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lucusLoC

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Butchering a Skeleton
« on: March 27, 2012, 06:51:04 pm »

Wiki say in order to use a skeleton i need to "butcher" it. How do i go about doing this, or is the wiki inaccurate?
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Re: Butchering a Skeleton
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2012, 06:53:20 pm »

You build a butcher's workshop, have a dwarf with the Butchery labor active, and (depending on whether you have automatic butchery on or not) let it be butchered or give a butcher order.

If it's the skeleton of a sapient creature, like a goblin or elf, you instead weep at your inability to perform anything meaningful with the skeleton before tossing it into a lava flow.
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lucusLoC

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Re: Butchering a Skeleton
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2012, 08:55:17 pm »

nope, not sentient, i have a bunch of dead dog and lamb corpses that are rotten or skeletonized and when i queue up a butcher order it cancels saying it needs an un-rotten corpse.
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Re: Butchering a Skeleton
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2012, 08:57:17 pm »

Ah. I probably should've mentioned this, as well: tamed animals must be slaughtered while alive. They cannot be butchered once they have died through other means.
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Re: Butchering a Skeleton
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2012, 08:58:06 pm »

Tame creatures have to be processed via the "slaughter" command.  They cannot be butchered like wild kills.  This is a known source of vexation.
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Re: Butchering a Skeleton
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2012, 10:56:30 pm »

Tame creatures have to be processed via the "slaughter" command.  They cannot be butchered like wild kills.  This is a known source of vexation.

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Re: Butchering a Skeleton
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2012, 09:58:32 am »

If you animate them in an evil zone, and then kill them (again), your butcher will butcher them.
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Re: Butchering a Skeleton
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2012, 12:17:31 pm »

Turkey corpse corpse for dinner, dear?  Yumm ...   :o
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Re: Butchering a Skeleton
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2012, 01:08:39 pm »

Turkey corpse corpse for dinner, dear?  Yumm ...   :o
I'll bet the human traders will pay a lot for a stack of masterfully prepared turkey corpse corpse roasts. Those humans will eat anything!
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