So I've gone through the motions of setting up a server based on what I read here and on the github page and from the last time I tried this ~3 years ago (and had much more success back then!). Right now, whenever I try to connect, I get into the lobby, can receive the mission, but then nothing happens. Steps I've taken: I tried to install ARMA 2 and ARMA2 OA from SteamCMD, but one of the app id's didn't work? I own both the games so I installed them and copied them from my steam client install. Copied ARMA 2 OA, then the AddOns folder of ARMA 2. This was from a thread I read. Should I copy ARMA 2 then over-copy ARMA 2 OA? Copied the DayZ mod folder from Steam. Updated the steam_app.txt file to match the Steam DayZ app id. Prior to this, I was getting "Session lost." Installed MySQL server, set up the user and the database, verified functionality, etc. Set up the server.cfg and hiveext.ini files with the appropriate values. As far as I can see, my server runs and I can join it. Like I stated above, I see the lobby after typing the server password, I can click into the server, and it starts receiving the mission. Once that happens, I get to the "DAYZ" loading screen and the progress bar freezes about 75% of the way in. The database contains NO data for player data or player login. The server console(s) only ever show this: 21:31:23 Dedicated host created. 21:31:25 BattlEye Server: Initialized (v1.207) 21:31:25 Host identity created. 21:31:25 Game Port: 2302, Steam Query Port: 2303 21:33:23 Matthew uses modified data file 21:33:23 BattlEye Server: Player #0 Matthew (192.168.1.2:2304) connected 21:33:23 Player Matthew connecting. 21:33:23 Mission DayZMod read from directory. 21:33:24 BattlEye Server: Player #0 Matthew - GUID: XXXXX (unverified) 21:33:25 Player Matthew connected (id=XXXXX). 21:33:25 BattlEye Server: Verified GUID (XXXXX) of player #0 Matthew 21:33:25 BattlEye Server: Player #0 Matthew - Legacy GUID: XXXXXX 21:33:30 Roles assigned. 21:33:30 Reading mission ... 21:33:48 Mission read. 21:33:49 Game started. Nothing else ever happens, and my game client just sits there. What might I have done wrong???