Delta895 Feb 28, 2013 @ 12:32pm
How to get the DayZ Mod on Steam working.
Hey,
So maybe I was just a ♥♥♥♥♥, but originally, I didn't know how to make this work. I always got kicked out, or disconnected, or had the wrong version etc etc.

WELL! After some tinkering I figured it out, and thought I'd post on here in hopes that someone that was having issues like me would find this useful.

Follow these steps!

1)Download the Mod on Steam
-Be sure that you have ran both Arma 2 and Arma 2:OA at least once.
2)Download DayZ Commander
3)Open DayZ Commander
4)Look at the tabs at the top of the program and click, "install/update"
5)Update Arma 2
6)Update DayZ to 1.7.6 (OR WHATEVER VERSION MOST SERVERS ARE PLAYING)
7)Backout of that and go back to the main DayZ Commander page
8)Click on settings
9)Turn on both of the Steam options

If you did this, It SHOULD work. Please note that not all servers run the same version. Look at the "Version" Row in the server browser to make sure you have the same version as the match you wish to join. From there, simply use DayZ Commander to launch DayZ!

I hope this helped!
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Pandora Finder Feb 28, 2013 @ 3:30pm 
it saying i havent purchased Arma2 OA or arma 2 at all on commander dayz.... i HAVE bought it!!!!
Delta895 Feb 28, 2013 @ 9:03pm 
It is okay to click the update button, even if it doesn't detect it, because once it senses the software, everything goes to the correct place. I have the steam versions of Arma2 and OA, and it didn't detect it until I updated it. When you update, it should say: ARMA 2: 102591 (Up to Date)
=BRC= Johnman Mar 1, 2013 @ 1:50am 
The fricken point in having the mod through steam is so that it will update properly. If they haven't got it right then they have to fix it. Idiots didn't do it right that's the problem. I have about 20 games on Steam they all update through steam....to use an outside app is ridiculous.

I had Day Z commander and got rid of it because I saw the mod on steamn and was certain it would be better, easier to update and all. They just screwed it up
Assassin doge Mar 2, 2013 @ 5:42pm 
how do i update dayz and arma 2
Delta895 Mar 3, 2013 @ 4:04pm 
Download DayZ commander and go to the install/update tab, then update the games in their catagories.
TheMrDarkrider Mar 4, 2013 @ 10:04am 
wait if they added the mod for steam why would they want you to use somthing else for the mod instead of steam 0.0
Delta895 Mar 4, 2013 @ 11:30am 
Because Steam is Steam and sometimes things don't work out the way we want them to... Post a complaint and hopefully they will patch the game in all aspects. Until then, we are stuck with this :/
Nina Mar 7, 2013 @ 12:06am 
Originally posted by Johnman:
The fricken point in having the mod through steam is so that it will update properly. If they haven't got it right then they have to fix it. Idiots didn't do it right that's the problem. I have about 20 games on Steam they all update through steam....to use an outside app is ridiculous.
Originally posted by TheMrDarkrider:
wait if they added the mod for steam why would they want you to use somthing else for the mod instead of steam 0.0
Originally posted by Delta 895:
...and hopefully they will patch the game in all aspects.
Steam does work like it's supposed to.
It keeps A2 and A2:OA up-to-date(official stable version) as well as the VANILLA DayZ mod.
If you were to look at DayZ Commander, you'd realize that there are hundreds of beta patches(not official stable versions) for A2:OA, which are what DayZ uses. So the version Steam gets you is too out-of-date for most DayZ servers.
And if you were to look at what else you can download through DayZ Commander, you'd realize that there are several unofficial community-variations of DayZ as well as unofficial maps that fans of the mod have ported for DayZ.

There are about 6-7 maps as well as 4-5 unofficial mods you can pick and choose from. Steam updates just one map and one mod. The DayZ mod and Chernarus(the map DayZ was officially built on).

Research or stop complaining.
figure002 Feb 1 @ 8:00am 
Thanks Delta895! I was finally able to get DayZ working thanks to your guide.
Flakman Feb 21 @ 11:07pm 
Awesome. Worked like a charm! A few steps and I was zombie fodder in no time. Thanks!
schlotzy May 18 @ 11:02am 
Thanks for the very clear steps!
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