Mods / Extra Chests

Category: #Storage
Author: Dauron
Side: Both
Created: Feb 18th 2021 at 2:51 PM
Last modified: Jan 19th at 12:01 AM
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Latest file for v1.19.0: 1-click install

Update 1-18-24: New version 1.8.0 compatible with VS 1.19.0

  • No changes, just recompiled to verify compatibility.

I do not have much time nowadays to thoroughly test things so please be sure to backup your worlds before updating to any new version of Vintage Story, can't stress that enough. Very important when updating as many modders won't immediately know if their mod becomes incompatible with new versions of VS.

This mod adds larger storage capacity chests to the game. Every chest can be made into the "Labeled" version by adding a sign to it just like the wooden chest. Labeled chests can be upgraded to the next tier as well. These chests are based on the vanilla wooden chest so they behave and interact the same. They can be reinforced and are lockable.


  • This mod is required for both client and server.
  • Language files for English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, and Portuguese are included. Thanks to those that have contributed!
  • Compatible with Carry Capacity and Carry On. Default configuration allows hand carrying only.

Version For Game version Downloads Release date Changelog Download 1-click mod install*
v1.8.0 2327 Jan 19th at 12:01 AM Show Install now
v1.8.0-rc.1 389 Jan 14th at 3:17 PM Show Install now
v1.7.0 9205 Apr 20th 2023 at 12:05 AM Show Install now
v1.7.0-pre.1 846 Mar 11th 2023 at 2:16 PM Show Install now
v1.6.2 1675 Jan 7th 2023 at 4:10 PM Show Install now
v1.6.1 1266 Dec 22nd 2022 at 9:03 PM Show Install now
v1.6.0 2908 Sep 2nd 2022 at 12:07 AM Show Install now
v1.5.2 2621 Feb 3rd 2022 at 1:04 AM Show Install now
v1.5.1 641 Jan 22nd 2022 at 8:50 PM Show Install now
v1.5.0-rc.2 808 Dec 25th 2021 at 4:45 PM Show Install now
v1.5.0-rc.1 265 Dec 25th 2021 at 4:43 PM Show Install now
v1.4.0-rc.2 1229 Jul 7th 2021 at 1:59 PM Show Install now
v1.4.0-rc.1 383 Jul 7th 2021 at 1:59 PM Show Install now
v1.3.1-rc.2 836 Feb 28th 2021 at 12:05 AM Show Install now
v1.3.1-rc.1 424 Feb 28th 2021 at 12:05 AM Show Install now

36 Comments (oldest first | newest first)

💬 sushieater, Jan 15th at 1:20 PM


The Carry On modconfig (ModConfig/CarryOnConfig.json) has a AllowLargeChestsOnBack value that needs to be set to true.

💬 SalazarWindriver, Dec 18th 2023 at 1:35 AM

Where is the config located to allow carry-on back?

💬 SoloBlood, Nov 15th 2023 at 12:19 PM

Dauron I hve VS v1.8.15 and I can not get the copper chest to upgrade to tin bronze chest. I sneak + right lick and it just opens/closes the chests like Xandyr78 reported.

💬 xCoiotex, Oct 27th 2023 at 1:24 AM

A nice addition would be this mod also applied to trunks... like using the same chest upgrade but on trunks, or another one using maybe nails in the recipe along with plates

💬 Xandyr78, Sep 27th 2023 at 3:44 PM


I've updated VS to 1.18.13 now, and with each successive update, I've tried to use any upgrades on chests (though copper will occasionally work), it just opens/closes the chests.  I'm fine with just using planks/plates to make the upgrades, rather than creating the upgrade items themselves, I just wish I had a way now to get back the materials I used to make the upgrade items.  LOL.

💬 Death2Foolz, Sep 12th 2023 at 4:12 PM


Just letting you know I encountered Xandy's issue on my server last night as well. I'm the server owner, there are no claims on the server, and I was making sure I was shift+right clicking.

