Playing DayZ SP within ArmA 3 Alpha engine. I know there are some things to polish like broken zombie animations here and there, low resolution PMC player model, glitchy infantry movements /stances… but hey, its already playable.
Anyway, if you want to use Arma 2 contents within Arma 3, then the easiest solution would be ‘All in Arma’ mod also known as AiA mod by .kju [PvPscene].
AiA is a work in progress but at this early stage of its development, it has already shown a lot of potentials. Im using v6 of AiA in this video demo. Imagine the huge Arma 2 resources which can be made available, playable within Arma 3!
Of course, you need to have Arma 2 installed on your system for this to work. If you have other ArmA 2 DLCs or expansion packs installed like Operation Arrowhead (OA), British Armed Forces (BAF), Reinforcements (RFT), Private Military Company (PMC), Army of Czech Republic (ACR); then much better. That gives you a lot of weapons, vehicles, maps, etc to play with!
AiA can even merge Take On Helicopters (TOH) game contents with ArmA 3, this I haven’t ried because I don’t have TOH game.
In this video, DayZ SP is still using the old PMC unit. With the current v7 of AiA, using A3 units with A2 units would still result in game crash. So, A2 and A3 units could not yet coexist within a map like Chernarus or Stratis.
To those intereseted, here is my AiA launch file (saved as a batch file):
rem Since I have A2 and OA installed on the same folder, I use same path also. I dont have TOH.
set ARMA3_PATH=C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Arma 3
set ARMA2_PATH=C:\Program Files\Bohemia Interactive\ArmA 2
set ARMA2OA_PATH=C:\Program Files\Bohemia Interactive\ArmA 2
rem This is where custom mods are declared, @DayZ mod folder goes here
rem My game profile, other parameters, other mods used
set DEFAULT_PARAMETERS=-skipintro -cpuCount=4 -exThreads=7 -mod=@CBA_A3;@CBA;@CBA_A2;@CBA_OA;@dfs_3rdperson;@anzins
set PROFILE_PARAMETERS=”-profiles=%ARMA3_PATH%” “-name=MSI GX640”
rem I DONT HAVE TOH INSTALLED
cd /D “%ARMA3_PATH%”
arma3.exe %DEFAULT_PARAMETERS% %PROFILE_PARAMETERS% “-mod=%CUSTOM_MODS%;@AllInArma\ProductDummies;%ARMA2_PATH%;%ARMA2OA_PATH%;%ARMA2OA_PATH%\Expansion;%ARMA3_PATH%;@AllInArma\Core;@AllInArma\PostA3”
This is not DayZ Standalone. This is not a DayZ Arma 3 port. This is DayZ SP played within ArmA 3 Alpha engine made possible by AiA mod. Offline gameplay, singleplayer.
Thanks for watching!