Project Zomboid

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Project Zomboid
Project Zomboid cover
Developers
The Indie Stone
Engines
LWJGL
Release dates
Windows Early access
macOS (OS X) Early access
Linux Early access
Project Zomboid on MobyGames
Project Zomboid on Wikipedia

Key points

Steam Workshop support.

General information

Official forums
Official wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
A demo is available on Steam.
There is also a pre-alpha tech demo available here.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

The download sub-forum for the latest versions/builds can be found here.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Zomboid\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $HOME/Zomboid/
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Zomboid\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $HOME/Zomboid/Saves/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Display settings.
Display settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Edit options.ini in the base Zomboid folder.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Up to 244 FPS cap.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
To see moodles (status icons) you need a mouse
Controller remapping
Use %home%/Zomboid/joypads/(name-of-your-controller).config (e.g. /Users/Me/Zomboid/joypads/Wireless Controller.config for Dualshock 4).
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
As of 41.37, game needs to be restarted in order to see new controller
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Tap "A" on a controller and select make new character in upper left corner.

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Afrikaans
Czech
Danish
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Dutch
Estonian
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Regular and Argentinian
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
Translations are available on GitHub where they can be updated and new languages be added here.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4
LAN play
Online play
127

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Run ProjectZomboidServer.bat (Windows) or projectzomboid-dedi-server.sh (Linux).[1]
Direct IP

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 16261
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

The developer has a Technical FAQ (archived copy) covering common problems and solutions.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD Since Build 33[2]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel 2.77 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.23 GB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 2.1 compatible
Other Subject to change as it is an Early Access game
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.7.3 or later
Processor (CPU) Intel 2.77 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.23 GB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 2.1 compatible
Other Subject to change as it is an Early Access game
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) Intel 2.77 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.23 GB
Video card (GPU) OpenGL 2.1 compatible

References