Dwarf Fortress Bug Tracker - Dwarf Fortress
View Issue Details
0006278Dwarf FortressCreaturespublic2013-01-10 13:352014-07-18 13:34
Toady One 
lowminorhave not tried
0006278: Speedy giant snails.
I was playing along, and noticed an S zipping around outside my fortress. I hit [k] to go look and see what it was. It was a giant snail.

Holy crap. Snails should not move that fast, giant or no. Could be a problem with speed tags? I have a friend, Aescula, who says that speed tags didn't work for her.
Get a giant snail in view, and unpause.
Vanilla, except for a very, very minor change to the SCALE material to make it usable as leather. I don't see how it could possibly be affecting this.
fixed, Fixed in 0.40.01?
related to 0004312resolved Toady One Creatures using variations fail to redefine SPEED or SWIM_SPEED 
child of 0001209needs feedback Dwarfu Hyperspeed Rat, other vermin 
Issue History
2013-01-10 13:35DarthCloakedDwarfNew Issue
2013-03-06 23:35DwarfuRelationship addedchild of 0001209
2013-03-06 23:42DwarfuNote Added: 0023888
2013-03-07 03:07DwarfuRelationship addedrelated to 0004312
2013-03-07 06:50QuietustNote Added: 0023896
2013-04-21 18:11DarthCloakedDwarfNote Added: 0023949
2014-07-18 12:17FootkerchiefTag Attached: Fixed in 0.40.01?
2014-07-18 12:21ButtonNote Added: 0026891
2014-07-18 12:57thvazTag Attached: fixed
2014-07-18 12:59thvazNote Added: 0026894
2014-07-18 13:02Knight OtuNote Added: 0026895
2014-07-18 13:02Knight OtuStatusnew => resolved
2014-07-18 13:02Knight OtuFixed in Version => 0.40.01
2014-07-18 13:02Knight OtuResolutionopen => fixed
2014-07-18 13:02Knight OtuAssigned To => Toady One
2014-07-18 13:34FootkerchiefNote Added: 0026900

2013-03-06 23:42   
The GIANT creature variation removes the SPEED tag, but doesn't add a new speed, and the giant versions of creature don't add it back in their individual raws. Not sure if there is a default SPEED or not.
2013-03-07 06:50   
I'm pretty sure SPEED defaults to 900 if not specified, and a quick look into the game's memory using DFHack confirms that giant snails have an effective speed of 900.

Perhaps the problem is that the giant snail isn't choosing a caste properly (due to the creature itself only having a single "DEFAULT" caste) - could you post a save?
2013-04-21 18:11   
Unfortunately, Quietust, all my saves got obliterated when my old computer's hard drive disc failed.

Maybe this could be recreated in the Arena or something?
2014-07-18 12:21   
I can confirm that this is fixed in 0.40.01 . I have seen a giant slug and it was super slow.
2014-07-18 12:59   
I can confirm this too. Tested in the arena. It is really slow.
Knight Otu   
2014-07-18 13:02   
2014-07-18 13:34   
Y'all rule!