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Crashes to desktop when playing. Could be 5 minutes, or it could be 20 minutes, the game WILL crash. Doesn't matter what I'm doing in game whether it be looting or running for my life, the.. game.. will.. crash.. every time.

This has been happening for some time now so I'm not exactly sure when or which version it started happening in.

Currently have over 200 hours in game and let me tell you, I enjoy DayZ very much but it's not easy playing a game that crashes all the time.

I don't even mind that the game is in alpha, I should still be ABLE to PLAY the game I purchased.

Playing on an Asus G60JX laptop and here are the specs:

I have purchased and played other alpha games, they work fine but when it comes to DayZ, the game i actually want to play with all my clan mates and brother, I can't.

I'm pretty sure I'm just going to get some generic response "this is a known issue and we'll be working on a solution" or maybe even "this game is currently in alpha stage" I'm not looking for that, I'm looking for a solution here because this is my last hope at getting this game to "work" (not crash)

Tried a whole slew of suggested ideas and fixes and you sir, are my last hope.


Legacy ID
Game Crash
Steps To Reproduce
  1. Launch Game
  1. Join Server
  1. Play for a Bit
  1. Crash to Desktop
  1. Cry
  1. Repeat steps 1-5 again.
Additional Information

Here's the event log viewer:

Log Name: Application
Source: Application Error
Date: 7/28/2014 2:00:18 PM
Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: --
Faulting application name: DayZ.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x53b2afef
Faulting module name: DayZ.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x53b2afef
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00a47a8c
Faulting process id: 0xe0c
Faulting application start time: 0x01cfaa8c6e2b1f6b
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\DayZ\DayZ.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\DayZ\DayZ.exe
Report Id: 08848211-1681-11e4-8025-e0cb4e91d5f5
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="">

  <Provider Name="Application Error" />
  <EventID Qualifiers="0">1000</EventID>
  <TimeCreated SystemTime="2014-07-28T18:00:18.000000000Z" />
  <Security />
  <Data>C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\DayZ\DayZ.exe</Data>
  <Data>C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\DayZ\DayZ.exe</Data>


Event Timeline

WiCkEdPwNaGe edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
WiCkEdPwNaGe set Category to Game Crash.
WiCkEdPwNaGe set Reproducibility to Always.
WiCkEdPwNaGe set Severity to None.
WiCkEdPwNaGe set Resolution to Open.
WiCkEdPwNaGe set Legacy ID to 399470423.May 8 2016, 7:13 PM


Please let us know in the note section if you are still able to reproduce this issue on the latest Development build.

If so, please send us a dxdiag report and files from this folder: "C:\Users\<Name>\AppData\Local\DayZ\"

If the *.rar is smaller than 5.000KB, you can attach it here.
In case it's larger than that, please try uploading it to a file sharing website and link it here.

For future reports please refer to the "How to guide"

Thank you.

adnel added a subscriber: adnel.May 8 2016, 7:13 PM
adnel added a comment.Aug 5 2014, 1:59 PM

Crowmorian we are wrait 5 days ago this problem ,why you need more info i cant play day z now is 5ht day that i cant play,bicouse stupid crash i now that is game alpha and i acept that ,i wana play game and fight with issues and glitches in game not with sutpid crash my OS is 32 bit and that is problem bicouse every perason who complain on crash they have 32 bit OS pls fix this soon ."SORRY ON BAD ENGLISH"


Im sorry you are having these problems but without the files I asked from you in my previous note, we can´t determine what is causing your game to crash.

So please upload the files from your "C:\Users\<Name>\AppData\Local\DayZ\" folder.

For future reports please refer to the "How to guide" [^]