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0008818Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Tradepublic2015-02-15 05:172016-05-16 16:31
ReporterGoblin Cookie 
Assigned ToDwarfu 
PlatformOSWindows VistaOS Version
Product Version0.40.24 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0008818: Caravans leaving without unloading goods.
DescriptionRecently I have encountered a bug in my 4-year old fortress in which my civilizations caravan never finished unloading it's goods and eventually left without trade ever being possible. This happened right when I became a barony, in case that is relevant. I have a save file backup to offload and shall play the month again to see whether I can fix this by demolishing and rebuilding the depot.
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duplicate of 0007185confirmedFootkerchief Horrified merchants immediately destroy their wagons, pack their goods and leave the depot 

-  Notes
Goblin Cookie (reporter)
2015-10-19 11:50
edited on: 2015-10-19 11:51

Happened to me too.

solumkar (reporter)
2016-02-22 20:52
edited on: 2016-02-22 20:54

My first dwarf caravan worked fine, but when the elves came it just declared that they arrived but they never showed up on the map. They could have just been scared off by a kobold corpse, I don't know.

But the next two caravans, one dwarf and one elf, entered the map, with a single merchant and a pack animal, but no wagons. They proceeded to unpack until they left, without giving me a chance to trade.

I'm playing vanilla 42.06 on linux, rebuilding the depot did not help.

Muumeh (reporter)
2016-02-23 06:34

I can confirm this happening to me as well. Sometimes the caravans arrive without wagons, and unload forever, and sometimes I get announcement that a caravan has arrived but nobody actually arrives. No merchants on the unit lists, but all their items show up at stocks screen. If you zoom into them, there are none to be seen but the game zooms into an empty tile near a map edge where the caravan supposedly arrived.

If you play the game forward, you can actually send your trader to depot as if there actually were merchants, but there is no trade option. You also get "merchants of InvisibleTraderCompany are leaving soon in appropriate time.

The only workaround I've found to either of these is to save the game always when season changes, and reload from that save if the merchants are bugged. (I also save the game immediately after trading just in case)
Muumeh (reporter)
2016-02-23 06:36
edited on: 2016-02-23 06:44

Eh, since this is kind of two bugs, maybe the title should be changed something like "Partial/invisible caravans arrive, trade impossible", or should I make a separate bug report about the invisible ones?

Dwarfu (manager)
2016-05-16 16:27
edited on: 2016-05-16 16:30

Without a save, this is most likely a case of scared merchants dropping cargo (wagon scuttled) and fleeing/ending trade. I'm going to mark it a duplicate of 0007185; post any saves you have there. If it isn't that, then PM a manager on the forums.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2015-02-15 05:17 Goblin Cookie New Issue
2015-10-19 11:50 Goblin Cookie Note Added: 0033123
2015-10-19 11:51 Goblin Cookie Note Edited: 0033123 View Revisions
2016-02-22 20:52 solumkar Note Added: 0034733
2016-02-22 20:54 solumkar Note Edited: 0034733 View Revisions
2016-02-22 20:54 solumkar Note Edited: 0034733 View Revisions
2016-02-23 06:34 Muumeh Note Added: 0034737
2016-02-23 06:36 Muumeh Note Added: 0034738
2016-02-23 06:44 Muumeh Note Edited: 0034738 View Revisions
2016-03-26 07:27 bacos666 Issue Monitored: bacos666
2016-05-16 16:27 Dwarfu Note Added: 0035197
2016-05-16 16:27 Dwarfu Relationship added duplicate of 0007595
2016-05-16 16:27 Dwarfu Status new => resolved
2016-05-16 16:27 Dwarfu Resolution open => duplicate
2016-05-16 16:27 Dwarfu Assigned To => Dwarfu
2016-05-16 16:30 Dwarfu Note Edited: 0035197 View Revisions
2016-05-16 16:31 Dwarfu Relationship deleted 0007595
2016-05-16 16:31 Dwarfu Relationship added duplicate of 0007185

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