A free launcher for State of Decay that lets you take control of time in the persistent world!
State of Decay simulates in-game events in the persistent world while you're not playing the game.
Survivors hunt and gather, use resources, and die horrible and messy deaths without you.
The amount of time since your last play session is used to calculate these in-game events and the passage of time in the persistent world.
The longer you don't play the game, the longer your survivors have to fend for themselves without you!
With Zombie Standard Time, you control how much time has passed since you last played.
ZST is not a patch or a crack. We don't modify or change any game files, and you can stop using ZST at any time.
The technical explanation is that ZST intercepts calls from the StateOfDecay.exe process to check the current time in Windows. We hook GetSystemTimeAsFileTime with EasyHook, and respond with a date and time of our choosing.
State of Decay receives an adjusted time based on the persistent world settings you choose.
We call this timezone Zombie Standard Time.
Simulate the persistent world as normal between play sessions.
In-game time will proceed as Undead Labs intended.
Prevent simulation of the persistent world between play sessions.
No in-game time will pass when you load your save game.
Allow simulation of the persistent world between play sessions up to a maximum real-world time span.
If you haven't played for a week, pretend you've only been gone for an hour.
Force simulation of the persistent world between play sessions for a fixed real-world time span.
Can your survivors last a month without you?
You use Zombie Standard Time at your own risk!
We're messing with the game's time keeping functions, and that may (or may not) cause problems, for example:
Undead Labs has not approved this launcher, and may change the game at any time to prevent it working.
Zombie Standard Time automatically checks for a new version on startup. Also, any application errors encountered during the usage of Zombie Standard Time are automatically collected and sent to our web site for analysis. Depending on the nature of the error, this data may include your local machine name and the name of your Steam profile.
We don't collect data for marketing purposes and will never sell or provide the collected data to a 3rd party. We only collect data to troubleshoot and improve Zombie Standard Time for everyone.
You can block ZombieStandardTime.exe at your firewall to prevent any data being collected, but this may cause odd behaviour.
If you're not using Windows 8, Zombie Standard Time requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.
Windows 8 includes .NET Framework 4.5 out of the box, so you don't need to install anything.
.NET Framework 4.5 requires Windows Vista SP2 or higher. That means Zombie Standard Time won't run on Windows XP!
The latest version of Zombie Standard Time is v188.8.131.52.
To use Zombie Standard Time:
Having problems? Run ZST as an administrator (right-click ZombieStandardTime.exe, select Run as administrator).