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  1. Last Edit: 14:50 GMT, 2nd May Latest Version: 0.2.2 To all modders out there: i have no clue of debugging, I'm doing trial & error scripting so far if anyone knows how to debug, please tell me if there are some "hidden" errors and stuff. thx Hello fellow survivors, I'm new to the modding community and want to present you my first mod v0.2.1. As the topic title suggests, i made a mod which allows you to build whatever you like. Well, not yet, but soon Longterm target: I want this mod to become a community project where everyone can suggest new items or buildable objects (as long as they provide the textures). HOTFIX v0.2.2 is online! Check out the Changelog! RecyclingMod not required anymore! Read before installing: From v0.2.1 onwards, this mod uses a modified version of the ISInventoryTranserAction.lua. So this mod has compatibility issues with other mods using modified versions of the ISInventoryTranserAction.lua. However, i do not know of any other mod using the same file yet. Important Known Bug: Sometimes if you want to add a single item to a container (drop one), it seems not to work. however, i found that repeatedly clicking "drop one" will solve the problem sooner or later (sometimes after 2 retries, sometimes after 10 or more). get the mod here: http://pz-mods.net/gameplay/BuildingMod/ What this mod is able to do so far: Buildable Objects Food Furniture Building Door Frames Window Frames Doors Windows Floors Roofs Effects/Functions Resources used From original game Build 25: From Recycling Mod (by Ramibuk) Farming Recipes Changelog Known Bugs/Issues What is planned for this mod: See targets for further versions: Installation: Credits: Thanks to Ramibuk for his work on the Recycling Mod, of which i integrated parts (i.e. items, recipes, textures) into my mod to make it a standalone mod. Permissions: Feel free to link this mod, alter this mod, or use it as a starting point for your own mod. All i want is credits I will keep this thread up to date. Please post me any suggestions, bugs, and whatever you like to post
  2. The issues that stem from how workshop mod files are found on Linux versus on windows are honestly so annoying, It would take TIS 10 minutes to just make whatever algorithm they are using for the checksum casefolded so it doesn't freak out once some brain-dead mod creator makes the "mods" directory "Mods" or some other simple thing like that. Currently when trying to get in to a new server on Linux it is like a 50/50 chance the server is using it's own mod-pack, the people maintaining that mod-pack are usually first time modders. So I have to spend 5 days corralling the owner into fixing their damn workshop mod. This could be easily corrected by just making whatever system you are using for checksums casefolded
  3. First, create the following file structure (if you are adding the lootable map to your own map mod then create all folders within the media folder below in your map mods media folder instead): Spoiler MyLootableMapsMod >media >>lua >>>server >>>>Items >>>client >>>>ISUI >>>>>Maps >scripts >textures >>worldMap Next up create a .txt file in the scripts folder called something like "mylootablemap" (except make it more unique to avoid any possible compatability issues with other mods that might use the same names), it should include this code: Spoiler module Base { item MyLootableMap { DisplayCategory = Cartography, Type = Map, DisplayName = Your map name here, Icon = Map, Weight = 0.1, Map = MyLootableMap, WorldStaticModel = Map, } } The above code is adding a new item with the internal name "MyLootableMap" (so again make sure yours is something unique) into the vanilla pool of items, the above settings work for maps. The next file you need you will want to create in the "media\lua\server\Items" folder, call it something like MyLootableMapDistribution.lua but again make it's a unique name to avoid any possible mod imcompatability with other mods. It should contain the following code: Spoiler local function preDistributionMerge() table.insert(ProceduralDistributions.list.MagazineRackMaps.items, "MyLootableMap"); table.insert(ProceduralDistributions.list.MagazineRackMaps.items, 50); end Events.OnPreDistributionMerge.Add(preDistributionMerge); In the above code you can see that we are adding our new Item "MyLootableMap" into the "MagazineRackMaps" loot table inside of ProceduralDistributions.lua, this will affect any roomDef of any building that pulls from the MagazineRackMaps loot table. We are doing it this way as the definition we want to add to has the "procedural" tag in Distributions.lua and is therefore using the procedural loot tables. The number 50 is the "weight" of the item you are adding, higher number = more chance. To find the current room and container definitions, navigate to your "steamapps\common\ProjectZomboid\media\lua\server\Items" folder and open the Distributions.lua file. If the definition you want to add your item to is not procedural (does not have the "procedural = true" line) then you want to add this code instead of the above code: Spoiler local myMapdistributionTable = { all = { shelves = { rolls = 5, items = { "Magazine", 20, "Newspaper", 20, "Book", 20, "SheetPaper2", 20, "Notebook", 20, "BookTailoring1", 2, "BookTailoring2", 1, "BookTailoring3", 0.7, "BookTailoring4", 0.5, "BookTailoring5", 0.3, "BookCarpentry1", 2, "BookCarpentry2", 1, "BookCarpentry3", 0.7, "BookCarpentry4", 0.5, "BookCarpentry5", 0.3, "BookCooking1", 2, "BookCooking2", 1, "BookCooking3", 0.5, "BookCooking4", 0.3, "BookForaging1", 2, "BookForaging2", 1, "BookForaging3", 0.7, "BookForaging4", 0.5, "BookForaging5", 0.3, "BookFarming1", 2, "BookFarming2", 1, "BookFarming3", 0.7, "BookFarming4", 0.5, "BookFarming5", 0.3, "BookFishing1", 2, "BookFishing2", 1, "BookFishing3", 0.7, "BookFishing4", 0.5, "BookFishing5", 0.3, "BookTrapping1", 2, "BookTrapping2", 1, "BookTrapping3", 0.7, "BookTrapping4", 0.5, "BookTrapping5", 0.3, "BookFirstAid1", 2, "BookFirstAid2", 1, "BookFirstAid3", 0.7, "BookFirstAid4", 0.5, "BookFirstAid5", 0.3, "BookMetalWelding1", 2, "BookMetalWelding2", 1, "BookMetalWelding3", 0.7, "BookMetalWelding4", 0.5, "BookMetalWelding5", 0.3, "BookElectrician1", 2, "BookElectrician2", 1, "BookElectrician3", 0.7, "BookElectrician4", 0.5, "BookElectrician5", 0.3, "BookMechanic1", 2, "BookMechanic2", 1, "BookMechanic3", 0.7, "BookMechanic4", 0.5, "BookMechanic5", 0.3, "FishingMag1", 1, "FishingMag2", 1, "HuntingMag1", 1, "HuntingMag2", 1, "HuntingMag3", 1, "HerbalistMag", 1, "FarmingMag1", 1, "CookingMag1", 1, "CookingMag2", 1, "ElectronicsMag1", 1, "ElectronicsMag2", 1, "ElectronicsMag3", 1, "ElectronicsMag4", 1, "ElectronicsMag5", 1, "MechanicMag1", 1, "MechanicMag2", 1, "MechanicMag3", 1, "EngineerMagazine1", 1, "EngineerMagazine2", 1, "MetalworkMag1", 1, "MetalworkMag2", 1, "MetalworkMag3", 1, "MetalworkMag4", 1, "Journal", 2, "Radio.RadioBlack",2, "Radio.RadioRed",1, "MyLootableMap", 50, } }, } } table.insert(Distributions, 2, myMapdistributionTable); This would add your map to the existing "all>shelves" definitions, which would be every shelves container in the game world not inside a roomdef defined inside Distributions.lua, so for example your map would not spawn on shelves that are placed inside a "bookstore" room def as that room def already exists in Distributions.lua with a rule for shelves. You can also check this thread: for a more in-depth guide to working with the loot tables. Lastly, inside of your "media\lua\client\ISUI\Maps" folder create a new file called something like MyLootableMapDefinition.lua (make it unique to your mod instead of a generic name) and include the following code: Spoiler require "ISMapDefinitions" MapUtils = {} function MapUtils.initDirectoryMapData(mapUI, directory) local mapAPI = mapUI.javaObject:getAPIv1() local file = directory..'/worldmap-forest.xml' if fileExists(file) then mapAPI:addData(file) end file = directory..'