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  1. Another multiplayer request, maybe super simple? I'm wanting to bind my party to a shared fate/endgame. I think I have the effect I want (from Snake's Spiffo Skills Mod), but I can't figure out the right event to make it happen. The event would be something like "On player update, if player isdead," then I want this to happen for all online players: local dmg = ZombRand(5) + 15; player:getBodyDamage():getBodyPart(BodyPartType.ForeArm_L):AddDamage(dmg); player:getBodyDamage():getBodyPart(BodyPartType.ForeArm_L):setScratched(true); player:getBodyDamage():setInfectionLevel(1); So that effectively on player death, all other players become infected. If one player dies they take the party with them! Would anyone be able to make this happen for me or give me some advice?
  2. There should be improved smoke and fire effects. Like 3d flames, columns of smoke, proper scorch marks, improved fire spreading behavior, etc. Sorry. I'd write more but I'm burnt out at the moment
  3. Campfire fuel and worn items

    Is it possible to skip adding clothing that you are currently wearing to the "Add Fuel >" submenu? For example, if I have a vest on, and pickup another one from a dead zombie, there's 2 in my bag. If I choose "Add Fuel", then add a vest, it usually will add the one that I'm wearing first. If not, it's really easy to accidentally add both and then be mostly naked anyway. It would be nice to confirm the one you're wearing, or force you to un-wear it before adding it to the fire. Thanks!
  4. Fire Behavior: No spread on asphalt!

    Good afternoon Indie Stone & Associates, My name is FireOnApshalt, and I think you may have an inkling about the topic of this post from my username alone. While playing this awesome game online with a friend, we were assaulted by a giant horde. In our cleverness, we decided to lure them to a large open parking lot (with what I assume to be asphalt terrain; correct me if I'm wrong) and throw a molotov cocktail to eliminate with FIRE. Now, once we had tossed the bottle, our mistake was quickly realized. Not only did the fire spread across the asphalt as if it were dry hay in the middle of the dry warm season in the Sahara desert, but it proceeded to burn down the entire forest as well as the majority of the north portion of Muldraugh. I'm not a fireman. I'm not a forensic expert. Nor have I ever started a sizable fire in my life, save for campfires and the such. But, it seems to me that physics works in a way that prevents fire from spreading across cement surfaces, as there is no organic material to be lit. In fact, I'm quite sure that many bunkers and buildings are built out of cement to prevent such a thing from even happening. Sure, asphalt has tar in it as part of it's construction, but I do believe it would take an immense amount of heat to even start it on fire, let alone burn at a consistent rate and spread (wildfire rates, in this case). Does a molotov cocktail possess that amount of heat and power? Again, I'm not a scientist, so I suppose I cannot say. But, it all seems to be a little overkill. My suggestion is this: in the next update, please nerf fire spread on cement and asphalt surfaces. If we can't use molotovs there, then where can they be used intelligently and safely? Why are they in the game? They're too destructive, too unpredictable, and outright suicidal to use in the first place. Thanks and have a wonderful afternoon!
  5. With Build 32, it's virtually impossible to burn corpses without destroying the entire known world. So I'd like a fix to this. Maybe something that just takes the sheet of paper, lighter and gas and uses them appropriately, but just transform the corpse into the ash pile, skipping the fire part altogether. Or perhaps just a right-click and "delete corpse" option. Really need this for my role-playing game I'm doing. Thanks to anyone who shows interest!
  6. Starting and stopping fire

