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0005485Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Interface, Military Screenpublic2012-02-27 16:492012-06-03 19:40
Toady One 
0005485: Assigning "specific weapon / armor" doesn't show which items are already assigned.
Basically it is impossible to assign several items of same type to several dwarves without accidentally assigning the same item twice, which means one dwarf will lose the assigned item.

There are two exact problems here:
1. The items are listed in different order for each dwarf. So the item that is first on the list for one dwarf, maybe be second or even last on the list for another dwarf.
2. The list doesn't distinguish items already assigned to someone from these that are not.
Some icon, or different text color to distinguish them would work.
I assume that lack of such info is an oversight, since other parts of interface which let you assign one thing to another, show relevant info (for example assigning Animal to Cage or Soldier to Squad).
Lets assume you want to assign five specific Steel Axes to five Axedwarves using "specific weapon" assignment. Assume these axes have some special decoration or quality so you can't simply assign steel axe to everyone using uniform.

So you select first dwarf, select "specific weapon", see a list containing 5 steel axes, assign the FIRST one from the list.
For second dwarf you assign the SECOND axe from the list.

What may happen:
* Things went wrong, the second dwarf got the same axe the first dwarf got, so the first dwarf now has no axe assigned.
Now you try to assign an axe to first dwarf again. Again things may go wrong.
* Assuming things didn't go wrong and the second dwarf got different axe - no problem, but for next dwarf it goes wrong again, et cetera...
Problem since 0.31.01.
equip, Equipment, interface, military screen
has duplicate 0001613resolved Footkerchief already used equipment shows up in squad equipment screen 
child of 0000535acknowledged Toady One Equipping weapons/armor on military is erratic 
Issue History
2012-02-27 16:49Rafal99New Issue
2012-02-27 16:50Rafal99Tag Attached: equip
2012-02-27 16:51Rafal99Tag Attached: Equipment
2012-02-27 16:51Rafal99Tag Attached: military screen
2012-02-27 16:51Rafal99Tag Attached: interface
2012-02-27 16:52Rafal99Issue Monitored: Rafal99
2012-02-27 17:11FootkerchiefNote Added: 0020814
2012-02-27 17:11FootkerchiefTag Attached: AWAITING UPDATE
2012-02-27 18:17Rafal99Note Added: 0020816
2012-02-27 18:37FootkerchiefTag Detached: AWAITING UPDATE
2012-02-27 18:37FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0001613
2012-02-27 18:37FootkerchiefRelationship addedchild of 0000535
2012-02-27 18:38FootkerchiefNote Added: 0020817
2012-02-27 18:38FootkerchiefNote Edited: 0020817bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0020817#r7745
2012-02-27 18:38FootkerchiefNote Edited: 0020817bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0020817#r7746
2012-02-28 06:22Granite26Note Added: 0020833
2012-03-20 19:48FootkerchiefNote Added: 0021616
2012-03-21 01:54InfiltratorIssue Monitored: Infiltrator
2012-03-21 04:06kaypyNote Added: 0021636
2012-03-26 11:56thvazIssue Monitored: thvaz
2012-03-27 14:27thvazIssue End Monitor: thvaz
2012-06-03 18:42Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2012-06-03 18:42Toady OneFixed in Version => Next Version
2012-06-03 18:42Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2012-06-03 18:42Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One
2012-06-03 19:40Rafal99Issue End Monitor: Rafal99

2012-02-27 17:11   
Reminder sent to: Rafal99

Covered by 0001613?
2012-02-27 18:17   
Yeah it is basically the same issue.
I searched carefully before posting, but didn't found this one probably because it doesn't have "specific armor" or "specific weapon" phrases anywhere.

Still I would say my report has more info, mainly "The items are listed in different order for each dwarf" which is important part of the problem.
2012-02-27 18:38   
Yeah, good points. Alright, this is the one that gets to stay open.

2012-02-28 06:22   
This is also an issue if you have 20 assorted weapons and 10 soldiers, and want to make sure that the old soldier whose been around a while stops using the old copper hammer you made when you first started up, and instead switches to a new *Steel Hammer* without stealing the weapon out of another dwarf's hands.
2012-03-20 19:48   
Toady may need an up-to-date save (0.34.02+) to fix this problem. It would be helpful for someone to upload a save to http://dffd.wimbli.com/ [^] and post the link here.
2012-03-21 04:06   
Uploaded simple test case at http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=5957 [^]