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Scintillescent

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Armorer dwarf won't collect materials in dwarf fortress
« on: March 06, 2011, 02:40:20 pm »

Hi folks! :D

Anyway, the problem is I have this Armorer dwarf in a strange mood that won't collect the materials I set for him, which pretty much is rough gems and blocks.

Is this a bug?
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j0nas

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Re: Armorer dwarf won't collect materials in dwarf fortress
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2011, 03:11:56 pm »

You don't get to decide exactly what the strange mood includes.

The dwarf wants certain things, certain types of things, and you can choose only within those types what he gets.  So if he wants, for example, bars of metal, you can choose which type of metal amongst those you have by forbidding all other types.  That's about as far as your control goes.

Edit:
The wiki explains the details better than I ever could: http://df.magmawiki.com/index.php/DF2010:Strange_mood
Edit 2:
Since an armorer mood is pretty awesome, you might want to save and keep a backup of this save, such that you can retry if you can't figure out how the strange mood works the first time around. ;)
« Last Edit: March 06, 2011, 03:16:23 pm by j0nas »
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Scintillescent

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Re: Armorer dwarf won't collect materials in dwarf fortress
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2011, 03:16:11 pm »

Thanks but................I think I got the certain things for him but he just won't collect it D:
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Re: Armorer dwarf won't collect materials in dwarf fortress
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2011, 03:18:18 pm »

Thanks but................I think I got the certain things for him but he just won't collect it D:
Make sure the things you want him to grab are accessible and untasked/unforbidden, and that all other things that he may grab instead are all forbidden.  Also make sure you have the first things on dwarfs 'list', since he will get the items 'in order'.
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Scintillescent

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Re: Armorer dwarf won't collect materials in dwarf fortress
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2011, 03:23:48 pm »

Ohhhh thanks! ^^

Sadly, I don't think I have rock bars D:
I thought it was rock blocks!

So I'm just going to close the door by forbid XD!
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Re: Armorer dwarf won't collect materials in dwarf fortress
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2011, 03:47:12 pm »

Sadly, I don't think I have rock bars D:
Rock bars = metal bars.  You don't have any metal?  No weapons, armor or ore you can melt down really quick?  Maybe, if he doesn't want too many metal bars, maybe you can even melt down some of your embark picks or axes for a single emergency bar.
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Re: Armorer dwarf won't collect materials in dwarf fortress
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2011, 04:26:53 pm »

Don't forget to make some coke/charcoal if you don't already have some.
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Re: Armorer dwarf won't collect materials in dwarf fortress
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2011, 04:47:50 pm »

Rock bars = NON-ALLOY metal bars. When they ask for rock bars, they won't accept steel, bronze, brass, etc.
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