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DayZ Standalone Beginning Game Tips


RT'd by Dean from Reddit. I will update the OP with more tips if you guys see them.

General
If you are bleeding but have no bandages, remove your shirt and right click it to tear off a rag - this can be used to stop bleeding. Note: This does not work if your clothes are damp.
Use Tab to view your inventory. For a detailed explanation of the new inventory system see here.
You spawn with a torch and battery. Drag the battery onto the torch to power it. Drag the torch to your hand to wield it. Pressing space aims the torch ahead at the sacrifice of movement speed.
If you can't find any servers, try clicking the "Internet" tab - it may be defaulted to LAN.
Change the quality of the clouds to very high to improve vision at night time | Video
Increasing the gamma and brightness from the settings will also help you see better at night time.
For a map of the new Chernarus see here.
Use the number keys to cycle through your weapons.
Pressing space lowers/raises your weapon accordingly. If you aren't carrying anything space will ready your fists to punch.
Hold down right click to zoom in.
Holding Alt locks the direction of your movement, allowing you to look around while running without changing direction.
Pay extra attention when looking for loot, some loot isn't immediately obvious.
Avoid the coast unless you're looking for trouble. Head in-land after spawning.
Poor framerate? Go to Documents > DayZ and open DayZ.cfg in Notepad. Change GPU_MaxFramesAhead and GPU_DetectedFramesAhead to = 1.
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Health
To avoid bad health, stay away from unclean water, rotten fruit, etc. and wear warm, dry clothes. Cleaning your wounds with alcohol helps to avoid illness too.
If you are bleeding but have no bandages, remove your shirt and right click it to tear off a rag - this can be used to stop bleeding. Note: This does not work if your clothes are damp.
Getting tired? Keep hydrated and eat. If you are in need of rest sitting on the floor for a short while will also help.
If your head hurts, you need to drink water.
Thirsty? Look out for water pumps in urban areas and ponds in rural areas. For ponds you need to be in first person to drink or fill up a bottle.
Unconsciousness is currently glitchy. If you fall unconscious try exiting the server and re-joining several times.
You need a can opener to opened canned food. Knives, axes etc. don't work.
Know how to combat any health problems:
Bandages/rags for bleeding
Morphine Injector for a broken leg
Epi-Pen for unsconsciousness
Blood Bags for low blood/health
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Navigation
An important part of survival is knowing your bearings, there are ways to do this without a compass. You'll feel like Bear Grylls once you've learned these tricks.
Find your bearings at night from the star constellations. Two stars from the Big Dipper point straight at the North Star | Video source
The wind always blows east, so look at the movement of clouds
The sun rises in the East and sets in the West, so if the Sun is just rising or setting you'll find it particularly easy to gain your bearings from that.
Most towns/cities have road signs. If you are unsure where you are, simply match the road sign name up with where it lies on the map.




Patch #1 12/17/13

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Fixed:
Drinking directly from wells now works
headwear descriptions updated
pants descriptions updated
increased battery drain by flashlight
bandaging cannot fix broken leg now
server browser shows internet tab as selected out of the box
fixed modifier messages, one message type per stage
Workshop: lowered moto helmets spawn probability. removed old proxies, replaced with memory points
Reduced level at which player becomes permanently unconscious
Increased rate players recover from shock damage
Internet set to default tab for multiplayer server browsing
improved responsiveness when side-stepping from left to right/right to left
disabled head movement for unconscious states
adjusted head bob for select animations
Various security related measures
Tweaked the tenement buildings (small and big) for spawns on the roof
improved transitions for restrained player
Removed old proxies and replaced them with memory points and new loot spawn in sheds
enabled step blending with raised rifle for better responsiveness
Roadway LOD issue fixed that caused floating loot for some buildings
New:
Temporary status indicators for state of player in the inventory screen (thirsty, sickness, hunger, etc...)
force feed other players
Rain updated - it should better correspond with the rest of scene by adding the refraction effect
New variations for main menu (Unarmed) added
Greeting animations for all stances to be replaced (Now with left hand to avoid issues when holding items)
Magnum hand IK
Opening cans with sharp tools
Dot crosshair
Damaging knife, screwdriver and bayonet used for opening cans
Loot array (with respective type of meat) added to animals configs and new types of meat added to food configs (ANIMALS DISABLED)
Central Server:
fixed performance issues on character creation and saving
fixed character creation record override
increased server response time and performance



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RATeamWannabe
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re: DayZ Standalone Beginning Game Tips


This gem

quote:

->found disinfectant spray
->right clicked and selected spray
->"this must be in your hands to use"
->put in hands
->right click
->only option is "drink"
->drink spray
->pass out 2 minutes later
->thanks disinfectant spray
1/10 would drink again






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LewDawg
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Now THIS should have a sticky






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LSU Coyote
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What usage are you guys getting on your cards?

1st, game doesn't seem to have a SLi/CFx profile and 2nd, the one GPU that is being used only has 45-50% total usage.

WTF? I'm getting 40FPS with everything turned up.






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RATeamWannabe
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So unbelievably excited for this game





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Mear
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Nappy and I played for the first time last night, this being my first DayZ experience.

We roamed and found some weapons and shit, I found a rifle with some ammo.

Shot some mother fricker dead, but he combat logged.

Twas fun






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MFn GIMP
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Shit, I forgot to buy this when I got home from work yesterday. Guess I need to set a phone reminder so I don't forget today as well.





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quote:

1st, game doesn't seem to have a SLi/CFx profile and 2nd, the one GPU that is being used only has 45-50% total usage.


This must be your first time playing any arma based game.

For best results, create a ramdisk. I shite you not. I went for 30ish fps to around 90fps with the dayZ mod. It's the only game I've seen that actually takes advantage of super high speed storage. I know that your's is on a SSD, but ram is faster(I know you know this, this is general info for everyone).



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hawgfaninc
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Don't hit gas station with your axe





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Blitzed
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After you left:

Passed out.
Respawned.
Scared a guy into jumping off a roof before he found my body.
Got an M4 and some parts.
Found a defibrillator and a gas stove.






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Mear
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LSU Coyote
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quote:

This must be your first time playing any arma based game.

No, ARMA II pulls my SLi and had at less usage of 70-80%.






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LewDawg
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Does your stuff save?





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Blitzed
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Yeah. I server hopped after Mear left to find daytime and I still had my shite.


I think a lot of people are gonna server hop to become OP.






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quote:

For best results, create a ramdisk
huh?

eta: nevermind, i googled it. is this the recommended version? LINK



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Mear
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We are already OP as frick.







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brucevilanch
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quote:

No, ARMA II pulls my SLi and had at less usage of 70-80%.


Oh, well that's weird then. Alpha gonna Alpha I guess.






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brucevilanch
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sure.





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