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  1. Here you will find a (hopefully) comprehensive guide to map modding using TileZed, from scratch, to uploading to Steam Workshop. Step 1) Installation and setup Spoiler - Download the latest version of TileZed here ( Unzip the download to a destination of your choice (c:\, or desktop for example), it's usually best to create a new folder first, called for example, "Zomboid Mapping" and unzip the download into that folder, you will end up with 3 new folders, TileZed, WorldEd and Tiles. - To load the program, navigate to the TileZed folder and double click on TileZed. WorldEd and BuildingEd are both opened from within TileZed's menu's. 3 Step 2) Creating a new map - Creating A Master Image Spoiler The first thing you need to do to create a new map mod is to create some basic images you can import into WorldEd. You will need a paint program such as Paintshop, Gimp or Paint.Net (I use and it works great). Open your paint program of choice and create a new image, each pixel of the image will correlate to 1 tile when in game, so, if you want to create a map that is a single "cell" in size, you would create a 300x300 pixel image. If you wanted to make a 2x2 cell map you would create a 600x600 pixel image etc. Once you have created your new blank image save it as a png file (eg. MainMaps.png), this is so you can work with multiple layers, which will make your life way easier! - Creating The Base Map Image Spoiler Now you have your blank map image up and ready we need to setup the exact colours we will be using to draw the game world (when importing your image into WorldEd every pixel gets read and converted into the relevant tile (if the colour is recognised by WorldEd)). Use your programs colour palette to enter the colours below using the RGB values given: -----Base Map Colours---- Dark Grass | 90 100 35 Medium Grass | 117 117 47 Light Grass | 145 135 60 Sand | 210 200 160 Light Asphalt | 165 160 140 Dark Asphalt (main roads) | 100 100 100 Medium Asphalt | 120 120 120 Gravel Dirt | 140 70 15 Dirt | 120 70 20 Dark Pothole | 110 100 100 Light Pothole | 130 120 120 Water | 0 138 255 ----Veg Map Colours---- Dense Forest | 255 0 0 Dense Trees + Dark grass | 127 0 0 Trees + grass | 64 0 0 Mainly grass, some trees | 0 128 0 Light long grass | 0 255 0 None (black) | 0 0 0 Now you are ready to start drawing your base map, for now you should ignore all the colours listed after water as you will be drawing these onto separate vegetation map layers. Example: Spoiler MAKE SURE TO TURN ANTIALIASING OFF AND CHANGE BLEND MODE TO OVERWRITE BEFORE HAND! (otherwise you will get colours not recognized by WorldEd, leading to extra work later). - Creating The vegetation Map Image Spoiler Now you have created your base layer which should contain your main roads (using the dark asphalt colour), paths and side roads (light asphalt, dirt, gravel dirt), dirt, water, sand and grassy ground (dark/medium/light grass), save this image as a BMP (eg. MyMap.BMP) (if warned about flattening the image just select yes/continue/ok) it's now time to start drawing the vegetation map on a new layer. Close the BMP image you just saved and create a new layer on your original .png,have it above your base layer (it should put itself there automatically), copy your original layer and paste it onto the new layer, then hide/untick your base layer. On this new layer start by selecting the None(black) colour from above and flood fill all the roads (and any other area where you do not want vegetation to grow such as water, sand etc (erosion vegetation will still work fine)) and delete any/every other colour from this layer, leaving just the black areas you just created. Now start drawing the other five colours (the ones you ignored when creating your base map) on places where you do want vegetation to spawn. Start off with using a seperate layer for each colour, starting with the Light long grass, just flood fill that entire layer with it, then drag your black "no veg" layer above it, this allows you to see the road/building layout easily. Then work your way up through the other colours (creating new layers for each one, each one above the last in the order list) as needed, all the way to the dense forest one. Save your PNG now, you're going to make some temporary changes you dont want to save. To save this as a vegetation image, make sure your base layer is still hidden/unticked (so only your vegetation layers are visible) and then start merging your vegetation layers together, from the top down. You should now be left with 2 layers, a single vegetation layer, and your hidden base layer, save the image as a BMP (eg. MyMap_veg.BMP) (if warned about flattening the image just select yes/continue/ok), note that this image MUST be saved with the same name as your base map BMP with the added "_veg" at the end, it must also be saved in the same folder as your base map BMP. Once you have saved the veg map BMP, close that image and then close your PNG WITHOUT saving, unless you want your vegetation layers to be permanently merged, making it a lot harder to make edits, if needed, in the future. Example: Spoiler - Creating The Zombie Spawn Map Image Spoiler You will also need to create a new image called a zombie spawn map to tell the game about the density of zombies in our map, this is a black and white image that is 10x smaller than your base and vegetation images, so, if your map image is 600x600 pixels, your zombie spawn map would be 60x60. Start by flood filling it black (black means no zombies), then add white and grey lines/circles/patches where you want zombies to spawn, white is highest density, getting lower and lower with darker greys. (example), Save this in the same folder as your base map and veg map, again giving it the same name but this time with the "_ZombieSpawnMap" suffix (eg. MyMap_ZombieSpawnMap.BMP). It can be handy to make sure anti-aliasing is enabled when creating this image as it will naturally add shades of darker grey around any white or greys you place. You now have all the required images to create a new world in WorldEd. Example: Spoiler - Importing into WorldEd Spoiler Open TileZed, click on the Tools menu and then Click on WorldEd, this will open a new window, click on New, give it the size of your map (e.g. 2 cells x 2 cells) and click ok, you will now see a number of numbered squares depending on the size of your map. Each one of these squares represents an in game Cell (300x300 tiles). Now, navigate to the folder where your map mod images are stored and drag and drop the base image (MyMap.BMP) into the WorldEd window, making sure it covers all the numbered squares correctly. Once done, click on File and then BMP to TMX, on the window that pops up, click on the 3 dots in export directory and create a new folder (e.g. MyMapMod) for your mod and click on select folder, then before you press ok, make sure "Assign generated maps to world" and "Report unknown colours" are both ticked, then click ok. Click ok on the sanity check (make sure you aren't accidentally overwriting the wrong mod etc) and WorldEd will do it's magic. Now, if you forgot to