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0005199Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Abandonment of Fortpublic2012-02-16 15:052012-12-25 10:18
resolvedunable to reproduce 
0005199: Buggy artifacts make it impossible to enter/reclaim a player-made fortress
I did a small test abandonment to see if post-abandonment artifact functionality had been improved in this version. Every single time I tried to reclaim the fortress, or enter the site in adventure mode, the game crashed on me.

Having taken note of the fact that books were also acting kinda weird in adventure mode, I figured it had something to do with the buggy artifacts from DF2010.

I collected the books, stuffed them in my backpack, and this happened.

So I start a new fortress to test this theory. All abandons and reclaims were perfectly stable until my first artifact was made. I copied the file and did three different abandons of the same fortress: one while the artifact was being made (works), one with the finished artifact still in the workshop (crashes), and one with the artifact in a stockpile (crashes).

Speaking of DF2010, artifacts are similarly screwed up there. Artifacts outside of bins or workshops will vanish from existence when you abandon (I DFusion'd the site to turn off item scattering, trust me, they're gone). When reclaiming a site, if you deconstruct an artifact building or artifact-containing-workshop, the artifact will likewise poof away. When you drop an artifact in adventure mode, you will not be able to pick it up. But if you go back to the building it was inside of when you abandoned, it will still be there in essence, and you'll be able to pick it up an infinite number of times; causing the version you dropped/are holding/are wearing to disappear from existence. If you try to leave the site with one of these silly things, it will immediately vanish from your inventory; meaning you can't hoard priceless artifacts, which I feel is practically the whole point of visiting abandoned fortresses in adventure mode.
Make fortress, make artifact. Abandon, leaving artifact behind. Try to reclaim.
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related to 0005113resolved Toady One Readable materials (books, slabs) duplicating in inventory 
related to 0005215resolved Footkerchief Crash to Desktop when reclaiming 
related to 0005363new  Artifact Cage Exists in Two Places After Reclaim 
Issue History
2012-02-16 15:05SpishabanNew Issue
2012-02-16 15:22SpishabanIssue Monitored: Spishaban
2012-02-16 15:23SpishabanIssue End Monitor: Spishaban
2012-02-17 07:01FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0005215
2012-02-17 07:46FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0005113
2012-02-19 08:13FootkerchiefNote Added: 0020128
2012-02-19 08:13FootkerchiefTag Attached: AWAITING UPDATE
2012-02-21 07:57FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0005363
2012-02-26 19:39FootkerchiefNote Added: 0020780
2012-12-25 10:16DwarfuTag Detached: AWAITING UPDATE
2012-12-25 10:18DwarfuNote Added: 0023794
2012-12-25 10:18DwarfuStatusnew => resolved
2012-12-25 10:18DwarfuResolutionopen => unable to reproduce
2012-12-25 10:18DwarfuAssigned To => Dwarfu

2012-02-19 08:13   
Reminder sent to: Spishaban

Does this still occur in 0.34.02?
2012-02-26 19:39   
Reminder sent to: Spishaban

Need an update on this issue.
2012-12-25 10:18   
No update from OP, and it is most likely covered by other artifact/reclaim issues. Not marking it fixed. Spishaban, if you can provide further detail or a follow-up, please reopen this report.