Troubleshooting Connections

  1. Open your Arma 2 OA folder and remove any folders called Addons in there.
    • Back in the days players were told to copy their Arma 2 Addons in to the Arma 2 OA folder. Today this will render a You were kicked off the game error. Your Arma 2 OA folder is probably located here: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Arma 2 Operation Arrowhead There is supposed to be an Addons folder in the Expansion folder, don’t delete that. If you don’t have an Addons folder located in your Arma 2 OA folder move on to the next step.
  2. Run Steam as an Administrator.
    • This is done by right-clicking Steam and choose Run as Administrator.
  3. Download Arma 2 and Arma 2 OA from Steam.
    • If you already have them installed, verify the integrity of the game cache by right-clicking both games and choose Properties –> Local files –> Verify Integrity of Game Cache. Once missing files have been downloaded for both Arma 2 and Arma 2 OA, move on to the next step.
  4. Start Arma 2 and Arma 2 OA one time each to the lobby then exit.
    • This is neccesary to make sure both games initialize properly and write correctly to the registry. To make them load faster, add these launchparameters: -noSplash -skipIntro
  5. Delete old versions of DayZ Mod.
    • If you already have Arma 2: DayZ Mod installed in Steam, right click it and choose Delete local content…
  6. Download the latest version of DayZ Mod from Steam.
    • To make sure you are not dowloading an old version of DayZ Mod, right-clickArma 2: DayZ Mod in Steam and choose Properties –> Betas –> NONE Opt out of all beta programs. Then press Install. Once DayZ Mod is installed, move on to the last step.
  7. Launch Arma 2: DayZ Mod instead of Arma 2 OA in Steam.
    • Once Arma have started press Multiplayer and you should see all vanilla DayZ Mod servers. But this is more a trouble shooting guide for those with faulty Arma installations.(edited)
Even More Information
  1. Are you getting a “Session Lost” error?
    • Are you using DayZLauncher? If so, The Dead Return and most vanilla servers require you to goto Settings and make sure to check the box “Launch DayZMod as Steam App”.
    • Make sure DayZLauncher is version or higher. Click “Update Launcher” if not. NOTE – other servers may not support this. – Make sure you run Steam as Administrator.

2 thoughts on “Troubleshooting Connections

  1. Since yesterday I keep getting kicked from the server… I changed nothing apart that I have a heroskin now. No idea if it has to do with anything but can you help me out ski?


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