turn anti-aliasing off, WorldEd will probably pop up and tell you your image contains rogue colours, it will then list each rogue colour found along with the co-ordinates (in pixels) of every pixel with this rogue colour, you will need to open your images, find ALL of these pixels/colours, replace them with the correct colour(s) from step 2 then re-import into Worlded, otherwise you will end up with errors in your game world when it comes time to play. If WorldEd didnt throw up any colour errors then all you need to do now is click on file and save, give your world a name (I like to use the same name as the map to avoid confusion) and save, you now have the basics of a new map, to which you can now start adding buildings and world detail! Step 3) Creating/Adding custom buildings Navigate to your TileZed folder and create a new folder inside named Buildings, this is where you are going to save any buildings you make or download. - How to create custom buildings Spoiler Open TileZed. Click on Tools then Building Editor In the new window click on New Building. In the settings window that pops up you can choose a template and the plot size for your building. The templates provide pre-made room definitions for certain types of buildings, which are crucial for spawning the correct loot in the right places. For now choose “none” for the template and leave the plot size at 20x20 tiles. It's always best to make your plot a bit bigger than your actual building and surroundings will be as you can shrink your plot to match your finished building later. Click OK. You will be presented with a grey screen with a grid of 20x20 squares. For now, make sure Iso is selected on the left of the window. The first thing you need to do now is create some room definitions for your new building, this will allow the game to spawn the correct loot into the right places, such as food into kitchens, clothes into bedrooms, medicine into bathrooms etc. At the top of the window, click on Buildings and then Rooms (or you can use the Rooms icon on the toolbar). In the small window that popped up. click on the + in the bottom left to add a new room type. On the right you can now give your new room a name which can be anything you want, and an internal name, which MUST match one of the names in this list: You can now draw your new room on the tile grid by clicking and dragging with the left mouse button (make sure the Draw Room tool is selected at the top of the window). Notice how the colour of the tiles turns to the colour you selected for your room in the previous step. Once you let go of your left mouse button your room will appear. You can change the shape of the room by clicking and dragging more pieces that connect up, or by holding CTRL and clicking/clicking and dragging to delete parts of a room. You will see that placing tiles of the same room type next to each other will automatically delete the internal wall between them, and placing tiles of different room types (e.g. living room and kitchen) next to each other will maintain the internal walls. You can create new internal walls (or delete internal walls) using the Place Wall tool (located to the right of the Draw Room tool). Simply click on the Place Wall icon, select the tiles you want to use for it's interior and exterior facing walls as well as grime etc and then left click and drag your wall on the tile grid, right clicking on a wall you place will delete, to edit it's length, left click on one of its "ends" and drag. So now you've finished placing the rooms for your ground floor you probably want to place some windows and doors. Click on the Place Doors tool at the top left of the window, then using the tile and furniture menu on the right, use the Doors and Door Frames options to select the door you want to use, then simply click on the tile grid where you would like the door to go. Exactly the same method is used for placing windows, except using the Place Windows tool at the top of the window instead (located to the right of Place Doors). You've now placed your windows and doors, but maybe you realised that your building is 1 tile too wide and you need to make it smaller. Just select the Draw Room tool, hold CTRL and click and drag on the area you want to delete. That worked, but your doors and windows that were on that side of the building are now floating in thin air, 1 tile out from the "new" wall. You can easily get around this by selecting the Select and Move Objects icon at the top of the window, then clicking and dragging the area select over the doors/windows etc you want to move, then clickng and dragging one of the rectangles at the base of one of the objects, all objects will move together as one, making bulk/mass changes easier to deal with. Now it's time to place some furniture down, simply use the Tiles and Furniture menu on the right of the window to browse through and select the furniture piece you want, then at the top of the window the Place Furniture icon should now be clickable, once selected simply left click on the tile grid where you would like your furniture to go. Right click will delete a previously placed piece. You will notice that items will automatically orient themselves to have their backs to the wall if placed against one. If put up against 2 walls (such as the corner of a room) you can change its' orientation by moving your mouse cursor within the tile it's to be placed on. You can also select the orientation of furniture by holding the left click down as you place it and moving your mouse round, once in the desired orientation, simply let go of the left mouse button. If you are placing multiple objects on the same tile then the last object added will be drawn on top, so if you want to have a chair on top of a rug, make sure you place the rug first and then the chair. Your ground floor is complete, now it's time to add some stairs and a first/top floor. Click on the Place Stairs icon on the toolbar at the top of the window, select the stairs you want to use in the Tiles and Furniture menu on the right and then left click on the tile grid where you would like to place your stairs. Right clicking on previously placed stairs will delete them. Now click on the Floor icon on the toolbar, this will pop up a new window that lists the floors of the current building (currently only Floor 1). Click on the blue + icon to add a new floor, you should see that it has added Floor 2 to the list, above Floor 1, click OK. Now that you are back to the tile grid you will notice that your building currently looks darker, however if you look at the toolbar you will also notice that the floor icon has changed (now reads Floor 2/2), indicating that you currently have your new floor selected, and any room/items you place will be on this floor. You can now place rooms and furniture etc like before (making sure the correct tool is selected in the toolbar), notice that when you add a room that sits above your previously placed stairs on the floor below, BuildingEd will automatically "cut holes" in the floor to allow the player to move between floors. If any of your lower floors are not covered by rooms on higher floors then don't