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Old 02-23-2013, 06:08 AM   #1
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Post [GUIDE]How to play DayZ With Steam

In this guide i will guide you through the process of playing DayZ with Steam using the official DayZ Commander Tool.

So whats the problem?

Essentially Steam installs the latest official version of ARMA 2 OA while DayZ requires the latest BETA patch to work, this causes Server Rejection errors when trying to connect to DayZ servers running the latest server version. Even if you find an older version you still wont be able to play as you'll still get file rejection errors relating to unsigned files. Basically you cannot play DayZ from steam without some tinkering first.

How do i fix this?

Easy really.

1) First you'll need to download DayZ Commander.

2) Once you have this installed run it and click on Settings.

3) Locate the Steam Options area and tick both boxes. They are Launch Using Steam & Replace Original ARMA2OA Files With BETA So Steam Works. Click Done to go back to the main window.

4) Click on Install/Update.

5) Locate ARMA2 and click the Install/Reinstall button. This will download and install the latest BETA Patch for ARMA 2 OA. Follow the install wizard through to install the patch.

6) Locate DayZ and click the Install/Reinstal button.

Optional) You can also install the other DayZ Mods and maps here by clicking Install on each of the listed mods/maps.

7) When finished click Done to return to the main window.

8) Click Servers and then Refresh. It is important that you launch the game using DayZ Commander so find and join a server from the tool.

9) Enjoy playing this awesome game

Every time you want to play you have to launch DayZ Commander and join a server via that.

Hopefully this will help some of you guys out.

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Old 02-23-2013, 09:00 AM   #2
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hey, i followed these steps and everything is working. thank you
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:57 AM   #3
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Yup, it worked, thanks
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:32 AM   #4
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thanks dude! this helped so much
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:32 AM   #5
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Thanks for the guide. Works a treat.

Question: Why is it important to launch a game through DayZ Commander, versus using the in-game browser? I'm just curious, because I've always used the Arma II game browser...

Thanks again.

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Old 02-25-2013, 05:10 AM   #6
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In my experience with DayZ and Steam, even when commander is used to patch DayZ, running the mod via Steam will always launch the old version of DayZ.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:46 PM   #7
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Thank you
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Old 01-25-2014, 07:42 AM   #8
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Moin,

i have followed this guide but there comes a error up says wrong cd key. i have no cd key. i purchased all the games via steam. i have arma 2, arma oa and the dayz mod installt correctly. the games for itself running.

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Old 01-25-2014, 08:01 AM   #9
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I think its because you need to run ARMA 2 first and enter your CD key.
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:19 AM   #10
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no arma 2 runing. in the dayz commander says arma 2 not found out of date in yellow font color.
Wrong CD key ACR patch again.
OK all is done. worked thank u

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