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0003722Dwarf FortressCombat -- Generalpublic2010-11-23 16:182014-07-26 07:16
Toady One 
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Acer Aspire 7730 GWindows 7 64bit
0003722: Falling damage blocked/deflected by armor results in malformed combat announcements
I had a military dwarf fight a buzzard, the dwarf jumped away from it's attack and fell down some stories, breaking his neck. Looked in the combat log, which said, among the standard "...taking the full force of the impact...", as well:
"it The Recruit in the body part, but the attack is deflected by The Recruit's (iron breastplate)!"
put a dwarf in rigid armor, throw him off a high building, look up combat log
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has duplicate 0005935resolved Footkerchief Dwarfs are getting "red" combat reports sometimes while sparring 
has duplicate 0006322resolved Knight Otu Being thrown off bridge results in improperly formatted "combat report" 
related to 0005877confirmed Toady One Miners channel tile they're standing on, resulting combat report is malformed 
Issue History
2010-11-23 16:18EvilTwinNew Issue
2010-11-23 17:00FootkerchiefSummaryDefault "it" and "body part" when a crash-attack is deflected => Falling damage blocked/deflected by armor results in malformed combat announcements
2012-05-21 19:14FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0005877
2012-05-22 07:06FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0005935
2012-05-22 12:36KogutNote Added: 0022668
2013-05-16 04:45Knight OtuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0006322
2013-05-18 15:17DrazinonondaNote Added: 0023977
2014-07-25 15:31Toady OneNote Added: 0027551
2014-07-25 16:57TrifNote Added: 0027558
2014-07-26 07:16FootkerchiefNote Added: 0027599
2014-07-26 07:16FootkerchiefStatusnew => resolved
2014-07-26 07:16FootkerchiefFixed in Version => 0.40.01
2014-07-26 07:16FootkerchiefResolutionopen => fixed
2014-07-26 07:16FootkerchiefAssigned To => Toady One
2014-07-26 07:17FootkerchiefRelationship replacedhas duplicate 0005935

2012-05-22 12:36   
related to 0005743: "The Foodwarf counterstrikes!" during sparring is not marked as happening during sparring (red instead of light blue)
2013-05-18 15:17   
The malformations don't stop there: apparently the game doesn't keep up with what body part is actually taking the damage. I had a dwarf equipped with only a helm (over his normal clothing) who was training in wrestling. When he was thrown, "it The militia commander in the lower body, but the attack is deflected by The militia commander's (bronze helm)!"

http://imgur.com/4y34XY4 [^]
Toady One   
2014-07-25 15:31   
Does this reproduce regularly in the arena in 0.40+? I've tried dumping some armored people from the heights and the announcements aren't broken.
2014-07-25 16:57   
I couldn't reproduce it either in 0.40+.
The only thing I could find is a slightly awkward phrasing in the report when you throw an armored dwarf and they skid on the ground, e.g:
"Dwarf 1's left lower leg skids along the ground, but it is deflected by Dwarf 1's small steel greaves!"

So the generic "it" refers to the ground, meaning that the ground gets deflected? It's a bit silly, but that's really the only leftover from this bug that I could find in arena mode.
2014-07-26 07:16   
We'll call it fixed, then. Please reopen or PM me on the forums if otherwise.