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.

 

DayZ Clan Network – Create, Find, or Join a DayZ Clan

DayZClans.com is now open for new users! Head over to the DayZ Clan Network or click here to register.

DayZClans.com is a brand new social network just for survivors and bandits. Anyone may register and either start or join a Clan. Each Clan gets a front page with blog posts, widgets, a private Mumble channel with password, and a private forum that only members of your Clan may view. This is a great place to share documents, rosters, strategies, and anything else to help ease communication. Facebook, Twitter and Youtube support will be installed soon.

pic by Joss
Large clans with their own websites and forums might only use this site for a splash page to send recruits to their site for their own internal recruitment. Any group without their own site and forum can call DayZClans.com their home. Clans with a website can use DayZClans.com to find willing, eager recruits to keep their communities growing.

Now that things are mostly set up over there (we have a few lingering bugs) I can go back to writing more here on DayZPvP.com. Please do not hesitate to contact me here or there with any issues you might have. I am here to try and make your DayZ experience better in anyway I can. Thank you for the continued support!

ArmA 2 Patch 1.62 Released

For those that do not know, we have been waiting for the new ArmA 2 patch to come out. The time is now, so all the beta patches are over for now. We have been testing the ArmA patch with DayZ for about a month now (2 months or more for me, I adopted it and enjoyed it before it was required).

With this new patch we get ammo counters, increased security and script support. Expect hot fixes down the line though, there always is. If you have been playing DayZ these changes are nothing new, they are incremental and have mostly been very positive for ArmA and DayZ.

This new final patch is actually cross-compatable with the last beta patch which looks to be 95248. What this means is that you should be able to play right now if you or your server has either the last beta, or the final 1.62 patch installed.

Download ArmA 2 Patch 1.62 here

Click Read More below to see what has changed.

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Amazon.com Has ArmA2: Combined Operations right now for $20!

If you want to get into DayZ, or you are looking for your second account then go grab it right now from Amazon, they have the lowest price!

This game is growing by leaps and bounds jump in now!

ArmA2: Combined Operations [Download from Amazon.com]

 

Ultimate FOV (Field of View) Guide for ArmA 2 and DayZ

Field of view or FOV is a very important aspect (pun intended) of DayZ. I am going to guess that most of you have not customized your FOV, and some may have no idea what it is or why you might want to change it. Did you know that playing with the FOV settings wrong can actually make you sick? Plenty of people get headaches from straining to see a screen that is not set up correctly. There is also a massive tactical advantage to seeing the right amount, and the right parts of the screen.

What is FOV?

Phazon88 has created this animated .gif for Battlefield Bad Company 2 which uses the same system as ArmA 2 to set the FOV:

Pay attention to two things.  One reason why we might want to increase our FOV from the default is because you get more peripheral vision. If you look on the left and right (the outside) of the two trees in the middle you can see that as the FOV increases, you can see more of the hill on the edge of the screen. This can be a life saver because often times a player has already seen you and has the drop on you. As you run by and pass him, he thinks you can’t see him anymore, but you can. Don’t forget that you can get a temporary FOV boost by either holding numpad – or by going into 3rd person view (numpad – works on there too).

Another situation that a wider FOV can help is in very close quarters battle, or CQB. Sometimes during CQB you might actually run past your adversary. Having a wider FOV can let you turn around and re-acquire your target much faster. This lets you spin around and get your shots off while he is still turning and looking for you. As well know the zombie AI is a little bit wild at the moment and a wider FOV can help you when you have multiple zed beating the crap out of you.

Of course there is a tradeoff to having a wider FOV. If you look in the middle of the .gif again you can see that as the FOV increases the center of the screen seems to get further away. There really is not too much I can think of to argue that this is good. Basically you are going to have a harder time seeing someone far away, and let’s face it, far away is deadly in this game. Be very careful when you choose your FOV. You have to decide where the optimal point is. For me it is around 90 in most games, but for DayZ 90 should be your max unless you have a large/wide monitor.

 

WARNING: Changing your FOV will most likely alter the way mildots and ranging works. I am investigating how  and how much and will report back. It is also going to be much harder or maybe impossible to read things like the compass, maps, GPS, etc. Save your old FOV numbers in case you want to revert.

 

Go to the next page for a step-by-step guide on how to change your FOV for DayZ and ArmA 2.

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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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Server Browser/Launcher: DayZ Commander Beta Released

After waiting a couple of days for this new browser to be released I finally got a chance to try it out. The visual style is clean and modern, with a grey theme that reminds me of the old Valve and Steam software. Did you know that most people used to HATE Steam when it first came out? Times have changed.

 

This new browser has a ton of great features to get you going quickly including a very robust server browser, and finally a friends list. You also have the ability to join a friends game, although I haven’t had a chance to try that yet. A server favorites list is said to be on the way. I also would like to see a server history so you could see what server it was that had all the vehicles (to steal) or the hacker (to avoid).

 

 

Click below to grab the launcher

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