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This is pretty minor and probably has to do with when tarstuff gates are toggled within turn processing. It is possible to have a room with no tar in it and a closed targate that changes into a room with no tarstuff in it and an open targate. In the attached hold, the tarmother eye is not on tar. On the same turn that it grows, a powder keg goes off due to floorspikes and destroys the tar that grew under it. The tarstuff gates toggle.

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icon Re: Tarstuff gates can toggle in rooms that go from zero tarstuff to zero tarstuff (0)  
Thanks for posting this.

If I understand correctly, you're saying that the correct behavior should be that the targate does not toggle on this turn in this scenario?

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icon Re: Tarstuff gates can toggle in rooms that go from zero tarstuff to zero tarstuff (0)  
I tested a similar scenario with a keg on a fire trap, and activating the fire trap on turn 30 left the doors in the same position as when the turn started. I don't know if that's happening due to no toggling or due to the doors toggling twice, but presumably what happens in that situation should also happen in this one.
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icon Re: Tarstuff gates can toggle in rooms that go from zero tarstuff to zero tarstuff (+1)  
Yeah, I guess the expected behavior would be for the doors to toggle twice, though I cringe at the thought of the room that requires that bit of technical arcana. I think it makes sense as long as the doors remain in the same state though (since there is no tarstuff in the room either before or after).

What's probably happening with the spike trap vs fire trap is that the spike traps get processed earlier in the turn than the fire traps. Oddly enough, spike traps are supposed to process before tar gates toggle while fire traps are supposed to process after. This is according to skell's super cool master list of turn order processing:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QS9Vk3xsd4jlGF23J8p7c2IM5cmhwmoe6eCEaaAn8jY/edit#heading=h.ocovx14zokm4

The order is supposed to be
1) Tar grows
2) Spikes process
3) tar gates toggel
4) fire traps process

So I would have thought fire traps would have been the problematic element since they happen after gates toggle. Not sure what's going on.

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An easy check for whether the door closes zero or two times would be to have a closed door with a fuse on it.

I agree that going from no tarstuff to no tarstuff should leave the doors in the same state, although depending on turn sequencing of events there could possibly be a single turn with the door toggled from its initial state.

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