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em1LL

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Why does my stray war dog always flashes
« on: August 30, 2014, 12:16:40 pm »

Hi all!

Why does my stray war dog always flashes? There are no wounds or smth like that (though there's not even plus sign when flashes). What can it be?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Why does my stray war dog always flashes
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2014, 12:20:28 pm »

What kind of flashing? If it's going between two colors, similar to a legendary dwarf, it's probably because it got enough kills to be given a name.
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Re: Why does my stray war dog always flashes
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2014, 12:28:31 pm »

It could be injured, or scarred.
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Re: Why does my stray war dog always flashes
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2014, 04:27:41 pm »

It could be injured, or scarred.

I bet it's this.
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Re: Why does my stray war dog always flashes
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2014, 04:43:24 pm »

What kind of flashing?
It looks like the following:





It could be injured, or scarred.
No.

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Re: Why does my stray war dog always flashes
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2014, 04:53:07 pm »

What kind of flashing?
It looks like the following:





It could be injured, or scarred.
No.



Typically brown like that indicates crouching.  No idea why it would be flashing, thoug.  Is the flashing regular, or intermittent?

Maybe upload the save so we can take a peak at the dog and see if anything is up?
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Re: Why does my stray war dog always flashes
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2014, 04:57:29 pm »

Is the flashing regular, or intermittent?
Regular.

Maybe upload the save so we can take a peak at the dog and see if anything is up?

What files should I upload?
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Re: Why does my stray war dog always flashes
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2014, 05:08:52 pm »

Is the flashing regular, or intermittent?
Regular.

Maybe upload the save so we can take a peak at the dog and see if anything is up?

What files should I upload?

Just zip up your region folder.  We basically need the whole folder to load the save.
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Re: Why does my stray war dog always flashes
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2014, 05:13:55 pm »

Just zip up your region folder.  We basically need the whole folder to load the save.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/90442975/region1.zip

Dogs are chained near the entrance on the Z-0 level.
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Re: Why does my stray war dog always flashes
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2014, 05:23:05 pm »

Loaded it up.

For whatever reason, the dogs are repeatedly crouching and uncrouching.

Looks like it has something to do with being chained.  Soon as I unchained them, they stopped their crouch cycling.  When I tied up fresh animals, after a few seconds they started crouch cycling too.  Very strange.

I'll try tying up a few dogs in one of my forts and see if they do the same thing.

EDIT:  Tried replicating it in my own fort, but couldn't get it to work.  I'd hazard that it has something to do with them being chained in an area where lots of pathing is being calculated, since you have a bunch of stuff running around that area.  My hypothesis is that the dog attached to the chain is misdetecting a pathing attempt as an actual creature pathing through its tile, causing it to go prone to let the phantom creature path.
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Re: Why does my stray war dog always flashes
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2014, 06:04:23 pm »

I remember having this in my older forts before .40.  It happened to me whenever the chained animal was not also in a pasture around the chain, and there was a meeting hall above or below them on a different Z level.
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Re: Why does my stray war dog always flashes
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2014, 12:44:10 am »

Should I report it as a bug?
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Re: Why does my stray war dog always flashes
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2014, 04:33:04 am »

Yeah, sounds like this behaviour cold have underlying issues that deserve some looking into.
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Re: Why does my stray war dog always flashes
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2014, 09:40:22 am »

Yeah, sounds like this behaviour cold have underlying issues that deserve some looking into.
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Re: Why does my stray war dog always flashes
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2014, 10:06:09 am »

If you were stuck on a chain, wouldn't you start doing sit ups to pass the time?
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