What are some things that should be in the Cataclysm?


Destro style wrist rockets CBM


A sewing machine that cuts clothing creation time by 30%.


Sleep is interesting. I happen to have Sleep Apnea. Not only do you NOT get to sleep when you want/need. You wake up anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour or so later. A good example. Try not sleep for 22 hours and then repeat that every day.

Too little butter, scraping across too much toast T_T

But if it ends up in game. Yup. That would be an 8 pointer at least in my book lol


Dog armor. Using the k9 Kevlar vest for its purpose would be nice. Modifying it and making our own would be great.


Maybe Hayfever and Susceptible as starting negative starting traits? Hayfever would make you sneeze (make noise) randomly during spring/summer and perhaps occasional wake you up or make it harder to sleep, controllable by lootable hayfever tablets. Susceptible would make you much more vulnerable to airborn/food based diseases making it more important to keep your health stat up if you don’t want to keep catching colds/flu etc


Interestingly enough, acid used to break down loot.
I’m not sure why it no longer does, perhaps because acid rain used to create small pools of acid that dissolved loot?


Working on it! See https://github.com/CleverRaven/Cataclysm-DDA/pull/28646


Acid melting items off isn’t there mostly because it is horribly unrealistic. Acid that could noticeably damage leather would deal very serious damage to living tissue, to the point where balancing it wouldn’t be doable.



You are the best. Always adding the best stuff.


Since there are mine-fields, I thought a neat thing would be a metal detector. I don’t know what stats/skills it would use, but as long as it has power it can detect any metallic objects in soil. As far as tiers

1.) Military mine detector: a simple but effective tool designed to locate metal objects. Has an option to audibly chirp or have a display light up upon detecting an object. uses UPS.

2.) Civilian Metal Detector: A very basic kit that pings when it detects metal within a short range underground. Not reliable or particularly robust. Comes in two variants: A small pocket detector that chirps and has a poor battery life. A second variant is larger, with a cumbersome battery, and still chirps in much the same way.

3.) Rivtech Detector: A very rare, experimental detector. Is able to pick up objects and has a display to list depth and size. Has electronics built that can be set to locate specific, preset other objects (perhaps radioactive, goo, or something like that). Uses UPS.

At default, it could aid in looking for mines, but perhaps it can be used to examine tiles to see if there is metal on/in that tile.


Stalker style Anomalies. Plus the various detectors that could be required to detect those anomalies to avoid anomalous areas. Traversing them etc…

Being able to make those detectors would require certain levels of skill. Plus the programs that can be found in lab computers maybe downloaded to memory devices and transferred accordingly to other devices of storage.

Dead scientists can carry better detectors and the best ones of course. Better than what can be home made. Look to:

ModDB and Stalker Anomaly for easy information on this as a guide. Also. Play that game too =P


I saw a mod the other day that added gluten free alternative recipes and it reminded me that there were hardly any plant-based alternative foods, like almond/soy milk, veggie burgers, tofu, seitan, etc. but there should be!

It’s extremely difficult to be meat intolerant, lactose intolerant, and junk food intolerant when those foods make up a vast majority of the foods you come across. I know that this is a pretty accurate reflection of reality, but plant based food is becoming more and more commonplace in households around the world.

Even if they’re not processed consumer goods, and you have to produce them yourself, I’d still be up for that.


It’s really easy to add new food items and recipes. Read the guide to adding new content and make some contributions. This is an open source game, you can add the content you want.


More thermal gear or a better way to deal with those damn ice labs, More end game locations to trawl through, and more ways to raise your skills past 10


Tbf, you can wear four sets of themals iirc, two sets as a whole suit and two sets as individual parts. Unless something has changed since I last tested it anyways.


still, some more high tech solutions would be nice, also balaclavas don’t fit rat muzzles


Aye, your not wrong.


I really like the idea of adding anomalies and wish I was a better programmer. They fit right in the cataclysm theme, and more environmental hazards would be great. Simple ones like the scorcher or acid type ones can probably be done via the trap system, but what I really want is the mini vortex type to suck items, monsters, and players in.
The trick is not murdering new players with zero trap skill to a seemingly invisible trap.


You’ve given me the small push I needed to make my first PR! Thanks.


My evil plan to generate more content for CDDA by making it easier for people to contribute continues to bear fruit!

Good job on the first commit. I fixed a minor typo in your summary line.