Project Zomboid mods, servers & guides
Build 26 what build 26?
According to projectzomboid.com Build 26 is now part of the BETA branch. IWBUMS branch is nolonger needed for this build.
There are two kinds of players. Those playing safe running stable versions and those running wild playing riskier versions. Stable versions are good because it most probably won't make your 50+ days world explode. Risky versions are good because it allows The Indie Stone to publically test new features, recieve lots of feedback and secretly corrupt peoples worlds.
The risky version has been hidden, so you do not by accident blow your world to smithereens, which could happen if you accidently loaded a Build 25 world in an newer version, that has not been released yet.
If Captian Obvious isn't being clear yet: Players of "newer than currently released" version are most likly either insane, does not care about saves or have already backed saves up.
To keep these two version strictly apart, some wise gentle(wo)man suggested to create a steam branch called I Will BackUp My Save or IWBUMS or just IWBMS for short. But while the game files will update upon branch shift, your saved worlds will not.
Should you be so daringly bold to jepardize your saved worlds...
... I still recommend that you backup your saves. You could quickly just use your favorite file compressor and generate a Zomboid.zip of the Zomboid folder in your home folder. When you have done that, you're pretty much ready to embark onto a journey of new features. Open up your steam library, right click on Project Zomboid, choose properties, open the Betas tab and enter the password iaccepttheconsequences. This reveals an option in the drop-down list of branches called iwillbackupmysave. When selected, restart step and rerun the game.
Now don't go cry about something in your game broke, because you asked for it. Capiche? Good! Have fun.