    Welcome one and all to another one of my larger posts, and I would like to thank you for taking the time to look at it. I can express enough how much I enjoy posting these. As always get ready and enjoy. Fire starters and Fire retardants: · Matches- These are a simple strike and use fire starter. It can be used about 10 times and doesn’t work if wet. · Lighter- This is good for about 250 lights. It is waterproof and not rare. · Magnifying glass- This can start a fire over long periods of time but only works in sunlight. It takes even longer in cloudy weather and may still fail. It also won’t work at night or during rain. · Water bottle- Like a magnifying glass this can be used to start fire under the same conditions but takes longer, and need to be filled at least 50% · Flint rod- This and a knife starts a fire about the same as matches but needs a good 2-3 seconds to do so and lasts about 200 strikes. · Bow drill- this can be crafted using natural items and takes a good while to start a fire. It takes a while and skill. It can break the first time or work a good 3-4 times if used properly. · Fire plow- This like the bow drill takes time and effort but needs a knife in the crafting process. · Fire spindle- This is much like the bow drill but takes a shorter time and is learned later on. · Improved campfire- This is made by adding 8 stones to an existing camp fire or 8 stones during the building of a campfire. It also can support a grill cover for better cooking. · Tinder- An easy fire starter and helps when fire starting is tough. · Ash- This is a byproduct of fire and can help crops grow at a faster rate if spread on them. · Fire extinguisher- a way to extinguish fires quickly and prevent it for a short time. It has 5-10 uses. · Baking soda- This can be spread over fire to stop it. · Steel wool- this and a battery can be used to start a fire. It consumes the wool in a process. · Gum wrapper- This and a battery also can be used to start a fire like the wool, consuming the wrapper. · Salt- This is much like baking soda but doesn’t prevent the spread of it. · Fire blankets- This can be thrown over fire to attempt to stop it. · Grill cover- this combined with an improved grill can be used to grill food like a stove. · Charred cloth- This is much like hot coals but after burning clothing. · Hot coals- These can be used to start fires but cause burns if touched. Created after burning things in a fire. · Torch- these can be held and used like a flashlight but lights a 360 area. It also has a shorter range and can start fires if used inside. · Tiki torch- These are things that can be lit to provide light like the flashlight on a post. These however use fire and run out after a good 12 hours. Reasons for fire: · Cooking- now to cook using a fire pit you either need a tree branch with certain foods at the end of it, as well as you being there to cook it, or using a grill cover and being able to leave. · Light- fires provide a nice light source and could be used to light an area up. · Warmth- fires are also useful to keep you warm and prevent hypothermia. · Attraction and repulsion- Fire will attract zombies from distances at night due to the light and smell. The smell radius is increased by cooking meats. It will however repel bugs and animals (Proposed by my animal ideas post.) · Destruction- Clearing out hordes or you friend’s base, fire is useful to clear massive areas and deal massive damage. Reasons to stop fire: · Not dying or losing everything- the title says it all. Now as always this post has to end so I would like to thank you for taking the time to look at this and enjoy. Links: · Animal ideas: · Clothing ideas: · Medical ideas: · Temperature system idea: last of my major posts before i leave for a while. decided to post these now for tons of ideas when i get back. enjoy!
  7. Basically what i wanted is pretty simple if large or specifed areas are burning. Rain would automatic start to kill the fire preventing whole server burning down. Not sure if it would be possible ....But im still curious what anyone thought?
  8. Burning Corpses

