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Everything posted by Necora

  1. First off, thank you to all who have answered my questions over the last couple of days, you've been a massive help. Secondly, a huge thank you to @Discrepancy for your tutorial over at WOB. Very well put together. So You may have noticed by now I have been asking a lot of questions. Well, I have been bumbling my way through making a mod, from learning to model, texture, and compile. So far, after a lot of trial and error, I have come up with a house (with F-variants!!!) that bannies will actually live in and doesn't crash the game (well the mod kit version of the game anyway). It is meant to be a shore fisher, but as the tutorial was for a house, that is what we have. Looking through the resources in the mod kit, I even managed to compile F-variants (all huts in the above pictures are F-variants) and make it sit on water without flattening the ground. However, turning it into a production building and making additional walkways were not so productive. Following the apiary example I did manage to get it in game in the food toolbar and employ a beekeeper to produce honey, however after a year nothing was produced and when I built two the game crashed eventually crashed. With the walkways, I could not figure out how to put them into the same instance as the houses only as another mod, and for some reason my 3 package.bat did nothing, well it ran without errors, but I couldn't find a mod anywhere. I will continue my quests to make something functional! I do have a request though, would someone be willing to send me the .rsc files for some dock pieces and things so I can explore them? The examples in the mod kit are pretty minimal (and also quite varied in the lay out and order of items in the template files which really doesn't help)
  2. Way to make the best of a bad situation! I'm not sure what causes it but it has happened to me before where the UI got its wires crossed. Nothing you can do really but set your auto save to 5 minutes.
  3. I don't think this is possible. Ghost items are a bit of a hack in the code where the footprint is removed, hence why they can't be used with a typical remove tool. They are also hard to test because they crash the mod kit. I guess some those deco don't have their edges visible, which is why you can't click on them. Report it as a bug and hopefully it can be fixed in a later update, but for now test ghost pieces in an unimportant area before you use them to make sure they can be removed.
  4. @QueryEverything and @estherhb if you look closely at the picture by @ShotDead then the UI is calling for wood choppers not builders, it is the wood cutter's icon there not the builder's icon. I think this particular instance bugged perhaps if you demolish it almost instantly as it finished building? I don't now if there is much you can do apart from checking you have enough laborers to pick up supplies.
  5. @QueryEverything I do still play... sometimes... and it is always good to share ideas about mods. The reason I started modding is because I had such a large wish list I decided to give it a crack myself because I wasn't sure if many others had a similar tastes. @Bartender Glad to hear about the grasses being denser, even if it is just making the models take up twice the space. I'd be interested to see the new fuel. I certainly think that you should increase the amount of wood per tree in the mod (high/low create of wood) as the main way of compensating for reduction in trees, vanilla was already under powered. IMO fuel still needs to be a two step process though, you have to harvest something and turn it into fuel rather than taking directly from the map. That in itself would remove the easiness of it and make any addition similar to the firewood chain. Another issue with the thatch in V1, although by removing it's use as a fuel you have probably fixed this already, is that the material counts towards the fuel limit but the thatcher uses the construction limit, so there is a miss-match between the two there. And I also think his medieval stuff looks fantastic, it wasn't meant as a knock against that at all, especially as most things in CC and a lot at WOB are very medieval looking. It would just be nice to have a wooden version of things as well as the stone versions. Anyway, looking forward to seeing the next version!
  6. I've just downloaded the Norseman mod, will give it a go this evening. I've been wanting to have a go at the North after reading Tom's play through blog on it at WOB, but forgot to download it while at work earlier so it will have to wait. There are some fun ones coming out from Kid and Discrepancy, the house boats look very fun!
