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The game crashes to the Windows deskop. It appears to be running in the background with a black screen visible. I can hear the in-game sounds and if I press WASD I can hear my character move however the game will not recover. Eventually it'll just crash completely citing a driver error but it only happens in Day Z SA.


Legacy ID
Game Crash
Steps To Reproduce

Start the game and find a server.
Join and walka round for up to 30mins, usually.
Game crashes every time.

Event Timeline

Buggs edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Apr 8 2014, 2:33 PM
Buggs set Category to Game Crash.
Buggs set Reproducibility to Always.
Buggs set Severity to None.
Buggs set Resolution to Open.
Buggs set Legacy ID to 2695430855.May 8 2016, 5:48 PM


Please let us know in the note section if you are still able to reproduce this issue on the latest Experimental build.

If so, please send us a dxdiag report and files from this folder: "C:\Users\<Name>\AppData\Local\DayZ\"

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Thank you.

Buggs added a subscriber: Buggs.May 8 2016, 5:48 PM
Buggs added a comment.Apr 10 2014, 9:13 PM

I have updated the feedback with the requested files.

I have also tried uninstalling my OS (Win 7 64bit), re installing my ATI 260x drivers, using beta drivers and re installing Day, and using the Experimental Day Z build. None of these worked.

I have, without success, attempted the following to fix the issue:

Re-install of ATI drivers.

Update to ATI beta drivers.

Update to Experimental Day Z build.

Re-install Day Z.

Boot & Nuke the PC and re-install Windows fresh.

None of the above have worked. I have noticed, however, that while in-game the GPU useage is at 100%, but it seems to spike up and down, up and down as you play. As soon as the 'minimize black screen bug' occurs,. the GPU useages drops to 0% and does not recover even if you use the previously mentioned 'flush' solution to get the game back on screen.

Last night I tested this and, after using 'flush' to regain the game (with all sorts of graphical glitches), the GPU usage remained at 0%. I also noticed that when I then exited the game and came to the Day Z website I was having graphical errors on the web page.

I have concldued that it is an issue with the ATI driver and Day Z. Something in Day Z seems to be causing the driver to go haywire.

Kira added a subscriber: Kira.May 8 2016, 5:48 PM
Kira added a comment.Apr 11 2014, 11:34 AM


Thanks for the files. We will look into the issue as soon as possible. Please keep testing the game and watch this issue.

Thank you!

andy added a comment.Oct 29 2014, 11:34 AM

Hi buggs,
I believe this has been fixed, would it be possible to let me know if the issue persists?