Zombie Gaming Community

When there is no more room in Hell, the Dead will walk the Zombie Gaming Servers

FAQ

Maps & Mapping

Infestation: Survivor Stories

General

  1. What makes [ZG] Community servers different from others?

    It is without a doubt our player community!  The Zombie Gaming [ZG] community has great players and great admins.  We leverage a wide variety of sourcemod plugins that enable a self governing environment (as much as possible).  These plugins include, team kill (TK) manager, anti-flood/hack, anti-mic spam, rock the vote (RTV), map nomination, and kick/ban player voting.   [ZG] employs Sourcebans to track and manage banned players.  We have enhancement plugins to include pills cure, damage displayers and the ability to identify admins who are currently playing on the server.  We also leverage HLStatsX to rank our players.  Our server admins are fun to play with.  They take their job serious and strive to keep gameplay moving by being swift and fair.  Ultimately, we try to do our best to resolve any issues in order to make this server an enjoyable experience. 

  2. How do I become a member of the Zombie Gaming [ZG] Community?

    Simply click on the members link and sign up . . . it is that simple!  If you want to add our group to your Steam profile, please click here.

  3. What does the [ZG] mean in player's ID?

    The tag designators for the Zombie Gaming Community.  The acronym stands for Zombie Gaming.  The tag designator symbols is as follows:

    [ZG] - Member 

    To become a member you simply have to join our community by going to the members section and registering. 

  4. How to I get Zombie Panic Source?

    Go to our Zombie Panic Source game section where it will walk you through how to install Zombie Panic Source.

  5. How do I get No More Room In Hell?

    No More Room in Hell is a completely free game.  You can either download it from our No More Room in Hell game section or it can be downloaded by following the tutorial on their website here.

  6. How do I use Teamspeak with the Zombie Gaming [ZG] Community?

    The Zombie Gaming [ZG] Community currently hosts a Teamspeak 3 server.  The information for our Teamspeak 3 server is:

    teamspeak.zombiegaming.org

    You can download the Teamspeak client by going to the Teamspeak website at www.teamspeak.com.  For any additional help with teamspeak, please post in the forums or send an email to contact@zombiegaming.org. 

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Servers

  1. What do I do if I have been banned and want to appeal?

    Go to our forums here to submit a ban appeal request.  You can also email contact@zombiegaming.org

  2. How do I contact an admin during gameplay without others knowing?

    If you need an admin type @ in the message text box before your message.  This will make the message appear only to an admin that is actively on the server. 

  3. I seem to have pretty bad gameplay on multiplayer servers, what can I do to fix it?

    We have specifically designed our Players Resources page with specific tools and tips that will dramatically help your gameplay experience. 

  4. When are the servers live?

    All ZombieGaming.org servers are online 365 days a year.  Maintenance and outages will be communicated through live Steam Community notifications which are also reflected on our website.

  5. I am witnessing a player breaking one or more of the server rules. How do I request to have him/her banned?

    There are three ways to handle this:

    1) Type !admins while in the game to see a list of admins who are currently playing.  Make it known directly to them to take action.

    2) Go to bans.zombiegaming.org and submit a ban request.

    3) Go to forums.zombiegaming.org to the ban section and follow the instructions in the forum to make a request to have a player banned.

  6. Who are the Zombie Gaming Community Admins?

    Admin team members can be found on the Zombie Gaming Steam Community Group page located here:

    http://steamcommunity.com/groups/zombie_gaming

    The Zombie Gaming community is continually looking for players who are mature and responsible enough to take on the role as a server admin.  Admin applications can be found by going to the zombiegaming.org webiste link here.  Please note that you are required to sign up on the zombiegaming.org website before you can access the admin application page. 

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Maps & Mapping

  1. How do I make a ZPS map?

    By using the application Hammer, you can make your own ZPS map.  The tutorial can be found here:

    Hammer Setup Tutorial

    EZF Guide to Setting Up Hammer

  2. Where can I find ZPS maps?

    Check out both the Zombie Panic forums and Game Banana:

    http://www.zombiepanic.org/forums/

    http://zps.gamebanana.com/

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Steam

  1. I am new to Steam, where can I find help?

    There is a Steam user knowledge base (how to's) which can be found here.

