Very usable with NPC mods up, crackling detects these pesky crouching sneakers.
Realised i can not lock playermade door (PAIN), surrounded it with 3 layers of glass, that makes huge sound and wins smol time to draw a gun, few times saved my life.
Solved the issue.
Replased CZ mod with Sandbox+ mod, works wonders, allows to customize zombies and affects all zombies across the map.
Still have a hope devs gonna make these zombo settings in the vanilla client.
Try disabling the multicore rendering option, as that seems to be the cause for corrupting the text textures.
You need to go to "C:\Users\YourUserName\Zomboid" on your computer and edit the "options.ini" file
There, find the "bMultithreadedRendering=true" option and change it to "bMultithreadedRendering=false"
Then save the file and see if that helps.
I don't think they should be merged back into one skill line, but it would make sense (IMO) to get a bonus in the opposite skill tree once you reach a certain level. e.g. level short blunt to 8, and you get a 2x multiplyer to long blunt xp (and vice versa).