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    REV6:7-8's REALITY CHECK

    Description:

    This modlet package makes the game less annoying for zombie purists (per https://7daystodie.com/forums/showth...-7-Days-To-Die ) by removing bears, cops, coyotes, demolitions, dogs, ferals, mountain lions, screamers, snakes, spiders, vultures, wights, wolves, and even radiated animals and zombies... giving the individual player FULL control to decide for themselves which of those critters they want removed from the game.

    You can still manually spawn any of the other animals or zombies from the base/vanilla game using the entity spawner (F6), but this should keep them from spawning in-game otherwise...

    ... unless you do some of the quests which may spawn specific animals or zombies other than the substitutions this modlet makes otherwise.

    Included Modlets:

    You may safely install any combination of these modlets, or even all of them, without worrying about incompatibilities...

    NO BEARS STANDARD - Replace standard bears with zombieMoe

    NO BEARS ZOMBIE - Replace zombie bears with zombieMoe

    NO COPS - Replace cops with zombieMoe

    NO COYOTES - Replace coyotes with zombieMoe

    NO DEMOLITIONS - Replace demolitions with zombieMoe

    NO DOGS - Replace zombie dogs with zombieMoe

    NO FERALS - Replace feral zombies with zombieMoe

    NO MOUNTAIN LIONS - Replace mountain lions with zombieMoe

    NO RADIATED - Replace radiated animals and zombies with zombieMoe

    NO SCREAMERS - Replace screamers with zombieMoe

    NO SNAKES - Replace snakes with zombieMoe

    NO SPIDERS - Replace spiders with zombieMoe

    NO VULTURES STANDARD - Replace standard vultures with zombieMoe

    NO VULTURES RADIATED - Replace radiated vultures with zombieMoe

    NO WIGHTS FERAL - Replace feral wights with zombieMoe

    NO WIGHTS RADIATED - Replace radiated wights with zombieMoe

    NO WOLVES STANDARD - Replace standard wolves with zombieMoe

    NO WOLVES DIRE - Replace dire wolves with zombieMoe

    Why the substitutions I chose:

    Why zombieMoe? Because that particular entity doesn't have any restrictions on which biomes or biome types it can spawn into.

    System Requirements/Fine Print:

    The latest versions of these modlets have been tested on the vanilla/base install of 7 Days To Die for PC/MAC, version(s):

    Alpha 18.1 b7 Stable

    ... WITHOUT OTHER MODS, MODLETS, OR CUSTOMIZATIONS

    They may or may not work with earlier versions of 7DTD, may or may not work with experimental versions of 7DTD, may or may not work with other mods or modlets or customizations, and may or may not work with your particular server configuration.

    Also, console players are out of luck with this one. Sorry!

    Your mileage may vary. Caveat emptor.

    Known INcompatibilities:

    1. These modlets DO NOT work properly with the (RETIRED) REV6:7-8's CRISPY CRITTERS modlet. Again, decide which you want more, and stick to that path only.


    2. These modlets DO NOT work properly with either of the (RETIRED) REV6:7-8's THE GREY modlets. Again, decide which you want more, and stick to that path only.


    3. These modlets DO NOT work properly with any other mods, modlets, or customizations that add, change, remove, or replace NPCs from the 7DTD game.

    Consider yourself warned.

    Installation:

    1. Download the zip file to your computer...


    2. Extract the Mods folder from the zip file.

    3. Open the extracted Mods folder.

    4. Open your 7 Days To Die game installation folder. The easiest way to do this is to find your 7 Days To Die game listed in your Steam LIBRARY, right-click on it to open the pop-up menu, select Properties, single-click on the LOCAL FILES tab, and then click on BROWSE LOCAL FILES.

    5. Look in your 7 Days To Die game folder for a Mods folder. If there is NOT already a Mods folder, create one by right-clicking on any empty space in the folder window and selecting New Folder.

    6. Open the 7 Days To Die game folder's Mods folder.

    7. If you already HAVE any old/existing rev678_realitycheck_ folders, remove them from the 7 Days To Die game folder's Mods folder. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY CAUSE YOU UNEXPECTED ISSUES!

    8. Copy or move any or all of the rev678_realitycheck_ folders from the extracted Mods folder into the 7 Days To Die game folder's Mods folder.

