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Server FAQ

Updated: 25.08.2020

Q: What is "Vintage Story"?

A: Vintage Story is a 3D game similar to the famous block building & survival hit "Minecraft". You explore an huge open and procedural generated world in which you have to survive, build shelter, cook, craft, hunt, fight mobs and so on. You can do all this alone or you can work together with other players. VS is still in development but plays great already.

Check out the screenshot gallery for an first impression, if you don't know the game yet.

Q: How do i connect to the "Vintage Story Online: Conquest of Blocks" multiplayer server?

A: Start "Vintage Story" and browse the public server list in the multiplayer section. Look for "Conquest of Blocks" or "" in that list and join us.

Q: What exactly am i allowed to build on your server and what not?

A: The general theme of our "Vintage Story" multiplayer server is "old/vintage" (around middle age to early 1900s). You may build everything that is not too modern or futuristic, e.g. if you like to build a car, it has to look vintage style, like from the 1930s or so. The same goes for metropolitan areas. Please study our rules for further information.

Q: Will my work ever get deleted from the server?

A: Since the "Vintage Story" game is still work in progress, new updates may require a reseed for stuff to be working. Otherwise, your work will stay for at least 6 months after the last seed. We will then do a poll and let players decide, if they would like to stay in the current world or start from scratch in a new one.

Q: How can i set my personal spawn point?

A: You may create a new spawn point by using a "temporal gear" from within your inventory (hold "MouseButtonRight" while selected). You can acquire "temporal gears" by killing the enemy type "drifters". Once in a while, the grocery stores on our server got some in stock too.

Q: How do i stay alive in the first couple of game hours?

A: First, you should look for a save place where you want to settle. While doing so, also look for bushes carrying berries and harvest them with your knife. Eat them, if hungry. Look for loose flint on the ground. Also look for reeds at waterfronts, harvest them and produce a hand basket (10 reeds) and reed basket (24 reeds), so that you can carry and store more items. You can place your torch on the ground, once you found a good spot to start your settlement. Choose a spot with enough natural resources around you. Use a "temporal gear" from your inventory (hold "MouseButtonRight" while selected) to set your spawn point / home. Study the handbook (H) to produce tools like axes and hoes made of flint.

Q: Are there any chat commands that i can use on the "" server?

A: After connecting to us, open the chat window and scroll all the way up. There you'll find a list of all the commands that are available to players. You may also just switch to windowed mode with "F11" and browse our chat commands & keys list.

Q: How can i activate the "Discord" overlay in-game?

A: Open your "Discord" VoIP, open 'settings' (lower left corner) - then click 'game activity' - 'add game' and choose "Vintage Story". To enable/disable the overlay, go to 'overlay' and change settings. To define a new hotkey, go to 'keybinds'. Choose a key that you won't use to write text messages.

Q: Can i skip nighttime on the server?

A: Skipping is possible, if all players are lying inside a bed or if an admin/moderator is online and most people want him/her to set day time.

Q: What exactly does the mod collection do?

A: The mod collection is required to be able to join "Vintage Story Online: Conquest of Blocks". It will add some neat custom and QoL content to the game, some of it server-exclusive. These changes are mostly of smaller nature and feature stuff like new npcs & mobs, a skill system and a grocery store. They will not total-convert the game.

Q: Some text is missing or not shown correctly on the server.

A: After installing the mod collection, please change the in-game language to "English (Conquest of Blocks)" or to any other supported language for our server via the options menu. If this is already set and text is still missing, try to switch to another (vanilla) language and then back again.

Q: I granted someone access to my claim, but he/she still can't modify anything.

A: Try to delete your claim and redo it, after someone joined your group/clan. This is something that needs to be fixed by the developers.

Q: Help! Soil is moving underneath my builds, leaving dangerous holes.

A: Set up underground support first, before starting to build a house or whatever structure. Soil is affected by gravity and landslides may occur, if you do not prepare your surroundings properly.

Q: Can i somehow claim more than 2 pieces of land?

A: Become a patron now and you'll get access to [5] claimable pieces of land plus [4 times] the size that non-patrons would be able to claim. And these are not the only benefits you'll receive, if you choose to support the server. Check out our Patreon page for further details.

Q: I think someone is cheating or breaking server rules. How can i report it?

A: Please use Discord ( and contact the administrator.

Q: What about "Temporal Stability". Can't see any sign of it.

A: That is because we disabled it on our server. We like to focus on exploring, creative building and some pvp in an more or less realistic and peaceful world. We find that having to fiddle with "temporal stability" somehow distracts from it.

Q: My "Vintage Story" is running like crap. Any advice?

A: If you experience low framerates, this is something we can't fix, since it's your hardware, not the server performance. But you may try to change the following settings in-game and see if it does anything for you:

VSync Mode: Off
Max FPS: 43
Shadows: Medium or low quality

You should also try to fiddle with the other graphic options a bit, like with the "resolution" slider.

If your game is lagging, try to check your internet connection first. If you think, the server is lagging for everyone and not just for you, please contact the administrator
so that he can try to fix this.

Q: Can i somehow connect to "Vintage Story Online: Conquest of Blocks" directly?

A: Find the shortcut to the game (usually on your desktop), right-click on it and choose 'Properties' - 'Shortcut' and put the following line right after the 'Target' parameter:
-c "". So in the end the whole parameter should look somewhat like this:

C:\Users\YourName\AppData\Roaming\Vintagestory\Vintagestory.exe -c ""

Save it and the next time you're using the shortcut, you should connect directly to our server.