The North is a thematic overhaul mod for the city-building and survival game Banished. It includes a new landscape with realistic climate and sun pitches, typical ambient sounds, wild animals and resources, a set of buildings in Nordic style, new production chains, a reworked trading system and many small changes. Different start conditions allow games from relaxing to very challenging. All models are handcrafted, inspired by historical buildings from Norway and Sweden. The focus of this mod is on realism and survival.
This is the official download page of the North project. Here you get the latest version, translations and add-ons. For specific questions and suggestions please use the Forums.
To install this mod manually, extract the zip file and copy the North.pkm to your Banished Windata directory. If you play the game on Steam, it is located in:
Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Banished\Windata.
Start Banished and open your mod list. Enable the North and place it on top to adapt buildings and resources of recommended mods to the Nordic economy. Red markings only point to overwritten files and do not mean a real conflict in this case. After changing your mod list please always exit and restart Banished to clean up the game from disabled mods. It avoids crashes when auto saving or quitting later.
The North is changing the whole game and cannot work properly with other main mods. They overwrite each other and it will not be a consistent result. It is recommended to play the Nordic scenario standalone or together with compatible mods.
This mod requires Banished 1.0.7. If you still use an older version of the game please update first.
You can optionally use these add-ons and translations. They are separate mod file and have to be copied into your windata folder as well. Translations have to be placed above the main mod to overwrite strings and textures. They also can be enabled/disabled in a running game to switch languages. For suitable mods of other authors please check the compatibility list below.