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0001697Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Diplomacypublic2010-05-02 07:352014-07-14 11:10
Toady One 
normalminorhave not tried
0001697: While paused, placing designations causes cat adoptions, martial trances, liaison meeting/negotiations
course of actions:
- liason arrived, started negotiation
- paused the game, started to set some mining points for exploratory mining
- the negotiations went on while the game was paused
- the negotiations where handled within a day

intended behaviour:
negotiation should pause while the game is paused
No tags attached.
has duplicate 0001201resolved Footkerchief Cat adopts dwarf while game paused 
has duplicate 0002318resolved Footkerchief Trade meeting screen continued while game paused 
has duplicate 0003753resolved Footkerchief Some events still trigger while game is paused 
has duplicate 0003107resolved Footkerchief Pets Adopting Dwarves While Paused 
has duplicate 0003913resolved Dwarfu Outpost liason negotiations progress while the game is paused 
has duplicate 0004870resolved Logical2u Cats adopt dwarves while paused. 
has duplicate 0003370resolved Footkerchief HIgh speed caravan packing up. 
Issue History
2010-05-02 07:35gruftschreckNew Issue
2010-05-02 09:51FootkerchiefRelationship addedchild of 0001201
2010-05-02 09:51FootkerchiefNote Added: 0005930
2010-05-14 16:31Jiri PetruNote Added: 0006706
2010-05-29 15:25Shaggy FrogNote Added: 0007470
2010-06-06 20:49DarthCloakedDwarfNote Added: 0007861
2010-06-13 21:08FootkerchiefSummaryliason negotiations go on while pausing the game => Placing designations with game paused causes liaison meeting/negotiations to advance
2010-06-13 21:08FootkerchiefSummaryPlacing designations with game paused causes liaison meeting/negotiations to advance => While paused, placing designations causes liaison meeting/negotiations to advance
2010-06-13 21:09FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0002318
2010-06-29 10:00paladin_of_lightNote Added: 0009306
2010-08-31 18:26QuietustNote Added: 0012287
2010-08-31 20:26kwielandNote Added: 0012293
2010-10-05 08:34QuietustNote Edited: 0012287bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0012287#r5115
2010-10-14 08:35Khym ChanurIssue Monitored: Khym Chanur
2010-11-15 17:38QuietustNote Added: 0013905
2011-03-27 11:37RossMNote Added: 0016682
2011-03-27 22:52FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0003753
2011-03-27 22:53FootkerchiefSummaryWhile paused, placing designations causes liaison meeting/negotiations to advance => While paused, placing designations causes cat adoptions, martial trances, liaison meeting/negotiations
2011-03-27 22:53FootkerchiefRelationship replacedhas duplicate 0001201
2011-03-27 22:53FootkerchiefIssue Monitored: Sfon
2011-03-27 22:54FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0003107
2011-03-27 22:54FootkerchiefSticky IssueNo => Yes
2011-04-04 06:19ndiggerIssue Monitored: ndigger
2011-04-04 06:27ndiggerNote Added: 0017052
2011-04-04 06:27ndiggerNote View State: 0017052: private
2011-04-04 06:32FootkerchiefNote View State: 0017052: public
2011-04-06 05:15DwarfuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0003913
2011-05-07 13:21AnotherIssue Monitored: Another
2011-05-14 02:23DDRNote Added: 0017719
2011-05-14 02:23DDRIssue Monitored: DDR
2011-06-28 06:38Hieronymous AlloyIssue Monitored: Hieronymous Alloy
2011-08-30 20:28Logical2uRelationship addedhas duplicate 0004870
2012-02-21 10:04janglurNote Added: 0020392
2012-02-21 11:51Granite26Issue Monitored: Granite26
2012-04-13 00:29VideospiritNote Added: 0022246
2012-05-30 05:11KatieNote Added: 0022788
2012-05-31 02:11zweiIssue Monitored: zwei
2012-05-31 04:44Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2012-05-31 04:44Toady OneFixed in Version => Next Version
2012-05-31 04:44Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2012-05-31 04:44Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One
2012-06-02 14:50SfonIssue End Monitor: Sfon
2012-06-05 23:13zweiIssue End Monitor: zwei
2014-03-25 13:48DwarfuSticky IssueYes => No
2014-07-14 11:10Granite26Issue End Monitor: Granite26
2014-07-27 12:51FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0003370

2010-05-02 09:51   
Yeah, it's been around a while:

# 000768 □ [dwarf mode][interface][designations] (Report) cat adoptions, meetings, drink jobs etc. can occur while the game is paused during mining designations
Jiri Petru   
2010-05-14 16:31   
The same seems to happen with upgrading squad equipment.
Shaggy Frog   
2010-05-29 15:25   
Still happens in 31.04
2010-06-06 20:49   
Confirmed in 31.05.
2010-06-29 10:00   
Conformed in 31.08
2010-08-31 18:26   
(edited on: 2010-10-05 08:34)
This can also be used to make caravans load/unload their wagons/pack animals instantly.

2010-08-31 20:26   
I don't like the cat part, but I like that this makes negotiating trade agreements faster and makes the traders load up a lot faster!
2010-11-15 17:38   
Just found another thing that can happen while doing this: soldiers watching demonstrations will gain experience, and after enough "time" they will switch to their next drill.
2011-03-27 11:37   
Still happens in 31.23. An easy way to reproduce is to wait for a meeting to start then 'd'esignate while the game is not paused, choose 'x' remove designation, and click and drag with the mouse. You can get through the whole meeting in seconds.
2011-04-04 06:27   
This bug could have many more serious underlying problems that aren't immediately apparent the way cat adoptions and trade negotiation screen popups are. It seems like the game clock advances a frame or so each time your mouse rolls over a new tile while you're pressing the mouse button to designate something. Is this causing pregnancies to progress faster? Causing dwarves to age? Their skills to rust? Merchants to leave sooner?

Because this bug causes an unknown number of events to occur or advance in the game while it's seemingly paused, I feel it deserves to be handled more severely than a minor issue. Fixing this issue is likely to have a noticeable effect on the flow of in-game time in normal dwarf mode games for some players.
2011-05-14 02:23   
I have noticed via Dwarf Therapist that military skills also level up when you go digging. It's slow, but it is very much there. (version 0.31.25)
2012-02-21 10:04   
Still occurs in 34.02
2012-04-13 00:29   
The observe skill can also notice sneaking kobolds it seems, had this happen multiple times on my current fort. Hard to reproduce that scenario though.
2012-05-30 05:11   
Was just bout to report this for 0.34.10
Military gain skills when training while game is paused and designating stuff.
Noticed when one of my dwarves became an axedwarf.