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#1 tacticalbeard

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 09:12 PM

So I installed Dayz Standalone and it automatically picked a character name, which happens to be my real name, which I do not want to be used while I play video games. How do I change the character name in Dayz Standalone?



#2 Blackcan

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 09:13 PM

The Character Name depends on your Steam overlay name



#3 tacticalbeard

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 11:26 PM

how do I change the steam overlay name?



#4 tacticalbeard

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 11:32 PM

The name it was using was my email address, not my steam account name...how do I change this



#5 outlaw1198

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 11:33 PM

it is your steam nickname


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#6 MasterSith

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 11:33 PM

Change your steam profile name on steam.



#7 titegtnodI

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 11:34 PM

tacticalbeard ... very close to a friend of mine, tacticalbread.



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 11:38 PM

So I installed Dayz Standalone and it automatically picked a character name, which happens to be my real name, which I do not want to be used while I play video games. How do I change the character name in Dayz Standalone?

 

As has already been mentioned, DayZ uses your Steam persona/community name.  This is not the same as your Steam account name.  FYI, It is not recommended you use the same Steam persona name as your account name.

 

 

You can change your Steam name from the Community tab and editing your user profile.


Edited by NeedsFoodBadly, 20 December 2013 - 11:38 PM.

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#9 tacticalbeard

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 01:12 AM

Needs Food Badly...thanks



#10 i_push_buttons

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 01:39 AM

OP:

 

>Open Steam.

>Lower right corner.

>Open friends list.

>Right click your own name (at the top).

>Change profile name...



#11 cansihavewaffles

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 02:29 AM

 

this video explains and i did it so...


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#12 thePrisoner

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 04:24 AM

Anyway to delete a post? I watched the video and that was too easy. I went into documents and changed that way. haha

 

be seeing you...


Edited by thePrisoner, 23 January 2014 - 04:43 AM.


#13 teleh

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 03:42 AM

Since the last update a couple of days ago for some reason it's ignoring my Steam name and using my PC name.

 

So I'm running around as 'i7' and it's really annoying that the game is taking system information and injecting it ingame.

 

Guess I'll watch the vid posted above...?



#14 Samuri_Bake_Pie

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 03:48 AM

With the new update all you have to do to change your name is go into the main menu where you can see play, configure, character, etc, and left click on your name in the bottom right corner to edit it. Hope this helps


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#15 weedmasta

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 03:51 AM

Just open the game, click on the right bottom corner on where your name is, hit backspace to delete it and write the desired nickname. You don't need to change your steam name...


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#16 teleh

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 05:40 AM

Awesome - thanks heaps. Didn't think to click on the name itself.



#17 WaRneD

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 12:56 PM

 

If you still need help, heres my quick video for the people wondering how to change the name.





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