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  1. LeoIvanov

    Zombie corpses

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

    Soul Filcher's Farming Time

    Hello survivors, I uploaded to Steam's workshop a mod that might interest modders and players that like farming. With existing mods like Farmoid and Hydrocraft out there there wasn't much of a point in making my own with a few new crop types, since farming mods are not compatible in their current forms. So that's the issue I decided to solve and now is in its first working version. The mod makes changes to basicFarming.lua and farming_vegetableconf.lua so that all mods using these modified files will work together, as well as allowing for some extra customization. Here are the current features: -New crop types in the "Sow Seed" menu without the need to replace ISFarmingMenu.lua. -New crop types without the need to change farming_vegetableconf.lua. -Uses specific grow functions for each crop type, without the need to reference them directly in basicFarming.lua. -Allows custom growing stage descriptions (seedling, young, ready for harvest, and so on) for each stage, Check corn for examples. -Allows custom plants to remain in a spot when harvested just like strawberries. They revert to the growing stage number defined in "retainOnHarvest" for that crop type. And some ideas for future versions, in case people feel they are worth adding: -Customizable resistance or weakness to diseases for each crop type. -Plant types that don't use seeds with their separate "sow" menu. Known bug: Plant types using custom icons have instead a white square in the plant info window. Hopefully it will be fixed soon. I hope to get some feedback and that farming mods change to to this system so we can finally decide to play with them together, and make new smaller farming mods interesting to have. Beyond that new system the mod adds beets, cauliflowers and corn as new crop types. Insecticide and mildew spray cans that can be found in crates and counters.
  3. Yesterday after taking a better look at Farming I started thinking it would be nice to have more options as far as landscaping goes. Somone as OCD as myself would really appriciate the option to beautify your makeshift home and shelter from the undead. Patches of flowers, rose bushes, herbs, grass, etc.
  4. Suggestion: Check endurance to let it dig or not when endurancemoodlelevel > 3. I check the way to found worms in that action it's too easy. IsPlowAction.lua Reducing endurance when dig the floor Maybe add sandboxvars.natureabundance in the code to control ZombRand() chances to find them. With that system i think players can't farm worms too easy.
  5. buwaro

    Advanced farming

    Disclaimer: I will try not to cover topics done to death(wheat->flour, irrigation, animals but i would love to see chickens asap due them not needing a smart ai) I would like to see farming move to a more stardew valley style(crop growth length is about the same), and by that I mean a trellis that certain crops need to grow effectively requires farming lvl ?? and carpentry lvl ??, crops performing better in one season( i doubt they would kill our crops with change of season due to the otherwise limited nature of seeds and fresh winter food) Requested crops(i know many of these have been asked for already) corn, bell peppers, eggplant, leeks, onions, beans(requires trellis),peas(requires trellis), pineaple, hops (requires trellis), zucchini, water melon, grapes(requires trellis), sunflower(if possible they could follow the sun) coffee, tea ,pickles(now decay), beets and pumpkins(we'd better get these by Halloween, and be able to carve jack-o-lanterns). cotton or flax (for making thread/twine) n.b. you should be able to grow some non-ideal crops in the region but they should have a lower yield (no idea what less ideal crops would be as i don't live anywhere near Kentucky) and rarer seeds(I recommend some sort of gardening store/ plant nursery should show-up somewhere). some plants should be unplantable till you have a high enough farming skill(so newbies don;t get overwhelmed) Trees Apple, banana, avocado, cherry, apricot, lemon,peach, pomegranate, orange. trees would require years to bear fruit and would require maintenance for the first few years and would only bear fruit in the correct season, non would bear fruit in winter. why invest in such a long term solution??? long term multiplayer servers where you can only dream of fruit(besides strawberries) and would make mouse traps usable long after the power goes out(all of the bait is currently non-renewable). also require a decent farming lvl to plant ~4 Bees As no game is complete without them and the associated risks. would require careful acquisition and set up Preserving More foods should be jar'able, maybe with different recipes. eg strawberry jam, apricot jam, marmalade(lemon+orange), and peaches should be jar'able the regular way(i used to do this when i was a kid). banana's and apples could be dried out, and avocado smashed(to appease the millennial's). all of these can be made at home Refining Hops should be brew able into alcohol among other crops, potentially making different types(vodka from potatoes, mead from honey!), or just generic moonshine and vinegar, all alcohols should also now provide carbs as well. beets should be grind able into sugar. to allowed renewable preserving. eggs could be made into mayo(not sure if you can do this at home), milk into cheese or butter(both of which can be made at home, with the right equipment). lastly, if you think i missed wheat, try reading the top of the thread again. and if anyone could point out what would be non-ideal(will still grow) and unviable crops(won;t grow) I'll update the post accordingly
  6. bpdlr