  2. What do I do when I get the error message, disconnected: Invalid Steam UserID Ticket?

    When receiving the invalid Steam User ID Ticket error when trying to connect to the server, there are two known fixes for this:

    Fix Option Number 1: 

    1. Completely close Steam
    2. Delete the ClientRegistry.blob file located in your Steam Directory
    3. Run Steam.exe

    If fix option number 1 does not work, then try fix option number 2 (below):

    Fix Option Number 2:  Delete config folder in the main steam folder:

    • C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\config (x64)
    • C:\Program Files\Steam\config (x86)

    If fix option number 2 does not work, then try fix option number 3 (below):

    Fix Option Number 3:  Delete EVERYTHING in your steam folder EXCEPT for:

    • Steam.exe
    • Steamapps FOLDER
    • Friends FOLDER

    More information on this issue can be found here:

    http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2237923

    Please also ensure to optimize your ZPS installation by going to the player resources section to optimize your game cache files here

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Gameplay & Client

  1. How do I enable sprays on ZPS?

    All [ZG] ZPS Servers allow sprays. Zombies do not have the ability to use sprays.

    1)  To enable sprays, please do the following:

    Go to Options->Multiplayer->Advanced and make sure the the check-box next to "Disable Sprays" is unchecked.  If that is not working, go into console and set cl_playerspraydisable to 0.  

    2)  To add your custom spray

    You need to add your .vmt and .vtf file to the following directory (located in the main steam directory)

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Source SDK Base 2007\zps\materials\VGUI\logos

    3)  Help

    Create Custom Sprays

    ZG Custom Spray Files

  2. How do I modify my existing crosshair on ZPS?

    To modify the existing crosshair:

    1) Set up a folder path like this, C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Source SDK Base 2007\zps\materials\VGUI\images\hud

    Note that there already will be a folder path up to the VGUI and the logos folder will be there already too, from here just create folders with the name corresponding to the path.

    2) Place the crosshair.vtf into that newly created folder

  3. How do I create custom crosshairs?

    To create custom crosshairs, please go to the following link:

    http://www.conjointgaming.com/forum/index.php?topic=116.0

  4. I see purple checkerboards on game models, how can I verify that my game files are installed correctly?

    This is a common problem.  In some cases this is server based and there is nothing you can really do about this.  However, here are some options:

    1) Update your video card drivers to the latest version

    2) Verifying Game Cache Files (GCF)

    • Click the following for instructions on how to check this here

  5. How can I record my game live?

    There are a number of recording programs out there that will allow you to record your gameplay in realtime.  Below are two that Zombie Gaming recommends:

    FRAPS

    BANDICAM

  6. When trying to connect to steam game, I get an error saying "missing map"

    In the event that you receive a message when about to connect to a steam server such as missing map, you most likely have a half-downloaded or corrupted map in your map folder inventory. 

    The fix for this is to remove that map completely from your game/maps folder.  Navigate to the following folder on the drive where you have the steam game installed:

    For Contagion

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\ContagionBeta\contagion\maps

    For NMRIH

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\nmrih\nmrih\maps

    For ZPS

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Source SDK Base 2007\zps\maps

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Statistics & Sourcebans

  1. How do I view my player statistics on [ZG]?

    Go to stats.zombiegaming.org to view your player statistics.  This also provides statistics about other players who play on [ZG] ZPS and L4D2 servers. 

  2. How do I check if I have been banned?

    Go to bans.zombiegaming.org to check to see if you have been banned from any [ZG] server.  You can submit ban appeals on this website as well.  To check to see if you have been VAC banned, please go to vacbanned.com

  3. How do I fix the timezone for my HLstatsX server graph that I am running?

    In your PHP.ini configuration file, find the [Date] section of the configuration.  Sample configuration is as follows:

    [Date]

    ; Defines the default timezone used by the date functions

    ; http://php.net/date.timezone

    date.timezone = America/Los_Angeles

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Infestation: Survivor Stories

  1. How can I be added to the [ZG] Infestation "In-Game" Clan?

    To be added to the [ZG] Infestation in game clan, post your Infestation player name(s) on the below thread within the [ZG] forums:

    http://www.zombiegaming.org/apps/forums/topics/show/8750234-mmnb-warz-in-game-clan

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