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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0006304Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Interface, Unit Viewpublic2013-04-09 16:142014-04-19 09:35
Assigned ToFootkerchief 
StatusresolvedResolutionno change required 
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version0.34.11 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0006304: Falling creatures are temporarily unviewable
DescriptionIf a unit is falling down a single z-level, then at the moment its glyph vanishes from the upper level, it is of course no longer viewable (with "v") when your screen is at that v-level. However, it is also not viewable on the lower level, even though its glyph is there. It's apparently impossible to select it with "v" until a frame or two after it hits the ground (on the other hand, "k" correctly shows that the unit is in that spot, but of course doesn't give detailed unit data).
Additional InformationThe times I've seen this, it was due to the units falling into water, either from dodging or from being rushed and knocked backwards. I haven't tested to see whether this happens in non-water situations. I also haven't checked what happens if a unit is falling more than one z-level.

Since ground impact happens so quickly, it's necessary to single-step through to notice this.
TagsNo tags attached.
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- Relationships
related to 0001510needs feedbackFootkerchief Floating creatures stuck in projectile status 
has duplicate 0007397resolvedFootkerchief Falling unit can not be selected with 'v' key 

-  Notes
Quietust (reporter)
2013-04-09 18:41

The issue is that units cannot be viewed when they are projectiles (i.e. teal background), and I'm pretty sure this has been the case in every version of DF ever released.
DwarfChef (reporter)
2014-04-18 08:45

From the k menu, you can still access details like the health screen. Also, using the 'u'nit menu and zoom to creature points you at the correct square, even if the dwarf is hidden by dust.
Footkerchief (manager)
2014-04-19 09:35

Yeah, I'm pretty sure this is intended for now.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2013-04-09 16:14 zzedar New Issue
2013-04-09 18:41 Quietust Note Added: 0023922
2013-04-09 19:11 Dwarfu Relationship added related to 0001510
2014-04-18 08:45 DwarfChef Note Added: 0024709
2014-04-18 12:19 Footkerchief Tag Attached: Intentional/Expected?
2014-04-19 09:35 Footkerchief Note Added: 0024711
2014-04-19 09:35 Footkerchief Status new => resolved
2014-04-19 09:35 Footkerchief Resolution open => no change required
2014-04-19 09:35 Footkerchief Assigned To => Footkerchief
2014-04-19 09:35 Footkerchief Tag Detached: Intentional/Expected?
2014-07-16 15:55 Footkerchief Relationship added has duplicate 0007397

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