LeoIvanov

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  1. LeoIvanov

    Project Zomboid's biggest problem

    Putting aside the fact that this game is in early-access and "Story-mode" isn't complete as of yet, I have to drop my two cents here: I believe, wholeheartedly ever since the multiplayer aspect was added in, that this game is "Sandbox Zombie Apocalypse" in the truest sense of the word. Let me explain: Out there on the market you have various games with no clear "story" or "end goal" that find an immense success still. I'm, of course, talking about games like Minecraft and Garry's mod. The community *is* the one entity that creates a satisfying "end game". Even with the added Story Mode, most of the players won't be as interested to finish the main story, as much as they'd be interested in ability to create their own. Think about it: How many of us have dreamt of that "Perfect TWD experience" that no other games so far have achieved? How many of us dreamed of playing a "28 days later" game that faithfully recreates majority of the aspects shown in the movie? Where else can you get a game so customizeable and dynamically tailored to *your* specific needs? Minecraft lacked an end goal for years on end after official release, yet people, for some reason, still were satisfied with it, and had fun for hours on end. They all had their own small achievements in mind, be it building their own house, their town, or coming up with some complex-redstone powered factories that did something automatically. This game, as far as I believe, is being built to last for generations with all the modding and community support the developers are known for. A game that, by itself, may grow boring at some point, but community content would keep it alive and kicking for years on end, until literally every possible zombie-outbreak scenario is discovered and played around to death. EDIT 1: Another game that came to mind with the similar idea behind the game-mechanics is "Tabletop Simulator". Sure, in purest sense, it's a game, and it can be played by yourself or with friends. However, it also lacks an end game or anything that players have a craving to achieve. One of them is a game developed with a multiplayer/coop in mind, aimed to deliver as much tools to the community as humanly possible to provide endless hours of entertainment beyond discovering everything that the base game has to offer, and the other game is Tabletop Simulator.
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    Zombie corpses

    On the topic of burning zombie bodies, I think the campfire working like an "oven" - where you can drag zombie corpses into and "cook" them until they burn completely - would work fine in addition to the current system. I am not sure if this works as intended yet, but storing the bodies in the back of the truck in large piles would also do wonders in the ability to mass-clean the area.
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    Zombie corpses

    First of all - yes I'm back, albeit briefly. Hello there. Second - to the actual suggestion. So I've seen numerous attempts by the developers in the past to create a need to remove zombie corpses, to make them dangerous to be around in, but anything that was introduced might have been a bit too much in terms of player satisfaction of the game - just slowly dying with fly noises all over you doesn't sound like the most fun or engaging way to die. People took ages to figure out that using generators indoors will kill them - and that's with amount of warnings that generators have every time you try to use them. So I thought of a better, a bit more interesting (in my opinion) ways that dead zombie bodies might influence the game. 1) Dead zombie corpses in the game cell increase the chance of the crops spoiling. This one is a bit self-explanatory. The more dead zombies you have in the area, the more chance you have of not eating fresh cabbages every few months. Given how Farming has been a staple to "long-term survival", making you go out and have to clear dead zombies from your yard could be a hurdle that will directly impact your survival chances, without players going "Why did my character suddenly drop dead again?" 2) Infected crops. Infected crops will grow if you don't tend to your garden and let a dead zombie decay nearby. For gameplay purposes they should have a clear distinction from just "spoiled" food - those might have worms crawling over it, or something to indicate that those crops are more dangerous and will cause more than just "pain in a tummy". Eating those will more than likely get you infected same as a zombie bite would. Using those infected crops for compost will probably be as dangerous for your garden as dead zombies. Those are a few ways I thought dead zombies should impact your survival chances, without being too intrusive or annoying to the clueless players.
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    RELEASED: IWBUMS Build 39.67.3

    I'd have to re-iterate on something I've said in another post about a week or two ago, because I can't stop feeling bad about it. My problem with the game running "much worse than in pre-vehicles builds" seemed to be on my end, with the similar occurence being in other games which I tracked down to something being at odds with my audio drivers or the way audio plays. Regardless, only a full wipe + reinstall worked to fix the problem and I finally managed to play the game again, and this time without issues. The game actually feels faster now with vehicles than it felt before, with it still only occasionally dipping when zoomed out at max and running about in busy areas, but with a much smoother performance overall. Again, I haven't done proper test (as it was just me fiddling about with getting the game to work at all) so I can't say the thorough percentage of how much better it ran. It ran so smooth, in fact, that I didn't lazy out from downloading a few mods from workshop (onto an iwbums build!) and playing around for about 3 or 4 hours.
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    RELEASED: IWBUMS Build 39.67.3

