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[XND] Animal Armor
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Feb 21, 2018 @ 1:54am
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[XND] Animal Armor

Direct download from GitHub[github.com].

Compatible with Vanilla-Friendly Animal Surgery and A Dog Said and will work with either mod without any issues.

This can be used with other animal mods active, but you can't actually install armor onto them since they won't have the RecipeDefs XML patched onto them. As a result, compatibility patches will be needed to be able to armor up your penguins, thrumuffalo or whatever other modded animals you have. It'll be up to other modders to either make external compatibility patches or submit them to me so that I can integrate them into the mod Combat Extended-style.

I'd recommend using the following mods alongside this for an optimal experience:
  • Vanilla-Friendly Animal Surgery so that you can give your animals painstoppers and bionics to make them into true mobile meat/mechanoid grinders.
  • Simple Plastic so that you can produce synthread to establish a heavy armor production chain.
The following mods are compatible with Animal Armor:
Animal army enthusiasts, did it ever bother you that in RimWorld that you can't armor up your animals? Well, this mod allows you to do exactly so!

Animal Armor adds three variations of armor, all with differing characteristics (they all offer full-body coverage though), all three types being producible with varying levels of research - it's generally cheaper to buy them from settlements or combat suppliers than to produce them though, so bear that in mind. On top of that, you need to make sure that you get the right size of armor for your animals; 'tiny' armor for squirrels isn't going to fit on 'huge' elephants for example, and vice-versa, and this applies to other size categories too.

However, not all RimWorld animals might like being handled! As a result, when installing or removing armor, some medicine is also required to anesthetize the animal to ensure no resistance. From then on, it's impossible to fail installing armor onto an animal, regardless of how bad the doctor and medicine is.

A brief overview of all armor types:
  • Makeshift - The cheapest, lowest-tech solution of the three. 30% sharp resistance and 10% blunt resistance, but also reduces movement speed by 10%. Producible from steel, or purchasable from tribals and outlanders.
  • Standard - Modern armor, the most well-rounded of the three. 30% sharp resistance and 10% blunt resistance, but no movement speed penalty. Producible from cloth, steel and a small amount of plasteel, or purchasable from outlanders and orbital traders.
  • Heavy - Modern armor, ultimately the best of the three. 60% sharp resistance and 20% blunt resistance, but also reduces movement speed by 20%. Producible from synthread, as well as a lot of steel and plasteel, or purchasable from outlanders and orbital traders.
Size categories:
  • Tiny - This consists of animals with a full-grown body size of less than 0.3: squirrels, boomrats etc.
  • Small - This consists of animals with a full-grown body size of at least 0.3, but less than 0.7: monkeys, foxes etc.
  • Medium - This consists of animals with a full-grown body size of at least 0.7, but less than 1.3: dogs, boars, alpacas etc.
  • Large - This consists of animals with a full-grown body size of at least 1.3, but less than 2.4: cougars, bears, muffalo etc.
  • Huge - This consists of animals with a full-grown body size of 2.4 and greater: thrumbos, elephants etc.

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Mehni, the real star of the show here - for tirelessly working on providing the code to get this mod to work elegantly at all! This mod wouldn't work as smoothly as it does without his efforts. The real MVP! I'd also recommend checking out his mods[ludeon.com] if you haven't done so already.

Compatibility Patches: Faeldray (FFGermanShepherd), Koolaidius (GeneticRim)

Marnador for their RimWorld-style font.
Shotgunfrenzy for kindly providing the 'Combat Extended Compatible' text.

As is standard with my mods: you may include this mod in a mod pack, and you may derive from this, but please inform me if you're doing so either through Steam or Ludeon Forums, and give credit where credit's due.
Popular Discussions View All (1)
Nov 6, 2018 @ 8:56am
GitHub download link don't work
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Flypaste Apr 18 @ 12:08am 
Yeah Dan there is still a lot of value in this mod: It's compatible with everything. Meanwhile Animal Gear doesn't even work for all the vanilla animals, nevermind modded ones.
Mr.Fuzzyboots Jan 11, 2019 @ 6:21pm 
it doesnt work with newest rimworld :(
Nahtangnouv Dec 31, 2018 @ 11:17pm 
Also I liked how this mod worked with a wider range of animals without having to personally go in and make armor for the animal
Nahtangnouv Dec 31, 2018 @ 10:53pm 
But we want to put both armors on our animals for the best tank lol
XeoNovaDan  [author] Nov 16, 2018 @ 1:47pm 
1.0 isn't planned unfortunately due to extensive rebalancing that may need to be done, though there is a sliver of hope for a 1.0 version of this. No promises though.

Also, animal gear is honestly a superior mod to this.
Miao Nov 14, 2018 @ 2:59am 
update plz
Squishzilla Nov 3, 2018 @ 7:07am 
Is this mod getting V1 update?
XeoNovaDan  [author] Aug 30, 2018 @ 2:14pm 
@a siege of herons - There won't be a B19 version of this unfortunately. However, this mod is open for unofficial maintenance.
a siege of herons Aug 30, 2018 @ 2:12pm 
V19 please
✪JoJo✪ Jun 8, 2018 @ 2:45pm 
Oh that's a pity. I was excited for a Carnotauro in armor.
I'll continue your work, to see if later a patch for Dinosauria or Megafuana is possible.
For now, I'll settle for an army of bears in armor.

I appreciate your response and your time. Thank you very much. <3