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…

Its not just Zombies that will kill but the environment. You can build and fortify to keep the horde at bay or always be on the move. Fight the cold during winter. Farm to spend less time making risky supply runs. Make to much noise with firearms and zombies will be attracted to your location, forming groups organically making it difficult to fight them off or pass by unnoticed. Over exert yourself and you might not be able to make a run for it when it counts. Depression, starvation, loneliness, illness, insanity, a lethal bite...

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Build 33 Released!

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Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, zomboys and zombettes… build 33 is now open for general consumption! We’ve released two new IWBUMS updates (33.11, 33.12 and 33.13) since the last Mondoid, and we’re now satisfied with it enough to push it out into the great wild wilderness of Steam.

As always the sheer number of extra systems that live in the world beyond our IWBUMS testers might throw up issues, in which case our bug tracker lives here and official thread here, but hopefully this will mean all survivors everywhere will be giving the map event randomization, radio and TV broadcast system, vastly improved FMOD sound, new game start options and all the many/varied other stuff a whirl!

[NEW STUFF]

  • FMOD: New sound engine!
    • Tons of new sounds and ambient! (fridge buzz, water drip, birds...)
    • New random music algorythm: some weird music will start at night to give a creepy ambient!
    • Proper 3D sound!
    • The helicopter will now circle around a player, you'll need to hide (forest or house) for it to stop!
    • Added an ambient volume slider in the option.
  • New randomized buildings:
    • Some buildings will now be burnt, looted or already barricaded.
    • Some will have specific professions loots
    • Made world more alive, some windows/inside door will be open.
  • New main menu!
    • Allowing to custom your difficulty settings easier.
    • You can choose a difficulty for the world/zombie and then for your starter/character. (need more balancing)
    • Choose from "The First Day" to "6 Months After the Apocalypse" (hard early game), and don't forget our hardcore Survival (hard late game!)
    • Then select if your character will start with some bonuses, such as items or xp multiplier!
  • New trait: herbalist
    • With this trait you can find medicinal herbs by foraging.
    • They'll help you fixing your broken bones, your stomach disease, etc.
    • Some will require to be transformed in poultice with a mortar and a pilon!
    • Now each new game a random berry/mushroom (yay mushroom!) will be poisonous, same for multiplayer and only the herbalist will know which one you shouldn't eat. Not a herbalist? Take care when eating berries ;)
  • Radios
  • TVs
  • Moveable furnitures! (icon is on the left)
  • Balanced zombies grouping a bit, start game should be way more easier (no zombies thumping at your door when you spawn, less zombies around you, etc...)
  • Added sandbox options to make zombies thump only if they're chasing/heard a sound (still enabled in 6 months/survival)
  • Added /alarm server admin command to force an alarm to play in the current room.
  • Added farming mag to learn the mild flies cure
  • Added electronics mag to learn how to make and add remote trigger
  • Added way to learn remote controller v2 and v3 in electronics mag
  • PZServerSettings edits INI as well as SandboxVars.lua.
  • Save players every minute instead of every 2 seconds.
  • Active translation mods will be loaded when joining a server.
  • Added a context-menu item to show the remaining water in a Rain Collector Barrel. The info is shown by a tooltip. The menu item is displayed only when the player is close to the barrel.
  • Zombies that fall from a height fall over and take some damage.
  • Added buttons to enable/disable mods. Double-clicking still works.
  • Added warning about Workshop items not being displayed when Steam is disabled.
  • The URL button in the Mods screen opens the Steam Overlay to a mod's Workshop page if it has one.
  • PZServerSettings reads/writes servertest_zombies.ini (i.e., the advanced zombie population options)
  • The Maps= line in a server's INI file may contain multiple maps separated by semicolons. Previously, the only way to combine maps was by creating a new map with a map.info file that referred to the other map directories.
  • Added MaxAccountsPerUser to limit the number of accounts tied to each SteamID. If this number is zero (the default) then there is no limit. Admins may create any number of accounts for themselves.

[FIXES/BALANCE]

  • Canned food now appears as food and not "normal" item (can't be eat tho, need to be opened first)
  • Crafting UI displays spices and poison already added to a recipe.
  • Crafting UI displays poison icon next to known poisonous ingredients.
  • Fixed watermelon sliced/smashed weight
  • Possibly fixed multiple copies of other players appearing in multiplayer.
  • Fixed speed of falling not considering framerate.
  • Reduced movement rate when going up or down stairs.
  • Fixed OpeningHours sprite bug.
  • Fixed flickering when in the Lua debugger.
  • Fixed health-panel errors when spamming right-click actions.
  • Fixed some outdoor chairs showing "Remove Bush" in context menu.
  • Fixed generators only powering levels 0,1,2 no matter which level the generator was on.
  • ProjectZomboid exe prints any exception after running the main() method.
  • Fixed an exception with footstep sounds when the player was falling.
  • Fixed lighting flashes not working when shaders were turned off.
  • Fixed clicked-on worn clothing not being used by a recipe.
  • Fixed a number of issues with using the bundled Java Runtime Environment on Linux.
IWBUMS 33 Released

IWBUMS 33 Released

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New sound engine, Randomized buildings, New main menu for deeper difficulty settings and Radio/TV implemented.

