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0000026Dwarf FortressFlowspublic2010-04-01 15:212014-08-18 11:50
Toady One 
0000026: Waterfalls do not change z-levels
I have what should be a waterfall formed on top of a hill on my embark screen... it runs off the edge of the z-level, but rather than dropping, it runs straight across the screen and off the edge of the embark in mid-air.
parent of 0000364resolved Footkerchief Brook flowing over empty space 
has duplicate 0005034resolved Footkerchief River above open space 
Issue History
2010-04-01 15:21HobbieNew Issue
2010-04-02 05:58TodestoolTag Attached: water
2010-04-03 08:21FootkerchiefCategoryGeneral => Flows
2010-04-03 23:10FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0000364
2010-04-21 12:12FootkerchiefNote Added: 0004485
2010-04-21 12:12FootkerchiefRelationship replacedparent of 0000364
2010-04-21 12:12FootkerchiefIssue Monitored: Footkerchief
2010-04-23 01:20ZombieNote Added: 0004689
2010-04-23 01:35ZombieIssue Monitored: Zombie
2010-04-23 01:41ZombieNote Added: 0004691
2010-04-25 15:08UntelligentNote Added: 0005041
2010-04-26 19:08ZombieNote Added: 0005229
2012-04-10 06:28FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0005034
2014-06-23 07:33FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0006511
2014-06-23 07:33FootkerchiefRelationship deletedrelated to 0006511
2014-07-30 13:11Toady OneNote Added: 0027977
2014-07-30 13:11Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One
2014-07-30 13:11Toady OneStatusnew => needs feedback
2014-08-18 11:50FootkerchiefNote Added: 0029245
2014-08-18 11:50FootkerchiefStatusneeds feedback => resolved
2014-08-18 11:50FootkerchiefFixed in Version => 0.40.01
2014-08-18 11:50FootkerchiefResolutionopen => fixed

2010-04-21 12:12   
If anyone has a save demonstrating this problem, it might be helpful to upload it to http://dffd.wimbli.com/ [^]
2010-04-23 01:20   
I wrote a lengthy post describing this problem as I am having it. I hit the backspace key while not in the text box and it went back one page. Now it is lost forever in internets. I wish this had some sort of draft-saving feature.

I will work on uploading my save as I think my manufactured waterfall shows this problem quite well. Water does fall, just not fast enough it seems. It likes to "pile" on itself so it can actually make large pyramids of water that, presumably, could freeze and your dwarves could path up them just fine. :P
2010-04-23 01:41   
http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=2203 [^]

Here is the file, complete with description, diagrams, and pictures just in case you have troubles loading it again. ;) It should be easily reproducible if you have the wherewithal to make your own waterfall pump system.

Definitely seems to me like water's being just a tad wonky.
2010-04-25 15:08   
This isn't new. It was happening in the last generation too, too an extent. I don't have the world anymore, but I do have a movie. Probably from 40d or close to it.

http://mkv25.net/dfma/movie-787-thedementedbrook [^]
2010-04-26 19:08   
Doesn't need to be new to be a valid bug! I have yet to see this happening in a non-dwarfmade waterfall, though.
Toady One   
2014-07-30 13:11   
Does this still happen? I made some changes to maps for 0.40.01 that might be related.
2014-08-18 11:50   
Please reopen this report or PM a manager on the forums if this problem is still present in 0.40.09+.