HOW-TO

This free public service is intended to be used by DayZ server owners, but also useful for passionate players, who wants to understand, what type of loot spawns where and in what quantities. 

It will help you customize your loot spawning without making confusing mistakes.

Check video guide on youtube:



On upload, your file will be validated against custom XML schema, if your file has errors - it will not load. It also means that already your server is broken and it wouldn't spawn loot properly - refer to types.xml detailed guide for details. If you still want to load anything - use clean unmodified vanilla file from dayz standalone server distribution (from steam) and add your types from mods one by one, every time validating the file. 

In general, I would recommend to edit only nominal and min values for every item (which are basically maximum and minimum amounts of the item spawning on map in game). If some cases restock and lifetime could be also edited as per requirements.

It's always worth sorting by lifetime and checking all items, for example in vanilla files by default all vehicles are set to 3 seconds despawn, so every restart you would basically loose all your cars with all inventory inside.

<type name="Hatchback_02">
<nominal>0</nominal>
<lifetime>3</lifetime>
<restock>1800</restock>
<min>0</min>
<quantmin>-1</quantmin>
<quantmax>-1</quantmax>
<cost>100</cost>
<flags count_in_cargo="0" count_in_hoarder="0" count_in_map="1" count_in_player="0" crafted="0" deloot="0"/>
</type>


For PVE\role playing servers, or if your cars are rare and cost a lot it's reasonable to set lifetime to 3888000 which is 45 days. (or less as per your preference) 
Don't put lifetime values more than 3888000

For restock values you need to use something reasonable, but less than your typical server restart time, in my case server restarts every 4 hours, so in my case no reason to exceed 14400 seconds for the restock value.

Feel free to ask questions in Discord (button below) at types-customizer support channel