drNovikov

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  1. drNovikov

    Zombie spawning might need some work

    Hi, guys. I haven't been playing since those huge square hordes started harrasing my survivor. Any updates?
  2. drNovikov

    Zombie spawning might need some work

    It's not about making it easy or playing Harvest Moon. It's about making it more logical and less magical.
  3. I cannot consider this a good decision, because there is no other way to preserve food in the game. I can't use salt to preserve vegetables, I cannot make jerky, I cannot use sugar to preserve fruits and berries, I cannot fish... Farming is buggy, and zombie spawning bugs make farming even more difficult. I hope it is still possible to edit items.txt and make soup non-perishable again.
  4. Actually, there is no need for food to be rotten to catch botulism. Usually people catch it by eating some home-made preserved food which was made without necessary precautions.
  5. drNovikov

    What would you wear/have in a zombie apocalypse

    Well, If it is a hunting air rifle -- then yes (unfortunately, we can't buy such rifles in Russia). But when most people say "air rifle", they usually mean just some air rifle for recreational shooting, so that's what I supposed.
  6. drNovikov

    What would you wear/have in a zombie apocalypse

    Air rifle is not better than nothing. It will not kill anyone, but it will add some weight. More weight = less speed, less stamina, less combat agility and more calories wasted, hence more food needed. I'd better pick some tools or food.
  7. drNovikov

    Zombie spawning might need some work

    I absolutely agree. I think that would be much better to just store cordinates instead of un-virtualizing a big horde. Also, I suspect there is a bug in the un-virtualizing procedure, because it spawns hordes in almost clean peaces of map.
  8. drNovikov

    Zombie spawning might need some work

    Same thing here. Cleared the whole road just to have it blocked by a huge square horde when I turned back and walked some small distance.
  9. drNovikov

    Zombie spawning might need some work

    It's not just uses more resources, it should prevent large square hordes from clogging all the space around the player (I just deleted my last save because there were 8 square hordes blocking all the passages around my warehouse. so tha save became unplayable). I don't think that storing 1000 pair of coordinates requires that much resources. Come on, my handheld GPS with a very slow CPU and very limited amount of RAM stores thousands POIs with coordinates and additional info, and it performs search (regarding my location) and shows everything on the map!
  10. drNovikov

    Zombie spawning might need some work

    Hello, Lemmy. I have some questions: 1. What happens when I wipe out all the zombies in the 10x10 chunk or lure them all out? Also, I have some suggestions: 1. Instead of merging zombies in a "virtual zombie" why don't just store their coordinates in a file? Here is a sketch of my idea: 2. When spawning zombies, please, check if the particular location is accessible for them, so zombies would not get spawned in the area which was cleared and fenced off by a player.
  11. drNovikov

    What would you wear/have in a zombie apocalypse

    There will be no loot then =)
  12. drNovikov

    Zombie spawning might need some work

    Yes, it seems like there was streaming, but I am convinced those zombies did not exist in that area when I was observing it. I left the area and returned in seconds -- there was a lot more zombies than before: When I went to the parking space, the small group near the warehouse doors was the only zombie group there. The large square formation appeared when I came back ftom the parking space after killing 3 zombies.
  13. drNovikov

    Zombie spawning might need some work

    What is "being streamed"? How do I recognize if I was streamed of not? I'll try to make a video.
  14. drNovikov

    Zombie spawning might need some work

    1. I am not painting anyone as a bully. 2. Not in front of me, but rather behind me. When I turn back and walk a couple of seconds -- a fresh square formation of zombies is awaiting. What kind of evidence would you accept?
  15. drNovikov

    Zombie spawning might need some work

    You told about some "grid"? Another interesting behaviour: zombies avoid that bright rectangle: