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Lost Apr 7, 2013 @ 11:05pm
Buildings don't work/aren't implemented?
I can't figure this out. I have all the stuff required to make certain animal farms and mineshafts, and yet none of the Townies will work on making any of them. The icon for the buildings just have a big red X over where they're placed. What's going on?
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astyanyx Apr 8, 2013 @ 12:26am 
Sometimes you will have the ability to make everything but be lacking in some minor item to make an item that is needed. Like needing coal to make the torches for the mineshafts. Or you may need to turn on those items in the production menu so that the townies will actually make them so that they can go into the buildings. As for animal farms, if there aren't any of that crittter on the map then the farm can't be built. So if you started butchering before you built the farm you may have wiped out all of the required critter.
ninja.tree.eidolon Apr 8, 2013 @ 1:16am 
Additionally, if "buildings" are really far down the priorities for your townies they might simply never get to them because they are busy doing other things.
grumpyoldwizard Apr 8, 2013 @ 2:46am 
Yeah, if I see farms never being built I check my wood supply and make sure that buildings are high priority and then they get built. The job prioritymenue in in the center of your screen on the top in case you did not know.
Lost Apr 8, 2013 @ 11:08am 
Originally posted by astyanyx:
Sometimes you will have the ability to make everything but be lacking in some minor item to make an item that is needed.


Obviously. I'm not new to games like this.

Right after I posted this thread, the buildings were finally, well, built. A problem seems to be that the Townies don't stop the task until it's done, and they tend to do it when they require food. So anyone assigned to the task will starve to death in the process, and it doesn't help that they seem to want to go after the most distant items first, rather than the iron that was right next to where the mineshaft should have been built. 90% of the deaths in my town tends to be from starvation, even though I have all the food production sites very close by, and set so that there's always many kinds of foods available. The fact that I have a starvation rate greater than or equal to a North Korean labor camp regardless of the food surplus is a bit disturbing.
astyanyx Apr 8, 2013 @ 11:42am 
I never meant to suggest you were a "Clueless Newb". I merely took a guess at an answer for your question. I have found that the more obvious an answer is the more often it is overlooked, so I tossed out the obvious just in case. Sorry it wasn't able to be of help, and I apologize for any unintended insult you may have felt.
ninja.tree.eidolon Apr 8, 2013 @ 2:45pm 
"The fact that I have a starvation rate greater than or equal to a North Korean labor camp regardless of the food surplus is a bit disturbing."

That is really true!
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Date Posted: Apr 7, 2013 @ 11:05pm
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