When setting up a mining task and then cancelling it when you have a hearthling with the pickaxe in their hand i.e. they are about to hit the stone/ground, they do not mine the block (expected) but they seem to get what they would have had they actually mined the block. In this way I managed to get a lump of coal and even a gold ore by telling a hearthling to mine a block, and then cancelling it once they had the pickaxe in their hand and about to hit the block.
Steps to reproduce:
- Assign a mining activity e.g. a single block or area
- When a hearthling reaches the location and starts their swing with the pickaxe, pause the game
- Cancel the mining task
The hearthling does not mine the area and so nothing is generated.
The hearthling does not mine the area but what would have been generated from the block is generated.
It’s likely that the check for what is generated from the mining of the block is done at the start of the swing, and not at the end or there isn’t a check if the block has disappeared before spawning the item.
Version Number and Mods in use:
Alpha 17 Stable, Release 610 (x64) , No mods
AMD FX 6350 6 core, 8gb RAM, AMD Radeon R9 380, Windows 7