Virtual Villagers: Origins 2 sees you commanding a group of shipwrecked survivors. In order to survive, the villagers must take advantage of the natural resources scattered across the island. You can also build a crafting hut where you can craft advanced items, but you need to gather certain items.

In our Virtual Villagers: Origins 2 crafting guide, we’ll show you where to acquire all of the resources and what combinations they work in.

List of Basic Resources

Air is acquired by dropping a villager on a tornado. Tornadoes will randomly spawn around the west coast of the island.

Algae can be collected near the wheat grass on the west beach.

Apples are harvested from apple trees you grow. Drop a villager onto the dead tree, and they will harvest a seed from it and plant it next to the garden. This requires your agriculture to be level 2.

Bamboo can be found at the very edge of the jungle.

Black Orchids can be found near the big rock.

Blueberries can be grown in the garden near the waterfall. You’ll do this naturally upon completing puzzle 5.

Cactus can be found next to the crafting hut.

Coal can be found in the cave.

Cotton is also found near the big rock, near the black orchids.

Earth can be collected from the dirt mound next to the cactus.

Fire can be collected if you see it falling out from your firepit. You can also add wood to the firepit yourself to make it appear.

Fireflies can be collected by children. Fireflies will spawn randomly.

Grass can be found at the west side of island near the research area.

Lava can be found at the rock in the middle of the lava river.

Lotus is found by the waterfall on the east side of the island.

Moss is found below the waterfall, growing on a pile of small rocks.

Needle Grass is found at the southeast side of the island next to the small stream.

Oranges are found near the hut by the research area.

Poison is extracted from snakes. Snakes appear near the pond when it’s raining.

Pond Water can be collected from a small pond that forms at the southeast beach after it rains.

Red Earth is found near the mausoleum.

Reeds can be found at the east side of the island near the streams intersect.

Rhubarb are grown in the garden near the waterfall. You’ll get this naturally as you complete puzzle 5.

Roses are found by the big rock.

Sand is collected from the dirt mound near the lava river.

Seashells are found by the whale skeleton.

Spider Web is collected from the side of the mausoleum.

Steam is collected from where the water and lava rivers meet on the Western Sea.

Strawberries are grown in the garden near the waterfall. You’ll get this naturally as you complete puzzle 5.

Tiger Lillies are found near the whale skeleton, closer to the big rock.

Vines are collected by children. There are vines outside of the cave, around the stairs, and near the northside of the island hanging off of the trees.

Water can be collected by dropping a villager on the water bucket.

Wheat can be found by the cave near the big rock.

Wheat Grass can be found at the west beach near the algae.

List of Advanced Resources

After you progress far enough in the game and have a villager remove an ancient idol from the ground, earthquakes will start to randomly occur across the island. You can have villagers explore the cracks that are left over, but you need to craft rope in order to do so. Inside the fissures, your villagers can find magic, oil, techpoints, lava stones, and worms.

Once you get past chapter 2, you can find three more resources:

Red Wood is acquired from the tree growing over the path by the cave.

Salt Peter is found in the western sea. Go out to sea and check near the cliff.

Charcoal is found in the cave.

Crafting Recipes

  • Antidote: Magic + Magic
  • Ash: Fire + Dust
  • Bacteria: Algae + Water
  • Blue Butterfly: Blueberry + Glass
  • Blue Glass: Blue Butterfly + Glass
  • Blue Paint: Paste + Blueberry
  • Boom Powder: Fine Powder + Sulfur
  • Boom Stick: Boom Powder + Bamboo
  • Cement: Stone + Clay
  • Ceramic: Limestone + Cement
  • Clay: Red Earth + Water
  • Clay Brick: Clay + Fire
  • Clay Pot: Soft Pot + Fire
  • Dough: Flour + Water
  • Dust: Earth + Air
  • Energy: Air + Fire
  • Fertilizer: Mixed Herb + Earth
  • Fine Powder: Charcoal + Salt Peter
  • Flour: Wheat + Stone
  • Forge Bucket: Ceramic + Clay
  • Glass: Sand + Fire
  • Green Butterfly: Mixed Herb + Worm
  • Green Paint: Paste + Moss
  • Hardened Glass: Glass + Glass
  • Holiday Light: Glass + Firefly
  • Jumping Potion: Magic Concentrate + Air
  • Limestone: Seashell + Stone
  • Magic Concentrate: Magic + Magic
  • Metal: Stone + Fire
  • Mini Eggs: Bacteria + Pond Water
  • Mixed Herb: Grass + Wheat Grass
  • Oil: Coal + Water
  • Orange Butterfly: Orange + Worm
  • Ore: Lava + Earth
  • Paste: Dust + Oil
  • Planting Soil: Red Earth + Moss
  • Potion: Magic + Water
  • Red Butterfly: Strawberry + Worm
  • Red Glass: Red Butterfly + Glass
  • Red Paint: Paste + Rose
  • Rope: Vine + Vine
  • Silk: Web + Web
  • Soft Pot: Clay + Hot Oven
  • Steam: Air + Water
  • Stone: Lava + Water
  • Sulfur: Fertilizer + Limestone
  • Unpolished Mirror: Hardened Glass + Clay
  • Worm: Fertilizer + Bacteria
  • Yellow Glass: Sulfur + Glass

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