RimWorld Mods

Vanilla Races Expanded – Android Mod

Authors of the Vanilla Races Expanded – Android Mod: Oskar Potocki, Sarg Bjornson, ISOREX

Vanilla Races Expanded is a brand new series of mods to enhance Biotech features, add to the storytelling and the world-building of RimWorld, and to introduce new, cool types ofxenohumans, complete with their own unique genes, behaviors, mechanics and items.

This mod redefines the way you play, introducing fully customizable Android colonists that come with their own set of genes – the immutable Hardware and programmable Subroutines.

Vanilla Races Expanded – Android Mod features

Hardware genes form the core of your Android, determining their essential behaviors and aesthetics. Subroutines, on the other hand, dictate the abilities of your Androids and can be programmed for various skills and environmental responses. However, maintaining power efficiency is crucial to keep your Android functioning optimally.

Androids are not bound by human needs. They work tirelessly, require no sleep or food, and can be repaired or refilled with neutroamine when needed. New structures, including the Android Creation Station and Subcore Polyanalyzer, bring more depth to your building strategy.

Experience a thrilling development with the Android Awakening. Under extreme moods, Androids can develop human-like traits, breaking away from their standard programming and behaving like human pawns. They can learn new skills, gain new traits, and even require comfort and risk mental breaks.

Awakened Androids integrate into in-game factions, with 30 new backstories for these characters. Ideology integration provides a new precept, Androids, shaping how synthetic humans are viewed by other colonists. Moreover, a new starting scenario presents the opportunity to build an Android Utopia, offering refuge to chased Androids from across RimWorld.

Vanilla Races Expanded – Android adds following mechanics to the base game:


Q: Will this mod work without Biotech DLC?
A: No. It uses the new gene system to work with Biotech.

Q: Will you make a HAR version of this race?
A: No, this is exclusively for the Biotech DLC.

Q: Do these genes appear in genepacks in the game?
A: They do not. Hardwares and Subroutines cannot be installed on normal humans and will not appear in any UI or entities related to xenotype editing.

Q: Can I find this race in the game?
A: Yes! Awakened Androids can spawn rarely with Outlanders and Pirates. You can also make your own Androids!

Q: Can I add it to an ongoing save?
A: Yes, but I don’t think you can safely remove xenotype mods, so don’t come crying when your game breaks if you remove mods!

Q: How can I get so much neutroamine?
A: There are numerous mods that allow you to craft neutroamine – I recommend building an automated neutrosynthesizer in Vanilla Factions Expanded – Mechanoids.

Q: Why do these androids look like humans and not like robots in Android tiers?
A: Well you just answered yourself. Androids are a type of synthetic being that closely resembles humans!

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