Or at least âmodernâ for 1993. Animator Martin has also made a close-up vid of the animations for your delectation, although clearly the skin and look arenât how they now are in-game. The military residential area of March Point meanwhile, placed between Muld and Rosewood, can currently only be reached on foot. Itâs now easier to use, scroll and pan, allow mouse selection of specific areas and can be used with user maps. Hey all. We only have males in t-shirts, vests and jeans active in the build currently (pending the new clothing/women being made to work with the new texture overlay system) but we already have much greater variation in zombies - and there will be more to come. Formerly modders couldnât override sounds in PZ FMOD soundbanks, so when players find certain sounds are too loud or annoying (heartbeat, zombie alert, flies, level up noise etc) it was hard to raise/lower them independently. By the time this push is complete the system should be in a state where Animator Martin, and ultimately modders, can dive in and start layering new anims for the remaining states with very little required coder intervention. It seems that most testers have been having a lot of fun with them, and are pretty enthused so: yay! Over to France for the latest onÂ the workings of our next IWBUMS beta releaseâ¦ Invite away! Turbo has a habit of going a bit quiet and then having a âtada!â moment when his work is complete, and this weekâs was probably his best âtada!â yet. This will both minimize the amount of work in the process, and standardise the system for new gameplay additions and modding in the future. We also live on TwitterÂ right here!Â Our DiscordÂ is open for chat and hijinks too. Work on recoding Stormyâs âreloadingâ mod is now complete, and weâre now running through PZâs MP side to make sure our online and co-op components are all correctly synced up with the new animation system.Â Since itâs the animations themselves that now drive the states of survivor and zombie characters it could cause issues if they differ even slightly between servers and the clients talking to them. OTHER STUFF. As such zombie/car impacts should improve in the next couple of builds. Hope weâre all ship-shape and Bristol fashion, and yes this is a line purely intended to reference the amazing boat construction that appeared on Steam this week. The art-style of cars is temporary and hasnât had the new, less intrusive, Mash textures added yet. Fixed up interactions when youâre looting piles of crates â which previously could be a pita â and some player-requested improvements to the composting system. We also live on TwitterÂ here! Please direct gameplay feedback to our forum beta release thread, and bugs to this section of our forums. 35 NEXT A general list of stuff added to PZ, and vids of features being worked on, is kepthere so you dont have to plough through endless dev blogs for info.The Block of Italicised Text would like to direct yourattention to thePZ Wiki should you feel like editing or amending something, and thePZ Mailing List that can send blogs like this and patch notes direct to your mailbox. Rent your own prepaid Project Zomboid Gameserver at nitrado.net. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPt_59M-tok Here are some notable additions thatâve gone in over the past week: Hey all, welcome back to PZâs weekly goings-on blog. Â As regular readers will know we now have Mark with us on the long-promised animations system who, in another life, a few of us knew either from his long-ago time at Reflections (âDriverâ games era!) The Block of Italicised Text would like to direct yourÂ attention to theÂ PZ WikiÂ should you feel like editing or amending something, and theÂ PZ Mailing ListÂ that can send blogs like this and patch notes direct to your mailbox. As such we anticipate 38.20 tomorrow, and likely some follow-ups and a GOG release next week. For those not aware we exist outside of Steam, last weeks Mondoid can be found here: https://projectzomboid.com/blog/2017/03/spiffin/. This also allows us much more visual indications of damage and clothing wear and tear (quite literally). All we need is for you to be running around on the server for an hour or so, and itâll probably be quite a fun escapade. Since its genesis PZ has been about trying to recreate the feeling of Romeroâs movies, and thereâs no doubt that alongside legions of other video-games, books and movies we owe the man a great debt. Hereâs a WIP look at some animsÂ that we donât think youâve seen before. We had a few crashes during the run of play, some heavy lag on the (rare, but important) times when there are 15+ players in the same area, a few issues with some Bluetooth headsets and a few bits/bobs of levels balance. VEHICLES Weâve used images of his creations in Mondoid before, butÂ please check out his full rangeÂ of Spiffo playrooms, chess boards, space shuttles, ornamental gardens, art galleries and jewellery stashes. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Primary features include separate chat streams (safehouse, local, global, etc), customizable chat and more intuitive usage and commands. Once released to IWBUMs it will likely remain in there for a while until animation update isÂ ready to join the features already there, or if it feels stable soon after weâll push it out to everyone and start a new IWBUMs for the anims. WEATHER In the video it is at its more extreme levels, however we can also add more subtle mists and fogs to add additional ambiences to the game. Weâve just released Vehicles Build 37 â and itâs got quite a long changelist given as a case of the judders held back last Thursdayâs release. Park Ranger and Lumberjack walk faster through forest. from the tiny non-crowded hamlet known as Steam, Looking for fellow Linux Gamers? Youâd also struggle to fall asleep when in pain, making sleeping pills more of a necessity. https://youtu.be/QMYGUWlVyMI Welcome to this weekâs Mondoid. This doesnât seem to be tied to ping, so weâre looking to investigate the lower level networking code to see if a problem could reside there that would cause some players to be starved of packets on busier servers â weâre currently looking to organize a large non-Steam multiplayer test with which to test if the Steam communication layer may be causing any additional interferance, after which weâll hopefully be closer to nailing down these issues. Â. Itâs all to do with âroot motionâ â in the new PZ anims the movement of characters has always been directly taken from the animation data itself, instead of being pumped into the character in the game logic. âRight now Iâm adding support to the audio code to allow me to pitch shift samplesâ explained Steve when we nudged him. We didnât realize that quite an important feature for large construction projects wasnât known about by some proportion of our playerbase. But if you go there, you'll find that map is lying and dirt road that lead you somewhere. Firstly it will just be the way animation seems much smoother, but over time as we evolve the systems we can start to add more depth and subtlety. Thereâll also be vehicle-based locations we havenât been able to feature before. Our favourite Russian-types General Arcade, who beaver away at the larger-scale MP improvements while we concentrate on the main game, report that theyâve made a lot of good progress on getting VOIP into Zomboid, and that all our planned features have been implemented â with adjustments, finetuning and general compatibility stuff now to follow. As seen here both with, and without. Meanwhile over longer periods, rather than it feeling rather random, precipitation will be clustered so you can have lots of days without rain and then a longer period of days with a lot of rain/snow. This morning we pushed Build 37.8 to Stable. The player can also now sleep in a car that has its engine running, and Turbo has also played around with the visibility cone when driving through more intense weather effects. Weâre also at the stage now that we can spot any stray required animations that slipped through the net. More of which belowâ¦ In a related topic we apologize for the random update people will be getting. As such Zed vehicle-love will be dropped as we go until we hit a sweet spot. Itâs still unknown just how much of Martinâs work will be going into the first animation build, weâre not sure whether backpacks-on-zombies will be in there for example. Vehicle Build 25 (aka 39.25)Â got a release yesterday. However, weâve had a few issues confined to only a couple of testers and think a couple of bugs have slipped into the mix that weâre having trouble tracking down or replicating reliably, and weâd love to get some wider testing done to try and figure out if this is a widespread issue or not, so multiplayer feedback would be much appreciated! If youâd like to check it out and play it yourself, then the details arehere. A key component of it is likely going to be the necessity of body disposal should corpses stack up around your safehouse. Insulation properties of different clothing now more clearly shown in the UI. 39.57 also improves the wayÂ vehicles are arranged in parking stallsÂ by adding directional pointers to the mix, addresses issues with watch alarms, adds extra options to help you tailor/toggle world degradation (erosion) in the game and some tweaks to help modders with the change to the vehicles build.