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HOW TO PLAY

  1. Install ArmA II: Combined Operations (or ArmA II + ArmA II: Operation Arrowhead)
  2. Download and install latest update
  3. Download and install latest beta update
  4. Download and install latest DayZ mod update
    1. (Optional) older DayZ mod versions
    2. (Optional) get DayZ Commander and use it for updating the ArmA II beta EXE and the DayZ mod
  5. Create a Desktop shortcut for ArmA II with the following parameters:"-beta=Expansion\beta;Expansion\beta\Expansion -mod=@DayZ -nosplash"
    1. Note: Make sure the "Start in" parameters from shortcut properties are set to the gamefolder and NOT to "Expansion\beta\" subfolder
    2. Example:
      Target: "X:\XYZ\ArmA 2\Expansion\beta\arma2oa.exe" -beta=Expansion\beta;Expansion\beta\Expansion -mod=@DayZ -nosplash
      Start in: X:\XYZ\ArmA 2\
  6. Join the ArmA II - DayZ Mod network
  7. Start the game with the shortcut
  8. Go to "Multiplayer" and choose "LAN"
  9. Join any server (must have the same beta update!)
  10. Have Fun :)

HELP SECTION

HOW TO FIX: WAITING FOR CHARACTER TO CREATE

If you get this message for longer than 30 seconds:

  1. Press "ESC" and disconnect, but don't leave the server
  2. Change your character slot
  3. Repeat multiple times if it doesn't work
  4. Connect to a different server
  5. If it doesnt work anyway, you are probably using the wrong version of DayZ or Arma 2 OA

HOW TO FIX: ERROR/KICK WHILE JOINING

  • Error "Invalid CD-Key" or "CD-Key in use"
    • Change your serial number using a KeyGen
  • Error "BattlEye: Client not responding" or "BattlEye: Client lost connection"
    • Just try reconnecting
  • Error "Wrong BattlEye version" or "Failed to update BattlEye"

HOW TO FIX: BLANK "LOADING" SCREEN

  • Your DayZ mod version or Arma 2 version doesn't match with the servers.
  • Check the servername for details.

HOW TO FIX: "MISSING DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT" ERROR

  • Use "Arma II Launcher" and set it up properly.

or

  • Copy all files from "Arma 2/Addons" to "Arma 2 Operation Arrowhead/Expansion/Addons" but DONT replace files, just include the missing

FAQ / COMMON PROBLEMS

  • Q: I have no weapons at spawn.
    • A: As of version 1.7.1.5 it is supposed to be like that.
  • Q: I have invisible characters and right-clicking on items is not working.
    • A: You're not launching the game using the beta executable or useing the wrong version of DayZ mod!
  • Q: I get an "DirectX3D" error.
    • A: You're not launching the game using the beta executable!
  • Q: I get an error "No CD-Key set in setup"
    • A: Change your CD-Key useing a KeyGen
  • Q: I get kicked after joining a server with error "CD-Key in use" or "Invalid CD-Key"
    • A: Check "HOW TO FIX: ERROR/KICK WHILE JOINING" help above!

Tip:

  • Do NOT always download and install the latest beta patch. Check the serverlist for server versions before installing beta updates.

HOW TO: HOST YOUR OWN SERVER

ADVANCED SERVER TUTORIAL

COMMUNITY SERVERLIST

  • DE 01 - IP: 7.36.50.51 (24/7 Online)
  • DE 02 - IP: 7.36.253.21 (24/7 Online)
  • PL 01 - IP: 7.24.25.196
  • GER - IP: 7.2.171.56 (Hosted at "DayZ Mod [2]" Network)
  • [pX]Server - IP: 7.0.47.221 (Hosted between "DayZ Mod" to "DayZ Mod [3]" Networks)
  • LukServers - IP: 7.39.20.153 (Hosted at "DayZ Mod [1]" Network)
  • Reunion Chernarus - IP: 7.47.188.80:2312 / 213.211.58.241:2312 (Hosted at "DayZ Mod [CZ]" Network)
  • Reunion Namalsk - IP: 7.47.188.80:2302 / 213.211.58.241:2302 (Hosted at "DayZ Mod [CZ]" Network)

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Last edited: 29. November 2012