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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0002814Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Interface, Announcements: Message Spampublic2010-07-24 13:592018-02-04 11:36
Assigned ToLoci 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
PlatformLinuxOSLinuxOS VersionDebian 5.0 i386
Product Version0.31.11 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0002814: message spam: dwarf cancels Hunt: Could not find path
DescriptionMy first instinct on seeing this spam was that she wanted to hunt in the underground cavern, which hadn't been explored yet. I checked the creature list ('u') but the only wild animals on it were two foxes, and both were above ground, as was the hunter (Fisherdwarf).

She had the equipment for the job (crossbow, quiver, bolts).

Save is attached.
Steps To Reproduce [^]
Additional InformationAfter loading the save and confirming the continued spam, I sent a squad to explore the cavern (repeated 'move' orders), and meanwhile the hunter decided to get a Drink, and then went to Sleep.

By the time she woke up, I'd explored underground quite a bit. She went back to Hunt, above ground, without the spam. I don't know what was causing the spam, but I still suspect the unexplored underground terrain was involved somehow.
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- Relationships
related to 0003750new Occasional infinite loop, apparently caused by pathfinding 
related to 0002869confirmedDwarfu Massive "item inaccessible"/"could not find path" spam results from hauling jobs targeting unrevealed items 
parent of 0002882new Hunter pathing fails, river and bridges 
Not all the children of this issue are yet resolved or closed.

-  Notes
taleinat (reporter)
2012-07-21 14:47

I'm getting the same thing just now, also after having just discovered a cavern. At first I blocked it off until I was ready to explore, but even opening the door hasn't stopped the spam.
YunizM (reporter)
2014-01-04 18:51

It seems to be a bug with the Hunters selecting an underground creepy-crawlie to hunt, but the pathing isn't correct. I had this same bug and once I sent out a squad (two swordsmen) to kill a Cave Crocodile, my Hunter came and finished the Croc off and carried him to the butcher.
cvskeet (reporter)
2014-09-03 18:24
edited on: 2014-09-03 18:25

Had this occur in v0.40.10. I suspect my problem was related to using dfhack to 'reveal' the map and then later to 'unreveal' the map. My assumption is that the dwarves did not forget what they learned during the revealed period.

If this is the result of dfhack usage, I would not consider it a bug.

hmn (reporter)
2017-04-01 04:44

Also seeing this in 0.43.05 - after opening up a path into a cave (dwarves do gather spiderweb ok), hunters are stuck in "cannot find path" mode.

The message log is completely overwhelmed by this.
latias1290 (reporter)
2017-12-03 08:27
edited on: 2017-12-03 08:32

I can confirm this problem happens in 0.44.02. Save: [^] This save is modded; it has one extra race.

Loci (manager)
2017-12-03 09:13

While the hunters probably shouldn't be targeting unreachable cavern critters, they certainly shouldn't be spamming 100s of cancellations per minute.
william.gf603 (reporter)
2018-02-04 11:36

This happened to me on 43.05, I disabled all hunting skills then re-enabled them and that fixed it for now.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-07-24 13:59 greycat New Issue
2011-03-11 06:56 Dwarfu Relationship added parent of 0002882
2012-07-21 14:47 taleinat Note Added: 0023315
2014-01-04 18:51 YunizM Note Added: 0024255
2014-01-18 07:59 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0003750
2014-09-03 18:24 cvskeet Note Added: 0029924
2014-09-03 18:25 cvskeet Note Edited: 0029924 View Revisions
2017-04-01 04:44 hmn Note Added: 0036392
2017-04-02 15:08 Loci Relationship added related to 0002869
2017-12-03 08:27 latias1290 Note Added: 0037200
2017-12-03 08:32 latias1290 Note Edited: 0037200 View Revisions
2017-12-03 09:13 Loci Note Added: 0037203
2017-12-03 09:13 Loci Assigned To => Loci
2017-12-03 09:13 Loci Status new => confirmed
2018-02-04 11:36 william.gf603 Note Added: 0037751

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