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Author Topic: Tons of Obsidian, but no maga; hacked magma, no magma smelter (solved)  (Read 1166 times)

Frectorius

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Hallo Everyone

I am inside a mountan and I found tons of Obsidian, but there is no magma. Can this be or do I search at the wrong place? Edit: I have mined a lot. I do not have magma, therefore it is possible to have lots of Obsidian but no magma.


I now hacked some magma (dfhack -> source add magma) but I cant build a magma smelter, what do I do wrong? Edit: solution: In DFHack: 'feature list', then 'feature show number'. Then I was able to build magma smelter!
« Last Edit: April 19, 2017, 05:58:43 am by Frectorius »
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Re: Tons of Obsidian, but no maga; hacked magma, no magma smelter
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 05:41:53 am »

You need to find the magma sea, at the bottom of the map.

Sometimes, a magma tube is some levels above magma sea, but except in a volcano, magma tubes never reach the surface.
If you had used the maps in legends mode to find a "High volcanism" area, you have igneus extrusive layers in the surface, and igneus intrusive layers in the bottom, but lava tubes ignore volcanism.
http://dwarffortresswiki.org/index.php/DF2014:Igneous_extrusive_layer
http://dwarffortresswiki.org/index.php/DF2014:Igneous_intrusive_layer
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Frectorius

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Re: Tons of Obsidian, but no maga; hacked magma, no magma smelter
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2017, 05:59:08 am »

You need to find the magma sea, at the bottom of the map.

Sometimes, a magma tube is some levels above magma sea, but except in a volcano, magma tubes never reach the surface.
If you had used the maps in legends mode to find a "High volcanism" area, you have igneus extrusive layers in the surface, and igneus intrusive layers in the bottom, but lava tubes ignore volcanism.
http://dwarffortresswiki.org/index.php/DF2014:Igneous_extrusive_layer
http://dwarffortresswiki.org/index.php/DF2014:Igneous_intrusive_layer

thanks :D
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