7 Days To Die

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Do you play 7 Days to Die with a health bar mod like Sirillion's SMX series offers? I'm sure you've noticed that some animals, zombies, machines, etc. show up in the health bar as "animalZombieBear" and "zombieJoeRadiated," instead of "Infected Bear" or "Radiated Cadaver." Look no further to change those pesky names!

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Ztensity's Creature Renaming Modlet Series
Select A19.3 Patches That Rename Zombies, Animals, Machines & More!
Ztensity's Vanilla Creature Renaming Modlet 1.2.1

(Images Show Most Renames, But Not All)


Into hours of playing 7 Days to Die and diving into the vast modding community between Nexus Mods, Guppy's Modding Server Discord, the official forum, the 7 Days to Die official mod launcher and the official website dedicated to mods for the game, I decided to use Sirillion's entire SMX series. His modlets overhaul the UI of 7 Days to Die, which make changes to the HUD, Menu and general UI. I realized sometime later my favorite modlet of this series was his optional Target Health Bar designed for compatibility with his UI overhaul.

After playing 7 Days to Die with a full list of modlets including the SMX series, I quickly realized that some animals, zombies, machines, etc. would show up in the health bar from the Target Health Bar modlet as "animalZombieBear" and "zombieJoeRadiated," instead of "Infected Bear" or "Radiated Cadaver." I then began slowly writing my creature renaming modlet series that now currently spans six different modlet patches. With the intent to increase immersiveness when encountering different creatures in game, each modlet is now publicly available as separate downloads.

Before deciding to install any of my renaming modlets, you must first have to have a Health Bar modlet to see the name changes. Fortunately, whether you use the launcher or Nexus Mods, you do have a couple of options. See below:

Nexus Mods - Sirillion's SMX Series Target Health Bar
7 Days to Die Forum - Khaine's HP Bars
Nexus Mods - KonradSB's Hit Bar Health Bar

It's worthy to note that if you are using the Mod Launcher, you can install all of Sirillion's SMX series of modlets there. That said, once you have installed one of the health bar modlets, you can then download my "vanilla" modlet and the others if you have their appropriate modlet they are patching in your "mods" folder.


This modlet can be installed right away in 19.3 via files. Surprisingly, a variety of animals, select turrets and zombies needed renaming. I'm sure this is because the developers were never intending for us to see there names in the way the health bar allow. However, I recognized it was necessary as my first modlet an even renamed some vanilla creatures for a new experience. I believe this is the most important modlet for each player using a health bar mod, as it will improve immersiveness when viewing vanilla creatures.


You can find all eight of my publicly released modlets by downloading the official 7D2D Mod Launcher here, by going to my official 7 Days to Die mod forums post here, and sifting through additional Nexus & forums links below!

Creature Pack Animal Renaminghttps://www.nexusmods.com/7daystodie/mods/1259/
Creature Pack Zombie Renaminghttps://www.nexusmods.com/7daystodie/mods/1260
Creature Pack Human Renaminghttps://www.nexusmods.com/7daystodie/mods/1263

Shotgun Messiah Mechs
Unnecessarily Beautiful But Immersive (UBBI)https://www.nexusmods.com/7daystodie/mods/1242
Mumpfy's Zombie Pack Renaminghttps://community.7daystodie.com/topic/creature-renaming-modlet-series/
UBBI - Gnamod Overhaul Compatibility:  https://community.7daystodie.com/topic/ubbi/
SMX UI Tweakshttps://www.nexusmods.com/7daystodie/mods/1267

Creature Pack Zombie Renaming

Creature Pack Zombie Renaming


I will eventually create new modlets to patch names for creatures from other mod authors, to further increase immersiveness for players. If you have a mod you use a lot that hasn't been touched, feel free to suggest it and I will consider it for my next renaming mod!

Potential Renaming Ideas: Snufkin's Server Side ZombiesMickkPewPew’s Server Side Santa and Friends, and MickkPewPew’s Server Side Zombies and Bosses.


With original mod author, Hernan's permission, I present Unnecessarily Beautiful But Immersive, the Unnecessary But Beautiful 19.3 Rebuild.

You can now craft recipes with ease, use a wire tool to turn on lights, TVs, PCs, a fireplace and a sound bar, attain the right perks to craft the lights, unlock lights early with a schematic, use beds as bedrolls, disassemble select crafted items with the wrench line of tools and more!

Check it out here: 


If it wasn't for discussion, guidance and help getting started from other mod authors in Guppy's Discord like wrathmaniacTSBXXythMumpfysphereiiSirillionsaminalKhainechiko and Guppy himself, none of this would have been possible.