Infestation: Survivor Stories

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Infestation: Survivor Stories
Infestation: Survivor Stories cover
Developers
Hammerpoint Interactive
Publishers
OP Productions
Engines
Eclipse
Release dates
Windows December 17, 2012

Key points

Originally titled The War Z, rebranded due to "confusion and trademark issues".[1]
The game currently suffers from serious bugs[2][3] and a numerous amount of hackers.[4]
The developers were accused of scam and false advertising and the game itself was pulled off Steam at one point.[5] This was during launch of game and many of said issues have been resolved, including adding the anti-cheat engine PunkBuster.[6]

General information

Official Forums
Official Support
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
Steam

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Arktos\WarZ

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Anisotropic filtering (AF)[edit]

The game's configuration files (CustomSettings.ini, gameSettings.ini) contain the entry r_anisotropy_quality 1
Changing this entry to a different value does not seem to make a difference in-game.

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

The game's configuration files (CustomSettings.ini, gameSettings.ini) contain the entry r_antialiasing_quality 1
Changing this entry to a different value does not seem to make a difference in-game.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Servers must be rented through an in-game option.[8]
Direct IP

Issues fixed[edit]

Launcher crashes or stops responding[edit]

Launcher crashes or stops responding[citation needed]
  1. Go to The War Z's installation folder. Its default location is C:\Program Files (x86)\The War Z\
  2. Right click on WarZlauncher.exe and select Properties.
  3. Choose the Compatibility tab.
  4. Tick Run this program in compatibility mode for: and choose Windows XP (Service Pack 3)
  5. Tick Run this program as an administrator and click OK at the bottom of the window.

MSVCP100.dll is missing[edit]

MSVCP100.dll is missing[9]

Download and install Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable:

Notes

Users with 64-bit Windows should download and install both of these packages.

Game freezes when entering server[edit]

Game freezes when entering a server, potentially kicking you before you can move
Poor memory optimization in the engine is likely the cause of this problem. The client can reach nearly 2 GB of RAM usage despite its unremarkable graphical fidelity.[10]
Following this fix in windowed mode is recommended (in-case the client hangs or crashes during testing).
  1. From the in-game menu, select Options and navigate to the display settings.
  2. Using a custom graphics preset, modify every settings on the right to off or low.
  3. Apply the changes. Quit the game client and start it again.
  4. Use the quick-join feature to see if the problem is solved. If it is, proceed to step 5, else seek another solution.
  5. Ignore anti-aliasing and V-sync. Choose one graphics option and modify it to medium or high.
  6. Use the quick-join feature again.
  7. If the client freezes or crashes, modify that graphics option back to low.
  8. Repeat steps 5-7 until you find a configuration that seems aesthetically pleasing, but resolves the initial problem.
  9. If you experience screen tearing enable Vsync.

Frequent crashes[edit]

Frequent crashes[11]
  1. Go to The War Z's installation folder. Its default location is C:\Program Files (x86)\The War Z\
  2. Right click on WarZ.exe and select Properties.
  3. Choose the Compatibility tab.
  4. Tick Run this program in compatibility mode for: and choose Windows Vista (Service Pack 2)
  5. Tick Run this program as an administrator and click OK at the bottom of the window.
Clicking on "play game" causes a crash

Uninstall AVG Antivirus. If you do not have AVG, set your antivirus software to exclude the game's installation folder.

Enable SLI[edit]

Enable SLI (Multi-GPU)[12]
Do not follow these instructions if you do not know how many GPUs are in your PC and/or if you have only one GPU in your PC.
  1. Download NVIDIA Inspector and extract the .zip file's contents to a new folder on your PC.
  2. Double-click nvidiaInspector.exe and click the toolbox button (shown in red below).

Inspector button.jpg

  1. Press the Create new profile button (shown in green below). Use a profile name like WarZ for convenience.

Inspector button2.jpg

  1. Press the Add application to current profile button (shown in blue above).
  2. Locate the game's installation folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\The War Z\ by default). Select WarZ.exe
  3. Modify the entry for SLI compatibility bits to show 0x02C04205
  4. Click Apply changes at the top right of the application.

Inventory shows weird names and descriptions[edit]

Inventory shows weird names and descriptions[citation needed]
  1. From the in-game options menu, choose Language.
  2. Select English and apply.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7 Vista, 7 64-bit
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz / AMD Sempron 3400+[14] Quad-core 2.4GHz or superior[13]
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) NVIDIA GeForce 205
AMD Radeon HD6250
NVIDIA GeForce GTX460
AMD Radeon HD5850 or superior
768 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
The game is a multiplayer game. It requires a stable Internet connection with sufficient connectivity to regions in the US, Russia and/or Europe.

References

  1. Greetings Survivors! Effective today,... - Infestation: Survivor Stories | Facebook
  2. Alpha bugs compilation, only accessible by Alpha players, older (but public) list.
  3. Example of a major game-breaking bug.
  4. Hammerpoint delaying The War Z clan features, focusing on hackers
  5. http://www.complex.com/video-games/2012/12/the-war-z-pulled-from-steam-after-complaints-of-scams-and-false-advertising
  6. [1]
  7. http://forums.thewarz.com/showthread.php?57466-StreetRidaZ-GaminG-%28Youtube%29-WarZ-Multi-Monitor-Gameplay-%28Eyefinity-amp-Surround%29
  8. How to Rent a Private Server : Infestation Survivor Support
  9. http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2666520
  10. Tested by FudgePoly using numerous graphics options and monitoring software.
  11. http://forums.thewarz.com/showthread.php?23020-Guide-How-to-reduce-the-amount-of-crashes
  12. http://forums.thewarz.com/showthread.php?31108-Known-Bug-Fix-s!!!!&p=617803&viewfull=1#post617803
  13. http://thewarz.com/download/
  14. http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=5244&game=The%20War%20Z