Why is my track/ramp unusable?

C. Ross
  • Why is my track/ramp unusable? C. Ross

    I've constructed a track/ramp in DF v0.34.10, but it shows as "Unusable". I've tried building it the other direction (E/W) several times, but to no avail. How can I build a usable track/ramp in this situation?

    View from above:


    View from the side

    Stu xx
    • S stop
    • t track
    • r ramp (from above)
    • u upward ramp
    • d downward ramp
    • x stone
    • (space) space

  • Ramps are tricky to get right. In a nutshell, the space below the floor you want the ramp to lead up to can't be open space, it has to be a wall (constructed or natural).

    If I'm reading your diagram right (A legend or a prtsc picture would be wonderful), you've got open space on all 4 directions next to your up-ramp. Fill that square in with a constructed wall (the blank spot on the 2nd diagram) and it should work.

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