Welcome to the world of Project Zomboid, where the undead roam the streets and survival is key. In this post-apocalyptic game, players must navigate the challenges of a world overrun by zombies, scavenging for resources and using their skills to stay alive.
One new feature in Project Zomboid is the ability to level up skills using VHS tapes. These tapes are a type of magnetic tape that was popular in the 1980s and 90s, but have since been replaced by DVDs, Blu-Rays, and streaming services. In Project Zomboid, VHS tapes can have special effects, such as reducing boredom, unlocking recipes, and granting skill experience points.
There are two main types of VHS tapes in the game: “Home VHS” tapes and “Retail VHS” tapes. Home VHS tapes are unique recordings of pre-apocalyptic events such as birthday parties, weddings, sports games, etc. A few of them also work as skill tapes, providing XP for skills not covered by Retail VHS tapes. Retail VHS tapes, on the other hand, are official releases of movies and television shows.
To maximize the experience gained from VHS tapes, it is recommended that players read a book before watching the tape, as this will apply an XP multiplier. The actual amount of XP granted by a VHS tape depends on the player character’s traits and whether they have read skill books. Only Premium Technologies or Valutech TVs can be used with VHS tapes; antique TVs are not compatible. Some of the skills that can be leveled up using VHS tapes include cooking, carpentry, and exposure survival.
In addition to VHS tapes, CDs are also available in Project Zomboid and serve as a way to reduce boredom and provide some amusement for players. CDs are compact discs that were popular in the time of the game’s setting, but have since been mostly replaced by internet music streaming services. CDs can be found in various locations such as homes, stores, and vehicles.
To play a VHS tape, simply open the TV menu and drag the tape into the box. When you’re done watching it, you can remove it by right-clicking the VHS tape.
The VHS and CD features in Project Zomboid provide players with a new way to level up skills and reduce boredom as they navigate the challenges of a post-apocalyptic world. Whether you’re a seasoned survivor or new to the game, these items can help you on your journey to stay alive in the midst of the undead.
The locations of all VHS stores
Riverside VHS Store
Near the park
Muldraugh VHS Store
On the west side of Muldraugh near the southern gas station.
March Ridge VHS Store
Located on the south side of the movie theater
Louisville VHS Store
Louisville has three VHS stores.
Located on the west side of Louisville near the horse track
Located on the north side of Louisville, near the river
Located in the northeast corner of Louisville, near the Grand Ohio Mall