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Where to encounter zombies?

I've been on two terrifying biomes so far, but haven't encountered any zombies. Are there other conditions that are needed for zombies to be present?
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How to dig through “rough hewn diorite wall”

I've built an up/down stairs on layer 3, and now I want to dig to layer 4. However, layer 4 reports rough hewn diorite wall on the same squares that the up/down stairs occupy in layer 3. I cannot ...
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How do I remove wall designations?

I ordered my dwarf to build a wall, but while he was carrying stone to it, I posted an alert making all dwarves drop what they were doing and run to the burrow point. When the alert is turned off, no ...
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DF - Keeping dwarves inside mountain even when not under attack

I'm playing on Terrifying biome, and I have a problem where all my dwarves like to rush outside and stand by the wagon. I have food, water, and tasks that need to be completed in my mountain ...
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Dwarf Fortress: Cannot generate ideal Terrifying biomes

I want to embark on a Terrifying biome that have the following traits: some woods moderate foliage no aquifer deep + shallow metals half mountains (to settle in) and half open space (to explore) ...
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What are the pros and cons of having an open field fortress vs an in-mountain excavated one?

I've been playing Dwarf Fortress for a long time now but I never know how to decide if building a fortress out in the open is worth the higher resource cost. What are the pros and cons of each ...
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How do I set my squads to part time?

How do I set my squads to part time? I wish to have a squad of, say 9 dorfs, and then set it so that only 3 are active at any one time. How would one go about this? Thanks, Urists!
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Why is there is a human in cave on my embark area?

I've just embarked near a mountain, and on checking out my local area (3x3) I've noticed that there is a human in a small cave... Is this normal? I've never had this before! I've not even ...
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How to stop someone from bleeding?

A dwarf ambushed me and is now lying on the ground with a leg injury (artery open); I talked her out of the fight. The thing is, she proved to be a good warrior and I'd like to recruit her, but is ...
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Is Dwarf Fortress an open world game?

What I saw is that it generates a huge world. Can you "go" anywhere on that map once you started playing?
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How do I find a river in Dwarf Fortress?

I am playing vanilla Dwarf Fortress and although I have selected an area to have a river, I can't seem to find it. I am ~30 floors deep into the cavern now and there was only a couple tiny murky pools ...
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Is there any way to remove pet's ownership?

Previously I make all my animals has their owner except the cats. Now when I'm thinking of keeping only goat, sheep,dogs and kill others. I realize I can't cancel ownership. After searching on ...
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How can I get rid of a blind Cave Troll?

I have a blind Cave Troll unconscious in the center of my fort. This has brought the entire place to a stand still because every dwarf is too terrified of it to do anything. I have a full military of ...
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What happens when a lycanthrope bites a lycanthrope of different species?

What will happen when a werelizard bites a dwarf that is already infected by a weregoat? Does it matter if the dwarf is in weregoat form during the biting?
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What are floors made of?

When I try to construct a floor in DF, it says that there is no material. What material do I need?
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Is there a mod for Dwarf Fortress which makes ux better?

I've played Dwarf Fortress for a while and my only problem with it is that the UX is terrible. The controls I have to use are not consistent. Sometimes the same menu behaves in a different way ...
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Farming zones are not fully uzed

I have two 5x5 farming zones, configured mostly for plump helmet. I have ~10 dwarfs with Farming labour enabled and almost ~150 plump helmet seeds. Years are passing, sometimes I have 0 food, but ...
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Dwarf Fortress can't load the Stonesense Plugin file 'Stonesense.plug.so'

I am trying to run dfhack's Stonesense plugin through my linux terminal and I run across errors that make the Stonesense plugin unavailable and not listed in the dfhack list Here are the logs of my ...
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How can I make another proposal after the merchant reject the offer?

After I press T for trade in the trading Depot, and the merchant reject the offer. How can I do to make another proposal? Or you only can do 1 proposal?
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items not hauled to Trade Depot

So, the Dwarf traders have arrived. The day that they showed up, I immediately told everyone to start moving goods to the Depot. q on Trade Depot g move goods and told my broker to haul his ass ...
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Dwarf Fortress: Masterwork Mod - Prayer Labor

Pretty straightforward question. What labor is used for the prayer dwarves? I believe it is strand extraction, but my dwarves that have it enabled won't pray. I just want to know so I can be sure that ...
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How can I convert sheep's wool into bags?

I go to Clothier's Shop and ask to Construct yarn Bag. It says: Needs 1 unused yarn cloth. I go to Loom and ask to Weave Cloth (Wool/Hair Yarn). It says: Needs 1 unused collected yarn thread. But I ...
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What is the parenthesis in the top-right corner of the Dwarf Fortress window?

On the main screen of the game, in the very top-right corner of the screen (to the right of idlers and above current z-level), is a parenthesis that changes periodically between open and close ...
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Would it overflow?

I'm in need of lots of water (and power :)), but I'd like to eliminate fun and seeing how water always gets me (I love water; my dwarves less so) I thought I'd ask here before building. Top left: ...
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Mod a saved game

in DF2014. im trying to mod the raws for a fortress already in progress. tried editing the raws of the saved game itself in: ../data/save/region1../raw/objects/. Even simple things like renaming noble ...
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Post Monarch Trade?

