Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead

Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead

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Installing DayZ
I have bought Arma 2 CO on Steam, installed ArmA 2 and operation arrowhead (beta as well), run games to start menus with and without "Run as administrator." I have tried following loads of walkthroughs on YouTube using Six Player, DayZCommander, uk Mirror.

I have Windows 8, is that an issue? Am not an expert in computers but know how to follow instructions.When I follow the instructions on YouTube, DayZ Wiki, DayZ MOD I do not manage to reach the same pages as on, for example, YouTube. For instance, if I try to download using Six Player or DayZ Commander I do not get to a point where I can dwnload and install Dayz. It just says thank you for Downloading (I don't know what) and the only option left is to close the window.

I have tried following the instructions for the UK Mirror and torrent without success. I understand that this is probably because of my lack of expertise, but only bought ArmA2 CO to play DayZ. Can anyone help me or direct me to a walkthrough that would be suitable?


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Seymour Dec 18, 2012 @ 6:02pm 
Ok bud, hopefully I can lend a hand. you do not need the beta installed so please feel free to save yourself some lovely hard drive space (you'll need it for the Christmas sale!). I installed DayZ today and shall go through it all step by step. If you get stuck, please message me.
With both Arma2 and OA installed, go to
Select DayZCommander
Run it. Allow it to install etc etc and basically get it up and running.
Once you have, it should be a list of servers.
Click "Install/Update" at the top of the DayZCommender programme.
You should see DAYZ COMMANDER - ARMA 2 - DAYZ and many more additional mods. What you want to do, is make sure the 3 listed above are up to date. To do so, simply press install, this will install the necessary update. Once all 3 look like this you should be good to go. Press "Done" at the bottom and go into a server. Hope this helps
Last edited by Seymour; Dec 18, 2012 @ 6:02pm
barrymcgrue1982 Dec 18, 2012 @ 6:44pm 
thanks will try that
-pg- Mikey555 Dec 19, 2012 @ 5:53am 
Can you install dayZ without combined operations if you bought arma 2 and OA seperate?
barrymcgrue1982 Dec 19, 2012 @ 7:33am 
I don't know what you did Rowan, but it's currently working. Whenever I tried to go to DayzCommander I didn't get the option to download it. But fingers crossed, am currently updating everything there was to install.
FlashiHD Dec 19, 2012 @ 9:53am 
At least 1 x Arma 2 and Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead will be started! At the first start of Arma 2 and Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead, the games are installed. Then, also updating the DayZ Commander.
barrymcgrue1982 Dec 20, 2012 @ 5:40am 
thnaks, all sorted, awesome game
TBB oOXorsOo Dec 20, 2012 @ 10:37am 
Is there anyone else having trouble with " Invalid CD Key " when trying to launch Arma 2 OA ? :S
dfh1990 Dec 21, 2012 @ 8:36am 
Ok, so i went to install day z and it gave me 2 choices. dayzcomander and 6 launcher, i went with 6 launcher. that sent me to 7 zip. now that i have this on my pc how do i find or start to play dayz? help please.
Jungfaha Apr 7, 2013 @ 11:15pm 
Originally posted by oOXorsOo:
Is there anyone else having trouble with " Invalid CD Key " when trying to launch Arma 2 OA ? :S
Yes I am getting invalid key as well and its been about 6 month since oOXorsOo said he has the problem. Did anyone on steam fix this or know a solution?
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Date Posted: Dec 18, 2012 @ 1:21pm
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