  7. There better be decorative versions of those reeds/grasses in this set Will the reaper grow thatch denser than the thatcher in the current version? Not sure if you saw my comment in another thread somewhere, I would like to see the fields of grass develop a bit denser around the thatcher/reaper. What did you decide about fuel? I found that the thatch as fuel as is in 1.0 is not really worth it, you can't support more than a couple of houses without clearing vast areas and the thatcher doesn't produce too much of it as it is a construction material. However, now you have the reaper > thatcher > thatch chain, having a fuel option in the thatcher (fire bundles eg) would be a good option as you can increase the output and make it worth while. EDIT - the models are awesome, and that fish trap is inspired. However, you are really pushing the medieval style... not that there is anything wrong with that, but fancy giving some of the buildings a colonial/coloured wood panel version? EDIT 2 - it's actually just the thresher I'd like to see in a colonial skin the other two would fit in great
  8. @QueryEverything take that lid, and put it firmly back on the can of worms you just opened. Tight. Make sure you pick up each and every worm too. Yes, it can be done, however... terrain can be raised to any height (not sure if there is a limit, but there is a limit as to how high the bannies will walk so probably no point in going higher than that) however the question is, how high? We can make the height increase in .0001 of a mm if you want. The problem with this sort of thing is that it will need a very comprehensive set of tools, unless we just do a short 1m height or something. The terrain in Banished is a lot less forgiving than that in SC4, we won't be able to make the great terraforming tools that people made for that (the god mode ones I'm talking about) unless someone finds a hack in the code. So at the moment to change the terrain height we rely on models, with the same method of placing normal buildings. The riffle set only has 3 levels, with the minimal number of transitions between them, and already it has a lot of tool bar pieces. Also, making rolling hills will be much different than sharp inclines as we can already, bigger buildings and either a stricter placement regime or a tonne of different tools for different parts of the hill. I was thinking of making some hill tools, and a set of buildings to go with them, and another idea I won't let on to, but that will have to wait for the fall.
  9. @Jafar_the_Barmecide hmm I have had a similar thing happen a few times, mainly with storage yards. They seem to stack everything neatly on the ground right next to a perfectly good, empty storage yard (vanilla version). I have a feeling this might be a bug in the code of the new storage limits, has it happened with any other barns or this one only? If none others, re-build it and maybe it will correct itself. If it is happening a lot it might be something that has to be reported to the game developer.
  10. I've yet to use this, so I don't know what the footprint lay out of the house is. The squares under the wall there, are they road tiles or does it over hang the lot? If they are road tiles then there is nothing you can do to make them impassible. If it over hangs the lot, I have just the thing for you. I made a small mod called 'NEC Empty Square' which includes, wait for it, an empty square. This square is impassible, so if the walls over hang the footprint of the building you can pop the square beneath them and no one will walk over them. You can find it here = http://worldofbanished.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=294
  11. Oh... if only we had that terraforming, the ability to build on different levels... oh my. Awesome pics!
  12. Welcome to the region of Intervale. A small valley with flowing brooks, a meandering river, a couple of lakes, and proximity to the (imaginary) ocean, Intervale seems like the ideal place to settle. Indeed, our intrepid bannies believe this very thing, and after landing decided to make the most of the dense forests that line the valley. The first hamlet was established in the forest, with a flax gatherer, food gatherer, and some basic production buildings for tools and lumber. Surrounding the hamlet is three forestry towers (vanilla trees) making a triangle shape, where gatherers, hunters, and trappers have begun to harvest the rich forest fauna and flora. A small, close knit community is starting to grow around these resources, which have the potential to be very lucrative if they play their cards right.
  13. A few more Port Royal teasers... Joining up with the bakery, blacksmith, tailor, and mill we now have some row houses. There are single story, small houses for 4, over handing two story houses for 4 to be build above the small ones, a two story central house (both floors) that takes a family of 5, and 3 versions of a corner house that takes a family of 6. I have quite a few things remaining in this set, and am not sure if I will finish them before I leave. But I'll wait on releasing it in case I do manage to get the time to finish some more up.
  14. Well the one in these pics, that would be me I made it because PEI (one of the regions I'm basing some of the content on) is famous for its red dirt and red roads. I thought it would add a nice bit of colour, especially compared to the vanilla roads. Although I do wonder if the colour settings on my laptop are slightly dull and it is brighter on other systems. But, it shouldn't over ride anything, and I've not seen anyone else use it, so perhaps there are more roads similar out there you have also seen.
  15. The small forest hamlet was starting to get a little cramped, so the woodland folk decided to expand into some more open land in hope of supplementing their food with farming and also developing more industry to make use of the forest products. A furrier set up, and started to produce high quality fur and pelt coats, and a blacksmith and even a spinner was built to start making some hardy tools with twine handles, maximizing the efficiency of the lumber cutters. So far, so good in Intervale. Indeed, not long after expanding out the forest folk found they had more space for homes and established the first church and school in the area, officially naming the new settlement Colwyn's Pond after one of the founding fathers who passed away from old age.