    Farm animals

    I read a while back that the devs were thinking about adding deer to hunt, not sure what the progress is on that. I was thinking, there's all these farms around Redwood with chicken coops and other animal enclosures, wouldn't these animals still be around? It would add so many levels of gameplay. - zombies could attack the animals initially, chasing them out of their enclosures and also causing more noise and disturbance. This could make for great early-game distractions for those who like more zombies but want a slightly easier start. - the animals would mostly die after a couple of in-game months for lack of food, and they'd get skinnier and provide fewer calories over time. Maybe some could find food and live longer - for example, some could find the corn field near Muldraugh. [This reminds me, why are there so few crop fields like this one? And why do they go rotten so quickly? But that's another suggestion for a Farming overhaul...] - taming should be an option, depending on Farming skill - cows will be easy targets for zombies and many won't survive, but those who make it can live off the land forever. They could be easiest to tame but harder to find, and you won't want to slaughter them unless it's an emergency, so they'll only be good for milk. You could "tame" them just by attaching a rope to them, but you'll them have to lead them all the way back to your base... - chickens could provide meat and eggs but attract zombies in the morning. Breeding would be easier (but eggs are already pretty plentiful). Cereal or popcorn to tame, leave a trail into a wire cage. There'd be fewer chickens in the world initially, but they can't be caught by zombies, just chased away. However they won't last long in the wild (maybe natural predation?) - pigs would be hardest to find, hardest to tame (you'd need fresh apples or something) and would take longer to breed and then rear, but could potentially have a big litter of piglets. - to hunt these and wild animals, you'd have to be either great at sneaking and use a spear, or use a bow and arrow (please add!), but this wouldn't kill them outright. You'd have to track their blood trail, which along with the noise would attract zombies. - also, future potential for using animal skins to make warm clothes. EDIT: oh, also - horses?
  7. Not sure if this is a bug, but normally when you use "Take Dirt" on a tile with something on it, it leaves that something. If you place a bush you've picked up (Ornamental Bush) and then Take Dirt, it removes the bush. However you can Take Dirt first and then place the bush. I'd expect the Take Dirt action to remove grass and wild bushes, but not placed bushes or other placed items.
  8. The small corner hedge piece can only rotate so the inside corner is north or south, not east or west.
  9. Updated for Build 26 (SP & MP). How to install.Single player : as with any mod, put the waterPipe directory inside the mod folder of project zomboid and check "garden hoses" in the in game mod menu. When joining a server, desactivate the mod. Multiplayer (on both server and client computers) : The easiest way to install it is to place the media folder of the mod inside the project zomboid installation directory, saying yes to overwriting 2 files. - overwriting 2 files (rain barrels and takewater action). - I didn't find any other way to activate a mod, I may be missing something. - Obviously, don't activate the mod in game anymore. - To revert back, delete the mod files (or do a steam check integrity) What it does for farming.Plants with a pipe on the same square connected to a barrel will receive 1 water every 2 in game hours. You don't have to check them every day anymore, as long as you have water. Otherwise, refill your barrels. - It’s the same amount the plant lose every 2 in game hours, but not accounting for sunny days ( an additional - 0.1 water every 2 hours ). It may be necessary to check some plants after a lot of sunny days. Which means you HAVE TO water your plants the first time you plow, otherwise they’ll stay at level 0. If you don’t have enough water in your barrels for all plants within a cluster, only some will receive water ( always the same ones, so all may not die ). Plants will receive fertilizer if there are enough for all of them within the cluster ( both water and fertilizer ). - You can take your time pouring the fertilizer without fearing the trigger. - If you have 10 plants and want to fertilize all of them to level 3, add 30 fertilizer doses in total to the barrels of the cluster. They will be fertilized in 3*2 in game hours, unit by unit. During winter (october - january) plants will lose health if they are outdoor. What is does for rain barrel collectors.Barrel water level is averaged with all barrels within a cluster. - You will have the optimal refill when raining at all times. - Don’t connect a 40 unit barrel with a 100 unit one, you will lose all water above 40. Barrels are filled when connected to a piped source (sink and such). It’s a good idea to have one big cluster when water is still on. You can pour in / take water. - Water taken is proportional to item number of uses to fill. Water poured is proportional to item number of uses (with water). - Amounts of water taken/poured back/transferred are coherent among all items. - When taking water, you can interrupt the action, amounts will be coherent. - When pouring, as I didn’t implement it over time, if you interrupt it nothing happens; you have to see it through. You can pour in fertilizer. Please report any bug you encounter, but read the description before. Balance suggestions are welcomed too.Note : When picking pipes up, you need to pick up 10 to get a garden hose back. It's to avoid having plenty of garden hoses with 0.1 uses or less. It's kind of anoying when you need all of them and misplaced one, as you need to pick up 9 more ... will see if I can change that. The download link for build 26, SP & MP. or on PZ-mods. The old download link for build 23 (< build 25). Community update Change log. I hope you enjoy it, and my thanks to Robert Johnson for it's rain collector barrel and farming mod, Kyun.
  10. Kurogo

