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Top Annoying Prison Architect Bugs and Fixes

Prison Architect is a prison building simulation which has been released as an alpha for quite some time now and presents with a bunch of bugs. Some are mere quirks. Some are game-breaking. Here are three I’d love to see fixed here.

Permanent Grass Bug

Grass, once laid, is impossible to remove. That means if you decide you want to extend your buildings, you can’t do it onto a grassed area. You can build foundations, but you can’t put new rooms there.


All Rooms Booked Education Bug

ALL ROOMS BOOKED is a bug which makes it impossible to run more than one education class. It seems as though no matter how many classrooms are built, or work hours assigned, your prisoners just won’t learn. Here’s a fix for ALL ROOMS BOOKED – make sure you have long work hours. Blocks of two hours at a time are not enough for the Foundation Education Program – you need at least three hours assigned to WORK in the regime tab. My foundation program, for instance, runs from 8 am to 11 am.

Workers Don’t Work Bug

Occasionally, prison architect’s workforce will go on an unexpected strike. Usually this is because one of the tasks on the workers’ list is unable to be completed, either because of another glitch affecting the completion of foundations, or because a worker has walled themselves in somewhere, or for no apparent reason at all. This bug has the charming capacity to completely shut down a prison, making it impossible to progress any further.

Banished and Starving! How To Make A Big City Without Citizens Starving

banished starving winter food

Banished rewards those who play the long game. Better to expand slowly and put the infrastructure in place to support population growth than to have your citizens starving or freezing to death. The children are the future in Banished, unlike other city simulation games where people just appear from the digital beyond, your population (mostly) only grows when it reproduces. The exception to this rule is the arrival of nomads, who will occasionally show up and attempt to join your city. You’ll welcome them with open arms at first, especially as your population begins to age and it seems that there are nowhere enough young people coming through to join the workforce.

This, of course, also means that your population growth is likely to be exponential.Two couples with three children can swell to twenty or more within three generations, and hundreds a few generations after that.

Live off the land, or become sustainable.

So, though initial stages of the game may seem slow due to the fact that there aren’t enough people to farm the land, or man the fishing station (fishing is an excellent way of keeping your citizens fed, as is hunting and gathering), don’t concentrate on creating more Citizens via more houses. Concentrate on having sustainable farms, forests, mines and quarries whose capacities grow with your population.

Long walks = Starving Citizens

Also ensure that you do not build all houses in one location, with food sources a long trek away. At the beginning of the game, it is a good idea to place crop fields near houses. A market will help when you start to build up the center of cities and it no longer becomes possible to have fields near every home.

Winter is coming!

Winter is always coming in Banished. From the outset, you must be warding against the coming of the cold by making sure there is plenty of food stocked in citizen’s houses (using the techniques above) and making sure that there is plenty of firewood available to heat their homes. Here’s a guide to getting lots of firewood in Banished.

Banished: How To Get Firewood


Firewood is an important resource in Banished. To get firewood, just clearing trees isn’t enough. You need to make sure that your city has a Wood Cutter. The Wood Cutter is a building which can be placed from the resource production tab (F8 and then 1 for the Wood Cutter). Once the woodcutter has been built, you’ll need to assign a citizen to it through the jobs panel. (F2 for jobs and then 4 for the Professions panel.)

banished woodcutter

The wood cutter (citizen) will turn wooden logs into firewood which will be burned by other citizens to keep their houses warm. Building stone houses instead of wooden houses will reduce your citizens’ need for firewood.

How To Get More Firewood (Citizens Are Freezing!)

If you’re running low on firewood, you can try two things. 1) Increasing production at your wood cutter. It’s possible that your wood cutter is stopping before you have enough to last the winter. Or 2) ensuring that you have more logs to turn into fire wood. Once you’re past the initial tree clearing stage of the game, you’ll need to set up Forester Lodges (F8 and then 2 for the Forester Lodge). Forester lodges ensure a steady supply of wood logs which can be turned into firewood by the wood cutter.

Spirited Away Minecraft Map Download

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This minecraft map is the recreation of Miyazaki’s Spirited Away movie. If you loved the movie Spirited Away and want to play inside the world itself, from walking through Ghost Town, to brewing potions in Zeniba’s Swamp Cottage. You can download this minecraft map and receive updates at the following address.

Get all the Spirited Away Minecraft Map downloads!

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Minecraft 14w02b, Bouncy Slime Block Guide

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Sauce: (http://imgur.com/E4SiDDr)

Bouncy slime blocks are one of the new additions in the latest minecraft snapshot. They’re a whole lot of fun to play with. If you jump on them whilst standing on them, you’ll bounce a little. If you jump from a high place, you’ll bounce a LOT. These bouncy slime blocks are about to revolutionize minecraft parkour as we know it. Yes they are.

Falling from a great height onto a bouncy slime block breaks your fall, so you don’t take damage.

How To Craft A Slime Block:

minecraft slime block crafting recipe

All you need to make a slime block are nine slime balls and a crafting grid. Place the balls in each square in the grid and voila, there’s your bouncy slime block. Remember, slimes spawn in swampy areas – along with witches.

It is possible to put carpet tiles on top of slime blocks and still have them act as bouncy surfaces. This means you can create hidden trampoline effects, or put together a fun and entirely dangerous minecraft map involving falling onto surfaces which may or may not be bouncy.

Here’s a slime block video recap if you like to get your information in talky pictures:

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