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Farewell to a Mentor 08.20.20

Farewell to a Mentor

By Richard Huenink

It is not often that I get personnel on the internet or with our company ‘The Fun Pimps’ but the last couple weeks we’re hard and under the circumstances I felt compelled to write something. You see on August 6th my Uncle, Joel’s Uncle our Uncle Jim died unexpectedly.

Jim was only a few years older than me so having Jim in my life was like having another older brother. Growing up we spent many weekends, holidays, and summers at my Grandparents farm with our Uncle Jim.

We shot old cans with BB Guns, looked for arrow heads down at the Creek, played with the dogs and cats, built stick forts out of old tree branches, cut shatter cane together for money, helped Grandpa with a cow giving birth, and ate stacks of Grandma’s pancakes together.

We played Pinball and Pool before video games even existed at the local Tavern, drank Orange Crush and Grape Nehi sodas while Grandpa had a Hamm’s Beer.

The first car I got to drive was Grandpas’ old truck with Jim, the first R rated movie I saw was ‘Dirty Harry’ at a Drive-in with Jim.

He was a kind and gentle soul, a good friend, and loyal to his family. He would never hurt anyone, never lie, would always help when needed, and would give you the shirt off his back. The list goes on and on. We had so many great memories of times we spent with my Uncle Jim.

One would think having this kind of impact on another’s life would be plenty. But there is so much more.

Jim gave his Nephews a love of comic books, Science Fiction Movies, Horror Movies, Action Movies, Board Games, and Action Figures. He also by example showed us how to make our own action figures by welding and reshaping plastic army men and painting them to look like superheroes at least 40 years before anyone ever heard the words ‘Merchandising’. He inspired us to make up own comic books with pencil and paper and build our own boards games from cardboard, construction paper, glue, and markers.

You see Jim was a big time Nerd years before it was cool to be one. Jim gave his Nephews a love of all these things and giant imagination to go with it. Nearly 50 Years later we are still Nerds.

With a lifetime love of movies, comic books, board games, and video games and a creative spark about 7 years ago my brother Joel and I, influenced so much by our Uncle Jim took that passion and imagination and started up a Video Game Company ‘The Fun Pimps Entertainment’ and created the ‘7 Days to Die game’.

Today the company has sold over 10 million games, employs nearly 50 people, and has provided a good living for all of us and our families.

Surely this would not have been possible for a couple of small town boys from Nebraska to achieve without the major influence of our first mentor ‘Uncle Jim’ who showed us all how to love the Nerdy side of life, open our imaginations and Dream big. You could say Jim was the original Pimp.  His impact will not go unnoticed. So please go out and be a mentor to someone, and share what you love because you never know what impact you might have on them and what great things they may go off and achieve.

Farewell mentor you will be missed.

Richard Huenink (Co-founder The Fun Pimps)

Uncle Jim our first mentor

A19 Streamer Weekend 06.25.20

Hey Survivors,
We are proud to announce that the ‘Alpha 19 Streamer Weekend’ is finally here. We have partnered with over 170 streamers from 30 countries.

We will be running the Streamer Weekend event from Friday, June 26th starting at 12 pm CST through Sunday, June 28th. Expect a public experimental to follow sometime Monday afternoon June 29th.

Many will be streaming all weekend and giving away Free Keys. Check their channels for their upcoming weekend schedules. These are being broadcast in many languages so scroll down to find yours.

You can also read the release notes early here:

Alpha 19 Official Release Notes

America (USA)

Anthony_B1 USA West, English
Aungelecette USA East, English
AviaryLaw USA East, English
Ayreframer USA Central, English
Bacon Creepy USA, English
Banlish USA, English
BeardedGuysGaming USA East, English
Blitzfire911 USA, English
Capp00 USA Central, English
Casketman20 USA Central, English
Cbthagreat USA East, English
Chiefy USA West, English
Copendub USA East, English
Cuda87 USA, English
dasMEHDI USA East, English
DeamonMachine USA, English
Descender USA, English
Dragoness_ USA Central, English
EvanAndKatelyn USA Central, English
F1recrackr USA Central, English
Flip_Switch_ USA West, English
Galucia081 USA, English
Game Society USA, English
Glock9 USA, English
Grand Spartan USA, English
Grizzly_Ben USA Central, English
GunninGamerz USA, English
Headwound USA West, English
IAnthonyD USA East, English
iJevin USA, English
iluvatar_402 USA Central, English
JadedzUzi USA Central, English
JBMagic USA East, English
Jermanfu USA East, English
Justin Dion USA, English
Kage848 USA, English
kic Gaming USA West, English
Kismet USA EAST, English
KyleDempsterStudios USA EAST, English
LaurenTheShort USA West, English
Legendary_Qstor USA East, English
LMG USA, English
Loafy Molasses USA, English
Midnight Designer USA East, English
Mistermoose USA Central, English
MistrFister USA, English
Mountain Man USA West, English
MyUsualMe USA East, English
ONE_shot_Gurl USA East, English
Orangesherbet USA West, English
PapaNox USA East, English
PartiallyRoyal USA, English
PokketNinja USA Central, English
Rhinocrunch USA West, English
Salty Zombies USA Central, English
Savage Gaming USA, English
ShadowFox USA, English
SippyTango USA Central, English
Starsnipe USA Central, English
SunBunnie888 USA East, English
TacticalFriedRice USA, English
TexCubSF USA West, English
TomGirlGamer USA, English
uss_sully USA, English
xBCrafted USA Central, English
Xray_Blacksmith USA West, English
Zanthyst Gaming USA West, English

Argentina

WanchanPlay Argentina, Spanish

Australia

AzzaFortysix Australia, English
JaWoodle Australia, English
Patrol Gaming Australia, English

Austria

Danu Thuata Austria, German

Belgium

Lhynns Gaming Belgium, French

Bosnia

2HandGaming Bosnia, English

Brazil

Andarilhoo Brazil, Portuguese
Josepher Survivor Brazil, Portuguese
Medusa Geek Brazil, Portuguese
O Abel Joga Brazil, Portuguese
TellesGeek Brazil, Portuguese

Canada

Brae Lynnx Canada, English
CrypticFox Canada, English
GameEdged Canada, English
Skippy0330 Canada, English
Team Ryan Canada, English
xSgtPepperx Canada, English

Chile

J.C.’s Channel Chile, English

China

Lin Xiaotian China, Chinese

France

El Gui Gui France, French
Hardstyler France, French
JackPlay France, French
Ludum Fabula France, French
Staf_52 France, French

Germany

Asrac_tv Germany, German
Coyaletsplay Germany, German
DerValiser Germany, German
Edes Lets Plays Germany, German
Gerrit Germany, German
Hirnsturz Germany, German
Jack Fleischhammer Germany, German
Mr Helm Germany, German
RoLaBeKa Germany, German
Strong Company Germany, German
Walker10474 Germany, English
Wautscher Germany, German
Zombyra Germany, German

Ireland

Games4kickz Ireland, English

Italy

Gameplay Channel Italy, Italian

Japan

Aki Piyo Japan, Japanese
iihito jyanai Japan, Japanese
Isoroku Japan, Japanese
Matthew Japan, Japanese
Merci Games Japan, Japanese
Play Without Study Japan, Japanese
Rabi William Japan, Japanese
Rokugen san Japan, Japanese
ryo1 game Japan, Japanese
Sesika Japan, Japanese
TQQ 999 Japan, Japanese
Urakage Japan, Japanese
Yukkuri com san Japan, Japanese

Kasakhstan

Squal Kasakhstan, Russian

Latva

Kornelius Briedis Latvia, English

Mexico

Qb1Junkie Mexico, English

Moldova

Shinydo Moldova, Russian

New Zealand

Vechs New Zealand, English

Norway

KermitTFrog14 Norway, English
Lokbatch Norway, English
SparkleGG Norway, English

Poland

Kagaminium Poland, Polish
MarekMoowi Poland, Polish
Rizzer Poland, Polish
Stalker Poland, Polish

Russia

Cisternocefal Russia, Russian
FoxMurderPlay Russia, Russian
Kaktyc Russia, Russian
Knock-Knock Russia, Russian
Krabo Land Games Russia, Russian

Singapore

Vedui Singapore, English

South Africa

Reach Gaming South Africa, English
Zaffa Geek South Africa, English

Spain

Buck Ferndandez Spain, Spanish
Krino Games Spain, Spanish
JaviLeeYou Spain, Spanish
Menos Trece Spain, Spanish
Psiko 9000 Spain, Spanish
R4pela Games Spain, Spanish
Tekja Gameplays Spain, Spanish
Xacbert 00 Spain, Spanish

Sweden

Jonah Birch Sweden, English

Thailand

2G Review Thailand, Thai

UK

BoredGamer UK, English
DatFailGamur UK, English
DreadHeadEd UK, English
FuzzyFreaks UK, English
Grumbul UK, English
H3dsh0t UK, English
HixxyDubz UK, English
Jennyverse UK, English
Matrixis UK, English
Quagmire1428 UK, English
Reninsane UK, English
Max Fox UK, English
W92Baj UK, English
ZippyTurnip UK, English

Ukraine

Alex_D20 Ukraine, Ukrainian
Fresh Games Ukraine, Russian
Germanarih Games Ukraine, Russian
Slavik Odessit Ukraine, Russian
Survager Ukraine, Russian
Teror2 Ukraine, Russian

A19 Official Release Notes 06.25.20

Hey Survivors,
We are proud to announce that the Alpha 19 Stable is out! The build has many great fixes, balance improvements and much more. Here are the full Official Release Notes, the forum bug reporting pool.

Forum Bug Reporting Pool

Alpha 19 is not compatible with previous Alpha worlds or save game data. New Pregen-Maps have been created and can be used. We also advises you to delete you 7 Days save Game data folder before playing.

TFP is extremely excited for this release. It’s as big as the last couple alphas and is packed full of new content, bug fixes, optimizations, and game balancing. Read on for more information!

Alpha 19 Official Release Notes

Linear Color Space Lighting

Alpha 19 has gotten a huge visual upgrade with the switch to Linear Color Space Lighting. We have finally achieved full PBR Physically Based Rendering and all of the art has been adjusted to look better and compatible with it. Normal maps look better, bright lights don’t wash out the scene and so much more. It’s hard to describe why it looks better you’ll have to play it to see for yourself.

The video option to adjust gamma has been changed to brightness, so it works with the new lighting. It also has a more balanced range of darker to lighter adjustment.

Lights now use a priority system, so close lights are updated rapidly to reduce visible jumps in their intensity and range.

Interactive Loading Screen

We added a brand new interactive loading screen with over 20 tool-tips on how to play the game from basic to advanced. The user can cycle back and forth through them and learn how to play the game better while it’s loading. It also looks better with new HD screenshot backgrounds.

Improved Game-pad Support

We have combed through all game-pad functions making sure everything is up to date and working and we also improved defaults like for driving. Additionally we added a new reverse directions for block rotation placement.

New Survival System & Critical Injuries

We gutted the old ISS or interactive survival system that blackened and clamped your health and stamina bars from filling because it was confusing to players. We replaced it with an all new critical system.
All critical injuries that blacken or clamp your max health or stamina will be caused by a new critical buff on the left of the screen. These new critical buffs are clickable, taking the player directly to the player status effect screen where you can read about the problem and its cure.

When you are at full health a zombie can never cause a critical on the first hit so we don’t want to hear about unfair crits! =) Once you take a few hits, or get reckless in close combat the chances increases. Being at low health also increases the chance of receiving a critical. Armor reduces this chance by a flat amount, creating a buffer that enemies must overcome before they can hit you with criticals.
Some criticals are incremental. A sprained arm makes you vulnerable to getting a broken arm.
Some injuries don’t take kindly to being ignored. Sprinting or jumping with a broken leg will not work in your favor. If an injury is affected by an action like that then the buff icon will blink briefly and you will know that something happened.

New and reworked critical injuries include:

  • Abrasions – The most common injury that you get in fights. They cause no additional problems.
  • Sprained or Broken Arm – Lowers your swing speed and decreases your reload speed and weapon handling. The cure for a broken arm is a splint which lowers the time for healing. Power attacks or ranged attacks increase the time needed to heal it.
  • Sprained or Broken Leg – Lowers your mobility and jump height. You can get a sprained or broken leg in a melee fight or when jumping from heights. The cure for a broken leg is a splint which lowers the time for healing. Jumping, falling or sprinting increase the time needed to heal it.
  • Deep Lacerations – Make you more vulnerable to receiving bleeding criticals. They are cured by a first aid kit or sewing kit.
  • Concussion – Taking more hits while being stunned can cause a concussion. It periodically causes a stun effect and is cured by painkillers.
  • Infections – Infection is not something that enemies cause directly. Any critical hit has a chance to cause an infection. An infection is completely harmless until it reaches 5%. At that point it starts getting worse and you need medication to cure it. While you have an infection any hit you take will make it worse.

Food and Water Bars

We’ve added food and water UI bars under the players belt inventory. The blue bar is for your water level and green for is for your food level. You will see them go up and down based on your current hunger and thirst levels.

HD Characters

We have overhauled and re-imagined many of the characters in HD. They may look better but they have less draw calls and are slightly better in performance. New HD zombies include:

  • Zombie Arlene
  • Zombie Darlene
  • Zombie Marlene
  • Zombie Boe
  • Zombie Joe
  • Zombie Moe
  • Zombie Yo
  • Zombie Steve
  • Big Mama Zombie
  • Crawler Zombie
  • Trader Jen
  • Trader Joel
  • Player arms – male and female

Dynamic Music System

TFP have again teamed up with Native Darkness Productions to make the Alpha 19 Dynamic music system more robust while adding a ton of new content and features.

The propriety Dynamic Music System algorithm measures and uses many player-centric conditions such as player location, biome, time of day, inside or outside a location, nearby aggressive enemies, threat level and more to tailor a custom movie like musical experience for the player.

From this Dynamic Music System algorithm the system can play from the following musical groups: Home day music, home night music, exploration, suspense, combat and custom trader music for each trader.

Exploration, suspense and combat are procedurally generated providing a complete musical arrangement from a set of interchangeable loops. As of Alpha 19 there, are 31,558 unique combinations of music.

Music volume, daily allotted probability and On/Off toggles are available in the audio menu.

We are very excited to unveil this system and we hope you enjoy this new addition to the 7 Days soundscape.

Loot Progression/Balance

Loot distribution has been smoothed out so that you do not find end game loot too soon and have no more upgrades to look forward to.

Loot has been balanced to provide a smooth progression from primitive, iron and steel items. This change provides a steady progression for the player and gives some incentive to craft, while slowing the economy a bit early game.

The loot quality for player parties is equivalent to that of the highest level player and perk effects like Lucky Looter are not shared. The only loot advantage is that parties face tougher opponents which have a higher chance to drop loot of better quality.

There are 4 tech levels of items in the game. These start appearing in loot at the following Game-Stage intervals.

  • Tech 0 (GS 1-11) – Primitive tools, weapons and armor including a bow and the blunderbuss.
  • Tech 1 (GS 12) – Iron or similar melee items and armor and and the first proper firearms like a pistol or double barrel shotgun.
  • Tech 2 (GS 50) – The best melee items, bows and armor and mid range firearms like a pump-action shotgun.
  • Tech 3 (GS 91) – The most advanced firearms like an M60 or the Sniper Rifle.

Trader quest rewards scale similar to this system. You won’t immediately get a shotgun for a day one quest.

We will be continuing to fine tune loot progression in patches. In the future we plan on unifying loot progression, quest loot reward progression and trader for sale item progression more unified. We are planning on having biomes and/or POI with both harder enemies and better loot.

Enemy Progression/Balance

Enemy progression has been re-balanced. The chosen game difficulty no longer affects the game-stage value and player parties accumulate roughly 2/3 of the combined game-stage that they used to. This makes the enemy difficulty grow slower you won’t see high end enemies on the 2nd blood moon.

On Screen Sprite System

We added a brand new Nav Objects On-Screen Sprite System to help players more easily locate important items in the world such as fetch quest containers, player backpacks, spears and more. We are using this system on many of the harder to find important items and events in the game.

The new Nav Objects On-Screen Sprite System, which govern the On Screen Icons, Compass Icons and Map Icons. These functions are easily configured in the XML and allow adding custom Nav Objects for Entities, Quest Objectives and Items for those who enjoy modding the game.

Some of the items that are using the new Nav Objects On-Screen Sprite System include:

  • Quest Rally Markers
  • Quest Fetch Objects
  • Dropped Player Backpacks
  • Player Bedrolls
  • Player owned vehicles
  • Traders
  • Thrown spears
  • Air Drops

Quest Improvements

We have improved many of the quest types and even added new quests here are some of the improvements

  • Quest Sprites – We have implemented the on screen sprite markers for rally markers, traders, fetch bags, dig quests and more making it much easier for players to go where they need to go and find what they need to find.
  • Dig Quests – The dig quests have been improved displaying a projected image of a dotted circle onto the terrain showing the player where to dig. As the player digs out terrain blocks the projected circle shrinks letting the player know he is getting closer to the buried treasure.
  • Opening Routes – We have added new trader to trader quests that guide the player to the next closest trader after completing 10 quests. This continues until the player has delivered a package to all 5 traders.

World and Location updates

We added a ton of new locations to the game including remnants. These give the player easier low enemy count locations to explore, loot and take over if your not ready for a Tiered challenge.

We have updated Navezgane significantly increasing the playable space into the radiated zone with new roads that lead to new developments adding many new POIS or locations that were never in Navezgane before or updating cities. Locations include:

  • New Desert business development
  • New Snow modern development
  • New Forest old housing development
  • New Desert modern housing development
  • New Desert old housing development
  • Desert City of Departure has been updated
  • Snowy city of Perishton has been updated
  • Wasteland City of Gravestowne has been updated
  • Some Trader locations in Navezgane have been moved to improve distances between traders

We have improved Random Gen in A19 to use every POI possible in the game so players will see the breadth of content like never before along with a lot of tagging updates and improvements. In fact an A19 Random Worlds can have over 500 unique POIS!

We’ve re-imagined tons of older locations with a complete art and game-play overhaul converting them to beautiful and quest-able dungeon experiences and added many brand new locations to the game. In all over 40 new or updated locations and counting. Some of the new or re-imagined locations include:

  • 2 Grocery Stores
  • 2 Gun Stores
  • 2 Pharmacies
  • 2 Hardware Stores
  • 2 Clothing Stores
  • 2 Electronics Stores
  • 7 Ranger Stations
  • Carlot_01
  • New High School
  • sawmill_01
  • house_modern_12
  • house_modern_13
  • house_old_gambrel_04
  • 12 Remnants
  • departure_city_blk_plaza
  • park_basketball
  • park_plaza_01
  • park_plaza_02
  • red_mesa
  • celltower_01

Changed

  • Light intensity correction to all POIs to work better with the new linear lighting
  • Wasteland biome now spawns smaller but improved deco remnants
  • Removed un-needed random gen POIS
  • Improved naming conventions of some biome spawned poi remnants and deco piles. all will have the term deco first in their file names now
  • Renamed bank to store_bank_01
  • Removed un-used old tree piles
  • Deprecated old cover pile pois that were not being used anymore
  • Moved special totoz east of football stadium
  • Moved pawnshop from departure to rural pine forest where old small bookstore was
  • Removed all non forest and burnt forest player spawn locations to work with the new trader to trader quest progression in Navezgane. Will be adding more back to get variety
  • Adjusted pine forest biome to take over a small amount of the winter biome in Navezgane
  • Moved gas station 6 to outskirts of Perishton to make room for new plaza across from courthouse
  • Fixed over-sized trees in Persihton and improved city block performance
  • Deprecated old burnt pine cluster POIS as the are not needed
  • Removed alleys from Gravestowne blk improved Gravestownes overall look
  • Optimized Diersville city blk a little
  • Size and position of remnant mill so it fits to the alley in Perishton
  • Replaced many duplicate survivor sites with POIS never in Navezgane
  • Trader Hugh and Trader Joel can now spawn in any biome in RWG
  • Single bed & mattresses POI replacement
  • Optimized store_autoparts_01 from 487K verts/513K tris to 317K verts 315K tris

Fixed

  • Cabinets in Fastfood_04 are not lootable
  • Cemetery 02 torches that were not on
  • Wrong bookcases in bank POI
  • Boat docks 02 collapses
  • Boats Docks 3 collapses
  • Si issue bar_stripclub_01 
  • Fake cabinets in Berserker Bill’s 
  • Loot cover in abandoned_house_05 has an SI issue 
  • Trailer_01 prefab si issue when wrenching the car 
  • Missing support pillar in gas station 05 
  • Incorrectly rotated drinking fountain in factory 01
  • Survivor_site_05 has cobblestone clipping through tent 
  • Garage roof at house_old_pyramid_01 has si issue when stepped on 
  • Lights in front of the Bear Den are too bright 
  • CeilingLight04 spotlight was sideways and adjusted defaults 

Environment Art

The Art Team has grown much bigger and they have made some major improvements including:

  • Snow Trees – Updated to resemble thick fir trees with 3D snow giving the trees more depth and volume.
  • Burnt Trees – Thin version that has charred bark in addition to being more performant. A thicker crispy fried fir tree that adds more atmosphere and variety to the burnt forest.
  • New skies – Updated sun and moon rendering, cloud blending and lighting, and horizon blending.
  • New fog – Uses a new distance calculation, allows for very dense fog and sun punch through of heavy fog. Fog now switches to a murky version when under water.
  • Updated Textures – Most environment textures have been updated in addition to adjustments for linear color space and physically based rendering.
  • Commercial Stores – All new commercial store POI props and loot containers! Quest through ransacked grocery stores shelves. Have your pick of rotten produce, peruse clothing stores with the latest fashions, and catch up on a best seller at the local book store. Shop till you drop for all of your post apocalyptic retail needs!
    Nearly 150 new commercial assets including:
    • Hardware store shelves
    • Grocery stores stocked with food, beverage items
    • Rotten produce bins
    • Trashed store shelves
    • Frozen food refrigerators
    • Beverage refrigerators
    • Pharmaceutical drug shelves
    • Clothing racks
    • Clothing shelves
    • Mannequins
    • Store display cases
    • Gun and ammo display cases
    • Gun racks
    • Shoe racks
    • Electronic store shelves
    • Book shelves
    • Shooting target
    • Square and round hay bales
    • Restroom signs

New Weapons & Items

We added several new tools and weapons:

Tech level 3 – we’ve added a whole new line of weapons to give you the firepower you will need to face future special infected, bandits and more!

