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Zombie Master: Reborn

An FPS/RTS hybrid game on Source 2013 engine, supporting Linux and Windows. See more info at our ModDB page!


You can read it here.



  1. Download Visual Studio 2019
  2. Download components: MSVC v142 and Windows SDK 10.0 .
  3. Run mp/src/fix_vcxproj.bat and mp/src/creategameprojects.bat, preferably in cmd with admin privileges. (right click Windows icon -> Windows Powershell (Admin) -> cmd -> cd your way to project folder)
  4. You now have a solution file mp/src/zmr-games.sln


Follow this tutorial in Valve developer wiki for the steps.


  • Requires Source SDK Base 2013 Multiplayer to be downloaded from Steam. (In the Tools-page)
  • Make sure you have cloned the game-folder submodule (mp/game/zombie_master_reborn).

You can create a symbolic link of mp/game/zombie_master_reborn in your <Steam>/steamapps/common/Source SDK Base 2013 Multiplayer-folder and then run hl2.exe with arguments -game zombie_master_reborn

Or you can use the script below.

Windows Script

Run zmr_dev_setup.ps1 inside mp/game/zombie_master_reborn. There should now be a zmr_dev.bat-batch file in your Source SDK Base 2013 Multiplayer-folder which you can run to start the mod.


Start hl2 with the Steam runtime. ~/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/ ./ -game zombie_master_reborn

Final Build

Turning on the conditional ZMR_FINAL in mp/src/vpc_scripts/default.vgc will enable FMOD sound engine and Discord RPC. FMOD headers need to be placed in public/fmod/ (they cannot be distributed here).

You'll also need a copy of the binaries to run the game. (discord-rpc.dll & fmod.dll)


Is compiling on Linux really this convoluted?


Opening the solution says something about upgrading.

Run mp/src/fix_vcxproj.bat. If it still complains about upgrading, see below.

Project refuses to compile, says something about wrong/missing toolset.

Open project settings and make sure Platform Toolset is v142 and Windows SDK Version is 10.0 (other 10.X versions should also work). If it says one of them is missing, you need to download them from Visual Studio Installer (Tools -> Get Tools and Features)

If you're having problems, just ask Mehis in Discord.


Please base all pull requests on the 'dev' branch. If you're planning on something bigger or you want to work on one of the Issues, do contact us so your efforts don't go to waste.

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