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LordMatsu Feb 10, 2013 @ 1:15pm
How the hell do you dig a mine
I end up trapping my entire population down there cause this game keeps changing out to dig a damn mine. :/ I tried digging in front and digging a 3 block step ladder, but that doesn't work.... How the hell do you do it now?
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Cyborgt Feb 10, 2013 @ 1:20pm 
The thing they still call a "ladder" now works more like stairs. If you think of them as stairs you should be able to figure out what you need to do for them to function.
LordMatsu Feb 10, 2013 @ 1:20pm 
This game needs to be more user friendly :/

The ladder thing doesn't work. I can dig a ladder in the beginning, then the other ladders just places ladders right next to each other which does nothing. I can't dig to put another ladder.
Last edited by LordMatsu; Feb 10, 2013 @ 1:28pm
LordMatsu Feb 10, 2013 @ 1:31pm 
Tutorial doesn't teach you anything. What it tells you doesn't work :/ pretty dumb. Whatever, I give up. Tried everything, still doesn't work. Maybe in a year or so, I'll play again with it's maybe fixed
Last edited by LordMatsu; Feb 10, 2013 @ 1:36pm
ragnar119 Feb 10, 2013 @ 1:37pm 
The easiest way is dig a hole, in it you put scaffold (or the ladder) . Than under it dig another hole, than in it put another scaffold. Repeat that until you get deep how much you want.
Or you can do it like this:
http://play-towns.com/english/tuto2.php
Last edited by ragnar119; Feb 10, 2013 @ 1:38pm
Cyborgt Feb 10, 2013 @ 1:38pm 
Originally posted by LordMatsu:
Tutorial doesn't teach you anything. What it tells you doesn't work :/ pretty dumb

Yeah, the tutorial is from an earlier version of the game where the ladder mechanic was entirely different from how it works now. You have to right click and select dig a ladder or just dig a hole and then order a ladder to be placed in that hole. After that, scroll down one layer to where this ladder is going and dig out 2 more blocks in front of that ladder. Now, as long as there isn't a piece of material on the ground (in which case you'll either need to use the destroy/delete option in the right click menu or create a stockpile for your townies to move the material to) you should be able to right click and select dig ladder again.

You can repeat this process over and over to create a staircase sort of thing going down.
LordMatsu Feb 10, 2013 @ 7:45pm 
Originally posted by Cyborgt:
Originally posted by LordMatsu:
Tutorial doesn't teach you anything. What it tells you doesn't work :/ pretty dumb

Yeah, the tutorial is from an earlier version of the game where the ladder mechanic was entirely different from how it works now. You have to right click and select dig a ladder or just dig a hole and then order a ladder to be placed in that hole. After that, scroll down one layer to where this ladder is going and dig out 2 more blocks in front of that ladder. Now, as long as there isn't a piece of material on the ground (in which case you'll either need to use the destroy/delete option in the right click menu or create a stockpile for your townies to move the material to) you should be able to right click and select dig ladder again.

You can repeat this process over and over to create a staircase sort of thing going down.

Then my game is bugged. Cause I can't do "Now, as long as there isn't a piece of material on the ground (in which case you'll either need to use the destroy/delete option in the right click menu or create a stockpile for your townies to move the material to) you should be able to right click and select dig ladder again." Nothing on the ground and it won't let me dig the ladder...
LordMatsu Feb 11, 2013 @ 2:23am 
I'll wait til these small bugs get fixed.
ragnar119 Feb 11, 2013 @ 3:30am 
Originally posted by LordMatsu:
I'll wait til these small bugs get fixed.
Its probably not a bug. Try to watch this from 11:00 to understand how you should do it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=XVC-TBAz9iM#t=662s
Last edited by ragnar119; Feb 11, 2013 @ 3:31am
Venator Feb 11, 2013 @ 5:22am 
You have to do it like this. This will be a side view. - is ground and x are stairs.

-x----
--x---
---x--
----x-

Just like stairs in real life.

luenyar Feb 11, 2013 @ 4:16pm 
I always save and experiment before going down, it seems to be picky about what is above and below it sometimes. Definitely does not like it if there is Air below where you are trying to put the stairs. Try scrolling down one level and using "mine a ladder" instead of "dig a ladder" also. Stairs do function just fine directly on top of each other if you can get them placed, even though it looks weird and makes no sense.
Cyborgt Feb 11, 2013 @ 5:05pm 
Originally posted by luenyar:
Stairs do function just fine directly on top of each other if you can get them placed, even though it looks weird and makes no sense.

Well that's the problem isn't it, getting them placed. I've never really had any luck with that but then I also only ever use them when i'm digging down and always use the dig/mine ladder command to place them. I guess if you built "ladders" to place straight up and down it would probably work.
LordMatsu Feb 11, 2013 @ 11:09pm 
Will try it, it's just annoying after spending an hr or so just to trap myself in a hole cause i cant get the stairs working properly. :/ so i tried messing around in tutorial to get the stairs working but after hrs... no luck. I've looked at many vids before, but I'll try again :/
Cyborgt Feb 11, 2013 @ 11:14pm 
Originally posted by LordMatsu:
Will try it, it's just annoying after spending an hr or so just to trap myself in a hole cause i cant get the stairs working properly. :/ so i tried messing around in tutorial to get the stairs working but after hrs... no luck. I've looked at many vids before, but I'll try again :/

Well, if you already have a guy down in the hole then you could always do what ragnar suggested earlier and use scaffolding. Those you just place on top of each other and don't require any materials to construct but they have to be started at the lowest point. I use them in place of "ladders" in all my buildings because it takes very little space and no materials.
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