  • Desert Vulture – This .44 magnum caliber pistol packs some serious stopping power and is governed by the gunslinger skill.
  • Automatic shotgun – This new tech level 3 firearm sports a large drum magazine and allows use of the trigger group automatic mod to unlock full automatic weapon fire mode makes it the most devastating short range shotgun in the game. If you like to see limbless zombies and superior crown control, this is the weapon for you.
  • Sniper Rifle – This 762 sniper rifle has a larger magazine, fire rate, better handling and superior damage to the hunting rifle and marksman rifles.
  • Impact Driver – This tech level 3 tool is the fastest way to harvest mechanical items. Strip down cars and mechanical items down in seconds!

Tech level 2

  • Ratchet – This new tech level 2 harvesting tool is faster than a wrench and degrades slower.
  • Tactical Assault Rifle – This new tier 2 assault rifle is a step above the 762 in range, accuracy and fire rate.

Tech level 1

  • Robotic Sledge – This robotic weapon is a stationary turret with a large sledgehammer shaped pulverizing arm that punches enemies and can knock them down easier at higher quality levels. It is governed by robotics
  • Blunderbuss – Not a new weapon, but with the loot re-balance this weapon might save your skin early game and is craft-able from basic components.
    All existing tools and weapons have either been remade from scratch or had an art update to pbr textures for the new linear lighting.

New Candy

We have added candy to the vending machines, they allow players to have a short term modification to game-play and provide a few calories:

  • Atom Junkie – Atom sized candy and atomic sized power! Increase explosive damage 50%.
  • Covert Cats – Be a cool cat and have it made in the shade with Covert Cats. Deal 50% more sneak damage.
  • Eye Candy – Find that sparkling treasure easier with a drop of Eye Kandy. Find much better loot.
  • Hackers – These tasty treats give you 20% more harvest when salvaging.
  • Health Bar – Increases your max health and adds 50% resistance to critical injuries, recover from critical wounds faster.
  • Jail Breakers – Be the daddy to that stubborn lock. 100% success chance to pick a lock.
  • Nerd Tats – Channel your inner nerd powers! Stun batons stun nearby enemies on charged hits.
  • Oh Shitz Drops – Be prepared for those Oh Shitz moments! Fall damage immunity.
  • Rock Busters – Jawbreakers got nuthin’ on us! Gain 20% more resources mining ores.
  • Skull Crushers – Rock hard candy that gives you a rock hard punch. Increases melee damage 50%.
  • Sugar Butts – If ifs and butts were candy and nuts every day would be Christmas! Well now it can be with one tasty Sugar Butts Candy. Get a 10% better deal buying and selling.

New Perk Books

We’ve added three new book sets, Bar Brawler, Spear Hunter and Tech Junkie!

Bar Brawler

  • Basic moves – Adds 10% damage.
  • Drop a bomb – Sprinting power attacks can knock down your opponent.
  • Killer Instinct – Gain 5% damage with each kill up to 15%.
  • Finishing Moves -Do extra damage to knocked down opponents.
  • Adrenaline Healing – Recover extra health with each punch.
  • Rage mode – Attack and move faster after getting hit.
  • Boozed up – Drinking beer no longer blurs your vision and your buzz lasts twice as long.
  • The 7th Curse – The 7th unarmed strike in a short time deals 300% damage.

Spear Hunter

  • Damage – deal 10% more damage.
  • Maintenance – Spears degrade 20% slower.
  • Steel Spears – Craft steel spears.
  • Strong Arm – Spears travel faster and further.
  • Rapid Strike – Thrust spears 10% faster.
  • Punctured Lung – slows your target.
  • Deadly Combo – Hits scored in quick succession do 10% more damage up to 30%.
  • Kill Move – Power attacks to downed opponents do 50% more damage.

Tech Junkie

  • Robotic Damage – Robotics do 10% more damage.
  • Maintenance – Robotic weapons degrade 20% slower.
  • AP Ammo – Craft AP ammo for robotic weapons.
  • Robotic Turret Shells – Craft shotgun ammo for robotics.
  • Stun Repulsor – Craft this mod that sends enemies flying on charged hits.
  • Charged Strike – Increases chance to get an instant charged strike.
  • Hydraulics – Increase the fire rate of robotic weapons.
  • Bulk Crafting – Craft all robotic ammo in bulk.

Perk Balance

We have restructured existing perks and removed others so auxiliary perks don’t always have 5 ranks, as well as reduced some attribute requirements for auxiliary perks. This was changed to give less desirable perks more bang for the buck.

Perception Perks

  • Lockpicking, The Infiltrator, Animal Tracker now only have 3 ranks.
  • The Penetrator has 4 ranks instead of 5.
  • The treasure hunting ability of lucky looter that reduced dig radius has now been removed from Lucky looter and is its own 3 rank perk that reduces the new treasure hunting radius ring.

Strength Perks

  • Sexual Tyrannosaurus has 4 ranks instead of 5.
  • Heavy armor was moved from Fortitude to Strength and now only has 4 ranks.

Fortitude Perks

  • Well Insulated, Living off the Land, and Rule #1 Cardio now only have 3 ranks.
  • Healing factor is nerfed but still quite powerful, and now heals the new critical injuries faster with each rank.

Agility Perks

  • Run and Gun, Flurry of Blows now only have 3 ranks.
  • Light Armor and Parkour now only have 4 ranks.

Intellect Perks

  • The Daring Adventurer, Charismatic nature and Physician now have 4 ranks. Yeah Science is removed and its perks are merged with various other perks.

AI Improvements

Enemy Break-through System

  • We have added a new Enemy Break-through System that gives enemies random animation probabilities when enter the scene after breaking through a door, 2-meter opening or monster closet. These entrances improve the overall immersion and break the normal cadence of game-play improving the combat. Entrances include:
    • Ragdoll Entrance – The enemy will ragdoll through the opening and then get up
    • Stubble Entrance – The enemy will stubble through the opening before pursuing the player
    • Lunge/Boost Entrance – The enemy will lunge and boost through the opening towards the player

Enemy Falldown System

  • We have added a new Enemy Falldown System that gives enemies random animation probabilities when enter the scene when falling from heights of 2 or more meters. These entrances improve the overall immersion and break the normal cadence of game-play improving the combat. Entrances include:
    • Falldown Ragdoll Entrance – The enemy will ragdoll after landing and then get up
    • Stubble Entrance – The enemy will stubble after landing before pursuing the player
    • Lunge/Boost Entrance – The enemy will lunge and boost after landing towards the player

Enemy Pain Stun Lock

  • AI Pain resistance has been improved. It still builds up over time, but has been adjusted to be harder to stun lock enemies. We fixed pain reactions not always triggering. Pain now uses a new hit blending system, so different strengths and durations of pain are shown and can happen while AI is attacking.

Head Tracking

  • We have added head tracking to zombies, NPCs and animals. They will now turn their heads to look at their target.

Enemy and Animal Swimming

  • Zombies and animals are able to swim in water and at a faster speed than they moved before, so be careful in the water. Zombies and the bear now have swim animations. AI pathing still generally follows the bottom of a body of water, but when they near their destination, they can swim upwards.

Added

  • AI that fall when target above or unreachable side will also increase nearby zombie’s destroy area chance
  • AI partial path picking may choose lower paths if lower AI intelligence and less dumb AI will pick higher paths over time
  • Bear pain resistance, moved pain to an anim layer, so can still move and doubled health
  • Pain resistance on all animals and anim layer on boar, deer, mountain lion and wolf
  • Zombie Hit layer
  • Create Bear Swimming animations
  • Swim state to deer and wolf
  • Trader head tracking
  • Zombie random move speeds based on difficulty
  • Blood moon spawner will instead spawn a radiated vulture 50% of time if target is in a vehicle
  • Blood moon zombies will 50/50 teleport closer or die if target player is far away
  • Blood moon zombies have an increased loot drop rate after every x have spawned
  • Blood moon vultures always see and chase at any distance
  • Blood moon vultures chase vehicles at 250% speed
  • Vultures can now attack blocks when chasing their prey
  • Sleeper pose material and low res texture
  • Zombie rage chance scales based on hit damage
  • Zombie rage duration does not count down while stunned
  • Ai rage console command
  • Crawler’s climb will exit anim early at destination, moves same as anim motion, disables tilt to ground and reduced snap speed
  • Zombie normal/fat attacks are faster right handed and slower with left
  • Zombie hits are triggered by anim Hit events
  • Zombie random attack anim blending and additional anims
  • Zombie mirrored wall attack anims
  • Fat zombie attack anims


Changed

  • AI that fall when target above or unreachable side will also increase nearby zombie’s destroy area chance
  • Reduced AI rage chance base damage to 40
  • Zombies have more pain resistance and will attack even if playing pain animations more frequently
  • Lowered non bashing pain threshold to 6 damage
  • Removed bashing attacks randomly not causing pain
  • Reduced blood moon zombie corpse despawn time to ⅓
  • Increased radiated vulture damage to 150% entities and 400% blocks
  • Improved vulture attack reposition duration
  • Increased vulture attack anim speed
  • Greatly reduced zombie alert times when hurt or after chasing a seen target
  • Increased health of dire wolf and mountain lion dramatically, zombie dogs and wolves marginally
  • Increased boss Grace’s health
  • Aggressive animals in the forests only spawn at night
  • Direwolf now shares assets with regular wolf and uses new scale code instead of a scaled prefab
  • Removed all old direwolf assets
  • Removed start of crawler climb up anim

Fixed

  • Zombie attacks are triggered too early by charging towards and then back peddling quickly
  • Hostile animals attack while electrocuted
  • Spider zombies can still jump while being shocked (and mountain lions)
  • Zombie crawler shock effect displays as if walking
  • Rabbits are digging when idle
  • Wrong name for IsAnimalEntity property making AnimalCount stat always zero
  • GetMoveToLocation raycast not using origin and giving wrong height
  • PhysicsSetMaxHeight was adjusting the first animal large collider
  • Animal larger colliders would shift to wrong offset depending on facing direction
  • AI rage chance above the base damage
  • AI digging when blocked and above but only a short horizontal distance
  • AI sliding down steep slopes that player can use
  • Movement slowing when attacked was not removed with pain resistance
  • Jumping after a fall due to blocked time accumulating during fall
  • Vultures could wander instead of attacking
  • Vulture attack origin too high, gliding while attacking and excessive repositioning if blocked
  • Animal attack anims skipped when rapid attacks
  • Wandering horde zombies seen sliding and not walking on dedi and P2P
  • Zombie controller decreasing AttackAnimation, UseAnimation and SpecialAttack2 playing times when base already does

Random Gen Improvements

Random world generation has undergone a few changes to help improve generation.

  • Biome generation – We have made biomes random in placement and size to allow for less predictable layouts.
  • Trader World Placement – Trader world placement was separated from regular wilderness POI placement so it could be made more predictable.
  • Player Spawns – Initial player spawns were changed to make starting out easier for new players.
  • POI Distribution – We have improved Random Gen in to use every POI possible in the game so players will see the breadth of content like never before. Random Worlds can now have over 500 unique POIs that can spawn!
  • Pregen Maps – We re-created 3 brand new alpha 19 pregenerated maps to play

Animation Improvements

  • Added rigs and content created for support on new weapons and tools including: Impact Driver, Auto Shotgun, Desert Eagle, Sharpshooter Rifle, Double Barrel Shotgun (reworked model), Junk Drone, Junk Sledge, and Ratchet.
  • Added fall/land animations to support new fall-down system. Also added additional stumble animations when breaking through obstacles.
  • Added zombie swim animations to support new swimming system for zombies.
  • Updated 3rd person locomotion lower body update and upper-body update that supports up/down aiming and firing for new and existing melee weapons.
  • Updated various zombie characters and player arms with new models.

Dynamic Resolution

A dynamic resolution system has been added that allows the game to draw 3d graphics at a lower resolution than the main game window is running at. This can increase FPS while allowing the UI to run at full resolution.

Dynamic resolution is disabled by default. It can be enabled in the Display tab of Video Options. There are three settings:

  • Dynamic Resolution Mode
    • Off – Disables
    • Auto – Enables it and will change resolution based on your FPS. This uses some video memory.
    • Scale – Enables it at a fixed resolution. Useful if you are trying to hit a specific FPS value like 60 and prefer a constant resolution. This uses less video memory than Auto.
  • Dynamic Resolution Min FPS – When Mode is Auto and running below this FPS value it will decrease the 3d resolution.
  • Dynamic Resolution Scale – The percentage to scale down 3d rendering when mode is Scale.

Lowering your screen resolution will only increase FPS if your video card (GPU) is the bottleneck. If your CPU is the bottleneck, a lower resolution will not increase FPS.

Vehicles

We have done a number of improvements to vehicles listed below.

Added

  • Vehicle collisions with entities uses their mass ratio and hit angle for damage, velocity reduction and ragdoll threshold/chance
  • Vehicle collisions with entities during blood moon slows vehicle and is harder to ragdoll
  • Vehicle damage by entities during blood moon slows and pushes vehicle
  • Vehicle cosmetic slot that accepts dye (this is not functional and will be used for some type of modding in the future)
  • Players exiting vehicles retain most velocity
  • Vehicles keep full velocity when driver exits and no wheel on ground
  • Vehicle driving increases food consumption

Changed

  • Increased vehicle damage from entity collisions
  • Removed vehicle parent_part from xml
  • Entities killed by vehicle hits would have little ragdoll force or play an anim and improved ragdoll hit force
  • Vehicles that are supposed to be up on blocks are in them
  • Vehicle damage amount to entities did not use actual relative motion
  • Vehicle ragdoll force on entities was inverted
  • Removing vehicle mods did not update item
  • Vehicle physics not transferred when client or server took control
  • Vehicle engine would not stop if broken
  • Controls break when hitting esc at the same time you enter a vehicle


Server administration and multiplayer

config changes, console commands, etc

  • Added support for whitelisting and admin permission levels via Steam Groups. For instructions check the serveradmin.xml and the console commands “admin” and “whitelist”
  • Added optional “display names” to admin / ban / whitelist commands to make it easier to remember who the entries in the XML belong to
  • Added command “camera” to allow locking the camera in place or saving/loading exact camera positions, e.g. for screenshots
  • Added the ability to search for commands with “help * <searchstring>”
  • Added the command “getlogpath” to easily find location of the current log file
  • Available buff names are now listed when using the “buff”/”debuff” commands without arguments
  • Fixed the “buff” console command recognising all valid buffs
  • Changed the “debugshot” command to also save the list of currently bought perks as CSV next to the screenshot
  • Changed the “chunkreset” command to work when run by clients too
  • Changed the “chunkreset” command to take block coordinates instead of chunk coordinates
  • Fixed games hosted as “Friends only” could be joined by random people through the Steam profile page if you had not set your profile to private
  • Changed the “Terminal Window” window name to include the server name and port
  • Fixed the game logging errors when the executable was called with non-GamePref command line arguments
  • Client side cached map view no longer persist between different servers with the same world a player connects to
  • Added a note about port ranges for servers to show up on the LAN tab of the server browser to the serverconfig.xml template

In-Game Commands

  • Networkclient and networkserver console commands each with latencysim and packetlosssim commands to enable latency and packet loss simulation
  • Screenshots are saved as tga when pressing left shift + F9
  • Gfx graph #, cvar, pe and stat console commands
  • Gfx graph fps and gfx graph dr console commands (type gfx for help, example “gfx graph fps 200”) 
  • Chunkreset console command f parameter
  • Teleport to POI window, triggered by console command “tppoi”

Modding Support

  • (In game) Localization from mods now pushes to clients
  • Added: Support loading prefabs from mods
  • Added: EntityClasses can be hidden from spawn menu with the property “HideInSpawnMenu”
  • Added: Target health bar visibility can be configured from XML
  • Added: Support XUi binding of CVars with specified formatting
  • Added: XML driven on-screen icon system
  • Added: Worldglobal config file
  • Changed: World file processing is no longer based on file timestamps but rather actual content changes
  • Fixed: XPath insertAfter patches inserted elements in reverse order
  • Fixed: Multidim blocks were only interactible on one end

Level Editor Improvements

  • Added: editor only command “sleeperreset” to reset sleeper volumes for quicker testing without reloading level
  • Added: Disable biome spawns in playtest mode
  • Added: Screamers will not spawn in playtest mode
  • Changed: Light editor max range to 40 and step to .5
  • Changed: Light editor to remove tile data when saving with defaults
  • Changed: Increased light editor min/max spot angle
  • Changed: Updated default spectrums for POI editor
  • Changed: integrate standard localization handling for Light Editor properties
  • Fixed: Light editor Esc key cancelled, but left the visible changes
  • Fixed: Light editor changed tile entity color when only save should
  • Fixed: Light editor not removing all changes on cancel
  • Fixed: Reduced fog in POI editor
  • Fixed: Can not create a world using World Editor and receives an NRE
  • Fixed: DirectoryNotFoundException from Prefab Editor from non-existing maps

UI Improvements

  • Map popup for creating waypoints can now be dismissed by clicking on the map
  • Added UI scaling option
  • Added a refresh button to the server browser
  • Added support to paste “IP:port” combinations into the IP field in direct connect window and automatically extract the port to the port field
  • Added a warning on the New Game window when the selected world was created with a different major version of the game, mostly as the world’s prefab list could contain outdated entries
  • Fixed: Scoreboard admin star can no longer get covered by player names
  • Fixed: The last letter of some tooltips was below the tip box
  • Fixed: Hovering over a blank slot in a container showed item tooltips from items in another container
  • Fixed: Hovertext on lootable/harvestable items was displaying two messages
  • Fixed: XUi tool tip backgrounds ghost on main game screen
  • Fixed: Fog of war covered parts of the map were actually transparent
  • Fixed: Quite a bunch of missing localizations

Audio Improvements

  • All new weapons have supported audio
  • Lockpick sounds
  • New Trader Jen VO

Other Visual Improvements

  • Cloud moon glow and darkening at lower heights
  • Atmosphere ground plane below horizon
  • Sky color alpha scales outside ambient sky color
  • Clouds are darker at lower heights at night
  • Specific moon phases every 7 days
  • Separate moon size, color and phase when blood moon
  • Background cloud layer
  • Moon phase and color effect moon glow
  • Sun punch through of fog
  • Color spectrums blend between colors
  • Worldglobal ambient night values
  • Interior ambient light scaling
  • Antialiasing Low, High and Ultra options
  • Sun shafts on moon
  • Underwater fog 

Analytics and Telemetry

We have partnered with Super Nimbus and GameSparks to capture game analytics from Alpha 19 to Gold. We plan on capturing many things to help balance the game and improve the overall experience only generic game-play data all of which is already been covered in our EULA. For Alpha 19 we are capturing the most important data for balance and progression.

