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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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How can I help the homeless children?

Spontaneously, a bunch of children in my village in "Banished" (PC, via Steam) have become homeless. Two were students, one is a small child (2 years old). What I think happened, is that ...
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Is there any point in overpaying a merchant?

I'm simply wondering if there is any positive outcome to overpaying a passing merchant in the trading post? Anything, really. I just want to make sure there is no "investment" or "...
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How to free space for food?

I have lots of wool and wool coats, far more than I need. All this wool and coats are occupying space in barns and markets that can't be filled with food. Lots of meat is laying on the ground because ...
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Does food variety matter for villager's health in Banished?

Obviously having a multitude of food sources is important in case of emergency, a worker dying, trading purposes, etc. But does the available types of food affect the villager's health? For instance ...
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How much food does one livestock give?

I've been buying food for my 1k+ citizen city but seems not enough, dropping from 100k food to 50k I've planed to buy livestock and kill it rightaway for food, my first impression is: Cattle gives ...
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Why my miners are not using my stockpile?

I decided to put a stockpile near my mine to minimize the resource move time, but instead they are just dropping the iron to the dirt, when there's a stockpile right in front of it. What I'm doing ...
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Miners ignore storage barn near the mine

I've built a separate storage barn near mines for my miners. But it seems that they completely ignore it. They put iron near the mine and no one takes resources to the storage. How can I make them put ...
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Why shouldn't I plant trees in Winter?

I've read a couple different posts on various forums that say forester camps should not plant trees in the winter, but instead focus on cutting for additional firewood resources. Is this so the ...
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How can I tell if a mod will disable Steam Achievements?

I recently came to the knowledge that having mods enabled for a game results in gaining no Steam achievements (Wish I knew this earlier..spent so many hours already). However I was wondering if this ...
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Is it true that large pastures do not benefit from the 2nd herdsman?

In this link, there is a most efficient pasture size calculator for sheep pastures. At the bottom of the page, there is a note that states: All sizes of pastures require just one worker to function ...
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Is it worth having Storage Barns and/or Homes near Gatherer's Hut?

I read that having storage barns and homes close to working areas increase the efficiency but in the case of a gatherer's hut, the storage barn and homes eat up the forest, which is again bad for ...
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Are students considered as adults or as children for reproducing in Banished?

I wonder when I spot two different gender students in my settlement, if I build a new house, will they move in and start to reproduce?
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Effective Way to Keep Track of House v/s Families Situation

If the village population is 50-75ish, it is quite to easy to view each house and see how many kids have grown up and require to move out. However, once that number goes above 100 it becomes very ...
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Steady Log production

I plan on using the firewood as the primary trading currency, and for this I need logs. Lots of them. But as the seasons progress, I have noticed that a Forester's lodge, which usually produces around ...
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Right time to build school

When is the right time to build a school and let the kids attend?. I usually tend to build it around the 2-3 season and I find myself in a crunch because I dont have enough labourers for rest of the ...
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Banished Chicken problem

First, I know I am late to the game but I have been searching online and found no answers to this question and I thank you for the replies (: So, the problem is I bought 6 chickens and none are ...
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When should I start to increase the size of population?

I was upset when I started this game that I barely manage to fill the resources so I created a new game, aiming to grow the number of resources and maintain a good supply for the families. However ...
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Clothing or stone houses for the winter?

I have my weather condition set to the second one (one level above Mild) then when the winter came, almost all the families are like freezing. It says that stone houses can provide hotter temp. but ...
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Why isn't my pasture working in Banished?

I'm playing Banished and I have built the Pasture to get some food from cows, but after building it, it's not working. The message I get from the bulding is: Work disabled at this location How can I ...
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Is it a good idea to dismiss traders as quickly as possible after trade?

The trading post has a "Dismiss" button that allows you to dismiss the trader after you're finished with the trade. Is it a good idea to always finish the trade as quickly as possible after the ...
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Which jobs have occupational hazards?

It seems that, in addition to dying of old age, workers can die randomly when occupying certain jobs. So far I've witnessed: Stonecutters crushed by rocks Foresters killed by falling trees ...
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Is the well in the market functional?

The market structure in Banished features a well in the middle of the building. It looks exactly the same as the well structure that can be constructed to help with firefighting in areas of the town ...
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What is happening to my food in Banished?

Whenever I build a farm in banished, and the farmers finish harvesting the food, where does it go? Because I see the farmers carrying bins/baskets of food away from the fields, but they do not go into ...
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Should a teacher be educated?

What effect (if any) does the teacher of a school being educated or not have? Will it slow the education rate? I know students typically become educated workers at the age of 17, but sometimes when ...
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How Quickly does the Soil Erode in Banished?

I read somewhere that planting the same crop over and over again will produce smaller yields overtime, but how do you know when to switch crops? Does it follow the same pattern as farming where they ...
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Banished Babies

On banished, the game about creating a village and surviving the seasons, I have encountered a problem with a massive lack of babies. Is there any easy way of stopping this other than destroying the ...
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Why do my villagers keep starving to death?

Here is my setup, and i have gone through 2 starvation cycles. I have plenty of food production sources, and my workers live close to their workplace, I have reassigned them as i expand. I don't get ...
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Is there an easy way to see the number of houses?

Since the number of houses (empty and occupied) is an important factor in managing population growth, this would be a useful piece of information to have at your fingertips. Unfortunately the Town ...
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Do Animals breed? [duplicate]

In Banished you can build pastures that hold either chicken, cows or sheep. If you have 2 or more of one of those animals, will they breed on their own, or is the only way to get more animals through ...
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How do you ensure your workers live near their jobs? [duplicate]

I've been playing off and on for a bit. I fully understand the "re-assign all" concept, and have used it many times before. Maybe I didn't really scrutinize hard enough in the past, but this time I ...
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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 settings?...
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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 couldn'...
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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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