Has this ever been raised in the DayZ forums? (too lazy to check ) I would love to use any open-topped vehicle as a mobile platform.
Has this ever been raised in the DayZ forums? (too lazy to check ) I would love to use any open-topped vehicle as a mobile platform.
We look to the heavens so that one day our children may look back towards home.
Encountered a hacker last night... twice.
First time, me and a mate were happily walking running through fields and the hacker appears out of nowhere, fires 200 bullets from his M16 (really, it was far longer than what the clip should hold). His aim was so terrible all he managed to do was break my legs while my mate just bolted. He said that the hacker than appeared next to him and empty another crazy round of bullets into him before he died. I was laying down quietly in a bush while all this was happening, then Mr. Hacker magically finds me (my sight was 0) and empties 100 bullets into my skull.
Now, at first we though you know; could have been a player who was just waiting there for others (even though we were no where near any towns, buildings or any areas of interest) so we both respawned and attempted to play again. So I spawn, and am waiting by the road for my buddy to figure out where he was so we can meet up, when another guy with an M16 magically shows up and kills me instantly, (fair enough, I thought, not putting 2 and 2 together). Then my buddy announces that another player just appeared in front of him, and now he's frozen on the spot (couldn't even open the menu) then suddenly he was a cow; after a few laughs I respawned in and was busy raiding a town. When the same M16 man finds me magically (we figured out we were at least 15-30 kilometers away from each other, so no way he could have got to me that fast) and freezes me, then proceeds to spawn a zombie in me.
I hadn't noticed at the time but a LOT of players were dying on the server. I couldn't even spot the players name to request a ban
Not being able to shoot out of vehicles is just a limitation in arma 2, its implemented in Arma 3 though
(Formerly "The Herald")
"The bible is like an EULA. People just scroll past everything and click "I agree" without reading it."
I'll tell you what. I want them to implement an APC into this game. Now that would be fun, rolling up into a town in your armoured carrier.
Behold! The Dolt fun summer camp which even Polpot would have been proud of... You dreamed it, we made it. Now with delayed bear traps.
Do you guys play in the same server/TS all the time? I wandered through bleak landscapes for two hours last night, all alone in the dark and can't help but think that this game must be way better with some friends.
I'll check the steam group and IRC channel when I get home from work.
I'm talking about vibes dude! - Octopus Rex
This is chess, not checkers.
Following the loss of the truck and my death at the hands of an unknown assailant, Julian and I were wondering whether we should decide to cut our losses and try finding a better server that doesn't lag like a bitch. Its not like we won't be able to return to it in the future if we want.
Also, following my death I went through electro and am now on Dobryy with and Ak74. Meanwhile, Julian has massively trumped this with nightvision goggles and an FN FAL with nightvision scope.
'We exist together now, two corpses, in one grave.'
'And then the prophet spake saying, 'Frak this, for my faith is a shield proof against your blandishments!'
I too fell to this (these?) unknown asaillant(s). Sniped good and proper by the bus they had left. Respawned twice and am now on the Dolt Isle to grab some stuff anew. Will join you back on Dobry.
Dolts may virtuadie but they never surrender!
EDIT: Noble: pretty much, yeah. Given a lot of us are EU, you might know some lag/ping issues. If you're not too afraid of it, join FR16 and log in on mumble, usually finding us in Get a Room or 101.
Last edited by Lleman; 30th Jul 12 at 11:58 AM.
Did anyone say choppa?
And a little sing-a-song for there was much rejoicing!
Waiting for Pac to edit and post the vid(s) of our awesome adventure now...
The short of it, i found a camp while hopping servers in which 5 or 6 tents contained a real armoury of the highest tier weapons and gear. Goes without saying, we helped ourselves without any scruple. Meanwhile, Jules had found a heli spawn and needed parts which the camp obligingly provided. A few server hops to carry the gear over left us with an almost new chopper which we used to pick Kresjah inlands (and fix a few windshields) and refuel massively.
Last edited by Lleman; 31st Jul 12 at 2:43 AM.
Aaaaand today saw us zooming around again, with a good few deaths paving the way, some due to unlucky glitches, sheer key-handling clumsiness, bad luck or again empirical experimentation, (viz. Penguin leaping off the chopper to see how death occurred under our avid gaze...)
Found a PBX? Pfah, small fry, we dropped it not long after using it for a raid on some docks covered by the eyes in the sky.
And yes, we also play Lazer-Tag sometimes in the woods...
Finally, a few cinematic shots just cos we can!
Yes, Penguin can also work something of a nice helipad lighting with a few campfires... he's not only a crazy flare-wielder that will get us all killed at some point. :P
Not all of us, alas. We lost some while translating servers but we'll find others, i'm sure of that. As to the chopper, it's really a great tool for lightning raids and extractions as well as for picking up fresh respawns to get them to their gear before it despawns.
