Mods / Collaborative Classes {Retired}

Category: #Cosmetics #Crafting #Other
Author: CaptainOats
Side: Both
Created: Apr 6th 2021 at 3:32 AM
Last modified: Apr 1st 2022 at 8:44 PM
Downloads: 5113
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Collaborative Classes 1-click install

-Collaborative Classes- {Retired}

PLEASE NOTE: Any version earlier than 3.0.0 will not be compatiable with versions after and including 3.0.0
This is my first mod so thank you for both your time and understanding.
Collaborative Classes is a mod that aims to bring a stronger focus on classes in vintage story. This includes changing the postives and negatives of the classes to be more focused on collaborative gameplay. Many of the classes now specialize in only a few particular things, with a set of negatives to things they are not good at. With the aim of the mod to promote trading and collaboration on servers, I would recommend not playing in single player.

Mod Includes:

  • Revamps the classes to be more focused around collaboration and trading within a community.
  • Adds reinforced tools (2x Durability) that require mulitple classes to craft. (Tools for All Classes)
  • Mercenary can turn Gem Bits into sellable gems.
  • Mercenary and Labourer can make smaller denominations of rusty and temporal gears (for player trading).
  • Mercenary can craft superior copper and iron weapons.
  • Mercenary can mend metal armor.
  • Excavator can turn Crystalized Ores into Gem Bits for other classes to use in recipes.
  • Excavator can craft a hybrid pick that both mines and can be used as a weapon.
  • Labourer can craft dye which can be made into coloured chiselable blocks.
  • Gatherer can craft seeds. (quite expensive)
  • Forester gathers wood and charocoal with higher yeild.
  • Hunter can make bone masks.
  • Hunter can mend leather armor.

Potential Issues:

  • Any mod that adds/changes classes or traits WILL clash with this mod. BUT should work with xskills and xlib mods
  • Reinforced tools won't use other mods crafting recipes.
  • Loading up an old world and opening the traits tab WILL crash your game
  • This mod will only work on fresh worlds


  • Thanks to BluryFace for some great models - (
  • If anybody is looking to help or want to make a addon to this mod, absolutely, message me and I will be glad for the help/support


Version For Game version Downloads Release date Changelog Download 1-click mod install*
v3.0.4 948 Apr 1st 2022 at 8:44 PM Show Collaborative Classes Install now
v3.0.3 313 Mar 25th 2022 at 5:56 PM Show Collaborative Classes Install now
v3.0.2 464 Feb 21st 2022 at 6:15 PM Show Collaborative Classes Install now
v3.0.1 328 Feb 6th 2022 at 2:58 PM Show Collaborative Classes Install now
v3.0.0 279 Feb 1st 2022 at 3:01 PM Show Collaborative Classes Install now
v2.0.2 296 Jan 22nd 2022 at 6:39 PM Show Collaborative Classes Revised Install now
v2.0.1 491 Oct 23rd 2021 at 12:53 PM Show Collaborative Classes Revised Install now
v2.0.0 517 Aug 14th 2021 at 12:32 AM Show Collaborative Classes Revised Install now
v1.0.2 321 Aug 1st 2021 at 4:08 AM Show Collaborative Classes Install now
v1.0.0 363 Jul 19th 2021 at 6:09 AM Show Collborative Classes Install now
v0.9.5 438 Apr 10th 2021 at 11:50 PM Show Install now
v0.9.0 349 Apr 6th 2021 at 3:34 AM Show Install now

4 Comments (oldest first | newest first)

💬 CaptainOatsAuthor, Feb 6th 2022 at 2:46 PM

@markvs I was under the assumption that you got both the loot and the vessel when picking them up but that might need to be changed if you have found otherwise (going to check now and see)

(Just checked and you are correct so will go and fix that now)

💬 Markvs, Feb 4th 2022 at 9:11 PM

So how are you supposed to use the loot bonus as Merecenary if you have a 100% chance of picking vessels up when you break them.?

💬 CaptainOatsAuthor, Apr 7th 2021 at 11:41 AM

@Shardas Thanks for the comment, really appreciate the ideas

Regarding some of the points you made, I was planning on making the cook/chef class have special food recipes that were 'better' than the normal ones (I am sure I can do this). The buff Idea is nice but would requrie proper C# code and i'm a big dumb dumb when it comes to that stuff. The crop idea would be great but sadly there is not a 'attribute' that I can pull from the game that increase actually crop yeilds (unless forage does that but I don't think so).

Merchant does need to be worked on, I was kinda thinking they were a replacement for the 'commoner' as a baseline for the mod but I probably need to make a 'worker' class or something simlair to fill that role. I forgot all about the crude bow and arrows so will have to add them in the next update, but thanks for reminding me.

I'm going to be honest the last point  about XSkills and XLib you made might be beyond my skills though it would be intresting to do.

I might (and this is just a posiblity) make a single player version of the mod with only one or two classes so people can play on their own. <Any feedback on this would be good.

Like I said before, thanks for taking the time to comment.

💬 Shardas, Apr 7th 2021 at 9:20 AM

This is a great idea to have for a group of friends to play and advance. Makes me wish I had a group of friends to play it with. I will say having a Chef/Cook class is pretty useless unless you plan to give a much better saturation buff or extra benefits. You can make a farmer class that gets a bonus from crop and animal harvesting with a cooking buff to make more of a "stay at base to feed everyone" class.

I also think Merchant isn't viable as a class because it's dependant on generation and it wouldn't be practical for bigger servers. Does the hunter also have the Bowyer skill to make crude arrows and bow?

Have you thought of making this compatible with XSkills or adding an XLib menu so classes can improve? Like adding traits/skills from another class when you gain enough experience so there is more depth than just forever stuck as a miner?

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