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  1. I downloaded version 41.53 the other day and noticed that zombies seemed to be very difficult to shake. I wasn't sure what was causing this at first, but after a little testing, I discovered that zombies have unlimited memory if the player maintains a direct line of sight with the zombie -- even if the player is well outside the zombie's sight range. Observe: In the above example, I aggro two zombies. These zombies follow me some distance, then I take off running down the street in a straight line. This is very important. After a couple of blocks, I stop and wait. Despite being well outside the zombie's sight range, they continue to follow. After that, I get up, run down the street again and take a break after a few blocks. This time, I run even further, and the zombies are still following! Lastly, I run down the street, climb over several fences, all in a straight line and then take another break. One of the zombies continues to follow, and shows up a minute or so later. The second, zombie, after a quick check, apparently got hung up on something, but was still following me despite having traveled well outside of his sight capabilities! Now on to the second example: If the player does in fact break the line of sight, zombies will forget and no longer follow the player, as they should. Re-entering a line of sight will not aggro said zombies, allowing the player to elude them like normal: As far as I can tell, this has nothing to do with stealth, and only to do with line of sight. In my proper game, I am playing a stealth character with utterly insane stealth stats (almost like stealth points are bugged...) and she is having the same problem. Zombies continue to follow, no matter what, as long as a direct straight line is maintained -- regardless of how far away the zombies actually are. Technical information: No mods IWBUMS 41.53 GoG Archival Version (not from GoG Galaxy) Windows 7 Pro Thanks for reading.
  2. I did a quick and cursory search and found nothing much on these topics so I figured I'd suggest a few small ideas! Survivor Door Blocking - The concept is simple enough, right click the door and block it via leaning your back onto/pushing up against it which would keep the zombies from pushing it down for a short time. I assume this would make it take less damage over time, with the caveat that holding it for too long until the zombies break it would basically have you swarmed; maybe even knocking you down when it breaks. I've given this idea some thought and in my opinion the best way to balance it would be as an emergency procedure; scaling the reduced damage to the door with your characters strength, over time as the zombies bash the door down you would gain stress, and panic, as well as exert yourself. Maybe this is asking a bit too much, or asking for something unnecessary, but I legitimately think it's a cool feature and could also prove to be very immersion building in multiplayer if the idea was implemented. (On a side note, I'm sure someone's already asked but I second any suggestion to add in using chairs to put under doorknobs and block doors that way). Speed Bumps - I don't know about you, but in my residential areas and in some more urban city-like areas we have speedbumps all over the roads, almost every 200 feet. If placed correctly, those could act as a cautionary danger for those of us who tend to drive too fast in our cars while out looking for loot; damaging the wheels or suspension if you go over them too fast. May even make some people think twice about using their car EVERYWHERE they go, and change up the gameplay a little. Junk Distractions - A good concept for a bit more tactics in interaction with zombies could come from the use of junk items and other set pieces to cause noises or temporarily block areas. Being able to throw tin cans and empty soda cans once they're fully consumed to attract zombies with the clanging noise - throwing empty glass bottles for a bit of a louder noise - and knocking over trashcans/shelves of items could cause a larger crash that also spreads any items in them on the floor while also providing a new static object for zombies to have to traverse over; in essence giving you a bit of extra time to distance yourself from the pursuing zombies while they traverse over the object at the cost of MAYBE luring new ones to your location. Thanks for taking the time to read these suggestions, I'd love any feedback if possible. I mainly decided to bring these up since I had it in my head that the first and third suggestions would look really cool in the games art style and animation style - so there's that lol. Best of luck developing this great game! - Doc
  3. Steam Workshop Link: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1992785456 Customizable Zombies v2.4.1 [01/04/2020] - Tested on Build 40.43. Tested on Build 40.43 Multiplayer. [06/20/2021] - Tested on IWBUMS Build 41.50. Choose the spawn percentage chance of each zombie type. Zombies have a chance to become a Crawler, Shambler, Fast Shambler, or a Sprinter. They also have a chance to be in a Fake Dead state. [Update 2.3.0+] You may now modify zombie Health using the "HP Multiplier" setting for the Crawler, Shambler, Fast Shambler, and Sprinter. Options Showcase Gameplay Demo (w/Default Settings) Steam Workshop Link: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1992785456
  4. In my recent game, I died two times and had to restart. Both times, it was because I opened a door that had a zombie behind it, and it immediately jumped on my character and bit him. I had no chance to retaliate before it was too late. I feel like this might be a realistic game mechanic, since you would be using one hand to open the door and therefor be vulnerable, but there should be a way to jump back or block, when you know there is a zombie there. Because otherwise, I feel like the mechanic is just unfair. The first time, I tried to push it back the moment the door was opened, making sure my character was facing the zombie, but it did nothing to help prevent it from biting me. The second time, I tried walking backwards to get some space, still making sure my character was facing the zombie, but this didn't help either. Furthermore, this was a custom game with weak and fragile zombies in build 41. Am I doing something wrong, or do people agree with me that this should be changed?