    Project Farmoid v0.75c

    Project Farmoid version 0.75c is out! Trellis kits now function as a separate farming plot. Once you have a trellis kit and either a shovel or a trowel, you will be able to place them just like you would a farming plot. Once placed, trellis kits can be planted with their own list of seeds. If you remove the plot, you will get the trellis kit back, regardless of whether there are vines growing on it or not. After you have harvested your vines, the plot will revert back to an unplanted trellis plot ready to be reseeded! You must be farming level 2 and have read the magazine Better Shelters and Farms in order to make your own trellis kits. However, if you find a trellis kit in some loot, you can use that right away, regardless of your farming level. This also means you can steal trellises that someone else has already planted. Keep an eye on your gardens! This new system fixes the bug that consumed more than 1 trellis kit when planting vines. Adjusted vegetable yields to balance them out more. Loot distribution has also been adjusted to balance out reusable trellis kits and the increase in farmable crops. Let me know if it seems appropriate for your loot settings. Thank you for using my mod! Keep calm and farm on! -K A video showing the change highlights can be found at: Project Farmoid v0.75c Update Highlights
  11. Sparrow

    Hydrocraft Add-On Mod

    Hi all, I'm currently working on a mod that will expand/nerf the farming aspect of Hydrocraft. Farming, raising animals and all things related was always my favorite part of Hydrocraft, so I wanted to add some realism and more dimensions to it. I'm planning on a lot of features, but I'm posting this topic here to see if there's any interest/and or if anyone has any ideas of additional features I should work on. Here's a list of the stuff I'm working on now. I'm currently working on cows, since if I only work on one species at a time hopefully after I get all of the aspects working I can copy/paste it into the other species much easier. Cow Changes: Finished Items: - Bull takes 3 days to recover from breeding. - Cow takes 14 days to recover from breeding. - All animals make sounds when they change states. - Calves take 28 days to age into cows. - Cows have randomized calves when breeding, or no calf at all. To-Do Items: - More cow breeds. - New sprite art. - Bulls and steers weigh more than cows and produce more meat. - Milk breeds produce more milk longer, and less meat than meat breeds. - Young cows. (maybe) - Milk cows only once per day. I don’t know how to do this Yet Items: - Cows and bulls become hungry in any state. (The problem with this is complicated. I haven't wrapped by brain around it yet) - Make steers. - Small chance of cows getting sick every day. - Cows on grass tiles will need to be fed less often than cows not on grass or indoors. - Interacting with bulls gives a small chance of getting hurt. (maybe) - A way to make breeding more beneficial than foraging. (ideas?) - Cows become pregnant. (I have the code for this but the recipe keeps breaking when I use it. I need to keep tweaking it to get it working) Not Currently Do-Able Items: - Communicable disease.
  12. Demonic_Kat

