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How to drain water from the caverns?

I have multiple layers of water in a cavern; it is connected to the "rest of the world" (map edge), so if I use the water up somehow, it is replenished by more water from the outside. I want to get ...
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How do I stop animals like wolves, eagles, bear from starvation?

I tried to put the wolves in pastures but that didn't work. I tried butchering animals to provide meat for them and still it didn't work.
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Outside dwarves run into enemies during attacks

In my fort, I've attracted a good number of fisherdwarves who spend their entire day out fishing in the river or ponds. The only issue is that whenever I'm attacked, there seems to be no way to get ...
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Figuring out item value in Dwarf Fortress Adventure

Thanks in advance! I am playing Dwarf Fortress Adventure mode, I've run out of food so I need to trade at a town. When I open a trader's shop menu I can't see any price indication like in fortress ...
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The capacity of a leather Quiver

My hunters were constantly running out of bolts. A quick Google led me to this page where someone posted that maximum capacity of a quiver was 15, but he was not sure. He also mentioned that use metal ...
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How to power a 200 z level pump stack

My fortress is built in a warm and slightly wooded area with lots of hills with almost no surface water except for a few stagnant pools. I found water about two levels above the magma sea, and I want ...
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What do I do if I can't satisfy a dwarf's strange mood?

I have none of the things he needs (Shining bars of metal & stacked leather). Is he going to go insane? Will his insanity be curable later by providing the materials? Should I wall him and the ...
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Preventing climbers into fortress

My last fortress was destroyed ,dwarfs were killed and then I abandoned it. goblins came in the fortress by climbing walls ! (yes I didn't expect them to climb walls). I thought of an idea to prevent ...
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How do I cheat to remove an enemy (weretortoise) from my save file?

I normally would be against this, but I just started the game, have no military yet, and no way of walling off the entrance in time to stop it from getting in. I was just going to battle it and see ...
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Can I move a coffin and it's corpse?

A dwarf died, and the room I wanted to put the coffin hadn't been mined out, and In a rush to get the corpse safely stowed away, I plonked the coffin in the hallway outside where his tomb was to be. I ...
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I can't use shift key in dwarf fortress

It just ignores it. If I press shift+'key', it just does whatever 'key' on it's own is. For instance, when I started playing, I couldn't go up or down levels (shift+> and shift+<), but I can use ...
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modding dwarf fortress adventure dwarves

I'm new to cheating in dwarf fortress, and have no idea how to mod my dwarf fortress adventure mode dwarf. I know he should be in the save folder, in region1. However, all that I find there is .dat ...
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Too many hauling routes

Playing a succession game with my brother. After 10 Dorfyears or so, the amount of hauling routes has become a bit unmanageable. Does anyone know of a convenient way to locate the routes / stops, so I ...
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Prepared food barrels don't have a category in the trade depot

I don't see a category for prepared meals in the trade depot? I can find them by searching [All] though v0.42.03
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How can I encourage dwarfs to make babies?

In my current fort, I had just 2 migrant waves, and then they stopped coming (I guess, because the civilization died - I got a proper warning before embark). I decided this would be a good setting to ...
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How to uniform my human mercenaries?

Now that I can get mercenaries in my military as meat shields suicide spearhead squad I need them to be able of receive some blows and not die. That's fine for dorfs mercs, but the human ones if I ...
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How to get scholars and scribes to write something?

I'm attempting to try the new writing system in Dwarf fortress, I have now for about 2 years had 2 scribes and about 6 scholars. They have access to about 10 empty scrolls and 10 empty quires. They ...
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Are praying and listening to stories supposed to make dwarf non-idle?

I use the idle count to check if I need to re-assign some dwarfs to a intensive task that is currently on the queue, but that number lately is <10 so I was presuming that my dwarfs are all being ...
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What's the difference between a “Socialize” and a “Socialize!” activity?

I've noticed activities like socializing or meditating appearing in the unit list in different colors: either in green, or in magenta with an exclamation mark. What's the difference between the two? ...
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Will trees (trunks) ever consume in magma and how much do they need to be submerged in for that to happen?

Q: Will the trees ever melt or burn in magma? The magma depth has reached 2-3-4 on some tiles close to the pump assembly (see setup) yet the trees remain. Will we only know when the first level is ...
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Will this one tile water suffice the need of fortress

I just embarked on a map with 2 naturally spawned ponds, each 1x1. There is no other source of water. (With use of dfhack with a cheat I found that there was no water.) So I decided to create an ...
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How do you design the channel work for magma forging to prevent magma crabs and building destroyers from interfering with production?

There was an event at the forge involving magma crabs. The dwarves were smelting hematite, gold and platinum and magma crabs tried to interfere. Two of them came out of the channel from the volcano ...
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Dwarf Fortress Bees Spawning

The wiki says bees don't spawn in freezing biomes, and my biome freezes during Winter, but thaws during Summer. I haven't seen any bees though. Do they only spawn if your biome NEVER freezes? Or can I ...
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Dwarf Fortress Build Ramp / Stairwell Down After Having Removed Slope

I tried to build an uncrossable pit and removed all the slopes going up out of it. But now I need to cross that uncrossable pit. Is there a way to build a path down from above? Here's the top layer: ...
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Megabeast totem crafting and displaying specifics?

