Telltale Update 11.03.18

Many are speculating as to the future of 7 Days to Die on consoles and The Fun Pimps wanted to give the community an update. The news of Telltale’s demise and insolvency was both a saddening and shocking event. With no warning, we learned the news the same day as the gaming public.

Upon hearing the news, The Fun Pimps immediately terminated its license agreement with Telltale, which only allowed publishing rights on the console ports of the 7 Days to Die game. The termination also severed Telltale’s rights to any future updates or sequels of the 7 Days to Die franchise.

In the weeks following, we’ve been working in good faith with the remaining management at Telltale to regain control over the console versions and allow us to provide support and updates on those platforms. So far, these efforts have failed.

Like you, we are incredibly frustrated by what has happened. We are pursuing all options to regain our rights, including legal remedies. Despite the damage that Telltale’s actions have inflicted upon our company and upon our console community, we wanted to let you know that The Fun Pimps are supremely committed to our fans and will continue to support 7 Days to Die game on the PC, as well as continuing efforts to aid console players in the future.

The Fun Pimps will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

Telltale Layoffs 09.22.18

We are deeply saddened by the news of the Telltale layoffs. Our hearts go out to our friends and partners over there. Rest assured The Fun Pimps are committed to the future of the 7 Days to Die Franchise and will continue to update and support 7 Days on every platform we can. As more information becomes available TFP will be issuing statements.

On a more upbeat note Alpha 17 is coming along folks and it’s going to be awesome!

Cheers Richard

Calling All Streamers 06.22.18

Hey Survivalists,
Thanks to all who applied for our Alpha 17 Streamer Event. The application process is now closed. We are closer to being able to release Alpha 17 experimental than ever before. Our huge A17 Stream Team Kickoff should be happening soon. We will be announcing the date of the event to the members of our Stream Team once we are sure we have an acceptable build so stay tuned to your favorite streamers on our list to find out when it will all go down.

 

For information about the event  and to see the list of A17 Stream Team members go to the  A17 Stream Team forum post!

PC Gamers Top 100 Readers List 12.11.17

We we’re shocked to hear that 7 Days to Die made PC Gamers 2017 Readers Top 100 list. We want to thank those folks for putting us there. Maybe the editors will give us a little love now. Our old man use to say know your audience. A tip of the fedora goes out to those smart readers of PC gamer.

PC Gamers Top 100 Readers List

Cheers from TFP

Alpha 16.4 Patch is out! 10.26.17

Hey Survivalist,
We’ve just released Alpha 16.4 Patch. Which includes many of the most important bugs reported by the community.

Official Alpha 16.4 Release Notes!

Changed

  • Reduced walk weapons sway and bow sway
  • Forge input now has a timer indicating how long until the current item is finished
  • Players now trigger sleeper volumes from further away to avoid spawning seen by the player
  • Put fix in place to skip corrupt sleeper volume savegame data.
  • Some general improvements to zombie jumping

Fixed

  • Sleepers spawning in front of players as they are breaking into building
  • Grass is getting snow cover inside buildings
  • Snowpack shadow regression
  • Solar cells won’t show on trader refresh.
  • Red Mesa elevator shaft stability fix and other improvements.
  • Turrets play double sounds for clients
  • Roads generating as Clay, Dirt, Gravel and Sand
  • Land Claim does not prevent placement of minibike chassis.
  • SI Exploit for Rock Prefab
  • Zombies don’t seem to be attacking animals
  • Dupe method “destroying container”
  • Duping with 2 people using containers
  • KeyNotFoundException for sleeper volumes
  • Problem that particle for paint brush was never removed and slowed down the game
  • Fatbelly (sleeper spawn trigger) should not go vertical
  • Sleeper volumes are not being restored properly
  • Gamestage calculates offline days as survived days
  • waste_rubble_bldg_07 sleeper spawning after POI is cleared
  • OSX: Camera view jumping after interacting with containers
  • Sleepers that die while laying down shouldnt stand up
  • Bear animation is jittery when the bear turns
  • Snakes are fire proof
  • Block 614 sucks player into it
  • Wire Tool wire disappears when switching tools after first time use
  • Zombies cannot climb or break New 3D Ladders from the back side
  • ArgumentException when trying to continue a game
  • Savegame Crash: EndOfStreamException: Failed to read past end of stream.
  • Zombies sometimes clip into the ground and blocks when they jump
  • LandClaimOfflineDurabilityModifier
  • Force quiting the game when in respawn stage results in loss of crosshair etc

