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Hi There

i'd like to start off with saying i really like the newest update the game runs a lot smoother. One thing i would really like to see is allowing players to share maps with their friends/allies so it blends what area they have explore with the area that you've explored.

Is this something that you guys plan on introducing in the near future?

thanks Dan

Hi Dan, you've come to the wiki which is not run by the official game developers but instead volunteer administrators like myself. The 7DTD forums would be the best place to post your thoguhts and they are accessible on the Steam Dicsussions page. Thanks! Thunder Sniper (talk) 22:52, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

hello, my name is James.

I'm currently playing 7 days to die on my Xbox one, I realised that the new update has came out and it featured the new NPC trading. Ive tried tirelessly to try and find the traders on my world and I cant seem to find them after days on end of searching... all I am wondering Is that would I have to start a new game/map to have the traders spawn in or are they already in my world? I highly think that the traders are in my world already because when I click on to my journal the trader description is already there so I'm guessing they must be somewhere in the world? one more bit of evidence to back that up is that there is a dollar sign in my work inventory so I'm guessing that has something to do with the traders being in the world?? anyway thank you for taking my question into consideration any feed back or an actual explanation of this mod would be highly appreciated. Thank you.

Hi James. I'm afraid you've come to the wiki and the best place for this would be the official forums. I've not played 7DTD on an xbox one as I don't own one but from my knowledge of how the game works, yes you will likely have to restart on a new map. This is because the map has already been generated. If you are playing RandomGen then it will have rendered very far before the radius of your current position is in 'new ground' as such a trader could be a very long way away. This is all based off my own play time on pc though. So do not quote me. Hope I have been of assistance! Thunder Sniper (talk) 19:24, 6 August 2017 (UTC)



I've noticed an error on this page - 7daystodie.gamepedia.com/Wood

The error is shown here - imgur.com/a/HMlvn

Edit: I found another on the compound bow page (https://7daystodie.gamepedia.com/Compound_Bow)


Iliketanks1998 (talk) 03:18, 16 August 2017 (UTC)


Hi Zack, thanks for the report. Had a look and is a quick fix but on my phone at the moment. I'll sort it out asap unless another does before. Thanks again Thunder Sniper (talk) 10:17, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

"White River Citizen" quest didn't show up![]

After I finished my basic survival quest chain it is suppose to automatically give you the "White River Citizen" quest. The problem is it didn't show up for me so I can't find any traders. What should I do?


You should add the feature that when a player play online they can play as a survivor and survive the zombie apocalypse or play as any zombie type and hunt human player as food.

Thanks for the feedback! I'm afraid we are just admins for the wiki not the game developers but please do post this suggestion in the discussions on steam! Thunder Sniper (talk) 17:19, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

When is the alpha 16 updates coming to the console???[]

I know that the alpha 16 update came to the pc but when is we gonna get the different traps like the blade traps,auto shotgun turrets,auto turrets,motion system,alarm,electric system, and electric fence trap.when we gonna get the feral and radioactive version of zombies for the console.

You will have better luck getting the answer to your question if you post it in the official 7 Days To Die forums here: https://7daystodie.com/forums/. This wiki is not run by the game developers. — GrayBeard Actual (talk) 21:46, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

Is there an issue with file uploading?[]

I get an error for the past few days when trying to upload a new version of a file "Could not open lock file for "mwstore://local-backend/local-public/[name of file]]". It seems to be a server-side folder permission issue. ViperGeek (talk) 07:29, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

Hi ViperGeek, have you checked to see if the image you're uploading already exists? The name that you are using will determine this. If the file is protected then it's entirely possible that is the issue. This is unfortunately, beyond myself and Game Widow will need to look into this otherwise. Thunder Sniper (talk) 13:00, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
The files exist and do not seem to be protected in any way... i am talking about the the AK47/AK47 schematic/ first aid kit where i can not replace the files with newer versions. "Could not open lock file for "mwstore://local-backend/local-public/b/b0/Ak47Schematic.png". Usually there is a warning about a file being locked, but this is not the case. ViperGeek (talk) 05:14, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
Are you able to send me the file? I will attempt uploading a random file in place of the Ak 47 a little later on. Could be the file type or any number of problems! We'll sort it out. Thunder Sniper (talk) 13:00, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
Small update on the matter, i get the same error while trying to edit another wikis files, therefore the issue is system-wide and not limited to a random few. I do find it strange that nobody else complained about this yet ViperGeek (talk) 21:41, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for reporting it, I'll pass this onto the Curse team! Thunder Sniper (talk) 00:57, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Harvesting, Disassembling and Dismantling[]

This wiki seems to use all three terms interchangeably. Would we consider switching to just "Harvesting"? Is it OK if I start substituting it wherever I see the other two? Or, if they have different meanings, what standards would you like us to use to distinguish them? (Cut and pasted here from the Main Page discussion.)--— EliWCoyote (talk) 14:27, 21 January 2018 (UTC)


I've made a video demonstrating that smell does not have an impact on the heatmap. As such, I attempted to remove the smell section from the Heatmap page (https://7daystodie.gamepedia.com/Heatmap) and add smell to the "What Does NOT Increase Heatmap" section, along with a proper reference link to the video using the <ref> tag.

