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DayZ Total Game Crash after a few minutes of playing.
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Lately, I have been trying out DayZ experimental 0.50.
Without fail, every time I get on to play, I manage to get a maximum of 10-20 minutes of play time, before the game freezes for a few seconds, and then crashes to the desktop.
This has not happened before this past week. I have never before experience crashes in either experimental or stable (NOTE: I have not tried Stable recently, so I cannot say whether this crash occurs on stable as well. If you would like, I can go onto stable and test that out too).

Around the same time the crashes began I updated my Nvidia driver to version 340.42. I am wondering whether this is what is causing the crashes.
Regardless, it is very annoying when I am just getting into a playing session, only for the game to crash to desktop. It happens every time, without fail.


Legacy ID
Not Fixable
Game Crash
Steps To Reproduce
  1. Boot up DayZ experimental (any UK server)
  2. Play for between 5 and 20 minutes
  3. Observe and weep as the game freezes momentarily and then crashes to desktop :(
Additional Information

I have included the .RAR file, so I hope you can resolve this issue. In advance, I thank you for your help. You guys are doing a great job with DayZ, it's just unfortunate that I am currently having a bad turn of events.

Important Note: Here is the link for you to access the .RAR files. I had some trouble figuring this out, but i did it :P

The DxDiag file has also been attached for your convenience. I appreciate your help and I look forward to jumping into the fantastic world of DayZ again very soon!

Event Timeline

TimmyNoThumbz edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
TimmyNoThumbz set Category to Game Crash.
TimmyNoThumbz set Reproducibility to Always.
TimmyNoThumbz set Severity to None.
TimmyNoThumbz set Resolution to Not Fixable.
TimmyNoThumbz set Legacy ID to 3047043006.May 8 2016, 8:20 PM
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Bohemia added a subscriber: flaep.Oct 17 2014, 12:05 AM
andy added a comment.Oct 17 2014, 4:05 PM

Hi Timmy,
thank you for your report - the issues seems to be one that many others have been encountering in the latest versions. I have forwarded the data for investigation and we will be looking into the issue.

Thank you for your response and acknowledgement of the issue.
I trust that you and the other wizards over at Bohemia will figure it out :)
If you could perhaps update this post once the issue has been identified/resolved, that would be great. If not, I'll settle for just a patch, haha.

Have a great day, and I look forward to playing DayZ again very soon!

flaep added a comment.Oct 20 2014, 6:50 PM


i encountered the same problem today.
My Windows installation is only several hours old and i have nothing installed expect steam/dayz.

andy added a comment.Oct 28 2014, 1:11 PM

Hi TimmyNoThumbz.
This crash is the same as #17972.
We have been investigating this very thoroughly, but the issue has proven quite tricky.
Please be patient,