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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0000826Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Jobs, Designationspublic2010-04-08 14:452012-05-20 14:56
Assigned ToFootkerchief 
PlatformWindowsOSWindowsOS VersionVista
Product Version0.31.01 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0000826: Dwarves channel out from under selves and fall
DescriptionI just lost a miner while channeling out a cistern. They worked from left to right like they always do, but the stairway back up was on the left side of the screen, and I wasn't fast enough to designate a new stairway. They did the tile they were standing on last, but they still dug it out while upon it. They did it twice.
Steps To ReproduceDesignate an area for channeling that has nothing below it and no way up from the right side.
Attached Files

- Relationships
duplicate of 0005877confirmedToady One Miners channel tile they're standing on, resulting combat report is malformed 

-  Notes
smjjames (reporter)
2010-04-14 16:09

This has been around since, forever I believe. Its more a case of Dwarven Stupidity.

From the sound of it, your dwarves channeled themselves in with no way out, except down.
JohnLukeG (reporter)
2010-04-19 01:17

In previous versions, my dwarves would never channel out a tile while standing on it unless there was no other option. This is probably caused by dwarves assuming there will be a nice, safe ramp when they finish digging, but end up falling through the void to their deaths.
Sean Mirrsen (reporter)
2010-04-22 01:50

This seems to be the same case though. There was nothing left to dig except the tile under their feet, so they dug it away. It'd happen the same way in 40d.
RiceMunk (reporter)
2010-04-22 02:08

Just the other day I had one of my dwarves dig a hole under themselves in the middle of a long vertical axis shaft I'm intending to use to power my magma pump stack. Said dwarf ended up splattered all over the rock floor about ten levels below.
And this he did with a perfectly valid example of solid ground right next to him where he could have stood instead while digging the channel.
I was mostly amused by this though, even if it was a bit sad to lose a legendary miner to such a fate.
Sean Mirrsen (reporter)
2010-04-23 02:41

Are you sure he was indeed standing on the place he was digging, rather than that he merely walked onto the empty space he created thinking there was a ramp? I'll have to test this one out sometime.
quatch (reporter)
2010-05-05 20:08

I've had this happen, although I did not observe if they were channeling under themselves, or just walking into the freshly channeled space. If there is an open space below the floor you are channeling dwarves will occasionally decide to fall through. 31.03.
FunkyWaltDogg (reporter)
2010-05-06 07:01
edited on: 2010-05-06 07:02

In 40d you'd often see dwarves channel floors out from under each other, but I never once saw a lone miner channel out the tile he was standing on if there was an adjacent tile available to work from. This seems to be a bug introduced with the change to the channeling designation; even though dwarves are still able to channel from an adjacent tile, standing on the designated tile to do the job is no longer the last resort.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-04-08 14:45 schilcote New Issue
2010-04-14 12:56 lord_chaos22000 Issue Monitored: lord_chaos22000
2010-04-14 16:09 smjjames Note Added: 0003571
2010-04-19 01:17 JohnLukeG Note Added: 0004199
2010-04-22 01:50 Sean Mirrsen Note Added: 0004561
2010-04-22 02:08 RiceMunk Note Added: 0004563
2010-04-22 02:44 Kennel Tag Attached: channel
2010-04-23 02:41 Sean Mirrsen Note Added: 0004696
2010-05-05 20:08 quatch Note Added: 0006232
2010-05-05 20:09 quatch Issue Monitored: quatch
2010-05-06 07:01 FunkyWaltDogg Note Added: 0006267
2010-05-06 07:02 FunkyWaltDogg Note Edited: 0006267 View Revisions
2011-07-23 09:19 Logical2u Relationship added has duplicate 0004778
2012-05-20 14:56 Footkerchief Relationship added duplicate of 0005877
2012-05-20 14:56 Footkerchief Status new => resolved
2012-05-20 14:56 Footkerchief Resolution open => duplicate
2012-05-20 14:56 Footkerchief Assigned To => Footkerchief
2014-01-27 20:49 Footkerchief Relationship deleted has duplicate 0004778

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