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*RimWorld* is an indie space colony building, management and survival game developed by Ludeon Studios. Crash landed in a procedurally generated world, your colonists must work together for survival and to leave the planet.

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How to obtain meat when you have no hunters in the colony?

Okay so I got an emergency message from a nearby settlement and sent all my range combat colonists there in a hurry, without considering the consequences - namely than none of the remaining colonists ...
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How do I stop a mother from breastfeeding?

My colony recently welcomed a dirtmole hybrid into its community. The lil' tyke has -4 metabolism, which means a x200% food requirement, and had not reached one quadrum in age before coming down with &...
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How do I keep my Alpacas inside an enclosure? I'm getting " Cannot rope Alpaca: No enclosed pen"

I'm trying to keep my Alpacas inside an enclosed space. I built a fence area, and a "pen", but I still have 2 problems: I don't know how to bind an Alpaca to en enclosed space. The Alpaca ...
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Can I automatically apply traits to my starting pawns?

As many rimworld players know, the traits Bloodlust, Psychopath, and cannibal are some of the most overpowered traits in the game. They can provide many benefits to the colony, especially to morale. ...
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Muffalo with blue wrap cover around it?

When I was loading up a caravan, one of my muffalos was draped in this weird-looking blue drab. I don't see anything mentioned of it in the Rimworld wiki, and despite having had dozens of muffalo ...
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Why can't I beat Hypothermia?

I cannot beat Hypothermia when I begin a new rimworld. Every(!) game I start, even in the dessert, my colonists immediately suffer from Hypothermia. Group hugging around campfires doesn't work, the ...
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Will I benefit from taking animal beds in a caravan?

When I go somewhere by caravan, I always remember to take bedrolls so my colonists will get a good night's sleep. But this invariably leads to their sleep bars filling up quickly, followed by a long ...
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How to feed hopper when owned by prisoners?

How do you feed a hopper in a prisoner area, for example for a nutrient paste dispenser? When I try to direct a colonist to feed one, I see the error "Cannot feed hopper: reserved for prisoners.&...
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What is the best material for the Grand meditation throne

What is the best material to build this from? Let's make a list with pros and cons with each material. What are the main stats for this? Comfort (you sit on this) Beauty Is this the only 2 stats? Is ...
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What does negative skill progress mean?

I moitored a pawn while mining at a deep drill: The level progress is att -255 and increasing as he drilled away. I have never seen this before, I would have expected the level to be dropped to 12. ...
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Is it possible to put 25 Hydroponics basin in the area of one sun lamp?

A sun lamp covers a 100 grids area as following and a Hydroponics basin requires 4 grids It's clear that 100 is divisible by 4... i.e. 100/4=25 However, I tried many ways to put them, it seems the ...
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What clothing can my colonists wear together?

Ignoring the ambiguous title, when making clothing for new colonists to wear, not all clothing will be worn together. Hence, what clothing combinations can a colonist wear?
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What happens if I demolish a monument that I constructed?

With the new royalty content enabled I have constructed several monuments. These were either given me as part of a quest, or because my local royal had a tantrum over eating a dinner without a table, ...
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What are the most profitable tailoring recipes?

There are many different tailoring recipes available to craft for your pawns once you research Complex Clothing (and even more with the Noble Clothing and Royal Clothing options!), each requiring a ...
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Animals not fully eating

I keep having animals starving because they don't eat what I leave them to. I leave them potatoes, pemmican, etc. But they go, they start to eat and the food count doesn't go lower and they come back. ...
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Can I trade with any non-hostile base on the planet?

I've read the wiki, dozens of Steam forum and Reddit threads but nothing answers questions about trading I have: Do I have to wait for a trading request or can I force other bases to trade with me by ...
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Meaning of "Attended Party" multiplier

After attending a party, pawns are given an "Attended Party" mood boost. I've noticed though that there's a multiplier next to the attribute, like "Attended Party x4", and they get a mood boost that ...
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How do I keep my animals from eating my people food?

I've got a reasonably flourishing village with decent population and all the amenities. However, lately I've been having severe issues because my tame animals keep breaking into the food warehouse and ...
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Changing colonies seems wasteful?

I'm still new to the game, but I seem to get a lot of "so and so needs help over at X location" which seems to usually require me uprooting my colony to live elsewhere. I've done this a few times and ...
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Butchering allies?

So, recently my colony came under attack while an allied trading caravan was visiting. With the help of my allies I managed to defeat the raid with no small losses on both sides. Some of my allies ...
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Most efficient cash crop

I'd like to create a trading colony, but to get it started I want to sell crops before moving on to crafting and such, what would be a good crop to plant that can (in a reasonable amout of time) grow ...
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Can body purist have pain-stopper without negative debuff?

Can a colonist with the Body Purist trait have a Painstopper without the negative debuff?
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Which files should I modify to get rid of the unpleasant buzzing alerts?

In RimWorld, there are many events that are announced not only with a notification on the right side of the screen, but also with a gratingly-loud buzzing noise that I could do without. For example: ...
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Getting rid of site created via the developer tools

I was snooping around the dev tools and noticed an option to create a "Debug Arena". I decided to try creating one. I immediately got an error though that it hadn't been setup correctly, but it added ...
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How to prioritize Fabrication over all else?

