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0005555Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Petspublic2012-03-05 10:012014-02-01 10:29
Windows VistaHome Basic
0005555: War dogs ignore "tightly closed" and forbidden doors (walk through them, then can´t find back).
I have a couple of war dogs in my fortress. Currently not assigned to dwarves and not pastured, so they run around freely in my fortress. I noticed that they somehow manage to slip through doors which are marked as forbidden and tightly closed. But then they seem to be unable to find the way back.

Both rooms where that keeps happening all the time have the forbidden doors at the south wall, so it seems that they can be passed from south to north, but not from north to south.
I have yet to try to reproduce that on another map, but I watched it happen multiple times in my current fort.
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related to 0004902acknowledged lethosor Creatures can open forbidden/locked doors by dodging into them 
related to 0000797confirmed Footkerchief Animals/pets repeatedly try to find path through pet-locked/"tightly closed" doors, causing lag 
Issue History
2012-03-05 10:01robertheinrichNew Issue
2012-03-05 10:03QuietustNote Added: 0021130
2012-03-05 10:05robertheinrichNote Added: 0021131
2012-03-05 10:59kwielandNote Added: 0021133
2012-03-05 11:22FootkerchiefNote Added: 0021136
2012-03-05 18:11QuietustNote Added: 0021152
2012-03-05 19:51FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0004902
2012-03-05 20:26robertheinrichNote Added: 0021154
2013-07-26 04:41CrunchepillarNote Added: 0024078
2013-07-26 04:43CrunchepillarNote Edited: 0024078bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0024078#r8965
2013-07-26 04:43CrunchepillarIssue Monitored: Crunchepillar
2014-02-01 10:29FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0000797

2012-03-05 10:03   
In all likelihood, they're just slipping through the doorway while it was held open by a dwarf. The fact that they're even trying to go through those doors is 0000797.
2012-03-05 10:05   
Not in my case. The doors are marked as forbidden, so my dwarves don´t open them. And I watched it happen while no dwarf was nearby.
2012-03-05 10:59   
Got to be ghosts, then :)
2012-03-05 11:22   
Please upload a save demonstrating this problem to http://dffd.wimbli.com/ [^]
2012-03-05 18:11   
Were the war dogs involved in any combat recently? If so, it's possible they dodged into the doors, making this 0004902.
2012-03-05 20:26   
Maybe they were fighting each other or other pets, I had more than 50 running around in my fort. I tried to reproduce the situation on two new embarks but it didn´t happen again. And I watched my current fort for an hours or so and couldn´t reproduce it there either.

I guess for the time being this ticket can be ignored until I can provide a savegame where it occurs again.
2013-07-26 04:41   
(edited on: 2013-07-26 04:43)
Confirmed for 34.11

One of my old forts had a goblin slaughter pen I used to train my soldiers. Naturally I added a door with tightly-sealed to keep their pets from stealing the kills. I had a war leopard and about a million war dogs and only the dogs ended up sneaking into the murder room and being unable to get out. I can also confirm my setup involved the dogs moving north-south and being stuck exiting south-north