A collection of Frequently Asked Questions and Hints & Tips.
How to start?
Gear Up, Run, Hide, in whichever order is most conducive to survival. Chat with the community on Discord and determine whether any factions exist in your preferred town and set up a safehouse as close to them as possible
How long until I can claim a Safehouse?
You can claim a Safehouse after 24 consecutive hours of survival. Death resets the timer.
Why can’t I claim in a [Reset Area]?
These areas are generally reserved for commercial or specialised buildings which contain specific loot. To claim the building, submit a Support Request to request a review.
Why did my [car/ items/ X] disappear?
The server runs many mods to enhance the player experience. These mods, however well written, all make subtle changes to the Project Zomboid code, sometimes they don’t interact correctly. Sadly it’s a necessary evil and the only real solution is to store your things in vanilla storage such as a crate, and to do so well in advance of the scheduled restart(s) at 12 AM/PM.
How long is a day?
2 hours in real time equates to 24 hours in-game.
Why is VOIP disabled?
VOIP is disabled to reduce server bandwidth usage. Voice channel(s) are available on http://discord.link/tormentgaming
How do I store items?
Items must be kept inside containers or they will despawn. This includes items dropped inside safezones.
Can I put items on the floor of my safehouse?
Items placed on the floor will despawn if the area unloads. There are only a few exceptions to this rule.
Why won’t this item go inside a container?
Containers have capacity limits.
How do I salvage cars?
Right click on a car and select “Salvage [car type]”. You need a propane torch and welding mask.
How do I tell the time?
Many zombies carry a watch, take it.
Why won’t my car start?
Check the quality of the engine, that the battery is charged, and/ or that it has enough gas.