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  1. New farm zones do not have zombie spawns

    Your tingling spider sense was correct for this farm - we'll bump up the spawn in Build 40
  2. FLASH Megatest IV: Vehicular Testslaughter [Key Giveaway!]

    This event is now over, but the server remains up. If people have the time this evening to play then we'd be extremely grateful. This is the release candidate for the first vehicles patch, so any feedback around unexpected/new issues and general stability is really important for us.
  3. Invisble Zombies ~Getting bitten/ scratched

    Thank you - we will try to replicate this backstage. ( @Pandorea)
  4. They are, yeah, I was thinking we'd do a push on a bunch of them in Build 40 to be honest. (I think we've just been tangled up in vehicles and vehicle testing for a while, but now they're out we can cultivate some stuff from the thread hopefully.)
  5. Car dissapear

    Could we try to replicate this please @Pandorea?
  6. Cars are broken again.

    @Rick Sanchez@FakeTwo Please note that the Bug Tracker is being shut down, and as such your issue will now be discussed here in this new thread Have you tried the above suggestion yet?
  7. Post your bugs here! PLEASE NOTE: Due to the massive engine and gameplay changes required for vehicles, game saves from the previous build 38.30 are NOT compatible. If you want to continue your game a Steam beta channel for Build 38.30 has been provided. PLEASE ALSO NOTE: Due to these huge changes to the PZ engine we can anticipate many bug reports, and also the potential of operational issues on computer set-ups that weren’t part of our IWBUMS beta process. Please report any issues here, and thank you for patience. Nine different vehicle models are available – not including variants on these such as branded vans, or emergency vehicles. So the PZ garage runs the gamut from family cars to police sedans, to Spiffo restaurant vans. They can be found outside homes and in parking lots – while keys can be found in nearby homes, in the vehicle itself or on the floor. Hotwiring is also a skill option. Players can replace spare parts, tyres, suspension, brakes and more – all of which can be damaged by situations such as overuse, off-road driving and collisions. Vehicles must be topped up with gas, have charged batteries and each variety of vehicle has its own set of replacement parts for players to add to their chosen transport. To accompany vehicles a Mechanic profession and skill have also been added to the game – allowing for increased chances of successful part installation, and trickier repairs. The PZ map has been expanded – filling in the countryside between Riverside and Rosewood with farmsteads, camp sites and various nooks and crannies to explore in your cars, vans and ambulances. The official PZ online map has been updated with this. A lot of optimization has been done under the hood to make way for vehicles: general map streaming performance, garbage collection improvements, UI framerate changes, rendering of non-visible internal tiles to provide smoother play around tall buildings etc. OTHER NEW STUFF New Sandbox options: CarDamageOnImpact, CarGeneralCondition, Enable Car Wreck Congestion etc. Player craftable double doors and gates (wooden and metal) added to allow for vehicle storage in player-constructed bases. Added darkening to levels below player's z height to help sense of depth between levels. Added an AllowExteriorGenerator Sandbox option. This allows generators to power exterior tiles, and for example can get gas pumps working after the electricity has turned off. Changed Xmx values to 1200 from 768 for 32/64 clients (should avoid too many pauses due to the garbage collector). Switched to a Cellular Automaton (from a Mersenne) algorithm for RNG: this could be tough for players to see an impact, but changes in value should be less erratic). Also changed the seed generation. Now doing 2 seeds, one for Lua, one for Java. Changed loot respawning to work at regular intervals. Starting at 7AM on the first day, loot respawns according to the LootRespawn sandbox option (in singleplayer) or the HoursForLootRespawn server option. So if loot is set to respawn every 24 hours, it will respawn at 7AM every day. There is a new sandbox option SeenHoursPreventLootRespawn. When > 0, loot will not respawn at the next loot-respawn time in zones that have been seen within that many hours. Display progress when converting an old save to a new world version. Added font-size option for inventory (and carpentry) tooltips. Added line in literature tooltip to reflect when recipes are already unlocked by Profession and/or Traits. Added debug scenarios to help in testing for devs and modders (Create a new character quickly from Main Menu, setup params, sandbox options etc. Check lua/client/DebugUIS/Scenario/DebugScenario, can only be used in Debug). Added a -Dnosave argument in the command line for devs and modders. Use it to stop world saves when testing involves the creation of lots of new characters Added debug option to display circle around character's feet. Added UI for admins to inspect number of network packets sent/received. Added tooltip showing Username on the Scoreboard and