Some things we are capturing include:

  • Game simulation settings
  • How XP is earned
  • How players die
  • How players kill enemies
  • The speed of player leveling
  • Loot Progression at key points

We are not capturing and storing any personnel information from users such as

  • IP addresses
  • Names
  • Steam usernames
  • Device Names
  • Anything that can be used to identify any particular user

Alpha 19 b1-b180

Added

  • Buffs’ icons caused by an outside source, not by an item action triggered by the player, will blink for the first 3 seconds
  • Intersection block shapes
  • Added a Critical Hits journal entry
  • Block shapes that play nice with the new counter mounted sink mesh
  • Entity physics rigidbody uses the actual mass
  • Block model entity enables LOD fading
  • Trader to Trader quests at each quest tier.
  • Expand the LootQuantity passive to affect whole containers
  • Super corn can be used to craft glue
  • Current POI to player section of debug panel 
  • Biome node system
  • Trader Hugh now specializes in firearms, gun parts, and ammo
  • Trader Rekt specializes in food and seeds
  • OptionsGfxResetRevision to allow resetting on startup 
  • Hotzone settings for Nav Object Compass settings
  • Dimming of sun and moon light from high fog and moon phase
  • Worldglobal xml fogPower
  • Journal entry for stealth
  • New polished hardwood floors
  • EntityProjectile to allow syncing of spears between server and client as well as allow saving and loading of spears in chunks
  • Journal entry for the Activity Map
  • Anim controller SetFloat change threshold and idle time change threshold, but removed for zombies 
  • Stone axe hit organic sounds
  • Custom toolbox and toolchest sounds
  • Allow hay bales to scrap to plant fibers 
  • SetTransformActive updates reflection probe 
  • Console command gfx st budget 0 disables streaming and >0 enables
  • Writable Storage Box 
  • American Flag Version Flagpole 
  • Chair versions of plaid and leather sectional couches
  • Player stats UI shows values using tags if set 
  • Night is darker when the moon is not full 
  • Added POI name to dbs command screenshots 
  • Option to change size of FPS display 
  • Old Wild West Coffins 
  • Tough Guy Sunglasses that boost your fortitude. Found in loot and for sale at traders 
  • Allow XUi list ComboBoxes to be initialised with ints/floats from XML 
  • Allow enabling/disabling XUi SimpleButtons from XML/bindings 
  • Allow XUi controllers to react to binding changes at runtime 
  • Mem obj and mem objs console commands to list and shrink the object pool 
  • HD Biker Zombie  
  • Chainsaw/auger flesh impacts for melee & harvest.
  • Added hits/grazes to all 3 tiers knuckles. 
  • Visual clue for text orientation on player storage crate 
  • Radiated vulture vomit attack sfx. 
  • Gfx st discard console command
  • Setup xml, localization, and icons for Gas Pump Remake 
  • Updated localization for Wild West Coffin helper 
  • Setup xml and localization for Bleachers Set 
  • destroyed concrete material 
  • “gfx graph tex mem” and “gfx graph tex stream” console commands 
  • “gfx st reduction” console command 
  • “gfx st” b/d/f/r console command abbreviations 
  • woodCross3x1, rustyIronCrossCtr3x1, and scrapIronCross3x1 3,1,1, multiblock variants for towers (solves issues with SI or not falling on collapse) 
  • tppoi window can be opened from ESC menu, also autofocuses search box now 
  • HD Office Chair (no new icon yet)
  • Writable Storage Box Insecure to match textures when Writable Storage Box is downgraded
  • New gun fire effects for weapons that had been sharing with others
  • Missing tooltip for buffArmSplintedTooltip
  • Added new icons for new inventory management buttons
  • Create digging animation for crawlers
  • Rusted Metal Roof Material
  • “gfx texlimit” console command
  • Move items buttons for containers<>inventory
  • High quality water depth transparency and improved edge transparency, edge foam, waves and undulations
  • Utility_celltower_02
  • Allow the complete freezing of zombies within the game (ctrl-num* toggles)
  • Add chunk boundary markers that look like the land claim bounds box (Shift-num+ toggles)

Changed

  • Rough adjustment for loot drops. QL6 primitive items drop at GS 30. T1 start dropping at GS 12, T2 at GS 60, T3 at GS 105. You will always start seeing low qualities of a “new” tier first.
  • Auger no longer has a low priority to be for sale at traders
  • Cooking pot land mines cannot be picked up
  • Added dysentery chance when eating rotting flesh and raw meat
  • Radiator only drop radiators when harvested with a wrench
  • Reduced snow storm particle saturation and opacity
  • Hop seeds are now found in loot
  • Food poisoning is removed, but some foods can now cause dysentery. Cooked foods now buff your max stamina varying degrees based on the tier of the food, up to 40 max stamina
  • Acid barrels now have a chance to drop acid when harvested with the wasteland treasures perk 
  • Game credits are updated with new folks from the team added
  • Splints can not be used (wasted) when you don’t have a broken arm/leg. Plain bandages can not be used without bleeding. Sewing kits not without bleeding/laceration
  • Improved Light Manager light registration
  • PerkHealingFactor heals less regular health but heals critical hits up to 2x as fast
  • Put skinny eaves on Canyon Mine building
  • Replaced old flaming barrel effect
  • Replaced old charged baton effect
  • Updated bullet\metal impact effect
  • Adjusted some blood particles that were too bright
  • Replaced old first person pipe bomb fuse effect
  • Optimized Chunk OnDisplay
  • Improved lights console command
  • Improved dynamic light fading
  • Light view distance to larger of MaxDistance or 150% of range
  • Merged the rod&spring and auto trigger group mods
  • Removed old unused biomes: city wasteland, wasteland hub and city
  • Instead of starting the game with “over eaten” food/drink stats, stamina regen costs less food/water up to level 5
  • Gunpowder crafts much faster
  • Improved RandomPositionGenerator funcs to allow points in water if not found on land or are swimming
  • Healing factor now heals critical wounds 20% faster with each rank
  • Scaled existing weapon recipes to accommodate three tiers
  • Changed navezgane prefabs.xml and rwgmixer.xml to new names
  • Improved how in water, swimming and water level is updated
  • Improved water movement slowing and added slower turning
  • Burnt forest friendly animals are now identical to the pine forest
  • Burnt forest no longer spawns vultures and the burnt forest difficulty is on par with the pine forest 
  • Removed unused biome entries for legacy cities
  • Scaled chicken bigger so it’s easier to target and find
  • Optimized some chunk code
  • Improved pickup collider for dropped torches
  • Updated snow tree sizes and replaced second stage growth stage with prefab variant
  • Upgraded old plaid and leather couch models
  • Updated snow trees
  • Reduced sun saturation and intensity in snow biome spectrum
  • Buried treasure loot guarantees dukes and ammo
  • Armor items have less base durability. Armor perks increase durability more
  • 30% of the armor value of a piece of armor is generated by the quality level
  • Food/Water consumption converted to ISS v2.0. Both food and water stats increase up to 200 along with HP and stamina. There is no overeating/drinking but the first 20 points you eat above the cap will tick down more slowly
  • Backpacks have a chance to disappear (improved logging to show id, player id, removal reason and entity unload)
  • Books, schematics, and recipes show in Mods tab at trader
  • Added commercial sink proxies and fixed sleeper fall setups
  • Improved map rendering
  • Ammo piles, food piles and workstations to LOD fade
  • Dart trap placement orientation hard to see in dim light
  • Audio Sources for body impacts to a much smaller radius
  • Body impacts audio source to custom rolloff
  • Roll times and play probability are calculated from daily allotted
  • Snowstorm to GameParticleLit shader and increased particle transparency
  • PerkHeavyArmor moved to the strength attribute
  • Quest is now tracked before showing the toolbelt message about new quest
  • Smokestorm particle to GameParticleLit shader and improved color, emission, velocity
  • Updated Fir Large and Fir Medium with modern frond techniques
  • Lights are fully disabled when turned off
  • Updated flashlightDecor, lanternDecor and porchLight01 lights
  • Lens flares use less light intensity, dim with ranges less than 4 and disable at distance
  • Adjusted streetLamp_Classic defaults
  • Did a rough pass on Fall Behavior variables
  • Baseball bat is the T2 club, the steel club is T3
  • Increased BulbFlare size
  • Street_light01 to shadow casting point light and dimmed
  • LanternDecor to cast shadows
  • Improved GameObjectPool
  • Linear Color Space tree balance
  • Melee weapon 3rd person upperbody locomotion sets integrated
  • Linear Color Space balance
  • Turret camera view to normal color with a little static
  • Renamed water jars for consistency
  • Magnum ammo is cheaper and has increased stack size
  • .44 Magnum invoked the Rule of Cool and has increased range, damage and rate of fire
  • Graphic quality preset FOV values
  • Optimized BlockValue
  • Spears are armor piercing
  • Spears benefit from perkPenetrator
  • Increased sneak attack damage on blades and bows, lowered on sledgehammers
  • Video gamma option is now brightness
  • Improved default concrete material
  • Night clouds and fog now have a subtle blue tint
  • Moon to phong shading plus ambient lighting and supports all phases and new fog
  • Updated blood moon spectrum to correct fog density and color modifications
  • Shifted blood moon sprite color to fix the pink hue
  • Sun horizon light spreading and tinting
  • The table saw can not be crafted and is no longer needed to craft any recipes
  • Wood shape blocks like poles or stairs that were in odd places on the crafting menu are now found in the wood frame variant block
  • Biome affects player threat level
  • Modified spectrums to support new horizon fog gradient
  • Magnum model updated, points to new prefab, weapon anims, 1st person anims
  • Reduced player spawn in effect duration
  • Reduced global sky ambient saturation
  • Spawning screen effect starts brighter
  • Linear color space texture updates
  • Updated Pine, Snow, Desert, Burnt Forest, and Wasteland Spectrums
  • Improved cloud rendering
  • Linear color space texture updates
  • Material optimization and cleanup
  • Linear color space Post Processing updates
  • Cloud shader settings and source art
  • Height fog shader settings
  • World global ambient settings
  • Pine Forest spectrum updates
  • Reduced star frequency
  • Latest interior ambient balance
  • Adjusted Water Distant Surface shader to look like the near shader
  • Removed SSR due to visual artifacts
  • Ambient levels
  • Updated fog spectrums
  • Default sun saturation
  • Updated world global XML values 
  • Adjusted default interior light prefab values for linear color space 
  • Linear color space texture balance 
  • Chandelier prefab alignment to ceiling center for 2.5cm pillar compatibility
  • Yongha’s New Hunting Knife model integrated
  • Reduced ground ambient
  • Linear color space spectrum balance
  • Split destroyed concrete shape into N,S,E,W  segments for painting
  • New Stone Axe model integrated
  • Temp removal of fog to prepare for ‘s new exponential fog
  • Improved Reflection Manager fix for when probes refuse to render
  • First pass sun intensity adjustments and weather fog reduction prep for new fog
  • Updated post processing to v2
  • Lowered amounts of prepared food and drink at traders
  • Enabled linear color space
  • Disabled post processing options until we can get this swapped out with 2.0
  • Entity damage buffs store the damage remainder and use next tick
  • Optimized 15 avatar controller parameter names to use hashes
  • Optimized World GetEntity to do one dictionary lookup
  • TerrDesertGround has more hit points and clay harvest
  • Rotations are now working on doors
  • Consistent LOD distance on all player lights
  • Updating house_modern_06, small fix to sleepers in the master bathroom closet
  • PerkMasterChef, moved ingredient bonus to T4
  • Balancing and clarification on fore grip and bipod mods
  • Removed animator from steel sledgehammer and created new box collider
  • Chemistry station no longer uses wood or burning barrels in the recipe. Instead, they use forged iron, more short pipes, and 5 acid
  • Steel axe plays heavy woosh sounds
  • Moved chili dogs, beer and Yucca Smoothies to rank 3 of Master Chef
  • Removed tree seeds from seed loot and traders
  • Salvage Operations now affects ratchets and impact drivers as well as wrenches
  • Improved entity speed replication difference check
  • Ranged weapon AutoReload property to effect one shot weapon reload
  • Blunderbuss to not auto reload
  • Set hunting rifle and crossbows to not auto reload
  • Explosion resist is another random armor stat
  • No side effects on steroids/recog
  • Clothing and armor pocket mods are named differently
  • Increased base water drain. (was less than food) 
  • Fixed inconsistent rotation on metal railing
  • Updating streetLight01 mesh and textures
  • Changed army truck to mesh collider
  • Burning shaft mod adjustments, can only installed in weapons and tools with a long shaft or blade
  • Animal remains collider size increased
  • Working Stiffs crates drop a minimum of 1 tool
  • Removed harvest and craftable clutter from working stiff loot crates
  • Removed paper, polymer and junk from construction supply crates, buffed quantities of glue, duct tape and scrap iron
  • Updated beverage list in the game to include more drinks. Removed empty jars from beverage loot list
  • Chunkreset x1 z1 x2 z2 to not require last two parameters and check for huge area
  • Default daily allotted for dynamic music system
  • Removed item Sound_harvesting prop
  • Lab equipment piles drop gunpowder, not nitrate/coal
  • Bullet casings in “junk” loot drop as brass
  • Increased ammo count in loot groups, ammo piles and hero chests drop an additional, guaranteed “ammo” group
  • Cheap wooden chests or desk safes have less storage capacity, large storage boxes are tougher, gun safes have the same capacity as large boxes
  • Cube storages boxes show up in the “building” crafting tab with the other relevant crafted storage containers
  • Replaced particles on third person “on fire” effect 
  • Coal burns longer than wood
  • Added testosterone extract to cigar recipe
  • Price of paper is consistent with other ammo supply costs
  • Reduced chance for drink in refridgerators and increased chance for food. Increased quantity of eggs that spawn in fridges
  • Unlocked End reward chests in T1 and T2 POIs
  • Gamestage diminishing returns to a scale and set to .5 and difficulty bonus to a single number and set to 1.2
  • Lucky Looter adjusted to be in line with the loot quality distribution
  • Blunderbuss ammo only requires 2 gunpowder instead of 3
  • Adjusted steel hatch colliders to improve ladder climbing.
  • Reduced AI 1m jump distance 
  • Zombies have a faster/shorter jump land anim 
  • Decreased chance to find workstation schematics in destroyed workstations 
  • Reduced Blur shader samples by half 
  • Gas_station5 linear lighting and new art pass. 
  • Replaced flame effect on burning arrow & bolt 
  • Improved first person hands lighting when using burning arrows & bolts 
  • Reduced amount of painkillers in loot 
  • Quests per tier changed from 5 to 10. 
  • Removed unneeded small signs, street lights and trees from rwg poi list  
  • Linear color space balance on ammo display cases and gun racks 
  • Changed primative colliders to mesh collider on all cars 
  • Tier 1 quests no longer offer Armor, Weapons or tools as a reward 
  • Party size from 6 to 8. 
  • Store_clothing_02 new clothing wall racks.
  • Utility_celltower_01 remade
  • Replaced tree helper with dead tree & smoothed navazgane terrain
  • Sounds.xml better tactical AR fire sound playback with auto trigger mod
  • Utility_celltower_01 navazgane terrain painting  
  • Updated flame effect on first person and wall candles. 
  • Updating old barrel fire particle effect. 
  • Campfire and forge tools have a small icon to show that they belong to a workstation 
  • Barrels are containers. 
  • Removed Texture Streaming video option and made streaming always on 
  • Ammo drops are less abundant in the early game, blunderbuss ammo and iron arrows can be more common. 
  • Closet rod and clothing piles destroy on loot 
  • Neon “Open” sign emits light now 
  • Loot probability templates normalised to 1 to make them usable in more situations 
  • Demoted exception to error (no console popup) when country can not be retrieved 
  • Item Type Icon to workstation tools. 
  • Items that cure a condition show 100% instead of an unspecified amount 
  • Updating steel club icon to match mesh changes 
  • Zombie bears drop testosterone extract 
  • Yucca juice recipe no longer needs water but is boiled in a cooking pot 
  • The stamina buff from cooked food does not count down while your food bar is full. 
  • Put a small weapon bag in survivor_site_02 
  • Bullet casings now partially visible in iron sight aim for AK47
  • Reworked laser attachment effect for desert vulture 
  • Boiled water does not cause dysentery 
  • Reduced excessive food value on super corn 
  • Merged heavy/light armor, all melee weapon and all ranged weapon loot groups for better performance due to fewer probability table lookups 
  • Schematics scaled in loot. Early on you will find more immediately useful ones like for a forge, basic recipes, seeds or medical bandages. 
  • Physics push to not angle down and if not on a ragdoll use x5 force 
  • Traders sell tech 3 weapons in the higher secret stash inventories
  • Robo sledge YawRange changed to 170°, making it easier to place in tight quarters. 
  • Reduced entity damage on robo sledge. Increased block damage and perkTurrets affects it. 
  • Loot abundance to effect each item in the container instead of the master count 
  • Tech 2/3 guns are not autounlocked by the weapon perk. Go find yourself a schematic. 
  • Chainsaw and auger are not unlocked by perkAdvancedEngineering 
  • Slower recovery of the dynamic crit resistance that occurs when taking multiple hits from zombies 
  • Added more friendly animals to all biomes 
  • Enemy animals can spawn during the day in forests 
  • Chickens can spawn in forests now 
  • All animals respawn much faster than before 
  • 10% less resistance against stun and bleeding 
  • Blade trap hits don’t prime the demolition zombie 
  • Food max stamina buffs will not overwrite if an existing higher value buff is above half duration. 
  • Stone block destruction doesn’t fire heat events like wood or iron blocks 
  • Auto shotgun cannot use scopes for now 
  • Improved sleeper volume noise response 
  • Boars, coyotes, dogs, mountain lions and wolves can attack while moving forward
  • Temporarily disabled reflex sight as a visible attachment on the auto shotgun
  • Increased amount of small animals spawning in the forests and decreased larger animals. 
  • All small game (rabbits and chickens) and large game (boars, and deer) spawn every day or night at any time. Small game has a high chance to spawn, large game has a low chance to spawn.
  • Enemy respawn time is reduced in the wasteland. At night, Zombies will respawn immediately, making the wasteland harder to survive at night 
  • Shotgun damage and auto shotgun rate of fire reduced. 
  • Added floats so spawning of zombies and predators are less predictable. 
  • Reduced stamina cost on iron harvesting tools 
  • Bandolier mod increases reload speed by 15% 
  • Removed candy tins, hub caps and air filter items from the game. 
  • Land mines no longer use candy tins, hub caps or air filters in their recipes. Land mines now need duct tape to craft. Candy tin mine can now be crafted in a backpack. Hub cap mine uses a nail instead of a spring 
  • Deprecated candy tins and other redundant items 
  • Cooking pot mine is also crafted from basic resources 
  • Normal entities load their prefabs and meshes on demand instead of during world load 
  • Reduced distance to backpack after death if no respawn point is set 
  • Block entities to load on demand using the object pool 
  • The object pool large pools to active pools which will fully remove pool objects and non active prefabs over time 
  • Added various scales to zombies so they are different heights 
  • Texture streaming to only use the main camera
  • Store_autoparts_01 updated to commercial standards.
  • Updated lots of oldwest POIs with new art
  • Art and new block update for house_old_abandoned_07
  • Large Predator animals such as bears and dire wolves only spawn at night in the forests. Wolves have a very small chance to spawn in forests during the day
  • Increased push up motion when player is stuck 
  • Increased chance of getting criticals on the 2nd hit 
  • Nerfed water cooler loot to drop 12 pure waters instead of 1 to 4. 
  • Player shader name to Game/UMA and removed 10 unused properties 
  • Increased chicken and rabbit run speed 
  • Command “killall alive” no longer kills turrets 
  • Biome generation now allows biomes other than pine forest to be in center 
  • Optimized Arlene texture sizes 
  • Optimized Big Momma texture sizes 
  • Optimized Biker texture sizes 
  • Renamed Arlene emissive to proper name and readded missing texture 
  • Blade trap repair cost reduced to not be more than its crafted cost 
  • Optimized Boe texture sizes 
  • Optimized Crawler texture sizes 
  • Optimized Darlene texture sizes 
  • Optimized Fat texture sizes 
  • Optimized player hand texture sizes (AO only) and fixed filtering 
  • Optimized Joe texture sizes 
  • Optimized Marlene texture sizes 
  • Optimized Mechanic texture sizes 
  • Optimized Moe texture sizes 
  • Optimized Steve texture sizes 
  • Optimized Yo texture sizes 
  • Optimized ammo piles texture sizes 
  • Optimized dropped backpack texture sizes 
  • Optimized Brute trash can texture sizes
  • Updated officeChair01 icon 
  • Optimized loot container texture sizes 
  • Optimized vehicle texture sizes 
  • Optimized non HD zombie textures 
  • Optimized animal texture sizes 
  • Optimized appliances texture sizes 
  • Optimized commercial texture sizes 
  • Optimized crafting texture sizes 
  • Optimized decor texture sizes 
  • Optimized door texture sizes 
  • Optimized electrical texture sizes 
  • Optimized furniture texture sizes 
  • Optimized gore texture sizes 
  • Optimized industrial texture sizes 
  • Optimized outdoor decor texture sizes 
  • Optimized plants texture sizes 
  • Optimized plumbing texture sizes 
  • Optimized resources texture sizes 
  • Optimized remaining entity texture sizes 
  • Optimized UMA texture sizes 
  • Updated existing weapon effects 
  • Light from gunfire now has smooth fade in\out rather than abrupt click on\off 
  • Gun fire light adjusted for the new brighter first person lighting 
  • Removed cntSuitcase from RandomLootHelpers
  • Sleepers always ragdoll on death 
  • Block ExcludeWalkType uses a name 
  • Bulk updated the POI imposters after concrete pass. 
  • Increased duration of the Charismatic Nature buff 
  • Improved sky fog sun punch through and to work with dark fog colors 
  • Console command “weather fogcolor” to use red for green and blue if those params not given 
  • “gfx st budget” to disable streaming before setting budget 
  • Separated sort button on inventory/containers from the window icon 
  • “Water Particles” video quality option to “Particles”, which now also decreases world particle count 
  • Deleted chunk water depth object creation, mat and shader 
  • Improved Low quality water transparency, waves and smoothness
  • Worlds’ splat maps support PNG again to reduce world sizes
  • Replaced collider and shadow caster on car parts ramp
  • 40 prefab materials to use the crossfade shader
  • 100+ block entities to consistent LOD culling heights
  • Top tier foods sell for more dukes, and no longer have economic bundles of 5 but 1, so single meals can be sold

