New Chernarus+ Map for DayZ Standalone Alpha

If you are just getting into the DayZ Standalone you probably have no idea where you are. This is a good looking sattellite map with a few cool features. Looks like they will be rolling out more on this map soon. You can mark places and save.

Now when you die at least you know where to find your corpse…

DayZ Chernarus+ map

A counter-sniper team including Juicebox, Xyro and Kitrick keep a vigilant watch over the Trading Post and constantly scan the treelines for possible attackers.

A counter-sniper team including Juicebox, Xyro and Kitrick keep a vigilant watch over the Trading Post and constantly scan the treelines for possible attackers.

 

New Chernarus Plus Map in Upcoming Day-Z Standalone

Reddit user TheAngryKat posted this fascinating look at the new map for DayZ. As we know, the old map from the mod has increased in size. We also know that many more buildings are enter-able, and things have been added in.

 

If everyone still spawns on the coasts then the far north will be a very dangerous place. If the spawn points are scattered all over the map then the hotzones will concentrate around military or high-value areas.
 
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Ultimate DayZ: Lingor Island Guide

Let’s face it – Lingor Island is becoming a big part of DayZ right now. Even though we all love Mother Chernarus, a lot of people want to play on a fresh map sometimes. Lingor Island does what it says on the tin: a seperate DayZ map on an island named Lingor. The tropical setting is a fairly sharp contrast to the East Europe inspired Chernarus, and yet is very familiar.

While I am in no way advocating or even recommending that you play it I am writing this guide to compile resources and maybe answer some questions, in the vein of my other guides like the Ultimate DayZ FOV Guide and the Ultimate DayZ Graphics Settings and Tweaks Guide. Yes I have played it, and yes I enjoyed it. That’s about it – I have not put too much time into it due partly to me being skeptical of logging into off-hive servers (to be honest I worry about EVERY server I log into, as should you). Earlier things were a bit touch and go during the rise of the private hives, but now it seems that Rocket and company are easing their hard-line stance on who controls what, possibly in a move to give more control to the users of DayZ.

What To Expect

Lingor Island is different from Chernarus in a few ways. For one thing, it is a little bit smaller. Lingor is something like 75% of the size of Chernarus. There are a bunch of little islands with some water in between so there is less landmass. Elevation does not vary as much as Chernarus, Lingor is more flat and closer to sea level obviously.

Another difference is that Lingor has much more military loot. You spawn close to some high grade military sites and can gear up much more quickly. No longer do you have to make the investment to go to Northern Chernarus to get the good stuff. Of course the flipside to that is you might be getting shot at by all that nice weaponry.

The main difference is that Lingor does not exist on the DayZ hive system. What this means is that you character will not transfer between the two so forget about gearing up on Lingor and owning fools in Cherno or Elektro – it doesn’t work like that. I should say here that Lingor might have hackers because it *might* not be as secure as the official DayZ servers, but I can’t because the official DayZ servers have plenty of hackers. Juse beware that when you log into ANY server your info is logged and that info can be used by pretty much anyone with access to the files. Lot’s of shady stuff out there, be careful.

More about Lingor Island here at the Armaholic mod page.

Check out the video below to see some of the map in motion and hear about some of the things you will find on Lingor.

ARMA 2: DayZ Mod Survival — Lingor Island (NEW MAP) Series 1 — Part 1 — A Tropical Paradise!

 

Installing Lingor

There is an “easy” method provided here, but I did not use this so I can not vouch for it.

There are a few steps to install Lingor, but they are not very difficult. The DayZ Wiki is what I used. You can click over to there, or read the steps below:

1. Make sure you have ArmA 2 and ArmA 2: Operation Arrowhead installed, patched, and up to date, same as playing regular DayZ.

2. Download this file: @Lingor and put the contents in (@dayz_lingor, @dayz_lingor_island) in the ArmA 2:OA folder, overwriting any existing files.  The Steam path is  C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\Common\Arma 2 Operation Arrowhead – if you are not using Steam then try:  C:\Program Files\Bohemia Interactive\ArmA 2

3. Make a copy of your DayZ shortcut and change the ending to:

mod=Expansion\beta;Expansion\beta\Expansion;ca;@dayz_lingor_island;@dayz_lingor)

4. Start the game go to “Expansions” and make sure all the boxes for Lingor are checked, then restart the game.

5. To find a game go to “Multiplayer” then in the filter just put “Lingor”.

 

 

 

 

If these steps don’t work for you then comment below and we will help you get fixed up. Also, let us know if you have played Lingor and what you think about it. You can also list any favorite servers below.

