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My game looks like a crappy 8 - bit game
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I just downloaded dayz today and when I started it up it looked like complete crap l, I looked like a crappy 8 bit game and I don't know what to do about it. I'm going to be very sad if I cannot play the game :( I really don't know what to do I'm wondering if it was just a waste of 30 dollars. Also I can hardly even click on anything my mouse doesn't move the arrow. And everything is so blurry I can't even see what anything says


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Have Not Tried

Event Timeline

cowscandougie set Category to Performance.Aug 11 2014, 10:32 AM
cowscandougie set Reproducibility to Have Not Tried.
cowscandougie set Severity to None.
cowscandougie set Resolution to Suspended.
cowscandougie set Legacy ID to 697080433.May 8 2016, 7:28 PM

this is why u need to check whats required to run a game before u buy it

PC or Notebook?
Can you post your specs?
With the laptop of my wife I have to run it at everything nearly low at 800 x 600^^ not really nice to watch XD

Hello cowscandougie,

Sorry to hear about your trouble. To begin with, please try the following:

  1. Start DayZ and enter the Main Menu.
  2. Click the button labeled "Configure".
  3. Click the button labeled "Video".
  4. Click the button labeled "User Interface".
  5. Select a high resolution from the dropdown menu.
  6. Select a proper aspect ratio.

Since the button labels might not be legible in your game due to the current User Interface resolution, I have attached a screenshot (UI.jpg) that shows which buttons to click.

After performing these steps, it should be possible for you to select a proper ingame resolution and screen aspect ratio.

As for the cursor that doesn't move; it seems that if you change your Windows font size back to default, the ingame cursor should become responsive again:



It's so bad I can hardly even see the buttons, and I don't really know the specs of my comp. It's a Dell Inspiron 2320 AiO. It runs Garrys mod Minecraft and every other game I've played on it just fine.

It has 8gb of ram and over 500 gb of hard drive space if that helps at all

Pardon, I didn't get to upload the image that shows which buttons to press. The image (UI.jpg) is now uploaded.

Hello again cowscandougie,

Closing issue due to inactivity. However, in case the problem persists, please feel free to open up a new issue in the Feedback Tracker.