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Author Topic: My Magma! something is stealing my Magma!!!  (Read 28658 times)

Crossroads Inc.

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My Magma! something is stealing my Magma!!!
« on: May 02, 2010, 03:06:04 am »

ON a map with countless blooms of magnetite and Flux stone, I thought I would never run out of steel!

Yet it seems Im running out of Magma! the smelters that work day and night suddenly gave me a "Canceled Smelting, Magma Smelter has no power."

I go and check and sure enough the 7/7 level has dropped to 7/6  Withing a bit its dropped to 7/4  now its at 7/3 all my entire Metal production has ground to a halt.  What the hell be going on?
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Grumman

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Re: My Magma! something is stealing my Magma!!!
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2010, 03:09:58 am »

We need more information: have you dug out any new magma channels recently? Have you designed your magma smelters and plumbing so that magma is incapable of flowing out from under the smelters?
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Re: My Magma! something is stealing my Magma!!!
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2010, 03:13:29 am »

do you have a lever that's attached to a floodgat set on Repeat? I did it, lost everything and killed all the imps that I was planning to capture.
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Re: My Magma! something is stealing my Magma!!!
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2010, 03:21:43 am »

My money's on Darkond's theory.  I'm guessing you regulate some portion of your magmaworks with either a floodgate or a drawbridge or a mechanically linked door.  Every time you operate that machine, you're atom-smashing a tile of magma out of your fort forever.  With all your metal, you oughta be able to whip up a series of steel screw pumps that will consolidate what magma you have into a trough that can fuel a few workshops.  It'll hurt your productivity, most likely, but you'll be back in business.
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Re: My Magma! something is stealing my Magma!!!
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2010, 08:38:43 am »

NOTHING :/

No pits., no pumping, no breached chambers, the only thing ive done recently was drain a water pool high above :/ it started at 7/7 and now its 4/7 :/
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Re: My Magma! something is stealing my Magma!!!
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2010, 11:26:36 am »

Did you have areas of low-magma anywhere?  if it's below 3/7, I think, magma evaporates.  that'd make everything else lower, which'd make the rest evaporate faster...
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Re: My Magma! something is stealing my Magma!!!
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2010, 11:39:24 am »

Is this a magma pool, a magma pipe or the magma sea (new version only)?

Both magma pipes and the magma sea refill themselves to their 'natural' level, so it shouldn't even be possible to drain them... Maybe the 'natural' level of the magma is actually lower than the level it started on - How deep (in z-levels) is the magma you're using? Is it connected to the map edge anywhere? Did you have any cave-ins recently?

I would suggest pumping what magma you can into a dwarf-built channel so you can live off that, as Hatfield suggests.
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Re: My Magma! something is stealing my Magma!!!
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2010, 12:20:44 pm »

You may want to get dfhack and use the reveal utility to have a look.
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Crossroads Inc.

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Re: My Magma! something is stealing my Magma!!!
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2010, 04:16:30 pm »

where can I get that?

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Re: My Magma! something is stealing my Magma!!!
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2010, 05:18:07 pm »

Post a map of what's going on?
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Re: My Magma! something is stealing my Magma!!!
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2010, 07:36:21 pm »

Consider posting the save so we can have a gander.
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Re: My Magma! something is stealing my Magma!!!
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2010, 12:36:48 am »

must be those goddamn elves....
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Re: My Magma! something is stealing my Magma!!!
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2010, 02:15:39 am »

Damn elves stealing all the magma.
*Pictures an elf cackling to himself as he hauls a dripping blob of molten magma away from your fortress in his bare hands*
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Re: My Magma! something is stealing my Magma!!!
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2010, 04:06:59 am »

Nothing to See here, please move along.
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