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Releases / Re: [1.0] Variable Bleed Rate Framework
« on: July 25, 2019, 08:16:09 PM »
Good Job on the Updates.

Releases / Re: [1.0] Vanilla Apparel Expanded
« on: July 25, 2019, 06:15:34 PM »

Unfinished / Re: [1.0] [BETATEST] Adrenaline! (Updated 2019-07-19)
« on: July 19, 2019, 04:48:43 AM »
Another ebic mod by the legend :-) Thank you XND

Pretty hyped now, since i saw your stuff in #RimWorld.

Great ideas and cool concept. Hope to see it soon :-)

Thank you for updating this on my request. You're great :)

Releases / Re: [1.0] [ADDON] Gloomy Extra (13-05-2019)
« on: May 13, 2019, 03:29:11 PM »
Beautiful Stuff

Mods / Re: [Mod Idea(s)] Floors/Terrain/Walls/Traps Galore
« on: May 07, 2019, 12:10:47 PM »
Electric Fence Floors should be available in the workshop:
(can't say if its working)

1. Anti-Infestation Floors are sick
2. Ditch/Moat/Pits and even a Drawbridge wouldnt be bad to have either
i was thinking of a fire trench myself 8)
3. Chunk Cover/Faux *thumbsup*

Great ideas!

Releases / Re: [1.0] Alpha Animals - 1.3 (16/04/19)
« on: May 02, 2019, 09:10:22 AM »
Dear Author,
thank you for doing this wonderful mod. Epic Work.

Hey Canute,
thanks for welcoming me and your suggestions :-) you seem to be an old wolf here.

I finally had time to test the RMWS Autosorting Tool now. No noticeable performance changes, but its a good one to keep, especially if you start from scratch again. Author seems doing a great job on updating the database too. Better Loading Times gets also a *thumbsup*

I added your advice to the help section plus RWMS and BLT under Tools to download.

Thats a great addition, Owlchemist. Thank you



For people who still want a machete for this jungle, i added a list for basic mods, which are working smooth and and are really nice to have. Since everyone has their own personality and taste not all of this offered choices apply to everyone.

ModName | (Quick Explanation)

Essentials  Load this mods first
Core :-)
Mod Manager (Love you Fluffy)

Other Mods often rely on these libraries. They are basic. Humanoid Alien Races 2.0, the Alien Framework is just another example for mods like this, which create incredible functionality and depth for other modders to play with.

If you have overdone it and you wait 10minutes before the game even starts...

Startup Impact (Lets you see, which mod eats your loading time)
RIMMSLoadUp (Way too epic. Community Solutions to speed up your loading times on many mods)
RunTimeGC (Clears unnecessary data like relations of dead people from your 100h+ savefiles)
FrameRateControl (Can help users who are like me, desktop much and switch priority)

Start up
EdB Prepare Carefully (Can't play a game without this)
Faction Control (Adjust your enemies and friends)
Map Reroll (Must have mod)

More Faction Interaction (Living world)

Forsakens (The Abandoned Ones) [Needs Humanoid Alien Races 2.0]

Graphics & Environment
Fertile Planet (Increases wild growth and vegetation)
Soil Contrast + Green World (Eyecandy)
[TWC] Cupro's Stones (Beautiful mountains)
Metals+ (Different Veins)
Dubs Paint Shop (For artists, color your base and cloth)
Dubs Mint Menus (If you see things from this author, grab them)
RPG Style Inventory (Must have mod)

Camera+ (Zoom)
Dual Wield (Must have mod)
Follow Me (Lets your camera follow the selected pawn)
Colonist Bar KF (Replaces it entirely. Mods which rely on this Bar are incompatible)
Better Workbench Management (Lets you link workbenches and more)
Recipe Icons (Must have mod)
RimHUD (Incredible handy replacement!)
Room Sense (Shows room beauty and more)
Heat Map (Shows room temperatures and more, no view on multiple colony instances atm)

OgreStack or Stack XXL (Define your Storage)
Haul to Stack (Check for existing stack)
Path Avoid (Clean Hospitals etc.)
While you're up (, bring something along!)

