Mods / Carry On

Category: #QoL
Author: NerdScurvy
Side: Both
Created: Oct 22nd 2022 at 1:30 AM
Last modified: Sep 15th at 12:06 PM
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Latest file for Various v1.18.x: 1-click install

Fork of mod made by copygirl - CarryCapacity

Allows picking up and carrying blocks, especially containers along with their contents, in your hands and on your back.



  • Use v0.10.3 or v0.12.0 for the stable version of Vintage Story v1.17.11
  • Version v0.10.4-rc.1 is only for the experimental DotNet 7 build of Vintage Story


To pick up a block with your hands, sneak and hold right-click. Both hands must be empty.
A circular progress bar will be visible around your cursor as you wait.
You can only pick up certain supported blocks, such as baskets, chests, barrels, vessels (including broken ones), anvils, ...

To put a block onto your back, sneak and hold right-click without aiming at a block (or hold Ctrl when aiming at a block). 
A smaller selection of blocks can be put on your back. Notably, baskets can be worn on your back without any downsides.

To put a block down, or from your back into your hands, just sneak and hold right-click again.

You can still interact with most doors and storage with your hands full but with a short delay (hold button to interact).

Additional Information

Typically, when carrying containers, you are slowed down by some amount.
You also cannot sprint when carrying a block in your hands.

When taking any damage, you drop what you're holding in your hands.
When you die, what you're carrying on your back will drop at your death location.
If the death occurs on a land claim on which the player does not have permission and no suitable location can be found to place the block, the items will drop. Containers will spill their contents, loot vessels will smash dropping the loot and some items could break entirely (e.g. clutter has a chance of breaking)

Recommended Mods

A selection of mods regularly tested with CarryOn - in no particular order.

Having issues?

Feel free to contact me on Discord: NerdScurvy#7698

To help with resolving issues - send me your logs:

  • client-main.txt
  • client-debug.txt
  • server-main.txt
  • server-debug.txt

More logging information can be captured by enabling the following in the CarryOn ModConfig:

"LoggingEnabled": true



All carryables can be enabled/disabled via the CarryOnConfig.json file in ModConfig: The values shown are the defaults.

"AnvilEnabled": true,
"BarrelEnabled": true,
"BookshelfEnabled": false,
"BunchOCandlesEnabled": false,
"ChandelierEnabled": false,
"ChestLabeledEnabled": true,
"ChestTrunkEnabled": false,
"ChestEnabled": true,
"ClutterEnabled": false, (Most of the clutter found in ruins)
"CrateLegacyEnabled": true,
"CrateEnabled": true,
"DisplayCaseEnabled": false,
"FlowerpotEnabled": false,
"ForgeEnabled": false,
"HenboxEnabled": false,
"LogWithResinEnabled": false,
"LootVesselEnabled": true,
"MoldRackEnabled": false,
"MoldsEnabled": false,
"OvenEnabled": false,
"PlanterEnabled": true,
"QuernEnabled": true,
"ShelfEnabled": false,
"SignEnabled": false,
"StationaryBasketEnabled": true, (Reed Chest)
"StorageVesselEnabled": true,
"ToolRackEnabled": false,
"TorchHolderEnabled": false,
"BackSlotEnabled": true, (Used to disable items carried on back)
"AllowChestTrunksOnBack": false,
"AllowLargeChestsOnBack": false, (e.g. ExtraChests)
"AllowCratesOnBack": false,
"NonGroundBlockClasses": [
"BlockLava" ],
  "AutoMatchIgnoreMods": [
"AllowedShapeOnlyMatches": [
"InteractDoorEnabled": true, (Hold interact button to open doors when carrying block in hands)
"InteractStorageEnabled": true, (Hold interact button to open storage container when carrying block in hands)
"LoggingEnabled": false (Output extra logging information) }

NonGroundBlockClasses is used to determine if a dropped block will sink through these types when looking for ground or placing the block.
e.g. Adding "BlockLeaves" will cause dropped blocks to fall through tree foliage.

CarryOn will try to auto-match similar blocks in other mods to make them carryable. The following Config sections affect the auto-matching:

  • AutoMatchIgnoreMods - any mod id added to this array will be excluded from auto-matching. mcrate has been excluded by default due to the multi-block storage. Carryable multi-blocks are not fully supported at the moment.
  • AllowShapeOnlyMatches - Allows matching of similar carryables based on only the shape. Probably best to leave these as they are.

The HoldControlForBackSwapFocus option can be used to disable to Ctrl key interaction to prioritise swapping blocks to and from the back slot. 

CarryOnClientConfig.json in ModConfig:

"HoldControlForBackSwapFocus": true



Known Issues

  • Multi-block carryables are not fully supported. They have a habit of deleting other blocks if dropped.
  • Unable to pick up raft when empty-handed and carrying block on back. Workaround is to have an item in your active slot.