I'm able to upgrade to copper chests fine, but I can't use any bronze/iron/steel upgrades (tested all in creative to see if maybe just certain upgrades weren't working).

No errors as well, just after upgrading to copper if I shift+right click with the next tier upgrade instead of upgrading the chest it simply opens the chest like I just normally right clicked.

Also tried removing carry-on/changing carry on's keybindings just in case that overlap was the issue, but still no luck.

VS version 1.18.7, using the 1.7.0 version of the Extra Chests mod

💬 DauronAuthor, Aug 18th 2023 at 3:30 AM


I updated my game to 1.18.7, using the latest version I've posted of 1.7.0, and I'm able to use all the upgrades without issue. I'm not sure what's going on with yours as I'm not seeing any errors in the code. Make sure you are shift+right clicking to use the upgrade items on the chests. The copper upgrades only work on vanilla chests. If you have any chests from other mods it won't recognize those. Also, it does use claim permission so it won't allow you to use the upgrade items on someone else's claimed area chests. Those are the only things I can think of that could be causing your issue. Sorry I don't have anything else to suggest without more information.

I also just tested it on 1.18.8 and it's working there as well.

💬 Xandyr78, Aug 17th 2023 at 5:03 AM

Is this no longer working in 1.18.7?  I haven't updated to 1.18.8 yet.  I can't seem to use the upgrade items, though my buddy who plays on my locally-hosted game can.  But even he can't seem to upgrade past copper.  Can anyone help?

💬 OrosVildheim, May 14th 2023 at 10:23 PM

Does the current version work with 1.18.3?

💬 Seppy, Apr 24th 2023 at 7:13 AM

i accidently walked infront of my friend as he was upgrading and caused him to "upgrade" me instantly crashing him, so using it on other players causes crashes

💬 _MCGregor_, Apr 18th 2023 at 4:13 PM

Does not work on 1.8 rc 8

💬 September, Mar 21st 2023 at 11:29 AM

Great mod! Saves me from making a gazillion trunks or spamming the same chests over and over.

One small request: Please make Meteoric Iron usable instead of normal iron in the recipe. I play with a lot of mods, and somehow ended up with a lot of meteor iron after finding some modded rare ruins. I literally have a gigantic pile of them sitting around and only ever use them for tools. It would even be a good idea to add it between normal iron and steel in terms of progression, while not being required to progress from iron to steel chests.

💬 Pamela, Mar 11th 2023 at 11:24 PM

Thanks so much!!! I LOVE this mod and don't really like to play without it. 

💬 DauronAuthor, Mar 11th 2023 at 2:16 PM


Looks like the version for 1.17 doesn't work on 1.18 so I released a preview version for VS 1.18.0-pre.6
Once VS 1.18 is officially released I'll recompile/upload another version then and announce it.

💬 Pamela, Mar 8th 2023 at 10:04 PM

Will this work in 1.18??  If not, when will you update?

💬 DauronAuthor, Jan 7th 2023 at 4:13 PM


I believe I've fixed the issue. Try out the new version. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

💬 NateDoesLife, Jan 6th 2023 at 5:09 AM

Noticed a bug where if you upgrade a chest with items in it, then you can dup the items by taking them all out....close the chest and reopen. The items then reappear

💬 Mendall, Dec 25th 2022 at 4:20 PM

thxnk you thank you

💬 NerdScurvy, Dec 24th 2022 at 11:40 AM


I've added a config option in the Carry On More mod that allows Extra Chests to be carried on back. 

💬 AzuliBluespots, Dec 10th 2022 at 12:33 AM


That's the thing, that didn't happen. I loaded the game with a minimal ammount of mods by mistake, closed it normally instead of forcing it to close - thus making the map save - and not only a ton of items from the 3 bronze chests I had just vanished, a friend that was also playing with me couldn't join the game, he was crashing instantly. The map got badly borked somehow.

