Generally increasing the amount of loot that spawns is easy. Changing the spawn rate or location of individual items is harder because have to include a number of files in the mission. So, lets start with general increase in loot. Create a custom building_spawnLoot.sqf [extract this file from dayz_code.pbo and place it in your mission… Read More How-To Increase Loot Spawn
The recent Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead patch broke the Medical Boxes (red/white boxes that look like coolers). They tend to disappear when you get near them. Looks like we’ll have to wait for DayZ Mod 1.8.7.
There are 5 airfields on the map. Logically, they are good places to look for aircraft and military gear. Northeast Air Field (NEAF) Northwest Air Field (NWAF) Northwest Air Field Annex Balota Airstrip Northern Zone
Infected Camps spawn randomly around the map. These camps will have a few camping tents or dome tents containing various weapons, food and supplies. These are always in the woods and are frequently near castles and mountains.
There are a number of Military Sites on the map including airfields, camps, bases and checkpoints. These sites are rich in military gear, medical supplies, vehicles, maps, clothing and more. Some of the more popular ones include: Military Checkpoint at Kamyshovo Elektro Medical Camp Cherno Medical Camp + Helipad Balota Medical Camp + Helipad Northeast… Read More Military Sites
Berenzino is a large city in the in the northeast. It is a spawn choice, but far less popular that Elektro or Cherno. This is puzzling since Berenzino has plenty of places to loot include, warehouses, barns, markets, a hospital, a military camp and other buildings. Berenzino is also reasonably close to the Northeast Air… Read More Berenzino
As of 22.214.171.124, vehicle spawn inventory is easily customizable. I spent a lot of time on themes and lists of items that will randomly spawn with vehicles. Specific Spawn Inventory Themes for: Motorcycles Military Pickup w/ mounted gun Mi-17 Little Birds PBX Humvee UN (White UAZ) Other UAZ Offroad Pickup Truck ATV Hueys Skoda &… Read More Vehicle Spawn Inventory
Everyone starts with a few basic items – a compass, flashlight, radio, road flares, 2 bandages, some painkillers and a can of beans. The rest of the the starter loadout is based on humanity. (I am relatively sure that the humanity glitch has been overcome (humanity=0), but if it isn’t, you’ll just have to die and… Read More Humanity-Based Loadout
The Dead Return runs a heavily modified version of DZMS (DayZ Mission System – thanks Vampire). Changes were needed due to internal DayZ Mod code changes but I’ve also added and changed missions, loot and AI. DZMS runs 2 missions simultaneously – Major and Minor. Some missions spawn randomly on the map, but some show up at Gas… Read More AI Missions (DZMS)
Believe me, there is extra loot. Now, you may run around and not find anything and that’s ok. Let me explain. The DayZ Mod Vanilla loot system is implemented in a double-random fashion. First, there is a random chance (%) that any loot will spawn in an area. Second, there is a random chance (%) that… Read More Extra Loot