The Room Sense Mod introduces toggleable panels to show relevant room stats such as beauty, cleanliness, etc. over appropriate rooms using graphical meters and optionally a colored overlay.
Room Sense Mod features
Essentially, the Room Sense Mod gives you a faster overview than the vanilla environment inspection tool does. You can mouse over individual panels for more detail. This will help you work out what each meter represents.
Only stats relevant to a room’s role are displayed (e.g. Bedrooms care about all stats, but Hospitals only care about space, beauty and cleanliness). General storerooms and workshops show no stats because their condition does not affect colonists’ thoughts.
By default a colored heat map is also displayed over relevant rooms when the tool is enabled, keyed to the “primary” stat for each room (which is “Impressiveness” if it’s relevant to the room, or else an average of the relevant stats). You can enable and disable both the meter panels and the heat map independently, as well as adjust their opacity, from the Mod Settings page.
The individual meters are segmented based on how many buckets the game divides each stat into (which correspond to different labels in the environment display, such as “dull”, “mediocre”, “interesting”, etc). A meter’s colour will be red, yellow or green depending on how bad or good that stat is in that room.
The overlay is toggled on and off with a button added to the bottom right tool dock, alongside the environment inspection tool, roof overlay toggle, etc. It can also be toggled via a configurable keyboard shortcut (the default is the equals key “=”).
You can click through the overlays to buildings and items below them.
Room Sense Mod Review
The Room Sense Mod is quite useful to quickly see which rooms could use a little improvement. Specially when it comes to checking out the quality of your bedrooms or your hospital. Visual feedback is the best kind of feedback.