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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

DayZ single player / practice / training / (not really) cheating - DaiZy

DayZ single player DaiZy

Once upon a time there was a single player mod file for DayZ written by a chap named Kronzky. It was pretty good and added a whole new dimension to playing DayZ. Sadly, for various reasons Kronzky and Rocket (the DayZ developer) fell out and they both decided that the file should be discontinued.

There are videos out there on YouTube that explain how to get single player working with DayZ. Most of them are patched-up versions of the original Kronzky single player file (which only worked up to DayZ version 1.7.2.5). So most of those videos are concerned with downgrading your version of DayZ and will mess up your online DayZ folder. They also lack AI units, helicopter crashes and all kinds of stuff.

DaiZy works with any version of DayZ, but you're advised to use the most recent one. We also test against future versions of DayZ before they're released to make sure this keeps working.

DaiZy (yes, it's a stupid name) has been written from scratch and is completely different from those patched-up versions. It is designed to be a simulation of online play and includes vehicle spawns, helicopter crash sites and even has AI bandit units.

This is not the only version of DaiZy. We have a forum where we have many other versions with different features (better AI handling, bandit groups, extra weapons, base-building, built-in cheats, etc) and supporting different maps (Namalsk, Lingor, Taviana, etc). The version I'm detailing here is the default Chernarus one
http://kodabar-dayz-daizy-single-player-forum.1084782.n5.nabble.com/

This article was last updated on the 26th of September 2013

Changelog:
September 26th Updated for DayZ 1.8
July 22nd Added launcher utility information. Change Support Call installation to use modfolders
June 12th Complete rewrite of article
February 25th Updated information on Support Call
February 7th Changed the CBA installation process due to the updated version and took account of DayZ 1.7.5.1
January 21st Added a video and rewrote guide for new install location
January 3rd Added bit about DayZ base version
December 27th Added Loki's Lost Key installation instructions and a video
December 3rd Completely rewrote page to include changes to DaiZy

October 6th Added manual installation instructions, updated article for 043
September 29th added section on Lingor Island shortcut, removed section on Depositfiles
September 28th Completely rewrote the whole article
September 16th Added Chernarus single player file with dogs
September 20th Added DaiZy 0.38b links, Desposit Files guide and mirrors



Guarantee

This single player mod will not cause you to be banned from online play. Even the cheats (if you choose to install them) have been carefully selected so they cannot be used online. Servers will refuse to let you connect if you have them installed. You will not be banned.

If you are banned from online play because of this mod, I will personally buy you another copy of the game. I've only ever had one person try to claim and they had installed a completely different version of single player that was supplied as an exe file from an entirely different site.

I have complete confidence in DaiZy and all the variants on our forums. We don't present them as exe files or installers so that you can know that there is nothing that can harm your computer. If you need further reassurance, feel free to ask.

Before we start

Before you start, you need to have DayZ installed. If you haven't got that up and running, go off and read this detailed guide that over a million others have used. Go on, I'll wait.

http://kodabar.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/how-to-install-dayz-with-arma-2-free.html
If you're using the Six Play / Play with Six launcher, it will put your DayZ files in a folder located within My Documents. I caution against using Six because of this. Every other launcher and installer places the DayZ files within the Operation Arrowhead program folder.

If you're using Six, please download and use DayZ Commander instead. If you want to keep using Six, then just use it to play online multiplayer, but use DayZ Commander for single player.

http://www.dayzcommander.com/

DaiZy exists separately from DayZ and does not interfere with it. They use separate folders,

I get asked this a lot: it is possible to run DaiZy with pirate versions of ArmA and Operation Arrowhead, but I will not provide support or encouragement for people to do so. In using a pirate version, you may come up against errors when installing beta patches or updates.



Where to get it

The files are hosted on DropBox. I have previously had them on Mediafire, but I'm sorry to say that Mediafire have repeatedly taken down my files in response to incorrect and invalid DMCA notices. It's pretty frustrating when I get told that a ten megabyte zip file is a copy of the film Avatar and then have to wait thirty days for them to respond to a counter-notice. Sigh.

There are two files to download. These are:
DaiZy+_v[Rz0].rar
DaiZy_v042c.Chernarus.pbo

Get there here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qew6q975jamesve/DaiZy%2B_v%5BRz0%5D.rar
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3zn95ugved0b5bk/DaiZy_v042c.Chernarus.pbo

Here are the original Mediafire links in case you have problems using DropBox:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/nmcbaam2wmo9znt/DaiZy%2B_v%5BRz0%5D.rar
http://www.mediafire.com/download/7uee6ei93ge2mq4/DaiZy_v042c.Chernarus.pbo

Right. You've got both files that you need. We're finished downloading.


How to install it


The video above will take you through the whole process of installing DaiZy. It's all you need. Below are step by step instructions with screenshots that go into more detail than the video.



1. Open the DaiZy+_v[Rz0].rar file you've downloaded. I'm using WinRar. You may be using something different, but I'm using WinRar. Extract the files to a temporary folder


2. Go to your Operation Arrowhead program folder. Depending on from where you've got Operation Arrowhead the location may be in one of several places.

If you got it from Steam, it's most likely in:
C:\Program files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\arma 2 operation arrowhead
If you used a boxed retail copy, it's most likely in:
C:\Program files (x86)\Bohemia Interactive\arma 2 operation arrowhead 
Inside there is a folder called @DayZ and inside that is another folder called addons where the actual files from DayZ are stored. Check the image above to make sure.

Create a new folder called @DaiZy. Copy the addons from the @DayZ folder to this new folder. Take the files you've just extracted and place them in the @DaiZy\addons folder, over-writing the files inside.

DayZ disables the single player menu and these files will re-enable it as well as provide access to extra features.



3. Go to your Operation Arrowhead program folder and locate the Missions sub-folder. Take the map file you've downloaded and place it in that folder.

Done that? Good. You've installed all the files.


Creating a shortcut

If you're using a launcher (like DayZ Commander) to launch DayZ, I'd suggest creating a shortcut in order to play single player. The launchers are great, but they're not designed for offline play. This is how to create a shortcut.



Inside your Operation Arrowhead folder is an icon marked Launch Arma2 OA Beta Patch. Right click on this icon and select Properties.


There are two lines that matter. The Target line should read something like:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\arma 2 operation arrowhead\Expansion\beta\arma2oa.exe" -beta=Expansion\beta;Expansion\beta\Expansion -nosplash
This is presuming that you're using Steam and that Steam is installed in the default location on your C drive and you're using Windows 7 64 bit. It will have a different path if you have it installed elsewhere. You need to modify the target line to say something like this:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\arma 2 operation arrowhead\Expansion\beta\arma2oa.exe" -beta=Expansion\beta;Expansion\beta\Expansion -nosplash -skipIntro -mod=@DaiZy
If you're not using Steam or you have Steam installed in a different location the line will reflect where you have the game installed.

For the "Start in" line, make sure it says:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\arma 2 operation arrowhead\
Or again, wherever your Steam folder or game folder actually is. Make sure that it points to the main Operation Arrowhead folder and not to the beta folder. Yeah, it's running the exe from the beta folder, but it's running it in the main folder as that's where all the rest of the files are.

Copy this shortcut to your Desktop or some other place from which you'll want to run the game. The shortcut in the Operation Arrowhead folder will get over-written every time you update the beta patch, so do not rely on using that one.



How to run it


Fire up DayZ as normal and select Singleplayer for a change.




Choose Scenarios now.

Click to enlarge
On this screen, you have several files from which to choose.


Select the DaiZy_v042.Chernarus file. Note at the bottom left of the screen is a box that probably says Recruit. This is the difficulty level. Click it until it displays the difficulty you'd like. There's little difference between the difficulty levels, but the highest difficulty will disable vision dots, crosshairs, your position on the map and third person view. I suggest you use Veteran which gives a similar level of options to those available online. Then choose Play.

You may find that, if you've installed DaiZy before, it doesn't say Play, but instead offers Resume and Restart. Choose Restart.


Ooh, how exciting.


Right. We're in. That's it - everything's working.




Known bugs 


Warning: if you spawn in with this skin (headphones, scarf, etc), there is a problem. In trying to include more content from ArmA 2, the player skins were included. If you spawn in with this skin, you won't have a backpack or be able to pick one up. This is because backpacks weren't included in ArmA 2, but first showed up in Operation Arrowhead.

There are a few things you can do:

1. Play as a female. In online play, most people avoid playing as a female because they can't wear ghillie suits. But in single player, ghillie suits and other clothes are purely cosmetic and do not affect how visible you are to AI units.

2. Select Restart from the menu until you appear with the normal skin and a backpack

3. Use the SupportCall addon (details in the section about adding cheats) to choose a new skin. Ones marked with a (B) support backpacks.

You can also use the rMod addon to allow backpacks with any skin, but that's getting a bit beyond the scope of this article.

There is also another bug when it comes to chopper crash sites. The loot that spawns there is just normal loot, not the military grade stuff that should be found there. There's nothing that can be done about that other than to use a different version from our forum.



AI units

There are AI bandits within the game. You'll encounter then pretty much anywhere on the map and they will fire at you. They have a variety of weapons and outfits.

There are friendly AI units too. You encounter them by approaching a church in Chernogorsk or Electrozavodsk. As you get near the doors, you'll probably hear them report in and you'll see a couple of icons in the bottom right of the screen. By default they will shoot at nearby zombies and will follow you (although not too closely). You can command them as well, although it does involve using ArmA's slightly clunky order system. Full details can be found in the ArmA 2 documentation, but the basic method is to press their respective F keys and using the mousewheel menu to issue an order. For instance, if I have two companions and I want them to board a vehicle with me, I'd press F2 and F3 to highlight them and then select Get In from the mousewheel menu.

There are limitations to the AI units. Friendlies may not shoot at every zombie in sight and they probably won't fire at bandits (there's only so much that can be done within the ArmA 2 engine - remember, this is a mod of a mod of an ageing game). They can get hurt and you can heal them as you would any normal player, but they won't heal you. Just think of them as stupid and selfish friends.



Adding cheats (optional)

By default, DaiZy plays just like online multiplayer. Some players would like to use cheats to be able to spawn in units, weapons, etc.

The recommended way of adding cheats is to use the Support Call addon as written by Kronzky.


Go and download the file from the link above.


Open the zip file that you've just downloaded and extract the KRON_SupportCall.pbo file


Now go into your Operation Arrowhead program folder. You need to create a folder alongside the @DaiZy folder in just the same way as before. Call this new folder @Kron. Inside it, create an Addons folder. Inside that, place the  KRON_SupportCall.pbo file

That sounds a little complicated. The structure is like this:
OA\@Kron\Addons
Where OA is your Operation Arrowhead program folder.


With the file in there, you now need to add a bit to your shortcut. Open up the shortcut just as you did earlier and add ;@Kron behind the -mod=@DaiZy part, so it reads -mod=@DaiZy;@Kron

Make sure the semi-colon(;) is in there. Now when you load the game it'll load Support Call. It won't interfere with your normal DayZ game because only that shortcut loads Support Call.

Using Support Call



When you're playing the game, press Escape to bring up the main menu and you'll see a new button at the bottom marked Call for Support which you can press to bring up the cheat menu.


There are several sections to the menu, but I'm not going to go into them all here. You'll find pretty full documentation on Kronzky's page although you should note that not every feature will be available in DaiZy. Also note that the first time you access it, there will be a delay as it builds a list of the available equipment.


Equipment or vehicles that you request will be air-dropped near your current position.


Adding Loki's Lost Key (optional)

Loki's Lost Key adds even more cheats. It allows you to teleport, spawn aircraft (SupportCall doesn't allow this), go skydiving and a lot more besides.