    Just for fun, I thought I'd play a game with INSANE number of Zeds, to see how much I could last. And guess what, I'm already on my second month (finding an axe on the very first shed I searched is probably the reason of why), but sadly, the outside (and sometimes the inside; I need to loot more Bleach...) of my safehouse at Dixie Dinner is starting to look like the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg in ''Gone with the Wind'', and I dare say even more cluttered with dead. (Which I gathered in this overcluttered pile after searching each of them for ammo, medicine and weapons) So, after I found a can of Gas I began to wonder.... why I can't pour it over that pile o'bodies and burn them down to nothingness so I can pile even more bodies there later and repeat the process? Seriously, you see this kind of thing take place in many a zombie movie or game, and it could be a good way to dispose of all those cluttering bodies (maybe even serve as an impromptu firewall to keep other Zeds away, like they one they made circling the Pope during the Black Death to protect him from fleas and rats.) rather than have them around stinking (or worse, reviving). Of course, this would have to come with the same unfortunate implications of campfires and the soon-to-return molotov cocktails. Like say, the fire extending to your beloved safehouse, or that place you had yet to loot. Still, it could be an useful feature to get rid of those annoying piles of corpses.
  9. Here are three new items with their respective mechanics that would flawlessly fit this game: 1. Ladders Ever seen one of these? These foldable metal ladders (which are rather commonplace in garages, construction sites and tool shops) would make quite a great addition to the game. First, they could be used to access the second-floor window of a house you were trying to get into. The downside would be that the zeds could knock it down as you are climbing and send you to your death (or a lot of fractures if you happen to survive). Also, they could be useful for building roofs to our bases, instead of having to waste wood and nails on building a freaking stair. They should be pretty rare (sorta like Sledges, which are hard to find), but completely indestructible. Another downside would be that you wouldn't be able to put it on your pack; you'd have to carry it in both hands (just like with a corpse) and its great weight (I think 10lbs would be a good weight) would slow you down. 2. Machetes No zombie game or movie is complete without one of these, and the same goes for pretty much every garden shed. Currently, the most practical weapons in PZ are always Blunt weapons (with the sole exception of the Axe, which is pretty uncommon); all Bladed weapons either do too little damage, break too fast or have a range so short you end up getting bitten. The addition of a machete to that list would help to balance against the more advantageous Blunt weapons like the Crowbar and the Baseball Bat (Nailed or not). Because the Axe is on the same level of rarity of the Sledge (which would be its Blunt counterpart) and given its wood-chopping capabilities, most ppl prefer (or at least so I've seen) to use it exclusively for lumberjack'n. Machetes should be the Bladed counterpart of the Crowbars; uncommon but not that rare, weighty but durable, and with a real good damage. They would also be found on the same places as Crowbars (crates, tool sheds, hardware stores, etc) which wouldn't make it to hard for them to be implemented. 3. Fire Extinguishers Technically, these are ALREADY in game, but they serve as much purpose as combs and toothbrushes (according to the Wiki, at least). But, let's be honest, we've all gotten our safehouse consumed by flames at least once. So, at the moment we see the flames emerging, why shouldn't we be able to grab one of these and put them out before they do more damage? It would require the same mechanics of a shotgun; just wear them in both hands aim at the flames and unleash a cone of CO2 upon them. However, they would run out after a few uses, just like a paint can. Not to mention they would be quite noisy and probably attract some zeds. Given they wouldn't have any combat use, they'd probably be pretty common. They could be found at houses' kitchens, offices, shops, schools, storehouses; in fact, they'd be found in lots and lots of places. Thing is, many of them would probably have little charge left or be plain empty. And, you wouldn't be able to refill them in any way; it takes a lot of specific tools and materials to get such task done, and it wouldn't be possible in a post-apoc setting. 3. Nightsticks Commonplace in many zombie games, and some places in real life too. So I was pretty surprised that I didn't found any of these in the police station. They would be a decent Blunt Weapon; less range than the Bat, but with a faster swing and much more durable. (Police Officer and Security Guard Jobs could come with a swing speed bonus to it, kinda like Axe Man does for Firemen and Lumberjacks). As for places to find it, Police Stations or any place that may require a guard (Like Banks, some Offices, Stores and Supermarkets, etc ), and sometimes maybe in the corpse of a zombie. (Zombie Cops should be a thing too) 4. Mops/Brooms Who doesn't have one of these at home or has seen the one the janitor of your office uses? They're not exactly a deadly weapon, tho (Unless you're Rei Miyamoto from Highschool of the Dead...). They'd be the shovel's weaker but more commonplace cousin; long range and lightweight but prone to breaking and rather weak. However, they'd be utterly common, and clearly a much better weapon choice than a pencil or your bare hands. 5. Wrench/Spanner Now were's a commonplace favorite I can't believe I forgot about! And although they're not common in people's houses or garden sheds (unless you're the handyman type or the ''Screw mechanics, I'll fix my own car!'' type), they'd be omnipresent on Auto Repairs, Hardware Stores and maybe even the trunks of cars and trucks (when they get added, that is). Combat-wise, they'd be the crowbar's bigger cousin; heavier but deadlier too, yet not as strong as the Sledge. Plus, now that the new Engineer Job that comes on at Build 32, they'd make a fitting weapon for them, or maybe even have some purpose disassembling stuff (it takes more than a Screwdriver to dismantle freezer) . Not to mention that if you're female, you could call yourself a Wrench Wench, one with a mighty Wrench Whack
  10. Campfire Kit

    Just a suggestion,maybe instead of planks and ripped sheets or sheets to make a campfire kit. How about a certain amount of stones and sticks/tree branches?
  11. 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.
  12. Disabling Fire

