Mods / Reduced Grind

Category: #Crafting #Other
Author: KoiThorn
Side: Both
Created: Feb 23rd 2021 at 10:25 AM
Last modified: Mar 20th 2021 at 7:08 AM
Downloads: 3828
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Latest file for v1.14.8:
Reduced Grind Mod 1-click install

Some personal adjustments. Reported working for servers.

Most Wood and Charcoal burns for longer, including sticks, hay, etc. Temperatures unaffected. 

Torch burntime extended to 720 hours.

Increased Firewood amount per log to 8.

Increased droprate or added Fat to most animal loot (size of animal considered).

Fat added to Drifter loot. Drifter loot more common as well so they aren't just an inconvenience. 

Increased Metal Ore Yields from chunks mined from stone. Nuggets are still worth 5 units of metal each. Poor Chunks are worth 50 Units (10 Nuggets), Medium Chunks are worth 100 units (20 Nuggets), Rich Chunks are worth 200 Units (40 Nuggets) and Bountiful Chunks are worth 500 Units (100 Nuggets).

Cumulative Changes by version:

1.0.1 Change:

Peat burn time increased

1.1.1 Changes:

Increased Coal-type burn times (finally found).

Increased Charcoal and Coke burn times further (to 800 by request).

Increased Feather drop amounts.

Increased Flax crop drops, so you aren't waiting such a long time to get to Windmills.

Expanded Drifter loot. Fat, Rot, Arrows, Flax and Rusty Gears are now common drops. Temporal Gears still rare. See fourth image for example of loot drops results.

1.1.2 Changes:

Reduced rarity of Rusty Gears, Metal Parts and Metal Scraps from Bells and Locust.

Version For Game version Downloads Release date Changelog Download 1-click mod install*
v1.1.2 2875 Mar 20th 2021 at 7:08 AM Show Reduced Grind Mod Install now
v1.1.1 399 Mar 1st 2021 at 8:08 AM Show Reduced Grind Mod Install now
v1.0.1 360 Feb 25th 2021 at 5:29 AM Show Reduced Grind Mod Install now

25 Comments (oldest first | newest first)

💬 TheSapphicSeas, Nov 22nd 2023 at 2:52 AM

It looks like the crystalized versions of chunks still yield 10 nuggets, therefore making them less valuable than standard ones

💬 Ralfolas, Oct 2nd 2023 at 2:39 PM

KoiThorn Thanks for this excellent mod! Especially the vanilla wood burning time and firewood amount were complete immersion-killers for me, but your mod fixes that entirely!

But the bug reported by Legolas141 (roosters not dropping feathers) is still present in the current version, and I don't want to mess with the .json files myself because I don't know what will happen if clients connect to my server without the applied fixes. Can you please update the mod as suggested by Legolas141?


💬 DUCATISLO, Aug 21st 2023 at 10:28 AM

update when

💬 Castor, Aug 17th 2023 at 10:33 PM

Legolas141 , has this been fixed yet? or is this still something id need to do?

💬 Legolas141, Apr 29th 2023 at 6:38 PM

@Ziru The mod appears to still work for the most part in 1.18.1.  However it did break the drop table for roosters and hens so they no longer dropped feathers.  If you go into the mods zip file and look under assets>game>patches you will need to delete the entries for survival-entities-land-chicken-rooster.json and survival-entities-land-chicken-hen.json. That will fix the feather issues in the drop pool.  I have not yet run into any other issues that I have noticed.  The ore and firewood changes are still working which was the main reason for me using this mod.

💬 Legolas141, Apr 29th 2023 at 6:30 PM
💬 KoiThornAuthor, Mar 8th 2023 at 5:56 AM

Oop, I stopped playing for a long time.

I'll see about doing an udpate when I get time.

Life happened, sorry.

💬 Ziru, Nov 29th 2022 at 6:26 PM

Please update to 1.7.9

💬 Gotrek65, Nov 20th 2022 at 8:21 PM

I'm trying to remove the survival-itemtypes-resource-ore-graded & survival-itemtypes-resource-ore-ungraded json files from the mod to remove the ore drop change but when I do that and rezip the mod the game no longer recognizes the zip file as a proper mod package.

Edit: Seems the mod is fine with deleting some of the files under assets \game\patches while other files have to stay/be edited I've modify my copy of the mod to keep the base game balencing for chunks.

Edit: Why is it that Aurochs didn't have their loot tables modified?

💬 Szuminil77, Apr 3rd 2022 at 6:10 PM

Update the mod pls to 1.16.4

💬 gremlin60, Feb 26th 2022 at 8:22 PM

charcoal do not burn longer in the forge

💬 Berkyjay, May 2nd 2021 at 11:13 PM

@Craluminum Got it thanks!

💬 DanaCraluminum, May 2nd 2021 at 6:18 PM

"Mod acrhive" -> assets -> game -> patches

(I find vanilla balance is the best)

💬 Berkyjay, May 2nd 2021 at 5:37 PM

Is there a way to tweak this mod?  I'm finding the ore drops to be too great.  I'm flooded with copper ore after one medium rich vein extraction.

💬 KoiThornAuthor, Mar 24th 2021 at 6:53 AM

Copper Ore needs to be broken into Nuggets with a Hammer first, Shadowcody.

💬 Shadowcody67, Mar 24th 2021 at 5:38 AM

i can't seen to smelt copper ore it just says to cold

💬 KoiThornAuthor, Mar 10th 2021 at 6:57 AM

Haven't tried that, actually.

💬 DragooKnight11, Mar 10th 2021 at 4:15 AM

Hmmm, ideas.  Have you tried changing the base inventory size of harvested corpses?  That's about all I can suggest, but I assume you tried that already so really I got nothing.

💬 KoiThornAuthor, Mar 9th 2021 at 5:21 AM

Having issues with adding the fifth item drop to the Hens, so I might not be able to get egg drops added unless the game properly supports it.

💬 KoiThornAuthor, Mar 3rd 2021 at 3:29 AM

I'll see about adding that to another version for you. Took some time to consider it, but personally I don't see that being a logical drop.

💬 MegaGaara23, Mar 1st 2021 at 10:54 PM

Sorry for having to post this in another comment but I didn't think about this till after you updated but adding or changing eggs to the drop list for chickens too. Forgot to say that in that message. lol

💬 KoiThornAuthor, Mar 1st 2021 at 5:45 AM

The only problem I have with making coal burn for that long is that it's not meant to be a very large amount of coal. I'll see about doubling what it is now though. I'll increase feather drops though.

💬 MegaGaara23, Mar 1st 2021 at 4:51 AM

Just make the burn times for coal 12x like the others too and also if you can make it so chickens drop feathers more often and in a bit higher numbers. Can be difficult if you aren't really a farmer or anything getting enough feathers. Even then it seems to be a bit much.

💬 KoiThornAuthor, Feb 28th 2021 at 9:46 AM

If I've missed any specific things, I'll add them to the mod when I find them, like I've done with Peat.

If you have a certain length of burn time you want for anything, do mention. I can adjust them easily.

💬 MegaGaara23, Feb 28th 2021 at 2:55 AM

This really needs either a config file or a lot of burn items feul times increased. Ex. coal, charcoal, etc.

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