Mods / Fire clay from panning

Category: #Other #QoL #Tweak
Author: iby
Side: Both
Created: Sep 15th 2022 at 3:00 AM
Last modified: Sep 15th 2022 at 3:04 AM
Downloads: 1030
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Latest file for v1.17.3: 1-click install

A simple mod that adds fire clay to the panning drop table. It does not replace or alter the drop chance of blue clay (or any other drop).

The intent behind this mod is to add an alternative way to acquire fire clay (needed for bloomeries and refractory bricks) for players living under extreme temperatures (Scorching deserts or icy poles, which don't generate with clay), as the only other way would be to break vessels, which are sparse and limited.


Fire clay drop chances are the same as blue clay (0.03 in code, effectively 3%).

This mod should work with any other mod without causing crashes, and most likely will work with any previous or future version of the game.


As it is my first mod, if you notice any mistakes or errors, I'd be happy to take a look at it and make adjustments. Feedback is welcome.

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v1.0.0 1030 Sep 15th 2022 at 3:04 AM Show Install now

8 Comments (oldest first | newest first)

💬 Bluedude101, Jul 1st 2023 at 4:54 AM

Can confirm still works as intended as of 1.18.5

💬 absol, May 10th 2023 at 9:09 PM

Corvie and anyone else wondering

mod still works as intended as of 1.18.2-rc.4

💬 Corvie, Apr 22nd 2023 at 10:43 PM

Will this work as-is in 1.18?

💬 ibyAuthor, Sep 23rd 2022 at 3:50 PM

Thank you for the clarification, I'll update the desciption accordingly.

💬 OmegaHaxors, Sep 20th 2022 at 4:17 AM

This picture sums up the wiki team's accuracy
Two problems: 1) How would the game determine order? Dictionaries are not indexed.  2) If it did work like that then 100% drop rate would prevent anything else from dropping and that's not the case.

It essentially works like a weighted wheel, where if the total value adds up to less than 1, it fills the rest of the slots of the wheel with null slots (landing on these gives no item)
Adding extra items will override the null slots. It's built to be expandable. If the total value adds up to be more than 1 then the wheel will simply get bigger to compensate.

💬 ibyAuthor, Sep 16th 2022 at 11:23 PM

Oh, I was told on the discord modding channel they did influence the other drops ( ). I'm confused now.

💬 OmegaHaxors, Sep 16th 2022 at 6:54 PM

Just so you know the way the panning drop table works, since a null drop is considered in the weighting, adding new drops WONT reduce the drop chances of other items.
The only time the values change is if the weighting of all the drops exceeds 1, in which case the null drop will be 0% so the other drops will need to be reduced to make room.

💬 wasa, Sep 15th 2022 at 2:56 PM

fire clay technically isn't needed for bloomeries in extreme climates since it's still possible to find merchants that you can buy fire bricks from, but otherwise the description is still accurate for refractory bricks (and clay ovens!).

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