Project Zomboid

Project Zomboid

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Authentic Z
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Dec 26, 2020 @ 1:29am
Jun 21 @ 11:02pm
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Authentic Z

In 2 collections by Authentic Peach
Authentic Peach + Authentic Media Group mods
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AuthenticPeach's Streaming Mod List
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Want a FUN and REALISTIC zombie outfit distribution mod? This mod is for you!

This mod adds a variety of zones into the game which gives zombies outfits to match their surroundings.
It also adds over 150 custom outfits which are appropriately placed on zombies in the world.


Goals of this mod:
  • Add the unused zombie outfits that the Indie Stone developers made
  • Add iconic George Romero-esque zombie outfits (Zombies hold items in their hands!)
  • Add appropriate setting and rarity for their clothing and items.
Here are some of the main features of Authentic Z.
  • Fat Zombies!
  • Zombies with missing arms and hands!
  • Backpack attachments. Upgrade your bags through 3 tiers to add more attachment slots!
  • Adds a new custom costume shop in Louisville. You will find lots of fun clothing and accessories in there.
  • The Crossroads Mall spawn zombies with random outfits = Random FUN!
  • The March Ridge Dormitory is rezoned to have unique zombie placement within it.
  • Ice Cream workers at each Ice Cream shop. Same thing with the new Donut Shops.
  • Dedicated spawns for Hazmat zombies, Service Uniform zombies, and Ghillie Suit zombies at the Secret Base
  • The large campgrounds, southwest from Riverside, are rezoned into Friday the 13th's Camp Crystal Lake. Find Jason, before he finds you! Includes other slashers like Michael Myers, Freddy Kreuger, and Leather Face!
  • Student and Varsity zombies at schools have been fixed to only have realistic hairstyles.
  • Fisherman and Poncho zombies alongside lakes and rivers (If zombies spawn there)
  • Hunter Zombies chance at isolated cabins and hunting stands.
  • Zombified Heroes from all your favorite zombie media
  • Famous Zombies from the zombie genre
  • Clown zombies…...Yes…...Clown Zombies
  • and a nice hit-list with checkboxes so you can log your progress! Great for late-game content!

Supported Translations - Always looking for more translators! Want to help? Contact me!
  • Chinese (Traditional and Simplified)
  • French
  • German
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (From Portugal and Brazil)
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Future Plans
If you want to keep up to date with the current progress and future plans, check out the official Trello page for the mod! []

The 3 Branches - Only use ONE

AuthenticZ - Current has all the features.

AuthenticZLite ONLY has the outfits and zombie spawns. It does NOT have the backpack upgrading system.

AuthenticZBackpacks+ ONLY has the backpack upgrading system.

Common Issues and their fixes
1. "My server won't start" "Normal Termination" etc etc
FIX - Update your copy of AuthenticZ, sometimes Steam doesn't do it correctly. Review Method 2 on updating mods for servers/local servers []

2. "I can't upgrade my backpack or use the attachment slots" etc etc
FIX - Make sure you are NOT running multiple branches of AuthenticZ, this is a common issue of doing that. Make sure you have the sufficient materials to upgrade. Secondary bags (small bags that you can not wear on your back) need a carabiner (can be crafted with 5 paperclips) so it can be attached to the "Secondary Bag Slot".

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I hope you enjoy and have lots of fun.

I do not give you permission to use the AuthenticZ assets for anything outside of gameplay functionality, unless specially given by me. My assets are considered Steam workshop items and can not be used to create NFTs. NFTs violate Steam TOS. Please do not re-upload my mod without my specific permission. I have the means and motivation to go after such violators.

Please read the Q&As before posting in the comment section.
Common Q&As

Compatible/Incompatible Mods list

For Server Owners and Admins
Complete list of Item IDs (If ever needed)

Workshop ID: 2335368829
Mod ID: AuthenticZBackpacks+
Mod ID: Authentic Z - Current
Mod ID: AuthenticZLite
Map Folder: AZSpawn
Map Folder: AZSpawn
Popular Discussions View All (136)
May 22 @ 2:42pm
PINNED: Open to Suggestions - Help improve the mod
Authentic Peach
May 9 @ 12:29am
PINNED: Incompatible and Compatible mod list
Authentic Peach
Jun 7 @ 11:31pm
Error Report
Twilla Jun 22 @ 1:34pm 
I made an opps: I accidentally installed all three versions w/o knowing, as I was going through the mods I realized all three were there, uninstalled the "Only," mods and once I reloaded my backpack vanished... So do I reinstall the "Only," mods or should it work fine now?
Stacks Jun 22 @ 10:41am 
TF2 spy and Dimitrescu is realistic is it?
Milinoso Jun 21 @ 11:15pm 
`Callframe at: se.krka.kahlua.integration.expose.MultiLuaJavaInvoker@ecd836a3
function: render -- file: ISToolTipInv.lua line # 78 | Vanilla
function: AZ_Chainsaw_render -- file: AZ_Chainsaw_tooltip.lua line # 27 | MOD: Authentic Z - Lite
function: render -- file: Skill Recovery Journal Tooltip.lua line # 288 | MOD: Skill Recovery Journal
function: render -- file: tooltip.lua line # 889 | MOD: Snake's ModPack - Pack de Utilidades de Snake V1.36
function: render -- file: zNATT_Tooltip.lua line # 43 | MOD: Noir's Attachments
Try Honesty Jun 21 @ 6:57pm 
I bet you didn't expect me to comment now, did you? Clapped
Fgggy Jun 21 @ 1:46pm 
anyone have problem where your upgraded bag( mine was tier1 duffle bag) disappear with all its content after reloading the save. I could still see me character with the bag the secondary bag attached on the Save screenshot but when loading into the game its gone
Viper Jun 21 @ 8:32am 
@fisheslikeme I dunno about autodrink from the canteen not working, but most likely you weren't able to "Drink" because that option doesn't appear unless your hydration level is low enough (10% or 13%, somewhere in there)
Crash ##BPG Jun 19 @ 6:36pm 
If i remove this mod from a hosted save will the upgraded backpack go back to a normal one or will it dissapear?
fisheslikeme Jun 19 @ 2:55pm 
Unfortunately autodrink from canteen doesn't work, and it doesn't have the right click menu "Drink" option. Autodrink only works if you put the canteen on the ground or pick it up from somewhere.
дотерша Jun 19 @ 2:07pm 
к сожалению на русский переведен не полностью
xTRACKERx Jun 18 @ 5:41am 
some backpacks dont have texture