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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0005997Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Jobs, Eating/Drinkingpublic2012-06-09 03:472012-06-10 13:41
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PriorityhighSeveritymajorReproducibilityhave not tried
PlatformPCOSWindowsOS Version7
Product Version0.34.10 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0005997: Dwarves, pathfinding issue when eating? Walking constantly back and forth in a "V' shape.
DescriptionI reclaimed my last fortress (after nobles were broken), and began to build up. After several years in-game, I noticed some strange behaviour in a few of my dwarves. Some of them will randomly pick up food, or a bin of food, take it outside the fortress to the far northwest corner, and set it down. Then, they start to walk in a V pattern, with the vertex of the v centered close to the food. They will do this until they starve to death, but after some time they occasionally figure it out and head back and eat some different food, and get back to work. I've seen as many as 12 dwarves at one time exhibiting this behaviour. I tried restricting their movements with burrows, pathway restrictions, but nothing worked.
Steps To ReproduceNo idea, sorry!
Additional InformationI uploaded the save file with the problem described - the dwarves are currently in the northwest corner, at ground level.

DFFD save file [^]
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Attached Files

- Relationships
related to 0005937resolvedToady One Hauler with bin wanders in circles 

-  Notes
Quietust (reporter)
2012-06-09 05:55

This sounds similar to 0005937
Footkerchief (manager)
2012-06-09 10:43

Reminder sent to: un_def

Does your save reproduce the problem in the newest version, 0.34.11?
un_def (reporter)
2012-06-09 16:00

Yes, it does. It appears any dwarf who is sent to that area of the map because at least reasonably stuck for some time, as well. That is, I sent haulers to try and take the food out, and they were stuck, I set miners to try and dig a new, easier path to the region, and they were stuck as well.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2012-06-09 03:47 un_def New Issue
2012-06-09 05:55 Quietust Note Added: 0022932
2012-06-09 10:43 Footkerchief Note Added: 0022936
2012-06-09 10:43 Footkerchief Tag Attached: AWAITING UPDATE
2012-06-09 16:00 un_def Note Added: 0022937
2012-06-10 13:41 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0005937
2012-06-10 13:41 Footkerchief Tag Detached: AWAITING UPDATE

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