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willymeaux
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How to install DayZ on a Mac


To my fellow Mac gamers on TD, here are the steps to get DayZ working on a Mac. I got this directly from the DayZ forums

1. Install windows on your Mac using Bootcamp.
Full instructions on how to install windows using bootcamp here

2.You must download a catalyst for your integrated video card
Go to this LINK
Fill in the information about your BootCamped Mac under "Download Drivers"
Download & install the suggested catalyst for you
ex: Mac Graphics > Apple Bootcamp > MacBook Pro > Windows 7 - 64 bit

3. See if your Mac is capable of running it.
Go to this LINK
Select ArmA II: Operation Arrowhead
Click "Can You RUN it?"
Note: Ignore the video card information, because it doesn't register the catalyst on this site. As long as your Mac is OS X version 10.5 or greater you should have no problem. It will most likely tell you that you failed, when in reality you didn't

4. Buy Arma II: Combined Operations, which includes: Arma II and Arma II:Operation Arrowhead, BOTH are required to install DayZ. I recommend buying it with Steam cause its all digital.

5. Install DayZ. I recommend that you use DayZCommander.

6. Play DayZ

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.







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Carson123987
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you are the man.

i have Parallels, but I don't know how to get it to work






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willymeaux
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re: How to install DayZ on a Mac


try downloading the catalyst on the windows, and install it and see if that works.





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Carson123987
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thanks bro, i will look into it





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bluebarracuda
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re: How to install DayZ on a Mac


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You must download a catalyst for your integrated video card


Not all macs use AMD, my old one had a nvidia card. Those drivers can be found HERE!



This post was edited on 1/8 at 9:42 pm


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LSU Coyote
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quote:

have Parallels, but I don't know how to get it to work

Running parallels and gaming would seem to drop FPS correct?

Why no install of Windows 7 or 8?






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SG_Geaux
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Why not just buy a PC and not have to deal with bull shite like this





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willymeaux
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Why not just buy a PC and not have to deal with bull shite like this


What bullshite? All you have to is install windows and install a video card driver. Its not that hard.....






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willymeaux
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Running parallels and gaming would seem to drop FPS correct?

Why no install of Windows 7 or 8?


Yeah thats why i recommend using Boot Camp.






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Meursault
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Yeah, I hear Boot Camp is the way to go. Parallels results in massive quality reduction, as does other things like Wine wraps.





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LSU Coyote
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Yeah thats why i recommend using Boot Camp.

Same. What I use on my MBP.






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willymeaux
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Carson123987

Im curious, did you get it to work???






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Lazy But Talented
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Sweet!





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