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tviktor Jan 12, 2014 @ 7:39pm
READ BEFORE POSTING: FAQ
Before you post anything please re-read and remember the Early Access Disclaimer:
WARNING: THIS GAME IS EARLY ACCESS ALPHA. PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE IT UNLESS YOU WANT TO ACTIVELY SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT OF THE GAME AND ARE PREPARED TO HANDLE WITH SERIOUS ISSUES AND POSSIBLE INTERRUPTIONS OF GAME FUNCTIONING.

DayZ WILL BREAK on occasion. Keep that in mind!

FAQ
Also check out the FAQ[forums.dayzgame.com] on the official forum

GENERAL INFORMATION

WHEN IS THE NEXT UPDATE AND WHAT WILL BE IN IT?
Changelogs and information on new updates are posted here[forums.dayzgame.com] when available. Pinned threads here on the Steam Discussion boards gets updated as soon as possible.

Q: WHERE CAN I FIND OFFICIAL INFORMATION OR UPDATES FROM THE DEVELOPERS?
Take a look at the links at the bottom of this thread.
You can also look in the Devtracker[forums.dayzgame.com]

Q: IS IT WORTH BUYING DAYZ YET?
Dean Hall (project lead) responds in this thread[forums.dayzgame.com]

Q: DO I GET A DISCOUNT FOR OWNING ARMA 2 AND THE MOD?
No.

Q: WILL I HAVE TO BUY DAYZ AGAIN WHEN IT IS RELEASED?
No, once you bought it you will have access to the whole/final game. Source here[forums.dayzgame.com].

Q: WHEN IS DAYZ PLANNED TO ENTER BETA?
Probably not until late 2014. Source[dayzdev.tumblr.com].

Q: WILL THE PRICE CHANGE?
Yes, it will be more expensive later in development, when DayZ enters beta. Source here[forums.dayzgame.com].

Q: I WANT A REFUND
You need to contact Steam Support about that.

Q: WILL DAYZ BE RELEASED FOR MAC?
Probably, but not until much later. Use boot camp[www.apple.com] for now.

Q: WILL DAYZ BE RELEASED FOR OTHER PLATFORMS (Linux, consoles etc.)
Probably, again not until much later.

Q: CAN I HOST MY OWN SERVER?
You can rent server space from official providers. Private hives will be allowed at a later stage. As long as all servers are connected to the public hives, as they are at the moment, certain rules apply. Read more about the rules here[forums.dayzgame.com]

IN-GAME

Q: WHEN WILL THERE BE VEHICLES?
6 months from now.

Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HARDCORE AND REGULAR DIFFICULTY SERVERS?
They use separate hives (databases) so different characters on each. Hardcore is first person view only, regular has both first person view and third person view enabled.

Q: HOW DO I CHANGE MY IN-GAME NAME?
Your default name will be the name you use for your computer. To change this click the name in the main menu, located in the bottom right corner.

Q: WILL MOUSE ACCELERATION BE FIXED?
Originally posted by rocket:
"... we plan to make control changes. It is not as simple as turning it "off" as the speed your character turns is not dictated by the mouse itself, but your movements combined with the type of weapon you have, how tired you are, etc."
Source here[forums.dayzgame.com].

TROUBLESHOOTING

Q: CAN MY COMPUTER RUN DAYZ?
Check the minimum requirements on the DayZ Steam Store Page
You can also ask in the helpful thread Can I Run DayZ Retail?[forums.dayzgame.com] on the official forum.

Q: HOW DO I SWITCH BETWEEN EXPERIMENTAL AND STABLE BUILD?
Read this.

Q: MY CHARACTER HAS BEEN RESET!
First of all: you have a different character on each "shard" of the hive (database that stores your character information). Currently you can have one character on each Regular and Hardcore difficulty servers, as they are on separate hives. The experimental runs on it's own hive as well, with Hardcore and Regular servers available.

There has also been issues with characters not saving to the hive properly. These characters are not lost. More information here[forums.dayzgame.com].

Q DAYZ ISN'T WORKING FOR ME! HOW DO I FIX?
First of all: search the official forums and take a look in the troubleshooting section here. Most issues are already known about and some have temporary or known fixes. Also check the bugtracker and if not already submitted, please add it there. Often simply verifying your cache in Steam will fix most issues; the F.A.Q[forums.dayzgame.com] on the official forums has a nice guide on some of the common fixes.

Q: I FOUND A BUG! WHAT DO I DO?
Report it on the official bugtracker[feedback.dayzgame.com]. Make sure to read the how-to guide[forums.dayzgame.com] first.
You can also post in the Bug Reports section here, or on the official DayZ forums. In either case be detailed and give as much information as possible.

LINKS, WEBSITES AND DEVELOPER SOCIAL MEDIA

OFFICIAL DAYZ WEBSITE[dayzgame.com]
OFFICIAL DAYZ FORUM[forums.dayzgame.com]
Find changelogs, information on upcoming features and interact with the community.
Devtracker[forums.dayzgame.com]
Collection of tweets and forum posts from different developers.

Some important informative threads found on the forum:
Early Access Important Information and Known Issues[forums.dayzgame.com]
Confirmed upcoming features[forums.dayzgame.com]
Collection of useful forum threads[forums.dayzgame.com]
Server Rules and how to report servers[forums.dayzgame.com]
FAQ[forums.dayzgame.com]

DAYZ BUG TRACKER
http://feedback.dayzgame.com/
Report found bugs or vote up already reported ones. Make sure to read the how-to guide prior to using the bugtracker.

OFFICIAL DEVELOPMENT BLOG
http://dayzdev.tumblr.com/
Updates from the developers are posted here. Includes a roadmap of upcoming features and information about pricing, early access release and other aspects of DayZ.

DAYZ ON FACEBOOK
https://www.facebook.com/DayZDev

DAYZ ON YOUTUBE
DayZ Dev Team
DayZ Early Access Trailer

DAYZ ON REDDIT
DayZ Subreddit
Project lead Dean Hall (rocket) on reddit

DAYZ ON TWITTER:
DayZ Dev Team
Dean Hall (rocket) - Project lead
Brian Hicks - Producer
Chris Torchia - Art Manager


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Rossums Jan 31, 2014 @ 8:18am 
List of DayZ Standalone hosting rules:

  • You may NOT change your servers slots
  • You may NOT password your server
  • Your server MUST contain the version number and whether it is Regular or Hardcore. ie. (Regular|Hardcore) VERSION
  • Your server must NOT have a NO KILL policy
  • You can NOT kick players on joining, to loot farm or to prevent other players joining
  • You can kick if players are being verbally abusive or abusing ingame bugs to gain an ingame advantage.

Hicks has further clarified the following on Twitter:
Server operators MAY frequently restart their rented instances in order to keep the time at a certain point..

Failure to comply with these rules could result in a suspension of your server without a refund.

Servers are caught and shut down as rapidly as can be expected. GSPs deal with them and most if not all have some sort of warning about the above. If you want to expedite the process, write the IPs down and report them to the GSPs directly. If you don't know who hosts it, report it to them all (Multiplay, Gameservers, Vilayer, Fragnet, GamingDeluxe), or find the GSP this way.[forums.dayzgame.com]

Where to to send your server reports:


* Remember to include the IP and port numbers, the server name is not enough*
You find these numbers by highlighting the server in the server browser, then selecting 'Detail' at the lower right. If you can't remember which server you were playing on, you can find it under the 'History' tab.
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