Nice Chopper Pic's there Lleman. very nice
Any chance you can air drop a tent to me. Just outside Cherno
You can't help but spot me. I am the one with about 10 Z's buzzing my ass
If you fly a chopper into Cherno you might have more than 10 zeds on your arse
Not if you find me more ammo for the side MGs. As an extra I'll kill all the water buffaloes you want if we refill!
...in the same brushwood patch!
So, here we were, gathering a few more dolts to venture over Cherna and do some heli-groceries (i can't help but think we're not raiding anymore :P) when someone spotted a suspicious vale. Lo and behold! A fuckload of vehicles parked around a single tent which we hurried to check while Pac was providing 10,000W illumination from the skies. Seeing as they were almost all in running order, we decided to each pick one, from push bikes to buses and started the most awesome convoy ever, in pitch black night interspersed with trees galore for those who had nothing but their headlights to drive by. Goes without saying the feeling of exhilaration was huge and things turned sometimes to comedy (80-ish km/h push bike ride in thick forest? No fear!).
After a while, we decided to either ditch the most useless vehs or wreck them (as Julian proved by making fireworks out of a car).
We now have the most useful of the lot parked in various discreet places for easy pick, thusly providing us with much more than just simple transportation (hell, mobile armoury sounds good, doesn't it? )
Pics or it didn't happen:
And yes, tractors... They're bloody impressive beasts of off-road travelling! I'll have one over any street vehicle in DayZ, thank you.
Last edited by Lleman; 2nd Aug 12 at 3:30 AM.
Once again, quality Chopper shots there :P
I'm having big problems finding any vehicles at the spawn points. Checked on on map for location and travelled but no joy
I understand there is a limit and a spawn cycle for them but looks like someone has nabbed them 1st - could be you guys lol. I hear also that some people save them off map to retain them better
What server do you guys mainly play in?. Would be good to see you. Please remember I am friendly - name is Marmoo in game as well
Sooo.... time to grab this game...
Floating upon stars.
Well, the thing is, a good few server admins have had a tendency to hog the vehicles and place/hide them in remote locations (in response to which some have effected nice punishments ^^). And even in the contrary, chances are that most vehicles would already have been in use and therefore moved away from the spawn points. Still, luck can be on anyone's side from time to time, as we experienced recently. One thing however, servers that play night time in your real world time-zone night time will offer more chances to find vehicles than inverted time servers, since the prospect of venturing at night over Cherna has been a major put off since the gamma fix.Originally Posted by marmoo
As to the saving vehs off map, i think there has been a fix that despawns them and therefore prevents any hogging in far west/north parts.
@marmoo: Join us on irc, we'll see if we deem you better than a mere zombie kite.
Last edited by Lleman; 3rd Aug 12 at 4:30 AM.
I found a bus!!!!!!!!!!
My friend returns from his week holiday this weekend and he is chomping at the bit to get back on it...must try not to shoot him
Jumped on IRC earlier and saw you guys chating after I returned after shutting down DayZ - not really sure how it all works - Does it work like Teamspeak or it is typed chat only
Noticed you were chatting about the drop in fuel for the chopper - is it a leak or is it just server issue?
marmoo, if you want to chat on IRC you have to type. And remain longer. :P
If you want to voice-chat, use mumble while being in game.
As to the chopper fuel issue, no idea. Nothing should have caused a leak but this might be a buggy issue due to a server restart. We'll have to check later.
This mod come with an installer yet?
I think you can use six-installer or summat. Still, doing it manually takes little time and prevents some unwanted buggy updates... Have you checked Opel's installation guide? (follow method #2 since the beta patch is now mandatory)
I've just been using the six updater lately, works like a charm Nuri
Used Six Updater to install Mod..easiest thing I did
And Launcher works well also. Not a moments problem with either
I speak too soon...
It would appear Battle Eye has had some form of update and some, along with myself are experiencing a few problems
Log into server via Six Launcher
Jumps you into lobby but get the message at the bottom left of screen
Battleye Client: initialized (v1.164.)
