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0000590Dwarf FortressCave-inspublic2010-04-06 00:442012-03-06 07:59
Desktop PCWindows 7
0000590: Cavern Collapse on load
It seems that occasionally on reloading a save I get the alert "a section of the cavern has collapsed" after unpausing on load. It is always in an underground cavern, usually in an unexplored area (map still blank, cant see it). I had a save where I loaded and it happened to I crashed the game and reloaded, and it happened in the exact same spot. I crashed the game again and went back in, used reveal before unpausing and went to the location where the collapse was about to happen. Turns out I have trees and plants spawning in mid-air on load, which is causing the collapse message.
Seems to be fairly random, only seems to happen on loading a save and doesnt always happen.
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duplicate of 0001339new  Plants grow in "Muddy Open Space", resulting in occasional cavern collapses 
Issue History
2010-04-06 00:44DearesaNew Issue
2010-04-06 00:46FootkerchiefRelationship addedchild of 0000051
2010-04-06 00:47FootkerchiefNote Added: 0001374
2010-04-07 01:10DearesaNote Added: 0001702
2010-04-29 13:18FootkerchiefCategoryDwarf Mode -- Environment => Cave-ins
2010-04-29 17:09adsgargadvdNote Added: 0005717
2010-05-01 10:29adsgargadvdNote Edited: 0005717bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0005717#r2161
2010-05-06 08:16m4st0rNote Added: 0006273
2010-05-06 08:44m4st0rNote Edited: 0006273bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0006273#r2343
2010-07-14 11:37FootkerchiefRelationship addedchild of 0000127
2010-07-14 11:37FootkerchiefRelationship deletedchild of 0000051
2010-08-18 16:35Logical2uRelationship addedrelated to 0000051
2012-03-06 07:59FootkerchiefRelationship addedduplicate of 0001339
2012-03-06 07:59FootkerchiefStatusnew => resolved
2012-03-06 07:59FootkerchiefResolutionopen => duplicate
2012-03-06 07:59FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief
2012-03-06 07:59FootkerchiefRelationship deletedrelated to 0000051
2012-03-06 07:59FootkerchiefRelationship deletedchild of 0000127

2010-04-06 00:47   
It would be helpful if you uploaded a save that has a consistent or sorta consistent collapse when loaded. http://dffd.wimbli.com/ [^]
2010-04-07 01:10   
I will see what I can do. It seems to happen upon unpausing but its pretty random. Sometimes when I load, it doesn't do it, other times it does.
2010-04-29 17:09   
(edited on: 2010-05-01 10:29)
Here is a save that appears to do it every time in 31.03, in a visible part of the cavern. In the space above/inside the cave-in there are some squares with "muddy open space" (as per bug 0000127) which may be related. The following doesn't seem to reproduce reliably, but in one instance one of these squares grew a shrub midair--consistent with the above report, but maybe suggesting a different root cause.

http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=2273 [^]

Edit: "Reliably" was a bad term above; as always, if you let it run a year or two of game time, you'll likely see multiple trees/shrubs.

2010-05-06 08:16   
(edited on: 2010-05-06 08:44)
I have exactly the same error.
After every reload a cave-in appears deep down in an unexplored cavern. While saving the game or before the save everything is okay.
EDIT: just checked with reveal. A spore tree has spawn in mid-air, falling down the first game-step.