forget to add some roof pieces over the gaps. To do this, navigate to the floor above and then click on the Place Roof icon in the toolbar and select a roof type (e.g. Flat Top), then on the right of the window select Roof Tops (or Caps/Slopes depending on the roof type being used) under Tiles and Furniture and select a roof tile to use in the area below. Then click on the tile grid where you would like to place the roof tile (e.g. a flat roof tile to cover a ground floor room is placed on the "floor" of the next floor up). When you want to add a roof to your top floor, create a new floor using the Floor icon like before, then select the Place Roof icon in the toolbar, select the type of roof tile you want to add and place on that new layer. Flat roof tiles are by far the easiest to add, bu the prettier sloped roofs can be figure out with a little bit of trial and error, again using right click to remove any previously placed pieces, just remember to have the correct roof type selected in the Place Roof tool depending on what tile you're trying to add. Finally you might want to add detail around the outside of the house such as gardens and paths. To do this, first click on Tile (underneath Iso) on the left side of the window, you should notice that the options on the right of the window have changed. At the top right is a list of every layer, ticked layers have all tiles placed on that layer visible in the tile grid, un-ticking them makes those tiles invisible, allowing you to hide the buildings walls when placing flowers or ground tiles for example. At the bottom right as a list of all of the different tiles you can use. Click on the category and then the desired tile on the right. Left clicking on the tile grid will place the selected tile on the selected layer, overwriting any tile that is already at that location and on that layer. Hold CTRL and left click to remove a tile from the currently selected layer. Lastly you will need to add a room definition for any full tile roof peice that is not over an internal room of your building. This is to allow the new roof occlusion system to function correctly. For any bits that are above an internal room, simply make sure that room has a room definition (all room in buildings should, even hallways etc). If the roof bit is over an outside area (such as a porch) then instead of giving it an internal room definition, which could possibly mess with loot tables etc, use the new room definition made for this situation - emptyoutside. In the example below you can see that this building has a porch roof outside the front door, all other bits of roof are already over a pre-existing room definition and so we don't need to worry about them. We do need to add an emptyoutside room definition on/under the porch roof however as there currently is no room definition outside the building. In this example, the porch roof is on the roof layer of floor 2. If we check Ortho view you can see that a room definition of emptyoutside yellow) has been applied to the corrosponding tiles on floor 2. If you're having problems getting it to work properly, remember: every "full tile" roof peice (the little overhang peices you see in the example above do not need to adhere to this rule, just leave them as is if you have any) must be "over/on" a room definition, so make sure every room in your buildings has a room definition (including hallways etc). Add a room definition of "emptyoutside" (without " ") to any full tile roof peices that do not sit "over/on" an internal room definition. Now your building is complete, its time to save it. If you havn't already, create a folder inside you TileZed folder called buildings, you can create any number of sub-folders in here to help organise your buildings if you like. Now, in BuildingEd, click on File and Save As, navigate to your buildings folder, give your building a name and save it. To make life easier when creating similar buildings in the future it's a good idea to save your buildings template, so when you create a new building you can select it's template and have all of your room definitions, wall tiles etc already set up for you. To do this, click on Building and the Properties, here you can see the default tiles that will be used on any building created with this template. To the left is also a button for checking/editing the room definitions. Clicking on Save Template will ask you for a name and then save it to the list of templates. As you can see you can quickly edit and create multiple templates rather fast using this method. - How to add buildings to your map Spoiler If it's not already open, open WorldEd (open TileZed, clikck Tools and then WorldEd) and load your previously saved map. You can now edit your map by double clicking on one of the cells, it will open a new tab (named cell x,x) containing a preview of what that cell will look like in game. You can use the sliders to navigate the camera around the map as well as holding down control and using your scroll wheel to zoom in/out. To the right of the preview window you will see a couple of areas, one labeled "maps" and one labeled "history", in the maps section, navigate to your buildings folder, you will see all of your buildings listed as tbx files (you can create multiple folders within the buildings folder if you like to help organise your buildings to make them easier to find). All you need to do now is click and drag a tbx from the section on the right onto the preview window (make sure "Select and move lots" is selected on the toolbar at the top of the screen), you will see the building moving with your mouse cursor over the world, just drop it wherever you want it to go. Once you have placed all the buildings you want on this cell click on File and then Save and then close the tab (named cell x,x). You should now be back to seeing your entire map. You can now repeat the process for each other cell. Once you are finished adding buildings (you can always add more later if you want to start off small and test a few things first) come back to the world view and save your map. Step 4) Exporting and testing the map- Exporting Spoiler Before adding world detail such as lamposts, road markings, road signs etc you probably want to load your map up and run around in game to make sure everything is as you want it because any world detail changes you make will be lost if you need to make edits to your BMP files and re-import them into WorldEd. The first thing you are going to need to do is add a spawn point (or more) on your map. To do this you will first need to create a spawnpoint.lua file, just navigate to the folder you created when you imported your BMP's into WorldEd (e.g. MyMapMod) which by default will have been created in your TileZed folder. Once there create a new text document, open it and then click on save as, change Save as type to All files, name it spawnpoints.lua and click save. Then open WorldEd and load your map, double click on the cell you want to add a spawn point to, once it opens, click on the "add spawn point" tool at the top of the window and click on the map where you want your spawn point to go, it will place down a