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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1 comment by TheUnbeholden on May 12th, 2014

Hello Zomboiders! First of all, we have an I WILL BACKUP MY SAVE branch of Project Zomboid available as of right now!

Build 26!

Build 26 is ‘kinda’ here and we’re hoping to push this one to official if at all possible, so please let us know how you get on. As usual, you can read how to get in on the IWBUMS branch as well as read the changelist here. And as usual, remember to backup your saves, and if you partake in testing this build you accept the consequences.

Where did the branch go?

When we ‘retired’ an IWBUMS version, to save people having server incompatibilities or losing their games, we started making new branches for them such as build25a, build25b etc.

Problem is we forgot to password those ones, so a bunch of people found these branches and did not know they were unstable (despite the description ‘UNSTABLE’) and got a bit angry. As such we were forced to push these branches into the same password as IWBUMS to try and stem the complaints from those who happened upon the branch without typing in the password. If you have found your build has reverted to default and are wondering why, then this is why. Please go here and read on how to get at the branch again and apologies for the inconvenience.

What are people up to?

The usual. Lemmy be NPC’in, Mash be mappin’, Binky be animatin’ and toolin’ (and it’ll be his birthday tomorrow! weeee!), Romain be trappin’ and Easy be fixin’. At the moment we’re all just plugging away, so sorry if some of us have been a bit quiet on the forums as of late. We’re really eager to make some big pushes forward, and there’s some very exciting stuff in the distance that we’re eager to get closer to.

Here’s a little list of stuff we want to get in in the near, medium and long term future. A lot of these we’ve experimented or started. Some we’re close to finishing, some we’re not so close, and some are just an idea:

NPCS – Obv. As usual these are the most complex and the most anticipated, so they will be out when they are out. We’ll try get them to you ASAP but it’ll take as long as it takes.

Professions Overhaul – These have remained static for so long now, it’s about time we started filling out the character creation with more professions.

Trapping - Very very much in progress by Romain and probably not long until its out there.

Hunting - A little more complex than the above, but Chris has written a lua driven library for use with NPCs that will hopefully make this a quick one to implement.

Vehicles - We’re making plans and have done a few experiments, and there is very little except time to implement to get in our way of implementing these. This will likely be the off ‘break’ task by Chris and Andy to be done in bits and pieces over the next couple of months.

Final UI Overhaul - As much as we’d love to just call the UI done, it still draws way too many criticisms and frustrations. We have some big plans for the inventory which should make the game both more in-depth inventory management, yet more intuitive to use. We’ll see how it goes. It’s still in the design stage at the moment, as we don’t want to risk falling into any of the same traps we fell into with the last UI revamp.

New Combat - With 3D models, we’ll be able to do a lot more with the combat system. Think different swing angles, physics based hit mechanics, better hit reactions, potentially rag-doll etc, less focus on ‘charging’ and more on positional and timing to keep depth but make more intuitive and visceral / attractive combat.

Sneaking - The planned sneaking mechanics will transform the looting gameplay dramatically. Imagine back to wall, peeking around corners, crouching behind walls, running between cover, all to avoid the horde’s attention.

Map Expansion - The next map expansion is going quite the distance to the north! After this massive expansion is done, we will be finishing off all the blank or road layouty sections of the map, and try and get the entire map feeling complete, and with plenty of stuff to discover in every direction.

That’s all for this week, so why not give build 26 a try?

Oh wait, you did. Hello? Anyone there?

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Zomboid Map Tools - 32bit

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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...

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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...

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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

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Project Zomboid 2.9.7 - Latest Build - PC

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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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Hezio Jan 10 2013, 3:34am says:

People shouldn't be rushing the developers. I mean, it's really rude since making them work harder than they already are is bad for the upcoming updates, players, and themselves. Plus, instead of worrying about this game, why not play other games?

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Humungusungus Jan 9 2013, 10:22pm says:

This Baritzz guy looks familiar, Oh thats right because he's on EVERY PAGE ABOUT THIS GAME! If you have given up, and think they are "selfish" then go right ahead.. but WHY IN THE HELL WONT YOU SHUT THE F*** UP ABOUT IT??

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halororor Jan 10 2013, 2:50pm replied:

It's been in pre-alpha since 2011.

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MasterCoxy Jan 9 2013, 10:59pm replied:

Either you didn't google search to find out what an Alpha was, or you set your expectations too high. What you bought was essentially an Alpha Tech Demo. It is not the completed product yet. Throwing money at it does not magically make it finished. Your 8 dollars did not single handedly fund the development of the game. Just take a chill pill man, the devs are hard at work to produce us an awesome game, its in all our best interests to just hang out and see what happens. In the future I recommend you research a product before you make a purchase so that for one, you won't stress over it, and secondly the community won't think you are just being a whiny brat.

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NiceTim Jan 14 2013, 4:59am replied:

yep I go with the guy halororor since he is right, it has been for a year and a half and I dont friggin think that an update, not too large would take that much, I mean seriously, a single update that's taking that much of a time, and though if it was an alpha tech demo at least put a save on it, it's just pointless buying something that has so small possibilities, and you tell me to chill, if you think that they are doing something really big why do they stick with mods, at least make stuff that's big and would actually make fellow buyers happy, because 8 dollars is big if you converted it here, it is an awsome game but it the company concentrates on releasing unnessecary updates like this person just got into the group, at least make some updates that would let many people be attracted at

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halororor Jan 10 2013, 2:53pm replied:

They've been working on a single update for a year and a half now. How long do you think it's going to take them to finish the entire game?

I know the next update is apparently really big and adds a lot to the the game, but I mean, come on. We're going on two years and the game is still *technically* pre-alpha.

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Humungusungus Jan 10 2013, 8:06pm replied:

Anybody who thinks there is problem with the game, build a better one, and faster, then YOU can reap the rewards. But until that happens let them build a GOOD game, not a quick release game like most companys are doing these days. Games have gone WAY downhill, the reason? Pushing out games before they are done! So chill and wait.. If they stop updating us, then be wary, untill then STFU!

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NiceTim Jan 14 2013, 5:02am replied:

yeah yeah, an update that takes 1 year, and the game doesn't have problems, no no, the company has for releasing ****** updates like mod here mod there, at least concentrate in updating the game to it's fullest, look at minecraft for example, they have very many people buying the game since people know that they "DO NOT" give ****** updates, they always release information that people ACTUALLY CARE.

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halororor Jan 11 2013, 1:48am replied:

There's a major difference between taking your time to ensure quality, and taking forever. At this rate, we'll have v1.0 in ten years.

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NiceTim Jan 14 2013, 5:07am replied:

okay then if it was like that, WHY DIDN'T THE GAME TAKE IT TO IT'S MAIN UPDATE THEN, are you that stupid to think it through, why would they make people do the manual work when they could just make it themselves, we are the customers and we paid something to expect something back you dumass

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Project Zomboid
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Highest Rated (246 agree) 10/10

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…

Aug 28 2011, 11:39am by Broax

Lowest Rated (12 agree) 1/10

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.

Jun 24 2012, 3:33pm by Obelisklarvan1

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