It involves several steps, so I wrote a separate article for that. Click the link below:

http://kodabar.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/how-to-install-lokis-lost-key-for-daizy.html

Using launcher utilities


Dave UK pointed me in the direction of an excellent mod launcher for the ArmA games. The ArmA II Game Launcher by Spirited Machine is very simple and rather easy to configure. It allows you to add and remove any mod folder from your startup options. As you can see in the screenshot above, it detects all possible mod folders and allows you to turn them on and off with just a tick in a box. You can save different configurations and even create shortcuts with it. It saves a lot of hassle when you're using multiple versions across multiple maps (see Other versions of DaiZy below).

You can download the launcher from here:
http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=8241


There's also this launcher which works in a similar way:
http://arma2.paro-technology.com/?page_id=18




Other versions of DaiZy

We've got a forum. There's a tab up the top of this page marked DayZ single player forum which you can click to go there or click the link below.

http://kodabar-dayz-single-player-forum.1084782.n5.nabble.com/

There are several people working on different versions of DaiZy that have features or maps that aren't in the official version. This is also the place to go to ask questions about using other maps, etc. This page is really just for installing the basic Chernarus single player mod.



Troubleshooting

What if it doesn't work? I should mention that this is very much an ongoing project and that there are bugs and problems. The author of the single player file does read this page so please report any problems or bugs you encounter. Heck, let us know if you've got any ideas for inclusion in a later version.


"...content deleted...Chernarus" errors

The game is unable to find the Chernarus content. DayZ and DaiZy use Operation Arrowhead for just about everything, but the Chernarus files come from ArmA 2.

Go into your ArmA 2 program folder. Locate the Addons folder, right-click on it and select Copy. Now go into your Operation Arrowhead program folder and Paste it there.

If you're comfortable with using a command line, you can use an elevated command prompt and the mklink command to create a symbolic link to the Addons folder and save some disk space. I'm not going to provide any details about this as it's a powerful command and you should only use it if you know what you're doing.


"...content deleted...dayz.whatever" errors

If the game complains that there is deleted content, then it's for one of three reasons:

1. The shortcut used to start the game is incorrect. Got back and make sure it has the bit -mod=@DaiZy in it.

2. The files are in the wrong place. They should be in:
OA\@DaiZy\Addons
(Where OA is your Operation Arrowhead program folder)
It's all too easy to put them in OA\@DaiZy and miss the Addons sub-folder. The sheer preponderance of Addons folders doesn't help.


"CA" errors

When this error comes up, it's because you didn't update Operation Arrowhead before installing DayZ. Go to this page and follow Step 2 onwards. Continue through the other steps too. Although you may have installed the beta patch, etc already, installing the update has over-written these, so you'll need to do that again.
http://kodabar.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/how-to-install-dayz-with-arma-2-free.html


"PMC" errors

When this error comes up, it's because you didn't update Operation Arrowhead before installing DayZ. Go to this page and follow Step 2 onwards. Continue through the other steps too. Although you may have installed the beta patch, etc already, installing the update has over-written these, so you'll need to do that again.
http://kodabar.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/how-to-install-dayz-with-arma-2-free.html



You're invisible when you spawn, can't move, can't kill zombies

You need a more recent version of the beta patch. Use DayZ Commander or follow this link and install it yourself.
http://www.arma2.com/beta-patch.php


You don't have the "Launch ArmA 2 OA Beta Patch" shortcut

You need to install the beta patch. Use DayZ Commander or follow this link and install it yourself.
http://www.arma2.com/beta-patch.php

You've switched to a newer version of DaiZy, but you can't access the new features

Unfortunately whenever you change or update the single player mission file it tends to have problems with existing save files. You either won't be able to load the save file at all or you'll be able to load it, but you won't be able to use any of the new features or the results may be unpredictable. This also happens when there's an update for the main DayZ files as well.

The only thing you can do is to select Restart rather than Resume and lose your save file.

This is a limitation in the way that ArmA 2 works with save files and nothing can be done about that. Sorry. DaiZy is a mod of a mod of a game that's primarily designed to be an online multiplayer game, so not everything is going to work in the way we would like it.

If you need my help

Playing around with these files does require a certain familiarity with copying and moving files around and it can sometimes be a little complicated and confusing.

If you need help, leave a message in the comments. There are many different ways in which you could have DayZ and the ArmA 2 games installed, so please try to leave as much useful information as possible.

  • What version of DayZ are you running?
  • Are you using a launcher (Six Play, DayZ Commander, Worrom's Updater, etc) to run the game?
  • If you're getting an error message, what does it say?
  • Are you using Steam?
  • From where did you obtain your copies of the ArmA games?
  • Are you able to run vanilla DayZ multiplayer?

It's pretty time-consuming to answer all these comments, so if you can leave information like the stuff listed above, it saves a lot of time. I answer every comment or question on this article and several others and a pile of YouTube videos as well. That adds up to dozens of questions a day. Please at least try to solve your problem before you ask for help. Writing in capitals, using txt/leet speak or writing "plz help!!!" just annoys me and does not make me want to help you.

I help everyone and I make sure that everyone's problem is fixed. I have never failed to sort anyone's problems yet. If you get totally stuck, I can even be persuaded to use Teamviewer to install it for you.

I have anonymous comments enabled (I hate having to register for stuff too), but if you're going to leave an anonymous comment, please add a word or a name or something to distinguish you from all the other anonymous commenters. It can get pretty confusing trying to sort out who's who.

If you leave comments as a user/identity it asks for your email address. The only reason it does this is to send you a notification when a reply is left to your comment. I don't have any way of seeing the email addresses and they don't get given to email spammers or anything like that.

I only provide support on here for the version from this article. If you need help with any of the versions from the forum, ask on there.


Comments

I try to make sure that every question in the comments is answered. If you haven't had a reply after a couple of days, try asking again - I've probably just overlooked yours in the pile of others.

Note that the comments system gets a bit broken when there are over 200 comments displayed, so I regularly have to delete some of them. I do try to make sure that useful comments are left in place though.


Kodabar DayZ / DaiZy single player forum




200 comments:

  1. how do u throw a grenade?

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    1. Have the grenade in your main inventory (not your backpack). Press F (you may need to press this several times) until the option to throw the grenade appears in the top right and your cursor changes to a circle then hold left click and release to throw. The longer you hold left-click, the further it goes.

      Note: The F key also changes the fire mode of your gun. If, for instance, you were holding an M16, pressing F will switch between 'burst fire' and 'semi-automatic fire'

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  2. hey can i somehow make item spawning faster?

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    1. Not really. It has a default length of time it takes (which is hours). The only thing you can do is to completely empty a building of all loot (including empty tin cans and other rubbish) which will cause it to respawn sooner (but it still takes quite a while). You're best off roaming round the map.

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    2. Loot cycling is how you get it done. I have a console command written that does it now, but before that, I did the following: Lure a zed to the building you are looting and kill it. Your new buddy -- let's call him Lenny -- is going to be the receptacle for all the junk you want to cycle. Pick everything up and deposit it on Lenny's corpse. Lenny will hold the junk a while until he despawns. This way, you don't leave unsightly piles of junk all over the map. With the loot spawns clear, more things will spawn the next time you are nearby.

      Nowadays, I use a console command to wipe everything. Get stra_debug2.pbo and put it in the @DayZ folder wherever your ArmA2 OA application lives. This console is quite handy and makes for a fun learning tool as well. Once you have the console working put something like this in an exec line:

      {deleteVehicle _x} forEach nearestObjects [position player,["WeaponHolder","WeaponHolderBase"],20];

      This deletes loot on the ground for 20 meters from the center of the building you are nearest to. If you want to mark the building as having never been looted, you can execute the following:

      nearestBuilding player setVariable["looted",0,true];

      This last line you will find particularly useful if you change the time the wrong way or have some other bug that breaks the loot spawns. Use the scripts to grind an area, or don't, your game, play it your way. I find that it gets pretty close to killing immersion, but not quite. It's possible to be more sophisticated about which loot to delete, but I have never really needed it. Hope this helps!

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  3. I just want to say that this is an AWESOME creation! As an older gamer (40+), I've been sick and tired of being killed by teleporters and hackers 2-3 times a day easily, and this DaiZy mod totally let's me take my time and enjoy the game without someone teleporting me 1,000 feet into the air.

    Been playing on the .40 Lingor and Chernarus maps, and man...SO much fun. Even been poking around on the WIP other maps you put out.

    I have a couple of requests, though; things I'd absolutely love to see if you could fit them in somehow:
    -Can you alter / edit Bloodbags so they're usable on yourself, or something like that?
    -Can you add bandits and survivors back to the maps? They really added a lot to the gameplay!
    -Vehicles on Lingor / Helicoptor crash sites back on both?

    Thanks again for this!

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  4. kodabar,

    I can't figure out how the heck this Youtube dude is able to spawn stuff in Dayz using voice and just Glovepie. O_O
    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4507DC219790AFB1&feature=view_all


    Hes got new maps working too. The latest is the Hawaiian map. Have you or anyone here managed to do the same? or maybe get this guy to share?

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    1. Getting it working with new maps isn't particularly difficult, but it's not the top priority right now. In the "Experimental" section above are a selection of other maps that can be tried out - they're not complete and working by any means, but you can see the progress that has been made.

      Getting GlovePie to work with DayZ also isn't terribly difficult. Have a go yourself. You can do a lot more than just use voice commands.
      http://glovepie.org/glovepie.php

      A while back, I tried a face tracking thing (a bit like TrackIR) using a webcam and that worked surprisingly well with ArmA 2 and DayZ. There's all kinds of things you can try.

      As for the chap in the videos, I don't know what setup he's using to get single player working. There's at least one other single player effort out there somewhere, but I can't find any details about it or anything to download. Why not write to the chap from the videos? He might be willing to share.

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  5. why dont the bodyguards get in vehicles with you?

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    1. Bodyguards will get in vehicles with you. It's a little confusing as they use the ArmA 2 system of command of which you probably won't have experience.

      When you summon bodyguards, you may notice some icons along the bottom left of the screen. There's one icon for each bodyguard. Press the function keys to select each bodyguard (ie F1 for the first one, F2 for the second, etc) and you will then be able to issue orders through the mousewheel menu.

      The easiest way is to get into a vehicle, press F1 (for instance) and then issue the order to "Get in". You will have to issue similar orders to get them out.

      There's loads of fun to be had by issuing orders to bodyguards.

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  6. Luke Says: lol well when you said LAn I was like uh?

    its been a long time since i played over a LAN, that would be amazing!

    Thanks!

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    1. It's already possible to play DayZ over a LAN, but it's insanely complex to do and requires installing and running an SQL database. In the online multiplayer, the servers communicate with a central database (run by Rocket) which stores your inventory and location. So to play on a LAN, it's basically the same process as running a cracked server and involves running a central database in the same manner.

      This is rather tricky to get going and if you're not familiar with running database servers and routing connections, then it's not worth trying. There are instructions out there on various sites explaining how it's done. None of the ones I've seen are particularly well-written or clear, but you can find them if you try.

      Hopefully it might be possible in the future to run LAN play in a simple manner without having to run a database at the same time. Maybe Unknown will try that, but it's not likely that it's imminent. Note: I haven't actually discussed this with him, so I don't know his plans in this area, if indeed he has any.

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    2. For SQL try the tunngle community.

      http://www.tunngle.net/community/topic/85461-dayz-1726-saintly-lingor-island-v034-server-files/

      First came across info on the matter through tunngle months ago. Seemed waaaayyyy to complex and time consuming. So I found this blog instead. There IS a way of playing online, albeit is rather complex installation. I'm just crossing my fingers and hoping I'll be able to play online with the rest of the users that visit this page. Might be nice to actually play with some serious survivors instead of hackers.

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  7. Does it work on Lan ?

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    1. Yes. But it's not easy to get it working and I don't provide any support for that. Have a look at the forum above to see people discussing how to get that running.

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  8. Dumb question here...
    How the stuff do I spawn in a heli?

