I've managed to install the ARMA2/CO mod DayZ and play around in it but I'm always dead in a matter of minutes because I run into some zombies without anything to defend myself with.
The official beginners guide explains the controls thoroughly, but it doesn't explain much about how I should start playing the game without getting killed.
Supplies seem to be a bit of a catch-22 in DayZ. I've heard that I should stay away from buildings and roads because those are frequent zombie locations (I've experienced it too, it's the truth) but I've also read that supplies are found there. What are some tactics for finding supplies without running into zombies?