Project Zomboid is an open-ended zombie-infested sandbox. It asks one simple question – how will you die? Whether surviving in Knox County free-roam or controlling Indie Stone mascot Baldspot in his quest to save his injured wife Kate – death is always a certainty. Quite how long you manage to put it off is another matter…

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7 comments by TheUnbeholden on Aug 20th, 2014

Hello all, so this week we have an announcement to make that we’re sure a few people suspected might happen one day or another. At the moment the PZ team is working with modder extrordinaire TurboTuTone to bring the incredible Erosion mod into the base game!

To those who are not aware of it, the mod is incredible, and simulates the wear and tear of the world over time, with cracks appearing in walls and floors. Grass, vines and trees growing over urban areas as nature reclaims the planet. It also will bring seasons into the game, with snow in the winter, brown trees and grass in autumn, and flowers blooming in summer.

In the process we will be expanding the system, and TurboTuTone has already been working on some awesome new stuff such as soil moisture maps, with Mash drawing new trees, bushes and grasses for the various seasons and map areas!

Here are a few screenshots, please note these are WIP:

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The winter will also be getting some love, though we have no screenshots of those yet! Mash intends to do extra stuff such as leaves on the floor for autumn, and grass coming through cracks in concrete and all other good stuff!

So a big big thanks to TurboTuTone for allowing us and helping us bring a more evolving dynamic world to Project Zomboid, and we can’t wait to see what he does in future!

Build 28

As you may be aware, last week we released a test build of 28 onto the password protected Steam branch I Will Backup My Save, which can be found by following the instructions here.

Easy and Romain have been hammering away at a bunch of fixes to the most commonly encountered issues in the test build, and we’re planning on shipping it out to official soon. There may be another hotfix to the IWBUMS branch before that happened, but fingers crossed it won’t be long now!

Work on the map, vehicles and NPCs continues apace, nothing specific to report except as to say they are going very well!

Later folks! <3
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Zomboid Map Tools - 32bit

Zomboid Map Tools - 32bit

Jan 14, 2014 Mapping Tool 2 comments

For Windows 32 bit. Goes without saying all credit for these tools goes to EasyPickins who has done some amazeballs stuff and all credit for tiles to...

Zomboid  Map Tools - 64bit

Zomboid Map Tools - 64bit

Jan 14, 2014 Mapping Tool 0 comments

For Windows 64 bit. Goes without saying all credit for these tools goes to EasyPickins who has done some amazeballs stuff and all credit for tiles to...

Save Editor

Save Editor

Aug 29, 2013 Prefabs 11 comments

A very handy editor made by randomer679. This is just a little program he made to edit sandbox options mid-game. He wanted to be able to turn off zombies...

Project Zomboid 2.9.7 - Latest Build - Mac

Project Zomboid 2.9.7 - Latest Build - Mac

May 10, 2013 Patch 14 comments

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Project Zomboid 2.9.7 - Latest Build - PC

Project Zomboid 2.9.7 - Latest Build - PC

May 6, 2013 Patch 58 comments

Project Zomboid 2.9.7 - Latest Build - PC - Zomboid build RC 2.5 version 7.

Project Zomboid Tech Demo 0.1.4c

Project Zomboid Tech Demo 0.1.4c

Jun 19, 2011 Demo 28 comments

A very early demo, so please be kind! Surviving isn’t just about blowing zombie’s heads off. Depression, starvation, trust issues, loneliness, illness...

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ceriux
ceriux Mar 7 2013, 12:06am says:

has there been an update released on desura yet? i bought this a long time ago and stopped playing because there were never any updates... felt like i was playing an unfinished game...

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Feesty
Feesty Mar 7 2013, 5:44am replied:

I agree but your not allowed to say that or else you get attacked by fanboys calling you entittled and accusing you of being a 12 year old CoD player but had they bothered to look they would see that your neither 12 or a CoD player

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rawweirdness
rawweirdness Mar 7 2013, 8:42am replied:

"Project Zomboid Alpha"
It say Alpha in the title. And if you look at the the Zomboid site there is this text.

"Please note, this game is currently in development. You’re buying access to the game in its current state, and all future improvements or updates come free – although we consider the game to be well worth the price, please consider looking into the progress of the game before committing to purchasing" .

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_Rouge_Xvil
_Rouge_Xvil Mar 8 2013, 2:14pm buried:

(buried)

IT IS NOT PROGRESSING, STOP LYING. Well worth the price LLLOOOOOLLLL
Guys, go look for indie bundles, for 1 dollar u can have 5 games that are far better than this ******* interactive screensaver.
Praise to Toadie, making dwarf fortress for free, when there are such bastards and vain people telling u to pay for a good idea turned into an empty case.

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ceriux
ceriux Mar 7 2013, 11:52am replied:

iv bought into beta games before and they still release updates. what i meant is i PURCHASED an unfinished game. as in i bought it and thats all i get.

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Icetea117
Icetea117 Mar 8 2013, 12:15am replied:

This update is really BIG and its hopefuly coming late March

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_Rouge_Xvil
_Rouge_Xvil Mar 8 2013, 2:25pm replied:

and i just say ******** !! i'm ready to bet anything on this..
I'll be back in april to laugh.

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Hollthulhu
Hollthulhu Mar 7 2013, 12:41pm replied:

First of all, if you check the website at all, you can find updated releases in the forums. The Devs have also been nice enough to link those updated downloads to the Desura profile.