Fixed

  • Backfacing issue on road signs
  • DrugVitaminsDesc needs to be updated to reflect fatigue cure
  • Replanted missing ground under Rekt’s stairs
  • Added support to the waterwork’s fence, car  removal no longer makes it collapse
  • Wood Black Overwritten with Wood Painted 3
  • OnSelfDestroyedBlock && onSelfDamagedBlock were not yet functional with block tags
  • Add storage pocket mod and cargo storage pocket mod to inventory crafting clothing tab
  • Treasure quests no longer spawn underwater
  • ToolsB linear color space balance
  • Animals are not always removed after harvest
  • White lines on edges of UI graphics. 
  • Collider hinders player movement saw horse block shape
  • Impact particles have material color overwritten when spawned
  • Handheld torch no longer burns underwater
  • Unable to harvest animals and collide with zombie corpses
  • Chemstation emission light blinks in and out while moving around it 
  • AudioManager Play using wrong origin pos for SignalAI 
  • Trader Bob profile pic missing from UI Atlas. 
  • Handheld junk turret does not get the rate of fire increase from the perk 
  • Some objects have extremely small render distance 
  • Cars pop up when you harvest them 
  • God mode speed hotkeys not working for x and z movement 
  • If you catch a vulture on fire, the fire stays in one place while it flies around.
  • Fixed  don’t allow attacking while falling or while playing a forced root motion anim(landing behaviors) 
  • Particle scale on flaming zombies. 
  • ERR RemoveChunkTransforms !zone 
  • Stained glass albedo and transparency 
  • Incorrect shadow caster scale for Fir Medium 
  • Emissive light handling of block lights 
  • LightLOD overwriting original shadow strength 
  • Electrocuted zombies still attack while being electrocuted 
  • Fire anim is not seen when setting zombies on fire 
  • Destroyed blocks during join game process cause NRE on connecting client. 
  • Slow lens flare fade 
  • Street_light01 collider blocking flare 
  • List of glass blocks that are black 
  • Two paint textures are incorrect 
  • Solid plane showing in candle prefab. 
  • Upgraded wood planks seem to be too shiny 
  • Glass Pane is way too reflective including the frame 
  • Grass and trees not spawning on many sloped areas () 
  • Players could still be immune from a previous death at next blood moon 
  • Trees have some color issues since linear lighting update 
  • Trees change colours when falling. 
  • Removed 2 incorrectly placed blocks 
  • Global UVs, face hiding\collision on destroyed concrete set. 
  • Edge alignment on destroyed concrete set. 
  • Using turret inventory changed player camera when in 3rd person view 
  • Player model jumps forward of the player camera when accessing an auto turret inventory 
  • Shocked buff not following ragdolled bones 
  • You can have a splinted and sprained leg at the same time 
  • Collider tags using the same name for upper and lower arms 
  • Treasure quests now use Nav Objects. 
  • On perks like perkGunslinger you do not gain hit counters or benefits for hitting dead enemies 
  • Removed artifacts from plaster material 
  • The Iron Gut perk increases buff duration by 100%, not 50%, and the description on food/water is too vague. 
  • Sun shafts turning off early on sun 
  • Updated JoelRagdoll prefab with the new Joel2 model 
  • Fixing shadow casting error. 
  • Moon sprite distance so same as sky for correct perspective/horizon clipping 
  • Chandelier needs a bulb material
  • Moon has wrong orientation
  • Scale up basketball hoop
  • Set roughness, metalness, and ambient occlusion textures to sRGB off for Autodesk Interactive assets 
  • Missing faces on some placements of destroyed concrete. 
  • Rockets using car explosion particle effect 
  • PerkFromTheShadows updated, stealth rules explanation improved on perkHiddenStrike. May end up doing a Journal entry on it but it’s a lot more consistent now so may be overkill. 
  • Barbed Wire block has buff issues, too large area affected 
  • Damage based camera shakes now working again 
  • Moon light intensity staying decreased from lightning 
  • Removed large scratch texture artifact 
  • Multiple Black glass materials caused by incorrect texture settings 
  • Being able to look under a water plane when above 
  • Wall light prefab set to wrong mode 
  • Green ambient values 
  • Broken leg buff resets on relog. 
  • Listed water cost on drugs fortbites and recog is incorrect 
  • Black industrial glass 
  • Clients on mp games cannot turn weather survival off 
  • God mode enabled message shows on joining game when god mode is not enabled 
  • Kicked while in camera screen spams errors and warnings in console 
  • Reduced grass saturation 
  • Dark cotton and Chrysanthemum materials in shadow 
  • Create window store set that has unbroken full panes of glass 
  • Foliage brightness fix for linear color space 
  • Tree branch brightness fix for linear color space 
  • Fixed tree trunks using incorrect internal speed tree shader to use speed tree standard shader for linear 
  • Spear stuck in ground disappears when player dies or relogs 
  • Stone arrows showing as generic bag 
  • SMG turret clips into block above it. 
  • Bike digging/destroying terrain on horizontal path and loses hp (new wheel colliders)  
  • When in god mode and continuing game you are still in god mode 
  • Rotations on some car components. 
  • Distant gun sounds not working 
  • Replaced old supply crate landing effect with new one. 
  • Electric fence wire causing PhysX errors in console 
  • Several more weapons had no sound if modified to auto fire 
  • Missing explosion on cars. 
  • Offset car explosions. 
  • Wood particles getting stuck on surfaces. 
  • Changed Item Compare to use Base Values. 
  • Show colored values for modded values in ItemInfo when not comparing. 
  • Ranged damage not updated in modify window when mod is installed. 
  • Fixed incorrect sound effect and visual in acid impact effect. 
  • Fire particles appearing in acid puke particle. 
  • Forge tool slots arranged in a logical order 
  • Fixing broken import scale on farm_plot fbx 
  • Trees grow on dedicated servers while the server is empty 
  • Illumination issue with iron and steel spears. 
  • Another Junk Turret/Mod dupe 
  • Motor tools too prevalent in their quest loot group because there is no padding 
  • M60 now has a custom collider box 
  • Wooden Bow does not require string tension 
  • Burning shaft mod isn’t toggling emissive on materials of their weapons 
  • Microsplat bleed issue on garage_5 in the wasteland
  • Player getting stuck digging 
  • Zfighting on broken tile custom shape 
  • Player fall impact triggering on speeds of 0 
  • Steel harvest exploits on safes 
  • Changing spectate mode did not send the change to other players 
  • Artifact in charred meat icon 
  • Breaching slugs destroy blocks just as fast as doors 
  • Allow POIs from towngroup to spawn in wilderness, if they have that tag 
  • Increase transparency of turret and motion sensor vision cones. 
  • Better Barter works on player vending machines. 
  • Spear vanishes on dismemberment 
  • Skill screen and quest screen now both are fully localized
  • Stun Baton charge lost on missed attack 
  • Players can use flashlights to attack again
  • Redo dead grass texture (hay bale) 
  • Brick_destroyed03 custom shape doesn’t show bottom face 
  • Filled back faces on animal remains 
  • Skill point cost tooltip does not always use localisation keys. 
  • Corpses starting with damage by attacks that do multiple hits 
  • Buried supplies quest do not fail if another player destroys the chest. 
  • Traders can be affected by knockdowns 
  • Fixed items sticking through the other side of some shelves 
  • Corner_round_plate shape makes adjacent wall faces disappear. 
  • Steel exploit with broken vending machine 
  • Wrench doesn’t have any glancing blows on power attack 
  • Linear color space balance on remaining ore models and terrain textures 
  • Iron and Coal boulders and terrain textures updated for linear color space 
  • Fixed mismatched knobs on versions of white house door  
  • Reinforced wood is not as shiny anymore
  • Mac with AMD GPU has a chaotic screen blur effect 
  • Reflections on Mac cause wild issues 
  • Loot room sleepers don’t wake up until volume is triggered 
  • Zombies left standing after death for clients
  • Open/close radial option texts for doors are now properly worded
  • Some window header backgrounds not respecting background opacity 
  • Drawbridges are no longer suffering excessive amounts of explosion damage
  • Blade and turret traps causing standing AI on owner client 
  • Paint issue in treasure room of modular_06 
  • Corner cupboard incorrectly deleting faces 
  • Several inconsistencies with visible shotgun attachments 
  • Gamepad doesn’t index trader inventory pages using right joystick 
  • Disabled K menu when not in world or POI editor 
  • White River Citizen quest shows 0m and points to 0,0,0 if trader is not found. 
  • Nailgun reload sound doesn’t play. 
  • Backpack loot bypasses the progression scaling 
  • Player’s own turrets will shoot player’s own robotic drone 
  • Junk turrets fall through stairs and any solid blocks below them when placed from a distance 
  • Business_old_08 upside down bookshelves.
  • Prevent players from loading existing RWG worlds as they will be broken for A19 due to missing traders 
  • Business_old_05 upside down bookshelves. 
  • Corner cupboard culling faces incorrectly 
  • Prevent server DDoS
  • The perk HealingFactor works while player is supposed to die from hunger or thirst 
  • The Repulsor mod is now working 
  • Steroids add 50% run speed instead of the stated 10% 
  • Missing documentation for how the “soft cap” on overeating works. 
  • Wrong oven paint in apartment_brick_6_flr 
  • Falling window pieces in modular_03 
  • Replaced faucet with showerheads in fire_station_02 
  • BuffElementCold, buffElementFreezing, drinkJarRedTea, perkSlowMetabolism have no effect on food. 
  • Put proper shelving support in vic_13 
  • Removed windowsidings from vacant_lot_05 
  • perkTreasureHunter and/or Lucky Goggles are not speeding up treasure radius reduction 
  • Armor not resisting bleed buffs 
  • Factual and grammar errors in the Dysentery and Survival journals 
  • Wrong ingredient count on ammoBundleBlunderbuss 
  • Both robotic turrets/sledges jitter while aiming at their targets 
  • Trader setups have nonfunctional item quality parameters 
  • Robo sledge displays an ammo counter 
  • Several items state wrong recipe unlocks. 
  • Molotov now applying burning when entering the flames 
  • Fast Food 2 has suitcase poke through bathroom hiding spot 
  • Added missing bock to cemetery_02’s surface building’s ceiling 
  • Pure mineral water cures dysentery? 
  • Candle light not illuminating surfaces when standing too close to them 
  • wood texture seams on frames when upgraded are not lining up properly 
  • Better Barter 5 incorrect description 
  • False Max Stamina Buff from Healing Items 
  • Underground airpocket in Ranch03 
  • Collapsing railing in fire_station_01 
  • Z fighting with trimblocks and paint issue in modern_07 
  • Applied paint to block behind comfy chair in modular_05 
  • Adjustment to zombie footstep sound playback 
  • Knuckles harvest too quickly ( use attack speed ) 
  • Breaching rounds do not work on the Shamway safe 
  • Ratchet, ImpactDriver, SteelClub must now be crafted at a workbench 
  • Steel spear shows proper unlock info 
  • Scope mods are now visible on tactical assault rifle 
  • Robosledge does not display a ammo count anymore
  • Beer sign does not have a white line on texture 
  • Chest in funeral_home_01 now has loot 
  • Create world feature is functional again
  • Can now place blocks around all lockers 
  • Identical look for XP bar and food/water bars 
  • Shovel hold animation is no longer used for all weapons and tools
  • Upside down door frame in apartment_adobe_red_5_flr 
  • Bar_sm_01 no longer has false cabinets 
  • Animals can not die from infection anymore
  • Weighted head mod is not compatible with blade mods on machete. 
  • Food does not heal after you eat broken glass. Also, please reconsider your diet. 
  • Fixed chainsaw and auger reload sound playback. 
  • Some farm plots cannot be planted due to stability 
  • Crate_storePrefab renderer was in TerrainCollision layer 
  • Gas_station5 billboard SI issue. 
  • Carlot_01 has beams that block entities 
  • Graph value updating on non repaint events 
  • First person weapon brightness values don’t match third person 
  • Player hands brightness adjustment due to auto exposure fix 
  • Back side of both flags have an alpha issue 
  • Prefab editor Ctrl modifier shortcuts overlap with other shortcuts 
  • “Path node otherHeight bad” warnings by allowing a small overlap 
  • RWG only generating 1/4 maps on dedi 
  • Tree poking through in vic_03
  • SI issue with entertainment center in house_old_ranch_01 
  • Removed the cabinet texture from the backside of the wall oven 
  • House_pyrimid_05 has si issue with loot crate in garage 
  • House_old_modular_08 has an SI issue with trim around the farm plots 
  • House_old_modular_08 kitchen cabinet helper blocks facing wrong way 
  • Chair clipping in medium junkyard 
  • House_old_victorian_03 chandelier is floating  
  • Si issue house_old_bungalow_02 attic furnace loot cover 
  • Salvage operations harvest amount does not scale as stated. (removed salvage harvest if the same resource is also on general harvest) 
  • NRE when trash and car share the same space 
  • Missing loot timer on store freezers 
  • Prefab Editor  Able to place blocks above workbench helper block 
  • Marksman and Sniper aim to idle transition fixed 
  • Spear attack updated to prevent screen artifacts
  • Timed Charge goes to unholster anim if ammo is available
  • Prefab editor update imposter function causing NRE when prefab is loaded from mods folder 
  • Crits trigger differently for clients and hosts 
  • Misspelled credit fixed
  • Change right side header text info color to white 
  • Backpack disappears again 
  • Ratchet localization says wrong scrap material given 
  • Adjusted meshes on trim01.fbx for woodHalfPlate painting issues 
  • Molotovs no longer explode when dropped. 
  • Particle System is trying to spawn on player mesh with zero surface area (player arms) 
  • The description for Lucky Looter Volume 5 is very unclear,  
  • Remove magnification wording from reflex site 
  • Localization wrong for inventory on fill (middle choice) button 
  • CntStoreShelfElectronicsDoubleBottomGoods04 is not lootable and has no hitbox (missing TBlock Tag) 
  • Building floating base on rockResource block 
  • All 3 bows polished reload anims, blend times and weapon/player is in sync. 
  • Sniper, Tactical, .44, Desert Eagle, Pistol and M60 with fixed blends from ADS to reload. 
  • Crossbows default to a “no ammo” idle after fire. 
  • Particles in snow and desert cause major FPS drops 
  • Bombshelter_01 rwgmixer.xml update 
  • It is not possible to scrap yucca drink and coffee 
  • Copy sleeper volume’ misspelled in Prefab Editor Menu
  • Low quality water was drawn too high in the world
  • BurntWoodBlock4 wad unpaintable
  • Running, reloading or changing weapons would not zoom back in while holding the aim button
  • Aiming while running would briefly try to aim
  • Missing sign backface on street barricade
  • Client view distance setting ignored for player render distance 
  • Blocks with simple rotation enabled cannot be reversed with R key 
  • Prefab editor client does not render terrain sometimes 
  • Z-fighting and missing block in modern_01 
  • Z-fighting in modular 7 
  • Clipping tree in cabin_15 
  • Z-fighting on house_burnt_02 
  • Loot containers and store shelves aim\target fighting 
  • Zombies “popup” after knockdown stun while electrified 
  • Zombie electrocution anim starting late 
  • Zombie electrocution anim playing too long 
  • UpdateNPCStatsOverTime not playing damage effects (electrocution) if total health change was positive from regen 
  • POI Diner_01 shelving collider interrupts loot container 
  • Biker cannot fit under chain link pole in utility_waterworks_01 
  • Cigar on Hotbar Adds Extra Str and Bartering 
  • Blunderbuss animates a flare from the muzzle when equipped 
  • Hands invisible when wearing Military Gloves 
  • Sticky projectiles prevent hitting blocks/zombies 
  • Perks that increase fire rate do not work until modification screen is opened and closed 
  • Steel armor parts are using same description as weapons and tool parts 
  • Journal updated for Treasure Map Journal Entry 
  • Arrows and bolts are not showing in weapons and not sticking to zombies properly 
  • Spears do not follow the entities they are stuck in 
  • 3 zombies can’t go through cabin_11’s doorway 
  • Zombies get stuck on trapSpikesNew

Hey Survivors,
We are proud to announce that the ‘Alpha 19 B-180 Experimental’ is out! The build has many great fixes, balance improvements and much more. Here are the full Official Release Notes, the forum B-180 Release Notes and how to opt in.

B-180 Forum Release Notes

This is how you access the A19 Experimental build:

  1. Right click on the game in steam
  2. Click on properties
  3. Click the “betas” tab
  4. The drop down menu will have latest_experimental available <— you want THAT
  5. Select that and wait for the game to download.

Alpha 19 is not compatible with previous Alpha worlds or save game data. New Pregen-Maps have been created and can be used. We also advises you to delete you 7 Days save Game data folder before playing.

TFP is extremely excited for this release. It’s as big as the last couple alphas and is packed full of new content, bug fixes, optimizations, and game balancing. Read on for more information!

Alpha 19 Official Release Notes

Linear Color Space Lighting

Alpha 19 has gotten a huge visual upgrade with the switch to Linear Color Space Lighting. We have finally achieved full PBR Physically Based Rendering and all of the art has been adjusted to look better and compatible with it. Normal maps look better, bright lights don’t wash out the scene and so much more. It’s hard to describe why it looks better you’ll have to play it to see for yourself.

The video option to adjust gamma has been changed to brightness, so it works with the new lighting. It also has a more balanced range of darker to lighter adjustment.

Lights now use a priority system, so close lights are updated rapidly to reduce visible jumps in their intensity and range.

Interactive Loading Screen

We added a brand new interactive loading screen with over 20 tool-tips on how to play the game from basic to advanced. The user can cycle back and forth through them and learn how to play the game better while it’s loading. It also looks better with new HD screenshot backgrounds.

Improved Game-pad Support

We have combed through all game-pad functions making sure everything is up to date and working and we also improved defaults like for driving. Additionally we added a new reverse directions for block rotation placement.

New Survival System & Critical Injuries

We gutted the old ISS or interactive survival system that blackened and clamped your health and stamina bars from filling because it was confusing to players. We replaced it with an all new critical system.
All critical injuries that blacken or clamp your max health or stamina will be caused by a new critical buff on the left of the screen. These new critical buffs are clickable, taking the player directly to the player status effect screen where you can read about the problem and its cure.

When you are at full health a zombie can never cause a critical on the first hit so we don’t want to hear about unfair crits! =) Once you take a few hits, or get reckless in close combat the chances increases. Being at low health also increases the chance of receiving a critical. Armor reduces this chance by a flat amount, creating a buffer that enemies must overcome before they can hit you with criticals.
Some criticals are incremental. A sprained arm makes you vulnerable to getting a broken arm.
Some injuries don’t take kindly to being ignored. Sprinting or jumping with a broken leg will not work in your favor. If an injury is affected by an action like that then the buff icon will blink briefly and you will know that something happened.

New and reworked critical injuries include:

  • Abrasions – The most common injury that you get in fights. They cause no additional problems.
  • Sprained or Broken Arm – Lowers your swing speed and decreases your reload speed and weapon handling. The cure for a broken arm is a splint which lowers the time for healing. Power attacks or ranged attacks increase the time needed to heal it.
  • Sprained or Broken Leg – Lowers your mobility and jump height. You can get a sprained or broken leg in a melee fight or when jumping from heights. The cure for a broken leg is a splint which lowers the time for healing. Jumping, falling or sprinting increase the time needed to heal it.
  • Deep Lacerations – Make you more vulnerable to receiving bleeding criticals. They are cured by a first aid kit or sewing kit.
  • Concussion – Taking more hits while being stunned can cause a concussion. It periodically causes a stun effect and is cured by painkillers.
  • Infections – Infection is not something that enemies cause directly. Any critical hit has a chance to cause an infection. An infection is completely harmless until it reaches 5%. At that point it starts getting worse and you need medication to cure it. While you have an infection any hit you take will make it worse.

Food and Water Bars

We’ve added food and water UI bars under the players belt inventory. The blue bar is for your water level and green for is for your food level. You will see them go up and down based on your current hunger and thirst levels.

HD Characters

We have overhauled and re-imagined many of the characters in HD. They may look better but they have less draw calls and are slightly better in performance. New HD zombies include:

  • Zombie Arlene
  • Zombie Darlene
  • Zombie Marlene
  • Zombie Boe
  • Zombie Joe
  • Zombie Moe
  • Zombie Yo
  • Zombie Steve
  • Big Mama Zombie
  • Crawler Zombie
  • Trader Jen
  • Trader Joel
  • Player arms – male and female

Dynamic Music System

TFP have again teamed up with Native Darkness Productions to make the Alpha 19 Dynamic music system more robust while adding a ton of new content and features.

The propriety Dynamic Music System algorithm measures and uses many player-centric conditions such as player location, biome, time of day, inside or outside a location, nearby aggressive enemies, threat level and more to tailor a custom movie like musical experience for the player.

