wpmaura Oct 27, 2019 @ 3:00pm
Caravan Rescue
So I have a caravan thats imobile becuase of injuries and stavation, can I rescure them, sent a second caravan with food and there right over them but cant merge
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crgzero (Banned) Oct 27, 2019 @ 3:50pm 
Open the dev menu and teleport them back. If you had the camping mod I THINK you could get them on the same map and fix your issue, but if you're playing vanilla I don't know.
Gamefever Oct 27, 2019 @ 4:25pm 
Yes you can merge them.
You either hold SHIFT while selecting them or you click and drag a box to select them.
They have to be near each other then you get the merge option.

Yes you can save caravans.
wpmaura Oct 27, 2019 @ 4:48pm 
I tried it just wouldnt let you merge them and they were practicaly on top of each other the button would not highlight
crgzero (Banned) Oct 27, 2019 @ 9:02pm 
If you want to save them, just fudge it a bit. Use the dev menu and teleport them back to your colony.
Preechr Oct 28, 2019 @ 6:09am 
Recommend that when you are new to caravans, keep in mind that doing stuff on the World Map can be weird, so you should probably make sure that you make a save before you send them out and then periodically make new saves during the trip. Caravans can go bad really quick, and sometimes things that are not fair or right can happen, or things can bug out and there's nothing you can do about it.

In this case, however, remember that unless you have mods incorrectly loaded that are messing up your World Map, merging IS possible. Take some time to figure it out. There's no pressure, especially if you have a save to fall back on.
M.K. (Banned) Oct 28, 2019 @ 8:21am 
Merge option appears when you have BOTH caravans selected. This can actually be a bit hard if they are on the exact same spot, easier if they are on same tile but a teensy bit separated.
Kittenpox Oct 28, 2019 @ 9:41am 
What I tend to do, if I need to merge caravans for a food resupply, is find a mid-point hex-tile and look at how long it would take for both groups to reach that location. If the uber-eats caravan is faster, I bring that meeting point closer to the main group, so they arrive around the same time. Then, once theyre on the same tile, they can be merged.

Sometimes it looks like theyre in the right spot but are like 45% of the way into the correct tile, and giving them a new Move order will reset their location to the middle of their current tile.

The other option is to have the main caravan sit still and try to passively forage - but I tend to play in colder climates, so that's rarely an option in my games. :-)


If you get *absolutely* stuck, there is another option. Opening the game's settings, there should be a function to allow for multiple concurrent bases.
This would provide the option of setting up buildings and hunting the local wildlife / harvest berry plants to feed your ailing Caravan, in your newly-created second base.

(Bear in mind that if you abandon a location you've claimed as a base, you might not be able to return there. But, if you have people you want to save, this is on non-exploit way to do it. ^_^ )
Last edited by Kittenpox; Oct 28, 2019 @ 9:42am
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Date Posted: Oct 27, 2019 @ 3:00pm
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