DayZ - Persistent Zombie RPG
Dean "Rocket" Hall
A 225 km2 open world post-soviet state and one of the areas hit by a new and presently unknown infection which has wiped out most of the world's population. You are one of the few who have survived and now you must search this new wasteland in order to fight for your life against what is left of the indigenous population, now infected with the disease.
Go Solo, team up with friends or take on the world as you choose your path in this brutal and chilling landscape using whatever means you stumble upon to survive. Key Features:
- Realistic "Zombies" with custom animations:
These once human creatures will act and behave as if they have a heighten sense of hearing and smell but less sight, on top of that they use motion captured animations such as walking and eating from your unconscious body. If you look into any built up area you'll see them walking around waiting for their next victim which dares to venture in.
- New weapons and vehicles:
Ever felt like you needed a Crossbow? Or maybe a less military like weapon? If you have then this is perfect for you as we have both of these created to high quality standards all ready for your use in this wasteland. On top of that you can even pick up the bolts fired from the Crossbow to reuse! Not only that we also have created custom vehicles which can be repaired and ridden around to show the world what you're made of!
- Custom Medical System:
ArmA II's magic medic feature is a thing of the past with this medical system - If you get shot, expect to bleed and to lose blood until you're bandaged up. Lost too much blood? Then expect to fall over unconscious. If you get shot in the leg then you won't be able to walk until you get morphine so you can man up. Pain is also a factor taken into consideration so without pain killers after taking an injury you'll continue to shake. This is medical at it's best!
- Persistent Server:
Fed up of spending so many hours working towards a goal or finding supplies and then the server crashes on you losing all your progress? Well with the DayZ server all stat's are saved to our external database so where ever you log off, whatever you have will be keep on you next time you come back in. This means you can spend however long you want doing what you want to do. As long as you don't die during the night!
- Tons of new objects:
We haven't just added in big things like weapons, we take pride in little details so expect to find things such as water canteens, a number of canned foods, junk and car parts (Along with more!) each of which have their own models, textures and UI imagery, once again all created to that high quality you expect in a full scale modification and we're sure you won't be disappointed with it. Nothing has been rushed.
- Hunting and Survival:
Eating and drinking is a core part of gameplay, you can tell if you need something by a very subtle GUI which doesn't effect the atmosphere, and if you don't fulfil those needs. You'll die. Wandering animals can killed and gutted (with the right tools) to gain access to their meat which can be eaten so you live longer but also to gain blood. For once these animals actually have a use.
- Heavy Optimisation:
The DayZ server has been designed to give the best play possible. Custom coding and edits have created a smooth running world which can easily have thousands of zombies spawned at once!
- And Much More! - The only way to find out - is to survive!
As we always recommend use modfolders to seperate the custom content from the official game content to prevent problems.
To install Dayz on a retail/sprocket install, follow this guide:
For different ways to set up your modfolders and use them please visit our FAQ.To install Dayz to the the Steam version follow this guide:
When you are using the Steam version you can find a Steam mod installation and activation FAQ here. You can use a launcher to manage your installed addons, for example ArmA II Game Launcher.
- Load up the ArmA II Game Launcher and look for the @Dayz folder on the left window. If it is not showing up you have either not set up the ArmA II Game Launcher properly or have not named the directories properly.Drag the @Dayz mod in the arma launcher to a group on the right side window. Then select Arma II CO in the bottom right pull-down menu and launch the game.
Also have a look at this DayZ Survival Installation video:
dayz_*.pboTips, tricks and information:Your first mission
What you're going to want to do is take a little while to explore your surrondings such as any nearby towns and villages or maybe a place you could try and camp up. Without a map it's impossible to mark down or know where you or things are so making a mental note by using large features is a good idea. Try and find a body of water so you could fill up a canteen or two. These can be refilled at water pumps too.
Afterwars you could do a number of things, you could either hunt for food or take you first venture into a nearby village or barn. Hunting gives you the best food once it's cooked (So you're going to need matches) however it is possible to find tinned food but this doesn't give as good benefits as cooked meat. Instead of raiding a village for supplies maybe you want to explore the local area for barns or smaller locations where you might find less infected but still as much supplies. These smaller locations could be just as fruitful and safer.Extra Information and Hints
If you think you've found a bug - Go to lobby and come back in. If it continues contact a USEC member
When you die wait on the 'You Are Dead'screen for a few mintues so a new character can be created
Take Morphine and Other Medical Supplies Standing up
Going up a ladder with a pistol unholstered is usually a risky thing
Direct VON is a great way to increase the atmosphere of gameplay
Log out in a safe place (Usually not in a building)
Hide tents in safe places as anyone can access it while you're logged off
Watch you back! Someone might steal from your backpack while you're not looking.I see you
Altough their eyesight is poor they're still partly (Not really) human so they can see forward with a 30 degrees view either side of them.
Depending on the time of day, your stance, how fast you are moving the zombies can see you further distances and therefore detect you giving chasing!
Also the closer you are to a fire or flare (But not chemlights) will also increase that range. Stealth is more important than ever!Light vs Dark
You can attach flares and chemlights to yourself to carry a light source around with you! So it will give you away but it can be handy in the darkest of situations.
To do this just throw even one onto the ground, look at it direct and using the action menu select attach and there you have it! A light sourse you walk around with.Ultimate DayZ map:
A map with markings for all loot locations, waterpumps, hospitals etc:
- Ultimate DayZ mapDayZ - Loot cheat sheet:
A sheet listing all buildings with probability of loot as well as zombie presence
- DayZ - Loot cheat sheetSocial:
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Want to contact us personally? - email@example.comMedia:
This is not an official modification or release! It is my personal work, released to you for free!
It is also in Alpha with placeholder items and some sounds.
If you want to support this mod: buy Arma 2: Private Military Company
and Carrier Command: Gaea Mission
from the BI store
now!!Credits & Thanks:
TBA (list is very long!) Changelog:
You can find the complete changelog here: http://mirror.tritnaha.com/DayZ_Changelog.txtForums Topic:
- BI forums
- Arma 2
- Arma 2: Private Military Company (full version recommended)