We’re happy to announce the release of patch v1.1.7 for Zafehouse: Diaries. With this patch, we’ve taken the opportunity to update a number of images, including all of the in-built survivor portraits and several dilemmas, with high-quality replacements. We’ve also added 16 completely new images for in-game items, which will appear as photos in the diary when you discover them for the first time.
On the gameplay side, v1.1.7 features a new dilemma, called “The Believers”, as well as the Priest occupation to accompany it. A new ranged weapon and ammunition type has been added — the crossbow and quarrels respectively. While the crossbow has a slow rate of fire, it makes up for it by being extreme powerful and very quiet. There’s also the possibility of retrieving fired quarrels when cleaning corpses after a fight, making it more economical than the bullet-based ranged weapons.
Barricading has been reworked significantly. Secured and fortified locations will now impart meaty bonuses to spotting and resilience; noise levels inside will be reduced and survivors will sometimes automatically attack zombies through barricades. Barricades now also last longer against zombie attacks.
We’ve also made a thrilling change to the Infection dilemma. Along with the usual “Let them live” and “Kill” options, there will sometimes be a third option with the potential to save the survivor and rid them of the infection. The price, however, may be too great…
These are the biggest changes in v1.1.7, but we’ve added a bunch of visual tweaks, balance changes and bug fixes we’re sure you’ll appreciate, so check out the full patch notes on the forums.
Direct purchasers and GamersGate customers, the patch can be downloaded from our support page. For Desura users, please use the Desura client to update the game.