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0005308Dwarf FortressWorld Generation -- Generalpublic2012-02-19 12:022012-03-05 12:49
Assigned ToFootkerchief 
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version0.34.02 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0005308: Unable to find Iron and Flux in the same area.
DescriptionA bug dating back multiple versions; when you build the world, it becomes extremely difficult to find iron and flux in the same embark area in the map. This leads to a lack of steel, leading in turn to lots of Fun.
Steps To ReproduceGenerate a world, try to find a decent embark spot with iron and flux (at 2x2 area)
Additional InformationThis also involves another bug, in which the Finder incorrectly marks areas that have no flux, even though you set it to only mark areas with flux.
TagsNo tags attached.
Attached Files

- Relationships
duplicate of 0002440resolvedToady One Flux is ignored in the Site Finder 

-  Notes
Quietust (reporter)
2012-02-19 12:49
edited on: 2012-02-19 12:49

Not really a bug - regions like that are supposed to be uncommon.

You can increase your chances of finding them by boosting the mineral frequency - if your flux layer is sedimentary (Chalk, Dolomite, or Limestone) and contains minerals, then it's possible that one of those minerals will be Magnetite, an iron ore that occurs in large clusters.

Footkerchief (manager)
2012-02-19 13:05

2x2 is also an unusually small embark area. This might be a valid complaint if it was 3x3.
Phansom (reporter)
2012-02-20 21:52

Ya, only tried once with 3x3; there was iron but no flux (despite it saying in the world finder that there was flux).
It is POSSIBLE to find them in the same area, just extremely rare. I've maxed mineral frequency, used finder, etc.
Footkerchief (manager)
2012-02-21 06:46

Rarity is okay. I'm going to chalk up the truly buggy aspects of this report to 0002440. It's hard to make any balance calls until that's fixed.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2012-02-19 12:02 Phansom New Issue
2012-02-19 12:09 Phansom Tag Attached: I am using only the vanilla version.
2012-02-19 12:49 Quietust Note Added: 0020158
2012-02-19 12:49 Quietust Note Edited: 0020158 View Revisions
2012-02-19 13:05 Footkerchief Note Added: 0020160
2012-02-20 21:52 Phansom Note Added: 0020325
2012-02-21 06:46 Footkerchief Note Added: 0020362
2012-02-21 06:46 Footkerchief Relationship added duplicate of 0002440
2012-02-21 06:46 Footkerchief Status new => resolved
2012-02-21 06:46 Footkerchief Resolution open => duplicate
2012-02-21 06:46 Footkerchief Assigned To => Footkerchief
2012-03-05 12:49 Logical2u Tag Detached: I am using only the vanilla version.

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