prism to allow you to keep a visual track of your spawn points as well as opening a dialogue box to select the profession that can spawn here (if no boxes are ticked then nothing will be added to the spawnpoints.lua file when you write spawn points). Once finished, save the cell, come back to the world view (close the cell's tab) and click on File and then Write Spawn Points, on the dialogue box which pops up, navigate to and select the spawnpoints.lua you created above and save. Once you have created your spawn point(s), save your map then click on File and then Genrate Lots>All Cells. Here you will be asked for 4 things, the first being the directory your lot files will be saved in, click on the 3 dots and navigate to the folder you created for your map mod when you imported your BMP into WorldEd, then right click and create a new folder called Lots, select this folder. Secondly it needs your zombie spawn map, just click on the 3 dots and navigate to your zombie spawn map and select it. Third is the Tile Definitions folder, again click on the 3 dots and this time navigate to your Project Zomboid Steam Install folder (c:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\Common\Project Zomboid), click on the Media folder and then click Select Folder. The last thing is the World Origin. If you are making a stand alone map which is not connected to any other maps then you can just leave this as is. If however you are wanting to add your map to an exisiting world or overwrite a cell(s) in an existing world you will need to change these values. The cell of your map that is at 0,0 (the one furthest to the north west) will be given the values you use here, allowing you to offset your map to make existing maps bigger or overwite cells of an existing map. Once ready, click ok - Getting it in game Spoiler OK now you have all of the files you need to test your map in game, so lets go ahead and do that. First, create a new folder on your desktop (or somehwere easily accesible) and give it a name (e.g. MyMapMod), inside create another folder called media, inside there create a 3rd folder called maps and then inside there, create a final folder called MyMapMod (or whatever the name of your map is). Inside this final folder is where you want to put all of the .lotheader, .lotpack and .bin files that were created when you generated the lots for your map, as well as the spawnpoints.lua file and and objects.lua (dont worry about this for now, you will create one when you add foraging zones later). You also want to create a text file(it will actually be saved as a .info file), using Notepad, in this folder, called map, include the following: Spoiler title=Your map name here lots=Muldraugh, KY description= Your map description here (in this example were adding/overwriting cells in the base games map, but all the files will be kept seperate so the mod only appears when selected in game(hence the lots=Muldraugh, KY)). Click on File and Save as, now instead of saving it as a text file, at the bottom, select Save as type and choose All Files, then name the file The next file you need in this folder is a PNG file called thumb.png, this is the thumbnail used in the games menu for your mod, for now you can just create a blank one using your paint program and save it in this folder. From this folder, navigate up 3 folders until your in the first one and can see the Media folder, in this first folder, alongside the media folder you want to create 2 final files, the first is a file, again just create a txt file (saved as .info instead of .txt) this time called mod and include this info: Spoiler name=The Name Of Your Mod Here id=The Name Of the First Folder You Created Here (e.g. MyMapMod) description=Description Of Mod Here poster=poster.png The very last file you need is another png, just copy your thumb.png you created a little earlier, paste it here and rename it to poster.png All that's left to do now is drag and drop (or copy and paste) that entire folder structure into: C:\Users\YourUsernameHere\Zomboid\mods Then load up Project Zomboid, click on Mods, enable your mod, create a new game and select your map on the world selection screen. You should find yourself spawning in on one of the spawn points you created earlier. If you want to give players the option to spawn at one of the games vanilla locations (Muldraugh, West Point, Rosewood) as well as your own, then you will want to create one more file alongside your spawnlocations.lua called spawnregions.lua, which includes this code: Spoiler function SpawnRegions() return { { name = "Muldraugh, KY", file = "media/maps/Muldraugh, KY/spawnpoints.lua" }, { name = "West Point, KY", file = "media/maps/West Point, KY/spawnpoints.lua" }, { name = "Rosewood, KY", file = "media/maps/Rosewood, KY/spawnpoints.lua" }, {name = "My Map Mod", file = "media/maps/MyMapMod/spawnpoints.lua" }, } end This will show a spawn location pop up in game after selecting your mod as the game world for your new game, in this case allowing the player to select between one of the 3 vanilla locations or the location(s) you set up when you created your mods spawn points. Step 5) Adding world detail Spoiler Now that you have had a run around your map in game and are happy with the layout, vegetation, bulding placement etc it's time to start beautifying your map by adding detail. To start, open TileZed and then open WorldEd, load your map. Right click on the cell you want to add detail to and then click on "open in tileZed". Bring TileZed to the front (or minimise WorldEd) and you will notice you have a zoomed in view of that cell. In map window to the right of the screen, click on the layers tab halfway down, the window above should populate with a number for layers with different names, these are what you will use to place your various bits of detail, allowing you to stack multiple things on top of each other without overriding the previous one (such as road markings on roads, trees on tiles with grass etc). Below this will be a tilesets window listing all of the different tilesets currently used in game, clicking on one of the names will display its contents directly to the right, as you will see, most tilesets have multiple tiles. Adding detail to your world is simply a matter of finding the item you want to place from the tilesets, making sure you're on the correct layer (so placing a tree wont delete the ground tile etc) and then clicking where you want to peice to go (making sure the stamp brush tool at the top of the window is selected). There's a lot of useful tools listed along the top to help you, such as undo and a rectangular select to allow you to copy and paste areas of detail, for example, simply place down some road markings from the street_trafficline_01 tileset on to the FloorOverlay layer, then select the Rectangle Select tool, select the cells with the road markings on, press CTRl+C and then CTRL+V, now you can click away, placing copies of that area (only tiles on the currently selected layer) with a single click, allowing you to place large amounts of detail rather quickly. Once you are finished adding detail to your cell, click on File and Save then