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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 do you feed your prisoners?

I got attacked by and captured two individuals. These are now being stored in a room for prisoners but I can't seem to work out how to ensure they get fed. As you can see from the below, one of them ...
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Can I recruit random passers-by?

Frequently throughout the game, travellers will pass your colony. These are announced with a message as follows; Is it possible to recruit these randoms or otherwise capture them to increase the ...
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Is it possible to cure gut worms in Rimworld?

There's a bunch of new diseases in the latest rimworld alpha. Is it possible to cure gut worms?
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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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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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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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Most effective method of making money?

I want to know what the most efficient way of making money (silver) is, on a sustainable basis. This means no mining all the ores on the map and selling it, it needs to be a method of making money ...
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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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Is milk meat or a vegetable?

For making fine meals, does milk count as a vegetable or as meat?
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How do I sell my prisoner into slavery?

I have a prisoner that I don't want to care for, and a slave trader in comms range. How do I sell the prisoner to the slave trader? I can see the prisoner show up in the trade screen, but I cant ...
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How do I get rid of low quality items?

I'm getting a lot of low quality - awful, shoddy, etc items in my storage areas and I don't know how to get rid of them or destroy them. I could move them to another area, but that doesn't really ...
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Is it safe to eat poisoned animals?

After a toxic fallout event, most of the animals in the area died. Is it safe to butcher and eat them? Will this poison my colonists?
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How do you move prisoners?

When capturing prisoners, they appear to be randomly assigned prisoner beds. However, after I have perused their stats, I usually want to manually assign them more appropriate rooms in order to ...
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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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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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How can I get rid of my prisoner's corpses?

A bunch of my prisoners have died - from lack of food rather than brutality, although I don't think it will have an effect on my problem. There is a growing pile of corpses in the room I keep my ...
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How do I treat injuries in a caravan?

One of my caravans was attacked by some manhunting Wargs and someone sustained some minor injuries. How do I treat this person while he is still in the caravan?
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Can colonists auto change clothes when worn below 50% instead of complaining?

I have learnt that people will complain when anything they wear is below 50% and then complain more and decrease mood as clothes get worse. So far I've taken care of it manually and clicked on each ...
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How does default prioritization work?

In RimWorld you can toggle between custom prioritization and default prioritization. How does the game determine the defaults? What are the defaults? Do they ever change or shift?
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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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How do I trade in Rimworld?

How do I trade with trade ships? I have built a communications console and a drop beacon, but I can never seem to initiate trade with any trade ships that are in range. Am I missing something? The ...
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How do I extinguish a burning colonist?

I had an explosion in my battery bunker, and when my people arrived to clear the fire, 7 out of 9 caught fire and burned to death. How can I put out the fire on my people when it is not raining?
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Are certain weapons considered two-handed?

One of my colonists is missing a hand. Let's not go into how it happened- suffice to say there were elephants. Getting him a bionic replacement could take a while. Until then, I'd still like to use ...
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Does the food spoil in caravans?

From A16 there is option to send out a caravan. But you have to provide the food for the people on-board. When I fill up the caravan with simple food with high deterioration rate, it says that there ...
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How do I kill an incapacitated colonist?

A colonist that lost her leg is now incapacitated and I want to euthanize her, how do I do this?
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What can I do in Rimworld after getting the basics set up?

I've started playing Rimworld, and I'm finding it interesting, but I've run out of ideas for what I should do next. So far I've only got 3 colonists, I've setup housing for all of them, a mess hall, a ...
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Is there a benefit to clearing snow in rimworld?

Is there a benefit to clearing snow during winter in RimWorld?
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How do you capture people when you are raiding?

I've made a caravan and attacked a pirate base, but I can't seem to work out how to capture the pirates I've downed, but not killed. Everytime I try I get the message that there is no prisoner bed. (...
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How fast do skills degrade?

After playing a colony for a long time, colonists with a wide range high level skills in different areas, seem to lose their skill level. At first I thought it was because they were not practicing ...
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Should I be friends with my neighbours?

I noticed neighbouring factions can be friendly or hostile. When they're friendly, they'll pass by, visit or send trade caravans. When they're hostile, they'll send raids and refuse trades. Which ...
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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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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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Husky vs Labrador retriever

Husky vs Labrador retriever Which animal should i use? Which is better suited for hauling, rescue and other colony chores.
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Where can I find the AI persona core?

I am trying to build a spaceship, however it seems I need a Ship Computer Core in order to finish building the spaceship and the Ship Computer Core requires an item called an AI persona core in order ...
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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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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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How do I find a deceased colonist in RimWorld?

My colonists keep claiming I have an unburied colonist lying around somewhere. I'm on a very large map and can't easily find the corpse. Any clever ideas to find it?
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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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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 do you bring back improvised turrets?

I brought along a steel improvised turret (weighing 100kg) when I went to attack a pirate base. When I attempted a retreat, I uninstalled it so I could bring it back with me, but I cannot pick it up ...
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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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How do I obtain medkits?

How can I replenish medkits in Rimworld? I spend 2-3 of them after each fight, so now I have only 5 left.
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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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Enemy mouse hover tooltip

I don't have any idea what those values written in the tool-tip are. Its written : shot by Liefe: 44% shooter 59% weapon 74% target size 200% (I guess this is the size of centipede) ...
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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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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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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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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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Do animals repopulate?

After killing a bunch of animals for leather and meat, there are noticably fewer on the map. Will their numbers increase over time, or in an event (aside from the alphabeaver invasion), or are they a ...