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0009154Dwarf FortressWorld Generation -- Generalpublic2015-12-02 04:342015-12-02 08:07
Knight Otu 
LinuxLinux Mint17.2 64bit
0009154: World generation stuck at "placing civilizations..."
When creating a new world, df freezes when "placing civilizations..." appear and htop show a 100% cpu usage for the df process.
It seems it happens at the end of this step because it place few civilizations before freezing.
Create a new world.
I tried with all the default settings in the init.txt and d_init.txt files.
The only way to close dwarf fortress is to kill the process.
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duplicate of 0009125resolved Toady One Freeze when placing civilizations during worldgen 
Issue History
2015-12-02 04:34BeberrNew Issue
2015-12-02 07:03saibierNote Added: 0033256
2015-12-02 07:04VerouleNote Added: 0033257
2015-12-02 08:07Knight OtuNote Added: 0033262
2015-12-02 08:07Knight OtuRelationship addedduplicate of 0009125
2015-12-02 08:07Knight OtuStatusnew => resolved
2015-12-02 08:07Knight OtuResolutionopen => duplicate
2015-12-02 08:07Knight OtuAssigned To => Knight Otu

2015-12-02 07:03   
I have the exact same issue on Mac OS X 10.11.1. Setting the number of civilizations to “Very Low” increases your chance of avoiding the freeze, but not by much.
2015-12-02 07:04   
After a number of runs this appears to be a lockup that occurs when WorldGen tries to place a specific type of civilization. I have had the lockup occur on trying to place the first all the way through the 20th, and was able to generate a world by setting the number of civs very low.
Knight Otu   
2015-12-02 08:07   
Duplicate of 0009125.