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Why won't my dwarves stockpile wood? [duplicate]

I have a bunch of wood just lying around. I've designated a stockpile, all my dwarves are allowed to go outside, I've got 5 idlers, wood is allowed in orders, all my dwarves have wood hauling enabled. ...
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Can goblins pull levers?

I am building a fortress that I may eventually want to revisit in adventure mode. If I abandon with my fortress sealed up against a siege, I would like to be able to enter my sealed fortress as an ...
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Is there a table showing Dwarf Fortress vegetation properties?

When I embark in a new location, I may see tree types I am unfamiliar with, or wild plants I haven't seen before. Trees provide wood, and some of them fruit, but only Olive tree fruit can be pressed ...
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Giant Cave Spiders - Can they swim?

Title says all - Can they swim? I've got my caverns completely flooded with a low number of islands. If I want my dorfs to catch one, do I have to trap every island or is it enough if theres the door/...
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Inability to diagnose dwarves, or get them water/food

I have two dwarves that were gathering plants when a buzzard came by and interrupted both of them, in two different locations. As soon as this happened, they appeared to become thirsty and would no ...
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Why don't my dwarves haul corpses to corpse stockpile?

As you can see, my fortress is filled with miasma, which is generated by lots of rotten dwarf corpses. I have a corpse stockpile outside and one idle dwarf who has Refuse Hauling labor enabled. I've ...
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How effective is this design for an archer tower?

I have built my fortress in Dwarf fortress with the entrance on the side of a mountain. About 8-10 levels up is the peak of the mountain, upon which I have built an archer tower. My question is how ...
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When I first embark my ducks lay fertile eggs but not later

I usually embark with 10 female ducks and two male ducks. I always create a pasture where all of my ducks (both male and female) live. Almost all of my female ducks lay fertile eggs when they first ...
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Why can't I create a QSP in Dwarf Fortress?

So I've just started playing dwarf fortress. I designated a stockpile to store woods in order, and then removed that stockpile. After that, I marked all woods in the rectangle area as Dump items using ...
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Have a dwarf build a wall one Z level lower than he is

Is it possible to either have a dwarf build a wall one Z level lower than he is standing or else "fill in" a ramp one Z level lower? I find that when I have a pit with a ramp leading up inside I can ...
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Problems building a working magma forge in current version of DF

I am having problems building a working magma forge in my fortress (using the most current version of DF). I have built magma forges in prior versions and am aware that I need to place the "darker ...
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How to tell if someone is likely to attack?

There've been a few situations in Adventurer mode when I've been wandering through the wilderness, and have been stopped by a group of heavily armed people. At first they just call out a greeting but ...
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Quest target has yielded. Should I kill him anyway?

My lord has sent me to kill a Jaguarman - I spent a little while wandering around the hamlet where he was last seen, only to find out that he's ruling over it as lord. So, I did what any sensible ...
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Spawning Honey bees

So honey bees can only appear in non-freezing zones and in some cases not at all.. I embarked onto a prime location but found it utterly devoid of any vermin nests despite it being a warm climate :( ...
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Edge tile Bug in Dwarf Fortress

Last time I played Dwarf Fortress, I tried to reroute a river through a dolomite block canal, but two tiles produced a "to near to edge" warning while trying to build the walls. That shouldn't ...
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How can i allow near edge building in Dwarf Fortress

Im trying to reroute a river and build dolomite block walls to get it look acceptable, but there are three tiles where i cannot build no matter what. They shouldnt even be blocked since they are next ...
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Is there anyway to change the surname of dwarfs? [duplicate]

It seems like there isn't, apart from programmatically changing the first two items of the words array using DFusion(as indicated by the following arQAde question). However that question is a bit old, ...
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What am I supposed to do after failing to brew a drink?

...aside from reconstructing the Still that is. Otherwise, the brew drink option is permanently red, and this window opens upon selecting the option: Note: I'm using the Mayday Tilesest that he ...
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My woodworker is ignoring my woodpile

So I'm using the linked tutorial and just trundling along when I noticed that my barrel production is practically nonexistent. Instead of using the woodpile next to him, my woodworker is going all the ...
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Is there any way I can avoid death by FPS in Dwarf Fortress?

So uh... my fort at the moment has around 106 dwarves/petitioned entertainers and 20 visitors. The problem is (and this occurred suddenly) is that the FPS has been reduced to ~4 FPS. This is ...
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Dwarf Fortress no Flux Stone

I settled somewhere with Flux Stone. I'm on the 12th layer and I still haven't struck Flux Stone. Is this a bug, or do I need to dig deeper for Flux Stone?
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How can we force the military to kill civilians?

Given that I want a squad to kill my own dwarves, how would I go about accomplishing this? The sak screen does not allow me to select any dwarves (other than the outpost liaison) for slaughter: ...
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In dwarf fortress, how can I use reactions or dfhack to make my adventurer a vampire?

I enjoy screwing around, and becoming a vampire makes that much easier but it becomes tiring finding one to kill for each new adventurer I make.
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How to affect timescale (month length) in Dwarf Fortress>

How do I affect how fast single day/month/week lasts in DF? Note that I'm not talking about simulation speed. I want my dwarves to do more things/week, at the same speed. As in ability to set how ...
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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

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 mode, only item weight ...
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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 place ...
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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?