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Ezekhiel2517

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No plaster powder (solved)
« on: April 04, 2016, 09:19:00 am »

For some reason my dwarf wont make plaster powder. Ive got a magma kiln and everything needed. I have lots of gypsum, bags a Hospital zone with chests, cabinets, bags. Just in case Ive also made some charcoal and a regular kiln. The "make plaster powder" option is white on my kiln, and dwarfs will make anything there, like clay pots, mugs, etc. No message of any missing material or condition shows up. But for some reason they are not making that damn plaster, and for the eye of Armok I swear my fortress could make a good use out of it. I have like 5 of my main miners and some engravers and farmers agonizing with limbs mangled beyond recognition, and bones coming out everywhere.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2016, 03:29:55 pm by Ezekhiel2517 »
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mirrizin

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Re: No plaster powder
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2016, 09:31:03 am »

Check the job queues on the kilns themselves? Make sure you have a furnace operator handy (as opposed to a potter)?

You should be getting an error message if the problem is a missing ingredient...

http://dwarffortresswiki.org/index.php/DF2014:Gypsum_plaster
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Ezekhiel2517

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Re: No plaster powder
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2016, 09:53:38 am »

Check the job queues on the kilns themselves? Make sure you have a furnace operator handy (as opposed to a potter)?

You should be getting an error message if the problem is a missing ingredient...

http://dwarffortresswiki.org/index.php/DF2014:Gypsum_plaster

I do have a furnace operator handy ( Ive queued some charcoal on my wood furnace just to try it, and he showed up immediately to work). And no error message shows up. The kiln job queues looks just fine, the make plaster powder option is there, just waiting for someone to take the job. Ive also tried the "do it now" option but nothing happened
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Spriggans

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Re: No plaster powder
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2016, 10:50:30 am »

Have you checked the workshop availability ?
It could be out of your burrow ? Maybe a door is locked and prevents access ?
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Re: No plaster powder
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2016, 02:11:18 pm »

Or the standard problem, i.e. stockpiles linked to the kiln with gypsum, but not bags.

The way I usually deal with it, as I rarely am able to make plaster, is to make traction benches and splints.
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Re: No plaster powder
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2016, 02:20:54 pm »

Whenever I use the dfhack command "fastdwarf," my dwarfs tend to become lazier. Have you used fastdwarf?

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Re: No plaster powder
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2016, 02:47:06 pm »

Have you set a manager profile on the kiln which excludes your wood burner from working there?
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Ezekhiel2517

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Re: No plaster powder
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2016, 03:29:31 pm »

Ok Ive fixed it, it was my mistake. I assumed that my furnace operating dwarves had to be obviously with "furnace operator" job activated. But instead they all were "wood burners" workin at a furnace, not furnace operators per se. So I checked in my dtherapist and then I realized that. I just set some dwarves to furnace operators and voila! problem solved. Me and half a dozen patched up dwarfs thank you all for your help!
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mirrizin

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Re: No plaster powder
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2016, 05:04:42 pm »

 
Ok Ive fixed it, it was my mistake. I assumed that my furnace operating dwarves had to be obviously with "furnace operator" job activated. But instead they all were "wood burners" workin at a furnace, not furnace operators per se. So I checked in my dtherapist and then I realized that. I just set some dwarves to furnace operators and voila! problem solved. Me and half a dozen patched up dwarfs thank you all for your help!
Anytime. Glad to be useful.  :)
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