Version For Game version Downloads Release date Changelog Download 1-click mod install*
v1.6.0 1776 Sep 15th at 12:06 PM Show Install now
v1.5.0 4347 Aug 23rd at 6:39 AM Show Install now
v1.4.0 1279 Aug 19th at 5:20 PM Show Install now
v1.3.0 6614 Jul 20th at 2:27 PM Show Install now
v1.2.0 10265 May 20th at 3:47 AM Show Install now
v1.1.0 2168 May 14th at 12:01 AM Show Install now
v1.0.0 6151 Apr 21st at 12:53 PM Show Install now
v1.0.0-rc.3 1388 Apr 19th at 12:31 PM Show Install now
v1.0.0-rc.2 1184 Apr 12th at 11:50 AM Show Install now
v1.0.0-rc.1 1075 Apr 5th at 3:29 PM Show Install now
v0.13.0-pre.3 526 Mar 30th at 6:54 AM Show Install now
v0.13.0-pre.2 500 Mar 24th at 1:50 AM Show Install now
v0.11.0-pre.1 1375 Feb 26th at 7:58 PM Show Install now
v0.12.0 731 Mar 24th at 1:53 AM Show Install now
v0.10.4-rc.1 900 Feb 17th at 11:51 AM Show Install now
v0.10.3 7255 Dec 4th 2022 at 6:53 AM Show Install now
v0.9.1 522 Nov 29th 2022 at 11:37 AM Show Install now
v0.9.0 1168 Nov 20th 2022 at 7:05 AM Show Install now
v0.8.0 1773 Nov 11th 2022 at 1:28 PM Show Install now
v0.7.1 1244 Oct 30th 2022 at 3:37 AM Show Install now
v0.7.0 715 Oct 25th 2022 at 10:46 AM Show Install now

110 Comments (oldest first | newest first)

💬 NerdScurvy, Sep 15th at 12:09 PM


Added just now. Thanks.


💬 Kaofan, Sep 15th at 12:05 AM


When will you introduce my Polish version?

💬 Kaofan, Sep 11th at 12:00 PM

Polish version

"blockhelp-pickup": "Podnieś",
"drop-notice": "Upuściłeś {0} z twoich {1}.",
"drop-notice-destroyed": "Upuściłeś {0} z twoich {1} i zostało zniszczone.",
"drop-notice-destroyed-spill-contents": "Upuściłeś {0} z twoich {1} i zostało zniszczone, wylewając zawartość.",
"drop-notice-spill-contents": "Upuściłeś {0} z twoich {1} i to się rozbiło, wylewając zawartość.",
"slot-hands": "ręce",
"slot-back": "plecy",
"slot-shoulder": "ramię",
"pickup-hotkey": "CarryOn - Podnieś / Odłóż",
"swap-back-hotkey": "CarryOn - Przełącz na plecy",
"toggle-hotkey": "CarryOn - Włącz / Wyłącz interakcję"

💬 Kara, Aug 29th at 4:16 AM

sorry i was not able to provide more info, its just what i experinaced D=

💬 NerdScurvy, Aug 26th at 2:26 PM


The default pickup key has always been Shift (Sneak), but I think many players, myself included, swap the Shift/Ctrl mappings.

I've checked v1.5.0 on a dedicated server (VS 1.18.8) with default mappings, then swapped them over. Have not experienced any issues so far.

I did add the K hotkey to toggle the CarryOn interactions On/Off - if this was pressed by accident that could explain why it stopped working?


💬 Kara, Aug 26th at 3:31 AM

using version v1.5.0 on my server, i was encountering a issue, that i can only discribe as probably being a bug. mind you, no crashed or bug reports to send. 
the issue was, i was not able to pickup anything. i know you changed the pickup key, from Ctrl, to shift. on changing it back, it worked at first but then stopped working for me. so maybe its an issue, when someone changes the keybind? for now, our server has reverted back to 1.3.0

pretty much it was acting like something was in my offhand when i try to pickup a chest/vessel/ anything and keeps opening/closing it. 

💬 TigersFangs, Aug 24th at 10:55 PM

If you do add carryable entities (which for argument's sake would be pretty accurate and immsersive), may I suggest a few things?

  • Only unconscious/tied up creatures should be carriable unless they are domesticated, maybe 8th gen and higher?
  • Bears probably shouldn't be carriable, at least for immersion.
  • I've seen many farmers hoist sheep and carry them on the back of their neck with front legs forward over one shoulder and back legs forward over the other.  If you add it you could make medium creatures like sheep/pigs/wolves carryable over the shoulders with a free back slot or even require several (or all) free back slots.
  • Smaller creatures like chickens and rabbits could be carried in hand only since it wouldn't make sense to sling them over your back unless they were dead or in a cage.

Obviously a knockout system and a tying system would need to be implemented for this.  This is just my two sense for what I feel would make immersive sense in the game, you certainly don't have to take these suggestions at all.

