I tested the small junkcard and the metal detector yesterday - I get only empty garbage bags when I "search junk" and nothing (except an empty battery) when I "search for metal".
And there is still an error reported in the console logs:
SEVERE: Error found in LUA file: steamapps/workshop/content/108600/498441420/mods/Hydrocraft/media/lua/server/JunkyardExtra.lua
se.krka.kahlua.vm.KahluaException: JunkyardExtra.lua:418: 'then' expected near `the`
Have you tried the solutions as disabling the steam overlay or running the game with the ProjectZomboid32.bat file in your game folder?
Open the Steam client and navigate to the Steam > Settings/Preferences > In-game tab. Uncheck the box next to Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game.
You should also try reinstalling the game if it happened suddenly.
If you already tried all this / none of this worked. Please upload your console file and tell us your computer specifications, mainly your graphics card.
Go to C:\Users\YourUserName\Zomboid
Open the console.txt
Copy everything from there to https://pastebin.com/
Share the link to the pastebin here.
so i have noticed that each time i load my SP game the TV channel comes to life on starting. TV was on before i left the game but no broadcast.
Yesterday not only that but 2 zombies appeared next to me in my safe house (that was totally clear for days) when the game loaded.
gave me a suprise i can tell you.
So go to exit game - no zombies. load game - 2 right next to me.
run away !