40d:Magma glass furnace

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Magma glass furnace

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This article is about an older version of DF.

Magma glass furnaces are used to make raw glass (a gem), blocks, and furniture items. All furniture made at a glass furnace can alternatively be made out of either metal, stone or wood, with the exception of windows, which can be made from gems. Glass furnaces can make craft goods, and vials used to make extracts. Clear glass vials are needed to build an alchemist's laboratory. Raw glass is sometimes a component needed to make artifacts.

Glass furnaces can make goods from green glass, clear glass, and crystal glass. Green glass requires sand, clear glass requires sand and pearlash, and crystal glass requires raw rock crystals and pearlash. Raw rock crystals are a type of gem and are not available in most regions.

Many of the names of glass furniture are different. A glass door is called a portal, a glass coffer is called a box, and a glass cage is called a terrarium (and can be filled with water to make an aquarium, useful when capturing live fish).

Glass furnaces are also needed to issue the "collect sand" order. This requires an empty bag, an Item Hauler, and a zone designated for sand collection. As the "Collect Sand" order will prevent other tasks from being started until the sand is collected, it is often wise to build several additional glass furnaces, magma or otherwise, to use solely for the collection of sand.

Not all maps have a source of sand, and sand may not be imported. Raw or cut glass may not be imported. Raw crystal glass may not be imported. Foreign merchants never have glass furniture for sale.

A magma glass furnace will not function unless at least one of its eight edge squares hang over a channel which has magma at a depth of 4/7 or more.