Monthly Archives: December 2014

A10.4 b10 hotfix is out! 12.29.14

Happy New Year Survivalists,
We fixed a problem where some mesh instances were set improperly to static resulting in framerate loss and lag. From our testing this fix has improved framerate for everyone.

This patch is save game, network and backward compatible with A10.4 b9

And if you haven’t done so be sure to check out the Christmas Screenshot Contest.

Christmas Screenshot Contest 12.24.14

Ho, Ho, Ho Survivalists,

In celebration of the holiday season The Fun Pimps Entertainment in conjunction with Blue Fang Solutions are holding a Christmas Screenshot Contest for the best 7 Days to Die Christmas Screenshots. Prizes are as follows.

1st Prize – GeForce GTX 760 Video Card, Blue Fang 10 slot server for 6 months and 5 free keys

2nd Prize – Blue Fang Server 10 slot server for 3 months and 5 free keys

3rd Prize – Blue Fang Server 10 slot server for 1 month and 5 free keys

If that wasn’t enough for the duration of the contest you can get 30% off your first month of 7 Days to Die game server hosting from one of our Preferred Server Partners! This coupon code will be valid as of today Wednesday December 24th, 2014 and will be running through to the New Year on January 1st, 2015. Use coupon code “7DTDXMAS” over on their website at Blue Fang Solutions

Here are the rules
1. Contest applicants must be 7DTD forum members
2. One submission per person
3. Screenshots can be staged using cheats and creative menu
4. Screenshots must be from the 7 Days to Die game
5. Screenshots will be judged based on creativity, quality and overall Christmas/Holiday Theme
6. Deadline for screenshots will be December 31st 2014
7. Winners will be selected and announced the following week

To enter the contest post a screenshot in the Christmas Screenshot Contest Forum Thread. Please only post contest submissions in this thread comments or will be removed.

Merry Christmas,
From The Fun Pimps and Blue Fang Solutions

10.4 hotfix is under the tree! 12.19.14

Bah Humbug Survivalists,
Sorry for the greeting but our 10.4 woes have hampered our Christmas spirit a bit. But not so much that we couldn’t muster up a gift in the form of a 10.4 b9 hotfix.

With the 10.4 b9 hotfix we should have compatibility with old saved games from 10.3 and 10.4 b8 with the only side effect being named storage crates built before 10.4 will not open.

Here’s what we fixed!

• Fixed KeyNotFoundException error for bald players when wearing headgear. Also known as the game hates bald guys in hats bug.
• Fixed server spamming “Can’t send RPC function” and the resulting performance drops
• Fixed new player built named storage crates crashing old save games with already built storage crates
• Fixed a problem with the Unity NAT facilitator so peer to peer connections work again. We’re looking into a longer term solution for this.
• PersistentPlayerProfiles changed to default to false for dedicated servers. Persistent player profiles: TRUE means that when you log into a server for the first time, whatever character you are playing as (a big black woman with long hair) will always be what you look like, even if you change it to another profile (to a bald, fat white guy). FALSE means that you will change looks depending on what your current character looks like each time you log in.

Merry Christmas 10-4 Good Buddy! 12.18.14

Ho Ho Ho Survivalists,

We have a nice little present for you under the snowy pine tree of Navezgane. It’s better than a zombie crawler breaking your leg. It’s better than dysentery with no goldenrod tea in sight. It’s even better than running from a nighttime horde in the desert sand with a whopping 30 wellness.

What could it be? It’s a brand new, shiny 10.4 build good buddy and it’s ready to unwrap with a simple click of the download 7 Days to Die Steam button. The build contains many fixes, gameplay tuning, balancing, and a Christmas secret. Stay tuned for an upcoming 7DTD Holiday contest!

And sorry folks saved games are not compatible!

Read on little Navezgane Elfs to find out more!

Official Alpha 10.4 Release Notes

• Added system where you can now see hair that makes sense to see when wearing hats, helmets still fully cover hair
• Added beverages to coolers
• Added a new place cobblestone sound
• Added damage\upgrade particle effect to steel door and old wooden door
• Added damage stage sound effect to steel door and old wooden door
• Added street_light_02 to towns

