Project Zomboid is a survival game that allows players to experience life in a zombie-infested world. One of the features of the game is the ability to perform a “soft reset,” which allows players to reset progress made in the game world without deleting the entire world. In this tutorial, we’ll explain what a soft reset does and how to do it, as well as how to respawn vehicles in multiplayer maps without restarting progress.
What Does a Soft Reset Do in Project Zomboid?
A soft reset in Project Zomboid is a way to reset progress made in the game world without deleting the entire world. When you perform a soft reset, it will delete all items from containers and on the ground, as well as all the zombies and Safehouses. It will also reset all the spawn points, but the map and buildings will remain unchanged. If you have a server, a soft reset will also delete any mod settings that you have selected.
It is important to understand the effects of a soft reset before doing one, as it can result in the loss of progress made in the game. It is also a good idea to backup your files before a soft reset in case something goes wrong.
How to Soft Reset a Server in Project Zomboid
To perform a soft reset in Project Zomboid, follow these steps:
- Click the “HOST GAME” button on the main menu.
- Click the “SOFT RESET” button on the HOST GAME screen.
Soft-resetting the server will do the following:
- Keep buildings and constructions.
- Remove items from containers and on the ground.
- Remove corpses, zombies, and zombified players.
- Remove blood spatter.
- Reset the game clock.
- Reset building alarms.
Keep in mind that soft resetting will not affect vehicle positions or anything else at your base. However, if you add mods that add new vehicles or trailers, those will only populate in map chunks that have not been visited already.
How to Respawn Vehicles in Multiplayer Maps Without Restarting Progress
In Project Zomboid, you can use the /addvehicle command in the game console to respawn vehicles in multiplayer maps without restarting progress. Here’s how to do it:
- Set the player’s job to admin by typing “/setaccesslevel job admin” in the game console.
- Specify the coordinates and type of vehicle you want to spawn with the /addvehicle command, like so: “/addvehicle VanAmbulance 1,1,1”.
For example, typing “/addvehicle VanAmbulance 1,1,1” will generate an ambulance at the coordinates X1, Y1, Z1.
Keep in mind that adding vehicles or trailers with mods will only populate in map chunks that have not been visited already.
In this tutorial, we covered the basics of soft resetting and respawning vehicles in Project Zomboid. Soft resetting is a useful feature that allows players to reset progress made in the game world without deleting the entire world, while the /addvehicle command allows players to respawn vehicles in multiplayer maps without restarting progress. We hope this tutorial helps you get the most out of your Project Zomboid experience!