Hello Banished people!
A small update is available for the North mod, mainly to fix the annoying bug that made merchants to miss big trading docks in lakes. A few other issues got fixed or balanced as well, also for better compatibility with DS Jetties and Bridges. Unfortunately the update is not working with saves of progressed towns, so it is recommended to start a new map with this version. If you still want to patch an existing town, you can try to remove your trading docks, load the game with this update and rebuild them.
Here the list of all changes:
Info for modders: That pathing issue is caused by the boat_001 point located inside of the trading dock object (blocked by tiles of the building). There is probably an additional way finding function from main river to boat point that doesn’t ignore overbuilt tiles.
Seems he’s finally given up modding. The website is offline too. But the mod is still on Steam and Nexus.
Ah, Nexus, good idea! Cheers!
I just noticed that the jetty workshop doesn’t have the fishing gear in its production list, so there’s no way to produce those fishing rods that are required to build the dock Arch Bridge fishing spots.
I suspect you removed the fishing gear requirements from all other fishing spots, but missed the one that’s hidden in the bridges/modular section ;)
You are right. This gear is removed since people use tools for fishing but I could not figure out the right file name of that certain arch bridge spot. Have to try again then.
Thanks Tom! Are you planning to release any other patches or updates within the next month? I’m working on a challenge for people to try using your mods, so if by chance you’re about to release a new version of anything I’ll hold off until that’s available.
Really appreciate the fixes you made with 7.1.3. And I’m not trying to rush you on the next version, just want to confirm. Thanks again!
I have plans for a content update but not in the next few months. I’m curious what you are working on, so don’t hesitate to involve me. :)
Short version is I have a very difficult challenge for people to try using your mods (specifically The North 7.1.3, Ironman, and Stone Tools).
The challenge is basically to use Survivor mode, Harsh climate, and Ironman, and then build as much as possible before the end of Year 1 with no one dying. I’ve been able to build 2 Goahtis, 2 Turf Houses, a Log Shed, a Wooden Well, Campfire, Stone Tool smith, Wooden Idol, a Sauna, a Healer’s Hut, and Thingstead, with all 6 people (4 adults plus 2 kids who get born along the way) wearing Hide Coats. I can send you a screenshot if you want, to prove this is possible before I post the formal challenge for everyone to try.
This requires absolute maximum efficiency, which is hard enough on its own, but there is also a very counterintuitive decision you have to make at some point. It’s like a whole new way to play Banished!
Calling this challenge “Let Winter Come!” as a Game of Thrones reference, as though you’re playing as the Free Folk and those are their words in response to “Winter is coming.”
I’m working on a video to walk people through using The North from downloading / installing the mods, to all the basic new mechanics you introduce like the hunting tool and peat. If you wanted to preview the video before I post everything, that would be helpful, but otherwise I can’t think of anything off the top of my head that I need. Planning to post it here and also on World of Banished plus the Banished subreddit.
Forgot to mention: I made another account called CADi_Master to match my YouTube channel, so I will be posting this challenge from that account when the time comes.
I think people will have a lot of fun with this; since it’s a Year 1 challenge it’s easy to start over and doesn’t take long to attempt.
That sounds like an interesting challenge. Although a pretty short one. =)
When you have something to preview, I’m happy to check it.
Thanks Tom! It is indeed a very interesting challenge :) It’s harder than it sounds.
Can I email you at email@example.com when I have the video ready?
Yes, write me there.
Thank you. I´ll make another try with jetty and bridges.
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Speaking of Jetty and Bridges, that mod seems to have disappeared. The download link for it on WoB leads to an error “file no longer exist” on Mega :(