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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0001141Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Interface, Managerpublic2010-04-14 06:242016-05-18 12:37
Assigned ToToady One 
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version0.31.03 
Target VersionFixed in Version0.43.03 
Summary0001141: Metal mechanisms cannot be made from job manager (only stone)
DescriptionThe job manager contains only a single task for making mechanisms, and that task makes them from stone.
This may be due to the fact that the task menu at the forge says "Construct Mechanisms" no matter what metal you select, failing to display the actual material to be used.

Interestingly, 0.28 had "Construct Adamantine Mechanisms" at the forge, but said task was not available in the job manager, so this may be an existing issue.
Additional InformationThere's also the (possibly intentional) fact that metal mechanisms can only be made from weapons-grade metals, preventing players from using metals like rose gold or lay pewter (which are magenta and teal, colors which cannot be produced using any type of stone) to make levers or gear assemblies (to match their tunnel tube and spore tree axles, for example).
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Attached Files

- Relationships
related to 0000112resolvedToady One Ordering a traction bench to be made through the manager doesn't show material types 
parent of 0009759resolvedToady One Construct Mechanisms not updated with details 

-  Notes
Quietust (reporter)
2010-04-14 07:37
edited on: 2011-10-20 13:34

The restriction of weapons-grade metals also prevents mechanisms from being made from Brass, the one metal most people associate with being used to make gears; moving mechanisms from the "Trap Components" section to "Furniture" (or perhaps "Other Objects") might make it easier to lift this restriction.

Quietust (reporter)
2012-02-11 09:29

Using some memory editing, I forcibly issued a work order to make some metal mechanisms, and the following problems were apparent:
1. As predicted, the work orders showed up as "Construct Mechanisms", failing to indicate the material (similar to traction benches with 0000112).
2. The jobs were added to a Mechanic's Workshop and subsequently required the use of fuel - they'll need to be added to an appropriate Forge instead.
Dwarfu (manager)
2016-05-15 19:16

Holds true for 43.02. The manager job, even with the details, will only allow a stone mechanisms "construct mechanisms" job to be given to the mechanic's workshop.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-04-14 06:24 Quietust New Issue
2010-04-14 07:37 Quietust Note Added: 0003457
2010-04-14 07:40 Quietust Note Edited: 0003457 View Revisions
2011-10-20 13:34 Quietust Note Edited: 0003457 View Revisions
2012-02-11 09:29 Quietust Note Added: 0019478
2012-02-12 05:52 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0000112
2014-04-09 21:15 Dwarfu Assigned To => Dwarfu
2014-04-09 21:15 Dwarfu Status new => acknowledged
2014-09-26 08:03 suokko Issue Monitored: suokko
2016-05-15 19:14 Dwarfu Summary Metal mechanisms cannot be made from job manager => Metal mechanisms cannot be made from job manager (only stone)
2016-05-15 19:16 Dwarfu Note Added: 0035182
2016-05-15 19:16 Dwarfu Status acknowledged => confirmed
2016-05-15 19:24 Dwarfu Relationship added parent of 0009759
2016-05-18 12:37 Toady One Status confirmed => resolved
2016-05-18 12:37 Toady One Fixed in Version => Next Version
2016-05-18 12:37 Toady One Resolution open => fixed
2016-05-18 12:37 Toady One Assigned To Dwarfu => Toady One

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