💬 RogueRaiden, Aug 24th at 2:58 PM

i think it would be a fantastic addition. i would like to be able to configure it, maybe make just pets carryable (PetAI)

💬 NerdScurvy, Aug 24th at 11:43 AM


Entities cannot be carried with this mod. It is something I have been considering including.

💬 RogueRaiden, Aug 23rd at 8:37 PM

can entities be carried? like pigs or bighorns

💬 Guimoute, Aug 23rd at 10:04 AM

If the info helps anyone, I don't experience those lag spikes using Carry On 1.4.0 and Vintage Story 1.18.7.

💬 NerdScurvy, Aug 23rd at 6:42 AM


I've just released v1.5.0 which targets the DotNet 7 Build of Vintage Story. 

See if that helps with the lag spikes.


💬 Nebux, Aug 22nd at 6:32 PM

i find that updating to 1.4.0 has lot's of lag spikes and reverted to older version and removed most of them. i still have spikes but i can continue moving instead of freezing in place

💬 Guimoute, Aug 21st at 5:13 PM

Thank you kindly for the update @NerdScurvy !

💬 NerdScurvy, Aug 19th at 5:29 PM


Version 1.4.0 has configurable hotkeys:

  • CarryOn - Pick Up / Put Down (Default: Shift)
  • CarryOn - Swap to back modifier (Default: Ctrl)
  • CarryOn - Enable / Disable interaction (Default: K)

All keys work as before and require holding the right mouse button to interact.

Issues with grabbing a stack of items from a crate - but don't want to remap keys from default?

  • Use the hotkey to temporarily disable interactions.
  • Holding an item in either hand will prevent blocks from being picked up


💬 Guimoute, Aug 7th at 12:22 AM

If that helps anyone, updating from 1.2.0 to 1.3.0 and changing the client config "HoldControlForBackSwapFocus" from true to false fixed my issue mentioned a few messages below.

Edit: nevermind, changing that setting helped with not having to enable "mouse modifiers locked to sneak/sprint" for the Carry to work, but now I can't grab a stack of items from a crate with ctrl, it carries it instead. I don't understand why this isn't a wide-spread issue. Does everyone just play with mouse modifiers locked? A dedicated key for the carry feature would be very welcome.

💬 SpearAndFang, Aug 2nd at 3:47 PM

Just an fyi - I made the move to 1.18.8-rc.1 (NET7) for my current playthrough, and ended up using v1.3.0 of this mod successfully. Love love love this mod btw.

💬 Laerinok, Jul 4th at 7:23 PM


Hello, here is the content for the fr.json

"blockhelp-pickup": "Porter",
"drop-notice": "Vous avez déposé {0} de votre {1}.",
"drop-notice-destroyed": "Vous avez déposé {0} de votre {1} et il a été détruit.",
"drop-notice-destroyed-spill-contents": "Vous avez déposé {0} de votre {1} et il a été détruit, renversant le contenu.",
"drop-notice-spill-contents": "Vous avez déposé {0} de votre {1} et il s'est ouvert, renversant le contenu.",
"slot-hands": "mains",
"slot-back": "dos",
"slot-shoulder": "épaule"

Pour les joueurs fr, en attendant la prochaine maj avec la trad. :
- copiez le texte ci-dessus dans un fichier texte
- nommez le fr.json
- placez ce fichier fr dans l'archive du mod du dossier AppData\Roaming\VintagestoryData\Mods dans l'emplacement \assets\carryon\lang\

💬 SpeedRider, Jun 18th at 7:06 AM

does food in side a basket on the back age the same as the player's inventory or as if the item was in the basket on the floor ?


💬 Guimoute, Jun 17th at 11:03 PM

This must be fixable by adding a custom hotkey to grab the container, just like the `Doff and Don Again` mod does for dropping armor?

💬 Guimoute, Jun 4th at 4:41 PM

@NerdScurvy Hmm I have this enabled since the beginning.

My settings are:

  • "Mouse modifiers locked to sneak/sprint" enabled.
  • Ctrl to sneak.
  • R to sprint.

Maybe it's a bug with the game but my actions are modified by ctrl/shift, not R/ctrl.


Edit: ok, disabling and enabling the setting did change the actions to be modified by R/ctrl and made the mod work with ctrl-sneak. So I'll use that setting as a way to enable/disable the mod when I move vessels. Not ideal but that will work, thank you.

Fun stuff with the setting disabled:


💬 NerdScurvy, Jun 4th at 5:07 AM


Another workaround is to enable "Mouse modifiers locked to Sneak/Sprint" in the controls tab.

💬 Guimoute, Jun 3rd at 10:28 PM

Hello. The mod does not work if you bind sneak to left ctrl. The workaround is to change the binding just the time to move a vessel.

