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0003725Dwarf FortressSitespublic2010-11-24 11:092014-09-10 07:14
Assigned ToFootkerchief 
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version0.31.18 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0003725: Walls of human castles/fortresses made from implausible stones (e.g. native gold/platinum)
DescriptionI've encountered multiple human castles made from materials which are implausibly rare - pitchblende, tetrahedrite, rutile, periclase, even native platinum; for the case of native platinum, it's a very good thing that dwarves are not capable of embarking on top of castles...

Logically, such castles should only be built from layer stones, or possibly even stones that occur in large clusters (e.g. microcline or orthoclase) - any stones that occur solely as veins, small clusters, or single tiles don't make sense for building a massive castle.
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- Relationships
related to 0003478new Hamlets of destroyed civilizations have sand huts and unknown material doors 
related to 0005061confirmedFootkerchief World gen constructions made of "rock" rather than a specific stone (roads, bridges, castles, sewers, catacombs, dungeons) 

-  Notes
Footkerchief (manager)
2010-11-24 12:05

I've seen this too. My guess is that Toady didn't want to write anything fancy for picking the appropriate local stone, since it would just have to be rewritten again for Caravan Arc resource tracking.
Footkerchief (manager)
2011-04-05 14:13

Does this still occur in 0.31.25?
Quietust (reporter)
2011-04-05 14:32
edited on: 2011-04-05 14:37

Generated a 200-year world, and the first fortress I found was made of hornblende; a bit more searching turned up ones made of rutile, tetrahedrite, and garnierite.

Knight Otu (manager)
2011-04-05 14:43

It's still happening, yes. In a vanilla game I just checked I found a tetrahedrite fortress on the first try, and I've seen other valuable ores and minerals in my modded games, including a (supposedly) rare and valuable modded ore.
Coaldiamond (reporter)
2011-06-16 09:38

My favorite implausible castles so far have been a purple pitchblende castle and a red petrified wood castle in a vanilla game.
Khym Chanur (reporter)
2014-09-10 04:59

In 0.40.x I saw a keep with walls of coal.
smjjames (reporter)
2014-09-10 06:44
edited on: 2014-09-10 06:54

I still see keeps and meadhalls with walls of pitchblende in 40.11, or just about anything that you can make into a wall in DF. Even saw a fortress entrance made of native gold, then again, maybe we can give Dwarves a bit of an exception.

ptb_ptb (reporter)
2014-09-10 07:07

Native platinum block fortress.
smjjames (reporter)
2014-09-10 07:14
edited on: 2014-09-10 07:16

@footkerchief: It was probably native gold blocks rather than native gold boulders, but still....

If it was made of gold bars, okay, I'd just assume that have shitloads of gold lying around, but native gold nuggets/blocks? Nah.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-11-24 11:09 Quietust New Issue
2010-11-24 12:05 Footkerchief Note Added: 0014193
2010-11-24 12:05 Footkerchief Tag Attached: Intentional/Expected?
2010-11-24 12:06 Footkerchief Tag Attached: Fixed in 0.31.19?
2010-11-26 10:43 Khym Chanur Issue Monitored: Khym Chanur
2011-04-05 14:12 Footkerchief Summary Human castles made from implausible stones => Walls of human castles/fortresses made from implausible stones (e.g. platinum)
2011-04-05 14:12 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0003478
2011-04-05 14:13 Footkerchief Note Added: 0017102
2011-04-05 14:32 Quietust Note Added: 0017103
2011-04-05 14:37 Quietust Note Edited: 0017103 View Revisions
2011-04-05 14:43 Knight Otu Note Added: 0017104
2011-04-05 14:49 Footkerchief Tag Detached: Fixed in 0.31.19?
2011-04-05 14:49 Footkerchief Tag Detached: Intentional/Expected?
2011-06-16 09:38 Coaldiamond Note Added: 0018003
2014-09-08 14:58 Footkerchief Tag Attached: Intentional/Expected?
2014-09-10 04:59 Khym Chanur Note Added: 0030076
2014-09-10 06:44 smjjames Note Added: 0030078
2014-09-10 06:54 smjjames Note Edited: 0030078 View Revisions
2014-09-10 07:04 Footkerchief Assigned To => Footkerchief
2014-09-10 07:04 Footkerchief Status new => confirmed
2014-09-10 07:04 Footkerchief Summary Walls of human castles/fortresses made from implausible stones (e.g. platinum) => Walls of human castles/fortresses made from implausible stones (e.g. native gold/platinum)
2014-09-10 07:07 ptb_ptb Note Added: 0030083
2014-09-10 07:14 smjjames Note Added: 0030084
2014-09-10 07:16 smjjames Note Edited: 0030084 View Revisions
2015-01-14 18:00 lethosor Relationship added related to 0005061

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