close the tab. You can now go back to WorldEd and repeat the process with each other cell, once complete come back to WorldEd, click on File and Generate Lots. Your world detail has now been saved and can be seen in game. Any time you make changes to your map and want to test it in game you will want to re-copy all the .lotpack, .lotheader and .bin files along with your spawnpoints.lua and objects.lua into the folder structure you created in the step above "Getting It In Game", overwriting old files as you go, then copy into: C:\Users\YourUsernameHere\Zomboid\mods as you did before, again overwriting if asked. Step 6) Adding foraging and vehicle zones Spoiler Find the .pzw file for your map mod (generally in the parent folder to your mods .lot files) and open it in a text editor (e.g. Notepad). Look for the line(s) that starts with "<bmp path= ...", after the last one, paste this chunk of code: Spoiler <objecttype name="TownZone"/> <objecttype name="Forest"/> <objecttype name="DeepForest"/> <objecttype name="Nav"/> <objecttype name="Vegitation"/> <objecttype name="TrailerPark"/> <objecttype name="Farm"/> <objectgroup name="TownZone" color="#aa0000" defaulttype="TownZone"/> <objectgroup name="Forest" color="#00aa00" defaulttype="Forest"/> <objectgroup name="Nav" color="#55aaff" defaulttype="Nav"/> <objectgroup name="DeepForest" color="#003500" defaulttype="DeepForest"/> <objectgroup name="Vegitation" color="#b3b300" defaulttype="Vegitation"/> <objectgroup name="TrailerPark" color="#f50000" defaulttype="TrailerPark"/> <objectgroup name="Farm" color="#55ff7f" defaulttype="Farm"/> Save the file and close it. Open TileZed and then WorldEd and load your world, dbl click on the cell you want to add foraging to. Click the "create object" button at the top of the window. At the bottom of the window you will see 2 selection boxes ("Level: 0" and "Obj Grp: <none>") Click on "Obj Grp <none>" and you will see the list of foraging zones you can add to the world. Select the type you want, you can then draw a rectangle on the game world by clicking and holding left mouse button. You can add multiple rectangles of any type and size to each cell, allowing you to be as specific or general as you want. Once done, save the cell, close it and move on to the next. Adding vehicle zones is very similar to adding the forging zones. Simply add the following code to your map mods' PZW file the same way as you did for the foraging zones above. <objecttype name="ParkingStall"/> <objectgroup name="ParkingStall" color="#85929e" defaulttype="ParkingStall"/> List of vehicle zone names to use in WorldEd: bad good medium sport farm junkyard trafficjams trafficjamn trafficjame trafficjamw rtrafficjams rtrafficjamn rtrafficjame rtrafficjamw police ranger fire mccoy fossoil postal spiffo radio ambulance burnt The first group is the most common type of vehicle zones used. The second group are for traffic jams pointing in specific directions to immitate the flow of traffic. The ones prefixed with r will spawn less than the regular trafficjam zones. The third group are specific zones for the type of vehicles listed, they are still also spawn random cars but will also spawn the vehicle listed. The final one will add random burn out vehicles. Vehicle zones should be placed as a multiple of 4x3 tiles (4x3, 8x6, 28x3 etc) with 4x3 being a single vehicle, 4 being its side and 3 being its front/back. Once done, load your map mod up in WorldEd, open a cell and add your new vehicle zones as you would foraging zones. Whenever you add a zone you need to use the objects panel on the left of the WorldEd window to give the zone a name (use the names listed above) that will be visible in WorldEd as a tag over the zone, making it easier to keep track of what you have placed where, if these are left blank then the game will default back to grabbing random vehicles from the ParkingStall zone. Example: After you have added vehicle zones to all of your cells, save your map. If you are having trouble with your vehicle zones, you can always take a look at the vanilla objects.lua within the muldraugh folder of your zomboid install, once opened just search for "ParkingStall" to see examples of vehicle zones used in the vanilla vehicle branch. Once all cells have had their foraging and vehicle zones added close any cells left open so you are back to the main world overview in WorldEd. Click on File and the Generate Lots>All Cells. If they aren't already then make sure your path to your lots directory and zombie spawn image are complete. Then for your tiles definitions folder you want to point that to the media folder inside your Project Zomboid installation folder (steam>common>... etc). Once done, click ok. Click File and then "Write spawn points to lua", then click on File and click "Write objects to lua". Step 7) Uploading to steam workshop Spoiler Create a folder (anywhere for now, desktop is handy) with the name of your mod (e.g MyMapMod), place your mods preview picture (named preview.png) and a .txt file called "Workshop" which includes the following code: Spoiler version=1 title=Your Mod Name Here description=Your mod description here description=Second line of your mod description here (you can add more description= lines if you like) tags= visibility=public then save the file. Within the same folder as these 2 files create a new folder called "Contents", and inside the Contents folder add another folder called "mods". Inside this folder is where you want to copy and paste your mods main folder (the one you have been placing into c:\Users\Yourusernamehere\Zomboid\Mods when you test your mod in game). Once this is done cut/copy/paste the entire folder structure into your C":\Users\YourUserName\Zomboid\Workshop" folder and load up PZ. Click the "Workshop" button towards the bottom left and the click "create and update items", then select your mod (if it doesn't show dbl check you added it to the correct folder which will be shown at the top of the screen). Make sure the items details are correct and then press next, your mod will then be uploaded to steam workshop (wait for the upload confirmation)and should be viewable within the hour. You now have a map mod on steam workshop! Anytime you update your mod, simply copy/paste the updated files over the existing ones in your "C:\Users\YourUserName\Zomboid\Workshop" folder and follow the above step again from loading up Project Zomboid, anyone subscribers will have the update pop up in their downloads automatically. Tips Spoiler Map Image Creation: If you are using, I recommend the Selective Palette plugin. You can choose a palette of colors and all pixels in your image will be assigned to the closest color. Find it here: - Ciber Ninja More Coming Soon FAQ's Spoiler Coming Soon Other Helpful Guides Spoiler Building Making - Current Room Definitions How To Add Custom Texture Packs And Tile Definitions Blackbeard06's Video Mapping Tutorial - Thuztors Mapping Guide PDF How to Support 1x and 2x tiles How to create lootable maps for your map mod How to combine Map mods Big thanks to Capt_Paradox, Blackbeard06, Suomiboi, Thuztor and the whole modding community <3
  2. The Googlator