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    1. You need to install Loki's Lost Key to do that. There's a download link and an installation guide here:
      http://kodabar.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/how-to-install-lokis-lost-key-for-daizy.html

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  9. Do you ever think you'll find the solution to the problem where we can't pick up bags/use them?

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    1. The bag problem is caused by spawning as the guy with the headphones and scarf. In trying to include as many ArmA 2 objects as possible, we forgot that backpacks were only introduced in Operation Arrowhead. So if you spawn as 'headphones-guy', you'll never be able to pick up and use backpacks. The only solution is to respawn until you appear as the normal survivor model.

      It's a pain in the arse, I know, but the solution is fairly straightforward, if annoying. As the rest of the mod works just fine, I'm reluctant to have this changed for fear of introducing new errors. There are other variant of the DaiZy mod in our forum (linked to above) which do not have the same problem.

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  10. Three questions:

    What does it mean if an AI ally's image is orange instead of green?

    How can I make an AI ally stop grunting after the first time they're hit? I've given her about six blood packs, more than enough for full health...

    Can I give my AI allies' different guns somehow?

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    1. The orange icon means they're out of ammunition.

      And yeah, they'll whine and grunt when they take the slightest damage. Sadly, there's nothing you can do about this. Oh and you can't really give them different guns either. You can put guns and ammo in their backpacks (if they have them), but they're too stupid to take them out and use them.

      Sadly, there are certain limitations to the AI and we're very much bumping against them. If you have a look in our forums, there are DaiZy variants which, as well as supporting other maps, have differences such as AI behaviour.

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    2. get the AI in a cat open the map go to gear open AI gear take of is gun put another gun and they will use it only give im one gun (sorry for bad english) try it

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    3. Actually, you CAN give them new guns and ammo. Place the weapon/ammo on the ground, then press their respective F# key then press 6. You'll see 8 options. 1 is Recruit Unit, 2-8 are for weapons that are in the area. Just find the weapon that you laid down for him and select it. The AI will run over and pick it up, dropping his currently held weapon. It's actually an easy way to find weapons also. Just tell the AI Survivor to pick up a gun that's in the list and then follow him to it, telling him to Stop before he picks it up.

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  11. this works great and thanks to you i am now playing daiZy ! i cant belive how easy this was thank you so much i will be downloading your other dayz single player maps in the future and i will be telling all my friends about this! I also have to thank you for getting back to my last comment so quickly and helping me out. your advice was spot on and easy to follow, if a noob to pc modding and gaming can figure it out anyone can !thanks agian !

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  12. This is a great experimental tool for exploring the mod! Is it possible to control the number and/or frequency of bandits and/or zombies. I'd like to experiment with lots vs fewer bandits.
    Thanks!

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    1. Changing the bandit spawning is not possible from within the mod. It's something that can be edited within the source files, but it's not something that most players will be able to do for themselves (it involves decompiling files, editing the source and recompiling the PBO files into a format that can be loaded by OA).

      The version of DaiZy in this article is just designed as a basic reproduction of the multiplayer experience (it's why we have cheats installed separately, for instance). But in our forums, we have a host of talented chaps who provide alternative versions with different features (eg maps other than Chenrarus are supported, cheats are built in, etc).

      Many of the variations on the forum alter the way in which bandits spawn. For instance there's one where bandits spawn at a much greater distance (good for sniper practice) and another where bandits will only spawn behind you (now that makes for a heck of a challenge). Have a look through the section called "Unofficial DaiZy versions" in the forum to find one that matches the bandit spawning that you'd like:

      http://kodabar-dayz-daizy-single-player-forum.1084782.n5.nabble.com/

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  13. i can only choose multiplayer whats wrong?

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    1. It's not installed correctly.

      Recent versions of DayZ disable the single player menu. The files inside DaiZy+_v[Rz0].rar re-enable the single player option by over-writing some of the DayZ files. If, during the installation of DaiZy single player, you were asked if you wished to over-write some files, then you've installed the files correctly. If you weren't asked, then the files are in the wrong place.

      If the files are in the right place, then the shortcut is not loading single player. Check the target line of your shortcut to makes sure it includes -mod=@DaiZy

      If you still can't get it working, write back telling me where your Operation Arrowhead program folder is and paste here the target section of your shortcut.

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  14. Hey guys, Kodabar's a great, busy guy and many hours to fix my small problem with DaiZy. he has never failed to fix a problem with DayZ or DaiZy and will only start if you keep asking him questions like "I dun evryfing u sed and it dont wirk"

    seriously guys is that gonna fix a problem?

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  15. How long does the day/night cycle last on your latest build? I got it installed and started playing and it was day for about 2 hours then night came. It has now been night for about 5 hours of game play, is this normal?

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    1. Time passes in real time. It gets dark around 7:30pm and the sun comes up around 5:30am. If you install the Support Call addon (details above), you can control the time and skip ahead however many hours you need to reach daytime again.

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  16. I have followed all instructions daizy loads even lost key and that support pack but the problem is i cant use certain items like bandages,match, food also no loot spawns and neither do zombies. But bandits do spawn .

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    1. Ah, you probably haven't installed the beta patch. DayZ and DaiZy require a recent beta patch in order to work correctly. Get it from here:
      http://www.arma2.com/beta-patch.php

      However, I do note that the servers are down for maintenance at the moment. You may have to wait a couple of hours.

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    2. Well damn i followed that tut at least 5 times since the servers are down i just up dated to the latest version of the beta and bam works like a charm thanks man

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  17. I wana thank you! This is great and i appreciate your effort =D!!!

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  18. whew got it pretty cool beans lol i can play offline single and online no problem

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  19. Hello Kodabar, How can i switch off the AI in the V042c version?

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    1. Unfortunately it's just not that easy to do. If you have a look on our forums, there are other versions and many of the authors provide them in variants with and without AI units.

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    2. Ok, thanks for your reply!

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  20. Hey, nice work!.
    But you could add some details about Steam's DayZ.

    Here's the differences that got me struggling for about 5 hours to get the mod to the mod to work with my steam version.
    -You CAN'T have both @DayZ and @DaiZy folders togheter under ArmA2 OA folder. Apparently, the beta launcher will load every folder with an @ on it, causing a conflict. That will make zombies, vehicles, roads, bridges, rails, port areas and nearly all loot spawning buildings not appear.
    -There's no need to even create a shortcut or set launch properties. Just create the @DaiZy folder as described on the current guide, place the @DayZ folder somewhere else (like in ArmA2 OA/Backup/@dayz, works like a charm), add the mission file where it is needed to be and you're good to go.
    Apparently, the devs are making the game load every @folder, so that makes it easier to add and manage mods to the game. You can (or could) select wich ones you'll wanna use from the Expansions option on the main menu.
    -The rest remains unchanged. Use latest published versions of ArmA2 and DayZ, run both games, copy addons from @dayz, overwrite files from @DaiZy, etc. etc. The important is to not keep both folders under /Steamapps/common/ArmA2 OA in the same place.
    -Also, DZ commander listed my DayZ files, wich I got from Steam, as corrupted. That may be because I've tried to downgrade versions in my struggle for playing. But steam, as of today, could also be handing out corrupted files.

    And I just needed to say that I found this solution purely by accident. Afther trying everything, I tried running vanilla ArmA2 beta by removing the -mod=@DaiZy argument from the launch parameters to see if the problem continued, proving that verification of game cache isn't working and I needed to reinstall everything. Then I noticed even though I launched the beta version (there is ArmA2, ArmA2 OA, beta and DayZ in my library), DayZ loaded. I cleared the launch parameter line (there were just the -nosplash and -skipintro arguments at this point) and launched it again, and it lauched as DayZ again, even though Steam is not instructed to load it. Was when the solution hit me, Steam must be trying to load both mods at the same time and causing the problems I'm having. Just put away the @DayZ folder and it worked.

    That may work out some problems. Enjoy.

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    1. Wow, nice work! Thanks for that.

      I haven't investigated the Steam version of DayZ at all. I'll have to do that later on this week to fully understand it. No doubt people will be having trouble with it sooner or later, so it's best I figure it all out now.

      Thank you so much for going to the trouble of posting your findings here. It really is a big help and I very much appreciate it.

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  21. i was on drakon island and there spawn 2 survivors with me

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  22. Hey Kodabar. I remember when I got this mod I could change my skin into something non army like into a russian punk. a Russian worker. Stuff like that I have support call but it doesnt have any extras skins like that and if its in lokis lost key I can't find it. Sorry to bug you with this but do you think you could help me? (I have lokis lost key and support call)

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    1. I've never used extra skins in this and this default version on includes what's already present in the game. But there are versions on our forums that do include extra skins (and even animations). Have a look in the "Unofficial DaiZy Releases" section and I'm sure you'll find what you're looking for.
      http://kodabar-dayz-daizy-single-player-forum.1084782.n5.nabble.com/

      I can particularly recommend the Chernarus Factions version. It's my favourite so far.

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  23. Hey Kodabar, I have your mod, supportcall, lokis lostkey and Factions mod. I was wondering if you knew how to spawn in controllable friendly AI???

    Thanks

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    1. Talk about that on the forums (no registration necessary) in the thread for Factions. I mostly offer support on here for installing the basic version. There are so many variations that I can't provide support for them all.

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  24. Hi Koda, just wondering how I administer a blood bag to one of my friendly units? :)

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    1. Sadly, that's one of the things you can't do. The health system of the ArmA games is very different from DayZ. There's no blood in ArmA, that's just for DayZ. So sadly the AI units are effectively ArmA units and don't have blood. Only you have blood.

      It's a bit frustrating, I know, but there's just nothing can be done about it. But AI friends are easily replaced.

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  25. why doesnt it go nighttime? its day all the time :( please help

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    1. It does have a normal day/night cycle. If you've got a watch in the game, you'll see what time it is. Sunset is around 7pm and sunrise is around 5am. But the game plays in real-time, so it takes many hours to get dark. You can speed up this process using the Support Call addon.

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  26. How do I repair vehicles? I'm confused onto what to do as far as "Save Vehicle" goes and what not. Mind pointing me in the right direction?

    Many Thanks

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    1. Repairing vehicles can be a long process. The "Save vehicle" thing is just a hangover from online DayZ where there used to be problems with vehicle locations and condition being saved in the central database. The "Save vehicle" function forced the server to update the vehicle status in the database. In single player it does nothing (everything is saved when you suspend the game), so just ignore it.

      To repair a vehicle you need a toolbox and some parts. The parts you need will vary depending on the damage to the vehicle. If you get in the driver's seat of a ground vehicle, you'll see some indicators in the top left detailing the hull, engine, fuel tank and wheels as well as a bar showing the amount of gas/petrol in it. The parts will be shown as green, orange or red.

      You don't need to completely repair a vehicle to get it moving. Broken windscreen/windshield glass will only be inconvenient. A flat tire (shown as orange) won't stop you driving either. With a toolbox in your gear, you can repair any part of a vehicle.

      I'm going to imagine that a wheel is missing, the hull is damaged and that the engine is broken. Vehicle parts can be found in industrial buildings. I need six empty slots in my main inventory to pick up a car wheel. Once I've got one, I approach the side of the vehicle and open the mousewheel menu (you may have difficulty getting the menu to come up - just move around the vehicle a bit until it does) and scroll down until I highlight the broken wheel. It can be difficult to tell from the list which one it is, but a visual inspection of the vehicle will tell you if it's the right front or whatever.

      Once I choose to repair it (note: the part must be in your main inventory), the player character will begin an animation - don't move until it's finished and the new part will be fitted. Repairing the engine works the same way. Repairing the hull requires scrap metal which takes up three inventory slots. Note that the fuel tank is different from the fuel. Fitting the fuel tank is done in the same way as repairing the wheels or the engine.

      Adding fuel involves using jerry cans. When you find one, it has 20 litres of fuel in it and you add it by standing next to the vehicle and choosing "refuel" to pour it in. Again, don't move until the animation is finished and text appears to say you've added the fuel. You can take the empty jerry can to a fuel store and refill it. These are long white horizontal cylinders normally found beside petrol/gas stations (they can be found in other places too and not all filling stations have one). Just stand next to it, open your inventory and right click on the jerry can and select "refill jerry can".