/worldmap.xml' if fileExists(file) then mapAPI:addData(file) end -- This call indicates the end of XML data files for the directory. -- If map features exist for a particular cell in this directory, -- then no data added afterwards will be used for that same cell. mapAPI:endDirectoryData() mapAPI:addImages(directory) end function MapUtils.initDefaultMapData(mapUI) local mapAPI = mapUI.javaObject:getAPIv1() mapAPI:clearData() -- Add data from highest priority (mods) to lowest priority (vanilla) local dirs = getLotDirectories() for i=1,dirs:size() do MapUtils.initDirectoryMapData(mapUI, 'media/maps/'..dirs:get(i-1)) end end local MINZ = 0 local MAXZ = 24 local WATER_TEXTURE = false function MapUtils.initDefaultStyleV1(mapUI) local mapAPI = mapUI.javaObject:getAPIv1() local styleAPI = mapAPI:getStyleAPI() local r,g,b = 219/255, 215/255, 192/255 mapAPI:setBackgroundRGBA(r, g, b, 1.0) mapAPI:setUnvisitedRGBA(r * 0.915, g * 0.915, b * 0.915, 1.0) mapAPI:setUnvisitedGridRGBA(r * 0.777, g * 0.777, b * 0.777, 1.0) styleAPI:clear() local layer = styleAPI:newPolygonLayer("forest") layer:setMinZoom(13.5) layer:setFilter("natural", "forest") if true then layer:addFill(MINZ, 189, 197, 163, 0) layer:addFill(13.5, 189, 197, 163, 0) layer:addFill(14, 189, 197, 163, 255) layer:addFill(MAXZ, 189, 197, 163, 255) else layer:addFill(MINZ, 255, 255, 255, 255) layer:addFill(MAXZ, 255, 255, 255, 255) layer:addTexture(MINZ, "media/textures/worldMap/Grass.png") layer:addTexture(MAXZ, "media/textures/worldMap/Grass.png") layer:addScale(13.5, 4.0) layer:addScale(MAXZ, 4.0) end layer = styleAPI:newPolygonLayer("water") layer:setMinZoom(MINZ) layer:setFilter("water", "river") if not WATER_TEXTURE then layer:addFill(MINZ, 59, 141, 149, 255) layer:addFill(MAXZ, 59, 141, 149, 255) else layer:addFill(MINZ, 59, 141, 149, 255) layer:addFill(14.5, 59, 141, 149, 255) layer:addFill(14.5, 255, 255, 255, 255) layer:addTexture(MINZ, nil) layer:addTexture(14.5, nil) layer:addTexture(14.5, "media/textures/worldMap/Water.png") layer:addTexture(MAXZ, "media/textures/worldMap/Water.png") -- layer:addScale(MINZ, 4.0) -- layer:addScale(MAX, 4.0) end layer = styleAPI:newPolygonLayer("road-trail") layer:setMinZoom(12.0) layer:setFilter("highway", "trail") layer:addFill(12.25, 185, 122, 87, 0) layer:addFill(13, 185, 122, 87, 255) layer:addFill(MAXZ, 185, 122, 87, 255) layer = styleAPI:newPolygonLayer("road-tertiary") layer:setMinZoom(11.0) layer:setFilter("highway", "tertiary") layer:addFill(11.5, 171, 158, 143, 0) layer:addFill(13, 171, 158, 143, 255) layer:addFill(MAXZ, 171, 158, 143, 255) layer = styleAPI:newPolygonLayer("road-secondary") layer:setMinZoom(11.0) layer:setFilter("highway", "secondary") layer:addFill(MINZ, 134, 125, 113, 255) layer:addFill(MAXZ, 134, 125, 113, 255) layer = styleAPI:newPolygonLayer("road-primary") layer:setMinZoom(11.0) layer:setFilter("highway", "primary") layer:addFill(MINZ, 134, 125, 113, 255) layer:addFill(MAXZ, 134, 125, 113, 255) layer = styleAPI:newPolygonLayer("railway") layer:setMinZoom(14.0) layer:setFilter("railway", "*") layer:addFill(MINZ, 200, 191, 231, 255) layer:addFill(MAXZ, 200, 191, 231, 255) -- Default, same as building-Residential layer = styleAPI:newPolygonLayer("building") layer:setMinZoom(13.0) layer:setFilter("building", "yes") layer:addFill(13.0f, 210, 158, 105, 0) layer:addFill(13.5f, 210, 158, 105, 255) layer:addFill(MAXZ, 210, 158, 105, 255) layer = styleAPI:newPolygonLayer("building-Residential") layer:setMinZoom(13.0) layer:setFilter("building", "Residential") layer:addFill(13.0f, 210, 158, 105, 0) layer:addFill(13.5f, 210, 158, 105, 255) layer:addFill(MAXZ, 210, 158, 105, 255) layer = styleAPI:newPolygonLayer("building-CommunityServices") layer:setMinZoom(13.0) layer:setFilter("building", "CommunityServices") layer:addFill(13.0f, 139, 117, 235, 0) layer:addFill(13.5f, 139, 117, 235, 255) layer:addFill(MAXZ, 139, 117, 235, 255) layer = styleAPI:newPolygonLayer("building-Hospitality") layer:setMinZoom(13.0) layer:setFilter("building", "Hospitality") layer:addFill(13.0f, 127, 206, 225, 0) layer:addFill(13.5f, 127, 206, 225, 255) layer:addFill(MAXZ, 127, 206, 225, 255) layer = styleAPI:newPolygonLayer("building-Industrial") layer:setMinZoom(13.0) layer:setFilter("building", "Industrial") layer:addFill(13.0f, 56, 54, 53, 0) layer:addFill(13.5f, 56, 54, 53, 255) layer:addFill(MAXZ, 56, 54, 53, 255) layer = styleAPI:newPolygonLayer("building-Medical") layer:setMinZoom(13.0) layer:setFilter("building", "Medical") layer:addFill(13.0f, 229, 128, 151, 0) layer:addFill(13.5f, 229, 128, 151, 255) layer:addFill(MAXZ, 229, 128, 151, 255) layer = styleAPI:newPolygonLayer("building-RestaurantsAndEntertainment") layer:setMinZoom(13.0) layer:setFilter("building", "RestaurantsAndEntertainment") layer:addFill(13.0f, 245, 225, 60, 0) layer:addFill(13.5f, 245, 225, 60, 255) layer:addFill(MAXZ, 245, 225, 60, 255) layer = styleAPI:newPolygonLayer("building-RetailAndCommercial") layer:setMinZoom(13.0) layer:setFilter("building", "RetailAndCommercial") layer:addFill(13.0f, 184, 205, 84, 0) layer:addFill(13.5f, 184, 205, 84, 255) layer:addFill(MAXZ, 184, 205, 84, 255) end function MapUtils.overlayPaper(mapUI) local mapAPI = mapUI.javaObject:getAPIv1() local styleAPI = mapAPI:getStyleAPI() local layer = styleAPI:newTextureLayer("paper") layer:setMinZoom(0.00) local x1 = mapAPI:getMinXInSquares() local y1 = mapAPI:getMinYInSquares() local x2 = mapAPI:getMaxXInSquares() + 1 local y2 = mapAPI:getMaxYInSquares() + 1 layer:setBoundsInSquares(x1, y1, x2, y2) layer:setTile(true) layer:setUseWorldBounds(true) layer:addFill(14.00, 128, 128, 128, 0) layer:addFill(15.00, 128, 128, 128, 32) layer:addFill(15.00, 255, 255, 255, 32) layer:addTexture(0.00, "media/white.png") layer:addTexture(15.00, "media/white.png") layer:addTexture(15.00, "media/textures/worldMap/Paper.png") end function MapUtils.revealKnownArea(mapUI) local mapAPI = mapUI.javaObject:getAPIv1() local x1 = mapAPI:getMinXInSquares() local y1 = mapAPI:getMinYInSquares() local x2 = mapAPI:getMaxXInSquares() local y2 = mapAPI:getMaxYInSquares() WorldMapVisited.getInstance():setKnownInSquares(x1, y1, x2, y2) end ----- local function replaceWaterStyle(mapUI) if not WATER_TEXTURE then return end local mapAPI = mapUI.javaObject:getAPIv1() local styleAPI = mapAPI:getStyleAPI() local layer = styleAPI:getLayerByName("water") if not layer then return end layer:setMinZoom(MINZ) layer:setFilter("water", "river") layer:removeAllFill() layer:removeAllTexture() layer:addFill(MINZ, 59, 141, 149, 255) layer:addFill(MAXZ, 59, 141, 149, 255) end local function overlayPNG(mapUI, x, y, scale, layerName, tex, alpha) local texture = getTexture(tex) if not texture then return end local mapAPI = mapUI.javaObject:getAPIv1() local styleAPI = mapAPI:getStyleAPI() local layer = styleAPI:newTextureLayer(layerName) layer:setMinZoom(MINZ) layer:addFill(MINZ, 255, 255, 255, (alpha or 1.0) * 255) layer:addTexture(MINZ, tex) layer:setBoundsInSquares(x, y, x + texture:getWidth() * scale, y + texture:getHeight() * scale) end local function overlayPNG2(mapUI, x, y, scaleX, scaleY, tex) local mapAPI = mapUI.javaObject:getAPIv1() local styleAPI = mapAPI:getStyleAPI() local layer = styleAPI:newTextureLayer("lootMapPNG") layer:setMinZoom(MINZ) local texture = getTexture(tex) layer:addFill(MINZ, 255, 255, 255, 128) layer:addTexture(MINZ, tex) layer:setBoundsInSquares(x, y, x + texture:getWidth() * scaleX, y + texture:getHeight() * scaleY) end -- -- -- -- -- Now, after the last set of dashed lines you can add your lootable map definitions with the following code: Spoiler LootMaps.Init.MyLootableMap = function(mapUI) local mapAPI = mapUI.javaObject:getAPIv1() MapUtils.initDirectoryMapData(mapUI, 'media/maps/MyMapMod') -- 'media/maps/MyMapMod' - this should be where your maps worldmap.xml file is MapUtils.initDefaultStyleV1(mapUI) -- Specify the appearance of the map. replaceWaterStyle(mapUI) -- Use solid color for water instead of a texture. mapAPI:setBoundsInSquares(12900, 9900, 14399, 11399) -- (starting x, starting y, ending x, ending y) of the area you want to display and uncover, in World Co-ordinates. overlayPNG(mapUI, 14299, 9900, 0.666, "badge", "media/textures/worldMap/MyLootableMapBadge.png") -- Add your lootable maps banner PNG. overlayPNG(mapUI, 13000, 10000, 0.666, "legend", "media/textures/worldMap/Legend.png") -- Add the legend PNG. MapUtils.overlayPaper(mapUI) -- Draw a paper-like texture overtop the map. end Make sure that your "LootMaps.Init.MyLootableMap" on line 1 matches the name you specified on the "Maps = " line in your map item script you made earlier in this tutorial. The rest of the code is commented to describe what they do. The "textures\worldMap" folder that you created at the start should be used to store your maps name banner png if you have one and is referenced in the above code to make your lootable map look more official. As you can see, no external PNG's need to be created as the map is drawn from the data stored in the maps worldmap.xml file, which is what the "mapAPI:setBoundsInSquares" is using to draw a certain section of the overall world map. And that's it, copy your entire folder structure into your "C:\Users\YourUserNameHere\Zomboid\Mods" folder, load up the game, enable the mod (Your map mod if you made your lootable maps as part of a map mod) and start a new game, you now have your lootable map in game and waiting for you to find, and when you do it will uncover that area automatically on the main in game map. If you need a working example you can always subscribe to Bedford Falls on Steam and check it's workshop folder "steamapps\workshop\content\108600\522891356" . It's handy to verify your folder/file structure etc if you're having problems.
