Zombi (2015)

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Zombi
Zombi cover
Developers
Ubisoft Montpellier
Windows Straight Right
Windows Tantalus Media
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
LyN
Release dates
Windows August 18, 2015
Reception
Metacritic 65
OpenCritic 67
IGDB 63
Zombi (2015) on HowLongToBeat
Zombi (2015) on IGDB
Zombi (2015) on MobyGames
Zombi (2015) on Wikipedia

Key points

Remastered version of ZombiU with enhanced lighting, textures, and gore.[1]
Limited graphics options outside of resolution and Vsync.
Lacks the multiplayer component of original Wii U version.[2]

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

All versions require Ubisoft Connect DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Ubisoft\ZombiU\Player_0
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/339230/pfx/[Note 1]
Files are encrypted.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Ubisoft-Connect-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\1653\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/339230/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Steam Cloud
Steam version uses Uplay cloud storage.
Ubisoft Connect
Save files, key bindings, and graphics settings.

Video settings[edit]

Graphical settings (photo-edited).
Graphical settings (photo-edited).

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Pillarboxed 16:9.[3]
Ultra-widescreen
Pillarboxed 16:9.[3]
4K Ultra HD
[4]
Field of view (FOV)
40-60° vertical. See FOV Calculator for help.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use GeDoSaTo to avoid graphical artifacts and Borderless Gaming if the game still has borders.
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
No frame rate cap.[5]
Changing graphical settings requires a full game restart.

Disable chromatic aberration[edit]

Hex-edit the .exe[6]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Make a backup of ZOMBI.exe.
  3. Open ZOMBI.exe with a hex-editor such as HxD.
  4. Now search for the word chrom and you will find two sentences about chromatic aberration. The one you need to modify will be named ENABLE_CHROMATIC_ABERRATION.€SQ
  5. All you need now is to modify the phrase by changing E to D, resulting in DNABLE_CHROMATIC_ABERRATION.€SQ (example)
  6. Save the changes.

Notes

Comparison: before and after

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse bindings
Keyboard and mouse bindings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse buttons 4 and 5 can not be bound.
Mouse acceleration
No mouse acceleration present.[7]
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Changed through the Control -> Help icons setting.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings (photo-edited).
Audio settings (photo-edited).

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Located under Display settings.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Native 3D
Nvidia 3D Vision
Use Helix Mod: Zombi.

Issues fixed[edit]

Nursery crash[edit]

Minimize the game[8]
  1. When the cutscene starts, press Alt+Tab to minimize the game.
  2. Wait a moment.
  3. Get back to a game.
According to patch notes, this issue has been fixed in the game's final update.

No keyboard and mouse button prompts[edit]

After testing several scenarios in both Steam and Uplay versions of the game, this workaround fixes the issue every time:[citation needed]
  1. You need to have an active controller/gamepad. Make sure it is turned on before launching the game.
  2. Run the game, gamepad prompt appears, use the gamepad.
  3. Turn off the gamepad (disconnect USB or take out the batteries).
  4. Press any key and the keyboard prompt will appear.

(Must repeat the procedure every time the game is launched)

Crash on startup after opening company logo movies[edit]

Due to an outdated certificate, Zombi will crash on startup when attempting to verify itself with Ubisoft's servers. This can be prevented by blocking outgoing internet connections from the program.
Disable the game's internet access[9]
  1. Set Uplay/Ubisoft Connect to Offline Mode before launching the game.
  2. Alternatively, in Windows Defender Firewall, go to advanced settings and set an outbound rule blocking connections for zombie.exe.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
Game executable is 32-bit despite the system requirements.[10]

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 2.6 GHz
AMD Athlon II X2 240 2.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTS 450
ATI Radeon HD 5770
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
32-bit systems are officially not supported.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/339230/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (339230) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References