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Dayz.jpg DayZ is a gritty, authentic, open-world survival horror hybrid-MMO game, in which you follow a single goal: to survive in the harsh post-apocalyptic landscape as long as they can. There are no superficial tips, waypoints, built in tutorials or help given to players. Every decision matters, there are no save games, no extra lives, every mistake can be lethal. If you fail, you lose everything and you need to play again from the beginning with nothing but your wits, and your two hands. Fight the hostile environment, where every other player can be friend or foe and nothing can be taken for granted. This is DayZ, this is your story.
General Help Server Admin Info
Noob.png * Noobs Wrench.png * Modding your Server Admin.png * Scheduling Daily Restarts
Dayz.jpg * DayZ Server vs DayZ SA Launcher Admin.png * Additional Server Administration Info Admin.png * Changing Maps (Chernarus/Livonia)
Dayzloot.jpg * Loot & Spawn Rates, Other Info Admin.png * How to become Admin Admin.png * Player White Listing


Do's Dont's
  • If the mod documentation refers to your server Profile folder, our our servers this is called default
  • Make sure the names of mods listed in the commandline are identical to the names of the mod folders on your server
    @WeaponsReduxPack is NOT the same as @WeaponReduxPack
    You will get an log file error, similar to the: [Error] Mod Error: failed to find mod, @WeaponsReduxPack does not exist
  • Make sure you have the mods in the correct location
  • DayZ now has both Client/Server mods and Server ONLY mods.
    • Client/Server: these mods are required to be on both your PC and the server
    • Server ONLY: these mods are required to be on the server only, not needed on your PC

Client/Server: uses the -mod= commandline option
Server ONLY: uses the -servermod= commandline option

  • Be careful when you rename mods folders, some mods do not like this.
    • This all depends on how the mod developer wrote their mods. Some mods you may get away with renaming the folder.
      Using Zom for Zomberry Admin Tools may or may not cause issues.
      Using @crazymikewinterchernarusv3 for the Winter_Chernarus instead of @Winter_Chernarus may cause issues.
      Yes, the .bikeyfile is called crazymikewinterchernarusv3.bikey, but some mods will look for the Mod Title when they look for the mod data files .
  • Make sure you have the mods you want active are listed in the commandline and are in the CORRECT order
  • Make sure you do not have a trailing semi-colon at the end of your 'mods commmmandline
    @CF;@BaseFurnitureMods;@Unlimited Stamina;@VanillaPlusPlusMap is correct
    @CF;@BaseFurnitureMods;@Unlimited Stamina;@VanillaPlusPlusMap; is WRONG
  • Make sure you have copied the mods .bikey files to the \keys folder
  • Make sure that you have installed any dependency mods/required items and they are in the correct order.
    • Example:
      If you are using a mod that requires the CF mod, your commandline needs to be:
      -mod=@CF;<the mod that uses CF next>
  • If you have made manual edits/changes to your serverDZ.cfg file that they are correct and you have not removed any closing quotes or semi-colons.
    hostname = "Your Awesome Server - Hosted by"; is correct
    hostname = "Your Awesome Server - Hosted by; is WRONG or
    hostname = "Your Awesome Server - Hosted by" is WRONG.
  • Make sure you have read the mod documentation and associated discussions/comments for any additional setup requirements, suggestions and/or help:
    • Example
      Additional folders
      Files that require you copy info from 3rd party websites/file repositories
      Files that need to start with your STEAMID64 or BECGUID
  • If you have been looking a other websites and videos, make sure you have verified that they pertain to the most recent release of the game and actually to the game.
    All to often there is a lot of out dated information on the web that can lead you astray very quickly.
    There is a lot of DayZ information that still exists and is related to the Arma II DayZ mod.
  • If you have edited any .xml or .json files, make sure that you have kept the formatting intact.
    You can use a XML/JSON online too to validate your changes. Example: XML-Formatter
    This will NOT validate game related data, it will simply check the format of the file.
  • If you already have a server and decide to FTP your files from that server to your TRUgaming server (NOT RECOMMENDED).
    • DO NOT COPY the server configuration file (serverDZ.cfg) from the other server.
  • Make sure you have looked at the log files for errors.
    • Log files are your friend.
      Yes, there is a lot of info in there, but can save you a lot of time and frustration


DayZ vs DZSA Launcher

  • DayZ: This is a standard DayZ Server installation.  Requires only the DayZ game client to connect.
  • DZSA Launcher: This installation uses the DayZ SA Launcher tool.  This tool enables the players to subscribe and download the mods running on the server. 
    Mods are checked everytime the player hits join, comparing the local files with those running on the server.  Requires the client side installation of the DZSA Launcher and the DayZ game client to connect.
    For more info on DZSA Launcher, click here
  • NOTE: DayZSA Launcher server setup and management is Identical to a regular DayZ server, so you can use the same instructions below.
    The only extra steps are detailed in DayZ SA Launcher section below.


DayZ SA Launcher

     Our offering of the DayZ SA Launcher is the Mod Download Server
     This tool enables clients who join the server to subscribe to the workshop mods, in use on the server, and download them to their local PC. 
     Mods are checked every time the player hits join, comparing the local files with those running on the server.
     IF YOU HAVE A regular DayZ server, YOU CANNOT UPLOAD the DZSALModServer.exe file to your server.
     1) Uploading of .exe files is restricted
     2) The .exe file is required to be part of the command line that starts your server and as such cannot be changed by users.
  • The setup is the same as that for a regular DayZ Standalone server (See above)
  • You will need to Check/Register your server for it to appear in the DayZ SA Launcher in-game list
    If everything is setup and running correctly you will see

    • NOTE As of writing this page the DZSALModServer.exe has not been updated since February 2019.
      We will do our best to keep the server side updated but there is no notification process on the developers part as to when update are released.