  4. 1Here you will find a (hopefully) comprehensive guide to map modding using TileZed, from scratch, to uploading to Steam Workshop. Step 1) Installation and setup Spoiler - Download the latest version of TileZed here 3 Step 2) Creating a new map - Creating A Master Image Spoiler The first thing you need to do to create a new map mod is to create some basic images you can import into WorldEd. You will need a paint program such as Paintshop, Gimp or Paint.Net (I use paint.net and it works great). Open your paint program of choice and create a new image, each pixel of the image will correlate to 1 tile when in game, so, if you want to create a map that is a single "cell" in size, you would create a 300x300 pixel image. If you wanted to make a 2x2 cell map you would create a 600x600 pixel image etc. Once you have created your new blank image save it as a png file (eg. MainMaps.png), this is so you can work with multiple layers, which will make your life way easier! - Creating The Base Map Image Spoiler Now you have your blank map image up and ready we need to setup the exact colours we will be using to draw the game world (when importing your image into WorldEd every pixel gets read and converted into the relevant tile (if the colour is recognised by WorldEd)). Use your programs colour palette to enter the colours below using the RGB values given: -----Base Map Colours---- Dark Grass | 90 100 35 Medium Grass | 117 117 47 Light Grass | 145 135 60 Sand | 210 200 160 Light Asphalt | 165 160 140 Dark Asphalt (main roads) | 100 100 100 Medium Asphalt | 120 120 120 Gravel Dirt | 140 70 15 Dirt | 120 70 20 Dark Pothole | 110 100 100 Light Pothole | 130 120 120 Water | 0 138 255 ----Veg Map Colours---- Dense Forest | 255 0 0 Dense Trees + Dark grass | 127 0 0 Trees + grass | 64 0 0 Mainly grass, some trees | 0 128 0 Light long grass | 0 255 0 None (black) | 0 0 0 Now you are ready to start drawing your base map, for now you should ignore all the colours listed after water as you will be drawing these onto separate vegetation map layers. Example: Spoiler MAKE SURE TO TURN ANTIALIASING OFF AND CHANGE BLEND MODE TO OVERWRITE BEFORE HAND! (otherwise you will get colours not recognized by WorldEd, leading to extra work later). - Creating The vegetation Map Image Spoiler Now you have created your base layer which should contain your main roads (using the dark asphalt colour), paths and side roads (light asphalt, dirt, gravel dirt), dirt, water, sand and grassy ground (dark/medium/light grass), save this image as a BMP (eg. MyMap.BMP) (if warned about flattening the image just select yes/continue/ok) it's now time to start drawing the vegetation map on a new layer. Close the BMP image you just saved and create a new layer on your original .png,have it above your base layer (it should put itself there automatically), copy your original layer and paste it onto the new layer, then hide/untick your base layer. On this new layer start by selecting the None(black) colour from above and flood fill all the roads (and any other area where you do not want vegetation to grow such as water, sand etc (erosion vegetation will still work fine)) and delete any/every other colour from this layer, leaving just the black areas you just created. Now start drawing the other five colours (the ones you ignored when creating your base map) on places where you do want vegetation to spawn. Start off with using a seperate layer for each colour, starting with the Light long grass, just flood fill that entire layer with it, then drag your black "no veg" layer above it, this allows you to see the road/building layout easily. Then work your way up through the other colours (creating new layers for each one, each one above the last in the order list) as needed, all the way to the dense forest one. Save your PNG now, you're going to make some temporary changes you dont want to save. To save this as a vegetation image, make sure your base layer is still hidden/unticked (so only your vegetation layers are visible) and then start merging your vegetation layers together, from the top down. You should now be left with 2 layers, a single vegetation layer, and your hidden base layer, save the image as a BMP (eg. MyMap_veg.BMP) (if warned about flattening the image just select yes/continue/ok), note that this image MUST be saved with the same name as your base map BMP with the added "_veg" at the end, it must also be saved in the same folder as your base map BMP. Once you have saved the veg map BMP, close that image and then close your PNG WITHOUT saving, unless you want your vegetation layers to be permanently merged, making it a lot harder to make edits, if needed, in the future. Example: Spoiler - Creating The Zombie Spawn Map Image Spoiler You will also need to create a new image called a zombie spawn map to tell the game about the density of zombies in our map, this is a black and white image that is 10x smaller than your base and vegetation images, so, if your map image is 600x600 pixels, your zombie spawn map would be 60x60. Start by flood filling it black (black means no zombies), then add white and grey lines/circles/patches where you want zombies to spawn, white is highest density, getting lower and lower with darker greys. (example), Save this in the same folder as your base map and veg map, again giving it the same name but this time with the "_ZombieSpawnMap" suffix (eg. MyMap_ZombieSpawnMap.BMP). It can be handy to make sure anti-aliasing is enabled when creating this image as it will naturally add shades of darker grey around any white or greys you place. You now have all the required images to create a new world in WorldEd. Example: Spoiler - Importing into WorldEd Spoiler Open TileZed, click on the Tools menu and then Click on WorldEd, this will open a new window, click on New, give it the size of your map (e.g. 2 cells x 2 cells) and click ok, you will now see a number of numbered squares depending on the size of your map. Each one of these squares represents an in game Cell (300x300 tiles). Now, navigate to the folder where your map mod images are stored and drag and drop the base image (MyMap.BMP) into the WorldEd window, making sure it covers all the numbered squares correctly. Once done, click on File and then BMP to TMX, on the window that pops up, click on the 3 dots in export directory and create a new folder (e.g. MyMapMod) for your mod and click on select folder, then before you press ok, make sure "Assign generated maps to world" and "Report unknown colours" are both ticked, then click ok. Click ok on the sanity check (make sure you aren't accidentally overwriting the wrong mod etc) and WorldEd will do it's magic. You MUST have at least your base map image and your veg image made and in the same folder before WorldEd will allow you to import a map image. Now, if you forgot to turn anti-aliasing off, WorldEd will probably pop up and tell you your image contains rogue colours, it will then list each rogue colour found along with the co-ordinates (in pixels) of every pixel with this rogue colour, you will need to open your images, find ALL of these pixels/colours, replace them with the correct colour(s) from step 2 then re-import into Worlded, otherwise you will end up with errors in your game world when it comes time to play. If WorldEd didnt throw up any colour errors then all you need to do now is click on file and save, give your world a name (I like to use the same name as the map to avoid confusion) and save, you now have the basics of a new map, to which you can now start adding buildings and world detail! Step 3) Creating/Adding custom buildings Navigate to your TileZed folder and create a new folder inside named Buildings, this is where you are going to save any buildings you make or download. - How to create custom buildings Spoiler Open TileZed. Click on Tools then Building Editor In the new window click on New Building. In the settings window that pops up you can choose a template and the plot size for your building. The templates provide pre-made room definitions for certain types of buildings, which are crucial for spawning the correct loot in the right places. For now choose “none” for the template and leave the plot size at 20x20 tiles. It's always best to make your plot a bit bigger than your actual building and surroundings will be as you can shrink your plot to match your finished building later. Click OK. You will be presented with a grey screen with a grid of 20x20 squares. For now, make sure Iso is selected on the left of the window. The first thing you need to do now is create some room definitions for your new building, this will allow the game to spawn the correct loot into the right places, such as food into kitchens, clothes into bedrooms, medicine into bathrooms etc. At the top of the window, click on Buildings and then Rooms (or you can use the Rooms icon on the toolbar). In the small window that popped up. click on the + in the bottom left to add a new room type. On the right you can now give your new room a name which can be anything you want, and an internal name, which MUST match one of the names in this list: You can now draw your new room on the tile grid by clicking and dragging with the left mouse button (make sure the Draw Room tool is selected at the top of the window). Notice how the colour of the tiles turns to the colour you selected for your room in the previous step. Once you let go of your left mouse button your room will appear. You can change the shape of the room by clicking and dragging more pieces that connect up, or by holding CTRL and clicking/clicking and dragging to delete parts of a room. You will see that placing tiles of the same room type next to each other will automatically delete the internal wall between them, and placing tiles of different room types (e.g. living room and kitchen) next to each other will maintain the internal walls. You can create new internal walls (or delete internal walls) using the Place Wall tool (located to the right of the Draw Room tool). Simply click on the Place Wall icon, select the tiles you want to use for it's interior and exterior facing walls as well as grime etc and then left click and drag your wall on the tile grid, right clicking on a wall you place will delete, to edit it's length, left click on one of its "ends" and drag. So now you've finished placing the rooms for your ground floor you probably want to place some windows and doors. Click on the Place Doors tool at the top left of the window, then using the tile and furniture menu on the right, use the Doors and Door Frames options to select the door you want to use, then simply click on the tile grid where you would like the door to go. Exactly the same method is used for placing windows, except using the Place Windows tool at the top of the window instead (located to the right of Place Doors). You've now placed your windows and doors, but maybe you realised that your building is 1 tile too wide and you need to make it smaller. Just select the Draw Room tool, hold CTRL and click and drag on the area you want to delete. That worked, but your doors and windows that were on that side of the building are now floating in thin air, 1 tile out from the "new" wall. You can easily get around this by selecting the Select and Move Objects icon at the top of the window, then clicking and dragging the area select over the doors/windows etc you want to move, then clickng and dragging one of the rectangles at the base of one of the objects, all objects will move together as one, making bulk/mass changes easier to deal with. Now it's time to place some furniture down, simply use the Tiles and Furniture menu on the right of the window to browse through and select the furniture piece you want, then at the top of the window the Place Furniture icon should now be clickable, once selected simply left click on the tile grid where you would like your furniture to go. Right click will delete a previously placed piece. You will notice that items will automatically orient themselves to have their backs to the wall if placed against one. If put up against 2 walls (such as the corner of a room) you can change its' orientation by moving your mouse cursor within the tile it's to be placed on. You can also select the orientation of furniture by holding the left click down as you place it and moving your mouse round, once in the desired orientation, simply let go of the left mouse button. If you are placing multiple objects on the same tile then the last object added will be drawn on top, so if you want to have a chair on top of a rug, make sure you place the rug first and then the chair. Your ground floor is complete, now it's time to add some stairs and a first/top floor. Click on the