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Hippoman

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Create Unknown Material??
« on: June 05, 2010, 12:35:40 pm »

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Have no Idea what i'd be creating either.
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nickbii

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Re: Create Unknown Material??
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2010, 02:52:24 pm »

You'd be creating crafts, goblets, instruments, and toys in "unknown material."

My only idea is that perhaps you were modding and accidentally created a new "unknown material."

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Re: Create Unknown Material??
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2010, 03:22:36 pm »

This doesn't require modding.  Workshops sometimes start you out in a menu offering you to build things from unknown material.  It seems to be random, I haven't done enough testing to determine what actual conditions trigger it.  If you see this, press 'escape' and it will back you up to the normal menu for that workshop.
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Re: Create Unknown Material??
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2010, 03:26:53 pm »

I always see this while making glass.
If you make green glass blocks, then later come back to the workshop, it seems to remember that you were making blocks but not what kind so it says Unknown Material.
Same for the Metalsmith - making cages out of Unknown Material.
I don't know what happens if you select this... I always escape back to the main menu.
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Re: Create Unknown Material??
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2010, 03:30:49 pm »

I always see this while making glass.
If you make green glass blocks, then later come back to the workshop, it seems to remember that you were making blocks but not what kind so it says Unknown Material.
Same for the Metalsmith - making cages out of Unknown Material.
I don't know what happens if you select this... I always escape back to the main menu.
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Re: Create Unknown Material??
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2010, 10:42:11 pm »

Interestingly, glass is one of the very few materials in DF not present as any sort of material raw file; template, inorganic, creature-specific, or otherwise.
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Re: Create Unknown Material??
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2010, 11:19:05 pm »

OH oh this happened to me like 5 times. In shops that you have to pick a material. Like lets say silver, then pick. Sometimes it will open up and then just be like make unknown material pick. Also happens in glass production to me aswell. I'm using no mods at all. And it happened in 0.31.3 or .4 to my knowledge. I never did it, but I assume they would just use closest possible material.
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