  5. As some of you know, there are few ways to deal with zombies. You can kite them with melee, use the guns (usually backfiring or not being very effective.) Using stealth (not consistent due to the randomness and respawns unlike other stealth games with actual patterns of enemies in a level.) Or leading them away from areas. If you're a engineer then you have a extra option of bombs (currently not worth investing into outside of 2-3 traps.) Suggestion 1: What if players were incouraged to use the verticality of the game, such as leading zombies onto a roof, depending on the height this can outright kill them, or turn them into crawlers. (in their current state, they land like a super hero with no consequence, and recover from falling faster then the player.) Suggestion 2: Electric fences, using a combination of metalworking and electric skill, incouraging the player to actually level up these skills for the reward of killing zombies that try to vault over it, and also the player if he/she does not turn it off from the outside. (this would likely need somethign to balance it, such as high fuel drain on a gen. And also still break if enough zombies vault over the electric fences at the same time.) Suggestion 3: More buildables in carpentry and metalworking, there is a huge lack of customization, while I do think going out and collecting useless items for survival is fun, and often times dangerous for no reason it would be nice to have options with the mentioned two skills, maybe even electric combined with them. Example: Building your own version of reinforced doors you can find in banks, rosewood secret facility, police stations. Or something more simple like the doors that are mainly glass, or wood with a glass to view whats on the other side. Suggestion 4: More alternative recipes for crafting within the existing crafting recipes. This idea is more inspired by cataclysm, though I do not expect it to match the same level or complexity as Cataclysm, it would be nice to have less straight forward options on some things. Take desperate crafting mod as a example of this, without completely ruining the balance of the game.
  6. Description [03/04/2020] - Tested on Build 40 Stable and IWBUMS Build 41. I created this mod to add a bit more realism. It seemed a bit unrealistic that one can run straight into 1 or 2 zombies and not risk getting attacked. Mod Info: Zombies that you collide with or run into will grab a firm hold onto you and they will attempt to bite you. They will not be able to grab if they are hit or shoved. If they grab you, you won't get hurt as long as you hit or shove them before they attack. It is possible to sprint out of their grabs, but that may or may not save you depending how close they are once they attempt their attack. Steam Workshop Link: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2013479771
  7. after loading the game i noticed that when zombies reach a specific distance from the player they just freeze. When I move slightly away after a short delay they start to chase again and freeze again at the same distance. Edit: one of them did not freeze. Maybe has to do with respawns.