Place Stairs icon on the toolbar at the top of the window, select the stairs you want to use in the Tiles and Furniture menu on the right and then left click on the tile grid where you would like to place your stairs. Right clicking on previously placed stairs will delete them. Now click on the Floor icon on the toolbar, this will pop up a new window that lists the floors of the current building (currently only Floor 1). Click on the blue + icon to add a new floor, you should see that it has added Floor 2 to the list, above Floor 1, click OK. Now that you are back to the tile grid you will notice that your building currently looks darker, however if you look at the toolbar you will also notice that the floor icon has changed (now reads Floor 2/2), indicating that you currently have your new floor selected, and any room/items you place will be on this floor. You can now place rooms and furniture etc like before (making sure the correct tool is selected in the toolbar), notice that when you add a room that sits above your previously placed stairs on the floor below, BuildingEd will automatically "cut holes" in the floor to allow the player to move between floors. If any of your lower floors are not covered by rooms on higher floors then don't forget to add some roof pieces over the gaps. To do this, navigate to the floor above and then click on the Place Roof icon in the toolbar and select a roof type (e.g. Flat Top), then on the right of the window select Roof Tops (or Caps/Slopes depending on the roof type being used) under Tiles and Furniture and select a roof tile to use in the area below. Then click on the tile grid where you would like to place the roof tile (e.g. a flat roof tile to cover a ground floor room is placed on the "floor" of the next floor up). When you want to add a roof to your top floor, create a new floor using the Floor icon like before, then select the Place Roof icon in the toolbar, select the type of roof tile you want to add and place on that new layer. Flat roof tiles are by far the easiest to add, bu the prettier sloped roofs can be figure out with a little bit of trial and error, again using right click to remove any previously placed pieces, just remember to have the correct roof type selected in the Place Roof tool depending on what tile you're trying to add. Finally you might want to add detail around the outside of the house such as gardens and paths. To do this, first click on Tile (underneath Iso) on the left side of the window, you should notice that the options on the right of the window have changed. At the top right is a list of every layer, ticked layers have all tiles placed on that layer visible in the tile grid, un-ticking them makes those tiles invisible, allowing you to hide the buildings walls when placing flowers or ground tiles for example. At the bottom right as a list of all of the different tiles you can use. Click on the category and then the desired tile on the right. Left clicking on the tile grid will place the selected tile on the selected layer, overwriting any tile that is already at that location and on that layer. Hold CTRL and left click to remove a tile from the currently selected layer. Lastly you will need to add a room definition for any full tile roof peice that is not over an internal room of your building. This is to allow the new roof occlusion system to function correctly. For any bits that are above an internal room, simply make sure that room has a room definition (all room in buildings should, even hallways etc). If the roof bit is over an outside area (such as a porch) then instead of giving it an internal room definition, which could possibly mess with loot tables etc, use the new room definition made for this situation - emptyoutside. In the example below you can see that this building has a porch roof outside the front door, all other bits of roof are already over a pre-existing room definition and so we don't need to worry about them. We do need to add an emptyoutside room definition on/under the porch roof however as there currently is no room definition outside the building. In this example, the porch roof is on the roof layer of floor 2. If we check Ortho view you can see that a room definition of emptyoutside yellow) has been applied to the corrosponding tiles on floor 2. If you're having problems getting it to work properly, remember: every "full tile" roof peice (the little overhang peices you see in the example above do not need to adhere to this rule, just leave them as is if you have any) must be "over/on" a room definition, so make sure every room in your buildings has a room definition (including hallways etc). Add a room definition of "emptyoutside" (without " ") to any full tile roof peices that do not sit "over/on" an internal room definition. Now your building is complete, its time to save it. If you havn't already, create a folder inside you TileZed folder called buildings, you can create any number of sub-folders in here to help organise your buildings if you like. Now, in BuildingEd, click on File and Save As, navigate to your buildings folder, give your building a name and save it. To make life easier when creating similar buildings in the future it's a good idea to save your buildings template, so when you create a new building you can select it's template and have all of your room definitions, wall tiles etc already set up for you. To do this, click on Building and the Properties, here you can see the default tiles that will be used on any building created with this template. To the left is also a button for checking/editing the room definitions. Clicking on Save Template will ask you for a name and then save it to the list of templates. As you can see you can quickly edit and create multiple templates rather fast using this method. - How to add buildings to your map Spoiler If it's not already open, open WorldEd (open TileZed, clikck Tools and then WorldEd) and load your previously saved map. You can now edit your map by double clicking on one of the cells, it will open a new tab (named cell x,x) containing a preview of what that cell will look like in game. You can use the sliders to navigate the camera around the map as well as holding down control and using your scroll wheel to zoom in/out. To the right of the preview window you will see a couple of areas, one labeled "maps" and one labeled "history", in the maps section, navigate to your buildings folder, you will see all of your buildings listed as tbx files (you can create multiple folders within the buildings folder if you like to help organise your buildings to make them easier to find). All you need to do now is click and drag a tbx from the section on the right onto the preview window (make sure "Select and move lots" is selected on the toolbar at the top of the screen), you will see the building moving with your mouse cursor over the world, just drop it wherever you want it to go. Once you have placed all the buildings you want on this cell click on File and then Save and then close the tab (named cell x,x). You should now be back to seeing your entire map. You can now repeat the process for each other cell. Once you are finished adding buildings (you can always add more later if you want to start off small and test a few things first) come back to the world view and save your map. Step 4) Exporting and testing the map - Exporting Spoiler Before adding world detail such as lamposts, road markings, road signs etc you probably want to load your map up and run around in game to make sure everything is as you want it because any world detail changes you make will be lost if you need to make edits to your BMP files and re-import them into WorldEd. The first thing you are going to need to do is add a spawn point (or more) on your map. To do this you will first need to create a spawnpoints.lua file, just navigate to the folder you created when you imported your BMP's into WorldEd (e.g. MyMapMod) which by default will have been created in your TileZed folder. Once there create a new text document, open it and then click on save as, change Save as type to All files, name it spawnpoints.lua and click save. Then open WorldEd and load your map, double click on the cell you want to add a spawn point to, once it opens, click on the "add spawn point" tool at the top of the window and click on the map where you want your spawn point to go, it will place down a prism to allow you to keep a visual track of your spawn points as well as opening a dialogue box to select the profession that can spawn here (if no boxes are ticked then nothing will be added to the spawnpoints.lua file when you write spawn points). Once finished, save the cell, come back to the world view (close the cell's tab) and click on File and then Write Spawn Points, on the dialogue box which pops up, navigate to and select the spawnpoints.lua you created above and save. Once you have created your spawn point(s), save your map then click on File and then Genrate Lots>All Cells. Here you will be asked for 4 things, the first being the directory your lot files will be saved in, click on the 3 dots and navigate to the folder you created for your map mod when you imported your BMP into WorldEd, then right click and create a new folder called Lots, select this folder. Secondly it needs your zombie spawn map, just click on the 3 dots and navigate to your zombie spawn map and select it. Third is the Tile Definitions folder, again click on the 3 dots and this time navigate to your Project Zomboid Steam Install folder (c:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\Common\Project Zomboid), click on the Media folder and then click Select Folder. The last thing is the World Origin. If you are making a stand alone map which is not connected to any other maps then you can just leave this as is. If however you are wanting to add your map to an exisiting world or overwrite a cell(s) in an existing world you will need to change these values. The cell of your map that is at 0,0 (the one furthest to the north west) will be given the values you use here, allowing you to offset your map to make existing maps bigger or overwite cells of an existing map. Once ready, click ok - Getting it in game Spoiler OK now you have all of the files you need to test your map in game, so lets go ahead and do that. First, create a new folder on your desktop (or somehwere easily accesible) and give it a name (e.g. MyMapMod), inside create another folder called media, inside there create a 3rd folder called maps and then inside there, create a final folder called MyMapMod (or whatever the name of your map is). Inside this final folder is where you want to put all of the .lotheader, .lotpack and .bin files that were created when you generated the lots for your map, as well as the spawnpoints.lua file and and objects.lua (dont worry about this for now, you will create one when you add foraging zones later). You also want to create a text file(it will actually be saved as a .info file), using Notepad, in this folder, called map, include the following: Spoiler title=Your map name here lots=Muldraugh, KY description= Your map description here fixed2x=true (in this example were adding/overwriting cells in the base games map, but all the files will be kept seperate so the mod only appears when selected in game(hence the lots=Muldraugh, KY)). Click on File and Save as, now instead of saving it as a text file, at the bottom, select Save as type and choose All Files, then name the file map.info The next file you need in this folder is a PNG file called thumb.png, this is the thumbnail used in the games menu for your mod, for now you can just create a blank one using your paint program and save it in this folder. From this folder, navigate up 3 folders until your in the first one and can see the Media folder, in this first folder, alongside the media folder you want to create 2 final files, the first is a mod.info file, again just create a txt file (saved as .info instead of .txt) this time called mod and include this info: Spoiler name=The Name Of Your Mod Here id=The Name Of the First Folder You Created Here (e.g. MyMapMod) description=Description Of Mod Here poster=poster.png The very last file you need is another png, just copy your thumb.png you created a little earlier, paste it here and rename it to poster.png All that's left to do now is drag and drop (or copy and paste) that entire folder structure into: C:\Users\YourUsernameHere\Zomboid\mods Then load up Project Zomboid, click on Mods, enable your mod, create a new game and select your map on the world selection screen. You should find yourself spawning in on one of the spawn points you created earlier. If you want to give players the option to spawn