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SpiralDimentia

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Stockpile Mysteries
« on: June 15, 2012, 06:53:34 pm »

Uh oh Scooby, looks like we got a mystery.

This has happened more than once. The first time I brushed it off as a fluke, cause when I mentioned it here no one said anything. Now, this is the fourth time it's happened [Food, Cage, Stone block, and now Metal Bar] and it's beginning to get on my nerves. I'll make a stockpile, make sure all the right stuff is turned on and nothing important is disabled... but it won't get used. I had a goblin ina  cage sit outside for the better part of a year before I noticed he wasn't in my makeshift prison. I had food go bad because I didn't notice my food stockpile wasn't being filled. What's the deal? Are stockpiles just randomly bugged now for some reason?

Edit; Now they're taunting me. They put a bin in the stockpile, an empty one, but are still ignoring the several hundred metal bars sitting a few feet away.
« Last Edit: June 15, 2012, 07:06:09 pm by SpiralDimentia »
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Re: Stockpile Mysteries
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2012, 07:19:55 pm »

Stupid question: you remembered to clear the stockpile of debris, right?
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Re: Stockpile Mysteries
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2012, 07:22:02 pm »

I don't place the stockpiles where there is already stuff. I dug most of the piles out in dirt area where there were no rocks, and my metal bar stockpile is on an empty expanse of constructed stone floors.
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Re: Stockpile Mysteries
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2012, 08:57:24 pm »

For the goblin cage, look at the orders menu, see if you have animal hauling turned on. hell, for all of them see if the orders menu shows animal, food, etc hauling. My own experience is the food, i had it set (somehow) to Ignore Food, all my crops withered, was pretty pissed. Look at your orders menu.
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Re: Stockpile Mysteries
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2012, 09:13:51 pm »

For the goblin cage, look at the orders menu, see if you have animal hauling turned on. hell, for all of them see if the orders menu shows animal, food, etc hauling. My own experience is the food, i had it set (somehow) to Ignore Food, all my crops withered, was pretty pissed. Look at your orders menu.

Yep, it's set that they gather everything. My ballista bolt, metal bar, and animal cage stockpiles are all still empty.
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Re: Stockpile Mysteries
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2012, 09:29:24 pm »

Are the stockpile set to accept from anywhere?  Are there burrow limitations?  Are you sure there are idle dwarves with the appropriate hauling labor enabled?  This last is my guess.  Set a dwarf with just animal hauling enabled.
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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2012, 09:38:03 pm »

Are the stockpile set to accept from anywhere?  Are there burrow limitations?  Are you sure there are idle dwarves with the appropriate hauling labor enabled?  This last is my guess.  Set a dwarf with just animal hauling enabled.
Yes. No. Yes.

And I tried that, it just stood around looking bored.
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Re: Stockpile Mysteries
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2012, 10:35:30 pm »

What is modded?
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Re: Stockpile Mysteries
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2012, 11:05:03 pm »

No mods. I mean other than the usual stuff, population cap, taking off warm.damp stone announcements, and the like. But no actual mods.
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Re: Stockpile Mysteries
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2012, 11:16:01 pm »

Something with reserved bins or barrels?  Turn that all down to 0. Accepts organic and inorganic? 
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Re: Stockpile Mysteries
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2012, 12:44:36 pm »

Are these the basic 'pick a letter' stockpiles, or custom ones?
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Re: Stockpile Mysteries
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2012, 01:15:37 pm »

FWIW, I've noticed (annoying) behaviour where setting a stockpile with no bins/barrels allowed to take from a stockpile with bins/barrels allowed will result in it not being used, because the dwarves refuse to remove stuff from the bins/barrels to move it.

Probably unrelated but throwing it out there.
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Re: Stockpile Mysteries
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2012, 01:44:32 pm »

I guess your using 34.11, have you made wheelbarrels and assigned 1 to each stockpile?  From what I have noticed with complex stockpiles, ones with more than one filter, is that its good to have atleast 1 wheelbarrel.  Also, are their idle dwarfs?  Or are they all busy, hauling is pretty low on the totem pole.  And with these new physics, I noticed some rock being FAR more heavy than others.. Rutile, for example is a lot heavier.  Are all your dwarfs weak?  Sincerely, Knutor
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« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2012, 03:04:26 pm »

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Re: Stockpile Mysteries
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2012, 03:46:41 pm »

some people in the past reported no hauling going on for stockpiles with wheelbarrows assigned if all were used, so if there was one assigned, it'd take 1 job at a time
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