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DonSmart last won the day on May 18

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  1. Thanks so much, estherhb. That explains a lot. I'm glad you're patient because I have my "dim bulb" moments!
  2. I recently reported that I had a problem with food growth but then I thought a mod conflicted but apparently it messed up the game. I was wrong. I've tested every climate and found grows food at a normal rate EXCEPT when I set it to a tropical climate. I also used debug and gave myself every seed thinking it was peppers and planted another crop and still diminished growth on other seed types. I have no mods installed. I have save files for each. Tested mild, Mediterranean, Temperate, Marine, tropical and mild climates. Would someone else see if they can duplicate this? Thank you. Don
  3. I figured out what went wrong eventually. I kept the More Stable Population mod active but after I deleted it the farm growth returned to normal. Sorry but I spent 4 hours deleting your mod then reinstall before I thought of it. Case solved.
  4. I've had no issues playing any mode with any versions , easy to hard, until yesterday when I finally got to download version 8 RC 5. I started an easy game to play test, laid out my roads, forest hub, my crop and herd fields. The usual. Cranked it up and everything went great until the first group of babies were born and it went from 900 to 400 instantly. Then by Fall it was 200 and then zero. I also noticed by field produced only about 50 even though they started in mid Spring. Restarted just to watch the field and noticed the field wasn't even growing a stalk. Shortened story here, I unchecked the mods, completely removed, restarted a new game and still no improvements. I have no other mods installed. I played RC 5 from last week before Saturday with no problems until I yesterday when I finally got to install and play the newest version. Help. Should I completely uninstall Banished and reload from scratch? I assume it's a glitch on my end some way or some how. I'll test a medium difficulty shortly to check. Thanks! Don
  5. Clicking the covered storage barn icon also made it crash. I don't know if this was the same reported above. (I'm just clicking the icons first to see what's what.)
  6. LOL! Good point. I meant baffling to be non-serious, just curious thing that I couldn't figure out. Nothing more.
  7. Update: I only saw reeds added to the misc small storage barn so just for grins built the small barn (the one found in the misc storage barns, not the specialized one) and that one had tools and clothing stored immediately. Still watching. Baffling because it happens on my end but not in your, estherhb, and even moreso that I have no other mods loaded. Should I perhaps unload and reload the mod? I'll verify again after game play this weekend. Again, hmmmm.
  8. Thanks. I just saw reeds pop in there although I have a water tower nearby that went off a further distance. I'll watch throughout the game. Ironic though that the other had items going in immediately. Things that make me go hmmm.
  9. It appears the Specialized Storage Barn - Small Misc Barn is "broken" in that no goods are apparently dropped off. The other labeled small barn in the lineup of all storage barns with the same appearance works. Thanks. Don
  10. Hey everyone! My name is Don and live in Kansas. I've traveled extensively throughout the U.S., partly because of my jobs and because I wanted to get out. I grew up in a time when traveling outside America was a luxury which is why I didn't take trips like so many do now. I also love to read and am a new student to American History which makes me love this game too. My other hobbies include baking, cooking, bird watching and doing jigsaw puzzles. I've played many types of games but the original SimCity (the old one) got me hooked in city building and simulations. Thanks so much to all the modders who have made Banished into what it is today.
  11. Mysterious, I wonder why mine only works on the plain wood bridge? I have no other mods applied. I'll try to "break" it again. Maybe it'll behave?
  12. Thanks for your answer. Never hurts to ask.
  13. I had my first "ah hah" moments (sometimes it's an achievement LOL) was the short series created by Black Squid. I loved hearing him talk about American history and how the game incorporated it but too bad it ended after 3 short episodes. I wish more would limit videos to 30 minutes instead of rambling on and on. Brocken, I think that was his handle, suggested what to build first, second, and so forth and why he did it this way. I'm trying his techniques and I found they work. Four attempts later and I've finally gotten a workable set up in hard mode. I'm using his suggestions and taking my time developing my first forest hub and trying to grow my first town center. Love it and forces me to develop this first town center with "Tier One" housing only and not play in my habitual way of putting houses in my old way. I wish he'd continue or someone would to show strategies and tips to build up to middle and then advanced. It's a chore when I don't have the people or resources available such I might have in medium or easy settings. Thanks for letting me ramble in my own way. Everyone here is awesome and thanks.
  14. Excellent videos and I too subbed! Thanks so much.
  15. The Goodspeed House appears to float from the front side, not from the rear. One further note, I placed the house one space back from the road and obviously not butt up against it. It's still playable and shows the right stats.