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0006541Dwarf FortressAdventure Mode -- Sitespublic2014-07-07 19:552018-10-03 11:13
0006541: Generated dwarf fortress has no exit
My first contact with 0.40.01 , i generated a world, created a dwarf demigod and started the game.

I appeared to be in a fortress, big rooms with workshops are around, there is a stair that led into a 2nd floor with many individual bedrooms.

But there is no exit and no dwarf around.
I uploaded the save game here so someone can check :
https://www.dropbox.com/s/w968g8zo9rlx5uc/advsavestuck.rar [^]
(don't right click -> save as, it's in fact the link to the dropbox download page)
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has duplicate 0006753resolved Footkerchief Some Dwarven Hillocks are completely underground! 
has duplicate 0006981resolved Footkerchief Disconnected Dwarf Sites 
has duplicate 0007188resolved Footkerchief Forts generated without exits 
has duplicate 0007244resolved Footkerchief Adventure Mode: Start out trapped in a dwarven fortress, no exit. 
has duplicate 0007425resolved Dwarfu spawned in closed mountain hall 
has duplicate 0007579resolved Footkerchief Inescapable, empty fortress 
has duplicate 0008547resolved Footkerchief Adventurer spawns in fortress with no entrance/exits 
has duplicate 0008808resolved lethosor Generated Dwarf Fortress in two unconnected pieces. 
has duplicate 0010707resolved Loci Enclosed starting location, unable to get out 
has duplicate 0010845resolved Dwarfu Fortresses have inaccessible rooms 
has duplicate 0011162resolved Loci ProcGen fortress cannot exit certain sections 
related to 0007379assigned Footkerchief Buildings have inaccessible rooms because of missing doors 
related to 0008656confirmed Footkerchief Generated fortress has exit blocked by workshop 
Issue History
2014-07-07 19:55RobsoieNew Issue
2014-07-07 20:11FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief
2014-07-07 20:11FootkerchiefStatusnew => confirmed
2014-07-07 20:14FootkerchiefNote Added: 0024906
2014-07-07 20:18SmirkNote Added: 0024910
2014-07-07 20:33FootkerchiefSummaryAdventure mode , dwarf starting in fortress alone and without exit => Generated dwarf fortress has no exit
2014-07-08 20:05FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0006753
2014-07-09 16:35smjjamesNote Added: 0025414
2014-07-09 16:44smjjamesNote Edited: 0025414bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0025414#r9478
2014-07-09 16:47smjjamesNote Edited: 0025414bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0025414#r9479
2014-07-09 17:03FootkerchiefStatusconfirmed => acknowledged
2014-07-10 15:57FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0006981
2014-07-13 00:10fourpotatoesNote Added: 0026089
2014-07-13 00:14FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0007188
2014-07-13 07:04cephaloNote Added: 0026119
2014-07-13 17:52FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0007244
2014-07-14 00:51fourpotatoesIssue Monitored: fourpotatoes
2014-07-17 11:41DwarfuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0007425
2014-07-18 08:01FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0007379
2014-07-23 07:11FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0007579
2014-08-08 11:30FootkerchiefStatusacknowledged => confirmed
2014-08-31 17:14smjjamesNote Added: 0029844
2014-08-31 17:18smjjamesNote Edited: 0029844bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0029844#r11562
2014-11-14 06:51FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0008547
2014-12-22 08:15marcelteachingNote Added: 0031432
2014-12-23 13:10FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0008656
2015-01-10 05:22ptb_ptbNote Added: 0031836
2018-01-16 08:45lethosorRelationship addedhas duplicate 0008808
2018-03-13 16:26uioped1Note Added: 0037925
2018-04-14 09:09LociRelationship addedhas duplicate 0010707
2018-04-14 09:11LociNote Added: 0038158
2018-04-16 08:44HuntthetrollIssue Monitored: Huntthetroll
2018-07-19 08:20Oskar636Note Added: 0038618
2018-07-21 09:10DwarfuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0010845
2018-07-21 09:12DwarfuNote Added: 0038624
2018-10-03 11:13Max_TMNote Added: 0038844
2019-10-13 14:55LociRelationship addedhas duplicate 0011162

2014-07-07 20:14   
[T]ravel menu also doesn't permit movement.
2014-07-07 20:18   
Happened here as well. Save over at the Depot: http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=8739 [^]
2014-07-09 16:35   
(edited on: 2014-07-09 16:47)
I have one that I suspect is a fort without access. http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=8819 [^]

There are bedrooms, but no beds, and no dwarves to be seen around.

Edit: Nvm, found some dwarves and there is access, I guess it's just a big fort. Still odd that the crafting floor is empty of dwarves though.

2014-07-13 00:10   
Unless I'm just blind, this save also exhibits the problem: http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=8928 [^]
2014-07-13 07:04   
Yeah, this is a biggie. Even when there is a way out, I have to say I've spent 90 percent of my adventure mode play trying to find the exit. That's enough to make a new player quit the game, to search for hours only to realize that you have searched everywhere and you are indeed sealed off from the world.
2014-08-31 17:14   
(edited on: 2014-08-31 17:18)
I was investigating about a worldgen mountainhome ruins and when I couldn't find the supposed entrance, I used DFhack reveal (and temporarily giving humans low light vision) and there it was. At least I think it's the ruined mountainhome of Bootclans.

Wouldn't have known it was there if I didn't use DFhack's reveal.

Version 40.10 http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=9585 [^]

2014-12-22 08:15   
Just reported a bug, a workshop blocked the way out in 40.22.
2015-01-10 05:22   
I would estimate these 'no exit' fortresses are generated about once in every twenty times, or a bit more often. Here's a DF 0.40.24 save

http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=10410 [^]
2018-03-13 16:26   
just got one in 44.05
2018-04-14 09:11   
v0.44.09: sionlife posted a save in 0010707:

http://dffd.bay12games.com/file.php?id=13678 [^]
2018-07-19 08:20   
Confirmed in 0.44.12
I would actually put this bug not in Adventure Mode but in overall world creation.
My suggestion for a placeholder fix would be to check in adventure mode if there's a connection to the ground level, or something like that, somehow.
http://dffd.bay12games.com/file.php?id=13907 [^]
2018-07-21 09:12   
nadorou's save from 0010845
http://dffd.bay12games.com/file.php?id=13912 [^]
2018-10-03 11:13   
Just making sure folks stuck in an exitless fort have already tried to travel and use the careful move up/down keys to see if that gets them up to the surface, because it's very unobvious if you don't notice the little compass cursor in travel mode go from a O to either < or > arrows.