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Removing .pbo file to gain a significant increase in performance and unfair advantage over players without conflicting with BEC.
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I came across a guide to help increase in-game performance and noticed something interesting. At the very end of the guide, the author suggests to remove a file called "plants2_clutter.pbo" located in DayZ\Addons\, launching the game, and moving the file back into its original location. Apparently this completely removes all grass and bushes once you're in the game.

The author also suggests to set all config files to "Read only" to prevent the executable to overwrite them.

I have not tried this myself, so I cannot confirm if it works.

Here's a link to this guide


Legacy ID
Have Not Tried
Steps To Reproduce
  1. Apply "Read only" attribute to "DayZ.cfg"
  1. Remove "plants2_clutter.pbo" located in "Dayz\Addons\"
  1. Launch DayZ.
  1. Place "plants2_clutter.pbo" back into "DayZ\Addons\"

Event Timeline

zverus edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Sep 16 2015, 2:03 AM
zverus set Category to category:glitchabuse.
zverus set Reproducibility to Have Not Tried.
zverus set Severity to None.
zverus set Resolution to Duplicate.
zverus set Legacy ID to 40642418.May 8 2016, 11:46 PM
Geez added a comment.Sep 17 2015, 3:49 PM

Hello zverus and thank you for the report.
This is an issue we are aware of (#0023588) and it has been scheduled for a fix.