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0001678Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Roomspublic2010-05-01 13:562011-03-03 04:02
Toady One 
Windows XPSP3
0001678: Zone Placement Crash
When placing zones and using the rectangle method, if you try to back out with ESC before placing the zone Dwarf Fortress will crash.
1) Start up dwarf mode!
2) Press 'i' to open zone placement.
3) Press 'e' to switch to rectangle mode.
4) Press 'enter' to start placement selection.
5) Press 'ESC' to attempt to back out of placement
6) Crash
Fresh 31.03 install, no mods.
has duplicate 0003023resolved Footkerchief crash when sizing hospital zone 
child of 0001119resolved Toady One When Designating a Zone through Flow or Floor Flow, crashes when attempting to cancel using ESC key. 
Issue History
2010-05-01 13:56returntonullNew Issue
2010-05-01 14:24FootkerchiefNote Added: 0005856
2010-05-01 14:24FootkerchiefRelationship addedchild of 0001119
2010-06-03 08:09kalzariusNote Added: 0007606
2010-06-13 17:19ReddIssue Monitored: Redd
2010-06-13 17:21ReddNote Added: 0008355
2010-06-13 17:21ReddTag Attached: 0.31.06
2010-06-13 17:37ReddNote Edited: 0008355bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0008355#r3179
2010-06-13 17:47ReddNote Edited: 0008355bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0008355#r3182
2010-07-07 04:40Kaelem GaenNote Added: 0009713
2010-08-14 10:27FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0003023
2011-03-03 04:02Toady OneStatusnew => closed
2011-03-03 04:02Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One
2011-03-03 04:02Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2011-03-03 04:02Toady OneFixed in Version => 0.31.13

2010-05-01 14:24   
You're sure it's rectangle mode? 0001119 and 0001461 mention this happening with flow and floor flow only.
2010-06-03 08:09   
I can confirm this. I signed up to Mantis Tracker specifically to report this bug and those precise reproduction steps.

Having said that, I have found a few times when it has not crashed this way, but I've managed to consistently crash DF on a fresh map using this method.
2010-06-13 17:21   
(edited on: 2010-06-13 17:47)
OK, I thought I had this problem too as the steps on the interface are i (zones), e (rectangle), enter (place), esc (cancel) -> crash, but the 'rectangle' part is a nuance of the interface, and you are actually moving into flow mode which is where the crash occurs. It also occurs with floor flow mode. I shall add a note to the flow mode crash issue.

Kaelem Gaen   
2010-07-07 04:40   
yeah mine did it on flow too, I'm on .31.08