    Uninstall:

    To uninstall any or all of these modlets, simply remove the corresponding rev678_realitycheck_ folder or folders from the 7 Days To Die game folder's Mods folder.

    Best Practices/Troubleshooting/Errors:

    1. I strongly advise you to start a NEW game/save AFTER installing but BEFORE running these modlets. Failure to do so will likely result in an "Invalid Cast Exception" error. If you don't start a NEW game/save AFTER installing but BEFORE running these modlets, and get that error, I'm going to tell you to start a NEW game/save.

    2. Sometimes an "Invalid Cast Exception" error can be corrected by "cleaning" your player profile (either using the cleaning tool in the 7DTD Launcher, or change your player profile from the in-game menus). Again though, if you don't start a NEW game/save AFTER installing but BEFORE running these modlets, and get that error, I'm going to tell you to start a NEW game/save.

    3. If you DID start a NEW game/save, and still are having problems with these modlets, please try the following self-troubleshooting steps:

    - Make sure 7DTD is not running.

    - Move all of your existing modlet folders out of your Mods folder, say to your Desktop (TEMPORARILY).

    - Restart the game, and see if you get the error you posted.

    - If so, your game/save may be pooched, and you'll want to delete it and start a new game/save. Restart the game, and see if you get the error you posted.

    - If so, your copy of 7DTD may be pooched, and you'll want to re-install. Restart the game, and see if you get the error you posted.

    - If not, try ONLY moving my modlet folder(s) back into your Mods folder.

    - Restart the game, and see if you get the error you posted.

    - If so, THEN my modlet(s) may be causing your error. If that's the case, please report back here with more details (which modlets you have installed, what game version you're running, PC/MAC/Linux/console, etc), and I'll try to help you.

    - If not, someone else's product(s) may be causing your error, and you'll want to pursue the issue further with them.

    Hope this helps, and cheers!
    REV6:7-8

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    OPINIONS:

    My personal issues with 7 Days To Die, and zombie portrayals in movies and games in general
    https://7daystodie.com/forums/showth...-7-Days-To-Die

    _________________________

    MODLETS:

    REV6:7-8's ADMIN SKILL POINTS
    https://7daystodie.com/forums/showth...N-SKILL-POINTS

    REV6:7-8's REALITY CHECK
    https://7daystodie.com/forums/showth...-REALITY-CHECK
    Last edited by rev678; 5 Hours Ago at 03:05 PM. Reason: UPDATED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

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    After conversations with JerWA and Vedui42 in The Veddite Community's Discord channels (https://discord.gg/jRytRyE), decided to separate out each NPC handled by this modlet into their own distinct modlets.

    That way, the individual player installing any of these modlets on their own computer can decide for themselves which NPC('s) they want removed from the game.

    Updated the main post above with the new download links, and modified the installation and uninstall instructions accordingly.

    IMPORTANT NOTE:

    I strongly encourage anyone wanting to install and use any of these modlets to first REMOVE the previous all-in-one REALITY CHECK modlet, by simply removing the rev678_reality_check folder from the Mods folder. Failure to do will likely result in errors.

    Hope this helps, and cheers!
    REV6:7-8

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    Added a modlet to the package for removing radiated animals and zombies. Updated the main post above with the new download links.

    IMPORTANT NOTE:

    I strongly encourage anyone wanting to install and use any of these modlets to first REMOVE the previous all-in-one REALITY CHECK modlet, by simply removing the rev678_reality_check folder from the Mods folder. Failure to do will likely result in errors.

    Hope this helps, and cheers!
    REV6:7-8

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    The modlets in this package are fully compatible with and have been tested for Alpha 17 Stable B240, just officially released this evening.

    Hope this helps, and cheers!
    REV6:7-8

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    1. Added a new modlet:

    NO SPIDERS - This modlet removes all spiders.

    2. Updated OP to provide additional information about the specific modlets.

    Hope this helps, and cheers!
    REV6:7-8

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    getting this error

    on a brand new install
    Code:
    2018-12-31T11:23:22 20.519 WRN XML patch for "entitygroups.xml" from mod "REV6:7-8's Modlet ... REALITY CHECK ... NO SPIDERS" did not apply: <remove xpath="/entitygroups/entitygroup/entity[@name='zombieSpiderRadiated']" 
    2018-12-31T11:23:23 20.584 WRN XML patch for "entitygroups.xml" from mod "REV6:7-8's Modlet ... REALITY CHECK ... NO VULTURES" did not apply: <remove xpath="/entitygroups/entitygroup/entity[@name='animalZombieVultureRadiated']"

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    @OzzFreak,

    It's not really an error. It's a warning.

