Packaging - Update (2016-11-02)

Good day, ladies and gentlemen!

To be honest, I’m a bit of a hoarder. I collect a lot of stuff which (for my playstyle) often leads to some problems/inconveniences:

  • Many items result in a lack of inventory space.
  • Having -a lot- of items around your character seems to make problems with the crafting system, which can’t find all items, even if they are within reach!
  • Another point, which let to this mod, was the lack of bundling larger quantities of the some item type.

So I designed this mod, which introduces a “medium sized” -whatever this means- cardboard box (reduces a number of items with overall 15-16 units of volume to 12) and a makeshift storage box (reduces 65-68 units of volume to 50). This two items can be filled via recipe with a lot of itemtypes. As every itemtype requires it’s own recipe, and I already included 303 recipes (236 for the cardboard box, 67 for the storage box), I didn’t make recipes for mixed box fillings. Unpacking is done via deconstruction of the filled item. Currently included are this recipes for filling the makeshift storage box…:

2x4s
amplifiers
antenna
birchbark
blade
bones
brick
burnt_out_bionic
ceramic_armor
ceramic_shards
chain
chitin_pieces
circsaw_blade
circuit
cured_hide
cured_pelt
cu_pipe
elements
e_scrap
felt_patches
fur
glass_shards
hoses
kevlar_plates
lead_plate
leather
mre_beef_box
mre_chicken_box
mre_hotdog_box
mre_ravioli_box
mre_veggy_box
nomex
pilot_light
pinecones
pine_bough
pipes
plastic_chunks
power_supplies
processor
rags
RAM
rebar
receiver
reinforced_glass_pane
rocks
rope_30
rope_6
scrap
scrap_copper
sharp_rocks
sheet_metal
small_lcd_screen
solar_cells
splinter
spring
steel_chunks
steel_lumps
sticks
straw_piles
tanbark
tanned_hide
tanned_pelt
transponder
willowbark
wire
wire_barbed

…and these for the medium sized cardboard box:

acorns
acorns_cooked
amplifiers
antenna
bacon
barley
birchbark
blade
bones
brick
buckwheat
candy
candy2
candy3
candycigarette
ceramic_armor
ceramic_shards
cereal
cereal2
cereal3
chain
cheese_hard
chilly-p
chips
chips2
chips3
chitin_pieces
chocolate
choco_coffee_beans
chocpretzels
cinnamon
circsaw_blade
circuit
cloutie_dumpling
coconut
coffee_bean
coffee_raw
cookies
cornmeal
cotton_boll
crackers
cured_hide
cured_pelt
curry_powder
cu_pipe
dahlia_root
dried_salad
dry_beans
dry_fish
dry_fruit
dry_meat
dry_mushroom
dry_mushroom_magic
dry_rice
dry_veggy
elements
e_scrap
felt_patches
fish_smoked
flour
fried_seeds
fruit_leather
fur
garlic
glass_shards
grahmcrackers
granola
hardtack
hickory_nut_roasted
hickory_nut_unshelled
hops
hoses
irradiated_apple
irradiated_apricot
irradiated_banana
irradiated_blackberries
irradiated_blueberries
irradiated_broccoli
irradiated_cabbage
irradiated_carrot
irradiated_celery
irradiated_cherries
irradiated_corn
irradiated_cranberries
irradiated_cucumber
irradiated_grapefruit
irradiated_grapes
irradiated_kiwi
irradiated_lemon
irradiated_lettuce
irradiated_mango
irradiated_melon
irradiated_onion
irradiated_orange
irradiated_papaya
irradiated_peach
irradiated_pear
irradiated_pineapple
irradiated_plums
irradiated_pomegranate
irradiated_pumpkin
irradiated_raspberries
irradiated_rhubarb
irradiated_strawberries
irradiated_tomato
irradiated_watermelon
irradiated_zucchini
jerky
kernels
kevlar_plates
lasagne_raw
lead_plate
leather
lemonade_powder
lutefisk
macaroni_raw
maltballs
maple_candy
marshmallow
meal_bone
meal_chitin_piece
meat_aspic
meat_smoked
milk_powder
mintpatties
mre_beef_box
mre_chicken_box
mre_hotdog_box
mre_ravioli_box
mre_veggy_box
nachos
neccowafers
nomex
noodles_fast
oatmeal
oats
pemmican
pepper
pilot_light
pinecones
pine_bough
pine_nuts
pipes
plastic_chunks
popcorn
porkstick
potato_irradiated
powder_candy
powder_eggs
power_supplies
pretzels
processor
protein_powder
rags
RAM
raw_beans
receiver
roasted_coffee_bean
rocks
rope_6
salt
salted_fish
sausage
scrap
scrap_copper
seasoning_italian
seasoning_salt
seed_barley
seed_bee_balm
seed_blackberries
seed_blueberries
seed_broccoli
seed_buckwheat
seed_cabbage
seed_canola
seed_carrot
seed_celery
seed_corn
seed_cotton_boll
seed_cranberries
seed_cucumber
seed_dogbane
seed_garlic
seed_hops
seed_lettuce
seed_mugwort
seed_mushroom
seed_mushroom_magic
seed_mushroom_morel
seed_mushroom_poison
seed_oats
seed_onion
seed_potato_raw
seed_pumpkin
seed_raspberries
seed_raw_dandelion
seed_rhubarb
seed_strawberries
seed_sugar_beet
seed_sunflower
seed_thyme
seed_tomato
seed_veggy_wild
seed_weed
seed_wheat
seed_wild_herbs
seed_zucchini
sharp_rocks
sheet_metal
small_lcd_screen
smores
solar_cells
spaghetti_raw
splinter
spring
steel_chunks
steel_lumps
straw_piles
sugar
sugar_fried
sweet_sausage
tanbark
tea_raw
thyme
toastem
toastem2
toastem3
transponder
veggy_aspic
wheat
wild_herbs
willowbark
wire
wire_barbed
yeast

