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Biosculpter pod

Biosculpter pod

An immersion pod full of bioactive gel. It can perform a variety of biological alterations including age reversal and pleasure-giving. The pod becomes biotuned to its user at the end of a cycle. While biotuned, it cannot be used by anyone else, but cycles will complete 25% more quickly. Biotuning resets if the pod is unused for 80 days.

Base Stats

Type
BuildingIdeology (Buildings)
Market Value
455 Silver [Note]
Mass
50 kg
Beauty
-5
HP
250
Flammability
50%
Path Cost
42

Building

Size
3 × 2
Minifiable
True
Placeable
True
Passability
pass through only
Cover Effectiveness
50%
Blocks Wind
True
Terrain Affordance
Light
Power
-200 W

Creation

Required Research
Biosculpting
Skill Required
Construction 8
Work To Make
28,000 ticks (7.78 mins)
Resources to make
Steel 120 + Component 4
Deconstruct yield
Steel 30 + Component 1
Destroy yield
Steel 30 + Component 1
Technical
thingCategories
BuildingsMisc


The biosculpter pod is a miscellaneous building added by the Ideology DLC that can heal a variety of injuries and even reverse pawn aging. It's very important to colonies with Transhumanist ideoligions, but other colonies can still build and use it.

Acquisition[edit]

Biosculpter pods can be constructed once the Biosculpting project is researched. They require Steel 120 Steel, Component 4 Components, 28,000 ticks (7.78 mins) of work and a Construction skill of 8.

Summary[edit]

Biosculpter pods can perform four different operations on a pawn, however some mechanics are consistent across all options. All cycles consume 5 non-hay nutrition, which must be loaded by haulers prior to selecting and starting a cycle. The pod will glow green when sufficient nutrition has been loaded. Canceling the cycle before it has started won't consume the stored nutrition, but the food cannot be retrieved once loaded. Nutrition is reset if the pod is reinstalled. Foods that inflict a negative moodlet when eaten, such as raw food, human meat, or kibble, can be used without penalty by any occupant regardless of their dietary requirements. Additional cycle ingredients will be retrieved by the pawn initiating the cycle.

Pawns can load themselves into a pod, either by selecting the pawn and using the right-click menu to select a cycle, or automatically for age reversal cycles with the toggle activated. Pawns can load other pawns into the pod.[Detail]

Pawns inside a pod are suspended as if in cryptosleep; for example, disease progression is frozen for the duration of the cycle. Drug highs and tolerances do not decay while in a pod, but the time for scheduled use still progresses. Thus, a pawn may take a dose, get in a pod, have the timer to their next dose tick down, and then take a second scheduled dose while still under the effects of the first. This can turn otherwise safe or low risk drug schedules into dangerous ones and runs the risk of addictions. Food poisoning and toxic buildup similarly do not progress while in the pod.

Biosculpters consume 200W of power when running a cycle, and 50W otherwise. If power is lost, biosculpting will pause until it is restored. If 24 hours pass without power, the cycle is cancelled and pawn is ejected with biosculpting sickness. The remaining time before ejection will be displayed on the pod's info box if selected.

Pawns can also be manually ejected from the pod,[Detail] which will also cause biosculpting sickness.

Conditions that will be or can be healed by a biosculpter cycle will be listed in the confirmation dialog displayed when ordering a pawn to enter or load another into the biosculpter.

Time[edit]

Each operation takes between 4 to 25 days to complete, before modifiers. The base values[Cleanliness?] for both normal and transhumanist pawns can be seen by mousing over the cycle's gizmo. They will also be displayed when selecting a cycle from the right click menu.[Per pawn?] The final time is affected by the following modifiers:

  • Room Cleanliness - Biosculpter speed scales with cleanliness, with cleaner being faster. 0.6 cleanliness, equivalent to a clean, sterile tiled room, grants a 115% speed-factor.
  • Pawns with the Biosculpting: Accelerated precept will have the time for each cycle halved. Note that this precept is mandatory for Transhumanists and is unique to them.
  • After an operation is completed, the pod becomes attuned to that colonist. This forbids usage by other colonists for 80 days, but speeds subsequent cycles by 25%. This 80-day time limit is renewed every time the pawn completes a cycle. The time limit does not decay while the pod is powered off.
Circumstances Cycle Days (Tuned Time)
Medic Bioregeneration Age reversal Pleasure
Default 6 (4.5) 25 (18.75) 8 (6) 4 (3)
Sterile 5.22 (3.91) 21.74 (16.3) 6.96 (5.22) 3.48 (2.61)
Transhumanist 3 (2.25) 12.5 (9.38) 4 (3) 2 (1.5)
Transhumanist and Sterile 2.61 (1.96) 10.87 (8.15) 3.48 (2.61) 1.74 (1.3)

Cycles[edit]

Conditions that will be or can be healed by a biosculpter cycle will be listed in the confirmation dialog displayed when ordering a pawn to enter or load another into the biosculpter.