Mini-Scoreboard. Added tooltip to Claim Safehouse context menu option when player hasn't survived long enough to be allowed to join. Increase java heap max size on the Mac to match Windows/Linux (1200 MB). Added "Quit to Desktop" button for when errors occur while loading a game. Added "/safehouse release" command so clients can release a safehouse they own. Added Moveables.txt translation file (for moveable-object names). Added MultiStageBuild.txt translation file (for creating/upgrading walls). UI now displays multi-stage build options even if a required recipe is unknown. Added "ReloadWeapon" keybind ('R' by default). Added support for duplicate keybindings and made changes to vehicle keybindings. ESC key / B-button now cancels timed actions. PlayerDownloadServer saves zip files to memory instead of to disk. This may improve lag issues. Added CompostTime sandbox option. DayLength sandbox option now allows all hours up to 24. Added new town zones and foraging zones, especially around Riverside. Added mailboxes to Riverside, alongside other general decoration map-wide. Added "ItemNumbersLimitPerContainer" server option. It should be used to limit the numbers of items possible into one container. In-game UI renders to a separate texture FBO at a lower framerate for optimisation purposes. (This can be disable in Options should it be desired.) Doors can now be locked from inside without a key - including commercial buildings. Added "Fill Grave" command to fill a grave to its capacity of five corpses. Added better zoom in / zoom out radial-menu icons. Added ErosionDays sandbox setting. (-1 means no erosion. 0 means use the existing ErosionSpeed option. Any other value is the number of days until 100% growth. The maximum value is 36,500 days - 100 years). Digital-watch alarms now beep for 30 in-game minutes before shutting off. Added a warning to the Generator Info window and context-menu tooltips about toxicity. Added missing options to the server-settings editor. Player must face doors when locking/opening/unlocking. Increased max java heap size to 2GB on 64-bit clients. Increased map-download timeout from 30 to 60 seconds while connecting. Client now downloads 20 chunks at a time while connecting to avoid timeouts. Required skill level in the furniture-moving tooltip now shown. Added individual translations for most Sandbox option values. Added DebugOptions.TranslationPrefix to show an * before translated strings. Inventory/loot windows now show a resize indicator when the mouse is between column headers. Added context option for placing movables Updated credits Added a new 'Press 'R' to rotate during construction' tool tip to minimise Sasha's rotation despair Made microwave/oven UI background a bit darker to improve visibility. Host screen now displays an error and prevents launching servers with unsupported WorldVersion. Sprites added to IsoObjectPicker.ThisFrame now limited to those near the mouse. Updated server tool box invite player message. Added ability to place one oversized item (item bigger than floor capacity) on the floor. The multiplayer Tickets UI now handles long and multi-line tickets. Updated newtiledefinitions.tiles with new FloorHeightXXX tile properties Allow WallOverlay sprites to be used without an underlying wall sprite. (Mash uses these in a number of places but they've never appeared in-game.) Game now allows only one faction invite dialog at a time from another user. Rooms named emptyoutside (used by roof-hiding) are no longer treated as interior rooms. Emptyoutside rooms were placed in BuildingEd on roof-like bits that stick out from buildings as well as covered areas (at gas stations for example). BALANCE Reduced zombie corpse weight to 20. Increased locations where antibiotics can be found. Increased chance of finding plush Spiffo. Increased chance/locations where ammunition, shovels, cigarettes, lighters, antibiotics, Canning items, Barbed Wire, Milk and Empty Sandbags spawn. Updated close, pin and unpin UI icons. Nerfed the speed at which clothes become dirty. Increased radio transmission range for walkie-talkies etc. (Since radios were added the map has grown, and the transmission ranges had not been adjusted to fit it.) Foraging previously caused both fatigue and sleepiness, but the sleepiness has now been reduced. Radio/TV XP increased, and fixed discrepancy in bonus for halo display. Equipped umbrellas now prevent player from getting wet when out in the rain. Player can remove glass by hand (takes double the amount of time to accomplish than tweezers). MODDING Can now get HandWeapon.RunAnim with getRunAnim(). IsoGameCharacter now has an avoid damage variable that will negate hitting. getAvoidDamage() & avoidDamage(). Added OnRefreshInventoryWindowContainers event that modders can use to hook into ISInventoryPage.refreshBackpacks(). FIXES Fixed not being able to click on carpentry crates south and east of the player. Fixed garbage collection issue in Spiffo tutorial window. [Spiffo was a villain all along ] Fixed rendering of railings caused by incorrect tile property. Fixed shoved zombies being drawn behind walls. Fixed walls obscuring the player when on a staircase. Fixed amount of rotten spice used. Fixed not being able to rotate