I know if I were you I might leave now. Why are we talking about feces? Well in a quirky game that has a pretty good sense of humor. You need feces to craft certain items in Craftopia.
For instance, in Craftopia if you want to craft gunpowder you need the following
- 1 Sulfur
- 1 Saltpeter
- 1 Charcoal
Well, you can mine sulfur in the game. If you find an abandoned mine then there should be some sulfur to harvest. And in certain biomes like hell island, you can get sulfur. Getting sulfur shouldn’t be an issue.
And you can craft charcoal with no issues in a stone furnace.
How do you get saltpeter in Craftopia?
I’ve lucked out and gotten some in a supply drop. But I have gotten it once out of about 50 supply drops. That isn’t very good odds.
Or you can craft in at an aging facility. What do you need to craft saltpeter? Feces.
How do you get feces in Craftopia?
Your character will randomly drop feces when he has to go. And if you craft a toilet you can sit on the toilet and gather feces. But that takes a lot of time and work. That isn’t going to get you very far very quickly.
Also, animals will drop feces when they have to go. You can follow some cows around and collect feces from them. But again this is very very slow.
I turned to Youtube to find the best way to create an auto feces farm. And I have to say some of these are really interesting and out there. Below are the top videos I found on how to farm feces. I haven’t tried all of them and also be warned that a patch can make any of these stop working at any time.
Update : 11/10/2021
A recent update has completely changed how to gather feces again. It seems the animal farming methods are the only true way to gather feces. See below for more notes from the official discord server about how to gather feces and saltpeter.
#5 Container method
I tried this method. Never had any luck. And somehow my cows kept escaping the container and wandered off.
#4 A mini chicken feces collector
I have not tried this method but others are saying trying to harvest from animals is really slow. But I like the idea here.
#3 A large cow farm contained
You can breed cows and try to collect the feces they drop. But once again this is a very slow method. I tried this and got 1 after waiting 10 minutes. And I had about 20 cows or so on my farm. I even tried pigs and it didn’t speed up the process.
#2 The poop shooter
I will have to say this one amused me the most. It was pretty funny. But reading the comments it sounds like this method no longer works after a recent update.
#1 Spam the toilet
This is my way of doing it. I saw another person state that they just used the bathroom. Then I tried spamming the X button and it worked like a charm. Just be careful as an update may eventually ruin this. But I hope not because this was an easy way for me to get 300 feces in about 5 minutes. Update: They have patched this and this no longer works
Updated Notes on getting feces and saltpeter
Feces – post October 2021 Update
There is a chance for feces to drop per cycle. Most creatures including the player it’s ~30% per 20 minutes or with a PET giraffe ~30% per minute.
Alternative methods to acquire
-Fetch quest NPCs can reward feces (3) with various enchantments
-Tier 2 Living Skill “Structural Mechanics”, when Lv. Max, has a 3.5% chance to generate feces equal to the crafting cost of what you place in the world. Placing a planter will have a chance to generate feces(1), and Medium-Sized Planter a chance to generate feces(5).
Saltpeter – Alternative methods to acquire instead of crafting
-Supply pods may drop Saltpeter (20). They can fall every two to three hours in real-time, up to a max of three per island.
-Tier 5 Living Skill “Native Alchemy”, when Lv. Max, has a 99% success rate to convert up to 3200 items (32 stacks x 100 per stack) at once into various materials which includes saltpeter, with the “generated” enchantment. Note: Using this skill requires the item, Alchemical Catalyst, which is crafted using 10 saltpeter among other items at a Potion Brewing Stand
-Luxury Guest Table. Talk to the NPCs that spawn after waiting the allotted time and they can occasionally drop Saltpeter(10).
Black Gunpowder Alternative methods to acquire instead of crafting
-Lizard Gunner boss may drop Black Gunpowder (1). This is one of two bosses that can spawn at the end of Royal Tomb dungeons. These dungeons can be found starting on island level 3+.
With the Boss Rush Dungeon Update, you can now capture a Lizard Gunner and put him on a livestock farm. He will output Black Gunpowder at a rate of 1 per second. If you can find and capture one this will be the easiest way to farm Black Gunpowder now.
-Machinegun Turrets may drop Black Gunpowder (1). These can be found on desert islands.
– Reckless Cows will very rarely drop Black Gunpowder (1).
-Supply pods may drop Black Gunpowder (20). They can fall every two to three hours in real-time, up to a max of three per island.
-Delivery quest NPCs can reward Black Gunpowder (3) with various enchantments.
-Tier 2 Living Skill “Structural Mechanics”, when Lv. Max, has a 3.5% chance to generate Black Gunpowder based on the crafting cost of what you place in the world. Booster generates Black Gunpowder (1), and Prototype Rocket generates Black Gunpowder (10). Note: You’ll have to find a location that will force prototype rockets back into item form if you want to use them to farm Black Gunpowder.
-Tier 5 Living Skill “Native Alchemy”, when Lv. Max, has a 99% success rate to convert up to 3200 items (32 stacks x 100 per stack) per cast into various materials which include Black Gunpowder as well all of the materials required to craft it, with the “generated” enchantment. Note: Using this skill requires the item, Alchemical Catalyst which is crafted at a Potion Brewing Stand
-Luxury Guest Table. Talking to the NPCs that spawn after the allotted time may yield Black Gunpowder(10).