Craft The World

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Xara Nov 21, 2013 @ 11:06am
Tips and Tricks
- You can order multiple blocks to be mined by holding the shift key (does not work on background tiles)

- Certain objects, like doors or wood frames, can have their orientation changed by left clicking on them while you have the same item type selected. A door will flip between facing left and facing right, for example, and wood beams have quite a few settings (does not alter function, merely appearance)

- Alt+Enter lets you play in windowed mode

Last edited by Xara; Nov 21, 2013 @ 11:07am
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TheOrigin Nov 21, 2013 @ 12:25pm 
- doubleclick in crafting grid spreads items to adjacent tiles
- you can instantly build large structures by manual controlling a dwarf because you have access to all items
- you can only replace foreground blocks if they are SOLID (block) and not altered i.e. to a column/wall tile
- you can have multiple minecarts on one track (putting all carts on the track is a bit tricky though)
- you can gather water from a lake up to a certain level, the lake will be refilled by the next rain
- wooden/iron cages are a great way to stop large numbers of enemies and wont be destroyed upon use (traps are destroyed after use)
- Goblins are not affected by cages and will straight head for your stockpile (close doors to avoid that)
- Goblin tents dropping alot of items on destruction
- the maximum height/lenght of the elevator is 30 blocks
- build 3 tesla towers on top of each other to get a BIG tesla tower with 5 block range
- DO NOT build tesla towers on the ground - melee enemies will kill them asap - build them on higher level (see screenshot) http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=197011036


(.. to be continued ..)

@Xara - you dont need shift+click to mark multiple tiles- simple rightclick+drag ;)
Last edited by TheOrigin; Nov 22, 2013 @ 6:00pm
Jibber Nov 21, 2013 @ 3:14pm 
-Portal Spell.

Place one portal near stockpile and others where ever your dwarfs are working, sleeping, fighting for instant travel/hauling. Can be placed anywhere on the map and reduces travel time to almost nothing.

All portals despawn when the night cycles begins (i think) and mana fills back up.

Roman Richter Nov 22, 2013 @ 5:21am 
- You can order multiple blocks to be mined by holding right mouse button too
evol Nov 22, 2013 @ 5:36am 
Windowed mode on Mac, anyone know?
grimwold Nov 22, 2013 @ 6:33am 
What i like to do is build underground lakes for safe fishing spots for my dwarfs.
mgreg81 Nov 22, 2013 @ 6:37am 
Originally posted by evol:
Windowed mode on Mac, anyone know?
Alt+Enter, but you can't change the resolution
Last edited by mgreg81; Nov 22, 2013 @ 6:37am
evol Nov 22, 2013 @ 7:07am 
Originally posted by gergely.mark:
Originally posted by evol:
Windowed mode on Mac, anyone know?
Alt+Enter, but you can't change the resolution
I'm assuming this works on a PC, doesn't on a Mac :/
Joker Nov 22, 2013 @ 7:40am 
Some things I've learned to help get started
No doubt you are finding that Craft the World is everything you hoped it would be. You are building, micromanaging dwarves and fighting off the forces of evil while enjoying visuals that you sure didn't expect from this indy title. Or are you?

If your Craft the World experience went anything like mine, you've spent the majority of time in your world being overrun by goblins, skeletons and those mean fat zombies... about the only thing I've been able to handle has been the ticks, ghosts and small zombies that come. Oh and snails. I can crush snails with the best of 'em. However, during my time in this game I have learned a few tricks that have made survival infinitely easier. Hopefully some of these tips are things others are missing as well and can help us all to begin flourishing in this world that we are crafting.

Tip 1:
Forget the stockpile. When you begin your journey, you need to move downward. Do not try to gather resources to begin surrounding your stockpile so that it can't be hit, you can get the items back in the morning that are taken from it easily enough. Living underground provides the benefit of not having to create your own walls and such, also giving the the opportunity to continue building at night when you don't want to be running around outside.

Tip 2:
A dead dwarf isn't the end of the world. When starting out, I would restart my game if I lost a dwarf. No way was I going to push forward with less builders than I should have. However after a dwarf dies, a new one will replace him in 5 minutes. I'm assuming if ALL of your dwarves die that it's game over, but you might even be able to get started again after just waiting 5 minutes.

Death in this game is not exactly what it seems, you will need to gather the gear from where the dead dwarf dropped, but when you have brand new dwarves, they are very expendable.

Tip 3:
As soon as possible, take advantage of the natural trenches around your home. Make it harder for enemies to walk to you, while goblins will create vines, you can make lips and ledges for them to have to deal with, as well as deeper and wider chasms to traverse making the time it takes for them to get to you much shorter.