All recipes occure under “Others” -> “Others”.

This mod should be balanced, as the reduction in volume comes at the cost of increased weight. The cardboard box weighs 400g, the storage box 2000g.
Both boxes are folded if empty, in which case they require 4 (cardb. b.) resp. 17 (stor. b.) units of volume instead of 12 (cardb. b.) resp. 50 (stor. b.) units.

There’s a really, really rare chance of filled cardboard boxes spawning as loot. Also included is a warehouse variation, that has a rare chance to spawn as replacement for the already integrated warehouse, and may include one or two filled cardboard boxes.


------------------------- UPDATE (2016-11-02) ----------------------------------------------
------------------------- Considering recent changes in C:DDA & PKs rebalance -----

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen!

Considering recent changes in Cataclysm:DDA, I changed affected parts in my mod.

Please feel free to post suggestions and bug reports!
I hope you enjoy this mod.

  • Have fun -

Download: https://www.dropbox.com/s/50kk1p59l70pgox/Packaging.zip?dl=0

Do you have to dissasemble the filled box back to craft something from that item? Because that doesn’t sound very convenient. Or are they coded like food items in boxes and bottles?

You should add syrofoam. For homemade napalm purposes.

Also awesome. I wish we had more uses for boxes, and more reason to want to reload dry goods.

nop. not. nein.

need filing boxes with items - not recipes. recipes not need.
need mod which add ®eload funcion to boxes(or same type containers) or bottles (germetic containers) with function of Reload and user must select from list which item he want to stack into that container. after cardboard box will be, as example - "cardboard box with 100 of 5.56 NATO"
not recipes.

somehow floor or grain is filled into cardboard box, right?
and tin can of meat soup…

To do that, you’d need to code every item as ammo (to the best of my knowledge).

Not quite. There once was a mod which enabled the player to fill boxes, backpacks and other containers with different kind of things. you had to use the advanced inventory to fill and empty those containers, but it worked amazingly well in my opinion (for example, you could pack a dozen aspirin, bandages, morphine and a ton of other stuff into a bag of some description, and you could always take something out of it and use it.)
Basically, most clothing and some containers like canvas bags and so on had a volume you could fill up - Clothing had additional normal inventory space, which was explained as ‘quick to access storage’ like loops on your belt or small, easy to open pockets.
I know this mod changed something in the Code of the game itself, but most people who used it also liked it a lot.
Needless to say, Kevin (and possibly some other modders?) rejected the Idea of implementing this or a similar system into the game, with the justification that the inventory system is already a mess and they don’t want to improve and build upon the existing system, but creating a whole new, ‘better’ system.
From what I know, the modder stopped updating the mod sometime before 0.B think, and never came back. And every time someone asks for fillable Containers Kevin answers they’re free to make a new Inventory system which supports this, in an easy and manageable way.
Lets be honest here, I’d also love the Idea of fillable containers. I yearn for the day where my Survivor can grab a plastic box of some description and put his flour in it, or stack a dozen MRE’s in it. Or even better, small cardboard boxes for ammunition, you could fill a box with 30 or 40 rounds and have it easily accessable in one of your pockets. Sigh…

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Good evening, ladies and gentlemen!

Considering recent changes in Cataclysm:DDA, I changed affected parts in my mod.

Whoa, that sounds really neat Kadian. My Google Fu can’t find it though. You got a link?

As I said, the mod is hilariously outdated and he modmaker actually changed the code itself and compiled it’s own version of cataclysm to download.
However, just for you, i looked for it and found it <3

http://smf.cataclysmdda.com/index.php?topic=8234.0

It’s called CataTweaks and is nearly 2 years old by now. I also downloaded the compiled version, just to check the version number ; It’s a 0.B version, and he did try to update to the latest experimentals all the time, but…yah.
I really loved this mod, it was so…useful, i always had a small bag on me with all the medical supplies, one bag with cooking utensils and some food…oh well. Have fun looking at it.

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen!

Considering recent changes in Cataclysm:DDA, I changed affected parts in my mod.

Sincerely

Leon