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asmoug

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DFHack - how to remove werebeast curse?
« on: February 12, 2019, 02:44:15 pm »

Hello all, I have a couple dorfs infected with a werebeast curse, and I was wondering if I could remove the curse with DFHack without having to kill them.

I've been trying a couple of things so far, but unsuccesfully:

  • show-unit-syndromes
This one can show the infected units, so supposedly the werebeast curse can be treated as a syndrome(?), and they show up like this:
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sibrek mosusmor
- Mystery [permanent]
-  - Transformation [permanent] Weregoat

  • printing all syndromes

This is where it starts to get confusing, because I've then tried to print all syndromes (as I wasn't sure of what the syndrome name was) with this inline script (via ":lua"):
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    for _,syn in ipairs(df.global.world.raws.syndromes.all) do
        print(syn.syn_name)
    end

and well, there does not seem to be such thing as a werebeast syndrome... I get lots of inebriation, titan sickness, lots of different sicknesses, but no werebeast (or mistery or weregoat or wereanything).

  • first attempt to remove the syndrome with syndrome-util

looking through the list of syndromes in df.syndrome.xml I've found a "BODY_TRANSFORMATION" syndrome, so I tried with
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for _, unit in ipairs(df.global.world.units.active) do
    if dfhack.units.isCitizen(unit) then
        synutil.eraseSyndromes(unit, "BODY_TRANSFORMATION")
    end
end
but again, no change.

  • add-syndrome

last thing I tried is the add-syndrome script. I've found the dorf ID with cprobe, then tried "add-syndrome  -target <ID> -erase -syndrome <many different attempts were made to fill this space>" but it keeps saying the syndrome name is invalid.

Help?
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Atomic Chicken

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Re: DFHack - how to remove werebeast curse?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2019, 01:35:22 pm »

Werebeast syndromes are generated without a name, but they all come with the "WERECURSE" SYN_CLASS token. The solution is therefore very simple:
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modtools/add-syndrome -eraseClass WERECURSE -target <ID>(Replace <ID> with the unit ID of your target).
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Re: DFHack - how to remove werebeast curse?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2019, 07:46:36 am »

Hello all, I have a couple dorfs infected with a werebeast curse, and I was wondering if I could remove the curse with DFHack without having to kill them.

The easiest way to remove curses (like vampirism or werecurse), or any other syndrome in my opinion is to use gui/gm-editor on the unit, get to the
syndromes/active/[ID1]/symptoms/[ID2]/flags and activate the "disabled" flag (change from false to true). The syndrome/curse will be cleared on the next tick by the game itself. I use it mostly with adventurer (damn mummy curses), but it works in fortress mode too.

If the unit has only one curse, then [ID1] and [ID2] are both 0, otherwise you may need to experiment a bit, look up the syndrome by ids to identify it - or just remove all syndromes.
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Re: DFHack - how to remove werebeast curse?
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2020, 05:06:54 pm »

How would you use this to add a vampire curse?
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lethosor

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Re: DFHack - how to remove werebeast curse?
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2020, 04:53:56 pm »

How would you use this to add a vampire curse?
This thread is quite old - you would likely get more visibility if you asked in the DFHack thread. (I don't know the answer myself.)
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Re: DFHack - how to remove werebeast curse?
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2021, 08:12:58 pm »

This also still works nicely. I was able to cure a vampire following the steps provided.
Of course they died of old age right after.
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