furniture. Fixed the game displaying (fresh) after item names in recipe tooltips in the inventory window. Fixed obsolete farming.Milk item being in two recipes. Fixed traps not catching animals. Fixed zombies not seeing a player that respawned after death in-game. Fixed player respawning in safehouse when SafehouseAllowRespawn=false. Fixed crafting sometimes taking tool from a bag when one is in main inventory. Fixed player facing the wrong way when turning a stove on/off. Fixed Loot Window displaying the "Transfer All" button which does nothing. Fixed "ran out of unique zombie id numbers" by limiting real zombies to 32768. Fixed "ERROR sendItemsToContainer invalid object index" in console. Fixed radio/TV static sounds not respecting different framerates. Fixed Override:true not working for recipes with "." in the name. Fixed zombies being attracted to lightswitches at night when the lightswitch was loaded/synced. Fixed Obsolete:true in recipes not working with translated recipe names. Fixed burnt/survivor/stash houses not always spawning. Fixed position of game-speed controls in splitscreen. Fixed post-death UI not being removed in splitscreen. Fixed multiple generators interfering with each other. Fixed keys not working on exterior doors with roofs over them. Fixed trees being on blends_natural floor tiles and being invisible. Fixed ZombieLore and ZombieConfig sandbox settings resetting. Fixed thread contention between WorldStreamer and main thread. Fixed plant info mysteriously saying "???". Now states "Unknown" instead. Fixed context menu for curtains showing when standing outside a building. Fixed server logs being spamming by Zzzzzz & radio static sounds. Fixed resetting server option to default value in admin UI. Fixed IsoSprite.canBeRemoved not being set. Fixed UIManager.useUIFBO getting set to true in MainScreenState Fixed WindowN/W sprite properties changing from String to IsoFlagType. Fixed Disassemble option showing for partially-destroyed multi-tile objects. Fixed pathfinding info not updating when objects are destroyed by fire. Fixed player sneak animation playing too rapidly at certain angles with the controller. Fixed flickering door highlight when a key-tooltip is displayed. Fixed zombies pushing the player they're attacking. Fixed boolean server options accepting any string. Fixed savefiles from newer versions of the game throwing errors - instead they just won't be loaded. Fixed reloadVehicles() debug command not reloading textures. Fixed pressing Escape key in chat cancelling actions. Fixed path-smoothing for zombies to improve performance of hordes. Fixed not being able to right-click on other players in multiplayer. Fixed walking-on-the-spot when zombies move through hedges. Fixed malformed SuburbsDistributions causing exceptions in ItemPickerJava Fixed some controller issues with map UI. Fixed inventory highlight color when using a controller with off-screen rendering. Fixed zombies playing multiple idle sounds in multiplayer. Fixed exception right-clicking a Mug of Water with Sugar in inventory. Fixed UI colors so that they're closer to what's seen when not drawing the UI into an offscreen image. Fixed building walls not being possible behind staircases. Fixed column order in server whitelist tables. Fixed "connection lost" message when client's Lua files don't match the server's. Fixed alarm clocks only waking players on levels 0,1,2 inside pre-existing buildings. Fixed IsoWindowFrame working for IsoThumpable. Fixed microwave/stove timers not counting down. Fixed hot/cold background colors of food being faded compared to earlier versions. Fixed recipe food ingredients appearing available when multiples are required. Fixed usernames showing for splitscreen players when "Show your username" is false. Fixed UI confusion by renaming "Generator" to "Generator Maintenance", "Herbalist" to "Herbal Remedies" Fixed crafting UI rendering parts of itself when collapsed. Fixed gunshots/screams/dog-bark events happening when MetaEvent sandbox options is set to 'Never' Fixed move-furniture tooltip texture position. Fixed some untranslated controller prompts. Fixed Wire Fence and Big Wire Fence not being buildable with ISBuildMenu.cheat=true Fixed digging graves not being allowed on level 7. Fixed container overlays not updating when rotten food is destroyed. Fixed radio/TV broadcasts not giving bonuses to all players in splitscreen. Fixed TV broadcasts not always giving bonuses like radios do. Fixed grocerystorage garbage being stocked with fresh food. Fixed missing overlay sprite on corner shelf furniture_shelving_01_8 Fixed various map bugs by placing a floor tile on level 0 if there isn't already one Fixed zombie visibility not working right in splitscreen. Fixed position of skull icon in load-game UI. Fixed map-loading errors when there are unknown types of items on the ground. Fixed game freezing when hundreds of nearby zombies play footstep sounds. Fixed metal-barricade sound not playing in MP, or for IsoThumpables. Fixed chop-tree action stopping too soon when the player's endurance is low. Fixed food cooking for too long once it has been removed from heat. Fixed hardcore difficulty using the wrong XP multiplier on Beginner/FirstWeek. Fixed prone zombies