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0002360Dwarf FortressContaminants/Spatterpublic2010-06-16 17:302015-01-17 11:28
0002360: Muddy floodgates are brown
As states the title. Would be nice if they went back to their normal color.
Build a floodgate
Build a lever
Link lever to floodgate
Pull lever to open the gate
Pull lever again to close the gate; gate color invariably becomes brown.
related to 0000847resolved Footkerchief Flood gates disappear, yet still work. 
child of 0000167confirmed Footkerchief Spatter changes color of unfinished buildings/constructions 
Issue History
2010-06-16 17:30madkNew Issue
2010-06-16 17:33smjjamesNote Added: 0008587
2010-06-16 17:34smjjamesNote Edited: 0008587bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0008587#r3285
2010-06-17 01:44JimmyNote Added: 0008594
2010-06-18 07:16madkNote Added: 0008624
2010-06-18 08:01FootkerchiefCategoryDwarf Mode -- Buildings, Machines => Contaminants/Spatter
2010-06-18 08:01FootkerchiefSummaryFloodgates become brown after being activated/deactivated by a lever => Muddy floodgates are brown
2010-06-18 08:01FootkerchiefRelationship addedchild of 0000167
2010-06-18 08:01FootkerchiefTag Attached: Intentional?
2010-07-12 12:03FootkerchiefTag RenamedIntentional? => Intentional/Expected?
2011-04-01 13:12FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0000847
2015-01-16 11:27ptb_ptbNote Added: 0031963
2015-01-17 11:28FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief
2015-01-17 11:28FootkerchiefStatusnew => confirmed

2010-06-16 17:33   
(edited on: 2010-06-16 17:34)
Check the floodgates to see whether its being covered by something.

Are you using it in water? Then its getting covered by mud.

Also, whats the material and the color of the floodgate and the mechanism used for it? Shouldn't affect it, but just wondering out loud.

2010-06-17 01:44   
I've never seen this before, though I admit I do little that's imaginative with fluids (I try not to tempt fate). Obviously due to a mud covering. Tried the look command and checking for contaminants? You working with underground layer fluids? Lots of mud down there.
2010-06-18 07:16   
Yeah, there's a "small pile of mud". It would be nice if it didn't obscure the color of the gate.
2015-01-16 11:27   
Still present in DF 0.40.23, but sounds more like a suggestion than a bug.