(Game 1.18.5, mod 1.2.0)

💬 DasPrinzip, May 16th at 7:56 AM

@NerdScurvy it is not activated, default config.

"I just noticed that trunks can still be carried even with the option set to false due to the similar blocks matching algorithm." -> i can confirm that.

💬 NerdScurvy, May 16th at 4:46 AM


Multi-block chests can be problematic and still needs some work.
Is this with the option "ChestTrunkEnabled": true?

I just noticed that trunks can still be carried even with the option set to false due to the similar blocks matching algorithm.
Will look into it.

💬 Yanazake, May 15th at 3:32 PM


That kind of chest should be avoided to be carried, it's kinda buggy. But if it's appearing randomly, there's some really weird stuff happening there.

💬 DasPrinzip, May 15th at 3:07 PM

since the update v1.1.0 , phantom boxes appear randomly from time to time for a short time, but the players do not have them with them. also you can see on the picture there is something wrong with the position of the box


💬 MrGR0, May 7th at 3:38 PM

I tried to change the walkspeed of my player when carrying stuff but it doesn't seem to effect anything, what do I need to do to change the values of walk speed? Specialy the default. Thanks in advance. Also allowCratesOnBack and other stuff set to false doesn't work, I still can carry them no problem.

My mod path and data path are set to another drive so I dont ocupy space, just some info.


💬 Aarki, May 6th at 11:58 PM

"CarryOnConfig.json in ModConfig:"

The control-swap option is not in that file, but in the CarryOnClientConfig.json instead. Good job, though!

💬 Mudbomb, Apr 28th at 11:09 PM

Hey Eifel13 I came here to mention this specific problem,

I swapped my sneak and sprint from the default settings and now picking up chests only works with the "Mouse modifiers locked to Sneak/Sprint" enabled

💬 Eifel13, Apr 28th at 2:19 PM


Unable to pickup chests with both hand slots empty. (version 1.18.0)



Turn off and then turn on the "Mouse modifiers locked to Sneak/Sprint" checkbox.


Can anyone confirm if it works with those who have a similar problem.

💬 Heracles056, Apr 23rd at 4:43 AM

Le mob fonctionne très bien, le problème venait de moi, je n'avais jamais fait attention qu'il faillait avoir les deux mains libres pour pouvoir porter les coffres.

Encore merci pour votre temps et gentillesse.

The mob works very well, the problem came from me, I had never paid attention that it was necessary to have both hands free to be able to carry the chests.

Thanks again for your time and kindness.
💬 NerdScurvy, Apr 22nd at 1:49 PM


By default the log files are in C:\Users\YOURACCOUNT\AppData\Roaming\VintagestoryData\Logs
Note that AppData is a hidden folder. 

The files are overwritten each time the game is run - so test your non-working savegame and send me the files.

💬 Heracles056, Apr 22nd at 1:13 PM

J'ai créé une autre partie test et le mod fonctionne, cela viens bien de ma sauvegarde, savez-vous comment réparer une partie pour que le mod fonctionne ?Pouvez-vous me dire où je pourrais trouver ses documents .text, je n'arrive pas à les trouver.


I created another test game and the mod works, it's fine from my savegame, do you know how to fix a game to make the mod work?
Can you tell me where I could find his .text documents, I can't seem to find them.
💬 NerdScurvy, Apr 22nd at 4:17 AM


I can have a look at your logs if you send them to me.

  • client-main.txt
  • client-debug.txt
  • server-main.txt
  • server-debug.txt

Discord: NerdScurvy#7698


💬 Heracles056, Apr 22nd at 4:11 AM


Et j'ai pourtant installé, désinstaller à plusieurs reprises, avec une nouvelle ou ancienne partie, il ne veut pas fonctionner.
Je ne connais pas la cause, il fonctionne impeccablement sur la 1.17.11 et 1.17.12.

And yet I have installed, uninstalled several times, with a new or old part, it does not want to work.
I don't know the cause, it works flawlessly on 1.17.11 and 1.17.12.
💬 Heracles056, Apr 22nd at 4:04 AM
💬 NerdScurvy, Apr 22nd at 1:43 AM


I've been playing with the Primitive Survival mod installed and have not had any issues. Are you playing single player or on a server?


💬 Heracles056, Apr 22nd at 1:15 AM

Le mod Primitive Survival a-t-il une incidence avec votre mod?
J'ai fait une installation propre en 1.18 et Carry on 1.0.0 ne fonctionne pas de mon côté.

Dommage pour moi, car votre mod est vraiment génial.

Does the Primitive Survival mod affect your mod?
I did a clean install in 1.18 and Carry on 1.0.0 doesn't work on my end.
Too bad for me, because your mod is really great.
💬 Heracles056, Apr 21st at 8:03 PM

Merci pour la mise à jour , Thanks for the update.

💬 NerdScurvy, Apr 19th at 12:36 PM


That's an older pre-release of CarryOn causing the error. The offending code has since been removed.


