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Imic

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Dwarven Merchants wonít leave Fort
« on: January 17, 2019, 12:11:30 pm »

Well, here I am, starting a new Fort, everythingís going fine, and the first set of Dwarven Merchants come along. Their caverns couldnít reach my site at first, since the landscape around my entrance is surrounded with boulders, and they showed up in the most bouldery bit they could have gone for, but the Merhcnts do come, in the end. Iím a bit disapointed that they didnít bring any Booze, but I do my trading, and when Autumn ends, they leave.
Except... they didnít. They left the Depot, certainly, but theyíre just standing around to one side of the above-ground defences in which the Depot is constructed. I tore a hole in the wall to get them to leave, built a bridge across the brook (Which runs through a bit of the aboveground defences), just inc ase the game was confused about what layer they were on or something, bit no such luck. But hereís the very confusing bit: The Elven and Human Caravans have been and gone, with no such problems. This is now a serious issue, since with no contact with the mountainhomes, I have gotten no migrants all this game, except the first two, scripted, waves, and it has now reached Autumn of the second year. No Migrants, no Dwarven Caravan come back. They havenít even gone insane, which worried me for a long time, but no. They simply... stand there, doing nothing.
I have DFHack, so if thereís a fix for this Iím all ears, but I have had no such luck myself.
So, uhm... Help?
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Re: Dwarven Merchants wonít leave Fort
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2019, 01:51:54 pm »

The typical cause is the maturation of a tree which blocks access for wagons. Use the "D" command to display access to the trade depot, remove (or work around) any obstacle found, repeat, until you finally get a clear path to the edge.
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Re: Dwarven Merchants wonít leave Fort
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2019, 02:08:52 pm »

I seem to have discovered theproblem. They are very slowly leaving the map, just... very slowly, such that I didnít notice they had moved at all for a long time. I suppose I can wait.
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Re: Dwarven Merchants wonít leave Fort
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2019, 03:15:11 pm »

if you're using Dfhack, try using the caravan command.

use "caravan list" to show what the caravans are doing. and "caravan happy" to make them happy, if they've encountered a problem.

Could also try fix/stuck-merchants
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