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Life Support
Mod, 1.0
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Jun 22, 2019 @ 12:44pm
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Life Support

This mod adds the Life Support System building. It's a linkable to beds that will prevent a pawn from dying if they lose organs. It requires power to run. I took this building from the mod 'Questionable Ethics' and made it a standalone mod to increase mod compatibility.

Building the Life Support System
1. Research the Vitals Monitor
2. Research the Life Support System
3. Build it from the 'Misc' Architect tab

How the Life Support Hediff works
In the current implementation, any number of organs can be removed, with the exception of the brain, without the pawn dying. However, if a pawn missing an internal organ loses connection to the Life Support System or is removed from the bed, they will die instantly. If the building loses power, the hediff will stop being applied to patients, so keep a dedicated battery for it, if you can! Only conditions that would kill the pawn in the vanilla game will cause them to die, upon removal from Life Support. The Life Support hediff will be applied to any pawn in a bed adjacent to the Life Support System.

How you utilize this machine is up to you; you can use it to ruthlessly harvest the organs of hapless victims, or use it as a temporary stopgap before getting a replacement organ. Perhaps you'll use it for both of those purposes!

Changes from Questionable Ethics
  • New art for the Life Support building
  • Life Support Hediff won't be cured by Healer Mech Serum
  • Life Support System building research now requires Vital Monitor as only pre-requisite

Can I use this on an existing save?

If you built the Life Support System in a save with Questionable Ethics enabled, the building will function after adding this mod. Same deal with the Life Support hediff.

This mod makes no changes to vanilla defs. It should be compatible with virtually everything. Specific compatibility notes below:

Fully Compatible
  • All mods that add beds - No changes/patches required
  • Death Rattle - If you use this mod, you'll need Death Rattle - Comatose to make the Life Support machine function as designed. Death Rattle Comatose provides an 'Artifical Coma' surgery that will slow down the negative effects from Death Rattle, buying you time. If you put a pawn on Life Support and they are in an artifical coma, their Death Rattle condition (like 'no pulse') will decrease to a very low severity. They will be stable until the artificial coma expires in 10 game days, at which point they will die. Use Wake-Up to get them out of the artificial coma.
  • Questionable Ethics - Both mods patch the same Harmony methods. Use Questionable Ethics Enhanced, instead.

**NOTE: If you're getting an issue where the Life Support building disappears immediately after it is placed, please check out the pinned topic in the Steam discussions.

Harmony Patches
  • Pawn_HealthTracker.ShouldBeDeadFromRequiredCapacity() Prefix
  • Toils_LayDown.LayDown() Postfix

Source code

  • KongMD - XML, C#, Art
  • ChJees - Concept & implementation in the mod 'Questionable Ethics'. Used with permission.
Popular Discussions View All (2)
Oct 2, 2019 @ 4:37pm
Bug Thread
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Dude_s_money Jul 16 @ 2:17pm 
very good mod with "death rattle"
Whiterun Guard Jul 25, 2021 @ 9:59pm 
doctor: quick, get them to a bed! we need to get this heart out...it's the only way to save them...
doctor: huh, i'm holding their heart, but they are still alive?
nurse: i mean, we DID put them on life support.
doctor: interesting... well we should probably get the healer mech syrum. completely generate a totally new heart with no issues.
Revolus Jul 13, 2021 @ 8:33pm 
TheK0tYaRa Jul 19, 2020 @ 8:17pm 
@Malkav you right
Foxtrot39 Jun 23, 2020 @ 11:32am 
Ay thanks for the fan update wich adds Death Rattle support, exactly what I was looking for to fix the mech serum only solution for oxygen deprivation
Malkav Jun 16, 2020 @ 9:32pm 
@Mr.Damglador Life Support (Fan Update) .

@KongMD If you don't want people posting links to the updated version, UPDATE YOURS.
Damglador Jun 15, 2020 @ 12:55pm 
Bepiss Mar 27, 2020 @ 7:03am 
Thanks Revolus
试作型米低扬 Mar 23, 2020 @ 10:39pm 
Nice mod,our patients are counting on you:steamhappy:,1.1plz
Dakon Mar 22, 2020 @ 9:00am 
KongMD the author said the update is planned. Have a little patience guys.
He already updated QEE to 1.1 so it cant be that long.