Tip 4:
You only have to SURVIVE the night. This one is important because if you can sit in a hole and last through the night, even goblins will go back to their camp so you can deal with them on your own terms.

Tip 5:
In a pinch, changing the 'direction' of a tile (i.e. making wood a platform then back to wood) will replace the integrity of the tile. So if monsters are smashing down your wooden wall, take a wooden wall and cycle the wall, if the monsters walk into the wall they will poof when you change it back to a block, if they do not, the block will remain in tact as long as you are there to keep repairing it.

This seems to be a glitch though because it doesn't take a wooden wall to repair the wooden wall. This would be a great feature if it did though as you are supposed to be the god watching over the dwarves, it is a nice way to help protect them a bit.

Tip 6:
This one is my godsend and I saved it for last so hopefully you read the whole thing ;) When having trouble building, take control of a dwarf. Taking control of a dwarf allows him to build without having to return to the stockpile to gather materials. It ALSO allows him to reach a full block higher than an AI controlled dwarf can.

This means you do NOT have to build platforms to climb up constantly just to reach the 2nd block over your head. This is also EXTREMELY useful when building your roof as I had major pathing issues with the dwarves not building it in order.

I hope that this helps you to start making some headway in the game. I know that since I have learned these things, I have been having a LOT more fun crafting my world!


Honorable Mention Tips (these seem more common sense but I still managed to take awhile to pick up on them)

Use your Teleport Spell liberally. It will save you a GREAT deal of time and headache
1 bed per dwarf. You don't want to sleep in some nasty dwarfs bed do you? Neither do your other dwarves.
Happy dwarves tend to take orders better. We are in early access here, however it is obvious when your dwarves get hungry that they just do NOT want to do what you want them to do. Even if they are sick to death of green salads, it's better than grumbling bellies.
CLOSE THE HATCH! Dwarves cannot open the hatch themselves, if you close them in, they stay IN! and safe.
OPEN THE HATCH! They also can't get out to get back to the stockpile, this one took me much longer to learn :p
Cwispy Bacon Nov 22, 2013 @ 7:54am 
Great Tips. I'm always supprsied though of how willing the dwarfs are to run head long into the big zombie with green stuff radiating from him. That guy is hard to kill D:
WhiteCrow Nov 22, 2013 @ 5:12pm 
- Try not to invest skill books into your Dwarves too early on. They will die often, and unpredictably. Only when you have beds for all of them (To regen HP), decent armor and weapons (Survivability) should you begin using those skill books on them. You may also want to purposely let some die (How horrible!), to get others with different skills.

The only exception may be a Swordsman or Archer Dwarf, as increasing their skill will essentially raise their survivability.
RadarX Nov 23, 2013 @ 12:48pm 
Ok I figured out how to use rails and wagons. I don't know what was happening before.

Place at least three rails, it will create a middle rail with two bumpers on the ends. The wagon goes on the middle rail and if you want to extend the rail in a direction you can by placing more rails and can even place more wagons. Simple. The railroad levers are I think for putting in the middle somewhere like as a middle station. No idea how many you can have.

Also hello I love this game thank you! :)
Last edited by RadarX; Nov 24, 2013 @ 6:24pm
Adamus Nov 24, 2013 @ 4:22am 
"Tip 1:
Forget the stockpile. When you begin your journey, you need to move downward. Do not try to gather resources to begin surrounding your stockpile so that it can't be hit, you can get the items back in the morning that are taken from it easily enough. Living underground provides the benefit of not having to create your own walls and such, also giving the the opportunity to continue building at night when you don't want to be running around outside."

How can you build underground without access to your stockpile?


Loki Nov 24, 2013 @ 4:36am 
Originally posted by Adamus:

How can you build underground without access to your stockpile?

by manual dwarf's control

Originally posted by I Just Ate Your Grapes Bro:
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Tip 6:
This one is my godsend and I saved it for last so hopefully you read the whole thing ;) When having trouble building, take control of a dwarf. Taking control of a dwarf allows him to build without having to return to the stockpile to gather materials. It ALSO allows him to reach a full block higher than an AI controlled dwarf can.

This means you do NOT have to build platforms to climb up constantly just to reach the 2nd block over your head. This is also EXTREMELY useful when building your roof as I had major pathing issues with the dwarves not building it in order.
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Rantic Nov 24, 2013 @ 5:19am 
Thank for the tips, really handy, loving this game. If it isnt already on here you can take control of a dwarf and place objects like bridges and torches straight away, really fast if you dont want the dwarves to go all the way back to the stockpile :)
MasterAndix Nov 24, 2013 @ 6:46am 
Hey guys,

how can you pick up items, when i take control of a dwarf? How can i unlock the other worlds?

Thank you
Last edited by MasterAndix; Nov 24, 2013 @ 6:48am
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