    TileZed Building Overlap issue

    Hey all, I'm using the map tools to create a map based in the UK. The way the houses are set up leaves overlaps on the buildings, e.g sharing walls or fences. My issue is with the overlapping tiles of multiple buildings. When you place a building next to another, you have to place them on the map in the correct order so the overlap works correctly, otherwise you get a row of blank, black tiles. Now, I have no issue in placing the buildings in the correct order, but when I reload the cell in tilezed, it seems that the overlaps I have fixed, seem to have the same issue, so it appears tilezed isn't remembering the order buildings were placed in when a cell is loaded... As you can imagine it will cause a huge issue when upto 150 buildings are on a single cell... Is there something I can do to avoid this? I have tried experimenting with using different object layers, and placing the buildings on the correct layer, but that doesn't seem to have anything to do with which tile gets overwritten. [Screenshot attached] Any advice on this would be very much appreciated... any had this issue or found a way around it?
  3. Arsenal26

    Can't see Buildings in TileZed

    Hi everyone, I'm just learning Tilezed Worlded, and need a little push in the right direction here... So I've got my TEST.png, TEST_veg.png, TEST_ZombieSpawnMap.bmp - [Started] TileZed, went into WorldEd... - [Converted] to TMX with no errors - [Loaded] successfully into WorldED - [Clicked] cell 0,0 and everything loaded and looks as it did in TileZed - Added Building, and [Saved] as TEST.pzw - Went back to Tilezed, [Edit] - [Preferences] - [Zomboid], added the WorldEd Project file I just saved... - [Closed] TEST_0_0.tmz.... [RE-OPENED] TEST_0_0.tmz And I am not seeing my buildings in TileZed.... Am I missing something ? ====================== EDIT ========================= So under the [Edit] - [Preferences] - [Zomboid] tab where it states you must close/re-open to see changes... I thought this to mean merely the TMX file.... But it seems to me, that closing and opening via the [FILE] menu doesn't make the changes appear.... Instead, when I close it and restart TileZed completely, the changes (buildings in this case) are visible in TileZed, to allow further editing of the landscape with buildings in place for reference... Hope this saves someone else some aggravation!!!!
  4. So i really need to find out how to export a small building i made in TileZed to the vanilla game map (west point and muldraugh) and NOT i repeat NOT a custom map
  5. Hey guys I need some help with TileZed's BuildingEd. I just finished a cool building that I worked so hard on, saved it and everything, didn't click on anything out of the ordinary. When I went to WorldEd, I clicked on my building, didn't show a preview image. When I dragged it out onto my Cell, it didn't show a building, neither did it plop a building when I placed it on my map itself. Then I went to BuildingEd to see if I messed something up, and instead I got an error saying, "Error Reading Building - Invalid Object Coordinates (1, -3 Line 2209, Column 72". What does this mean and how can I fix it without having to remake my whole tower? THANK YOU! My building's png is still in one of the .pzeditor folders, so idky it won't show in WorldEd or let me edit it either in BuildingEd.
  6. Ok when using the wall tool make sure for these sides you click on Exterior wall and select your texture. Click the multicolored square at the top toolbar and you get the room tool. then go to the plus and click add room When you open it up you see there are two names, the top one doesn't matter, the second one indicates what spawns there, so if im making a bedroom put bedroom for internal room name. this is a good list to help you figure out the names for spawns (THANK YOU RingoD123 for the roomlist). Then go down and click interior walls none (if you used the wall tool) do the same for Tri Go to floors and pick your floor tiles you want, i choose carpet for this bedroom If you click on the little color box, it will let you choose a color so you don't confuse yourself when you have more than one room like 2+ bedrooms, one you can set to blue, another to red. if you want or you can keep using the same one if it's going to use the exact same floors. then you go to the exterior walls and select what you want the outside walls to be, if you want to use the wall tool, select none and it will look like this If you want it to match or use a different color for the hallways outside the bedroom go to exterior walls and select your wall (i decided to match mine). If you go to Ortho you get an overhead view and you'll notice that your rooms are visible based on the color you picked earlier you can do everything without using the room tool if you want, then when you want to spawn stuff(you will need to use the room tool for that) you just set everything in the room tool to none, and go to exterior walls and click it to NONE and it will look like this (this way you can continue using the wall tool). Wall tool version This is how you do floors in ISO mode rather easy. Just go to floors when you have your room selected red bedroom(or whichever you picked) and pick the floor tile you can switch back and forth once you have the rooms setup using the textures on the right, just change the Room drop down menu I have highlighted and it will automatically fill it in Red Bedroom right window click on tile, bam, blue bedroom click on tile, bam, etc etc Also dont be a NUB put lightswitches in your house or it will be pitch black Lighting - Indoor Also if you want to spawn items not found in a bedroom in a bedroom but not mess up dressers too here's how, make a new room with a new internal name - I picked gunstore for gun spawns, picks a gun locker for furniture and placed it. set everything to none, except the same color floor, then this is where ORTHO helps and the color coding click the draw room tool after selecting the new room from the drop down menu you'll notice I have 4 square selected (only need one for the gun locker) but the furniture is blocking the tile so I did 4 for you to see As you can tell it all looks the same in ISO mode, but anything that is storage will spawn gunstore stuff now on those 4 tiles So when you have stuff like offices, that you want office supplies, but also have something like a mini fridge, or cabinets, you can just do that and keep the same textures, but have different spawns! I hope I explained it well. Hopefully there will be more to come! I often get questions in Discord so since I go through the effort to walk people through it I figure I'd share it here! Again TY StarKitty for the motivation! Happy Mapping!
  7. So earlier today, it was brought to my attention there are some new tiles that "Starkittycat || Game Dev || YT" made me aware of. One of those new tiles is Sliding Glass Doors! So here's how to use them on your house to pretty em up all nice. Ok top left click on Building - Then tiles Left side the top menu click on Doors Then in the middle window pane, scroll till you get to fixtures_doors_01, then on the right side the doors will appear. Go down and click on the white sliding glass door(or the red ones). Then you see my mouse cursor in the bottom left is over the Plus symbol. click Add Tiles Click Ok when you see it added to fixtures_doors_01 on the bottom left menu. Ok then go to ISO mode and click on Door Icon at the top toolbar, then click on Door Frames in the right side menu, Select NONE otherwise it will act strange This is what happens if you don't click none, apparently the modified it for doors to act sideways. This is it with door frames at none. Now I'm going to do windows. Ok, so click on the windows, then select the white window one without a handle, Go to the bottom left and click the plus. (just like we did with doors Then in ISO mode click on the Window Tool in the top toolbar, then go to the windows, on the right side menu and select the white sliding door window under fixtures_doors_01 Now you don't have to go to Tiles ever again for those textures! it is a little silly, but it saves time later on. I hope this helps everyone add some awesome sliding glass doors to their houses! Happy Mapping and thanks to StarKitty for motivating me to do this!
  8. Legoland99

    Some opinions ? :3

    Buildings face different sides.
  9. FlashCrack

    Tile Problems in WorldEd

    So, after countless hours of changing settings and figuring out how and why this is happening I got nothing other then the fact I messed up TileZed but fixed it and ruined two beautiful maps I've made. Basically I am using TileZed and WorldEd as well as the tiles from here. Basically, all the tiles are clear as day in TileZed as seen in the picture here: And yes it is supposed to be this empty. However whenever I try to zoom in or edit one of the cells in WorldEd to add my custom buildings and such I have this: As you can see I have a little bit of an issue. I've been trying to figure out how to get the tiles to work in WorldEd for hours but I have lots of studying to do so I was hoping one of you kind people knows the solution for this and is willing to share. Either way, tell me if you need more information and of what, I'll be happy to do my best to contribute in resolving this problem if it's necessary. And thank you for anyone who might be able to fix this.
  10. Atoxwarrior

