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0011593Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Visitorspublic2020-07-22 21:222020-08-08 17:28
0011593: During retirement, some visitors arrive bugged
While a fort is retired, visitors arrive. On unretirement, some of those visitors are bugged. These visitors are listed as hostile, but they don't attack. They just stand around doing nothing, occasionally taking a few steps in random directions.
Start with a mature fort, as wealthy probably helps attract visitors. Designate a temple, tavern, and library to draw visitors. Retire the fort. Let some time pass. Unretire the fort. You should have some visitors. Some will probably be bugged.
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Issue History
2020-07-22 21:22LeonidasNew Issue
2020-07-22 21:22LeonidasIssue Monitored: Leonidas
2020-07-22 22:16LeonidasNote Added: 0040646
2020-07-23 01:50PatrikLundellNote Added: 0040647
2020-08-08 17:28LeonidasNote Added: 0040683
2020-08-08 17:34LeonidasNote Edited: 0040683bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0040683#r16543

2020-07-22 22:16   
Here are two example saves from two different forts in the same world:
https://dffd.bay12games.com/file.php?id=15152 [^]
https://dffd.bay12games.com/file.php?id=15153 [^]

I don't see any pattern with race or profession.

The workaround is to stop the visitors who show up during retirement. You can't do that with the init file's visitor cap. Nor does it work to set the activity zones to Citizens Only. The only solution seems to be deleting all taverns, libraries, and temples before retirement.
2020-07-23 01:50   
That work around won't keep monster slayers out, though, assuming those can arrive during retirement, but reducing the incident rate is good.
2020-08-08 17:28   
(edited on: 2020-08-08 17:34)
While I've had dozens of these bugged visitors stand around harmlessly for years, I'm now watching a bugged human dancer throwing a tantrum.

https://dffd.bay12games.com/submit.php?action=message&fid=15167 [^]