      The fuel tank doesn't have to be full to use the vehicle. It's usually easiest to stick on or two cans of fuel in it and then drive it to a fuel store to make the walking back and forth a lot shorter. Helicopters take a lot of fuel - it takes 50 jerry cans to completely fill a Huey!

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  27. Would the crashsites still have a chance to give G36s, NVGs and what not? Like at the tail?

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    1. Not in this version. Our other Chernarus versions (on the forum) all have the right loot, but this default version just spawns generic loot at heli crashes. Sorry.

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  28. always restarted a new game, and by the way, thanks for the recommendation, but still no zombies, ai works great anyway, awesome, but i want to kill zombies too :(
    does this warning has something about my error?
    addons dayz_anime require addons CASigns2

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    1. Just a quick thought : you might need to copy the Arma 2 addons folder into your Operation Arrowhead folder. Some people reported that DaiZy fails to launch the game as 'Combined Operations' (wich is Arma 2 + OA) - you should try to merge those folders manually.

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    2. Ah, wait. You're getting the "addon 'dayz_anim' requires addon 'CASigns2" error. It's because your ArmA 2 isn't updated. Go here, download and install the update:
      http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=13780

      Also as Haleks says, copying the addons folder is always a good idea. Go into your ArmA 2 program folder (after you've updated it) and find the "Addons" folder. Right click and 'copy' it. Then go into your Operaton Arrowhead program folder and 'paste' it there.

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    3. it Works ! thanks you very much guys :D You're Great !

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  29. First off, just wanted to say thanks a TON for writing out all this crap and helping everyone with their problems. Major companies don't even offer this kind of support ;) My problem is a simple one, I just can't seem to spawn with a backpack skin, I must have restarted over 30 times. Is this normal? Should I just keep trying? thanks in advance.

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    1. Oh, no worries. If I'm going to post this stuff, I feel the least I can do is to support it.

      The skin problem is one that's a bit embarrassing because that's my fault. In trying to include as much content as possible, the non-backpack skin got included. Shit.

      There are a few solutions:

      1. Restart until you get the right skin. Not working for you, so moving on...
      2. Be a female. They don't have the problem and although they can't change clothes, that doesn't affect how visible you are to AI units and zombies
      3. Use Support Call to change skin. Support Call involves installing just one file, so it's easy. Then you can change skin to anything you want. Skins that support backpacks are marked with a (B) in the preview pane
      4. Use a different version from our forums. Every subsequent version has removed the bug and has extra features too. The Chernarus Factions one has better AI handling for example.
      http://kodabar-dayz-daizy-single-player-forum.1084782.n5.nabble.com/Unofficial-DaiZy-releases-f1086.html

      It's random how many respawns it should take to get you a backpack skin. There are three possible skins, I think and two of them support backpacks. It's only the guy with the scarf and headphones that doesn't, so a couple of goes should be enough. I think you're just unlucky. Sorry about that.

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    2. Awesome, didn't think to try just changing skins, silly me. Thanks a ton man ! keep up the great work :)

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  30. I keep getting "you cannot play this mission it is dependent..." I followed your guide 100% and i can see the mission and i can select it via scenarios, but when i click it, it gives me that message, any help?

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    1. If it says that the deleted content is Chernarus, then copy the "Addons" folder from your ArmA 2 program folder to your Operation Arrowhead program folder.

      If it says the deleted content is something other than that, write back and tell me what the error message does say.

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  31. Hey Kodabar, idk what to call it but I remember you explaining to me how to change the different Chernarus type of things? Sorry idk what to call it. Like you know how chopper crashsites didn't give too much good loot only on the tail? yeah.

    In other words idk how to change it to a different chernarus for crashsite loot. If possible could you recommend me on that has no AI bandit or survivors or whatever and chopper crash site loot? Thanks ;S

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    1. I think the version that would best suit you is this one:
      http://kodabar-dayz-daizy-single-player-forum.1084782.n5.nabble.com/RELEASE-DaiyZ-X-Chernarus-New-DaiyZ-1-7-3-Code-td1029.html

      Your question has made me think about how we list our different versions though. I'm thinking I should add a features table to each one so you can quickly see what each has.

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  32. so im almost certain i did everything right but half the time when i spawn it either says requesting characters data from server or i spawn in a desert with a small building not to far off when i put the Chernarus map in the Missions folder, btw my hunger meter is black

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    1. The hunger meter is a small bug that's difficult to fix. Once you eat something, it fixes it and it will then work normally.

      Now for your other, more serious problem. I got a little confused by the way it's phrased. Does it never spawn you correctly? Are you always stuck as "Requesting character data" or spawn in a desert?

      Usually this is caused by the beta patch. You need a fairly recent version of the beta patch in order for DaiZy (and DayZ) to work. If you haven't updated your beta patch, recently, I suggest going here and downloading 103718
      http://www.arma2.com/beta-patch.php

      You can check which version of the beta patch you have installed by going to the main menu and looking in the bottom right. It should say 1.62.XXXX, where XXXX is the beta patch version.

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  33. hi kodabar, i just got another problem, it takes me some gut to ask you another question, i can't reload my saved game, its say something has been deleted CAmisc fix weapon if im not wrong, an in the launcer it say "dayz_anime reuquire addons CAmisc_fix_A2free.

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    1. Sorry for the late reply - I was in the office for once. Please don't worry about asking me questions: I put these articles up here and I feel I should support everyone who has a question. I answer everyone, so don't feel bad about asking.

      I think your ArmA 2 Free needs updating. Go here and install this update:
      http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=15833

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    2. this is funny, im not using arma free :(, the problem fixed by itself, but randomly the problem goes back, i dont know what was wrong, this problem happens after i installed loki lost key and another map for daizy

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  34. Hey Kodabar, you have answered tons of my questions so far ;D I have a problem though. I can't join multiplayer servers now. For Nalask (forgot how its spelt) whenever I join their server, I lose connection. And whenever I join a normal chernarus server, it says I have been kicked. I have moved my Kron support call onto my desktop but i'm still stuck.

    At the moment now I have the Nalask Chernarus for SP. I have also added several @ folders for them in my OA folder

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    1. Sorry, the comments go a bit weird after they reach 200, so I have to keep trimming them back.

      When playing online, you need to remove (if you have them) the following files from the Addons folder:
      KRON_SupportCall.pbo
      loki_lost_key.pbo

      Your single player files will be in @DaiZy (or similar) whereas the normal DayZ files will be in @DayZ

      Make sure you are starting DayZ with an icon that includes -mod=@DayZ or using DayZ Commander, etc to start it.

      I have two groups of shortcut: one for online play and one for offline single player. I change the icons of the single player ones so I can tell which is which at a glance.

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  35. I just want to say. THANK YOU!
    On the Multi-Player version I spent hours waiting for a server, Now I don't need Internet connection and I don't have to wait all day.

    Keep up the awesome work -Edwin

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  36. This is all I've ever wanted man, but I really don't get this at all, it's really confusing for me. Can you please help me from step one ?

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    1. Sure. I can appreciate how confusing and odd all this is. If you're used to ArmA games and their mods, it's no problem but if you're not, all these Addons folder and -mod= and stuff is a pest.

      Drop me an email via kodabarATgmailDOTcom and we'll see about getting you sorted out. There's a few ways we can go. I can answer specific questions or I can talk you through it via Skype and joinme or I could install it for you using Teamviewer. Whatever you're happy with, we'll get it sorted out. Just send me an email.

      Bear in mind that I'm British, so I tend to operate on UK time. Some people send me email at 5am and are surprised when I'm asleep.

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  37. Hello its a nice offline Modification of the DayZ Mod :)
    But what I wanted to ask is, when I start I am not spawning with headset and scarf like in the picture at the start of the blog where u said its a Bug, I am always starting with a diferent weapon like as50, ak,... and I have also at the start the biggest backpack. Is this also a Bug like that in the headset-scarf picture? Or is it normal that I always only have the weapon+ magazines and the biggest backpack at the start?
    Lg

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    1. It's normal. You should spawn with a weapon and a backpack. Sometimes it's a bigger backpack, sometimes it's a better weapon. We gave a lot of thought to the starting inventory and it was tricky to choose. As there's a good chance of starting near some bandits, it was felt that you should have a half decent weapon with limited ammunition so you don't die in the first ten seconds. I'm not sure we made the right choice, but it seemed like it at the time.

      To be fair, this is just the default version. On our forum there are different versions with different features and even different maps. Some of them have better AI handling, other have very limited starting inventories, others have bandit groups and even chopper patrols.
      http://kodabar-dayz-daizy-single-player-forum.1084782.n5.nabble.com/

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  38. SO it screws up multiplayer dayz forever

    and how do u back up dayz so u can play multiplayer

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    1. It doesn't interfere with multiplayer dayz in any way.

      DayZ is installed in the @DayZ folder and is called by -mod=@DayZ in the game shortcut.
      DaiZy is installed in the @DaiZy folder and it called by -mod=@DaiZy in a separate shortcut.

      The two are completely separate and don't interfere with each other in any way. I play DayZ online and DaiZy offline and have been doing so for over a year without any problems.

      The only thing to note is if you install the cheats. We very carefully chose SupportCall and Lost Key because they don't clash with anything and they are not identified as hacks (they both pre-date DayZ). Servers will refuse the connection if you have those present. You won't be kicked from the server or banned. I have a standing offer whereby I will pay to replace the CD Key of anyone who can show they were banned for using single player. No one has ever claimed it.

      I explain in a section above that you need to remove KRON_SupportCall.pbo and loki_lost_key.pbo from the Addons folder before playing online. It's a trivial procedure though and only necessary if you add the cheats.

      There are some other single player versions out there. They're patched-up versions of Kronzky's original single player. Kronzky's version wasn't developed after 1.7.2.5 of DayZ so the patched-up versions modify a couple of the DayZ files and over-write them. The instructions supplied by the "authors" of these patched-up versions tend to involve just placing the modified files directly into the @DayZ folder so they will mess it up and prevent multiplayer from working. Our version has no such problem because it's written from scratch and we know what we're doing.

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    2. What about dayz origins is there a map for that for this

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    3. On our forum, we have many different versions with extra features. We have versions for every map... except Origins.

      http://kodabar-dayz-daizy-single-player-forum.1084782.n5.nabble.com/

      Origins has been a problem. The guys who put it together have claimed copyright on it because they've included a couple of player character models that they designed themselves. They've also been very tight with their files, not distributing them, but hiring out the servers themselves. So no one has had any access to the files to reverse engineer them for single player.

      We have recently managed to get hold of the server files and a couple of our guys have had a look through them and expressed interest in creating an Origins version, but we don't have one ready at the moment. Should one be developed, we're unsure what the Origins guys would have to say about it. If they were to continue with their copyright claims, we'd have to back off.

      I don't agree with the way that the Origins team have gone about things, especially as 95% of their mod is other people's work. But things are as they are. We may have an Origins version ready in a while, or we may not. I don't know at the moment. Sorry.

      Oh, now I meant to ask you. What gave you the impression that this mod would screw up multiplayer? I'm looking at rewriting this article at the moment and I'm wondering what I can do to improve it.

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  39. Well u did say "By installing DaiZy, you are over-writing some of the DayZ files and will not be able to play online multiplayer"
    so theres ur problem right there
    also how do u get the maps off the forums
    AANNDD do u have namalsk map

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    1. Thanks. I've had to change this article so many times that it's hard to remember what's in there. I'm kicking myself for leaving that bit in there for so long. I'll make sure I take care of that when I rewrite it. Thanks for letting me know - I really appreciate it.

