Gnilbert Nov 19, 2013 @ 2:20pm
Totem? Shelter?
So far I'm really enjoying the game. The visuals are a LOT better than I was expecting from an indie title, and the tech tree is surprisingly deep. I love watching my dwarves hop around and climb the walls.

But I'm trying to figure out what the "shelter" requirements are for the dwarves to use the bed. It seems like it should have something to do with the totem, but it's not really clear. What's the red/yellow dot above the totem when it's placed?

Thanks in advance,
Gnilbert
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grimwold Nov 19, 2013 @ 2:30pm 
Yes iam having the same issue as gnibert. Also a speed. sometimes the games slows down and speeds up. Is there a desired resoulution.
Gnilbert Nov 19, 2013 @ 2:46pm 
Ok - I think I figured it out. I didn't finish the "grab X sand" task, because there wasn't any sand close by, so I never made it to the task that described what a shelter was.
Pyrobrawler Nov 22, 2013 @ 1:36pm 
The shelter reqirements are, there has to be walls all the way around, (i.e. behind the house, and on the sides and a roof) also there must be at least one door. there is a star type design that will try and trace around the area where your totem is trying to verify these are met. when the totem icon has the red circle over it, it means that your house isnt secure yet, meaning the dwarves wont sleep there. when it is yellow or green it means it is a secure home, and your comfort level is building. still a bit buggy, but thats the general description =)
[RD]FrostFlame Nov 22, 2013 @ 2:35pm 
does it work with dirtwalls? i have been trying to get my dwarfs use the bed but it never works
[RD]FrostFlame Nov 22, 2013 @ 2:38pm 
and does it need to be above ground or can it be underground?
Mr Hans Nov 22, 2013 @ 2:55pm 
it can be underground, yes it can use dirt walls. Keep in mind however that a shelter can only be so many tiles wide in each direction. Also the beds have to be in a actual shelter for dwarves to interact with them.
Last edited by Mr Hans; Nov 22, 2013 @ 2:56pm
BloomingLilac Nov 22, 2013 @ 3:01pm 
I built my last space underground, and I didn't have any wood walls. Just make sure the sides are solid. You should see the stars moving around your enclosed area. They'll be yellow if you don't have any gaps. It doesn't need to be fancy. I put a hatch in with two sections of roofing at the top on each side of the hatch, but I really didn't need the roof because I left the back wall in tact and just had the dwarves chip away the inside layer. Hope that helps! :-)
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