Yes the game is in Alpha, you knew that when you bought it. So don't complain about it not being "finished". I'm guessing you never got on the Minecraft bus when it first came out, either? I mean, it's okay if you arne't used to Alphas and Betas.. and I mean REAL Alphas and Betas. The Betas big companies put out are generally quite polished up and near completion, where as when you deal with an Indie Developer, they are giving you the nitty-gritty and making you part of the development team because you can provide them feedback to help improve things from the beginning. And if you refer to Open Betas from big companies, then they are pretty much just "previews" of the game that will be released in the very near future.

PZ has been in development a long time, with tons of updates. I really don't see how you missed these unless you just didn't know where to look.

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_Rouge_Xvil
_Rouge_Xvil Mar 8 2013, 2:48pm replied:

PZ has been in development a long time, with tons of updates, and my father is Obama.

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ceriux
ceriux Mar 7 2013, 12:50pm replied:

iv been playing betas since i was a kid and yes i knew it was in alpha. but i bought it on desura for a ******* reason. i shouldnt have to download my updates elsewhere they need to put their updates directly on desura, rather than just linking them there. if they didnt want to mess with desura they shouldnt have sold me the game through it. **** them being nice enough to link the updates. i was nice enough to buy their unfinished game so that they could continue to develope it, they can atleast upload there patches to the client that they sold it to me on. ( i generally dont play big label games) what im complaining about has nothing to do with an ALHPA or BETA game, nor the gameplay in it. im bitching about the fact that i payed them and im not getting the customer service i should be getting, since i gave them my money! so before you attempt to insult me like im some kiddie you should notice im only a few years younger than you are, and iv been around probably just as long as you. if anything my profile should show you that i probably understand more about alpha and beta builds than you even do. considering looking at your profile you no form of game development happening on it at all. aside from being slightly rude your comment does have quite a bit of information on it. yet its still not helpful because once again i bought the game on desura so i wouldnt have to deal with doing all of that manual ********.

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Treiger
Treiger Mar 8 2013, 12:26am replied:

This is why i'm holding off from buying it. The RC3 update is so big that they reworked the entire and game are unable to release it until it's done. Which is a long *** time if you haven't noticed. The reason the updates aren't released on Desura is because alot of the builds are unstable, the version you have is the last stable build, which was months ago if I recall. It's pretty ********.

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_Rouge_Xvil
_Rouge_Xvil Mar 8 2013, 2:45pm replied:

P.S: is 7 september 2011 months ago ? if that's the case, i can tell u Nibiru doesn't exist, and that u don't have to be afraid, here is the futur, the date is 08 march 2013, and i don't care if u don't believe me..

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_Rouge_Xvil
_Rouge_Xvil Mar 8 2013, 2:34pm replied:

"The RC3 update is so big that they reworked the entire and game are unable to release it until it's done." LMAO
I bet u weren't there for the nightmare update then ? 2 years ago ? When they excuses themselves for being late with the update ? That it was a nightmare for them, they can't handle this game, it's simply too ambitious and will always be half-made.
Then they got robbed...... And they closed all the comment section on their site because everybody was ****** off by their unprofessionalism.. I mean the WarZ thing on steam was nothing compare to what these scums are doin'
Good for them they started it before there was any kickstarter thing in the air, it would have been a ******* horrible mess.
I'd like to know why u don't stabilize any of the new version to release something during the years people are waiting, how ungrateful are you regarding to people who paid, and believed in you ? Will u quit finding unstable excuses ? and make the thing happen ?

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ceriux
ceriux Mar 8 2013, 8:00am replied:

Treiger thanks for the information on why the updates are not on desura yet. a proper answer to my original post and question.

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Jsmon
Jsmon Mar 6 2013, 9:07am says:

Hey guys, trust me, this game is completely worth it.

Sure, it's in Alpha Phase, but from what they gave us so far and with what they plan on giving, it will be an incredible game. :)

I made a few Let's Play of me Playing on the web, so if you're wondering if you should buy it or not, come drop around. :D

Youtube.com

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sneewman
sneewman Mar 6 2013, 7:59am says:

haaaa give me update

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tmstbsjms
tmstbsjms Mar 5 2013, 7:59pm says:

damn it forgot my login and my key so Im doomed I want the new update but dont know how to download it they never make this kinda stuff easy

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dThunder746
dThunder746 Mar 6 2013, 1:23am replied:

it is easy... If you've somehow lost your Desura key then email Desura. If you lost your username/password, then email Indiestone and they'll help you. Simple.

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Fluffeh
Fluffeh Mar 6 2013, 8:50pm replied:

Sometimes it's sad that the most obvious things are lost on those posting in quick reply places.

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totertot
totertot Mar 5 2013, 6:23pm says:

no news this week?

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Icetea117
Icetea117 Mar 5 2013, 11:34pm replied:

Yes there is it just didnt appear on Desura
Projectzomboid.com

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This is one of those examples of how great indie alpha funding can be... Project Zomboid is a real work of love fueled by a great community and great interaction between developers and fans. Even if it's just in the earliest stages the colossal potential it has for modding alone makes this a game full of potential. As for the game itself it has great music, and awesome atmosphere... It's a great ride for all the nostalgic gamers that fondly remember isometric games. And the structure of this game…

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I enjoyed this game for a while, but due to the constant "patch coming soon" but never actually coming, im giving up on this game for now, maybe the game will finally be slightly updated within a year.

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