Filth is a broad term for any of several types of tile effects, all of which possess unique in-game appearances. Most types of filth have negative beauty and cleanliness stats. Filth does not hinder movement, manipulation, or field of view, and cannot be picked up. Filth is often spontaneous and unpreventable, with potentially disastrous consequences.
Many colonist tasks are directly impacted by the nearby presence of filth. The cleanliness room stat affects food poisoning, room quality, research speed, medical tend quality, and surgery success chance.
Filth is also a major factor on your colonists' mood. Pawns who have been in a filthy, ugly environment too long will gain a negative thought. Filth can quickly destroy the quality rating of an otherwise fine room, too, depriving your colonists of potential positive thoughts.
Filth is most frequently a problem on hard floors like concrete, wood floor, or rough stone. These hard floor-types accumulate dirt from pawns much faster than natural terrain, like soil or sand. Several types of filth may stack on the same tile at the same time, with cumulative beauty effects.
Some types of filth like "foot-traffic" dirt and colonists' trash are passively emitted periodically. An animal's filth rate determines how often it spontaneously produces animal filth on hard floors. In general, large animals produce a lot of animal filth and should thus be kept off of hard floors using zones. Smaller animals like the husky or cat have filth rates equal to or lower than humans. Straw matting can be used to absorb some animal filth, but it is highly flammable.
When a pawn is moving from terrain to floors, there is a chance for a pawn to track filth along their path for some number of tiles.
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Limiting the home area of your colony will substantially reduce cleaning demands on your colonists. By default, a home area is automatically designated around new player structures and zones (this setting may be toggled in the lower right corner icon bar). However, home area designation is not automatically removed from an area, even if player structures are removed.
All colonists clean tiles at the same rate regardless of traits or capacities, but some types of floors, like Steel tiles and sterile tiles, are faster to clean than others. Some types of filth, like pawn trash, are faster to clean than others, like bugblood.
Outdoors: Soil does not collect dirt from foot traffic (it only adds dirt to the shoe soles of pawns), and therefore may be more beautiful to use outdoors than constructed streets. However, in comparison to streets/paths in the base state soil tiles are only of neutral beauty and have a walk speed penalty.
Indoors: Soil does collect dirt from foot traffic and spreads it to pawns’ shoes, has -1 cleanliness and -3 beauty per tile indoors.
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Certain unsightly objects, i.e. vomit, have one value when under a roof and a lower value when unroofed. This simulates the general disgust of seeing eyesores indoors versus encountering them outside. Some messes can be spread by pawns tracking through them and others can be washed away by rain.
The effect of filth on outdoors beauty is 30% of the effect indoors.
|Name||Source||Beauty indoors (outdoors)||Cleanliness||Ignores filth multiplier||Trackable||Washes away||Work to clean||Days to disappear||Notes|
|Amniotic fluid||Fluid produced when an animal gives birth||-30 (-9)||-5||70||35 - 40|
|Ash||Produced after flammables catch fire||-12 (-4)||-15||70||10 - 15|
|Animal filth||Produced by animals when walking on constructed floors||-15 (-5)||-5||35||45 - 50|
|Blood||From a bleeding human or animal||-30 (-9)||-10||70||35 - 40|
|Bugblood||From a bleeding insectoid||-40 (-12)||-15||80||35 - 40|
|Building rubble||Debris created by collapsed structures or during mental break||-15 (-5)||-5||35||45 - 50|
|Chemfuel puddle||Flammable puddles created by incendiary weapons.||-10 (-3)||-15||70||35 - 40||Can be lit on fire. 150 HP and 200% flammability. Max thickness 1.|
|Corpse bile||From a rotting corpse||-50 (-15)||-20||80||35 - 40|
|Dirt||Produced by humans when walking on constructed floors or rough stone after dirt||-15 (-5)||-5||35||45 - 50|
|Firefoam||Fireproof foam from a firefoam popper||-25 (-8)||-5||100||5 - 10||Prevents fire from igniting.|
|Hair||Produced by changing hair at a Styling station||-10 (-3)||-5||35||30 - 40|
|Machine bits||Produced from completing the "Shred Mechanoid" bill||-10 (-3)||-5||35||45 - 50|
|Rock rubble||Debris created by digging into mineral rocks||-15 (-5)||-5||35||45 - 50|
|Sand||Produced by pawns when walking on constructed floors or rough stone after sand||-15 (-5)||-5||35||45 - 50|
|Scattered sandbags||Remnants from damaged or destroyed sandbags||-15 (-5)||-5||35||45 - 50|
|Scattered slag||Spawned by crashed ships||-15 (-5)||-5||35||45 - 50|
|Slime||Found after opening a cryptosleep casket or during infestations||-25 (-8)||-5||70||35 - 40|
|Trash||Produced by humans when walking on constructed floors||-15 (-5)||-5||35||45 - 50|
|Vomit||Created from a vomiting human or animal||-40 (-12)||-15||70||35 - 40|
|Water puddle||Produced by Waterskip psycast||-10 (-3)||-5||30||0.2 - 0.4||Prevents fire from igniting.|
|Dried blood||Placed during map generation (rarely)||-10 (-3)||-5||90||35 - 40|
|Oil smear||?||-10 (-3)||-15||70||35 - 40||Can be lit on fire. 250 HP and 150% flammability. Max thickness 1.|
|Pod slime||Produced from a completed or rejected cycle in a Biosculpter pod .||-30 (-9)||-5||70||35 - 40|
|Ragged uniform||Rarely spawned in ancient complexes||-15 (-5)||-5||25||35 - 40|
|Scattered documents||Rarely spawned in ancient complexes||-15 (-5)||-5||25||35 - 40|
|Flammable bile||Flammable puddles created by the Fire spew ability||? (-4)||?||?||?||?||Can be lit on fire; has properties similar to chemfuel puddles.|
|Floor drawing||Drawn by a child colonist||0 (0)||0||?||?||?|
- 1.1.0 - Ashes from burned plants and buildings now survive rain and disappear after 10-15 days. They’re also visually larger.
- 1.2.2753 - Dirt now washes away in rain.
- Ideology DLC Release - Added pod slime.
- 1.3.3066 - Rain washes away more filth types. Added an alert which tells the player high filth-producing animals are indoors without straw matting floor type. Indoor rooms with non-water flooring can have animal filth or trash spread on them.
- Biotech DLC Release - Added floor drawing, spent acid, and flammable bile.