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Naturegirl1999

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Re: Trivial findings
« Reply #1575 on: June 01, 2019, 09:43:32 am »

Hunters will shoot bolts at carps in a river. They won't recover the dead fish, though.
[/quotwhat if you dig a hole near the water and have it run into the hole? draining it so they can recover the fish and bolts?
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Re: Trivial findings
« Reply #1576 on: June 01, 2019, 07:49:38 pm »

In the bottom right of the screen is a counter that shows how many happy, neutral and unhappy dwarves are in your fort.

Also, doors do not have to be constructed out of magma-safe stone to hold back magma.  I suppose this is a good thing.  I was really planning on them melting for my current fort though...

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Re: Trivial findings
« Reply #1577 on: June 01, 2019, 09:09:10 pm »

Oh oh, I was fooling around with doors awhile back!

So I was noodling around with a DF-hacked dragon in Adventure Mode, and I noticed-- no matter what I did, I couldn't burn down closed wooden doors. If some unsuspecting peasant held the door open for me, I could incinerate door and peasant alike, but close that door and all my firepower wouldn't so much as put a singe on it.

Near as I can make out, closed doors for whatever reason don't pick up the temperature of the tile next to them, however incandescent that tile might be. Once the door's open, the fire or magma or whatever can spread to it and the temperature'll register, but otherwise the door just retains whatever temperature it already had.
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Schmaven

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« Reply #1578 on: June 01, 2019, 09:14:14 pm »

I did notice a temperature rise from 35 to 41 but all the doors stopped there.  It seems that magma has to occupy the same tile as something to melt it.  I'm curious now if I were to channel the floor tile above the door, if magma there would melt it.

New Finding: Migrant waves can indirectly decrease your fortress population if the right amount of danger is present.

I just had a migrant wave of 22 arrive - only 5 survived the undead boar herd, while I lost a legendary mace fighter and had to forbid all his gear to prevent losing more dwarves as they try to retrieve it.  Several other dwarves had limbs severed, and more than 5 are now traumatized by the event.  Some of them dodge the undead herds well.  But without any new migrants in a few years, population growth is a real concern.  Perhaps one of the factors in the game sending large migrant waves is to make challenging embarks more feasable.
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Re: Trivial findings
« Reply #1579 on: June 02, 2019, 10:45:56 am »

In the bottom right of the screen is a counter that shows how many happy, neutral and unhappy dwarves are in your fort.
That one's a DFHack feature.
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Re: Trivial findings
« Reply #1580 on: June 02, 2019, 11:02:19 am »

In the bottom right of the screen is a counter that shows how many happy, neutral and unhappy dwarves are in your fort.
That one's a DFHack feature.

That is a really nice feature :D 

I've mainly played with the Lazy Newb Pack.  I played pure vanilla at first, but the learning curve was so such that I missed a lot of little details, and once I got the LNP, I haven't looked back.
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Re: Trivial findings
« Reply #1581 on: June 07, 2019, 05:37:43 pm »

My starting mason is a dabbling miner somehow, but I know I've never enabled that labor much less have a third pick lying around. Is there non-mining labor that will increase that skill?

Staalo reported that parrying with pots inexplicably trains mining.
That was in .40.something though; I don't know if it still applies. I think the theory at the time was that using anything from "Tool" category as a weapon trains Mining skill. Pots and picks do it, wheelbarrows, nest boxes and bookcases for instance should qualify as well.

To keep it on topic, I today learned that during prolonged sieges even invaders can go mad from stress.
I also learned that babies can have repeated PTSD attacks from remembering seeing corpses, and that their mothers will drop them when that happens.

Yes, the fort has been going through a rough patch lately.
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Re: Trivial findings
« Reply #1582 on: June 13, 2019, 07:43:12 pm »

Most visiting scholars tend to leave my fort hauling away the precious texts from our library.  Has anyone else noticed this?  I suppose they might just be borrowing it and will bring it back later.  It is a library after all...
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« Reply #1583 on: June 13, 2019, 08:11:24 pm »

It's a well known glitch iirc

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Re: Trivial findings
« Reply #1584 on: June 14, 2019, 05:23:53 am »

Solved by making a writing library for visitors and then a reading library for citizens. I think.
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Re: Trivial findings
« Reply #1585 on: June 14, 2019, 01:10:49 pm »

Solved by making a writing library for visitors and then a reading library for citizens. I think.
it's a little bit more complicated, but that's the plan.
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« Reply #1586 on: June 14, 2019, 06:38:23 pm »

Legendary +5 farmers love farming so much, that even with all labors but mining disabled, they will occasionally still harvest plants between digging tile jobs.  Being recently disabled, maybe he's just harvesting the plants he planted?  To a legendary farmer, that would be like taking care of his little plant children after all.

In other findings, cave-ins can destroy raised draw bridges.
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Re: Trivial findings
« Reply #1587 on: June 15, 2019, 12:50:03 am »

Harvesting plants is a very high priority task and dwarfs commonly interrupt other jobs to carry it out.

Do you have the orders set to all dwarfs harvest?  If so explained and expected behaviour and nothing to do with being a legendary farmer at all.  ;)
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« Reply #1588 on: Today at 06:56:20 am »

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