      Downloading stuff from the forum is straightforward. Just go to the "Unofficial DaiZy Releases" section and there's a thread for each of them. In most cases, the procedure is:

      1. Use DayZ Commander to download map files
      2. Create a new folder for the mod - eg @NamalskSP
      3. Copy the files from the folder that DayZ Commander made to that new folder you just made
      4. Download the RAR file from the forum and extract the contents to that new folder, overwriting anything that it asks about
      5. Place the mission file in the Missions folder
      6. Create a shortcut that calls the folder you made - eg -mod=@Namalsk

      Here's the forum page for one of the Namalsk versions
      http://kodabar-dayz-daizy-single-player-forum.1084782.n5.nabble.com/RELEASE-Namalsk-0-741-1-7-6-1-EVR-Bloodsuckers-UPDATED-td1443.html

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  40. hey dude when I play sp I cant pick up a back pack atall is there a fix for it??

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    1. If you spawn in with the skin with headphones, scarf, etc), there is a problem. In trying to include more content from ArmA 2, the player skins were included. If you spawn in with this skin, you won't have a backpack or be able to pick one up. This is because backpacks weren't included in ArmA 2, but first showed up in Operation Arrowhead.

      There are a few things you can do:

      1. Play as a female. In online play, most people avoid playing as a female because they can't wear ghillie suits. But in single player, ghillie suits and other clothes are purely cosmetic and do not affect how visible you are to AI units.

      2. Select Restart from the menu until you appear with the normal skin and a backpack

      3. Use the SupportCall addon (details in the section about adding cheats) to choose a new skin. Ones marked with a (B) support backpacks.

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    2. But dude when I use a female I cannot big commands and I can't be bothered restarting over and over

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    3. The Support Call is your best option. All you do is place one file in a folder and that's it. Very easy to install.

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  41. hello do you get arma 3 beta stuff if I use this in dayz map pls?

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    1. This is not written for ArmA 3. As ArmA 3 is still in alpha and changing all the time, it'd be a lot of wasted work and there would be so many bugs (and thus constant questions) that it's pointless to make one.

      ArmA 3 beta isn't available to anyone at the moment, so there's no way we could include ArmA 3 beta content. Mods rely on using the game content from your computer, so if you don't have ArmA 3 beta (and I can't see how you could), then there's no way this mod could use it.

      It is possible to run this with ArmA 3 alpha. It is buggy and I don't particularly recommend it, but PsiSyndicate has put together a video showing how to do it with these files.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC_e9Fe94MI

      If you want to have a go, you're on your own. I don't provide support for using ArmA 3 with this as there are just so many bugs and the potential for so much to go wrong that I'd just never be able to provide decent answers.

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    2. I apologise. It seems the ArmA 3 beta has been pushed out now.

      Depending on how the beta content is coded, it may or may not be present if you use it to play single player. Sorry, but I just don't know if it will be there.

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  42. Omg thanks Kodabar thought this might have stolen my key but it actually works fine.. Really appreciate the work you'v put into this, thanks dude!

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    1. No worries. You're right to be suspicious though.

      There are other single player mods out there, but they're all just patched up versions of Kronzky's original and lack the features that we have (such as AI players, vehicles, etc). I have seen people on YouTube offering single player installers and launchers and many of those do steal CD keys.

      Many people have asked why we don't make an installer or a launcher for this single player mod. It certainly would make things easier and it's not that hard to do, but I want people to be sure that this will not harm their computer or steal their CD key. It's also why I offer an unconditional guarantee that I will pay to replace the CD keys of anyone who can show they were banned or had their key stolen through using our single player mod.

      Anyway, all that gloomy stuff aside, I hope you enjoy playing it. Note that this is just the basic default version that is designed to simulate online play on public hive servers. On our forums (embedded above) we have many different versions that do things like improve the AI, offer goal-based missions or support for different maps. You might like to give them a go too.

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  43. If anyone wants to use a singleplayer launcher try Spirited Machine's ArmA II Launcher:

    http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=8241

    It allows you to select any mods with a simple check box, and you can set other startup parameters such as -winxp -cpucount etc.

    I'd also recommend using the mod folder method for Loki's Lost Key and the Support Call mods, rather than just placing them in the main addons folder.

    Great work BTW, really enjoying this!

    Dave UK

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    1. Thanks for the tip, Dave - that's a great suggestion.

      I've generally avoided using installers and launchers to prevent any risk to the user. There are some "single player installers" out there on YouTube videos which are actually nasty little utilities designed to steal your CD key. So to avoid any possibility of the even the hint of that with our proper single player mods, I've not purposely not provided anything executable. I've been experimenting recently with writing an installer batch file to automate the installation process in an open and fully transparent manner - but it's a frigging nightmare trying to read registry values (for the file paths) for every possible installation type into a batch file and still keep it understandable for others.

      But that looks like a nice little launcher utility and with it being hosted on Armaholic, that's as close to an absolute guarantee of the safety of it as I think we could get. I'll take a good look at that when I've got some free time and see if I can write up some simple documentation for using it.

      I would also prefer to recommend installation of Lost Key and Support Call as mod folders, but have avoided doing it as it complicated matter. But that launcher may well obviate their use to the point where I can recommend the use of mod folders.

      Thank you so much for taking the time to suggest this. I really appreciate it.

      PS If you enjoy this version, have a look through our forum for a ton of other versions with different features and map support.

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    2. Yeah I like the SM ArmA II Launcher, I have been using it for a few years without any problems.

      There is a question above about rearming your Survivor buddies, I think you can order them to pick up weapons and ammo lying around by pressing F2, F3 etc, then press 6 and there should be a "Take..." option, or a "Rearm at..." option.
      If you have ammo or a weapon, drop it on the floor and order them to take it as above, because they don't seem able to enter buildings.

      Dave UK

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    3. I think you're quite right about rearming your survivor chums. We've got more limitations that there are normally with ArmA missions in that this is a mod of a mod. Some of the decisions that Rocket took when programming DayZ impact us considerably - for instance, zombies are civilian units and you have blood, but AI units don't. So there are limits to what the AI can do.

      On our forum there are some versions (most notably Factions) which change the way the AI units behave, but they still remain terrified of indoor spaces.

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  44. Good work, thanks :) I find crashed choppers regularly but have never found any weapon. I do look 'underground' but still find nothing. I get the occasional mag in the tail but that's it. Any ideas or just bad luck?

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    1. Ah, that's our fault. Helicopters will only spawn default grade loot, rather than have the chance of military grade items. Just something we didn't spot until it was too late.

      However, this is just our default version. On our forum there are many different versions with improved features, including better loot handling. I personally recommend the 'Factions' version
      http://kodabar-dayz-daizy-single-player-forum.1084782.n5.nabble.com/

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    2. Ahh ok that's cool thansk for confirming. Not a problem just wasn't sure if was just me. Will check out Fractions. Thanks again :)

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  45. hi Kodabar, i don't know if you know this but another solution to the skin that doesn't allow backpacks is to press 0 twice, getting the magic box and taking out the camo clothing and changing into it. this will change your skin to something that's actually from DayZ/DaiZy. you can change back to the civilian clothing if you want and this will give you the original survivor skin. I just thought I'd let you know, using Call Support doesn't always work for me. ~~~ also, thanks for the great tutorial!! i never would have figured it out otherwise

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    1. Thank you. I have avoided detailing the magicbox method because I thought it a bit complicated and I'd forgotten until recently that the magicbox was still in there. I guess I should add a section about using that. Thanks again for pointing that out.

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  46. Hi Kodabah,This mod is great I really enjoy using it. I've been using it for a week and all seemed fine but for some reason, loot has stopped spawning in churches and supermarkets e.t.c. Do you have any suggestions on how to fix this, thanks

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    1. We didn't plan on having the mod run for a long time, so there are certain issues that crop up over time. The dead bodies all require CPU time to keep track of them, as does spawned loot. So if you play for long enough, it's likely that the CPU time required will become greater until it can no longer keep up in real-time. It's the same reason why DayZ servers get rebooted regularly.

      Using an out-of-date beta patch can also cause problems with loot and zombie spawning, but you've played fine up until now, so I think we can rule that out. I also have to wonder if loot is spawning, but a bit slowly. For instance, if you go into a building and there's no loot, would there be if you return ten minutes later?

      There is one obvious (if a bit clunky) fix. All that matters to your game is your location and inventory (that's all the online public hive servers track). If the game isn't running well, then you could just start a new game and use Lost Key to spawn yourself the same inventory items and teleport you to the same location. It's a bit awkward, but it will work.

      Some of our newer versions (on our forum) have routines that will dispose of dead bodies, etc after a fixed a mount of time to stop clutter and ease CPU strain. Those routines were included precisely because of situations like this in long term play.

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    2. Your suggestion of waiting for some time does work, but I have to wait over 1 hour for the loot to spawn in electro. Is there any way to restore the game so that it will spawn loot quickly again?

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    3. I have found a solution to the problem, If you play as a female, Loot automatically loads!!! Maybe it is related to the issue with the clothes??

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    4. Well that's bloody odd. Okay, so on the one hand you've got a solution that works, but on the other I have no idea why it should. Hmmm.

      Thanks for getting back to me. Please let me know if you discover anything further!

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  47. hi when i use the support call i found what i wanted and i clicked call support and it never dropped i tried this on many items

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    1. Have you restarted your game since installing Support Call? It doesn't work if you just continue an existing game - this is a common trait of all ArmA addons.

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  48. Every time I try is I get this error :

    You cannot play/edit this mission; it is dependent on
    downloadable content that has been deleted.dayz_wepons,
    dayz_equip, dayz_vehicles

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    1. I'm afraid you've either put the files in the wrong place or got the shortcut wrong.

      Check that the files are in @DaiZy\Addons and not just in @DaiZy (it's very easy to put them in the wrong place). And also make sure that the shortcut contains -mod=@DaiZy (it's easy to spell it wrong or miss out the @ symbol).

      If you can't get it working, please write back and I'll help you get it working. If you get completely stuck, I can install it for you through Teamviewer (if you're okay with that).

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    2. I have the very same error and I am using the steam version. I have triple checked the file locations (Addons) and also made sure that the shortcut contains the -mod=@DaiZy however I still get the error. If it's of any use, my Launch arma oa beta is not a exe application but a windows batch fill instead, might this cause any problems?

      I also tried placing @dayz folder somewhere else so that the two will not be launch together and also tried launching it without the shortcut parameters.

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    3. Crikey Marcus, I think you've done something funny here. There are batch files in the OA folder, but I don't suggest using them to run the game. There should be an actual icon called "Launch Arma2 OA Beta Patch". That's the shortcut you should be modifying. Making a shortcut to a batch file and adding bits in there won't work unless the batch file is modified to take external command switches.

      If you don't have the "Launch Arma2 OA Beta Patch" icon as it appears in the article above, then you may not have the beta patch installed.

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  49. I did what you said and then I click on the short-cut and then the menu is glitched and i can't use it so if you give me an email or a web site to post it on.(I'm the guy who posted the "it is dependent on
    downloadable content that has been deleted.dayz_wepons, dayz_equip, dayz_vehicles" error.

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    1. Send me an email - kodabarATgmailDOTcom - and we'll get this fixed.

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    2. Can You tell me when you get the email

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    3. I try to reply to all emails immediately. I'm off to bed now, so it'll be eight hours or so before I read my mail again.

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    4. well I just sent it any way

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    5. also thank you for helping me.

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  50. HELP! whenever I start the Daizy mission it takes me to a black screen and says requesting character data from server, I can still move ( The sounds and vision indicators keeps moving) access my backpack and everything but I cannot see anything with the black screen

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    1. sorry I would help but I've never see that error

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    2. What version of DayZ are you running?
      Are you using a launcher (Six Play, DayZ Commander, Worrom's Updater, etc) to run the game?
      If you're getting an error message, what does it say?
      Are you using Steam?
      From where did you obtain your copies of the ArmA games?
      Are you able to run vanilla DayZ multiplayer?

