Connecting to The Dead Return

If you are having problems connecting to The Dead Return or any other DayZ Mod server, take a look at this post. The December 2015 Arma2OA update messed up a few things. The good news is that you can use the Steam DayZMod link. DayZLauncher or your own batch file.

If you use the DayZMod link within Steam, everything should be fine (did you remember to run Steam as Administrator?)

If you use DayZLauncher, make sure you have version or higher and try setting “Launch DayZMod as Steam App”. Click “Update Launcher” if necessary.

If you want to use a batch file to connect to The Dead Return, cut and paste the code below into DeadReturn.bat, make sure STEAMPATH and ARMA2PATH are correct, save it on the desktop and double-click!

@echo off
REM Connect to The Dead Return

set ip=
set port=2302
set prams=-high -maxmem=2047 -noPause -nosplash -skipintro -world=empty 

SET _STEAMPATH=C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam
SET _ARMA2PATH=C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Arma 2

"%_STEAMPATH%\steam.exe" -applaunch 224580 "-mod=%_ARMA2PATH%" "-mod=EXPANSION;ca;@DayZ %prams% -connect=%ip% -port=%port%

Any issues, feel free to hit me up on the Discord or send me an email

Your friendly admin,

Ski Goggles



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