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Automated Floodgates on basic events

Last updated 2 months ago
Total downloads 3799
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Categories Mods
Dependency string Hytone-SimpleFloodgateTriggers-1.0.3
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This mod requires the following mods to function

BepInEx-BepInExPack_Timberborn-5.4.19 icon

BepInEx pack for Timberborn. Preconfigured and ready to use.

Preferred version: 5.4.19
Timberborn_Central-TimberAPI-0.3.0 icon

Unofficial API to enable easier Timberborn modding

Preferred version: 0.3.0



This plugin for Timberborn allows you to automate your Floodgates a little. Currently we offer automatic setting of floodgate height when a Drought starts or ends, based on a basic schedule or based on a Stream Gauge depth. Pretty neat.


The will add a simple UI fragment on the Floodgate UI. Example images below.

BasicTab AdvancedTab

Bear in mind that it is possible to create some very janky setups with enabling multiple triggers on the same floodgates. Automation is nice, but it isn't magic. Be careful, or you'll end up drying/flooding everything!


The fist settings on the Basic tab are related to Droughts. The available settings are:

  • Enable setting of height when drought ends
  • The height to set when drought ends
  • Enable setting of height when drought starts
  • The height to set when drought starts


The basic tab also contains the settings for automating floodgates based on a schedule.

  • Enable Schedule based setting of height
  • Optionally disable schedule during droughts
  • The times and heights for the schedule
    • Normally the height is set at the selected timestamp. If you change the timestamp, then the height might get instantly changed. This should be fixed once the schedule has been running in peace for a while.

Linking a Stream Gauge

On the Advanced you can link a Floodgate with a Stream Gauge. This allows you to control the Floodgate based on the water depth recorded by the Stream Gauge. The available settins are:

  • Low threshold: Set the floodgate height when water depth is below this value
  • Low threshold height: The height to set when the water depth is below the chosen low threshold
  • High threshold: Set the floodgate height when water depth is above this value
  • High threshold height: The height to set when the water depth is above the chosen high threshold

IMPORTANT! Be aware that if a Stream Gauge is linked, then the Floodgate's height will be set always when below low or above high threshold, instead of triggering once when the thresholds are crossed.

Curretly you can only link a single Stream Gauge with a Floodgate. However, there is no limit with how many Floodgates can be connected to a certain StreamGauge.

Known Limitations

  1. The trigger settings are NOT synchronized to neighboring Floodgates. This might be fixed in the future
    • Though if you have a line of Floodgate that are synchronized, you only need to enable the trigger for one of them, as the built in synchronization will take care of the neighboring height when one is set.
  2. This plugin might cause some lag spikes when a drought ends or starts. They shouldn't be too heavy though
  3. If there are lots of active triggers, it might cause general slowness. Be aware, owners of megacolonies!


Recommended way to install this mod is through Thunderstore. You can install this plugin manually by cloning the repo, building it and adding the dll to your bepinex plugins folder. This plugin is dependent on the magnificent TimberAPI.


1.0.3 - 11.6.2022

  • Modified so mod works on stable and golem experimental

1.0.2 - 3.6.2022

  • Fixed crash when setting values on unfinished floodgate and no finished floodgates were on the map

1.0.1 - 30.3.2022

  • Fixed issue where existing links were not removed when a Floodgate was deleted
  • Fixed some typos in game and in readme

1.0.0 - 29.3.2022

  • Added option to link Floodgates with Stream Gauges
    • This allows to set Floodgate's height when StreamGagues depth is below or above chosen thresholds
  • UI Overhaul
    • Added 2 tabs: Basic and Advanced
    • Basic tab contains Drought and Schedule settings
    • Advanced tab contains StreamGague links

0.2.0 - 22.3.2022

  • Added Schedule based setting of Floodgate height
    • Schedule takes two times and two heights.
    • When the first time is hit, sets the floodgate height to the first chosen height. Do the same at second time. Repeat the next day.
    • Schedule can optionally be disabled during Droughts.

0.1.2 - 20.3.2022

  • Fixed Drought related Floodgate UI Fragment to look like fragments from the base game.

0.1.1 - 19.3.2022

  • Minor tweaks to Readme

0.1.0 - 19.3.2022

  • First implementation that supports setting of height when Droughts end or start.

Available versions

Please note that the install buttons only work if you have compatible client software installed, such as the Thunderstore Mod Manager. Otherwise use the zip download links instead.

Upload date Version number Downloads Download link  
2022-6-11 1.0.3 1442 Version 1.0.3 Install
2022-6-3 1.0.2 307 Version 1.0.2 Install
2022-3-30 1.0.1 1533 Version 1.0.1 Install
2022-3-29 1.0.0 73 Version 1.0.0 Install
2022-3-22 0.2.0 223 Version 0.2.0 Install
2022-3-20 0.1.2 118 Version 0.1.2 Install
2022-3-19 0.1.1 75 Version 0.1.1 Install
2022-3-19 0.1.0 28 Version 0.1.0 Install