From this Dynamic Music System algorithm the system can play from the following musical groups: Home day music, home night music, exploration, suspense, combat and custom trader music for each trader.

Exploration, suspense and combat are procedurally generated providing a complete musical arrangement from a set of interchangeable loops. As of Alpha 19 there, are 31,558 unique combinations of music.

Music volume, daily allotted probability and On/Off toggles are available in the audio menu.

We are very excited to unveil this system and we hope you enjoy this new addition to the 7 Days soundscape.

Loot Progression/Balance

Loot distribution has been smoothed out so that you do not find end game loot too soon and have no more upgrades to look forward to.

Loot has been balanced to provide a smooth progression from primitive, iron and steel items. This change provides a steady progression for the player and gives some incentive to craft, while slowing the economy a bit early game.

The loot quality for player parties is equivalent to that of the highest level player and perk effects like Lucky Looter are not shared. The only loot advantage is that parties face tougher opponents which have a higher chance to drop loot of better quality.

There are 4 tech levels of items in the game. These start appearing in loot at the following Game-Stage intervals.

  • Tech 0 (GS 1-11) – Primitive tools, weapons and armor including a bow and the blunderbuss.
  • Tech 1 (GS 12) – Iron or similar melee items and armor and and the first proper firearms like a pistol or double barrel shotgun.
  • Tech 2 (GS 50) – The best melee items, bows and armor and mid range firearms like a pump-action shotgun.
  • Tech 3 (GS 91) – The most advanced firearms like an M60 or the Sniper Rifle.

Trader quest rewards scale similar to this system. You won’t immediately get a shotgun for a day one quest.

We will be continuing to fine tune loot progression in patches. In the future we plan on unifying loot progression, quest loot reward progression and trader for sale item progression more unified. We are planning on having biomes and/or POI with both harder enemies and better loot.

Enemy Progression/Balance

Enemy progression has been re-balanced. The chosen game difficulty no longer affects the game-stage value and player parties accumulate roughly 2/3 of the combined game-stage that they used to. This makes the enemy difficulty grow slower you won’t see high end enemies on the 2nd blood moon.

On Screen Sprite System

We added a brand new Nav Objects On-Screen Sprite System to help players more easily locate important items in the world such as fetch quest containers, player backpacks, spears and more. We are using this system on many of the harder to find important items and events in the game.

The new Nav Objects On-Screen Sprite System, which govern the On Screen Icons, Compass Icons and Map Icons. These functions are easily configured in the XML and allow adding custom Nav Objects for Entities, Quest Objectives and Items for those who enjoy modding the game.

Some of the items that are using the new Nav Objects On-Screen Sprite System include:

  • Quest Rally Markers
  • Quest Fetch Objects
  • Dropped Player Backpacks
  • Player Bedrolls
  • Player owned vehicles
  • Traders
  • Thrown spears
  • Air Drops

Quest Improvements

We have improved many of the quest types and even added new quests here are some of the improvements

  • Quest Sprites – We have implemented the on screen sprite markers for rally markers, traders, fetch bags, dig quests and more making it much easier for players to go where they need to go and find what they need to find.
  • Dig Quests – The dig quests have been improved displaying a projected image of a dotted circle onto the terrain showing the player where to dig. As the player digs out terrain blocks the projected circle shrinks letting the player know he is getting closer to the buried treasure.
  • Opening Routes – We have added new trader to trader quests that guide the player to the next closest trader after completing 10 quests. This continues until the player has delivered a package to all 5 traders.

World and Location updates

We added a ton of new locations to the game including remnants. These give the player easier low enemy count locations to explore, loot and take over if your not ready for a Tiered challenge.

We have updated Navezgane significantly increasing the playable space into the radiated zone with new roads that lead to new developments adding many new POIS or locations that were never in Navezgane before or updating cities. Locations include:

  • New Desert business development
  • New Snow modern development
  • New Forest old housing development
  • New Desert modern housing development
  • New Desert old housing development
  • Desert City of Departure has been updated
  • Snowy city of Perishton has been updated
  • Wasteland City of Gravestowne has been updated
  • Some Trader locations in Navezgane have been moved to improve distances between traders

We have improved Random Gen in A19 to use every POI possible in the game so players will see the breadth of content like never before along with a lot of tagging updates and improvements. In fact an A19 Random Worlds can have over 500 unique POIS!

We’ve re-imagined tons of older locations with a complete art and game-play overhaul converting them to beautiful and quest-able dungeon experiences and added many brand new locations to the game. In all over 40 new or updated locations and counting. Some of the new or re-imagined locations include:

  • 2 Grocery Stores
  • 2 Gun Stores
  • 2 Pharmacies
  • 2 Hardware Stores
  • 2 Clothing Stores
  • 2 Electronics Stores
  • 7 Ranger Stations
  • Carlot_01
  • New High School
  • sawmill_01
  • house_modern_12
  • house_modern_13
  • house_old_gambrel_04
  • 12 Remnants
  • departure_city_blk_plaza
  • park_basketball
  • park_plaza_01
  • park_plaza_02
  • red_mesa
  • celltower_01

Changed

  • Light intensity correction to all POIs to work better with the new linear lighting
  • Wasteland biome now spawns smaller but improved deco remnants
  • Removed un-needed random gen POIS
  • Improved naming conventions of some biome spawned poi remnants and deco piles. all will have the term deco first in their file names now
  • Renamed bank to store_bank_01
  • Removed un-used old tree piles
  • Deprecated old cover pile pois that were not being used anymore
  • Moved special totoz east of football stadium
  • Moved pawnshop from departure to rural pine forest where old small bookstore was
  • Removed all non forest and burnt forest player spawn locations to work with the new trader to trader quest progression in Navezgane. Will be adding more back to get variety
  • Adjusted pine forest biome to take over a small amount of the winter biome in Navezgane
  • Moved gas station 6 to outskirts of Perishton to make room for new plaza across from courthouse
  • Fixed over-sized trees in Persihton and improved city block performance
  • Deprecated old burnt pine cluster POIS as the are not needed
  • Removed alleys from Gravestowne blk improved Gravestownes overall look
  • Optimized Diersville city blk a little
  • Size and position of remnant mill so it fits to the alley in Perishton
  • Replaced many duplicate survivor sites with POIS never in Navezgane
  • Trader Hugh and Trader Joel can now spawn in any biome in RWG
  • Single bed & mattresses POI replacement
  • Optimized store_autoparts_01 from 487K verts/513K tris to 317K verts 315K tris

Fixed

  • Cabinets in Fastfood_04 are not lootable
  • Cemetery 02 torches that were not on
  • Wrong bookcases in bank POI
  • Boat docks 02 collapses
  • Boats Docks 3 collapses
  • Si issue bar_stripclub_01 
  • Fake cabinets in Berserker Bill’s 
  • Loot cover in abandoned_house_05 has an SI issue 
  • Trailer_01 prefab si issue when wrenching the car 
  • Missing support pillar in gas station 05 
  • Incorrectly rotated drinking fountain in factory 01
  • Survivor_site_05 has cobblestone clipping through tent 
  • Garage roof at house_old_pyramid_01 has si issue when stepped on 
  • Lights in front of the Bear Den are too bright 
  • CeilingLight04 spotlight was sideways and adjusted defaults 

Environment Art

The Art Team has grown much bigger and they have made some major improvements including:

  • Snow Trees – Updated to resemble thick fir trees with 3D snow giving the trees more depth and volume.
  • Burnt Trees – Thin version that has charred bark in addition to being more performant. A thicker crispy fried fir tree that adds more atmosphere and variety to the burnt forest.
  • New skies – Updated sun and moon rendering, cloud blending and lighting, and horizon blending.
  • New fog – Uses a new distance calculation, allows for very dense fog and sun punch through of heavy fog. Fog now switches to a murky version when under water.
  • Updated Textures – Most environment textures have been updated in addition to adjustments for linear color space and physically based rendering.
  • Commercial Stores – All new commercial store POI props and loot containers! Quest through ransacked grocery stores shelves. Have your pick of rotten produce, peruse clothing stores with the latest fashions, and catch up on a best seller at the local book store. Shop till you drop for all of your post apocalyptic retail needs!
    Nearly 150 new commercial assets including:
    • Hardware store shelves
    • Grocery stores stocked with food, beverage items
    • Rotten produce bins
    • Trashed store shelves
    • Frozen food refrigerators
    • Beverage refrigerators
    • Pharmaceutical drug shelves
    • Clothing racks
    • Clothing shelves
    • Mannequins
    • Store display cases
    • Gun and ammo display cases
    • Gun racks
    • Shoe racks
    • Electronic store shelves
    • Book shelves
    • Shooting target
    • Square and round hay bales
    • Restroom signs

New Weapons & Items

We added several new tools and weapons:

Tech level 3 – we’ve added a whole new line of weapons to give you the firepower you will need to face future special infected, bandits and more!

  • Desert Vulture – This .44 magnum caliber pistol packs some serious stopping power and is governed by the gunslinger skill.
  • Automatic shotgun – This new tech level 3 firearm sports a large drum magazine and allows use of the trigger group automatic mod to unlock full automatic weapon fire mode makes it the most devastating short range shotgun in the game. If you like to see limbless zombies and superior crown control, this is the weapon for you.
  • Sniper Rifle – This 762 sniper rifle has a larger magazine, fire rate, better handling and superior damage to the hunting rifle and marksman rifles.
  • Impact Driver – This tech level 3 tool is the fastest way to harvest mechanical items. Strip down cars and mechanical items down in seconds!

Tech level 2

  • Ratchet – This new tech level 2 harvesting tool is faster than a wrench and degrades slower.
  • Tactical Assault Rifle – This new tier 2 assault rifle is a step above the 762 in range, accuracy and fire rate.

Tech level 1

  • Robotic Sledge – This robotic weapon is a stationary turret with a large sledgehammer shaped pulverizing arm that punches enemies and can knock them down easier at higher quality levels. It is governed by robotics
  • Blunderbuss – Not a new weapon, but with the loot re-balance this weapon might save your skin early game and is craft-able from basic components.
    All existing tools and weapons have either been remade from scratch or had an art update to pbr textures for the new linear lighting.

New Candy

We have added candy to the vending machines, they allow players to have a short term modification to game-play and provide a few calories:

  • Atom Junkie – Atom sized candy and atomic sized power! Increase explosive damage 50%.
  • Covert Cats – Be a cool cat and have it made in the shade with Covert Cats. Deal 50% more sneak damage.
  • Eye Candy – Find that sparkling treasure easier with a drop of Eye Kandy. Find much better loot.
  • Hackers – These tasty treats give you 20% more harvest when salvaging.
  • Health Bar – Increases your max health and adds 50% resistance to critical injuries, recover from critical wounds faster.
  • Jail Breakers – Be the daddy to that stubborn lock. 100% success chance to pick a lock.
  • Nerd Tats – Channel your inner nerd powers! Stun batons stun nearby enemies on charged hits.
  • Oh Shitz Drops – Be prepared for those Oh Shitz moments! Fall damage immunity.
  • Rock Busters – Jawbreakers got nuthin’ on us! Gain 20% more resources mining ores.
  • Skull Crushers – Rock hard candy that gives you a rock hard punch. Increases melee damage 50%.
  • Sugar Butts – If ifs and butts were candy and nuts every day would be Christmas! Well now it can be with one tasty Sugar Butts Candy. Get a 10% better deal buying and selling.

New Perk Books

We’ve added three new book sets, Bar Brawler, Spear Hunter and Tech Junkie!

Bar Brawler

  • Basic moves – Adds 10% damage.
  • Drop a bomb – Sprinting power attacks can knock down your opponent.
  • Killer Instinct – Gain 5% damage with each kill up to 15%.
  • Finishing Moves -Do extra damage to knocked down opponents.
  • Adrenaline Healing – Recover extra health with each punch.
  • Rage mode – Attack and move faster after getting hit.
  • Boozed up – Drinking beer no longer blurs your vision and your buzz lasts twice as long.
  • The 7th Curse – The 7th unarmed strike in a short time deals 300% damage.

Spear Hunter

  • Damage – deal 10% more damage.
  • Maintenance – Spears degrade 20% slower.
  • Steel Spears – Craft steel spears.
  • Strong Arm – Spears travel faster and further.
  • Rapid Strike – Thrust spears 10% faster.
  • Punctured Lung – slows your target.
  • Deadly Combo – Hits scored in quick succession do 10% more damage up to 30%.
  • Kill Move – Power attacks to downed opponents do 50% more damage.

Tech Junkie

  • Robotic Damage – Robotics do 10% more damage.
  • Maintenance – Robotic weapons degrade 20% slower.
  • AP Ammo – Craft AP ammo for robotic weapons.
  • Robotic Turret Shells – Craft shotgun ammo for robotics.
  • Stun Repulsor – Craft this mod that sends enemies flying on charged hits.
  • Charged Strike – Increases chance to get an instant charged strike.
  • Hydraulics – Increase the fire rate of robotic weapons.
  • Bulk Crafting – Craft all robotic ammo in bulk.

Perk Balance

We have restructured existing perks and removed others so auxiliary perks don’t always have 5 ranks, as well as reduced some attribute requirements for auxiliary perks. This was changed to give less desirable perks more bang for the buck.

Perception Perks

  • Lockpicking, The Infiltrator, Animal Tracker now only have 3 ranks.
  • The Penetrator has 4 ranks instead of 5.
  • The treasure hunting ability of lucky looter that reduced dig radius has now been removed from Lucky looter and is its own 3 rank perk that reduces the new treasure hunting radius ring.

Strength Perks

  • Sexual Tyrannosaurus has 4 ranks instead of 5.
  • Heavy armor was moved from Fortitude to Strength and now only has 4 ranks.

Fortitude Perks

  • Well Insulated, Living off the Land, and Rule #1 Cardio now only have 3 ranks.
  • Healing factor is nerfed but still quite powerful, and now heals the new critical injuries faster with each rank.

Agility Perks

  • Run and Gun, Flurry of Blows now only have 3 ranks.
  • Light Armor and Parkour now only have 4 ranks.

Intellect Perks

  • The Daring Adventurer, Charismatic nature and Physician now have 4 ranks. Yeah Science is removed and its perks are merged with various other perks.

AI Improvements

Enemy Break-through System

  • We have added a new Enemy Break-through System that gives enemies random animation probabilities when enter the scene after breaking through a door, 2-meter opening or monster closet. These entrances improve the overall immersion and break the normal cadence of game-play improving the combat. Entrances include:
    • Ragdoll Entrance – The enemy will ragdoll through the opening and then get up
    • Stubble Entrance – The enemy will stubble through the opening before pursuing the player
    • Lunge/Boost Entrance – The enemy will lunge and boost through the opening towards the player

Enemy Falldown System

  • We have added a new Enemy Falldown System that gives enemies random animation probabilities when enter the scene when falling from heights of 2 or more meters. These entrances improve the overall immersion and break the normal cadence of game-play improving the combat. Entrances include:
    • Falldown Ragdoll Entrance – The enemy will ragdoll after landing and then get up
    • Stubble Entrance – The enemy will stubble after landing before pursuing the player
    • Lunge/Boost Entrance – The enemy will lunge and boost after landing towards the player

Enemy Pain Stun Lock

  • AI Pain resistance has been improved. It still builds up over time, but has been adjusted to be harder to stun lock enemies. We fixed pain reactions not always triggering. Pain now uses a new hit blending system, so different strengths and durations of pain are shown and can happen while AI is attacking.

Head Tracking

  • We have added head tracking to zombies, NPCs and animals. They will now turn their heads to look at their target.

Enemy and Animal Swimming

  • Zombies and animals are able to swim in water and at a faster speed than they moved before, so be careful in the water. Zombies and the bear now have swim animations. AI pathing still generally follows the bottom of a body of water, but when they near their destination, they can swim upwards.

Added

  • AI that fall when target above or unreachable side will also increase nearby zombie’s destroy area chance
  • AI partial path picking may choose lower paths if lower AI intelligence and less dumb AI will pick higher paths over time
  • Bear pain resistance, moved pain to an anim layer, so can still move and doubled health
  • Pain resistance on all animals and anim layer on boar, deer, mountain lion and wolf
  • Zombie Hit layer
  • Create Bear Swimming animations
  • Swim state to deer and wolf
  • Trader head tracking
  • Zombie random move speeds based on difficulty
  • Blood moon spawner will instead spawn a radiated vulture 50% of time if target is in a vehicle
  • Blood moon zombies will 50/50 teleport closer or die if target player is far away
  • Blood moon zombies have an increased loot drop rate after every x have spawned
  • Blood moon vultures always see and chase at any distance
  • Blood moon vultures chase vehicles at 250% speed
  • Vultures can now attack blocks when chasing their prey
  • Sleeper pose material and low res texture
  • Zombie rage chance scales based on hit damage
  • Zombie rage duration does not count down while stunned
  • Ai rage console command
  • Crawler’s climb will exit anim early at destination, moves same as anim motion, disables tilt to ground and reduced snap speed
  • Zombie normal/fat attacks are faster right handed and slower with left
  • Zombie hits are triggered by anim Hit events
  • Zombie random attack anim blending and additional anims
  • Zombie mirrored wall attack anims
  • Fat zombie attack anims


Changed

  • AI that fall when target above or unreachable side will also increase nearby zombie’s destroy area chance
  • Reduced AI rage chance base damage to 40
  • Zombies have more pain resistance and will attack even if playing pain animations more frequently
  • Lowered non bashing pain threshold to 6 damage
  • Removed bashing attacks randomly not causing pain
  • Reduced blood moon zombie corpse despawn time to ⅓
  • Increased radiated vulture damage to 150% entities and 400% blocks
  • Improved vulture attack reposition duration
  • Increased vulture attack anim speed
  • Greatly reduced zombie alert times when hurt or after chasing a seen target
  • Increased health of dire wolf and mountain lion dramatically, zombie dogs and wolves marginally
  • Increased boss Grace’s health
  • Aggressive animals in the forests only spawn at night
  • Direwolf now shares assets with regular wolf and uses new scale code instead of a scaled prefab
  • Removed all old direwolf assets
  • Removed start of crawler climb up anim

Fixed

  • Zombie attacks are triggered too early by charging towards and then back peddling quickly
  • Hostile animals attack while electrocuted
  • Spider zombies can still jump while being shocked (and mountain lions)
  • Zombie crawler shock effect displays as if walking
  • Rabbits are digging when idle
  • Wrong name for IsAnimalEntity property making AnimalCount stat always zero
  • GetMoveToLocation raycast not using origin and giving wrong height
  • PhysicsSetMaxHeight was adjusting the first animal large collider
  • Animal larger colliders would shift to wrong offset depending on facing direction
  • AI rage chance above the base damage
  • AI digging when blocked and above but only a short horizontal distance
  • AI sliding down steep slopes that player can use
  • Movement slowing when attacked was not removed with pain resistance
  • Jumping after a fall due to blocked time accumulating during fall
  • Vultures could wander instead of attacking
  • Vulture attack origin too high, gliding while attacking and excessive repositioning if blocked
  • Animal attack anims skipped when rapid attacks
  • Wandering horde zombies seen sliding and not walking on dedi and P2P
  • Zombie controller decreasing AttackAnimation, UseAnimation and SpecialAttack2 playing times when base already does

Random Gen Improvements

Random world generation has undergone a few changes to help improve generation.

  • Biome generation – We have made biomes random in placement and size to allow for less predictable layouts.
  • Trader World Placement – Trader world placement was separated from regular wilderness POI placement so it could be made more predictable.
  • Player Spawns – Initial player spawns were changed to make starting out easier for new players.
  • POI Distribution – We have improved Random Gen in to use every POI possible in the game so players will see the breadth of content like never before. Random Worlds can now have over 500 unique POIs that can spawn!
  • Pregen Maps – We re-created 3 brand new alpha 19 pregenerated maps to play

Animation Improvements

  • Added rigs and content created for support on new weapons and tools including: Impact Driver, Auto Shotgun, Desert Eagle, Sharpshooter Rifle, Double Barrel Shotgun (reworked model), Junk Drone, Junk Sledge, and Ratchet.
  • Added fall/land animations to support new fall-down system. Also added additional stumble animations when breaking through obstacles.
  • Added zombie swim animations to support new swimming system for zombies.
  • Updated 3rd person locomotion lower body update and upper-body update that supports up/down aiming and firing for new and existing melee weapons.
  • Updated various zombie characters and player arms with new models.

Dynamic Resolution

A dynamic resolution system has been added that allows the game to draw 3d graphics at a lower resolution than the main game window is running at. This can increase FPS while allowing the UI to run at full resolution.

Dynamic resolution is disabled by default. It can be enabled in the Display tab of Video Options. There are three settings:

  • Dynamic Resolution Mode
    • Off – Disables
    • Auto – Enables it and will change resolution based on your FPS. This uses some video memory.
    • Scale – Enables it at a fixed resolution. Useful if you are trying to hit a specific FPS value like 60 and prefer a constant resolution. This uses less video memory than Auto.
  • Dynamic Resolution Min FPS – When Mode is Auto and running below this FPS value it will decrease the 3d resolution.
  • Dynamic Resolution Scale – The percentage to scale down 3d rendering when mode is Scale.