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  51. I followed the instructions but when I start DayZ the SinglePlayer still isn't clickable. I started Operation Arrowhead and the DaiZy Mission shows up in scenarios but when I start it, it says there are missing files.

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    1. I'm sorry to say that that means that things are not quite right. Either the files are not in the right place or the shortcut isn't correct.

      DayZ disables the 'single player' button so the files from our rar file put it back.

      Your folders should be laid out like this:
      1. OA\@DayZ\Addons
      2. OA\@DaiZy\Addons
      (Where OA is your Operation Arrowhead folder)

      You should have taken the files from 1 and placed them in 2. And then taken the files extracted from our rar and placed them in 2 as well - Windows will ask if you want to over-write the existing files and you do. A common mistake is to place the files in @DaiZy and not @DaiZy\Addons - it's very easy to do.

      Then check the shortcut you've made. It must include -mod=@DaiZy (make sure the @ symbol is in there - that's easy to miss too). And make sure you're starting the game with the shortcut - some people make the shortcut but then start the game with DayZ Commander.

      Basically, all mods are put in folders called @something\addons and loaded through the shortcut by adding -mod=@something

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  52. How do you spawn bodyguard ?

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    1. Walk up to a church in Cherno or Electro and they will appear. By default, they will follow you and shoot at zombies and bandits. You can't heal them or give them ammo, so when they run out of either, they're useless. (see forum in video description for better versions)

      You can also command them in the standard ArmA way. Select individual units with F keys or select all with the space bar. Use mousewheel menu and pointing to issue commands. eg look at a chopper, press space and "get in" on menu

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  53. Is there any way that this could me modified as a multiplayer mission so I could host and allow a friend to join over the net as with other ARMA missions? No worries if not, just would be cool! Thanks for any help in advance dude! Also amazing mod, just burned away an entire evening playing this ;)

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    1. Glad you like it. We've got other versions, including different maps and features, on our forum:
      http://kodabar-dayz-daizy-single-player-forum.1084782.n5.nabble.com/

      Also on the forum, we've got a section on LAN play (as people seem to want to call playing single player with multiple players). In short, it is possible to run it as a multiplayer mission, but it was never designed to work this way and it will have bugs. Probably the worst one is that when the player hosting the game dies, they can't respawn, so you need to restart it.

      Some people have been able to LAN play just by copying the file from the Missions folder to the MPMissions folder. That certainly doesn't work with every version, but it's worth a go. Otherwise, look on the forum.

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  54. hi Kodabah,

    I was just wondering, is there any way to get rid of the bandits in daizy

    and daizy is an awesome addon

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    1. I'm glad you like it.

      There's no direct way of removing the bandits, but there is a solution. We have a forum where we have a number of different versions (different maps, extra features, etc). Many of the versions on there have variants without bandits - these are generally marked as "No AI". Have a look on the forum and I'm sure you'll find something you'll like:
      http://kodabar-dayz-daizy-single-player-forum.1084782.n5.nabble.com/

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  55. Hi Kodabar ,, How to Get a.i to friendly? sorry for bad english

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    1. Go to a church in Cherno or Electro. Friendly AI will appear.

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  56. Kodabar, Everytime i Choose Male He Cant Equip A Backpack Everytime i found a dead survivor i loot and cant equip the backpack Please Help!!!!

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    1. Sorry, that's my fault. It's a bug.

      If you spawn in with the skin with headphones and a scarf, there is a problem. In trying to include more content from ArmA 2, the player skins were included. If you spawn in with this skin, you won't have a backpack or be able to pick one up. This is because backpacks weren't included in ArmA 2, but first showed up in Operation Arrowhead.

      There are a few things you can do:

      1. Play as a female. In online play, most people avoid playing as a female because they can't wear ghillie suits. But in single player, ghillie suits and other clothes are purely cosmetic and do not affect how visible you are to AI units.

      2. Select Restart from the menu until you appear with the normal skin and a backpack

      3. Use the SupportCall addon (details in the section about adding cheats) to choose a new skin. Ones marked with a (B) support backpacks.

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    2. Kodabar, Can i Also Use That Support Call addon in Daizy Lan Play?
      I Tried Daizy in Lan and it Works so
      Can you tell me If Support Call is allowed in Daizy Lan Play?
      If it's Allowed Also Tell me How to Install it to Multiplayer Lan Play

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    3. I've never actually tried. I presume it'll work because it does in online multiplayer and we haven't added anything to block it. Just add -mod=@SupportCall (or whatever you called the folder you installed it to) to whatever shortcut you're using to start lan play.

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  57. i am stuck on and black screen with requesting character from server screen what shall i do?

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    1. If you need my help

      Playing around with these files does require a certain familiarity with copying and moving files around and it can sometimes be a little complicated and confusing.

      If you need help, leave a message in the comments. There are many different ways in which you could have DayZ and the ArmA 2 games installed, so please try to leave as much useful information as possible.

      What version of DayZ are you running?
      Are you using a launcher (Six Play, DayZ Commander, Worrom's Updater, etc) to run the game?
      If you're getting an error message, what does it say?
      Are you using Steam?
      From where did you obtain your copies of the ArmA games?
      Are you able to run vanilla DayZ multiplayer?

      It's pretty time-consuming to answer all these comments, so if you can leave information like the stuff listed above, it saves a lot of time. I answer every comment or question on this article and several others and a pile of YouTube videos as well. That adds up to dozens of questions a day. Please at least try to solve your problem before you ask for help. Writing in capitals, using txt/leet speak or writing "plz help!!!" just annoys me and does not make me want to help you.

      I help everyone and I make sure that everyone's problem is fixed. I have never failed to sort anyone's problems yet. If you get totally stuck, I can even be persuaded to use Teamviewer to install it for you.

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  58. Thanks Dear Admin good post download link is working DayZ Standalone Here More Info About Dayz Standalone

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  59. Hey Kodobar! Just wanted to thank you for being so active on the forum. I also have a few questions having to do with the conversion of this to multiplayer offline. Or if that is even possible. Also my support call doesn't seem to be working at all. Wont switch to the others and will not allow a drop. It was working in a previous game which is why I am confused. Can you help me out?

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    1. You can play it as multiplayer offline (what some people are calling LAN play). It's not satisfactory as there are bugs and limitations (eg if the host dies, then they can't respawn). There is a section on the forum that deals with this:
      http://kodabar-dayz-daizy-single-player-forum.1084782.n5.nabble.com/LAN-play-f1096.html

      I don't exactly recommend it and we don't support it, but it is possible!

      Hmm, Support Call isn't working although it has worked before? I would check to see that it is in your shortcut. If you haven't got it working, drop me a line (kodabarATgmailDOTcom) and I'll help you to get it working again.

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    2. Thank you very much Kodabar! I got them both working.

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  60. Is there a way to remove AI units? The reason I wanted singleplayer is so I wouldn't have to deal with people, friendly or otherwise.

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    1. The only way to remove AI units is to edit the mission code directly - and you're not going to do that. But if you have a look on our forums, we have many different versions and most of those come with 'no AI' variants.

      http://kodabar-dayz-daizy-single-player-forum.1084782.n5.nabble.com/

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    2. Ok, thanks man. And I'm not trying to be a smart-ass but my bro's main hobby is making indie games, so I could always ask him to edit some code for me. XD But I like your idea better.

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  61. Hey kodabar when I hit insert to use the crafting menu it does not do any thing,and I do have the key assigned.Any way you could help?

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    1. There isn't any crafting I'm afraid. This version was written to be compatible with every release of DayZ, to save a lot of confusion - there's only so many features we can support.

      In our forum, we have various different versions of single player and many of them do support crafting:
      http://kodabar-dayz-daizy-single-player-forum.1084782.n5.nabble.com/

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  62. hi, I have the steam version of arma II and Arma II OA, I have followed all of your instructions up until creating the shortcut because I cant find the initial shortcut. Any advice?

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    1. That'll be because you don't have the beta patch installed. Either use DayZ Commander or download and install it from here:
      http://www.arma2.com/beta-patch.php

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    2. Hi, thanks, I got that to work fine, but when I launch it, and go to scenerios, and then whatever the name is, It says "You cannot play/edit this mission; It requires downloadable content.chernarus

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    3. "...content deleted...Chernarus" errors

      The game is unable to find the Chernarus content. DayZ and DaiZy use Operation Arrowhead for just about everything, but the Chernarus files come from ArmA 2.

      Go into your ArmA 2 program folder. Locate the Addons folder, right-click on it and select Copy. Now go into your Operation Arrowhead program folder and Paste it there.

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  63. Hey Kodabar, Sorry to bother you about this current situation I currently have. But when I open up Daizy after recently adding Lokis lost key, the following error occurs. " Addon 'cba_xeh_oa' requires addon 'CA_CommunityConfigurationsProject_E' " Any advice?

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    1. There are a few reasons why this might happen.

      1. The beta patch isn't recent - The CBA addons (necessary for Lost Key to work) require a relatively recent beta patch. If you can play DayZ online, then you can discount this.

      2. The CBA addons are installed, but they're not being loaded in the shortcut. Your shortcut should have a section a bit like this:
      -mod=@DaiZy;@CBA_CO;@LostKey
      Check the spelling. It's easy to miss an @ symbol or type CBA_CO a little wrongly

      3. You haven't updated Operation Arrowhead. Again, discount this if you can play DayZ online

      4. The CBA addons are installed, but it's the old version. The old version had three folders with it, including one called @CBA_OA, whereas the newere version has just one: @CBA_CO

      5. You haven't restarted your game since installing Lost Key. If you 'resume' an existing game, rather than selecting 'restart', it can lead to problems as the game will try to only use the addons/plugins that were present when you saved the game

      6. Ultimately, it's sometimes possible to still play and use Lost Key even if you get this error. Can you just 'okay' past it and use Lost Key?

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  64. All of my DayZ files were corrupt. Fixed that and the problem disapeered.

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  65. hey hey do not leave zombies what
    I do???

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    1. No zombies? No beta patch. Install beta patch. Restart game.

      http://www.arma2.com/beta-patch.php

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  66. Would it be possible to add parameters easily to the mission file? I've never done this kind of thing before, but just stuff like what quality of loot spawns, how much (e.g. fill all loot spawns), how many vehicles, how many zombies etc.

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    1. Sort of. This is a mod (of a mod) of a game that is designed to be highly customised, so it is quite possible to edit the missions to support what you want. The learning curve is pretty steep though and you certainly won't be able to do it with a few minutes of trying. But the learning curve is quite short. Once you figure out what to do, it's then very easy to change parameters, add scripts or create missions for any ArmA game. I would say that a few hours of playing with it would probably be enough for you to figure out what you need to do, but those will be a difficult and frustrating few hours.

      A lot of people ask about this but I don't teach people how to do it. It just takes up way too much time and there are already loads of sites out there (eg Armaholic) dedicated to teaching people how to edit ArmA files.

      On our forums, we have many different versions of this. The one on here is just the basic, default version that seeks to emulate online play on official servers. On the forums there are versions with support for different maps, different enemy spawn systems, new AI handling, etc. You might find what you want has already been done (or close enough) and the authors of those variants are on our forum and may help you out with specific questions.
      http://kodabar-dayz-daizy-single-player-forum.1084782.n5.nabble.com/

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  67. Hey would it be possible to make it co-op because me and my friend want to play together against zombies and bots but we cant because there is only 1 slot... I tried to modify the PBO of the mission but even if I put more than 1 slot in the description.ext it still gives 1 slot so is it possible to make more than 1 slot?

    if yes can you modify it so there can be 2 players in the mod and send me the pbo files OR tell me how to do it thanks in advance
    Skype: vinsounet19991

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    1. Ah, yeah, this comes up from time to time. Ultimately it's not really possible. Due to the way DayZ was programmed, there's only one instance of the 'player' character. You can try adding other slots, but it just won't work (as you've discovered). There are all kinds of problems that prevent it - for instance, only one character can have blood (this is also why you can't heal AI units).