  8. Check out our Forums and Discord! At Reanimated Roleplay, presented by Infected Gaming We strive to provide a welcoming community and create a wholly organic Roleplay experience. Whatever you want to do, Knox County is your oyster! But beware, the apocalypse is not for the faint of heart, This is the story of how you died, remember? Check out our lore here, for information on what is going on and what is up and coming! Hope to see you soon! - The Infected Gaming Team
  9. Looking at the newest blog post, I'm a little confused. Why is 1-1 combat being made easier? Zombies are already so much easier than they were a few years ago. Their animation's been slowed down and their hit registry feels off to the point I can stand in one place, let one keep doing its thing at me, and not get "hit" for a good 2 or 3 seconds. Especially on higher strength or speed settings zombies should be dangerous. If anything, they should be buffed. More pulling, clawing, punching, and tackling with the new animations, better hit responses to where if they do their animation, you get hit. You shouldn't be able to treat even small groups of zombies like a joke, but you can right now and apparently the group buffs are being dialed back. I don't think this is the way it needs to go, or maybe there should be a zed difficulty setting added that changes exactly how powerful they are more than the vague options we have now. My suggestion would be to either revert whatever nerfs or changes are coming to make individual fights easier, keep whatever group buffs there are after tuning them, and implement more concise, effective options for zombie difficulty. Superhuman strength should let them pull you down and hit you hard when they hit. Higher sense should give them better reactions. That sorta thing. I remember back in the DayZ days people complained zombies were too hard and they nerfed them big time, and in the recent game Hunt: Showdown similar complaints led its zombie-ish monsters to get nerfed into pointless distractions. I don't want that to happen with PZ. Zombies should be a threat you have to be careful with and learn to manage, not something you can easily strafe around and stunlock solo or even in groups, which you can do now. One shouldn't be instant death, not at all, but it shouldn't get any easier than it is right now.
  10. Survivor Stories: The Project Zomboid Roleplay Experience We begin in June of 1996, the last of the regional governments have collapsed. The old world is dead and forgotten, destroyed by the work of Dr. Klepper. You wake up after staying in a house in Slocan Lake, British Columbia for the evening, trying to survive. Thoughts of the news reports you witnessed from around the world of the events that have transpired would be ingrained in your memory. You find an old radio, still crackling with static. Where do you go from here..? ---- Survivor Stories is a roleplay experience that is tailored to have the stories of each survivor eventually intertwine and gain meaning and development through staff-run events and the natural course of conflict and drama that would arise in a post-apocalyptic scenario. We aim to… Provide an experience that is both immersive and stays true to the core mechanics of Project Zomboid. and... Create a community where everyone can feel comfortable and create to their heart’s content! ---- We have a Discord server where you can apply and join in on the fun: https://discord.gg/ZBjSbah We also have an assortment of mods such as Hydrocraft, ORGM, and other quality of life mods to make your experience even more fun! Survivor Stories PZRP is always looking for more to join our community as we get together to build a dramatic narrative in the zombie apocalypse.
  11. The feelings from the old Zomboid never gets to me anymore. The map is huge, there is always somewhere to run to and live in solitude. And when the zombies do arrive, they are easily out-runned. I've tried to mix and match sandbox settings to make a difficulty preset that keeps me on the edge of my seat. The main thing I'm missing in my balancing is fast zombies. We already have the choice between the standard "fast shamblers", and "sprinters". But for me, "fast shamblers" are too easily out-runned. On the other hand "sprinters" are so fast that you are essentially doomed from the start. I would very much like a preset in the middle-ground between fast shamblers and sprinters; a running speed. The speed of the zombies have not changed since the old small map of zomboid. But the map-size has! This does in my mind induce a clear imbalance that I believe has been overlooked. I would even go as far as to propose that the standard zombie speed in the survival/harcore mode be changed to accommodate this. That is one step in the right direction to make you feel a bit more helpless, in a world that I personally find too easy and void of danger. An alternative is to have a more mixed group of zombies with different run-speeds in the same game.
