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EdB Prepare Carefully
Mod, 1.0, 1.1
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Jul 31, 2016 @ 10:26am
Mar 18 @ 8:21pm
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EdB Prepare Carefully

Customize your RimWorld colonists, choose your gear and prepare carefully for your crash landing! Use the optional point limits to try to create a balanced start or keep points disabled to build the starting group that you always wanted to try. Save your setup as a preset so that you can start your game the same way later.

Please see the original forum thread[ludeon.com] for more information. It may be a better place to look for help if you're running into trouble.

. F R E Q U E N T L Y . A S K E D . Q U E S T I O N S .

1.1.9 Released (18 March 2020)
Version 1.1.9 of the mod is now available and should automatically update from the Workshop. The 1.1.x releases add support for RimWorld 1.1. Be sure that you're running at least version 1.0.2150 of the game (for RimWorld 1.0) or 1.1.2552 of the game (for RimWorld 1.1).

The 1.1.9 release fixes a problem that sometimes happens when loading presets that include a pawn from a specific faction. It also includes performance improvements that may fix slowdowns and freezes that some people are seeing shortly after they click the Prepare Carefully button.

Why doesn't the "Prepare Carefully" button appear for me?
First and foremost, make sure that you've enabled the mod. This will be obvious to experienced mod users, but if you're new to RimWorld mods, you need to go into the Mods menu when you start the game and explicitly enable a mod after you've subscribed to it.

If you've got dozens of other mods installed, it can be difficult to know what's causing this. Sometimes, an error while loading another mod that is before before Prepare Carefully in the mod order causes Prepare Carefully not to load properly. In other cases, I have heard that some people have success with uninstalling and then reinstalling the game, but it's difficult for me to recommend that approach. Posting the game's log file somewhere (if you know how to do that) can help, but only do so if this if you've pared down the number of mods you're using to a minimum.

When I click the Prepare Carefully button, it doesn't do anything or a get an error message. Why doesn't it work?
This usually happens because another mod is doing something that Prepare Carefully does not expect, and it causes an error. It's impossible to test with every mod out there, so issues like this are inevitable. However, we do try to continue to improve the error handling in the mod to try to avoid them.

Where should I put Prepare Carefully in my mod load order?
Prepare Carefully doesn't have any outgoing interactions with other mods until you click the "Prepare Carefully" button, so load order is flexible. When you have dozens of mods enabled, they can interact in unexpected ways, so I can't claim that it actually doesn't matter where you put Prepare Carefully in the load order, but in principle it shouldn't matter. When we're testing the mod, we use this load order (ignore mods in this list if you're not using them):
  • Harmony
  • Core
  • Royalty
  • HugsLib
  • JecsTools
  • Humanoid Alien Races
  • EdB Prepare Carefully
  • ...other mods...
There are a few mods that must be loaded after Prepare Carefully because they are modding the Prepare Carefully screens in some way (Psychology's unofficial updates, Facial Stuff PrepC Patch, Gradient Hair, etc).

How do I help you figure out which mod is causing the problem?
You'll need to experiment to figure out which mod is causing the problem. If you have development mode enabled, you'll likely see some clues about where the error is happening. If you figure out which mod it is, you can let me know, and I'll try to take a look. Unfortunately, a lot of times when I try to reproduce a problem, it works just fine for me--it's frustrating.

Which other mods don't work with Prepare Carefully?
We're always trying to make Prepare Carefully compatible with as many other mods as possible, but other mods are unpredictable and sometimes are not compatible. Help us by trying to figure out which mods are causing problems and reporting it in the "bugs and issues" discussion.

I'm using point limits. Why does {insert thing here} cost the number of points that it does? It should cost more/less.
The point system relies on the vanilla game's built-in "market values." These market values are balanced for vanilla gameplay and not for setting up a starting group of colonists. I've made some tweaks to try to balance this, but it really is an impossible task, and you will see things that seem wrong. For example, the vanilla values for colonists do not take passions or traits into account (for the most part). I've added costs for passions, but I've left traits alone.
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Grimoire Skye May 30 @ 11:50am 
Hello, great mod, number one must have, but quick question, not sure if it's an issue or actually that way.

I have just this mod and mod manager, I noticed there is doubles for many of the pirate faction pawn types. Gunner, sniper, slasher, elite mercenary, they all have 2 entries in the faction template. Is this normal, is so why?

Thanks in advance!
vistomori May 30 @ 9:44am 
Royalty version. Wood is missing from resources. Goes to wooden foot, no wood in resource list and no bug error for Prepare Carefully
IndigoFighter May 28 @ 5:42am 
@StrunkFlugget as I wrote, I´m, only using : Harmony -> Core -> Hugslib -> ModManager and then Prepare Carefully. Would you mind telling me, wich Versions of the above you use so I can check ?
StrunkFlugget May 28 @ 5:33am 
Works fine with the new update; you guys probably have other mods that are broken.
Sorrell May 28 @ 3:42am 
Not working on latest update. Pls fix!!!!
☠ Mozi May 27 @ 4:28pm 
How can i make my l33t army now?
Gopher May 27 @ 12:38pm 
Just to update you in case you missed it, but this mod isn't working with the newest update.
arti_llery May 26 @ 3:26pm 
This mod creates a conflict with Pawnmorphers also.
IndigoFighter May 25 @ 2:05am 
Hello there :)

I just discovered, that "Prepare Carefully" breaks range weapons (tested with Assault Rifle and Recurve Bow , not being able to shoot anything, always saying "Cannot hit target" )

Game Version : 1.1.2624 (64Bit) / No Royality

Harmony :

I´ve tested version 1.1.18 and 1.1.19

Only other Mods active : Harmony -> Core -> HugsLib -> ModManager (all are newest Version)

After disabeling "Prepare Carefully" everythings works fine :(