Known Issues

  • Onscreen keyboard is only available if you start the game from Steam’s Big Picture Mode
  • Smell is not working with the new stealth we will revisit it in a17
  • GlobalUV support inhibits anisotropic filtering and it has to be calculated in the shader.
  • Farming of crops other than yucca and hops affects performance
  • Precipitation and cold temp going through windows, glass blocks, doors, and hatches
  • Excessive use of trigger plates may cause servers to lag during hordes.
  • Gore block dup

Please report any issues in the Alpha 16.4 Stable Bug Report forum thread

Alpha 16.3 Patch is out! 08.31.17

Hey Survivalist,
We’ve just released Alpha 16.3 Patch. Which includes fixes for many of the most important bugs reported by the community.
It is strongly recommended to start a new RWG map, as the fixes necessitated core changes to the chunk code. We apologize for this inconvenience.

For those of you that experience any problems please use your steam client to delete local files and reinstall the game. Also wiping your player profile data might be helpful. To delete the saved game and player profile data delete all files and folders that reside here: C:\Users\yourName\AppData\Roaming\7DaysToDie

Official Alpha 16.3 Release Notes!

Changed

  • Terrain generation rules to not generate so many jagged peaks in rwgmixer.xml
  • Socket generation rules in rwgmixer.xml
  • Challenge quests yield more skill points
  • Tuned in weapon bob when running and walking for new smooth bob code

Fixed

  • The issue where chunks would no longer load due to faulty triggers , which causes players to be stuck on building environment (NRE spam on server) is fixed, but requires a new map, as it does nto work retroactively.
  • The issue where minibikes and the power.dat would not save properly is fixed.
  • A reason where the game freezes while “Creating player” is fixed.
  • The issue where minibikes and the power.dat would not save properly is fixed.
  • A reason where the game freezes while “Creating player” is fixed.
  • Businessman Zombie when killed can have his head dislocated when falls backwards into a corner or against a wall
  • Vultures and Chickens artifact when rag doll rolling down a slope
  • Pushing back LOD2 swap distance on vault doors. (Raner)
  • Dedicated servers not added to history when connecting by IP/port
  • Localization now showing english values instead of localization keys if localization is not set for a key in the user language
  • Gore blocks have a chance of knocking you out of loot containers
  • Zombie state is not being saved properly for clients
  • Insta health on medkit not applied when healing others
  • Supply crates have a chance of dropping through terrain.
  • Concrete drys too indifferent
  • Forge craft halting when output is full is broken.
  • Players can kill chunk generation Griefing
  • Shotgun turret goes out of sync
  • Zombies rotate on ground again
  • Lowered radius of dart trap firing sounds.
  • Vultures can fly under water
  • Sleeper zombies have a chance to rotate when they wake up
  • Bears and wolves walk on water
  • RWG highway connection issues
  • Roads generating as Clay, Dirt, Gravel and Sand
  • Deep roadside hole in RWG
  • Odd hole in the road
  • Weird spikes in the road
  • Both turrets are missing firing sound
  • Check rebuilding road cave
  • Being stuck in 1*1 holes and then be catapulted
  • Zombies sometimes clip into the ground and blocks when they jump
  • Vultures and Chickens artifact when rag doll rolling down a slope
  • Player is invisible to others on death
  • Being disconnected while tabbed out of game causes menu unresponsiveness
  • Typo in rwgmixer prevents spawning of utility_celltower_02
  • Corrected up/downgrade issues with windows
  • “Start a Base” quest asks for too much wood
  • Some item types purchasable from traders cannot be sold back
  • Stag run/walk state in water is not viewed the same between client and hostP2P
  • Wolves dont properly attack zombies or stags
  • Game sometimes stopping to save power / vehicle data
  • Typo in rwgmixer prevents spawning of water_tower_02
  • Painting ramps with 1×2 textures like redwood makes it invisible
  • Wood debris (32) bad normal map metadata
  • Gamestage calculates offline days as survived days
  • Snowpack causing ceiling shadow on underground terrain blocks
  • When on a slope both bears have difficulty in attacking the player
  • Beverages do not restore stamina properly
  • Zombies not using ladders properly and float/walk away from the ladder
  • Planted crops/trees stop growing when chunk has been reloaded
  • ERROR: VM.mesh[0].Vertices.Count (65248) has too many vertices
  • When going underwater the Cannot Breathe Tooltip shows up
  • Feral and Radiated feral version of zombies don’t count towards quest progression.
  • UFPS Stutter issues
  • Sleeper spawn issue where killing the last surviving sleeper would trigger a new set of sleepers to spawn
  • All solid Wedge Inclines placed together front to back renders back side invisible

