A 2014 city-building strategy game, developed by Shining Rock Software for the PC. The game is about managing a small village and making sure all the villagers stay alive.

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Banished resolution & mouse issues

I want to play Banished. I have a Macbook Pro Retina display, and am running Windows 7 on Boot Camp. I have installed the game (not with Steam), and the first thing I noticed was that the ...
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If I deconstruct a house and rebuild it somewhere else do I lose materials?

When you deconstruct a building do you get back all of the resources used to construct it? When I start moving to Stone houses, would it be better (assuming I've got the Labor) to build a new house ...
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Having trouble getting beyond about 80 population in Banished

I've started maybe a dozen or so separate games of Banished and I always end up with major issues by the time I get to around 40-80 people. What tips can you offer or maybe you can tell me what I am ...
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Is replacing a dead worker chosen randomly?

In many guides you can read that you should place some buildings near working places (e.g. farmers). So when one farmer dies, he is replaced by one worker. Is then one of those workers chosen by ...
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Is it possible to have a stable small community?

I recently started a few new games where I can have about 30-50 people in my town. I got a stable economy with enough food and ressources. But about 30-40 people I always get the problem of having ...
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Is crop rotation actually necessary?

Is crop rotation necessary? I don't see any adverse effects from not rotating crops. I started this game on Easy. Is this feature not added into the game, or is it only necessary on harder ...
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How do you get to 100% Education

I have a 8 schools set up in the game, and the are always fully staffed. The Population is 475/47/54. I have had less population, and still the same results. However, I can't seem to get past about ...
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How do I properly place a mine?

I've expanded my city to the other side of the river, where there's a mountain. I assumed I would be able to build a mine on this mountain, but I cannot find a location around the mountain in which ...
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Show radiuses of other buildings

Is there a keyboard shortcut or ability to show the radius of other buildings (market, gathers, etc) while you are placing a new building? I haven't seen anything in the keyboard options and would ...
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How many vendors should I assign to my markets?

I started playing Banished again during this latest beta release. I was curious about vendors in the market. I didn't used to use the markets before, but I find it is a great storage facility and ...
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Crop growing speeds

Looking at this calculator, it doesn't differentiate between the different crop types. I read somewhere that the different crops grow at different speeds, but I can't find any definitive information ...
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Are farmers needed once the harvest is complete? [duplicate]

Once the harvest is in, is it necessary to keep settlers assigned to the Farmer job, or can I assign them to other jobs during winter?
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How to ensure the right workers are in the right houses?

I play Banished quite frequently. Reading other people's tips and reviews and the consensus is to not build houses too far away from each citizen's workplace. My question: Say for example I have all ...
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Do nomads in Banished wait?

In Banished, if you have a batch of nomads asking entry and do not want to deny them per se, but just wait a little bit to stabilize your existing population, will they wait? In other words, if you ...
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Early game food problems

Not so sure how well fishers work. I have had food problems since I started. I had half of my population fishing, people were dying left and right, and then I moved that up to 100% and they are all ...
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Do different diseases have different contagiousness / mortality rates?

My village suffered a few disease outbreaks throughout the years, and so far it's always been very easy to survive them — typically, only one or two citizens get the disease and they're quickly ...
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Banished - Old growth vs new growth Trees

Some Banished knowledge bases (I think the game for one) seem to imply that herbalist/gatherer likes old untouched forests to do their work, but a lot of people recommend a forester to keep a dense ...
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When low on food, should I sell beef to buy other cheaper foods?

My village has a lot of cattle and thus produces a lot of beef. Beef has a sell value of 3, and many (non-meat) foods have a value of 1. Is it a good idea to trade n units of beef to get 3n units of ...
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Why are my beans worth nothing now?

I spent a while trying to produce enough beans to keep my town fed while having a surplus which I could trade for other items. At first it was fine but when a ship came in with pumpkin seeds I ...
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Is a half-staffed foresters lodge just as efficient per worker as a fully staffed one?

If I have a forester's lodge with half his circle of influence covered by my city (or by mountains, water, etc) can I just staff it with 2/4 people and be confident that I'm getting the same output ...
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Why did my sheep die?

I had 7 sheep in a pasture. I moved them to a larger one, and they all proceeded to die until none remained. The pasture was worked, the slider was pushed all the way to right, and there was no ...
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Capacity limit for trade boats?

Sometimes I can't trade bigger amounts of goods because of a limit. What kind of limit is this? Do I have to comply with an overall value? Or is there something like a capacity (dimension, weight) ...
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Do citizens migrate closer to their workplace within the town?

By using the Path tool (F2, 7) I have found some laborers walking very long to eat at home or to warm up in winter. If I build a house close to a Quarry or a Mine, will Stonecutters or Miners move ...
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How to maintain reproduction?

I have created a city with everything fine. more than 12k food left, enough firewood etc. and health and happiness at 5. The problem is my population. I have around 10 stone houses and had a ...
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How to destroy an empty Quarry?