    Not everyone who downloads this modlet package installs all of the individual modlets, so I had to make sure that each modlet properly removed all of its type of creatures. So the NO SPIDERS modlet removes regular spiders, feral spiders, and radiated spiders, etc.

    What it means in your particular example is that those two items did not get applied (removing zombieSpiderRadiated and animalZombieVultureRadiated) when those two modlets (NO SPIDERS and NO VULTURES) ran, most likely because you also installed NO RADIATED and that modlet already ran before them, alphabetically.

    As the NO RADIATED modlet would have removed the zombieSpiderRadiated and animalZombieVultureRadiated previously, those lines in NO SPIDERS and NO VULTURES tried to remove items that were already removed.

    This is expected behavior, and doesn't cause any issues in-game.

    Hope this clarifies, and cheers!
    REV6:7-8

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    ok that make alot of sence then

    but i also got this error spamed on my log file then server crashed

    Code:
    (Filename:  Line: -1)
    
    InvalidCastException: Cannot cast from source type to destination type.
      at AIWanderingHordeSpawner.UpdateSpawn (.World _world, Single _deltaTime) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
      at AIWanderingHordeSpawner.Update (.World world, Single _deltaTime) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
      at AIDirectorWanderingHordeComponent.TickActiveSpawns (Single dt) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
      at AIDirectorWanderingHordeComponent.Tick (Double _dt) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
      at AIDirector.ComponentsTick (Double _dt) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
      at AIDirector.Tick (Double dt) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
      at World.OnUpdateTick (Single _partialTicks, ArraySegment`1 _activeChunks) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
      at GameManager.gmUpdate () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
      at GameManager.Update () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0

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    @OzzFreak,

    I'm seeing nothing in your latest error screenshot that really helps me troubleshoot if my modlet(s) are causing your error, or perhaps something else is (like someone else's modlets).

    Please try this...

    1. Make sure 7DTD is not running.

    2. Move all of your existing modlet folders out of your Mods folder, say to your Desktop (TEMPORARILY).

    3. Restart the game, and see if you get the error you posted.

    4. If so, your copy of 7DTD is pooched, and you'll want to re-install.

    5. If not, try ONLY moving my modlet folder(s) back into your Mods folder.

    6. Restart the game, and see if you get the error you posted.

    7. If so, THEN my modlet(s) are causing your error. If that's the case, please report back here with more details (which modlets you have installed, what game version you're running, PC/MAC/Linux/console, etc), and I'll try to help you.

    8. If not, someone else's product(s) are causing your error, and you'll want to pursue the issue further with them.

    Hope this helps, and cheers!
    REV6:7-8
    Last edited by rev678; 12-31-2018 at 07:57 PM.

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    ok groovy. i'll reboot. im also using this on a server not on single player

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    Rebooting your server alone may not really help me help you troubleshoot this.

    When dealing with a complicated equation in mathematics, for example, the first thing you want to do is try to distill the equation down into as few variables as possible. It's the same for technical problems with computer hardware and software.

    By first removing all of the modlets or customizations you currently have installed, and then re-launching your game, you can test your base install for proper functionality.

    Re-installing modlets or customizations one at a time, and watching for errors, you'll be able to determine what's really causing the problems.

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    Might have been a one off, i uploaded the modelts 1 at a time let it run a bit. and so far no errors

    thanks for your help, i'll be checking logs at night to make sure its still working,, and thanks for this mod

    i been playing since A6 before the snow zombies, and i really never liked the rad zeds

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    You bet.

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    Thanks for these great additions to make the game more sane, I love where TFP are going with A17 but some things they have doen along the way always struck me as WTF especially radiated zombies and zombies running lol. I Just also read your other post about Zombie purist thoughts and have to agree with all of it

    Keep up the good work!

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    Thanks for your comments, Ragsy 2145, and Happy New Year to all!

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