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weyland yutani

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1,270 posts

44 months

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Friday 18th May 2012 quote quote all
Anyone here played this?

It's a zombie apocalypse mod for Arma 2. Unlike L4D etc it's much slower paced and since its based on Arma is quite hardcore and realistic. As you forage for food, supplies and weapons, not only do you have to watch out for zombies but other players too, who may or may not be friendly. I've only seen videos on youtube but I'm now on the hunt for Arma 2 and Operation Arrowhead (both required) to play this, it looks terrific and extremely tense.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7Q8c8jnL3s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOB7YGgREFg

Acehood

1,194 posts

54 months

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Saturday 19th May 2012 quote quote all
Yes I have been playing this, a lot!

Had some really good fun with it. I've basically decided to become a murderer for the fun of it.

I stalked a guy for about 2 hours yesterday. I kept telling him what he was doing in the chat and he was confused as fk because I was keeping my distance, watching him through binocs. He could not see me at all. He kept encountering zombies and nearly dying. I just watched them swarm around him. Eventually he ran out of ammo and had to make a run for it. I let him get to a relatively safe area and told him I would be leaving him to get on with healing himself etc.

Then I killed him with one headshot from ~300m away (first shot -lucky, sniper rifle, CZ or something?). He raged a lot. Was hilarious. I just love how you can stalk people or pretend to help them, then kill them anyway.

Love this game

DoubleSix

4,459 posts

56 months

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Saturday 19th May 2012 quote quote all
Assume you need a pretty decent rig though huh? My PC can just about handle the game...

weyland yutani

Original Poster:

1,270 posts

44 months

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Saturday 19th May 2012 quote quote all
Acehood said:
Yes I have been playing this, a lot!

Had some really good fun with it. I've basically decided to become a murderer for the fun of it.

I stalked a guy for about 2 hours yesterday. I kept telling him what he was doing in the chat and he was confused as fk because I was keeping my distance, watching him through binocs. He could not see me at all. He kept encountering zombies and nearly dying. I just watched them swarm around him. Eventually he ran out of ammo and had to make a run for it. I let him get to a relatively safe area and told him I would be leaving him to get on with healing himself etc.

Then I killed him with one headshot from ~300m away (first shot -lucky, sniper rifle, CZ or something?). He raged a lot. Was hilarious. I just love how you can stalk people or pretend to help them, then kill them anyway.

Love this game
Haha quality! biggrin The impression I get is that players are much deadlier than any zombie, unless you find a friendly ally. The whole paranoia element of not knowing if other humans are on your side is ace.

The mod has driven up sales of Arma 2 by 500% apparently smile Not played it myself yet but I imagine a fairly decent system is required.

Altrezia

7,268 posts

91 months

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Saturday 19th May 2012 quote quote all
I keep getting shot by fking PVP players instead of zombies. Arghhh
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130R

4,707 posts

86 months

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I was playing this last night, spent about 45 minutes fumbling around in the pitch black dying of blood loss before getting attacked and finished off by about 20 zombies when I finally found some buildings to loot. It didn't help that all my gear randomly disappeared (Alpha code FTW). Very cool mod, I think I'll try to play in the daylight next time though.

DoubleSix

4,459 posts

56 months

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I'm about to attempt to get this running... can anyone point me towards a RELIABLE guide that even a PC numpty can follow without pulling hair out?

130R

4,707 posts

86 months

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Tuesday 29th May 2012 quote quote all
DoubleSix said:
I'm about to attempt to get this running... can anyone point me towards a RELIABLE guide that even a PC numpty can follow without pulling hair out?
Follow the video on here: http://www.dayzmod.com/downloads.php

Note: you need ArmA II: CO (that means both Arma 2 and Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead)

Civpilot

5,183 posts

120 months

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Thursday 31st May 2012 quote quote all
Installed this the other day after seeing this thread and watching those videos. Spent alot of yesterday mucking about on it and talking to other players, asking questions etc. I have a few pointers I've discovered that might help newer players (like me).

Choose wisely - The server clocks are real time and linked to server location, so pick a server in a different time zone and you could find yourself very alone in the dark. This is bad. Very bad.

Zombies like houses - You wont find them in the middle of forrests and interestingly if you get chased into the woods by some Zombies they will drop dead if you get them far enough in... not sure if this is a glitch or meant to happen but it has become a used tactic for me a few times when I've needed it. I got chased by one zombie that quickly became two. I ran into the woods and could hear them chasing, after getting about 200yds in they just cried out and went silent. When I turned around they were dead.... all 15 of them (boy do they bring their mates when they see you!!)

Zombies hate noise - Don't shoot them unless you absolutely have to. The gunfire will attract other zombies very quickly (and they can move bloody fast once they know your there). It will also attract other human players who might be more willing to help the zombies in finishing you off than visa versa. There is nothing wrong with running away!!!