How can I destroy a Quarry where no Stonecutter is working anymore (0% of stones remaining)? Can I reuse this footprint for something else, like a fish pond or a stock pile?
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Banished citizens don't marry and/or split up

I'm on my second attempt trying to lead the poor people to success. My first village died off from old age, this time everything is just perfect. Except for one thing: My villagers hate each other. ...
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Will foresters clear stone and iron?

If I place a forester hut in an area with lots of stone and iron, will the foresters assigned clear iron and stone in their radius to make room for planting saplings?
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How to get chickens from trading post to one of my empty pastures?

I have two empty pastures with the maximal size of 20x20 tiles. Then I traded 6 chickens. None of this chickens have ever found the way to the prepared pastures. a) How can I 'force' new bought ...
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What is the strongest crop in Banished?

I have observed that some crops seem to withstand colder weathers than others. For example, squash dies at around 25f while cabbage dies at 32f. Which crop can withstand the coldest weather?
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Trading Post: Do goods have an expiry date?

I store a lot of beef in my trading post. Do goods like beef or eggs or other food have an expiry date? If not, can I use a trading post as an additional storage barn? (I mean: Will vendors or ...
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Do Citizens Gather Resources Based On Needs?

I was playing Banished and just started a new town. All was doing well until I saw that I had very little stone and iron and needed to build around 4 more houses. I already had a section of the map ...
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Do number of trees affect efficiency of hunting?

Will a hunting cabin in the middle of a dense forest produce more food and leather than one in an open plain?
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How many Levels (kind) of clothing wear are there? Are there benefits associated?

How many levels of wear do we have for clothing? So far, I've found two: - Ragged ('zerlumpt'/'zerfetzt' in German) but there is no visual difference to - Excellent If citizens wear excellent clothes ...
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If the teacher dies of old age students were kicked out?

My teacher died of old age and all my students were kicked out. As far as I know, 'uneducated' people can never go back to school. How can I prevent students from being kicked out?Can I 'queue' a ...
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What happens when I destroy a building?

I have a boarding house with over 600 food in it, and I don't want to lose it. If I were to destroy the boarding house, would it drop the inventory on the ground or destroy it along with the building? ...
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Best practice to prevent lack of tools?

One of my biggest problem during a game of Banished is the ongoing lack of tools. Every citizen seems to need tools (of iron or steel) again and again. What is the best practice to reduce the amount ...
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What to do if someone dies?

If someone dies in my town, what should I do? Do I need a cemetery or a chapel? Do I need them BEFORE someone dies or can I build it after the first citizen died?
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How much food does a child, student and adult consume each year?

Does the three different types of citizen consume the same amount of food? I've read the How much food does a person need each year? answer.
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Time from new born child to laborer?

How long do I have to wait (ingame/real time) until a new born child will become a laborer?
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Why are my villagers not using my Storage Barn?

I have a small village consisting of just a few houses, a storage barn, a stockpile, a 100% full storage cart, a blacksmith and a woodcutter in the centre, and a gatherer, a forester, a hunter, a ...
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Mines and Quarries Happiness effects

Trying to find out some information about the Mines and Quarries Happiness debuff effect. I know it's been said that they effect near by houses, but what is the actual radius? Has anyone been able to ...
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How are diseases spread?

My village of about 350 was short on laborers for my new expansion, so I accepted 30 nomads in the town hall. Almost immediately, there was a cholera outbreak. I was not worried, as I'd dealt with ...
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Can you cancel the “cut” command in the orchard?

I accidently clicked the "cut" button of one of my orchards and the farmers have started to cut down my precious fruit trees. I want them to stop. Is there a way to cancel this command?
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Which livestock is the most efficient food source?

Given chickens, sheep, and cattle, which livestock provides the most efficient (i.e. highest yield) source of food given a 20x20 field. Does the answer change given different sized field? Is one ...
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How does wood compare to coal in terms of home heating efficiency?

How much more efficient is coal as a fuel compared to coal? Does the increase in efficiency warrant switching from wood to coal?
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What is the average wood consumption of a family in a wooden home?

I am interested in getting an estimate of per capita wood consumption of individuals in wooden homes. Does wood consumption fluctuate based on the size of a family? For example: base number X wood ...
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Maintaining enough resources?

I've been playing the past few days, and I have most of the basics down fairly well. I'm maintaining 50-100 residents no problem, so that's a good step up from a few days ago. However I'm always ...
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Is it a good idea to have lots of small stockpiles?

Considering only efficiency, is it better to have a lot of small stockpiles near the places where labourers work, or one or few larger ones near the town centre? At first it would seem that having ...
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Strategies for dealing with disasters

How can I setup my village to optimize its resiliency against disasters? So far, I've experienced a fire and a tornado. After the fire destroyed my village, I decided to make house clusters a little ...
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Workers to Laborers

There are two types of adults in Banished, Laborers and Workers. A Laborer is a general worker that can go out and gather basic resources from the land (wood, stone and iron). They are also ...