Mods / Prospecting++

Category: #QoL #Simplification #Tweak #Utility
Author: mathgeniuszach
Side: Both
Created: Jun 11th 2023 at 9:59 PM
Last modified: Jun 21st 2023 at 11:09 PM
Downloads: 1571
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Latest file for v1.18.5: 1-click install

Prospecting can be a drag sometimes. You check tons of rocks without finding a single piece of ore. This mod aims to make the process easier, yet still balanced, by introducing two new prospecting modes, Double Node Search and Triple Node Search. These modes search in double/triple the base node range for ores (so 6, 12, 18 or 8, 16, 24 or etc.), but cost 4x/9x the durability and are prone to giving false negatives - so you'll see "no ores nearby" even though there may be an ore nearby. In double mode, there's a 1/3 (33%) chance of getting a false negative, while in triple mode, there's a 1/2 (50%) chance of getting a false negative.

Modes can all be configured, removed, or added via the config. Density mode can be disabled through the config as well. Note that if you want to edit descriptions for another language, use localization instead with the description as the key to be translated.

And a friendly reminder, prospecting is done in a cuboid area, rather than a sphere.

I also highly recommend ProspectorInfo to record the results of any density searches you may do.

Got a problem with this mod or need to see it updated? Let me know on my Discord! Support me on Patreon or Ko-Fi.


Version For Game version Downloads Release date Changelog Download 1-click mod install*
v1.2.0 1107 Jun 21st 2023 at 11:09 PM Show Install now
v1.1.1 120 Jun 21st 2023 at 7:53 PM Show Install now
v1.1.0 112 Jun 21st 2023 at 7:37 PM Show Install now
v1.0.0 232 Jun 11th 2023 at 9:59 PM Show Install now

4 Comments (oldest first | newest first)

💬 Diceus, Oct 30th 2023 at 3:00 PM

After modifying the cfg, then restarting the server, the json file is being reverted back to it's default settings.


After rereading the description I changed some values but not the text descriptions. This allows it to save.

For the Creator: Where do you edit the text? the EN.json doesn't have the fields for the modded search types.

💬 Animeous, Aug 4th 2023 at 11:36 AM

@mathgeniuszach Thank you. I always opened the mod folder from the game and didn't know that mod config is a separate folder. Have a great day!

💬 mathgeniuszachAuthor, Aug 3rd 2023 at 11:08 PM

Animeous Where all mod configs can be found, in the ModConfig folder next to the Mods folder

💬 Animeous, Aug 3rd 2023 at 9:41 PM

How do you access the mod config? I want to remove the false negatives.

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