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DayZ Crash after start, uses a lot of memory
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Description

Started DayZ without mods and got a crash after sometime. Black screen, checked the task manager and saw that it allocates memory (up to 64gb) and crashes with UNABLE_TO_INIT_DXGI.
I should say that yesterday (22.11.2021), I played without any issues.

Details

Severity
Crash
Resolution
Open
Reproducibility
Always
Operating System
Windows 10 x64
Operating System Version
Windows 11 Home 21H2 22000.348 1000.22000.348.0
Category
Game Crash
Steps To Reproduce
  1. Start Launcher
  2. Start Game
  3. Crash

Event Timeline

Problem started after this Windows 11 update November 22, 2021—KB5007262 (OS Build 22000.348) Preview.
Before that, this update November 9, 2021—KB5007215 (OS Build 22000.318) DayZ worked correctly.

Geez changed the task status from New to Need More Info.Wed, Nov 24, 9:19 AM
Geez added a subscriber: Geez.

Hello andreyshafar.

Please try the following:

Verify the game data through Steam and delete the configuration files when prompted to do so (make sure Steam cloud sync is disabled for DayZ before doing this) - you can also delete the config files manually by clearing the C:\Users\*username*\Documents\DayZ folder

Open the DayZ launcher
Select PARAMETERS menu
Select ALL PARAMETERS tab
scroll down and check "Bulldozer" parameter
Launch the game
Once launched, close the game
Uncheck bulldozer
Launch the game again without any parameters

Regards,
Geez

Hello, yes i deleted DayZ folder in documents and reinstalled game, no luck with that.

Sorry, can't do the steps, i just downgraded from Windows 11 Insiders to Windows 10.

Nope, same problem with Windows 10. Tried steps you added - no luck with that.

DayZ Experimental loads correcty, no crash and memory usage is only ~2 GB. What the heck?

Hello andreyshafar.

Please try the following:

Verify the game data through Steam and delete the configuration files when prompted to do so (make sure Steam cloud sync is disabled for DayZ before doing this) - you can also delete the config files manually by clearing the C:\Users\*username*\Documents\DayZ folder

Open the DayZ launcher
Select PARAMETERS menu
Select ALL PARAMETERS tab
scroll down and check "Bulldozer" parameter
Launch the game
Once launched, close the game
Uncheck bulldozer
Launch the game again without any parameters

Regards,
Geez

бульдозер запускается, без отметки бульдозер, вылетает

Today, magically DayZ started working, lol

перепробовал все известные фиксы данной проблемы (кроме переустановки ОС), которые смог найти на просторах интернета, помогла только одна. Удаление игры, перезагрузка пк, запуск стима от имени админа и повторная установка игры

Geez closed this task as Resolved.Mon, Nov 29, 5:28 PM
Geez claimed this task.

Hello andreyshafar.
We are glad to hear that you no longer experience the issue. In that case I am going to close the ticket but feel free to submit another one in the future in case you run into any problems.
Regards,
Geez