn 2 player bodies in the woods, that had nice stuff, knife, --> A MAP <---, compas, watch, hatchet and other stuff. so in the end i kinda made out even ( i miss my Mp5SD6 as it was Silenced

im debating on just cutting and running farther south, but i really want a Scoped Sniper Rifle instead of a Acog Sniper, and Night Vision or Rangefinder if lucky and best chance to find that is the NW Airfield, but that place is Player Kill City, and last time i was there i died from a sniper not long after exiting a Hangar, hopefully when i log back in it will be dark and easier

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I got annoyed with the game and haven't played it for a few days.

I was tooled up with all this great gear and was having a great time scouting all the different towns. I hit the NW airfield a few times. Never really encountered anyone, the odd person in the distance so i kept well away.

Went to log back in on Thursday and was treated to a location reset, fair enough it has happened before and i just find out where i am and continue on. This time it put me on an island (Otmel)! So i knew i was stuck and went round the island several times trying to find a shallow bit of water as it is about 50 foot away from the mainland. It started getting dark so i decided to risk a swim and hope it stays the same depth... no it didn't. About 10 foot in, i could just see all my gear at the bottom of the water.

I know it's alpha but it still quite annoying when you've invested loads of hours in this one character. To lose all your gear to a bug like that. Anyway thinking of going back into it today and try and build my character back up.

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i play this game, and it is very fun, though at the moment it is a bit buggy the developers are insanely active and are fixing and adding more stuff into the game. I would recommend buying the arma CO just for this mod.

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Think I'm going to get Arma today just for this. Now that Guild Wars 2 BWE is over I can put some time into it.

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Think I'm going to get Arma today just for this. Now that Guild Wars 2 BWE is over I can put some time into it.

Don't need a load of time to play, I log in for an hour or 2, and haven't played I think for couple days.

Can kind of get boring if nobody to group with

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Well, I don't know what's going on. I got everything installed correctly but every time I join a server it just boots me back to server list. Does this even on low pop servers. Have my desktop set for DMZ on my router...I'm out of ideas.

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Well, I don't know what's going on. I got everything installed correctly but every time I join a server it just boots me back to server list. Does this even on low pop servers. Have my desktop set for DMZ on my router...I'm out of ideas.

Take a look at this install guide one last time:

http://dayzmod.com/f...ad.php?tid=2421

I was having pretty much the same problem. Turned out i forgot to add -mod=@dayz to the launch options.

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Also manually go to the Battleeye site and update the Battleeye client

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Also manually go to the Battleeye site and update the Battleeye client

Thanks, think that was the fix.

So, question for you guys. Do you even bother playing at night or do you find a spot to camp and come back during the day? Right now I'm on a comm tower or something so I am safe - but can't see anything other than stars.

Also, using the map that is on the net how do I pinpoint my location? Is there a place in-game to find coordinates?

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You need a GPS to show your location on the map.

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You need a GPS to show your location on the map.

Iv had just a watch and compas and had my location show up, but I have also had watch compas and gps and not have it shown up

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Thanks, think that was the fix.

So, question for you guys. Do you even bother playing at night or do you find a spot to camp and come back during the day? Right now I'm on a comm tower or something so I am safe - but can't see anything other than stars.

Also, using the map that is on the net how do I pinpoint my location? Is there a place in-game to find coordinates?

If you play at night, max your brightness and Gamma, and HDR also helps ( it turns the night into a Black and White video game) you can see same distance at night with that, as you can day.

As far as location, bring up the maps I posted earlier in the thread, alt tab to them when you see a town, or roadsign, landmark and navigate that way.

Ingame other then map, compas, gps and watch, no there is no other way to see your location.

Also when you spawn in, down in bottom right corner it will state a general location where you are

And your not safe no mater where you are, for example I always look on towers and tall objects for snipers or lookouts

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Iv had just a watch and compas and had my location show up, but I have also had watch compas and gps and not have it shown up

Some servers apparently always show location, or block it, etc.

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...the whole "Free to do whatever you want!" aspect means there's a bunch of griefers who call themselves bandits.

Actually, that's pretty cool to me. Exactly like it would happen in real life, people would kill one another to have a weapon so that they survive longer. I can see what you mean about needing a group though, if you were solo it would become pretty frustrating.

