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Hey survivors, here’s the latest from Zomboidton.

IWBUMS 34.19

The marvellous EasyPickins continues to build some nice tweaks and fixes in to the public test of Build 34, which seems to be coming to a natural climax now – although we still need to work out which side of the release fence polished nutrition and metalwork will be landing. An item of note in .19 is EP’s new precipitation system, which looks nicer and opens the door to falling snow and whatnot. If you want to join in with testing you can find details here.

BACKPACK LATEST

So with the animation update now surging through the pipeline we’ve got anims that allow the player to take bags off their back, and rifle through the contents on the floor.

As well as looking pretty as they jiggle about – they’ll also make a significant gameplay difference. If you’re carrying a bag on your back you will, in most cases, be unable to go rooting around in it unless you first take it off and put it on the floor in front of you. This means there will be no more intensive backpack resorting done while wandering around, as well as making looting much more interesting, with the potential of a panicked looter leaving their bag behind if they are not observant.

[Note: in the anim cycle the strap currently disappears when the bag is taken off and reappears when it’s put back on. There aren’t any easy ways to avoid this, but with clothing worn and in-game it will be far, far less noticeable.]

Holding a bag in your hand will add the extra advantage of being able to interact with it without stopping, which will make bag management much more strategic. Finally we may be able to look into a few more traits to further increase player’s capability to interact quickly with backpacks, as well as provide different speeds based on the type and convenience of the bag used.

If you weren’t around for the previous bag vid then let’s have another repeat, as it does look lovely.

HELLO LADIES

To complement all this, character-wise, Binky is currently experimenting with unifying the textures between the male and female animation meshes. Currently our new player and zed anims are all chaps, y’see. The result of this (if successful) will be a more in-depth way of assembling the base models. We’ll lose the need to double-up textures – have more variety in skin tones, will let players wear whatever they like and will also tie into having blood and bandage overlays on the characters themselves.

With the base mesh and clothing overlays all using consistent texture layouts we’d be free to overlay this stuff wherever appropriate. Better clean that bite mark, dress the wound, and grab a clean long-sleeved shirt if you want to pretend you’re unscathed and not in imminent danger of eating your compadres!

FINALLY

Do check out lovely Blindcoder, of map fame, and his new building mod. Thanks all!

This week’s featured image by Shadows on Steam.  The Centralized Block of Italicised Text would like to direct your attention to the PZ Wiki should you feel like editing or amending something, and the PZ Mailing List that can send blogs like this and patch notes direct to your mailbox. We also live on Twitter right here! Okay thanks bye! Oh, and community GoT spoiler chat goes… here!

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The rooting around reminds me of ZombiU where accessing your backpack via the gamepad resulted in the player taking it off onto the ground. The TV screen then showed the player rooting around in the backpack and your gamepad showing its contents. Best mechanic in that entire game if you ask me. You also couldn't see any zeds coming in while doing that, so there's that.

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6 hours ago, blackteapie said:

Could anyone tell me the webpage address for these two videos? Youtube is banned in my country.....

 

Try using proxy sites. Google 'youtube alternative proxy'. Should work just fine.

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5 hours ago, Geras said:

 

Try using proxy sites. Google 'youtube alternative proxy'. Should work just fine.

Actually, google is also banned...

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19 hours ago, nasKo said:

If you’re carrying a bag on your back you will, in most cases, be unable to go rooting around in it unless you first take it off and put it on the floor in front of you. This means there will be no more intensive backpack resorting done while wandering around, as well as making looting much more interesting, with the potential of a panicked looter leaving their bag behind if they are not observant.

Why put the bag on the floor if you could just carry the backpack on the front instead?

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4 hours ago, blackteapie said:

Actually, google is also banned...

 

China? Most proxy sites and VPN providers will probably be banned as well. Though I downloaded both from YouTube in .webm format (360p i think) and upped to MediaFire in a zip for ya Here you go

 

As far as the Mondoid itself goes, looks great, can't wait to see it in-game.

Edited by Svarog

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4 hours ago, Peetfighter said:

Why put the bag on the floor if you could just carry the backpack on the front instead?

 

Yeah exactly but also if you get hit/shot in the front it could ruin your gear but also make it to where you have a chance of taking less damage or not even getting shot at all.

(You'd also go around looking like a retard even though you think you  look like you've got some serious stuff)

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Also second thing i noticed (s00ry for the double post) is that on the "Schoolbag model" when looking at your back the bag i noticed the straps were like the hiking back ones and on the front it they were like the normal schoolbag, idk if this was intentional though.

(Sorry for crappy English i was born in America D:)

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9 hours ago, Svarog said:

 

China? Most proxy sites and VPN providers will probably be banned as well. Though I downloaded both from YouTube in .webm format (360p i think) and upped to MediaFire in a zip for ya Here you go

 

As far as the Mondoid itself goes, looks great, can't wait to see it in-game.

Thank you. But mediafire is also blocked.......

Actually, I can download youtube video through this site. But I need to know the webpage address of the video I want to download, first.....

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9 hours ago, blackteapie said:

Thank you. But mediafire is also blocked.......

Actually, I can download youtube video through this site. But I need to know the webpage address of the video I want to download, first.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZ-3773oSm4

 

mondoid video

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS6o2o44JHM

 

the somewhat older preview video

Edited by hunger john

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