Recently, I started playing RimWorld again! RimWorld is a great little game where you act as an “overseer”, controlling a few pawns who are trying to survive on an alien world out on the rim. Along the way you try to recruit more pawns into your colony, and the ultimate goal is usually to either build or find a spaceship so your colonists can escape. There are other scenarios to play, and nothing stopping you from going in other directions.
It’s also a brutally hard game, but so fun! One of the most fun aspects of it is the ability to give the pawns custom names. I like to name the pawns after my friends. The pawns have their own social relationships…they compliment or insult one another, and flirt. Pawns will get into relationships, break up, get married… And if you mod the game you can even get them pregnant!
This just barely scratches the surface of the antics you can get up to in the game… If you’ve never tried it, definitely consider giving it a go.
What follows is the list of mods I’m currently using in my game. Are there any mods you like that I might like too? Leave a comment!
Allow Tool Easily forbid and unforbid items, select similar things, have things hauled urgently and affect the entire map with powerful new tool extensions.
BetterCoolers Adds coolers that sit inside walls.
BetterVents Adds vents that sit inside walls.
Camera+ You want more zoom and different paning? This little mod enhances the in-game camera so you can zoom in much more than usual. Perfect for this one great screenshot or for showing your viewers all the details while streaming.
Ceiling and Floor Lamps [continued] Adds more lamps to the game.
Centralized Climate Control (Continued) Centralized air cooling/heating system for RimWorld. Build large piped air climate systems away from your buildings.
Colony Groups Organize your colonists into groups. Providing you with a much easier method of managing the madness that unfolds as your colony grows.
Conduit Deconstruct With this mod you will be able to not only view your entire power grid (like the blue lines that show up only when using the “Place Conduit” tool) but also designate mass amounts of conduits to be deconstructed.
Curb Stone Add curbs to decorate the edges of the road.
Cybernetic Storm Builds on the entire game from the industrial age though to the spacer age. It adds more tiers of research and endgame depth, including items, weapons, productions, and power, etc.
Dubs Rimkit Medkit accessory with buttons allowing the colonist to bandage their own wounds or others on the spot. Repair kit accessory which allows constructors to salvage broken components while repairing buildings, these can then be fixed at a machining table.
Expanded Prosthetics and Organ Engineering Craft your own prostheses and artificial organs.
Haul to Stack Haulers will prioritize hauling to an existing stack even when multiple pawns are hauling.
Heat Map Adds a toggle button to show a live temperature based colour gradient over indoor areas in your base. The gradient uses the familiar colour scheme of green being the midpoint for human comfort (in the game that’s 22C / 71.6F).
Hospitality Allows you to host, entertain and recruit visitors.
Infinite Turrets Turrets will last forever without any additional top-up at all.
Infused A unique way to make unique items for your special colonists: Randomly enchants equipment.
LWM’s Deep Storage Organize your supplies, loot, clothes, and even your garbage, to allow you a tidy base where your colonists aren’t simply dumping stuff on the floor.
Medical Tab Adds a comprehensive medical overview tab, showing your colonists’ health at a glance.
Misc. MapGen FactionBase This will sometimes create faction bases from the available blueprints.
Misc. MapGenerator Create some more detailed ruins on map creation. Requires Miscellaneous CORE.
Misc. Robots Adds a hauling bot and cleaning bot to buy from traders.
Miscellaneous ‘CORE’ Required for Misc. mods.
More Furniture [1.1 + 1.2] Adds about a dozen new items to fill your colonist’s rooms with.
More Trade Ships Increases the rate at which orbital trade ships appear.
No Power Wires A simple mod to hide the little power connection wires (the wires that go from conduit to each individual object that uses electricity).
Pawns Paint! Restored (Continued) Let your colonists paint! Paintings give beauty and lets pawns look at them for joy.
QualityBuilder All buildings that have quality (beds, tables etc) will only be build by the best builder to ensure the best outgoing quality.
Realistic Rooms Lowers the required room sizes to better match realistic sizes of a house.
Removes Tainted Clothes Removes tainted effect from clothes.
Rimworld Search Agency (Continued) This mod allows you to search by name in various filters.
RimWriter – Books, Scrolls, Tablets, and Libraries (Continued) Adds a lot of content focused on writing.
Snap Out! Snap Out offers you a fair and balanced way to talk pawns out of their breaks, be it a prisoner, a visitor, or a colonist.
Stack XXL Increase the stack sizes however you wish!
Two’s Miniaturization Enables miniaturization for several non-furniture items.
Vanilla Armour Expanded New items cover all technological eras, from wooden armours of neolithic tribes, through chainmails and chestplates of medieval kingdoms, bulletproof vests and ghillie suits of the modern era combat all the way to two, brand new variants of a regular marine armor – one of them with an integrated ranged shield belt!
Vanilla Expanded Framework Required for the Vanilla Expanded mods.
Vanilla Furniture Expanded Adds some sort of progression to the furniture of the rim.
Vanilla Furniture Expanded – Medical Module Adds several new pieces of furniture to allow players for higher variety of medical beds and linkables.
Vanilla Furniture Expanded – Power Adds a plethora of new power sources.
Vanilla Furniture Expanded – Spacer Module Adds several new pieces of furniture to allow players to witness better technological progress in regards to comfort and utility furniture.
Vanilla Weapons Expanded RimWorld’s weapon system was always in dire need of expansion.
[KV] RimFridge Adds refrigerated racks to keep food and other perishables cold.
[KV] Trading Spot A designated spot for traders to stop at.
[O21] Seamless Embrasures These use the wall texture and apply an overlay separately to add the murder holes.
[RH2] Rimdeed® – Pawn Recruitment A mod where you can hire pawns.
[T] MoreFloors Adds a wide selection of new flooring to decorate your colony with.
[sd] Bridges (Continued) Adds new research projects for bridges, drawbridges, and terraforming.