💬 Vinter_Nacht, Apr 18th at 4:44 PM
Running on 64 bit Windows with 16 GB RAM Game Version: v1.18.0-rc.8 (Unstable) 4/18/2023 11:41:53 AM: Critical error occurred in the following mod: carryon@0.11.0-pre.1 Loaded Mods: AnthroFoxPlayerModel@1.0.1, game@1.18.0-rc.8, carryon@0.11.0-pre.1, hudclock@2.9.0-pre.1, creative@1.18.0-rc.8, survival@1.18.0-rc.8, metalrecovery@0.1.18-rc.2 System.MissingMethodException: Method not found: 'Vintagestory.API.Server.LandClaim[] Vintagestory.API.Common.ILandClaimAPI.Get(Vintagestory.API.MathTools.BlockPos)'. at CarryOn.CarriedBlock.PlaceDown(IWorldAccessor world, BlockSelection selection, Entity entity, Boolean dropped) at CarryOn.CarriedBlockExtensions.PlaceCarried(IPlayer player, BlockSelection selection, CarrySlot slot) at CarryOn.Common.CarryHandler.OnGameTick(Single deltaTime) at Vintagestory.Common.EventManager.TriggerGameTick(Int64 ellapsedMilliseconds, IWorldAccessor world) in VintagestoryLib\Common\EventManager.cs:line 85 at Vintagestory.Client.NoObf.ClientMain.MainRenderLoop(Single dt) in VintagestoryLib\Client\ClientMain.cs:line 811 at Vintagestory.Client.NoObf.ClientMain.MainGameLoop(Single deltaTime) in VintagestoryLib\Client\ClientMain.cs:line 710 at Vintagestory.Client.GuiScreenRunningGame.RenderToPrimary(Single dt) in VintagestoryLib\Client\MainMenu\Screens\GuiScreenRunningGame.cs:line 165 at Vintagestory.Client.ScreenManager.Render(Single dt) in VintagestoryLib\Client\ScreenManager.cs:line 683 at Vintagestory.Client.ScreenManager.OnNewFrame(Single dt) in VintagestoryLib\Client\ScreenManager.cs:line 627 at Vintagestory.Client.NoObf.ClientPlatformWindows.window_RenderFrame(Object sender, FrameEventArgs e) in VintagestoryLib\Client\ClientPlatform\GameWindow.cs:line 126 at System.EventHandler`1.Invoke(Object sender, TEventArgs e) at OpenTK.GameWindow.RaiseRenderFrame(Double elapsed, Double& timestamp) in C:\Users\Nexrem\Desktop\transfer\opentk\src\OpenTK\GameWindow.cs:line 479 at OpenTK.GameWindow.DispatchRenderFrame() in C:\Users\Nexrem\Desktop\transfer\opentk\src\OpenTK\GameWindow.cs:line 454 at OpenTK.GameWindow.Run(Double updates_per_second, Double frames_per_second) in C:\Users\Nexrem\Desktop\transfer\opentk\src\OpenTK\GameWindow.cs:line 375 at Vintagestory.Client.ClientProgram.Start(ClientProgramArgs args, String[] rawArgs)

Break from 1.18
💬 Kwegar, Apr 18th at 6:38 AM

I think something in 1.18 rc 8 broke this.  I try to place a masket down i had on my back and it desktops me every time.. (on a server i run)  I will try more testing

Further testing i was not on the latest rc 5 patch you did.. that fixed it.. figured i would live info here so others may read and update too

💬 Mendall, Apr 13th at 7:40 PM

thank you, thank you, thnk you,  "Fix ExtraChests to allow carried on back when AllowLargeChestsOnBack is true"

you are my hero. I like to play as a nomad and the big chests are a god send when you only have the one chest you can carry



💬 NerdScurvy, Mar 29th at 7:56 AM


Can you check the logs to see if the mod is loading? Or you could send me the logs and I can look further. 
Logs: server-main.txt. server.debug.txt client-main.txt client-debug.txt

Discord: NerdScurvy#7698

💬 ElviraDemonQueen, Mar 29th at 3:13 AM

yep i can confurm i cant pick up the reed basket at all and im on  1.17.11 actualy

💬 BlueFuryDragon, Mar 28th at 4:47 AM


Nothing was in hand, and I don't remember on the other comment. Installed the previous version and it works just fine.

💬 NerdScurvy, Mar 27th at 9:58 AM


When looking at the Reed Chest does it show the info text for both Open and Carry?

Make sure you do not have a torch or something else in your second hand slot.


💬 BlueFuryDragon, Mar 27th at 9:11 AM

Latest version doesn't seem to be working on 1.18 pre. 7 with reed basket. Haven't tried anything else as started new world.

