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0002481Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Jobs, Equipmentpublic2010-06-26 22:532014-08-13 05:10
Toady One 
normalminorhave not tried
0002481: Dwarves will claim new clothes when theirs is worn (xClothesx) but not wear it
Dwarves that claim clothes because their clothes are xClothesx won't drop theirs and grab the new ones, but claim both of them, keeping the new clothes from being hauled or dumped or moved anyway. May be put into cabinet if they have a room, have not tried.
Get a fort to the point where dwarves have worn clothing, make some new clothes. Watch as they claim it and your clothier shop clutters up.
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related to 0001396resolved Toady One Children claim clothes they cannot/will not wear or store in rooms 
related to 0003942resolved Toady One Dwarves owning broken clothing. Clothes don't rot, ANNIHILATES FPS. 
related to 0007680confirmed Footkerchief Dwarves continually accumulate larger and larger numbers of tattered owned clothing items 
Issue History
2010-06-26 22:53clc02New Issue
2010-06-26 23:55smjjamesNote Added: 0009159
2010-06-27 00:20CrytenNote Added: 0009160
2010-06-27 19:45FootkerchiefNote Added: 0009184
2010-06-27 19:45FootkerchiefRelationship addedduplicate of 0001396
2010-06-27 19:45FootkerchiefTag Attached: AWAITING UPDATE
2010-06-30 13:10FootkerchiefNote Added: 0009398
2010-07-07 18:37CreidiekiNote Added: 0009760
2010-07-08 13:49clc02Note Added: 0009802
2010-07-08 17:44FootkerchiefRelationship replacedrelated to 0001396
2010-07-08 17:44FootkerchiefTag Detached: AWAITING UPDATE
2010-07-08 19:06ChickenLipsNote Added: 0009805
2010-08-10 18:47murficwpnNote Added: 0011707
2010-08-10 19:20murficwpnNote Edited: 0011707bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0011707#r4569
2010-08-10 19:20murficwpnNote Edited: 0011707bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0011707#r4570
2010-08-22 02:10CakeonslaughtIssue Monitored: Cakeonslaught
2010-08-27 09:19BeeskeeIssue Monitored: Beeskee
2010-09-11 19:10QuilNote Added: 0012590
2010-09-12 14:13kwielandNote Added: 0012600
2010-09-16 13:20ThrelicusIssue Monitored: Threlicus
2010-09-21 12:09TelarinNote Added: 0012868
2010-09-21 12:09TelarinIssue Monitored: Telarin
2010-09-22 14:37behbehrNote Added: 0012900
2010-09-22 14:37behbehrIssue Monitored: behbehr
2010-09-23 06:52alexleonIssue Monitored: alexleon
2010-09-26 08:09KonIssue Monitored: Kon
2010-10-24 17:02clay1039Issue Monitored: clay1039
2010-10-24 17:04clay1039Note Added: 0013499
2011-02-17 03:46ThundercraftNote Added: 0015168
2011-02-17 07:06KogutNote Added: 0015184
2011-02-17 07:06KogutIssue Monitored: Kogut
2011-02-24 14:39GlacialIssue Monitored: Glacial
2011-02-26 05:01KogutNote Added: 0015521
2011-03-31 09:32FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0003942
2011-04-07 10:37kwielandNote Added: 0017165
2011-05-06 10:43EskarionNote Added: 0017645
2011-05-06 10:47EskarionNote Edited: 0017645bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0017645#r6563
2011-05-08 07:59EskarionIssue Monitored: Eskarion
2011-08-24 18:06LysabildNote Added: 0018623
2011-08-24 18:06LysabildNote Edited: 0018623bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0018623#r6978
2011-08-26 01:56zweiIssue Monitored: zwei
2011-09-16 14:17MorrolanIssue Monitored: Morrolan
2011-09-18 10:06king doomNote Added: 0018739
2011-10-04 03:15partyaliasNote Added: 0018779
2011-10-04 03:17partyaliasNote Edited: 0018779bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0018779#r7051
2012-02-25 11:19MusaabNote Added: 0020667
2012-02-25 11:43krenshalaNote Added: 0020668
2012-02-25 12:36FootkerchiefNote Added: 0020672
2012-02-26 11:46BuglistIssue Monitored: Buglist
2012-02-29 02:42kentoIssue Monitored: kento
2012-02-29 02:50MusaabIssue Monitored: Musaab
2012-03-12 01:49AndreuswolfNote Added: 0021400
2012-03-12 07:25FootkerchiefIssue Monitored: Andreuswolf
2012-03-12 07:25FootkerchiefNote Added: 0021404
2012-03-15 01:22Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2012-03-15 01:22Toady OneFixed in Version => Next Version
2012-03-15 01:22Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2012-03-15 01:22Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One
2012-03-15 05:24TelarinIssue End Monitor: Telarin
2012-03-15 15:35BuglistIssue End Monitor: Buglist
2012-03-16 00:08MusaabIssue End Monitor: Musaab
2012-03-17 23:49KogutIssue End Monitor: Kogut
2012-03-19 08:51EskarionIssue End Monitor: Eskarion
2012-03-30 02:11zweiIssue End Monitor: zwei
2012-05-28 17:53MorrolanIssue End Monitor: Morrolan
2012-06-05 08:55ThrelicusIssue End Monitor: Threlicus
2014-07-28 07:48FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0007680
2014-07-28 07:49FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0006592
2014-07-28 07:49FootkerchiefRelationship deletedrelated to 0006592
2014-08-13 05:10KonIssue End Monitor: Kon

2010-06-26 23:55   
Isn't this an old issue dating back to before 40D?
2010-06-27 00:20   
I think the old issue was they used to leave thier old clothes all across the fortress. This was untill Toady locked off the dwarves changing clothes to prevent the clutter.
2010-06-27 19:45   
See 0001396. Are they being claimed by children?
2010-06-30 13:10   
Reminder sent to: clc02

Are the clothes being claimed by children?
2010-07-07 18:37   
I've experienced this bug with a lot of nonchildren nonmilitary dwarfs. It's visible in
http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=2638 [^] .

