Carpenter Bug - wont craft

They seem to prioritize building buildings over work orders.

I tried loading the save to see if changing jobs would fix production issues. When I do this, the game closes (crashes?) without an error.

I’ll try with a new game to see what happens.

this seems like a dead thread but im getting this problem still. My carpenter refuses to do any sort of work, he just stands idle and not doing anything.

UPDATE: seems demoting and re-promoting does the trick, still took her a little while though.
UPDATE: seems not only to be the carpenter, but my cook and blacksmith also required a re-promotion to kick start their queue.
Dev-2598 (x64)

I can now play it again. Yay! But after a while crafters just stop crafting there items even if they have the items for it. Also what ever I try they will not place the worktable down… :frowning:

It seems I found another snag with the latest patch. After the latest patch for the ladder game crashing bug was put into the game, my crafters won’t build items for me anymore. I tried removing all of my maintain tasks for them, which didn’t work. I’ll leave you my log, just in case you want to see it.

stonehearth.log (990.1 KB)


Was building my town and trying to upgrade my beds when my carpenter broke. He focused only on helping build buildings. Even once the structure was done he would not return to crafting. Everything was in place, new crafting tables, resources, beds in storage. Also noticed when I tried to delete the order and reissue the list would bug out.

So I’ve done this a bunch of times and it seems ok for a minute. But what I do is change the carpenter’s profession back to worker and then select a different person to be a carpenter. It work up to level 3 each time and then they stop and just help building. Now I’m at a point where many of my workers (crafters and not) are just standing around idle even with build orders. Not sure how to proceed from here. Bummed bc my town was getting pretty nice.

The bug still occurs in develop-2603, with carpenters at a minimum. Demotion/promotion does the trick for me. Also saving and reloading will get them to work again.

I found it wasn’t just the carpenters, but any of my crafters when crafting and building a structure at the same time. I did find a small fix for it by making the crafter switch job classes and then switch back, but this causes the loss of all exp, but not level. And it only fixes it for a short time.

Same here, very annoying.

Hearthling ADD. Some times you can get them working again by demoting them to worker and then promoting again to carpenter (or whatever their trade happens to be) Hope it helps until they get a patch for it :slight_smile:

if you want you can help to fix it :wink:

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seems demoting then promoting it clears his ADD


Saving and reloading does the trick also. And you don’t lose experience that way, they start back at 0 experience for their current level when you re-promote them.
Saving and reloading is a good bandage for most of the “my workers aren’t doing X” glitches.

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it appears this affects all workers who use a work bench new bug since the rework of workbenches

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You can also try clearing all the orders on the workbench and posting new orders…sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. I know the all-powerful @sdee is working on this issue so hopefully it won’t be active for long.


My carpenter went idle and i have saved and gathered all the log details.
After my first crafting hearthling was acting odd i enabled the logging @sdee mentioned.

carpenter went idle this time with a number of things in the recipe que.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. normal game mode
  2. play for a while
  3. keep carpenter busy
    4.after awhile carpenter may go off and build a building or just idle with valid queued items not being built.

Expected Results:
crafting hearthling builds until que is empty or other task of higher priority occurs or even till the carpenter gets sick of making stupid wooden beds etc and demands a rest!

Actual Results:
crafting hearthling goes idle after 20mins or so

re loading a save or demoting promoting the crafting hearthling seams to unfreeze the que.

Attachments: (209.6 KB)

saved game: [too large]

Versions and Mods:
No Mods
Develop 2611

System Information:
64 bit
windows 10


@David_P, thank you so much! Looking into your log now. It looks like she got stuck trying to drop something in her crafting pack and never got out of that loop. If anyone else see this, please turn on the crafter logs and keep the logs coming!


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