Lowering your screen resolution will only increase FPS if your video card (GPU) is the bottleneck. If your CPU is the bottleneck, a lower resolution will not increase FPS.

Vehicles

We have done a number of improvements to vehicles listed below.

Added

  • Vehicle collisions with entities uses their mass ratio and hit angle for damage, velocity reduction and ragdoll threshold/chance
  • Vehicle collisions with entities during blood moon slows vehicle and is harder to ragdoll
  • Vehicle damage by entities during blood moon slows and pushes vehicle
  • Vehicle cosmetic slot that accepts dye (this is not functional and will be used for some type of modding in the future)
  • Players exiting vehicles retain most velocity
  • Vehicles keep full velocity when driver exits and no wheel on ground
  • Vehicle driving increases food consumption

Changed

  • Increased vehicle damage from entity collisions
  • Removed vehicle parent_part from xml
  • Entities killed by vehicle hits would have little ragdoll force or play an anim and improved ragdoll hit force
  • Vehicles that are supposed to be up on blocks are in them
  • Vehicle damage amount to entities did not use actual relative motion
  • Vehicle ragdoll force on entities was inverted
  • Removing vehicle mods did not update item
  • Vehicle physics not transferred when client or server took control
  • Vehicle engine would not stop if broken
  • Controls break when hitting esc at the same time you enter a vehicle


Server administration and multiplayer

config changes, console commands, etc

  • Added support for whitelisting and admin permission levels via Steam Groups. For instructions check the serveradmin.xml and the console commands “admin” and “whitelist”
  • Added optional “display names” to admin / ban / whitelist commands to make it easier to remember who the entries in the XML belong to
  • Added command “camera” to allow locking the camera in place or saving/loading exact camera positions, e.g. for screenshots
  • Added the ability to search for commands with “help * <searchstring>”
  • Added the command “getlogpath” to easily find location of the current log file
  • Available buff names are now listed when using the “buff”/”debuff” commands without arguments
  • Fixed the “buff” console command recognising all valid buffs
  • Changed the “debugshot” command to also save the list of currently bought perks as CSV next to the screenshot
  • Changed the “chunkreset” command to work when run by clients too
  • Changed the “chunkreset” command to take block coordinates instead of chunk coordinates
  • Fixed games hosted as “Friends only” could be joined by random people through the Steam profile page if you had not set your profile to private
  • Changed the “Terminal Window” window name to include the server name and port
  • Fixed the game logging errors when the executable was called with non-GamePref command line arguments
  • Client side cached map view no longer persist between different servers with the same world a player connects to
  • Added a note about port ranges for servers to show up on the LAN tab of the server browser to the serverconfig.xml template

In-Game Commands

  • Networkclient and networkserver console commands each with latencysim and packetlosssim commands to enable latency and packet loss simulation
  • Screenshots are saved as tga when pressing left shift + F9
  • Gfx graph #, cvar, pe and stat console commands
  • Gfx graph fps and gfx graph dr console commands (type gfx for help, example “gfx graph fps 200”) 
  • Chunkreset console command f parameter
  • Teleport to POI window, triggered by console command “tppoi”

Modding Support

  • (In game) Localization from mods now pushes to clients
  • Added: Support loading prefabs from mods
  • Added: EntityClasses can be hidden from spawn menu with the property “HideInSpawnMenu”
  • Added: Target health bar visibility can be configured from XML
  • Added: Support XUi binding of CVars with specified formatting
  • Added: XML driven on-screen icon system
  • Added: Worldglobal config file
  • Changed: World file processing is no longer based on file timestamps but rather actual content changes
  • Fixed: XPath insertAfter patches inserted elements in reverse order
  • Fixed: Multidim blocks were only interactible on one end

Level Editor Improvements

  • Added: editor only command “sleeperreset” to reset sleeper volumes for quicker testing without reloading level
  • Added: Disable biome spawns in playtest mode
  • Added: Screamers will not spawn in playtest mode
  • Changed: Light editor max range to 40 and step to .5
  • Changed: Light editor to remove tile data when saving with defaults
  • Changed: Increased light editor min/max spot angle
  • Changed: Updated default spectrums for POI editor
  • Changed: integrate standard localization handling for Light Editor properties
  • Fixed: Light editor Esc key cancelled, but left the visible changes
  • Fixed: Light editor changed tile entity color when only save should
  • Fixed: Light editor not removing all changes on cancel
  • Fixed: Reduced fog in POI editor
  • Fixed: Can not create a world using World Editor and receives an NRE
  • Fixed: DirectoryNotFoundException from Prefab Editor from non-existing maps

UI Improvements

  • Map popup for creating waypoints can now be dismissed by clicking on the map
  • Added UI scaling option
  • Added a refresh button to the server browser
  • Added support to paste “IP:port” combinations into the IP field in direct connect window and automatically extract the port to the port field
  • Added a warning on the New Game window when the selected world was created with a different major version of the game, mostly as the world’s prefab list could contain outdated entries
  • Fixed: Scoreboard admin star can no longer get covered by player names
  • Fixed: The last letter of some tooltips was below the tip box
  • Fixed: Hovering over a blank slot in a container showed item tooltips from items in another container
  • Fixed: Hovertext on lootable/harvestable items was displaying two messages
  • Fixed: XUi tool tip backgrounds ghost on main game screen
  • Fixed: Fog of war covered parts of the map were actually transparent
  • Fixed: Quite a bunch of missing localizations

Audio Improvements

  • All new weapons have supported audio
  • Lockpick sounds
  • New Trader Jen VO

Other Visual Improvements

  • Cloud moon glow and darkening at lower heights
  • Atmosphere ground plane below horizon
  • Sky color alpha scales outside ambient sky color
  • Clouds are darker at lower heights at night
  • Specific moon phases every 7 days
  • Separate moon size, color and phase when blood moon
  • Background cloud layer
  • Moon phase and color effect moon glow
  • Sun punch through of fog
  • Color spectrums blend between colors
  • Worldglobal ambient night values
  • Interior ambient light scaling
  • Antialiasing Low, High and Ultra options
  • Sun shafts on moon
  • Underwater fog 

Analytics and Telemetry

We have partnered with Super Nimbus and GameSparks to capture game analytics from Alpha 19 to Gold. We plan on capturing many things to help balance the game and improve the overall experience only generic game-play data all of which is already been covered in our EULA. For Alpha 19 we are capturing the most important data for balance and progression.

Some things we are capturing include:

  • Game simulation settings
  • How XP is earned
  • How players die
  • How players kill enemies
  • The speed of player leveling
  • Loot Progression at key points

We are not capturing and storing any personnel information from users such as

  • IP addresses
  • Names
  • Steam usernames
  • Device Names
  • Anything that can be used to identify any particular user

Alpha 19 b1-b180

Added

  • Buffs’ icons caused by an outside source, not by an item action triggered by the player, will blink for the first 3 seconds
  • Intersection block shapes
  • Added a Critical Hits journal entry
  • Block shapes that play nice with the new counter mounted sink mesh
  • Entity physics rigidbody uses the actual mass
  • Block model entity enables LOD fading
  • Trader to Trader quests at each quest tier.
  • Expand the LootQuantity passive to affect whole containers
  • Super corn can be used to craft glue
  • Current POI to player section of debug panel 
  • Biome node system
  • Trader Hugh now specializes in firearms, gun parts, and ammo
  • Trader Rekt specializes in food and seeds
  • OptionsGfxResetRevision to allow resetting on startup 
  • Hotzone settings for Nav Object Compass settings
  • Dimming of sun and moon light from high fog and moon phase
  • Worldglobal xml fogPower
  • Journal entry for stealth
  • New polished hardwood floors
  • EntityProjectile to allow syncing of spears between server and client as well as allow saving and loading of spears in chunks
  • Journal entry for the Activity Map
  • Anim controller SetFloat change threshold and idle time change threshold, but removed for zombies 
  • Stone axe hit organic sounds
  • Custom toolbox and toolchest sounds
  • Allow hay bales to scrap to plant fibers 
  • SetTransformActive updates reflection probe 
  • Console command gfx st budget 0 disables streaming and >0 enables
  • Writable Storage Box 
  • American Flag Version Flagpole 
  • Chair versions of plaid and leather sectional couches
  • Player stats UI shows values using tags if set 
  • Night is darker when the moon is not full 
  • Added POI name to dbs command screenshots 
  • Option to change size of FPS display 
  • Old Wild West Coffins 
  • Tough Guy Sunglasses that boost your fortitude. Found in loot and for sale at traders 
  • Allow XUi list ComboBoxes to be initialised with ints/floats from XML 
  • Allow enabling/disabling XUi SimpleButtons from XML/bindings 
  • Allow XUi controllers to react to binding changes at runtime 
  • Mem obj and mem objs console commands to list and shrink the object pool 
  • HD Biker Zombie  
  • Chainsaw/auger flesh impacts for melee & harvest.
  • Added hits/grazes to all 3 tiers knuckles. 
  • Visual clue for text orientation on player storage crate 
  • Radiated vulture vomit attack sfx. 
  • Gfx st discard console command
  • Setup xml, localization, and icons for Gas Pump Remake 
  • Updated localization for Wild West Coffin helper 
  • Setup xml and localization for Bleachers Set 
  • destroyed concrete material 
  • “gfx graph tex mem” and “gfx graph tex stream” console commands 
  • “gfx st reduction” console command 
  • “gfx st” b/d/f/r console command abbreviations 
  • woodCross3x1, rustyIronCrossCtr3x1, and scrapIronCross3x1 3,1,1, multiblock variants for towers (solves issues with SI or not falling on collapse) 
  • tppoi window can be opened from ESC menu, also autofocuses search box now 
  • HD Office Chair (no new icon yet)
  • Writable Storage Box Insecure to match textures when Writable Storage Box is downgraded
  • New gun fire effects for weapons that had been sharing with others
  • Missing tooltip for buffArmSplintedTooltip
  • Added new icons for new inventory management buttons
  • Create digging animation for crawlers
  • Rusted Metal Roof Material
  • “gfx texlimit” console command
  • Move items buttons for containers<>inventory
  • High quality water depth transparency and improved edge transparency, edge foam, waves and undulations
  • Utility_celltower_02
  • Allow the complete freezing of zombies within the game (ctrl-num* toggles)
  • Add chunk boundary markers that look like the land claim bounds box (Shift-num+ toggles)

Changed

  • Rough adjustment for loot drops. QL6 primitive items drop at GS 30. T1 start dropping at GS 12, T2 at GS 60, T3 at GS 105. You will always start seeing low qualities of a “new” tier first.
  • Auger no longer has a low priority to be for sale at traders
  • Cooking pot land mines cannot be picked up
  • Added dysentery chance when eating rotting flesh and raw meat
  • Radiator only drop radiators when harvested with a wrench
  • Reduced snow storm particle saturation and opacity
  • Hop seeds are now found in loot
  • Food poisoning is removed, but some foods can now cause dysentery. Cooked foods now buff your max stamina varying degrees based on the tier of the food, up to 40 max stamina
  • Acid barrels now have a chance to drop acid when harvested with the wasteland treasures perk 
  • Game credits are updated with new folks from the team added
  • Splints can not be used (wasted) when you don’t have a broken arm/leg. Plain bandages can not be used without bleeding. Sewing kits not without bleeding/laceration
  • Improved Light Manager light registration
  • PerkHealingFactor heals less regular health but heals critical hits up to 2x as fast
  • Put skinny eaves on Canyon Mine building
  • Replaced old flaming barrel effect
  • Replaced old charged baton effect
  • Updated bullet\metal impact effect
  • Adjusted some blood particles that were too bright
  • Replaced old first person pipe bomb fuse effect
  • Optimized Chunk OnDisplay
  • Improved lights console command
  • Improved dynamic light fading
  • Light view distance to larger of MaxDistance or 150% of range
  • Merged the rod&spring and auto trigger group mods
  • Removed old unused biomes: city wasteland, wasteland hub and city
  • Instead of starting the game with “over eaten” food/drink stats, stamina regen costs less food/water up to level 5
  • Gunpowder crafts much faster
  • Improved RandomPositionGenerator funcs to allow points in water if not found on land or are swimming
  • Healing factor now heals critical wounds 20% faster with each rank
  • Scaled existing weapon recipes to accommodate three tiers
  • Changed navezgane prefabs.xml and rwgmixer.xml to new names
  • Improved how in water, swimming and water level is updated
  • Improved water movement slowing and added slower turning
  • Burnt forest friendly animals are now identical to the pine forest
  • Burnt forest no longer spawns vultures and the burnt forest difficulty is on par with the pine forest 
  • Removed unused biome entries for legacy cities
  • Scaled chicken bigger so it’s easier to target and find
  • Optimized some chunk code
  • Improved pickup collider for dropped torches
  • Updated snow tree sizes and replaced second stage growth stage with prefab variant
  • Upgraded old plaid and leather couch models
  • Updated snow trees
  • Reduced sun saturation and intensity in snow biome spectrum
  • Buried treasure loot guarantees dukes and ammo
  • Armor items have less base durability. Armor perks increase durability more
  • 30% of the armor value of a piece of armor is generated by the quality level
  • Food/Water consumption converted to ISS v2.0. Both food and water stats increase up to 200 along with HP and stamina. There is no overeating/drinking but the first 20 points you eat above the cap will tick down more slowly
  • Backpacks have a chance to disappear (improved logging to show id, player id, removal reason and entity unload)
  • Books, schematics, and recipes show in Mods tab at trader
  • Added commercial sink proxies and fixed sleeper fall setups
  • Improved map rendering
  • Ammo piles, food piles and workstations to LOD fade
  • Dart trap placement orientation hard to see in dim light
  • Audio Sources for body impacts to a much smaller radius
  • Body impacts audio source to custom rolloff
  • Roll times and play probability are calculated from daily allotted
  • Snowstorm to GameParticleLit shader and increased particle transparency
  • PerkHeavyArmor moved to the strength attribute
  • Quest is now tracked before showing the toolbelt message about new quest
  • Smokestorm particle to GameParticleLit shader and improved color, emission, velocity
  • Updated Fir Large and Fir Medium with modern frond techniques
  • Lights are fully disabled when turned off
  • Updated flashlightDecor, lanternDecor and porchLight01 lights
  • Lens flares use less light intensity, dim with ranges less than 4 and disable at distance
  • Adjusted streetLamp_Classic defaults
  • Did a rough pass on Fall Behavior variables
  • Baseball bat is the T2 club, the steel club is T3
  • Increased BulbFlare size
  • Street_light01 to shadow casting point light and dimmed
  • LanternDecor to cast shadows
  • Improved GameObjectPool
  • Linear Color Space tree balance
  • Melee weapon 3rd person upperbody locomotion sets integrated
  • Linear Color Space balance
  • Turret camera view to normal color with a little static
  • Renamed water jars for consistency
  • Magnum ammo is cheaper and has increased stack size
  • .44 Magnum invoked the Rule of Cool and has increased range, damage and rate of fire
  • Graphic quality preset FOV values
  • Optimized BlockValue
  • Spears are armor piercing
  • Spears benefit from perkPenetrator
  • Increased sneak attack damage on blades and bows, lowered on sledgehammers
  • Video gamma option is now brightness
  • Improved default concrete material
  • Night clouds and fog now have a subtle blue tint
  • Moon to phong shading plus ambient lighting and supports all phases and new fog
  • Updated blood moon spectrum to correct fog density and color modifications
  • Shifted blood moon sprite color to fix the pink hue
  • Sun horizon light spreading and tinting
  • The table saw can not be crafted and is no longer needed to craft any recipes
  • Wood shape blocks like poles or stairs that were in odd places on the crafting menu are now found in the wood frame variant block
  • Biome affects player threat level
  • Modified spectrums to support new horizon fog gradient
  • Magnum model updated, points to new prefab, weapon anims, 1st person anims
  • Reduced player spawn in effect duration
  • Reduced global sky ambient saturation
  • Spawning screen effect starts brighter
  • Linear color space texture updates
  • Updated Pine, Snow, Desert, Burnt Forest, and Wasteland Spectrums
  • Improved cloud rendering
  • Linear color space texture updates
  • Material optimization and cleanup
  • Linear color space Post Processing updates
  • Cloud shader settings and source art
  • Height fog shader settings
  • World global ambient settings
  • Pine Forest spectrum updates
  • Reduced star frequency
  • Latest interior ambient balance
  • Adjusted Water Distant Surface shader to look like the near shader
  • Removed SSR due to visual artifacts
  • Ambient levels
  • Updated fog spectrums
  • Default sun saturation
  • Updated world global XML values 
  • Adjusted default interior light prefab values for linear color space 
  • Linear color space texture balance 
  • Chandelier prefab alignment to ceiling center for 2.5cm pillar compatibility
  • Yongha’s New Hunting Knife model integrated
  • Reduced ground ambient
  • Linear color space spectrum balance
  • Split destroyed concrete shape into N,S,E,W  segments for painting
  • New Stone Axe model integrated
  • Temp removal of fog to prepare for ‘s new exponential fog
  • Improved Reflection Manager fix for when probes refuse to render
  • First pass sun intensity adjustments and weather fog reduction prep for new fog
  • Updated post processing to v2
  • Lowered amounts of prepared food and drink at traders
  • Enabled linear color space
  • Disabled post processing options until we can get this swapped out with 2.0
  • Entity damage buffs store the damage remainder and use next tick
  • Optimized 15 avatar controller parameter names to use hashes
  • Optimized World GetEntity to do one dictionary lookup
  • TerrDesertGround has more hit points and clay harvest
  • Rotations are now working on doors
  • Consistent LOD distance on all player lights
  • Updating house_modern_06, small fix to sleepers in the master bathroom closet
  • PerkMasterChef, moved ingredient bonus to T4
  • Balancing and clarification on fore grip and bipod mods
  • Removed animator from steel sledgehammer and created new box collider
  • Chemistry station no longer uses wood or burning barrels in the recipe. Instead, they use forged iron, more short pipes, and 5 acid
  • Steel axe plays heavy woosh sounds
  • Moved chili dogs, beer and Yucca Smoothies to rank 3 of Master Chef
  • Removed tree seeds from seed loot and traders
  • Salvage Operations now affects ratchets and impact drivers as well as wrenches
  • Improved entity speed replication difference check
  • Ranged weapon AutoReload property to effect one shot weapon reload
  • Blunderbuss to not auto reload
  • Set hunting rifle and crossbows to not auto reload
  • Explosion resist is another random armor stat
  • No side effects on steroids/recog
  • Clothing and armor pocket mods are named differently
  • Increased base water drain. (was less than food) 
  • Fixed inconsistent rotation on metal railing
  • Updating streetLight01 mesh and textures
  • Changed army truck to mesh collider
  • Burning shaft mod adjustments, can only installed in weapons and tools with a long shaft or blade
  • Animal remains collider size increased
  • Working Stiffs crates drop a minimum of 1 tool
  • Removed harvest and craftable clutter from working stiff loot crates
  • Removed paper, polymer and junk from construction supply crates, buffed quantities of glue, duct tape and scrap iron
  • Updated beverage list in the game to include more drinks. Removed empty jars from beverage loot list
  • Chunkreset x1 z1 x2 z2 to not require last two parameters and check for huge area
  • Default daily allotted for dynamic music system
  • Removed item Sound_harvesting prop
  • Lab equipment piles drop gunpowder, not nitrate/coal
  • Bullet casings in “junk” loot drop as brass
  • Increased ammo count in loot groups, ammo piles and hero chests drop an additional, guaranteed “ammo” group
  • Cheap wooden chests or desk safes have less storage capacity, large storage boxes are tougher, gun safes have the same capacity as large boxes
  • Cube storages boxes show up in the “building” crafting tab with the other relevant crafted storage containers
  • Replaced particles on third person “on fire” effect 
  • Coal burns longer than wood
  • Added testosterone extract to cigar recipe
  • Price of paper is consistent with other ammo supply costs
  • Reduced chance for drink in refridgerators and increased chance for food. Increased quantity of eggs that spawn in fridges
  • Unlocked End reward chests in T1 and T2 POIs
  • Gamestage diminishing returns to a scale and set to .5 and difficulty bonus to a single number and set to 1.2
  • Lucky Looter adjusted to be in line with the loot quality distribution
  • Blunderbuss ammo only requires 2 gunpowder instead of 3
  • Adjusted steel hatch colliders to improve ladder climbing.
  • Reduced AI 1m jump distance 
  • Zombies have a faster/shorter jump land anim 
  • Decreased chance to find workstation schematics in destroyed workstations 
  • Reduced Blur shader samples by half 
  • Gas_station5 linear lighting and new art pass. 
  • Replaced flame effect on burning arrow & bolt 
  • Improved first person hands lighting when using burning arrows & bolts 
  • Reduced amount of painkillers in loot 
  • Quests per tier changed from 5 to 10. 
  • Removed unneeded small signs, street lights and trees from rwg poi list  
  • Linear color space balance on ammo display cases and gun racks 
  • Changed primative colliders to mesh collider on all cars 
  • Tier 1 quests no longer offer Armor, Weapons or tools as a reward 
  • Party size from 6 to 8. 
  • Store_clothing_02 new clothing wall racks.
  • Utility_celltower_01 remade
  • Replaced tree helper with dead tree & smoothed navazgane terrain
  • Sounds.xml better tactical AR fire sound playback with auto trigger mod
  • Utility_celltower_01 navazgane terrain painting  
  • Updated flame effect on first person and wall candles. 
  • Updating old barrel fire particle effect. 
  • Campfire and forge tools have a small icon to show that they belong to a workstation 
  • Barrels are containers. 
  • Removed Texture Streaming video option and made streaming always on 
  • Ammo drops are less abundant in the early game, blunderbuss ammo and iron arrows can be more common. 
  • Closet rod and clothing piles destroy on loot 
  • Neon “Open” sign emits light now 
  • Loot probability templates normalised to 1 to make them usable in more situations 
  • Demoted exception to error (no console popup) when country can not be retrieved 
  • Item Type Icon to workstation tools. 
  • Items that cure a condition show 100% instead of an unspecified amount 
  • Updating steel club icon to match mesh changes 
  • Zombie bears drop testosterone extract 
  • Yucca juice recipe no longer needs water but is boiled in a cooking pot 
  • The stamina buff from cooked food does not count down while your food bar is full. 
  • Put a small weapon bag in survivor_site_02 
  • Bullet casings now partially visible in iron sight aim for AK47
  • Reworked laser attachment effect for desert vulture 
  • Boiled water does not cause dysentery 
  • Reduced excessive food value on super corn 
  • Merged heavy/light armor, all melee weapon and all ranged weapon loot groups for better performance due to fewer probability table lookups 
  • Schematics scaled in loot. Early on you will find more immediately useful ones like for a forge, basic recipes, seeds or medical bandages. 
  • Physics push to not angle down and if not on a ragdoll use x5 force 
  • Traders sell tech 3 weapons in the higher secret stash inventories
  • Robo sledge YawRange changed to 170°, making it easier to place in tight quarters. 
  • Reduced entity damage on robo sledge. Increased block damage and perkTurrets affects it. 
  • Loot abundance to effect each item in the container instead of the master count 
  • Tech 2/3 guns are not autounlocked by the weapon perk. Go find yourself a schematic. 
  • Chainsaw and auger are not unlocked by perkAdvancedEngineering 
  • Slower recovery of the dynamic crit resistance that occurs when taking multiple hits from zombies 
  • Added more friendly animals to all biomes 
  • Enemy animals can spawn during the day in forests 
  • Chickens can spawn in forests now 
  • All animals respawn much faster than before 
  • 10% less resistance against stun and bleeding 
  • Blade trap hits don’t prime the demolition zombie 
  • Food max stamina buffs will not overwrite if an existing higher value buff is above half duration. 
  • Stone block destruction doesn’t fire heat events like wood or iron blocks 
  • Auto shotgun cannot use scopes for now 
  • Improved sleeper volume noise response 
  • Boars, coyotes, dogs, mountain lions and wolves can attack while moving forward
  • Temporarily disabled reflex sight as a visible attachment on the auto shotgun
  • Increased amount of small animals spawning in the forests and decreased larger animals. 
  • All small game (rabbits and chickens) and large game (boars, and deer) spawn every day or night at any time. Small game has a high chance to spawn, large game has a low chance to spawn.
  • Enemy respawn time is reduced in the wasteland. At night, Zombies will respawn immediately, making the wasteland harder to survive at night 
  • Shotgun damage and auto shotgun rate of fire reduced. 
  • Added floats so spawning of zombies and predators are less predictable. 
  • Reduced stamina cost on iron harvesting tools 
  • Bandolier mod increases reload speed by 15% 
  • Removed candy tins, hub caps and air filter items from the game. 
  • Land mines no longer use candy tins, hub caps or air filters in their recipes. Land mines now need duct tape to craft. Candy tin mine can now be crafted in a backpack. Hub cap mine uses a nail instead of a spring 
  • Deprecated candy tins and other redundant items 
  • Cooking pot mine is also crafted from basic resources 
  • Normal entities load their prefabs and meshes on demand instead of during world load 
  • Reduced distance to backpack after death if no respawn point is set 
  • Block entities to load on demand using the object pool 
  • The object pool large pools to active pools which will fully remove pool objects and non active prefabs over time 
  • Added various scales to zombies so they are different heights 
  • Texture streaming to only use the main camera
  • Store_autoparts_01 updated to commercial standards.
  • Updated lots of oldwest POIs with new art
  • Art and new block update for house_old_abandoned_07
  • Large Predator animals such as bears and dire wolves only spawn at night in the forests. Wolves have a very small chance to spawn in forests during the day
  • Increased push up motion when player is stuck 
  • Increased chance of getting criticals on the 2nd hit 
  • Nerfed water cooler loot to drop 12 pure waters instead of 1 to 4. 
  • Player shader name to Game/UMA and removed 10 unused properties 
  • Increased chicken and rabbit run speed 
  • Command “killall alive” no longer kills turrets 
  • Biome generation now allows biomes other than pine forest to be in center 
  • Optimized Arlene texture sizes 
  • Optimized Big Momma texture sizes 
  • Optimized Biker texture sizes 
  • Renamed Arlene emissive to proper name and readded missing texture 
  • Blade trap repair cost reduced to not be more than its crafted cost 
  • Optimized Boe texture sizes 
  • Optimized Crawler texture sizes 
  • Optimized Darlene texture sizes 
  • Optimized Fat texture sizes 
  • Optimized player hand texture sizes (AO only) and fixed filtering 
  • Optimized Joe texture sizes 
  • Optimized Marlene texture sizes 
  • Optimized Mechanic texture sizes 
  • Optimized Moe texture sizes 
  • Optimized Steve texture sizes 
  • Optimized Yo texture sizes 
  • Optimized ammo piles texture sizes 
  • Optimized dropped backpack texture sizes 
  • Optimized Brute trash can texture sizes
  • Updated officeChair01 icon 
  • Optimized loot container texture sizes 
  • Optimized vehicle texture sizes 
  • Optimized non HD zombie textures 
  • Optimized animal texture sizes 
  • Optimized appliances texture sizes 
  • Optimized commercial texture sizes 
  • Optimized crafting texture sizes 
  • Optimized decor texture sizes 
  • Optimized door texture sizes 
  • Optimized electrical texture sizes 
  • Optimized furniture texture sizes 
  • Optimized gore texture sizes 
  • Optimized industrial texture sizes 
  • Optimized outdoor decor texture sizes 
  • Optimized plants texture sizes 
  • Optimized plumbing texture sizes 
  • Optimized resources texture sizes 
  • Optimized remaining entity texture sizes 
  • Optimized UMA texture sizes 
  • Updated existing weapon effects 
  • Light from gunfire now has smooth fade in\out rather than abrupt click on\off 
  • Gun fire light adjusted for the new brighter first person lighting 
  • Removed cntSuitcase from RandomLootHelpers
  • Sleepers always ragdoll on death 
  • Block ExcludeWalkType uses a name 
  • Bulk updated the POI imposters after concrete pass. 
  • Increased duration of the Charismatic Nature buff 
  • Improved sky fog sun punch through and to work with dark fog colors 
  • Console command “weather fogcolor” to use red for green and blue if those params not given 
  • “gfx st budget” to disable streaming before setting budget 
  • Separated sort button on inventory/containers from the window icon 
  • “Water Particles” video quality option to “Particles”, which now also decreases world particle count 
  • Deleted chunk water depth object creation, mat and shader 
  • Improved Low quality water transparency, waves and smoothness
  • Worlds’ splat maps support PNG again to reduce world sizes
  • Replaced collider and shadow caster on car parts ramp
  • 40 prefab materials to use the crossfade shader
  • 100+ block entities to consistent LOD culling heights
  • Top tier foods sell for more dukes, and no longer have economic bundles of 5 but 1, so single meals can be sold

