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1,158 downloadsAlternative download link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-ZePVZCUPiuamo5S2JnSHpyamM Aim of the mod Natural Diversity is my attempt to make the world of banished resemble real nature more closely. I try to achieve this by increasing the realism of existing elements of the game, and by introducing new elements that I feel are lacking. Version 1.0 of this mod is only the start, and improves some aspects of the game’s natural environment. My plan is to continue development, and cover the other parts in future updates. Usage details This mod requires the 1.0.7 Beta version of the game. When copying this mod into the banished folder, it will replace the Natural Diversity Beta mod if you had it installed. This is intended, do not change the filenames as this will cause the mod to crash. This mod will require a new game in order to fully function. Load this mod above any other mods that alter the default start conditions or introduce new ones, such as CC. If you wish to use this mod together with mods that add resources that get spawned in the forest, such as Necora’s PineSet, this mod must be loaded below the other mod. Content Meadows The most impactful aspect of this mod is the introduction of a new biome in addition to the forest that is already present: the meadow. Meadows will spawn naturally in the world from the start of the game (note: only when using the default ‘easy’, ‘medium’ or ‘hard’ start conditions). They mainly consist of ‘grass’, which gives ‘thatch’ as a material when harvested by the citizens. A ‘Collect Grass’ option is added to the menu for this. Thatch is needed to construct buildings with thatched roofs, such as the ‘Storage Barn’ or ‘Wooden House’, and can be used as a fuel by the citizens to warm their houses. Furthermore, the meadows will spawn herbs, roots and onions. The latter two no longer spawn in the forest, as this is not their natural habitat. Thatcher’s Shed and Thatcher profession To be able to let citizens harvest and replant grasses automatically, the ‘Thatcher’s Shed’ is added to the game. It employs a maximum of two ‘Thatchers’, and has a work radius of 20. Seasonality for natural resources In unmodded Banished, all natural resources are treated as if they would not be affected by low temperatures, while in reality some of them would. With this mod, all Mushrooms, half the Herbs and half the Roots will die as soon as the temperature drops below 0 C (32F). Though the other resources will not die, their appearance will change according to the season. In Spring, herbs and onions will grow flowers. In Autumn, their flowers will wilt again. Many new models for herbs, onions, roots and mushrooms One of my biggest points of critique for the base game is the lack of attention that was given to the models for the natural resources. Not only are some of them completely unrealistic (onions do not grow lying in bundles on the forest floor!), it is also rather boring to see the same model many times over. Therefore this mod introduces 24 new models for herbs, 6 new onions, 18 root variants and 12 mushrooms. These will replace the old models. Their behaviour is as follows: Herbs will grow naturally in the forest or in the meadows. The annual herbs die if the temperature drops below 0 C (32F), the others only lose their flowers or decolour in Autumn. Onions will grow in the meadows, and lose their flowers in autumn. Roots will grow in the meadows, and the annual ones will die if the temperature drops below 0 C. Mushrooms will grow naturally in the forest, and die if the temperature drops below 0 C. Future plans As mentioned before I intend to continue development on this mod, reworking other aspects of banished’s natural world and introducing more variety. Below is a list of features that I intend to include in future updates. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please share them with me! Reeds (growing on the water’s edge) More berry bushes, including an update to the blueberry Twigs and branches in the forest (for firewood) Updates to rocks and ores Extended production chain for thatch, to add more uses. Information for Modders Anyone who wishes to make mods that work together with Natural Diversity, for example to make use of the Thatch resource for buildings, is most welcome to do so. Below is a list of relevant filenames that are added in this mod, so that they can be referenced. In case you have questions about any specifics of this mod, feel free to contact me. Grass: Template/NaturalResourceNatDivGrass.rsc Annual Herbs: Template/NaturalResourceNatDivHerbAnn.rsc Meadow Herbs: Template/NaturalResourceNatDivHerbGrass.rsc Annual Roots: Template/NaturalResourceNatDivRootAnn.rsc Thatch: Template/RawMaterialNatDivThatch.rsc Acknowledgements The development of this mod would not have been possible without the help and support of many people in this wonderful community. Therefore I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to anyone who has ever written a tutorial, answered a question, given a suggestion, tested the Beta or has expressed their support for my work in any kind of way. You are a lovely bunch of people. Furthermore, I wish to express a special thank you to @Necora and @Ketchup for the many times that they’ve answered my questions with lengthy and detailed explanations. Not only are they highly skilled modders, they are also kind and patient enough to share their sometimes hard-earned knowledge with beginners like me.
