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0001721Dwarf FortressMap Featurespublic2010-05-03 10:322012-03-29 21:33
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0001721: Straight, rectilinear cliff edges
In 31.x absolutely staight cliff edges became extremely frequent. Here's one of the most obvious examples: http://i41.tinypic.com/dvom07.jpg [^] . I guess it is related to 0000142.
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duplicate of 0005077resolved Toady One Browsing world gen map causes corrupted feature files 
Issue History
2010-05-03 10:32DarayavaushNew Issue
2010-05-03 10:44FootkerchiefSummaryStraight cliff edges => Straight, rectilinear cliff edges
2010-05-03 10:47FootkerchiefNote Added: 0006011
2010-05-03 10:55DarayavaushNote Added: 0006012
2010-05-03 11:08FootkerchiefNote Added: 0006013
2010-05-03 11:11DarayavaushNote Added: 0006014
2010-05-03 13:31KumquatNote Added: 0006022
2012-03-29 12:05KogutNote Added: 0021870
2012-03-29 16:27FootkerchiefNote Added: 0021878
2012-03-29 16:27FootkerchiefRelationship addedduplicate of 0005077
2012-03-29 16:27FootkerchiefStatusnew => resolved
2012-03-29 16:27FootkerchiefResolutionopen => duplicate
2012-03-29 16:27FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief
2012-03-29 21:33d64Issue Monitored: d64

2010-05-03 10:47   
Yeah, I've noticed this as well. I'm not sure exactly how we should go about helping Toady track this down... probably worldgen parameters + screenshots of location.
2010-05-03 10:55   
it happens in EVERY world, so that's of no use, I think.
2010-05-03 11:08   
They do seem to happen in every world, yeah, but they're not so frequent that he wouldn't have to spend time wandering around to find them. I think they occur predictably around volcanoes, but I'm not sure. It's possible that they're generally related to the presence of underground map features. Any legwork we can do to provide concrete info and investigate causes will help Toady fix bugs faster.
2010-05-03 11:11   
this particular site didn't have a volcano, but instead a 24-tile (!) OCEAN (!!!) with 41 z-levels high surrounding cliffs (!!!!!). I guess that is something :)
2010-05-03 13:31   
I think something like this happens on almost every map actually, if you take reveal2 and go and look all the way down to the magma lake / HFS layers.
2012-03-29 12:05   
Probably YA duplicate of 0005077
2012-03-29 16:27   
That's a good hypothesis. I'll go with it.

Please reopen this or PM me on the forums if the issue is still present.