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0004665Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Thoughts and Preferencespublic2011-05-23 23:432018-10-31 15:19
Khym Chanur 
x86 (AMD Athlon 7550 Dual-Core)Mandriva One2010 (
0004665: "Prefers to consume [animal]" not working properly
If a dwarf's preferences says "She prefers to consume [animal]", then eating a prepared meal made from meat of that type of animal doesn't influence the happiness gained from that meal. This is true both for an easy meal made from two stacks of the same type of meat and an easy meal made from one stack of the preferred meat and one stack of something else. The only time I've seen it make a difference was when I made a lavish meal from tripe, sweetbread, spleen and kidney of the same preferred animal.
food, preferences, thoughts
has duplicate 0010828resolved Dwarfu Thoughts and Preferences screen has incomplete food preference 
related to 0001623confirmed Knight Otu Dwarves can have preferences for non-existing body parts like bird/worm teeth. 
child of 0010954acknowledged Loci Food/drink preferences are buggy (bugs and references to related reports) 
Issue History
2011-05-23 23:43Khym ChanurNew Issue
2011-05-24 16:25Khym ChanurTag Attached: food
2011-05-24 16:25Khym ChanurTag Attached: preferences
2011-05-24 16:25Khym ChanurTag Attached: thoughts
2011-07-31 06:42FootkerchiefNote Added: 0018378
2011-07-31 06:42FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0001623
2012-03-18 05:19Khym ChanurNote Added: 0021548
2018-04-13 11:50HuntthetrollIssue Monitored: Huntthetroll
2018-07-11 17:53DwarfuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0010828
2018-07-11 17:54DwarfuNote Added: 0038585
2018-07-11 18:40fortunawhiskNote Added: 0038587
2018-10-31 15:19LociAssigned To => Loci
2018-10-31 15:19LociStatusnew => confirmed
2018-11-12 12:29LociRelationship addedchild of 0010954

2011-07-31 06:42   
Reminder sent to: Khym Chanur

Please upload a save demonstrating this behavior to http://dffd.wimbli.com/ [^]
Khym Chanur   
2012-03-18 05:19   
Still present in 0.34.05.

Save file: http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=5928 [^]

The character nicknamed "TOAD" has a preference for giant toad, the only food available is giant toad meat, but she doesn't get any thought from eating the giant toad meat. You have to wait a while after loading the save for her to eat.
2018-07-11 17:54   
Save from 0010828 by fortunawhisk
http://dffd.bay12games.com/file.php?id=13879 [^]
2018-07-11 18:40   
I'd add that this is still a problem in 44.12. The cause of the problem is the Thoughts and Preferences screen says 'prefers to consume $creature', but the game is looking for a $specific_part from that $creature. Only meals containing $specific_part from $creature will provide good thoughts and satisfy needs.