Basic techniques & symbols for logging in Lumberjack's Dynasty.
Determining Area to Cut & Which Trees to Cut
There will be a yellow boarder around the area where it is safe to cut the trees:
Yellow boarder for the area to clear the trees
Using Engineer's Sight to determine which trees are safe to cut:
Don't cut this tree symbol
- Caution: Cutting this tree will lower your Social Points, & cause a hefty financial fine.
Safe tree to cut symbol
Cutting Down the Trees
Determining the fall path:
The trees will usually fall straight away from the direction you are facing when cutting them. But things such as buildings, trees or other obstructions can deflect them from that path.
Use the LMB to Cut down tree:
LMB - Cut down tree
Hold LMB then move mouse right or left to keep the saw symbol in orange bar area:
Hold LMB then move mouse right or left to keep in orange bar area
Note: Controllers use a different binding for moving the cutter symbol right or left.
Cleaning Up the Felled Trees
You will next have to clean up the felled tree to get it ready to be removed from the forest, & ready for the mill.
Use Engineer's Sight (RMB) to view the various symbols for this process.
Cut away all the branches:
Cut away branches symbol
Cut the log to the proper length for the trailers:
Cut through log symbol
Some trees are too tall, so need the ends cut off:
Note: this is often a reason you cannot pickup some logs, since they are not at the proper length. So just use Engineer's Sight to verify that there is not any additional cuts required.
Hand Carry Logs to Storage Point
Many of the early quests will require you to hand carry the log sections to a storage location designated by the customer.
Grab the log properly in the middle, so that it is balanced properly:
Grab the log here so that you can pick it up & carry it:
Carry log symbol
Carrying the logs to the storage location:
When at the storage location press E to drop the log.
Using Trailer & Crane to Move Logs
Position the trailer next to the logs so that the crane can swing out to reach them:
Move the crane over the log until it turns green:
Drop the log into the trailer:
Once the trailer is loaded you can haul the logs to the dump pads, which there are many located around the map. NOTE: Dropping logs in the river at locations other than the dump pads can cause them to get stuck there. Best to use the designated log dump sites.
Move the load of logs to the log dump pad:
Swing the log over the water & drop it in:
Logs floating to the sawmill:
The logs will shortly arrive at the log lifter hoist at the sawmill, from there they will be processed according to how the control stand in the sawmill is set. Either just debarked & sent to the sale bin, or debarked & sent to be cut to planks.
Occasionally you will get a log jam at the log lifter hoist. Usually they will all eventually work their way up into the sawmill, so just give it time.
Troubles Felling Trees
Occasionally you will have some troubles.
Here was a very rare time when the tree decided to not fall down:
Very rarely you get a stubborn tree
To rectify the problem I stepped back a bit, & took a running jump at the tree. Down it came.
There are also times when the trees fall through the ground.