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Colony Manager
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Colony Manager

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.

This is the first release on B18, and there were a lot of changes. 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) ==

How does it work?
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.

- KapTaiN KaVerN: Minifiable research benches
- Moumix3: Research tweaks
- duduluu: Chinese translation
- Kirill:
- MossieuLeBlanc: French translation
- Lauri7x3: German translation
- Well-sp: Russian translation (update)
- Alex TD: Bugfix in forestry jobs

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

Older versions
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].

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This is version v0.18.3.7

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Apr 16 @ 3:02pm
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Asmodee May 24 @ 12:32am 
My game auto pause everytime a pawn finishes to work at the managing desk.
It doesn't seem to produce any task either.
Where has the production tab gone? It was in your videos but I've just downloaded the mod and can't seem to find it anywhere
Fluffy  [author] May 20 @ 4:24pm 
@steve; sorry, that's an old version. The good news is that there's a lot of other new and improved features. The bad news is that I'm unlikely to have the time to bring back import/export in the near future.

@shio; no, no one has contributed a Spanish translation yet.
Shio May 20 @ 1:30pm 
@Fluffy Is it in spanish?
steve May 15 @ 1:34pm 
@fluffy how do you save a work setting ? ur mod isnt the same as in the video :(
Fluffy  [author] May 15 @ 6:09am 
@Firty; sure! Same as for Medical Tab; PR is preferred ;)
Firty May 15 @ 5:41am 
@Fluffy I'm developing the Brazilian Portuguese translation of some mods, including this one here. Are you interested in including in your project?
steve May 12 @ 4:15pm 
how do you export and import u dont have that option anymore :(
DebatedNothing May 9 @ 3:17pm 
Do the managers need to be able to see an ore on the map before they can designate it for mining?
[LVG] Caesar May 9 @ 11:26am 
i love this mod, it eliminates all that boring micromanagement that was driving me away from this awesome games.