Medic[edit]

BiosculpterCycleHealing.png

Heal all fresh wounds, blood loss, and one random infectious disease

— Tooltip

Medic takes 6 days to complete. It heals all fresh wounds, blood loss and one random disease.

It can cure: Malaria, Sleeping sickness, Flu, Plague, Gut worms, Muscle parasites, and Infections.

A warning will inform the player when attempting to place a pawn in this cycle that would not have any conditions healed.

Bioregeneration[edit]

BiosculpterCycleBioregeneration.png

Heal all fresh wounds, heal one random permanent injury, and restore small missing body parts like fingers and toes.

— Tooltip

Bioregeneration takes 25 days to complete, and additionally costs Glitterworld medicine 2 glitterworld medicine. The Bioregeneration research project must be completed before it can be used. It heals all fresh wounds, one random permanent injury, and restores destroyed or missing minor body parts.

It can heal one of the following permanent injuries: scars (including brain scars), Frail, Cataracts, Blindness, Bad back, Asthma, Hearing loss, and Artery blockages.[Sometimes multiple scars?]

It will restore all of the following body parts: Eye, Ear, Nose, Finger, Toe, and Tongue. It will not heal missing eyes that have been replaced by an artificial part, or if the pawn's ideoligion approves of blindness.

It does not heal: Alzheimer's, Dementia, Toxic buildup, Carcinoma, Chemical damage, Trauma savant,[Verify] missing major body parts (like arms, legs, jaw and lungs), Luciferium need, addictions, diseases or any types of fertility procedures.

A warning will inform the player when attempting to place a pawn in this cycle that would not have any conditions healed.

Age reversal[edit]

BiosculpterCycleAgeReversal.png

Reverse one year of aging.

— Tooltip
Automatic age reverse toggle

Age reversal takes 8 days to complete. It reverses one year of aging, to a minimum colonist age of 13.

Colonists with Transhumanist ideoligions are granted Received age reversal thought, which adds +3 mood for 4 days, but they will expect yearly treatments after the age of 25 and experience a gradually increasing −4/−7/−10 mood penalty without them. Additionally, they can be instructed to automatically receive their yearly age reversal cycle by enabling the “Auto age reverse” toggle on a biotuned pod.

Pleasure[edit]

BiosculpterCyclePleasure.png

Temporarily reshape the nervous system to deliver elevated levels of happiness for a time.

— Tooltip

Pleasure takes 4 days to complete. It grants Biosculptor Pleasure Cycle thought, giving +15 mood for 12 days.

Analysis[edit]

For ease of reading, the analysis is broken down into general - analysis of parts consistent accross all cycles, and the analyses for each cycle.

General[edit]

Note: Drug highs and tolerances do not decay while in a pod, but the time for scheduled use still progresses. Thus a pawn may take a dose, get in a pod, have the timer to their next dose tick down, and then take a second scheduled dose while still under the effects of the first. This can turn otherwise safe or low risk drug schedules into dangerous ones and runs the risk of addictions.

<General value proposition goes here>

Tuning[edit]

The 80 day tuning time is a significant problem if only a limited number of pods can be supported, so it can be tempting to simply deconstruct a tuned pod and use the resulting resources to build a fresh pod. However, due to the 75% loss of resources each time, it quickly becomes more efficient to simply have multiple pods. For every 4 pods deconstructed, 3 could have been built. If space or power is at issue, uninstall the pods or connect them to power via a power switch, but the tuning time is extended while the pod is powered down.

Because of the 80 day delay before the pod can be used by another colonist, some colonies may find it effective to repeatedly biosculpt one colonist, giving them age reversal, all the healing they can accept, and a pleasure cycle all in a row.

Mini-rooms[edit]

A biosculpter "mini-room" with the door built over the interaction point

If the door is built over the interaction spot, the smallest possible room size that can contain a single biosculpter is a mere 6 tiles. This is perfect for pods reserved for emergency situations, or for a smaller colony as it saves space, cleaning time, and construction resources- the pattern can be repeated by placing pods side-by-side with one door per pod.

