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Changing/Launching a server results in catastrophic crash
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The most peculiar thing about the crashes is I am left with whatever screen i was on, with the mouse icon and the background noise. Even if I force close process through task manager, the process persists, and force closing further does not end the process. The game will ctd to desktop, and i will be left with no screen input, and the mouse icon.

tl;dr: Left with unresponsive screen with mouse icon. Cannot force close or exit game unless I log off/switch users/restart pc.


Legacy ID
Have Not Tried
Game Crash
Steps To Reproduce

To recreate the steps, I will launch the game, with/without administrator, in/out of steam, let the game load, click change server, and anything i do after this will result in the game crashing. Same for joining a server via a friend through steam, pressing play, changing filters, or switching graphic settings.

Additional Information

Just to give some background information. I was able to buy and install the game before the recent 06/01/2014 patch. Played up until the patch was released, about 8 hours or so. Logged in the next day, game updated and thus began the constant crashing.

What I've tried:
-reinstalling directx
-updating battleeye dll manually
-uninstalling and reinstalling dayz
-verifying game cache
-running with optimized launch commands
-running through task manager
-enabling/disabling beta testing
-defaulting to stock settings
-running without antivirus/firewall on

Rig information:
-Wins 7 SP1
-i7 740QM (1.73 ghz, 6mb l3 cache) [clocks to 2.99 ghz)
-Mobility Radeon HD 5850 3.8MB
-8 GB DDR3

Event Timeline

guest edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Jan 7 2014, 11:18 PM
guest edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
guest set Category to Game Crash.
guest set Reproducibility to Have Not Tried.
guest set Severity to None.
guest set Resolution to Open.
guest set Legacy ID to 3084925342.May 8 2016, 4:12 PM

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