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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0010886Dwarf FortressAdventure Mode -- Displaypublic2018-08-29 11:422020-02-03 11:20
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PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version0.44.12 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0010886: Using a barn owl man and probably other flying creatures , you can both be 'on the ground' and 'flying' many levels above ground
Description [^]

The things you can do in dwarf fortress...

Its almost too good of a bug to get it fixed, but its up to you to make the choice.
Steps To Reproduce-Choose a flying creature
-press 's'
-press 'shift + >' in an open space
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FantasticDorf (reporter)
2018-08-31 17:59

0010661 relates to bird-men always flying continously and never actually touching the ground. This bug-report suggests conflicting states.

In my previously mentioned report, birds can spawn idle and not flying on the ground in adventure mode but when disturbed will fly and never come back down again. Potentially skewering their AI pathfinding a lot depending on how its made.

If Toady is on hand to answer (on a question with potentially 10 years of history), is bird/flyer pathfinding meant to rise & fall to the ground? Because this would explain the intensive 'air bobbing' behaviour of clumps of birds.
Ziusudra (reporter)
2018-08-31 19:21

Of course, in this context "on the ground" means "lying flat" not "touching the ground". I wonder if the game considers you prone or supine when "on the ground".
Appw (reporter)
2020-02-03 10:40

Still an issue in 47.01. I find this bug an annoying and hilarious logical fallacy, because a broken-foot birdman cannot stand up mid air. Thus being reduced to crawling, mid air.
Huntthetroll (reporter)
2020-02-03 11:20

It almost entirely gets rid of your ability to fly away from a fight as a bird person. Broken leg? Now, even if you're flying, you're limited to the speed that you could achieve if you were crawling on the ground. Good luck escaping that night creature!

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-08-29 11:42 Achira New Issue
2018-08-31 17:59 FantasticDorf Note Added: 0038769
2018-08-31 19:21 Ziusudra Note Added: 0038770
2020-02-03 10:40 Appw Note Added: 0039835
2020-02-03 11:15 Huntthetroll Issue Monitored: Huntthetroll
2020-02-03 11:20 Huntthetroll Note Added: 0039839
2020-02-03 16:56 Appw Issue Monitored: Appw
2020-02-03 16:56 Appw Issue End Monitor: Appw

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