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jcrites

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Bugged strange mood again?
« on: May 10, 2010, 12:30:01 am »

A moody dwarf sketches shining bars of metal, square blocks, and a quarry.  I have plenty of metal bars, stone, and stone blocks all around.

Why isn't this guy completing his mood?  Does the dwarf want some certain type (among the many different kinds) of metal?

This is really, really, really not fun.  Are moods just broken in the latest release?
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Re: Bugged strange mood again?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010, 12:34:35 am »

Right next to my moody dwarf is a bin with plenty of copper bars and a silver bar.

Is there a hack program I can use to see the actual ingredients the dwarf wants?

Moods, for me, are the most enjoyment-killing aspect of the game right now.  The game might as well have "Bim Leknish instantly dies for a mysterious reason", for all the good moods are right now.
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Re: Bugged strange mood again?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010, 12:40:56 am »

What's a program for editing / understanding strange moods?  I hear references to Dwarf Companion on the forums, but I can't seem to find a copy of it.  Google searches don't yield anything.  Where can I find it?
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Re: Bugged strange mood again?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2010, 01:10:40 am »

Not to sound like a dick but http://df.magmawiki.com/index.php/Utility:Dwarf_Companion

First result from google.
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Re: Bugged strange mood again?
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2010, 02:00:17 am »

That program doesn't support the latest version of Dwarf Fortress.
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Re: Bugged strange mood again?
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2010, 02:24:02 am »

The moody dwarf may demand specific metal bars, so you have to check their description to see if he has any preferences in metals. If he has, that's the most likely what is required.
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Re: Bugged strange mood again?
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2010, 03:04:52 am »

I had a case where the requirements started repeating making me think they had ended when they hadn't. There were actually another set of identical additional requirements making it look like it was repeating. It was some order like rocks, bars, gems, rocks, bars, shells or something horrible.

Are you sure nothing else is missing from the list? What has he collected already? (use 't' to view the workshop).
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Re: Bugged strange mood again?
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2010, 08:07:37 am »

If he wants metal bars and isn't going for the metal you have, he wants a specific metal.  Metals in moods fall under 2 categories.
a.) Closest available
b.) Specific type


If he wants a specific type, look at his preferences.  He'll want whatever metal he has a preference for.
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Re: Bugged strange mood again?
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2010, 09:56:28 am »

If all else fails, build cage traps around his workshop... You never know when you might need a berserk dwarf to set loose somewhere.
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Re: Bugged strange mood again?
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2010, 11:38:01 am »

Had a recent mood where the dwarf decided to do nothing at all, even with multiple of every time of workshop.  He got beaten to death by the cows in the dinning room.   :D

Don't mess with those haunting moos.
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Re: Bugged strange mood again?
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2010, 11:42:15 am »

Did you have the non-magma smelter and glass furnace?  I once had a mood come up and the dwarf didn't claim the magma shops, but when I built the non-magma version (glassworks in this case), he sauntered on over.
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Re: Bugged strange mood again?
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2010, 11:54:17 am »

This won't help you immediately, but I've started requesting a couple bars of every metal I haven't found in my fort, just to have on hand.
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« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2010, 12:45:18 pm »

This won't help you immediately, but I've started requesting a couple bars of every metal I haven't found in my fort, just to have on hand.

That's what I have been doing just in case.  Also helps for nobles who request 3 of X when you don't have X available on site.
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Re: Bugged strange mood again?
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2010, 02:38:47 pm »

Buy 2-3 of each metal bar, buy 2-3 of each gem, leave a bin of CS and GCS cloth lying around, have shells on standby. 
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Re: Bugged strange mood again?
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2010, 03:25:41 pm »

You never know when you might need a berserk dwarf to set loose somewhere.
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