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Deep Core Miner A16
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Dec 20, 2016 @ 8:07am
Jan 13, 2017 @ 12:28pm
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Deep Core Miner A16

A deep core driller capable of pulling out any non-rock vanilla material you want, given enough power and work by your pawns.

Created the mod to address the issue that the new deep drillers still have a limited amount of resources you can pull. For people who like to play long term that's still not enough.

Required Deep Drilling research from vanilla core. Should be compatable with most other mods.

Allows you to mine for Steel, Plasteel, Uranium, Gold, Silver and Jade.

Requires a substantial steel and plasteel investment. Also is quite a bit power hungry. The acutal process takes a while, since you're drilling deep into the core. To balance out the "infinte pool of resource" side, your returns are fairly small, but given enough power and time you can create a fully sustainable industry for your colony.

Idea lifted directly from the Industrialization mod. All credit for the idea goes to eatKenny from the forums.


What are the requirements?

The base game. This mod does not depend on any other mods.

Are their any compatability issues?

None that I am currently aware of, and there "shouldn't" be any as this mod does not change any base coding.

How do you install?

Subscribe to the mod. Enable mod in game.

What order should this be loaded?

It can be loaded anywhere after the game's core mod, as it doesn't depend on any other mods.

Can this be used with old saves, or only with new games?

This mod does add a new jobgiver into the game. There is a known issue where adding a new jobgiver will break pawns who are active in jobs already. If you are running mods on your saved game, the chance of this happening increases. I suggest starting a fresh save game, but if you wish to use this with an old save and you do have a pawn (or pawns) who start behaving very oddly, one reported work around is to use dev mode (turn it on in options before loading the colony). Check your pawns to see if they are acting wierd (well, more wierd than normal...most of them are nuts to begin with). You can reset their little pawn brains by using the Tool:Down tool to down your pawn. After that, you can either heal them in game normally (hey, free experience for your doctor!) or you can use Tool:Apply Damage... select restore body part, and then select torso to completely heal your pawn (warning: This will also fix old injuries, if you with to preserve those, heal the specific body parts in order). This will get them back on their feet. They will have a negative mood because of the shock of pain. If you fully healed them it should wear off quickly.

Any Known Issues?
  • If you set the mining and/or work speed for your scenario to an insane amount (1000% for example) it's not uncommon for your pawn to pull up 25k or more of materials when using the driller. This can cause minor annoyances (do you have any idea how long it takes to drop that many items in groups of 75?) to slightly more minor annoyances (the game might have trouble figuring out where to dump said piles and throw a warning in your console.) It's not game breaking, but it can happen. Also, be advised that selecting the pawn and recruiting them will cause them to vomit all the resources in a circle around them....which is pretty funny, but also a huge mess that will tie your haulers up for a good long while.
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alcangel_neal Feb 14 @ 5:46am 
Is this mod still alive, or is there a B18 version? I know @DoctorVanGogh has linked to a 'B18' version but thats a differnt mod is it not?
gamer nerd Sep 15, 2017 @ 12:46pm 
hi :) when will the A17 update be?
DoctorVanGogh Jul 25, 2017 @ 12:07pm 
I've uploaded an explicit A17 version since the author seems to MIA for now.


Dargin Jul 24, 2017 @ 1:55am 
It's unlocked with the Deep Drilling research, it costs a load of materials btw
GotEvidence Jul 23, 2017 @ 11:04pm 
i cant get the drill
Dargin Jul 21, 2017 @ 2:21am 
An update might not show up. The mod, however, still works in A17
Wolfslegionär Jul 21, 2017 @ 1:10am 
is a update to A17 incoming or is this mod dead after all?
Dargin Jul 12, 2017 @ 11:11pm 
it's likely because of your mining speed stat, the higher it is, the more resources the drill will pull up. It's most noticeable on colonists with really high quality bionics.
Demon_of_Razgriz Jul 12, 2017 @ 11:07pm 
I think it's because you are using the XXL Stack mod.
☾⎛sιтєʀ⎞☽ Jul 12, 2017 @ 10:59pm 
I just used this and it's been giving me crap loads of resources at a time. I set the bill to 4000 titanium and it just spews out stacks of 750 at a time (with the xxl stack mod). I'm not complaining but seems kind of broken lol.