  12. Aight. Ever since the conception of games in this style such as Class3Outbreak, the idea of making my home area has been a thought. There are so many amazing options, Monroeville and the mall, Evans City, Any of the boroughs and townships in Butler and Allegheny Counties. And hell, to top it all off there is Pittsburgh. Now, I have absolutely no mapping experience and may just be using this as a good excuse to forget about my fiancee leaving me. However, I really want some input here. Here are some Google Maps images of local areas including the aforementioned. Monroeville: https://gyazo.com/e38857243ecbd99ea1fbc0119ff13970 The Mall: (featured in Dawn of The Dead) https://gyazo.com/bbaea16c9aa723ac43a5e8fa6e9249cc Evans City: (Home of Night of the Living Dead) https://gyazo.com/2e55455f11d06c4271e6c0a1ea75e000 Butler: https://gyazo.com/9cedc6993d74d642f11b04d0cb152846 Cranberry Township: https://gyazo.com/2d03b8777935912067c88b71e9310353 Connecting roads: https://gyazo.com/b06bb52ddc7906bfdbce70d6470b6a2b Zelienople: https://gyazo.com/e8602d983501e6a6e12e54fb439ba8ad Callery: https://gyazo.com/03ea7cc1265bb8efaa4ef835d5d1af0f Connoquenessing: https://gyazo.com/ca54b35b14bd084c4c8ea9867e082bf9 Meridian: https://gyazo.com/01e056def79de3da5867853cef1e1167 All of there are Southwestern PA, north of Pittsburgh. I know scale seems to be a thing we all have a hard-on for and we definitely need some sort of MP or fleshed out SP to make these maps worth it. The resources contained alone would make it boring to play on your own. Just wondering, is any of this something someone could take on? Can the game handle this sort of scale? Could it handle individual towns but not all of them interconnected? Hit me up share your thoughts.
  13. Simple mod that gives the zombies a chance to spawn without clothes! LINK
  14. nolanri

    Restless Zombies

    This mod has the same effect as the Nocturnal Zombies Mod but the AI is in effect all the time and not just at night. Zombies often stand around in groups doing nothing until they see or hear something. But not anymore! This mod will gives Zombies Primal hunting instincts and they will be moving around a lot more, scattering in random directions and be restlessly searching ... for you. Tested and working on Multiplayer Note that the AI effect is triggered by passing time so, if you set sandbox settings to make days longer it will lesson the effect this mod has on the zombies movements. http://undeniable.info/pz/RestlessZombiesMod.php
  15. Its that time again for a new lore to be starting up. The start of the lore is Friday, March 2nd, 2018 at 7pm EST. It is not too late to jump on over to the forums and submit a character application HERE If you do though, please be sure to read the lore posting bellow or on the forums HERE as well as the server and community rules HERE Mods - You will find out in game Zombie and world settings - you will find out in game 1. The Lore It all started without a single voice on the television warning us, a silent whisper through the streets of Fairhaven. Our only warnings were hidden within the depths of the web, even then, the information was bare, mere mentions of a super-virus with no list of symptoms accompanying it. How could we have prepared? We couldn’t have. Within weeks, the super-virus finally tore through the veil shrouding it. It made national news, and Fairhaven was placed under quarantine by the U.S Government. We watched as parking lots were converted into refugee camps, shopping centers became quarantine centers, and our neighbors houses became burnt out shells of their former selves. Nobody told us anything, just that we couldn’t leave. We held on by a thread, biting the bullet where we could until people started vanishing from the camps, starting with the elderly, ending with children. Nobody had any real clue what was going on, families made scenes, tried to incite violence, until they vanished too. People were too afraid to act past the formation of C.E.I.T.A. We kept on eating our pills, taking our shots and watching the news for more information. All of this in the span of three days … three days, a major populace was nearly wiped to nothing, sections of the city barred off … only in three days. By day four? All we could hear were gunshots in the distance, the news telling us the quarantine had been expanded to Peoria and Bloomington, cutting us off from South Illinois. It wasn’t long until many of us were loaded up in buses and hauled off towards the military evacuation point outside the city … but not all of us, some of us were left behind to make our own way there. We gathered up in our cars and rode off, some towards the border, and some towards the evac point, right up until we reached the backed up highway with cars miles down. 2. The Towns Over The River (Fairhaven) (City) Valley Station (Kings Mill) Muldraugh (Twinsburg) West Point (Hartsdale) Rosewood (Union Center) Ohio Map + Dixie (White Horse Creek)
