Commands are orders given to your Townsfolk via the bar at the bottom of the screen. They allow for quick mass tasks to be issued. When an order is selected to be issued, be it mining, placing a stockpile or putting down a storage barrel, the order will appear on the top right hand side of the screen and labeled your order.
Harvest orders your Townsfolk to pick all fruit in a given area, be it from fruit trees
Issuing a chop command will tell all Townsfolk to chop all trees down for wood
in the specified area. This command will skip fruit trees unless they have been harvested
and bear no fruit.
Cutting down an area will instruct Townsfolk to remove all bushes
in the area. Keep in mind that trees
grow from bushes, so only do this in areas you really want to keep clear!
Digging is almost the same command as mining but Townfolk will dig one block below the current level. Right clicking and selecting "Dig ladder" will first dig a hole and then replace it with a set of stairs. Dig commands are outlined green.
Mining allows your Townsfolk to remove adjacent tiles and harvest the minerals within. Mud
can be mined from dirt
ore from iron tiles
, etc. The order is issued on blocks of the same level and is outlined yellow.
causes it to turn into humus
, the basis for all farms
. Humus can be reverted back to grass by right-clicking and selecting un-till.
Delete commands can only be issued on existing scaffolding. If used on the lowest scaffold, the others above will succumb to gravity and fall downwards, allowing you to delete them all without changing levels.
Cancelling issued commands is as easy as using the Cancel command and dragging the box over any tiles you've previously issued commands on. Townsfolk will still come if they're already on the way, but once they get to the tile, they will ignore it and take up a new action. Commands like digging and tilling can be cancelled even if the townsfolk has started the task.
A visual miniguide on mining and digging created by Developer