      This is a mod of a mod, so we're hampered by some of the decisions that Rocket took when programming the original DayZ. Now, despite what I've just said, it is sort-of possible to run the game in co-op mode (what most people call 'LAN play' for some reason I don't understand). It's far from ideal and you have to do a bit of work yourself. There are all kinds of limitation - for instance, when the host dies, you need to restart as you can't respawn.

      Take a look at our forums for more details:
      http://kodabar-dayz-daizy-single-player-forum.1084782.n5.nabble.com/

      PS Sorry for the delay in replying - work's a bit frantic just now.

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  68. Hey Kodabah,

    This isn't directly related to the single player but when I go on the main day z mod, it comes up with an error just before I am due to enter the server. The error is a No entry error but the main feature of it is the mention of a helicopter, one of the UH ones. I was wondering why this comes up in the multiplayer and not the single player, although I did update the mod the other day but the server I was trying to connect to had the same version as me. Any suggestions?

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    1. Gosh, well there are a number of reasons this might happen.

      For instance, the server may be using a modified instance of the helicopter code (or adding additional types). That would cause an error message like that but would allow you to continue past it.

      It may be that the heli data is being loaded from ArmA 2 rather than Operation Arrowhead and DayZ is not able to find it because it's not getting the correct path from the registry.

      It may even be a case of Operation Arrowhead being updated and patched, but ArmA 2 not being updated.

      It's really hard to say. When you are connecting to a multiplayer game, the server performs a number of checks on your game files and it's likely that this is when the error occurs. In single player, we don't do most of these checks, so it won't show up there. If you have not already done so, I would recommend copying the "Addons" folder from your ArmA 2 program folder to your Operation Arrowhead program folder. That has a good chance of fixing the error and is a non-destructive change that won't affect anything. This just forces the game to recognise the ArmA 2 content by loading it from the Operation Arrowhead program folder.

      If this doesn't help, let me know and, if you can, try to note down everything that the error message says. Are you able to click past the error and play on the server anyway? Is it always the same server or does this happen on every server? Has it always happened, or is it something that appeared recently?

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    2. I'm not at home at the moment, but I was running day z 1.7.7.1 and I updated to 1.8.0.3 2 days ago. I will try another server sometime later, but even after clicking OK on the error, it took me to the main day z opening screen. I tried multiple times. I will let you know if I get on on another server, I think the most likely explanation is its just that server that I'm getting the issue with.

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    3. Sorry about the late reply Kodabar, but I have been busy.

      This error came up as soon as I went to connect to another server : No Entry bin\config.bin/Cfgvehicles/M119.turncoef

      On Multiplayer it wont let me past it so it takes me back the day z main screen, but on single player it lets me continue

      Any suggestions as to why this happens? I have copied the addons folder over.

      Also, I went to see if there was an update to the Arrowhead Beta patch, but the Arma page couldn't be found. It could be that day z 1.8.0.3 needs the Beta updated, so if I downgrade to 1.7.7.1 should day z run normally? It ran servers normally on 1.7.7.1 with no errors.

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    4. It's definitely nothing to do with the beta patch. There hasn't been a need to update that for about six months now. Unfortunately, Bohemia's servers seem to be down at the moment, so you can't get access to that site anyway.

      And that's a problem, because my next suggestion is that Operation Arrowhead hasn't been fully updated. The beta patch isn't an update as such, it's just a patch that goes on top (ie it doesn't include any previous updates to the game).

      If you got Operation Arrowhead from Steam, it should be fully updated anyway. If you got it from anywhere else, then it will not have included the 1.62 update and you need to install that.
      http://www.arma2.com/index.php?option=com_rokdownloads&view=file&Itemid=20&id=756%3Aarma-2-combined-operations--operation-arrowhead--reinforcements-patch-1&lang=en

      Unfortunately that link won't work either just now because it's also on Bohemia's servers.

      All I can think of here is that 1.8.0.3 has added something to DayZ that relies on the full 1.62 update to get the data. With 1.7.7.1 it wasn't using that part, so it was able to ignore it.

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    5. Yes, I believe that is the problem, so I'll wait for Bohemia's servers to come back on and I'll let you know if it fixes it.

      By the way, how good is the DayZ standalone? I was wondering if it is worth buying

      And also, will gamespy shutting down affect day Z

      Thanks for your help Kodabar

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    6. Hopefully that update will do the trick. The only thing that concerns me is that sometimes the beta patch prevents you from installing it (because it thinks you're already at 1.62.whatever so it doesn't let you install what it think is an earlier update). And if that happens, you need to uninstall everything and start again. Ugh.

      The standalone is quite good, but...

      In the early days of the mod, the way people played was quite different. No one knew their way around, so people tended to be more friendly, or at least a lot less "shoot on sight". The first time I visited the north west airfield, a chum and I crawled around for two hours, being so very careful and just about having a heart attack every time a bush rustled. It was a different game and you just didn't know what to expect in an encounter with another player. When people started making private hive servers with extra vehicles and stuff, it kind of ruined things. On a public hive server, the first time I found a helicopter, I spent eight hours fixing it, looking over my shoulder the whole time. That really felt like an accomplishment when I took to the air. Now, when there's fifty helicopters lying around on a server who cares if you die in the process?

      So the standalone is a bit more like those days. The period of discovery and finding things has kind of passed already, but thankfully no one's got a 500 vehicle server up, so progress is still tricky and hard-fought. So in that respect the standalone is better than the mod. But it has already pretty much degenerated to shoot-on-sight for many players. There is also precious little content. It's hard to believe they've been working on it for as long as they have. There are no vehicles (which I personally don't mind), hardly any weapons, most of the talked about features aren't there and the few new additions are, well... few.

      The standalone also runs a bit slower than the mod and it's very poorly optimised. The game has no occlusion culling which means that it renders everything within your draw distance, even if you can't actually see it. So if you're standing inside a building in a big town, even if you're facing a blank wall, it's rendering all the other buildings and slowing everything to a crawl. And with a lot of extra buildings in a town like Cherno or Electro, this really matters. Rocket has said he wants to optimise the game to run better, but Rocket says a lot of things and he's already talking about quitting, so who knows if that'll ever happen. And the occlusion culling is a problem with the game engine, so I don't know how he thinks they're going to rewrite that.

      Back in December or January, I would have recommended the standalone without hesitation. Now I'm not so sure. The period of exploration and discovery has passed and there are plenty of players who just run around raiding the airfields and shooting everyone else on sight. So now it's like a harder version of the mod with less features and I find it harder to recommend. I'm surprised by how much it costs too, as Rocket had said he intended to release it in alpha at a much reduced price and I thought it would be half of what it is. One has to wonder how much it'll cost at full price.

      Now, you're right to wonder about the Gamespy shutdown. All of Bohemia's games rely on Gamespy for the multiplayer. From time to time, Gamespy's systems have gone down and, when that happened, no is able to connect to any multiplayer servers. Bohemia have said that they will be replacing the Gamespy functionality with something else (they haven't said what though), but not for all their games. They've specifically said that ArmA 2 will not be patched, so it'll stop working when Gamespy goes down at the end of next month. Operation Arrowhead will be okay, so the DayZ mod will keep working.

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    7. Phew, I was kinda wondering whether I needed to get the standalone or not to continue playing, but thank god the mod will still be multiplayer supported. Thanks for helping me with my problem kodabar

      Do you know when the servers will come online again?

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    8. I've no idea, I'm afraid. This isn't the first time they've gone down, but it's the first for quite a while. Usually they're offline for no more than a day or two, so I'm slightly surprised that they're not back up already. I'm sure it wont be long though.

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    9. Ok, The internet hasn't been too good for the last few days, but I finally managed to download it. At the moment it is a slow connection, so I have no way of testing day z.

      However... I usually get a few errors on the singleplayer mod but these don't appear any more!!!! The m119 error was one of them, and it doesn't appear which means it was probably the update that was causing the problems.

      Thankyou so much Kodabar, and if your still on the day z mod I hope to see you round. I play on the #3 AusArma server usually, so if you want to visit I wont shoot.

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  69. Hi just wanted to say brilliant guide youve done [detailed pic by pic, and video. I bought Arma 2 yonks ago on steam but didnt really play much of DAYZ, ive followed your guide and got to play the game but im having a little trouble [when i mean play your DaiZy game i mean i have to do some changes]

    Basically if i add your short cut to the end of Target Line """" -mod=@DaiZy """"" i get and error when i first load up the game

    No entry 'bin\config.bin/CfgVehicles/Citizen1.scope'.

    Then when i go to singleplayer, scenario and click the DaiZy Chernarus and hit play i get

    No entry bin\config.bin/CfgWorlds.Chernarus


    Now if i dont put the shutcut in the games works fine....im just confused as i cant use the support call etc as the same thing happens. Also is there a way to change behaviours, spawns, loot etc?

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    1. Ok i dont know what i did but ive fixed it......only problem now is there doesnt seem to be any zombies around just wildlife

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    2. Usually the Citizen1.Scope and CfgWorlds.Chernarus errors are caused when the game doesn't detect the ArmA 2 content properly. You can fix this by copying the "Adddons" folder from the ArmA 2 program folder to the Operation Arrowhead program folder. But it sounds like it's fixed anyway, so I just not the above in case you get the problem again.

      Lack of zombies tends to happen for one of two reasons. Either the beta patch is not recent enough or the game has not been restarted after making changes.

      The last required beta patch is 103718, which you almost certainly have because it's six months old. So it's probably down to resuming an existing game after changes have been made. Whenever you resume a game, it will attempt to ignore any changes and run using only the setup that existed when it was saved.

      When you go into Single Player > Scenarios and select the Mission file, there are two buttons at the bottom of the screen labelled "restart" and "resume". Make sure you choose "restart" (losing all your progress - sorry) after even the slightest change in the game setup.

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  70. Hello thanks for your quick response, i dont think ive ever seen a mod, addon, game with someone so helpful. I basically reinstalled everything, but taking my time to do so. When i installed ARMA II i restarted/ played it, then installed ARMA II OA restart/ played that. The the same with DayZ. That seemed to have fixed everything including the weird headphones/no backpack skin thing. Not sure it i did it the long way round but it helped

    As a side note, how many AI non zombie characters are there? friendly and foe? Ive met a lot of zombies [more than the dazy game in places] but no bandits as ssuch

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    1. The heaphones/no backpack thing is a bug. We made a mistake during programming. By trying to include all the ArmA 2 skins, I forgot that backpacks weren't introduced until Operation Arrowhead. So if you appear as the headphones guy, you can't ever pick up a backpack.

      There are a couple of workarounds for that. The first (and worst) is to just keep restarting until you appear as the regular character. Or you can play as a woman. We also have a hidden weapon crate in the game - press 0 (zero), 0, 1 on your main keyboard (not the numeric keypad) and you'll see an option in the top left for creating a "magicbox". Inside that, as well as wepons and ammo, there are a couple of outfits that will change your skin to something that can use backpacks. You can also use SupportCall (if you install it - details above) to change skin.

      Once you've got a character other than the headphones guy, you're fine. But that bug is all down to me. I messed up.

      AI units spawn in certain areas. Basically we had to make a number of invisible circles around the map. When you enter one of these, AI units will spawn. And they're all based around towns and cities. So if you run around in the forest, you'll never see an AI unit.

      Friendly AI units are rare and only appear at certain location. If you approach a church with open doors in Electro or Cherno, you'll find some. There are other places too, including on at the NW airfield.

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    2. Hi again, i understand the The heaphones/no backpack thing, i did try as a woman and it worked before when i had lots of problems, but alas a fresh instal of eveything seems to work best.

      I know see, i didnt know if the AI, bandits were like the zombies, but ive been taking it careful by not going straight into towns etc. Again, ive played agreat number of Mods for alsorts of games, but this is one of my favourite, as for your support, i have never seen anyone or company be so helpful. Kudos again, and thanks

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    3. Thank you for you kind words. I always feel that the least I can do is to reply to anyone who asks. I find it odd that other people don't always do this.

