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Project Zomboid

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  • UselesswarriorUselesswarrior Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    I'm glad these guys picked development up after their mishap. I'm looking forward to playing the complete product.

    Do they have a public demo out yet or is it just a private demo?

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  • override367override367 Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Shimshai wrote: »
    This looks like it's going to be a lot of fun.



    Unrelated, but when I went on to fileplanet to download the demo, noticed 2 of the top 10 'hottest files' were nude mods for Skyrim.

    I'm not surprised, but still.. D:

    One of the top mods for Zomboid is a nude mortally injured wife sprite

    that surprised me
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  • David WalgasDavid Walgas Registered User regular
    This is pretty much EXACTLY what I've been looking for, for a few months now. Awesome. Has anyone made it past day 3 yet? I started up a sandbox, and thought I was doing well. Had a nice supply of food in the fridge, a good bit of cans and chips and drinks in the kitchen, lots of drugs in the bathroom. Got a little ballsy, went to the warehouse and just got SWARMED by about 20 zombies all at once. Managed to make it back into my (mostly) barricaded house, via the back door, and succumbed to infection. I love this. Going back for more.

  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    jdarksun wrote: »
    How do you know when the soup is done?
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    I'm pretty sure it's done as soon as you hit the on button. Just remember to turn it off.

    edit: Looks like it's changed, it takes about 15 seconds, the item will change from "Uncooked Pot of Soup" to "Cooked Pot of Soup".
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  • ShimshaiShimshai Registered User regular
    So once the soup is done, how do you eat it or feed it to wifey?

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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    jdarksun wrote: »
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    jdarksun wrote: »
    How do you know when the soup is done?
    Spoiler:
    I'm pretty sure it's done as soon as you hit the on button. Just remember to turn it off.
    Spoiler:
    That explains part of it.
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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    Shimshai wrote: »
    So once the soup is done, how do you eat it or feed it to wifey?

    I don't think you actually need to.

  • ShimshaiShimshai Registered User regular
    jdarksun wrote: »
    Well, you need to eat to live.

    I knew that getting weak from starvation wasn't just a phase I'd grow out of!

    Seriously though I didn't play for too long and didn't try too hard to figure out how to eat.

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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Oh, didn't see the "eat it". As I recall isn't there a use command or some such? The last time I played you couldn't feed the wife but yeah, you can eat it. I think it was a little mouth icon somewhere.

    edit: Oh, it's the Heart icon. Click on the soup, click on the Heart. om nom nom

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  • TraceofToxinTraceofToxin King Nothing Registered User regular
    Is the robber still in the game?

    Everyday I wake up is the worst day of my life.
    Buy my 40k shit.
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  • PelPel Registered User regular
    The first time I left the soup on and caught the house on fire, I heard what I thought was a smoke alarm. I assumed this attracted the zombies but later when I fooled around with catching the house on fire I didn't hear the alarm again. Might have just been me.

  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    Pel wrote: »
    The first time I left the soup on and caught the house on fire, I heard what I thought was a smoke alarm. I assumed this attracted the zombies but later when I fooled around with catching the house on fire I didn't hear the alarm again. Might have just been me.

    It certainly contributed to it.

  • Ninja Snarl PNinja Snarl P My helmet is my burden. Ninja Snarl: Gone, but not forgotten.Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    So the last time I played the demo, there wasn't even a save feature. Does the current paid version have that? Because I'd like to explore the game more, but I don't feel like dealing with the beginning stuff. I think I could happily fork over 8 bucks for a save feature right now.

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  • DissociaterDissociater Registered User regular
    Fun game I played today:
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  • CanadianWolverineCanadianWolverine Registered User regular
    That's a great tale of wonder and woe Dissociater, thanks for sharing it :)

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  • Ov3rchargeOv3rcharge You'd be a dangatang Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    I remember the first time I played the game
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  • override367override367 Registered User regular
    You have options other than killing other NPCs with a hammer?

    How do I get their delicious items then

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  • TraceofToxinTraceofToxin King Nothing Registered User regular
    Don't mind him, he's crazy.

    Everyday I wake up is the worst day of my life.
    Buy my 40k shit.
  • PelPel Registered User regular
    So, is it impossible to burn down anything other than the house in the tutorial? I tried very hard to burn down other houses, including filling one oven with dish rags, socks, and whiskey, and leaving it on while I explored the neighborhood. No dice. I really wanted to make a flaming zombie trap too.

    I only have the tech demo so that may be part of it too.

  • EchoEcho staring is caring Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    Pel wrote: »
    including filling one oven with dish rags, socks, and whiskey.

    Remind me to never accept your dinner invitations.

  • WaldoWaldo Registered User regular
    So the last time I played the demo, there wasn't even a save feature. Does the current paid version have that?

    I don't know! Does it have save yet, anyone? I'm basically waiting for that feature to buy.

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  • Ninja Snarl PNinja Snarl P My helmet is my burden. Ninja Snarl: Gone, but not forgotten.Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Waldo wrote: »
    So the last time I played the demo, there wasn't even a save feature. Does the current paid version have that?

    I don't know! Does it have save yet, anyone? I'm basically waiting for that feature to buy.

    I went ahead and paid (it's only 8 bucks), but sadly, no save feature as of yet. Still gotten my money's worth already.

    EDIT: Also, I definitely had my place catch on fire the last time I played in the sandbox mode. Accidentally left the oven on after cooking a steak, went to sleep, woke up to find one of the kitchens on fire. However, it didn't burn for long and it definitely didn't burn the whole place down. However, I dunno if it was because nothing will burn as well as the fire in the story mode or because there just wasn't much around for the fire to burn (the kitchen was part of a single-story section, so it just burnt up the wall immediately around the oven).