How can I prioritize work at the Fabrication bench when I have one main crafter? They seem to prioritize working at the drug bench, so I added a skill cap to prevent skilled workers from making drugs,...
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Cannot cremate corpses: "Cannot haul *. No empty, accessible spot"

I built a crematorium, but I'm unable to have my guys cremate any corpses. When I right click on a corpse with a capable colonist, I get a message Cannot haul NAME (no empty, accessible spot ...
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How can I increase social skill in Rimworld?

I have recently started a colony in which all of my colonists do not have the skill "social" above 3. This has made it painful when going to negociations with other communities and when trading (as I ...
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How many organs can be harvest without killing prisoners?

In RimWorld harvesting some organs will kill the prisoners immediately. I would like to know how many organs can be harvested so that we can get maximum use out of them (prisoners).
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Infestation Containment

I ran into my first infestation last night. Now all but two of my colonists are downed. Those two are hiding in their bedrooms as everyone else bleeds out. This has raised a few questions about my new ...
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Does chair orientation matter?

Does a chair have to be facing a workbench or table to be used there effectively? For instance, if I put a table and a research bench together in an L shape, and I put a chair in the middle, would ...
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Which work assignment is making medicine?

I know you need medicine and crafting skills in the same pawn to make medicine, but which task is it in the work tab? I want to prioritize it for one of my workers. I hope it's not Crafting, because ...
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What does a red box mean in the work tab?

In Rim World, when I open the work tab to set job priorities, some of the boxes are outlined in red for some workers. What does that mean? I know that the lightness of the box indicates sill level and ...
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I missed the "Chunks of spacecraft have impacted nearby" message -- where did it happen?

I did not click it in time. The message disappeared and now I don't know where it happened.
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Does number of charging batteries matter

Let's say I have excess of 1000 W and I have empty batteries. Am I going to store the same amount of power if I have 5 or 10 batteries? Let's say that we do not fulfill the batteries in some time. ...
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Prevent animals from eating haygrass when natural grass, tallgrass, and dandelions are available?

Sowing, harvesting, and storing haygrass is more expensive than just letting my herbivores graze on the natural grass, tall grass, and dandelions outdoors. Is it possible to instruct animals to only ...
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Cannot cremate corpse (need material)

I have a crematorium that is configured to forever burn corpses. I have a pile of dead bodies nearby, but when i try to prioritize work in there, I only get: Cannot cremate corpse (need material) ...
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How to completely get rid of bug infestations in RimWorld?

I know I can disable the Infestation event in the scenario editor, but that still leaves things like bugs guarding a downed refugee and/or bugs appearing in Revealed Areas in mountains. Is there a ...
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How to make a character in Rimworld with specific stats?

I want to make a scenario, where two friends crash-landed on a frozen tundra planet. These two friends have specific skills, injuries and start with a very high and positive relationship. Through the ...
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In Rimworld, will a fire always destroy your base? Or is there some better way to put fires out in the game?

I have been playing the game quite a bit lately and every new colony I create basically ends due to an out of control fire. Is there any way to prevent this or at least an effective means of putting ...
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How can I avoid raids in Rimworld?

In Rimworld, how can I avoid raids? If I move far away from any village using the World map, do I have more chance to avoid battle? What else can I do?
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What happens if I install an AI in a prisoner's brain?

The operations menu gives me an option to install a AI persona core into the brain of one of my prisoners. What are the effects of me doing this? (I'm using the EPOE mod.)
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How is weapon accuracy interpolated between ranges?

The wiki lists the accuracy of each weapon at ranges of 4, 15, 30, and 50 tiles. It also says: Between those ranges, accuracy stats are interpolated. How exactly are they interpolated? Also, how ...
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How to safely down people?

I want to keep any attacking pirate alive and convert them into settlers. However, in the third raid, there are three guys and one of them dies every time. How can I down them without killing anyone? ...
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How do I correctly surround my base with walls without the colonists building a roof?

This is a screenshot of my current base. I would like to surround it with a wall, so animals and Raiders cannot just enter. I thought about using Sandbags, but they are not very sturdy. So how can I ...
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Do buried corpses rot normally?

I've been looking around a bit but I haven't found the answer. I'm curious as to whether buried corpses decay normally. Does a roof over the grave impact the decay, or do they decay as normal corpses?...
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Is milk meat or a vegetable?

For making fine meals, does milk count as a vegetable or as meat?
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Why is my cooled room not reaching set temperature?

The room I have selected is where I stockpile my room. I've got a cooler there that's target temperature is set to -4c, but it wavers around 9c-10c, which spoils my food. I've had that heater a couple ...
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Do different wall material have different insulation properties

I am trying to find ways to build more effective freezers. I already know that creating thicker walls helps to reduce heat dissipation, but are there better materials in term of insulation? Which ones?...
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Rimworld: Material Selection

In my current colony in Rimworld I have a lot of different materials. Unfortunately, when I want to buy a wall or something else, when I want to select the material, I can't see all available ...
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How can I fertilize some of my eggs?

I'm trying to raise some chickens, but I'd also like to have some of them lay unfertilized eggs for consumption. I can't work out a decent way to be able to get some fertilized and some unfertilized ...
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