Project Zomboid - Creative Mode

Project Zomboid - Creative Mode

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The Creative Revolution begins, A Sneak peek at upcoming build 33's new Creative Mode.

Blue Mondoid

Blue Mondoid

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Why a Blue Mondoid? Perhaps it’s because you’ll let out a cuss-word in surprise and delight at the treats in-store for you below? Maybe Zombies turn...

Build Balancin’

Build Balancin’

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Hello brave survivors. First of all, a recap for those who aren’t up to speed with the wonders of Build 30.

Zomboid Map Tools - 32bit

Zomboid Map Tools - 32bit

Mapping Tool 8 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

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

Prefabs 13 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

Patch 20 comments

Project Zomboid 2.9.7 - Latest Build - Mac - Project Zomboid 2.9.7 - Latest Build - Mac

Project Zomboid 2.9.7 - Latest Build - PC

Project Zomboid 2.9.7 - Latest Build - PC

Patch 74 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

Demo 32 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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MrMas35
MrMas35

will you ever update this, ive had it since it came out, and i dont remember any updates

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TopHatZebra
TopHatZebra

You know what the worst thing is?

When the update is actually released, none of these people saying "SCAM" are actually going to apologize. They're just going to say something like "Oh, well, about time!" or "Took you long enough!"

I swear, this fan base is almost as entitled as the one for Total War...

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halororor
halororor

So complaining because we've been waiting a year and a half for an update to a game we've paid for is now us being 'entitled?'

That's rich. I'll just quote Forbes on the matter.

"The verdict is in, folks, and it’s the same as it was last year: calling upset gamers ‘entitled’ is still a lazy substitute for an argument."

It's said in a slightly different context, but it fits this context as well.

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TopHatZebra
TopHatZebra

Yes. They are making a game. You expect them to do something when there's no reason at all for you to expect it.

You did not pay for a game. You paid for a demo, and the promise of a game later. They're making progress. Do you expect them to just magically have a game when they snap their fingers? They did not promise to release new updates constantly.

It's been a year since the update, and in that time, this TINY, INDEPENDENT, (And I cannot stress that enough) studio had a ridiculously bumpy development, and honestly, Im surprised they're still making such good progress!

A game this in-depth doesn't get made in a month. Especially not after having to start over completely half way through development.

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Warlash
Warlash

"You did not pay for a game. You paid for a demo, and the promise of a game later."

Incorrect. We paid for access to the alpha builds during development.

Look at the purchase button above, where it states: "Project Zomboid Alpha"
Then beneath it where it states: "Expect frequent updates..."

Then please explain how we should come to the conclusion you have?

The developers have taken our money as alpha funding.
Mid-way decided to backtrack, and turn this into a kickstarter.

That was not what they sold me.
That is not what Desura is actually selling.

The fact they have not come on here, and changed that purchase button, clearly indicated, to me at least, who alpha funders are dealing with concerning Indie Stone.

Dishonest comes to mind.
All the fanbois, who it appears like to scream in caps will not change this. :)

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Feesty
Feesty

Haha I will, Im very happy for them to prove me wrong but I just dont think they will is all and I am entitled, I paid for somehting that hasnt come after about 2 years so I can complain all I want.

Edit: infact m8 Id just be happy if they dropped a save into the Desura version because that would give me something I can play but both versions are broken the 2.5 more so but the desura version while older feels more polished.

It wouldnt be hard for them to drop a save function into it

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Zecobellic
Zecobellic

It looks like they keep trying to add stuff to the same update, like trying to do one huge update that will take a while, instead of doing semi-small updates.....i mean, i like getting a lot of new stuff in one sitting, but if i have to wait like a year....i mean the last update on desura that the changelog says was in sept 2011....

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Feesty
Feesty

its been over a year for desura m8 adn they are still saying we arnt giving an ETA on release, I dont even believe they have a product anymore I think they are blogging just to keep sales flowing and soon we will get hit with a message saying that they have been unable to contiue for some reason or another

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sneewman
sneewman

he man i am the black jack and i have a webesite wear you can download the latest vesion its real !!!!!!!!!

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smashpanzer
smashpanzer

Hi, I use Windows 8 and Desura to play this game. Is there a way to change it to the stable release? The one I currently play on doesnt have the improved map and I can't open windows. Thanks.

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deadomen
deadomen

For my understanding, they are going to release version RC3 to Desura, but the date is unknown (probably during Q1/Q2).

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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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