    Didn't leave anything in the oven at all, just left it on. Maybe there's random chance involved or only certain ovens will catch fire right now?

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  • override367override367 Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Don't mind him, he's crazy.

    hey im a normal responsible member of society

    Come zombie apocalypse though?

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  • AsheAshe Registered User regular
    Wow, sounds like this has come a long way since I last had a dabble in the demo. Glad they got over the disaster they had a few months back, and thanks muchly for sharing some of the new stories. Cravings activated!

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  • MetallikatMetallikat Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Upcoming Version Patch Notes:

    Temporary solution to curtain problem. Shift click open / closes curtains instead of windows.
    Fixed issues with apartment block stairwell / walls.
    Smashed windows cannot be opened.
    Looking into stair deaths. Weird though never had it happen to us. :(
    SECRET FEATURE 013382

    (Pssst, the secret feature is saving!)

    Forum link: http://theindiestone.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=6587

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  • CampyCampy Registered User regular
    Played the demo, killed my wife a bunch of times and then dropped the £5 to get the latest version. General impressions: Bloody awesome! Some parts are a bit janky, as expected with an early build such as this, but certainly very very playable still.

    Most recent go had me holed up on the third floor of an apartment building (couldn't climb the stairs any further for some reason). Had lots of supplies, a shotgun and plenty of ammo; things were looking good. All was fairly quiet apart from one incident where I fended off a a few dozen zeds at the front door with only a baseball bat (I think maybe the knockback is too good atm). Woke up on the eighth morning to the groaning of zombies so went to investigate. Turns out I'd left the front door open and a herd of zombies had taken interest in my safehouse. Cue the shotgun! I managed to take a whole bunch out, but they then burst out of the door behind me and attacked me. My panic moodle went crazy high, so I started missing with the shotgun. I switch to my baseball bat and get the zombies off me and unload the last few shells I have on me before retreating upstairs. I check out my injuries to find I've been bitten on the arm, I'm a gonner. I run to my ammo stockpile planning to go out in a blaze of glory to find that I can't access any storage places anymore (bug, or consequence of all the negative moodles I now have?). As the zeds start piling up against the apartment door I decide to not give them the satisfaction and hurl myself out the window. I hit the floor in the middle of a massive pile of zombies, easily a hundred or more crowded round the apartment, with even greater numbers still pouring in.

    The addition of save files is just going to make this game sweeter, so much <3

  • MorblitzMorblitz Registered User regular
    You jumped out a window? Did you go ahead and download the newest alpha version from the forums or something? I just tested it with the main build you get from the website and I couldn't do it.
    I suppose you did if you were encountering some odd bugs?

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  • CampyCampy Registered User regular
    Yeah, I'm on the latest alpha version. If you've paid I'd definitely go and download that, so much more stuff added with it. Only bugs I've encountered are a crash when I tried to walk "off the map", where the landscape stopped and some weirdness with stairs.

  • MorblitzMorblitz Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Oh I've tried. Unfortunately my computer seems to disagree with the very latest pre-release builds (a through to whatever it is now), it just keeps flipping out when I try to play it. I've fixed the java file paths, installed the latest graphics drives, updated java and everything. Sucks. I'm hoping the 'release' version of it is playable for me.

    I've had the weirdness with stairs with the 1.5d build, too. I was outside a house and ran alongside a wall with a staircase on the other side, I somehow phased through the wall, up the stairs and then the screen went black forever(except the game clock and all my icons). Looks like it hasn't quite yet been fixed. To be fair though, I've only ran into it once.

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  • Lawful EvilLawful Evil Registered User regular
    The new build is pretty interesting, but the lack of a saving mechanism makes it hard to really play it. But that's what the next update is supposed to be working on, so I guess once that comes out people will be a lot more interested.

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  • Shorn Scrotum ManShorn Scrotum Man Registered User regular
    Lack of a save hasn't been that detrimental to me, but then again I never last more than 3 or 4 days anyways :D

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  • CampyCampy Registered User regular
    Lack of a save hasn't been that detrimental to me, but then again I never last more than 3 or 4 days anyways :D

    I managed to get up to about 8 days before getting eaten (didn't keep an eye on my weapon health). I figure it could be relatively easy to go for a long time if you just holed up somewhere with a butt load of food and reading material with the curtains closed, but where's the fun in that!

  • MorblitzMorblitz Registered User regular
    Woo, a new build and launcher was released today or so on the forums, and it works for me!
    Pity I'm drowning in uni work and it'd be a bad idea to play it right now...

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  • CampyCampy Registered User regular
    Yeah, the new animation system which they've developed is going to allow them to build new character animation models super quick. Which means more time to spend on other design and functionality. Can't wait for the latest build to drop, I think it's been almost a month or so since the last one.

  • EchoEcho staring is caring Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    I didn't quite get that system. They have rigged 3D skeletons for animations; do they trace that manually to sprites or do they have some automated process for it?

  • NotoriusBENNotoriusBEN Registered User regular
    the rigged skeletons and the game program take care of the animation.

    having those rigged 3d skeletons means that you can add skins (ie textures) to them. instead of drawing every frame of animation for the entire conceivable move set of a player, npc or zombie. This means you only need 50 textures for a whole hell of a lot of zombie madness instead of 50 billion kinematic pictures for sprites. also, depending on your photoshop skills, you could conceivable insert yourself into the game.

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  • Mr_GrinchMr_Grinch Registered User regular
    Any updates on this game? The site seems to indicate the alpha version has been taken down due to piracy. I want to get my zombie killing on... :(

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  • CampyCampy Registered User regular
    Last statement from the team was released a few days ago. They had some game breaking bugs which took a really long time to fix. Now they're just stuck with the slightly shitty bugs, so I reckon we'll see a new release candidate within a week.

    I've sold my soul to day z now anyway.

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