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  1. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    DayZ Clubhouse

    Hello and welcome to the DayZ Clubhouse!

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    Members playing in the TPU squad!;
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    Interactive Map for DayZ

    http://dayzdb.com/map#5.075.104

    For EZ mode management of DayZ, Arma II, and the servers you play on;

    http://www.dayzcommander.com/

    Mod Site




    What it's like to play DayZ ;

    A bit about the game. You must buy the stand alone title ARMA II: Operation Arrowhead. The game is $19.99 from the publisher or Steam.

    You will need either the full ARMA II game fully updated or the free demo version along with OAH to play DayZ. The full ARMA II game is better because it has better textures than the free version. The guide I posted above I found on another forum but it will tell you exactly what you need to do to play and how to set everything up. I did the non steam version.

    The game itself is in Alpha but is fun as all hell. You start off at a random spot on the coast line with limited supplies.
    Some water, some food, some bandages, a pistol and a handful of clips. The map you are on is huge. HUGE. It is infested with zombies and other survivors. You have to scrounge all your supplies by killing zombies to see if they have anything on them (or to defend yourself) finding gear in buildings, in vehicles, in camps, shacks in the woods, towns, cities, etc...or by killing other survivors/bandits.

    You can't use your fists for fighting. Just weapons. In my 4+ hours first play I had found several dead survivors which I looted. I also found some useful loot by looking through buildings. At one point I found a nice crossbow with two bolts.

    You have to eat, and drink. If you get hurt you have to stop the bleeding. If you need a blood transfusion you can't do it yourself. You need to find another survivor that is willing to help you.

    All in all its about surviving. If you make a lot of noise other survivors and or zombies can hear you. staying out of sight helps keep you out of their visibility. There are meters for noise, sight, bood, water, food...so you will know when you must drink and or eat...when you are bleeding out, making too much noise or being very visible.

    Time is real time. meaning day and night cycle is realistic. A little more on that later.


    So far I can say this is an awesome mod; with a drawback or two. Not bad at all considering it's in alpha stage. Also I really can't stress enough how much easier this game is if you work with a team.

    I love the idea of surviving. I love having to scrounge up everything I need. Every building I see could have something useful inside...or could have nothing. In my first couple hours of play I've had no choice but to kill 10 zombies. I've only seen one other living survivor and I had no idea if he was going to shoot at me or not. That alone adds some crazy tension to the game. The not knowing how other survivors will react to me. I would prefer to play this game as I would in RL and that’s to work together with other survivors; But there are a **** load of bandits wanting to take what you have. (Bandits= survivors that prey on other survivors to take what you have.) Oh and when you die; you die. You have to start completely over as a new survivor. Now if you know where you died and no-one has taken your gear you can get it back. Also no matter what server you play on the game remembers what you have and where you are. You can hide gear in the woods and go back a week later and if no-one found your stash it will still be there. Very cool.

    My only complaint right now is the real time night cycle. I think its way cool but since it's real time and I work 8 hours a day; I will be stuck playing at night time in game most of the time which will suck. As a new survivor I have no map (except I can look online) no flashlights or night vision, only flares. I can't seem to figure out if its possible to light and hold a flare so right now I can just toss them down on the ground. They put off a lot of light and last for 15-20 minutes or so but that doesn't help much.


    Day one:
    When I landed on the beach I didn't know where to go, who to trust. I saw a city off to my left and a smaller town to my right. I opted for the smaller town in hopes of finding some gear that might help me. Within an hour I was hungry, thirsty and still not at that town. Going to a town is risky because I can clearly see that there are more zombies in towns. I tried sneaking in but at every turn I'd see a zombie walking around, crawling on the ground or just standing there. I came across no less than 3 dead survivors which confirmed just how dangerous this area was. I found a shed and sat down inside. My back to the wall I ate some food, drank some water and could tell that my character was moving better. Feeling fresh I ventured out and looked through the gear that the dead survivors left behind. Found some canned beans and more water. No ammo though. I decided to check out a few more buildings when I heard the moaning of a zombie close by. Before I knew what was going on it made a god awful noise and came after me. it didn't just run at me...it zigged and zagged...It took three shots before I brought it down. But those three shots attracted the attention of other zombies.

