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Initial post: May 15, 2012 7:48:46 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 15, 2012 7:53:37 AM PDT
Has anyone given this a go? I've watched some youtube vids on it and it looks pretty awesome, especially for an Alpha build. It's essentially a zombie apocolypse setting on a 225 square km map. Your objective is simply to survive, both against zombies and rogue players.

Unfortunately I haven't gotten the chance to try it yet, but I'm interested in giving it a go.

Player bandits robbing some poor guy on the road at night:

Posted on May 18, 2012 5:31:25 PM PDT
Os Money says:
arma 2: CO is on sale on amazon digital download for like 14.99...debating if i should buy it on there or steam. whats the benefits of buying it on steam? please no drm crying..idc bout that

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 6:57:01 PM PDT
I picked this up at random after a buddy stumbled onto it and so far I'm digging it quite a bit. However getting into a server can be a little tricky as the US servers have been having issues this past week leaving you with only European servers.

The problem there is that the game runs in real time for wherever the server is located so day time here is middle of the night there. Not sure how many of you have tried to find your way through the country side in the middle of the night without any light but it isn't an easy task and it gets a lot harder when you have zombies running around.

Overall though what time I've spent playing I enjoyed immensely. Player wise there aren't too many people running around, I've only bumped into like three people thus far and I've been playing most of the week. In fact I would say encountering a player is a far more tense experience than killing zombies. The zombies move incredibly quick, they will always want to kill you, but with an actual player you don't know what could happen.

Will you work together? Just pass by without a word? Kill each other for supplies? Attempt to follow them to see if they have a safe house? There are hundreds of thoughts racing through your mind and it only gets worse knowing they are thinking the same thing. Giving players the ability to attack each other was pretty ingenious and adds a deep level to the game I haven't encountered else where.

This also makes for some interesting non-scripted gameplay which gives the game a very personal feeling. For example one time I spawned in and started working my way down a hill through a tree line when I spotted another player in the distance poking around a house. I moved in for a closer look and started following him for awhile without his knowing it. Eventually he swung around and spotted me as I came walking into view and we had a stand off for a few moments. Neither of us fired and eventually he aimed towards the ground and I did the same to show I was friendly.

The area we were in was crawling with zombies, almost like having a herd (Walking Dead reference) stream through the area. So I take point and start working my way through the group, keeping low to not draw attention and just hoping to slip out without getting attacked. Out of no where several gun shots ring out behind me, two hit me, and then I drop on the ground with no clue what happened. The other guy isn't anywhere to be seen, the zombies heard the gun shots and are now becoming very active. My character is hurt, bleeding badly, and unable to stand so I'm stuck attempting to crawl away to safety.

Sadly I run straight into a zombie who also can't walk so now I'm fleeing (by crawling) this zombie in a field of tall grass but I can't put any distance between us so I have to shoot it. The shot pulls in several zombies that end up swarming me then I take down six more zombies before I'm ultimately killed and eaten in this field.

Posted on May 18, 2012 7:29:20 PM PDT
vishock says:
ugh, i think i need to purchase this >_<

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 7:46:50 PM PDT
You totally do.

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 7:47:50 PM PDT
vishock says:
how can this compare to BF? i know ArmA is aimed at being more "realistic," but control wise, good?

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 9:42:53 PM PDT
Control wise Arma II is far deeper than Battlefield 3 because it is meant to be more of a simulation combat game than just a straight up shooter like Battlefield.

I'm still trying to figure out all the controls, I'll just leave it at that.

If you are wondering how it plays go download Arma II Free off Steam then play that for a little bit. That will give you a good idea how DayZ handles and what you can expect once you get into the game.

Posted on May 19, 2012 3:09:39 PM PDT
vishock says:
well i purchased it off Amazon, so i will probably try the mod out this weekend.

Posted on May 19, 2012 5:00:11 PM PDT
Os Money says:
yeah i was thinking bout getting this and im debating if i should wait for a steam sale or just get the amazon one. thoughts?

Posted on May 19, 2012 5:02:40 PM PDT
vishock says:
either should work. the one from amazon looks like a native install, but either way you still get access to the mod and servers.

Posted on May 19, 2012 5:34:16 PM PDT
AJF says:
Arma II sounds like Arma Wii U.


Posted on May 20, 2012 8:41:17 AM PDT
Os Money says:
yeah i went ahead and bit on the amazon one. still have to install the mod though.

another good sale is: PAYDAY The Heist [Download]
only 4.99 and the 4 pack is 14.99

Posted on May 20, 2012 6:51:08 PM PDT
Os Money says:
If you get lost on how to install the mod or would just like it to be easy, you can use the link below.

It works for both the steam and non-steam versions. Though you cannot use the play button.

Process for non-steam version.

The updater settings should be changed so that ARMA II Folder:
C:\Program files\Bohemia Interactive\ArmA 2\
exactly as above. Leave the download URL alone. dont change that.

Create a brand new shortcut on your desktop. put this as your target path:
"C:\Program Files\Bohemia Interactive\ArmA 2\arma2OA.exe" -noSplash -mod=@dayz
exactly as above. Name it something like DAYZ Mod
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Initial post:  May 15, 2012
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