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Mods that should be included to the game - Pretty Base


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Hey KLEI!

I know you are working on the DLC trally hard and knowing you I can't wait for it because I know it will be soooo goooood... I wouldn't like to distract you or ask to make last-minute changes because it is never good idea... However... I remember how for the automation pack you guys took a moment to consider some features that community wants so badly in the game that it created mods to introduce them. I really loved that you included some of the mods to the base game, because it not only showed that you really care for the community needs, but also recognized some modders great work. So, if you wanted to make this kind of great move again, I decided to gather some mods that you might look into and consider including them to the main game.

In this topic I gathered some ideas how to make our base pretty. ONI is not only about survival and the machinery efficiency - while we advance on the research tree, we learn how to improve life quality for our poor dupes. At this moment, it really feels nice to improve our base's esthetics, but I feel there should be more options to do this... The list of possibilities is potentially infinite, so I decided to include only those with minimal balance and dev work impact. I also added some suggestions of my own with no mods yet.

1. Separate decor and furniture

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(no mod link)
Currently furniture and decor items are mixed all together under one tab. It makes it harder to find an item we are searching for and I don't see the reason not to separate them. Furniture items (beds, desks, lamps) all have special purpose, while decor items (paintings, pots, the monument) provide only decor and cannot be used any other way by the dupes.

2. Decor Lights

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https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1732501619
Currenly, if we want to provide some lights for our dupes we have very limited options, all from early-game eqipment (not talking about the sun lamp, I think nobody uses it to lit the workspace or great hall). There should be some additional lamps in the game, that are more pretty and don't look like their factory counterparts. I don't want my dupes to think about their work in their free time

3. Useful Tags

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https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2125998415
They do not affect the game, they just are. We could use them to add some special touch in our base or to mark our pipes/containters for easier recognition.

4. Buildable POI Props

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https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1704376369
Another way to add some unique look to our base. Those items already exist, you just need to unlock them so players could use them in their rooms.

5. Deconstructable POI Props

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https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1715248368
Nothng annoys me more than this one broken lightbulb hovering in the middle of my room I cannot remove... We have mastered rocket science, we flight to the end of the space, but we still don't know how to fix the broken light... WHY???

6. Buildable POI Doors

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https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1861918351
Another way to personalize our base with items that already exist. Let's just unlock them for the players.

7. Steel Ladder

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https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1706075206
It is bad idea to use plastic next to my rockets, and stone age ladder looks bad next to next-gen hydrogen rocket... We advanced so much, but our ladders stay the same after 5000 cycles? Looks bad... The game already have steel ladders in the POIs, you just need to unlock them for the player.

8. Clothing Locker

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https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2046407638
Of course we can keep our snazzy suits in the bins along with polluted dirt (don't want to know where it came from)... But we can get a little more sophisticated than that. Again - just need to unlock the existing building

9. New tiles: Mosaic Tile, Marble tile, and more...

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https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1706142008
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1706061612
Our base is not only what's inside, it is walls and floors as well. I don't think adding new tiles is a lot of work, but even if - there are already some existing models that just need to be provided for the players.

10. Resculpt

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https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1918000273
Sometimes we want this onve very special look for our paintings or scultpures. Currently we need to deconstruct the item and build it again, and again, and again... We should have some option to choose how our masterpieces look like. This mod is just one idea. Another - maybe we could select the visuals as we can do with the great monument? Doesn't sound too hard...

11. Wallpaper

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https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1717534457
For a brief moment of time, drywall was able to hide the wires and pipes, but for some reason you decided not to stick with that idea. So maybe a wallpaper could be used for that? We'd like to make our base pretty and hide all the pipes... At least from our sight, I don't mind if dupes are still aware of them

Notable candidates:

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Some mods add more complex ideas for the base decor, require more graphics or game balance work... I don't want to ask for too much, but I feel I must at least say a word about some great ideas the modders created:
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2051059692 - Tiny Doors
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2185192990 - Plastic Doors
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2215696830 - Item Permeable Tiles
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2026560107 - Wooden Set: Structures
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2051486552 - Wooden Set: Furniture
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2029450933 - Omni Flora: Decorative Plants
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1979475408 - Asphalt Tile

Once again - great thanks KLEI for all great work you do for us. We love you guys!

Question to the forum - did I miss anything important here, guys? Are there any mods that I am not aware of, that can make my bese pretty?

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4 hours ago, pether said:

5. Deconstructable POI Props

Seriously, Klei, why can't we deconstruct POIs?

4 hours ago, pether said:

Question to the forum - did I miss anything important here, guys? Are there any mods that I am not aware of, that can make my bese pretty?

The ability to flip any building horizontally.

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