    Buildings - Atox

    Atox Worker Hello future generations of builders and veterans in this field, I want to make my contribution to future project Zomboid maps, so I will create this forum to put my buildings and houses, I hope you like my designs. You can also visit my channel if you like to see the videos that I play, by the way are in Spanish. If you like my buildings can collaborate downloading buildings with links are just 5 seconds of waiting, I'll add the same link without advertising, thanks for appreciating my work. Some buildings have custom Tiles, so secure some question marks appear they are not many but they only have to remove them and thus be able to use the buildings. example of the download links: Direct: Houses Public services. Commercial. Industrial. Environment decorations and accessories. Farm. Others Abandoned buildings. Any correction to the constructions of this forum I can be mentioned in the comments, so I'll take care of the buildings to a good finish.
  11. Ok so I looked for every tutorial I could find. Most of which are dead links, outdated or incomplete. So I used By Atoxwarrior Sadly it wasn't in english so I had to replay it a few times to make sure I got everything (of course this is with the old tools as well too). But I managed to do it. I've added my tiles to tilzed. I've created a new tileset definitions I've created a .pack file I've modified my mod structure to include the new texturepack folders as well as modify my file No matter what I do I always get an error in WorldEd trying to generate lots "Some Tilesets missing in a map cell 0,0" The directory points to the same tiles directory read by TileZed so I double checked that. I've made it this far but now there are no more tutorials to cover this that I can find. So any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks - Capt_Paradox Oh yeah, though i did play with my tiles folder earlier trying to switch directories between Tiles and 2X which caused my buildings to disappear in TileZed but still appear in WorldEd (after switching it back of course since that didn't help). So if anyone knows of a fix for that either let me know
  12. I managed to load my custom tiles into TileZed. I'm trying to add my custom tiles to the building editor. I can find them if I go under the "tiles" tab and browse that way. What I'd like to do is create a new Category and select my tiles from the "ISO" tab instead for building. I went to my .TileZed folder and tried to modify the buildingtiles.txt but it gave me an error after modifying. So I'm obviously missing something......... here's my text But like I said still tossing me an error........ any suggestions?
  13. Hello survivors I wanted to share these videos that I'm doing, is a step by step how to create a map to Project Zomboid with Tilezed tools guide, I speak Spanish so everything is explained in my language, if someone who speaks Spanish and English want to pursue the task of adding subtitles to taste can add, if anything in the videos shown everything I do, I hope will be helpful to those who begin to build maps, I hope to finish this comprehensive guide I had some problems with my pc to record but I hope they serve a greeting from Venezuela PZ community. Guide Mapping Project Zomboid Atox - # 1 Tilezed Installation Guide Mapping Project Zomboid Atox - # 2 Houses and buildings Guide Mapping Project Zomboid Atox - # 3 Drawing the Map Base Guide Mapping Project Zomboid Atox - # 4 Details of land Guide Mapping Project Zomboid Atox # 5 Final Chapter
  14. Marya Clare Predko Brown

    TileZed Palette

    I was looking at Thuztors Mapping Guide on this forum and noticed in the pdf provided that he included 2 tables for color reference. He mentioned using and I thought to make things easier I would make a nice color palette that would consist of TileZed appropriate colors. Table in Zip: The zip includes both a palette file and a word document with a table to be used for reference as well as explain what each color is for. You can also check out the mapping guide I linked to above which I strongly suggest as it includes a lot of good tips on how to make a custom map. To access the palette in, open, than look at color window on the top of the palette there will be two icons the icon on the right is of a folder with a color wheel inside it. If you hover over the icon it will say "manage color palettes." Click on the down arrow beside the color palette manager icon and select the option that opens the palette folder. In the folder, drag and drop the "TileZed.txt" file into it. Close the open folder menu and click the down arrow beside the palette manager again, an option for a "TileZed" palette should available:) TileZed palette/Table Guide: color
  15. tommysticks

    Tilezed uses 2x tiles?

    Just getting into the map modding and making custom tile sheets. Is Tilezed compatible with 2x custom tile sheets?
  16. This is a small request for developers, if I could share the image base map, specifically the locations of West Point, and if possible Muldrauhg Valley Station. I have some old images of Tilezed but still missing several details of the current field, I'm not asking maps future updates, only the current field of play is a work in collaboration for a mod map if you can help us with that detail will be a great tool for the community.
  17. Hi wanted to know if anything has changed in the way to create maps with Tilezed tools, have created the necessary files but to try to test the map in the game would not load the game. These are the files that I created placed in the folder. It is a map of only one cell size, I have already generated lots with tilezed (35_35.lotheader, chunkdata_35_35, world_35_35). I try to start the game and not charge me, I get this ad. Is there any solution to this?
  18. Sticklet

    Pool Tiles/Textures for Mapping

    Heya, I'm currently in the midst of creating a massive map of the Gold Coast in AU and there are dozens of public pools along with almost every house in most areas containing a private pool, so just wondering if there's any easy way of creating a pool (doesn't have to be usable) in WorldEd/BuildingEd etc.? Thanks in advance guys!
  19. hello community today I created a video tutorial for the creators of sprites that have issues to tilezed agreagar its objects, it is long but show the essentials for successfully add each object in the right position enjoy. Video subtitles are in Spanish so that should translate to English
  20. Atoxwarrior


    Good morning, today I bring this idea a while it occurred to me that Project Zomboid, is a game that has reached different parts of the world and many of us, especially those we love creating new things with mapping tools, we would like to include our banner in the game or in any building we create. I say that would be great to see that kind of things that give it a touch of personality to every job we do, in my case I'm doing an embassy of Venezuela and is undoubtedly what distinguishes an embassy q is the flag of your country . And I'm glad if been united in the zombie apocalypse a run to the embassy na lie lol I'm going to a gun shop .... Anyway ... here'll give them to fellow fans q serve them some guidelines to make your flag. Buenos días, hoy les traigo esta idea, desde hace rato se me ocurrió que Project zomboid, es un juego que ha llegado a distintos lugares del mundo y muchos de nosotros, en especial los que nos encanta crear cosas nuevas con las herramientas de mapeo, nos gustaría incluir nuestra bandera en el juego o en algún edificio que creamos. lo digo por que seria genial ver ese tipo de cosas que le dan cierto toque de personalidad a cada trabajo que hacemos, en mi caso estoy haciendo una embajada de Venezuela y es sin duda alguna, lo q distingue una embajada es la bandera de su país. Y yo con gusto si estoy en estado unidos en pleno apocalypsis zombie de una corro a la embajada jajaja na mentira me voy a una tienda de armas.... En fin... aquí les daré a los compañeros fans unas guías que les servirán para hacer su bandera. This is the reference that you create for use when locating objects Esta es la referencia que cree para usarla a la hora de ubicar los objetos And this is the shadow of the flag, add a little more realism and will save them time and have easier shade only accommodate their flag flying Y esta es la sombra de la bandera, agrega un poco mas de realismo y les ahorrara tiempo mas fácil ya tienen la sombra solo acomoden su bandera The result that I went I was this ... El resultado que a mi me salio fue este... The result that I went I was this ... If you like and want to do the same here will leave them a package of images of different flags of the world ... I hope to see one day an embassy with the flags of all fans of different countries represented in one building to include in the game Project Zomboid. Si les gusta y quieren hacer lo mismo aquí les dejare un paquete de imágenes de diferentes banderas del mundo... espero ver un día una embajada con las banderas de todos los fans de diferentes países representados en un solo edificio que se incluya en el juego de Project Zomboid.
  21. Atoxwarrior