You'll want to check out the medical dwarfs in the hospital (same z-level as the starting cursor, southwest, in the silty clay). They have bedrooms (the row along the south wall) with cabinets full of new clothes, but they aren't wearing any of them. (The Chief Medical Dwarf in particular is definitely showing this bug).

(They're *currently* assigned to a burrows that only includes the hospital, but they've spent a lot of time burrowless and jobless. They put new clothes into cabinets in their bedrooms, rather than wearing the new clothes and storing the worn-out clothes.)
2010-07-08 13:49   
no they were not claimes by children, sorry for delay
2010-07-08 19:06   
Isn't this ubiquitous? I have played several fortresses since I first started playing in .03, and I have never, ever seen a dwarf actually wear any new clothing. They claim them, and, aside from children, put them away (they *particularly* seem to love bloody goblin clothes, sigh), but never wear them. Ten years in, the first seven are starting to run around naked right now. At least the female miners are in shape, though I imagine nude sightings don't yet produce happy thoughts in the males. Hmm... something for the suggestions box.

But more seriously, no, I have *never* seen dwarves actually use any clothes other than the ones they start with (I never assign specific equipment or clothes for military dwarves). Does anyone? If it matters, I play with rent and economy off.
2010-08-10 18:47   
(edited on: 2010-08-10 19:20)
All of my dwarves also only store their owned items and never wear them, except children who will claim them but not store them. I have a lot of cabinets full of claimed clothes and a lot of naked dwarves.

I also play with zero rent on and economy off.

2010-09-11 19:10   
I am also having an issue with people never actually putting on clothes; they store them instead. Everyone is currently naked aside from my soldiers, who are wearing armour.

This apparently isn't an issue with disabling rent and economy, since I have those enabled, although thus far I've not had the economy activate.
2010-09-12 14:13   
I would agree that this is ubiquitous. All my dwarfs run around naked now.

Perhaps the only reason this isn't a more serious bug is that it takes years to develop, and at that point, a more serious bug has probably cropped up! (military, health care, etc)
2010-09-21 12:09   
Just lost 3 dwarves to this bug. Stepped in some poisonous blood with no shoes and bled out before they could even make it to the hospital. So, apparently just confirming this bug is still present in .13
2010-09-22 14:37   
can confirm this too as i got loads of dwarves currently running naked in my fort, and getting dizzy walking in nearly frozen water ... :-)
2010-10-24 17:04   
just thought I would add that I am seeing this bug also in .16
My starting 7 are not naked yet... but they are close... and the idea of my leader/nobles holding meeting with diplomats naked... just to say looking forward to this one getting fixed
2011-02-17 03:46   
So, many versions ago Toady intentionally turned off the ability of dwarves to change clothes as a temporary workaround to the problem of dwarves leaving their old clothes all over a fortress as clutter.

But would this still be an issue if this ability was re-enabled in 31.18/19? From what I understand, if the clothes of dead dwarves are not inherited by family (no relatives), they get automatically hauled to stockpiles. Why wouldn't this work for discarded clothes of living dwarves if the ownership gets correctly removed?
2011-02-17 07:06   
Still problem in .18
2011-02-26 05:01   
related to 0003942?
2011-04-07 10:37   
still exists in .25
2011-05-06 10:43   
(edited on: 2011-05-06 10:47)
As a temporary workaround I have all my civilians drafted to inactive squads and assigned them a clothing-uniform, wich gives them some protection against toxic spatters. Although 0001451 interferes with that, wich means my woodcuters and miners are still naked.

2011-08-24 18:06   
This bug is a year old and really bothers me and my enjoyment of the game, looking forward to trying above workaround.

Have Toady not commented this at all?

king doom   
2011-09-18 10:06   
Toady is too busy modelling realistic male pattern baldness on werewolves to fix bugs that have been in the game for several years now.
2011-10-04 03:15   
(edited on: 2011-10-04 03:17)
Sad but true. Try editing raws to make clothes to be non-wearable (so it will newer become x-cloth-x).

2012-02-25 11:19   
This bug continues to cause problems in 34.02...
2012-02-25 11:43   
I have not tested, but someone posted in the forums that if you strip the dwarves of their starting clothing, and toss those items into teh magma, they started using manufactured, purchased and otherwise acquired clothing properly. I have not tested this myself, as none of my fortresses have lasted long enough.
2012-02-25 12:36   
It would be helpful to get 0.34.02 saves demonstrating this problem. http://dffd.wimbli.com/ [^]
2012-03-12 01:49   
Why has this bug not even been acknowledged yet?
2012-03-12 07:25   
Reminder sent to: Andreuswolf

If you want this bug fixed, upload a save and post the link here. http://dffd.wimbli.com/ [^]