Mods / Temporal Prospector

Category: #Magic #Technology
Author: AlexTheGr8r
Side: Both
Created: Sep 12th 2021 at 11:39 PM
Last modified: Apr 22nd at 9:35 PM
Downloads: 1682
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Latest file for v1.18.1: 1-click install

Temporal Prospector

This mod adds a new prospecting pick known as the temporal prospecting pick. It is crafted alongside nuggets, gems, or other raw ore resources to bind its ability to search for that type of material within a specified range.

The process is simple:

  1. Craft or obtain a normal prospecting pickaxe
  2. Use that prospecting pickaxe along with a temporal gear and a raw ore resource:
    1. Metal ores: 10 nuggets are required to craft
    2. Gems: 2 gems are required to craft
    3. Other (e.g. borax, quartz, etc): 4 of those raw resources are required to craft
  3. Set your radius to search in using your tool mode key (default: F)
    1. The bigger the radius, the more durability is used
  4. Mine a rock using the temporal prospecting pick and watch the magic
    1. Particles will spawn, directing you to nearby matching ores
    2. A chat message will display giving more detailed information

You can always change the resource the temporal prospecting pick is looking for by using the raw ore resources with the temporal prospecting pick in the crafting grid. This will erase the old resource type being searched for, wasting those ingredients from before.

Feature wishlist:

  • Full configuration of cost to craft and use
  • Better aesthetics
  • Comment any others you wish to see

Version For Game version Downloads Release date Changelog Download 1-click mod install*
v1.0.1 752 Apr 22nd at 9:35 PM Show Install now
v1.0.0 930 Sep 12th 2021 at 11:41 PM Show Install now

12 Comments (oldest first | newest first)

💬 iCiuncio, 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your work in this mod

This small mod makes my whole Vintage Story experience not so tedious. It's way better than vanilla prospector on so many levels

💬 welp, Aug 28th at 11:14 AM

Is there any way to get this to work with rocks like chalk or limestone as well as ores etc? I'm having a hell of a time finding limestone for plaster and a quick way to find it would be great!

💬 Mendall, Apr 26th at 9:19 PM

Thank you, that was all I was curious about. I use a mod called rock stiffer trying to find kimberlite (but I have never found it even cheating, not once in many a play through) and I have always wanted that mod to work with prospector info. So I was thinking if yours did, maybe his could be made too. Any way, thanks for the answer back.


💬 Reed10021, Apr 25th at 9:15 PM

Mendall This mod doesn't replace the normal pro pick, but adds a new one. Its functionally different than the normal pro pick, and gives different information than a normal pro pick.

While this mod could perhaps be wrangled into working with ProspectorInfo's functionality, ProspectorInfo does not recognize the Temporal Prospecting Pick as a pro pick as of Temporal Prospector v1.0.1.

💬 Mendall, Apr 25th at 6:48 PM

Does this work with prospector info mod. I really like the skill required with the normal pro pick, so I'm just asking because I'm curious and because some will want to know for sure.

💬 Yanazake, Apr 24th at 1:39 PM

It's an alternative to make more people find more ore nodes if you're playing with friends who can't figure out the normal propick. I'm using this so that more people can find ore besides randomly stumbling on them in caves.

That said, since this mod updated recently, I made a pt-br translation for it... And it almost gave me a heart attack because of how Crowdin works. I seriously dislike that site.

💬 AlexTheGr8r, Apr 23rd at 12:43 AM

Ruyeex It is certainly meant for a mid-to-late game timeframe. Plus it is best to craft these with a higher quality prospecting pick for more durability, making the craft even more worth it.

💬 Ruyeex, Apr 22nd at 10:44 PM

Sounds expensive and hard to be worth to use

💬 Theisgood, Dec 6th 2022 at 10:48 AM

can you update this for 1.17.9 :D? I love this!

💬 Dat, May 14th 2022 at 2:53 AM

crashes on the latest 1.16.5... (when you use the pick)

💬 Cinder85, Sep 16th 2021 at 9:37 PM

Can this be configured to find terra preta?

💬 KirbBird, Sep 12th 2021 at 11:43 PM

this mod best mod

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