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Home VHS: Shows
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General
Category
Entertainment
Encumbrance
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0.1
Effect
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-5 per line
Technical
Item ID
Base.VHS_Home
Media ID
RM_7db264e3-146a-4d7e-b734-3a89357cb31e

Shows is a unique VHS providing lore to Project Zomboid, referencing the Raleigh Outbreak.

Overview

The player can reduce boredom by -5 for each line of dialog when in the vicinity of a television playing the VHS.

The VHS can be used with an appropriate television to play the dialog of a recording of a WBLN News program detailing the events of the Raleigh Outbreak before being interrupted by a numbers station.

Transcript

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Person 1:

WBLN! Your news, your station.

Person 2:

This is Dawn Stevenson, we're going straight to downtown Raleigh...
... where Richard Gershwin is on the scene.

Person 3:

The morning has broken here on a terrifying scene.
Fatal illness continues to spread through the community.
The emergency services cannot cope.
Hospitals are on lockdown.
The flesh-eating EVNA infection is moving like wildfire.
Panic in the streets, and zero response from the promised military intervention.
Fifty new cases confirmed yesterday.
That's more than was recorded in the entirety of the 1989 Libyan outbreak.
So, one year later, why is this happening in North Carolina?
The finger of blame is being pointed squarely at...
... government laboratories situated here in the Triangle area.
The Center for Disease Control has scientific...
<bzzt>
<fzzt>

Person 4:

Three.
Seven.
...
Eight.
Nine.
Two.
Eight.
Zero.
Nine.
...
Eight.
<bzzt>

Person 3:

... back to you in the studio Dawn.

Person 1:

WBLN! Your news, your station.

Distribution

The loot distributions can be found in the table(s) below.

VHS_Home distribution Show / Hide
Effective chance calculations are based off of default loot settings, and median zombie density. The higher the density of zombies in an area, the higher the effective chance of an item spawning. Chance is also influenced by the lucky and unlucky traits.
Containers
Building/Room Container Effective chance
livingroom shelves 10.78%

This VHS will only spawn once and only in living room shelves, making it incredibly rare.

Trivia

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  • Richard Gershwin is a reporter who appears recurrently throughout the Knox Event on WBLM. He stops appearing on WBLM on the 14th night, when the main camp of Louisville is overrun, being bitten by an "infected". His last words before WBLM lost contact with him are:
O God! There's more!
The Knox Event has been compromised
Diane!
Compromised!
GO BACK TO HELL YOU SON OF A BITCH!
  • The morning after turning on the TV in WBLM Channel on July 15, another reporter that will now be transmitted is Mike during only until the afternoon of the 15th. After that, contact with him is lost, or not transmitted anymore on WLBM. Richard and Mike still don't have zombified characters that we can find them, as all the unlocked outfits indicate, and neither does Pastor Samuels yet.

Code

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Source: ProjectZomboid\media\scripts\newitems.txt

Retrieved: Build 41.78.16
item VHS_Home
    {
        DisplayCategory = Entertainment,
        Type				= Normal,
        DisplayName			= VHS-Home,
        Icon				= Cassette3,
        Weight				= 0.1,
        MediaCategory       = Home-VHS,
        WorldStaticModel = VHSBox3,
    }

See also