DayZ is a mod for ARMA 2 (a tactical first-person/third-person shooter) where you are thrust into a world full of zombies. Players must scavenge food, water, and gear to survive and defend themselves from zombies and other players.

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How to build a base in DayZ?

I've viewed a couple of videos on YouTube and noticed that you can build bases in DayZ. Anyone know if it's possible to do so in the original Arma 2 version or if that's perhaps some other mod I'm ...
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What's the best tactics to avoid zombies in DayZ?

I crawl, crouch and whatnot to try and avoid zombies. Usually I'm alright but once a zombie detect me I always manage to pull them with me forever until I am so tired that they catch up and eat me. ...
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Where do I find a car in DayZ?

I've seen people driving cars in DayZ (not standalone) but everytime I find one it is all messed up. Do I need to buy them somewhere or where do I go to find non-broken cars?
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Is the Day Z mod compatible with the standalone release of Day Z?

I got the Day Z mod with my copy of Arma 2 in this week's Humble Bundle and I was wondering; is the modification of Arma 2 version compatible with the standalone release of Day Z? Am I able to play ...
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How to get Steam to recognize existing game files for Arma

okay so I installed Arma Combined operations off the anniversary disc. now i want a new CD key to play DayZ as that one is my brothers so i purchased Arma 2 and Arma 2 operation arrowhead on steam. ...
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Can a chopper lift off with only 1 jerry can of fuel?

I found a Mi-17 on the North West Airfield (without fuel). I filled it with one jerry can of fuel and tried to lift off. The rotors were turning, but I couldn't lift off. (When I went out to get more ...
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How to play DayZ without hackers [closed]

What are the best way to play DayZ without having hackers ruin the game? My hope is that DayZ standalone will solve most of the hacking exploits, but until that day DayZ just does not seem worth ...
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Doing loot runs with vehicles in DayZ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When does loot respawn in DayZ? How do you execute loot runs while traveling in a vehicle? I've noticed that loot, like zombies, doesn't spawn while you're inside of a ...
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Keeping a long term base in DayZ

I have acquired a black SUV and been able to keep it for several days now. My current gear include a pile of weapons (DMR, multiple AK's, Bison, MP5SD, pistols etc), plenty of food, a tent and lots of ...
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How should I be getting hold of my first gun?

I am really struggling in getting my first gun in DayZ for a few reasons. It is hard to survive without a weapon, your only option when spotted by a zombie, is to run and hide. This usually ...
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How do I hunt game?

I have wood, hatchet, hunting knife, and matches. I know (in theory) how to use these to cook meat, but I'm failing to find the delicious meat-containing animals. I've seen one rabbit in my few days ...
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How do I change window size?

Looking in the video settings there appears to be only one interface resolution setting that allows me to play windowed and the screen is tiny, I also can't resize the window. How do I play in a ...
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Where is the DayZ saved game file located?

I'm planning on formatting my hard drive and deal with all the hassle that comes with it. My one concern is, where is the saved game file for DayZ? Will I be able to transfer it to my fresh new ...
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Can I put this rifle in my backpack?

In DayZ, I've run into a problem. That problem is finding more weapons than I know what to do with. Luckily, I also managed to find a nice 24-slot backpack! I know I can put bandages and various ...
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What do greyed out servers mean?

Recently, DayZ has become easier to use via the Six Launcher. There are times when servers appear to be greyed out. At first, I thought this was due to a version mismatch. Unfortunately, this is not ...
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When do other players show up on my map and what do the colors mean?

Sometimes I will look at my map, I can see other players. Sometimes they are blue and sometimes they are orange. Other times, I know someone is near me, but there is only me on my map. What ...
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What is the audible range on a soda?

When you drink a soda, it makes a snap and gulp sound which can alert nearby zombies. Up to how far can this sound be heard by them?
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How much damage do zombies do?

On average, how much damage does a hit from a zombie do? Are there any status effects that change how much the actual hit does?
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Why doesn't my Day Z inventory save on only one of my computers?

We have two computers in the house (and two Day Z "accounts"). On one of these computers, it is not possible to save items past a certain point in my inventory. After playing around with it for far ...
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Is there any way to have more than one character?

I realize that in DayZ, your character persists through servers. The problem is, I have two different groups of people with whom I would like to play. Group 1 is, for argument's sake, in position A, ...
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What is zeroing and how do I do it?