at one of the games vanilla locations (Muldraugh, West Point, Rosewood) as well as your own, then you will want to create one more file alongside your spawnlocations.lua called spawnregions.lua, which includes this code: Spoiler function SpawnRegions() return { { name = "Muldraugh, KY", file = "media/maps/Muldraugh, KY/spawnpoints.lua" }, { name = "West Point, KY", file = "media/maps/West Point, KY/spawnpoints.lua" }, { name = "Rosewood, KY", file = "media/maps/Rosewood, KY/spawnpoints.lua" }, {name = "My Map Mod", file = "media/maps/MyMapMod/spawnpoints.lua" }, } end This will show a spawn location pop up in game after selecting your mod as the game world for your new game, in this case allowing the player to select between one of the 3 vanilla locations or the location(s) you set up when you created your mods spawn points. Step 5) Adding world detail Spoiler Now that you have had a run around your map in game and are happy with the layout, vegetation, bulding placement etc it's time to start beautifying your map by adding detail. To start, open TileZed and then open WorldEd, load your map. Right click on the cell you want to add detail to and then click on "open in tileZed". Bring TileZed to the front (or minimise WorldEd) and you will notice you have a zoomed in view of that cell. In map window to the right of the screen, click on the layers tab halfway down, the window above should populate with a number for layers with different names, these are what you will use to place your various bits of detail, allowing you to stack multiple things on top of each other without overriding the previous one (such as road markings on roads, trees on tiles with grass etc). Below this will be a tilesets window listing all of the different tilesets currently used in game, clicking on one of the names will display its contents directly to the right, as you will see, most tilesets have multiple tiles. Adding detail to your world is simply a matter of finding the item you want to place from the tilesets, making sure you're on the correct layer (so placing a tree wont delete the ground tile etc) and then clicking where you want to peice to go (making sure the stamp brush tool at the top of the window is selected). There's a lot of useful tools listed along the top to help you, such as undo and a rectangular select to allow you to copy and paste areas of detail, for example, simply place down some road markings from the street_trafficline_01 tileset on to the FloorOverlay layer, then select the Rectangle Select tool, select the cells with the road markings on, press CTRl+C and then CTRL+V, now you can click away, placing copies of that area (only tiles on the currently selected layer) with a single click, allowing you to place large amounts of detail rather quickly. Once you are finished adding detail to your cell, click on File and Save then close the tab. You can now go back to WorldEd and repeat the process with each other cell, once complete come back to WorldEd, click on File and Generate Lots. Your world detail has now been saved and can be seen in game. Any time you make changes to your map and want to test it in game you will want to re-copy all the .lotpack, .lotheader and .bin files along with your spawnpoints.lua and objects.lua into the folder structure you created in the step above "Getting It In Game", overwriting old files as you go, then copy into: C:\Users\YourUsernameHere\Zomboid\mods as you did before, again overwriting if asked. Step 6) Zoning Your Map Spoiler A - Foraging Zones Find the .pzw file for your map mod (generally in the parent folder to your mods .lot files) and open it in a text editor (e.g. Notepad). Look for the line(s) that starts with "<bmp path= ...", after the last one, paste this chunk of code: Spoiler <objecttype name="TownZone"/> <objecttype name="Forest"/> <objecttype name="DeepForest"/> <objecttype name="Nav"/> <objecttype name="Vegitation"/> <objecttype name="TrailerPark"/> <objecttype name="Farm"/> <objectgroup name="TownZone" color="#aa0000" defaulttype="TownZone"/> <objectgroup name="Forest" color="#00aa00" defaulttype="Forest"/> <objectgroup name="Nav" color="#55aaff" defaulttype="Nav"/> <objectgroup name="DeepForest" color="#003500" defaulttype="DeepForest"/> <objectgroup name="Vegitation" color="#b3b300" defaulttype="Vegitation"/> <objectgroup name="TrailerPark" color="#f50000" defaulttype="TrailerPark"/> <objectgroup name="Farm" color="#55ff7f" defaulttype="Farm"/> Save the file and close it. It is possible that your pzw file will already contain this code, in which case it is not necessary to add it again. Open TileZed and then WorldEd and load your world, dbl click on the cell you want to add foraging to. Click the "create object" button at the top of the window. At the bottom of the window you will see 2 selection boxes ("Level: 0" and "Obj Grp: <none>") Click on "Obj Grp <none>" and you will see the list of foraging zones you can add to the world. Select the type you want, you can then draw a rectangle on the game world by clicking and holding left mouse button. You can add multiple rectangles of any type and size to each cell, allowing you to be as specific or general as you want. Once done, save the cell, close it and move on to the next. These zones are used for respawning loot and new zombies, the nav zone is used for zombie horde migration, basically marking the path of least resistance through a town/area. B - Vehicle Zones Adding vehicle zones is very similar to adding the forging zones. Simply add the following code to your map mods' PZW file the same way as you did for the foraging zones above. Again, if your pzw file already contains this code then there is no need to add it again. <objecttype name="ParkingStall"/> <objectgroup name="ParkingStall" color="#85929e" defaulttype="ParkingStall"/> List of vehicle zone names to use in WorldEd: bad good medium sport farm junkyard trafficjams trafficjamn trafficjame trafficjamw rtrafficjams rtrafficjamn rtrafficjame rtrafficjamw police ranger fire mccoy fossoil postal spiffo radio ambulance burnt The first group is the most common type of vehicle zones used. The second group are for traffic jams pointing in specific directions to immitate the flow of traffic. The ones prefixed with r will spawn less than the regular trafficjam zones. The third group are specific zones for the type of vehicles listed, they are still also spawn random cars but will also spawn the vehicle listed. The final one will add random burn out vehicles. Vehicle zones should be placed as a multiple of 4x3 tiles (4x3, 8x6, 28x3 etc) with 4x3 being a single vehicle, 4 being its side and 3 being its front/back. Once done, load your map mod up in WorldEd, open a cell and add your new vehicle zones as you would foraging zones. Whenever you add a zone you need to use the objects panel on the left of the WorldEd window to give the zone a name (use the names listed above) that will be visible in WorldEd as a tag over the zone, making it easier to keep track of what you have placed where, if these are left blank then the game will default back to grabbing random vehicles from the ParkingStall zone. Example: After you have added vehicle zones to all of your cells, save your map. If you are having trouble with your vehicle zones, you can always take a look at the vanilla objects.lua within the muldraugh folder of your zomboid install, once opened just search for "ParkingStall" to see examples of vehicle zones used in the vanilla vehicle branch. C - Water Zones As above, the first thing you want to do is add the needed code to your map mods' .pzw file, if already present there is no need to add the code snippets again. Look at the beginning of your pzw file and find where the "propertydef"' lines are and add the first chunk of code to the end of that block, same for the "template" and "objecttype" chunks, find their respective blocks and add to the end. Spoiler <propertydef name="WaterDirection" default="0.0"/> <propertydef name="WaterSpeed" default="0.0"/> <propertydef name="WaterGround" default="false"/> <propertydef name="WaterShore" default="true"/> <template name="WaterFlowN"> <property name="WaterDirection" value="0"/> <property name="WaterSpeed" value="1.0"/> </template> <template name="WaterFlowS"> <property name="WaterDirection" value="180"/> <property name="WaterSpeed" value="1.0"/> </template> <template name="WaterFlowE"> <property name="WaterDirection" value="90"/> <property name="WaterSpeed" value="1.0"/> </template> <template name="WaterFlowW"> <property name="WaterDirection" value="270"/> <property name="WaterSpeed" value="1.0"/> </template> <template name="WaterZone"> <property name="WaterGround" value="false"/> <property name="WaterShore" value="true"/> </template> <objecttype name="WaterFlow"/> <objecttype name="WaterZone"/> Now you will see 2 new zones in WorldEd in the same place your other zones reside, WaterFlow and WaterZone. WaterFlow zones are single tile-sized objects that you can place down on any body of water to make it flow in a given direction and at a given speed, any water tile connected to the tile you placed the zone on in a given cell is affected. You can then follow the flow downstream adding more WaterFlow zones to change its direction/speed to match the landscape/route the river/stream takes. Here's an example from the vanilla map: WaterDirection is in degrees with 0 being North and 90 being East etc. WaterSpeed goes from 0.0 to 1.6. The second new water zone is.... WaterZone. WaterZones allow you to play/remove with the blends that you will normally see where water meets land. This allows you to do things like have pools without the water in the pool creating a shore-like blend with the tiles next to it, which obviously for a pool, wouldn't make sense, here is an example from the vanilla world where a WaterZone has been used is this exact way, notice how the WaterGround and WaterShore properties are both set to false: It might be a little hard to tell from the picture but the WaterZone completely covers the pool and all tiles bordering it, allowing it to remove the shoreline blend from said tiles. You can play with the settings and placement of WaterZones to get different effects/looks depending on your needs. D - Zombie Zones Zombie Zones allow you to specify specific costumes for zombies that spawn within certain areas on your map (such as in and around buildings). As you did for the water zones etc first you need to add the following code to your map mods' .pzw file. Add the objecttype line at the end of the existing ones, same for the objectgroup line: Spoiler <objecttype name="ZombiesType"/> <objectgroup name="ZombiesType" color="#555500" defaulttype="ZombiesType"/> As before you will now have a new zone in WorldEd called ZombieType, you can select it and place zones as usual, the larger your zones the better chance of zombies spawning within them. These zones do not add "extra" zombies, they just affect zombies that spawn within them. Each ZombieType zone must be named, similarly to vehicle zones, the list of current ZombieType zone names is: Spoiler School Prison VariousFoodMarket Wedding Fossoil Offices Seahorse Dinner Restaurant Doctor Pharmacist FarmingStore Police ConstructionSite Gigamart Bank FancyHotel Spiffo CarRepair Factory Gas2Go ThunderGas McCoys TrailerPark CountryClub Athletic Spa PizzaWhirled Pony Jays Survivalist Boxing CoffeeShop Butcher Baseball StreetSports FireDept NursingHome Church Football Rocker PileOCrepe Bar Nightclub Army Above you can see an example of 2 Factory ZombieType zones and 1 TrailerPark ZombieType zone. The factory zones have been made to mainly only affect the zombies that spawn inside the buildings where as the trailer park zone has been made to cover the enitire park. E - Story Zones Story zones allow you to add small "scenes" to your map, such as a camping trip "gone wrong" as well as some others. As with the previous zones we first need to start off by adding the code snippets for these new zones to our maps .pzw file, once again add the objecttype line to the end of that section of code and the same with the objectgroup line, and if they already exist, they do not need to be added again: Spoiler <objecttype name="ZoneStory"/> <objectgroup name="ZoneStory" color="#ffffff" defaulttype="ZoneStory"/> You can now use the regular object tool to add Story Zones to your map. Best practice is to make the zone at least 10x10 tiles but you can also make them much larger to add a bit more randomization as to where they spawn in your zone. The zones themselves, like other zones do not guarantee a spawn of a story, only a chance. There are currently 3 different Story Zones used in vanilla, just like with vehicle zones and zombie type zones you will want