Zomboid is a survival-horror game that was released in 2013. It gained popularity due to its unique premise and the commitment of developer, The Indie Stone, to staying true to it’s core values (and their own tight budget). Fans have been trying for years now to get their hands on physical VHS tapes from the game as rewards for completing difficult tasks or even just reaching milestones like turning into the day 100 times. This article will help you track down where all those tapes are hiding so you can relive your favorite moments!

Project Zomboid is a zombie survival game that has been released on Steam. The game was originally created by the developers of Minecraft, but was later developed and released by indie developer,The Indie Stone. Project Zomboid VHS Tapes are collectibles that can be found in the game. There are a total of 8 tapes to find throughout the world. They can be found in various places such as houses, tents, garages, etc. These tapes are not just for fun; they actually have an important role in the story of Project Zomboid.

VHS tapes in Project Zomboid are incredibly useful, allowing players to learn and develop skills by watching them. Things such as hotwiring, metalworking, and first aid are just some of the skills you can gain experience points in from watching these, but where do you get them? In this article, we’ll break it down for you.

Where can I find all of Project Zomboid’s VHS tapes?

In Project Zomboid, there are two sorts of VHS cassettes: VHS Tapes at Home and VHS Tapes for Sale.

VHS Tapes at Home are a lot more unpredictable in their spawning, and each one can only spawn a single time in the world, so seeking out a specific one can be extremely time-consuming.

VHS Tapes for Sale can have many duplicates and are much more easy to find, spawning in VHS stores throughout the world.

VHS Tapes at Home

There is unfortunately no easy way to get VHS Tapes at Home. Be sure to search every wardrobe, table, and desk in every house you scavenge.

Check inside the glove boxes, and on top of seats in vehicles, as these are also potential spawning locations for VHS Tapes at Home. 

VHS Tapes for Sale

VHS Tapes for Sale can be found in VHS stores throughout the world, of which there are six in total. These six locations are in set places, making searching for these sorts of tapes substantially less annoying.

The six sites are shown below, and their storefronts are marked with “Hit Vids” signage.


VHS Tapes from Louisville

Louisville has three VHS shops, which makes about half of the number in the game. On the west side, beside the Chapelmount Downs Horse Track, one may be found directly next to the Econoroons Motel.

A second shop, part of a strip mall, is located in the extreme north of Louisville, immediately across the street from Eden’s Oasis.

The third and final Louisville location is located in a different strip mall in the northeast corner of the map, across the street from the Grand Ohio Mall, between Window and Kegsplosion.


VHS Tapes from Riverside

The VHS shop is located next to a playground on Riverside’s west end, in the same general vicinity as the Spiffo’s, police station, and petrol station.


VHS Tapes of Muldraugh

The lone VHS shop in the area is located in Muldraugh’s south end, directly adjacent to the police station.


VHS Tapes from March Ridge

The last VHS shop is located in the heart of town, sharing a parking lot with the doctor’s office.


VHS Tapes in Project Zomboid: How to Use Them

VHS tapes are used with televisions. Right-click on a TV as though you were to use it normally, then drag your tape onto it from your inventory, then click Play to watch it.

This will relieve your character’s ennui and, if it’s a Skill Tape, will also grant skill experience points. 

The following is a list of all Skill Tapes and their corresponding skills:

Skill Tapes for Project Zomboid

VHS Skill Tapes for Sale

  • Cooking + Cake Batter Recipe (E1 of The Cook Show)
  • E2 of The Cook Show – Cooking
  • E3 of The Cook Show – Cooking
  • E4 of The Cook Show – Cooking
  • E5 of The Cook Show – Cooking
  • E6 of The Cook Show – Cooking
  • Cooking + Pie Dough Recipe (E7 of The Cook Show)
  • Carpentry (Woodcraft E1)
  • Carpentry (Woodcraft E2)
  • Carpentry (Woodcraft E3)
  • Carpentry (Woodcraft E4)
  • Carpentry (Woodcraft E5)
  • Carpentry (Woodcraft E6)
  • Carpentry (Woodcraft E7)
  • Recipe for Exposure Survival E1 – Fishing + Fishing Rod
  • Fishing – Exposure Survival E2
  • E3 – Farming – Exposure Survival
  • E4 – Carpentry – Exposure Survival
  • E5 – Carpentry and Foraging – Exposure Survival
  • E6 – Trapping + Trap Crate Recipe – Exposure Survival
  • E7 – Foraging – Exposure Survival
  • E8 – Carpentry – Exposure Survival
  • Mechanics – Carzone E1
  • Mechanics Carzone E2
  • Mechanics – Carzone E3

VHS Skill Tapes in the Home

  • Mechanics, OSCC ’92
  • Mechanics – Stock Cars
  • Nani, Granny – Tailoring
  • Tailoring 101 – Tailoring 101 – Tailoring 101 – Tailoring 101 – Ta
  • Metalworking + Metal Roof and Metal Wall Recipes – nof vid
  • Metalworking + Metal Fence Recipe (no. 9)
  • Electrical + Makeshift Radio Recipe – Muldraugh AV Club
  • Electrical TV repair
  • Management of Combat Wounds – First Aid

That’s just about everything you need to know about obtaining and using VHS tapes in Project Zomboid. If you’re interested in learning anything more about this game, consider checking out our other Project Zomboid guides!

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“Project Zomboid Louisville Map” is a map that shows the locations of all VHS tapes in Project Zomboid. The map is made by an anonymous user and can be found on the Steam forums. Reference: project zomboid louisville map.

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