    Farming Tweaks

    A few farming tweaks I thought of! ~It would be nice to be able to harvest farmed items sooner. Currently you can harvest things only when they are at peak or seeding. I propose that you can harvest farmables after the first stage of growth but you get either much less items or "small" items. Small items would yield less hunger/thirst reduction and may even add a bit to unhappiness (I mean who would be happy about their palm sized cabbage). For example, harvesting a cabbage at the second stage of growth will produce 1 cabbage or 3 small cabbage. ~Under "sow seeds" options menu I think the details about the plants (ready in x days) should be removed unless the player has encountered that seed packet (not just the seeds). ~Plants should be able to stay in the ground longer without rotting than they currently do. I mean when you think of it why would the plant rot while it's in the ground and growing? This would give incentive to start farming when the electricity goes out, reduce the need to harvest immediately, and reduce massive waste. It could be balanced with increased chances of getting flies/mildew/DWF and require regular maintenance. ~The addition of soil boxes being necessary for anything other than farming on natural soil would add more challenge to farming. They could require x carpentry and y farming skill to construct and may put a stop to the easy early game roof farming. ~Most produce should not survive being in the freezer. Freezing produce should drastically reduce the hunger/thirst yield and give an unhappiness debuff (everything would be squishy after being thawed). Hm. That's it for now. Please let me know what you think!
  13. Pwnlord

    Nursery with rare plants

    It'd be nice if in one of the more urban areas you could find a plant nursery with seedlings, saplings, cuttings, and all the other sources of rare fruit you could want. The catch? You'll need to get there before the power gets shut off, because the automatic watering system will only last so long, and allll those rare plants will die without water. You'll never taste a banana, orange, pineapple, lemon, or avocado again...unless you can get in, get the sprouts and seedlings, and load them into your car before the zed get there. It'd also have big stocks of seeds, shovels, trowels, watering cans, spray bottles, fertilizer, pre-made mildew and bug spray, and everything else you could want to stock your little backyard garden. Planting trees would take a year before you'd see any result, and you'd need to plant the tropical trees inside a two-storey greenhouse for them to survive, let alone thrive. But you could stay a happy gourmand, with the last banana palms in the Continental US.
  14. So after playing my world for the past 3 months i've been combing each and every warehouse and possible crate spawns to look for Fertilizer. IF there is somebody out there though that would hear my plea i would like to see an ability to create a composter to create fertilizer for my crops. An actual composter is pretty easy to create and by tossing food and organic matter into the composter and adding water, as well as direct sunlight it can turn plant and animal matter into fertilizer in 30-90 days. The only way i could see this working is by instead of making it keep things fresh like refrigerators speed up the decaying process by a certain amount and have food rot into appropriate amounts of fertilizer to its weight. .
  15. NagashUD

    Biofuel ?

    I usually having a hard time to get enough gas before electricity shut down, so why not getting it this way by farming some maize and able to make ethanol fuel? (required a lab station maybe, also able to make meds in the future with a new chemist carreer)
  16. Insers