being pushed by non-prone zombies on the client. Fixed solidtrans objects adjacent to window frames (without windows) blocking movement Fixed zombie sprite being set to null when creating corpses. This could cause errors when the same zombie was reused later. Fixed object modData not being sent to other clients (number of corpses in a grave wasn't synced) Fixed SoundBankEmitter occlusion when first starting a sound Fixed digital-watch alarm-sound restarting when transferring items. Fixed inconsistent use of IsoCell.ProcessItems and ProcessItemsRemove Fixed some useful methods from Food not also being in InventoryItem Fixed IsoWaveSignal.AddDeviceText() null pointer on the server. Fixed new MP players spawning with extra loot from lower difficulty levels. Fixed new Sandbox games using whatever difficulty was last selected. Fixed 'exterior' flag not being removed for squares under roofs when loading a fresh chunk. Fixed being able to lock/unlock doors that require a key by right-click while under a roof. Fixed sound not working in split-screen when player 1 has the Deaf trait. Fixed sounds of some actions not attracting zombies. Fixed Server not terminating early if WorldVersion is unsupported. Fixed ISBarricadeAction using the wrong perk to determine the amount of noise made. Fixed right-clicking on things being glitchy in split-screen. Fixed server not preloading areas of the map while clients are connecting. Fixed world not redrawing when the window is resized. Fixed Deaf people hearing radio or TV. Fixed read option being available while sleeping. Fixed frozen food being usable in recipes from crafting menu. Fixed layout of the Reloading options Fixed NumChasingZombies being incremented for the wrong player in splitscreen. Fixed sleeping players panicking from seeing zombies. Fixed DrainableComboItem.updateWeight() possibly using an invalid item type. Fixed issues with stove and microwave power checks. Fixed "Press R to rotate" position in carpentry tooltips. Fixed stacking/unstacking logs giving carpentry XP. Fixed three bugs with chunk checksums - one of which was in IsoChunk: if HoursForLootRespawn=0 (the default) Fixed multi-tile objects not checking if sibling positions have power. Fixed bug in DeviceData concerning worldsounds. Fixed sound emitters being created for IsoSurvivor Fixed zombies not responding to some sounds. Fixed pathfinding garbage collection Fixed IsoWorld.emitterUpdate from being OnceEvery to counting milliseconds to avoid built up sounds. Fixed mod .tiles sprite property values being wrong (Issue 1376) Fixed collision/pathfinding/vision when loading chunks. Fixed Moveables.txt translations not being used in Disassemble menu or inventory window. Fixed player's "Survived For" time, which was increasing twice as fast as it should in MP. Fixed visibility/pathfinding glitch along chunk boundaries. Fixed roof-hiding code not updating when players build new floors. Fixed position of skull icon in load-game UI. Fixed map-loading errors when there are unknown types of items on the ground. Fixed nullPointer when uninstalling a vehicle part. Fixed a bug with -dnosave. Fixed game freezing when hundreds of nearby zombies play footstep sounds. Fixed metal-barricade sound not playing in MP, or for IsoThumpables. Fixed chop-tree action stopping too soon when the player's endurance is low. Fixed food cooking for too long once it has been removed from heat. Fixed Hardcore difficulty using the wrong XP multiplier on Beginner/FirstWeek. Fixed prone zombies being pushed by non-prone zombies on the client. Fixed solidtrans objects adjacent to window frames (without windows) blocking movement. Fixed accounts with access level other than "none" counting towards MaxAccountsPerUser. Fixed wrong translation being used in quit-faction dialog. Fixed invisible players being pushed by zombies to make admin testing easier Fixed newly-built floors not always being rendered right away. Fixed television appearing to be powered when it was loaded after the power shuts off. Fixed map UI issues when using a controller. Fixed some dialogs accessed from the inventory window not being closeable using a controller. Fixed exception locking/unlocking player-made doors. Fixed double-object furniture giving full material for each object when disassembled. Fixed multiplayer user panel button saying 'Quit' when 'Close' is more appropriate Fixed server exception when rotten food becomes compost. Fixed a missing wall near 6126,6724,1. Fixed GC issues by wiping the large 'objects' tables (the list of zones) Fixed some roof-hiding glitches by updating some cells Fixed ping@ping being printed to console when hosting a game. Fixed lighting on 1/3 and 2/3 height flat roof tiles. Fixed bugged Recipe_Make_Metal_Sheet in Recipes_FR.txt Fixed only wooden player-made floors being hidden when they block sight of the player. Fixed IsoZombie.itemsToSpawnAtDeath not being cleared when reusing zombies. Fixed -debugtranslation prints missing recipe names from TeachedRecipes in items. Fixed translationProblems.txt was missing the name after MultiStageBuild_ lines. Fixed News_XX.txt file not being closed after reading, being read twice with English translation
  8. [Vehicles Test Server] Spiffospace: Vehicles