    Don't know if this has been mentioned before, but it would be nice to have some way of pushing the cars (by taking the car off the handbrake and physically pushing it I suppose?) There was a moment where I've finally found a working car during my playthrough, spending whole night creeping through the abandoned house to find the keys and gas for it, only to realize that I can't refill it because it has spawned right next to the wall, and there is no physical way of getting around to refill it. I also think it would be interesting if leaving the car with disabled handbrake could lead to some interesting scenarios where it steers off from it's parked spot and crashes somewhere you wouldn't want it to. But that's something to think about later. Pushing is primarily what I wouldn't mind seeing implemented
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    RELEASED: Vehicle Test 41

    This is (technically) why I was scared to make a post about this. I haven't monitored either FPS or how much memory was used. I've just booted the game up to "test" how the game worked and wrote my dominant thoughts about this. My specs: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2350M CPU @ 2.30GHz 6GB RAM Windows 7 Home Basic, 64-bit (Service Pack 1) Nvidia GeForce GT 525M (1024MB DDR3) Edit: I Do have to note that I haven't booted up vehicle branch at all ever since vehicles were introduced, so I can't compare to how the game played *before* on the same branch. In my opinion, the amount of FPS lag kind of remained the same as with previous public builds (which I think is good, considering the amount of new features introduced?), with the only notable difference being the fact that my character now moves during the micro-freezes instead of the game going "slow-mo". Edit#2: I'll try and give a more detailed thoughts on how the game plays in appropriate topic (The Project Zomboid needs YOU (Yes, you) ). I wrote here just to try and raise the concern over the lack of "slow-mo" during fps lag that used to be in the game.
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    RELEASED: Vehicle Test 41

    Ah, that's interesting! I was never aware that the "game slowing down" was a bug. I gotten so used to it that playing the game without it feels scary. I'll explain. Playing the newer vehicle build has had my game freeze to 0 frames (Stuttering) for a chunk of time, after which my character would end up in a different part of the map (that is, if I held down run button/etc). Because of this I imagine I would haveten find myself running head first into a horde during stuttering, and having to maneuver my way out of being grabbed after stuttering is gone. Worse for vehicles, I might miss a turn and crash into a tree while the stuttering wouldn't even let me react to it. With the "slowdown" bug, I could at least feel safe that the FPS lag won't cause my character's death. Now I am not so certain.
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    RELEASED: Vehicle Test 41

    A bit of a feedback from playing around (I haven't really played enough of it, I feel, to do a proper feedback of how "the game feels now") - The uncapped FPS is great, I suppose, but I'd still like a toggleable option of forcing FPS to account for missing frames (so it doesn't skip them). While it does make the game "slow down" a little, for me it meant no zombie deaths because of FPS stutters. Right now I could easily die from car crash if the game stutters long enough, because it seems to "keep going" despite being frozen at framerate of 0 for solid 3-4 seconds.
  9. Давно не работал над переводом, но отчётливо помню, что в английской версии (ранее) строка про "ориентирование в пространстве" присутствовала. Скорее всего разработчики, в какой-то момент, её вырезали, а русский перевод остался без изменений.
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    Official Translation Files

    Russian Translation update for Build 35 Stable (Yeah, I know, Build 36 is already there, we're behind q.q) is ready. Download link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0fxey9jj733lf84/RU 16.01.17.rar?dl=0
  11. Russian Translation updated for Build 35 (stable) - New contributor (sserenkiy) - All new build 35 translations (no build 36 as of yet) Download link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0fxey9jj733lf84/RU 16.01.17.rar?dl=0
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    Radio Translation Files

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/v4yr0xteypfs7ej/RadioData_1_RU.txt?dl=0 Version 1 update is ready.
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    Depth - Choose Your Own Adventure!

    First of all - examine the bioluminescent enzyme - what it is, what is it useful for, and what does it do. Since we've gotten to be quite good at chemistry, I reckon it shouldn't be difficult to make an educated guess about the substance. Not figuring out how to refuel it but just what good can it do us in the future. I'm pretty indecisive about what to do next, so I'll leave the voting on where to head next to other participants. All I want to know at this point is what this substance does.
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    Depth - Choose Your Own Adventure!

    A) Because it just makes sense at this point. Since we have no access to the Engineering Complex, we might as well go with the route F) on the odd chance that Kaila has higher level clearance and would let us in, instead of relying on poor luck. If not, we can always ask Kaila what she knows about damaged water pressure.
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    Depth - Choose Your Own Adventure!

    D) - diverse knowledge around the area, skilled in many things. Who needs friends anyway? C) - as people above me have mentioned - blowing things up can never get dull. Perhaps the knowledge of how NOT to blow the explosive stuff up can also be useful in the future.