    Compost

    Hello community. I have an idea for Farming. What do you do with all this rotten food in game? Why not make a Compost? With compost we can make Fertilizer to our plants. Any thoughts? or maybe we already got this suggested?
  17. ** Tested on build 30.16, NOT backwards compatible with build 29 ** I play games like Project Zomboid because I like the semi-realistic scenario and challenges to survive. No other mod has given me the realism I've wanted when it comes to food preservation and most specifically, canning. Ultimately, for a game that strikes to immerse the player into the game world, canning food for prolonged preservation shouldn't be as easy as simply putting food in a jar and sealing it. So I decided to make this mod to enhance my own gameplay and that of those that seek more realism from food preservation. This mod adds new mechanisms so that survival still remains challenging and food preservation doesn't become a thought of the past. The implementation of everything you can can is based off real life canning. Each canning option closely resembles how that food item would be canned in real life; skipping a few steps and/or details here and there to keep things fun and not overly complicated. ___________________ CURRENT FEATURES ___________________ Pickling Canning Options: Pickles, Broccoli, Cabbage, Leek, Carrots, Bell Pepper, Radish.Open Kettle Canning Options: Strawberry Jam.Water Bath Canning Options: Strawberry Jam.Pressure Canning Options: Rabbit, Rodent (Rat, Mouse, Squirrel), Bird, Fish(All types except bait fish).Extend your food's lifespan with the Pickling Method. The simplest and fastest way to get into canning. Simply cook up some brine, have your vegetables ready and put it all in a jar, seal it, and you're all done! The food might taste a little salty though, but hey now your food will gain a preservation span of 7 days.Extend your food's lifespan with the Open Kettle Method. You can cook and prepare the food that you wish to can in a kettle, pour it in a jar, seal, and that's it! Food processed this way will gain a preservation span of 15 days.Extend your food's lifespan by using the Water Bath Method.You can cook and prepare the food that you wish to can in a regular pot, pour it in a jar, seal, and then place up to 5 sealed jars in a water bath canner to get a tight seal. Food processed this way will gain a preservation span of 30 days.Extend your food's lifespan with the Pressure Canning Method. You can cook and prepare the food that you wish to can in a regular pot, pour it in a jar, seal, and then place up to 5 sealed jars in a pressure canner to get a tight seal and make sure the food is fully cooked. Food processed this way will gain a preservation span of 60 days.Inspect your canned food to see how many more days left it has until it spoils. Download [HERE] How to install: GUIDE - Instructions / Recipes for Canning 101 - Changelog: TEST THE MOD: if you'd like to see how the mod works without having to collect everything and test it out; press the 'HOME' key to enable the testing feature, instructions will appear in your console that runs along with Project Zomboid. Press the 'END' key if the instructions don't show up after pressing the 'home' key. Keep in mind each time you spawn a set of items for testing the testing feature is disabled. This is as to avoid having you accidentally spawn items without wanting to do so. P.S: There might be an error where you press HOME and then another key to spawn items and won't work; try about 3 times and it should work. Q&A: I would love to get some feedback on this mod. if you have any questions, comments, suggestions,...etc. Go ahead and post . Also if you think the mod is too complicated or challenging, let me know how you would scale it down to make it more fun.
  18. Themo