  16. Hi, Sometimes when I drive slowly with a lot of zombies (20-30 zombies) behind/next to my car, my car is like capatulted and it goes from 5mph to 60mph in one second and I think it mostly happens with slow vehicles like vans. So yeah it's fun to have such a boost but when there are trees everywhere you get an instant crash and that's way less fun game's version : 39.67.5 but it does that since the beginning of vehicles I didn't see anyone reporting this bug, I'm playing with sprinter zombies so maybe it has something to do with that It's very easy to make this bug happens, just take a slow van, attract a lot of zombies and drive slowly next to them or even in circles
  17. Having seen the impedning weather system that includes thunderstorms crossing the map, I wonder if that system could be co-opted to script a massive horde event. I am imagining a horde of zeds that spawn at the map's edge and move across the entirety of the map like a storm. Alternatively, I could also see an invisible draw beacon that passes over the map, attracting zeds as it goes. In the case of the former, I'm not sure how the migration of zeds would interact with standard zed activity. I imagine they would ignore things like moving to empty tiles or forming up with preexisitng hordes. In the case of a sound event or player action drawing them, I imagine that when they return to an "idle" state they would set off again towards their destination on the far side of the map. Once there, they would despawn. I guess it might be as "simple" as spawning a horde of special zeds who wander towards a map's-edge beacon when they would otherwise be idle. My intent is for a mid-game event (one to several months in) that has the potential to wreck any fortification anyplace on the map, if it happens to be in the path of the migratory horde. Perhaps there's a way that the path could be drawn over an area of the player's greatest activity. What do you all think? Other ideas for life post-helicopter (aside from more helicopters)?
  18. anyone who wants to join my server can: 68.232.168.49 lots of zombies rare loot. try and survive with me! im usually on during weekends
  19. Not sure if this one was already suggested, but here goes. When a player dies, they drop their weapons, I think. Correct? ( Haven't really died enough to be 100% sure. ^_^' ) Anyways, what if there's also a chance that, upon dying, they wind up KEEPING that weapon in their hand(s)? Doesn't necessarily mean that the zombie will be able to USE it, though, as... y'know... ZOMBIES. No "Learning". Only "Eating". (Though a pistol-holding zombie's finger pulling the trigger COULD be a threat, though mostly because guns are freakin' LOUD...) But what if y'all made it where, instead of dropping their weapons, survivors' zombie forms hold onto said weapons, at least until they start "Reaching" after the living survivors when close enough, to which they THEN drop the items, instead? This way, we could easily spot the "Dead Survivors" who may very well have valuable loot, as well as add a bit more variety to the zombie hordes, without necessarily making things that much more difficult to deal with, and yet, also make things simpler for "Loot Priorities" when it comes to looting a dead horde. Perhaps in addition to that, the zombies that DO spawn with weapons could also be holding onto them, so that we don't "Magically pull an Axe out of a zombie's arse" when looting the dead bodies... and besides that, it could also add a bit of variety to the "Survivor Zeds" whenever the backpack updates roll out, so we see a bit MORE variety between the "Bag Carriers" as well. Anyways, just a small idea I had. Didn't see it in the "Common Suggested" thing, so figured I'd throw it out there.
  20. Alright, based on my most recent death experience, I'm reading a book in a my house on the edge of town. Everything is barricaded. I triple-accelerate the play speed in order to plow through the book. I begin to hear a very rapid thud; it sounded like the helicopter. I thought, "Well, I haven't made a peep and I can't be seen, I'll just wait here and let the action pass me by." Turns out, for some reason, a zombie mystically sensed that I was in the corner of this particular house. It had started pounding on the boarded window, but due to the triple acceleration, it sounded like the helicopter. By the time I heard the glass shatter, peed my pants, and hit a movement button in order to shift play speed back to normal, it was too late. The zombie had gnawed me the death just that fast! Sooooo, two things I learned from this particular death: 1.) Currently, if you hear anything, anything, ANYTHING, that sounds remotely strange while you are in accelerated time, get back to normal speed and check it out! It could/will save your short, remaining life. 2.) My suggestion is that, upon any zombie sighting, the game automatically kicks back to normal speed. I think that's fair. Yes, taking one step already puts you back to normal speed, and that's probably good enough 99.95% of the time. However, if you're slightly ignorant and naive, like me, then it's not too much to ask that normal speed kicks in when a zombie is seen. It at least gives the player a few seconds to react, which would be true in reality. Unseen zombies, well, they should still kill you anyway . Anyone out there agree with me?
