Zombie Colony is a real time shooter survival strategy game. Scavenge for resources, build your camp, and survive against zombies.

The Zombie Colony alpha was released on the 21st of December, 2012. For all updates, news, and general information as soon as we know it, follow @ZombieColony on twitter!

There is also now an official facebook page here

*Note: Zombie Colony requires Half Life 2: Deathmatch and the content from Half Life 2: Episode 2.

Download the latest update here:

Zombie Colony Patch - v 0.1.2

And download the full mod pack here:

Zombie Colony Alpha Release

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4 comments by KojaK on Aug 9th, 2013

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Things are happening very rapidly now. The project has it's own website at zombiecolony.net. As well, we are very close to launching the Kickstarter. We will be updating here and our Facebook page with more concept art, and updating twitter when we have important news.

In the meantime, we have a ton of new concept art to show you guys. Most of these are sketches to explore the visual style and universe we're trying to bring to life.

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As always guys, thank you very much for your support. Like I mentioned earlier, we are going to be moving forward very rapidly in the near future.


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Zombie Colony Patch - v 0.1.2

Zombie Colony Patch - v 0.1.2

Jan 28, 2013 Patch 11 comments

Fix for some minor (and one or two not so minor) bugs. Just the binary files, download the full release if you don't have it already. TO INSTALL: extract...

Zombie Colony Alpha Release

Zombie Colony Alpha Release

Dec 21, 2012 Demo 24 comments

The first official alpha build of Zombie Colony. To install, simply extract it into the SourceMods folder of your Steam directory. It requires Half Life...

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23-down Dec 23 2012, 5:20pm says:

Same problem for me I don't even get an error message. It simply nothing happens when I try to launch it.

I installed it into sourcemods and got Hl2 DM plus Ep2 installed in steam.
Seems to me you wrote a bad config or didn't link it to the needed games properly I don't know.

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23-down Dec 23 2012, 6:34pm replied:

Update: I experimented a bit and so I managed to get into the main menu before it crashed on me by moving the modfolder into the ep2 main folder and launching ep2 per -game zombcol command. At least that way I could launch it and see the main menu. Naturally it wont work like that.

So definitely a config issue here. Your gameinfo.txt also looked fishy compared to other hl2 ep2 gameinfo.txt mod files. But I'm not sure if that plays an important role at all I'm to unexperienced with hl2 modding.

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KojaK Dec 24 2012, 1:36am replied:

The config files are not the problem. Have you tried to run HL2:DM and Episode 2 before running Zombie Colony? Certain necessary files aren't extracted until the games are run.

If I wrote the config files incorrectly it wouldn't work on anyone's machine.

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23-down Dec 24 2012, 9:55am replied:

Nice. You're right I started Ep2 and DM played around in some maps and now your mod is working. You should add that information into your description. I reinstalled Steam couple of weeks ago when my new computer arrived so I didn't had any of the needed files I get by playing the games.

Testing your mod now.

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Torhque Dec 25 2012, 1:17am replied:

Which maps/levels did you load up on Ep2 and DM? I can't seem to launch the game, and I've been loading levels and maps with zero success.

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KojaK Creator
KojaK Dec 25 2012, 2:59am replied:

No specific levels are necessary. What errors are you getting?

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smeyxs Dec 23 2012, 1:59pm says:

When I run the game it gets to the startscreen (the screen with zombie colony on it, without any texts) and it minimizes after a second then I get this error:
Engine error:
Unable to load surface prop file 'scripts/surfaceproperties_ep2.text' (referenced by manifest file 'scripts/surfaceproperties_manifest.text')

And I checked in my steam/steamapps/sourcemods/scripts folder and there isn't any file named 'surfaceproperties.....'

What should I do?

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Deleo Dec 23 2012, 2:41pm replied:

Do you have HL2: Deathmatch and HL2: Episode 2 installed?

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smeyxs Dec 23 2012, 5:10pm replied:

No I did not, I do not have HL2:episode 2

I did searched for the requirements on the modb page.. and I did not find it. So make it a bit clearer which versions of HL2 you got to have installed. :)

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KojaK Creator
KojaK Dec 24 2012, 1:33am replied:

At the very top, I made sure to write "*Note: Zombie Colony requires Half Life 2: Deathmatch and the content from Half Life 2: Episode 2."

Where were you looking? I want to make it as clear as possible, so if you missed it that means other people could be as well.

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Biglonewolf115 Dec 23 2012, 1:01pm says:

yeah i put it in source mods but yet it looks like there is no .exe file at all....

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Deleo Dec 23 2012, 2:45pm replied:

So? You can't start it?

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Biglonewolf115 Dec 23 2012, 11:15pm replied:

nope its not in the games tab in steam

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KojaK Creator
KojaK Dec 24 2012, 1:31am replied:

Mods don't require a .exe, they're just two client and server .dll's. The folder "zombcol" that comes packed should be the one you have in your sourcemods folder. Once you restart steam, you should see it in your games list.

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Got Potential, and I see it getting better.

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