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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0000440Dwarf FortressAdventure Mode -- Townpublic2010-04-04 19:362014-07-07 22:40
Assigned ToToady One 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
PlatformLaptopOSWindowsOS Version7
Product Version0.31.01 
Target VersionFixed in Version0.40.01 
Summary0000440: Humans die of old age after end of world gen; corpses lay around town
DescriptionOn two separate occasions I entered a town only to find several fresh human corpses laying around. The corpses were from humans that immediately dropped dead of old age after I had entered the site (a fact confirmed in legends). A perhaps neat feature if not for the sheer quantity of people who decide to die right then and there. One particular apartment complex houses 3 dead old people.
Steps To ReproduceHas occurred only on a single world. Not tested.
Additional InformationThis has happened before with liaisons in the earlier versions. I believe the two are related. Also, I'm surprised I'm the first to report this bug (I tried every combination of filters to find a previous!), so perhaps this problem is isolated to certain conditions.
Tagsadventure mode, age, death, Fixed in 0.40.01?, towns, worldgen
Attached Files

- Relationships
related to 0000972resolvedToady One Diplomat/liaison arrives, immediately dies of old age (and other old age issues) 

-  Notes
Kwahn (reporter)
2010-04-04 20:04

I've never had this problem... The only time I ever get fresh corpses to litter the ground is when I go massacre the village...
Logical2u (manager)
2010-04-04 20:15

Yea this is probably related to "static towns" outside of adventurer mode once world gen is done. (Other incarnations include the world so hot that the moment you start any game everyone explodes... but not a second before).

Did you by any chance play a fortress on the world?
SirPenguin (reporter)
2010-04-04 20:25

I have played a fortress. Played and abandoned.

I have the save all zipped up in case it's useful. It's preloaded with an adventurer so you too can explore owns with random corpses
Logical2u (manager)
2010-04-04 21:15

If you played a fortress, then you've advanced the time past world gen by at least 1 one year. In that time, everything outside your little area remained perfectly static, including the people in that town.

So essentially, you ended up with the perfect scenario that 1. in world gen, these people did not die of old age 2. you played dwarf fortress long enough that these already-old people hit their age limit and 3. you then visited them, and the game was forced to recognize the fact that they were past their age limit.

This is kind of going to exist until there's a general "reorganizing" of the way time, migrants, people, dwarf mode, etc, all work. I can't find the specific Cores/dev notes related to it because of the redesign but stuff like this is on there.

Yea, I really agree that this is a bug and not intended behavior, but I don't think it's a bug that can be fixed at this time.

Related to [^]
Also to [^] (back here it was a feature and not a bug :P)
Dwarfu (manager)
2012-12-23 13:50

Given the world is receiving a rewrite on historical figure birth/death/succession, this needs to be checked for resolution in the next version.
SirPenguin (reporter)
2014-07-07 22:11

This is likely presumed fix, or if there's still a bug it has probably changed in behavior.

I'd prefer we close this as written, and someone can log a new bug if we find it
Footkerchief (manager)
2014-07-07 22:40


- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-04-04 19:36 SirPenguin New Issue
2010-04-04 19:38 Qloos Tag Attached: adventure mode
2010-04-04 19:38 Qloos Tag Attached: age
2010-04-04 19:39 SirPenguin Tag Attached: worldgen
2010-04-04 19:39 SirPenguin Tag Attached: death
2010-04-04 19:39 SirPenguin Tag Attached: towns
2010-04-04 20:04 Kwahn Note Added: 0000986
2010-04-04 20:15 Logical2u Note Added: 0000987
2010-04-04 20:25 SirPenguin Note Added: 0000989
2010-04-04 21:15 Logical2u Note Added: 0000995
2010-07-20 08:48 Footkerchief Relationship added child of 0000972
2011-04-01 13:38 Footkerchief Relationship replaced related to 0000972
2012-12-23 13:50 Dwarfu Tag Attached: Fixed in 0.34.12?
2012-12-23 13:50 Dwarfu Note Added: 0023785
2012-12-24 12:35 caldfir Tag Attached: Fixed in 0.34.02?
2012-12-24 12:36 caldfir Tag Detached: Fixed in 0.34.02?
2014-07-07 22:11 SirPenguin Note Added: 0024930
2014-07-07 22:23 Footkerchief Tag Renamed Fixed in 0.34.12? => Fixed in 0.40.01?
2014-07-07 22:40 Footkerchief Note Added: 0024937
2014-07-07 22:40 Footkerchief Status new => resolved
2014-07-07 22:40 Footkerchief Fixed in Version => 0.40.01
2014-07-07 22:40 Footkerchief Resolution open => fixed
2014-07-07 22:40 Footkerchief Assigned To => Toady One

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