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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0002488Dwarf FortressContaminants/Spatterpublic2010-06-28 01:022015-04-12 19:58
Assigned Tolethosor 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
PlatformIntel x64OSWindowsOS Version7
Product Version0.31.08 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0002488: Hot items exposed to rain generate excessive amounts of steam
DescriptionI embarked on a site with a surface volcano, and created a lava flow across a portion of the map. A block of a magma-safe stone (orthoclase) was left in the channel and became surrounded my hot magma at a depth of typically 1/7 or 2/7

When it started to rain, the block became a source of a never-ending steam cloud. I came to the conclusion that this was because it was being repeatedly given a water covering from the rain that would instantly boil.
Steps To ReproduceEmbark on a map with a surface volcano and a biome with rain. Create a block of magma-proof rock, and place it in a lava flow.
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- Relationships
related to 0002605new Creatures bleeding to death after water coverings evaporate from small body parts (toes, lips) 
related to 0005536new When lit on fire by dragon (pterosaur?) breath, artifacts never cease to produce smoke. 
has duplicate 0008913resolvedlethosor Teeth create excessive steam when in very hot rain. 

-  Notes
Footkerchief (manager)
2010-06-28 07:31

Why is this a bug? Is it the inconsistency between the block producing steam and the lava not producing steam?
SmileyMan (reporter)
2010-06-28 08:13

It's the amount of steam. It appears more like a geyser on the screen - when I first saw it I though I had tapped into some cool feature!

Sadly I deleted the save in a drunken ragequit, so I don't have it - I could try and reproduce. If you saw it on screen you'd agree it's a bug. Needs some sort of check on the temperature before trying to create the water coating.
smjjames (reporter)
2010-06-28 10:58

You probably don't need a save since I've reproduced this in the arena. Its slightly random in that you have to wait in adventure mode for it to rain and objects that are otherwise covered in magma will start steaming like a geyser. I think it happens to stuff which have a z-level or more of 7/7 magma between them and open space.

It also happens to magmamen and pyrozombies who get caught in the rain I believe.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-06-28 01:02 SmileyMan New Issue
2010-06-28 07:31 Footkerchief Note Added: 0009218
2010-06-28 07:31 Footkerchief Tag Attached: AWAITING UPDATE
2010-06-28 07:31 Footkerchief Tag Attached: Intentional?
2010-06-28 08:13 SmileyMan Note Added: 0009240
2010-06-28 09:27 Footkerchief Summary Magma-proof block in outdoor magma stream creates infinite steam when it rains => Hot items exposed to rain generate excessive amounts of steam
2010-06-28 09:27 Footkerchief Tag Detached: AWAITING UPDATE
2010-06-28 10:58 smjjames Note Added: 0009257
2010-07-12 12:03 Footkerchief Tag Renamed Intentional? => Intentional/Expected?
2014-01-27 21:22 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0002605
2015-04-12 19:58 lethosor Relationship added has duplicate 0008913
2015-04-12 19:58 lethosor Issue Monitored: ravenchow
2015-04-12 19:58 lethosor Assigned To => lethosor
2015-04-12 19:58 lethosor Status new => acknowledged
2015-04-12 19:58 lethosor Relationship added related to 0005536
2018-04-16 17:43 Huntthetroll Issue Monitored: Huntthetroll

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