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Server FAQ

Updated: 03.05.2021



Table of Contents


01 • What kind of game is "Vintage Story"?
02 • How do i connect to the "Vintage Story Online: Conquest of Blocks" multiplayer server?
03 • What exactly am i allowed to build on your server and what not?
04 • Will i loose all my creations everytime the server gets wiped?
05 • How often do you wipe?
06 • How can i set my personal spawn point?
07 • How do i stay alive in the first couple of game hours?
08 • Are there any chat commands that i can use on the "VintageStory.online" server?
09 • Once in a while the server is not responding for minutes!
10 • How can i activate the "Discord" overlay in-game?
11 • Do you have events?
12 • Can i skip nighttime on the server?
13 • What exactly does the mod collection do?
14 • I still can't join the server after installing the mod collection!
15 • What is the grocery trader?
16 • I granted someone access to my claim, but he/she still can't modify anything.
17 • Help! Soil is moving underneath my builds, leaving dangerous holes!
18 • Help! I set something on fire by accident! How can i extinguish it?
19 • I think someone is cheating or violating server rules. How can i report it?
20 • What about "Temporal Stability". Can't see any sign of it.
21 • My "Vintage Story" game is running like poop. What can i do?
22 • Can i somehow connect to "Vintage Story Online: Conquest of Blocks" directly?




Q: What kind of game is "Vintage Story"?

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

Check out our screenshot gallery for an first impression, if you do not know the game yet.



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

A: First you'll have to download and install our mod collection that you'll find here. These are great additions to the vanilla game, no total conversion.
Start "Vintage Story" and browse the public server list in the multiplayer section. Look for "Conquest of Blocks" in that list and join us.



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

A: Please study our rules for further information about building restrictions.



Q: Will i loose all my creations everytime the server gets wiped?

A: No. Just reply to the latest wipe announcement in our discords #wipe-shedule channel, include the coordinates of the stuff you want to have copied over into the next world and we will do it for you. Please understand that homes, tools and items are not allowed to be used by their creators anymore in new worlds, but instead you may sell them to other players or convert homes into public buildings. This is to ensure that everyone starts more or less from scratch after a wipe to make it equal.



Q: How often do you wipe?

A: Currently we let players vote for wipes every 6 months. Anyway, in rare occasions we may have to wipe unregularly e.g. if a fatal bug should occur or the game is getting interesting new features that do only apply to new chunks. The game is still in development.



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 may acquire "temporal gears" by killing some enemy types like the "drifters". Once in a while, our server exclusive grocery stores got some in stock too.



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

A: First, 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 begin building. 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. If you spawn in winter, you may have to hunt for food right away to survive. Seek shelter in buildings or underground, to keep yourself warm.



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

A: You may switch to windowed mode with "F11" if the game is running and browse our detailed chat commands & keys list.



Q: Once in a while the server is not responding for minutes!

A: The server will restart every day at 6am central european time. Every third day we will create an automatic backup at 5am cet. This may lead to no response for some time, depending on the file size. If you are in a different time zone, you may experience this more often than others. If this happens, please check back in half an hour or later. Thank you for your patience.



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: Do you have events?

A: We unregularly create events like hunting, jump and run parcours, chisel tournaments and other fun stuff for players to battle each others skills and win in-game prizes. We also set up quests and dungeons to hunt for rare items. To fetch a quest, go to the quest master at spawn and choose the one you like to try.



Q: Can i skip nighttime on the server?

A: Skipping is possible, if all players are lying on 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 feature stuff like new npcs, ruins, tools, weapons, a skill system and an grocery trader. They will not total-convert the game.



Q: I still can't join the server after installing the mod collection!

A: In case you still be prompted to install required mods to join, please go to "../Users/YourName/AppData/Roaming/Vintagetory/Mods" and check if you got mods in 2 different versions installed (e.g. an older version besides an newer version). If so, either delete the old version or just delete everything inside the "Mods" folder EXCEPT the 3 DLL-files (named: VSCreativeMode, VSEssentials, VSSurvivalMod). Apply the mod collection again.

Note: In case you can't find the "AppData" folder, please follow these instructions: View hidden files in windows.



Q: What is the grocery trader?

A: The grocery trader is an npc that has been set up by the server. He will offer items, that you can't find in any other vanilla trader's shop, including a few tools which you normally would only get somewhat later in the game, like an pickaxe or an chisel. He will also sell "temporal gears", which you may use to set your respawn point.



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 whatever structure. Soil is affected by gravity and landslides may occur, if you do not prepare properly.



Q: Help! I set something on fire by accident! How can i extinguish it?

A: Always make sure you have a filled watering can or an bucket somewhere nearby, in case an unwanted fire occurs. This applies especially,
if you're living inside a wooden structure. You'll also find fire extinguishers in most public buildings within the town next to spawn.



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

A: Please use Discord (https://discord.io/vintagestoryonline) and contact the administrator via personal message.



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, crafting, creative building and roleplaying
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" game is running like poop. What can i do?

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: around 45 (in some situations "unlimited" may work better)
Shadows: Medium or low quality
SSAO: Off

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 "50.3.76.66:33511". So in the end the whole parameter should look somewhat like this:

C:\Users\YourName\AppData\Roaming\Vintagestory\Vintagestory.exe -c "50.3.76.66:33511"

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



Q: That's it? I need more tips and hints about the game!

A: Most players are very helpful as well if you have more questions.