  16. Hello everyone, I've made some new road textures for my sets, trying to mimic the red dirt of PEI, and also want to re-texture the crop fields in the same way. Now I can change the texture .png etc., and it comes out fine in game but I have a few questions for clarification.. 1 - I'm using gimp to make my texture, and often get the following note when running build.bat when doing the roads and crop fields; Now, I am assuming the game wants to do some thing with the alpha channel, and I am assuming that is for snow cover because my roads disappear in the winter. However, when I mess around with the alpha channel until this warning goes away, the texture comes out with nasty transparent patches in game. Any idea of the proper way to deal with this? How do you get the road textures to look so crisp? 2 - I'm using textures of the size 1024*1024 but am wondering what is the size, in pixels, of a game tile? I.E. how much of this texture will actually be displayed on a 1x1 road or crop field? This will help me line up my shading in the crop field and get the right scale. 3 - I have turned the road textures into some 1x1 ghost squares for decorations, and have a triangle and a square version. The problem is that the textures on these squares come out very distorted/blurred on the stone tiles, and it has also happened to some of my dock pieces with flat triangle planes, even if they look perfect in blender. Does anyone know why this might be? It would have been really neat if the mod kit included a few examples of these sorts of images.
  17. Hello all, Now the Pine Set is in a Beta test, I'm nearly done with updating all mods. I hope people are testing it out for me! I need your feedback. The storage has a couple of new types added which I showed a while ago, a dry storage and a tool shed. Here they are for a refresher... Now I got those sorted, I have a bit of time to do some Port Royal type stuff. I'm working on getting a bit of this finished before I go travelling, so hopefully will be able to release a little something soon although it won't be the whole set...
  18. I believe that is a crack in space-time. Look out for prisoner 0
  19. You could try to turn down the graphics options in the game. Go to the options menu, and turn shadows and reflections to 'none'. It doesn't look as vivid, but I often have to do this when running big mods with lots of additions to trees otherwise my computer overheats.
  20. Hmm it might be down to the start you are using. I can't remember, but doesn't this Appalachian start change the trees on the map? If so, try loading it with a start that uses the vanilla trees and see if that works. I'd try one of the basic vanilla starts.
  21. Hello @Kerlyssa and welcome. The new foods are introduced by the New Flora mod which is included in Mega Mod. However, as you have to use CC1.75 above this in the load order, the chances are it overwrites the part of the code where New Flora introduces these new foods and flax. This means that you won't be able to get them on the map. I would try disabling CC 1.75 for a test and see if you can then get the new foods and flax. If so, unfortunately I don't see what can be done until Mega Mod is updated once more. You will have to use regular gatherers to get other foods from the map, and wait until you get flax seeds in the trade post for the flax.
  22. Bit of a photo upload here...
  23. @QueryEverything the high:low create values are determined in the rawmaterialxxx.rsc file. So in this case, the mod will change those values in the iron, stone, wood, and ironore template files. These are universal (apart from iron ore), so it will effect all mods, not just CC. Now, it depends on your load order. If you load this on top, you get the values from this mod. If you put the pine set on top, you would get my wood values etc. It is a case of what mod overrides the rest, not what one has the higher values.
  24. @stiles Ann with an E is a new series, a modern re-creation of the original Anne of Green Gables. @QueryEverything well it's actual network is on CBC (Canadian Broadcast Company ) I think Netflix have international rights. Problem is, I don't have a TV. You can watch it on CBC.ca but their streaming isn't as good as Netflix... some how Netflix does some magic that allows a show to buffer even on the slowest of internet connections, and keeps playing when the internet drops out. Other streaming services are pretty much un watchable. A couple more screenshots... Thanks to @tanypredator at WOB I have been working on some compatibility patches for New Flora and others so that they can work well together and we don't have to continue to choose between mods. There are two patches, one is for flax and will make the New Flora flax chain compatible with all other flax chains, and the other patch is specifically for the Pine Set so that all New Flora and Pine Set natural resources are present on the map. I've not tested it with Nat Div yet, but I can only assume awesomeness when I do.
  25. Hi @Endo-Chick and welcome! Sorry to hear about the crashes. Well, no one can read the crash dumps except the game dev I believe, so unfortunately we have to do it the hard way. Firstly, the random pop up dialog on starting the game, I am assuming this is the dialog that opens up the very first time you open the game? It always pops up when you open the game after a fatal access crash and lets you change settings before launching the game. Now the crash, we need some more info. What was occurring when the game crashed? Was it a specific thing she was doing? Like clicking on a certain building? Also, what game version is she using and what mods does she have loaded? If we could get those bits of info we'll be able to start trying to figure out why the crashes are occurring. Cheers!