Totems are made from skulls by a bone carver at a craftsdwarf's workshop. Totems cannot be built as permanent structures, but careful management of custom stockpiles will allow the player to ...
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How long is a year?

How long is a Dwarf Fortress year outside of the simulation? For example, how long will it take a newly born child to mature and become a productive member of the fortress?
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colors of trading objects in dwarf fortress

I got goods to be traded on the trade depot. With help of trader started the trade. on the trading screen the goods i have were in brown colored text (except 2). what does these color mean? From my ...
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Water on top of slowly receding magma and obsidian-based floor formations - flow control?

The question is about the interaction of magma and water, and ensuing changes in topography. The DF wiki says that when magma is mixed with water you end up with steam and some obsidian from the ...
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Dwarfes hauling from Minecart quantum stockpile to receiver Stockpile - Circular stockpiles

So I've been trying to work out minecart routes which should deliver the carpenter and still. Also another one should bring food & drinks to the dining room below. However, things work out ...
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Building normally open floodgates

Is there any way to create an floodgate that would be open and it will close when it is triggered (by a pressure plate)? I made an image to properly show the position of pressure plate. (assumed) ...
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How do I place a specific piece of furniture?

Zulgar Monomsanreb, Mason has created Rabedëm, a native silver throne! Great! Put it in the mayor's throne room. No, not that throne, the legendary silver one. How do I tell the dwarves which ...
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Remove door and bed gone wrong in Dwarf Fortress

I wanted to make a few changes to my sleeping quaters. I had a bed in an office for the bookkeeper which i thought was a mistake, also my mansonry dwarf just constructed a master quality door, so i ...
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How to find specific buildings in a city

I have been looking for a shop for 23 adventures now ; I cannot find where buildings are, because apparently aside from the orange areas in cities that only have houses and a well there are no ...
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How can I divert a caravan in short notice?

I've saved my game just as a big dwarven caravan entered the map. It entered quite close to my main gate. However, there's something in the path, a dead goblin pehaps, that is scaring one of the ...
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How to make dwarves fill a far stockpile?

I'm trying to follow the quickstart guide. When I made a [first] room and marked it as a stockpile, dwarves didn't do anything. When I did the same with a room closer to the starting wagon, dwarves ...
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Are mushrooms dangerous in Dwarf Fortress?

I appear to have mushrooms growing in my fortress, should I be worried about this and if so how should I deal with them?
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Disconnect Bridge From Lever

How can I disconnect a bridge from a lever? I've decided I'd rather have my two bridges operating independently of each other.
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Multiple Depots in Fortess

In my fortress I have two depots, one right next to my stockpile hub and one in an airlock arrangement by the entrance. I wish to use the one further into my depot by default but then use the airlock ...
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Unflood Areas Within Fortress

Well in my wisdom I've managed to flood a rather large section of my fortress by accident whilst digging a moat. I've managed to isolate the area, however, I'd quite like to unflood this area and ...
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If I run out of one type of seeds for a given crop in Dwarf Fortress, can I alter the plot to fill it out?

I noticed that the farming plot I made above ground will tend to fill up only with a certain number of cultivated cells. If I then go into the controls for the plot, go to the current season and then ...
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Can I Save Dwarf Fortress Without Quitting

Dwarf fortress automatically quits the game after saving (with the exception of autosaves) and then loading it up again takes a while. So saving frequently is really inconvenient, however, due to how ...
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Can anyone explain what makes ramps usable in Dwarf Fortress?

I'm having some trouble understanding ramps. Taken from the Dwarf Fortress Wiki, concerning Movement Using Ramps: For the purposes of unit movement, a ramp connects the ramp bottom to the ...
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Easiest way to dig deep quickly

In order to get deep enough to mine deep metals, what is the easiest way to dig down this far, also, is there a quick way of transporting these materials back up to the workshops and stockpiles?
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Sort the stocks list in status screen alphabetically

When you go to the stocks list in status menu (z -> Stocks) the first column is ordered in a very weird and unpredictable way. Is it somehow possible to have it sorted alphabetically?
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How to quickly butcher an animal without going all the way to the burcher shop?

There's a Cow that somehow ended way down in my fortress and is starving. I know it would die before I could move it to a Pasture, so I'm looking for a way to kill it fast and butcher the corpse, ...
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Dwarves Are Not Cleaning Up Corpses and Vomit

I recently defeated a goblin invasion, however, my dwarves appear to be ignoring the goblin bodies and vomit everywhere, there are adequate refuse areas and they all have the labour enabled. Any ...
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Dwarf Fortress - Haven't Been Attacked

Okay right, so I'm fairly new to DF but have managed to get a semi-sizeable base up and running with some fortifications and a (I hope) half-decent military. Anyways, we're nearly at the third year ...
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How to get rid of unwanted children without making the dwarves unhappy?

I am experimenting a lot with the game right now and one thing I have noticed is that child dwarves are extremely useless. They just throw parties and interrupt others. It's obvious they need to be ...
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Channelling/digging under a bridge

I had a fortress going, and built a retracting bridge before I got a chance to channel below it. Is there any way to remove the ground below the bridge. I have already mined under the bridge, ...
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Dwarf Fortress: unable to dig because of damp stone?

I created a fortress, all was going well, had a first floor set up, and I went to dig down. only... across the entire map all it would say is the job was canceled because the stone was damp. did I ...