18.10.2018 V. 1.0 Red mark over my building


I have recently started playing as the northern tribe and I can’t do anything as the game does not allow me to build anything. Red exclamation marks have been showing up all around, on whatever I build, and the highest peak was reached when the red mark showed literally above a flat piece of 4x10 road made of clay. They mine it, but they do not place anything in it’s place so I am left with a long hole and a red mark above it. What is happening and how can I fix it? Onany other earlier version everything is fine.

Any advice would be really appreciated!


Welcome to the forum, @Skrafin :slightly_smiling_face:

Do you have a potter that can craft clay bricks? We should really change that icon, it’s not clay mounds, you need crafted clay bricks in order to build with clay :thinking:


As I said I am using the northern alliance and taiga region. And I foundr out that using clay for roads will be quite ok. But the problem shows up with everything. Even the blueprints you are given by the game.


The builds do not use clay items. They use “clay bricks”. It is a different item. You need a potter to craft those. Then the crafted bricks are used in the buildings. That is what Relyss meant.


These are the clay bricks we’re talking about:
You need to make sure that you have enough building resources, check the building cost list at the top left:

If you have enough items for all the resources and your hearthlings can reach the building, but they’re still not working, could you upload your savefile so that we can take a look at it? The red mark can be either items not available/reachable or that hearthlings can’t reach the next part of the building that they have to build. Instructions:

  1. Find the save folder for the saves you wish to upload. By default, they are located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Stonehearth\saved_games (assuming a default Steam install).
  2. Zip the folder.
  3. Right click the folder (should be a long set of numbers).
  4. Left click on Send to in the menu that appears.
  5. Left click on `Compressed (Zipped) folder).
  6. (Optional) Rename the folder to something different than the default set of numbers.
  7. Upload the save.
  8. If the zip is less than 10 MB, you can upload it directly. Either use the upload button or drag and drop it into the compose window,
  9. If larger than 10 MB, upload it to a cloud storage site like Dropbox, Google Drive, File Dropper, etc. and post the sharing link here.


I will try to do so as I can’t reply instantly. Probably tommorow I will send you screenshots