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Gondovia

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Dwarves Keep Getting Stuck Underground.
« on: December 30, 2008, 10:58:51 am »

I seem to be having a problem that is really getting on my nerves.
My dwarves keep getting stuck underground when digging out more than one Z-Level.
For example. I started to dig underground to find some stone.I placed downward stairways then dug out upward ramps from the stairways.Then dug out a small hall to connect to the next set of downward stairways.My diggers seem to get stuck and will not return to the surface.Eventually they just starve and die off.Then I cannot continue the game because I have no miners.
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firefly28

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Re: Dwarves Keep Getting Stuck Underground.
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2008, 11:06:29 am »

not sure if this is anything like the problem I was having, Im also very new to the game so apologies if this is wrong in advance :) Also do a save.

Anyway one time when I was digging down with stairs, I got so far down and then I built a ramp and my dwarfs got stuck and died

Someone then told me , when you build a ramp, always build a ramp a Z level below that ramp, I cant remember my exact situation but I did that and the problem fixed , however Im not sure what the rules are regarding putting a ramp in a place thats previously been dug out so maybe try using the two ramps in a place nearby but not where the stairs are?
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Re: Dwarves Keep Getting Stuck Underground.
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2008, 11:10:34 am »

Thanks,I'll be sure to try that.
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Re: Dwarves Keep Getting Stuck Underground.
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2008, 11:14:15 am »

Ramps remove the floor above them. for digging many z below, it's easier to use up/down stairs. Also, you do know a down stair requires an up or up/down stair below to work?

EDIT: yes, use the wiki
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Marlowe

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Re: Dwarves Keep Getting Stuck Underground.
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2008, 05:05:04 pm »

Why the HELL are you using ramps for? Just build stairways!
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Peewee

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Re: Dwarves Keep Getting Stuck Underground.
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2008, 07:51:50 pm »

>.> for wagons and non-stair-y situations.

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Re: Dwarves Keep Getting Stuck Underground.
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2008, 09:37:46 pm »

Sounds like the problem is that, what you did is this
v
v
v
v

Looking at it from the side, where a v is a down stairway, whereas what you want to do is this

v
x
x
x
x
^

Where v is a downstair, an x is an up/down stair, and a ^ is an upstair.
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Re: Dwarves Keep Getting Stuck Underground.
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2008, 01:21:14 pm »

...except he's using RAMPS not STAIRS.  :P
I don't think DF would let you stack ramps... will it?

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Re: Dwarves Keep Getting Stuck Underground.
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2008, 02:19:57 pm »

nope. if you make a ramp, it removes the floor above, so there's nothing for a ramp to sit on above.
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Re: Dwarves Keep Getting Stuck Underground.
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2008, 06:37:12 pm »

It's more realistic in the fact that ramps are for gradual changes in height. A ramp that went many z levels down in 1 square would no longer be a ramp, just an awkwardly slanted wall.
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