Mods / Sands of Time

Category: #Worldgen
Author: Rorax
Side: Both
Created: Oct 18th 2021 at 11:48 PM
Last modified: Oct 24th 2021 at 3:13 AM
Downloads: 1167
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Latest file for Various v1.15.x: 1-click install


Sands of Time changes the world generation of deserts in Vintage Story.

In the real world we do have colorful beaches and deserts although relatively speaking they are very very rare compared to all the rest, which due to erosion and breakdown over time tend to all be that rather recognizable "yellow". This is because it has been reduced to a silica bearing sand, not all silica sands are the same which leads to variations in those yellow and even red hues but generally speaking they can be categorized as silica. What this mod aims to do is bring the world generation of deserts (both cold and hot) into line with that real world expectation.

Features: 1.0.0

  • Adds several layers of sandstone sand to deserts.
  • As altitude climbs the sand layers thin out.
  • Mineral sand layers rest below the sandstone sand.
  • As altitude dips below sea level the layers thin out to emulate errosion.

Changes: 1.0.1

  • Sands of Time is now a patch so it will (hopefully) avoid conflict with other world generation mods.


  • Allow more silica sand types other than just sandstone sand.
  • Allow rare variation of deserts which can be entirely mineral sand (Colored Deserts).

Version For Game version Downloads Release date Changelog Download 1-click mod install*
v1.0.1 758 Oct 24th 2021 at 3:13 AM Show Install now
v1.0.0 405 Oct 18th 2021 at 11:50 PM Show Install now

2 Comments (oldest first | newest first)

💬 RoraxModerator, Oct 24th 2021 at 3:15 AM

Just updated to 1.0.1, please update at your earliest convenience to prevent world generation conflicts. Thanks!

💬 RoraxModerator, Oct 19th 2021 at 1:19 AM

Fixed the zip structure. Woops!

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