Steam Overlay doesn't work
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Hi community, my Steam Overlay doesn't work only in DayZ. I tried to change hotkeys from Shift+Tab, I tried run DayZ as admin, Steam as admin, but nothing worked. This is happening since 0.62 came out (or 0.61 Idk right now). Any fixes please?


Operating System
Windows 7 x64
SaNdicek created this task.Jan 9 2018, 8:40 PM
Geez changed the task status from New to Need More Info.Jan 10 2018, 11:33 AM
Geez added a subscriber: Geez.

Hello SaNdicek and thank you for the report.
Are you using any other program that is using on screen overlays such as msi afterburner, nvidia shadowplay, fraps and similar? If so, can you try to turn everything off and then launch dayz only with no third party programs running in the background and let us know if that had any effect on the issue?

These are processes running with my DayZ, no recording program, no shadowplay. I posted here list of processes, cuz Idk if there are processes which can cause this issue.

Geez added a comment.Jan 11 2018, 11:33 AM

Hello SaNdicek.
Were there any changes (software wise) on your computer prior to the issue appearing, which could cause the issue? Also, have you been experiencing the issue on both 64bit and 32bit executables? Have you tried switching to experimental version to check if it has any effect on the issue? And do you experience this issue with any other games other than DayZ?

I tried playing it on 32bit like I renamed DayZ_x64.exe to DayZ_x64a.exe and DayZ.exe to DayZ_x64.exe, it will run in 32bit (I think), but nothing changed. Still no overlay. I tried to play on Exp. branch, but nothing changed too, and this issue is happening only in DayZ.

Geez added a comment.Jan 16 2018, 4:09 PM

Hello SaNdicek.
Are your graphic drivers up to date? If so, can you try to do a clean install? Also, if it is not an issue, can you upload a dxdiag file from your computer for us?

Okay, I uninstall my graphics driver with DDU in Safe mode and then I installed the newest version of NVIDIA graphics driver. This doesn't help. I'm uploading DxDiag.txt.

Geez added a comment.Jan 17 2018, 10:45 AM

Thank you.
Can you try to turn off every single program running on your computer, launch Steam only, try running DayZ and let us know if that had any effect?

Geez added a comment.Jan 17 2018, 10:51 AM

Also, according to the DxDiag file you have provided, the release date for the graphic drivers you have currently installed was at 7/9/2013. Are you certain that there are not newer drivers available for your GPU?

I just tried to play DayZ with only these processes and nothing changed.

And I installed the newest graphics driver yesterday. Version of it is and this driver was released 3.1.2018 so it's the latest. Or you mean the Intel HD graphics driver? Idk if it's up-to-date, but I'm playing DayZ on NVIDIA graphics.

Geez added a comment.Jan 18 2018, 12:46 PM

Hello SaNdicek.
Do you remember if the issue has started to occur immediately upon release of a patch for DayZ or if it could be caused due to a software update (such as updating drivers) that you have done after the patch 61/62 has been released?

Until version 0.61 everything was good. After 0.61 update Steam Overlay doesn't work.

Geez added a comment.Jan 29 2018, 11:42 AM

Hello again.
Are you using any startup parameters in the game? If so, remove them as they are not supported and may cause various issues. Have you tried to verify the game integrity through steam? And can you try to re-install the game in case you haven't tried that yet?