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0003268Dwarf FortressAdventure Mode -- Stealthpublic2010-09-17 15:402014-07-11 04:41
Toady One 
0003268: Items thrown while hiding will never hit.
My adventurer (human wrestler) is a fairly capable thrower, and has reliably gotten injuries or even kills by throwing a spear, but when he tries to throw it at a target the same distance away while in hiding it always treats it as if there was nothing in the targeted square and goes right through it until it hits the ground quite a far distance away.
Create an adventurer with some skill in Ambushing and Throwing, obtain a throwable item, go into the wilderness, hide, get close to an animal which is standing up, and throw the object in the square the animal is occupying.
Fixed in 0.40.01?
has duplicate 0004738resolved Dwarfu Neutral non-agressive animals can't be hunted at range. 
related to 0005247resolved Toady One Can't shoot prone targets while sneaking 
Issue History
2010-09-17 15:40KnigelNew Issue
2012-01-01 00:58SanIssue Monitored: San
2012-01-06 22:26DwarfuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0004738
2012-03-11 13:58NW_KohakuNote Added: 0021373
2012-03-11 14:32FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0005247
2013-12-15 08:15FootkerchiefTag Attached: Fixed in 0.34.12?
2014-07-07 22:23FootkerchiefTag RenamedFixed in 0.34.12? => Fixed in 0.40.01?
2014-07-11 04:00TrifNote Added: 0025726
2014-07-11 04:41Knight OtuNote Added: 0025733
2014-07-11 04:41Knight OtuStatusnew => resolved
2014-07-11 04:41Knight OtuFixed in Version => 0.40.01
2014-07-11 04:41Knight OtuResolutionopen => fixed
2014-07-11 04:41Knight OtuAssigned To => Toady One

2012-03-11 13:58   
I would like to revive this topic, and say that it applies to ALL ranged attacks, including crossbows, as well.

The problem seems to be that these attacks always miss non-"hostile" enemies, and enemies that can't see you are not hostile.

It makes sneak-sniping impossible.
2014-07-11 04:00   
Fixed in 0.40.02. Thrown items while sneaking now hit friendly/neutral targets.
Knight Otu   
2014-07-11 04:41   
Thanks, Trif!