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0x517A5D

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Pathfinding; crawling
« on: November 04, 2007, 02:14:00 pm »

I have noticed that dwarfs prefer to crawl under each other in order to take a straight path, even though they could dodge via two diagonal moves.

It is possible that this only happens on workshops that are in use.

In particular, I have a magma forge and two magma smelters in a row.  The smith makes a beeline for the far smelter, crawling under the furnace operator in the middle smelter.

As lying down and standing up takes time, this is rather slower than dodging.

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ryak2002

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Re: Pathfinding; crawling
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2007, 02:36:00 pm »

spaces with dwarves on them should get extra cost to reflect that fact.  I wonder if that's possible since spaces with dwarves on them are so dynamic.
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