How do I actually pull the cart along?


  • So I've made a wooden cart. It just sits there. If I press E I can look inside it, and even place and remove items. But how do I actually drag it along with me?

    If anyone sees this, it'd be also great to know how to rotate wood blocks cut from trees to make a roof for my house, since Q and E don't do anything.


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  • New player here as well. You need to come at your cart from the front.

    Haven't built a roof yet so not sure about your roof problem.



  • @papersneaker said:

    New player here as well. You need to come at your cart from the front.

    Haven't built a roof yet so not sure about your roof problem.

    Come it from the front and do what? Is there a key I should press, or do I just stand there and it somehow knows to attach?



  • To access the inventory look at the box. To drag the cart along. Go to the front of the cart where the wooden handles are and look at the handles, it should highlight the whole cart and then press E and you will attach and drag it along.

    If the cart doesn't move then it's a server issue and it needs a restart.



  • Ok, firgured it, if I look very carefully and specifically at the taped over section of the handles and press E I can pick it up.

    Would have been nice if the Wiki had mentioned that............................................

    Now to try and figure out how to build a roof (something the Wiki also doesn't mention how to do, just that I need to do).



  • Flat Roofs work very well as can place stockpiles on top, although not pretty. Underground stockpiles are a nicer looking solution. Roofs should be crafted in the Workbench or Carpentry Tables.



  • @Neuro said:

    Flat Roofs work very well as can place stockpiles on top, although not pretty. Underground stockpiles are a nicer looking solution. Roofs should be crafted in the Workbench or Carpentry Tables.

    Ahh, thank you. I've selected Woodworking 1, and now I can craft log roofs. See the "Getting Started" wiki didn't mention that either.

    Game looks really good and quite enjoyable, but the documentation is..... sparse, shall we say? I hope that does get beefed up. If there's better doco than the Wiki, I've not found it yet, but if anyone knows of any, feel free to drop the links here.

    I'm happy to put the effort into learning the game and going through the doco to do it, but it just doesn't appear to be there (in sufficient detail anyway) to ease a VERY brand new player into the game.



  • Actually I think I spoke to soon. So I (eventually) worked out how to enable the Carpentry Skill book. I've put the 25 logs into it and it says 100% resources complete, but Time is still 0% and doesn't appear to be moving at all. Once again, the Wiki doesn't give any details on how to operate the table and there doesn't appear to be anywhere to click to tell it to start (the workbench items started crafting as soon as all the materials were in place). I'll give it a while and see if the "5m to completion" counts down at all.



  • Ok, I think it's because I have no roof, since the Status of the Research table is complaining about not being in a room. So, I'm (slowly) closing it over with Peat Roof tiles (the only ones I can make until I can get the Research table working). Hopefully this will fix it.



  • You could close it off with a flat log roof and then put a sloped roof on it later ;)



  • @Neuro said:

    You could close it off with a flat log roof and then put a sloped roof on it later ;)

    Well, the Log Roof tiles I can see in the Workbench need Woodworking 1, which I can't get because I need the Carpentry Book Recipe, which I can't complete because the Research Table is complaining it's not in "contained in a room". As for putting plain old logs across as a roof, I can't do that either because the same logs that I used to build the walls won't rotate at all from their vertical positioning into a horizontal one (I press Q and E and nothing happens).



  • Well, finally finished the Peat Roof (took ages to craft all the pieces), and as soon as the last piece went into place, the Research table activated. Ironically, I made the research table to research the log roof, which I no longer need, but of course, I'm sure I'll find many other uses for the Research table.

    Slowly coming to grips with the games mechanics (though full and proper documentation would be a real boon).



  • Once you built the walls up on all four sides. Just put logs horizontally across the top on the same level as the highest wall log block. Once finished it turns into a flat roof. Basically to make a room, you essentially on a 5x5 block build a box. With 5 wide, 5 high and 5 deep. With 2 blocks missing for a door and 2x1 or 1 blocks for windows.



  • You're welcome to join us on - Greenleafserver.com - We are running 5.6.1 Stable - And have active players (16hrs/day most of us), we would be happy to help new players learn and grow. It is fairly modded though and SP progression is very difficult so we have had to specialise, we all actually find this more rewarding that the current vanilla system though.



  • @Neuro said:

    Once you built the walls up on all four sides. Just put logs horizontally across the top on the same level as the highest wall log block. Once finished it turns into a flat roof. Basically to make a room, you essentially on a 5x5 block build a box. With 5 wide, 5 high and 5 deep. With 2 blocks missing for a door and 2x1 or 1 blocks for windows.

    Just put logs horizontally? But how? I mean, I tried that. They still placed veritcally, and no amount of key mashing (beyond pressing Q or E, I did literally try every key on the keyboard) would get the log to swap into a horizontal direction.

    As for the server, we might well join a server when it goes to Steam. My friends and I are currently about to play out 7dtd A16, and I'm trying to put Eco in as our next game rotation, either as a private server we run up ourselves, or by all of us joining a suitably well run server (though, I expect, at least at first, we'll play on our own server while they come up to speed on the game).



  • You have to place it on the side of the log block. So for example, you build 4 walls 4 blocks high. In the corner you place the log at the 4th high block (this is easier from below rather than on top of the walls). It should snap onto the sides of both corner pieces and effectively start becoming your roof. Once you have covered the top off, the logs then flatten down and look more like a roof rather than just log blocks.



  • @Neuro said:

    You have to place it on the side of the log block. So for example, you build 4 walls 4 blocks high. In the corner you place the log at the 4th high block (this is easier from below rather than on top of the walls). It should snap onto the sides of both corner pieces and effectively start becoming your roof. Once you have covered the top off, the logs then flatten down and look more like a roof rather than just log blocks.

    I'll try this if I ever build another wood house. I guess, given that somethings auto-rotate even when I do want them to (I'm looking at you "Stairs"), it's possible I just didn't ignore what the log roof was doing and keep building to see if it snapped to the horizontal once enough of them were placed.

    The game really needs to make sure all objects can be manually rotated, rather than trying to auto-rotate them, cause the auto-rotate definitely doesn't cut it sometimes.


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