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Author Topic: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress  (Read 1414673 times)

nezclaw

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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10650 on: September 04, 2019, 08:01:41 pm »

That's what you use a chained goblin for
first i need a captured goblin.
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Dawnthunder: It menaces with spikes of tetanus
After the fire had burned down all of the wooden next boxes on the surface, Mottled Petrel was reluctant to replace them with more wooden nest boxes. Instead, he placed the remaining store of wooden nest boxes in the dormitory for any aspiring koopa mothers.

The nest boxes were immediately overrun by helmet snakes.

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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10651 on: September 14, 2019, 10:47:46 am »

I started genning a custom medium world, only customization was removal of bogeymen. I forgot to shorten history from the 1050 years to something more manageable.

That was 3 hours ago. 15 minutes ago, in the year 780, I decided that it is taking too long and decided to stop it.
6 minutes ago, year 804, it finaly responded and let me select (u)se world as is.
During the writing of the last line, it finaly finished.
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nezclaw

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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10652 on: September 14, 2019, 11:44:46 am »

I started genning a custom medium world, only customization was removal of bogeymen. I forgot to shorten history from the 1050 years to something more manageable.

That was 3 hours ago. 15 minutes ago, in the year 780, I decided that it is taking too long and decided to stop it.
6 minutes ago, year 804, it finaly responded and let me select (u)se world as is.
During the writing of the last line, it finaly finished.

Oh wow. I usually don't let it get past 125 when genning.
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Dawnthunder: It menaces with spikes of tetanus
After the fire had burned down all of the wooden next boxes on the surface, Mottled Petrel was reluctant to replace them with more wooden nest boxes. Instead, he placed the remaining store of wooden nest boxes in the dormitory for any aspiring koopa mothers.

The nest boxes were immediately overrun by helmet snakes.

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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10653 on: September 14, 2019, 08:46:24 pm »

 Just starting out a new fort, looking around, getting the lay of the land, when I realize the fort has a metamorphic uppermost layer. “No” I say to myself. “Not another bloody no-sedimentary fort.” So I add [ore_iron] to diorite. The dorfs have finished digging, time for the first stockpile. Armor: yes, bars: yes, food: yes, weapons: yes. Refuse? Flashes back to previous fort. yes.
  Got iron smelting from diorite, making a set of iron armor. Some time later: Looks in stocks and sees X(-iron chestplate-)X. “Oh no! - somebody’s getting mauled!
Checks unit list. Nothing out of the ordinary, orders up second iron suit just to be safe. Checks back later: more rotten armor. “Well, this armor is useless now, I can’t even melt it, smelting ore is more efficient! I  could put down a refuse stockpile outside, or I can save everyone’s time and enable Refuse on the main stockpile.”

“Enable Refuse on main stockpile...” Checks settings.

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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10654 on: September 18, 2019, 05:39:00 am »

In another hilarious blunder, I discovered that my airships have nothing holding them together.
I wanted to make a flying metal wagon, and even made a syndrome to turn non-dwarves into it. The problem occurs exactly 1 frame after they transform.
Frame 1: Yay, airship successfully modded in! It's alive!
Frame 2: *List of "Airship metals"*

I guess I need to recheck the colossus/wagon raws and figure out what missing tag causes instant death.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10655 on: September 18, 2019, 09:01:03 am »

That does conjure up a very amusing mental image of an insane dwarf engineer constantly trying to perfect his design only for it to explode every time he completes it.

He is known a “Tor SingedBeard.”
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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10656 on: September 19, 2019, 03:42:50 pm »

In another hilarious blunder, I discovered that my airships have nothing holding them together.
I wanted to make a flying metal wagon, and even made a syndrome to turn non-dwarves into it. The problem occurs exactly 1 frame after they transform.
Frame 1: Yay, airship successfully modded in! It's alive!
Frame 2: *List of "Airship metals"*

I guess I need to recheck the colossus/wagon raws and figure out what missing tag causes instant death.
Your gaseous tissues could be changing states. Try looking at fire men and iron men.

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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10657 on: October 07, 2019, 01:35:18 am »

I once embarked on a glacier biome. When I was irrigateing the room i was going to have my farm in a huge wall of water instantly flooded my fortress and drowned all my dorfs. That is how I learned about water pressure.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10658 on: October 07, 2019, 04:40:43 pm »

That'll ruin your fort, all right.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10659 on: October 07, 2019, 06:13:06 pm »

Are you truly an overseer if you never flooded your fortress building waterworks, though?
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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10660 on: October 07, 2019, 09:03:01 pm »

Are you truly an overseer if you never flooded your fortress building waterworks, though?
tip: never dig a channel straight from the river without installing floodgates.
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Dawnthunder: It menaces with spikes of tetanus
After the fire had burned down all of the wooden next boxes on the surface, Mottled Petrel was reluctant to replace them with more wooden nest boxes. Instead, he placed the remaining store of wooden nest boxes in the dormitory for any aspiring koopa mothers.

The nest boxes were immediately overrun by helmet snakes.

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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10661 on: October 08, 2019, 07:27:41 am »

Are you truly an overseer if you never flooded your fortress building waterworks, though?
tip: never dig a channel straight from the river without installing floodgates.
i always use drawbridges for this, because they cannot be blocked by items.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10662 on: October 10, 2019, 02:51:29 pm »

I couldn't figure out why my expeditions started getting stuck when I assigned war animals. 

I had all access points to the surface tightly closed. 
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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10663 on: October 17, 2019, 07:10:18 pm »

I forgot that you could'nt cage pets so got infuriated trying to cage this one cat that some random fish dissector had as a pet. Needless to say i stuck both in a room full of spikes and pulled the lever 600 times.

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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10664 on: October 19, 2019, 05:01:10 pm »

somehow i accidentally deleted the pheobus tileset when i was trying to switch to the default tileset for Dawnthunder purposes. i have a hard time visualizing the surface with the default set.

also i'm not sure if i mentioned this or not, but i found out that i had accidentally been playing on 43.05 instead of 44.12 a while back.

that's weird. i went into the lnp and pheobus is there. it's just not showing up on the list.
« Last Edit: October 20, 2019, 04:08:44 pm by nezclaw »
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Dawnthunder: It menaces with spikes of tetanus
After the fire had burned down all of the wooden next boxes on the surface, Mottled Petrel was reluctant to replace them with more wooden nest boxes. Instead, he placed the remaining store of wooden nest boxes in the dormitory for any aspiring koopa mothers.

The nest boxes were immediately overrun by helmet snakes.
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