I'm starting to get used to the notion of frequent backups when playing with mods in this game.

💬 DanaCraluminum, Dec 7th 2022 at 6:09 PM

Yanazake When you remove the mod, all data is stored in uknown block, you can install the mod back and they will back, thus, you never lost them unless you break the block

💬 AzuliBluespots, Dec 7th 2022 at 1:19 PM

I made the mistake of loading my world without the mod turned on, and lost a ton of items :')

💬 LadyBlakeHammer, Nov 21st 2022 at 5:56 PM

Can I make these into trunks?

💬 NerdScurvy, Nov 17th 2022 at 4:01 AM

For carryon compatibility, copy the carrycapacity patch file and replace references to 'carrycapacity' with 'carryon'. 

💬 PeterSanderson, Nov 8th 2022 at 9:08 PM

Carry Capacity is no longer being updated. Instead, NerdScurvy has created a fork of it called Carry On. Do you need to do anything on your end to make Extra Chests Compatible with it or do they? As of now, Extra Chests cannot be picked up or put on the back

💬 TheNiteFox, Nov 6th 2022 at 7:01 PM

@Yanazake I know this a little bit late response, but no this mod is currently not compatible with the Wood Chest Variants mod. In the sense that the chests from that mod can not be upgraded. You can still have that mod, and this and still be able to craft the regular base game chests and upgrade them. 

💬 AzuliBluespots, Oct 25th 2022 at 12:15 PM

Does this work with "Wood Chests" mod for added variants?

💬 PeterSanderson, Sep 30th 2022 at 9:26 PM

Will this require a second patched version to allow upgraded chests to be picked up and carried via the Carry Capacity mod?


💬 DauronAuthor, Sep 7th 2022 at 11:06 PM

Portuguese translation updated for version 1.6.0. Thank you xCoiotex

💬 colinswrath, Aug 19th 2022 at 8:30 PM


Does this not function for 1.17?

💬 Devestatio, Jul 28th 2022 at 11:10 PM

Dauron Will you be updating this to 1.17 now that the realease candidate 2 is out and the full release just around the corner? would love to see this mod continue to live on :)

💬 Buggi, May 26th 2022 at 7:55 PM

Would it be possible to upgrade chests while they are placed by right clicking with the proper metal plate? The crates mod allows you to upgrade in place and it would really help!
Also, can you add a diamond tier to both mods? 2x capacity from steel level? Or allow other mods to define new levels maybe?

💬 PeterSanderson, May 20th 2022 at 3:23 PM

I am using the latest mod version, in 1.16.4

I cannot place any of the chests on my back. They can be picked up however. Regular chests have no issues.

I see you mentioned hand carrying is default but I cannot spot a config file in mod configs to change this.

Should I just be able to edit carrycapacity.json to look like:

"op": "add",
"path": "/behaviors/-",
"file": "blocktypes/chests",
"value": {
"name": "Carryable",
"properties": {
"translation": [ 0.0625, 0, 0 ],
"rotation": [ 0, 180, 0 ],
"slots": {
"Hands": {}
"dependsOn": [ { "modid": "carrycapacity" } ]

💬 DauronAuthor, Feb 3rd 2022 at 1:05 AM

New Version 1.5.2 for VS 1.16+

Updated the inventory GUI to display all of the contents in a chest. No more scroll bars, but wider windows. Thanks for the info Craluminum

💬 DauronAuthor, Jan 22nd 2022 at 8:52 PM

Carry Capacity mod integration done through patching now. Separate versions no longer needed.

💬 DauronAuthor, Feb 28th 2021 at 12:06 AM

From now on for versions of this mod: rc.1 will be the one without Carry Capacity and rc.2 will be the one with Carry Capacity config. Until I can figure something else out. I also may end up in the future only doing the Carry Capacity version or if Carry Capacity becomes integrated into Vanilla that will solve it as well.

This change will also make the 1.3.1 versions not compatible with previous 1.3.1 versions

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