Arma 2 patch helps fix Day Z crashes

If Day Z has been a little too crashy for your liking, rejoice, for Arma 2's new patch 1.62 has arrived with changes developer Bohemia says "make zombie hunts much less prone to crashes and should improve server stability."

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If Day Z has been a little too crashy for your liking, rejoice, for Arma 2 patch 1.62 has arrived with changes which developer Bohemia says "make zombie hunts much less prone to crashes and should improve server stability." Given that the smash hit mod has a whole new audience buying the military sim, it's only natural that it should get a little extra care and attention.

The full changelog is on the Bohemia forums, but here are the highlights:

  • Multiplayer optimizations, security and server improvements

  • Overall stability was improved with numerous tweaks and fixes

  • Added new video options (Post-Process Anti-Aliasing, Alpha To Coverage)

  • Additional AI improvements and numerous bug fixes

  • Resolved issues with several training missions

  • Added a lot of new script commands for content makers

You can download patch 1.62 here at Shacknews, but Steam users will need to wait for that edition to update automatically.

Day Z is such a romper-stomper of a success, with over 850,000 players, that it's looking to go standalone, perhaps even this year.

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    July 25, 2012 9:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Arma 2 patch helps fix Day Z crashes.

    If Day Z has been a little too crashy for your liking, rejoice, for Arma 2's new patch 1.62 has arrived with changes developer Bohemia says "make zombie hunts much less prone to crashes and should improve server stability."

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      July 25, 2012 9:02 AM

      Sweet, sweet ArmA 2 patches.

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      July 25, 2012 9:58 AM

      I haven't crashed once while playing Day Z. Main thing that bugs me is the respawn button don't do anything. Having to disconnect then go back to the lobby and back in. Most the time it has me select male or female again.

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      July 25, 2012 10:43 AM

      My steam version was updating at 4am pacific time today.

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      July 25, 2012 11:16 AM

      Crashes haven't been the issue, its more the clunky interface and glitches that are part of ARMA 2. As long as its only a mod I think it has almost exhausted what can be further accomplished.

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      July 25, 2012 11:49 AM

      cool! Shacknews article got referenced on the steam page!

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        July 25, 2012 12:42 PM

        Well so far ive been killed by:
        Zombies through wall
        Doors
        Stairs
        Hackers
        Hackers
        Hackers
        Hackers
        Bug in the ground
        Trees
        Trees

        Think im ready for a legit death

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          July 25, 2012 12:46 PM

          i've not actually been killed by hackers. i was killed by zombies spawning on top of me.


          mostly i've been killed by other players with some zombies mixed in.

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            July 25, 2012 2:18 PM

            I unknowingly walked into a group of 3 players lastnight and one of them hatcheted me to death, it was shitty because i had him at the end of my double barreled shotgun with one shell left and i couldnt get a shot off because everytime he hit me it knocked my aim off.

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              July 25, 2012 2:22 PM

              If you see "The Profeshunal" in game break both of his legs for me.

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      July 25, 2012 2:26 PM

      I didn't know crashing was a problem. The constant FPS drop could use a fix, I see that on their forums all the time.

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