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Charcoal Issue?

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Critter79    10

Okay, so I used to get my charcoal by putting a campfire up against a few trees but now... with the spacing I can't seem to get a fire close enough to burn the trees down and make the charcoal. Has anybody else had this problem or knows how to fix this problem?

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cptCalavera    616

This is a result of the latest hotfix that changed the spacing between structures.

You can use a torch to light it on fire instead. Hold the torch with your mousepointer and cklick the tree to watch it burn. Maybe there is a keyboard shortcut for this? Try, ctrl or shift. might work.

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NeedPants    18

Not to mention if u fuel the fire till it is as wilson says "getting out of hand" or wolfgang "is too much fire", that increases the likelyhood of nearby trees catching on fire, at a larger distance than with a normal fire.

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Marak    27
Not to mention if u fuel the fire till it is as wilson says "getting out of hand" or wolfgang "is too much fire", that increases the likelyhood of nearby trees catching on fire, at a larger distance than with a normal fire.

Note that this might not work with a Fire pit since it contains a fire more effectively. For best results, make a Campfire and fuel the heck out of it, like NeedPants suggested. Of course, I'd say the twig and grass you need to make a torch is going to be more "cost effective" than dumping enough fuel onto a campfire to get it to the "out of hand" stage, but it is your call.

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Apollysis    13

I cannot set trees on fire with the torch. All I get is the option to examine even after I press shift or ctrl while clicking.

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Critter79    10

Use it like a drag-and-drop. That's what I did. Click on the torch so it's held by your mouse pointer and then use it that way on the tree. It should have a "light" command when you mouse over something flammable.

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Use it like a drag-and-drop. That's what I did. Click on the torch so it's held by your mouse pointer and then use it that way on the tree. It should have a "light" command when you mouse over something flammable.

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Excess    55
Use it like a drag-and-drop. That's what I did. Click on the torch so it's held by your mouse pointer and then use it that way on the tree. It should have a "light" command when you mouse over something flammable.

That's a good trick I didn't knew about. I'm gonna add it to the controls thread :)

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