Fixed

  • Backfacing issue on road signs
  • DrugVitaminsDesc needs to be updated to reflect fatigue cure
  • Replanted missing ground under Rekt’s stairs
  • Added support to the waterwork’s fence, car  removal no longer makes it collapse
  • Wood Black Overwritten with Wood Painted 3
  • OnSelfDestroyedBlock && onSelfDamagedBlock were not yet functional with block tags
  • Add storage pocket mod and cargo storage pocket mod to inventory crafting clothing tab
  • Treasure quests no longer spawn underwater
  • ToolsB linear color space balance
  • Animals are not always removed after harvest
  • White lines on edges of UI graphics. 
  • Collider hinders player movement saw horse block shape
  • Impact particles have material color overwritten when spawned
  • Handheld torch no longer burns underwater
  • Unable to harvest animals and collide with zombie corpses
  • Chemstation emission light blinks in and out while moving around it 
  • AudioManager Play using wrong origin pos for SignalAI 
  • Trader Bob profile pic missing from UI Atlas. 
  • Handheld junk turret does not get the rate of fire increase from the perk 
  • Some objects have extremely small render distance 
  • Cars pop up when you harvest them 
  • God mode speed hotkeys not working for x and z movement 
  • If you catch a vulture on fire, the fire stays in one place while it flies around.
  • Fixed  don’t allow attacking while falling or while playing a forced root motion anim(landing behaviors) 
  • Particle scale on flaming zombies. 
  • ERR RemoveChunkTransforms !zone 
  • Stained glass albedo and transparency 
  • Incorrect shadow caster scale for Fir Medium 
  • Emissive light handling of block lights 
  • LightLOD overwriting original shadow strength 
  • Electrocuted zombies still attack while being electrocuted 
  • Fire anim is not seen when setting zombies on fire 
  • Destroyed blocks during join game process cause NRE on connecting client. 
  • Slow lens flare fade 
  • Street_light01 collider blocking flare 
  • List of glass blocks that are black 
  • Two paint textures are incorrect 
  • Solid plane showing in candle prefab. 
  • Upgraded wood planks seem to be too shiny 
  • Glass Pane is way too reflective including the frame 
  • Grass and trees not spawning on many sloped areas () 
  • Players could still be immune from a previous death at next blood moon 
  • Trees have some color issues since linear lighting update 
  • Trees change colours when falling. 
  • Removed 2 incorrectly placed blocks 
  • Global UVs, face hiding\collision on destroyed concrete set. 
  • Edge alignment on destroyed concrete set. 
  • Using turret inventory changed player camera when in 3rd person view 
  • Player model jumps forward of the player camera when accessing an auto turret inventory 
  • Shocked buff not following ragdolled bones 
  • You can have a splinted and sprained leg at the same time 
  • Collider tags using the same name for upper and lower arms 
  • Treasure quests now use Nav Objects. 
  • On perks like perkGunslinger you do not gain hit counters or benefits for hitting dead enemies 
  • Removed artifacts from plaster material 
  • The Iron Gut perk increases buff duration by 100%, not 50%, and the description on food/water is too vague. 
  • Sun shafts turning off early on sun 
  • Updated JoelRagdoll prefab with the new Joel2 model 
  • Fixing shadow casting error. 
  • Moon sprite distance so same as sky for correct perspective/horizon clipping 
  • Chandelier needs a bulb material
  • Moon has wrong orientation
  • Scale up basketball hoop
  • Set roughness, metalness, and ambient occlusion textures to sRGB off for Autodesk Interactive assets 
  • Missing faces on some placements of destroyed concrete. 
  • Rockets using car explosion particle effect 
  • PerkFromTheShadows updated, stealth rules explanation improved on perkHiddenStrike. May end up doing a Journal entry on it but it’s a lot more consistent now so may be overkill. 
  • Barbed Wire block has buff issues, too large area affected 
  • Damage based camera shakes now working again 
  • Moon light intensity staying decreased from lightning 
  • Removed large scratch texture artifact 
  • Multiple Black glass materials caused by incorrect texture settings 
  • Being able to look under a water plane when above 
  • Wall light prefab set to wrong mode 
  • Green ambient values 
  • Broken leg buff resets on relog. 
  • Listed water cost on drugs fortbites and recog is incorrect 
  • Black industrial glass 
  • Clients on mp games cannot turn weather survival off 
  • God mode enabled message shows on joining game when god mode is not enabled 
  • Kicked while in camera screen spams errors and warnings in console 
  • Reduced grass saturation 
  • Dark cotton and Chrysanthemum materials in shadow 
  • Create window store set that has unbroken full panes of glass 
  • Foliage brightness fix for linear color space 
  • Tree branch brightness fix for linear color space 
  • Fixed tree trunks using incorrect internal speed tree shader to use speed tree standard shader for linear 
  • Spear stuck in ground disappears when player dies or relogs 
  • Stone arrows showing as generic bag 
  • SMG turret clips into block above it. 
  • Bike digging/destroying terrain on horizontal path and loses hp (new wheel colliders)  
  • When in god mode and continuing game you are still in god mode 
  • Rotations on some car components. 
  • Distant gun sounds not working 
  • Replaced old supply crate landing effect with new one. 
  • Electric fence wire causing PhysX errors in console 
  • Several more weapons had no sound if modified to auto fire 
  • Missing explosion on cars. 
  • Offset car explosions. 
  • Wood particles getting stuck on surfaces. 
  • Changed Item Compare to use Base Values. 
  • Show colored values for modded values in ItemInfo when not comparing. 
  • Ranged damage not updated in modify window when mod is installed. 
  • Fixed incorrect sound effect and visual in acid impact effect. 
  • Fire particles appearing in acid puke particle. 
  • Forge tool slots arranged in a logical order 
  • Fixing broken import scale on farm_plot fbx 
  • Trees grow on dedicated servers while the server is empty 
  • Illumination issue with iron and steel spears. 
  • Another Junk Turret/Mod dupe 
  • Motor tools too prevalent in their quest loot group because there is no padding 
  • M60 now has a custom collider box 
  • Wooden Bow does not require string tension 
  • Burning shaft mod isn’t toggling emissive on materials of their weapons 
  • Microsplat bleed issue on garage_5 in the wasteland
  • Player getting stuck digging 
  • Zfighting on broken tile custom shape 
  • Player fall impact triggering on speeds of 0 
  • Steel harvest exploits on safes 
  • Changing spectate mode did not send the change to other players 
  • Artifact in charred meat icon 
  • Breaching slugs destroy blocks just as fast as doors 
  • Allow POIs from towngroup to spawn in wilderness, if they have that tag 
  • Increase transparency of turret and motion sensor vision cones. 
  • Better Barter works on player vending machines. 
  • Spear vanishes on dismemberment 
  • Skill screen and quest screen now both are fully localized
  • Stun Baton charge lost on missed attack 
  • Players can use flashlights to attack again
  • Redo dead grass texture (hay bale) 
  • Brick_destroyed03 custom shape doesn’t show bottom face 
  • Filled back faces on animal remains 
  • Skill point cost tooltip does not always use localisation keys. 
  • Corpses starting with damage by attacks that do multiple hits 
  • Buried supplies quest do not fail if another player destroys the chest. 
  • Traders can be affected by knockdowns 
  • Fixed items sticking through the other side of some shelves 
  • Corner_round_plate shape makes adjacent wall faces disappear. 
  • Steel exploit with broken vending machine 
  • Wrench doesn’t have any glancing blows on power attack 
  • Linear color space balance on remaining ore models and terrain textures 
  • Iron and Coal boulders and terrain textures updated for linear color space 
  • Fixed mismatched knobs on versions of white house door  
  • Reinforced wood is not as shiny anymore
  • Mac with AMD GPU has a chaotic screen blur effect 
  • Reflections on Mac cause wild issues 
  • Loot room sleepers don’t wake up until volume is triggered 
  • Zombies left standing after death for clients
  • Open/close radial option texts for doors are now properly worded
  • Some window header backgrounds not respecting background opacity 
  • Drawbridges are no longer suffering excessive amounts of explosion damage
  • Blade and turret traps causing standing AI on owner client 
  • Paint issue in treasure room of modular_06 
  • Corner cupboard incorrectly deleting faces 
  • Several inconsistencies with visible shotgun attachments 
  • Gamepad doesn’t index trader inventory pages using right joystick 
  • Disabled K menu when not in world or POI editor 
  • White River Citizen quest shows 0m and points to 0,0,0 if trader is not found. 
  • Nailgun reload sound doesn’t play. 
  • Backpack loot bypasses the progression scaling 
  • Player’s own turrets will shoot player’s own robotic drone 
  • Junk turrets fall through stairs and any solid blocks below them when placed from a distance 
  • Business_old_08 upside down bookshelves.
  • Prevent players from loading existing RWG worlds as they will be broken for A19 due to missing traders 
  • Business_old_05 upside down bookshelves. 
  • Corner cupboard culling faces incorrectly 
  • Prevent server DDoS
  • The perk HealingFactor works while player is supposed to die from hunger or thirst 
  • The Repulsor mod is now working 
  • Steroids add 50% run speed instead of the stated 10% 
  • Missing documentation for how the “soft cap” on overeating works. 
  • Wrong oven paint in apartment_brick_6_flr 
  • Falling window pieces in modular_03 
  • Replaced faucet with showerheads in fire_station_02 
  • BuffElementCold, buffElementFreezing, drinkJarRedTea, perkSlowMetabolism have no effect on food. 
  • Put proper shelving support in vic_13 
  • Removed windowsidings from vacant_lot_05 
  • perkTreasureHunter and/or Lucky Goggles are not speeding up treasure radius reduction 
  • Armor not resisting bleed buffs 
  • Factual and grammar errors in the Dysentery and Survival journals 
  • Wrong ingredient count on ammoBundleBlunderbuss 
  • Both robotic turrets/sledges jitter while aiming at their targets 
  • Trader setups have nonfunctional item quality parameters 
  • Robo sledge displays an ammo counter 
  • Several items state wrong recipe unlocks. 
  • Molotov now applying burning when entering the flames 
  • Fast Food 2 has suitcase poke through bathroom hiding spot 
  • Added missing bock to cemetery_02’s surface building’s ceiling 
  • Pure mineral water cures dysentery? 
  • Candle light not illuminating surfaces when standing too close to them 
  • wood texture seams on frames when upgraded are not lining up properly 
  • Better Barter 5 incorrect description 
  • False Max Stamina Buff from Healing Items 
  • Underground airpocket in Ranch03 
  • Collapsing railing in fire_station_01 
  • Z fighting with trimblocks and paint issue in modern_07 
  • Applied paint to block behind comfy chair in modular_05 
  • Adjustment to zombie footstep sound playback 
  • Knuckles harvest too quickly ( use attack speed ) 
  • Breaching rounds do not work on the Shamway safe 
  • Ratchet, ImpactDriver, SteelClub must now be crafted at a workbench 
  • Steel spear shows proper unlock info 
  • Scope mods are now visible on tactical assault rifle 
  • Robosledge does not display a ammo count anymore
  • Beer sign does not have a white line on texture 
  • Chest in funeral_home_01 now has loot 
  • Create world feature is functional again
  • Can now place blocks around all lockers 
  • Identical look for XP bar and food/water bars 
  • Shovel hold animation is no longer used for all weapons and tools
  • Upside down door frame in apartment_adobe_red_5_flr 
  • Bar_sm_01 no longer has false cabinets 
  • Animals can not die from infection anymore
  • Weighted head mod is not compatible with blade mods on machete. 
  • Food does not heal after you eat broken glass. Also, please reconsider your diet. 
  • Fixed chainsaw and auger reload sound playback. 
  • Some farm plots cannot be planted due to stability 
  • Crate_storePrefab renderer was in TerrainCollision layer 
  • Gas_station5 billboard SI issue. 
  • Carlot_01 has beams that block entities 
  • Graph value updating on non repaint events 
  • First person weapon brightness values don’t match third person 
  • Player hands brightness adjustment due to auto exposure fix 
  • Back side of both flags have an alpha issue 
  • Prefab editor Ctrl modifier shortcuts overlap with other shortcuts 
  • “Path node otherHeight bad” warnings by allowing a small overlap 
  • RWG only generating 1/4 maps on dedi 
  • Tree poking through in vic_03
  • SI issue with entertainment center in house_old_ranch_01 
  • Removed the cabinet texture from the backside of the wall oven 
  • House_pyrimid_05 has si issue with loot crate in garage 
  • House_old_modular_08 has an SI issue with trim around the farm plots 
  • House_old_modular_08 kitchen cabinet helper blocks facing wrong way 
  • Chair clipping in medium junkyard 
  • House_old_victorian_03 chandelier is floating  
  • Si issue house_old_bungalow_02 attic furnace loot cover 
  • Salvage operations harvest amount does not scale as stated. (removed salvage harvest if the same resource is also on general harvest) 
  • NRE when trash and car share the same space 
  • Missing loot timer on store freezers 
  • Prefab Editor  Able to place blocks above workbench helper block 
  • Marksman and Sniper aim to idle transition fixed 
  • Spear attack updated to prevent screen artifacts
  • Timed Charge goes to unholster anim if ammo is available
  • Prefab editor update imposter function causing NRE when prefab is loaded from mods folder 
  • Crits trigger differently for clients and hosts 
  • Misspelled credit fixed
  • Change right side header text info color to white 
  • Backpack disappears again 
  • Ratchet localization says wrong scrap material given 
  • Adjusted meshes on trim01.fbx for woodHalfPlate painting issues 
  • Molotovs no longer explode when dropped. 
  • Particle System is trying to spawn on player mesh with zero surface area (player arms) 
  • The description for Lucky Looter Volume 5 is very unclear,  
  • Remove magnification wording from reflex site 
  • Localization wrong for inventory on fill (middle choice) button 
  • CntStoreShelfElectronicsDoubleBottomGoods04 is not lootable and has no hitbox (missing TBlock Tag) 
  • Building floating base on rockResource block 
  • All 3 bows polished reload anims, blend times and weapon/player is in sync. 
  • Sniper, Tactical, .44, Desert Eagle, Pistol and M60 with fixed blends from ADS to reload. 
  • Crossbows default to a “no ammo” idle after fire. 
  • Particles in snow and desert cause major FPS drops 
  • Bombshelter_01 rwgmixer.xml update 
  • It is not possible to scrap yucca drink and coffee 
  • Copy sleeper volume’ misspelled in Prefab Editor Menu
  • Low quality water was drawn too high in the world
  • BurntWoodBlock4 wad unpaintable
  • Running, reloading or changing weapons would not zoom back in while holding the aim button
  • Aiming while running would briefly try to aim
  • Missing sign backface on street barricade
  • Client view distance setting ignored for player render distance 
  • Blocks with simple rotation enabled cannot be reversed with R key 
  • Prefab editor client does not render terrain sometimes 
  • Z-fighting and missing block in modern_01 
  • Z-fighting in modular 7 
  • Clipping tree in cabin_15 
  • Z-fighting on house_burnt_02 
  • Loot containers and store shelves aim\target fighting 
  • Zombies “popup” after knockdown stun while electrified 
  • Zombie electrocution anim starting late 
  • Zombie electrocution anim playing too long 
  • UpdateNPCStatsOverTime not playing damage effects (electrocution) if total health change was positive from regen 
  • POI Diner_01 shelving collider interrupts loot container 
  • Biker cannot fit under chain link pole in utility_waterworks_01 
  • Cigar on Hotbar Adds Extra Str and Bartering 
  • Blunderbuss animates a flare from the muzzle when equipped 
  • Hands invisible when wearing Military Gloves 
  • Sticky projectiles prevent hitting blocks/zombies 
  • Perks that increase fire rate do not work until modification screen is opened and closed 
  • Steel armor parts are using same description as weapons and tool parts 
  • Journal updated for Treasure Map Journal Entry 
  • Arrows and bolts are not showing in weapons and not sticking to zombies properly 
  • Spears do not follow the entities they are stuck in 
  • 3 zombies can’t go through cabin_11’s doorway 
  • Zombies get stuck on trapSpikesNew

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Alpha 18.4 Patch Is Out! 03.04.20

We just released Alpha 18.4 b4 language patch to stable with many great bug fixes and improvements. Read on for more details.

