Summary

Zombie Master: Reborn combines FPS and RTS experience into one terrifying package. Each round a willing player is chosen to be the Zombie Master. ZM's job is to summon and command zombies, and kill the remaining survivors. The unlucky who didn't get picked, assume the role of a survivor. Their goal is to stay alive and complete the map objectives.

Reviving your favorite FPS/RTS hybrid from the dead

Zombie Master: Reborn is a rebirth of one of the first Source mods, Zombie Master. ZMR aims to build upon the foundation of the original with new features and long overdue bug fixes.


Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 5

(2019/10/25)

Installer

Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 5 (Windows Installer)

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Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 5 (Windows ZIP)

Installation:

1. Install Source SDK Base 2013 Multiplayer on Steam.

2. Download latest ZMR version above.

3. Restart Steam.

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Beta 5

It's spooptober once again, which means we're here with another release. Oh boy, do we have a bunch of great stuff for you today.



The new boomstick

The biggest change in terms of gameplay is the new addition to our arsenal; the over-under shotgun. The shotgun is a high damage, low fire-rate and penetrating alternative to the normal shotgun. You can easily clear a bunch of zombies, but need to wait a long reload animation to dispatch more zombies. This makes it perfect for objectives. We hope this weapon makes the survivor gameplay more varied and interesting.

Over-under shotgun modelled and animated by Yeckoh



New Effects

Atmosphere in a zombie game is important. While we're not going full horror, small things go a long way.
The stock Source engine rain is, very much so, garbage, so we decided to take some notes from Alien Swarm. All pre-existing maps with func_precipitation will use this new rain effect.
The thing you'll see in every map, is the new post-processing effects. Giving the image more contrast and desaturating it a bit gives it that horror feel. Some may call it "the shit filter". If you are one of those people, do not fret, it is toggleable through the options.

Particle system rain

Post-processing effects



Weapon Sounds & New Textures

You might have heard some differences in the weapon sounds in the trailer. Dat1Guy decided to release his custom weapon sounds in secret on our ModDB page. Well, we noticed, and decided to just include them in the mod as they are. They're that good.
The Renegadist has been working on the item crate and arm textures for like a year now. You better like em. Not because I said so, but because they are actually pretty awesome. The shotgun textures really needed some improvements, so Renegadist did his magic there as well.

Weapon crate textures by The Renegadist

Player model specific arm models



Shotgun textured by The Renegadist



Music

We were contacted by Rhett Dahl, an awesome composer that wanted to do music for us. We said "hell yea!". You'll hear some of them in our main menu in Beta 5. Here's one of them. All the tracks can be found here. Thanks to Compelx who also did a few tracks for us. Unfortunately we didn't include his in this release, so stay tuned.



See the full list of changes here.


Installer

Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 5 (Windows Installer)

ZIP

Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 5 (Windows ZIP)


Linux

Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 5 (Linux)
Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 4

Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 4

News 8 comments

Beta 4 is here! It took a while, but it's here. Looking for animators and audio engineers.

Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 3

Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 3

News 10 comments

Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 3 comes out today! A status update on what we're working on.

Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 2

Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 2

News 7 comments

Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 2 is out! Steam news and major AI changes.

Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 1

Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 1

News 11 comments

Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 1 is out! Improved ZM experience, new arms and more options to mappers.

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Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 5 (Windows Installer)

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Game files for Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 5 (Windows). Source SDK Base 2013 Multiplayer is required, which you can download in the Steam library Tools-section...

Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 5 (Windows ZIP)

Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 5 (Windows ZIP)

Full Version

Game files for Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 5 (Windows). Source SDK Base 2013 Multiplayer is required, which you can download in the Steam library Tools-section...

Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 5 (Linux)

Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 5 (Linux)

Full Version

Game files for Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 5 (Linux). Source SDK Base 2013 Multiplayer is required, which you can download in the Steam library Tools-section...

Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 4 (Windows Installer)

Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 4 (Windows Installer)

Full Version 5 comments

Game files for Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 4 (Windows). Source SDK Base 2013 Multiplayer is required, which you can download in the Steam library Tools-section...

Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 4 (Windows ZIP)

Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 4 (Windows ZIP)

Full Version

Game files for Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 4 (Windows). Source SDK Base 2013 Multiplayer is required, which you can download in the Steam library Tools-section...

Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 4 (Linux)

Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 4 (Linux)

Full Version

Game files for Zombie Master: Reborn Beta 4 (Linux). Source SDK Base 2013 Multiplayer is required, which you can download in the Steam library Tools-section...

Comments  (0 - 10 of 112)
murdoc100
murdoc100

I'm so glad someone FINALLY revisited this mod and brought it back, only sad I'm finding out a good couple months after the latest update. Either way, I'll definitely be having fun with it and trying out some of the old maps I used to love from Gamebanana. Though, I was wondering if anyone has the zm_random map on file? That map was the absolute best back in the day. Somebody even made a wiki entry on the Zombie Master wiki for it lol. Additionally, I remember there was a map based on the Shaun of the Dead movie too and I can't seem to find that either.

EDIT: I joined the Discord! But also Banshees there and I was able to find that he has updated and uploaded a bunch of the zm_randoms and also someone posted the shaun of the dead map so YAY!

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Skyried
Skyried

I really hope someone brings back the Black Edition release - I really love the "Hard to learn, Hard to master" elements in it. But I'm glad Zombie master is finding some traction again.

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TheRenegadist Creator
TheRenegadist

We're not in charge of Black Edition, only the creator of Black Edition can bring Black Edition back.

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jholst9830
jholst9830

When do play on the severs, it there a timeset?

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TheRenegadist Creator
TheRenegadist

Besides what A.765 said we don't have times where we schedule play sessions but we have people hopping on all the time to play. If you want to keep track of when people are on head to our Discord, we have a channel that tracks it and lets people notify the server.

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A.765.H
A.765.H

Sundays, fortnightly, or every two weeks. Usually get a full server. Around 11:30 CST.

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Tormer
Tormer

I am happy that this mod is back!!!
I played Zombie Master in 2012 last time. Then, servers went down and i couldn't play it anymore. Now, Zombie Master is alive!!!
I joined to discord server and will download this resurrected mod!!!

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TheRenegadist Creator
TheRenegadist

Glad you rediscovered this mod!

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E-clit
E-clit

ew mod

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TheRenegadist Creator
TheRenegadist

Amazing.

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