 

Have You Ever Wanted to See the REAL Chernarus? Now You Can!

I can’t figure if these are totally awesome or completely insane.  Maybe a little form column A and a little from column B. They have traveled to the region of the Czech Republic that Chernarus is based on. We have all seen the pic of the Stary Sabor sheet metal building, and a few other shot like that. These guys and girls have taken things much further. They have gone to a lot of the real locations with their ArmA 2 map in hand.

Not to mention there is some really great cosplay/airsoft type of stuff going on complete with the right color Heinz beans! I really need to get my hands on one of those cans, just to have a little piece of DayZ history.

Forget the game for a while and just soak in the scenery. A lot of these little ponds and fences and stuff are really spot on. The game designers did a great job of bringing the country side to us. There really is a lot enjoy here, so get to it! Thanks to Nagasawa for posting the gallery.

 

DayZ Heightmap and How to Use it

In computer games a heightmap is an image “used to store values, such as surface elevation data, for display in 3D computer graphics”. Without getting too technical, when the developers create the game they usually use a black and white image to determine the actual elevation changes of the terrain. This lets them both easily tweak the terrain using something as simple as Photoshop, and also they can take images from satellites and use that for the elevation data.

 

The DayZ heightmap is rather interesting. Unless you are in a helo (I encourage everyone to go in the ArmA2 Armory and fly around – have a look for yourself) you can’t really tell much about the terrain as a whole. Lack of a birds-eye view limits what you can see from the ground. You can use this map to plan routes to the north, find out where to set up a base, or look for high ground for your devious bandit activities.

 

Click below to view the Chernorus heightmap.

 

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Interactive DayZ Map That Lets You Share Your Location With Friends

This little utility is great. With this map you can actually right click on a spot to get the location. Then what you can do is send that generated link to a buddy or group to share where you are. Or where you want them to go. Or where your devious trap has been laid, just waiting for someone to follow your dirty, dirty link.

DayZ Wiki Interactive Map

 

Come meet me right here.

I won’t shoot you, I swear :)

DayZ Mobile Android App

The DayZ Mobile Android app has a ton of great features including multiple maps and a server browser. There is also some nice wiki integration that shows a random page when you start the app. I would rather it started with the map, but that’s ok. A loot table is also included as well as patch notes and a link to R/DayZ making this the most fully featured app yet.

The server browser can be really handy. Last time I checked you can’t see who is on the server, but you can check it’s status as well as see a server log. The log is handy because it shows you the last time the server was restarted for all your chopper-hopping needs. Lately it seems that the log is behind by some hours. I am not sure if that is the fault of the app or of the servers (or hive for that matter). A quick check of the server browser shows plenty of people in-game playing 1.7.2 at the moment, so it seems to gather data on the newest versions just fine.

Next page has the free download link as well as a link to the developers web site.

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DayZ Map Guide

Nice little app, I use this on my Kindle Fire tablet. There is a lot of functionality here from maps to a nice server browser. Unfortunately you can’t see who is on the server, but you can check it’s status as well as see a log of when the server has restarted.

Having this thing opened below my computer monitor has been a literal lifesaver a few times. No more running through deer stands that I didn’t notice were there!  Tapping on a city brings up a “satellite” view of the city. There might be a few buildings and thing missing, but it is still useful to help you figure out where you are and where you want to go.

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DayZ Map Guide App

I have been using this app for quite a while now on my Kindle Fire (running Android 4.0 a.k.a. ICS). The app is just a map, and an image of the control scheme which is pretty nice. Version 1.5 has recently been released with some improvements including more of the “isometric” city maps for some of the smaller bigger towns (the cities are already included).  One thing to beware of is that the military tents don’t really show up, but you can still tell where they are if you know where to look. The isometric maps are still being worked on, so I think we will see them updated in this app in the future.

This app also has a button to show you the control layout. I never really use it, but it might be handy for new players. I tend to change my key bindings around a bit so my layout is different anyway. The map itself works really well and uses pinch to zoom. The hard to read in-game map is not used but the normal map (the one you can buy here from BIS) has thankfully been implemented. I have pretty bad eyesight and the small type is hard to read on a phone or even tablet.

 

Free download link on the next page.

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