posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 04:40 PM
a reply to: mwood
Here's a link to the wiki for the game to help you out with many things:
7 Days to Die Wiki
To use an item that is in your inventory, click on it and move it down to where you see the bottom row with numbers 1 through 8.
Get out of your inventory by hitting the ESC key, then either hit the number key for the item, or scroll your mouse to highlight it.
Food, water and books, you right click to use it. Other items you left click.
As for the world being a wasteland: depends on if you did a Random world or Navezgane. Navezgane (which is an actual place in Arizona) has a certain
layout, and you can google maps for it in the game.
If your world was randomly generated, It could be all wasteland.
I've yet to find any "clean" water, except bottled water in containers, cupboards, cars, etc. I've had to collect "murky" water then boil it.
To boil the water, you'll need to make a campfire pit (which is 8 small stones. Arrange them in a 3 x 3 square, but leave out the one in the middle
to craft it). Then place it on the ground where you want it. Walk up to it and hit the "E" key to use it.
Take a look at the wiki, it should help answer questions, especially if I'm not online to answer any you have.
Good luck and I hope you enjoy the game!