|Cannot be tamed
|This article is about an older version of DF.|
(For information on the wagon carrying your goods during embark, see Wagon (embark).)
Wagons are special creatures used by caravans. Humans will send wagons with their caravans, which have a much greater capacity for bringing foreign imports and accepting dwarven exports. Unfortunately, wagons require a road leading from the edge of the map to your trade depot. If no such road exists (or if you have not built a depot at all), they will bypass your site and you will only be able to trade for what is available on the pack animals.
See road for more information on what needs to be done to allow wagons to reach your depot.
In this version, wagons move very slowly and will wait for several minutes if a creature is standing in front of them, which happens very frequently because the caravan guards try to follow them too closely. If you are unlucky, the resulting traffic jam might cause the caravan to turn around and leave before it ever arrives.
The following patch for version 0.23.130.23a should cause wagons to immediately run over other units, rather than waiting several minutes for them to move away before pushing them aside:
|Binary Patch Enclosed|
|0x21DF9F : A4 -> 00 0x21E130 : 86 -> 00 0x21E296 : 93 -> 00|
[CREATURE:EQUIPMENT_WAGON] [NAME:wagon:wagons:wagon] [TILE:'W'][COLOR:6:0:0] [EQUIPMENT_WAGON][COMMON_DOMESTIC] [NOT_BUTCHERABLE] [HAS_RACEGLOSS:WOOD] [ITEMCORPSE:WOOD:NO_SUBTYPE:WOOD:USE_RACEGLOSS] [NOSMELLYROT] [BODY:WAGON] [SIZE:12] [ALL_ACTIVE] [NO_GENDER] [MATERIAL:WOOD:USE_RACEGLOSS]