Using the underground water overlay in Manor Lands.
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How to see underground water overlay in Manor Lords

Find hidden water to make your land thrive.

Constructing new buildings in Manor Lords requires you to know even the smallest details about your land. I'll show you how to use the underground water overlay in Manor Lords so you can find all of the hidden water reservoirs on your land.

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How to use the underground water overlay in Manor Lords

The underground water overlay is activated from the construction menu. Open the construction menu by pressing the construction button at the bottom of the screen. It is the second button from the left and has a hammer on it.

The location of the construction button in Manor Lords.
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After opening the construction menu, a small list of overlays will appear in white writing on the right side of the screen. The second overlay on this list is "underground water". Press this button to activate the underground water overlay. The text will change to yellow when the overlay is activated.

The button triggering the underground water overlay feature in Manor Lords.
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With the overlay activated, any underground water sources will appear as a blue overlay on the land.

The underground water overlay feature in Manor Lords.
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Structures like wells can be placed within the blue area to use the water from the underground river.

A placing a well above an underground river in Manor Lords.
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Fix for 'Underground water overlay not working' in Manor Lords

In Manor Lords, some players have a problem where activating the underground water overlay does nothing.

The underground water overlay not working in Manor Lords.
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This problem is most likely due to an issue in the settings of the world. In particular, it deals with the Well Placement setting. If Well Placement is set to "unconstrained", the underground water overlay will not appear on the map.

The well placement being marked as unconstrained in Manor Lord's world settings.
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To avoid this, ensure the Well Placement setting is set to "underground water". I recommend checking this setting before starting a map and checking the overlay at the beginning to ensure it works. This will prevent you from having to reset after making decent progress.

Setting the Well Placement setting to underground water in Manor Lords.
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With the proper setting chosen, the underground water overlay will work.

Using the underground water overlay in Manor Lands.
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