What kind of trade goods from dwarven caravans can I expect if I become a capital? Will they send me steel (or at least steel goods)? How about gold, silver, etc.? Silk, clay? I assume the wont send ...
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Whats the best way to remove a ton of buildings?

I'm preparing to move my living quarters which means that I need to remove a ton of beds, cabinets, chests and doors. I really dont want to go to each building and press x. Is there a way I can set an ...
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Why isn't my dwarf's strange mood being satisfied? [duplicate]

My clothier dwarf has gone into a strange mood and has taken over my clothier's shop. He is demanding the following: bars... metal cloth... thread blocks... brick Well, I'm pretty sure I've ...
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How can I prevent my dwarfs from moving the barrel full of drink mats?

One of my difficulties with DF is the need to constantly produce drinks. The main reason this is a difficulty is because my still constantly cancels producing drinks, complaining that it doesnt have ...
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Can Forgetten Beasts be killed by Waves of Reclaiming Dwarves?

I had a nice fortress going, when a forgotten beast turned up. I ignored it, safely walled up out of the caverns. Then I decided I wanted to go into the cavern. So I prepped my fledgeling military, ...
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Why is my 3 month old dwarven baby severely cave adapted?

From the wiki article, cave adaptation is suppose to take a long time, up to two years. However, my 3 month old dwarf baby is already severely cave adapted and vomiting a ton. I also have an outdoor ...
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Why cant I trade my crafts?

To get rid of the large amounts of refuse, I started put my dwarfs to work crafting shells and bones. Now traders have come and I would like to make a little profit off the work. However, when looking ...
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How can I tell if a 1x1 bridge is raised?

If I place a 1x1 bridge, and hook it up to a lever, how can I tell if that bridge is raised? If the lever is ON, will it always be raised (I dont think so, because I can hook it up while the lever is ...
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What are the various population conditions of Dwarf Fortress?

For example, I've learned that certain noble positions will only be opened at certain population stages (mayor at 50 etc.), and that goblin sieges will not occur unless your population is equal to or ...
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Why is the stonesense command not found?

According to this post about the latest version of DFHack, stonesense is one of the example commands. However, after downloading that version of DFHack, typing stonesense into the console just says ...
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Peasant won't perform assigned labors

Just started playing DF2014 (I played DF2012 a lot). I have a new embark, and 2 peasants that won't do their labors. I have a mason with masonry enabled, who won't build a mason's workshop (he won't ...
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I can't designate barracks

According to the barracks wiki page, beds, cabinets, chests, bags, weapon racks, or armor stands can be used to make a barracks. I have built an armor and weapon rack in a room, but it is not giving ...
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How many beds do I have?

I just got a large migration in my already medium sized beds. I think I have enough beds for everyone (I have assigned rooms), but Im not sure. How can I get a count of all the beds in my fortress ...
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I'm been invaded by a Weretortoise

I'm being invaded by a Weretortoise. I have no idea what a Weretortoise is, or how to prepare for one. I can't seem to find anyone on it in the DF wiki. Im fairly new to DF and this is my first ...
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Does the number of spears/spikes in an upright spike trap make a difference on its effectiveness?

As you know, you can place anywhere between 1 and 10 spears or spikes in an upright spear/spike trap. Does the number of used items affect the trap in any way?
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How do I run stonesense

I'm having trouble trying to figure out how to get Stonesense working for the latest Dwarf Fortress. I am using the latest LNP pack (40.16 r2). Stonesense does not come with this package anymore for ...
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Can I butcher a tamed animal that died on its own?

I have a tame alpaca that died on its own (of hunger I think). Can I butcher it for meat and wool?
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Why isnt my mason building a staircase?

I'm trying to construct an up/down staircase two levels below my main floor, but for some reason my mason isn't doing it. I have stone on all floors which is not forbidden or anything, I have up/down ...
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Can I dress specific dwarves in specific clothing?

I haven't been able to find anything regarding this but: Is there any way to dress specific dwarves in specific clothing without using squads? I would like to dress my noble in a specific clothing.
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Why can't my carpenter's workshop find any wood?

I chopped down some trees a while ago and set up a wood stockpile outside my fortress. The stockpile was filled up as expected. I then build a carpentry workshop on z-level below and assigned it to ...
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How can I kill a goblin in a pit?

I have a goblin in a 5 z-level deep pit. The problem is that all of my dwarves get scared when they come close to him and drop whatever they're doing, even though he is behind fortifications. I would ...
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Do meals made with booze quench thirst?

I had like 50 "dwarven ale roast" (lavish meals), but my dwarves kept dying from thirst (in a map with no water). Maybe the alcohol was used only for the sauce! Is this intended? Should I simply ...
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When giving a noble multiple rooms, do I need to assign each of them separately?

So most nobles require their own bedroom, dining room, study, and sometimes even a tomb, armour stand and what not. About designating and assigning rooms: Do I need to create and assign each of ...
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Do I need to “make dormitory” on every bed in an area?

When making a communal dormitory, does it suffice to make a bedroom off a single bed that overlaps all the other beds, or do I need to do it for every single bed?
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How long does it take for militia to become good?

Assume I set up squads of 3, give them space to train and set them to a full-time training schedule of 2 dwarfs. How long can it take for my dwarves to become competent at what they are doing? Danger ...