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:


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 13 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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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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NiceTim Jan 14 2013, 5:10am replied:

BECAUSE I PAYED FOR IT, I don't care if I payed such for something for such a small price, as long as I payed, I should get something good in return, think please, why would they make something that is payed yet just a DEMO...?

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LordVater Jan 11 2013, 6:11am replied:

You are quite right, I do not like making pressure, but on the other hand we must also understand that gamblers like us we spent hours and years looking games we impatient something as big as Project Zomboid. And more people being without resources or income have contributed our bit and we deserve a little meat at least as entertainment.

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natemcbow Jan 10 2013, 1:24pm replied:

When it comes to the release on RC3. What i wonder is... does the full version show up here on desura and replace the pre alpha tech? It will be a hassle otherwise...

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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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NiceTim Jan 9 2013, 8:18am says:

I am getting woried that the game wont update anymore, the updates are quite rubbish in this point, its just all crap, mod and other unecessary stuff, put those things away, and update the game for real, I payed little dollars but its big in our country, and I don't want to feel I wasted alot of money for a stupid "PRE-APLHA TECH DEMO!" its just crap and stupid, paying for something that is just a demo, just better not to even bother if its like that

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NiceTim Jan 9 2013, 8:20am replied:

I mean I bought the game like 4 months ago but I dont think that they had this pre-alpha tech from the last 4 months, maybe I even just got late in buying this and these "people" haven't updated the game by the time they even made the game, and if there is a forum for the updated stuff that's for test and is for free, then why bother buying the game?

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NiceTim Jan 9 2013, 8:21am replied:

stop the modding and crap and stick with the making of the final!

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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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NeuerOrdner Jan 9 2013, 9:30am replied:

Well, As you said yourself, you bought this game in an alpha-funding status. That said, it is not helpfull to push the developers into harsh gamemakeing, since that will only result in a bad game.
Furthermore, those mods they add, are not som useless pieces of junk, they add whole new layers to the game, like an corelating relationshipsystem for the NPCs, a valid and immersiv gameworld or the possibility to plant seeds and farm instead of scavange.
As someone, that does a lot of codeing in his time, I know exactly how hard developeing any kind of software is. Trust me, they don't want this to fail, even more than you.
So please, stop this rant and show some patience and you'll get a top game for top dollar!

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_Rouge_Xvil Jan 9 2013, 3:56pm replied:

Im sorry man, but all u said is ******* WRONG.
They don't know where to go, they are too selfish, and don't think about people that bought the game.
I've bought it almost 2 years ago, and guess what ? it was the same version.
SO, it's just a ******* HOAX, that's it, POINT.
They added things that needed to be polished, and before even do this, they add layers and layers of crappiness, if they still believe in their project, we don't.
And i'm NOT A TROLL, i mean, 2 years and i'm still not able to save my game ?!?! wtf.

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_Rouge_Xvil Jan 9 2013, 4:27pm replied:

Desura's birth got helped a bit by this game's hype, but that doesn't mean they deserve to be in top page for a year now...
There are so many games in alpha version that looks like triple A compare to it..
Lemmy wanted people to mod his game very early in the development, and for me it's a proof that he didn't know where to go. And all the demos i've tried from their forum show me how they still can't focus on anything, all is pre version, the map, the inventory, the crafting system, the AI of zombies, of survivors, the plot, even the engine was revamped and i don't wanna know why... but man..
If there were squids instead of zombies, this game would be dead now..
Thanks to our dead fellows, they can still make people believe in their lies.
I think that if we were able ton convert all their blogging stuff, detailled explanation of what they are unable to do, into lines of code, this game would be deeper that dwarf fortress.

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BlackNinja4780 Jan 10 2013, 3:59am replied:

Your not the smartest are you? the forum versions have a save feature and much much more. Maybe do some reaserch before spewing stupidness all over the place.

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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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_Rouge_Xvil Jan 9 2013, 4:33pm replied:

...deeper THAN dwarf fortress, sry for my english.

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NeuerOrdner Jan 9 2013, 6:53pm replied:

can't really tell about anything you said since I just recently got into this.
so you might be right or just trollin, no way for me to see that.
But if thats true, I totally get your frustration. Things like that make me wary about kickstarter and alpha-funding as an idea and as a trend.
Anyway, I don't think rageing makes them work faster or help people, if what you say is true, to stay of that wobbly ride.

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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.

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