💬 Frozen, Mar 11th at 6:30 AM

Yep, working with v0.10.3

💬 shrimps, Mar 10th at 2:27 PM

Thank you, that works.


💬 NerdScurvy, Mar 10th at 4:50 AM

Frozen shrimps

Try with v0.10.3

v0.10.4-rc.1 is only for the experimental dotNet 7 build of Vintage Story

I've added a note to the description. Sorry for the confusion.


💬 Frozen, Mar 10th at 2:51 AM

+1 on v0.10.4-rc.1 not working on 1.17.11 (OS Win10)

💬 shrimps, Mar 10th at 2:01 AM

I'm playing on 1.17.11 and this mod doesn't work for me either. I've tried using only this mod and nothing else and still no joy.

💬 NerdScurvy, Mar 6th at 11:31 AM

Witan trimmer_shake rexi

What OS are you using?

If you would like to send me your log files my contacts are below.

Discord: NerdScurvy#7698

💬 Witan, Mar 6th at 7:39 AM

It also does not work for me on v. 1.17.11
I have tried isolating the mod to a newly created save game (only enabled this mod). But it still does not work. I have also tried different versions (0.10.4 and 0.10.3 and 0.9.1) with no dice.
I tried resetting my controls, exiting the game and re entering a new save game and it does not work there either. Don't know what else to try,  but the mod does nothing for me. Do I have to do something else other than just plopping it into the mods folder? I have tried on Baskets and Chests.

💬 NerdScurvy, Mar 5th at 4:42 PM


Tried with your mod combination and did not experience any issues, although not sure if I have the same versions.

Can you check the client/server logs for any errors? Also, make sure Carry On is enabled in the mod manager.


💬 trimmer_shake, Mar 5th at 10:30 AM


i have not changed any of the keybinds

and my modlist is -2x armor durability -anvil metal recovery -armorcrafting rebalance -backpackpackPLUS -Cottage windows -darker drifterspawns -EasyFruitTrees -ExpandedMatter -hangingoillamps -lanternlowlag -largerstacks -lessarmornegatives -moredrygrass -morepiles -moreresin -moreroads -morestonedrops -moretorchholders -nonegativetraits -relight torches -sleekswords -stackables -usefuldrifterloot -vesselbuff -visibleore 


💬 rexi, Mar 5th at 9:36 AM

hm the newest version for 1.17.11 doesnt work for me

i looked at the configs, they are alright

i have nothing in my left hand nor base hand

i am holding shift (sometime even ctrl or both)

💬 JimmyMac, Mar 3rd at 8:01 PM

Version 1.17.11 stable and I can't get the mod to work at all - My guess is that its something with my mouse setup maybe - when I hold down the right mouse button on any container it just keeps open and close rapidly over and over and I think thats stoping the mod from working. Any idea why holding the right mouse would act like I'm clicking it over and over? And if thats the normal for VS then I have no clue whats up

Forget all of that. It would have been nice to know that it only works if you don't have anything in the far left (Left Hand) hot bar slot. Thanks youtube for the clarification. You might want to add that fact to the mod description.

💬 NerdScurvy, Mar 3rd at 1:11 PM


Could be a mod conflict or maybe a key binding issue?

Can you provide your mod list and any keys to which you have changed any bindings?

💬 trimmer_shake, Mar 1st at 3:53 PM

i'm on 1.17.11 i have tested the 0.10.4 and 0.10.3 mods and they don't seem to work for me, not even a config file seems to be created.
am i missing something or does the mod just randomly not work for me, would it be a mod conflict?
the carry capacity mod does still seem to work for me though

💬 NerdScurvy, Feb 22nd at 12:40 AM


Carry On 0.10.4-rc.1 is built for the Experimental DotNet 7 build of Vintage Story 1.17.11-rc.2 (See Devlog)
So if you are using the DotNet 4 version of VS then you are correct to go back to v0.10.3

💬 Zxynix, Feb 21st at 1:07 AM

Im having difficulties with the newest version 0.10.4. My game is 1.17.11 and it does not work with it. When I go back to v0.10.3,  it works but lags and will crash my game.

💬 Aledark, Feb 18th at 5:56 PM

Neat, ill test it with 1.17 dotnet in upcomming days NerdSurvy :)

I had a few ideas, ill msg you :)

💬 NerdScurvy, Feb 14th at 1:14 PM


The Vintage Story game has a Keep Contents option - if that is true then the carried items will not be dropped on death, at least those carried on back won't be. Items carried in hands may be dropped when the player takes damage - there is no option to disable this but could add one.

The original Carry Capacity is no longer maintained.

Carry On provides some bug fixes and new/optimised features:

  • Carried blocks dropped on land-claims, such as traders can be picked up again.
  • More carryable items (enabled via the Mod Config file)
  • Can hold sneak/control to swap carried block to back slot
  • Improved scanning for suitable location to drop carried blocks


💬 Falco, Feb 13th at 12:22 PM

Is there a config option for players to always keep their carried item? Also what's different from the original?