Battleye Client: Server Requiring v 1.167. Updating...
then a few moments later
Battleye Client: Could not connect to BE Master
Battleye Client: update attempt failed
Lets me enter game but then get kicked after about 4 mins
Attempted fix last night of manually downloading dll files(both client and server) from website and replacing my existing dll files within Battle Eye folder but last night it did not work but I must admit I forgot to restart computer after doing this, but instructions do not insist you do
Gonna see what it is like this morning so will post back if anyone having same problem
Last edited by marmoo; 5th Aug 12 at 12:49 AM. Reason: Battle Eye Update has shagged my game
Fix for Battle Eye problem
If you are running game via Steam
Uninstall Battle Eye within program files
Then reinstall via Steam
Potential temporary solution (or easing) to the awful glitches/artifacts you encounter in crucial places (e.g. milcamps & airfields): press Left Shift and Numpad minus, then type 'flush'. It'll flush your gfx card memory and more often than not get you rid of those artifacts. Do note, however, that it has sometimes been known to worsen them. If so, retry.
awww man....those graphic glitches are awful
Airfield's are the worst as it has been linked to dead solider corpse's on the ground although I do find from time to time Cherno has a few graphic glitches as well
Think developer is rushing through the next patch to try and fix
marmoo... how the hell do you reinstall BE through steam?
Ah right click on it in the menu, silly me!
So, a standalone game has been confirmed. Bohemia will be developing the game, with Rocket as the project lead. Mod development will continue alongside the game and it will follow the Minecraft development model.
Going to be interesting to see this turns out. At this stage I'll happily be an early adopter, there is a lot to like about the concept of the game. The main negative at this point, as with a lot of multiplayer games, is the player base.
I just experienced my first hackers this morning, I logged on quickly to try to get a handle on the server time. Ended up doing a quick raid of the local town before getting teleported to the 'Faildome' (or something like that). There was only one other person on the server at the time so I quit out and tried another server. Ended up in the same place (off map to the NW) with no obvious exit so decided to frag myself and start afresh. Mildly annoyed but at the moment I quess this is just part of the game.
Super excited about the standalone game, should be interesting to see where it's going.
Here's a brief blurb as to what Rocket said.
In other news I have gone about and devised a lengthy (six step) fix for the graphical artifacts:Originally Posted by Rocket
1) As lleman suggested press "Left Shift and Numpad minus, then type 'flush'."
2) Turn 'texture settings' and 'video memory' to the maximum values.
3) Press Left Shift and Numpad minus, then type 'flush' again.
4) Return the 'texture settings' and 'video memory' back to the default values.
5) Flush once more.
6) Restart the game.
It is a lengthy process and probably has redundencies, but the curious thing about that method is I've been without artifacts for the past 2.5 days.
Here's a little travelogue I've been working on. I think though, from here on out I'm gonna develop a story and personality for my surv rather than just just say, "Blah blah went to point A then to point B, blah blah."
Pook's StoryMy location was nebulous in the morning mist. Pale pink light hung wistfully in the sky, the beginning of a sunrise. The sharp smell of salt-water wafted on a cool, calm breeze as waves lapped on the shore behind me. Glowering underneath the muted light of sunrise was the hulking remains of a city. I studied the place momentarily, weighing my options. It was a metropolitan center and thus would likely be full of Z’s, but on the other hand it would have food and supplies. Deciding that the risk would be worth the reward, I switched flashlight I began the cautious trek towards the distant metropolis.
When approaching the city I discerned a gas station alongside the road. It seemed curious that there were no Z’s nearby, only creatures nearby seemed to be a few rabbits and the morning songbirds. The structure was positioned next to a sign which read ??????????. I didn’t know how to pronounce the name of the city, but that didn’t matter, with any luck I should be able to find the name on map if I memorized the symbols. I entered the kiosk of the station only to find a disappointing array of whiskey bottles inside. At least whomever had owned this business enjoyed himself before he was killed, I mused.
I continued towards the city, and began to notice some Z’s on the beach. Seems they enjoy a morning stroll along the coast. The thought flashed in my head of a beach side retirement home. I quickly stifled a chuckle and continued onwards planning a route which wove through the legions of shambling dead. The dead became more numerous approaching the city and in order to remain unseen I was forced into an awkward crawl.
My heart jumped into my throat, not because of any dead man, but instead a living breathing human sitting beside a lit oil barrel. Son of a bitch! He’ll shoot me as soon as he sees me, bastard even has a rifle to finish me off quick. At least I knew where he was, and at least I knew he hadn’t seen me. I never would have fathomed that I would fear my fellow man above these hellish undead beasts.
I crawled onwards into the streets of ?????????? (which in my head I now called “Yep-fo-zopk”), while attempting to make as little noise as possible. Then I saw a convenience store standing innocently in the gloom, doors wide open and almost inviting. I shuffled towards it as quickly as I humanly could. The promise of food, drink, and a means of proper defence were inspiring a sort of drunken giddiness. A means to self-power in a world where only the self matters.
