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0005912Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Jobs, Smeltingpublic2012-05-18 01:392014-08-09 11:23
Toady One 
0005912: Workshops with linked stockpile(s) will only look in those stockpiles for materials/reagents
Checked around on mantis a bit, I think this has not yet been reported. If it was, I apologize.

Anyways: As the title says. I have a smelter (non-magma), stone stockpile and a bunch of galena&platinum nuggets on stockpile or just laying around. I wanted to start smelting, but said ores were marked red in smelter options, just as if they were not yet mined out. I used "give to workshop" option on said stone stockpile and linked it to smelter, so I thought the problem was because common stone was enabled in stockpile's options too. So I deleted the link and linked another, metal ores only stockpile to smelter. Same story. Just for the sake of it, I tried linking wood and food stockpiles to smelter - the same again. It doesn't matter if stockpile is full or empty.
Smelter functions normally if I remove all the links to it.
Ores will be taken from stockpile to smelter regardless if said stockpile has links to other workshops (in my case - mason's and mechanic's).
- have a smelter
- have some ore you would like to smelt
- create a stone stockpile, could be metal-only
- link said stockpile to smelter
- try to smelt some ore
smelter, stockpile
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parent of 0009755confirmed Loci Weavers don't gather webs when loom is linked to a stockpile 
has duplicate 0005953resolved Footkerchief Slabs cannot be engraved. 
has duplicate 0006118resolved Knight Otu Smelter unable to smelt anything when stockpile is assigned to it 
has duplicate 0008070resolved Knight Otu Dwarf can't smelt if ore, metal or charcoal are not linked to the smelter 
has duplicate 0008620resolved lethosor Can't brew most of the time 
has duplicate 0008699resolved Knight Otu +steel table+ not accepted for Traction Bench construction 
has duplicate 0009550resolved Knight Otu Unable to craft any items from bones, skulls or hooves/horns. 
related to 0005916resolved Footkerchief Stockpile must give resources to a workshop to have its contents used 
Not all the children of this issue are yet resolved or closed.
Issue History
2012-05-18 01:39SinistarNew Issue
2012-05-18 03:34SinistarIssue Monitored: Sinistar
2012-05-18 03:37SinistarTag Attached: smelter
2012-05-18 03:37SinistarTag Attached: stockpile
2012-05-18 06:37FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0000434
2012-05-19 08:53FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0005916
2012-05-19 16:05Toady OneNote Added: 0022615
2012-05-19 16:05Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One
2012-05-19 16:05Toady OneStatusnew => acknowledged
2012-05-19 16:06Toady OneNote Edited: 0022615bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0022615#r8428
2012-05-25 19:10FootkerchiefSummarySmelter ignores ores if there are stockpiles linked to it => Workshops with linked stockpile(s) will only look in those stockpiles for materials/reagents
2012-05-26 03:52SinistarNote Added: 0022733
2012-05-26 20:01FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0005953
2012-07-22 01:17Knight OtuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0006118
2014-08-09 11:22DwarfuStatusacknowledged => confirmed
2014-08-09 11:23DwarfuIssue Monitored: Dwarfu
2014-08-18 14:04Knight OtuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0008070
2014-12-15 15:09lethosorRelationship addedhas duplicate 0008620
2015-01-05 12:08Knight OtuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0008699
2016-04-03 02:57Knight OtuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0009550
2016-07-27 04:20SinistarIssue End Monitor: Sinistar
2017-12-04 08:11LociRelationship addedparent of 0009755

Toady One   
2012-05-19 16:05   
(edited on: 2012-05-19 16:06)
When a stockpile is linked to a workshop, the workshop will only look in its links for materials. For smelters, this includes fuel. So if you want to link up a smelter to stone, you'll need to link the fuel too (I tested it out and was able to smelt once I had both links up). I'm not sure if that should be changed or not. It might have to look at the kinds of stockpiles that are linked to determine the restrictions or something.

2012-05-26 03:52   
Ah, that makes sense actually. I am still getting used to the new stockpile system and naturally I forgot about the fuel. I've enabled coal bars on one of the stone stockpiles containing galena, linked it to smelter and as soon as there was one bar of charcoal present on the stockpile, all reactions were available.

This "bug" can then be marked as solved. Thanks for the reply.