On the DayZ wiki, each weapon has a stat called "zeroing." Some weapons say yes or no, but the AKM says, "Up to 800m." I have gathered that is has something to do with accuracy and I can use Page ...
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What do the difficulties mean?

When selecting a server, I see Veteran, Regular, and Recruit. Do these designations have any in game effects or are they more like reflections of the general attitude of the server?
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How can I stay hydrated?

So far in DayZ, I've found a rifle, some ammo, some firewood, and even a bike! The one thing I haven't found, however, is water. Or any kind of drink for that matter. I'm slowly dying of dehydration, ...
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Is there any way of knowing if it's day or night before joining the server?

My computer takes a while to load DayZ. My computer can also barely run DayZ. Whenever I spend five minutes joining a server, I am immediately disappointed when it is pitch black. Due to my ...
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Does DayZ run on linux?

Can I run the DayZ mod on linux? If it matters, I'm on Arch Linux 64bit. Their website is not at all clear.
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Are there different types of zombies?

Some zombies stand upright and some are crawling around on all fours. Aside from aesthetics, is there any difference between these zombies? Are there other zombie types I haven't seen?
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What are the best ways to lose a zombie?

When starting up, you have no weapon and no mean to defeat zombies at all. Are there ways to lose a zombie aggro or multiple zombies, even?
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Why will I not always be able to fully reload my weapon?

Sometimes when I go to reload my weapon it won't be fully reloaded, and instead will only be partially refilled (i.e. I can only have 2-bullets in my Makarov even though it can hold up to 8). I ...
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Where do I find supplies in DayZ?

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 ...
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How much storage does a tent have in DayZ?

How much storage does a tent have in DayZ? What happens if I try to put things in when its full?
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What happens if I spawn inside someone else in DayZ?

Whenever I leave a game server in DayZ, my current location is saved so that I spawn there when I log in again. What happens if someone is standing in that exact spot? Would I get spawned somewhere ...
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How can I report a cheater?

I was watching the a live stream of someone playing DayZ while he was going back to his tent and it showed a bunch of forbidden item such as the M24 Desert and AS50 TWS. I could not see the server or ...
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How can I predict the next server restart? [closed]

Anytime I play DayZ, the server stops responding and I can't do anything but join a different server. The major problem with this is my inventory, locations and any other status rolls back to the ...
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How do the vehicle respawn mechanics work in DayZ?

Basically, I'm soaking wet for the helicopter. I've practiced a ton, and I'm ready to fly it live. However, how do the spawn mechanics work? I ask this for vehicles in general.
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When does loot respawn in DayZ?

In DayZ I'm checking a lot of the sites that people (on the internet) have recommended to me as having a high chance of spawning good weapons and loot, however most of the time I find nothing of ...
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How can I fix my inventory in DayZ?

I am using the DayZ launcher, but I cannot right click to equip the flashlight & bandages once I am in game. Is this some sort of side effect of using the launcher?
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How do I solve the BattlEye not responding problem?

I'm trying to play the DayZ Mod for ArmA2 Combined Ops but every time I join a server I get kicked about 30 seconds later due to "BattlEye not responding" issue.
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How do you repair a vehicle?

I've come across various parts saying they are used to repair broken vehicles, however whenever I come across vehicles it doesn't seem I'm able to repair them. Are only some vehicles able to be ...
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How can I find other people?

In the DayZ mod for Arma 2, sometimes when I spawn I get lucky and start near a town, where I can usually find zombies, supplies, and other players. This is fun! However, usually I seem to spawn in ...
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What is the camping tent used for?

I came across a camping tent while playing, and the description says it acts as "extended safe storage" for items. After pitching the tent I noticed I was able to "save it", in addition to storing ...
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What is a bandit?

One of the debug stats is "bandits killed". I originally thought they were just NPCs, but I recently encountered one (and died), and it seems to be a player. What are bandits?
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What is the difference between slugs and pellets for the Winchester?

I've found both pellet founds and slug rounds for the Winchester, and tested them both out, but can't really notice any difference between the two. What's the difference between slugs and pellets?
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How do I install and play the Day Z mod for Arma 2?

I'd like to install and play the Day Z mod for Arma 2, but the web page for the mod doesn't give very specific instructions. Simply dropping the .rar files into the specified directories seems to be ...