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0000847Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Buildings, Machinespublic2010-04-08 20:132012-03-30 06:52
resolvedunable to reproduce 
0000847: Flood gates disappear, yet still work.
Closing a floodgate via lever on a tile where there is water causes it to graphically disappear and from "look". All it shows is the floor where it should be. Still stops water, passage etc. though.
Build floodgate, link to lever, start water running through floodgate, close floodgate.
31.02, floodgate, irrigation, water
related to 0002360confirmed Footkerchief Muddy floodgates are brown 
Issue History
2010-04-08 20:13ZaygrNew Issue
2010-04-08 20:14ZaygrTag Attached: water
2010-04-08 20:14ZaygrTag Attached: 31.02
2010-04-08 20:14ZaygrTag Attached: floodgate
2010-04-08 20:14ZaygrTag Attached: irrigation
2010-04-08 20:30Draco18sNote Added: 0002241
2010-04-10 00:16DoctorZuberNote Added: 0002525
2011-04-01 13:12FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0002360
2012-03-30 06:52FootkerchiefNote Added: 0021912
2012-03-30 06:52FootkerchiefStatusnew => resolved
2012-03-30 06:52FootkerchiefResolutionopen => unable to reproduce
2012-03-30 06:52FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief

2010-04-08 20:30   
I haven't seen this behavior.
2010-04-10 00:16   
I actually saw this once in 40d.

In this case it was two floodgates linked to a lever.
one floodgate was blocked by a tower cap
when the lever was pulled to close the gates, one was blocked by a tower cap so didn't close, the other appeared not to close either, but still blocked water anyhow.

I have used floodgates in 0.31.01 and 0.31.02 and have not noticed any problems with them closing on water. And yes, I can see them closed, they're always muddy brown from the water. So what. that's what they're designed to do, they work for me. So what else is going on here ?

so I ask questions...
Is anything blocking the floodgate?
is it linked to other floodgates or objects?
is anything blocking them ?

And another angle to consider... I've seen black tiles from some combinations of contaminants.

Are there any contaminants in the tile with the floodgate? mud? blood? stone?
2012-03-30 06:52   
Please reopen this report or PM me on the forums if the bug is still present in 0.34.02+.