    I was on the run now...leaving the city and its treasures behind. Three zombies giving chase. After running as fast as I could I stopped, turned and crouched down. My breathing was erratic and my aim off but I took all three zombies down. I went through several clips of valuable ammo though. I sat for awhile after going through their clothing for any gear. Not much but one had some food. I decided to stay clear of the towns for now and head off into the woods. At one point I heard some gun shots and got low…waited but I never saw anyone or anything. The sun was low on the horizon by this point but I could see a couple of house and a barn off in the distance. When I arrived there were two zombies hanging out. I got as close as I could and had to make a decision to either ignore the buildings and the gear I might find and move on or kill the zombies spending valuable ammo for gear that might not be there at all. Hungry, thirsty and one clip of ammo left I decided to kill them. Once they were dead I looked through the house…canned beans, some soda, 1 clip of ammo for my pistol. I moved to the barn and found a tire for a truck but I didn’t have room in my pack for that. Nothing else useful Just when I almost gave up I saw a outhouse. When I approached I hit the mother load! 12 guage ammo, two crossbow bolts, a crossbow, water and food. Someone might have stashed this kit here but I didn’t see a name so finders keepers.

    Later while following a road I heard a noise in the bushes. I stopped and another survivor peeked out. We watched each other closely before turning our weapons away and moving down the street together. We kept each other company for awhile till a pack of 10 or more zombies came out of no-where. We split up and I used all my ammo killing the ones running me down. I never did see that other survivor again. I could only hope he made it out alive.

    By this time it was getting dark. I mean DARK. I couldn’t see my hand in front of my face. I was in the woods with no map, no light, and no night vision. I had some flares and tossed one on the ground. It felt better being able to see again but I knew if there was anyone or anything nearby that they would see this light. So I moved on. From a safe distance I watch my flare for 20 minutes before it winked out and blackness took hold again.

    I’ll be honest and say I was worried and little scared too. I couldn’t see anything! After awhile I noticed that I could see through the tree tops at the skyline and there was a wide opening with what looked like power lines running off into the distance. I guessed that they might follow a road so I started walking. Eventually I could make out roof tops in the skyline but no lights. I wasn’t sure what to do. I just wanted to find a safe place to hide. That’s when I heard the zombie. He was right on top of me. I jumped up to run and then heard more…and more….and more! I ran but couldn’t see anything. The sounds of them chasing me and the groaning they made was damn near driving me mad! I had 2 bolts for my crossbow and a few rounds in my gun. They were on me. They were hitting me from every direction. I emptied my clip into the blackness. Each muzzle-flash showed me the zombies in front of me. Ammo depleted…..I tossed down a flare. All hope gave out when I realized I had run into a dead end alley and there were a dozen zombies around me. As they broke my arms and I fell to the ground I could only ask why me? I didn’t think it would end this way.

    That was my first experience with DayZ.
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  2. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I want this soo bad. I'm just not willing to shell out $40 bucks for both Arma II and the expansion at this point.
  3. WhiteNoise

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    You got PM.
  4. tianhui

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    Looks very tempting,
    I think amazon has this for $15.
    I just wish Steam would put it on sale.
    Fingers crossed for summer sale!
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    Greatest mod ever, please if people wanna play hit me up on steam W45T3DSL4Y3R
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  6. stinger608

    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Wow, going to download that sucker soon!!! Looks to be an awesome mod and a ton of people are playing the game with the mod!!!
    Crunching for Team TPU More than 25k PPD
  7. WhiteNoise

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    I'm done trusting strangers. Every time I see another survivor they kill me. I always think; maybe this time the survivor will be like me and move on but then they kill me lol

    From now on if I see a survivor I'm going to avoid if possible but if not then I will shoot first.
  8. erixx

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    is this MP or SP? MP could be fun uniting as TPU-Survivers :)

    Edit: sh!t, Iron Front -preordered- is out tomorrrow I will concentrate on that one, fighting fascists is rewarding compared to fighting zombies haha
    It is also based on ArmaII engine... Ah,... last but not least : great job Whitenoise!
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  9. catnipkiller

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    Iv spent alot of time in this mod and its great. Still working on getting a chopper working but sofar iv got 2 jeeps 1 off road and 3 white pos cars up and running with a few friends. just the other night me and a few buddies hijacked a jeep adn took out a squad of bandits that had silenced m4's.
    Stay away from dallas 4 thatserver has a few " dev friends" and they have hid all the cars and they run arround with all the hard to find guns. O yeha and they threaten to have you banned when you kill them.
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    Well you can get the combo pack for $30 on steam. :)
  11. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I got it. Entered a server, killed 8 zombies, ran out of bullets and died. I have no clue on how most of the controls work.
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    I think you will learn fairly quick that this is not your typical FPS that you jump in game and start killing zombies.

