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0009750Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Jobs, Generalpublic2016-05-13 11:432016-05-21 14:12
Toady One 
0009750: Custom metal items requested via manager result in coal items
If any non-dwarf who is fortress citizen gets a job that involves forge (even magma one) the following happens:

Goblin Goblinsson cancels Make billon Figurine: Needs 1 refined coal.

That happens even if refined coal is available.
Get non-dwarf citizen
Assign metalsmithing/crafting/weapon/armor to them
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has duplicate 0009777resolved Dwarfu Forging Large Copper Helm creates Large Coal Helm 
Issue History
2016-05-13 11:43Voker57New Issue
2016-05-13 12:03Voker57Note Added: 0035158
2016-05-13 13:47Voker57Note Added: 0035160
2016-05-13 14:10DwarfuNote Added: 0035161
2016-05-13 14:10DwarfuAssigned To => Dwarfu
2016-05-13 14:10DwarfuStatusnew => needs feedback
2016-05-14 15:38Voker57Note Added: 0035166
2016-05-14 15:38Voker57Statusneeds feedback => assigned
2016-05-15 04:45Voker57Note Added: 0035172
2016-05-19 18:32DwarfuSummaryNon-dwarves fail to use forge => Custom metal items requested via manager result in coal items if coal is available
2016-05-19 18:32DwarfuStatusassigned => confirmed
2016-05-19 18:33DwarfuNote Added: 0035238
2016-05-19 18:34DwarfuNote Edited: 0035238bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0035238#r14211
2016-05-19 21:33DwarfuNote Edited: 0035238bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0035238#r14218
2016-05-19 21:58DwarfuNote Edited: 0035238bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0035238#r14219
2016-05-20 22:49DwarfuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0009777
2016-05-20 22:50DwarfuSummaryCustom metal items requested via manager result in coal items if coal is available => Custom metal items requested via manager result in coal items
2016-05-21 14:12Toady OneStatusconfirmed => resolved
2016-05-21 14:12Toady OneFixed in Version => Next Version
2016-05-21 14:12Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2016-05-21 14:12Toady OneAssigned ToDwarfu => Toady One

2016-05-13 12:03   
Actually, dwarves who joined the fortress via petitioning fail too.
2016-05-13 13:47   
Further investigation showed that in fact citizens are making the crafts purely from coal and running out of it fast. If all coal is forbidden, they make crafts of proper metal.
2016-05-13 14:10   
Reminder sent to: Voker57

Compress (.zip) your DF/data/save/region folder, upload it to the file depot (http://dffd.bay12games.com/ [^]), and post a link to it in the bug report.
2016-05-14 15:38   
http://dffd.bay12games.com/file.php?id=12032 [^]

Load this save and watch Likot Alnisal├ąth, Blacksmith make the statue out of pure charcoal
2016-05-15 04:45   
Further study revealed that in fact problem appears to only manifest when metal items are requested via manager with custom details, and is not related to citizenship.
2016-05-19 18:33   
(edited on: 2016-05-19 21:58)
I play a human fort and had a dwarf merc settle in. When I made her a full suit of dwarf-sized iron gear, it resulted in gear made of charcoal.

Edit: If you check the default conditions for reagents, it is automatically adding charcoal as a requirement. This doesn't seem to be taking magma forges into consideration.

Edit2: You can work around this by adding the order directly to the magma forge and it completes fine.