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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0011733Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Jobs, Itemspublic2021-03-27 08:532023-02-02 05:30
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PlatformMacBook Pro M1OSmacOS Big SurOS Version11.2.2
Product Version0.47.05 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0011733: World Gen Crashes After 10-20 Years on ARM/M1 machine
DescriptionNo new Dwarf Fortress world can be generated with history longer than 10-20 years. Crashing happens somewhere between Year 8 and Year 20. Thus, only new worlds with "Very Short" histories can be created.
Steps To ReproduceOpen Dwarf Fortress on a Mac running Big Sur. Select "Create New World!" Choose any history other than "Very Short" and begin world creation. Crash happens between Year 8 and Year 20 on average.
Additional InformationTo run Dwarf Fortress on macOS Big Sur (11.0.0 and up), these steps must be taken:

- Open init.txt
- Change PRINT_MODE: 2D to PRINT_MODE: STANDARD (or just about any setting other than 2D)

Forging crash persists across different PRINT_MODE settings tested.
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- Relationships
has duplicate 0011805resolvedlethosor Game crashes in world generation when history is more than around 20 years 
related to 0011734new Adventure Mode Always Crashes on macOS Big Sur on ARM/M1 machine 

-  Notes
anohito (reporter)
2022-01-06 14:02

Can confirm on another Macbook Pro with M1, although for me crash occurs around year 30 (on POCKET ISLAND). And also I get a crash during the fortress mode around the same year of history (so, if during the worldgen crash occurs at year 31, I can still stop the worldgen at year 30 and play the fortress mode, but the game in the fortress mode freezes in the middle of year 31). Not sure if it is related, but it seems so.
new_dwarf_player11 (reporter)
2022-03-02 15:15

Here to confirm, on another Macbook Pro with M1. Crashes at the exact same time. Thanks.

Note: if I click the screen it becomes unresponsive and I have to force-quit. If I wait it simply crashes and quits itself.
kunev (reporter)
2022-04-29 04:07

macos 12.3.1 M1Pro using lazy mac pack, there's the same crash on generation, however it seems to not happen with some tilesets, e.g. generation with CLA crashes, but goes on without a problem as long as you leave it with Spacefox. I can change the tileset after generation and play with any other tileset.
dfk (reporter)
2022-10-09 16:37

same thing on macOS 12.6 on a macbook air m1 (MacBookAir10,1)

it seems to be a segfault. here's the detailed information reported by macos (in a gist since it's quite verbose): [^]
br0ziliy (reporter)
2023-02-02 05:30

Same issue on MacBook Pro M1 / macOS Monterey 12.5.1 - game crashes early during world generation.
Link to crash report: [^]

I'm using fresh install of vanilla DF version 0.47.05.
Crash happens on both default and Spacefox tilesets.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-03-27 08:53 Mackdorf New Issue
2022-01-06 14:02 anohito Note Added: 0041205
2022-03-02 15:15 new_dwarf_player11 Note Added: 0041229
2022-04-29 04:07 kunev Note Added: 0041248
2022-10-09 16:33 dfk Issue Monitored: dfk
2022-10-09 16:37 dfk Note Added: 0041338
2022-10-11 19:08 lethosor Relationship added related to 0011734
2022-10-11 19:08 lethosor Summary World Gen Crashes After 10-20 Years => World Gen Crashes After 10-20 Years on ARM/M1 machine
2022-10-11 19:15 lethosor Relationship added has duplicate 0011805
2023-02-02 05:30 br0ziliy Note Added: 0041369
2023-02-02 05:30 br0ziliy Issue Monitored: br0ziliy

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