to name each zone one of the following: Spoiler Lake Forest Beach As you can imagine, each one spawns vehicles/items/zombies you might expect to find in a "scene" from a zone of that type (eg. a bunch of tents, a campfire and a zombie eating some hiker/camper corpses). Above you can see an example of a Forest story zone and a Lake story zone. F - Loot Zones The new loot zones work alongside the new loot distribution system to allow us to take loot customization to a whole new level, 2 identical houses, but one with a loot zone over the top can produce wildly different loot spawns if you want it to. You do not need to add any loot zones to your map but they will offer wider loot variety and easier control of it. As with the previous sections, you will first need to add the code for these new zones to your map mods .pzw file: Spoiler <objecttype name="LootZone"/> <objectgroup name="LootZone" color="#ff00ff" defaulttype="LootZone"/> You can now add loot zones to the map the same way as any other zones. There are currently only a few zones used in the vanilla game (Rich, Poor, TrailerPark and Army), with more on the way, but you can easily create and use your own loot zones too. Here is a seperate guide about customizing loot for your map mod: Once all cells have had their zones added close any cells left open so you are back to the main world overview in WorldEd. Click on File and the Generate Lots>All Cells. If they aren't already then make sure your path to your lots directory and zombie spawn image are complete. Then for your tiles definitions folder you want to point that to the media folder inside your Project Zomboid installation folder (steam>common>... etc). Once done, click ok. Click File and then "Write spawn points to lua", then click on File and click "Write objects to lua". G - Map Zones Build 41.6 introduced the new in-game mapping system which allows your map to be procedurally drawn from a top down and an isometric view in game. All it requires is to tag your buildings in buildingEd with a type (commercial, industrial etc) and to add some simple zones over your roads/trails. There is a simple standalone guide on how to add these and get your map mod working with the new in game system here: Step 7) Uploading to steam workshop Spoiler Create a folder (anywhere for now, desktop is handy) with the name of your mod (e.g MyMapMod), place your mods preview picture (named preview.png) and a .txt file called "Workshop" which includes the following code: Spoiler version=1 title=Your Mod Name Here description=Your mod description here description=Second line of your mod description here (you can add more description= lines if you like) tags= visibility=public then save the file. Within the same folder as these 2 files create a new folder called "Contents", and inside the Contents folder add another folder called "mods". Inside this folder is where you want to copy and paste your mods main folder (the one you have been placing into c:\Users\Yourusernamehere\Zomboid\Mods when you test your mod in game). Once this is done cut/copy/paste the entire folder structure into your C":\Users\YourUserName\Zomboid\Workshop" folder and load up PZ. Click the "Workshop" button towards the bottom left and the click "create and update items", then select your mod (if it doesn't show dbl check you added it to the correct folder which will be shown at the top of the screen). Make sure the items details are correct and then press next, your mod will then be uploaded to steam workshop (wait for the upload confirmation)and should be viewable within the hour. You now have a map mod on steam workshop! Anytime you update your mod, simply copy/paste the updated files over the existing ones in your "C:\Users\YourUserName\Zomboid\Workshop" folder and follow the above step again from loading up Project Zomboid, anyone subscribers will have the update pop up in their downloads automatically. Tips Spoiler Map Image Creation: If you are using paint.net, I recommend the Selective Palette plugin. You can choose a palette of colors and all pixels in your image will be assigned to the closest color. Find it here: http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/8043-curtis-plugin-pack-update-for-354/ - Ciber Ninja More Coming Soon FAQ's Spoiler Coming Soon Other Helpful Guides Spoiler Building Making - Current Room Definitions How To Add Custom Texture Packs And Tile Definitions Blackbeard06's Video Mapping Tutorial - How to create lootable maps for your map mod How to customize Loot Spawns Big thanks to Capt_Paradox, Blackbeard06, Suomiboi, Thuztor and the whole modding community ❤️
  5. Hi there, I would like to know if there are any quick ways to add the mods I want for my private server instead of having to painfully add them one by one? Any way please? Thanks :)
  6. Item Searcher v1 is released to the Steam Workshop! This mod adds a UI and convenience features for finding a particular item in a room (or on your person, if you need that kind of assistance! ), by progressively walking to and searching containers. You can find demo screenshots on the Workshop page, but in short-- press the '/" button (typically found next to Enter/Return on QWERTY keyboards) to open the UI. Input an item (double-click a table entry if your typed input is ambiguous) and put your feet up while your character does the hard work! If you find Item Searcher helpful, please rate and favorite on the Workshop page! If you feel especially motivated, please share this post or links to the Workshop item to let others know Item Searcher exists-- I made this mod because it's exactly the kind of thing I wanted in Project Zomboid when I started playing. If you have feedback of any kind, positive or negative, please leave a comment on the Workshop page, or create an issue on GitHub. For those especially motivated to share their appreciation and support, I have created a Ko-fi page. Anything you are able to give further enables me to spend time outside of my full-time job to improve Item Searcher, or create other mods that may be enjoyed.
  7. I'm testing a mod I've created and I'd like to test it on dedicated mutiplayer server without uploading the mod to the Steam Workshop. But I can't figure out how. Anyone know how to install a non-workshop mod on a dedicated server? I'm assuming I have to run the dedicated server in non-steam mode (but can run in steam mod if needed). I've installed the mod into these locations, but no luck... C:\Users\[USER_NAME]\Zomboid\mods C:\Users\[USER_NAME]\Zomboid\server\mods E:\Games\Project Zomboid\server\mods E:\Games\Project Zomboid\mods E:\Games\Project Zomboid\server\steamapps\workshop\content\108600\12345\mods *(tried to mimic the workshop convention, also tried to update the appworkshop_108600.acf file but not sure what the manifest and other timestamp values should be, etc) I've included the default.txt in all mod locations above. Have tried different combinations of adding the mod name and workshop ID to the servertest.ini file (sometimes only populating the Mods value but leaving the WorkshopItems value blank). Any ideas/pointers are much appreciated!
  8. Would it be possible to just put like a counter somewhere on the screen displaying the amount of zombies alive on the map and of course when one is killed the count goes down. Reason is helping people who want to kill every zombie on the map making it possible since they would know how many are left.
  9. Hey, I created my first map mod but I get a repeating error message when I hover over or select my mod in the mod selector window. I tried to find info on the internet or to read the Console.txt but neither got me any further. When creating my mod I used the following version: LATEST TILEZED, WORLDED AND TILESETS (MARCH 14 2022) I used the following tutorials as a basis: THE ONE STOP TILEZED MAPPING SHOP Daddy Dirkie Dirks zomboid mapping tutorials You may have had a similar error message or can help with my Console.txt. I would be very happy about help Edit: I've seen a similar bug in another mod before. Cabin in the woods Workshop ID: 2732928635 Mod ID: CabininwoodsJoji
  10. Hello there fellow non-brains eaters! Please let me introduce myself, my name is salvixd I'm 23, i've been playing project zomboid for about 280~hours now. After playing for a long time i decied to try and make a mod. Have you ever struggled to go out scavenging, exploring, travelling...etc. Leaving your base with your generator running and once you are back you are out of fuel and all your food is wasted. It happened to me and after looking a lot. I have not found any mod that allows me to connect fuel barrels to generators. So i will try to do it by myself so others survivors won't have that issue. The problem is that... I don't know which script is the one that i need to copy and modify for it. I supose the one that allows you to connect the barrels to sinks, but where is it? I don't know. Could some of you please tell me where to look? I would really appreciate it! Thanks in advance, looking forward your replies Salvixd
  11. Hello and welcome to my tutorial. It covers full workflow of vehicle creation for PZ. If you are a complete beginner in 3D modelling, you'll have to watch/read additional tutorials, I won't cover every aspect of model creation and 'where this button is located'. I divide vehicle creation in these stages: 1) Modelling 2) Wheels texture and modelling 3) Texturing 4) Packing files in folders 5) Editing scripts and .lua 6) In-game editing and tests 7) Workshop publish STAGE 1 - MODELLING Today I am creating a 1960 Ford Falcon I prefer using blender as it is my everyday 3d modelling software. Now, find references for your vehicle and ideally it will be a blueprint/outline scheme, like this one: There are some tips in modelling for PZ: 1) Do not care too much about topology and good shading. There is no actual shading in game, only windows have reflections. 2) Avoid n-gons or triangulate them before export 3) DO NOT make edges to outline body panels/parts. All dividing of parts will be done with texture mask. You can do it in UVs if there will be a point for that. 4) Place spindiel imitations in wheel wells to hide rear part of wheel models 5) In the UVs parts of body have to be straight-oriented without any non-90 degrees rotation, so pixels in texture will lay parallel with polygon flow. 6) To avoid physics artifacts in game import model of one of vanilla game cars models to your scene and model in consistent scale. Or import mine, that is available in the end of topic. This is what I consider a well done model There is nothing special in UV unwrapping process, just remember to place the least amount of seams possible and keep island aligned. Here are the UVs of my model: I've unwrapped the model without applied mirror modifier, so now we will have to texture just one half of the car. I'll fix mirroring later. STAGE 2 - WHEELS There are many ways to make a wheel and texture it, but I'll show the most efficient one. Make the wheel's face with simple materials, but unwrap the 'road touching part' to flat surface, like this: Then place an orthographic camera facing the wheel, scale it to fit the whole wheel-dish. Place a ring with emission material to light the wheel. Switch your renderer to Cycles and go to camera view, now use a rendered shading mode to adjust materials and lights to your taste. Set rendering resolution to something like 120x120-175-175 for best results Check the 'transparent' box in film settings to have alpha backround in texture: Now increase the sample count to something like 512-1024 and hit render. You will end up with a result of a ready-to-go wheel texture: The example file with scene for rendering and the model of this wheel you can download here: *google drive .blend file* Now make a lowpoly model of the wheel to use this texture on. I prefer using 18-24 edge circles for wheels. The unwrapping will be later, but eventually you'll end up with this: This method takes 10-15 minutes when you get used to it and gives a stunning and clear result. STAGE 3 - TEXTURING NOTE: I use a pretty complicated way of texturing and adding light to model. All rules of using textures the default way are covered in "HOW TO CREATE NEW VEHICLE MODS" topic by RingoD123, one of PZ devs. You can access it here: *boop* I'll show you my way, using Substance Painter to apply lighting and fake chrome parts to model. But first comes the base color and details of the car, so let's dive into it. Create a texture with 0 alpha and resolution 256x256. You can go for 512x512, but personally I like pixelated look of lo-res texture. Here are the settings for initial image: To preview the texture you are painting with different car colors, use this node setup. But switch filtering mode from "Linear" to "Closest", I forgot to do it on screenshot. There are two types of texture details: somewhat transparent and absolutely opaque. Half-transparent parts will be affected by car color, so they are mostly shadow/highlight details. Headlights, fixtures and things like that have to be opaque and painted with 100% brush hardness. It is easier to keep 3d view just to see what are you doing and paint texture in image editing mode, right there: First, paint the outlines of doors and other opening parts. Here are some brush hardness values: 0.2 - Outline shadow 0.5 - Outline 1.0 - Fake chrome and rubber window sealing Some work in progress screenshots Now when you have windows frames, save the image you just painted and go to photoshop and mask out glass sections like that Well, time for Substance Painter. You can use photoshop gradients for windows and blender lighting for lighting of the body, but I'll use SP "Baked lighting" filter for that, and for chrome especially. I will briefly describe what I've done in SP: 1) Mask out windows, give them mirror metal material and add a filter to them 2) Mask out chrome parts, made them mirror metal and added the same filter with slightly different settings. 