As a room's cleanliness stat affects the sculptor's speed, the room's smaller size also makes it cheaper to tile the entire room with sterile tiles. It is important to note that the game does not consider the flooring material underneath a door for a room's cleanliness, but it does consider any dirt or debris in the doorway: a Sterile Tile under the doorway is not needed, but the doorway should still be kept clean for maximum efficiency. You can even leave the door open for faster travel, at risk of allowing raiders easy access to your expensive machinery.

As a bonus, the pawn will be unconscious during biosculpting, so the small room space will have no mood effect.

Age reversal cycle[edit]

For regular ideoligions, age reversal is only important when a colonist is getting close to turning 50 years old biologically (the non-bracketed number listed for their age), or is already 50 or older. While you can do age reversal pre-emptively, it may be worthwhile to hold off unless the colonist has nothing to do for a while. The chance to perform Lovin' is highest between the ages of 16 to 25, with a pawn only 63% as likely to engage in it at age 50, and 20% as likely at age 80. The Lovin' mood boost can be significant, especially when combined with a love enhancer.Content added by the Royalty DLC

Many Ailments have a chance to develop with age. Keeping your colonist young reduces the chance of getting these conditions.

The Chronophagy psychic ritualContent added by the Anomaly DLC may provide a more appealing alternative or supplement to Transhumanist colonies looking to address age reversal demands, as it requires significantly less down time and can remove many years at once. Unlike biosculpting however, it cannot scale with colonist count and may not be feasible as the only source of age reversal in very large colonies.

Healing cycles[edit]

Healing can be extremely valuable, especially for scars on the torso, neck, and head, which can't be replaced by bionics. Repairing these scars would otherwise require a rare Healer mech serum or a permanent commitment to luciferium.

Emergency auto-doc[edit]

It can be very helpful to keep a pod with a healing cycle prepared, that isn't bound to any particular colonist.

This can not only save on medicine, but also save the life of a colonist that you might not otherwise have been able to treat in time. Having a waiting pod near your colony defenses allows pawns to rapidly be placed in the pod - as they are effectively suspended as soon as they enter the pod, and all injuries will be healed once the cycle is complete, this effectively guarantees that a pawn that makes it to the pod will survive, even if they had seconds to live. They will also be free of any risk of infection.

The downside to this is the increased healing time over traditional methods. Note that the pod being untuned will increase the length of the cycle, but having only tuned pods significantly increases the number of pods required for emergency treatment.

Pleasure cycle[edit]

Pleasure cycles are generally not worth the four days of inactivity, stuck in a pod. It only provides 12 days of +15 mood. By the time you have gotten the technology to use biosculpter pods, you should already have developed better mood management options, such as psychite tea, which provides a +12 mood buff for a small amount of easily acquirable psychoid leaves. This may be worth it if all the factors used to reduce cycle time are used however. More detailed analysis is needed.

Pleasure cycle as a time saver[edit]

The pleasure cycle is the shortest cycle, taking only 4 days when untuned, but still biotunes the pod. Meanwhile tuning reduces the length of the bioregeneration cycle from 25 days to 18.75, or a 6.25 day reduction. Therefore, if the pod is untuned, it is 2.25 days faster to use the pleasure cycle and then a bioregeneration cycle, than it is to perform bioregeneration cycle alone.

As all the biosculpting time reductions are multiplicative, this combination is always faster when using an untuned pod, however the quantitative difference may shrink. For example, the combination only saves transhumanists in a sterile room 0.98 days instead of 2.25.

Healing method table

Some injuries and health conditions will not naturally heal or cannot be immediately cured by treatment. In these cases, transplantation, artificial body parts, healer mech sera, luciferium or biosculpter podsContent added by the Ideology DLC may help, but each has its own unique list of what it can and cannot cure.

The full comparison table between healing methods is collapsed due to length. Expand to view.