I didn't test Pickup and Haul yet, but it seems great too for an -easy mode- on carrying.

Management & Overview
Work Tab (Fluffy) and/or Numbers (They're both compatible with slight drawbacks)
Colony Manager (Fluffy)
Medical Tab (Fluffy)
Research Tree (Fluffy)
Animal Tab (Fluffy)
Area Unlocker (Fluffy)
RimWorld Search Agency

Psychology (Give your pawn a Soul)
MendAndRecycle (Repair your stuff. I cannot play a game without this) and/or Reclaim Fabric
RIMMSqol (Quality of Life. Customize your pawns after landing. Extends the Trait System)
Hospitality (Welcome travelers and guests to your home. Adds a totally new mechanic)
Mad Skills + Crafting Quality Rebalanced or Static Quality Plus (Adjust your Skill System)
Quality Builder (Lets you declare the quality the bulding should be made of)

Caravan Options (Faster Traveling)
Trading Spot (No more Traders in the kitchen)
Better Traders (More Gold)
Change Map Edge Limit
Terraform RimWorld (Made by a kind genius)

Wild Life
Animals Logic (Full configurable animals)
Birds and Bees (Neuter, if you're animal stock gets out of hand)

Infused (Should be vanilla. Adds various stats to your items on crafting)
Jewelry (Even more Gold. Author is a true talent)
Craftsmanship (Makes talking useful)

Medical Configurations
Core + Animal Cybernetics
Expanded Prosthetics and Organ Engineering + Bionic icons + Animal Cybernetics
A Dog said + Expanded Prosthetics and Organ Engineering + Bionic icons + Animal Cybernetics
[FSF] Vanilla Bionics Expansion + [SYR] Prosthetic Table/Icons + Animal Cybernetics
[FSF] Vanilla Bionics Expansion + Archotech Expanded + [SYR] Prosthetic Table/Icons + AnyC
[FSF] Vanilla Bionics Expansion + Archotech Exp./Prosthetic + [SYR] Prosthetic Table/Icons + AnyC
Add [LBE] A Dog Said Easy Patcher for more modded critters, if you have A Dog Said installed
Medical Training (Lets you train your medic skills and removes corpses)

They add very much to the game and are not easy to explain. Check out their descriptions.

VGP Vegetable Garden (This author invested so much time and work in his stuff. Absolutely worth)
VGP More Veggies
VGP Xtra Trees and Flowers
RimFridge (Easy Cooling)
Harvest Sync (Not 100% perfect yet)
Room Food and/or Table Dinner (Helps on eat without a table)

Thanks For All The Fish
Impassable Chest-deep Water (Build your castle)

More Random Stuff
Stuffed Floors + X (Not all Floor Mods are 'compatible', they could be tho. Some names swap to english)
Doors Expanded + Clutter Doors (3x1 Doors and Optics)
Larger Solar Panel (5x7 Solar Panels)
Advanced Powergeneration (For the energy hungry)
Mechanoid Power Source (Beneficial shipwrecks)
ED-Laser Drill (Geysir creation/removal)
Omni-Core Drill (Metal farming)
Electric Stonecutting
Wall Light
Door Mats (Anti Dirt)

More Buldings, Items
Additional Joy Objects (Easy relaxations)
GloomyFurniture (You should check this out)
More Furniture (Finally there is a lamp on bedside tables) or Vanilla Furniture Expanded (Sweet GFX)
More Sculpture (You should check this out)

Damage Indicators
WeaponStats (Overview)
Weapon Tech
Dead Goat's Weapon Pack

An endless List.

Turret Extensions (XeoNovaDan's mods are all just awesome and safe picks)
Expanded Artillery
Pulsefire Turret
Advanced Mini-Turret
More Mini Turrets

Another endless List.

Better Spike Traps
Advanced Shield Belts
Vanya Shield

Advanced Parka
Spartan Foundry (Endgame content)

Another infinite endless List.