    I think we should add to disable the fire switch / option in the server configuration file. Used to prevent the spread of fire and arson Because in Pz, the fire is completely uncontrollable. It will destroy everything
  13. Hello. It will be nice to know who initiates fire in server console. Something like: We have some pyromancers on the servers that burns cities(West Point mostly). UPD: Or maybe we need ability to control burning of buildings.
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  15. It's been a while since I played PZ, I think it was build 25 when I started. Now I tried the build 30. Until now, I am bedazzled why the Kitchen Stoves need electricity to run, unless they are electric stoves or microwave ovens. I got the logic of the oven range that uses electricity, but it is mainly used for baking and roasting. We have cooking pot and frying pan, which we always use for cooking on the gas range, not the oven. Gas stoves use gas which is connected to somewhere and literally does not need even a tiny bit of your house's electricity to function or ignite a flame. It's ignition uses some sort of thing also used in lighters. In reality, if gas supply is cut off, surely it can be fitted with other sources like the Propane Tank as fuel that will only be slowly consumed while the stove is turned ON. In other countries, they call them LPG tanks (LPG = Liquefied Petroleum Gas). Once your gas tank is all consumed, you can buy another and you'll just have to give them your empty gas tank. Then they'll refill it to be sold again. A full LPG tank can last for a month if you only cook twice a day. I wish I could use a Propane Tank to the Gas Stove when electricity is cut off. This saves a lot of trees =) I would like to make a mod out of this, unfortunately, I'm just beginning to learn a bit of programming. I tried learning LUA from RoboMat's tutorial but there are other things I have to know to make it work, like the source code i should use for functions and events for this kind of mod.
  16. Okay, so my suggestion is actually two suggestions in one that kind of compliment each other. 1st, burning barrels which could lower chance significantly of your base getting set on fire while inside your base (to be clear, inside your base doesn't mean inside the house) but if you have walls then like behind those walls. 2nd, certain flooring could stop fire spread entirely when combined with burning barrel. So I'm thinking one cement or gravel slab placed down under the burning barrel should prevent fires from being caused in your base other than in the intended burning barrel obviously. This would not work in a building made of wood but could still be plausible in a stone, brick or cement room without any furniture. This came to me cause in my city we have to have a designated burning container to have fires ever since the city took over. Prior bon-fires were possible but they claim that burning containers can prevent forest fires or just out of control fires in general. So I figured we could do the same with PZ. Thoughts?
  17. Earlier today I realized that I had a bunch of PZ ideas, and after throwing out the ones that are redundant with everyone else's suggestions I realized there was still a big one left: more sophisticated campfire mechanics, especially for cooking. As natural as it is to run appliances via on-off switch, I would love to have a separate "Fuel" window for charcoal grills, wood stoves, and campfires for one simple reason: different materials burn differently. Drawing from my old BSA experience, I'd suggest having a simple binary split between tinder and fuel. Tinder would include books, magazines, newspapers, tissues, sturdy sticks, and twigs (the last of these you can forage from the woods), be ignited by anything - matches, lighter, or bow-drill fire starter - burn for not-very-long, and leave only ashes. Fuel would include logs and planks, be ignited by the tinder, burn for a long time, and produce coals ... which is key, because (a) you can bank the fire, which will let you start it many hours later with nothing but tinder and fuel, and (b) coals are what you use to cook on. On which note: it always felt weird to me that there was no difference between stovetop, oven, and campfire for cooking purposes. A microwave egg is as different from a fried egg as a fried egg is from a boiled egg. My "make everyone carry around potholders" idea is probably ridiculous, but a simple split between frying and baking seems natural: ovens and microwaves do baking, and stoves, grills, and campfires do frying ... with one exception. The exception - and I love it, it just feels so Project Zomboid - is the cooking implement that Americans call a "Dutch Oven", other Anglophones call a "Casserole Dish", and French call a "Cocotte": a nine-kilogram (twenty-pound) cast-iron pot that has legs so it can sit above coals and a lid with a lip so you can pile coals on top. It is exactly the kind of absurd thing that I'd love to see more of: terrible in the early game (all it is good for is baking or carrying water, and it's way heavier than a baking pan and a cooking pot combined), awesome in the late game (oh, the power went out three years ago? That's a shame. Here, have some berry cobbler). And, of course, dev's choice whether to let people use the lid separate from the pot as a frying pan. So, yeah, that's the best suggestion I've got. Hope it's amusing.
  18. A flaming baseball bat!

