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Colony Manager
Mod, 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4
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Jul 2, 2016 @ 3:10am
Oct 14, 2022 @ 1:27pm
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Colony Manager

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Colony Manager allows you to make colonists do the more tedious parts of managing a colony, making sure you're never out of vital resources again*.

Requires a new save game.
Adds a worktype, which is stored in the world, which means you need to start a new game after adding/removing this mod.

Production & Import/Export tabs missing.
The Production and Import & Export tabs are still disabled due to a lack of time.

Hunting jobs

  • Set a target for meat, and never worry about designating hunting manually again!
  • Set an area to clear of all predators - keep your home area safe!

Forestry jobs

  • Set a target for wood, and never worry about designating lumber manually again!
  • Automatically clear wind turbine catchment areas to ensure they're working at maximum efficiency.
  • Set an area to clear of all vegetation - make sure there's no possible cover or retreat for any hostiles that dare attack you.

Livestock jobs

  • Set a target for animals (for four separate age/sex combinations), and pawns will auto-butcher and/or tame to manage your herd.
  • Restrict animals to specific areas (for example to separate male/female animals and prevent breeding).
  • Auto-butcher, tame and train according to your specifications.


  • Clear overview of all jobs
  • Show stock and designated levels for the last day, month and year
  • Show pawns capable of a job, and set work status
  • Prioritize jobs, the manager will handle prioritizing jobs on worktables (however standard priority ordering across worktables still applies).

Import & Export
== coming back soon(tm) ==

You can manually set jobs in the new Manager tab on the bottom of the screen. Once set, a colonist with the manager skill and worktype enabled will go to a manager station to figure out the best way to assign designations.
Periodically, the manager will check if the assigned designations are still up-to-date, and make changes or delete designations where required. The manager will not touch designations that are set manually, nor will managers create jobs. You're still the overlord.
In theory there is no real limit to the number of manager jobs that can be created.

  • Requires a new save. Adds a worktype, which in my tests gave errors on old savegames. If you also have my Work Tab mod, you should be able to add this mod in an ongoing save.

Please read this guide before creating a bug report,
and then create a bug report here[github.com]

All current and past versions of this mod can be downloaded from GitHub[github.com].

All original code in this mod is licensed under the MIT license[opensource.org]. Do what you want, but give me credit.
All original content (e.g. text, imagery, sounds) in this mod is licensed under the CC-BY-SA 4.0 license[creativecommons.org].

Parts of the code in this mod, and some of the content may be licensed by their original authors. If this is the case, the original author & license will either be given in the source code, or be in a LICENSE file next to the content. Please do not decompile my mods, but use the original source code available on GitHub[github.com], so license information in the source code is preserved.

Parts of this mod were created by, or derived from works created by;

  • DinosoftLabs: mustache icon (BY-NC[www.flaticon.com])
  • Smashicons: top hat icon (BY-NC[www.flaticon.com])

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Popular Discussions View All (30)
Feb 18 @ 9:25pm
Jan 27 @ 4:52am
Jun 5, 2021 @ 11:36pm
Never got this to work
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Bastion.NtB 19 hours ago 
Is multiplayer support planned or considered at all? This is an amazing mod, I would love to be able to play it with friends and family.
Sharkfowl May 15 @ 4:16pm 
Please disregard my comment below. I got this mod's functionalities confused with the Colony Groups mod.
Sharkfowl May 14 @ 10:34pm 
I accidentally added a mechanoid to a group and now the whole menu is glitched. I can't open the menu to set work priorities or manage colonists. I was wondering if I could remove this mod from my save and then reload it safely without breaking my game?
Harry Apr 18 @ 2:00pm 
Thanks for the mod and for speaking up for Ukraine Fluffy.
Domey Apr 4 @ 2:10pm 
I had the same problem. Do you use "UI Not included mod"?
GTAfelon96 Apr 1 @ 1:01am 
Why am I not seeing a manager tab?
SOMR Mar 4 @ 1:19am 
@Vatonage The different desks allow the pawns to work faster and the supercomputer doesent even need a pawn

Is it possible to add a new mechanic? So that animals get slaughtered if meat falls below a certain value, or that crops are designated to be harvested if vegetarian items falls below a certain value?

And for the record i dont support war. I dont support either side. I support peace.
Whisky Feb 23 @ 8:14am 
Is there a way to save the jobs and load in a new playthrough?
Vatonage Feb 19 @ 1:03am 
What's the point of the different manager desks? Or the AI supercomputer?
Factor X Feb 11 @ 11:48pm 
Does this mod help with managing multiple colonies?
Or is it just an easy way to manage a single colony?