I received a long message stating my edits were matched by spam filter, contained a blacklisted site link (youtube), contained a section removal, and had a new user adding link at end or in heading.

What do I need to do in order to make such constructive edits?

Thanks, --I3rend4nv05 (talk) 19:29, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

For youtube videos, you do not need to use a url, just use the video id and the following format: {{#ev:youtube|<youtube id here>}} — Game widow (talk) 19:04, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
That doesn't appear to work for references. I don't feel it's necessary to have the video embedded in the section, just as a URL in the reference footer. --I3rend4nv05 (talk) 19:29, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
The other issues seem to have resolved themselves. Now the only complaints I recieve when trying to submit are:
"The text you wanted to save was blocked by the spam filter.
This is probably caused by a link to a blacklisted external site.
The following text is what triggered our spam filter: <YOUTUBE URL>"
I feel it's more appropriate to link to the video in the reference section rather than embed it, as it's simply a source for the description in the above section. --I3rend4nv05 (talk) 19:55, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
For now I have embedded the video. Let me know if I can be granted the ability to post the URL as a reference. --I3rend4nv05 (talk) 20:05, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

Moderator abuse by DSquirrelGM[]

To the Admins: Have for a long time been one of the few to create 7DTD guides, and with the lack of A17 content was starting to update some with video guides. This is something I've done for a long time here, and even had Graybeard reach out favorably commenting on a guide he liked. When I did this a week ago, instead I get my vid guides reverted by DSquirrelGM, get an immediate ban imposed, and told videos are not appropriate for the wiki.

At the very least, if the wiki guidelines are changed to NOT allow videos, put that in the guidelines, and give a friendly reminder. But to revert AND out of the blue ban me for doing what I've done before with the admin's awareness, is terrible behaviour. And to call my vids "promotional" when they're directly addressing a mechanic of some sort for the game, and thus directly relevant, is fairly amusing. No one does guides because there's few views compared to the effort, I added them as they cover mechanics people often ask about.

So maybe a real wiki admin can respond, as to whether videos now are no longer allowed, in which case I'm happy to stop contributing them as content. If not, a slapdown of abusive powers would be most appreciated. Thanks -- Vedui42

I have seen some of your videos and I don't know since when the video tutorials on this wiki have been banned and I see no reason why it should be. To consider a video tutorial as promotional when you are not selling anything and there is not advertising in that is IMO excessive. In thay way, we could consider the entire wiki as promotional of the contributors and we should probably... erase it completely?. I think it's no sense.
If the real problem is not to fill the articles with videos, (that is for organizational reasons), well, a multimedia section with all the videos and a links in the articles to this, could be more usefull and elegant instead of deleting the contents.

--— Magneto555 (talk) 20:42, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

To clarify, the problem is not that videos were added, but that no OTHER content relevant to the topic was added along with them. The user made no attempt to improve the page content by adding any sort of description to the pages, or even a writeup of what content was represented in the video. This sort of behavior is not considered to be constructive. The user was notified that if they wished to continue editing, they should actually edit the page text along with the video. This is also considered to be spamming links or self promotion, as noted in the block comment and on the profile comment. DSquirrelGM (talk) 05:10, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
DSquirrelGM, you are not the admin of this wiki and what you are doing here is not part of the GRASP mandate. Please stop arbitrarily applying your own rules to other wikis. — Game widow (talk) 14:08, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
DSquirrelGM It seems to me enough contribution the work making a videotutorial and adding it as content to the wiki is something to be thankful for and not to delete it. Also, a user can not be forced to expose their content in the specific way that you prefer. I have not seen any links to spam or self-promotion in the articles, and the user's profile are personal.
Also the function of considering the rules of the wiki have been violated corresponds to the admins and not to the users, as emphasized Game widow. For that reason, please consult with the admins before to take your own actions againts users based on your own considerations. I believe that user videotutorials Vedui42 are constructive because they provide valuable information material for the wiki.
After these statements, I think it is clear what is the opinion and resolution.
"Video tutorials are welcome on this wiki."
Vedui42 you have permission to recover your previous publications without any action against you.
--— Magneto555 (talk) 20:12, 11 February 2019 (UTC)