      I should say that this is just our default version that tries to emulate online play on official servers. We have other versions, supporting different maps and features in our forums:
      http://kodabar-dayz-daizy-single-player-forum.1084782.n5.nabble.com/

      I do try to provide support for those as well, but it's hard to stay current on all of those when there's something like fifty different variations.

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  71. Hi im using Daizy on my windows 8,1 from steam with no other mod other then support call and loki key and it works great for the most part but dos anyone know why no many items are spawning nothing in factory's and hospitals have not found any car or health items while some places like stores and the castle do and why are almost no cars spawning i looked in chero and electo and other city's and all the airfield and only found one little car no buses choppers urals etc any idea how i can get more of theses things in my games so i don't have to spawn stuff as much

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    1. This is actually normal behaviour. This is designed to emulate play on official public hive servers. Official servers only have one helicopter and vehicles are rare. Private hive servers tend to have a lot more vehicles. We did have to manually add all the loot tables, so they might not be quite the same.

      On our forum (link below) we have other versions. Many of them have different vehicle spawn rates and stuff like that. You may find one that you like:
      http://kodabar-dayz-daizy-single-player-forum.1084782.n5.nabble.com/

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  72. I have the deleted Chenarus error. When i went to copy the arma 2 addons to the operation arrowhead it said the disk was too full. any help pls?

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    1. That's because you don't have enough free space on your hard disk to copy the 8GB of files. Luckily there is another way that doesn't require any extra disk space. Follow these steps very carefully as it's easy to make as mistake, especially in the command you need to type. There's a good reason why I don't detail these steps in the article.

      1. First of all, delete that Addons folder from your Operation Arrowhead folder. You've maybe already done this. Make sure it's gone so it isn't taking up all that disk space.

      2. Open an elevated command prompt. You probably haven't done this before, but it's quite easy. On you start menu, find the "Command Prompt" - it's probably in Start > All programs > Accessories > Command Prompt. Instead of left-clicking on it to start it, right click on it and left click on "Run as administrator" on the menu that appears. It will then ask you if you want "...the following program to make changes to your computer" - yes, you do.

      Normally when you open a command prompt, there are certain commands that it will refuse to run. By opening an elevated command prompt, you have full access to type the command you need. There's nothing to worry about as you'll only be typing one command and it can't cause any harm.

      3. Now you need to type a command and you need to get it exactly right. It won't do any harm if you make a mistake, but getting even one character wrong will cause it to fail. Just for fun, I can't tell you exactly what to type, because it will depend on where you have your games installed. Here's the command:

      mklink /d "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\arma 2 operation arrowhead\Addons" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\arma 2\Addons"

      Okay, so you can see how it's made. The basic command is mklink, you're adding a /d switch to it and then you're naming the destination and the source. What this command does is to make a link between one folder and another. In this case, the destination is the Addons folder in the Operation Arrowhead program folder (you've deleted it in step 1, but this will recreate it). The source is the Addons folder in the ArmA 2 program folder.

      In the example I give, the games are installed on drive C and they were bought from Steam. There's a good chance yours are set up in exactly this way. But if your games are installed in a different location, you'll have to change the paths to match. Notice that the source and destination are surrounded by quotation marks - Windows isn't very good at handling spaces in names, so the quotation marks are just there to make sure it understands. Make sure you use quotation marks in the same manner.

      If you get the command right, you'll see it say:
      symbolic link created for destination <<===>> source
      It won't say "destination" and "source", but the actual locations of the folders.

      And that's it. You can close the command prompt and you're done. The link is permanent and will remain even after rebooting or the PC being off. If you need to, you can remove the link by deleting the Addons folder from the Operation Arrowhead program folder.

      Now, I realise this can seem pretty daunting. If you're not comfortable doing this, I can guide you through it as your doing it or do it for you through Teamviewer. If you need that kind of help, send me an email via kodabarATgmailDOTcom and we'll arrange a time to get it done.

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  73. dude help
    wen i start to play there is not zombies and im invisible

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    1. Most likely, you need a more recent version of the beta patch. Use DayZ Commander or follow this link and install it yourself.
      http://www.arma2.com/beta-patch.php

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  74. I am having a few problems with some my Daizy mods

    Here is the list of info that you been wanting people to list when they ask for help

    Where I got games
    Arma 2....Steam
    Arma 2 AO....Steam
    DayZ....Steam
    Arma 2 Bata Patch update 112555

    Here are my Bata Target Lines for all my mod games

    2018....@2018
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\arma 2 operation arrowhead\Expansion\beta\arma2oa.exe" -beta=Expansion\beta;Expansion\beta\Expansion -nosplash -mod=@2018;@Kron;@CBA_CO;@LokiKey

    Chernarus SP (Triten download)....@Chernarus
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\arma 2 operation arrowhead\Expansion\beta\arma2oa.exe" -beta=Expansion\beta;Expansion\beta\Expansion -nosplash -mod=@Chernarus;@Kron;@CBA_CO;@LokiKey

    Takistan SP...@DaiZyTakistanSP
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\arma 2 operation arrowhead\Expansion\beta\arma2oa.exe" -beta=Expansion\beta;Expansion\beta\Expansion -nosplash -mod=@DaiZyTakistanSP;@Kron;@CBA_CO;@LokiKey

    DaiZy+_v[Rz0]...@DaiZy
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\arma 2 operation arrowhead\Expansion\beta\arma2oa.exe" -beta=Expansion\beta;Expansion\beta\Expansion -nosplash -mod=@DaiZy;@Kron;@CBA_CO;@LokiKey

    I do have DayZ Commander install and also Arma 2 Luancher(dont know how to use it yet)

    Here are the list of errors that I am getting listed by mods

    2018....@2018

    on game boot at main menu this error show up
    z\addons\dayz_code\Configs\CfgWorlds\intro.dazymod\\mission.sqm/Intro/Groups/Items6/Vehicles/Item0.Vehicle: vehicle class z_villager2 no longer exists

    can not open object kron_support call\invisable.p3b

    loki lost keys show up and is clickable but no weapons, vechiles, items or anything with a list is not showing up but it does on my other daiyz games havent tried online yet to see if it show up there.

    I get this when I click on a banage pack
    variable 'unicontrol' dose not support sterialization and should not be stored in the mission namespace
    I get this when I click on a crossbow or a arrow no entery'bin\config.bin/CfgMagazines.Quiver'

    Chernarus SP (Triten download)....@Chernarus

    I get this when I click on a banage pack variable 'unicontrol' dose not support sterialization and should not be stored in the mission namespace

    I get this when I click on a crossbow or a arrow no entery'bin\config.bin/CfgMagazines.Quiver'

    Takistan SP...@DaiZyTakistanSP

    I get this when I click on a banage pack variable 'unicontrol' dose not support sterialization and should not be stored in the mission namespace

    I get this when I click on a crossbow or a arrow no entery'bin\config.bin/CfgMagazines.Quiver'

    DaiZy+_v[Rz0]...@DaiZy

    I get this when I click on a banage pack variable 'unicontrol' dose not support sterialization and should not be stored in the mission namespace

    I get this when I click on a crossbow or a arrow no entery'bin\config.bin/CfgMagazines.Quiver'

    Side Note
    In all my mod games of daizy none of the other survivors will shoot even when in a tank or anything with a gun mounted on it or do anything except run around n get killed.

    Here is what I did on my own

    I deleted all my mods and reinstall them like you have suggested with other people that was having probles of verious type and made sure all mods had @ before the name and made sure all had addon folders =and then I copy the @DayZ addon to all the mod folder then went to the zip file of the mod and cope what was need to be added to addon and over written when it ask to and yes I did copy the addon from Arma 2 to @DayZ folder

    If you like to use Teamviewer I have it install also cause I do help people in other things using it so I do know all bout it just let me know if you wish to link up on it

    I do hope you can help me out on this

    Thank you
    Hugh

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    1. Well that a proper comment. You've certainly been thorough and you've tried just about everything. I wish everyone was as thoughtful as you.

      First of all, there one error you can ignore. When it says "variable 'unicontrol' dose not support serialization..." you can ignore that. That happens the first time you right click on anything. It has no effect on the game and it only happens once.

      As for the rest of your problems... I'm not sure. The latest update to DayZ (1.8.1) has changed a lot of things. I've tested the basic version of DaiZy and it appears to be working. I haven't tried a crossbow, but I'll give that a go. I'll try out all the others tomorrow and get back to you.

      Can you send me an email (kodabar@gmail.com)? This is probably going to be a long process and it's easier just to email directly.

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    2. Sure thing and will add everything here to the email so you can work on it as you need and feel free to contact me anytime

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  75. Hey kodobar ! I can see that you've been very busy ! I have seen you answer this question before but it didn't work for me. My problem is that no zombies or loot spawns anywhere other than in AI bandits/survivors backpacks . I had trouble finding a beta patch update (as the site that you send us the link to seems to be always down) but did eventually find one, but the installer says that i have the 1.63 patch (is this the one i need?) I don't understand what's wrong. any help would be amazing :P.

    Also I'd just like to say thanks from everyone we really appreciate your help and what you have done for us it truly is amazing that you keep contact with us for so long! Company's could learn allot from you!

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    1. Ah. I wondered if that might be a problem.

      With the demise of Gamespy, Bohemia have recently updated the ArmA games. Operation Arrowhead is now on 1.63, but the beta patches are 1.62 so the installer will refuse to run. This is a bit of a problem and one I haven't had time to investigate.

      Could I ask you to drop me an email (kodabarATgmailDOTcom)? This'll serve to remind me to take the time to figure out what's going on with this.

      And yeah, the OA beta patch site does go down quite often (it's down right now). It used to be so bad that I hosted mirrored copies of the beta patches myself.

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    2. Have done so now. thanks for helping out !

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  76. I need help man. I installed the game mod succsesfully then i lauch singleplayer dayz,then i start playing,when suddenly,i don't have ANY SKIN.. :D it is like a ghost that is walking.. please help man :/

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    1. That problem is almost always caused by not having the beta patch installed. Go here to get it or use DayZ Commander:
      http://www.arma2.com/beta-patches

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  77. Hi i was just wondering if there was any way to get this like overwatch where theres guns everywhere and also if im capable of adding custom weapons and cars etc

    Thanks

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    1. Good question. The short answer is no. The long answer is yes but...

      You can edit anything in ArmA. You can change any and every aspect of the game. But the problem is learning how to do this. Once you've learned how to do some basic editing in Arma, it all becomes fairly easy and you won't have any trouble doing what you want to. But there's a very steep learning curve initially. You'll be sitting there screaming at the screen just trying to get a single player unit to appear on the screen. But a few days later, you'll be merging scripts, adding weapons, adding cinematics, etc. But those few days will be hell.

      So the short answer is no. If you're prepared to put in the time to learn the system, then the long answer is yes.

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  78. Hey Kodabar
    I made the mistake of uninstalling DaiZy and re-installing the arma 2 games plus the updater (DayZ Commander)
    I have followed you instruction as per the video however when i go to find the Beta-shortcut it isn't in the ARMA OA folder anymore :S
    Help Please
    Cheers

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    1. There's a couple of things you can do.

      1. Download the beta patch using either DayZ commander or download it from here:
      http://www.arma2.com/beta-patches

      2. If you're using Steam, then they've now included the beta patches, so you don't need it any more.
      Go to the main game exe file (arma2oa.exe), right click and drag it somewhere. When you let go, select "Create shortcut" and just edit that as you would the beta patch shortcut.

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    2. Ah thank you so much :)

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  79. i cant find the arma 2 oa beta patch in the main directory

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  80. Why will zombies not spawn in, only bandits and other people?

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  81. The instructions works, I´m now playing DaiZy as singleplayer! ;)

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