Workers Not Using Certain Resources
Summary: After mining stone or ore, chopping down trees, or gathering plants, the resources won’t be used if they’re not moved from their original position to a stockpile or container. Sometimes the resources placed in a stockpile are unusable as well. Resources on the ground and certain stockpiles will often be ignored, and not shown as readily available in crafting menus and/or won’t be used to build buildings. Typically only the resources in containers and certain stockpiles are the only ones that are usable by craftsmen.
Steps to reproduce:
- Harvest wood, stone, or any ore
- Attempt to create an object with the carpenter/mason/blacksmith.
- Move the resources to a stockpile.
- Attempt to create any object using that resource again.
- Finally, move resources to a container.
- Attempt to create something one last time.
Expected Results: Resources will not show up in crafting menus until moved to a container. Resources on the ground will not be used for building or crafting.
Actual Results: Mined some copper ore and the ore was unusable until moved to a container. Workers would not even move the resources to a stockpile. Same with stone, built a huge wall out of stone, and the stone on the ground went untouched by the workers, they only took stone from the containers in my town.
Notes: Workers will sometimes ignore resources in stockpiles too, but only certain stockpiles. I haven’t figured out which stockpile settings (if any) are creating the issue.
Attachments: Four Pictures - Red Boxes highlight areas of interest.
In the above picture, the workers were ignoring the stone ten feet away, and were running across town to grab the stone out of the containers in my Mason’s workshop to work on the walls. Eventually they just stopped working entirely, due to no resources being “available.”
Also, that stone was in a stockpile previously, but I deleted it a few minutes prior to see if they would use the stone then…
It remains untouched to this day.
Versions and Mods: Release-489 (x64)
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU: Intel Core i5 4690 @ 3.50GHz - Haswell 22nm Technology
RAM: 16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC Mate(MS-7850) (SOCKET 0)
Graphics: LC-32LB261U (1920x1080@60Hz) 2048MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 (MSI)
Storage: 1863GB Seagate ST2000DX001-1CM164 ATA Device (SATA)