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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0005570Dwarf FortressArtistic Images (engravings etc)public2012-03-07 11:282015-03-02 07:25
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PrioritylowSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
PlatformPCOSWinOS VersionWin7
Product Version0.34.04 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0005570: Artifacts hold pictures of future artifacts OR change when not viewed
DescriptionI had an artifact created, DIDN'T look at it's description. After another one created, I looked at both descriptions and found an image of the latter engraved in the former
see [^] for the first artifact
see [^] for the legends artifact list
Steps To Reproducefor the first possibility, not confirmed: get an artifact, look at it if there are possible future things engraved (like other artifacts)
for the second possibility, not confirmed: get an artifact, DON'T look at it, duplicate the save, look in one save for the description, STILL DON'T look at it in the other, get there another artifact, then look at the description of the first
Tagsartifacts, future
Attached Files

- Relationships
related to 0001906new Artifact created with image of itself 
related to 0007477new Old Memorial slab records date tomb guardian was killed by me, instead of original date of death 
related to 0004554new If an artifact container belongs to a stockpile, the stockpile label shows up in descriptions of art that depict the artifact 
related to 0008124confirmedFootkerchief Images can portray events the creator shouldn't know about 

-  Notes
Logical2u (manager)
2012-03-07 12:38

Have you checked the game log to check the order of events? I suspect that the artifact list might not be sorted in any reasonable order.
MrAnderson (reporter)
2012-03-07 12:56

yes, the toy axe is on line 2080, the armor stand on line 4402 in my notepad. also, ingame the artifact list (via "l")lists the artifacts in the correct order, toy axe before armor stand
MrAnderson (reporter)
2012-04-09 03:02
edited on: 2012-04-09 05:47

just had the same thing again:
old artifact: [^]
new artifact: [^] on the bottom line
same story as above, didn't check the artifacts for some time, and when I did, this was the outcome

Quietust (reporter)
2012-04-09 06:30
edited on: 2012-04-09 06:48

Version 0.34 seemingly updated the handling of art images to allow their generation to be deferred (see the devlog entry for 02/04/2012), and failing to actually view the artifact immediately after its creation is apparently causing the images to be chosen differently (since there's now more stuff to choose from).

dree12 (reporter)
2012-04-09 09:52

I can't test this properly, but is it possible for an engraving to detail an event in the future?
Quietust (reporter)
2014-08-23 10:11

dree12: no, it is not possible for the reason that the game needs to examine the contents of the art image in order to decide what character to display on the engraved tile.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2012-03-07 11:28 MrAnderson New Issue
2012-03-07 11:28 MrAnderson Issue Monitored: MrAnderson
2012-03-07 11:29 MrAnderson Issue End Monitor: MrAnderson
2012-03-07 11:29 MrAnderson Issue Monitored: MrAnderson
2012-03-07 11:30 MrAnderson Tag Attached: artifacts
2012-03-07 11:30 MrAnderson Tag Attached: future
2012-03-07 12:38 Logical2u Note Added: 0021225
2012-03-07 12:56 MrAnderson Note Added: 0021227
2012-03-07 13:09 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0001906
2012-04-09 03:02 MrAnderson Note Added: 0022175
2012-04-09 05:47 MrAnderson Note Edited: 0022175 View Revisions
2012-04-09 06:30 Quietust Note Added: 0022176
2012-04-09 06:48 Quietust Note Edited: 0022176 View Revisions
2012-04-09 09:52 dree12 Note Added: 0022177
2014-07-19 02:20 Knight Otu Relationship added related to 0007477
2014-08-23 07:56 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0004554
2014-08-23 07:56 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0008124
2014-08-23 10:11 Quietust Note Added: 0029530
2015-03-02 07:25 4maskwolf Issue Monitored: 4maskwolf
2018-04-16 11:42 Huntthetroll Issue Monitored: Huntthetroll

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