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0000809Dwarf FortressAdventure Mode -- Conversationpublic2010-04-08 11:002014-07-23 07:12
Toady One 
Windows Vista
0000809: Administrator suggests finding himself
In an elf town conquered by dwarves, speaking about service with the administrator made him say that I should find him to get a quest. In the end he correctly references "I became the administrator of The Spattered Bodice."

Here's the conversation: http://img547.imageshack.us/img547/176/crazyadmin.png [^]
Finding a dwarf administrator that leads a town (possibly a conquered one?)

I saved the game right next to the administrator and moved the save to a separate folder, where it can stay until and if it will be needed to squash the bug.

This happened in Deon's Genesis mod v.0.86, but he hasn't touched the dwarven raws .
I'm rather concerned for the poor administrator, he doesn't seem to know where he is and what he should do.
adventure mode, quests
related to 0000924resolved Toady One Townsfolk suggest getting quests from the dead 
Issue History
2010-04-08 11:00LASDNew Issue
2010-04-08 11:05GreyhawkNote Added: 0002095
2010-04-08 11:07FootkerchiefNote Added: 0002097
2010-04-08 11:08LASDNote Added: 0002099
2010-04-08 13:29LASDNote Added: 0002146
2010-04-08 13:39FootkerchiefNote Added: 0002149
2010-04-08 13:40KennelTag Attached: adventure mode
2010-04-08 13:40KennelTag Attached: quests
2010-04-08 14:48LASDNote Added: 0002164
2010-06-24 09:36FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0000924
2010-06-24 10:15QuietustNote Added: 0009056
2010-09-01 16:04BeeskeeNote Added: 0012314
2010-09-01 16:05BeeskeeIssue Monitored: Beeskee
2010-09-01 16:06BeeskeeNote Edited: 0012314bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0012314#r4794
2010-09-01 16:06BeeskeeNote Edited: 0012314bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0012314#r4795
2010-11-15 06:32LASDNote Added: 0013868
2010-11-15 13:33FootkerchiefTag Attached: Fixed in 0.31.17?
2010-12-11 08:54DwarfuTag Detached: Fixed in 0.31.17?
2014-07-23 07:12FootkerchiefNote Added: 0027304
2014-07-23 07:12FootkerchiefStatusnew => resolved
2014-07-23 07:12FootkerchiefFixed in Version => 0.40.01
2014-07-23 07:12FootkerchiefResolutionopen => fixed
2014-07-23 07:12FootkerchiefAssigned To => Toady One

2010-04-08 11:05   
The last name is actually different. That guy is an administrator, but you may need to find the mayor.
2010-04-08 11:07   
Nah, the apparent difference in last name is because the game outputs the name translated in some places, and untranslated in others. And the last sentence is always a historical tidbit about the person they told you to find. This report is accurate, as far as I can tell.

Uploading the save might be helpful. http://dffd.wimbli.com/ [^]
2010-04-08 11:08   
Actually it's the same guy, the other surname is just in Dwarfish, the other in English. Also, he saysouright that he became the administrator he is speaking of.
2010-04-08 13:29   
The save in a RAR-file seems to be too big (136MB) for DFFD, being an unculled large region. Will hosting it on depositfiles.com be fine or should I contact DFFD for permission to upload a larger file?

I tried genning the world with same seeds and culling on, but it ended up slightly different causing the town in question to not exist.
2010-04-08 13:39   
I've never used depositfiles.com, but http://www.zshare.net/ [^] is definitely fine.
2010-04-08 14:48   
Bah, I initially grabbed the save while there was still unnecessary stuff in the "current"-folder I thought incorrectly to be necessary. Region2-folder alone was just under 100 MB and it works on 31.02 too.

So here's the DFFD link, finally: http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=2037 [^]
2010-06-24 10:15   
I've had this happen as well with a demonic law-giver (which is odd since I've had other demonic law-givers actually give out quests).
2010-09-01 16:04   
(edited on: 2010-09-01 16:06)
I encountered this too, but I can't currently connected to DFFD to upload the save. It's a demonic law-giver and it's repeatable if you talk to them about Service enough times. They are definitely talking about themselves because they say, "In 4, I became the law-giver..." as part of their description of the 'other' person.

(note to self: region5.7z)

2010-11-15 06:32   
This is very likely now fixed with the new way of getting quests. Though I'm not sure what's the way of dealing with bugs that get fixed by "accident", whether to let them fall from memory or be marked as fixed.
2014-07-23 07:12   
Please PM me on the forums if this hasn't been fixed.