Modding:Chunk Data Storage

From Vintage Story Wiki

A chunk is a 32x32x32 cube of blocks. There is a tutorial on adding custom moddata to a chunk.

Each chunk contains the following information:

  • Every block in the solid layer
  • Every block in the fluid layer
  • Sparse map of block positions to block entities
  • List of entities
  • Sparse map of decor blocks. The map is indexed by both the block position and decor index. The decor index includes which face of the parent block the decor is attached to, and optionally a location on a 16x16 grid on that block face (used by caveart).
  • Map of modid to a byte array of custom moddata
  • Format version metadata


Modding
Green Items require C# coding
Basics

Getting Started | Basic Examples | Theme Pack

Asset System | Textures | Items | Recipes | Blocks | Entities | Model Creator | Animation Basics | VTML & Icons | Packaging & Release | Modinfo | Debugging

Advanced

JSON Patching | Advanced JSON Item | The Remapper | Server-Client Considerations | Compatibility with other mods

Setting up your Development Environment

Advanced Blocks | Advanced Items | Block and Item Interactions | Block Behavior | Block Entity | Particle Effects | World Access | Inventory Handling | Commands | GUIs | Network API | Monkey patching (Harmony)

Data Management

Savegame Data Storage | ModConfig File | Chunk Data Storage | TreeAttribute

Worldgen

WorldGen Concepts | Terrain | Ores | Trees | WorldGen API | NatFloat | EvolvingNatFloat | Json Random Generator

Rendering

Shaders and Renderers

Property Overview

Item | Entity | Block | Block Behaviors | Block Classes | Block Entities | Block Entity Behaviors | World properties

Workflows & Infrastructure

Modding Efficiency Tips | Mod-engine compatibility | Mod Extensibility | VS Engine

Additional Resources

List of server commands | List of client commands | Client startup parameters | Server startup parameters | Creative Starter Guide | ServerBlockTicking | Bot System | WorldEdit | Cinematic Camera | Adjustable FPS Video Recording

Example Mods | API Docs | GitHub Repository