Lunchtime - Eat and drink. You will need it. However supplies are obviously very scarce so try to hold on for as long as you can before doing either as you don't know when you will find more food or a fresh water pond to refill your water bottle. If you run everywhere you will need to eat or drink sooner, so it's also worth pacing yourself when travelling.

Be a tree hugger - As above, zombies tend not to come near the forrests so use the tree lines to scope out possible raiding locations before just blundering in. This also hides you a bit from potential snipers and bandits.

Get down! - Zombies cannot see or hear you if you are prone unless they litterally fall over you. I got kinda cornered in a town yesterday and hadn't been spotted so I went prone and crawled out on by belly avoiding 20+ zombies on the way. You will go back to crouched if you access you gear or try to pick something up though, so best avoid doing this with zombies nearby. If they have already seen you dropping prone wont help, we spoke about the running away bit already?

Become your own Sat-Nav - With 225square Km it's very easy to walk for ages without seeing anything but trees and the odd farm, getting lost is very very easy to do. Roads are a good marker but these lead to zombies, so use the trees around them to move. A proper map is one of the hardest things to find in the game (hence the most valuable thing too... don't tell other players if you have one). If you really want to know where you are you can download a map from the web and make notes on it once you find a road sign. Once you do this you can plan where to go for possible loot/supplies and make note of bodies of water easier and maybe even plan your route accordingly.

Don't break your legs - The gravity and damage is highly realistic. If jumping from a particular height would break your legs in real life then it will also do so in the game. This is bad and WILL result in your eventual death as you slowly bleed out on the floor out cold. Especially bad thing to do if your fleeing from zombies at the time (yeah, found this out the hard way).

Health yourself up - As already stated the game does not feature any form of health regeneration (dead means dead). If your bleeding and loosing blood, use a bandage and maybe morphine. If you get injured you might start getting the shakes, eat something and maybe use your painkillers. If you have lost some blood you can replenish a tiny bit by eating but you can also (if you have found the items you need) give yourself a blood transfusion.

For a game with no missions, objectives or plot apart from simply staying alive this is completely addictive (providing you have the patience and like trees, lots and lots of trees).

If anyone else has some idiot guide tips please add them here... I need them too!! laugh

cocopop

1,070 posts

85 months

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DoubleSix said:
Assume you need a pretty decent rig though huh? My PC can just about handle the game...
This... What sort of setup do you need to run this game properly?

Civpilot

5,183 posts

120 months

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cocopop said:
This... What sort of setup do you need to run this game properly?
It's pretty hefty but my (oldish) machine does a really good job of pushing it along at 1280x960 32bit with a smooth frame rate and everything set to "high" in the graphics settings....

AMD Phenom II x4 Quad Core 840 "95w Edition" 3.2ghz
nforce 630a (AM3) motherboard
8gb DDR3 1800mhz dual channel ram
GeForce GTS450 1024mb Gddr5 PCI-Express video
Windows 7 64bit

DoubleSix

4,459 posts

56 months

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My rig can crunch OA easy on v high, but im getting shocking FPS on DayZ...

130R

4,707 posts

86 months

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There are some Arma II benchmarks here for v high settings @ 1080p: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/03/22/nvidia...

I've not noticed any difference between DayZ and the normal game but I have GTX 580 SLI

DoubleSix

4,459 posts

56 months

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You guys running v1.7?

Civpilot

5,183 posts

120 months

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DoubleSix said:
You guys running v1.7?
Tried, even following the install process it was still showing as 1.6. Really infuriating as most UK servers are 1.7 now. Apparently the best way to get it is to go to the swedish mirror download (the others are still 1.6)

Will try again tonight but I have had mixed reports on it's stability and framerate.

DoubleSix

4,459 posts

56 months

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Civpilot said:
DoubleSix said:
You guys running v1.7?
Tried, even following the install process it was still showing as 1.6. Really infuriating as most UK servers are 1.7 now. Apparently the best way to get it is to go to the swedish mirror download (the others are still 1.6)

Will try again tonight but I have had mixed reports on it's stability and framerate.
I downloaded it and even though it still says 1.6 on the front screen when I went in a 1.6 server it wouldn't let me play, on screen message saying I was running 1.7, I can now join 1.7 servers etc so must have worked...

Civpilot

5,183 posts

120 months

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Interesting. Was it just the two files you downloaded?

TooLateForAName

2,477 posts

64 months

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Thursday 31st May 2012 quote quote all
I understand that eating meat replenishes health.

There is a youtube vid showing killing a cow, butchering it (need a knife) and cooking the meat.

Getting onto a server seems bloody hard work

130R

4,707 posts

86 months

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Canned Goods increase blood count by 200
Cooked Meat increases blood count by 800
Blood bags can only be used on another player in the form of a blood transfusion

DoubleSix

4,459 posts

56 months

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Yeah, getting onto a server is the main issue for me at the moment, and getting more than 10mins play when I do eventually get on... not just me I hope??
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