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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0005877Dwarf FortressTypos/Grammarpublic2012-05-14 05:262014-12-02 21:38
Assigned ToToady One 
PlatformPCOSWindowsOS VersionVista
Product Version0.34.08 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0005877: Miners channel tile they're standing on, resulting combat report is malformed
DescriptionIf a miner channels a square which has a wooden log in it, the miner and the log sometimes undergo a collision. This collision produces a combar report with the incorrect wording:

"it The Miner in the body part [etc.]"
Steps To ReproduceEmbark on a new site where there are trees, with an axe and a pick. Designate a woodcutter to chop down the tree (do not create a wood stockpile). Designate a miner to channel the same square where the chopped log is now lying.
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Attached Files

- Relationships
related to 0003722resolvedToady One Falling damage blocked/deflected by armor results in malformed combat announcements 
related to 0005991resolvedToady One Dwarf tries to build wall standing on the construction site 
has duplicate 0000826resolvedFootkerchief Dwarves channel out from under selves and fall 
has duplicate 0006239resolvedLogical2u Dwarves occasionally stand on the tile they are channeling, causing them to fall 
has duplicate 0004778resolvedLogical2u Miners fall to their death because they so stupid 
related to 0005925acknowledgedToady One "Bin" attacks "dwarf" while carrying it over a "ramp + hatch cover" 
related to 0003008new Deconstructing an up stair hanging down from a down stair results in the dwarf falling from that tile upon completion. 
related to 0008639resolvedToady One Dwarves Channel Tile They're Standing On 

-  Notes
the_game_hunt (reporter)
2012-05-14 06:57

Same here, I can confirm this.
Toady One (administrator)
2012-05-15 04:15

I'm not sure what causes the malformed log, but the root cause is handled now. Does the malformed log come up in other more normal collision circumstances?
SmileyMan (reporter)
2012-05-15 06:05

I suppose we need hit a dwarf with a falling log, but we can't create arbitrary items in arena mode.
Knight Otu (manager)
2012-05-15 06:06

I've seen a report like that when a miner fell after channeling the tile below himself, with no other items in the tile, if that helps.
UristDaVinci (reporter)
2012-05-15 06:56

The malformed log also comes up in the case where a falling creature is wearing especially rigid/strong armor that seems to protect them from falling damage:

You slam into an obstacle!
Your left upper arm takes the full force of the impact, bruising the muscle!
it You in the upper body, but the attack is deflected by Your adamantine greaves!
You are no longer stunned.
You stand up.
nshapter (reporter)
2012-05-17 21:04

I'm seeing this consistently as well. I'm digging lots of channels and it's killing lots of miners. The malformed message is only one part. There is a painful fall with each square channeled if the miner is standing on it.
Drazinononda (reporter)
2012-11-06 15:02

IIRC the cause of the use of the third person in combat logs happens when the dwarf involved is ID# 0, which under a "Play now!" embark is always the pre-fab miner. I'm not sure whether this is true for "Prepare carefully" embarks.
Lielac (reporter)
2014-01-22 19:18

I've seen this malformed combat report with miners (and, as far as I can recall, only with miners) in 0.34.11 and never quite understood why it happened, but my first two dwarves in my "Prepare carefully" embark setups are always miners and if they don't die in accidents they're my main digging crew. I never noticed who *exactly* had malformed reports, but what Drazinononda said makes sense. I'd have to do some potentially injurious science to confirm it, but eh.
Lielac (reporter)
2014-01-29 19:05

I've also seen this happen with a pitted goblin maceman ( [^] ) and here's the save with more goblins about to be dropped: [^]

I let the game keep running, and it happens again. The first goblin (that I screencapped) is Nguslu Onxosnamox, but on my version of the fort it also happens to Bax Arstrukostub. They're both macemen-- oh, wait, a previous goblin named Xuspgas (landed before Nguslu) who's a swordsman also landed funny. The swordsman Utes and both trolls I pitched down there landed normally.
BenLubar (reporter)
2014-01-31 13:59

This also happens when a dwarf removes a down staircase with no place to stand other than the staircase. The material used to make the staircase falls on the dwarf when they climb down the stairs.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2012-05-14 05:26 SmileyMan New Issue
2012-05-14 06:57 the_game_hunt Note Added: 0022472
2012-05-14 08:37 Footkerchief Summary Channeling square containing wooden log produces incorrectly worded combat report => Miner channels tile containing log, gets hit by log, resulting combat report is malformed
2012-05-15 04:15 Toady One Note Added: 0022508
2012-05-15 04:15 Toady One Assigned To => Toady One
2012-05-15 04:15 Toady One Status new => acknowledged
2012-05-15 06:05 SmileyMan Note Added: 0022513
2012-05-15 06:06 Knight Otu Note Added: 0022514
2012-05-15 06:56 UristDaVinci Note Added: 0022515
2012-05-17 21:04 nshapter Note Added: 0022581
2012-05-20 14:56 Footkerchief Relationship added has duplicate 0000826
2012-05-20 14:56 Footkerchief Issue Monitored: quatch
2012-05-20 14:56 Footkerchief Issue Monitored: lord_chaos22000
2012-05-21 19:14 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0003722
2012-11-06 07:45 Footkerchief Summary Miner channels tile containing log, gets hit by log, resulting combat report is malformed => Miners channel tile they're standing on, resulting combat report is malformed
2012-11-06 07:45 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0005991
2012-11-06 15:02 Drazinononda Note Added: 0023707
2012-11-06 16:02 Logical2u Relationship added has duplicate 0006239
2014-01-22 19:18 Lielac Note Added: 0024335
2014-01-27 10:58 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0005925
2014-01-27 20:49 Footkerchief Relationship added has duplicate 0004778
2014-01-27 20:49 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0003008
2014-01-29 19:05 Lielac Note Added: 0024470
2014-01-31 13:59 BenLubar Note Added: 0024481
2014-12-02 21:38 Footkerchief Status acknowledged => confirmed
2014-12-20 14:03 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0008639
2018-04-13 10:59 Huntthetroll Issue Monitored: Huntthetroll

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