    Farming Mod Art

    Making some art for a project, thought i would share in case it is helpful for others. Hope this is right forum section. I give anybody permission to use them for any Project Zomboid mod. From top left to bottom right (after planter box and filled planter box)... Apple, Avocado, Banana, Bell Pepper, Blackberry, Blueberry, Broccoli, Cucumber, Cabbage, Carrot, Cherry, Chinese Cabbage, Corn, Cotton, Coffee, Eggplant, Garlic, Grape, Green Onion, Hemp, Jute, Lemon, Leek, Lettuce, Lime, Orange, Onion, Pear, Peach, Pumpkin, Peanut, Pea, Pineapple, Potato, Poppy, Radish, Rubber, Strawberry, Sunflower, Sweet Potato, Tea, Tomato, Watermelon, Zucchini Lotus, Papyrus, Watercress, Taro, Water Hawthorn, Eel Grass, Lepironia, Sweet Flag, Aloe, Bamboo, Barberry, Basil, Bean, Belladonna, Celery, Cashew, Chamomile, Clove, Date Palm, Elderberry, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Henna, Kava, Lavender, Mango, Maple, Mandrake, Mescal, Mint, Okra, Pepper (chili), Papaya, Passion-fruit, Peyote, Rice, Rosemary, Sage, Spinach, Sugarcane, Thyme, Turmeric, Valerian, Wheat-grass. Also made these non farming related objects.
  19. After looking at setting up a long term residence with renewable food supply, It came to my attention that rain barrels for collection is implemented but there is not an "efficient" way to direct water to moderate / large size food plots. A solution for this would be to place a rain barrel(s) elevated so that gravity can act as the pumping mechanisim and attaching a gated trough or valved piping system to do the initial dispersment to the crop rows. With trencing dug between rows to allow for watering of the adjacent crop tiles. Gated trough recipe could / should be a lvl 4 Carpentry given that collection is made available at that level, and consist of 4 planks + 5 Sturdy sticks + 10 nails + 1 rope. Water trough extensions would require only 3 planks + 6 nails Pipe with valve assembly could potentially be salvaged from drained sinks or commodes, or alternatively implemented as a drop at appropriate locations on the map. Same argument could be made for the raw pipe itself. Difference between the two would be the piped structure could also direct water into a housing structure for renewable indoor plumbing via barracaded opening in wall. Could also be interesting in multiplayer as well since water collection would have to be secured else risk tampering / poisioning ( rotten food , zombie corpse in the well, etc.)
  20. Originally I started this in the mod suggestion forum as a temporary "hey wouldn't it be nice if..." http://theindiestone.com/forums/index.php/topic/16106-farming-water-management-irrigation/ However the more I've thought about it I see it as a necessity for any long term ( more than 2 week game time ) setttlement / safe haven, while not breaking the z-realisim factor.
  21. A guy and his cat

    Irrigation Canals

    (I didn't test this myself, in fact I don't know if it is already a feature; so in case that this feature is already in the game please tell me so I can erase the post) Something that could be a cool implementation would be irrigation circuits that would be build near water bodies. This could be kinda useful; the irrigation canals could be build 5 or 6 tiles away from an X water body, "automating" the watering of your crops, but this means that you need to settle down near the X water body or travelling all the way to your crops to examine that they weren't destroyed or infected.
  22. hrot

    Realism mod

    Hi, i want to show you my little simple mod. Mod doesn't adds anything new, it's just changes various game mechanics. The reason behind my mod is to make game a lot harder and more realistic at the same time so i changed mostly how farming works. Changes: It mostly changes how farming works, it's now a lot harder (realistic growing time). All plants have realistic growin time now(and realistic time to rot): carrots: 4 months to grown 6 months to rot potatoes: 4 months to grown 8 months to rot tomato: 2,5 months to grown 2 week to rot (default time) cabbage: 4 months to grown 3 months to rot broccoli: 40 days to grown 3 days to rot radish: 5 weeks to grown 5 days to rot strawberry: 8 months to grow 3 days to rot Potatoes seeds are removed and you need potatoes to plant potatoes...(sound logical right? ) Some weapons have increased durability (axe, sledgehammer, pistols, rifles etc.). Normal books, magiznes and newspapers take more time to read them. Campfire recipe is changed to require stones (8 stones) not logs/planks. Spawn chance for jars, vinegar, sugar, jar lid is increased. Detailed list of changes: Many thanks to: Svarog RobertJohnson for answering my questions about modding and making this mod possible. Download: http://s000.tinyupload.com/?file_id=81753234771901339252 or http://sharesend.com/7x6bbptx or https://www.sendspace.com/file/zfcw0q ( I couldn't attach file in forum for some reason) Feel free to download, play and disccus about my mod
  23. Lucius_5