Condition Transplant Bionics Healer mech serum Luciferium Biosculpter podContent added by the Ideology DLC ScarlessContent added by the Biotech DLC
Alzheimer's Ex.png Ex.png Check.png Check.png Ex.png Check.png
Artery blockage Check.png Check.png Check.png Check.png Check.png Check.png
Dementia Ex.png Ex.png Check.png Check.png Ex.png Check.png
Carcinoma Ex.png Check.png Check.png Check.png Ex.png Check.png
Chemical damage
- Kidney
Check.png Ex.pngContent from Rimworld core game only
Check.pngContent added by the Biotech DLC
Check.png Ex.png Ex.png ?
Chemical damage
- Other
Ex.png Ex.png Check.png Ex.png Ex.png ?
Cirrhosis Check.png Ex.png Check.png Ex.png Ex.png ?
Frail Ex.png Ex.png Check.png Check.png Check.png Check.png
Cataracts Ex.png Check.png[One] Check.png[Both] Check.png[One or Both?] Check.png[Both] Check.png[One or Both?]
Bad back Ex.png Check.png Check.png Check.png Check.png ?
Hearing loss Ex.png Check.png[One] Check.png[Both] Check.png[One or Both?] Check.png[Both] Check.png[One or Both?]
Asthma Check.png[One] Ex.pngContent from Rimworld core game only
Check.pngContent added by the Biotech DLC[One]
Check.png[Both] Check.png[Both] Check.png[Both] Check.png[Both]
Toxic buildup Ex.png Ex.png Check.png Check.png Ex.png ?
Blood loss Ex.pngContent from Rimworld core game only
Check.pngContent added by the Biotech DLC
Ex.png Check.png Ex.png Check.png ?
Food poisoning Ex.png Ex.pngContent from Rimworld core game only
Ex.pngContent added by the Royalty DLC[Prev]
Check.png Ex.png Ex.png ?
Trauma savant Ex.png Ex.png Check.png Ex.png Ex.png ?
Resurrection psychosis Ex.png Ex.png Check.png Ex.png Ex.png Ex.png
Blindness Ex.png Check.png[One] Check.png[Both] Check.png Check.png[Both] Check.png[One or Both?]
Sterilized Ex.png Ex.png Check.png Ex.png Ex.png ?
Damaged
- Heart
Check.png Check.png Check.png Ex.png Ex.png ?
Damaged
- Liver
Check.png Ex.png Check.png Ex.png Ex.png ?
Damaged
- Kidney/Lung
Check.png[One] Ex.pngContent from Rimworld core game only
Check.pngContent added by the Biotech DLC
Check.png Ex.png Ex.png ?
Damaged
- Digits/Eyes/Ears/Tongue
Ex.png Check.png Check.png Ex.png Check.png ?
Damaged
- Jaw
Ex.png Check.png Check.png Ex.png Ex.png ?
Damaged
- Limbs/Stomach/Spine
Ex.png Check.png Check.png Ex.png Ex.png ?
Damaged
- Nose
Ex.png Ex.pngContent from Rimworld core game only
Check.pngContent added by the Royalty DLC
Check.png Ex.png Check.png ?
Scars
- Brain/Neck/Torso
Ex.png Ex.png Check.png Check.png Check.png Check.png
Scars
- Limbs/Eyes
Ex.png Check.png Check.png Check.png Check.png Check.png
Luciferium need Ex.png Ex.png Ex.png Ex.png Ex.png Ex.png
Addictions Ex.png Ex.png Check.png Ex.png Ex.png ?
Malaria Ex.png Ex.png[IGS] Check.png Ex.png[IGS] Check.png ?
Sleeping sickness Ex.png Ex.png[IGS] Check.png Ex.png[IGS] Check.png ?
Flu Ex.png Ex.png[IGS] Check.png Ex.png[IGS] Check.png ?
Plague Ex.png Ex.png[IGS] Check.png Ex.png[IGS] Check.png ?
Gut worms Ex.png Check.png Check.png Ex.png Check.png ?
Muscle parasites Ex.png Ex.png Check.png Ex.png Check.png ?
Infection
- Limbs/Eyes
Ex.png Check.png Check.png Ex.png[IGS] Check.png ?
Infection
- Other
Ex.png Ex.png[IGS] Check.png Ex.png[IGS] Check.png ?
Fibrous mechanites Ex.png Ex.png Check.png Ex.png Ex.png ?
Sensory mechanites Ex.png Ex.png Check.png Ex.png Ex.png ?
Paralytic abasia Ex.png Ex.png Check.png Ex.png Ex.png ?
Scaria Ex.png Ex.png Check.png Ex.png Ex.png ?
Blood rot Ex.png Ex.png Check.png Ex.png Ex.png ?
Organ decay
- Lung
Check.png Ex.pngContent from Rimworld core game only
Check.pngContent added by the Biotech DLC/Content added by the Anomaly DLC
? ? ? ?
Organ decay
- Kidney
Check.png Ex.pngContent from Rimworld core game only
Check.pngContent added by the Biotech DLC
? ? ? ?
Organ decay
- Heart
Check.png Check.png ? ? ? ?
Revenant hypnosisContent added by the Anomaly DLC ? ? ? ? ? ?
Duplicate sicknessContent added by the Anomaly DLC ? ? ? ? ? ?
Crumbling mindContent added by the Anomaly DLC ? ? ? ? ? ?
Bliss lobotomyContent added by the Anomaly DLC ? ? ? ? ? ?
Cube comaContent added by the Anomaly DLC ? ? ? ? ? ?
Psychically deadContent added by the Anomaly DLC ? ? ? ? ? ?
InhumanizedContent added by the Anomaly DLC ? ? ? ? ? ?
^Both Heals both relevant organs if condition is present in both.
^One Heals only one organ, even if condition is present in both.
^Prev This option prevents the acquisition of new cases of this condition, independent of whether or not it cures existing cases.
^IGS While this option does not outright cure these diseases, the increase to Immunity Gain Speed can hasten their healing and/or help prevent fatal cases.

