Mods / ChemistryLib

Category: #Library #Technology
Author: Moby_
Side: Both
Created: Feb 23rd 2023 at 11:11 PM
Last modified: Jun 28th 2023 at 3:27 PM
Downloads: 17555
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Latest file for v1.19.1: 1-click install

This mod is best used with Lavoisier and A Culinary Artillery. Using both mods, all items from ChemistryLib can be made.


If you find a bug, have a suggestion or want to talk, feel free to join my Discord server!


About ChemistryLib

ChemistryLib is a library mod adding a fair amount of common chemicals to Vintage Story.

I first thought about this mod when I saw that multiple mods used sulfuric acid in their recipes, and every mod added their own sulfuric acid: none were compatible with each other. This mod is trying to fix this kind of issue.

This mod is also the reason why I created Lavoisier: I was missing an immersive crafting system to be used as a default for ChemistryLib.

The mod adds the following items:

Hydrochloric acid ("Spirit of salt")
Sulfuric acid ("Oil of vitriol")
Nitric acid ("Spirit of niter")
Hydrofluoric acid ("Spirit of fluorite")
Aqua regia
Acetic acid (glacial; not exactly the same as vinegar)
Pyroligneous acid (wood dry distillation product, contains acetic acid and methanol, mostly)

Sodium carbonate ("Soda ash")
Sodium hydroxide ("Caustic soda")
Potassium hydroxide ("Caustic potash")

Pure elements:
Phosphorus (white and red) note: red phosphorus can be made by simmering white phosphorus, even though it's not stated in the handbook.

Calcium acetate
Glauber's salt
Ammonium chloride ("Sal ammoniac")

Organic compounds:
Methanol ("Wood spirit")
Coal tar

Seltzer (carbonated water)
Lens (a glass lens)

Mods using ChemistryLib:

Kingdom of Science: Fire & Explosions : adds dynamite (and nitroglycerin to make it) and phosphorus matches.

Simple Alchemy (formerly, up to 2.2.10) : adds potions with various effects, and a potion-making system.

Kingdom of Science: Photographic Memories : adds silver photography to the game.

Pretzels : adds pretzels and lye croissants.

Nearsighted : adds self-inflicted nearsightedness to the game, and more glasses. (uses the lens)

Kingdom of Science: Gold Amalgam Extraction : adds an easier way to extract gold from sand and gravel using mercury amalgamation.

For modders:

The goal of ChemistryLib is, obviously, to be used by other mods! You can use any of these items just like you would use vanilla items, just use the "chemistrylib:" prefix instead of the "game:" prefix.

Please tell me if you make a mod that uses ChemistryLib so I can list it here.

Also please tell me if you'll need any other chemical that you feel could be widely used (or if it's already used by another mod), or if you see any chemical used by two separate mods, so I can add it here!

Using Lavoisier:

Check the Lavoisier wiki.

Known issues:

The mod has overlapping items with Expanded Matter. They're not technically incompatible, but could be confusing. I found a way to fix that, but have yet to finish implementing it.


just adding ChemLib to the page since I call it that most of the time, for referencing

Version For Game version Downloads Release date Changelog Download 1-click mod install*
v1.1.5 11648 Jun 28th 2023 at 3:27 PM Show Install now
v1.1.4 976 Jun 13th 2023 at 5:28 PM Show Install now
v1.1.3 249 Jun 11th 2023 at 9:11 AM Show Install now
v1.1.2 355 Jun 7th 2023 at 2:36 PM Show Install now
v1.1.1 2501 Mar 12th 2023 at 5:24 PM Show Install now
v1.1.0 470 Mar 12th 2023 at 2:22 PM Show Install now
v1.0.7 419 Mar 3rd 2023 at 2:42 PM Show Install now
v1.0.6 145 Mar 3rd 2023 at 2:20 PM Show Install now
v1.0.5 174 Mar 2nd 2023 at 1:54 PM Show Install now
v1.0.4 139 Mar 2nd 2023 at 10:23 AM Show Install now
v1.0.3 172 Feb 26th 2023 at 12:19 PM Show Install now
v1.0.1 164 Feb 24th 2023 at 11:24 AM Show Install now
v1.0.0 143 Feb 23rd 2023 at 11:14 PM Show Install now

8 Comments (oldest first | newest first)

💬 RomixERR, Mar 23rd at 11:22 AM

Made a translation into russian. Also added recipes from the Lavoisier mod. For 1.1.5 version.

UP: Added recipes for Kingdom of Science: Gold Amalgam Extraction and Kingdom of Science: Fire & Explosions.

Added names acids, such as Sulfuric acid, Hydrochloric acid, etc.



💬 Rinly, Feb 17th at 3:27 AM

Kind of odd storing all these powerful acids in just wooden buckets...

💬 Moby_Author, Nov 28th 2023 at 11:43 AM

qgame Thank you for the feedback! I'm aware of that bug, iirc it used to be game:leather and changed, and I never changed it. It's on the top of the to-do list.

I'm probably going to add more ways to make ammonia in the future too. Maybe not the Haber process (I'll add it if I add tiered chemical apparatuses and make it a steel apparatus exclusive) but at least other "distill organic materials" recipes

💬 qgame, Nov 17th 2023 at 11:45 PM

Hey, a friend and I recently added this to our server (current version of the game and your mod) and we found out, that the mod has a bug in the recipe for "ammonialeather" The recipe didn't work for us at all, but we fixed it by changing the line ["code": "game:leather"] to ["code": "game:leather-plain"] in \Mods\\assets\chemistrylib\recipes\alembic\retort\alkali.json. (the compost version of the same recipe works without any issue)

I just wanted to let you know of that. Thanks for your mod, it's a lot of fun to use!
have a nice day.

💬 Moby_Author, Jun 20th 2023 at 7:42 AM

conninator2000 You actually need a cauldron to make it. Cauldrons can go up to 900°C (which would be a bit cold IRL, I'm thinking about adding a chemistry oven to reach higher reaction temperatures), and I don't even think that saucepans can fit enough items to make phosphorus.

💬 conninator2000, Jun 20th 2023 at 3:28 AM

Looks super cool but I am having some trouble with phosphorus. Both the wiki and the guide say to just "boil" it in a saucepan, the saucepan recognizes the recipe and just sits at 400C without the progress bar moving

💬 l33tmaan, Mar 13th 2023 at 5:06 AM

Neato. I could use some of this weirdo stuff in Expanded Foods. Like the nitric acid!

💬 Frepo, Mar 11th 2023 at 12:03 PM

Well done! Thank you for this!!

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