    Musical Instruments (notice)

    Hola mi nombre es Oliver Guerrero soy de Venezuela había añadido previamente la idea de querer proyectar instrumentos Zomboid con el fin de dar el toque musical, artículos decorativos para dar más realismo. Hola mi nombre es Oliver Guerrero soy de Venezuela anteriormente Tuve la idea de querer agregar Instrumentos al Proyecto Zomboid Con El Fin de dar el toque musical, Objetos decorativos Que dieran mas realismo. Tengo aquí el enlace de la primera publicación. Tengo aqui el enlace de la Primera publicacion. Momentáneamente pospuesto. (Pospuesto) Yo tenía un trabajo duro ya que no soy bueno en eso del arte del pixel, pero me las arreglé para hacer algunos instrumentos como guitarra, batería, micrófono, entre otros ... al final y tuvo varios instrumentos, pero que tenía un problema, no tienen en cuenta las dimensiones del personaje en el juego, y las guitarras eran más grandes, que ciertamente no es poco realista, por eso quise hacer este anuncio, y le dije a hacer un post sobre esto en Inglés porque hablo es el español, así que lo hice para entender mejor la mayoría aquí. Tuve Trabajo duro ONU ya què no bueno soja estafa ESO pixel art del pero Logre HACER algunos Instrumentos de como guitarra, bateria, microfono, Entre Otros ...Al final, ya tenia Varios Instrumentos Pero Tuve Problema un, no tomo en Cuenta las Dimensiones del Personaje en el Juego, y las guitarras Eran Mas Grandes, ciertamente ESO no Realista nada es, Es Por Eso que Quise HACER this Anuncio, y Por Que me Dijeron Que hiciera sin mensaje de this in ingles ya Que Yo hablo es español, entonces lo Hice Para Qué entendieran aqui la mayoria Mejor. imaginar entrar en una tienda de música en el Proyecto Zomboid.SE imaginan Poder Para entrar un Una tienda de Música en Proyecto Zomboid. por los momentos que tratan de organizar y pasar el rato con este problema tan quieto un rato antes de enviar instrumentos, sino hacer de sobreviviente se desespere futuros instrumentos musicales entraron en su vida. Por los recuerditos tratare de una organizadora de Que ya ando estafadores ESTE PROBLEMA ASI de Que AUN en Falta TIEMPO Para Qué Pueda PUBLICAR el los Instrumentos de Pero no desesperes Futuro sobreviviente los Instrumentos Musicales llegaran a tu vida. Propuesta- propuesta.-Estoy diseñando objetos sólo son decorativos, pero quiero tener este apoyo, para que en el futuro se incluirán en el juego oficial alguna mapa personalizado o algo por el estilo. -También quieren que estos instrumentos podrían utilizarse para reproducir música al final del día es la mejor manera de pasar tiempo en soledad o compañía, así que si alguien sabe cómo hacer mods, que sería genial para convertir mis objetos decorativos más instrumentos reales , para traer una guitarra, tocar el piano, tocar la armónica, así que si alguien puede desear que usted cumplir con esa máxima.-los Objetos de Que Estoy Diseñando hijo decorativos Solamente, Pero quiero del aire ESTO Tener Apoyo de USTEDES, Para Qué es el mar Futuro incluido al Juego oficial en algun mapa del personalizado o algoritmos Por El Estilo.-Quisiera tambien Que ESTOS Instrumentos sí pudieran USAR Tocar musica en el fin de los dias es La Mejor Forma de Pasar el rato en la soledad o estafa compañia, porción Lo Que Si Hay Alguien de Que mods HACER separado, seria genial convertir mis Objetos decorativos en Instrumentos mas reales, Llevar Poder Una guitarra, Tocar el piano Tocar la armónica, entonces si Alguien Pudiera meet ESE Deseo seria lo maximo. Y el último y más sería genial para usar la guitarra como un arma contra los zombies, una guitarra acústica sería romper nada al golpear un zombi, pero la guitarra eléctrica más seria mejor peso pesado celebraría más golpes antes de romper por completo si se incluye como nuevo arma seria increíble XDY lo ultimo y mas seria genial Poder USAR La Guitarra Como Un ARMA contraindicaciones del los zombies, Una guitarra acustica sí romperia de nada al GOLPEAR zombie un, Pero Una guitarra electrica seria Mejor mas resistant aguantaria mas golpes los antes de romperse porción completo si ESO sí incluyera COMO NUEVA arma seria alucinante XD estos serían los ejemplos más claros si alguien sabe crear un mod que incluye una guitarra como arma, sería muy apreciada, Proyecto Zomboid es el juego que yo era más como el género zombie y esto es lo máximo para mí ya que soy un guitarrista. ESTOS serian los ejemplos Más claros Si Hay Alguien Que sepa CREAR mod Que incluya Una guitarra de Como arma, le agradeceria Mucho, proyecto Zomboid es El Juego que mas me ha gustado del genero zombie y ESTO es lo maximo para mi ya guitarrista de soja Que un. Finalizando- termina Quiero compartir una pequeña muestra de mi trabajo se trata de una guitarra eléctrica les paul, quiero saber tu opinión, y si alguien está interesado en ayudar con las herramientas de dibujo y agradecería que muy real necesidad de salir de los dibujos. Gracias por ver mi anuncio por encima de Zomboid!!! del quiero compartir Una Pequeña Muestra de Mi Trabajo de Esta es Una guitarra electrica les paul, sable del quiero do opinión, y si heno Alguien silencio Interesado en ayudarme Con El dibujo de los Instrumentos le agradeceria ya Que Necesito DEJAR busque Real los dibujos.porción gracias ver mi Zomboid arriba publicacion!