v0.31 Talk:Cave moss

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[edit] What does cave moss grow on?

Has anyone done some tests to see what it will spread to once a cavern has been breached? It immediately took over my subterranean dirt floors, but not the muddy rock.

Annoyingly when cave moss grows on mud it's not visible, you can only check if its there is with look(k).

[edit] A cave without moss?

On my current fortress I got no moss but standard "Grass" instead, in 2/2 of all cavern levels discovered so far - this makes underground tree farms impossible. Is this a bug or feature?

If it's generic green "grass", then it's a bug. If the world was generated in version 0.31.25, then post a save file on DFFD and I'll reopen the entry on the trackerBug:4013. --Quietust 03:38, 30 October 2011 (UTC)
It is indeed quite generic. Fortunately I was able to find yet another cavern level, which contained cave moss, floor fungus and all the other standard cave stuff. Now that you pointed at it, a terrain generation error seems obvious, as the lowest cavern contained some very strange geological formations (probably unrelated, but still a bug). I will upload the save file now.
If there are terrain generation errors, then the save file probably isn't useful because the world itself is likely corrupted - if you regenerate it with the exact same settings (and seeds), it'll probably turn out normal. --Quietust 00:08, 31 October 2011 (UTC)
Sadly, I do not have enough experience with the bugs of DF to judge whether this is a corrupted world or not. Decide for yourself: [1]
The bottom half of the 3rd cavern layer being made of semi-molten rock definitely counts as "corrupted world". Furthermore, I just regenerated it using the same parameters and raws, and now all 3 cavern layers are comparatively normal (the 3rd one is completely flooded). --Quietust 01:16, 31 October 2011 (UTC)
Just to know how to deal with it in the future: how bad is a corrupted map? Can I continue playing without problems or would it be better to re-generate it and start over until it succeeds? - I mean... so far I discovered no really big problems... after some further search I was able to find moss and the strange stuff so deep below does not bother me anyways. Are there potential pitfalls I should know about when playing on corrupted maps? And besides: thank you for your time to help me.
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