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I have seen the minimapmod in several gameplays now, it seems overpowered because you see all the zombies as red points.

But often when i am to far away from my home i can not find it anymore, pretty unrealistic because everyone has a smartphone. I would like to save my POI locations, be able to tell friends where i am by streetname or GPS.

Handys are very easy to find in this szenario, nearly every zombie should have one. Nearly all with batterie down. Find a charge cable.

 

Main suggestion is adding the minimap without op features like zombiedetection just for navigation.

I think this is much content with just relative low effort to implement (from my noob sight at least).

In the end its a must have because its absolute unrealistic to not have smartphones!

 

 

 

At first this is for the minimap when the handy is equipped on the belt or secondary ...

 

but when you think this further you can add more features to a smartphone.

-a short range flashlight

-distracting, put a ringtone on a throw it anywhere to lure zombies to it

-any roleplay and chatfunctions. just share phonenumbers (just imagine GTA and GTA roleplay servers what the possible potential this have)

-connecting to cars, hear music, get quests when you find writings on wall "join this chatgroup" or "call this number for xxx", resource W-LAN because 5G is no more, get some routers up, ...

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On 5/23/2021 at 2:56 AM, Papa Juliet Whiskey said:

I can't say for sure, but I think my neighbor was using one of those old brick cellphones  around that time.

Maybe, but I don't think those were able to use GPS

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I think just a standard handheld gps would make more sense than google maps. They definitely had those in the 90s. Maybe computer integration where you have to download maps off of floppy disks? 

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On 6/10/2021 at 2:05 PM, Seg said:

I think just a standard handheld gps would make more sense than google maps. They definitely had those in the 90s. Maybe computer integration where you have to download maps off of floppy disks? 


The military had GPS. 
 

Civilians did not have access to GPS until 1983 (and was only given to the world because the Soviet Union shot down a Korean passenger jet that was off course). The US realized that could have been avoided if they shared some tech. But there was a catch; its accuracy was purposefully degraded to about 100 meters. It would give your general location (in lat/long) but was very “inaccurate” for the civilian user. The full GPS constellation wasn’t even operational until 1993. Then in 2000 its accuracy degradation was lifted. So the timeframe doesn’t quite fit with expecting to find a useful GPS unit. Even giving it a little bit of wiggle room with that and it’d be unrealistic to expect many civilians to have adopted it by then. Certainly no GPS maps yet for the PZ timeframe. 
 

There was no GPS in cell phones until 1999. 

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