• Changed made kicks by EAC/Steam more robust
• Changed public game is now the default option in the multiplayer game options menu tab
• Changed the Server browser history to no longer show private games and other games which cluttered up the history
• Changed improved player swimming physics
• Changed increased how much cloth repairs clothing
• Changed sped up cobblestone use animation
• Changed hammer is now unlocked in home maintenance book
• Changed all storage crate recipes so they are centered
• Changed output.log to give give more precise information when loading TextureAtlasBlocks fails
• Changed reduced frequency of resource rocks found in biomes
• Changed corn is less frequent in the grasslands
• Blueberries are restricted to sub biomes in the snow biome. (Joel)
• Changed skill books can be stacked to 50
• Changed loot chances in book cases which now drop 0-2 books instead of or 1-3 as well as Shotgun Messiah crates and Working Stiff crates lowered chances for items
• Changed making cobblestone now yields 4 from 1 stone and 1 cement, or 1 destroyed stone
• Changed slowed crop growing speed down
• Changed players take no health damage from food poisoning but more wellness damage
• Changed rotten flesh doesn’t infect you any more
• Changed storage crates are now lockable
• Changed Log prefixing messages with INF (information), WRN (warning), ERR (error), EXC (exception)
• Changed placement of candles to be flat on the ground when placed
• Changed 7th day hordes may be postponed if other hordes are active
• Changed Reintegrated random wandering hordes
• Changed in debug mode when you teleport the player using the coordinates the player is now set to the ground on spawning
• Changed torches to not have burn time any more
• Changed Yucca juice no longer provides any food
• Changed Yucca fruit no longer provides any water. Increased food from 3 to 5
• Changed torch now stores degradation when placed
• Changed Town sizes to be a little smaller [103×103 min to 412×412 max]

• Fixed ServerMaxPlayerCount offset by -1 since 10.3 hotfix
• Fixed problem that some blocks like ladder are not visible on Linux computers
• Fixed problem that some corn bottom parts could not be harvested
• Fixed prefab xml static spawners were working in random gen cities when they should not. Cities in random gen are currently handled by biome spawners
• Fixed prefabs set to max in hub 1 would spawn more in the same city block. You should not see 2 of the same special buildings like gun stores close to each other now
• Fixed nref on supply crate spawns
• Changed zombie/animal pathing so it is a projected path onto the terrain, should fix most remaining cases of spinning zombies with a few exceptions that can be fixed on a case by case block item collision basis
• Fixed mis-rotated window in old west building
• Fixed a few bad english entries like cobblestone frame in English.txt
• Fixed one of the missing chunk problems
• Fixed skull cap icon colors
• Fixed problem that removed blocks from blocks.xml caused saved games to corrupt if they were dropped
• Fixed glass appearing opaque blue on one of the commercial doors
• Fixed Sound doubling/networking bug clients would hear an echo of impacts sometimes
• Fixed handling of players with invalid SteamIDs
• Fixed NullRef in ServerBrowser after entering wrong password
• Fixed various barn blocks to the correct material and they don’t drop metal or stone anymore
• Fixed sign_slow and sign_speed_25 signs to face properly in towns
• Fixed null reference error when right clicking while all container windows were closed
• Fixed prefabs sometimes spawning at y position 0 or less causing errors
• Fixed NullRef on shutdown with multiple clients still connected
• Fixed player permanently holding nail in his hand after loading nailgun
• Fixed IndexOutOfBoundsException if player builds terrain higher than 254 meters
• Fixed Pillcases now have medicine loot not book loot
• Fixed NullReferenceException in EntityFallingBlock

• Fixed setting PersistentCustomCharacters makes server non-stock

Known Issues
• Some rare occurrences of zombies and enemies spinning
• Some buildings will occasional overlap in town hubs
• A very small amount of icons have improper tinting or a missing icon
• Clients may still occasionally see missing world chunks. This can be fixed by quitting and rejoining a server

A10.3 B12 Hotfix is out! 12.13.14

Hey Survivalists,
We fixed a bug where some users were wrongfully kicked and could not rejoin without a server restart. This is a client and dedi fix.

This build is a code change only so saved games and networking are compatible.



Merry Xmas Alpha 10.3 is here! 12.12.14

Merry Christmas Survivalists,
well it’s a bit early for that but close enough in Navezgane. So in the spirit of Christmas the Fun Pimps come bearing gifts in the form of a shiny new build. Alpha 10.3 includes many new additions including: a large enhancement to our character customization system which now features custom hair, eye and skin color, select-able hairstyles and facial hair and over 30 new clothing variants. The build also includes several new custom store chains including a pharmacy, bookstore and hardware store, new cobblestone fort building, fixed dog ai, snow zombie sounds set and many more, fixes, tuning improvements and user requested fixes.

As always we recommend starting a new game with each patch, backwards compatibility is not guaranteed.

