Mods / Ore Crystals

Category: #Cosmetics #Crafting #Magic #Worldgen
Author: Taska
Side: Both
Created: Feb 15th 2021 at 10:55 PM
Last modified: Feb 1st 2022 at 6:49 PM
Downloads: 6336
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Latest file for v1.16.1: 1-click install

Ore Crystals

What's that faint glow in the distance...? Is it a way out of this cave? Is it something more sinister?

No. It's strange, crystallized metal growing from this ore... Huh. Maybe those temporal storms we've been having have something to do with it?

Deep down in the depths of the world there are many temporal mysteries. A semi-sentient creature enthroned upon a structure of crystal is one such mysteries. It seems to burst with energy, enriching the local cluster of crystals with new life, causing them to rapidly grow an an unnatural rate. They even seem to have taken over the machinery of the depths, the locusts, infesting them with crystal and somehow influenced them to be their guardians.

It may be dangerous, but perhaps...these 'hearts', and these crystals... will they be useful, in some way?


It is HIGHLY recommended to install this mod on a new world. Also, I'd like to recommend installing my other mod, Item Lights, alongside this mod since Ore Crystals items extensively use that system. It's optional, though.


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Version For Game version Downloads Release date Changelog Download 1-click mod install*
v1.3.6 3003 Feb 1st 2022 at 6:49 PM Show Install now
v1.3.5 570 Jan 1st 2022 at 8:12 PM Show Install now
v1.3.4 897 Aug 12th 2021 at 11:50 PM Show Install now
v1.3.3 Aug 9th 2021 at 10:17 PM Show Install now
v1.3.2 461 Jul 21st 2021 at 11:44 PM Show Install now
v1.3.1 340 Jul 19th 2021 at 4:38 PM Show Install now
v1.3.0 323 Jul 18th 2021 at 4:54 PM Show Install now
v1.2.2 676 Feb 15th 2021 at 11:03 PM Show Install now

18 Comments (oldest first | newest first)

💬 TaskaAuthor, Nov 10th 2023 at 1:18 AM

KometFox Unfortunately, this mod hasn't been updated to be compatible with recent versions of Vintage Story. I don't get much time to work on personal projects anymore. Ore Crystals is not likely to get further updates

💬 KometFox, Nov 7th 2023 at 2:01 AM

I'm getting a crash when I try to place copper heart crystals on planted copper crystals, here is the log: I'm running game version v1.18.15 under Linux.

💬 infinitetech, Jan 20th 2023 at 2:16 AM

Taska PC was down again sigh, should be back now though.  thats totally fair, and i remember the early talks about it from back when there were msgs between people on here haha.  glad to hear from you, and i would be oh so giddy to see this remade in full.  if i had the time for it i would likely offer my services to try and help, alas, life is not time friendly haha.  how are you btw? everything good?

💬 AzuliBluespots, Dec 7th 2022 at 1:42 PM

Guess we're still waiting for the update.

💬 TaskaAuthor, Sep 2nd 2022 at 12:03 AM

infinitetech Hey hey! Welcome back!

There's definitely a lot that I'd still love to do with this mod. I feel like it could offer so much more than it does, especially with unique cosmetics. If I were to further develop those ideas... I think I'd want to just start over from scratch. This mod was my very first mod and it has a lot of rookie issues. Major performance hits, way too many variant items that clog up the handbook, etc. 

It's a bit overwhelming to think about. Especially now that I can't focus on modding as much as I used to.

With 1.17 stable, hopefully I can push out a patch for that soon and see what happens after that.

💬 infinitetech, Aug 16th 2022 at 4:03 AM

Hey Taska, long time no talk, my PC was down a long time, anyway ive been getting back into this game and i remembered you had lots of cool plans for this mod, and we talked about all sorts of neat stuff, and i just sort of wondered if you are okay, whats going on, and so forth.  the dirrect msgs on here are gone now it seems

💬 TaskaAuthor, Jun 27th 2022 at 8:38 PM

Kwegar Yea, there was something in the 1.17 vanilla update that broke part of the mod in that specific instance. It's been fixed on my developer version already, I'm just waiting for a more polished vanilla release to release the mod to the general public. Things can break a lot as changes are made in the pre-release versions.

💬 Kwegar, Jun 19th 2022 at 3:10 AM

Got the current version working on my 1.17 pre.1  no issues .. I read in the dev log they added cyrstals or more of them.. (ever found them in old or new game.. but on one server around 1.15? or earlier  someone had amathyst crystals in his house.. so they are out there.. just never seen em.   Love this mod.   After further testing.. when I hit the large crystals by the crystal locust.. boom  desktop..  so can not wait for an update to 1.17 some day..  

💬 TaskaAuthor, Jun 17th 2022 at 1:19 PM

Shion It should be updated sometime. I want to investigate utilizing some of the new possibilities and features of the 1.17 vanilla update, and still need to check and see if things break on migration to the new version

💬 Shion, Jun 15th 2022 at 4:37 AM

Just wondering if this mod will become obsolete with 1.17 update.

💬 TaskaAuthor, Dec 24th 2021 at 6:16 PM

Theisgood I would imagine so, yea. In theory. Crystals are formed after ore generation. The biggest questionmark would be how well things perform with more crystals and things.

Ores'O'Plenty creates gold ore that's not hosted in quartz. It's likely some problems will arise with things like that.

Ores'o'Plenty and other ore generation mods should be fine to use with Ore Crystals now, as of version 1.3.6.

💬 Theisgood, Nov 7th 2021 at 8:23 PM

Can't wait for the update. I also have a question will this work with ores o plenty mod?

I am working on getting every ore cystal captured and show casing the screen shots for you.

💬 TaskaAuthor, Sep 13th 2021 at 11:16 PM


It should still work with 1.15.5 without a hitch. 1.15.5 was rather minor and doesn't seem to affect things related to the mod. I just haven't tested it thoroughly myself with Ore Crystals.

💬 Sandian, Sep 12th 2021 at 2:51 AM

Please update for 1.15.5!

💬 TaskaAuthor, Mar 2nd 2021 at 6:57 AM

@Theisgood I'd love that! If you do take some screens, feel free to post them on the forum or send me a message in Discord ^.^

💬 Theisgood, Feb 28th 2021 at 3:21 AM

If I find some ores and take some 1080p screenshots do you mind if I send them to you to use for the mods screenshots? I will only send high quality pictures. Just to show off the various crystals you created in your mod. 

Let me know mods like this make me smile and make my experience so much better.

💬 TaskaAuthor, Feb 20th 2021 at 9:25 PM

@Theisgood You can but crystals will only appear in newly generated chunks

💬 Theisgood, Feb 19th 2021 at 10:25 PM

So I can not install unless I generate a new world? I just assuming that. Darn I should have downloaded before I got so far into the game lol

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