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0000125Dwarf FortressMiscellaneous Crashespublic2010-04-02 06:252010-08-10 00:08
Toady One 
Windows Vista 64-bitSP1
0000125: Crash when spawning dwarves in arena after playing Fortress Mode
The Arena Mode randomly crashes for me when I attempt to spawn dwarves. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. Unmodded.
Arena Mode
has duplicate 0000746closed Footkerchief Creation of dwarf. 
has duplicate 0002553resolved Footkerchief Arena crash-- Create Dwarf 
related to 0002573resolved Footkerchief Crash when exiting arena mode 
Issue History
2010-04-02 06:25lordnincompoopNew Issue
2010-04-02 06:25lordnincompoopTag Attached: Arena Mode
2010-04-02 16:59garanisNote Added: 0000337
2010-04-02 17:00DoctorZuberNote Added: 0000338
2010-04-03 07:17YmrelNote Added: 0000499
2010-04-07 16:34FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0000746
2010-04-07 16:34FootkerchiefSummaryArena Mode crashing => Crash when spawning dwarves in arena, possibly related to equipment
2010-04-11 20:52DoctorZuberNote Added: 0002965
2010-04-11 22:37SirPenguinNote Added: 0002983
2010-04-13 00:45FootkerchiefSummaryCrash when spawning dwarves in arena, possibly related to equipment => Crash when spawning dwarves in arena, possibly related to equipment or high skill levels
2010-04-13 00:52AmpersandNote Added: 0003218
2010-04-13 08:05UberNubeNote Added: 0003255
2010-04-13 08:11UberNubeNote Edited: 0003255bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0003255#r1059
2010-04-13 08:15UberNubeNote Edited: 0003255bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0003255#r1060
2010-04-13 20:12GReadNote Added: 0003379
2010-07-03 12:42FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0002553
2010-07-03 12:43FootkerchiefSummaryCrash when spawning dwarves in arena, possibly related to equipment or high skill levels => Crash when spawning dwarves in arena after playing Fortress Mode
2010-07-03 13:25smjjamesNote Added: 0009590
2010-07-05 18:41FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0002573
2010-07-08 08:18FootkerchiefCategoryGeneral => Miscellaneous Crashes
2010-07-23 12:52smjjamesNote Added: 0010877
2010-07-23 13:08smjjamesNote Edited: 0010877bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0010877#r4224
2010-07-25 09:48FootkerchiefIssue Monitored: GRead
2010-07-25 09:48FootkerchiefIssue Monitored: smjjames
2010-07-25 09:48FootkerchiefNote Added: 0010970
2010-07-25 09:49FootkerchiefTag Attached: AWAITING UPDATE
2010-07-25 10:17smjjamesNote Added: 0010974
2010-07-25 10:20smjjamesIssue End Monitor: smjjames
2010-07-25 18:19GReadIssue End Monitor: GRead
2010-07-25 18:19GReadNote Added: 0011039
2010-07-25 18:52FootkerchiefNote Added: 0011044
2010-07-25 18:52FootkerchiefStatusnew => resolved
2010-07-25 18:52FootkerchiefFixed in Version => 0.31.12
2010-07-25 18:52FootkerchiefResolutionopen => fixed
2010-07-25 18:52FootkerchiefAssigned To => Toady One
2010-08-10 00:08DwarfuTag Detached: AWAITING UPDATE

2010-04-02 16:59   
I've gotten this once.
2010-04-02 17:00   
I've seen it more than once, haven't come up with any steps to reproduce yet though.
2010-04-03 07:17   
This has happened for me, but only on Windows vista. It seems fine on XP, even after spawning dozens of dwarves.
2010-04-11 20:52   
I've seen this, but can't reproduce it reliably. It occurs when done selecting items for a dwarf or creature and placing. But going back and reloading the arena and doing the exact same steps usually does not crash a second time.

cagey little bugger.
2010-04-11 22:37   
I've also had this happen once. I believe I was assigning a bronze great axe. I hit enter and it crashed.
2010-04-13 00:52   
I've also had this happen in the newest release.
2010-04-13 08:05   
(edited on: 2010-04-13 08:15)
I had this happen too (on win xp) when spawning the second dwarf with the following attributes/equipment:

Talented Fighter
Talented Axedwarf
Talented Swordsdwarf
Talented Dodger
Talented Armor user
Talented Shield User

Steel battle axe
steel helm
steel mail shirt
steel gloves x 2
steel chain leggings
steel high boots x 2

There was also a bronze colossus in the arena on the same team at the same time.

EDIT: Tried again. This time it didn't crash, but the icons for the dwarves were different this time. When it crashed they were the '@' icons used for caravan guards, but this time they were normal dwarves. The only other difference was that this time the dwarves were on one team, while the BC was independent.

2010-04-13 20:12   
Windows vista; I have a 100% success rate in crashing the game when attempting to spawn a dwarf in Arena mode after having played fortress mode. Arena works like a charm if I start DF and play it, but if I play fortress mode first it crashes upon creature creation, regardless of skills or equipment.
This seems to only be true of dwarfs; I can spawn any number of animals, humans, elves, etc. but now dwarfs.
2010-07-03 13:25   
Did you guys do any modding? When I tried to put in that fix to stop the dwarves from having skill/attribute rust, I got a crash when I created a dwarf in the arena.

So, modding may have something to do with it.

As for me, I reverted back, and now I'm not sure what I need to do to make the skills not rust and at the same time not have the arena crash.

I'm referring to this thread for the removal of skill rust: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=60182.0 [^]
2010-07-23 12:52   
(edited on: 2010-07-23 13:08)
This one as popped up again in .11 It's intermittent however and I'm not sure whats causing it.

Edit: Um, might be a fluke or something as it seemed to stop happening, anyways.....

2010-07-25 09:48   
Reminder sent to: GRead, lordnincompoop, smjjames

Can you reproduce this crash in 31.12? According to the release notes, a similar-sounding crash was fixed: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=62368.msg1429420#msg1429420 [^]
2010-07-25 10:17   
Mayday graphics, windows SDL, I checked a few times with no skill dwarves, max skill, max skill+weapon, and no skill+weapon, and it works fine.

So, green light from me for it being fixed.
2010-07-25 18:19   
Vanilla install, I can confirm that my previous steps no longer duplicate this bug as of 31.12
2010-07-25 18:52