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Mostly female infected in towns (DayZ 1.06)
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Description

There is something up with the mechanic that randomises which zombie model to spawn, in areas where infected of the "city" type spawn you only get female zombies. Elektro, Berezino and Chernogorsk are flooded with very angry women.

Details

Severity
Major
Resolution
Open
Reproducibility
Always
Operating System
Windows 10 x64
Category
AI Issues
Steps To Reproduce

Observe the infected in any larger town. The only males you'll see will be industrial, military or police. The civilians are all females...

Additional Information

My hobby theory is that the randomisation script for some reason only picks from the first 10-20 infected in the list of zombie models. The city list is by far the longest, and females are listed first (f comes before m), so you only get the ladies. Look at the zombies that come running in the second part of this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJ6ThP4ebI8

Event Timeline

Beavis created this task.Dec 6 2019, 10:16 AM

This is still the case in the latest stable build, 1.06.152859.

I have done some more testing concerning this issue, and it seems whatever script/funcion calls for random children to spawn favours the uppermost entries in the list, making the lower entries less and less likely to appear the further down the list you go. The infectedcity list is the longest (62 iirc, 30 female and 32 male) and since all the females are listed first (zmbf comes before zmbm alphabetically) the males will practically never appear. This is the case on all servers, but more apparent where infected count has been increased. When I mixed the list so one line is a zmbf and the next a zmbm, the next a zmbf and so on, I got zombies of both sexes.

Beavis changed Severity from Minor to Major.Mon, Jan 13, 12:08 PM

Changed Severity since I suspect this bug applies anywhere something is randomly picked from a list.