Hair & Body
[CP] Detailed Body Texture
Gradient Hair + Hair Dye
[KV] Show Hair with Hats
Nackblad Inc Rimhair

The variety of items given by the community is endlessly infinite endless. Pick your bits.

Honorable Mentions
Mood Bar (Colored mood) (Note: This is not compatible with Colonist Bar KF)
Custom Mote Maker (Pops a status smiley on pawn click)
Brr and Phew! (Adjust temperature rating and reaction)
Realistic Rooms (Minimalistic. Lower quality requirements)
Smaller Rooms (Minimalistic. Lower size requirements)
Memorable Auroras (XND)
Never Retreat (No runners)
Dire Raids (More action)
Prisoner Ransom (If this just had a simple Cancel/Back-Button in addition, it would be excellent)
Raids For Me / Hunt For Me / Kill For Me / Down For Me (Unbelievable)
ZiTools (Object Seeker)
Vanilla Furniture Expanded - Medical Module (Compatibility not always given)
Sparkling Worlds (Lemme test this gem)
Real Ruins (Excellent idea. Player based ruins. Does not work with everything yet)
Multiplayer (We want this so badly. Does not work with everything yet)

When you think your mod deserves a spot here, let me know and i add it, maybe i did overlook it somehow. If i forgot to mention something, you want to add lines or change the loading order, please feel free to adjust.

There are dozens of huge mods out there i didn't test yet, but i will try to improve and extend this list for you guys. For now i hope that should be enough :-)


This is a Guide for NEW players who want to hop into a different (modded) RimWorld

Mods are widely spreaded and diving into it, opens up a gigantic and often confusing new experience for people, who attempt to find their way through all the given choices.

It might be overwhelming and will throw up endless new questions laying on your mind. The following will try to help you and i wish someone was telling me the same words, before my long journey of attempts and failures began.

So what are the basics? What makes your next RimWorld a better (or maybe even tougher) place to live? How can we guarantee compatibility on our addon selection? What should we foucs on and how do we make all this work?


Mods can be either directly downloaded and manually installed or integrated through SteamWorkshop.

...\RimWorldXXXYYYZZ\Mods\Modname (DRM-Free)
X:\Steam\steamapps\common\RimWorld\Mods\Modname (steam)

All mods are made by normal people like you and me. Some are XML gods, someothers masterminds in C# or just great graphic artists. Mods are often made by more than one single mans influence. People cooperate with each other, to bring their stuff to the next level.

This means also that some arent as perfect or are still work in progress. Modders offer us the chance to participate on their concepts and designs. They do this for free and hope people love it as much as they do, after finishing the long work to a shareable version.

There are hundreds of mods out there and they often do similiar things like adding items or buildings to the game. So how do we guarantee stability as a user?

  • 1. Lets start small: Read the mods description to the end.
  • 2. Search for compatibility or mentioned problems with already downloaded mods, especially when they do similiar things with the game.
For a random example: Rah's Bionics and Surgery Expansion is based on Expanded Prosthetics and Organ Engineering, so both mods would definately disturb each other. But its written in the description, so luckily we can find out, when we have concerns.
  • 3. Categorize your type of mods to avoid problems and fix errors.
  • 4. Add mods only one by one or in small groups.
Enable Developer Mode at the option, so the log window open on warnings/error not only on critical ones. Activate mod's at small batches of 5-10 mods at once. Watch the log window after it if an error (red text) show up, identify the mod (deactivate mod's until the error don't show up). If you installed that mod manualy, check if you got the right/latest version and if you installed it right. Any error you got at Rimworld startup, will increase the chance that you can have a critical error later that prevent you from playing or loading.**Added by: Canute
  • 5. Add a Mod Manager when you loose the overview.
You have five mods for different vegetation? Cool! But maybe two of them change the same definition ingame or try to apply a new texture on the exact same thing. Organizing will encircle the problem for you, until you can isolate the mod which causes errors, especially if your not familiar with debugging.

