Dangerous Treasures Rust Plugin
By Nathan Young
The default gameplay of Rust can already be a challenge, especially with many players on one dedicated server. However, in some cases there aren’t enough of them to entertain everyone. Fortunately, using uMod plugins can spice up the gameplay experience for all users. One of these is called Dangerous Treasures, which adds a unique event with hostile NPCs protecting a large chest full of loot. This activity can be automatically set to trigger, allowing players to fight against each other to collect powerful gear. Using the plugin on your server is a wonderful way to enhance the gameplay and provide a new method for collecting loot. Setting this up is straightforward and easily done on our panel, but new owners may get confused. Due to this, we’ve created this Apex Hosting tutorial to show you how to install and use the Dangerous Treasure plugin on your Rust server.
How to Download
- Navigate to Dangerous Treasures on uMod’s website.
- On the right-hand side, press the
- Save this file somewhere easily accessible for later use.
The installation process requires you to access the FTP panel, as you’ll be uploading the downloaded plugin into server files. This will only take a few minutes since our system is designed for your convenience. Follow the instructions below to install Dangerous Treasures.
- Head towards the
FTP File Accessarea from your Apex server panel, near the top left.
- Proceed to enter your
Passwordin the text box, then click the
- From here, locate and enter the
oxidedirectory and its plugin subdirectory.
Uploadat the top left corner, then drag and drop the file into the respective area.
- Wait for this to reach
100%, then return to the main panel and
- After everything is loaded, join to confirm the plugin is working properly.
Upon entering your Rust server, nothing will be apparently different. This is due to the event’s default design, as it can only be manually started at first. However, as mentioned above, you can set up an automatic method for this activity. Once one has started, its location will have missiles falling from above with hostile NPCs patrolling the area. These enemies are difficult, meaning players who aren’t prepared will surely meet their demise. After someone defeats them and opens the chest, it’ll come to an end. These events can be completely customized, including what types of items are available to loot. We’ll discuss everything about Dangerous Treasures in the following subsections below to get you started.
Starting an Event
Initiating an event is simple, as it requires the /dtevent command. However, you’ll need the Oxide permission dangeroustreasures.use before using it in-game. Otherwise, type “dtevent” in the server’s console to bypass this restriction. Upon doing so, two chat messages will appear for everyone to view. These will provide players with information about the event’s location and remaining time until it officially starts.
This gives you and others time to navigate towards it, which is also configurable in the settings. If someone is having a difficult time finding the event, using the /dtd command will show them their distance from it. This can also be used to view the status of future events, if planned.
As for what kinds of items to collect after finishing an event, there are many to possibly obtain. For instance, there can be pistols, rifles, shotguns, armor, tools, ammunition, among other materials.
A complete list of them can be found in the main configuration file for the plugin, which we’ll discuss later in the subsections below.
There are many different types of commands to possibly use in-game, but vary depending on your desired setup. Some of these may not fully work, as you need to be an admin. Otherwise, assigning the permission node to your account is required. Review the list below to learn the most helpful commands to try, but the official plugin page provides more information.
|/dtevent||dangeroustreasures.use||Allows to create a new event.|
|/dtevent tp||N/A||Creates a new event, then teleports you to it.|
|/dtevent me||N/A||Creates an event at your position in-game.|
|/dtd||N/A||Shows the status of current or future events.|
|/dtd tp||N/A||Teleports an admin to the nearest event.|
|/dtd lifetime||N/A||View lifetime scores from events.|
Whether you’re wanting to control the chest’s loot or modify the NPCs, tweaking the main plugin’s configuration file is needed for that and more. Doing this is simple, as most of the settings are smoothly formatted. They can either include numerical values or true/false options, allowing almost any server owner to begin editing them. With this said, follow along below to access and tweak the configuration file.
- Navigate to the main server panel and enter the
FTP File Accessarea.
Password, then proceed to this directory pathway: …/oxide/config.
- Once there, locate DangerousTreasures.json and press
Editto the far right of it.
- Continue to make your desired changes, then click
Saveat the top.
- Return to the main panel and
Restartthe server to apply the edits.
Sometimes, the plugin will not load due to it being installed incorrectly. Make sure you’re using the right Server Profile for this process, as it creates a separate directory for the files. Otherwise, double-check you’ve uploaded Dangerous Treasures in this pathway: …/oxide/plugins. After these aspects are confirmed, simply
Restart the server to begin loading the plugin.
Remember, it’s encouraged to be an administrator on your Rust server so you get access to all commands. However, it’s also recommended to assign the plugins’ oxide permissions to your account. Doing both of these methods will ensure you have the ability to execute any Dangerous Treasure commands. Although, if you’re incorrectly using them, then it will not work. If you need additional information about commands, review the plugin’s uMod page.
Dangerous Treasures on uMod
Becoming a Rust Server Administrator
Oxide Permissions Guide
How to Access Rust Servers via FTP