3) Apply the same filter to all body parts left. 4) Add a position gradient to the windows Now I have this result, it is not shaded model, just basecolor: Also export the AO map you baked in SP. You can download file with this scene to look through and get ideas using this link: *boop* Now paint additional details you want on the car and open Photoshop. This is your layers layout: Now save it as .psd for future color editing and as .png to see what the you've done. Plug .png direcly as BaseColor in shader settings. Set your shading setting like this: And check if everything looks ok. This is my result: And this is the vehicle's look with wheels that we made before Sweet, isn't it? Now, it is time to get rid of mirroring. You can make new UV, bake it and... get A LOT of offset artifacts resulting in jagged pixel edges. There is a lazy but effective method: 1) In the UV editor place cursor in the 0,0 coordinates. 2) Set Pivot to 2D cursor: 3) Scale all UV islands to 0.5 EXACTLY 4) Apply mirror modifier to your model. Now select FACES of any half of the model and move it in UVs on Y by value 0.5 EXACTLY or you'll eventually mess everything up. 5) In Photoshop expand canvas of your PSD file we made before 6) Duplicate everything and move to the upper left corner, like in UVs. You can merge color layer(s) to operate color on export more easily. Now you have half of the texture empty... You do not want to waste it, right? Then drop in the wheel texture here without scaling, and you won't need additional texture file for it! 7) Create a layer beneath all others and paint it black or grey to cover alpha-holes in the textures. 8 ) Now unwrap the wheel to this new texture and let it shine! We painted the car and fixed mirroring. DOWNLOAD THE .PSD FILE: *bloop* There are 3 more types of textures to make: 1) Rust 2) Damage (1 or 2 levels, I'm lazy, I prefer using single one) 3) ID Color Mask or just Mask It wasn't possible to make them right with mirroring. Everything about these textures are explained clearly in Ringo's guide, again: *boop* I'll just show results I ended up with. Now you have to use 512x512 clear images for these textures, do not forget it. RUST Painted it with jitter brush and 0.2 hardness. To see what I am doing used the same node setup, as for base texture. DAMAGE Painted gradients with black and white with 0.1 hardess with repetitive strokes. MASK Mask texture tells game where are separate parts of car: doors, windows, lights and others. Every part has it's own color in palette, you can find color table in Ringo's guide. Copy and paste color HEX to use it in blender brush or fill tools. I've missed some of the parts because they do not really matter. AEUGH Texturing is finished. Go to photoshop and make all color variations you want and save them as .png, name them Vehicles_[vehicle name]_ Vehicle name mustn't containt spaces These are color palettes of my car: Now you have to export your vehicle body and wheel models. Copy them to an empty scene and save as separate file. If you used blender default orientations (front, back, right, left, top), then rotate the car on Z axis by 180 degrees. Game rotates it for some reason, so you'll have to do it. Now position everything in scene like this and continue to export settings. Export body and wheel separately with these settings: STAGE 5 - Packing files in folders The folder hierarchy and naming the files you can find in Ringo's guide. The mod file and all of my project files you will be able to download in the end of this topic. make up an Id name for your car. It has to be short, but unique and do not contain spaces. For this car I use '60falcon'. _____________________________________________ workshop.txt properties of the mod for Steam Workshop _____________________________________________ mod.info properties of the mod for in-game mod menu _____________________________________________ models_X folder -> vehicles this folder contains 3d meshes of the vehicle - body and wheel _____________________________________________ textures -> vehicles easy to guess, all vehicle textures are placed here null.png - completely transparent image, used as placeholder later on _____________________________________________ scripts -> vehicles there shoud be a .txt file named with you vehicle's ID name. Open it up and follow these instructions: change invertX to 'TRUE' if vehicle appears to be mirrored by left and right in game. Do not care about scale, offset and other geometric parameters. Insert all your color variation textures as shown below: All vehicle driving parameters are self-explanatory. Remember to set seats count, I'm creating a car with 4 seats. If you want to make less seats or add new, delete passenger[Seat code] records or add new. Also remember Seat[position] records down below. Add or delete the templates, loaded from Game default files: _____________________________________________ LUA SCRIPTS lua -> server -> vehicles -> [car id name]dis.lua Vehicle trunk type distribution file. There is a file with all vehicle distribution types in game files, I'll put it in project folder in the end if the article. This is game files distibution types, select one of them in respect to the vehicle type you are creating. I'll use CarNormal type for Ford Falcon. This is what distribution lua file has to be: _____________________________________________ lua -> shared -> [car id name]SpawnList.lua This file describes spawn zones of your car in game world with certain chance. I've typed in all default zones of spawn, you just have to change the chance and set [Base.60falcon] to [Base.(your car id name)] _____________________________________________ lua -> shared -> Translate -> EN -> IG_UI_EN.txt This is the name of the car in UI - keys name, mechanics window name and such. STAGE 6 - In-game editing and tests Launch PZ and disable all mod exept the one you will be debugging. Now close the game and go to Steam. In application setting set startup parameter to -debug It enables many debug options in-game. Now launch the Game again and, if menu doesn't appear, you've done something wrong in lua scripts. Check them for probles, and I hope, you'll figure out what is wrong. Now start a new game in world with no zombies and big amount of cars. Leave the house and find any car vibing in the street. Right click, -> Vehicle -> Set Script -> [your car ID name]. Car will switch to yours. This is what I've got on first time in-game spawning: YEET, it is all coming along. But wheel positions are a bit off, and we have to place the entering areas of doors. Go to Right click on car -> [DEBUG] Vehicle -> Vehicle Editor. Chassis Place extents and physics shape to outline the car Areas These are access areas to different parts of the car. There is nothing to describe, really, just place them where you can explain it and continue to next section Right click in mechanics tab to enable cheat options for the car. Now right click in mechanics panel. Here you can get key for that car or repair it. Final result in different variations Make a suitable preview image for your mod and crop it in Photoshop to 256x256. Place it in mod folder as preview.png In game menu go WORKSHOP -> create or update mod -> Go to your profile workshop items and find the new mod. Add the description, more screenshots and set visibility to 'Public' ALL PROJECT FILES: *YEET* ZE END Congratulations if you followed my guide to this point. Comment any issues or mistakes I've made.
  12. I earlier already played around with modding, but this is the first one I actually released! The idea is simple, you read a magazine and get three different recipes to craft spare engine parts for repairs. Steam Workshop: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2744114761
  13. I have found this fantastic sound mod. You may know it, Ultimate Sound Overhaul - Complete by Vindex. His Discord invite link has expired and I was wondering if someone could send me his mod privately who still has access to his Discord or is in contact with him. Cheers
  14. So I'm new to the forums but I am not new to modding (at least for other games). I've created modpacks for FO4 mostly and a few for Stellaris. So when I was asked to make a custom modpack for the server I play on I figured why not it cant be that hard. Enter a week of agonizing troubleshooting and restructuring of a modpack and still it fails to work. After reading countless forums and tutorials I simply can't figure out why the modpack content won't actually function as intended. If anyone has any input here is the modpack that I uploaded to the steam workshop. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2718274137 I've looked through other modpacks and mine is structured identically to them. At this point I'm considering doing a merger style pack instead of the way I've been doing it but I want some other insight to maybe getting to to function as is so I can spend time to actually play instead of working on this.
  15. By buying, I mean rewarding, since mods are usually created voluntarily with dedication. I don't know about you, but I tend to focus almlst entirely on the immersion, realism and controls of the game, rather than multiplayer which I never really liked to play with other people online. Up until now, I realized the reason I kept on playing the game (and I'm sure 99% of you also do) is how the mods are drastically improving the immersion, realism and control of the game, which the base game would be rather empty and dull without it. With mods going into the base game, the devs would only have to sometimes expand from that mod to their preference, but also make some fixes so that the mod becomes more playable. Personally, I have so many immersion-improving mods at one point, I couldn't even know what was making the game, and now I have to accept whatever error there is, because I only wished the game would become much more immersive than the base game, from more diverse firearms, makeshift armory to throwing corpses out the window and even gun suicide. You should be glad you're backed by dedicated modders who made the game much more immersive to learn from, while focusing on much more important matters, such as human NPCs and hunting. Now, as much as I like to have immersion-improving mods in the base game, this remains to be my opinion, which I admit would still need to be further discussed.
  16. Hi! I want to update a mod which I've posted in the steam workshop. It has currently over 3000 subscribers. However, I learned that the update may break multiplayer save games (singleplayer seems not affected). I don't want that the subscribers looser their save games but I also think that the update might be really beneficial in the long turn. (It doesn't change gameplay. It is just an overhaul of the code which hopefully increases stability and compatibility with other mods.) What do you think is the best way to go? What would you do in such a situation? One option might be to upload the updated version as a new mod to the steam workshop and mark the older version as outdated but I am not sure whether this a good idea from the workshop point of view (there are already so many mods in there...). I am also not sure if the workshop policy allows this. Does anyone know whether this is allowed in the steam workshop? PS: I also posted this question in the steam discussions forums. See here: https://steamcommunity.com/workshop/discussions/18446744073709551615/3198118348345253358/?appid=108600 Hope that's ok.
