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0002589Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Buildings, Generalpublic2010-07-07 19:302012-02-16 16:33
Toady One 
0002589: Metal doors look like wood/stone doors after being placed.
The summary says it all really.
Make a metal door and place it somewhere.
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related to 0001332resolved Toady One Olivine doors look like gems 
Issue History
2010-07-07 19:30WormSlayerNew Issue
2010-07-31 10:47cephaloNote Added: 0011329
2010-07-31 11:41FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0001332
2010-08-24 19:21DwarfuRelationship addedparent of 0003099
2010-08-24 21:42QuietustNote Added: 0012070
2010-10-01 20:13QuietustNote Added: 0013112
2011-04-13 19:07QuietustNote Edited: 0012070bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0012070#r6452
2011-11-25 15:12QuietustNote Added: 0019035
2011-11-25 15:14QuietustNote Edited: 0019035bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0019035#r7142
2011-11-25 15:24QuietustNote Edited: 0019035bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0019035#r7143
2012-01-10 18:25FootkerchiefRelationship deletedparent of 0003099
2012-02-16 16:33Toady OneNote Added: 0019859
2012-02-16 16:33Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2012-02-16 16:33Toady OneFixed in Version => Next Version
2012-02-16 16:33Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2012-02-16 16:33Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One

2010-07-31 10:47   
Yeah, I could have sworn they kept their appearance in previous versions. I really liked the look of metal doors. I hope this would be an easy fix.
2010-08-24 21:42   
(edited on: 2011-04-13 19:07)
The same happens with floodgates - instead of showing up as "≡" as when stockpiled, they turn into an "X" when built.

Curiously, this does not apply to gem floodgates (e.g. produced by a strange mood), which appear as a gray asterisk (*) on a gem-colored background just as they did in

2010-10-01 20:13   
This may be related to 0000099 at some level (i.e. a confusion between stone and metal due to both now being "inorganic" materials).
2011-11-25 15:12   
(edited on: 2011-11-25 15:24)
While looking into the cause of 0001332, I determined that this bug is caused by there being no special code to handle doors made of metal - the only cases checked for are "tooth", "horn", "pearl", "bone", "plant material" (i.e. wood), "amber", "coral", "green/clear/crystal glass", "inorganic gem", "inorganic non-gem", and "everything else" (ice/potash/pearlash/coal/etc.).

The same is true for floodgates (aside from the 3 types of glass being lumped in with "everything else").

Toady One   
2012-02-16 16:33   
Doors and floodgates should be consistent in item/building picture and have the better bar metal pictures for doors for next time.