7,160 downloadsMegaMod 8.01 The download is a single 1.49 GB .RAR file, but you need to extract the .PKM files into your games WinData folder. There are 3 (three) pkm files that you need. If you don't have all 3, many things will be missing. Remember, the maximum file size of a single PKM file is 2 GB, so splitting it in 3 parts is the only way to get everything. I can't guarantee that saves made with this version will be compatible with future updates. Feel free to post bug reports. Depending on the volume, I may not respond to every single post, but I will read them all. If you do post a bug report, please make a note of any other mods that you are using, with special care paid to the ones that you load above MM. I have attempted to include every mod that I can. I'm still waiting on a few modders to get back to me, but I wanted to post this in the meantime. So just because your favorite mod isn't included doesn't mean that it won't be in the future. That being said, this mod doesn't, and won't, include certain optional mods that change the way the game looks or behaves. Aging mods; Storage mods; Texture changing mods; Inedible food mods. Mods like this won't be included because those kinds of mods are best left up to individual player discretion. A list of mods that are included in MM8 can be found HERE. A copy of the pdf is also included in the download. Do not run any of the mods in the above list alongside MM. They are fully included. Disable CC before using MM. Changelog: Fixed the darker looking trees that people didn't like. Fixed the EB Village Storage Yard toolbar from crashing. Updated mods. Probably a few things I forgot to write down.
788 downloadsPlace ABOVE CC and the other listed mods for this to work. Allows your Blacksmiths to produce a wider array of tools, including Wood, Stone, Rough, Iron, Steel, Bronze, and Carbon Steel Tools. Borrowing files shamelessly from NMT for cross compatibility. Affects Vanilla, CC 1.6, NMT 2.0, Mini Buildings Blacksmiths, Small Town Blacksmith, Old Blacksmith . The only tool producer this doesn't affect is the Dock Workshop. Here's the individual breakdown of which Blacksmith building can produce what. Blacksmith Wood, Stone, Rough, Iron Large Smithy Country Smithy Wood, Stone, Rough, Iron, Steel, Bronze, Carbon Steel, Gemstone Mini Workshop Wood, Stone, Rough, Iron Medieval Blacksmith Wood, Stone, Rough, Iron Medieval Blacksmith Upgrade 1 Medieval Blacksmith Upgrade 2 Medieval Blacksmith Upgrade 3 Wood, Stone, Rough, Iron, Steel, Bronze, Carbon Steel, Gemstone Small Town Blacksmith Wood, Stone, Rough, Iron, Steel, Bronze, Carbon Steel, Gemstone And down here, for informations sake, is the breakdown of tool use quality. Wood Tool 50 Stone Tool 75 Rough Tool 40 Iron Tool 100 Steel Tool 200 Bronze Tool 265 Carbon Steel 400 Gemstone 1000 These are the original numbers from CC and/or NMT and were not changed for this addon. Some of the numbers may seem odd when compared to the others in this list, and that's because they were balanced independently of each other. This mod also includes the mod called "Blacksmith Storage", so you don't need to use that one if you're using this one. Let me know if there is any problems. As always, I don't really test things too thoroughly.
274 downloadsWelcome to the Final Frontier... No, not space. As your civilization pushes into the unknown, build a Fort to protect them, or barter with the Natives for a more peaceful route. Included is the themed Fort Set and Native Buildings from Colonial Charter, as well as a few new buildings. There are no terrains included, but there are a series of themed Starting Conditions that come from Colonial Charter. As with the other sets, this uses the "Community Mod Toolbar".