Inside the flies were horrific, even worse was the pungent scent of rot. I rummaged through the building despite the scent, pulling canned beans and soda from piles of yet more whiskey bottles. I moved behind the counter; my heart sank, two dead survivors with maggoty flesh. I examined the bodies, one had died of several gunshot wounds while the other had died due to traumatic bleeding. I stared in shock for perhaps a minute, afterwards reprimanding myself for the one extra minute that I would be stuck in the damnable city.
Collecting my wits, I searched the bodies finding a 1911 pistol, but there was not room in my pack for the weapon along with my flashlight and beans. I reluctantly left the weapon on the body. The second corpse had a 1833 Winchester. It struck me odd that this model was a shotgun, I was almost certain that the old weapon used the .44-40 rifle round. I dropped the thought and secured the new weapon, modified or not, I now had a shotgun. I made one last, albeit hasty, scan of the shop before stepping back into the morning breeze which dutifully carried the scent of carrion from the nearby fields.
On the way out of town, simply for curiosity’s sake, I gambled for a glimpse of the fireplace I had spotted earlier. The owner was nowhere to be seen. A moment of panic clutched my heart. There was a man with a gun nearby and I had no idea where he was. The muffled sound of gunshots from inside the city brought me to my senses. The Z’s noticed as well and began to migrate towards the noise. Better him than me, I thought, crawling towards the outskirts of Yepfozock. Several more muffled rapports ensued, followed by a fusillade of crisp automatic weapons fire, causing the Z’s to move a bit faster, howling with what can only be described as a sort of primal pleasure.
Anyone playing now?
Check group events?
I need someone to come kill me. I shut a toilet door on myself which broke my leg. Now I'm in the middle of no where and I cant die What server is the group event in?
Reminder for whomever reads not update logs: you can suicide/respawn if you suffer from broken limbs.
Well that was an eventful evening
A small warning to other survivors, if you get sick Lleman will shoot you (usually within the next few hours if he doesn't do it straight away ). I probably deserved it to be honest, skinny dipping in Russia in the middle of the night isn't the smartest thing to do, neither is infecting a few other members of our group forcing us to break into two smaller groups of infected and uninfected Those coughs plagued us for sometime even after I realised you could cure it by just disconnecting.
Public service to the community, dear.
And shooting your leg off wasn't intentional, shouldn't have changed my scope zooming while shooting.
I do have to say I enjoyed shooting at you when you were hiding behind the trees, Ewokz.
Figured I'd post and link this after Kres we destroyed a car full of hacked items where the chopper used to be, should keep them for ourselves in future.
Posted by Rocket:
NoIf I pick up hacked weapons, will I be banned? I mean like, a ban for sure. Not a "maybe". Thanks,
PS. I think the hackers name is "Mike", I just took him out from the ground with an AS50. May not be him though because I found a chopper randomly earlier.
This rumour has no basis to it whatsoever.
Using a hacked vehicle/weapon will identify you during database analysis, and your character may receive special logging attention in the database, but you will not receive a ban without creating them yourself.
At worst just leave the stuff for me, I don't mind using it
EDIT: having looked over the other threads it seems you can be locally banned for having such items, hmm might be best to leave em unless they're really good or found ingame anyway.
Last edited by Ewokz; 8th Aug 12 at 8:13 PM.
Better safe than sorry. Our group's unwritten policy was so far to leave (and perhaps destroy, as with the suspicious Ural's contents) anything that's not listed as being dayz contents. Now, we don't mind taking suspiciously duplicated items, that's another story (and it served us well tbh, re. NVGs and special weaps).
What was in the ural anyway if I might ask? Some items are generally so rare that most people think they are illegitimate when they are spawns (eg. soilder camo, infared AS50, sachel charges/pipe bombs etc.)
On another note I saw something pretty interesting in a number of threads about vehicle and tents disappearing on server restart and it appears to just be a bug with Dayz, its not the particular servers fault. Found a few server threads showing tickets they'd got back after similar incidents, on the plus side the vehicles and tents do seem to randomly reappear a lot.
Last edited by Ewokz; 9th Aug 12 at 9:28 AM.
Believe me, weapons that belong the arma series but aren't listed in the dayz list aren't 'normal' weaps. And who's so anal-retentive as to have 10 of each weapon, 30 of each magazine, and round numbers of each other item? Anyway, old story, the truck and attendant milveh are now ashes.
I killed more zombies with a hatchet then with a gun... what am I doing wrong?
You're doing nothing wrong, you're doing everything right.
Guns should be used more when your traveling between locations, just in case you spot another player. The hatchet works better at killing zombies because it doesn't aggro the whole towns worth due tot he noise.
Unless you have an SD weapon but then ammo becomes an issue.
I think whenever Nova and Carrot are on next I might head down to the coast to pick them up, we spent yesterday roving around in a group while it sounded like you two died a few times to the zombie horde.
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