    If people could jump on this server over the weekend and let us know how it's playing then we'd be really grateful. Thanks all
  9. RELEASED: IWBUMS Build 39.67.3

    Would a 'select all' and 'delete' function work better? I kindof see a 'delete all' button ending in potential calamity
  10. [Vehicles Test Server] Spiffospace: Vehicles

    Tentatively we have a fix for this, or at the very least an improvement that people's feedback from will lead to the 100% fix. We should be be putting out tomorrow I'd imagine. Keep the info coming though, as it's all useful.
  11. [Vehicles Test Server] Spiffospace: Vehicles

    Where in the world are you based Flukey? We're trying to work out if distance/ping has an impact on this.? EDIT: And do you still find that the issue is worse when there are more players online at the same time as you?
  12. Quick flag for y'all to say that, in preparation for the vehicles release, the PZ map has been updated with Build 39's countryside additions between Riverside and Rosewood. Our thanks to @blindcoder for his work on this (especially when he has his hands full with happy small child life stuff currently!) and to @Kirrus for helping out with all the various clever stuff required server-side.
  13. RELEASED: IWBUMS Build 39.67.3

    Okay cool I was wondering if it was attached to this change from a few builds ago: Decreased item spawning bonus via loot modifier on easier difficulties.
  14. RELEASED: IWBUMS Build 39.67.3

    Could you possibly let us know the difficulty settings you have on your server? And likewise the difficulty settings when you initialised the map in SP?