What I did: Download Borderless Gaming, run the game in windowed mode and it works flawlessly.
You may also want to go into the options window inside the Banished client and set it to not pause when unfocused.
A few notes:
Always pre-plan and pause your buildings. But don't get overzealous un-pausing them. Your growth has to be slow. Building too many houses at once will cause a crippling baby-boom. Don't overload your workers. Keep the houses number much lower than the families number.
This sketch doesn't include Quarries or mines, but I use them when I can, just because I like at least the illusion of self-sufficiency.
A layout like this will provide plenty of firewood, which you can stock the trade-ports with and set up auto-purchases for anything you are short on.
More markets isn't necessarily better. I started out using lots of them, but they just take up space and tangle the works. One well placed and well supplied market can easily support 300+ citizens.
Don't be too afraid of the walking distances to get to the forest outposts/agriculture. They will make it, and the spoke house layout lets them get as close as possible while staying in the market influence area.
If you try to expand too fast into a new area, you will get starvation deaths from people working too far from home.
Storage barns are your friend! Less at first, more later as they get full.
Here is an album of how it went down. 1K people and counting:
Seed 281, Medium, Valleys
Edit: Made it to 200 years! Had a close call, but got it balanced again it looks like.
Just copy pasta from my post to the "Playing Banished on a Macook?" thread:
Try the following steps:
Alternatively, you could try to use this fix for playing with DX11 but I have not tried that yet.
No sound for me, but the game works fine!
Gnomoria? You can turn of all the enemies in the settings.
>Gnomoria is a sandbox village management game where you help lead a small group of gnomes, who have set out on their own, to thrive into a bustling kingdom! Anything you see can be broken down and rebuilt elsewhere. Craft items, build structures, set traps and dig deep underground in search of precious resources to help your gnomes survive the harsh lands. Build your kingdom and stockpile wealth to attract wandering gnomads to your cause, but be wary of also attracting enemies!
Not sure why you are getting a network error. I just downloaded the kit from Shining Rock's website and it came down fine -- but for the sake of a mirror, I've hosted it now on MediaFire as well.
So many devs don't bother.
Have you tested it with WindowedBorderlessGaming or Borderless Gaming?
It's not to everyone's tastes, but I'd highly recommend Dwarf Fortress. It's tough to play without a tileset, even for someone like me that's been playing for years... but with a tileset, it becomes an extremely intricate city/colony/fortress builder, complete with internal politics, global politics and lore, tons of buildings and items to manage, decorations that affect moods, and of course, dwarves, with individual strengths, skills, and preferences.
You'll probably want to check out the sidebar for /r/dwarffortress for a pack with a tileset.
apologies for jumping aesthetics, but 'Surviving Mars' has been scratching my 'Survival City Builder' itch recently. it certainly has the soul of Banished, despite it's 'near-future sci-fi' aesthetic.
This is correct. As recent as 100 years ago, chickens averaged 80 eggs/year. Wild chickens, before domestication, were closer to 12 eggs/year.
You can use Borderless-Gaming to get it 'fullscreen' on another monitor. Atleast thats the way how i do it.
Run the game in windowed mode, and move it to your 2nd monitor. When you have it where you want it just run B-G, select the games process and click on the 'Make borderless once' button.
Going to use Subreddits, in which you can find links to information about the games.
/r/wfto - War for the Overworld, Dungeon Keeper spiritual successor.
/r/maia - Maia, a god game, but in space.
This isn't a City Build, or quite an RTS, but it's got the sort of "take care of your people and your area" gameplay. It's a Sci-Fi RTS/RPG/Management type game call The Mandate. Here's the Kickstarter page.
Only because you specifically asked for it.
CC does have a paypal donation. (Under the name BlackLiquid)
All donations are put back into the mod (webhosting, purchasing models)
I've used the mod many times and it works perfectly, if that's the behavior you're looking for.
Here's a screenshot of a test I ran when making it. 20 houses, two schools and debug was set to ignore hunger, cold, and disease. So assuming your town has an infrastructure to meet those needs, your population will be stable.
This town ran for 40 years without building another house.
I made a population mod for personal use. It simulates the housing/population relationship of the old Impressions city builders (Caesar 3, Pharaoh, Zeus). Instead of the Banished concept where you always need to be expanding housing or suffer the eventual death spiral, my mod allows you to expand housing when you choose, and population will increase to ~90% of total housing capacity. This means you can actually let your city run for long periods of time without expanding housing at all, and, if they have adequate needs met, population will maintain.
Its literal translation doesn't change the fact that it refers to the project that implemented the Singel, Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsensgracht canals, nor that it is the common name for the areas contained within. Every single post here is a minor semantic digression.
If you like such games you should definitely have a look at dwarf fortress. You're up for a challenge and a new definition of 'fun'. A new version has just been released, bringing artifact quests. Check it out at http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/
It's not obvious, but Factorio is worth a look. It's not a traditional 'city' builder, but it contains many of the same elements. You start small and get big through your own ingenuity and resourcefulness. There is also a raid aspect to it. There's a demoas well.
I haven't seen this myself (e.g. 'hill trees' on flat land) but if the issue is that your people can't walk to them you can use the Stepping Fields mod. This mod is specifically for removing trees on hills that your people normally can't walk to so I'm not sure if it will fix your issue. You can get the mod from http://banishedinfo.com/mods/view/285-Stepping-Fields. As banishedinfo.com seems to have been down for the last day or two I've uploaded this file to here. Details on how to use the mod is in the in the in-game description of the mod.
I'm not sure if it still works as i havn't done it myself in a while.
But the way i used to get it in 'fullscreen' on a second monitor was just setting the game to windowed mode, moving it to my 2nd screen and using a program like this.
It isn't really 'fullscreen' with that but atleast does it force the game into borderless windowed mode.
Nice alternative: I bought it in germany at the Humble Store for 14,99€ (instead of 18,99€ at Steam). It comes DRM-free and additionally with a steam key. And 10% go to charity. Win-win-win.
the learning curve is pretty steep. (especially since the controls are very uncommon for games today) when I started playing it I followed a little start up guide. I suggest you do the same. Sure the graphics is crap, but you can get a pretty sweet tile pack so you avoid that pure ASCII graphics: (Get the SDL download on this site)
Maybe we will get some official expansions one day, but I doubt, that we will see a second installment any soon, if at all.
Have you tried out " 0 A.D." ( https://play0ad.com/ ) ? It is a free open source game like age of empires. Although still in development, it is plays fairly well already.
No bragging.. just a legit question. Here is my savegame if you want to check it out.
I did have a huge drop in population because my people got too old but that got easily fixed over time and you can see i dont even max out my farmers and such
Edit: Yeah i build a poorhouse and some wells on this save but this was added last year... i just wanted the achievement
Flute Concerto in D Major: V. Allegro
Assuming that’s a serious question:
Most of the time you just need a soft microfiber cloth.
With how dirty the screen in the post is, it probably needs at least a microfiber cloth dampened with distilled water, or more likely a screen cleaning spray. I haven’t used that brand myself but it looks highly recommended on Amazon and elsewhere.
If you wear glasses and have glasses cleaning wipes, those work too but you might need a microfiber to dry the screen and remove streaks.
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