💬 NerdScurvy, Jan 21st at 5:57 AM


I'm trying to reproduce the issue with the rebinding, and I can pick up the basket and other containers when using different keybinds.

The only time the basket opened while sneaking was when there was an item in either of the hand slots.

💬 NerdScurvy, Jan 21st at 5:51 AM
💬 Dementio, Jan 15th at 11:08 AM

It seems that if you rebind your movement keys, it messes the mod up. I am able to use the mod properly as long as my sneak key is set to shift, and my run key is set to ctrl. If I rebind them to be opposite, the mod breaks. The mod shows "Hold ctrl+empty space+left click to pick up", but it only opens the basket.

Mouse Modifiers locked to sneak also seems to break it. If it's not working, check those.

💬 NerdScurvy, Jan 11th at 10:11 AM

murlocx Make sure both hands are empty.

💬 murlocx, Jan 10th at 2:12 AM

I can see the mod is enabled cause the tooltip pops up to carry, but it has a "blank box" + "shift" + RMB and nothing seems to be working for me to pick it up. Did I miss something in order to set this mod up correctly?

💬 NerdScurvy, Jan 9th at 11:45 AM


The CarryOn mod only deals with vanilla blocks.

The config parameters <block>Enabled allow the block type to be carried when set to true. The ability to carry blocks on your back is defined, per block type, in the patch files.

CarryOnMore deals with modded blocks. Some of the CarryOn config parameters are used by CarryOnMore to enable/disable carryables.

Better Crates now has CarryOn support built in, so has been removed from CarryOnMore. 

Extra Chests also has CarryOn support but does not allow the new chests to be carried on back - CarryOnMore has an AllowExtraChestsOnBack config that overrides this.


💬 LoneWolfREM, Jan 2nd at 12:04 AM

Thanks for your hard work. I am a bit confused by what I see in the config file and it's settings. Are the settings in CarryOn only to allow us to pick up items? And CarryOnMore for back placement? It doesn't seem so to me. So for instance I see settings for the Crates. I assume this is in reference to the Better Crates. I can pick them up and assume that I should be able to place them on my back. But I cannot.

Please clarify. Thanks.

P.S. And I realize that some things just might not be implemented yet.

💬 2ScoopsPlz, Jan 1st at 5:25 AM

Currently can't get this to work on any containers, pressing shift and holding right click just opens and closes the chest over and over again. I've tried many containers at this point and none seem to be carryable sadly. I do have VSmovement, so that might be causing a problem, but given how common that mod is I would assume that would've been listed as an incompatibility, or mentioned by someone else by now.

Will say that the pickup option popup on containers seems to have an empty square, right click, and shift. I don't believe the empty square is intended, so that might also be causing issues.

EDIT: Am dumb, offhand wasn't empty. Works perfectly <3

💬 Centurion, Dec 30th 2022 at 10:49 PM

Thank you for taking the ropes with this mod

💬 NerdScurvy, Nov 29th 2022 at 11:46 AM

Thanks Ziru Will include the file in the next version.

💬 Ziru, Nov 28th 2022 at 4:21 PM

🇪🇸 Spanish traduction:

save as "es-es.json" in %SYSTEMDRIVE%\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\VintagestoryData\Mods\CarryOn-1.17.9_v0.9.0\assets\carryon\lang

💬 Mendall, Nov 22nd 2022 at 8:24 PM

@nerdScurvy I just tried it and it worked. I had too build a new wall because the one it was sitting against before I picked it up had bean chisled since i placed it and thats why it wouldnt let me put it back. thank you for the help. my hands are free again.

💬 Mendall, Nov 22nd 2022 at 8:15 PM

thnks @NerdScurvy ill give that a try


💬 NerdScurvy, Nov 22nd 2022 at 4:23 AM

Mendall The vertical rack needs to be placed against a solid wall.

💬 Mendall, Nov 22nd 2022 at 1:10 AM

I picked up a clay mold vertical rack and it will not let me put it down anywhere.

It will let me put it on my back and take it back off.

But when I try to put it down I get the circle forming in the center of the screen but then I still have it in my hands.

I have tried doing the /kill command in several places hoping to drop it. But that does not work either. I just spawn with it in my hands again. Any one have any ideas.


💬 NerdScurvy, Nov 21st 2022 at 1:57 PM

Added a compatibility mod: Carry On More 
Includes patches for Better Crates, Extra Chests and Sortable Storage

💬 Nebux, Nov 12th 2022 at 11:12 PM

there may be a bug or forgoten option to pick better crates crates

💬 Taska, Nov 12th 2022 at 5:39 AM

NerdScurvy Awesome, thanks! I'll give it a test tomorrow and package it together with a small update that'll come shortly.

