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DayZ Standalone Steam crashes: Failed to Start Game (Missing Executable)
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Everytime I start the DayZ Standalone with Steam it crashes with the error message "Failed to Start Game (Missing Executable)" I couldn't start it even once.
Please Help.


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NewDayZPlayer set Category to Error Message.Jan 26 2014, 9:50 PM
NewDayZPlayer set Reproducibility to Always.
NewDayZPlayer set Severity to None.
NewDayZPlayer set Resolution to Open.
NewDayZPlayer set Legacy ID to 2991034068.May 8 2016, 4:43 PM

have you tried (and i have to ask, because you havent said youve tried anything to fix this problem so i can only assume you need us to think for you)

  1. right click the game in steam, select properties, then verify local files.
  2. delete local content, then re-install?

I have the same issue. Only happens on experimental, does not happen if I opt out of beta.

Tried all of the Steam-recommended fixes short of submitting a Steam ticket.

Mine started working without any further interaction this morning.

andy added a comment.Dec 11 2014, 1:48 PM

Hi everyone,
this is a result of some problems during the upload of the latest Experimental and should go away with the next patch. Please let me know if you encounter the issue after.

samadhi added a subscriber: samadhi.May 8 2016, 4:43 PM

I had the same issue and discovered it was because I still was opted into experimental after the push to stable (ie. exp and stable were one in the same). I verified local contents, reinstalled the game, etc to no avail.

Finally I opted out of exp. b/c I happened to notice it and it worked fine after that. Just an FYI.

any help , i'm still having this problem