This looks amazing. I've been watching "The Days Ahead" series (first part is the first video on page 1) and it's great. It's a shame I won't be able to play it. :(

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DayZ is (to me at least) the Arma 2 version of The Last of Us lol

You gotta do what you gotta do to survive, and hell if you know if that guy down range is going to try to help you or kill you and take your supplies.

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Some servers apparently always show location, or block it, etc.

Makes sense, that might be another difference between the normal, hardcore

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Man, had an awesome run last night only fall victim to stupidity. Logged back in and was still on a crane tower in Elektro at night, although it was turning dawn pretty quick. Decided to make a scavenge run on the perimeter, hugging the coastline. Came up on two silos with a factory next to them and when I came around the back corner of the factory, I saw a dead body - a survivor. I took a look around and was clear so I moved to inspect. Found basics so I took the ammo, food, bandages...when from out of nowhere a zombie attacked. I had to shoot him twice, which caused more zombies to come so I scampered up to the factory roof via ladder. I tried waiting it out but the zombies wouldn't leave.

Finally, decided to shoot them via headshot, which was successful. All told took 5 zombies down in the skirmish. Got down the ladder but by this point I was more afraid of a bandit than anything...you can hear gun shots from a good distance and that seems like a ripe way for bandits to find unsuspecting survivors. I make my way cautiously down the coast some more when I come upon 4 silos enclosed in a gate. While roaming a bit I see another dead survivor (loot!) so I maneuver myself under the fence and creep up on the body. Found a map(!) as well as other necessities. Now I'm really getting nervous - 2 dead bodies, no dead zombies. This guy either jumped from the top of a silo or a bandit got him. I finally make my way slowly north on the coast out of Elektro but I'm now running on fumes - my water bottle is desert dry. I spent the next 30-40 minutes looking for a water source and now I'm losing my wits. I can't aim straight and everything is blurring. I go into a forest and get my bearings - there is a town north of me and the northwest side Elektro to the west.

All of a sudden I hear "pop,pop,pop,pop". Gun shots! I type 'elektro shots friend or foe' but get no response. Oh hell. I slowly creep through the forest, keeping close to a train track that runs north to that town. Now my canteen is bleeding red I'm in trouble. No water, I decide to use a ration of food. Now, I don't know what happened at this point...a zombie just attacked me in the forest and all I have to use is a flare! I go to my backpack and see my gun (w/ ammo) and its not letting me equip the weapon! I throw a flare at the zombie, hoping to catch him on fire but it doesn't work. I'm getting beat up pretty good and I try to make a run to the ocean but I keep falling. Bandage, morphine, but its all just to prolong the inevitable. I take my last breath...

What a fun time! I can say, though, that after trying to stay alive for two hours or so, I feel like in that moment I don't want to play anymore. Its that debilitating. Took the kid to daycare this morning and came home and now I'm itching to play again :laugh: Also, playing this game at night with a headset = gamergasm!

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not letting me equip the weapon! I throw a flare at the zombie, hoping to catch him on fire but it doesn't work. I'm getting beat up pretty good and I try to make a run to the ocean but I keep falling. Bandage, morphine, but its all just to prolong the inevitable. I take my last breath...

What a fun time! I can say, though, that after trying to stay alive for two hours or so, I feel like in that moment I don't want to play anymore. Its that debilitating. Took the kid to daycare this morning and came home and now I'm itching to play again :laugh: Also, playing this game at night with a headset = gamergasm!

You accidentally hit F some where all the way, I have done that also. What F does is cycle between Full/Semi for weapons, flares, chemlights, grenades, etc. I found out the hard way.

If the reticule is a circle, you have a throwable selected

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You accidentally hit F some where all the way, I have done that also. What F does is cycle between Full/Semi for weapons, flares, chemlights, grenades, etc. I found out the hard way.

If the reticule is a circle, you have a throwable selected

I figured it was something I did when I was organizing all of the loot I found :pinch: Thanks for the tip!

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Anyone want to 'group' on here later?! I've been playing loads alone and I just keep getting killed by bandits. Would be good to get a group together & 'survive'.

My SteamID is Scazza.

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I can't play until Sunday, unfortunately. Would love to group with people.

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I am going to try and play some later today.

I got to stop my character shaking, painkillers are like gold dust.

Hopefully 1.7.1 will go live this weekend. Finally we'll be able to hide from infected chasing us and they'll not be able to attack/see through walls. Also they'll work off of line of sight.

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I think I'm just dense but I cannot figure out the Six Updater app and using it for updates? I don't see why the manual installation is such a big deal.

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