    We have the fuel canister (I think even a whisky bottle will do) spill some on the weapon and ignite it with lighter! Let the fights begin! The main purpose of that is of course some fun The advantages are: More damage. A baseball bat with nails and on fire!! Come and get it zombie!! A high chance to ignite a zombie when hit. One zombie on fire can ignite others that walking close to him. You can use a flaming baseball bat as a torch! You can fight and illuminate your way around at night at the same time )) You can go for a night raids! The disadvantage is: Your weapon’s durability goes down even if you don’t fight… well coz its on fire…, so eventually it will burn down to ashes. No repair options available. I guess you can also ignite it at the campfire – no need of fuel or whisky in this case. It will take some time, like when you drink from a sink. And you can also extinguish the weapon in a water barrel, if you have one near you. Advantage: 1) More damage. 2) A high chance to ignite a zombie. 3) A chance to ignite the whole horde of them!! 4) Gives you light at night, like a torch. 5) Easy to craft. Disadvantage: 1) Weapon’s durability goes down constantly. 2) Weapon will be destroyed. 3) Unrepairable
  19. make campfire burn things

    it would be nice if we could completely burn things in the campfire by putting them inside Edit:
  20. Pyres for The Corpses

    Just a quick suggestion for the burning of corpses as shown off in the build 28 video. I would like to see a pyre that you could build. It would take a large pile of wood and then from there you can use the "grab corpse" from the ground and then walk to the pile you've built and drag it into it's inventory. Using the world filler the corpses could show up on the pile as you stacked them on. Once the player has piled the zombies on top he could then light the pyre and it would burn, taking the corpses with it. The main reason I thought this could be a good idea is so that the burning of bodies as shown in the videos seems a bit dangerous, the fire could spread or the player could accidentally burn himself. Also this would be a good idea for a mod I suppose but I don't know how!
  21. How to build fire Build 26

    How do you build a fire in build 26? I make a campfire kit and then it just turns into campfire materials and it doesn't let me make kindling either with a sturdy stick and notched board.
  22. Craft food storage and ovens

    So I love the new cooking system and I really like how it can keep your spirits up. There's a bit of a problem though; When the power goes out most of the cooking becomes unavailable because meats go off too quickly and building a campfire is far too dangerous (one slip of the keyboard and you're on fire) To fix this you can always sandbox and make sure the power never goes off but that kind of ruins the immersion. I'm proposing simple craftable items. 1) Wood fueled BBQ/Oven. Use concrete or metal parts and the carpentry skill to create a BBQ that functions using wood as fuel but doesn't set the surroundings on fire. OR apply something to an existing oven that turns it into a wood burning oven that can make you sick when near it (smoke everywhere) 2) Insulated pits or rooms that make items cold. Dig a hole and insulate with clothes and then make airtight with garbage bags/ duct tape and then craft a thick wooden lid to keep it deeper underground. This would work as a shoddy fridge. Basically keep food insulated and away from light and you increase it's life expectancy (air tight is always good too) Has this been suggested before?
  23. Fire

    If you add fire into the game, why not add a way to extinquish it as well? I had an oven on for under an hour and the house was on fire. How does an electric oven without nothing in it do that? All my progress was literally burnt down to the ground, even if I had a firetruck I couldn't extinquish the fire either.
  24. Fire extinguisher

    Hello PZ community! Have enough with those nasty fire that burn down everything just because we forget to turn off ovens? That's why we need this "weapon"... Fire extinguisher A common fire protection device that can be found in stores, schools and hotels. Pretty useful in wipping out fire......and zombies! This weapon have two states: full and empty. Fire extinguisher (full) Once equipped as primary, we can just aim it like a gun, click and hold to discharge agents. The content left will be shown as it's durability. The agents released can, of course, putting out fire or create smog to block enemys' vision when you're in trouble. However, it will make some noise, deals no damage and can't be refilled. Fire extinguisher (empty) Once depleted, the empty vessel can be swang like a blunt weapon. We can either smash zombie skulls or ram the doors open just like a sledgehammer. It does have limit durability and short reach though. (Noted that we can't swing an extinguisher without depleting it. Part of it because it's hard to code and part of it because in real life, we may mess up the formula inside and cause it explode...) What do you think?
  25. On every Zomboid server I go on I see fire, zombies on fire. All kinds of fire. Why? I don't really know. But if this is caused by people burning houses down, maybe it would be good to give a server admin the choice to turn off fire. I also imagine fire would bog down the server, just a guess anyway. Edit - Or possibly stop fire spread? Without completely cutting out fire?