I really like playing The North mod, especially this new version, but I’ve hit a snag.
I’m playing North 7 Version 712 (1.0.7) with Speed Aging Version 1 (1.0.7) loaded above North 7. I recently built a Blacksmith Shop after using 2 Smith’s Workplaces to begin. I wanted to upgrade to making Steel Tools, but my Blacksmith Shop requires Wood, Charcoal and STEEL Bars for this. I got the icon for “The materials required to perform work are not available”. No steel tools are being built and the blacksmith is idling. I mined coal but that did not help. I have plenty of iron ore, iron bloom, iron bars and charcoal. How do I make these “steel bars”. Everything else in this game is working well. What am I missing?
Steel is something people can’t make in the North by themselves, not yet. So they have to buy the raw material to forge steel tools until they manage to build a blast furnace which is on top of my to do list.
AHA! I’m relieved now that I know I’m not missing something simple. I guess I’ll buy some Steel bars from a merchant and forge on! I’ll anxiously await a blast furnace to build. Will that come in the form of a mod available from Steam, I hope?
Thank you so much for your quick response. I’m glad you’re back!