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0003831Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Idle Behaviorpublic2010-12-20 17:212012-03-02 17:39
Alienware Mx17Windows 7vanilla
0003831: Start a new fort, dwarves all idle. No work at all.
I have all the tools required (training axes for trees and picks for digging).
I have designated trees to be cut down and areas to be dug out.
Appropriate labors have been enabled on each dwarf.
When I un-pause, there's a few seconds of lag, then the game runs; but the dwarfs are just standing around idling.
Re-designating work does nothing.
Re-enabling work preferences does nothing.
Forbidding and then un-forbidding tools does nothing.
Exiting and reloading does nothing.

The save game can be found on Dwarf Fortress file depot in the bugged saves section under the title "Idle on embark"
Un-zip save file, put in save folder.
Open save game, un-pause.
Save Included
duplicate of 0005077resolved Toady One Browsing world gen map causes corrupted feature files 
Issue History
2010-12-20 17:21AWellTrainedFerretNew Issue
2010-12-20 18:53DwarfuNote Added: 0014662
2010-12-20 18:53DwarfuTag Attached: Save Included
2010-12-20 18:53DwarfuTag Attached: Save Needs Testing
2010-12-20 18:55DwarfuTag Attached: AWAITING UPDATE
2010-12-21 15:13SchmloksNote Added: 0014672
2010-12-21 15:23DwarfuNote Added: 0014673
2010-12-21 18:08AWellTrainedFerretNote Added: 0014675
2010-12-21 19:40QuietustNote Added: 0014676
2010-12-22 14:44SchmloksNote Added: 0014682
2011-01-07 04:02DwarfuTag Detached: AWAITING UPDATE
2011-04-05 14:04FootkerchiefNote Added: 0017101
2011-04-05 14:04FootkerchiefTag Attached: AWAITING UPDATE
2011-07-31 15:09DwarfuNote Added: 0018391
2011-07-31 15:09DwarfuTag Detached: AWAITING UPDATE
2011-08-01 01:17vasilnNote Added: 0018404
2011-08-01 01:19vasilnNote Edited: 0018404bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0018404#r6877
2012-02-20 10:01FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0002713
2012-02-25 13:23FootkerchiefNote Added: 0020683
2012-02-25 13:23FootkerchiefRelationship addedduplicate of 0005077
2012-02-25 13:23FootkerchiefStatusnew => resolved
2012-02-25 13:23FootkerchiefResolutionopen => duplicate
2012-02-25 13:23FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief
2012-02-25 13:23FootkerchiefRelationship deletedrelated to 0002713
2012-03-02 17:39DwarfuTag Detached: Save Needs Testing

2010-12-20 18:53   
File link: http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=3587 [^]

No snow or frozen waterways that would account for the rather large delay after unpausing.

Possible underground feature?

Didn't notice any modding - did you fiddle with anything, use a special embark profile, etc.?
2010-12-21 15:13   
I'm noticing you used a save not created with that copy of DF.

What was the previous version?
Were you using a graphical tileset?
2010-12-21 15:23   
Schmolks, what are you talking about? The parameters state: "Created in DF v0.31.18."
2010-12-21 18:08   
There are no mods, I'm using the Gold Plated 16x16 tileset.
Not sure what counts as a special embark profile. I do customize the names of the fort and group. Don't remember what this one was, but my usual is Fort "The Fondled Bodices of Virgins" and Group "The Fellowship of Immorality"
2010-12-21 19:40   
Oddly, the long pause happens every time the game is loaded, even immediately after saving.

I'm guessing part of the problem is that there are so many Z-levels, and that HFS is taking up a disproportionately large percentage of them.
2010-12-22 14:44   
Sorry, I assumed because of: "Un-zip save file, put in save folder.
Open save game, un-pause."

Misunderstood that.
2011-04-05 14:04   
Reminder sent to: AWellTrainedFerret

Does this save still lag in 0.31.25?
2011-07-31 15:09   
Yes it does - I loaded this in 31.25 and the performance is the same - heavy pause, very low fps and no designation work being performed (mining, woodcutting, removing ramps, etc.) - it doesn't generate jobs for these.

No error log entries. All other settings appear to be default.

They will recognize and receive jobs for zones (meeting, pasture), stockpiles (food, weapons), buildings (farm plot and farmer's workshop) and deconstructing the wagon.
2011-08-01 01:17   
(edited on: 2011-08-01 01:19)
This sounds suspiciously similar to http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/mantisbt/view.php?id=2713. [^] I would recommend trying to regenerate the world using the same parameters and seeing if the same world is generated.

If not, it's almost certainly the same bug (and my personal suspicion is that that's hardware related, not software related, although I can't say that with complete certainty).

If it is the same issue, the world will probably continue to bug out on further embarks. So the work around is probably: make a new world.

2012-02-25 13:23   
Save exhibits feature corruption as described at 0005077:0020165