💬 NerdScurvy, Nov 12th 2022 at 3:28 AM

McLenwe Ancient tools will need to be updated to use the new modId of carryon.

Taska I've created a pull request on the github repo.

💬 McLenwe, Nov 11th 2022 at 5:05 PM

I just noticed that you can´t carry the bark baskets from " Ancient tools" with this fork. (possible with the original mod) I guess something broke the patch. Thank you for maintaining this crucial mod. :)

💬 Artor, Oct 28th 2022 at 8:28 PM

Can you allow picking up of entities?

💬 Heebeejeebees, Oct 28th 2022 at 3:00 AM

Juliustice Nope. You can have both, but there may be issues with this edition of the mod you may prefer CopyGirl's work to avoid, so long you other mods don't mind it.

Craluminum Maybe now is your time to shine mate. Push your commits and make it good in a PR?

💬 DanaCraluminum, Oct 27th 2022 at 10:04 PM

The mod has duplicate patches that add second tooltip

💬 Juliustice, Oct 27th 2022 at 5:06 PM

Does fork mean you need this mod and the old mod? Or does it mean you just need this one?


💬 BuildD, Oct 27th 2022 at 4:19 AM

I've encountered a small bug with this and the sortable containers mod, if a container is set to sortable it can't be picked up. Luckily it can be swapped between the two states for now, nothing game breaking but a bit inconveniente.

💬 Heebeejeebees, Oct 26th 2022 at 7:04 PM

Juliustice Yes, this is a fork of CopyGirl's CarryCapacity.

NerdScurvy You might want to let people know via the thumbnail this is what it is. Some people don't pay mind ot the text underneath. Also, if you hadn't already leave a post in CopyGirl's CarryCapacity submission for curious people browsing who take notice to her mod, but not to yours.

💬 Juliustice, Oct 26th 2022 at 4:35 PM

Is this a replacement for the old Carry Capacity mod? Or do you need this and the old one together?


💬 NerdScurvy, Oct 26th 2022 at 12:37 PM

EiraValkyrie It may be possible to configure how the block is oriented. Will look at it on the weekend.

Craluminium I am a member of the Vintage Story Discord. Will create a post for this mod in the mods forum as soon as I get access.

💬 dakko, Oct 26th 2022 at 1:38 AM

Oooo... what a great name! Good choice.

💬 EiraValkyrie, Oct 25th 2022 at 5:37 PM

Any way to make Leaky Resin blocks rotatable when placing them down again (like, always make the resin face you when placing) if you code it in to be carryable, or is that somehow hardcoded into world position

💬 DanaCraluminum, Oct 25th 2022 at 4:50 PM

Do you have discord?

💬 DanaCraluminum, Oct 25th 2022 at 11:30 AM

You can make all blocks in the game carryable with a single line of code

💬 dakko, Oct 24th 2022 at 11:25 PM

CopyGirl asked that forks be renamed to avoid conflicts and confusion. Link

Also here on Github

💬 PeterSanderson, Oct 24th 2022 at 4:29 PM

Is there any way to make the new fork compatible with Extra Chests upgraded chests and Ancient Tools bark baskets? Thanks for creating this fork btw.

💬 Horizons, Oct 24th 2022 at 1:15 PM

NerdScurvy After some further tests, it looks like the player corpse issue is a conflict with another mod, Mortal Damage. The Carry Capacity problem seems to only affect bark baskets from Ancient Tools

💬 NerdScurvy, Oct 24th 2022 at 1:05 PM

I'll try to reproduce the multiplayer server issue and see what can be done. The CraluTweaks mod could easily be patched.

💬 Heebeejeebees, Oct 23rd 2022 at 4:08 AM

Unfortunately, this version of CarryCapacity isn't compatible with CraluTweaks — it contains dependent code which relies on CopyGirl's build of the mod. Previously players with both of these mods had the capability to carry leaking logs, Not sure if this is a thing you can fix.

💬 Horizons, Oct 23rd 2022 at 3:42 AM

I'm still having a problem where having this installed on a multiplayer server causes player corpse to stop working and carry capacity doesn't work either.

💬 Rivkets, Oct 23rd 2022 at 3:34 AM

Axebeard there was an issue with another mod called player corpse, this one fixes that issue because the original mod author quit modding

💬 Mendall, Oct 22nd 2022 at 7:04 PM

where where did you seeachange log. I dont see it.


💬 321BoltsOfLight, Oct 22nd 2022 at 3:16 PM

Oh so does that mean this one is fixed to work with player corpse? edit: nvm I saw the changelog now, sweet thank you for fixing that!

💬 NerdScurvy, Oct 22nd 2022 at 5:15 AM

The older version was throwing an error on the death event, preventing the item in the back slot from dropping. The error was also preventing the Player Corpse from working.

💬 Axebeard, Oct 22nd 2022 at 4:38 AM

What's the difference between this and the original? The original still work on 1.17.9 for me.

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