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XML Error: What the hell is that red text?!
  • 6. Try to load mods with heavy changes first. Then add smaller content and patches.
  • 7. Reduce multiple type of mods for one and the same thing. This will often alone ensure a clean and stable game for you.
  • 8. Report if you have a problem with a mod and you should'nt. This way you help to improve it. Make sure the problem lays not on your end in all conscience though.
  • 9. Remember: Filesize can indicate how big the changes are made by your chosen mod. This might not be entirely correct though! Because even a small mod can package a bunch of screenshots and preview pictures in addition, which adds up fast, but has no effect on your running game.
You should think about your load order. What each mod does specificly. So you can rearrange it correctly.

Core > Libraries > Framework >  Heavy Overhaul > Settings & Changes > Buildings & Items > Patches (Light)

Don't forget some mods want to overwrite features. Patching is a way to do that.


RWMS RimWorld Mod Sorter (Autosorting, growing Database) [Requires Python]
Better Loading Mod (Overview over Loading Times, can be detailed on logging)

Turns out i'm an idiot :o Somehow all my own modifications didnt move in my backup, i think i just copied them, including a not working mod i edited last. This happened as i was trying to learn more about ModCheck and correct manifests...
Files i overlooked were in \Steam\steamapps\common\RimWorld\Mods

My problem is [Solved] now, sorry for inconveniences

Dear Forum,
I was modding yesterday, and changed files while the game was running. The problem occured after i changed a manifest and rearranged mods in ModManager... i made a backup from a mod ingame, went to desktop and took the directory to some other place. Plan was to use the online version. Mod was shown as active tho in ModManager, so i tried to restart the game...

Well. RimWorld spits out the same error for me now on every startup of the game. Even when i reinstall it, delete EVERY single file relating to it (AppData, Steam), i still get this error.

Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.
RimWorld 1.0.2231 rev1144
Verse.Log:Message(String, Boolean)

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Exception loading from System.Xml.XmlElement: System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ---> System.MissingMethodException: Method not found: 'Default constructor not found...ctor() of System.String'.
  at System.Activator.CreateInstance (System.Type type, Boolean nonPublic) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
  at System.Activator.CreateInstance (System.Type type) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
  at Verse.DirectXmlToObject.ObjectFromXml[String] (System.Xml.XmlNode xmlRoot, Boolean doPostLoad) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
  at (wrapper managed-to-native) System.Reflection.MonoMethod:InternalInvoke (object,object[],System.Exception&)
  at System.Reflection.MonoMethod.Invoke (System.Object obj, BindingFlags invokeAttr, System.Reflection.Binder binder, System.Object[] parameters, System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
  --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
  at System.Reflection.MonoMethod.Invoke (System.Object obj, BindingFlags invokeAttr, System.Reflection.Binder binder, System.Object[] parameters, System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
  at System.Reflection.MethodBase.Invoke (System.Object obj, System.Object[] parameters) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
  at Verse.DirectXmlToObject.ObjectFromXml[ModMetaDataInternal] (System.Xml.XmlNode xmlRoot, Boolean doPostLoad) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
Verse.Log:Error(String, Boolean)
Verse.DirectXmlToObject:ObjectFromXml(XmlNode, Boolean)
Verse.DirectXmlLoader:ItemFromXmlFile(String, Boolean)

I deleted -EVERYTHING-, how is that even possible?

Did i overlook files somewhere? Really hope someone can help me, im fiddling around with this problem now for hours...

Edit: I had an error also, which stated steam wasnt running, when i started RimWorld again. Steam was clearly running tho. Some restarts fixed that

Edit2: Shortly before all of that i made a collection too for mods on steamWorkshop, while changing some minor things like organizing -> subscribing, unsubscribing something in my list ingame, then favorizing, rating, rearranging and stuff on the website again. Game was running in the background all the time. Did the SteamWorkshop changes interfere somehow? Normally this was never a problem for me, doing all this while the game is active. :'(

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