Official 18.4 Bug Reporting Thread

Official 18.4 Release Notes

Added

  • Dyes on junk turrets now display the color when placed on the ground
  • Debugshot command now also reports perks, books, and schematics for forum reporting and testing (creates .csv file in screenshot folder)
  • Toggling of local player ignored by AI using left shift+keypad* key
  • Spectator Mode for admins. Use “sm” command in console
  • Rotate back is assigned to tapping “Reload”

Changed

  • Changing time with commands or time slider now recalculates the blood moon day
  • Rebind “Accelerate” and “Reverse” to trigger buttons
  • Bind horn to D-Pad Right
  • Localization now includes community feedback

Fixed

  • Drunken Disorderly now also works with moonshine
  • Microwave collision box was corrected
  • Bottom face of Control Panel Base 07 is no longer see through
  • Hat mods no longer have hair poking through the helmet
  • Handy Man steam achievement now works with new multishape frame block.
  • Claim blocks now properly protect against explosives again
  • Better Barter no longer allows better prices at vending machines
  • Intimidation with a 44 Magnum no longer works on vending machines
  • Waypoints not on the screen no longer activate when moving the mouse over the screen
  • Cheating XP by spamming the action key with books on the toolbelt is now prevented
  • Loose board traps successfully destroy now when damaged
  • Player clothing is properly removed with drop on death
  • Ramp shapes no longer delete faces to allow exploits
  • BurntWoodBlock4 no longer disappears when a block is placed under it
  • Dirt and topsoil now use the same mats for the same craft time
  • The wooden chair uses its proper texture again
  • Loose board blocks now show a block when falling
  • Tar paper (ID 148) can now be picked from the paint menu
  • Only single players can interact with spotlights and turrets
  • Forges no longer slow down the game
  • No more crashes caused by the electric fence
  • Warning spam by electric fence wiring is also fixed now
  • Junk turret hits and kills do not trigger perk bonuses while holding related weapon anymore
  • Junk Turret also respects party members that are not allies
  • Offsets on some multiblocks were corrected
  • “Invisible” from Debug Menu and Invisible hotkey now properly do what is expected

Fixes for Localization

  • Initial saving of a new prefab is properly localized now
  • Localized distance and coordinate designations
  • Tooltip names of items will no longer be displayed off screen
  • UI label sizes fixed to fit visual layout (skill dialogs)
  • Quest Chain Rewards “NONE” is localized
  • “Required” for campfire and forge recipes is now localized
  • Batter Up Vol 7 name and description are correct again
  • Loading screen before main menu is now localized

Alpha 18.3 Language Patch is out! 01.23.20

Hey Survivors,

we just released Alpha 18.3 b4 language patch to stable. The patch has full language support for English, Spanish, Spanish Latin American, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish, Simple Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean. The release also has many great bug fixes and improvements. Read on for more details.

Official 18.3 Bug reporting Thread

Official 18.3 Language Bug reporting Thread

Added

  • Full localization support for English, Spanish, Spanish Latin American, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish, Simple Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
  • Console command wsmats has been added to allow players to modify the current amount of smelted materials in workstations for debugging
  • Bookcase is now available as a paintable texture
  • Terrain at Lowest or Low quality reduces shader layer blending to 2 or 3
  • FOV display option is reenabled and has a default button
  • Backpack friction and bounce settings
  • Backpack logging was added for better tracking
  • We added font support for all current localizations
  • Flying mode can now move faster (sprint) in all directions
  • Trader Jen now has her own unique voice

Changed

  • It takes more casino tokens to smelt/craft bullet casings
  • All electrical devices (blocks) have a minimum consumption of 1W
  • Better stat display on bandages were
  • Reduced grass fade out distance so fade is visible
  • A sewing kit is now required for first aid kits
  • Renamed Tree Quality option to Object Quality
  • Renamed Grass Distance option values to Low, Medium, High and added Lowest
  • Adjusted grass distance fade to match grass distance option
  • The grass shader was optimized
  • Enabled FOV console command again
  • Adjusted video quality options UI layout to reflect recent changes
  • modArmorBandolier can be now also be installed in leg armor
  • Improved claw foot tub colliders

Fixed

  • Clients do now see an admin star for the host
  • Loading mod localization for a localization category that does not exist in vanilla no longer causes KeyNotFoundExceptions
  • Removing leg collision from table custom shapes so projectiles can now pass through again
  • The wrench now plays an animation on cntMunitionsBox and decoHandTruck
  • Shotgun slugs do scrap to polymer
  • Stun Baton Schematic had an error corrected
  • Rabbits are no longer making a swinging sound when they shouldn’t
  • Deer now scare easier
  • Fuel placed in any fuel slot does now allow to start crafting in workstations
  • Many grass types sway with wind and adjusted sway
  • We fixed the EndOfStreamException that results in loss of base, workstations, and items due to chunk resetting
  • There is no longer an error spam showing up in the dedi’s terminal window on startup
  • Players are once again able to press W to purchase perks in the skills screen.
  • Opening the playerscreen in a vehicle no longer results in a standing character
  • The decorative car parts now have proper material and parts
  • Needle and thread vol 3 does now correctly unlock running shoes
  • Arrows and crossbow bolts now properly penetrate water and collide the terrain underwater
  • Items in crafting queue do now survive changes to items.xml
  • The effect on modGunDrumMagazineExtender now matches description
  • Wookie suit now states correct unlock requirement
  • Cars no longer look like they were slammed in the ground in wild rotations, though some usecase still makes this happen
  • Tripwire can now be repaired
  • Armour Plating recipe values are now using the correct values
  • Terrain Quality are no longer locked, but need a restart to fully activate
  • The collider and hitbox on the swingset are way better now
  • We increased MaxSpawnedZombies default to 64 to match the BloodMoonEnemyCount
  • We updated comments to serverconfig.xml and tooltips for MP zombie spawn settings
  • Another vehicle and junk turret dupe was fixed
  • Exploding arrows and bolt sfx now stops during SP pause
  • Fuel added to a 4×4 is now properly working for everybody
  • Item mod buffs no longer remain active if a modded item was dropped from the toolbar
  • Corrected wrong perk descriptions for master chef
  • Vehicle and players do no longer desync after jumping off and on quickly in a short amount of time
  • Players who logged in no longer witness players who were on a vehicle already in funny poses.
  • Player as passenger keep their hands off the steering wheel

Alpha 18.2 Patch is out! 12.04.19

Hey folks,

He just released Alpha 18.2 b5 patch to stable. Lots of good tweaks and fixes enjoy!

Should be compatible with old saves.

Official 18.2 Bug reporting Thread

Added

  • Create a function to lock xp amount required to a specific amount at a certain level
  • Spear should drop to the ground when a player corpse despawns
  • Several deco blocks to metal fence/furniture blocks
  • Command aliases “food”, “hungry” for “starve” and “water” for “thirsty”
  • Zombie dogs to the burnt forest
  • Terrain Quality video option

Changed

  • Burnt forest sky and fog visuals are more pleasing
  • Increased value/cost of Grandpa’s Learn’n Exiler
  • Reduced stack size on some ammo quest rewards
  • Faster crafting time on the topsoil block and hobo stew
  • Nerfed gas in loot
  • Sham chowder uses canned sham instead of sham sandwiches
  • ModGunShotgunTubeExtenderMagazine has no random range
  • ModGunRodAndSpring reduced to +15% and added missing effect that the description claimed
  • Stun effects from shotguns do not cause a cooldown on the target
  • Shotgun slugs count as AP rounds
  • 30s drink buffs increased to 45s duration
  • ArmorSteelSetParts and armorMilitarySetParts can drop along with clothes
  • Increased LockPickBreakChance by 10%
  • Bundles/pallets of items renamed to “stacks” for consistency
  • Increased the stack size of bullet tips, casings, buckshot, paper
  • Shotguns cause a short stun by default and the perk increases it’s duration instead of the chance to occur.
  • Increased spread and damage of shotguns at short range and efficiency against packs of zombies. At their max range of 10m the damage is zero.
  • Slightly more polymer in loot and from destroying trash piles
  • Stuns do not lower a player’s melee attack speed
  • Increased the damage on the primitive bow
  • Bathtub filled with gore drops more rotting flesh
  • Block material on torches/candles does not cause a loud crash sound on destruction
  • DeskLampLight should harvest brass
  • Several small loot piles have duplicate or overly loud looting sounds
  • SMG do the same damage as pistols
  • Increased drop rate for Handgun items at higher GS where the bucket needs to be larger to cover both SMG and magnum
  • Increased drop chance of T3 item parts where the T2 item does not scrap into T3 parts, such as with clubs
  • Zombie animals drop the same amount as rotten flesh as a live ones drops meat
  • PerkLivingOffTheLand reduces the cost of crafting farm plots
  • Sham recipe now creates 5 cans of sham at a time but requires more ingredients and acid
  • PerkYeahScience lets you craft gunpowder, glue, aloe cream, gas and oil with fewer resources
  • Updated burnt forest texture
  • Knivesnow cause bleeding on every hit
  • PerkDeepCuts further increases the max bleeding stacks and adds a run speed debuff to bleeding
  • ResourceElectricParts are no longer craftable
  • Lockpicks are not consumed on successful lockpicking.
  • Cheesecake now grants 5% better prices when buying
  • Fetch-only quests have lower rewards
  • Blood moon spawner ignores bedrolls
  • Improved blood moon spawner temp path grid position

Fixed

  • Hide paging buttons when not needed.
  • Iron and steel spear show too bright in the dark.
  • Unity crash when hitting Esc in prefab editor containing pumpkins
  • Zombies can disable vehicles too fast
  • You can ride the bike in turbo mode with no stamina
  • Added asphalt recipe back in
  • Pumpkin recipes are not in loot
  • Warning about xuiwater
  • Inconsistent harvest on old suitcase
  • ArmorSteelHelmet missing from loot list
  • Wrong stack size on resourceLockPickBundle/recipe
  • Reading pumpkin recipes does not unlock
  • Lucky Goggles use A17 scaling and are too strong compared to the perk
  • Power attacks will break stealth erratically and may play duplicate sounds. Sneaking now prevents all power attack grunts.
  • MeleeKnucklesSteelParts missing in loot
  • Primitive bow not automatically loading when equipped
  • TreeJuniper4m is invisible
  • Quest rewards past the initial 2 chosen rewards were not randomizing order correctly.
  • Desert sunset was too red
  • Animal HP decreases with game difficulty
  • Controller: Lights radial menu used left thumbstick, now uses right
  • Equipped clothing is not moddable.
  • Requirement HitLocation is not working on arrows and bolts
  • Dedi password is not remembered when using controller in big picture mode
  • Pressing ESC in the server password window causes the menus to break
  • Allowing ESC in server password window to cancel password input
  • Inventory radial skipped when on a vehicle and using a controller
  • Lockpicks only break within the last 25% of the LockPickTime.
  • Kill The Wabbit quest does not consider the double barrel shotgun
  • Initial loading of sounds from mod bundles can cause lag
  • Vultures fall through the world when killed high in the sky
  • Bulltproofplate makes farm plots transparent when touching the plot box
  • Pistols with a full auto trigger have sound issues
  • Schematic and food recipe sounds are played for everyone to hear
  • Torch candle dupe by placing and quickly hitting drop key.
  • Chainsaw and auger not giving xp on zombie kills
  • Scopes have a red tint instead of green when wearing night vision goggles
  • IndexOutOfRangeException when copying block shape while using multiblocks.
  • Removed unneeded debug message for shape menu.
  • Apply options NRE in PrefabLODManager UpdateMaterials
  • Chili dogs do not return an empty can on eating
  • Moldy Bread recipe missing from Chem Lab list
  • Dirt and Topsoil localization says it is from the creative menu
  • Cement mixer localization mentions fertilizer
  • Several items have unintended high crafting times
  • Blurry vision does not apply when using scopes
  • Deprecated insulator item removed and from trader
  • Fixed with issue with silenced fire on automatic weapons
  • Cached map view persists between different servers with the same world a player connects to
  • Admin star is only seen on own player name when host, not when client
  • Starve command was broken
  • Reading a book from toolbelt gives 100 xp, but not the same from backpack.
  • Unknown loot_quality_templates threw an error on loading
  • Forge max crafting will only allow 80% of available smelted resources.
  • Living off the land lvl 3 was not working correctly.
  • Shotgun particles replaying after fast weapon switching.
  • AMD HD 5000 & 6000 series render ground horribly
  • CustomIconTint did not apply to icons that are in the shape selector menu.
  • Multiple turrets made constant reload sound
  • Bunch of blocks caused errors in the prefab editor
  • There was no hunting game in the burnt forest
  • Mushrooms can be planted almost anywhere
  • Typo in level 1 of electrocution er
  • “Basics of electricity” is not in the loot table
  • Battery bank unlock info is incorrect
  • Localization end table lamp
  • Reaper icon no longer stays with you on max level
  • Player dying during blood moon can stop blood moon spawns
  • Players can break blood moon spawn for entire server
  • Distant terrain brightness flickering when reflection probes updated when player moved
  • Improved reflection probe fade out range
  • Distant terrain looks white with half or lower texture quality
  • The silencer no longer blocks ADS on a pistol

Alpha 18.1 Patch is out! 11.12.19

Hey folks,

We just released Alpha 18.1 b8 patch to stable. Lots of good tweaks and fixes enjoy!

Should be compatible with old saves.

Official 18.1 Bug reporting Thread

Added

  • Settings for Blood Moon Frequency of 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 20 days
  • Settings for AI Block Damage and Loot Abundance of 33 and 67 percent
  • Settings for Blood Moon Count of 6 and 10 enemies
  • Customized club swing whoosh sounds
  • A chance screamer will not spawn
  • Video Texture Filter setting
  • UnloadUnusedAssets after we unload texture arrays
  • Lowest graphics preset and increased 6 of Low’s settings
  • Tree Quality Lowest and increased quality for Low and Medium
  • Steel tools parts to traders

Changed

  • Melee swing audio source to one which isn’t 150 meters.
  • Mining iron ore yields iron
  • Increased blood bag stack size
  • Eating glass is more efficient, generating a death penalty of 25%.
  • Mechanical parts and springs are not craftable
  • PerkBoomstick increases rate of fire up to 50%
  • Removed glass helper from loot
  • Removed empty chance from cntSodaFountain
  • Collapsed workstations drop their schematic 20% of the time
  • Combat shoveling reduced
  • Corrected and improved electrical devices journal entries
  • Updated quest ammo rewards with new ammo types
  • Nerfed trader medical loot rewards, and removed plaster casts as a reward item
  • Improved heat debug UI to update in realtime and show event count
  • Removed invisible random penalties from silencer mod
  • Land mine recipes are cheaper and rebalanced.
  • TorchHeatMap blocks to be seconds for HeatMapFrequency
  • Cooking ingredient bonus for perkMasterChef
  • Increase the benefits of The Art of Mining Vol 3 
  • T5 clear and fetch/clear quests will have QL 6 items as a reward
  • PerkGreaseMonkey reduces cost of crafting vehicle parts, perkAdvancedEngineering reduces cost of crafting forge recipes, steel and electrical devices
  • Removed the blood draw kit is no longer used
  • Introduced stack limits to coolers, and end tables that players could craft and sell for a large profit

Fixed

  • Only original quester can see the red dots of zombies for clear quests
  • If a player dies on a very steep incline the backpack can disappear
  • Knife power attack damage was too low due to the rate of attack change
  • Drawbridges take damage while being driven over
  • Shadow artifacts from some impact particles.
  • Out of position collider on ice cooler.
  • Pummel Pete does not include bats in description
  • Client to client complete clear quests.
  • Tapping “Alt” makes upgrading blocks crazy fast
  • Changed sleeper volume spawn definitions to be Ghost Town instead of Bad Ass in 11 different low tier POIs (Brad)
  • Typo in perkAdvancedEngineeringRank4LongDesc
  • Cleaned up stats, cost, naming, description, recipe for various garage doors
  • Minor exploit using campfire and wood block ( Starter Quest )
  • BlockTorchHeatMap heat inaccuracy by scaling heat by world time speed
  • Vehicle part crafting time aligned with vehicle assembly
  • Silenced M60 is as quiet as a pistol. Better noise scaling on silenced gunfire.
  • RWG preview tool localization
  • NRE when trying to reload a flashlight.
  • Controller zoom in and out function isn’t working with scopes
  • Shadow artifacts on damage particles.
  • Demolition zombie’s explosion is affected by claim strength.
  • NRE when server is shutdown via terminal
  • Client NRE when host or server exits game
  • Balancing and better descriptions for bullet penetration.
  • Too many journal unlocks delay the tutorial quest
  • Junk Turrets pushed through blocks if placed in a 1×1 hole
  • Health at 99/100 when starting a new game
  • Light Mod more expensive than Mining Helmet with light mod.
  • Going into prefab editor can cause grey textures in game
  • Having lots of craft ingredients causes lag when clicking on the recipe / reopening crafting screen
  • UI scale changes ingame do not update toolbelt message location
  • The world generation process does not apply rwgmixer.xml modlets
  • Lootstage ending in 9 seem to force loot quality to 1
  • Disabled dms on linux to prevent crash until Unity issue is fixed (Zack)
  • From the shadows perk has 2 typo’s
  • Wrong header on perkArtOfMiningCoffeeDesc
  • Distant POIs become black on most surfaces
  • Knuckles only show in the right hand in MP and third person
  • Bolts appear to stick in air short of touching body
  • Another Junk Turret/Mod dupe
  • Auger (ranged looping items) playing the start sound repeatedly, which makes lots of heat
  • Playing a sound on an entity made heat at wrong position if origin not 0
  • Recipe max count is calculating incorrectly
  • Clients can pick up blocks at the traders while the host cannot.
  • Inventory screens used to exit containers open up their respective tab.
  • Display of blunderbuss / double barrel stats inconsistent with pumpgun
  • Inaccurate description on modGunShotgunTubeExtenderMagazine and stats on gunPumpShotgun
  • Unintended max range on pump shotgun max magazine capacity
  • Switching to an auger/chainsaw on the hotbar creates a heat event
  • Rebalanced harvesting “heat” after several code fixes. An auger with all the bells, whistles, and perks mining nonstop can barely call a screamer on its own. A steel pick can get up to 80%.
  • Incorrect mining journal and missing distribution of silver/gold/diamond blocks, includes balance of ore “areas”
  • Mined resources have erratic prices
  • Tracking does not reliably show animals.
  • Incorrect default logfile path on Linux dedi
  • Items that do not have a description
  • Player names causing FPS drop