World Generation

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The world is generated through a variety of different features procedurally generating to organically form different environments. Biomes don't really exist in this game, and are instead formed through mechanics such as temperature, stone, tree density, and water density.

Rock Layer Generation

Rock Layers come in three general categories: igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary. Each category of stone has several specifc types of stone in it, and when generating in the world, There can be multiple layers of each type (or none). The type of stone has no effect on any flora or fauna generation. However it has a huge effect on what ores you may find in the area.

Tree Generation

Trees generate with different densities across the landscape, with some tree shapes only available through world generation that cannot be regrown.

Natural Resources

When exploring, there are different natural resources that the average explorer may be interested in.


Clay forms on the surface of the world, appearing in the form of either blue clay or fire clay. Clay does not generate in extreme hot or extreme cold climates.


Ore Deposits generate all over the underground in Vintage Story. It is very important to pay attention to the type of stone that is nearby, as ores will only form in specific stone types.


Underneath the surface lies a large variety of different type of stone. There are 20 different types of stone, and each stone hosts a different selection of ores.


Different types of soil form over the landscape to form the surface. Some are more rare than others, with low fertility soil being the most common. The varying soil types have different levels of fertility, you may have to keep this in mind when choosing a location.
The rainfall amount seems to be directly tied to the average soil fertility, as 'very rare rainfall' correlates with almost only low fertility (or non at all) soil, whilst 'rain almost all the time' translates into almost only medium fertility soil. Terra Preta however seems to not be influenced by rainfall.


Crops or Wild Foods spawn once on world generation and very slowly grow when the chunk is loaded. A mature crop resets back to stage 1 eventually. They however do not multiply.


The temperature is a vital part of deciding what wild foods can generate, whether or not clay can form, and even the weather.


The weather depends on the climate around it. As a guide, areas that are more green indicate a larger amount of rainfall.


Environments are formed with varying levels of water density, this means that oceans, for example, are not force as a 'biome' but instead form organically.


Structures form over the world's surface and underground in the form of ruins. These structures often contain loot that can benefit survival in various ways. Some blocks, such as aged wooden planks, can only be found in these ruins.

Vanilla Game Content
Terrain Blocks

Rawclay blue.pngClay Grid Gravel Granite.pngGravel Peat.pngPeat Grid Rock granite.pngRock Grid Granite sand.pngSand Grid Barren low fertility soil.pngSoil

Construction Blocks

Claybricks-blue.pngCeramic Blocks Glass-plain.pngGlass Planks-oak.pngPlanks Grid Diagonal logs plaster.pngPlaster Grid Cob.pngSoil Blocks Grid Polished Granite.pngStone Blocks Grid Stone path.pngPath

Functional Blocks

Grid Barrel.pngBarrel Grid Woodbucket.pngWooden Bucket Bed-wood-head-north.pngBed Chest-east.pngContainers Firepit lit.pngFirepit Forge.pngForge Grid Loot Vessel.pngCracked Vessels Grid Ore blasting bomb.pngOre blasting bomb Grid Large trough.pngTrough

Decorative Blocks

Grid Painting.pngPainting Mediumcarpet-turqoise-ns.pngCarpets Bookshelves-ns.pngBookshelves Flowerpot-earthern-empty.pngFlowerpots Agedwallpaperplanks-green-east.pngWallpapers Salvation.pngTapestry

Metal Working

Grid Copper anvil.pngAnvil Bloomery.pngBloomery Grid Crucible burned.pngCrucible Forge.pngForge Grid Tin bronze helve hammer.pngHelve_hammer Ingot Mold Burned.pngMolds Grid Copper Ingot.pngMetal Gem-emerald-rough.pngGemstone

Tools & Weapons

Grid Copper axe.pngAxe Bow-simple.pngBow Grid Copper Chisel.pngChisel Grid copper cleaver.pngCleaver Grid Wooden club.pngClub Grid Copper hammer.pngHammer Hoe-copper.pngHoe Knife-copper.pngKnife Pickaxe-copper.pngPickaxe Grid Copper prospecting pick.pngProspecting Pick Grid Copper saw.pngSaw Scythe-copper.pngScythe Grid Copper shears.pngShears Grid Crude Square Shield.pngShield Shovel-copper.pngShovel Grid Copper spear.pngSpear Sword-copper.pngSword


Armor-body-brigandine-iron.pngArmor Clothes-upperbody-lackey-shirt.pngClothes Grid Backpack.pngBags

Craftable Resources

Grid Oak board.pngBoards Charcoal.pngCharcoal Coke.pngCoke Grid Firewood.pngFirewood Grid Copper Ingot.pngIngots Grid Raw hide.pngLeather Flaxtwine.pngFlax


Berrybush red currant ripe.pngBerries Grid mushroom bolete.pngMushrooms Grid Cattail tops.pngCooper's Reed (Cattail) Flower-californiapoppy.pngFlowers Tallgrass-tall.pngGrass Tallfern.pngOther Plants Sapling-oak.pngTrees Sapling-oak.pngFruit Trees Flax.pngWild Foods


Bear-male-polar.pngBear BeeMob.pngBees Creature-bell-normal.pngBell Bighorn.pngBighorn sheep Rooster.pngChicken Normal Drifter.pngDrifter Creature-fox-male.pngFox Hare-male-lightbrown.pngHare Hyena.pngHyena Locust.pngLocust Raccoon.pngRaccoon Pig.pngWild Pig Wolf.pngWolf


Pig.pngAnimal Husbandry Grid Empty skep.pngBeekeeping Grid Crucible burned.pngCasting Grid Blue clay.pngClay Forming Sword-copper.pngCombat Hoe-copper.pngFarming Bread-spelt.pngCooking Bone.pngHealth Flax.pngSatiety Grid Flint arrow head.pngKnapping Grid Angled Gears.pngMechanical Power Pickaxe-copper.pngMining Grid Copper anvil.pngSmithing Creature-humanoid-trader-treasurehunter.pngTrading Gear-temporal.pngTemporal Stability Grid Copper hammer.pngSteel Making


Grid Lore Book.pngCrafting Recipes Charcoal.pngFuel Grid Raw hide.pngLeather Working Torch.pngLight sources Grid Copper Chunk.pngOre Deposits Grid Ruins.pngRuins Grid Lore Scroll.pngStarter Guide Berrybush blueberry ripe.pngWorld Generation