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Large Tree Regrowth Time

Discussion in 'Gameplay Help' started by Tyler K, Sep 2, 2017.

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  1. Tyler K Trainee Engineer

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    Hi all, I was curious to know what kind of time I could expect to see new large trees growing in a forest, I did a little forestry and it seems like no new large trees grow. I do hold a claim on the land, if that has any effect. I've probably played on this gamemode for about 12 hours, and I'm not 100% sure if any large trees regrew. Do the saplings grow into large trees, or are they treated as a separate entity? Thanks all in advance.
     
  2. Ghostickles Senior Engineer

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    Trees you chop down will regrow. Trees regrow into the saplings first and if left alone those new sapling will grow into larger trees. It takes a bit of time, about a day on dedicated server, maybe a bit more. If you dig or hoe the ground the trees should not regrown.
     
  3. Tyler K Trainee Engineer

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    So it takes approximately 24 real life hours? Wow.
     
  4. REDSHEILD Junior Engineer

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    Day in the game's context refers to the in game day length, which IIRC is an hour or two by default.
     
  5. Tyler K Trainee Engineer

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    I know, default time is 120 minutes for a full day. But they do not regrow in that time period. I watched and if anything, it takes them about 6-8 real life hours to regrow.
     
  6. REDSHEILD Junior Engineer

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    Huh, that's strange.

    On my worlds they usually regrow in a day or two, three tops.
     
  7. CptTwinkie Master Engineer

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    Notice the TimeToNextStepInHours tags from TreeEnvironmentItems.sbc
    Code:
      <Definition xsi:type="VR.EI.GrowableEnvironmentItem">
        <Id Type="MyObjectBuilder_GrowableEnvironmentItemDefinition" Subtype="TreePine10" />
        <GrowthSteps>
          <GrowthStep Name="Dead" StartingProbability="0.05">
            <NextStep>TreeSapling</NextStep>
            <TimeToNextStepInHours>2</TimeToNextStepInHours>
          </GrowthStep>
          <GrowthStep Name="TreeSapling" StartingProbability="0.15">
            <ModelCollectionSubtypeId>TreeSmall</ModelCollectionSubtypeId>
            <NextStep>TreeFull</NextStep>
            <TimeToNextStepInHours>36</TimeToNextStepInHours>
            <Actions>
              <Action Name="Gather">
                <Id Type="InventoryItem" Subtype="WoodenSticks"/>
                <Min>3</Min>
                <Max>6</Max>
              </Action>
              <Action Name="Cut">
                <Id Type="MyObjectBuilder_TreeDefinition" Subtype="TreeMedium01"/>
              </Action>
            </Actions>
          </GrowthStep>
          <GrowthStep Name="TreeFull" StartingProbability="0.8">
            <ModelCollectionSubtypeId>TreePine10</ModelCollectionSubtypeId>
            <Actions>
              <Action Name="Cut">
                <Id Type="MyObjectBuilder_TreeDefinition" Subtype="Tree03"/>
              </Action>
            </Actions>
          </GrowthStep>
        </GrowthSteps>
      </Definition>
     
  8. Tyler K Trainee Engineer

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    "<NextStep>TreeFull</NextStep>
    <TimeToNextStepInHours>36</TimeToNextStepInHours>"
    36...36?! Thirty-Freaking-SIX? :eek:
    Well. There's the element of realism we all crave. At least I'm not waiting 50+ years.
    Thanks Captain Twinkie for the reply. You've quenched my thirst for knowledge, and now I know not to cut down trees for sticks.
     
  9. CptTwinkie Master Engineer

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    Well, I can't say it seems like too long. On a persistent server it's new trees twice a week. In single player...you're not likely to run out of trees on the planet. There are so many resources available that all you have to worry about is how long it takes to gather what you need. There is no scarcity.
     
  10. Forcedminer Senior Engineer

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    Maybe the trees are just shy when you look at them or they're afraid you'll chop them down again
    [​IMG]

    would their be anyway of growing them faster? :p for the impatient engineer that doesn't want to leave his mighty castle.
     
  11. CptTwinkie Master Engineer

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    For single player, change the number in the file. For multiplayer, copy the file and turn it into a mod.
     
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