Question. I am playing hardcore, I looked a lot for a village, about 10 days worth of walking, and I finally found a tiny village, 3 houses. I started making more houses/doors and started building pens for animals and so on. on one run for cobblestone I found a dungeon, and I sort of lost track of time and by the time I came back, all doors where busted down and no villagers in sight (fml). I see a zombie here and there but they look like regular gold armor/a shovel/etc zombies, and I vaguely know zombies can be turned into villagers. Can I make normal zombies into villagers?
Nope you need to find an actual zombie villager then cure it back to normal villager, however in hardcore the zombie horde should have turned all the villagers in the village to zombie villagers (at least thats how it is in hard) so unless they despawned they should be around somewhere, either way it shouldnt be a problem as zombie villagers arent too rare
you need a potion of weakness (I think), splash it on the said zombie villager.
you need a brewery stand and for that you need to go to the nethers and take out a blaze/not die, and make a potion of weakness, then make a weak golden apple and for that you need golden nuggets and apples. It's not particulary hard, just takes a lot of time to gather it all, and takes time for the cure to happen as well, time in which the zombie will still attack you, still burn in the sun (unless it's fully armored), and not to mention separate zombie villagers from the rest of the aggro mobs wile not dieing to either, thing that is not hard to do in hardcore.
Aaaand you need to do this twice, so you have 2 villagers, so they can fornicate.