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Crash to Decsktop with game still running
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After about 1 min every single time I load in to a server (any) the game will freeze for a moment, crash to desktop but the game is still running and I can still move around based on the audio and all I see is my desktop. Last time I ran the game it was before .50 and it has always worked flawlessly. This was the first time loading into the new version. I am currently between Polona and Gorka. I have updated AMD drivers to current stable version with no luck. I have made changed to graphics, I even changed the resolution down 1 option from 1080p and I got a BSOD. I have GPU Tweak running on 2nd monitor and GPU temp never hits 60c, mem usage is usually below 1gb, and GPU usage is 70-80%


Intel i7 920 @ 3ghz
12GB Ram
Asus 6970 2GB DirectCUII
Windows 7 64bit


Legacy ID
Game Crash
Steps To Reproduce

Log into any server and wait about 1 min.

Event Timeline

snipe edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Nov 9 2014, 4:44 AM
snipe set Category to Game Crash.
snipe set Reproducibility to Always.
snipe set Severity to None.
snipe set Resolution to Open.
snipe set Legacy ID to 2645851387.May 8 2016, 8:33 PM
snipe added a subscriber: snipe.
snipe added a comment.Nov 20 2014, 6:47 PM

So far I have been running the game with my headset just fine. The only other thing I can think of is that I did a file verify and everything checked out. Not sure what changed other then the day.

andy added a comment.Nov 20 2014, 3:14 PM

Hi snipe,
thank you for your feedback and keeping us updated! Appreciated.
We are currently looking into this.

snipe added a comment.Nov 9 2014, 6:57 AM

I left the game on the server screen for a few mins and it crashes the exact same as logging into a server.

snipe added a comment.Nov 9 2014, 7:14 PM

Tried disabling AVG, still crashes the same. Added files from LOCAL\DayZ folder

snipe added a comment.Nov 11 2014, 4:31 AM

I may have solved this crash issue. I have a Steel Series Siberia V2 USB headset, and I have all audio running through it. I had set it to speakers the other day disabling the headset and I ran the game tonight and it worked flawlessly for over an hour. I will do more testing to make sure

snipe added a comment.Nov 12 2014, 6:58 AM

I was able to play for 2 hours tonight with no issues and I was using the headset so maybe it was not the issue. Will keep monitoring.

snipe added a comment.Nov 26 2014, 5:08 AM

I have been playing without any issues still, so my issue seems to be resolved but from what I read it is still an issue with others. Not sure how it was fix but I am glad it is. Will keep updating

samadhi added a subscriber: samadhi.May 8 2016, 8:33 PM

I've had the same problem. Dual monitor setup, single GPU (7970), stock clocks, latest drivers. It seemed to happen when I approached loot and used the TAB key to bring up my inventory view. It took me a while to notice a pattern but when I finally did and remapped to a mouse button the problem seemed to stop.

The game would CTD but still be running, my mouse would act janky and the Dayz icon in the taskbar would flicker. After a few seconds I could regain control of my mouse and either click or ALT+TAB back into the game.

The issue only occurred in .51 experimental.

snipe added a comment.Nov 27 2014, 3:29 PM

I too have dual monitors, but I was never able to regain control of the game, it would always be running still but I would have not visual of it just desktop. Your issue sounds similar but the fact you could continue playing makes me think it might be a different one as I was having the game crash on the main screen or server screen just the same as being in a server. It seemed to happen withing a few mins like the GPU stopped responding and recovered but no message would show.

snipe added a comment.Mar 4 2015, 8:29 PM

Well for what ever reason I have had many many hours of play since this issue and it has not come back (yet). I would say close this ticket for now.