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Won't Make Charcoal
« on: January 31, 2011, 02:33:04 am »

I have set three dwarve's professions to wood burner and none will make charcoal. They keep coming up with no job. This happens with other stuff sometimes too.
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Re: Won't Make Charcoal
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2011, 04:29:29 am »

They are obviously elvish spies.

I'm assuming that you've built a wood furnace and issued a few "make charcoal" orders but they still hang around in your meeting zone drinking booze and chilling with their friends.  I've had this issues with miners before, but I was able to overlook it due to their inherent dwarfiness.  Refusing to burn the bones of sacred plants?  I think you've got yourself a problem.
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Re: Won't Make Charcoal
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2011, 06:05:40 am »

Check that the workshop profile lets them work in that particular workshop.

And check that they're in the same burrow (or no burrow at all)

If you build another one right next to them - will they build it? Will that one work?
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Re: Won't Make Charcoal
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2011, 06:18:38 am »

I don't use burrows or Workshop Profiles, and it isn't the workshop, its that they are ignoring the labor setting.
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Re: Won't Make Charcoal
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2011, 06:45:17 am »

Do you have an accessable stockpile of logs, and that there's no obstructions or locked doors in the way?
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Re: Won't Make Charcoal
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2011, 06:52:38 am »

Yep
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Re: Won't Make Charcoal
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2011, 06:56:27 am »

Hmm... that is puzzling. All I can suggest is taking a seperate dwarf and turning all labours off, and then turning just wood burning on, and hope to Armok that he doesn't attend a party.
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Re: Won't Make Charcoal
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2011, 07:01:04 am »

Tried it. Three parties and a strange carpenting mood later, no charcoal.
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Re: Won't Make Charcoal
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2011, 07:02:40 am »

If all else fails, go for the magma forge.
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Re: Won't Make Charcoal
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2011, 07:04:00 am »

Done it. Three FBs and 10 dead dwarves. No charcoal. This isn't a problem for all my fortresses, its only sometimes.
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Re: Won't Make Charcoal
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2011, 07:04:17 am »

is the stone type used to make the furnace forbidden in the z-stone menu?
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Re: Won't Make Charcoal
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2011, 08:51:08 am »

is the stone type used to make the furnace forbidden in the z-stone menu?
That shouldn't have any effect.

To the OP: are you sure you enabled Wood Burning (which does work) and not Furnace Operating (which does not work)?
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Re: Won't Make Charcoal
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2011, 09:32:40 am »

is the stone type used to make the furnace forbidden in the z-stone menu?
That shouldn't have any effect.

To the OP: are you sure you enabled Wood Burning (which does work) and not Furnace Operating (which does not work)?

Actually, if you do forbid the base material of a workshop, Dwarves will then refuse to use that workshop, so this could be a possibility.
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Re: Won't Make Charcoal
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2011, 09:39:45 am »

Check if they have the labor enabled. Strange as it sounds some times migrants show up with the skills but not with the labor activated. I remember wondering why my new proficient carpenter wasn't making cabinets and finding out he wasn't allowed to
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Re: Won't Make Charcoal
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2011, 10:27:26 am »

Actually, if you do forbid the base material of a workshop, Dwarves will then refuse to use that workshop, so this could be a possibility.

That only applies to forbidding the actual boulder used to build the workshop, not marking its material as economic in the z-stones menu.
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