Version history[edit]

  • Ideology DLC Release - Added.
  • 1.3.3067 - Now plays a sound when nutrition is added.
  • 1.3.3069 - Reduce nutrition required for biosculpting from 20 to 10 for healing and age reversal cycles.
  • 1.3.3074 - Fix: Pawns under 18 can use age reversal.
  • 1.3.3076 - Cancelling a cycle before it has started now won't consume nutrition.
  • 1.3.3080 - Now ejects pawns when uninstalled, previously could be exploited to "pokeball" colonists, suspending them safely and indefinitely.
  • 1.3.3087 - Biosculpter timers reset after archonexus resettlement.
  • 1.3.3101 - Added copy/paste gizmos for biosculpter nutrition settings. Now lists what can or will be cured in the tooltip. Split "Healing" cycle into "Medic" and "Bioregeneration" cycles. Added a new research project requiring multianalyzer and biosculpting that enables bioregeneration cycle. Medic cycle treats short-term wounds, while bioregeneration can heal permanent scars, age-related conditions, and some smaller missing limbs. Age reversal cycle duration 10 -> 8 days. Nutrition requirements of healing and age reversal 10 -> 5.
  • 1.3.3117 - Bioregeneration cycle now requires 2 glitterworld medicine. Integrated artwork for bioregeneration cycle gizmo, previously it used the healing cycle artwork. Pawns no longer get diseases while in the pod. Conditions that will be or can be healed by a cycle now listed in confirmation dialog. We now warn the player if they are trying to put a pawn in a regeneration or medic cycle that would not heal any conditions.
  • 1.3.3159 -
    • Added “Auto age reverse” option.
    • All cycles now take 5 nutrition, and nutrition must be loaded before a cycle is selected instead of after. Extra cycle ingredients are collected and carried to the pod by the pawn initiating the cycle.
    • It now only requires a single player action to start a pawn on a biosculpter cycle.
    • Now glow green when nutrition is loaded and they’re ready for cycle selection.
    • Biotuned cycles 25% faster.
    • Biotuning now occurs upon cycle completion instead of upon entry.
    • Power consumption 150W all the time -> 200W if a cycle is running, 50W otherwise.
    • Minify time increased.
    • Age reversal demanded alert will fire 1 day after age reversal deadline (instead of 5 days before) if a pawn has a pod with Auto age reverse enabled. This reduces spam.
    • Nutrition no longer ejected if a cycle is cancelled.
    • If biosculpter loses power while occupied, we don't animate and we now show how long until eject in inspect string.
    • Pleasure cycle mood bonus +10 -> +15.
    • Biotuning duration 60 days -> 80 days
    • Deconstruct yield 50% -> 25%.
    • Construct cost Component 3 components -> Component 4 components.
    • No longer heal missing eyes if the pawn's ideoligion approves of blindness.
    • No longer removes Gastro-analyzer.
    • Fix: Biosculpter nutrition not incremented if same food def added to pod before and after biosculpter update.
  • 1.3.3200 - Show biosculpter cycle duration for both normal and transhumanist pawns in cycle button's tooltip. When you r-click on a biosculpter with a pawn selected, we now show biosculpter cycles' durations in the context menu.
  • 1.3.3287 - Fix: Blindness from resurrector mech serum is not cured by biosculpter regen cycle.
  • 1.4.3523 - Fix: Hay is listed as possible nutrition in biosculpter pods. Fix: SetBiotuned() method resets the biosculpter timer.
  • 1.4.3523 or later - Minimum age reduction age reduced from 18 to 13.
  • 1.4.3555 - Fix: Right clicking injured pawns can cause usage of un-researched bioregeneration cycle.
  • 1.4.3580 - Fix: Second sentence of the biosculpter age reversal complete message begins in lower case.
  • 1.4.3613 - Fix: Pawn auto-uses age reversal after changing from Transhumanist to Non-Transhumanist ideoligion.