Help:Getting started

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Welcome to the DayZ Wiki! This site is designed to be a reference for all things related to both the DayZ Standalone and the DayZ Mod. The following help section is created and edited by wiki users, just like the rest of the wiki.

Experienced with DayZ, but new to wikis?[edit source]

  • A wiki is designed to allow every user to edit its content. If you see something you think could be improved about the wiki, improve it! Just click the "Edit" tab at the top of most pages to edit their contents. You may have to sign up and/or log in before you'll see the "Edit" tab - but it's free and takes under a minute to do so.
  • Don't be afraid to edit. Part of the wiki system is an integrated version tracking system, so there's never a fear of losing something. If you make a mistake, you or someone else can easily fix it - so take the initiative and make a change if you think it's useful. (Tip: when editing, you can also use the "Preview" button to check how the page will look before you save it!)
  • If you need a basic guide to the formatting syntax used for editing pages, take a look at the editing help page, or go to the Community Portal page to find additional information.
  • If you want to experiment with wiki code someplace other than an actual article page, you can use your own userpage, or the shared sandbox page.
  • Once you feel comfortable with wiki syntax, feel free to start adding your game knowledge to the many articles we have here.

Experienced with wikis, but new to DayZ?[edit source]

  • The DayZ Wiki is designed to be a reference for all things related to the game it covers. Feel free to create articles on topics as you encounter them, and of course to use the DayZ Wiki as a helpful guide to your DayZ experience.
  • If you've worked with MediaWiki's before, then all of the standard formatting will be familiar.
  • While it's not required reading, the Manual of Style has some handy pointers on how to format pages so they stay consistent with the rest of the wiki. Don't worry if you just want to make a small change, though - go ahead and do it; someone can always update it later if need be to make it consistent.

New to everything?[edit source]

  • If you're looking to find information, the best way to begin is either by browsing the main page or by using the search box at the top of the page. (Note: clicking "Go" will try to go to a page with the exact name you entered - if you want to look for keywords, click "Search" instead!)
  • If you don't find what you're looking for, remember that this wiki is made up of articles contributed by its users - it might just be that no one has written about that topic yet, so create one!
  • If you want to contribute (perhaps you found a topic that didn't have any info when you were looking for it, and now you know more about it), go for it! The Mediawiki editing help page has the basics of how to use wiki formatting, and you can edit any page just by clicking the "Edit" link at the top (you'll need to be logged in to see edit links, but creating an account is free and easy!). If you want to create a new page, just type the name in the search box on the left and click "Go" - if it doesn't exist, you'll be given the option to edit it as new.
  • Enjoy your exploration of DayZ!

What is expected of me?[edit source]

  • Prior to doing any editing, please take the time to review our Manual of Style.
  • When you upload a file or create a new page, add category tags so that it can be cataloged and referenced more easily in the future. If you're not sure what category something belongs to, ask an administrator. For a list of categories, see here.
  • Where it is appropriate to do so, remember to cite the source of your information, images, etc.

See Also[edit source]

If you need help with something related to the administration of the wiki, contact an administrator.