Welcome to the thread of the infamous poop mod - [ACE Mod] Composting!
[ACE Mod] Composting, also known as “The Poop Mod”, aims to give even more options for your farming enhancement while also adding some humorous new mechanic: pasture animal pooping. Or ahem manure. This mod will allow your herbalist to use composting bins to treat organic matter into compost which can then be used for fertilizers.
The mod idea itself is very simple and is mostly for adding something fun and somewhat cute (even if a little weird as well)
The Composting Bin can be created by the Herbalist and operated by anyone with hauling capabilities. Different items can be placed in it: manure, rotten foodstuffs or crafted mulch made from fresh veggies - and over time they will become compost which can then be directly used for crafting larger compost chunks or fertilizers. In the future, there might be other uses for compost.
Additionally, pasture animals will now digest food and give it back to you… as manure. Manure can come in various sizes and can be directly taken to a Compost Bin for, well, composting. The manure your animals produce depends on their feeding habits; well fed animals tend to produce larger and better manure while animals relying on grass or basic fodder shall disappoint you with smaller droppings. The maximum size of an animal’s “production” is limited by their species, however. (ie: Only Moo-moos can provide large manure)
The Herbalist can also craft a rack that allows you to dry manure or compost into their dried versions that can be used as fuel. Small Manure and Manure will be transformed into Dry Manure, a lower grade fuel; Bits o’ Compost will be transformed into Dry Bit o’ Compost, also a lower grade fuel; Chunk o’ Compost will be transformed into Dry Chunk o’ Compost, a good grade fuel.
There are no planned features for expanding this mod, although suggestions are always welcome.
I also plan to, of course, keep it updated with any new ACE developments; for example, if ACE adds new recipes that might use compost, I’ll definitely add support for them as well.
[ACE Mod] Composting requires the Dani’s Core Mod and the Authorized Community Expansion (ACE) to function.
This mod should be compatible with all other mods unless they override animal feeding
This mod is completely compatible with Stonehearth’s localization, it is in English (en) by default but also includes a Brazillian Portuguese (pt-BR) translation.
(December 11th, 2019) v1.1
- The herbalist can now craft a “Manure Drying Rack”! It can be used for… well, letting your poop dry! (Not your poop, hopefully)
- Dried manure can be used as a low-grade fuel! Yay for poop-powered hearths!
- You can also dry already treated compost, creating an even more efficient (good grade) compost fuel!
- Composting bins now have a shiny effect when iconic, similar to other tools.
- Fixed an issue with the filtering of compost
- Fixed an issue with the composting bin rendering (it wasn’t displaying contents with the correct scale)
- Fixed a mod structure issue with weird file paths.
(November 23rd, 2019) v1.0
- Initial Release
Enjoy your poopy animals!