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0000907Dwarf FortressContaminants/Spatterpublic2010-04-09 19:562016-03-26 11:39
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PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version0.31.01 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0000907: Pools of human blood show up as "piles of vomit"
DescriptionIn Adventure mode, I've been killing people in bloody fashion (human inhabitants of a goblin civ), and happened to notice that using the (l)ook tool to examine any square with a pool of blood had the flavor text say such things as "Here we have a prone farmer in a pile of vomit."
Steps To ReproduceKill someone in a bloody fashion, then (l)ook at a spot with a pool of blood.
Additional InformationI've only done testing with human blood and a human adventurer; don't know if it makes a difference.
Tagslong-standing bug, Look around
Attached Files

- Relationships
has duplicate 0007019resolvedFootkerchief Bodies improperly described as being "in a pile of vomit". 
related to 0000430resolvedFootkerchief Tile description includes "many bones" w/o bones 

-  Notes
Footkerchief (manager)
2010-05-05 00:02
edited on: 2010-05-05 00:02

Does anyone have a save and/or consistent method for reproducing this problem?

GRead (reporter)
2010-05-05 04:40
edited on: 2010-05-05 04:42

Just did some tests in the arena. The bloods origin seems to be unimportant, just so long as there's enough of it.

*When possessing a creature and using the (l)ook command*, the yellow text at the bottom left describing the square is using the wrong descriptors. Spatterings of blood are showing up as anything from a slurry to a spattering to a pool. Pools of blood are mostly showing up as piles of vomit. I have a smear calling itself a spattering down there.

There is only a single square that has any vomit in it, which reads as vomit. Of course that may not be the vomit displaying; the square read as vomit before any was applied, and it was only right before expiring that my 'test subject' decided to vomit in the square.

I'm guessing there's just a typo somewhere that's associating the 'pool of blood' contaminant with a 'pile of vomit'

*Edit* oh, just recalled; I did have one pool that showed up correctly, as a pool of blood. It had formerly been called a pile of vomit, but after I stepped in it it started calling it a pool. I think it may have something to do with the quantity of contaminant.

Todestool (reporter)
2010-11-13 13:28
edited on: 2010-11-13 13:45

I also have this in both adventure mode and arena when controlling an individual. Only the description line while (l)ooking is wrong, saying " a pile of vomit" instead of " a pool of blood." The actual items in the square are right. Walking through the square had no effect for me. The item was still a pool of blood and the description line still read pile of vomit. I haven't noticed spatter/slurry/smear mix-ups, but I wasn't looking for them.

To reproduce:
1. 6 naked dorfs with axes in arena set to independent;
2. Watch carnage;
3. Possess survivor and (l)ook at squares covered in blood.

Edit: More testing in arena shows spattering of blood usually described as such, but sometimes as slurry. If I pick up blood from a pool, the existing pool remains such and still has the "pile of vomit" descriptor. When I throw the blood, a pool of blood forms on the ground where it hits but the descriptor says "a spattering."

UristDaVinci (reporter)
2011-02-20 13:59

I noticed in arena mode that the "Here we have a Dwarf 3 in a pile of vomit." line only appears when said dwarf is standing in "A pool of dwarf blood". Once the dwarf moved a tile to the right, the area was correctly labeled as a pool of blood.
chaosvolt (reporter)
2016-03-23 01:45
edited on: 2016-03-23 03:48

EDIT: Post excised due to additional testing suggesting that I am a derpdragon. There may have been vomit among the slime that simply wasn't reported or noticed at first.

EDIT 2: SCRATCH THAT. Arena-tested some more and I'm now certain that what I saw is in fact this bug entirely, but not quite as it was originally reported.

Chucked a human at a shoggoth (for context, my excised post mentioned encountering this while testing a modded-in creature that involved use of the slime template), then "l"ooked at the ensuing carnage. Pools of blood are correctly reported as blood. The slime was correctly reported as slime. But where both were pooled in one tile, it was described as vomit.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-04-09 19:56 Frogwarrior New Issue
2010-05-05 00:02 Footkerchief Note Added: 0006148
2010-05-05 00:02 Footkerchief Note Edited: 0006148 View Revisions
2010-05-05 00:03 Footkerchief Issue Monitored: Footkerchief
2010-05-05 04:40 GRead Note Added: 0006164
2010-05-05 04:42 GRead Note Edited: 0006164 View Revisions
2010-11-13 13:28 Todestool Note Added: 0013776
2010-11-13 13:31 Todestool Note Edited: 0013776 View Revisions
2010-11-13 13:43 Todestool Note Edited: 0013776 View Revisions
2010-11-13 13:45 Todestool Note Edited: 0013776 View Revisions
2010-12-11 16:50 toybasher Issue Monitored: toybasher
2011-02-20 13:59 UristDaVinci Note Added: 0015340
2011-08-01 06:21 Knight Otu Relationship added related to 0000430
2014-07-10 22:29 Footkerchief Relationship added has duplicate 0007019
2016-03-23 01:45 chaosvolt Note Added: 0034907
2016-03-23 01:48 chaosvolt Issue Monitored: chaosvolt
2016-03-23 03:40 chaosvolt Note Edited: 0034907 View Revisions
2016-03-23 03:48 chaosvolt Note Edited: 0034907 View Revisions
2016-03-23 03:50 chaosvolt Tag Attached: Look around
2016-03-26 11:39 chaosvolt Tag Attached: long-standing bug

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