  21. Ok I see that male and female zombies have 3 versions in each. I been working on 6 more versions but dont know how to implement them. Is it even possible to add more variety?
  22. BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: NightmareZ is now on Steam! Get it on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/509930 Greenlight page link: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=693100216 Here is the Greenlight Trailer: Please feel free to provide your feedback and suggestions to improve the game. NightmareZ is a side-scrolling platform action game with lots of fancy features, multiple enemies and retro visuals. This is my first major game project. I will soon put it on Steam Greenlight. Game Story: Who could ever think the Doom's day to arrive so early? The world has been completely consumed by Darkness(Dark energy). The zombies and evil spirits manifested themselves to rule over the world. But this is not an impossible task to restore the human beings who have already been lost. The fate is displaying the NIGHTMARE of being consumed by darkness spontaneously. In this catastrophic situation, a speck of light of HOPE appears. The person who has been lured to the battle field by the king of darkness, is not a human being but a demon with unusual demonic power. He wants to fight against the evil forces. He had lost his family 5 years ago due to the sudden attack of evil spirits. He is now guided by a saint who provides him the instructions from time to time. He is the son of the greatest warrior, Zaxina. He is Razor. There is a deep mystery behind the demonic powers of Razor, which his brother knows. Razor had never seen his brother from birth and hopes to meet him someday. His current aim is to seize and annihilate the evil demonic forces! Here are some gifs and screenshots given below to give you an idea of what the game is all about. Some screenshots from V1.3 which is currently under development. Follow the development blog for updates here: http://anamikmajumdar.blogspot.com/2015/03/project-nightmarez-2015.html Like my Facebook Page and stay in touch with me here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amaxang-Games/459063974167243 UPDATES: V1.3.1 is coming soon with some new features! It 95% done already. Only 5% to go for the final release. You can expect this game to be finally released in October. To follow the development process, it is highly recommended that you follow the game dev blog: http://anamikmajumdar.blogspot.com/2015/03/project-nightmarez-2015.html Now, you can read more information about this game in my official website: http://www.amaxang-games.com/2015/04/nightmarez-full-version-indie-roguelike.html Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmaxangGames Feel free to post feedback. Thank you.
  23. Good afternoon, I think zombie guards would be a pretty cool idea. Where you could capture zombies and chain them to a fence, or on stakes around you're base as to camoflauge it a little bit from the encroaching zombie hordes. Food for thought.
  24. Hello comunity of project zomboid, I am grateful that you have gone through this suggestion. I was talking with my friends and we talk about project zomboid, i tell s suggestion and my friends start to say more suggestions and thats howthey were created. This suggestions are for the community, if anyone love this ideas please help us shareing this suggestion to someone else. I begin with the suggestion of the prosthesis. The second idea is about eat zombies (Yes, what you read): The next idea is about the armors: And the last idea but equally important is the idea of the coliseum and waves: Credits:
  25. How does the idea of "Zombie Traps" sound? I believe that it would open lots of new features, ideas, gameplays and much more potentials for the gameplay. Some of my ideas would be: Bear traps ( A trap that could either work for big animals such as Deers ( if they get implemented in the future ), bears etc or either as a zombie trap to immobilize them or even wound the zombie and making it walk slower. Spikes Pit Fall Boulder Trap These are some ideas of mine. What do you guys say? Do you like the idea ? Let me know and opinions are welcomed!
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