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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    Isn't the base game, Arma II, Windows only? Or are you planning on running a VM or something?
    – Kotsu
    Jul 24, 2012 at 20:45
  • @Kotsu: I don't know, that's why I'm asking. I've never played that game. If that's what the case is, post it as an answer.
    – Daenyth
    Jul 24, 2012 at 20:55

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DayZ is a mod for ArmA II, which is a Windows only game. You must own and your computer must be capable of playing ArmA II (specifically, its expansion ArmA II: Combined Operations, which includes the main game and a later expansion) in order to play DayZ. So, unfortunately, it cannot be played on a Linux box.

  • That's unfortunate.
    – Daenyth
    Jul 24, 2012 at 21:45
  • The wine appdb also rates arma2 as "garbage", so this is unlikely to work better in the near future: appdb.winehq.org/…
    – Daenyth
    Jul 25, 2012 at 23:59
  • Actually, it rates the current version of Combined Operations as Bronze but "Consider as 'Silver' for patched wine". Haven't tried it myself.
    – e100
    Aug 10, 2012 at 14:38
  • Actually running Arma2 Client on linux works for me.
    – airtonix
    Apr 21, 2013 at 9:47

If you are asking if you can run a private hive DayZ server on Linux, then the answer is yes. You have to run it with wine, but it can be done. You cannot however run the game client on Linux.

  • I was asking about the client.
    – Daenyth
    Feb 1, 2013 at 16:41

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