Project Zomboid is an open-ended zombie-infested sandbox. It asks one simple question – how will you die? Whether surviving in Knox County free-roam or controlling Indie Stone mascot Baldspot in his quest to save his injured wife Kate – death is always a certainty. Quite how long you manage to put it off is another matter…

RSS Feed Of PZ payments, map streaming and status updating-ness

Good morning survivor. It’s cold and rainy on the streets of Britain, but our hearts our full of warmth for you: the Knox County as-yet-uninfected. This is just a quick house-keeping blog about PZ payment for new players, and some information on the next update for existing players who're still sitting in their safehouses staring at the wall and endlessly re-reading magazines to quell their boredom moodle.

Posted by Batsphinx on Sep 24th, 2012


Boring stuff first. We’ve decided to drop Google Checkout as a PZ payment option – now diverting all new players to the charms of Desura. Our thinking is that PC, Mac and Linux users can all purchase from Desura - with some choosing to play through the client, and others (and of course Mac users) using their Desura code on the downloads direct from our site. Having two concurrent payment models in the face of a Steam release seemed a little excessive. Another primary reasoning behind this is the fact that this should free up poor old Mash on the PZ Accounts email help-line, so the tale of woe that were the spam-listing and hiding email addresses (long story) should now be at an end. (We also totally love Desura and their staff to bits, so that helps).

Work on RC3, meanwhile, continues apace. This includes something rather unexpected. While Lemmy and RobertJohnson/Romain were busying themselves with the code it became increasingly evident that memory was again becoming more and more of an issue. Memory demands were dangerously high, and it was looking increasingly likely that people with lower-end systems would suffer come release. Cometh the hour, then cometh the streaming…


Through this new system we’ve saved 400 meg of memory demands, because we no longer need the entire 300x300 map loaded up. It’s something of a relief to have working, in all honesty, and we feel like we’ve dodged something of a bullet.

In terms of the update proper Chris is currently Chris is fixing a few issues so that Knox County will react cogently to the new streaming system, while Romain is rejigging NPC interaction to use the new context menus - as well as mopping up a few remaining issues in the game. Will and RingoD are conjuring up some fun new NPC encounters, while Mash and Andy continue in their quest to expand the borders of Muldraugh for a future update.

We’ll radio in with further updates – and bite some fleshy gristle out of your busy schedule with a Community of the Dead and a Modding of the Damned blog later in the week too. Until then!

Comments
Martanz
Martanz Sep 25 2012, 8:42am said:

Awesome news guys! Will the buyers get a steam copy when you release it on steam? I purchased it via Desura. I also saw that you made it in to green light :D

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smokin0moron
smokin0moron Sep 25 2012, 8:53am replied:

Yep, says it right on the steam community page for PZ.
Steamcommunity.com
In Caps.

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Martanz
Martanz Sep 28 2012, 4:58pm replied:

Made my day. Thanks PZ team!

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elrobertoyo
elrobertoyo Sep 25 2012, 12:09pm said:

Hola, porfavor alguien que me explique de que se trata esto, yo me compre el juego por desura, cuando recibire esta actualizacion?

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PabloLeChuck
PabloLeChuck Sep 25 2012, 9:52pm replied:

It will update automatically on desura when patch is out.

Se actualizará automáticamente a través de desura cuando salga el parche.

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Daerchador
Daerchador Sep 27 2012, 10:57am replied:

wut?

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intergang
intergang Sep 27 2012, 1:59am said:

Let me take the time again to say, booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

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Daerchador
Daerchador Sep 27 2012, 11:03am replied:

Why?

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Gameboyzero
Gameboyzero Sep 30 2012, 8:11pm said:

When is it updating on desura? Anyone know? (If its in the article my coputer wont load it so dont call me lazy, stupid, ect.)

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