    Your only mission is to survive. Killing zombies doesn't do too much to help you. Infact it usually just brings more zombies to you that heard your gunshots and or bandits. I think when you kill a zombie there is a 35% chance that they might have some gear on them. I've killed around 50 or so and maybe 1 in 20 has something. (In my experience.)

    If you see a bandit; shoot on sight because he's gonna shoot you if he can. Bandits generally have gear thats worth taking unless he just spawned at the coast.

    Other Survivors is a crap shoot. Sometimes they want to avoid you and sometimes they want to join up and other times (most times in my experience) they just shoot you.

    I've learned one lesson; most people in this game just want to shoot first and take your gear. So for me I avoid zombies (I kill the ones that are blocking my entry into a building - or I lure them off and circle back) I avoid all bandits and survivors as well. When I do see one I take aim and if I see any indication that they aren't going to just run by I will kill them. To date I have not killed a survivor though as I prefer to avoid them.

    People in chat will try to trick you. They'll say they are friendly and if you come to a certain location they will give you food, work with you etc... sometimes this is legit. Many times they are just tricking you into going where they want so they can kill you.

    Last night this guy was telling people over chat to come into the church and he would share food because he had a ton. The thing is though i was in that church and he wasn't. He was 2 buildings over in a tower with a rifle waiting for people to get close to the church so he could shoot them.

    Don't trust anyone! Group with people you know from these and other forums if you want to play with people that won't stab you in the back.
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    i always spawn already bleeding the mod is great but major bugs are ruin it
  14. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    From reading up on it and watching videos, I pretty much get all this. Now, how do the f***ing buttons work?! Lol.
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    lol

    Just go into the options and switch everything that you normally would for any fps game you play.

    I don't really know what you mean. Have you ever played ARMA games or the original Operation Flashpoint? Its all the same.
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nope. I got it down now.. Been doing quite well actually.
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    Easy Rhino Linux Advocate

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    ill be buying this tonight.
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    Id love to play this but i dont fancy buying ARMA 2 just for a mod. I like how it works in real time and has simulation elements. Must be annoying to not know where you are going, not find anything and get killed by a random stranger :laugh:
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    Looks great, just been watching a couple of videos on it. I think a proper retail game with this sort of gameplay is long overdue. Imagine a walking dead style FPS/mmo, with realism being the key... Yum yum.
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    Easy Rhino Linux Advocate

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    played for about 2 hours with erocker last night. good fun all around if you are into survival in a world where you have no idea where you are or what to do. lol!
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    Its a bitch to find someone without a map since most name signs of the villages are in Russian? :p. If you're into realism I highly advice you guys to checkout the A.C.E 2 (Advanced Combat Enviroment) mod. It makes ArmA 2 hyper-realistic (to a extent where the game engine becomes the limit).
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    yeah this gets a lot of attention i find nothing interesting bout it :/
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    Uhm Arma 3 is coming out and imo arma 1 and arma 2 have been terrbily optimized.. They need to do better with arma 3.. I know Arma, played it for years, made some very big campaigns. I actually made sahrani virus unleashed in arma with my brother,made a lot of maps.

    When it comes to something like sniping in Arma at very far range, the desynch is so bad, you pretty much can't do it.
    You watch the little soliders jump 10 feet at a time, as they run across the field, getting closer and closer, one hop at a time..lol..
    Same thing can be said for everythging else.
    But as far as war "simulation" games, go it is by far the most extensive and the best one I have played. Nothing comes even close..
    Just needs to fix the desynch.

    I might redownload Arma 2 and check it out.. <3 my zombies, that's what sahrani virus unleashed we made in Arma 1 was. :)
    Took me and my bro months of scripting.
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    Been playing this DayZ mod for several weeks now.

    The only problem is that, if you don't play every single day, your character will be reset from its previous save point.

    And then my friends and I have to spend another two hours looking for each other, and sometimes dying on the way and losing all our gear... :(

    Probably one of the best Mods ever made!
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    The only thing I hate about this mod is respawning at the coast at random. I had a dmr and camo clothing so everyone tries to kill me when i spawn. Every time I spawn at the coast I just run north its alot safer then geting killed by someone spawning on you.

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