Also due to an upcoming change in our EAC Anti-cheat all servers must update to our 10.3 Dedi or turn off EAC by Monday Evening or they will no longer accept connections

Official Alpha 10.3 Release Notes

• Added to the character customization system several new hair stlyes both male and female, many facial hair variants for the male, and new hair, eye and skin color selection
• Added red, blue green, brown and black clothing variants to plaid shirts, skull caps, bandanas and pants
• Added new pharmacies, book stores and hardware stores with custom signs,decor and special loot to Navezgane and Random Gen
• Added new cobblestone upgrade system. Cobblestone walls are now made by first creating a cobblestone frame which is made from 5 sticks and some plant fiber to “stake” out the area where you will build the cobblestone wall. Once you place the frame you take cobblestones (made from cement and small rocks) and you right click the frame to upgrade it to a ¼ high cobblestone wall. Repeat several times to complete the wall. The cobblestone frames have very little structural integrity so you might need to support your cobblestone outward structures until they are completed with another supporting block.
• Added a new Wellness curve, It’s easier to earn wellness when your wellness is lower than it is when its is higher.
• Added a new unique snow zombie sound set and icey footstep overlays
• Added Vitamins to the loot which boost wellness and cure Dysentery.
• Added rigidbody to animals to have better hit detection
• Added “bullet material name” to override bullet sound for chainsaw/auger
• Added beer item, beer to loot, and beverage cooler loot containers which appear in gas stations, old businesses, pharmacies, gun stores, hardware stores, movie theaters and ski lodges. With beer you can now get both a positive Beer buff and a negative hangover debuff
• Added Game option to allow overwriting the saved character looks in a game with the currently selected profile
• Added PersistentPlayerProfiles to server options
• Added Persistent Profile to new/continue game
• Added orange and green metal roofs used on the new hardware store and book stores
• Added ability to edit player profiles
• Added new craftable and placeable candles

• Changed improved town code to allow larger buildings you’ll see a much larger variety of different buildings in towns now
• Changed towns now use random block sizes and shapes
• Changed male and female uma dna converter clamps for legs and some others
• Changed entities now consider y position of the terrain for spawning
• Changed removed cobblestone metal from blocks and blocktextures
• Changed reduced time to craft plant fibers
• Changed random will now choose random hair and skin colors from the available colors
• Changed reduced wellness from antibiotics from 5 to 2
• Changed tweaked footstep attenuation settings to be a little louder
• Changed the terrain is now also lowered if needed when a block is placed
• Changed PersistentCustomCharacters to PersistentPlayerProfile to match internal code
• Changed PersistentPlayerProfile default to false on peer to peer MP games
• Changed grain alcohol gets you drunk now
• Changed school to use terrain filler so its grass is native to the biome its in
• Changed removed regular zombies from snow biomes
• Changed removed dogs from burnt forest. Dogs should now only appear in the wasteland and at barns
• Changed getting stunned has a chance to lower your wellness
• Changed brightened wall torches
• Changed the server time is now only advanced if a player is connected to the server
• Changed torches now have a random burn time of about 20 minutes. After this they will disappear.
• Changed Cleaner log output
• Changed non-stock values give more precise log output
• Changed only grass and dirt can be hoed

• Fixed dog attack animations and spastic spinning dogs. Dogs are now easier to kill
• Fixed Reinforced Concrete Ramps now downgrade to broke01,02 and 03 versions like reinforced concrete does
• Fixed breaking reinforced concrete drops nothing
• Fixed removed old reinforced concrete recipe
• Fixed players can spawn on trees and then fall and break their leg
• Fixed no hordes after day 49
• Fixed buffs not checking friendly fire
• Fixed critical blunt buff chance on clubs
• Fixed trees disappearing in last growing stage if player is not at the location of the tree
• Fixed fat zombies hawaiian shirt ones cannot navigate through an open new model door
• Fixed general pathing through doors
• Fixed Sniper rifle reload animation doesn’t move the players camera and head around
• Fixed IndexOutOfRangeException sometimes crashing random gen servers
• Fixed nref in PlayerProfile save
• Fixed digging down problem
• Fixed various xml errors and cleaned up unused spawn groups and entities
• Fixed reworked low level connection to fix reported network problems with some systems
• Fixed negative effects of buffs do not apply when God mode is on
• Fixed clicking on stuff with bare hands when not thirsty shows warning
• Fixed neon texture issue “junk textures” when changing screen sizes or alt-tabbing
• Fixed Hair/Beard desync when changing tabs after using Random button
• Fixed problem that some models floated in the air when placing it on terrain
• Fixed blueberries are found in coolers, not blueberry bushes
• Fixed spikes should snap the ground to them
• Fixed dogs play attack anim when moving
• Fixed zombies spawn with zombiespawning=0
• Fixed a bunch of new item and blocks English.txt entries
• Fixed player count in serverbrowser resets to 0 after loading details
• Fixed server browser stops refreshing when window is closed
• Fixed server rules query returns current player count