    Ideas about farming

    Okay Lucus time now. ·In Winter As known to all of us, fallen snow would appear aground now in PZ winter when we play Survival or Sandbox of default climate setting, it proves that the environment temperature had fallen to 0 alre. But what delight us is that TID already did make plants change as climate changes ingame, some tough all-seasons-growing plants still growing like Pine, but most defoliate n fall in dormancy, including most crops we could farm in PZ, beyond doubts. Let me give u a for instances, under growing info of tomato, we know that they would grow slowly even do not bloom with a temp below 15, and already frozen to death below 0 without question. Now what I mention about is only influence of freezing excessive cold on plant, we could ignore the high temp cause it might be too different to farm under both. So I suggest that crops stop growing even frozen to death in winter( might be changed in Sandbox settings? ), then most food with a long shelf life woulb be well-used to a large extent, and more fun added. ·Building Greenhouse Insane rare food rarity or have holded on for a long-----long time? What we need is greenhouses that give plants a normal growing environment.( most added function before needed a large project right? Nice work n thank u so much TID. ) So what a greenhouse can do could be growing crops with warm temps in winter and let them grow well( growing faster, high production or low farming diseases? )in others. ·a little tip Hey dudes I dunno what were u thinking bout, but we cant grow most plants esp green plants without light indoor! Well u could explain this before a blackout forever in game, but we actually cant make it after that except they were grown near windows. A little tiny problem huh? Anyway, THX for reading.And I hope these were not be mentioned yet.
  24. particlezero

    Realism

    I would like to suggest changes for the sake of realism, or perhaps options in the menu when starting a new game to bring more realism to the game. I love the game and one of the things I like most about it is that it has a feeling of realism to it that other games always lack. It is brutal and unforgiving just like a situation like this in real life would be. To that end, there are a few things already in the game, or expected to be added to the game in the future, that I think would break immersion. 1 - Tool/Weapon durability. I understand that this was implemented to add difficulty to the game but it is completely unrealistic and just seems a bit silly to me at times. I am a contractor and I have been building houses from the ground up for about 10 years now. I still own the first hammer I ever purchased 10 years ago. While I did eventually upgrade to a titanium hammer, the steel hammer I used previously saw about 40 - 60 hours per week of smashing steel and wood repeatedly. After all of that punishment I can still pick it up now and use it. I never had to repair it either. The axe is another tool I use frequently. Admittedly an axe does require occasional repair but that involves popping in a new handle, which is just a milled plank of hardwood. Using these tools as they are intended would not damage them in any significant way and using them to chop or bash what is essentially human bodies would actually be less likely to damage them. Guns do require maintenance but that involves breaking them down and cleaning them and applying oil where necessary. 2 - Power Generation - I know that generators are a planned feature but unless animal fat rendering is added to the game it wouldn't make any sense. Gasoline has a shelf life of about 30 days, so using that beyond a month or two is just out of the question. Same thing goes for vehicles. The only engines that would be viable after an event like this would be of the diesel variety, as they can run on biofuel. I would suggest that solar panels and windmills be added to the game as solar panels are fairly common and windmills are ridiculously easy to build. 3 - Farming - I think the farming in the game is excellent and I'd love to see how the devs expand on it further. I just have one simple suggestion here and that is hydroponics. I usually play with the grow times cranked to max for more realism. It is harder and requires a much large farm. I think that growing indoors/underground would be the way to go in a situation like the zombie apocalypse. It would also be interesting to see the mechanics involved as growing with hydroponics is more complex than one might believe. 4 - Fire - For the love of all that is zomboid, please fix the fire. I have the worst luck with campfires and watching fire spread across dirt, gravel and concrete just completely breaks immersion. 5 - Forge - We need forges badly. Forges are relatively straight forward to build and simple tools, weapons and armour can be crafted with most metal lying around absolutely everywhere in modern civilization. While blacksmithing can take an entire lifetime to master, rudimentary gear could be crafted even by an amateur that would serve the desired function well enough. Perhaps some or all of things are planned for the future and, if so, I can't wait to see it. If anybody has any additional ideas to add realism I would love to hear them as well. This game is the closest I have seen to a true survival simulator and I believe it has the potential to take that realism even further. I believe it is the greatest strength of the game and the game should be pushed even further in that direction. Make it hard, make it impossible even, but do it in a realistic way, so that it's that much more horrifying when our face gets chewed off by a zombie.
  25. Exactly what it says on the tin. I've never really farmed before and I'd like a little run-down of how to go about. What should my farming grid look like, how much should I farm at once, how often should I water or spray? I have the two gardening cans and the materials to make the sprays, along with 2 watering cans and plenty of dirt and seeds. How do I get started?