  17. Basements should have multiple entry points. On the inside of the home, basements can be accessed by a door followed by a staircase which descends into the lower ground or a trap door with a latch handle that would be followed by a ladder/rope. The outside of the home, basements can be accessed through a cellar door which can be followed by a staircase or a staircase which descends into the ground which is then followed by a door leading into the basement. When crafting a basement, pillars should be placed in specific locations to hold the ground above. Walls of the basement can also leak water in heavy rainfalls which can then flood the chamber, causing players (or zombies) to move at a slower movement speeds (depending if the player is jogging/Sprinting). Cellar windows can be another entry point for players to enter buildings in a more "stealthy approach" or be used to escape hordes of zombies. The Cellar windows can also allow players to have a "Shin-bone View" of the surrounding area. Trap doors can be crafted using Wood or sheet metal while, latch handles can be made out of rope however, if a player crafts a metal latch handle, locks can be applied to the trap door. Cellar windows can be glass or barred with metal scrap/wood planks.
  18. Hey there, I'm new to the PZ Server scene and I'm building my own and thinking of adding some mods. I tried looking for one but couldn't find any, Can we get a splash screen mod? Like for example, when someone joins the server, a text screen or image shows up on the screen that a user can click "x" on to close? It feels like it would be so simple to create and I'm surprised no one has done this yet (or maybe I'm just not good at using the fourms). Thanks!
  19. Running out of ammo or just discarding a weapon on the verge of breaking, this could be good reasons for why throwable weapons may be useful. If players have a weapon in hand and hold the "Push/Shove" key, the weapon should launch at the zombie and connect, based on the players "Aim Skill Level". While holding the "Push/Shove" key, players would only be able to launch the item in hand after the animation is complete. This would not only look great but add balance to the feature.
  20. 1) The first thing you want to do, as with most mods is to create your mods folder structure, use the image below as a reference, replacing MOD_NAME with the name of your mod: Don't worry about the files shown above, you will be creating them as you follow this guide, just make sure to remember, anytime you see "MOD_NAME" in this guide, replace that with the name you chose for your mod. 2) In your "..mods/MOD_NAME" folder, create your "mod.info" text file which contains the following code: Remember to replace all "MOD_NAME"'s with the actual name of your mod. 3) In the same folder, create/place your MOD_NAME.png , this will be the thumbnail used in game as the poster/picture for your mod. 4) Next up, in your "mods/MOD_NAME/media/lua/client" folder, create your MOD_NAME.lua file with the following code inside: This is the script that will load your model and scripts into the game, it also controls the spawn rate for the car in each type of zone as well as providing the vehicle mechanic overlay. Remember to replace all instances of "MOD_NAME" with the actual name you chose for your mod. 5) Next, in your "mods/MOD_NAME/media/scripts/vehicles" folder, create your MOD_NAME.txt file containing the following code: This script example contains all of the parameters to control the simulation of the vehicle, such as engine power, gear ratios, collision cube and much more. You will (hopefully) find it well commented to give you an idea of what each parameter does. You can look in the games "media\scripts\vehicles" folder for a vanilla vehicle script that more closely reflects the vehicle you are adding rather than starting with the example above, have a good look through them all to get a sense of the different templates you can use and the various changes that can be made to different components. 6) Now you need to (if you have not already) make the 3d model for your vehicle. We suggest using Blender, but as long as you're experienced in 3d modelling, any program that can export .ply files should work, just make sure your faces are triangulated, in Blender you can do this by selecting your model in Edit mode then pressing Ctrl + T. Then drag and drop the exported ply file onto the converter supplied below (unzip the below file, drag your .ply directly onto the .exe, do not double click the exe), it will output a new txt file with the same name as the .ply in the same directory. Copy the new .txt file into your "mods/MOD_NAME/media/models" folder as "Vehicles_MOD_NAME.txt This is the .ply to PZ convertor: PZ_PLYtoPZconverter.zip 7) Now it's time to create your vehicles texture files, these should all go into the "mods/MOD_NAME/media/textures/Vehicles" folder. First up is your "Vehicles_MOD_NAME_Shell.png" , this is the main texture image for your vehicle and needs to be 512x512 pixels, as do all of your textures, below is an example: Next there are 6 different overlay/detail png's to create, the first is for the vehicle lights ("Vehicles_MOD_NAME_Lights.png"): Then the vehicle rust ("Vehicles_MOD_NAME_Rust.png"): The next 2 image examples ("Vehicles_MOD_NAME_Shell_Damaged01.png" and "Vehicles_MOD_NAME_Shell_Damaged02.png") are to show light and heavy damage, respectively, on the vehicle's shell. They are used to represent dents in the bodywork: The next 2 image examples ("Vehicles_MOD_NAME_Overlays_Damaged01.png" and "Vehicles_MOD_NAME_Overlays_Damaged02.png") are very similar to the previous 2 except they are for showing damage on windows and lights as well as scratched on the body work: The last file we need is the vehicle colour mask ("Vehicles_MOD_NAME_Mask.png"), which should also be placed in your "mods/MOD_NAME/media/textures/Vehicles" folder. This tells the game which parts of your vehicle texture correspond to which part of your vehicle model and is needed to display damage, lowered windows and removed elements etc: Here the colour values to be used: Copy your complete mod folder structure into your C:\Users\YourUsernameHere\Zomboid\Mods folder, load the game, turn the mod on in the mod menu and start a new game, your new vehicle is now ready to be found and taken for a spin. Finally, here: ZAZ968M.zip - you can find an example vehicle mod using the above instructions. Notice the included example mod uses a slightly different process with its textures/overlays. The main texture is transparent while the detail has been shifted onto the vehicle_lights .png. This allows the game to automatically and procedurally generate different colours of your car when they are spawned in. Happy Modding!
  21. Hello, I think there is an issue with release 41.64 regarding the comparison of mod files on client and server side. After release 41.64 I'm getting the infamous error: Workshop item version is different than the server's The workshop ID provided in the error is 2640351732 (See screenshot attached), which is a mod I'm developing named "Spear Traps" (see https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2640351732) Yet, all the files from my mod are identical on both client and server. See following output as proof: Copying my mod files from Steam workshop local directory to a directory named client: $ cp -r ~/.steam/steam/steamapps/workshop/content/108600/2640351732/mods/SpearTraps/ client Copying my mod files from Steam workshop on my server to a directory named server: $ scp -r pztest:pzserver/steamapps/workshop/content/108600/2640351732/mods/SpearTraps/ server Computing MD5 hash for every file in client directory, saving output to a file named client.md5: $ find client/ -type f -exec md5sum {} \; | sort -k 2,2 | awk '{ print $1 }' > client.md5 Computing MD5 hash for every file in server directory, saving output to a file named server.md5: $ find server/ -type f -exec md5sum {} \; | sort -k 2,2 | awk '{ print $1 }' > server.md5 Comparing the result, we can see both files client.md5 and server.md5 are identical, meaning all the hashes of each file are the same in both client and server: $ md5sum client.md5 server.md5 eed766a149a2d1eb295446f2efde3202 client.md5 eed766a149a2d1eb295446f2efde3202 server.md5 Both files client.md5 and server.md5 are provided as attachment, and also the zipped folders client and server are attached in case you want to check. Is there something that comes into play other than the content of the files to decide if there's a mismatch between client and server files? client.md5 server.md5 client.zip server.zip
  22. Hello, I've been working on a mod attempting to add Diets to the game. In order to do this I would like to be able to retrieve (or get) the FoodType String from the item object if it is a food. I've been digging around for a while but haven't managed to figure out a way to do it. I was wondering if this is even possible currently? I managed to adjust the FoodType variable by using ItemTweakerAPI for Build41 which allowed me to adjust only that value instead of overwriting everything. I confirmed that it was indeed working through the Mod Options mod. However, I have not been able to actually retrieve the FoodType variable from any food item object. I was wondering if I was missing something or if this just isn't possible to do currently.
  23. Hello! First time on the forums, and i've dabbled in modding before, but this one's got me stumped. I was inspired by a few mods to make a checklist/blank sheet of my own that I could customize using the in-game Map symbols/writing functionality. I had thought just copying the code over from one of those basic mods and changing the variable for the actual map png would be a simple task, but i've been testing and tweaking and banging my head against this for two hours now with no results except "Their mods work, yours doesn't, solution unclear". To be clear: I have no intention of stealing their content and reposting it as my own. I just want a simple mod for my solo game and I had thought copying their code would work.
  24. I`m so exhausted. Since I started a new project in the WorldEditor it doesn`t open anymore. All I get is an error (pic related) when I`m trying to open TileZed or WorldEditor. I`ve reinstalled it, deleted all the files, checked "Tilesets.txt", but there`s nothing about this tile and there is no such tile, because I deleted it a while ago. I can`t check anything in the program itself, because every time I press Ok it shuts down. The only two things I haven`t done yet is reinstalling the game itself (which I think is unrelated) and checking for corrupted regedit`s files (but what exactly should I check?). What`s your opinion about this? Also, I didn`t find anything about this error.
  25. Increases all exercise experience by X multiplier. This is similar to other mods of the Steam Workshop that change the exercise XP gain, however this mod is not locked set values but rather a multiplier you can easily change. Edit the file 'mods/ExerciseX/media/lua/client/ExerciseX_Settings.lua' to change the default value from 5x to any value you like, you can even change it to 0.x values to make the XP gain longer if you want. This mod should also in theory be compatible with any future version of the game as the base fitness lua file is not overridden. The fitness table is used from the current loaded base game and is then multiplied, if any new exercises are added through by the original developers in the future or by any mods as long as this mod is loaded last it should apply the multiplier (assuming they don't totally change the fitness system). You may copy/change and republish this mod anywhere you like, I can't upload this to the Steam Workshop so if anyone wants to they can (just check someone else hasn't done it already). I have noticed playing around there seems to be a bug, when I was messing around with making this I was using other mods on a save that did a similar thing but overriding the base lua, it seems even if i disable that mod and enable this one it ignores the changes so you are stuck with the old multiplier values from the previous mod even when its not there, not sure if its something I did wrong or a bug with the game. With this mod you can change the multiplier as many times as you like on a save and it works fine so . Confused the hell out of me when I was making this, was wondering why nothing I did was working, then I deleted the save and made a new game and it worked. So if this happens to you then I have no idea how to fix it. You can also check the debug log to see if it has applied the changes, it should state the values of each of the exercises under "ExerciseX Start". exercisex_v1.zip
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