• Added <property name=”PersistentPlayerProfiles”  value=”true” />    <!– If disabled a player can join with any selected profile. If true they will join with the last profile they joined with –>
•Changed server won’t continue to start if no config file or errors within with a proper message in the log
• Changed server will show proper log messages when reading entries in admin.xml or players.xml fails
• Also due to an upcoming change in our EAC Anti-cheat all servers must update to our 10.3 Dedi or turn off EAC by Monday Evening or they will no longer accept connections

Known Issues
• Some buildings will occasional overlap in town hubs
• A very small amount of icons have improper tinting or a missing icon

Alpha 10.2 patch is out! 12.01.14

Hey Survivalists,
Hope you have some room left after all that turkey for a new patch. Apologies but Mac clients cannot connect to EAC protected servers now. This will be resolved hopefully tomorrow.
Here’s what’s in 10.2!

Official Alpha 10.2 Release Notes


  • Added Custom icon color tinting property for item icons
  • Added murky water can now be collected in old empty cans you find everywhere.
  • Added canned murky water can be boiled on a stick in the campfire. Canned water has a stack limit of one since there is no lid to the container and it is meant for basic survival in the wild with primitive means until a cooking pot can be obtained
  • Added canned water can be turned into scrap metal
  • Added Forge Ahead Book icon
  • Added items and icons for red, brown, and black denim pants


  • Changed it so torches can be placed anywhere like before
  • Changed it so breaking a wall torch drops nothing
  • Changed log to not contain any passwords
  • Changed log on startup when parsing serverconfig fails
  • Changed concrete dries slower
  • Changed log to not contain any passwords
  • Changed log on startup when parsing serverconfig fails
  • Changed removed recipe for wall bracket, it is no longer needed
  • Changed the forge is now gated by an easy to find book called “Forge Ahead”. So you won’t be able to make a forge until you find this book.
  • Changed planted trees now only grow on ground with a fertile level > 0
  • Changed updated EAC files
  • Changed prefab menu is now only accessible in edit or debug mode
  • Changed increased heat map settings for animal gore
  • Changed the particle effects on the forge, campfire and torches for better performance
  • Changed the forest biome decorations for better performance
  • Changed UMA-based screen checking for dedicated servers to disabled
  • Changed removed command “spawnwanderinghorde”
  • Changed ranger station prefab xml so it can appear in random gen in the wilderness in all biomes
  • Changed air drops now drop military weapons and parts, rare books and valued medicines
  • Changed lowered weight of reinforced metal siding
  • Changed torches so they can be picked up once placed on a wall and fixed translation


  • Fixed player texture rebuilding when swapping resolution and/or fullscreen
  • Fixed tallow recipe, 1 animal fat makes 1 tallow in 10 seconds
  • Fixed reading doubles from files independent of locale
  • Fixed error when opening creative menu when there are no group files
  • Fix map not loading bug
  • Fixed Null ref in HandleDirtyUpdate
  • Fixed texture rebuild was happening when window was not in focus instead of waiting
  • Fixed EAC was not used on dedicated servers since 10.1
  • Fixed server browser does not show favorites + history servers if they are not public
  • Fixed 3rd person body colliders for better hit detection of projectile weapons
  • Fixed missing sniper rifle trigger housing mold recipe
  • Fixed Animator.GotoState errors on hatches
  • Fixed NullRefException in GameManager.RequestToSpawnPlayer()
  • Fixed problem that zombie dog was hard to hit
  • Fixed problems with Navezgane Diersville basements and overlapping light poles at  gas stations
  • Fixed the prefab menu is longer accessible in normal game modes
  • Fixed forge producing NullRef when first firing up
  • Fixed zombie cop attacking and animation broken
  • Fixed Alpha channel for crafting output was being overridden by custom tint
  • Fixed Alpha channel for crafting preview was being overridden by custom tint
  • Fixed Alpha channel for campfire output preview was being overridden by custom tint
  • Fixed Alpha channel for forge output preview was being overridden by custom tint
  • Fixed splint buff never goes away
  • Fixed icons and translations for all pants and tanktops

Known Issues

  • Some clients may experience connection problems while playing which can result in the world chunks not drawing and zombies not moving. This can be fixed by disconnecting and reconnecting
  • When loading a previous saved game Weapons can sometimes load rotated incorrectly. This can be fixed by switching hold items
  • Impact sounds for chainsaws/augers still use bullet impact sounds which is why they are too loud which will be fixed in the next build
  • Animals and zombies will occasionally spawn and fall through the world
  • Cars are sometimes sunk down into the world
  • Mac clients cannot connect to EAC protected servers this will be resolved hopefully tomorrow