Known Issues

  • On-screen keyboard is only available if you start the game from Steam’s Big Picture Mode
  • Smell is not working with the new stealth we will revisit it in a17
  • GlobalUV support inhibits anisotropic filtering and it has to be calculated in the shader.
  • Farming of crops other than yucca and hops affects performance
  • Precipitation and cold temp going through windows, glass blocks, doors, and hatchesExcessive use of trigger plates may cause servers to lag during hordes.
  • Gore block dupe
  • Turrets echo sounds for clients

Request to community:

  • Blackscreen of death – still looking for savegames and outputlogs
  • Sleeper spawning issues continue – we fixed the issue for wrongfully triggering new spawns, if you find more, please send us repro and video
  • Creating Player hang issue – we found a fix that took care of our repro, if you still encounter it, please provide savegame, repro and outputlogs

Please report isuues in the Alpha 16.3 B12 Stable Bug Report Thread

Alpha 16.2 is out! 08.04.17

Hey Survivalist,

We’ve just released Alpha 16.2 B7 Hotfix which addresses many of the worst live bugs. More more fixes coming soon.

Official Alpha 16.1 Release Notes!

Added

  • RWG prefab size check optimizations
  • RWG changes for hash getting from toString to toCultureInvariantString
  • RWG hub cell pregen blocks spawning the player and chunks until finished
  • RWG hub cell download blocks spawning the player and chunks until finished
  • Recipes for oil and paper
  • One level deep backup system for player data files
  • Added more stealth/debug introspection under F3 menu.

Changed

  • it is not possible to pick up blocks in other player’s land claim area any more
  • Molotovs do less damage to players
  • Increased the drop chance of quests and treasure maps
  • Increased damage on auto turrets
  • Increased low end damage of the iron fireaxe
  • Lower resource cost for basic wood building blocks
  • Animals do not drop gore blocks
  • Increased shotgun damage, mostly on lower quality guns

Fixed

  • Animal gore blocks are not being cleaned up on servers
  • When you focus on the centre of a wood frame and try to place another, you loose the frame
  • water under navezgane mine
  • Offline players will have a bedroll icon if someone picks up their bed
  • Molotovs hit client players when walking/running backward
  • Electrical traps can be found in the traps crafting tab
  • Wrong open sound on eviscerated remains
  • Traders do not carry compound bows and parts
  • Wrong upgrade sounds on blocks upgrading to poured concrete
  • Dysentery description does not mention that it is lethal
  • Crafting/repair costs of sod and other dirt types are inconsistent
  • Crafting skills increase the repair amount by up to 20% instead of only 2% (on repair kits)
  • Blooddrawkit dupes if suicided by overuse in backpack.
  • Player ID text is blurry.
  • Waypoint search limited to active page.
  • Allow scrolling through waypoint pages.
  • Recipes aren’t updating “live”, ie missing last item and then gaining it.
  • Disappearing POI’s
  • 32 bit client crashes on RWG creation
  • Ram usage may be too high (, Alloc)
  • Zombies bounce off trader’s outer walls or are being teleported upon approaching them
  • Game Unsticks player to the surface when underground
  • Minibike location icon will not show if missing the padlock
  • Insta health on medkit not applied when healing others
  • Not all drinks extinguish all kinds of fire buffs
  • Direwolf can still clip into player
  • Weathersurvival off does not deactivate on leaving a game
  • Players are unable to pick up small stones, plays land claim sound
  • Feral Radiated Spider has wrong limb damage and animation rules
  • Block ID 613 will suck player up into it
  • Fixed not being able to bind mouse scroll wheel
  • blade traps not doing damage properly when placed on a wall
  • You can not shoot through security gates
  • Vultures fall through the world when killed high in the sky

Known Issues

  • On-screen keyboard is only available if you start the game from Steam’s Big Picture Mode
  • Smell is not working with the new stealth we will revisit it in a17
  • Too many Airdrop crates spawning and crates spawning underground
  • Throwing rocks does not distract zombies
  • GlobalUV support inhibits anisotropic filtering and it has to be calculated in the shader.
  • Wet concrete not drying
  • Sleeper spawning issues continue
  • Farming of crops other than yucca and hops affects performance
  • Zombies rotate on the ground before standing up
  • Precipitation and cold temp going through windows, glass blocks, doors, and hatches
  • Excessive use of trigger plates may cause servers to lag during hordes.
  • Bears may not attack properly on slopes
  • Running zombies may be airwalking after ladder usage