They simplify annoying macro management in the game or just make routine processes faster. For many players these mods are essential, so I wrote this list to have the best QoL mods in one place. They can all be used together in order to have the ultimate RimWorld experience.
HugsLib is not directly a quality of life mod, however it is needed as a basis for a lot of other mods. HugsLib has to be second in the modlist, right under core. Mods can be ordered via drag & drop.
Color Coded Mood Bar
Depending on the mood, this mod shows the moodbar of your pawns in a different color. The color of the mood is green when your colonists are fine and when they are about to collapse, the moodbar is red.
Individual positions can be granted to your pawns, which they can occupy while raids at the touch of a button. You can program up to four different positions per colonist.
Simple Stockpile Presets
As the name says, Simple Stockpile Presets adds presets for your stockpiles. This saves time when you set up a new fridge, material storage, armory and many more.
A very useful mod that allows to perform different treatments for wounded colonists, depending on how wounded they are. Because not every little cut needs Glitterworld medicine.
Allows to create and copy blueprints of a selected area in order to paste the exact same building elsewhere.
RimWorld Search Agency
This mod adds a search function for stockpile settings, bills and outfits.
Allows you to export stockpile settings, bills and outfits. Then these settings can be imported to any other savegame.
The maximum number of pawns in your colony is determined by parameters in the game. With this mod you are able to change those parameters as you wish.
While You're Up
Colonists look out for items that need to be carried to a stockpile, while they are on their way to their actual job. While You're Up is a very useful tool that tries to reduce unnecessary routes.
Pick Up and Haul
Usually pawns can only carry one stack of blocks, one weapon or piece of clothing at once. This mod allows your colonists to use their inventory! This way they can carry a lot more to a stockpile or blueprint at once.
Share The Load
Allows several colonists at the same time to carry ressources to a blueprint.
Adds a fourth speed to the game. It can be activated by hitting the shortcut "4" on the keyboard or by clicking the icon in the right bottom corner of the screen.
An overlay that visualizes all room temperatures. Normal temperature (Green) is determined by the feel-good temperature of your colonists.
Room Sense shows all relevant stats of your rooms at first glance. This way you see, which room needs to be improved in which area.
The planning tool in the game is very useful, however when you plan quite a lot with it, it can look very messy. With More Planning you are able to create and remove plans in differenct colors.
A simple mod that shows you how many days worth of food are left over in your storages.
Path Avoid lets you select preferred and avoided paths for your colonists. This is very useful for maps with bugs in it.
This mod displays the taken damage while fights and explosions. This way it is easier to track, how much damage your weapons deal and how hard your pawns were hit.
Here you see, which research unlocks which items. The research overview is reworked and it is possible to queue several research projects at once.
Squad UI Tweaks
When a group of colonists is selected, the range of all ranged weapons is displayed.
Achtung! adds a lot of improvements to how your pawns move as a group and do tasks. More information about this mod will be found in the workshop.
Search and Destroy
Adds some kind of combat mode, which lets your colonists fight everything what gets in their way. This is useful to avoid your pawns going in idle while raids.
If you want to use different groups of mods for different savegames, this mod will help you to manage your mods. Mods can be saved and loaded as a group.
TD Enhancement Pack
The TD Enhancement Pack offers small tweaks in various areas in order to make playing more enjoyable.
Better Workbench Management
Allows you to copy, paste, export and import bills in workbenches.
All of the listed mods above can be added and removed savely without destroying the savegame. The whole collection of QOL-mods can be found on Steam:
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